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Court Says That Copying Code Is Not Really Theft Under The Law

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We've been pointing out for a while that copyright is not property and that infringement is not theft. And yet... some people can't seem to let this go -- insisting that both claims are true. Of course, one retort from our side of the discussion is the simple fact that...
Court Says That Copying Code Is Not Really Theft Under The Law

Twitter is working to fix an annoying duplicate bug that's cluttering timelines

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Twitter’s made some big moves this week, releasing a revamped iPad app and adding Facebook-like header images to user profiles, but an annoying bug has been bothering a number of users — yours truly included — who are seeing double servings of retweets and mentions clutter up their timelines. The issue...
Twitter is working to fix an annoying duplicate bug that's cluttering timelines

John Steele's Property Caretaker Intervenes In Copyright Trolling Case, Alleging Identity Theft

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Remember the comedy routine that really was a copyright troll court hearing involving notorious copyright troll lawyer John Steele and a bunch of lawyers who all denied representing the plaintiff? We hoped that people would take that transcript and turn it into a movie, and now, apparently, we may have...
John Steele's Property Caretaker Intervenes In Copyright Trolling Case, Alleging Identity Theft
PayByGroup's new feature takes the hassle out of group ticket buying
Google Now launches for iOS, available as update to existing Search app

Orange stops overblocking GigaOM – but won’t say why

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Britain’s mobile networks have regularly come in for criticism for their habit of censoring legitimate online content. While they may have good intentions — protecting children from unsuitable content — the reality is that they’re poorly applied, leading to a phenomenon known as “overblocking” in which hundreds, or even thousands,...
Orange stops overblocking GigaOM – but won’t say why
Apple said to be prepping a ‘revolutionary’ new product that will launch this year
Google Now launches for iOS, available as update to existing Search app

Microsoft DMCA Notice 'Mistakenly' Targets BBC, Techcrunch, Wikipedia and U.S. Govt

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In recent months the number of DMCA takedown requests sent out by copyright holders has increased dramatically, and it’s starting to turn the Internet into a big mess. One of the problems is that many rightsholders use completely automated systems to inform Google and other sites of infringements. That these...
Microsoft DMCA Notice 'Mistakenly' Targets BBC, Techcrunch, Wikipedia and U.S. Govt

iOS 5.1 confirms Apple is working on a 4G LTE iPhone [video]

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The next-generation iPhone has been rumored to include an embedded LTE radio on several occasions. Until now, however, it has only been speculation and unconfirmed reports. iDownloadBlog reported on Thursday that according to code strings in iOS 5.1, the next iPhone will indeed feature 4G LTE connectivity. “Enabling 4G will end your...
iOS 5.1 confirms Apple is working on a 4G LTE iPhone [video]

Amazon's Customer Service Secret? Automatic Refunds

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Jeff Bezos detailed a few perks that keep customers coming back to the site in his letter to shareholders. In a crowded market of online streaming video, Amazon is working its way ahead with a simple customer service tool, the company's CEO, Jeff Bezos, said in a letter to...
Amazon's Customer Service Secret? Automatic Refunds
RIM is not abandoning the consumer market
How Windows 8 would look if you ported it to your coffee table [video]

Demonoid Starts Redirecting to Ads and Malware

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Demonoid is one of the world’s largest and longest standing sites that not only indexes torrents, but also operates its own tracker. Although the site has a reasonable uptime record, there have been a few occasions where it has not only gone down, but has disappeared completely. We are currently...
Demonoid Starts Redirecting to Ads and Malware

Tiny $57 PC is like the Raspberry Pi, but faster and fully open

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It would be difficult to overstate the popularity of the tiny Raspberry Pi computer that launched earlier this year, but it's just one example of a rapidly growing class of small, inexpensive, Linux-powered devices, as I've already noted on several occasions before. The Cubieboard and the UG802 are two...
Tiny $57 PC is like the Raspberry Pi, but faster and fully open
Don't call it 'Instascraper': Why you can't read 9to5Mac on Instapaper
Google's new conversational search feature is live in the latest version of Chrome

World's Biggest Indie Metal Label Calls Off The Copyright Trolls

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In recent years more than 250,000 individuals in the United States have been sued for allegedly downloading and sharing unauthorized content. But out of dozens of lawsuits, from those focusing on regular movies such as The Hurt Locker to others dabbling in the world of hardcore pornography, one stood out...
World's Biggest Indie Metal Label Calls Off The Copyright Trolls
Groupon UK told to clean up after record complaints

Intel teaches Haswell the core values of teamwork, optimism

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Sure you can make wild, individualistic boasts about having a 22nm fabrication process and three different GPUs, but that stuff counts for nothing without the magic of cooperation. The Amish know that and so does Intel, which is why its forthcoming Haswell cores will support Transactional Synchronization Extensions (TSX)...
Intel teaches Haswell the core values of teamwork, optimism
Apple device manufacturer Foxconn increases wages for workers

That Massive ‘Jews Against the Internet’ Rally This Weekend Is Not Very Press-Friendly

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Shhhh. After three weeks of getting the run-around (“Uh, I don’t know, call this number”) it seems that the rally of “Jews against the Internet” at Citi Field on May 20 is looking to exclude reporters as well as women. We asked, not The Times? The Post? The Daily News? Nope. In retrospect, we...
That Massive ‘Jews Against the Internet’ Rally This Weekend Is Not Very Press-Friendly
Improved JScramber 3 Helps JavaScript And HTML5 Developers Obfuscate Their Code

VeriSign, maintainter of net's DNS, warns it was repeatedly hacked

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VeriSign, the company that manages a key internet database for routing traffic to websites and email addresses, exposed private information after being hacked on multiple occasions in 2010, the company quietly disclosed late last year. While executives with the Reston, Virginia company said they don't believe servers that maintain...
VeriSign, maintainter of net's DNS, warns it was repeatedly hacked

Setlist plugs the Songkick gap, tapping your Rdio account to recommend live music by location

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We’ve covered Songkick on a number of occasions before, a service that scans music on your computer or smartphone and lets you know about gigs and concerts in your area based on your music taste. You can also integrate it with Spotify, Facebook, Google Music, Pandora and Last.fm if you’re...
Setlist plugs the Songkick gap, tapping your Rdio account to recommend live music by location
Samsung accused of child labor abuse at Chinese factory
How An Airbnb "Super Host" Plans To Reinvent The Online Clothing Market

A giant sucking sound: Seattle startup CEOs say Amazon is sucking up all of the tech talent in the city

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A sign outside Amazon’s HQ in Seattle shows the company’s amazing appetite for new hires. Photo: Matt Shobe It’s tough enough to do a startup, let alone when you’re competing for talent against a juggernaut like Amazon.com. I’ve heard that a lot in recent weeks, especially as the Seattle online...
A giant sucking sound: Seattle startup CEOs say Amazon is sucking up all of the tech talent in the city

Ugly Men Don't Get Clicked On

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Editor’s note: James Altucher is an investor, programmer, author, and entrepreneur. He is Managing Director of Formula Capital and has written ten books. His latest books are I Was Blind But Now I See and 40 Alternatives to College. Please  follow him on Twitter @jaltucher.  Ugly men don’t get clicked on. Every week for three years, I...
Ugly Men Don't Get Clicked On
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