Money and power are 10/10ths of the law.
Free expression includes this?
Anonymously emailing false comments that a woman was having marital problems
Suggesting another woman had an abortion instead of a miscarriage
Creating a fake Facebook profile of a man whom he said was abused as a child
Falsely suggesting a man had committed crimes and that information was sent to relatives outside the country
Anonymously mailing false comments that a man supported the Nazi party and was a pedophile
Making false claims that a woman had produced pornography and engaged in bizarre sexual acts
Creating a false online profile suggesting a woman worked as an exotic dancer
Is there any effort to match the headline with the contents of the linked articles? Here let me help free of charge:
"Payment processor (owned by eBay) is *looking into* accepting bitcoins months from now"
Yea that is just like paypal jumping in with both feet.
I can see the early days there being "enhanced cruise control" type thing that people can be licensed for that can be used on freeways only in the near future. I would basically be cruise control that can brake and accelerate and then maybe steering capabilities included, etc.
I don't think it would be possible to have some mix of fully autonomous cars with regular ones on the road at any time.
We should be using that on our roads instead of whatever stuff we are using now.
The people who don't feel like paying 2500$ per song after the fact.
I kinda thought that same thing with Google+.
Microsoft with Xbox is not really analogous. They came out with a completely new device with new games. Music Key (sounds like) just another content delivery service.
Who knows maybe they will bring something new to the table.
Sorry google, you missed the bus on the music thing. Play Music is a flop because it's competing in a saturated market where everyone has picked a pony already. Unless you're gonna offer some earth shattering new thing Music Key will be a (relative) flop also.
No I will have to hear endlessly about this completely misleading article from people who know nothing about avionics.
That you article writer and slashdot submitter for adding to technology hysteria.
This article is basically saying someone can hack your washing machine from your cable modem without any supporting evidence that is true.
I heard this is the new tactic by collection agencies. They try to get you to pay some tiny amount on a debt long off your credit report and as soon as you pay 1$ it becomes active again on your CR as a debt in collections.
Not sure how true it is.
They're probably valid debts and I imagine that's how a lot of people end up in this study. They moved and lazy billing/collections just fire out to whatever address they have and the person is unaware the debt exists until they try to go buy a car or something.
See above, basically if a company "verifies" the debt you are boned without getting the courts involved.
I had a like problem with AT&T long ago. I had proof of payment and spent months trying to resolve it but they were basically like "f you pay me". It went to collections and basically the same run around. Years later I was buying a house and ended up paying the friggin thing because I had a short window and really no recourse other than taking them to court.
Once you have something go into collections it is always there until you pay it. (medical bills/school debt probably drives a lot of this)
You're only 30-90 days lat for a short period.
"Many consumers were burned for relatively small amounts -- about 10 percent of the debts were smaller than $125, Ratcliffe says"
This kind of thing probably drives the numbers way up too. That late fee from blockbuster, etc.
They investigate retail fraud/theft now? Don't they have better things to do? You would think once discovered it would be pretty easy for the store to identify the person and forward the information to the police.