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16 states file lawsuits against Apple, joining DOJ’s antitrust fight

Gary Mckinnon Extradition To US Blocked By UK Home Secretary

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Way back in 2002, Gary McKinnon made his Techdirt debut when he was caught hacking into NASA and Pentagon computers from the UK in an apparent attempt to find evidence that America was covering up evidence of UFOs. Since that story, subsequent stories were done on how he basically went...
Gary Mckinnon Extradition To US Blocked By UK Home Secretary

UK Home Secretary blocks Pentagon hacker Gary McKinnon's US extradition

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It has been going on for more than a decade, but the final verdict in computer-hacker/UFO-hunter Gary McKinnon‘s fight to avoid extradition was served by UK Home Secretary Theresa May today, ruling that he won’t be extradited to the US. The Scottish systems administrator was first accused  of infiltrating US...
UK Home Secretary blocks Pentagon hacker Gary McKinnon's US extradition

Rogue Amoeba takes on Mac App Store customer service problem with in-app Developer News Window

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As Apple’s App Store has grown in size and popularity, it has run aground on a myriad of issues that surround developers communicating easily with app purchasers. This issue is being tackled by developer Rogue Amoeba with a feature it is calling the Developer News Window. The Developer News Window...
Rogue Amoeba takes on Mac App Store customer service problem with in-app Developer News Window

Slickdeals' best in tech for June 5th: 32GB Nexus 7 and Roku 2 XS

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Looking to save some coin on your tech purchases? Of course you are! In this roundup, we'll run down a list of the freshest frugal buys, hand-picked with the help of the folks at Slickdeals. You'll want to act fast, though, as many of these offerings won't stick around long....
Slickdeals' best in tech for June 5th: 32GB Nexus 7 and Roku 2 XS
Musicplayr: cross-platform harmony for web music

Apple’s 20-megawatt solar farm near NC data center gets NCUC approval

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The North Carolina Utilities Commission approved (PDF) Apple’s proposal to build a 20-megawatt solar farm today. Early filings suggested Apple aimed to position the farm by Nov. 1 across the street from its Maiden, N.C., date center, with operations starting Dec. 21. According to MacRumors, the official proposal filed on Feb. 15,...
Apple’s 20-megawatt solar farm near NC data center gets NCUC approval

Freemium: Everyone's Doing It, But How?

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The Freemium Summit, an event focused on discussing the ever popular business model and how new companies can best take advantage of it, was held last Friday in San Francisco, and since then, interesting stats and bits of information have been popping up on blogs and news sites. New business...
Freemium: Everyone's Doing It, But How?

CSS Sprites: Useful Technique, or Potential Nuisance?

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  Ah, the ubiquitous CSS sprites — one of the few web design techniques that was able to bypass “trend” status almost instantly, planting itself firmly into the category of best practice CSS. Although it didn’t really take off until well after A List Apart explained and endorsed it, it...
CSS Sprites: Useful Technique, or Potential Nuisance?
Where My Rights End And Yours Begin

An Imaginary War, A Wikipedia Hoax

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Wikipedia editors unearthed a clever hoax perpetrated on the web’s gullible netizens, sending the mighty “Bicholim Conflict” back to where it originated: non-existence. For 5 years, the imaginary year-long battle, from 1640 to 1641, between Portugal and the mighty Indian Marath Empire, reigned as truth in the user-generated halls of Wikipedia’s archive....
An Imaginary War, A Wikipedia Hoax

ReadWriteStart Weekly Wrapup

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Well would ya look at that? It's April already! The first quarter of 2010 is in the books and we are (hopefully) through all the April fools antics. In this week's ReadWriteStart Weekly Wrapup, we talk about how MBAs and entrepreneurship may not mix as well as they hope, how...
ReadWriteStart Weekly Wrapup

Leveson data protection plans 'could have chilling effect on journalism'

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Information commissioner Christopher Graham says there are 'legitimate concerns' about impact of proposals on journalismLord Justice Leveson's proposals for tougher data protection laws could have a "chilling effect" on investigative journalism, the information commissioner has warned.In his official response to Leveson's report, Christopher Graham said there were "legitimate concerns" about...
Leveson data protection plans 'could have chilling effect on journalism'

Facebook: Proposed EU 'right to be forgotten' raises "major concerns" over freedom of expression online

