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The “six strikes” anti-piracy “education” program, the program where internet service providers (ISPs) in the United States take action against people accused of pirating copyrighted content, was originally planned to be up and running by the end of 2012. However, …Read More »
With features like forgotten attachments reminder, threaded discussions, etc., not very many people will argue if you tout the superiority of Gmail over rival emailing services. And today Google has improved Gmail — by integrating it with Google Drive.
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Megaupload helped FBI take down a video pirating website, then FBI used that same evidence against Megaupload
Megaupload was taken down by the FBI (and New Zealand authorities) on January 19, 2012. One of the accusations leveled against Megaupload by the Feds was (is) Megaupload ignored Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) take down requests for pirated content …Read More »
Lesson in password security: Photo of UK’s Prince William reveals password for Royal Air Force login
You know the Duke of Cambridge, popularly known as Prince William? Yeah, well, the English monarchy likes to release photos of their royals for public relation purposes. Last week Prince William’s official website released some photos of ole William and …Read More »
Megaupload was shutdown by New Zealand and American authorities in January 2012. No one, even Kim Dotcom, denies Megaupload was used, to some degree, to store and share illegal copies of movies (among other copyrighted content). In fact, the Motion …Read More »
Police raid home of 9-year-old girl, take away her ‘Winnie the Pooh’ laptop because she used The Pirate Bay
What happens when a 9-year-old girl illegally downloads some songs off the The Pirate Bay? Her home is raided by the police and her laptop is confiscated. Yep, that is what recently happened to a family in Finland.
As the …Read More »
A new study by researchers from Boston’s Northeastern University and the French Eurécom claims that uploaders of pirated content (aka copyrighted content) to cyberlockers (or file sharing sites — like MegaUpload) aren’t doing it for the money. This is in …Read More »
Have some time to kill? The Useless Web is more than happy to oblige.
The Useless Web has put together a list of websites that it declares to be the most “useless website(s)” on the web. It then offers you …Read More »
ISPs to start enforcing “six strikes” program, an attempt to “educate” consumers on piracy by slowing internet connections or blocking websites
SOPA and PIPA are dead. But anti-piracy measures by the entertainment industry are not. In collaboration with big entertainment, internet service providers (ISPs) in the United States will soon be implementing significant anti-piracy measures across their entire subscriber base. Two …Read More »
Why is Apple QuickTime required to view images on the website of United States Patent and Trademark Office?
Head over to a patent on the website of United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). Chances are, the patent has images that go along with it. Click on the “Images” button on the patent page and you will be …Read More »
A few years back Dropbox was just another cloud storage/backup startup. Now with over 100,000,000 registered users and 1,000,000,000 files being saved every day, Dropbox is the cloud storage startup.
Earlier this week Dropbox CEO Drew Houston announced there are …Read More »
What was Kim Dotcom’s response to the United States government disrupting this budding Megaupload enterprise? Give the feds the middle finger and open a new and improved service, Mega.
As part of his plan to circumvent anti-piracy enforcement by the …Read More »
Do Not Track is a semi-new feature in the digital world that allows users to tell advertisers to not track their online activity for the purposes of serving targeted/personalized ads. To use Do Not Track, it must be built into …Read More »
So you have enabled Do Not Track in your browser, but you want to confirm that it has actually been enabled. How do you find out? Easy — you read the following handy dandy guide that shows you how to …Read More »
In its most simple form, the traditional online file locker business model is to allow anyone to freely download files but charge people for uploading. For the longest time, RapidShare, an extremely popular file locker, has bucked that business model …Read More »
Back in September I posted about a new change to Google that brought the navigation menu on the left to the top; a change I dubbed as more Bing-like. At the time, while some other people saw the same thing …Read More »
Apple issues new apology to Samsung… and modifies homepage so people can’t see the apology without scrolling
You know that public statement Apple was ordered to issue in UK newspapers, magazines, and on Apple’s UK website about how Samsung did not copy the iPad; the one that a UK Appeals Court told Apple to reissue because of …Read More »
So you like your daily (hourly?) dose of porn.
Cool, have fun. Just remember to not share it via peer-to-peer channels… otherwise you may end up with a multi-million dollar fine, not to mention public embarrassment.
Flava Works, a company …Read More »
Ever since MegaUpload was taken down by the authorities in a raid (which has actually now been declared illegal by New Zealand’s courts) on Kim Dotcom’s mansion in New Zealand, Dotcom has been talking about how he is going to …Read More »
Back in July Google reported Gmail has 425 million monthly active Gmail accounts. If true, that would have finally made Gmail the most popular web mail service in the world, surpassing Hotmail and Yahoo. However, at the time, Google’s numbers …Read More »
Google recently introduced a new way to compose e-mails in Gmail. If you switched to the new way and don’t like it, don’t worry — there is a way to switch back. This guide shows you how.…
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Microsoft has made waves in the online world by declaring that “Do Not Track”, a new option introduced in browsers that tells websites and ad agencies to not track online user behavior, is enabled by default in Internet Explorer 10. …Read More »
Because I am a multitasking fiend, I have a habit of opening links using the middle mouse button so they open in new tabs. Once thing I’ve always found to be annoying with Gmail (yes, as good as Gmail is …Read More »
Fake e-mail from “Microsoft Windows 8 Team” claims to give you free Windows 8 but is actually a phishing attack
We have seen many e-mail scams, ranging from e-mails that try to steal your information to e-mails that try to infect your computer with malware. In particular one fake e-mail was particularly clever because it used the cover of a …Read More »
Ever wonder what are the passwords people use the most? SplashData, a software company that makes password management programs and apps, has compiled its annual “Worst Passwords” list for 2012, which gives us some insights on what the most popular …Read More »
Still haven’t decided upon a cloud storage service provider? Maybe Glide is more up your ally.
Glide OS is a web-based, HTML5 operating system developed by TransMedia. Essentially it is a web app that runs in all major browsers on …Read More »
I’m sure most everyone has heard the term “cloud computing” at least once. What exactly is “the cloud” and cloud computing? It actually isn’t as magical — or new — as it may sound.
The cloud has been around for …Read More »
One man has found a novel way to be more productive — hire someone to slap him every time he visits YouTube, Facebook, or Reddit
Maneesh Sethi is a self-employed blogger based in San Francisco, California. As many people that use the internet, Sethi often gets distracted from his work by things like Facebook, YouTube, etc. In fact, Sethi felt he was so often distracted …Read More »
Microsoft asked Google to censor “infringing” links belonging to BBC, CNN, Wikipedia, US government, and more
We have seen dumb takedown notices and requests (via DMCA) in the past, such as when a researcher was kicked off MediaFire. However, we have not yet seen something as ridiculous as the following.
As I mentioned before in my …Read More »
Curious as to who you can thank for those glorious spam emails you receive? India, Italy, and United States, the top three countries when it comes to number of spam sent from July 2012 to September 2012.
According to the …Read More »
These are seven new malicious emails you should stay clear of — emails from YouTube, Google, Facebook, LinkedIn, British Airways, and DHL Express
dotTech has gotten into the habit of warning our readers about web security issues, namely malicious emails that make their rounds in the inboxes of people around the world — such as the fake Windows Update password stealing email and …Read More »
Alto is a web-based email client that syncs all your Gmail, Yahoo, AOL, and Apple accounts into one inbox
AOL used to be a giant, providing one of the largest (if not the largest) dial-up service in the early to mid 2000s. AOL took a nose dive once broadband took over and since then AOL has been working hard …Read More »
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While downloading one song may not feel that serious of a crime, the accumulative impact of millions of songs downloaded illegally – and without any compensation to all the people who helped to create that song and bring it to