On Sunday, the US has won “gold” in the World Cybergames. Team3D defeated the Titans of Denmark in CounterStrike to take home the $50,000 prize. The final match was played before an “enthusiastic crowd” of unspecified size in San Francisco. Ok, let me hear it “USA!”, “USA!”, “USA!”, “USA!” Thanks, that was good.
A few days ago it was the one year anniversary of Microsoft’s pledge to make security job one. How’s it going for them? Jon Udell has a good article on the subject in this week’s Infoworld. His conculsion, Microsoft is on the right track but they still have a lot of work to do. I’ll stick with my macs and OSX thank you very much.
The FBI has shut down 20 sites that were part of an alternative media network known as Indymedia. Rackspace handed the servers over after receiving a court order on Thursday. It’s not clear what Indymedia was doing wrong, but the FBI says it was acting on the request of Swiss and Italian authorities.
Indymedia said it had been “asked last month by the FBI to remove a story about Swiss undercover police from one of the websites hosted at Rackspace. It is not known, however, whether Thursday’s order is related to that incident since the order was issued to Rackspace and not to Indymedia.” The seizure has sparked protests from the International Federation of Journalists. The EFF is offering help.
Halo 2 has gone gold. Bungie says the hotly anticipated XBox game will make its November ship date. Now if they would just hurry the f*** up with the Mac version (or even the PC version) I would be a happy camper.
And finally, now that I have given the happy and fluffy puppy news, here’s the bad shit. Apparently, some equipment that could be used to make nuclear weapons has gone missing and nobody seems to know where the f*** it is. Isn’t that nice? Now you know why I hardly sleep people.
Also, a US Senator is closing his office until after the November election over fears of an impending terrorist attack. Is this guy crazy or does he know something we don’t know? Either way, its a bit troubling.
And, fellow blogger Sean Bonner has some info that could be related at his blog.
What a world, eh? I sometimes wonder if we ever get the complete truth from any media outlet. Perhaps our leaders feel that we “just can’t handle the truth”. I don’t know about you but I am getting rather tired of getting things spoon fed to me and having my news “spinned”. Maybe after the election is over and we have a new President things will be different? Probably not but its a nice dream to have anyway.