If there wasn’t enough reason to not use flash a 2 year old bug is letting people’s cameras be hijacked.
PRISM helped stop terrorism in 20 countries. And is made of unicorns pooping rainbows. Meanwhile, 2009 G20 might as well been in North Korea according to The Guardian. And when it comes to recognizing nazi derived communist tactics the german are second to none.
It’s official, Warner doesn’t own Happy Birthday. I’m not joking.
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Some sort of turkish spring seems to be hapenning. I also learned about CNN Turkey cause it was showing national geographic while CNN Internation was showing women being sprayed in the face with tear gas. Which probably contributed to the whole riot thing.
A portuguese court declared itself incompetent to rule on a bankster case and dimissed the trial (portguese link). Damn it feels good to be a bankster!
What happens when RIAA/MPAA “colaborates” with law enforcement to raid someone’s house ? Gross misconduit of justice leading to the taxpayers being burduned with indemnization that’s what.
RIAA should be allowed to crack into people’s computers and install virus and rootkits. Cause you know, it works so well for “China, Iran, the UAE, Armenia, Ethiopia, Saudi Arabia, Yemen, Bahrain, Burma, Syria, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, and Vietnam.”. Meanwhile, the copyright industry’s agenda is actually killing real people.
Taxes aren’t enough so australia govt wants to steal people’s money right out of the bank.
On Democracy news, NSA doesn’t want to pay tax on all the energy it will use to spy on everybody, us govt is more up on private companies business probably so chinese hackers can get to govt secrets more easily. Meanwhile, doing things the NSA considers normal is landing reports in hot legal waters.
Google IO happened. The next Nexus will be a decrufted S4. Maybe Google should buy a mobile manufacturer and start producing its own hardware. Meanwhile Microsoft announces 8.1 “the unbreaker” and Google tried to out-Microsoft Microsoft and failed in the general direction of droping interoperability for greater openess.
Yahoo bought tumblr for $1.1B. They promise not to make into another flickr.
Nintendo descend a little bit further into douchebagery. Where is the Nintendo I remember ?
Skype is backdoored by Microsoft. Somewhere, someone who has been living under a rock is shocked, shocked I tell you!
Widespread surveilance of journalists by the USA forced the journalists at The New Yorker to deploy the same technology the US State Department gives dissidents in non democratic countries. To close the loop, the box The New Yorker is going to use was developed by Aaron Swartz.
In recurrent news, anti-piracy organization pirates material for its own website.
Patent lawyers are crying usefull members of society aren’t letting them patent 30 year old technologies. Quoting Obama, “one word, predator drone”.
Irish Judge orders ‘The Internet’ to delete video. That’s it. Nothing else to add.
Microsoft raking in the mobile monies from Android. Good old Microsoft.
It’s not just the IRS, the FBI can read mail they find casually on their jurisdictions like gmail or facebook. I wonder if they believe they can use the astronomic amounts of malware the US govt buys can be used to access said emails and chats. It all makes sense considering the NSA thinks technics that land normal people in jail are totally fair game, legal and on the level.
What Snapchat isn’t really one time eyes only ? Color me shocked!
Those damn nasty pirates spending 3 times as much on media as non pirates! They’re going to run Hollywood to the ground with just $175M boxoffice for the opening weekend of a single movie .
Strains of bird flu keeping being found in China which isn’t all that amazing considering labs in China are developing dangerous bird flu strains which is freaking people out.
An ebooks publisher says removing drm didn’t hurt sales at all which means they be lying cause drm is there to protect the authors which are protected at all costs by distributors except when authors need to sue distributors to recover their moral rights. Meanwhile SABAM want’s a 3.4% cut out of ISP revenue which honestly is right in character as SABAM are well known douchebags and are on trial for embezzlement, money laundering and the falsification of accounts after an investigation prompted by a complaint by a musician who wasn’t receiving the money SABAM owed him.
In the same week a major retail outlet started selling 3d printers in the US and a 3d printed gun was presented.
The dutch police wants to able to use unlawful means to access private citizens computers but antivirus firms aren’t up to it. On the same lack of rule of law vein a corporation that makes software used non democratic regimes to spy on citizens is masquerading as Firefox.
When the UK tax office gets in bed with Goldman Sachs to let them off paying ten million pounds in owed tax after they failed hiding it someone needs to go to jail, namely the person who denounced it all. This story isn’t much of a surprise when you take into account the global scam multi trillion dollars big banks are running on the whole world by fixing tax rates to ruin everybody else.
In USA shooting and killing your brother isn’t a crime as opposed to doing science which is a crime. This is more of the public prosecuting that lead to Aron’s death.
Google got fined $189k for data protection violations. I guess their Xmas party will be missing a couple of bottles of champagne this year. Also, Google is going after self updating Android apps like Facebook :)
EVE fanfest happened. There’s gonna be EVE commics and TV series. Also, awesome stuff Planetary resources asteroid mining plan to launch next year was announced.
UK just passed a copyright reform and now UK corporations can steal whatever images they feel like. Yes, that’s the IngSoc way of copyright reform. On another note, the Icelanding Pirate Party has now parliament seating.
I guess when you’re fraudsters like Prenda Law you defend the EFF are terrorists. Meanwhile, MPAA attacks the blind which is nearly not as criminal as tampering with court evidence. Stay classy guys!
Samsung admitted to astroturfing against HTC. I guess those marketing billion have to be spent somewhere.
Facebook Chat Heads arrive to jailbroken iPhones. If you were considering jailbreaking your iPhone this will probably deter you.
Oracle is fixing Java security bugs like there’s no tomorrow. On the other hand, Oracle needs to fix Java security bugs like there’s not tomorrow. Meanwhile, Java 8 gets delayed due to security problems. Delayed till when ? Forever is my best guess.
GTalk XMPP federation is back. I guess everybody (including me) was too quick to criticize.
The US Senate voted for mass spying of american citizens by private entities and against gun control this week. Both can probably be explained by nearly all Senators against gun control being on the take. On more US news the guy who cracked into Sony PSN got one year in jail while Sony got nothing when they cracked into millions of PCs and teenagers get child porn accusations for sexting while principals spying on student bedrooms using school property get bailed out by the government. This was a weird week for USA justice.
Italy government decided to “block” 27 sites. I guess that’s what happens when a clown wins the elections. On the other news Fox is guilty of the most capital crime, stealing intellectual property.
Microsoft Excel is the new bad guy in the global economy meltdown. The portuguese finance minister seems to be an excel junky and has been 100% wrong all the time for the last 2 years so there might be something to it.
A chilling report about how multi resistant bacteria is getting a foot hold and how the pharm industry isn’t doing anything about cause antibiotics are more expensive to develop than chronic condition management drugs. The report calls for “incentives” for the pharma industry. I call for research to be taken over by non profits and government bodies with compulsory takeover of all necessary knowledge and patents.
Facebook updated the Android app to claim all permissions ever including painting over other apps. Don’t worry, nothing to fear.
Oh Canada, why are you becoming Bushada ? Want to comment construction of an oil pipeline ? Well just fill in a 10 page questionnaire and submit a CV to be able to write your government a letter. That on the same week the RCMP give up on a gang rape case and Anonymous solved it in 2 hours using public information like the rapists bragging about it. Not as bad the US IRS claiming they can read your email whenever they feel like it.
According to the MPAA/RIAA rationale the Pope is into german BSDM.
You know what causes measles ? stupidity.
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