Monthly Archives: July 2011

Buy U a Lawsuit

Notorious (read: cliche) autotune master T-Pain is suing the maker of the software for continued use of T-Pain’s image in their advertising. Mr. Pain (real name Faheem Najm) had a relationship with Antares Technology, maker of the software, that ended more »

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The Cops Can Get Your Stolen iPad Back, But They Won’t

UPDATE: ArsTechnica has a great success story about finding a lost/stolen Droid. Notice again how the San Diego police refused to help, despite GPS coordinates of a house, and the author/phone owner had to act in his own capacity to more »

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Hashtag, #flashrob

Um…panty raid? (I’M SORRY I’M SORRY I HAD TO I’M SORRY…and we’re moving on!) A group of men and women robbed a Victoria’s Secret lingerie store after organising a ‘flashmob’ style robbery using Facebook and Twitter, police have revealed. The more »

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Norway Massacre Texts Made Public (Open Thread)

I was watching Fox just now, and Shepard Smith covered a series of text messages exchanged between a mother and daughter during the mass shooting at the Norwegian youth camp. The contents of the messages gave me goosebumps–not the good more »

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Your Daily Dose of Gossip

My professors always told me that reading gossip blogs was a colossal waste of time. Sirs and madams, YOU STAND CORRECTED! Leighton Meester’s family life is a total trainwreck 25-year-old Gossip Girl Leighton Meester had been sending her mom, Constance, more »

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Online Privacy

Ok — by this point everyone should know that there’s really no such thing as anonymity on the Internet. Of course, there are plenty of things you can do without revealing your true identity, but the answer to the question more »

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Kim Kardashian Sues Old Navy

According to ABA Journal News, Kim Kardashian filed suit against Old Navy yesterday in the Central District of California, alleging that the retailer infringed on her rights of publicity because it used a Kardashian lookalike in its advertising. Kardashian wants more »

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…YOU get an internet! and YOU get an internet!

All our tubes are maybe not belong to us completely…or something: A separate internet could curb cyber threats CIVIL LIBERTARIANS, RISE! EXCELSIOR! But seriously: Several lawmakers and the current Cyber Command chief Gen. Keith Alexander are toying with the notion more »

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SHOCKING: Google+ scam artists exist on the internet!

So, this really happened: Unsuspecting sheep willingly give their e-mail addresses to spammers and identity thieves A prank making the rounds on Facebook uses a technique similar to “like-jacking,” in which tricksters use a disguised link or button to get more »

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What Do You Do When You’ve Occupied the Final Frontier? You Create a New Frontier, Of Course.

On June 19th, ICANN – the group that regulates domain names on the internet – approved a proposal to expand the Internet’s top-level domains (TLDs) beyond the 22 existing generic top level domains that exist currently. So just in case more »

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