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  • Maldives Denies Russian Claims That Secret Service Kidnapped a Politician’s Son
    By on July 10, 2014 | Comments Off  Comments

    Rei (128717) writes As was previously reported here, the Russian government has accused the U.S. Secret Service of kidnapping the son of ultranationalist LDPR MP Valery Seleznev in the Maldives. The son, Roman Seleznev, stands accused of running one of the world’s largest carding operations, with others charged in the affair having already been convicted; however, Roman had until recently been considered out of reach in Russia. Now the Maldives has (more…)

  • Court Rules Website Terms of Service Agreement Completely Invalid
    By on November 1, 2012 | Comments Off  Comments

    another random user sends this excerpt from Business Insider:
    “In January, hackers got hold of 24 million Zappos customers’ email addresses and other personal information. Some of those customers have been suing Zappos, an online shoes and clothing retailer that’s owned by Amazon.com. Zappos wants the matter to go into arbitration, citing its terms of service. The problem: A federal court just ruled that agreement completely invalid. So (more…)

  • Researchers Expose Tracking Service That Can’t Be Dodged
    By on July 30, 2011 | Comments Off  Comments

    Worf Maugg writes with this excerpt from Wired:
    “Researchers at U.C. Berkeley have discovered that some of the net’s most popular sites are using a tracking service that can’t be evaded — even when users block cookies, turn off storage in Flash, or use browsers’ ‘incognito’ functions. The service, called KISSmetrics, is used by sites to track the number of visitors, what the visitors do on the site, and where they come to the site from — (more…)

  • Leaked Docs Show UK ISP BT Plans Music Service
    By on April 3, 2011 | Comments Off  Comments

    An anonymous reader submits word of a leaked document that indicates that British Telecom “has plans to launch a new music download service which it hopes will steer users away from P2P file sharing . The introduction of the new service is aimed at giving its customers an alternative to file sharing and is already in the works with talks ongoing between the ISP and music labels such as Universal and EMI. When launched ‘in the near future’ the service (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…)

  • 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…)

  • AT&T: landline phone service must die; only question is when
    By on December 31, 2009 | Comments Off  Comments

    AT&T tells the FCC that, with consumers embracing VoIP and wireless, it’s time for the agency to schedule a sunset date for landline telephony. But the move could force the Commission to resolve many long-delayed questions about unbundling and the Universal Service Fund.


  • Netflix CEO Wants Service To Be On All Consoles
    By on September 28, 2009 | Comments Off  Comments

    US movie streaming service Netflix could be made available on all consoles eventually.