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Thursday, February 9, 2006

Crackers Deface Danish Sites

BBC News reports that Islamic crackers defaced nearly 1,000 Danish websites in response to the cartoon controversy (something a real hacker would never do). [Via Boing Boing.]

No Luv 4 Google

This site asks people to break up with Google (boycott it) on February 14, Valentines day... as it’s “going steady” with the Chinese gov’t. [Thanks Shan.]

Current Web Style

Ben Hunt discusses good modern web designs. (Blog network 9rules, the first site shown, seems to have undergone a redesign in the meantime.) [Via Andy Baio.]

A Self-censored BBC China

According to the Financial Times, BBC is publishing a new “self-censored” Chinese news service at is still uncensored, e.g. this story from late January covers new censorship efforts from the Chinese gov’t (typically, such items are blocked in China). [Thanks Miel.]

Multi-Touch Screen (Video)

An interesting interface by Jefferson Y. Han. The hands move across the large flat display, dragging items, forming shapes and so on.

Web 1.0 Buttons

[Netscrape Never!]   Ah, those were the days... [Via Boing Boing.]

Yahoo Accused of Helping to Jail 2nd Chinese

Reuters writes:

“Yahoo Inc. provided evidence to Chinese authorities that led to the imprisonment of an Internet writer, lawyers and activists said on Thursday, the second such case involving the U.S. Internet giant.

The company cooperated with Chinese police in a case that led to the 2003 arrest of Li Zhi, who was charged with subverting state power and sentenced to eight years in prison after trying to join the dissident China Democracy Party, writer Liu Xiaobo said.”

The other Chinese Yahoo helped to identify was Shi Tao, who was sentenced to 10 years in prison.

Support Freedom shares his views on this in the forum, likening the acts of IT companies in China today to what IBM did in Nazi Germany.

Google Desktop 3

Google releases Google Desktop 3 as beta version. You can now search across different computers, among other additions. [Thanks Reto Meier.]

Google China? (Parody)

Here’s an interesting censored search result... [Thanks Tadeusz.]

Gmail Domain Feature?

Garett Rogers says that some Gmail code hints at an upcoming domain feature. [Thanks KenWong.]


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