TCLP 2008-08-17 News (Comment Line 240-949-2638)

This is news cast 151.

In the intro, another reminder I’ll be at Dragon*Con from the 29th to the 1st so there’ll be no show on the 27th or the 31st. Also, send me your audio or written questions to help with the audio promo.

This week’s security alerts are an automated tool for hijacking session cookies and password reset tools are almost as bad as poor password security itself.

In this week’s news, the EFF has stepped in to defend the MIT students who were enjoined from presenting at DefCon even though the students clearly cooperated with the MBTA and an official back their version of events but despite considerable support the the gag order stands until at least next week, a key decision in support of open source licenses which may mean it is time to get more legal experts involved and that there may be a need to clarify who this may also affect the enforcement of EULAs, using CAPTCHAs to help digitize text, and the push for JavaScript has renewed despite some change in focus.

Following up this week, music streaming service Pandora may be closing up shop and RIAA pays defendants legal fees with interest.


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