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Ah ! Enfin ! Des nouvelles de Momo !!!!
Revealed: the last moments before Iraq's propaganda chief succumbed to reality
[The Telegraph 04/05/03]
The moment when Saddam Hussein's faithful minister of information, Mohammad
Said Sahhaf, finally accepted that the game was up is revealed today by The
In the dying days of the regime the indefatigable minister, dubbed "Comical
Ali", had haunted a radio studio in Baghdad, urging engineers to carry on
pumping out Saddam's propaganda.
Even after the statue of Saddam was toppled on April 9, Mr Sahhaf refused to
accept that Saddam's era was over. But in the early hours of April 10, with
the sound of battle raging ever closer to the studio, in the al-Adhamiyah
district, even Mr Sahhaf headed for the exit.
"Sahhaf slowly removed his black beret," recalls Raibah Hassan, 35, the
manager of the Hikmat studio, the last person to have seen Mr Sahhaf in
public. "He folded down the epaulettes on his military jacket to hide his
rank and then he reached for a red and white kaffiyeh scarf.
"He wrapped it around his head as he told us to keep on re-broadcasting
until 3am. He said goodbye, and then disappeared out of the back door."
Last week, the minister whose outrageous proclamations during the war earned
him an international cult following - record producers are to create a dance
track sampling his most popular catchphrases - was reportedly trying to
strike a deal with the Americans that would allow him to go into exile in
Si, comme moi, Momo vous manque...
Visitez le site et son trésor de citations géniales...
Achetez le T-Shirt (ou le slip)
Et allez faire dodo avec la poupée Momo qui parle
Les ordinateurs, ça marche jamais quand on en a besoin...
Official Trapped in Car After Computer Fails
Security guards smashed their way into an official limousine with
sledgehammers on Monday to rescue Thailand's finance minister after his
car's computer failed.
CYBER-GUERRE - SONS DE BOTTES
Vous voulez visiter la Palestine ? Signez ici l'autorisation de vous faire tuer par l'armée israélienne...
Mandatory death waivers for Gaza tourists
[Sydney Morning Herald 12.05.03]
"Foreigners to the Gaza Strip are being obliged to sign a waiver absolving
Israeli forces from responsibility if they shoot them. ... The waiver to
enter Gaza requires foreigners, including United Nations relief workers, to
acknowledge that they are entering a danger zone and will not hold the
Israeli Army responsible if they are shot or injured."
Chaud le collector ! Chaud !
Saddam Era Banknotes Up for Big Bucks at Web Sale
LONDON (Reuters) - Iraqi banknotes, which are changing hands at a rate of
1,450 to the dollar in Baghdad, are being offered for sale at vastly
inflated prices on the internet trading site Ebay.
One seller based in Jordan is offering 100 dinar Saddam notes for $115, a
massive 1,642 times their actual dollar value around seven cents.
LIBERTES PUBLIQUES - LSQ - LSI - LEN
Le rapport de la Commission indépendante sur la sécurité humaine
[Tribunes Libres Internationales 12.05.03]
Sadako Ogata présente dans l'International Herald Tribune le rapport de la
Commission indépendante sur la sécurité humaine, qu'elle a remis le 1er mai
à Kofi Annan. L'originalité de ce travail, destiné à préparer une réforme de
l'ONU, est de montrer que la sécurité collective ne peut plus se fonder
exclusivement sur les relations entre États, mais doit prioritairement
inclure la dimension des droits individuels.
Court draws a line for online privacy
In a ruling that marks a victory for privacy proponents, a federal appeals
panel is allowing a group of Web surfers to sue a company that gathered
certain data about them without their consent.
The decision, handed down Friday by the First Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals,
clears the way for some pharmaceutical Web site users to pursue a
class-action case against the operators of Boston-based Pharmatrak. The
lawsuit alleges the now-defunct Web traffic analysis company violated the
Electronic Communications Privacy Act (ECPA) by intercepting communications
The ruling is significant because the appeals panel attempted to address
some muddy legal issues related to online data collection. These questions
include what, in the online world, constitutes protected "content" for the
purposes of intercepting communications--a technique commonly used by law
Le FBI surveille vos lectures...
