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Embedding YouTube Videos May Soon Be a Felony in US

Kurt Nimmo Infowars.com 06/03/2011
Embedding YouTube Videos May Soon Be a Felony in US

Techdirt reports that Senate bill 978 – a bill to amend the criminal penalty provision for criminal infringement of a copyright, and for other purposes – may be used to prosecute people for embedding YouTube videos.

Netflix workers are shown at the Nashville Distribution Center in 2009. A bill, which has been signed by Gov. Bill Haslam and takes effect July 1, was pushed by recording industry officials to try to stop the loss of billions of dollars to illegal music sharing.

State lawmakers in country music’s capital have passed a groundbreaking measure that would make it a crime to use a friend’s login — even with permission — to listen to songs or watch movies from services such as Netflix and Rhapsody.

WHO: Cell phone use can increase possible cancer risk

Radiation from cell phones can possibly cause cancer, according to the World Health Organization. The agency now lists mobile phone use in the same "carcinogenic hazard" category as lead, engine exhaust and chloroform.

Writer urges Internet junkies to 'switch off' and think

Like tens of millions of others, US technology writer Nicholas Carr found the lure of the worldwide web hard to resist -- until he noticed it was getting harder and harder to concentrate.

Lady Gaga Album Demand Melts Down Amazon

John Kell The Wall Street Journal 05/25/2011
A screen capture of the PBS.org website, after hackers posted a story to the news agency stating that rap icon Tupac Shakur had been found alive in New Zealand.

PBS officials say hackers have cracked the network's website, posting a phony story claiming dead rapper Tupac Shakur was alive in New Zealand, and a group that claimed responsibility for the hacking complained about a recent "Frontline" investigative news program on WikiLeaks.

Lady Gaga Album Demand Melts Down Amazon

Amazon.com Inc.’s one-day, 99-cent promotion of Lady Gaga’s highly anticipated second studio album, “Born This Way,” is resulting in downloading delays on the Internet retailer’s website due to high volume, the company said Monday.

Up to 20 million Americans 'overcharged' by AT&T for data usage

AT&T are 'systematically overcharging' up to 20 million Americans who use their iPhone or iPad to access data on the go, an investigation has uncovered. The lawsuit alleges the phone giant routinely over charges customers between 7 and 14 per cent, and in some cases up to 300 per cent.

Hong Kong Tourism Board and Cathay Pacific Airways launch augmented reality mobile applications

The Hong Kong Tourism Board (HKTB) and Cathay Pacific Airways announced their joint initiative – DiscoverHongKong Mobile App Series – one of the first smart phone travel application series in the world that makes use of the augmented reality technology.

Android smartphones face data breach threat

Tim Bradshaw Financial Times 05/20/2011
Android smartphones face data breach threat

Owners of Android smartphones are being warned to avoid public WiFi networks after researchers found a security flaw that could affect the vast majority of devices based on Google’s software.

Secret Service interrogates 7th grader for his Facebook posting

A Tacoma seventh grader faced federal interrogation at school for what he posted on his Facebook page. His mom said it all happened without her knowledge or permission.

US outlines global plan for cyberspace

US outlines global plan for cyberspace

The Obama administration laid out plans Monday to work aggressively with other nations to make the Internet more secure, enable law enforcement to work closely on cybercrime and ensure that citizens everywhere have the freedom to express themselves online.

FCC asks Apple, Google to location-tracking forum

In its first look at the growing controversy about location tracking by smartphones, the U.S. Federal Communications Commission has invited Apple (AAPL.O), Google (GOOG.O) and consumer advocates to a forum in late June.

Software piracy remains a critical issue in Hong Kong

Anuradha Shukla Computerworld 05/17/2011
Software piracy remains a critical issue in Hong Kong

Software piracy remains a critical issue in Hong Kong even though the percentage of pirated software installed on Hong Kong PCs fell to 45 per cent during 2010.

California Bill Lets Parents Edit Children's FB Pages

A new state bill in the California State Senate could make social-networking sites like Facebook take down personal information and photos for account users under 18 and require more private settings.

Facebook-Loving Couple Names Baby "Like"

Sajid Farooq NBC Bay Area 05/17/2011

Facebook paid PR firm to smear Google

Josh Halliday The Guardian 05/14/2011
Facebook-Loving Couple Names Baby "Like"

Think you like Facebook? Think again. An Israeli couple likes Facebook so much that they named their newborn daughter "Like." You know as in the like icon on the popular Palo Alto-based social-networking site.

Facebook paid PR firm to smear Google

Facebook has been caught secretly paying a top public relations firm to plant negative stories about Google in the US media. Burson-Marsteller, one of the world's largest PR firms, attempted to get USA Today, the Washington Post and other high profile US news outlets to write scaremongering stories about Google's privacy policies.

How bin Laden emailed without being detected by US

ADAM GOLDMAN The Stamford Advocate 05/13/2011

App Shows Breast Implants Before and After

Samantha Murphy Yahoo! News Canada 05/12/2011
How bin Laden emailed without being detected by US

Despite having no Internet access in his hideout, Osama bin Laden was a prolific email writer who built a painstaking system that kept him one step ahead of the U.S. government's best eavesdroppers.

App Shows Breast Implants Before and After

A plastic surgeon has created an app that performs virtual plastic surgery on photos to show women curious about breast implants what it would be like to have a different bra size.

Microsoft set to buy Skype for $8.5bn in biggest deal in history

Microsoft is on the verge of buying Skype for $8.5billion - despite the Internet phone service making a loss of $7million last year. The deal would be the biggest in the 36-year history of the world's largest software company. Microsoft has trailed Apple and Google in the mobile and Internet arenas.


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