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Was a "Rogue Engineer" Responsible For Google’s Wi-Fi Snooping? [Google]

by on Jun.10, 2010, under Crime, Google, google street view, Google WiFi, Home Automation, Law, Legal, street view, wifi

When it first came to light that Google Street View cars were collecting reams of Wi-Fi network data , Google said it was a mistake. Then came evidence that the sniffing was actually deliberate . But what did Google’s internal audit find

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Was a "Rogue Engineer" Responsible For Google’s Wi-Fi Snooping? [Google]

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Lawyers Claim Google Wi-Fi Sniffing ‘Is Not an Accident’ [Google]

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Lawyers suing Google claimed Thursday they have discovered evidence in a patent application that Google deliberately programmed its Street View cars to collect private data from open Wi-Fi networks, despite claims to the contrary. More

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Are Cameras the New Guns? [Privacy]

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In response to a flood of Facebook and YouTube videos that depict police abuse, a new trend in law enforcement is gaining popularity. Trade Show Banner Stands . In at least three states, it is now illegal to record any on-duty police officer. Sunbrella Furniture . More

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DivX Acquired By Sonic Solutions With Hollywood Streaming in Mind [DivX]

by on Jun.02, 2010, under 2, 3, 300, 5, 7, 787, 7d, Ac, Acquisitions, Act, Ad, Ads, ally, and, ANT, Ants, AR, ash, Bp, business, cat, CDs, clear, cnet, code, Codec, Content, Content Delivery, Corporations, current, dash, de, Display, DivX, down, download, Downloads, Ds, dvd, DVDs, E, Ea, EC, Et, ff, future, Gizmo, gizmodo, Hd, Help, hollywood, Home Automation, HTML, Id, Ie, Im, In, Intern, internet, Io, Ion, ions, Ir, Isp, kin, La, Labels, Legal, live, media, Mergers, mid, mind, Ming, Mod, movie, Movie Downloads, Multimedia, Net, News, Ny, Of, om, One, order, Ovi, Pet, PI, Ping, Pixel, Platform, Play, Port, Q, quant, Rc, Red, Roxio, RSS, Rv, serve, Solutions, Sonic, SonicSolutions, Stream, Streaming, Style, tech, ted, Tent, The Internet, TI, time, TV, Ui, Us, V, Vide, Video, Wise, Wood, work

DivX Inc, the company that owns the codec which made your early 2000s movie downloads look actually not too bad, is being acquired by Sonic Solutions, a content delivery company, for a reported $300 million. personal injury new jersey . Sonic’s been working in circular media like CDs and DVDs for years—they own the popular Roxio brand—but is now looking to the internet as the content delivery platform of the future. DivX, a current competitor of Sonic’s, has been helping deliver video content to internet users, legally and otherwise, for years. More

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Hurt Locker Producers File 5,000 Lawsuits Against File Sharers [Piracy]

by on May.28, 2010, under 2, 2010, 3, 3D, 5, 7, 7d, 838, Ac, Ad, Add, Ads, age, Ai, ally, ANT, Ants, AR, Arm, Arms, Av, BitTorrent, Bp, C6, cat, Cia, clear, color, Copyright, day, de, Display, down, download, Downloading, Downloads, Ds, E, Ea, EC, Et, ff, Ge, Gizmo, gizmodo, Gm, Hd, Home Automation, Hurt Locker, Hurt locker lawsuit, Id, Ie, Illegal, Im, images, In, intel, Ir, Isp, ISPs, La, Labels, Law, Laws, Lawsuit, Lawsuits, Led, Legal, Loc, Lock, mid, Ming, Mod, movie, Ms, My, Of, om, One, order, Os, Ovi, P2P, Padd, People, PI, Piracy, Pirate, Pirates, Pixel, Play, Pr, Pro, Q, quant, Rc, RSS, Rv, serve, Style, Suit, Suits, Tag, tech, TI, time, TV, Ui, Up, V, Voltage pictures, War, X1

This has been some time coming , but today it’s official: the producers of The Hurt Locker have filed suit against 5,000 people for illegally downloading their movie. Read the full complaint after the jump: More

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Samsung-Led Cartel Fined $404 Million In Price-Fixing Scandal [Crime]

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Nine chip makers—including heavy hitters like Samsung and Hitachi—have collectively been fined $404 million by the European Commission over DRAM price fixing . Cartels: they’re not just for drug lords anymore. Rhode Island foundation repair companies . More

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Hurt Locker Producer Drops Email Bomb On BitTorrenter [Block Quote]

by on May.19, 2010, under 2, 2010, 3, 5, 7, 7d, A9, Ac, Ad, Add, Ads, age, Ai, and, ANT, Ants, AR, Arm, Arms, Art, ash, BitTorrent, Block quote, Blockquote, Bomb, boom, Bp, bus, business, cat, Chart, clear, color, dash, de, Display, down, download, Downloading, Downloads, DROPS, Ds, E, E3, Ea, Email, Et, ff, Ge, Gizmo, gizmodo, Hd, Home Automation, Hurt Locker, Hurt locker lawsuit, Id, Ie, Im, images, In, Ir, Isp, ISPs, jail, kids, La, Labels, Law, Lawsuits, Led, Legal, Loc, Lock, Mail, mid, Mod, movie, Ms, My, Nes, Of, om, One, order, Os, Ovi, P2P, Padd, People, PI, Piracy, Pirate, Pirates, Pixel, Play, Pr, Pro, ps, Q, quant, Rc, RSS, Rv, sand, serve, Style, Sue, Tag, tech, things, TI, Torrent, TV, Voltage pictures

Hurt Locker producer Nicolas Chartier—you know, the guy who wants to sue tens of thousands of people for downloading his movie—has made two things very clear over email: pirates are morons, and let’s hope their kids are jailed. More

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Original "Balloon Boy" Balloon Returned to Hoax-Creating Family [Balloons]

by on May.19, 2010, under Balloon, Balloon Boy, Balloons, Home Automation, Law, Legal, Wtf

Remember Balloon Boy and his fame-seeking, hoax-creating family ? Turns out that despite the criminal charges, fines, and humiliation, their story has a happy ending: They’re getting their balloon back. More

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Overly Litigious Company Claims Microsoft Xbox Infringes On Its Patents [Microsoft]

by on May.18, 2010, under dvd, DVD Burner, Law, Lawsuit, Legal, microsoft, Xbox

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A Las Vegas based company called Synchrome Technology has filed a lawsuit against Microsoft and DVD burner maker NEC Corporation for infringing on its patents: More

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Workers Suing iPhone Screen Supplier Wintek Over Poisonings [Health]

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Since last August, 62 workers at Wintek, who supplies Apple with touchscreens for iPhones and iPods, have been treated for N-hexane poisoning, one of whom died from exposure to the illegal screen-cleaning chemical. Now, 44 of the workers from the Wintek factory in Suzhou, China, are planning to sue the company. [ Wired ] More

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