Checking What You Check Out
Librarians unite against government's new ability to peek at what you read
[TIME Magzine 05.05.03]
What makes librarians raise their voices above a whisper? Certain passages
of the U.S.A. Patriot Act. Librarians are among the most vocal opponents of
the law, taking particular exception to Section 215, which they claim makes
it easier for the government to search library records. "A big part of the
public library system was to sustain democracy so people could make up
their own mind about things," says Carolyn Anthony, director of the Skokie
Public Library near Chicago. "Aspects of the act compromise this."
Censure en Iran
Iran Moves to Block Critical News Web Sites
Iran has ordered new restrictions on the Internet, requiring service
providers to block a number of critical news and immoral sites in the latest
stage of a long-running crackdown on independent media.
LUTTE CONTRE LE POLLUPOSTAGE
Une enquête de MSN sur l'attitude vis à vis du SPAM
Consumers confused about spam
[Calgary Herald - 12.05.03]
If you react to unwanted e-mail by clicking on an "unsubscribe" link or
otherwise asking to be removed from the mailer's list, you have a lot to
learn about spam.
Consumers are confused about how to keep junk e-mail from becoming a daily
nuisance, according to a poll by Microsoft's MSN Internet portal.
The online survey of 1,600 adult visitors to MSN.ca in March found that 23
per cent respond to spam with a request to be taken off the mailing list.
"Replying to spam only . . . ensures the user will be a target for future
spam mailings," MSN warns.
The poll also indicates 42 per cent of Internet users do not know whom to
contact to report spam, and 78 per cent have never reported spam to their
Internet service providers.
Un milliard de messages de SPAM !!!
EarthLink wins 'Buffalo Spammer' case
The ISP wins $16.4 million in a federal court judgment against a man who
allegedly sent nearly a billion unsolicited commercial e-mails over
DROITS D'AUTEURS - BREVETS - HACK - CRYPTO
On vous l'a dit et répéte : FAITES DES SAUVEGARDES !!!
Loner's rage burned after ruin of Web site
[Cleveland Plain Dealer 12.05.03]
Once upon a time, a man had a website. Then somebody hacked his system and
wiped the disk. "Halder's outrage turned into a blizzard of complaints, from
the courts to the FBI and Capitol Hill. He blamed the university and a
computer lab assistant named Shawn Miller "the evil man," as Halder
called him. [...] On Friday [he] stalked through Miller's workplace at the
CWRU business school, firing a pistol and a machine gun in a seven-hour
standoff that ended with one dead and three [wounded]."
Google va créer un moteur de recherche spécifique pour les Blog
Google to fix blog noise problem
[The Register UK 12.05.03]
Google is to create a search tool specifically for weblogs, most likely
giving material generated by the self-publishing tools its own tab.
Une nouvelle cible pour les hackers... la couche Applis
Check Point Readies Deeper Security
[Information Week - 12.05.03]
In recent years, following the deployment of firewalls to secure the network
perimeter, hackers have redirected their focus on networks to the more
insecure application layer. Applications are often shipped with security
TECHNOLOGIE - LOGICIEL LIBRE - PtoP - INTERNET CITOYEN
Un impôt sur les achats via Internet en Californie
California Senate Approves Net Tax Bill
On Thursday, the California state Senate approved a bill that requires
businesses with stores in the state to charge their customers sales tax for
purchases made over the Internet." The state's huge ($35 billion) budget
deficit is named as a driving force for the measure.
Microsoft : Bill Gates admet qu'il fauche les idées d'Apple...
Microsoft Bites Apple, Apple Bites Back
hype7 writes "The NYT (free reg reqd etc) is running an interesting article
on where MS seems to be getting all the ideas for its next big OS release,
Longhorn. It's only a quickie, but they look at MS's big news from WinHEC,
and their possible sources for inspiration. They also pull out that
fantastic Bill Gates quote: 'The one thing Apple's providing now is
leadership in colors'; and that Apple execs are now having a laugh of their
own over how Longhorn, 'Microsoft's 2005 version of its Windows operating
system, apes features that have been in Apple's OS X operating system since
Il a même fauché l'idée des WC informatisés... c'est grave ça !
Did Microsoft "borrow" the iLoo concept?
[The Inquirer 12.03.05]
A MAN WHO CLAIMS he was way ahead of Microsoft in describing an Internet
ready toilet has supplied more evidence which he says substantiates his
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