"In early December, a few weeks after the hackathon, the New Jersey division of consumer affairs issued a subpoena to 19-year-old Tidbit developer Jeremy Rubin. The subpoena demanded he turn over everything related to Tidbit: all versions of the source code, all Bitcoin wallets associated with Tidbit, all agreements and communications with third parties, the name and IP addresses of everyone who mined Bitcoins using Tidbit, and so on. It explicitly asked for “all documents and correspondence concerning all breaches of security and / or unauthorized access to computers” by Tidbit."
New Jersey hasn't said why."Link to Original Source
writes "For the first time ever, a Japanese company has been successful extracted natural gas from frozen methane hydrate off its central coast. The Nankai Trough gas field, located a little more than 30 miles offshore, could provide an alternative energy source for the island nation, reducing its dependence on foreign imports.
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A Japanese study estimated that at least 1.1tn cubic metres of methane hydrate exist in offshore deposits.
This is the equivalent of more than a decade of Japan's gas consumption.
Japan has few natural resources and the cost of importing fuel has increased after a backlash against nuclear power following the Fukushima nuclear disaster two years ago.
writes "Can software cracking and piracy be beneficial to the software industry? Why do software crackers do what they do without any monetary incentives?
This article looks at the history of software cracking, in context of reverse engineering and then attempts to look at its impact. And finally jumps to the conclusion that the greatest positive effect of software crackers was the creation of the "demoscene"."Link to Original Source