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Submission + - DN4ever publisher fires PR firm over threats (

mcgrew writes: "From PC Mag:

On Tuesday, "Duke Nukem Forever" publisher 2K Games fired its PR agency for threatening to blacklist journalists who gave the game a negative review. "2K Games does not endorse the comments made by Jim Redner and we can confirm that The Redner Group no longer represents our products," 2K Games spokesman Charlie Sinhaseni said in an email. "We have always maintained a mutually respectful working relationship with the press and do not condone his actions in any way."



Submission + - Soccer World Cup DDoS blackmailer sent to jail (

An anonymous reader writes: Here's a story that the guys at LulzSec might be wise to digest.

A German man has been sentenced to almost three years in prison (and fined half a million US dollars) for extorting money from online gambling websites.

The man, who has not been named, threatened betting firms with denial-of-service attacks during the 2010 soccer World Cup held in South Africa.


Submission + - Open Source alternative to Dropbox?

garry_g writes: While "the cloud" may be one of the major buzzwords of the Internet industry, anybody concerned with security and privacy will most likely not touch it with a 10-foot pole. While I am guilty of using Dropbox for occasional data storage or quick picture snaps with my Android phone, I do watch out not to store anything important on there (or inciminating), no matter what the "privacy policy" may be.
As someone that has been running his personal mail server and MTA for years, stores Firefox profile information not on either Xmarks or FF Sync public server but my own, I was wondering: what useful alternative is there to Dropbox on the FOSS market, which will allow access by both windows/linux boxes, but also mobile devices (specifically Android). I know there are frontend addons for Windows (and linux tools of course) e.g. for SVN, but most likely no implementations for mobile use as far as I can tell...
And, of course, the backend should run on a Linux box ;)

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