Not Even Close: The State of Computer Security: Microsoft's James Mickens gives us a light-hearted survey of the bleak, hideous security present and why things are going to get much, much - much - worse in the future. [more inside]
Saving the ancient manuscripts of Mali from Islamic extremists.
Ridley Scott, now finishing post-production on Prometheus, the not-exactly prequel to Alien (previously) is now planning "a prequel or a sequel" to Blade Runner. [more inside]
freedb.org is closing down. After the main developers quit yesterday, freedb will shut down "in the forseeable future".