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RealNetworks will refund $2 million for not-so-free trial offers

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By Herb Weisbaum, The ConsumerManOver the past seven years, more than 500 people complained to authorities and the Better Business Bureau about “odd charges” from RealNetworks: bills for monthly subscriptions for premium television, sports or game content they never ordered. Thursday RealNetworks settled charges of “unfair and deceptive” business practices brought by Washington...
RealNetworks will refund $2 million for not-so-free trial offers

The Philippines' Awful New 'Cybercrime' Law Put On Hold -- For Now

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Last week Tim Cushing wrote about the hugely-worrying new "cybercrime" law passed in the Philippines that seemed likely to criminalize all kinds of everyday online activities. As an article on Radio Australia's site reports, the Philippines' highest court has now stepped in after being petitioned to block the legislation: The...
The Philippines' Awful New 'Cybercrime' Law Put On Hold -- For Now

Bringing Down The Mexican Mafia: How Hackers Stopped A $93 Million Fraud

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Editor’s note: Maria Rocio Paniagua currently works at Flit, a PR firm that helps products, projects and events launch in Mexico. Follow her on Twitter @lachinous. “When the geeks go marching in, good stuff can happen, but if everyone joins in, real change can take place.” That’s what the hackers and team behind Codeando...
Bringing Down The Mexican Mafia: How Hackers Stopped A $93 Million Fraud

Could crowdsourcing be a better way to make legislation?

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Crowdsourcing has proven to be a pretty good way to accomplish things that require a lot of input from different people, including the creation of encyclopedias and the financing of personal projects such as movies and comic books. But could it be used to create legislation as well? A...
Could crowdsourcing be a better way to make legislation?
Will Instagram's New Advertising Policy Yield an Exodus of Celebs?

Jimmy Wales rallies Britain over TVShack extradition

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Wikipedia co-founder Jimmy Wales is spearheading a fresh attempt to block the extradition of a British student to the United States over copyright infringement charges. Richard O’Dwyer was arrested and bailed in 2010 for being the owner and operator of TVShack, a “resource site” which allowed people to search for...
Jimmy Wales rallies Britain over TVShack extradition

Sales growth outpacing audience growth at world's biggest online newspaper

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Last week, Mail Online – which overtook NYTimes.com’s readership in December – hailed passing the 100 million monthly uniques milestone. On Tuesday, its publisher DMGT said digital revenue in its Associated Newspapers division, which contains MailOnline and Metro.co.uk, grew 72 percent in the last 11 months. That is against the...
Sales growth outpacing audience growth at world's biggest online newspaper
'Anonymous' hackers realize intellectual property rules may have value after all [video]

Tory MP causes outrage over claims that first-class travel ban is 'infuriating' | Politics | guardian.co.uk

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Tory MP causes outrage over claims that first-class travel ban is 'infuriating' | Politics | guardian.co.uk

Wait a minute, are sock puppets really that bad?

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The outing of best-selling authors Stephen Leather and RJ Ellory for their use of sock puppets to boost their own reviews on Amazon has generated a storm of controversy, personal apologies — and even organized protests from writers who hate the idea that somebody would unfairly boost their own rankings....
Wait a minute, are sock puppets really that bad?

Redditors Revolt After CEO Yishan Wong Posts Link to 9gag

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(Screencap: Facebook) Some waved virtual pitchforks and some wept into each other's bosoms as Reddit users gathered in the town square (a.k.a. the Reddit front page) to voice their outrage at CEO Yishan Wong, who committed the ultimate act of betrayal directly in public view. Today, in the wee hours...
Redditors Revolt After CEO Yishan Wong Posts Link to 9gag

Craigslist Is Trying to Squash The Best Apartment-Finding App Out There

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PadMapper is one of the best ways to find an apartment in a city. It pulls data from a bunch of listing sites — including Craiglist — to populate a Google Map with available apartments. It's much easier to use than a text-based site like Craigslist, and it points its...
Craigslist Is Trying to Squash The Best Apartment-Finding App Out There

Outlook.com users report missing emails following transition to the new webmail product

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As early as the middle of October, new users of Outlook.com who switched to the product from other webmail providers were reported account access issues, and missing emails. TNW did not take note of the issue until today, when a report on the sharp Neowin brought the issue to our...
Outlook.com users report missing emails following transition to the new webmail product
Anatomy of a leak: how iPhones spill the ID of networks they access

Developers take to Twitter to vent frustrations with Twitter

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Developers have been working since June to figure out what a Twitter API restriction could look like. Now, with clearer guidelines, the floodgates have opened, and with Twitter’s announcement on Thursday afternoon came a deluge of reactions to the news. And of course, developers posted their reactions to Twitter. Here...
Developers take to Twitter to vent frustrations with Twitter

Not Being Evil Has To Be More Than A Marketing Slogan.

