TCLP 2008-08-24 News (Comment Line 240-949-2638)

This is news cast 152.

In the intro, the last 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.

This week’s security alerts are a clipboard hijacknig attack and a new crypto attack from Adi Shamir.

In this week’s news, recent Google outages beg some serious questions about cloud computing, a new visual search engine for finding possible infringements, a judge rules fair use should be a consideration in DMCA takedowns, and question whether standardizing on JavaScript may have been a mistake.

Following up this week, Elektra v. Barker was settled and a victory for the MIT students against the MBTAthough the 1st Amendment issues were dodged. Apparently the transit authority itself has admitted to problems and is undertaking some spin control though the students story has consistently been one of cooperation throughout.

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