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FCC Chairman Vows To Investigate U.S. Cellphone Unlocking Ban

03/01/2013, On January 26, it was deemed illegal for those in the U.S. to unlock their cellphones to be used on any wireless carrier they choose, which resulted in a White House petition to be created, receiving over 100,000 signatures, meaning we should be hearing...

Comcast Offers Glimpse Into Copyright Alert System Messages

02/28/2013, We reported a few days ago some big-name ISPs would begin incorporating the Copyright Alert System (CAS) into their systems, which would send out alerts to users who they believe may have download copyrighted material through “peer-to-peer”...

ISPs Adopt Alert System To Warn Users of Illegal Downloads

02/26/2013, If you’re a person who downloads torrents on a regular basis, you might want to watch what you do from today on as Internet service providers will begin cracking down on users who download copyrighted material. The Copyright Alert System (CAS) will...

Criminals find use for 3D printers

10/14/2011, 3D printers are great, they have its practical uses and it has its novelty uses, and lately criminals seem to have found malicious use for 3D printers as well. This isn’t really new as back in September, criminals managed to steal more than $400,000...

$675,000 fine for illegal song downloads downgraded?

09/19/2011, The long arm of the law is still pinching Joel Tenenbaum since his 2009 ruling downgrade by a Boston jury when it comes to illegally downloading music files, but when you hear the 90% reduction in fines, it is still quite a sum to cough up –...

1TB hard drive of pirated content is considered “art”

08/25/2011, As technology is starting to become integrated more and more in our daily lives, the line that separates art and technology is starting to blur. So much so we’ve started calling computers with top of the line specs to be “pieces of art”, but perhaps...

Verizon looks into illegal tethering

08/09/2011, Verizon Wireless wants to crack down on folks who perform illegal tethering on their devices – making subscribers wonder just how much control do they have over their data plan actually. If you happen to fall under the category of using unofficial...

AT&T stops unlimited data for illegal tetherers

08/05/2011, All good things must come to an end, and if you see yourself being an illegal tetherer on the iPhone over AT&T’s network as a good thing, that, my friend, is going to have its curtain drawn down as well. Ma Bell will be removing unlimited plans...

Facebook facial recognition declared illegal in Germany

08/04/2011, Despite Facebook recently making it easier to opt out of facial recognition photo tagging, it looks like the social network is still taking heat for its service. Germany has just declared the feature as a violation of “the right to anonymity”...

Mayor of Vilnius uses a tank to crush illegally parked cars

08/02/2011, If you’re in charge of a country that has a major issue with following the road rules, especially when it comes to parking what do you do? Issue tickets that people can just pay off and continue breaking the law? Well, if you want to take things up...

Sites that link to illegal files are legal in Spain

07/15/2011, Anybody here a fan of “music blogs”? Yeah, those websites that post links to file sharing websites like Mega Upload or Rapidshare for people to download music illegally for free. No you don’t have to answer the question, but in the...