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Technology News Archive - October 18, 2008

British authorities said a notorious Web site trading in credit card information has been shut down by an international operation.

NEW YORK and LOS ANGELES, Oct. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- This week, T-Mobile USA, Inc.

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China added a last minute extension of media freedoms granted to foreign reporters on Friday, protecting the temporary rights initially given just for the Olympics.

Al-Qaida's Web presence has been greatly diminished as unidentified hackers have shut down four of its five main sites, analysts said in Dubai.

Word of the Day
callithump
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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