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Copyright Alert System…careful what you upload

Copyright Alert System…careful what you upload

Tweet If you haven’t heard about the Copyright Alert System, you might want to check it out. Then again, if you don’t use peer-to-peer sharing sites like BitTorrent, then don’t worry about it. But if you do, you should know that today, the Copyright Alert System kicks in and you should know what triggers an alert. And those alerts are triggered when you upload copyrighted content to one of these sites. Downloading it? Go for it! But, just don’t upload it. balance transfer “If you’re just downloading, you’re fine,” admitted Ron Wheeler, senior vice president of Fox Entertainment, at the […]

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Woman pleads guilty to asking someone to kill her baby’s father on Facebook

Woman pleads guilty to asking someone to kill her baby’s father on Facebook

Tweet If you think about it, there really is no concise way to write that headline. So much information to convey and there just isn’t a way to tighten that up. Anyway, we mentioned previously, a woman in Philadelphia was charged with making a post on Facebook that offered “a stack” (that’s $1,000 if you aren’t familiar with street lingo) to someone who could kill her baby’s father. It was a brilliant scheme from the beginning and we don’t know how it could have possibly failed. Well, 19-year old London Eley, has pleaded guilty to the act and will avoid […]

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Don’t try to find people to kill your kid’s dad on Facebook

Don’t try to find people to kill your kid’s dad on Facebook

Tweet What are people thinking? Seriously. It’s bad enough that you’re 18-years old and looking for someone to kill the father of your child. Okay, there is Problem No. 1. direct payday lending companies But, somehow you think it’s a good idea to solicit a contract killer on Facebook? You serious? But, yes that’s what London Eley did, and a Pennsylvania judge just upheld felony charges against her. http://www.sjindustries.com/loans-that-i-can-pay-back-monthly Moron. The judge also upheld the murder conspiracy charge for 18-year old Timothy Bynum, who had agreed to carry out the hit for $1,000. Really?! $1,000??!! That’s the amount of money […]

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People illegally buying and selling food stamps on Facebook

People illegally buying and selling food stamps on Facebook

Tweet Oh brother, what people won’t do. There is an investigation being conducted by the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel looking into possible fraud in Wisconsin’s FoodShare program. One of the problems they found is that there are people illegally buying and selling food stamps…on Facebook? A report on Sunday said that the newspaper found nine people in Milwaukee and 70 people nationwide that were either buying and selling the food stamps, or trying to help others do so. “We have isolated reports of this activity, but no specific client information that could be investigated,” State Department of Health Services spokeswoman Beth Kaplan […]

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PlayStation Servers Hacked, Sony PR Lacking

PlayStation Servers Hacked, Sony PR Lacking

Tweet About a week ago I wrapped up my work day, powered up my PS3 and settled in for a game of Call of Duty. But to my irritation all I got was an error message. Seems I wasn’t the only person with this problem. Turns out Sony’s PlayStation Network and Qriocity accounts were hacked. what do you need for a cash advance Thank you for your patience while we work to resolve the current outage of PlayStation Network & Qriocity services. We are currently working to send a similar message to the one below via email to all of […]

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Global spam down 33% after demise of Rustock botnet

Global spam down 33% after demise of Rustock botnet

Tweet Finally, some good news. The Rustock botnet was responsible for almost half of the world’s spam emails. So, when it was finally taken out, spam decreased by about 33%, according to a study by Symantec. There was some inactivity by the Rustock botnet at the beginning of the year and no one knew why. Then Microsoft came out and said they took it out with the help of a couple other companies. In case you don’t know what the Rustock botnet is, here is their Wikipedia entry: The Rustock botnet was a botnet that operated from around 2006[1] until […]

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Twitter getting sued

Twitter getting sued

Tweet One of the things that most people love about Twitter, is it gives them a chance to actually reach and sort of touch their favorite athletes and celebrities. Without Twitter, we’d never know that Chad Ochocinco thinks he’d love to play for the Patriots (at least not until the next time someone put a microphone in front him). However, VS Technologies is claiming that they already have a patent called “Method and system for creating an interactive virtual community of famous people.” Wow…you serious? Okay, that’s probably going to be tough to prove, but here is something right from […]

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Fake Facebook pages will be a misdemeanor in 2011

Tweet As with anything in life, if there is something that becomes big and a lot of people enjoy it, there will be those that abuse it. And Facebook and Twitter are no different. We can’t just have people put their stuff up there and share it with others, we have obnoxious people who have too much time on their hands to either spam us or set up fake pages. Well, starting in 2011, it will be a misdemeanor if you do so in California. “As a Silicon Valley legislator, I’m nothing but enthusiastic about technology,” California senator Joe Simitian […]

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