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Double blow for Microsoft UK

As of two days ago, the UK Advertising Standards Authority's powers now extend to the Web:

From 1 March, advertising regulators will be able to punish companies that publish misleading claims on their own websites or on social networking sites.

The Advertising Standards Authority says it will police rogue online advertisers through complaints from the public.

Its chief executive Guy Parker tells BBC Radio 5 live Breakfast's Rachel Burden that it is necessary to ensure "advertising is legal, decent and truthful".

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The secrets within the Wikileaks "Insurance Policy"

What would be the most damning evidence Wikileaks could use against the US government, as an "insurance policy" against Julian Assange's assassination, and/or Wikileaks being shut down?

My guess: absolute proof that the US government was complicit (or worse) in the 9/11 attacks.

At the very least, I'd be very surprised if there weren't some heavily damaging documents, in some way related to 9/11.

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US Government Confirmation of UFOs?

Julian Assange: "However, it is worth noting that in yet-to-be-published parts of the cablegate archive there are indeed references to UFOs."

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Novell Sold to Microsoft-sponsored Vulture Capitalists

Deal with the Devil, and burn...

Well it was bound to happen:

Microsoft's Hand in Novell Deal Bodes Ill for Linux

Attachmate may be the primary purchasing party in the Novell acquisition deal announced today, but the involvement of Microsoft means there's a fresh new threat to Linux looming on the horizon.

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Respect Freedom, Not Pragmatism

Having just discovered this "openrespect" thing, I have to say I find the whole idea rather sinister. It seems to me that Jono Bacon is endorsing a sort of moderation, or more bluntly, censorship of criticism, in order to silence those who oppose pragmatic concessions that undermine our ideals.

Here's the problem: he can't magically make me, or anyone, have respect for him or his ideals. In particular, I have no respect for pragmatism, or the "Open Source" ideology, especially as it edges ever-closer to "Open Core", and panders to the principles of proprietary licensing. I have no respect for it, I have no respect for those who support it, and I have no desire to ever change that view.

My Freedom is more important than diplomacy.

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