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Thursday Morning (4 Comments) (link)
 Thursday, 7-June-2012  02:40:10 (GMT +10) - by Agg

Yesterday was World IPv6 Launch Day, thanks Gunna. Major Internet service providers (ISPs), home networking equipment manufacturers, and web companies around the world are uniting to redefine the global Internet and permanently enable IPv6 for their products and services on 6 June 2012. Internode have lots of info about how they're handling it.

Lots of people were reporting a Google outage earlier tonight - hopefully not related to the above! It did affect OCAU because we use some Google services, but it seems to be ok again now. Some info here but no official word yet.

Also doing the rounds tonight is the story that LinkedIn password hashes have been leaked. Finnish security company Cert-Fi has posted a warning about the incident, saying it is “likely” that whoever hacked LinkedIn possesses the accompanying user names as well. If you’re a LinkedIn user, we recommend you change your password right now. Furthermore, if you used that password on any other online service, we recommend you change those passwords as well. More here.

There's to be another piracy meeting today. Despite concerns that the talks will fall over, the Australian Government will hold another set of piracy meetings with internet service providers (ISPs), content owners and consumer groups on Thursday.

Mpot noticed that Google have acquired Quickoffice. Today, consumers, businesses and schools use Google Apps to get stuff done from anywhere, with anyone and on any device. Quickoffice has an established track record of enabling seamless interoperability with popular file formats, and we'll be working on bringing their powerful technology to our Apps product suite. Quickoffice has a strong base of users, and we look forward to supporting them while we work on an even more seamless, intuitive and integrated experience.

From the "oops boss" files comes news that the Space Shuttle Enterprise has been damaged in transit to a Manhattan Museum. "Mother nature did not smile on us. Just as the barge entered the railroad bridge, the wind caught it and pushed the right wing into the bridge abutment. Fortunately, the damage seems to be cosmetic, limited to the foam that covered the wingtip. No structure or mechanisms appear to have been damaged," Jenkins wrote.

A more amusing SNAFU involves Chinese censorship: The benchmark Shanghai Composite Index dropped by 64.89 (SHCOMP) points yesterday, matching the date on which Chinese authorities crushed student-led protests on June 4, 1989. Queries for “Shanghai Composite” on Sina Corp.’s Twitter-like Weibo service returned a message that said results can’t be displayed “in accordance with relevant laws, regulations and policies.”

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