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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

Samsung, Research In Motion Sued For Using Emoticons ;(

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A shell company capped off a week of patent controversy by suing two popular phone makers for including a button that lets users put a smiley face in their messages. Varia Holdings LLC filed a complaint in New York that accuses Samsung and BlackBerry maker RIM (NSDQ: RIMM) of...
Samsung, Research In Motion Sued For Using Emoticons ;(

Human Rights Group Deploys An 'Empathy Test' Captcha System To Help Sites Fend Off Trolls

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Fact: if you have a site with any amount of traffic and open comment threads, you're going to draw trolls. There's no method that's been proven to completely rid your site of trolls, though not for a lack of trying. (This one is particularly mischevious.) Various sites have tried anything...
Human Rights Group Deploys An 'Empathy Test' Captcha System To Help Sites Fend Off Trolls

Project Troglodyte: Trying To Pre-Defuse Possible Patent Trolls In Important Areas

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Three guys from Finland who have been inspired by the EFF's patent busting project have recently launched a new effort, called Project Troglodyte, which is designed to pre-vet certain patents that they fear have a high likelihood of blocking innovation thanks to trolls. We want to take the EFF's idea...
Project Troglodyte: Trying To Pre-Defuse Possible Patent Trolls In Important Areas

How To Find Facebook Messages That Facebook Is Hiding From You (FB)

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Facebook has a pretty aggressive spam filter to keep messages from creepers, and trolls from hitting your Facebook message inbox. Like any spam filter, though, it's sometimes too aggressive, and grabs messages that aren't spam. (Maybe this is old news to some of you, but for a lot of us...
How To Find Facebook Messages That Facebook Is Hiding From You (FB)

SHIELD act unveiled; bill proposes patent suit reform

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The second bill intended to quash "patent trolls" has been introduced by the sponsors of the original failed bill. Representatives Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) and Peter DeFazio (D-OR) are sponsoring the SHIELD act of 2013, which intends to create a "loser pays" system where certain patent holders will be forced to...
SHIELD act unveiled; bill proposes patent suit reform

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
Activision brings Skylanders franchise to iOS with Skylanders Cloud Patrol

After Last Week's Worm, Tumblr Goes Dark Again; Company Says Outage Is Intentional To Resolve "Network Issue"

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As you may have heard by now, this afternoon, many users have reported being unable to access their favorite mixed media blogging platform, Tumblr. The company confirmed this afternoon that this is not in fact one of the first signs of the Mayan prophesy, tweeting that the site is “currently...
After Last Week's Worm, Tumblr Goes Dark Again; Company Says Outage Is Intentional To Resolve "Network Issue"

Google’s antitrust complaint vs. Microsoft and Nokia escalates patent battle

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Google said Thursday that it has filed an antitrust complaint against Microsoft and Nokia in Europe, the latest move in a high-stakes dispute among the companies over patents. The complaint targets the sale of about 2,000 patents by Microsoft and Nokia to MOSAID Technologies, an intellectual property licensing firm that focuses...
Google’s antitrust complaint vs. Microsoft and Nokia escalates patent battle

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

Commutist podcast: iPad Mini and iMac gets skinny

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Apple is slimming down and bulking up for a combative holiday season with a new iPad Mini, iPad, iMac, Mac Mini and more. Erica Ogg was at the event and gives us the skinny on the minis and Kevin Tofel breaks away from his victory lap to give us his...
Commutist podcast: iPad Mini and iMac gets skinny

EFF Launches 'Defend Innovation' Site In An Attempt To Fix Software Patents

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The folks over at EFF have launched a new site called DefendInnovation.org that seeks to get people to speak up about fixing the patent system, specifically around software patents. It puts forth a series of key suggestions: A patent covering software should be shorter: no more than five years from...
EFF Launches 'Defend Innovation' Site In An Attempt To Fix Software Patents

Obama hopes to put an end to patent trolls with new executive orders

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Obama hopes to put an end to patent trolls with new executive orders

Is Vladimir Putin Behind An Army Of Internet Trolls?

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We noticed a number of complaints from Russian opposition figures last year who claimed to be have been targeted by bots and online trolls, seemingly run by Kremlin-sympathizers. Today, it looks like proof has arrived. Miriam Elder at the Guardian reports that Russia's Anonymous collective appear to have hacked...
Is Vladimir Putin Behind An Army Of Internet Trolls?

