By Unknown Lamer from Slashdot's the-enemy-of-drm-is-my-friend department
ravrore writes "Miro 4 was released today, a major update to the popular multi-patform FOSS video player. The new version adds music support, local network stream and transfer, music purchasing, and Android syncing. Miro is positioning itself as the open iTunes for Android users. 'We believe the open media world can be just as integrated and usable as the closed, top-down, DRM'ed systems of companies like Apple. And we want to prove it,' says Nicholas Reville, Executive Director of Participatory Culture Foundation, which creates Miro."
It looks like the project still has a few rough edges
, but is definitely getting there.Read Replies (0)
By Roblimo from Slashdot's I'm-waiting-for-IPv8 department
netbuzz writes "As the June 8 World IPv6 Day experiment draws near, there is universal agreement that little IPv6 traffic is traversing the Internet at the moment. The event is designed in part to increase that volume. However, it will be difficult for Internet policymakers, engineers and the user community at large to tell how the upgrade to IPv6 is progressing because no one has accurate or comprehensive statistics about how much Internet traffic is IPv6 versus IPv4."
And in case you don't know much about IPv6 and why it matters, dave.io
has kindly provided "a primer on the IPv6 transition
: why it's cool, how to get started with it and what's changed."Read Replies (0)
By Roblimo from Slashdot's watch-those-centrifuges-spin-out-of-control department
From the article: SCADA systems -- computer systems that control industrial processes -- are one of the ways a computer hack can directly affect the real world. Here, the fears multiply. It's not bad guys deleting your files, or getting your personal information and taking out credit cards in your name; it's bad guys spewing chemicals into the atmosphere and dumping raw sewage into waterways. It's Stuxnet: centrifuges spinning out of control and destroying themselves. Never mind how realistic the threat is, it's scarier."
What worries Bruce Schneier most is that industry leader Siemens is keeping its SCADA vulnerabilities secret
, at least in part due to pressure from the Department of Homeland Security
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