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Dating AKB48: the J-pop cult banned from falling in love

Samsung, Apple Both Come Away Losers In South Korean Patent Trial

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While nine jurors in California attempt to turn days worth of allegations and testimony into a binding legal verdict, the Apple/Samsung patent fiasco finally came to a head in Samsung’s native South Korea. According to the Wall Street Journal, both companies took a licking when it came to a verdict...
Samsung, Apple Both Come Away Losers In South Korean Patent Trial

‘Walking Around Naked On The Internet’: McAfee Says 17% Of PCs Globally Lack Malware Protection

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Some eye-opening stats out today from McAfee, the Intel-owned IT security company: a study of 28 million computers in 24 countries has found that 17 percent of all PCs do not have any form of security at all on them against viruses, worms, spyware and other Internet malware – a transgression...
‘Walking Around Naked On The Internet’: McAfee Says 17% Of PCs Globally Lack Malware Protection

Path co-founder Dave Morin got spanked by Tim Cook for uploading iPhone users’ addressbooks

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Ouch!  ..it was a violation of Apple’s rules. An engineer in Singapore revealed the transgression on his blog in February, and Path co-founder Dave Morin got hauled into Apple’s headquarters to be grilled by Chief Executive Officer Tim Cook and other executives, according to people familiar with the meeting but...
Path co-founder Dave Morin got spanked by Tim Cook for uploading iPhone users’ addressbooks

Slow-Played Benchslap Order Just Keeps Getting Better

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Cross-posted from There are two schools of thought on drafting a benchslap. One method involves laying out the most egregious behavior of the target right up front to set the tone for the scathing punishment to follow. The other, subtler method involves slow-playing the transgressions in a glorious crescendo...
Slow-Played Benchslap Order Just Keeps Getting Better

Google, FTC Approach $22.5 Million Settlement For Safari Privacy Violation

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News updates all day from Fast CompanyGoogle and the FTC are converging on a settlement over Google's user tracking and privacy violation via Apple's Safari browser. Earlier this year, Google was caught out by installing cookies in the browser that tracked users circumventing user-adjustable browser settings designed to disable tracking....
Google, FTC Approach $22.5 Million Settlement For Safari Privacy Violation

Amazon Wipes Customer's Account, Deletes All Ebooks, Says 'Find A New Retailer' When She Asks Why

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Techdirt has been warning people for several years that they don't really own the ebooks they have on their Amazon Kindles. The most famous demonstration of this was the sudden disappearance of ebook versions of George Orwell's 1984 and Animal Farm (you can't make this stuff up.) But that's nothing...
Amazon Wipes Customer's Account, Deletes All Ebooks, Says 'Find A New Retailer' When She Asks Why

Bunch of phonies: study looks at politicians' fake Twitter followers

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Politicians take pride in social media savvy but a new study shows that their techno-bravado may be misplaced. In the case of Twitter, the study shows that around 40% of the “people” following Congress are fake and inactive accounts. The findings come at a time when researchers are scrutinizing the...
Bunch of phonies: study looks at politicians' fake Twitter followers

No, Folks, File Sharing is Not a Religion

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The U.S. Constitution, enacted in 1787, guarantees freedom of religion for its citizens. Sweden's Constitution Act, passed in 1974, grants the same freedom, but having been ratified in the electronic age, explicitly extends the right to express that freedom in "transmissions" and "recordings." Now a Swedish group is trying...
No, Folks, File Sharing is Not a Religion

Ill Manors just wants a little respect for our gangsters

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Plan B's film is not a searing social commentary about our mean streets, but a gangster movie that celebrates humanityThe tagline of Ill Manors stakes a claim to searing social commentary. "We are all products of our environment," it asserts. This seems to suggest that the film's grim happenings will...
Ill Manors just wants a little respect for our gangsters

Judge Rules Against Man Who Claimed Harassment Over Embarrassing Facebook Photo

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One of the first rules of public relations is "never be photographed with a drink in your hand," but now, in the Facebook age, it may simply be "never be photographed." A judge ruled that people can't sue for harassment simply because someone posts an unflattering photo of them on...
Judge Rules Against Man Who Claimed Harassment Over Embarrassing Facebook Photo

Amazon Wipes Customer's Account, Locks All Ebooks, Says 'Find A New Retailer' When She Asks Why

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Techdirt has been warning people for several years that they don't really own the ebooks they have on their Amazon Kindles. The most famous demonstration of this was the sudden disappearance of ebook versions of George Orwell's 1984 and Animal Farm (you can't make this stuff up.) But that's nothing...
Amazon Wipes Customer's Account, Locks All Ebooks, Says 'Find A New Retailer' When She Asks Why

Path Settles With FTC Over Privacy Row, Will Pay $800K And Establish New Privacy Program Including Outside Audits

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Path’s 2012 included a major hiccup when it was discovered in February last year that the app uploaded user address books in their entirety to its servers. The company quickly responded by deleting the data and apologizing for the transgression, but the damage was done: The FTC levied charges against the startup, and today...
Path Settles With FTC Over Privacy Row, Will Pay $800K And Establish New Privacy Program Including Outside Audits

Bieber fan abuse: Artist Arena settles for $1M with FTC for illegally collecting data from children

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The Federal Trade Comission (FTC) today announced that Artist Arena, which runs celebrity sites for fans of Justin Bieber, Rihanna, Demi Lovato, and Selena Gomez, has agreed to settle for $1 million. What was the transgression? The FTC charged that Artist Arena violated the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA)...
Bieber fan abuse: Artist Arena settles for $1M with FTC for illegally collecting data from children

Conversion kit lets you push your RAZR to the Maxx for $110

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Let's pretend you went ahead and purchased a shiny new Motorola RAZR this past November. Now, just for the sake of argument, let's say Motorola -- only months later -- released a new version of that handset with a battery that had some pundits asking, 'where has this phone...
Conversion kit lets you push your RAZR to the Maxx for $110

Yahoos Respond To CEO's Explanation: "We've All Lost Trust In Him. Period." (YHOO)

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Yesterday, Yahoo CEO Scott Thompson began explaining to employees why, for years, his public bio said he had a degree in computer science when in fact he does not. He said that he hasn't used a resume in years, and that the false information probably got on his bio after...
Yahoos Respond To CEO's Explanation: "We've All Lost Trust In Him. Period." (YHOO)
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