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Hackers attack government websites

A hackers' alliance staged a denial-of-service attack on websites of Prime Minister Kevin Rudd and ACMA on Wednesday night. Read more of this week's news in the Roundup.

A hackers' alliance known as "Anonymous" has carried out its threat, staging a denial-of-service attack on websites of Prime Minister Kevin Rudd and ACMA on Wednesday night, as a protest to government's planned internet censorship. The Defence Department has been asked to help out in the matter.

Salesforce has launched version 2 of its Cloud Service, letting customers take advantage of social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter.

After a reported zero-day vulnerability, Microsoft has advised that the issue is only affecting Vista and Windows Server 2008, not the final version of Windows 7.

Over in the browser space, Mozilla released versions 3.5.3 and 3.0.14 of Firefox, to fix critical vulnerabilities, while Google made extensions default in the developer version of Chrome for Windows.

Ever wondered how much your personal information is worth? Symantec came up with a tool that lets you calculate the value of your online data to thieves.

In other news, Microsoft revealed some details about Silverlight 4, and Nokia released a beta SDK for its Ovi app platform.

Amongst the feature articles this week are tips on how to finish your work on time, whether Twitter server notifications are a good idea, and why you should use dynamic languages.

In videos, we take a look at what's new in Opera 10, and Outlook 2010 technical preview.

Finally, check out the photos from Microsoft's annual Tech.Ed developer conference.

—Posted by Lana Kovacevic.

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