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updated 04:55 pm EDT, Tue June 29, 2004

Malicious pop-up ad

Evening tech news: The U.S. Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that a law meant to punish pornographers who peddle dirty pictures to minors is probably an if they want to talk on the phone.




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  1. beeble

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    Re: Supreme Court Ruling

    Thomas Jefferson worried that the Courts would overstep their authority and instead of interpreting the law would begin making law .
    an oligarchy ...
    the rule of few over many.

    One of the few really good things that Pres. Clinton did has been destroyed by those who seem to love him the most.

  1. paulgunn

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    Only in America...

    Only in America the FCC clamps down on fre speech over the airwaves (Howard Stern) where you can turn the radio k*** but the p*** peddlers get a pass to spam it down our throats. The p*** industry must have a powerful lobby. Sheech!

  1. HeatherEcsedi

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    Freedom of speech

    It's funny (actually it's not) to see how Americans always refer to the 1st amendment of the US constitution and that freedom of speech right. Yet, of all the (many) countries I've travelled to, I've never seen more censorship in the US than in any other nation. Not to mention that US citizens are not always free to express themselves without having to face some consequence.

  1. testudo

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    Re: only in America

    Only in America the FCC clamps down on fre speech over the airwaves (Howard Stern) where you can turn the radio k*** but the p*** peddlers get a pass to spam it down our throats. The p*** industry must have a powerful lobby. Sheech!

    p*** peddlers get a "pass" because they took their argument against a law to the courts, which, by the way, beeble, are following the constitution,not making new law here (the court isn't just supposed to rubber-stamp any law that congress passes).

    The FCC decency stuff needs to be contested in court (as does the Patriot act and a boatload of other unconstitutional laws that congress has passed). If no one contests them, they can't get overturned.

    One final note: John Stewart explained it best. "An activist court is a court that makes decisions that you don't agree with"

  1. dthree

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    bank hack

    Remember folks, if you have to use windows do NOT use Internet Explorer!

    Firefox, baby

  1. Jablabla

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    IE Out of control

    Looks like the US government is now recommending users not us IE:

    http://www.theinquirer.net/?article=16922

    Here is another interesting article:

    http://www.businessweek.com/technology/content/jun2004/tc20040629_7734_tc120.htm

    Man, this is my experience. It was so bad on my XP box I was forced to switch to Mozilla. Maybe there is an opppotunity to get Safari working on windows? Just like iTunes?

  1. Jablabla

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    US Government Says:

    Use a different web browser

    There are a number of significant vulnerabilities in technologies relating to the IE domain/zone security model, the DHTML object model, MIME type determination, and ActiveX. It is possible to reduce exposure to these vulnerabilities by using a different web browser, especially when browsing untrusted sites. Such a decision may, however, reduce the functionality of sites that require IE-specific features such as DHTML, VBScript, and ActiveX. Note that using a different web browser will not remove IE from a Windows system, and other programs may invoke IE, the WebBrowser ActiveX control, or the HTML rendering engine (MSHTML).

    Systems Affected


    Vendor
    Status
    Date Updated

    Microsoft Corporation
    Vulnerable
    10-Jun-2004

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