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It’s no secret that Facebook has been lobbying against proposed European online privacy legislation, but now thanks to a Freedom of Information request made by the Europe vs Facebook campaign, we can see exactly what issues the company objects to. Back in January this year, European Commissioner, Viviane Reding outlined proposals for a...
Facebook: Proposed EU 'right to be forgotten' raises "major concerns" over freedom of expression online
RIM dodges $150 million bullet

If I had to define a theme for Techdirt, it would be something

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If I had to define a theme for Techdirt, it would be something like: "Technology constantly evolves: get it, some don't." So, first up for my favorites this week are stories about the ones that don't get it: Working in computer security at a major bank (note, everything I say...
If I had to define a theme for Techdirt, it would be something

Apple Dividend More Likely Than $100 Billion Toga Party

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Will Apple ever return some of its growing cash pile to investors? Can shareholders expect a dividend now that the company’s amassed nearly $100 billion in cash and marketable securities? Maybe. That was the gist of Apple CEO Tim Cook’s remarks on the issue Tuesday at the Goldman Sachs Technology...
Apple Dividend More Likely Than $100 Billion Toga Party

Innovative bookmarking service Spool is shutting down.

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Spool today confirms its innovative bookmarking service is shutting down. In an email, the Spool team says: “It’s been a pleasure to build Spool for you and we’ve been flattered with the overwhelmingly positive feedback we’ve received. However, after careful consideration, we’ve decided to pursue our vision in a new...
Innovative bookmarking service Spool is shutting down.

Tweetbot's new Mac client gets buzz as Twitter crackdown looms

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Tapbots, maker of the popular Tweetbot iPhone Twitter client, announced in a blog post Wednesday  that it has finished the early stages of development on a Mac version of the application, an exciting development for fans of the product. But the news arrives weeks after Twitter announced plans to restrict third-party uses...
Tweetbot's new Mac client gets buzz as Twitter crackdown looms
Durex's New Long-Distance Sexy Time Fundawear Is Exactly That

'Big Man' who threw alleged fare dodger off train will not be prosecuted

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Alan Pollock became famous after footage of him ejecting alleged fare dodger was viewed 2m times on YouTubeA train passenger who became an internet sensation after he was filmed ejecting an alleged fare dodger from a train will not be prosecuted.Mobile phone footage of Alan Pollock, 35, from Stirling, intervening...
'Big Man' who threw alleged fare dodger off train will not be prosecuted

16,000 Very Good Reasons To Think Twice Before Storing Your Credit Card Details On Facebook

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Hackers recently proved that it's possible to commit large-scale Facebook theft. A botnet called PokerAgent infected 800 computers and stole the login details of more than 16,000 Facebook users, IT security firm ESET reports. The threat was mostly present in Israel, but now seems to be inactive. ESET first discovered the...
16,000 Very Good Reasons To Think Twice Before Storing Your Credit Card Details On Facebook

North Carolina Regulators Approve Apple's Plans for 4.8-Megawatt Fuel Cell Facility at Maiden Data Center

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The North Carolina Utilities Commission today officially approved (PDF) Apple's proposal to construct a 4.8-megawatt fuel cell electric generating facility near its data center in Maiden, North Carolina. The Commission previously approved a plan by Apple to build the first of two 20 megawatt solar farms around its data center....
North Carolina Regulators Approve Apple's Plans for 4.8-Megawatt Fuel Cell Facility at Maiden Data Center

Apple Receives Regulatory Approval for 20-Megawatt Solar Farm at North Carolina Data Center

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The North Carolina Utilities Commission today officially approved (PDF) Apple's proposal to construct a 20-megawatt solar farm across the street from its data center in Maiden, North Carolina.The Public Staff presented this matter to the Commission at its Regular Staff Conference on May 14, 2012. The Public Staff recommended that...
Apple Receives Regulatory Approval for 20-Megawatt Solar Farm at North Carolina Data Center

Letters: Government data-sharing and the blacklisting of union members

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One of the guiding principles of this government is the restoration of civil liberties and rolling back the intrusive state; that is why one of our first legislative acts was to scrap ID cards. So it is wrong to say our proposals are similar to the previous government's abandoned "database...
Letters: Government data-sharing and the blacklisting of union members
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