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OpenBSD lead believes backdoors didn’t make it into the OS

OpenBSD's development lead believes a government contractor was paid to write backdoors into encryption software, but that they didn't make it into OpenBSD.
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Scientific proof why waiting in line is so frustrating

Frustrated from waiting in too many lines? Well Bill Hammack shows us why every other line seems to move faster than our own.
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Craigslist removes adult services listings worldwide

After removing adult services from its U.S. classified listings earlier this year, Craigslist has now quietly taken them down around the world.
Apple

Report: Amazon’s Kindle sales may top 8 million in 2010

After a banner year for Kindle sales, Amazon is moving closer to solidifying a dominant position in the e-reader market.
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Intel’s acquisition of McAfee approved by FTC

Intel is now in the cybersecurity business: it's security and antivirus software maker McAfee has been approved by the U.S. Federal Trade Commission.
Apple

Sony launches music subscription service in the U.K. and Ireland

Sony says it plans to bring its cloud-based iTunes alternative to the U.S. and other countries in 2011.
Apple

Apple pulls Steve Jobs action figure off eBay

Apple has filed complaints with eBay over a figurine that resembles Steve Jobs. The items are disappearing from the site quickly.
Apple

Kodak and Shutterfly trade infringement suits

Kodak and online photo site Shutterfly have filed patent infringement suits against each other...and there might be implications for sites like Flickr and Picasa.
Computing

Gmail extends free calling through 2011

Google will continue enabling users to place free phone calls from Gmail throughout 2011...at least for users in the United States.
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SEC investigating Mark Hurd’s departure from HP

The Securities and Exchange Commission is investigating Mark Hurd's abrupt exit as HP's CEO...and whether Hurd leaked confidential information.
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AOL buys About.me four days after launch

AOL is on a buying spree. The company has purchased about.me, a site that lets users create a single splash page profile for themselves.
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FCC to enact net neutrality regulation

The FCC, led by Chairman Julius Genachowski, plans to enact net neutrality regulations later today. While some say the plan is good, others argue that the measures are weak and vague.