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Ex-MTV Executive A Suspect In Promo and Piracy Case

torrentfreak.com
“On Monday, a federal court of appeals in Seattle will consider whether it is legal to resell ‘promo CDs’. You’ve seen them, the CDs mailed out for free by record labels to industry insiders, reviewers, and radio stations, each bearing the label ‘promotional use only, not for resale’,” writes the...
Ex-MTV Executive A Suspect In Promo and Piracy Case

Notorious UK cyber criminal allowed into prison IT class, predictably causes chaos

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Nicholas Webber's rap sheet should have instantly disqualified him from joining an IT class at HMP Isis prison in South London. Yet somehow Webber, whose GhostMarket online forum was a haven to hackers, virus assemblers, and identity thieves, managed to join the course without a problem. The 21-year-old is...
Notorious UK cyber criminal allowed into prison IT class, predictably causes chaos

Grant Shapps founded company selling software that breaches Google code

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TrafficPaymaster, sold by housing minister's wife's firm, generates revenue for sites using search engine's AdSenseGrant Shapps, the housing minister tipped for promotion to the cabinet this week, founded a family business selling software that increases a website's advertising revenue by breaching Google's code of practice.The $497 (£313) software package, called...
Grant Shapps founded company selling software that breaches Google code

CrowdGather Buys FreeForums.org For $1 Million

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CrowdGather, which owns a network of community forums, is buying up FreeForums.org, for $1 million in cash and stock (An SEC filing shows that FreeForums’ owner, Phil Santoro, is getting $600,000 in cash as well as $400,000 in CrowdGather stock). The three-year-old site—which claims to have the “largest community...
CrowdGather Buys FreeForums.org For $1 Million

Companies are on the hunt for superfans

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Firms from LEGO to Sephora are co-opting their most ardent fans for their own purposes. By Kurt Wagner, reporter FORTUNE -- On Sephora's Beauty Talk community, an online forum for fans of the company's makeup and skincare products, katie1724 is a "Hall of Famer." With more than 4,400 hearts (the...
Companies are on the hunt for superfans

Instead Of Facebook, This New Yorker Writer Would Prefer A Wasteland Of Lolcats, Porn, And Pyramid Schemes

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Steve Coll, Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter, published a piece in the New Yorker today explaining why he recently deactivated his Facebook account. Coll's calls Facebook "a profit-motivated political and public forum" in which "what speech is permitted or banned is determined largely by Facebook's terms of service." Facebook executives write those...
Instead Of Facebook, This New Yorker Writer Would Prefer A Wasteland Of Lolcats, Porn, And Pyramid Schemes

How to clean up your business's online reputation

www.pcworld.com
Keeping tabs on your company's online reputation is one thing. But angry customers trash-talking your business can sabotage your good name overnight. It's no easy task to minimize the damage done from the Web equivalent of the slam book. The following tried-and-true tactics can help you get public opinion of...
How to clean up your business's online reputation

The Wireless World According to Apple Co-Founder Steve Woz

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Steve Wozniak chatted about the company he founded, Apple, and a number of mobile-phone topics on an online forum. Here are the highlights....
The Wireless World According to Apple Co-Founder Steve Woz

EFF Goes To Bat For Reddit's Gay Gamers; Files Petition To Cancel Bogus 'Gaymer' Trademark

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If you're going to send out a cease-and-desist based on a dubious trademark, one of the worst places you could send it is Reddit. Nothing stirs up this site more than a direct attack on one of its communities. What might have once seemed like a slam dunk suddenly becomes...
EFF Goes To Bat For Reddit's Gay Gamers; Files Petition To Cancel Bogus 'Gaymer' Trademark
Leaked photos of the LG Nexus crop up

REVEALED: How The Samwer Brothers Made Billions Cloning Facebook, Groupon, And Other US Internet Startups

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The Billion-Dollar Idea came to Arne Bleckwenn suddenly and all at once: What if travelers could use the Internet to book rooms in apartments just as easily as they could book rooms in hotels? What if there were a website that let people anywhere in the world rent out an...
REVEALED: How The Samwer Brothers Made Billions Cloning Facebook, Groupon, And Other US Internet Startups

There's A Problem With Your Samsung Galaxy Phone

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Samsung acknowledged a vulnerability in its popular Galaxy S III and Galaxy Note II phones that could allow someone to write a malicious app and gain access to your device.  The vulnerability was first discovered on XDA, an online forum for developers. The flaw allows someone to get access to...
There's A Problem With Your Samsung Galaxy Phone
The revolutionary new Branch, the anti-Twitter from Twitter is ... an online forum
Dept. of Homeland Security freezes accounts between Dwolla and bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox

