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+ - The Pirate Bay files charges against big media

Submitted by PygmySurfer
PygmySurfer (442860) writes "The Pirate Bay has filed suit against several media companies:

"Thanks to the email-leakage from MediaDefender-Defenders we now have proof of the things we've been suspecting for a long time; the big record and movie labels are paying professional hackers, saboteurs and ddosers to destroy our trackers.

While browsing through the email we identified the companies that are also active in Sweden and we have tonight reported these incidents to the police. The charges are infrastructural sabotage, denial of service attacks, hacking and spamming, all of these on a commercial level.""
Security

+ - myBittorrent.com Hacked

Submitted by Anonymous Coward
An anonymous reader writes "The popular BitTorrent indexing site myBittorrent.com has fallen victim to a vicious brute force attack, according to Slyck.com. Apparently, their servers have been under attack for the last week, until the password combination was successfully obtained. All torrent links and user accounts have been wiped out."
Privacy

TiVo Selling Data on Users' Watching Habits 244

Posted by Zonk
from the that-little-antenna-guy-is-watching-you dept.
Gyppo writes "The San Francisco Chronicle reports that TiVo is collecting and selling data on what parts of broadcasts people are rewinding for review and what commercials they are skipping. The data collection is part of a service the company provides to advertisers and television networks, collecting anonymous data on their users' commercial-watching habits. The data they provide is a random subset of their overall userbase, detailing which commercials are skipped and which are actually watched. The article mentions the possibility for privacy abuse, but with this application of technology Tivo is not providing access to what any one individual user watches via the service."
Microsoft

+ - Windows 95 and Vista: Why 2007 Won't Be Like 1995

Submitted by DECS
DECS (891519) writes "What if Microsoft threw a party, and nobody came? Despite its best efforts to create excitement for Windows Vista at release parties held in a variety of retail stores this last week, nobody seems to care about the product. Windows 95 and Vista: Why 2007 Won't Be Like 1995 explains why — just over a decade ago — things went very differently at the release of Windows 95, and what's killing Microsoft's party this time around."

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