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Microsoft has enhanced BitLocker with the ability to protect removable storage devices, such as USB-based hard drives, flash devices, and other media.

Windows Vista first introduced full disk encryption and they called it BitLocker, Windows 7 looks to enhance this by expanding its role.image

When Windows 7 rolls out to the general public, rumoured to be in Q3 of this year, BitLocker will be expanded to include removable storage, flash devices and other media.

has written another of his feature focus stories on BitLocker and he dives into the history of BitLocker and the role it will potentially play within Windows 7.

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There have been lots of questions about why we’re not opening this test to the public.

Microsoft today have acknowledged that they are testing a new search engine internally.image

They explain on the Live Search blog post that they are hoping for a comprehensive amount of feedback from internal users before releasing it to anybody outside of Redmond.

They also explain further into the post about rebranding Live Search to say that it is still under consideration.

I feel if they want any hope of this working they need to rebrand.

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But the free iPhone/iPod App is only being released  in the US and cannot be accessed via Apple’s Australian App Store.

For some bizarre unknown reason Amazon has decided the free kindle iPhone app will not be available to Australian iTunes store.

Amazon claim they will listen to customers and are working towards an international release so I guess time will tell.

Perhaps some feedback from Australian customers may help in getting this out to the Australian iTunes store sooner rather than later

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Facebook addicts beware, a new wave of socially engineered worms and trojans is headed your way as criminals seek new ways to cash in on the popularity of social networks.

All Facebook users need to be diligent and careful when they are on the Facebook website.

Facebook themselves think if they simply ignore this problem nobody will notice, which is irresponsible to say the very least.

I don’t user Facebook myself, but I feel some basic security measures need to be implemented, they could start with screening applications before having them published to the Facebook community, which I mentioned in a previous post, you can find my previous post here.

And before I get beaten around the head by the Facebook community I am not having a go at the Facebook application but at the people running it.

Come on Facebook it’s time to face reality

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Microsoft founder Bill Gates has banned iPods and iPhones from his household, the software billionaire’s wife, Melinda, has revealed

I’m not sure if this is even a story or not but I guess common sense would say if any high ranking or public figure from Microsoft was caught out using an iPhone or an iPod then it would be a PR disaster for Microsoft.

I guess that makes it a logical/common sense article.

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Facebook, the new virus

A new wave of malicious viruses have infiltrated Facebook, prompting heightened calls for the site to clamp down on its lax security or risk an ongoing threat to its 175 million users.

How much longer do we have to wait before Facebook admit the blatantly obvious, they need to stop there users from publishing Facebook applications without anyone at Facebook checking it for security vulnerabilities.

The reasons why it’s allowed to happen is because Facebook is, for the moment, a popular spot for people to “reconnect” with people they chose to get away from when they left school or university.

The people at Facebook need to introduce a system similar to the iPhone’s AppStore and review all apps before publishing to the wider community and this issue would more than likely disappear, hopefully this sort of approach will be adopted before a virus is unleashed on there 175 million users.

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Scientists have found the oldest known sample of reactor-produced bomb-grade plutonium, a relic in a bottle that dates back to 1944 and the infancy of the U.S. nuclear weapons program.

imageThey really should keep track of this stuff even if it is close to 70 years old, one would think even back in 1944 that they would be keen to keep track of were this sort of material is stored or when it is moved?

Oh well they found it and that’s the main thing….isn’t it?

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