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Monday Night (6 Comments) (link)
 Monday, 29-April-2013  21:48:37 (GMT +10) - by Agg

The Australian "LulzSec leader" recently arrested has been identified, but to add to the confusion, some are claiming he was set up by a rival hacker. The 24-year-old IT security worker was arrested and charged by the Australian Federal Police on Tuesday for gaining unauthorised access to and causing data impairment to a government agency website.

Speaking of hacking, Google Glass has been jailbroken already. Within hours of Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt's revelation that apps for Google Glass will require Google's approval, a renowned hacker/developer has shattered the notion of locked-down Glass. More specifically, Jay Freeman -- aka "Saurik" -- has jailbroken it.

LivingSocial has had a data breach, affecting more than 50 million customers. The hack includes customer names, emails, birthdates and encrypted passwords.

You know piracy is getting out of hand when the US Ambassador asks Australians to stop pirating "Game of Thrones". "Unfortunately, nearly as epic and devious as the drama is its unprecedented theft by online viewers around the world," he wrote on his official Facebook page. "As the ambassador here in Australia, it was especially troubling to find out that Australian fans were some of the worst offenders with among the highest piracy rates of "Game of Thrones" in the world."

AMD have revealed new embedded chips, which hint at an ARM-based offering in future. But this latest announcement of an updated G-Series processor reveals something totally unexpected. It's not just that the chip contains four Jaguar cores of PlayStation 4 fame, or that it also includes a Radeon 8000 GPU and I/O module on a single piece of silicon -- although that's all interesting enough. More on PC Perspective.

Gamasutra have an in-depth look at the PlayStation 4. Cerny approached Gamasutra in the hope of delivering a "no holds barred PlayStation 4 hardware expose," he said, during the interview that resulted in this story. "That certainly is what we're here to do," said Cerny, before speaking to Gamasutra for well over an hour.

Meanwhile DigitalTrends looked at electronics recycling plants. The goods don’t just pile up, either. They move. “Dismantling is a big shock to people in terms of how much we actually break it down first,” said Donna Vojensky of Com2 Recycling in greater Chicago. One second, there’s the laptop that was once someone’s most prized possession; the next, there’s nothing but glass fragments, a shattered plastic shell, and a handful of circuitry components. “These guys are fast,” says Donna. “They can dismantle a couple hundred TVs a shift.”

Metamorphosis sent in this article about ad-blocking and the games press, and why, if you do block ads, you're hopefully white-listing your favourite sites.



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