French National Assembly reject HADOPI law : ‘On Friday the French National Assembly rejected the HADOPI law, which would impose the toughest “three strikes” copyright enforcement law in the world on French Internet users.’ phew
(tags: hadopi sarkozy france censorship privacy law eu)
UPC block out D-Boxes : Irish cable-TV company UPC have rolled out Nagravision 2 encryption, finally breaking the dodgy “D-Box” decoder boxes sold on a massive scale throughout Ireland for several years now. can’t see it staying hacked for long though. NTL’s comment: http://url.ie/1g0q
(tags: nagravision tv cable-tv encryption security ireland upc ntl d-box)
hatful of hollow – Visualising Sorting Algorithms : another dataviz of sorting algorithms, avoiding animation and instead coming up with a nice line-based viz. interesting, but wtf no merge sort ;)
(tags: via:simonw sorting algorithms visualization dataviz cairo coding python)
Bank of Ireland Credit Card Security: FAIL : if BoI need to verify a transaction out-of-band, they send an SMS to the cardholder asking them to call an unpublished number which diverts to a UK number before demanding all their card details; exactly the modus operandi of a phish. wtf are they thinking?
(tags: omgwtfbbq banking boi ireland credit-cards verification security sms via:mulley)