The Null Device
Skipstone is a lighter Mozilla-based browser than Galeon, using only raw Gtk+ libraries. Hopefully this will make browsing the web under Linux less painful. (via NTK)
Crackers break into legoland.co.uk through a really stupid security hole, upload DeCSS source code and a description of how they did it; as of Saturday evening (AEST), it's still there. (via NTK)
British journalist Alan Travis, author of a book on the history of censorship in the UK, warns that censorship could kill the Internet as we know it, making it the most repressive medium. Personally, I'd be more worried about media corporations' customer-tracking/ copyright control agendas; they have more resources (both financial and technological), and more incentive to reinforce the top-down-content-delivery paradigm and rein in anarchy.
Penguinheads boycott SDMI cracking challenge; hardly surprising.
The S11 incident has disappeared from the mainstream media, eclipsed by the McLympic Games, but flyers have surfaced in the vicinity of RMIT (a city university, known as a hotbed of radical politics), raising the issue of protesters injured by police. One seen at Museum station mentioned the case of a 15-year-old girl bashed by police until unconscious. Meanwhile, the Premier hosted a lavish party in honour of the heroic police officers who valiantly defended the Australian way of life against these dangerous terrorists.