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  • Doxing Victim Zoe Quinn Launches Online “Anti-harassment Task Force”
    By on January 21, 2015 | Comments Off  Comments

    AmiMoJo writes: On Friday, developer and doxing victim Zoe Quinn launched an online “anti-harassment task force” toolset, staffed by volunteers familiar with such attacks, to assist victims of a recent swell of “doxing” and “swatting” attacks. The Crash Override site, built by Quinn and game developer Alex Lifschitz, offers free services from “experts in information security, white hat hacking, PR, law enforcement, legal, threat monitoring, and counseling” (more…)

  • BitTorrent Launches Project Maelstrom, the First Torrent-Based Browser
    By on December 10, 2014 | Comments Off  Comments

    An anonymous reader writes BitTorrent today announced the first torrent-based browser. Project Maelstorm, as the app is currently called, is being made available as an invite-only alpha to “a small group of testers.” Although BitTorrent is in the very early stages of the project (testers are being asked to help assess for usability and reliability), the company strongly believes Maelstrom “is the first step toward a truly distributed web, one that (more…)

  • Samsung Launches SSD 830 Drive
    By on September 25, 2011 | Comments Off  Comments

    MojoKid writes “Although they haven’t been big hits with enthusiasts, Samsung’s solid state drives have been successful due to strong relationships with a number of OEMs, including Apple. With the release of their new SSD 830 Series Solid State Drives, however, Samsung appears ready to make inroads with enthusiasts as well. The SSD 830 tested here is 256GB model, with eight 32GB Samsung NAND flash memory chips, 256MB of Samsung DDR2 SDRAM cache memory, (more…)

  • Amazon Web Services Launches DNS Service
    By on December 6, 2010 | Comments Off  Comments

    wiredmikey writes “Amazon Web Services (AWS) today announced a highly available and scalable Domain Name System service designed to give developers and businesses a reliable and cost effective way to route end users to Internet applications. The service, ‘Route 53,’ effectively connects user requests to infrastructure running in AWS — such as an Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud instance, an Amazon Elastic Load Balancer, or an Amazon Simple Storage (more…)

  • Paper Manufacturer Launches “Print More” Campaign
    By on April 26, 2010 | Comments Off  Comments

    innocent_white_lamb writes “Domtar, a major North American paper manufacturer, has launched an advertising campaign to encourage people to print more documents on paper. Domtar CEO John Williams opposes campaigns by other companies asking employees to be responsible with what they print. ‘Young people really are not printers. When was the last time your children demanded a printer?’ Mr. Williams said … ‘We’ve got to do some work about having them (more…)

  • Ex-Pirate Bay Admin Launches Micropayment Service
    By on February 13, 2010 | Comments Off  Comments

    spyrochaete writes “Peter Sunde, formerly ‘brokep’ of The Pirate Bay, recently launched a beta version of Flattr — a micropayment service enabling internet users to tender cash payments to any participating content publisher. Its model enables users to divvy monthly subscription fees as donations awarded to the musicians, bloggers, photographers, or other publisher of their choice.
    Sunde tells the BBC, ‘We want to encourage people to share money (more…)

  • 100% Free Software Compatible PC Launches
    By on January 20, 2010 | Comments Off  Comments

    crimperman writes “The Open-PC project has announced that its first PC will be available at the end of February for €359. They claim the mini-ITX desktop machine is energy efficient, consumer ready, easy to upgrade, and — significantly — uses only hardware that has free software drivers available. As you’d expect, it comes with GNU/Linux which is running KDE (a €10 donation to the KDE project in included in the price). Interestingly (more…)

  • Blizzard launches real money in-game pet store
    By on November 8, 2009 | Comments Off  Comments

    Blizzard has entered the microtransaction arena today — you can now buy in-game World of Warcraft pets with real life currency.