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Ars readers react: Of Daleks and porn trolls

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CORSIWORLD Porn trolls, 3D printed handguns, and complicated Arduino projects all hit the front page this week. Let's start with a feature from Joe Mullin, who sat down with porn troll John Steele for a 90 minute interview. Ars has covered the Prenda saga in-depth over the past several months, but for...
Ars readers react: Of Daleks and porn trolls

Commenters, We Want You Back

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UPDATE: Hold tight. Launch bugs. It was early 2011 and TechCrunch’s comment section was overrun with trolls. Bullies and asshats were drowning out our smart commenters. We hated our commenters because, well, they hated us. So we rolled out Facebook Comments in an attempt to silence the trolls — by removing...
Commenters, We Want You Back

'Attribution' Troll On Press Inc. Now 50% Less 'Troll-like!' Also: NOT Yelling At People Sells More Books!

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Late last week, we brought to you the epic (if in length only) story of an "attribution" troll going by the name of On Press Inc., which patrolled Twitter, hounding people into properly attributing a Shaun Shane poem using inhuman persistence and a grab bag of legal terminology. As could...
'Attribution' Troll On Press Inc. Now 50% Less 'Troll-like!' Also: NOT Yelling At People Sells More Books!

NY Times Takes On Our Broken Patent System

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Well, this is nice to see. Charles Duhigg and Steve Lohr at the NY Times have a nice long piece highlighting just how broken the patent system is today. It kicks off with an anecdote of the type of story we hear about all the time: where a startup innovator...
NY Times Takes On Our Broken Patent System

Wrath About the Math of Khan: Puncturing Khan Academy's Hype Balloon

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  Don’t get struck by lightning when hanging with Bill Gates. (Photo: jurvetson) This Mystery Science Theater 3000 troll of Sal Khan’s Khan Academy videos, posted in June, was the beginning of an inevitable backlash against Khan Academy videos and the breathless hype about Khan’s abilities as an instructor. Educators are beginning to...
Wrath About the Math of Khan: Puncturing Khan Academy's Hype Balloon

Copyright Troll Malibu Media Demands Comcast Tell It What Content Subscribers Accessed Online

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Remember Malibu Media? That's the copyright troll that has run into some trouble with some of its lawsuits lately and may be in for even more trouble. In November, we noted that they had very aggressively tried to argue that Verizon should shut up and hand over private info on...
Copyright Troll Malibu Media Demands Comcast Tell It What Content Subscribers Accessed Online

Brandywine Communications sues Apple over mobile voicemail

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A patent holding company that fits the description of a patent troll has filed a lawsuit against Apple's iPhone and iPad, claiming that the company's implementation of voicemail violates two "multimedia voicemail" patents that originally belonged to a Florida modem maker called Paradyne, GigaOM reports. The patent refers to the...
Brandywine Communications sues Apple over mobile voicemail

The BBC confronts an Internet troll on national TV

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You know them, maybe you’re even one of them. They’re the scumbag lowlifes of the Internet. They are the trolls. Typically hiding behind a mask of supposed anonymity, those who practice Internet harassment are often seen as the neckbeard basement-dwellers of the world. But maybe they’re every bit as scummy...
The BBC confronts an Internet troll on national TV

Patent Troll vs. Foursquare: Checkin App Sued Over GPS Technology

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U mad? (Photo: Wikipedia) Oh good, the patent trolls are at it again. There’s something remarkably sinister about shell companies whose raison d’être is to mess with people actually working to innovate and build cool things. Silver State Intellectual Technologies, a shell company based in Las Vegas, is no exception....
Patent Troll vs. Foursquare: Checkin App Sued Over GPS Technology

Professional Boxer Gets Trolled On Twitter, Shows Up At Guy's House

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Sadly, for my purposes at least, internet trolls aren't always as entertaining as the antics of On press Inc. In fact, often times childish and uncreative trolling can produce some really unfortunate results. In particular, I'm recalling the twitter troll whose efforts culminated in a SWAT team and TV...
Professional Boxer Gets Trolled On Twitter, Shows Up At Guy's House

Oracle sues Lodsys, attempts to invalidate patents

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Texas-based shell company Lodsys has often been accused of being a patent troll for its various attempts to take legal action against app developers and companies it claims use its technologies. Most notably, the company last year attempted to get iOS and Android developers to pay royalities over in-app purchasing...
Oracle sues Lodsys, attempts to invalidate patents
Nest officially answers patent lawsuit: 'Honeywell is worse than a troll'

Watch Reddit's Biggest Troll Defend Himself

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Michael Brutsch, a 49-year-old man who posted on Reddit under the name Violentacrez until Gawker's Adrian Chen outed him, went on Anderson Cooper 360 to defend himself on camera for the first time. Brutsch's Reddit persona became famous for creating offensive subreddits, most notably r/jailbait. It was Brutsch's masterwork,...
Watch Reddit's Biggest Troll Defend Himself
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Honeywell Fires Back At Nest In Patent Infringement Case, Denies All Accusations

