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  • Conneticut Groups Cancels Plan to Destroy Violent Games
    By on January 11, 2013 | Comments Off  Comments


    An anonymous reader writes with an update to an earlier story about a group wanting to destroy your violent video games. “Southington, a town in Connecticut, has canceled its plans to collect and destroy violent games, stating that it has already succeeded in raising attention.” Perhaps the real reason: “Backed by the Southington Chamber of Commerce, SouthingtonSOS originally planned to offer citizens $25 gift certificates in exchange for their violent (more…)



  • Democrats, Minority Groups Question Net Neutrality Push
    By on October 17, 2009 | Comments Off  Comments

    uuddlrlrab writes “A group of 72 Democratic lawmakers is the latest to question the US Federal Communications Commission’s move to create new net neutrality regulations. Democrats, including US President Barack Obama, have generally supported new rules that would prohibit broadband providers from selectively blocking or slowing Web content, but the group of 72 members of the House of Representatives sent a letter Thursday to FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski, (more…)

  • Google Groups Used To Control Botnets
    By on September 13, 2009 | Comments Off  Comments

    oDDmON oUT writes “‘Maintaining a reliable command and control (C&C) structure is a priority for back door Trojan writers. … Symantec has observed an interesting variation on this concept in the wild. A back door Trojan that we are calling Trojan.Grups has been using the Google Groups newsgroups to distribute commands,’ writes Symantec employee Gavin O Gorman. He goes on to state that ‘the Trojan itself is quite simple. It is distributed as a DLL,’ (more…)