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  • Cable Companies: We’re Afraid Netflix Will Demand Payment From ISPs
    By on July 26, 2014 | Comments Off  Comments

    Dega704 (1454673) writes While the network neutrality debate has focused primarily on whether ISPs should be able to charge companies like Netflix for faster access to consumers, cable companies are now arguing that it’s really Netflix who holds the market power to charge them. This argument popped up in comments submitted to the FCC by Time Warner Cable and industry groups that represent cable companies. (National Journal writer Brendan Sasso pointed (more…)

  • Why Laws Won’t Save Banks From DDoS Attacks
    By on April 5, 2013 | Comments Off  Comments

    kierny writes “Rep. Mike Rogers (R-Mich.) should know better. The chairman of the House Intelligence Committee claimed to told NBC News that the Operation Ababil U.S. bank disruption DDoS campaign could be stopped, if only private businesses had unfettered access to top-flight U.S. government threat intelligence. Not coincidentally, Rogers is the author of CISPA (now v2.0), a bill that would provide legal immunity for businesses that share threat (more…)

  • FTC Bars Ad Firm From Snooping Browser History
    By on December 5, 2012 | Comments Off  Comments

    itwbennett writes “Score 1 for online privacy. The Federal Trade Commission and online ad firm Epic Marketplace have reached a settlement that will bar Epic from using browser history sniffing technology. According to the news report, ‘The history sniffing allowed Epic to determine whether a consumer had visited more than 54,000 domains, including pages relating to fertility issues, impotence, menopause, incontinence, disability insurance, credit (more…)

  • Davenport retires from swimming
    By on November 11, 2012 | Comments Off  Comments

    Double Commonwealth champion and three-time Olympian Ross Davenport retires from swimming at the age of 28.


  • Woman Successfully Grows Ear From Arm
    By on September 30, 2012 | Comments Off  Comments

    An anonymous reader writes “In 2008, Sherrie Walters, now 42 years old, discovered that she had rapidly spreading basal cell cancer in her ear. The disease is a type of skin cancer. The doctors pursued an aggressive treatment to combat the destructive disease, removing her ear, part of her skull, and her left ear canal. Though Walters was left without an ear, she was still able to hear with the help of a special hearing aid. A few months (more…)

  • Ascanelli resigns from Toro Rosso
    By on September 5, 2012 | Comments Off  Comments

    Toro Rosso say their technical director Giorgio Ascanelli has resigned, after a two month “holiday”.


  • PadMapper Gets C&D From Craigslist Over Apartment Listing Maps
    By on June 23, 2012 | Comments Off  Comments

    First time accepted submitter Autumnmist writes “Craigslist has

    sent a Cease and Desist to PadMapper, a site that does a mashup of Craigslist (as well as Rent.com, Apartments.com) apartment listings and Google Maps. Craigslist is great, but apartment hunting through Craigslist has always been a needle in a haystack proposition, because all apartments for an entire city area are shown in a giant list. PadMapper made Craigslist better (more…)

  • NC Planners May Be Barred From Using Speculative Sea Level Rise Predictions
    By on May 31, 2012 | Comments Off  Comments

    ideonexus writes “Republicans in North Carolina are floating a bill that would force planners to only consider historical data in predicting the sea-level rise (SLR) for the state as opposed to considering projections that take Global Warming into account. NC-20, the pro-development lobbying group representing twenty counties along the NC coast, is behind the effort and asserts that the one-meter prediction would prohibit development on (more…)

  • Amazon Patents Deducing Religion From Gift Wrap
    By on December 26, 2011 | Comments Off  Comments

    theodp writes “If you’re the giver or recipient of presents gift-wrapped by Amazon, you may want to take a gander at U.S. Patent No. 8,060,463, granted to Amazon last month for Mining of User Event Data to Identify Users with Common Interests. Among other things, Amazon explains the invention can be used to identify recipients of gifts as Christian or Jewish based on wrapping paper. From the patent: ‘The gift wrap used by such other users (more…)

  • Coffee 5 Surprising Health Perks From That Daily Cup of Joe
    By on June 26, 2011 | Comments Off  Comments

    Coffee has some health benefits. When it comes to coffee, the bulk of research supports that regular coffee intake among healthy people–even up to the 2-5 cup per day range– is associated with a variety of positive health outcomes compared to lower (or no) intake of coffee.