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Google’s Matt Cutts takes issue with my post yesterday expressing mild outrage that Facebook puts its application developers in a position of having to choose between “user experience” and “monetization.” I called that choice the “Evil Dial” – more evil, more money, and Facebook gets their cut because all of...
Not Being Evil Has To Be More Than A Marketing Slogan.

The Qassam Cyber Fighters Send Holiday Greetings With Renewed DDoS Attacks On Banks

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Wells Fargo, hit by al-Qassam Cyber Fighters DDoS attacks. Denial of Service elves Izz ad-Din al-Qassam Cyber Fighters issued a new statement Tuesday and apparently renewed DDoS attacks on American bank websites. In a brief Pastebin post the hackers–who claim they are mainly motivated by outrage over the anti-Muslim video, Innocence of...
The Qassam Cyber Fighters Send Holiday Greetings With Renewed DDoS Attacks On Banks

Internet Buys Bus Monitor A Vacation After She's Viciously Abused By Kids

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After a video of a middle school students attacking 68-year-old bus monitor went viral on Reddit, the site's community raised more than $48,000 to send her on a "vacation of a lifetime." This isn't the first time that outrage over a relatively unknown event has snowballed into a major...
Internet Buys Bus Monitor A Vacation After She's Viciously Abused By Kids

Will Wright Says SimCity Launch Was 'Inexcusable'

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While we recently discussed how EA's silence has managed to push the backlash over the SimCity launch debacle into the background, anyone at all familiar with the story realizes what a complete botch it was. The initial backlash was bad enough, but it was made all the worse when...
Will Wright Says SimCity Launch Was 'Inexcusable'

French Jewish Students Union demands Twitter hand over identities of those behind anti-Semitic tweets

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French Jewish Students Union UEJF has filed summons against Twitter, asking the startup to hand over identities of users who posted anti-Semitic and racist tweets last October, France Info reports. As you may remember, user-generated hashtag #unbonjuif (#agoodJew in French) had generated a flurry of tweets that could be qualified as...
French Jewish Students Union demands Twitter hand over identities of those behind anti-Semitic tweets

Google Reader is dead

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Google is cleaning house. On Wednesday the company announced plans to purge Google Reader, Google Cloud Connect, CalDAV API, Snapseed's desktop versions for Mac and Windows, and a handful of other products and services as part of an effort to focus on its core products. Google Reader will shutter July...
Google Reader is dead

JOTMAN: Outrage over CNN report on WikiLeaks video by Wolf Blitzer

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JOTMAN: Outrage over CNN report on WikiLeaks video by Wolf Blitzer
The outrage and sadness of Google Reader's demise
No, Instagram can't sell your photos -- what the new terms of service really mean

Google Fanboys Furious Over Apple Getting The Nexus Phone Banned, Flock To Google+ And Start A #Boycottapple Trend (GOOG, AAPL)

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Maybe this will put to bed the idea that Google+ is a ghost town. After Apple won an injunction against the Nexus phone for violation of a search patent, Android fans took to Google+ to express their outrage. The topic #boycottapple was trending this weekend. The #boycottapple posts are still...
Google Fanboys Furious Over Apple Getting The Nexus Phone Banned, Flock To Google+ And Start A #Boycottapple Trend (GOOG, AAPL)
Why RSS still matters

Forensics and Facebook: How Cernam Plans to Collect Social Network Evidence

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There's been a bit of a firestorm lately over employers seeking Facebook passwords. Despite the outrage, employers occasionally have a legitimate need for access to documents in their employees' social network and online service accounts. Cernam, a company that specializes in digital investigations, is looking to help employers dive into...
Forensics and Facebook: How Cernam Plans to Collect Social Network Evidence

Glenn Beck Rallies Troops For Revolution Against TV

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Glenn Beck still rails against his usual enemies, from the “hardcore socialist left” to “extreme Islam.” Now there is a new target: mainstream television. After parting company with Fox News last year, Mr. Beck took his message of outrage and self-reliance online. He launched an Internet video network called GBTV,...
Glenn Beck Rallies Troops For Revolution Against TV

Censoring of Tweets Sets Off #Outrage

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Twitter's announcement that it would agree to block certain messages in countries where they were deemed illegal prompted outcry, argument and even calls for a boycott....
Censoring of Tweets Sets Off #Outrage

No more free lunches

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For some this will be a shock, for others this will be an outrage, for still others this will be a ‘good for you dude’ move.As of the very near future, AccMan is transitioning to a paid for subscription model. Now…before you all go nuts and start shouting and...
No more free lunches
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