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Researcher uses botnet to map internet - vital public service, or cybercriminal dodginess? [POLL]

An anonymous researcher just published a paper that claims to have mapped out almost the entire internet for the first, and perhaps the last, time.

Thing is, he used a virus to create a giant botnet to do it. Does the end justify the means?

Apple gets Ping'd with comment spam - They didn't see this coming?

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Update: As of 18:00 PDT it appears Apple has deleted the spam messages from the popular artists on the Ping service. There are a small number of people still experimenting with spamming on the service at this point. It would Read more…