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.
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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.