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Charter's Trials of NebuAd Halted 97

Posted by timothy
from the what-we-meant-was dept.
RalphTheWonderLlama writes "The trials of NebuAd by Charter Communications were halted after it gained the attention of Congressmen Ed Markey and Joe Barton. The online behavioral targeting system has been called "a 'man-in-the-middle attack' and various other unflattering names" but would certainly be an easy way for an ISP to cash in on client profiling." PaisteUser points out MSNBC's coverage as well, according to which the ad-insertion scheme was dropped because of "concerns raised by customers."
Music

+ - New trial possible in Minnesota music-sharing case->

Submitted by Enlarged to Show Tex
Enlarged to Show Tex (911413) writes "The judge in a landmark file-sharing case in Brainerd, Minnesota may grant a new trial based on a determination that he incorrectly instructed the jury on what constitutes what is considered to be illegal file-sharing. Apparently, simply uploading songs to a file-sharing network may not be enough to constitute a copyright violation on her part, and appears to run contrary to precedent in the Eighth Judicial Circuit. Interested parties can submit amicus curiae briefs no later than 29 May — NewYorkCountryLawyer, perhaps?"
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Communications

Comcast Proposes Self Regulation and P2P Bill of Rights 343

Posted by CmdrTaco
from the no-conflict-of-interests-here dept.
Torodung writes "In a recent move, Comcast has proposed a 'P2P Bill of Rights,' joining the ranks of every great monopoly when threatened by government regulation for alleged misbehavior. They have instead proposed comprehensive industry self-regulation and cooperation with major P2P software vendors as a lesser evil: 'Comcast is looking to further position itself as proactively — and responsibly — addressing the issue of managing peer-to-peer traffic that traverses its network, announcing Tuesday it will lead an industry-wide effort to create a "P2P Bill of Rights and Responsibilities" for users and Internet service providers.'"
Security

Casino Insider Tells (Almost) All About Security 232

Posted by Zonk
from the tech-of-the-gambling-floor dept.
An anonymous reader writes "ComputerWorld has up a story on casino security technology, exploring the world of facial recognition technology and various other systems in casinos such as the Bellagio, Treasure Island, and Beau Rivage. Industry veteran Jeff Jonas reveals some of the secret scams he learned from the casino industry such as the infinite hundred dollar bill, the hollowed out chip cup, the palm (trading cards), the specialty code (inserted by rogue programmer into video poker machine) and the cameraman, as well as detailing how casinos strike back against fraudsters and cheats.'"
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Colorado Decertifies E-voting Machines 169

Posted by kdawson
from the sudden-outbreak-of-common-sense dept.
mamer-retrogamer writes "On December 17, Colorado Secretary of State Mike Coffman decertified election equipment used by 64 Colorado counties, including machines made by Premier Election Solutions, formerly known as Diebold Election Systems. A report issued by the Secretary of State's office details a myriad of problems such as lack of password protection on the systems, controls that could give voters unauthorized access, and the absence of any way to track or detect security violations. Manufacturers have 30 days to appeal the decertification."

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