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Misleading Robocalls Went To Voters ID’d As Non-Tories

March 17th, 2012 03:05 admin View Comments

Canada

silentbrad writes “An investigation by CBC News has turned up voters all over Canada who say the reason they got robocalls sending them to fictitious polling stations was that they’d revealed they would not vote Conservative. Although the Conservative Party has denied any involvement in the calls, these new details suggest that the misleading calls relied on data gathered by, and carefully guarded by, the Conservative Party. Known as ‘CIMS,’ the database assigns a ‘smiley’ face to supporters, and a ‘sad’ face to non-Conservatives. Liberal and NDP politicians say it would make no sense to call randomly, since many of the voters misled would be Conservatives.”

Source: Misleading Robocalls Went To Voters ID’d As Non-Tories

Misleading Robocalls Went To Voters ID’d As Non-Tories

March 17th, 2012 03:05 admin View Comments

Canada

silentbrad writes “An investigation by CBC News has turned up voters all over Canada who say the reason they got robocalls sending them to fictitious polling stations was that they’d revealed they would not vote Conservative. Although the Conservative Party has denied any involvement in the calls, these new details suggest that the misleading calls relied on data gathered by, and carefully guarded by, the Conservative Party. Known as ‘CIMS,’ the database assigns a ‘smiley’ face to supporters, and a ‘sad’ face to non-Conservatives. Liberal and NDP politicians say it would make no sense to call randomly, since many of the voters misled would be Conservatives.”

Source: Misleading Robocalls Went To Voters ID’d As Non-Tories

Chinese Submersible Planning For Record Dive

September 2nd, 2011 09:51 admin View Comments

China

An anonymous reader writes “You may have heard that China sent a manned research sub down to the ocean deep this summer, marking a personal depth record of 5,000 meters (next year it will aim for a world record of 7,000 meters). Here’s a story about the sub based on an interview with its designer in Wuxi, China. It’s got some interesting new details: the designer had never actually seen a submersible before he set out to build the deepest diving research sub in the world; all the stuff he’s built before has ended up in warehouses because the Chinese government only funded technological development, not use.”

Source: Chinese Submersible Planning For Record Dive

Mac OS X 10.7 ‘Lion’ Developer Preview Available

February 24th, 2011 02:28 admin View Comments

Operating Systems

kwolf22 writes “Today Apple is offering a developer preview of Mac OS X 10.7 (Lion) to registered Mac developers. In addition, the Lion product page has been updated with new details. Among the updates is this exciting bit of news: Lion Server is now part of Mac OS X Lion.”

Source: Mac OS X 10.7 ‘Lion’ Developer Preview Available

Inside Australia’s Data Retention Proposal

June 16th, 2010 06:05 admin View Comments

bennyboy64 writes “New details have emerged on Australia’s attempt at getting a data retention regime into place, with meeting notes taken by industry sources showing exactly what has been proposed. In a nutshell, the Australian Government wants internet service providers to keep anything and everything they have the ability to log and retain for two years ‘at this stage.’”

Source: Inside Australia’s Data Retention Proposal