Pirates release U2 album online

The Irish band's latest album may have to be released earlier than originally planned to offset the impact of an illegal version appearing on the Internet. Pirated versions of U2's new album “How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb” have emerged on Internet file-sharing networks two weeks before it goes on sale, throwing into question its …

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Canadian P2P slowdown

It seems that with at least one ISP. Canadian users are going to be stuck with slow P2P speeds. I first covered this here Canadian cable users report BitTorrent slowdowns. At least one Shaw “insider” has confirmed filtering being put into place. “One self-proclaimed company insider claims the carrier has started using Packet Shaping technology to …

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Is Google Image using censorship

Is it censorship? Or is it just a slow spider of content? Some people think it's outright censorship brought on by cooperation with the US government. Others feel this is just bad indexing on the part of Google. You can add your thoughts on the debate here on this blog. Or after reading the news …

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Microsoft debates spoofing as security flaw

Microsoft is stating that phishing isn't an issue. “Microsoft is rejecting claims from security researchers that a spoofing technique discovered on Internet Explorer is a security vulnerability.” Tech News on ZDNet.  

NBA fines Mark Cuban for Blog posting

This definitely has to be a first. It's not the first time a blog post has created issues with a bloggers job. I'd say this also proves that the power of the blog is now main stream. It was bound to happen…and it did. Related  The power of a blog and one link.

FTC Spyware Laws ‘Unecessary’

Very interesting reads here BBR  FTC Tells Congress No to Anti-Spyware Laws  FTC to Congress Lose the Anti-Spyware Plans. The FTC is telling Congress that they currently have everything handled. And that there is no need for new laws in relation to the issue. Is this big business influencing things? Or just an agency not wanting another …

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Halo 2 retail date broken in Midwest

Meijer starts selling Halo 2 just a bit early. Originally spotted here Halo 2 Release Date Broken. The GameSpot article is here Halo 2 retail date broken in Midwest. “Numerous reports surfaced today from the Midwest claiming several retail chains had broken Halo 2's street date. Several reports on the Gaming Age forums–which included photos of …

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