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Submission + - Single software licence shared 774,651 times (

nk497 writes: A single licence for Avast security software has been used by 774,651 people after it went viral on a file-sharing site. Avast noticed that a license for its paid-for security software, sold to a 14-user firm in Arizona, was being distributed online. Rather than shut down the piracy, the company decided to see how far the software would spread — it's since popped up in 200 countries, including the Vatican City. Now, the company is turning it into a marketing opportunity, with a pop-up encouraging users of the pirated copy to download a legal copy of the free or paid-for version. Avast isn't sure how many pirates have gone legal, but said some have made the switch.

Submission + - BBC News - Sumo wrestler 'steals cash machine from (

timothy writes: Anyone skeevy and devious enough can buy online an ATM skimmer from some underhanded maker of same, but why not cut out the middle man, and just take the cash directly? (Also, if you're going to attempt to stop him, can I have your watch when you are dead?)

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