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Facebook encourages cyber-security poachers turned gamekeepers

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Hackers who break through the social networking site's firewalls can be rewarded, thanks to the company's White Hat programmeOn one of the lesser visited pages of Facebook, there is a list of 109 names hackers who have found ways of getting through the company's security firewalls. Facebook is not naming...
Facebook encourages cyber-security poachers turned gamekeepers

TorrentFreak Trolls a Copyright Troll

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In recent years hundreds of thousands of BitTorrent users who allegedly shared films without the consent of copyright holders have been dragged to court in the US. The aim of the copyright holders, or copyright trolls, is never to take any of the cases to trial. Instead they want alleged...
TorrentFreak Trolls a Copyright Troll
FCC will review objections to AT&T's FaceTime blocking, 'exercise its responsibility' if necessary

Senators begin contentious H-1B battle

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The Senate Judiciary Committee rejected the idea on Tuesday of requiring all H-1B employers to make a "good faith" effort in hiring U.S. workers before taking on an H-1b worker....
Senators begin contentious H-1B battle

Funniest/Most Insightful Comments Of The Week At Techdirt

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It's another week with one big winner, this time coming in on our popular post about the DJ who was suspended for pulling the classic "dihydrogen monoxide" prank on his listeners. Gareth soared past the competition in both the insightful and funny categories, because our readers don't seem to...
Funniest/Most Insightful Comments Of The Week At Techdirt

Dotcom tells Ars: industry stats vindicate Mega's takedown policy

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An internal report by the international recording industry group IFPI vindicates Megaupload's claim that it made a good-faith effort to remove infringing material from its site. At least that's the view of Megaupload founder Kim Dotcom, who spoke with Ars Technica via instant message on Wednesday. Earlier this week, a...
Dotcom tells Ars: industry stats vindicate Mega's takedown policy
Google announces open source patent pledge, won't sue 'unless first attacked'

TorrentFreak Pulls The Switcheroo On Copyright Troll That Cited Them In Threat Letters

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Torrentfreak notes that Prenda Law, one of the more well known copyright trolls out there these days, which has run into a series of skeptical judges lately, has been using a Torrentfreak article in its recent threat letters. The article in question is one we wrote about as well, concerning...
TorrentFreak Pulls The Switcheroo On Copyright Troll That Cited Them In Threat Letters

Apple and Samsung CEOs to Meet for Court-Moderated Settlement Talks over Patent Issues

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FOSS Patents reports that the chief executives of Apple and Samsung, along with their respective general counsels, will meet within the next 90 days at a San Francisco courthouse for a court-moderated discussion aimed at settling the long-standing patent dispute between the two companies. As outlined in a joint statement...
Apple and Samsung CEOs to Meet for Court-Moderated Settlement Talks over Patent Issues

Intel's Andy Grove sounds off on data transparency in healthcare

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Andy Grove, the legendary and longtime CEO of Intel, wants to light a fire under healthcare providers and patients. In an article in the latest issue of Wired magazine, he argues that, in healthcare, “1950s-era thinking still rules the day, and irrational and inexplicable pricing is routine.” “The health care industry plays a...
Intel's Andy Grove sounds off on data transparency in healthcare
The White House Doesn't Love CISPA, But It's Not Hating On It, Either
White House knocks amended CISPA bill for not addressing civil liberties concerns

Union: Tech Industry Is "Greedy" For Wanting To End Hiring Wait Period For Immigrants

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“The tech industry is, frankly, being greedy. They are going back and asking for changes to language they helped write and blatantly trying to roll back requirements that give high-skilled American workers a fair shot at getting a job,” said AFL-CIO legislative Representative Andrea Zuniga DiBitetto about new proposals to...
Union: Tech Industry Is "Greedy" For Wanting To End Hiring Wait Period For Immigrants

Google: Disavowing Links Isn't Replacement For Also Trying To Get Them Removed

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Many SEOs cheered that Google’s new disavow links tool would make it easier to recover from a bad backlink profile. No more worrying about directories charging to remove links or trying to get out of bad link networks. But Google says it does want to see a good faith effort to...
Google: Disavowing Links Isn't Replacement For Also Trying To Get Them Removed

White House statement suggests it will veto new CISPA bill

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The White House has responded to the 2013 version of the CISPA bill heading to the House floor for a vote. National Security Council (NSC) spokesperson Caitlin Hayden issued a statement saying that "We believe the adopted committee amendments reflect a good faith-effort to incorporate some of the Administration's important...
White House statement suggests it will veto new CISPA bill

ACLU, White House Pan CISPA's Return

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Proponents of the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act, better known as CISPA, are not having a good day: Both the ACLU and Obama administration have publicly denounced the bill’s recent minor reformation in the House. Yesterday, CISPA passed committee in the lower chamber of the US  Congress, and is expected...
ACLU, White House Pan CISPA's Return

White House Says It's Still Unhappy With CISPA, But Stops Short Of Veto Threat

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Ever since CISPA passed the markup phase, people have been waiting to see how the administration would respond to the changes. Today, we got the official statement from the White House: We continue to believe that information sharing improvements are essential to effective legislation, but they must include privacy...
White House Says It's Still Unhappy With CISPA, But Stops Short Of Veto Threat

Credit Where It's Due: DOJ Changes Its Tune On FISA Transparency

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Earlier this week, I complained that the Department of Justice seemed to be stonewalling a Freedom of Information Act request I'd filed seeking copies of mandatory semi-annual reports to Congress on the National Security Agency's compliance with the procedures and civil liberties safeguards of the FISA Amendments Act--which the House...
Credit Where It's Due: DOJ Changes Its Tune On FISA Transparency

IPCom patent injunction versus Nokia denied in UK

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In June 2011, IPCom won a legal dispute versus Nokia over a patent that covers implementation of priority access to cell networks for first responders and other designated users, typically law enforcement and government. Nokia was found to be using the intellectual property, without proper licensing, in its implementation of...
IPCom patent injunction versus Nokia denied in UK
Hacker Jailed For Stealing Facebook’s Source Code Tells All, Claims Innocence

FCC chairman on AT&T's FaceTime blocking: 'We will exercise our responsibilities and we will act'

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AT&T revealed to 9to5Mac earlier this month that it planned to block FaceTime over cellular for customers not on its pricy Mobile Share plans, and now Federal Communications Commission Chairman Julius Genachowski has indicated the agency would evaluate objections. Genachowski spoke with The Verge this morning, and he suggested the FCC is not...
FCC chairman on AT&T's FaceTime blocking: 'We will exercise our responsibilities and we will act'
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