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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…)

  • Congress Takes Up Online Sales Tax
    By on February 16, 2013 | Comments Off  Comments

    head_dunce writes “A bill introduced Thursday by a bipartisan group of U.S. lawmakers seeks to make it easier for states to collect sales taxes stemming from online purchases. Amazon is among the e-retailers supporting the proposal, while a lobbying group representing eBay and Overstock.com stands opposed. From the article: ‘”Small businesses and states alike are suffering from the inability to collect due — not new — taxes from purchases made online,” (more…)

  • Ask Slashdot: Good Low Cost Free Software For Protecting Kids Online?
    By on June 21, 2012 | Comments Off  Comments

    An anonymous reader writes “I have two kids, 7 and 8. I would love to allow them internet access on a regular basis. The problem is whats out there, I really don’t want them to deal with porn ads and such, but making either a blacklist, or a whitelist myself would take months. So I figured I would ask you, what free software would you use with preferably prebuilt lists to protect your kids online? What is out there with fairly easy configuration (more…)

  • Wal-Mart Tests Online Grocery Delivery
    By on April 24, 2011 | Comments Off  Comments

    fysdt writes “The world’s biggest retailer had been rumored to be considering dipping its toe into online grocery delivery for the past few years. The ‘Walmart To Go’ test allows customers to visit Walmart.com to order groceries and consumables found in a Walmart store and have them delivered to their homes, the spokesman said. Products include fresh produce, meat and seafood, frozen, bakery, baby, over-the-counter pharmacy, household supplies and (more…)

  • Book Says Pot Laws Are Unconstitutional; Soon Available Online
    By on October 30, 2010 | Comments Off  Comments

    It doesn’t take a psychic to know that marijuana legalization is on the way. A new book showing that it never should have been outlawed in the first place will be soon be available online, according to its publisher. Author Hoam Rogh’s new twist on his cult classic marijuana novel, Satan’s Smoke, retitled The Case of U.S. v. Yerbas, shows the history and constitutional implications of cannabis law, exposing marijuana prohibition as unconstitutional.


  • Cyber-criminals Targeting Online Gaming Websites
    By on October 12, 2010 | Comments Off  Comments

    adeelarshad82 writes “According to a June 2010 Nielsen NetView survey on Internet usage, online gaming has overtaken e-mail in terms of the total percentage of time Americans spend online. Only social networking scores higher. On average, online gaming now consumes a staggering 407 million hours of U.S. citizens’ time per year. Unfortunately, Nielsen’s not the only one that noticed this trend; cybercriminals have taken note as well and are taking (more…)

  • Lost Online Games From the Pre-Web Era
    By on October 1, 2010 | Comments Off  Comments

    harrymcc writes “Long before the Web came along, people were playing online games — on BBSes, on services such as Prodigy and CompuServe, and elsewhere. Gaming historian Benj Edwards has rounded up a dozen RPGs, MUDs, and other fascinating curiosities from the 1970s, 1980s, and early 1990s — and the cool part is: they’re all playable on the Web today.” What old games were good enough for you to watch them scroll by on your 300 baud modem?


  • Lord of the Rings Online Goes Free-to-Play Starting Sept. 10
    By on August 19, 2010 | Comments Off  Comments

    Starting September 10, Turbine’s Lord of the Rings Online massively multiplayer game goes free-to-play. What this means to existing subscribers is way more interesting than what it means to newcomers.


  • Street Fighter III: 3rd Strike Online Edition Announced
    By on July 25, 2010 | Comments Off  Comments

    In addition to Street Fighter vs Tekken, Capcom has also announced that they’re bringing back the iconic Street Fighter Third Strike title to the online realm.


  • Stuck In Your Online World? Give This a Shot
    By on July 23, 2010 | Comments Off  Comments

    Attention Second Lifers: Are you afraid, even in your fantasy worlds, of new experiences? Your avatar might be a candidate, then, for a psychotropic drug called, Virta-Flaneurazine, designed to treat Wanderlust Deficit Disorder — in other words, Internet addiction.