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Submission + - BTDigg a DHT Based Search Engine (activepolitic.com)

bs0d3 writes: BTDigg is a new bittorrent site, well sort of. As it is the first torrent site that has no database, no uploaders, and no moderators. It works solely by scraping the dht network and returning results as they appear. An interesting aspect of the site is where it predicts how likely it is that a file is fake or not.

Submission + - LucasFilm Sues Jedi Mind (techdirt.com)

An anonymous reader writes: Apparently the force is strong with LucasFilm's legal department, as they've sued the company Jedi Mind for trademark infringement and breach of contract, among other things. While LucasFilm doesn't actually own a trademark on "Jedi," it claims that its related marks are close enough, and that Jedi Mind had agreed last year to phase out the use of "Jedi" in its name and product names.
Privacy

Submission + - Facebook Adds Delete Account Option 1

roseability writes: Facebook have quietly added the ability to delete you account. 'Deactivate Account', under Account Setting, has become 'Deactivate or Delete Account', and when checked it purports to permanently delete your account and all information you have shared. Facebook is actually willing to erase your data permanently? They must be counting on very few people doing so.
Google

Submission + - Monopoly uses Google Earth to go live online (computerworld.com)

CWmike writes: "Think you're a Monopoly whiz? Remember running the board and shaming your property-less competitors when playing board games on the living room floor? Think you're the Donald Trump of gaming and could rule the world with a good roll of the dice? Well, Hasbro has a game for you. Monopoly, the age-old game of buying property and making your rivals pay big for landing on your Railroad, is going global. The new, free Web game will use Google Earth and Street View to make the whole planet the game board. The online version of Monopoly is set to launch on Wednesday."

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