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"Copygate" Fiasco Exposes the Ugly Side of Ubuntu

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Life isn't easy when you're an Ubuntu fanboy

First there was "Bansheegate", the scandal that saw space tourist, multi-millionaire tycoon and Linux opportunist, Mark Shuttleworth, deny the Gnome project 75% of the Amazon affiliate donations they would otherwise have received, courtesy of a Banshee plugin, by altering it to syphon the money into Canonical's bank account instead.

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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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