Just three days after filmmaker Simon Klose started a fundraiser to complete his upcoming Pirate Bay documentary, the seed funding goal of $25,000 has already been reached. The Pirate audience has been extremely generous, with a full 27 days left the counter currently sits at $28,099.
Archive for August, 2010
A Rose Is A Rose Is A Rose… Until Police See It On CCTV, Say It’s A Knife & Throw You In Jail For 3 MonthsPosted: 2010/08/31 in Education / Awareness
And you need a credit card to register to get the ‘free’ trial.
Compromised Twitter accounts have been used to post links to an exploit portal that poses as a download site for an update to TweetDeck, the popular micro-blogging client software package.
Eagles drummer and singer Don Henley says he can’t possibly keep up with monitoring every user-upload and P2P site for copies of his music; sending takedown requests would be a full-time job. The RIAA and MPAA couldn’t agree more.
More than $600,000 has been stolen electronically from a Bankers Trust account belonging to the Catholic Diocese of Des Moines, the bank and the diocese said Friday.
The thieves are believed to be “a highly sophisticated operation most likely based overseas” who transferred the money “to numerous recipients across the United States on Aug. 13 and 16,” the diocese said in a statement announcing the theft.
We questioned a number of surprising findings concerning Google’s vulnerability rate and response record, and after discussions with IBM, we discovered a number of errors that had important implications for the report’s conclusions. IBM worked together with us and promptly issued a correction to address the inaccuracies.
Malcon, a new hacking conference planned for Mumbai, India, argues that the security community can benefit from what malware authors have to teach. Not everyone is convinced
students will wear a jersey that has a small radio frequency tag. The tag will send signals to sensors that help track children’s whereabouts, attendance and even whether they’ve eaten or not
Research in Motion, maker of BlackBerry on Monday gave into government’s demand and agreed to locate server in India. RIM will provide full data access to the authorities. Government sources said that the situation will be reviewed in 60 days.
A Dutch student has calculated that:
- use of Microsoft Office currently costs the Dutch police about 29.1 million euros over a period of 5 years. 33.99 percent of the related investment flows back into the Dutch economy.
- use of Google Docs would cost the Dutch police about 25.3 million euros over a period of 5 years. 79.61 percent of the related investment would flow back into the Dutch economy.
- use of Open Office would cost the Dutch police about 17.1 million euros over a period of 5 years. 100 percent of the related investment would flow back into the Dutch economy.
The student has been offered a job at consultancy firm Capgemini which is looking to promote the use of Open Source software.
Dutch language article: http://webwereld.nl/nieuws/67007/openoffice-org-bespaart-politie-12-miljoen.html
Google has bought an awful lot of companies in 2010, but it hasn’t been hard to spot a theme to its purchases over the last few months.
The Gadget Show, a highly popular TV series that airs at 8pm on UK Channel FIVE each Monday, last night re-launched its long held campaign to have the words “up to” removed from how broadband ISP services in the UK are advertised. The show referenced Ofcom’s latest broadband speed study (here), which found that ISPs who advertised “up to 8Mb” actually only delivered an average of 3.3Megabits per second (Mbps).
A team of lawyers is offering to coordinate a group action, with the aim of gathering compensation for victims through harassment claims.
various industry reps distancing themselves from Wikileaks and putting it down as “not journalism.”
The US Copyright Group has targeted 14,000 accused P2P users, located all over the country, from a single DC court. But does this court even have the jurisdiction to enforce its subpoenas that broadly? The EFF, one Doe, and a small ISP all say no.
It’s been nearly four months, but experts still aren’t sure exactly what caused May 6th’s “Flash Crash,” when nearly 1000 points mysteriously disappeared from the Dow. The SEC’s ongoing investigation should cast more light on the issue, but don’t expect a definitive diagnosis. It’s been almost 25 years since Black Monday, and while a mixture of market psychology, Black-Scholes-induced portfolio insurance and—like the Flash Crash—stub quotes, hide-and-seek market makers and foolish stop-loss market orders (doesn’t anyone learn their lesson?) have generally been blamed, there’s still quite a bit of debate in academic circles over the exact causes. But fear not, fair readers, as some inside analysis leaked to ai5000 from a Bank That Shall Not Be Named, and a first-time admission of price reporting delays from the NYSE provides new insight into the Crash, and what could be done to prevent another one.
Well, and you and hundreds of other customers will simply be disconnected.
Dutch media are reporting that Dutch hosting provider Grafix.nl has pulled the plug on the server racks belonging to the hosting provider RedUnix. Reason: the latter did not pay the bills. As a result hundreds of websites were taken offline.
Victims are now sharing experiences and advice on webfora and Twitter. Some sites are slowly resurfacing but others have difficulty proving to new providers that they are the rightful owner of their site, since the staff of RedUnix cannot be reached at the moment and the latter are a better position to arrange for sites to move elsewhere.
Over 1 Million Calls Placed in One Day Via Voice in Gmail, with Quality Similar to Skype: Newspaper ReportsPosted: 2010/08/30 in Google, Stats / reports
According to a recent survey by AVG Technologies’ the first ever “Global Threat Index,” has revealed that Web surfers in Turkey, Russia, Armenia and Azerbaijan are the most likely to face threats while online, whereas travellers in Japan can browse the Web and feel safe.,
The patients have been detained after committing a range of offences including violent crimes, arson and anti-social behaviour. They are being fitted with ankle tags linked by satellite to a control room, which alerts the hospital when a patient goes to an area from which they are excluded or when they are away too long.
The system can measure whether the tracking device, and therefore the patient, is moving and at what speed. In addition, the ankle tag vibrates to remind a patient when they are nearing the end of their allotted time away from hospital.
According to research2guidance’s Global Smartphone Application Report 2010, the global smartphone applications market revenue crossed $2.2 billion dollars within the first six months of 2010.
iVdopia, the largest video and rich media mobile advertising network, has announced that it has reached the landmark of over one billion rich media and 100 million video mobile advertising impressions.
At the start of the college year in 2008 tens of thousands of students were flocking to TextBookTorrents. Their goal? To save hundreds of dollars on expensive books.
“WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange’s own son thinks he’s a nightmare when it comes to women. Daniel also wondered about his father’s claim that the accusations were part of a Pentagon “smear campaign.”
Now that the stories underlying the charges have been published, however, it seems something else is at work: Lust.
“One of the (CSE) filters picked up their chat. The way the system is established, we’ve got red flags everywhere and you can trip one of those flags anytime.
“If you’re travelling to Pakistan, that’s a red flag. If you’re going on certain web sites, that’s another red flag, and if you use in e-mail certain key words. When you’ve got enough red flags, then you become a person of interest. My understanding is they were caught from the Internet.”
The US Department of Justice is continuing its investigation into Comcast’s acquisition of NBC Universal, looking specifically at whether it would cripple the online video market. Comcast may find itself subject to certain guidelines, or it may just face an antitrust suit.
The US no longer produces or processes any of the rare earth metals used in common products like flat panel displays and permanent magnets, and Congress is increasingly worried about the national security implications.