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Friday Afternoon (0 Comments) (link)
 Friday, 19-February-2016  14:47:53 (GMT +10) - by Agg

Australia's proposed 3-strikes anti-piracy scheme has been shelved over cost issues. A three strikes scheme to track down individual pirates and send them warning letters about their downloading habits has been all but quashed, after rights holders and ISPs decided that manually targeting and contacting downloaders would be too costly.

Apple have posted a letter to their customers, outlining their concerns about a recent ruling that they should let the FBI access customer data. Specifically, the FBI wants us to make a new version of the iPhone operating system, circumventing several important security features, and install it on an iPhone recovered during the investigation. In the wrong hands, this software — which does not exist today — would have the potential to unlock any iPhone in someone’s physical possession. Discussion here.

Engaget report on new 5D disks that might last pretty much forever. Researchers at the University of Southampton's Optical Research Center announced on Tuesday that they've perfected a technique that can record data in 5 dimensions and keep it safe for billions of years. The method etches data into a thermally stable disc using femtosecond laser bursts. The storage medium itself holds up to 360 TB per disc, can withstand temperatures up to 1000 degrees C and are estimated to last up to 13.8 billion years at room temperature without degrading.

Finally, Trevor68 wants to remind everyone that OCAU has a Folding@Home Team. To get your PC helping to search for cures for diseases, find more info in the Wiki.



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