[linux-elitists] You're either with the Internet Explorer or you're with the terrorists...
Thu Jan 27 06:47:28 PST 2005
On Fri, 2005-01-28 at 00:07 +1100, Mike MacCana wrote:
> From www.boingboing.net...
> Jailed for using a nonstandard browser
> A Londonder made a tsnuami-relief donation using lynx -- a text-based
> browser used by the blind, Unix-users and others -- on Sun's Solaris
> operating system. The site-operator decided that this "unusual" event in
> the system log indicated a hack-attempt, and the police broke down the
> donor's door and arrested him. From a mailing list:
> For donating to a Tsunami appeal using Lynx on Solaris 10. BT
> [British Telecom] who run the donation management system misread an
> access log and saw hmm thats a non standard browser not identifying
> it's type and it's doing strange things. Trace that IP. Arrest that
> Armed police, a van, a police cell and national news later the
> police have gone in SWAT styley and arrested someone having their
> Out on bail till next week and preparing to make a lot of very bad
> PR for BT and the Police....
> So just goes to show if you use anything other than Firefox or IE
> and you rely on someone else to interogate access logs or IDS logs
> you too could be sitting in a paper suit in a cell :(
So... this Homeland Security Mad^H^H^HGoodness a plenty, isn't just here
in the Good Ole U.S. of A. Glad to be of help to the Brits.
Which points out another flaw, of which I leave that up to the reader to
 - Accordingly, they need to have a braincell and 1 braincell only,
thinking to much will get you suspected of many things.
 - apt-get remove --purge lynx lynx-cur links links2 w3m curl
libperl-lwp konqueror epiphany-browser galeon privoxy squid-client amaya
wget checkbot chimera2 dillo elinks encompass kazehakase
libhttp-dav-perl libwww-search-perl libwww-shorten-perl netrik (others I
The technology that is
Stronger, better, faster: Linux
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