Revenge porn site founder loses $250k defamation suit

arstechnica.com
Attorney Marc Randazza hasn't been quiet about his hatred for so-called revenge porn sites. The copyright and First Amendment lawyer blogged last year that entities like IsAnybodyDown (or the now defunct IsAnyoneUp) frustrated him to the point where he'd represent victims pro bono. "I want to hurt them bad,"...
Revenge porn site founder loses $250k defamation suit

Experts Remain Skittish On Bitcoin As Prices Continue To Rise

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[Editor's note: Bitcoin prices are currently at $158] Some call it the most famous pizza purchase in history: In May 2010, a programmer called Laszlo asked an online forum if anyone would buy him a couple of pies in exchange for 10,000 Bitcoins, an experimental online currency launched in 2009....
Experts Remain Skittish On Bitcoin As Prices Continue To Rise

4chan founder sics lawyers on startup for using the name "moot"

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A lawyer for Christopher Poole, the founder of the popular online forum 4chan, has sent a letter to the startup firm moot.it asking it to change its name. Poole has gone by the nickname "moot" since 2003, and his lawyer argues that gives him a legal claim to be the...
4chan founder sics lawyers on startup for using the name "moot"
People Are Complaining That Google's New Search App Is Killing Their iPhone Battery (GOOG, AAPL)

Ready, Set, Download the Universe

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Download the Universe brings together 15 of the Internet's top science folks in an online forum that guides readers through the vast world of digital science ebooks, texts and apps. It was born last month, after a group of writers and scientists had started gathering at Science Online to discuss...
Ready, Set, Download the Universe

Author Explains The Joy Of Helping Russian 'Pirate' Translate His Book

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It was about five years ago that we first wrote about best selling author Paulo Coelho revealing that he was eagerly helping create pirate foreign translations of his books, and noting that sales of legitimate copies always seemed to increase whenever he did this -- initially pretending to be someone...
Author Explains The Joy Of Helping Russian 'Pirate' Translate His Book

Obama's H-1B answer in forum may haunt him

www.computerworld.com
Until President Barack Obama responded to a question about H-1B visas during an online forum last week, the administration had said little about the controversial program....
Obama's H-1B answer in forum may haunt him

Online Android Forum Hacked, User Data Accessed

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Android Forums, an online forum for Android users, was the target of a hacker attack which could have led to user information including passwords getting......
Online Android Forum Hacked, User Data Accessed
7 reasons you can't take social networks for granted

Instead Of Facebook, This New Yorker Writer Would Prefer A Wasteland Of Lolcats, Porn, And Pyramid Schemes

www.newyorker.com
Steve Coll, Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter, published a piece in the New Yorker today explaining why he recently deactivated his Facebook account. Coll's calls Facebook "a profit-motivated political and public forum" in which "what speech is permitted or banned is determined largely by Facebook's terms of service." Facebook executives write those...
Instead Of Facebook, This New Yorker Writer Would Prefer A Wasteland Of Lolcats, Porn, And Pyramid Schemes

Author Explains The Joy Of Helping Russian 'Pirate' Translate His Book

www.techdirt.com
It was about five years ago that we first wrote about best selling author Paulo Coelho revealing that he was eagerly helping create pirate foreign translations of his books, and noting that sales of legitimate copies always seemed to increase whenever he did this -- initially pretending to be someone...
Author Explains The Joy Of Helping Russian 'Pirate' Translate His Book

China’s Sina Weibo is testing a Web forum to diversify its microblog service and rival Baidu

thenextweb.com
China’s Sina Weibo is continuing to investigate opportunities to diversify its Twitter-like with the closed beta launch of its own bullet board service (BBS), ‘Weiba’. The site, which is available to a closed set of users, including a number of celebrities and other high-profile users, can be found at weiba.weibo.com. Those not...
China’s Sina Weibo is testing a Web forum to diversify its microblog service and rival Baidu
At EVE Fanfest, players celebrate a different world

A $17 Million Round We All Missed

pandodaily.com
Most start-up founders would bend over backwards for coverage.  So I was a bit surprised when a former NCAA championship gymnast raised $17 million in funding late last year, not only didn’t do cartwheels, he kept it a secret–until now. “It didn’t make sense for us to be distracted with...
A $17 Million Round We All Missed

Google vies for tech 'moonshots' with 'Solve for X' initiative

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The search giant has launched an online forum for folks to listen to some of the world's smartest people discuss breakthrough ideas that "live in the gray area between audacious projects and pure science fiction."...
Google vies for tech 'moonshots' with 'Solve for X' initiative

Printer bomb malware wastes reams of paper, sparks pandemonium

arstechnica.com
A recently unleashed piece of malware is wreaking havoc in some enterprises by causing all their printers to print gibberish until they run out of paper, researchers from Symantec said. "The impact is global and effecting approximately 80 print servers," an admin of one Fortune 500 company wrote in an...
Printer bomb malware wastes reams of paper, sparks pandemonium
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