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On December 22, 2014 By Neil Issar December 22, 2014
Microsoft recently announced that it would allow its digital content to be purchased with bitcoins. The change is limited in that it only opens Microsoft’s Windows, Windows Phone, and Xbox platforms to the new payment method, there is a daily exchange cap, and only US-based customers can make bitcoin payments. This means that Microsoft [...]Continue Reading →
In the wake of the government’s indictment against members of Unit 61398, the Shanghai-based cyberunit of the People’s Liberation Army, economic cybertheft against private industries continues to rise. Last week, the FBI issued a private warning to industries that another high-level group of Chinese hackers [...]Continue Reading →
On October 3, 2014 By Lorraine Baer October 3, 2014
Amid the backdrop of last week’s People’s Climate March and the UN Climate Change Summit, tech giants Facebook and Google have cut ties with the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC). The companies cite the lobbying group’s stance on climate change–i.e., denial–as the reason.
ALEC is a Koch-funded, right-wing think tank [...]Continue Reading →
On September 16, 2014 By Zac Parsons September 16, 2014
The era of console gaming is probably coming to an end. At least it seems Microsoft thinks so. Yesterday, the company announced the acquisition of a little-known game publisher called Mojang. It should not be very surprising if you haven’t heard of them, as they have not published many hit games. The one [...]Continue Reading →
On August 29, 2014 By Cassidi Hammock August 29, 2014
If you are visiting Brazil you might find yourself with one less app due to a recent court injunction. On Monday, August 18, 2014, Judge Paulo Cesar de Carvalho granted an injunction, which mandated that Secret-Speak Freely be removed from Apple’s App Store and Google Play along with the Microsoft equivalent, “Cryptic,” from [...]Continue Reading →
The U.S. District Court in Utah grants broadcasters’ request for a preliminary injunction against Aereo, ending Aereo’s stretch of court victories over the broadcasting industry.
Apple patches an extremely critical security vulnerability in its iOS mobile operating system that allows a third-party to fully intercept and modify encrypted [...]Continue Reading →
Google goes political on Sochi Olympic Games with an Olympic-theme doodle; adds extremely rare below-the-fold text to its homepage:
“The practice of sport is a human right. Every individual must have the possibility of practicing sport, without discrimination of any kind and in the Olympic spirit, which requires mutual understanding with a [...]Continue Reading →
Tech companies win the right to report government data requests (like national security letters) in greater detail. Rand Paul plans on taking his lawsuit against the NSA to the Supreme Court. [via The Hill] The NSA hires its first Privacy and Civil Liberties Officer. [via SANS; SC Magazine]
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In the news…
Second Circuit rules pure music download not a “public performance” under copyright law in U.S. v. ASCAP.
New anti-piracy legislation seeks to get Google on board to stop websites that promote copyright infringement.
Death of student, Tyler Clementi, raises new issues for technology on college campuses.
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U.S. Patent and Trademark Office rejects Jersey Shore star Snooki’s application to trademark her nickname.
Screen Actors Guild reaches tentative settlement of the class action lawsuit accusing it of withholding millions of dollars of overseas distribution revenues from members.
Allbritton Communications seeks to throw up roadblock to [...]Continue Reading →
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