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Microsoft Engineers Predicted 10 Years Ago That Darknet Would Win Against DRM

Microsoft Engineers Predicted 10 Years Ago That Darknet Would Win Against DRM

Companies, ranging from software developers to content producers, have fervently believed for a long time that digital rights management (DRM) technology can shield them from online piracy. Four Microsoft engineers predicted back in 2002 that such hopes were misplaced. And their predictions are beginning to make sense now.

By On December 2, 2012 Respond
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White House Issues New Draft Of The Cybersecurity Executive Order

White House Issues New Draft Of The Cybersecurity Executive Order

White House has been adamant on somehow devising measures to ensure its own notions of cyber security. A draft of an earlier executive order was issued but it couldn’t gather around the required support. Now, the White House has issued a new draft which doesn’t seem to different from the earlier version.

By On December 1, 2012 Respond
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FBI Wiretraps Skype Chats, Facebook Likes To Monitor Alleged Terrorists

FBI Wiretraps Skype Chats, Facebook Likes To Monitor Alleged Terrorists

Internet is, without a doubt, the key mode of communication for billions of people. However, the debate about online privacy and privacy rights hasn’t concluded yet. In a recent case, FBI seems to have wiretrapped Skype chats of suspected individuals, a revelation that has stirred privacy activists.

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Judge Sides With Facebook Over Antitrust Case By Sambreel

Judge Sides With Facebook Over Antitrust Case By Sambreel

Over recent years, social media sites have become a key tool for communication. However, the debate that how far these sites should be able to control the user’s access is still unresolved. In a recent case, a judge has sided with Facebook over a similar question, citing that Facebook had a right to bar users if they violated its terms.

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Google And Twitter Offer Speak2Tweet Voicemail Service For Syrian Users

Google And Twitter Offer Speak2Tweet Voicemail Service For Syrian Users

We reported earlier today that Syria has been under a nation-wide internet blackout, probably a stint pulled off by the Syrian regime. Even landline and mobile phone connections seem to have been blocked in the country. Still, for Syrian users who have a voice connection, Google and Twitter have offered an excellent service.

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Piracy Charges Against 9-Year Old Girl Dropped By Finnish Authorities

Piracy Charges Against 9-Year Old Girl Dropped By Finnish Authorities

We reported recently that the Finnish authorities had confiscated the laptop of a 9-year old girl over piracy charges. The move led to widespread criticism and has now forced CIAPC to drop charges against the girl and her father.

By On November 30, 2012 Respond
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Syria Goes Under Blanket Internet Shutdown

Syria Goes Under Blanket Internet Shutdown

Yesterday, reports started emerging that internet connectivity in Syria was dying out. Before long, the country’s international internet link was down and no one within Syria was able to connect with the rest of the world through internet.

By On November 30, 2012 Respond
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Congressman Proposes 2-Year Ban On Any Internet-Related Federal Legislation

Congressman Proposes 2-Year Ban On Any Internet-Related Federal Legislation

In recent months, U.S. Congress has repeatedly tried to draft a bill through which it can somehow regulate the internet on its own terms, its efforts resulting in bills such as SOPA. To conclusively end any such efforts in near future, a Republican Congressman has now proposed a two-year ban on any internet-related bills.

By On November 30, 2012 Respond
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Hacker Uses DNS Poisoning To Redirect Google’s Romanian Website

Hacker Uses DNS Poisoning To Redirect Google’s Romanian Website

DNS poisoning is a fairly well-known and popular technique which is used to change the entries in the routing tables of the domain name system. Apparently by making use of this technique, an Algerian hacker was able to redirect users visiting Romanian websites of Google, Yahoo, PayPal, Microsoft and others to his own page.

By On November 30, 2012 Respond
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Big Data From Social Media May Directly Affect Movies In The Coming Days

Big Data From Social Media May Directly Affect Movies In The Coming Days

vThe success or failure of a movie is nearly always unknown until it hits the big screen. The response from initial screenings is sufficient to predict how well the movie is going to do on the box office. It now seems that the big data from social media is going to be increasingly significant in making such predictions.

By On November 30, 2012 Respond
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Bing Launches ‘Don’t Get Scroogled’ Campaign Against Google

Bing Launches ‘Don’t Get Scroogled’ Campaign Against Google

Remember the character ‘Scrooge’ from Charles Dickens’s “A Christmas Carol”? Apparently, the folks over at Microsoft have decided that it is apt to give Google a similar title, and have thus launched a website named Scroogled.com to reveal the allegedly dishonest practices of the search giant.

By On November 29, 2012 1 Response
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Gmail Starts Supporting Google Drive Attachments Up To 10 GB

Gmail Starts Supporting Google Drive Attachments Up To 10 GB

Gmail has long been hailed as the best web-mail service. Given the sheer number of awesome and useful features it packs, this is no wonder. It has become all the more awesome now that it allows inserting Google Drive attachments within emails.

By On November 28, 2012 1 Response
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Report: Copy-And-Paste Is The Most Popular Web Sharing Method

Report: Copy-And-Paste Is The Most Popular Web Sharing Method

In our age of social media sites each of which boasts millions of users, data sharing has become more seamless and sophisticated. However, a report claims that despite this, the most popular method of sharing data on the web continues to be copy-and-paste.

By On November 28, 2012 Respond
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Study Says People Are Beginning To Get Over Facebook

Study Says People Are Beginning To Get Over Facebook

Over the past few years, Facebook has emerged as the undisputed king of the online social media. The social network has risen from nothing to amass nearly a billion years today and is integral to the lives of most internet users. However, a number of Australians are starting to get over the Facebook fever.

By On November 27, 2012 Respond
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FBI Double-Crossed Kim Dotcom On MegaUpload Investigation

FBI Double-Crossed Kim Dotcom On MegaUpload Investigation

MegaUpload founder Kim Dotcom has been fighting desperately to prove himself innocent. And now it seems he has got some solid points for which he says “We’ve Hit The Jackpot.”

By On November 26, 2012 Respond
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