Twitter withholds information from the NYPD after troll threatens Aurora copycat murder

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An anonymous Twitter user has been tweeting death threats on the platform since May, and now after a series of warnings, including an Aurora-style massacre, NY Mag reports that Twitter has decided to withhold information from the NYPD to protect the user’s privacy. @shannamartella like i said you on my...
Twitter withholds information from the NYPD after troll threatens Aurora copycat murder

Microsoft trolls anti-Internet Explorer trolls in new IE10 ad [video]

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Having lost its spot for having the world’s most popular Internet browser, Microsoft’s (MSFT) Internet Explorer is now clawing its way back up as Google’s (GOOG) Chrome continues become the browser of choice. In a rather risky move, Microsoft has launched a new video ad featuring an online troll who...
Microsoft trolls anti-Internet Explorer trolls in new IE10 ad [video]

Copyright Troll Causes Chaos By Suing Fans Without Band’s Permission

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Copyright Troll Causes Chaos By Suing Fans Without Band’s Permission

AOL's Patents Are Only Worth $290 Million, Says Firm

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The ~800 patents that AOL's trying to sell are worth about $290 million, reports the New York post, citing patent advisory firm M-Cam. That's not nothing, but it's also a far cry from the $1 billion that some AOL shareholders were hoping for. To put the number in perspective,...
AOL's Patents Are Only Worth $290 Million, Says Firm

An Open Invitation: How One Startup Is Looking to Change Angel Investing

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So you want to invest in startups, but you either don’t have enough capital lying around or you don’t want to allocate all of your capital to one startup. After all, you’re wealthy, but you’re not wealthy enough that you won’t notice that the money is gone. MicroVentures is...
An Open Invitation: How One Startup Is Looking to Change Angel Investing

Microsoft blasts IE haters with ironic IE hate site

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An Internet troll sits in a dark room lit by the glow of lava lamps and multiple monitors and feverishly types rants against Microsoft's latest version of Internet Explorer. "IE sucks," he tweets with a smirk on his face. But this troll, ironically, is an actor playing the role...
Microsoft blasts IE haters with ironic IE hate site

Copyright Troll Malibu Media Seeking 'Six Strikes' Info From Verizon In Lawsuit

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One of the many complaints about the "six strikes" Copyright Alert System (CAS) in the US is the fact that while it doesn't directly lead to litigation, there is nothing in the agreement that prevents copyright holders from seeking out and using information from the six strikes system in copyright...
Copyright Troll Malibu Media Seeking 'Six Strikes' Info From Verizon In Lawsuit
Rackspace sues "most notorious patent troll in America"

Reddit, Trolling, Doxxing, Free Speech & Anonymity: Whoo Boy, Is This Stuff Complicated

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In case you haven't been following last week's big controversy on Reddit, there are a number of debates going on about a variety of topics, concerning free speech, trolling, anonymity and more. The very short version is as follows: there had been some (quite reasonable and understandable) concern about the...
Reddit, Trolling, Doxxing, Free Speech & Anonymity: Whoo Boy, Is This Stuff Complicated

New York Times tangles with patent trolls

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Patent trolls — shell firms that don’t produce anything but instead amass patents in order to sue real companies — have long been tormenting the technology sector. Now, they are coming for media companies and one famous newspaper is fighting back. The New York Times Co. is engaged in a...
New York Times tangles with patent trolls

London Olympics 2012: Tom Daley exposes Twitter troll

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Tom Daley has exposed a teenage "troll" who accused him of letting down his late father by missing out on an Olympic medal....
London Olympics 2012: Tom Daley exposes Twitter troll

Vermont sues patent troll over small business shakedowns

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Well, this is good news. The state of Vermont has decided to join private companies like Twitter in taking the fight to patent trolls — shell companies that don’t do anything except use old patents to extort businesses into paying licenses for common technology. In a complaint filed in Vermont’s...
Vermont sues patent troll over small business shakedowns

Rackspace Sues Famed Patent Troll For Breach Of Contract

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Well, well. Rackspace, who has been successfully fighting back against a bunch of patent trolls lately, is fighting back again, and this time they're taking on one of the more notorious patent trolls out there: Erich Spangenberg. Rackspace explains a bunch of the details on their site, though it helps...
Rackspace Sues Famed Patent Troll For Breach Of Contract

Copyright Troll Submits Entire Filing About How 'Radical, Quasi-Anarchist' EFF Should Be Blocked From Participating In Case

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While not everyone agrees with the EFF's position on various issues, the group is still pretty widely respected in legal circles. So it seems a bit odd that a copyright troll has apparently decided to spend an entire filing trying to block the EFF from filing an amicus brief ("friend...
Copyright Troll Submits Entire Filing About How 'Radical, Quasi-Anarchist' EFF Should Be Blocked From Participating In Case

RT @pvponline: You are part if the rebel alliance and a Troll. http://yfrog.com/0ncewj

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RT @pvponline: You are part if the rebel alliance and a Troll. http://yfrog.com/0ncewj
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