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ISPs Set to Take 'Mitigating Measures' to Protect Copyrights

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Screengrab, Copyrightinformation.org Some of the largest Internet service providers (ISPs) in the country are set to take steps aimed at stopping to illegal downloads. The penalties can result in the repeat offenders losing their internet access, though providers say it doesn’t have to go that far. Wired names the participants...
ISPs Set to Take 'Mitigating Measures' to Protect Copyrights

The noose tightens around movie portal Cuevana as Chilean administrator is briefly detained

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The controversial film & TV streaming portal Cuevana suffered another setback today as one of its administrators got detained in Chile. The 26-year-old student Cristián Alvarez Rojas is now free, but remains indicted for infractions to the Intellectual Property Law and cybercrime. The investigators also seized 198 pirated DVDs, a computer and two...
The noose tightens around movie portal Cuevana as Chilean administrator is briefly detained
Sen. John Cornyn Asks Attorney General Eric Holder: Did Carmen Ortiz Aim To 'Make An Example' Of Aaron Swartz?

NCAA Takes Pressure Off Schools To Monitor Social Media

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Colleges do not have to actively monitor the social media accounts of their athletes for NCAA rules violations, according to a ruling released Monday. Last summer the NCAA said it was investigating nine rules infractions by the University of North Carolina football program, including not being vigilant enough in...
NCAA Takes Pressure Off Schools To Monitor Social Media

Google files complaint to seize GooglePlay.com to complete Android Market rebranding

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The rebranding process for Android Market is in high gear after Google announced this week that it would now be referred to as “Google Play“. All of the content that is currently available from Google will be available under this umbrella. Here’s what the company had to say about the...
Google files complaint to seize GooglePlay.com to complete Android Market rebranding

How Patent Wars Work

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How Patent Wars Work is a post from Chris Pirillo Add to iTunes | Add to YouTube | Add to Google | RSS FeedApple and HTC are locked in a App. The actual legal complaints blatantly list 20 infractions that Apple feels HTC has made pertaining directly to Android devices....
How Patent Wars Work
Did The Federal Prosecutors Treat Aaron Swartz Too Harshly?

Fair Labor Association posts mostly complimentary status report on Apple supplier Foxconn's factories

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The Fair Labor Association has today posted an update in its ongoing audit of working conditions at the factories of Apple supplier Foxconn. The update is largely positive, noting some 284 items of compliance by Foxconn including many that were accomplished ahead of schedule. The initial findings from the FLA...
Fair Labor Association posts mostly complimentary status report on Apple supplier Foxconn's factories

The 404 1,144: Where we switch up our 'za (podcast)

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New York is about to get a lot more scannable, thanks to a law passed by the City Council earlier this month requiring restaurants and bars to post QR codes that lead to more details about health-code infractions. This plus 3D-printed headphones, a device to call your Mom after a...
The 404 1,144: Where we switch up our 'za (podcast)

As Kevin Rose Restarts Digg, He Faces an Unsocial Problem

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New Digg CEO Kevin Rose is wasting no time in changing the direction of the site. He’s killing the DiggBar and welcoming back previously banned domains. But the big challenge he faces is to restart Digg by making it more social, real, personalized and engaging. The DiggBar is a controversial...
As Kevin Rose Restarts Digg, He Faces an Unsocial Problem

Halo 4: sexist jerkiness in online gaming is under attack | Mary Hamilton

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Finally, developers are taking a stand against the culture of slurs and abuse in the gaming community - let's hope it catches onHalo 4 is one of the most eagerly awaited games of this year, and is likely to be one of the most successful. The franchise has shifted more...
Halo 4: sexist jerkiness in online gaming is under attack | Mary Hamilton
Craigslist sues competitor PadMapper over listings

Foxconn makes strides in workplace conditions, takes 284 remedial actions

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A report released on Tuesday from the Fair Labor Association says Apple manufacturing partner Foxconn has corrected some 284 infractions, including steps to create a safer workplace, since the group last audited the factories in February....
Foxconn makes strides in workplace conditions, takes 284 remedial actions

FearSquare alerts UK foursquare users to crime near the venues that they visit often

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There are few web services that excite me as much as foursquare does, when it comes to the data that it’s collecting. Based on the venues where I check-in, there is a whole host of other information that could be relevant to me. One service in the UK is taking...
FearSquare alerts UK foursquare users to crime near the venues that they visit often
Google and Oracle settlement talks collapse, patent dispute going to trial

Samsung, LG and Pantech, among others, fined $40 million in Korean price fixing scam

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The truth in advertising is that there is none -- it's mostly all smoke and mirrors. But sometimes those illusory promises have real-world criminal intent behind them, like this latest ruling from the Korean government's corporate regulator. In a decision handed down earlier today, that governing body found mobile phone...
Samsung, LG and Pantech, among others, fined $40 million in Korean price fixing scam

Craigslist Goes Full on Troll, Sues PadMapper for Aggregating Its Listings

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U mad? (Photo: Idea Mensch) Remember the good old days, when Craigslist was a granola-crunchy, free-wielding sort of place, filled with back alley studio sublets and questionable masseuses and sweaty old men with foot fetishes? Ah, those were the times. But now the little Craigslist that we all love and...
Craigslist Goes Full on Troll, Sues PadMapper for Aggregating Its Listings
Samsung says no underage workers found at Chinese factory, vows to fix poor conditions

Pong for corporate training?

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True Office aims to turn compliance testing into a videogame-like experience. Will firms pay for their employees to play? By Alex Konrad, reporter FORTUNE -- Adam Sodwick wants to make corporate compliance training, er, sexy -- or at least make it more exciting than it is today. That may sound...
Pong for corporate training?
FLA: Apple and Foxconn have made progress in bettering facilities, 89 infractions have been corrected already

FBI employees, entrusted with stopping computer crimes, commit them too

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FBI Though FBI agents are held to a high standard of conduct, some fall short—far short. Take, for instance, an incident in 2007 when an FBI employee "drove past a felony traffic stop, yelled 'Rodney King' out his car window and momentarily lost control of his vehicle, swerving into...
FBI employees, entrusted with stopping computer crimes, commit them too
Samsung accused of child labor abuse at Chinese factory

Pair Programming is Like an 'Endless Bad Blind Date'

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(Photo: Global Nerdy) If you work at a startup and have ever seen two engineers cozied up next to each other on a beanbag chair intently gazing into the same computer screen, you’ve probably got some pair programmers on your hands. Soon, like a couple who has soured on each...
Pair Programming is Like an 'Endless Bad Blind Date'

NYPD Sergeant Says 'Guilty Until Proven Innocent' Is Just The Price We Pay For A 'Free Society'

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We've been dealing with the New York police department lately, thanks to the mayor and the police chief using the recent Boston bombing as an excuse to increase surveillance efforts and enact other policies to further encroach on New Yorkers' civil liberties. Whenever something terrorist-related occurs, it seems as...
NYPD Sergeant Says 'Guilty Until Proven Innocent' Is Just The Price We Pay For A 'Free Society'

Facebook sued for $15 billion over alleged privacy infractions

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A class-action lawsuit filed by Stewarts Law US, combines 21 cases across the U.S. [Read more]...
Facebook sued for $15 billion over alleged privacy infractions
'Six strikes' ISP policy could be a disaster in the making
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