ITC plans new action to prevent patent trolls

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ITC plans new action to prevent patent trolls

Why tech vendors fund patent 'trolls'

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Some of the largest names in the tech industry are funding patent 'trolls,' for protection from lawsuits and for access to the patent pool....
Why tech vendors fund patent 'trolls'

Kirstie Allsopp reports Twitter trolls

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Kirstie Allsopp, the television presenter, has reported two teenage girls to the police after they sent her abusive online messages telling her to "squat on a Christmas tree"....
Kirstie Allsopp reports Twitter trolls

New Ericsson lawsuits against Samsung indirectly help Apple in fight against FRAND abuse

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Ericsson just announced that it has sued Samsung -- not for the first time in history -- over various wireless standard-essential patents (SEPs). This dispute is interesting in its own right, but the issues it raises are even more interesting in light of the SEP issues pending between Apple and...
New Ericsson lawsuits against Samsung indirectly help Apple in fight against FRAND abuse

Week in review: Craigslist creeps, Samsung Galaxy S III, and copyright trolls

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"Free babysitting": how would-be pedophiles use Craigslist—and how they get caught: Craigslist is full of outrageous and ridiculous ads. But what happens when the guy offering "free babysitting" and asking for young girls' panties isn't kidding—and when he wants to meet children in person for sex? Samsung Galaxy S...
Week in review: Craigslist creeps, Samsung Galaxy S III, and copyright trolls

Nintendo says it refuses to 'succumb to patent trolls' as it wins Maryland case

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Nintendo issued a fairly terse press release earlier today, announcing that it has prevailed in a US patent lawsuit for the "third consecutive time this year." That particular case concerned Nintendo's Wii Balance Board accessory and Wii Fit and Wii Fit Plus software, which a company called IA Labs...
Nintendo says it refuses to 'succumb to patent trolls' as it wins Maryland case

Class Action Racketeering Lawsuit Filed Against Copyright Trolling Porn Companies

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The latest news in the world of copyright-trolling porn companies is that one of the people that the porn world tried to shake down with a trolling attempt has hit back with a racketeering lawsuit, which she's trying to turn into a class action. The woman, Jennifer Barker, received a...
Class Action Racketeering Lawsuit Filed Against Copyright Trolling Porn Companies

Obama Targets Patent Trolls with Proposed Legislative Changes

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President Obama has today announced a set of executive actions directed at cracking down on patent-holding firms that interfere with competition and abuse the patent system, reports The Wall Street Journal. Many technology companies, such as Apple, have dealt with multiple lawsuits from so-called "patent trolls," which aim to make money...
Obama Targets Patent Trolls with Proposed Legislative Changes

LG trolls elevator passengers to show off how 'lifelike' its new IPS monitors are [Video]

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For technology manufacturers, there’s no better way of showing off what your new product can do than deploying it in a real-world environment, where people can see for themselves. To show off its new IPS monitors, LG combined nine of its displays, arranged them in a three-by-three grid, and fix...
LG trolls elevator passengers to show off how 'lifelike' its new IPS monitors are [Video]

Cisco's John Chambers To IT Industry: Stop Suing Each Other! (CSCO)

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Cisco's John Chambers wagged his finger today at Apple, Samsung, Microsoft and other IT companies running amok with patent lawsuits and told them they need to cut it out. "IT companies should not be suing peers," he said during an onstage interview at the Gartner Symposium conference taking place in...
Cisco's John Chambers To IT Industry: Stop Suing Each Other! (CSCO)

Want More Jobs? Get Rid Of The Patent Trolls

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Last fall, after years and years of bickering and fighting, Congress and the President finally got together to pass what they called a "patent reform" bill. While the bill made a few changes to how the patent system works, it almost completely ignored the issue of patent trolling or just...
Want More Jobs? Get Rid Of The Patent Trolls

Holocaust History Preserver Shoah Foundation's Patents Being Used To Sue Google, Facebook, Hulu, Netflix, Amazon

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The Shoah Foundation is the very famous organization put together initially by Stephen Spielberg in the 1990s to interview and record video histories of the Holocaust before those who lived through it -- either as survivors or witnesses -- died off. Most people recognize that this was a tremendously important...
Holocaust History Preserver Shoah Foundation's Patents Being Used To Sue Google, Facebook, Hulu, Netflix, Amazon

Globe and Mail Trolls Internet with Editorial Supporting Aaron Swartz Prosecution

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Since the death of Aaron Swartz, there’s been an outpouring of anger directed at the Carmen Ortiz and Stephen Heymann, the federal prosecutors whose aggressive case against Mr. Swartz is widely believed to have led the Internet pioneer to take his own life. On the other hand, supporters of the...
Globe and Mail Trolls Internet with Editorial Supporting Aaron Swartz Prosecution

Q&A: Who are the internet trolls?

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The facts behind the UK's proposed crackdown on defamatory comments...
Q&A: Who are the internet trolls?

What Internet Trolls Thought of Last Night's Debate

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From "Obummer" to "Robme," the insults were out in full form for the final showdown....
What Internet Trolls Thought of Last Night's Debate
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