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Comment: Re:Feature Request: remove all cookies EXCEPT (Score 5, Informative) 369

by rihkama (#42991665) Attached to: Firefox Will Soon Block Third-Party Cookies

I regularly clean out my cookies with "delete all", but I'd prefer to keep the ones for sites that require a login. But it's too hard to delete cookies individually.

You can achieve that in Firefox without any extra extensions: Under Privacy: 1. Use Custom settings for history - Accept cookies from sites - Keep until: I close Firefox 2. Under Exceptions: - Add sites you want to allow permanent cookies sites using "Allow" button Done. Sites you allow can store cookies until they expire while other cookies are cleared every time you close the browser.

Privacy

+ - Blizzard Eliminating Privacy on Battle.Net Forums->

Submitted by Goatbert
Goatbert (22577) writes "Today Activision-Blizzard announced that in addition to the current (and controversial) implementation of their RealID social network for World of Warcraft and StarCraft 2, going forward all posts to the official Blizzard/SC2/World of Warcraft forums will display the posters First and Last Name. Handles or nicknames of any sort will not be allowed."
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+ - Anonymous complaint closes FB page for indie movie->

Submitted by Flambergius
Flambergius (55153) writes "Today (Feb 2) Facebook closed http://www.facebook.com/IronSky, the page for Iron Sky (http://www.ironsky.net) an upcoming independent science fiction comedy by the Finnish film-makers Energia Productions, the makers of Star Wreck. The film-makers were given no warning or reason for the action. However, it's fairly safe to assume that reason of the anonymous complaint is somehow related to the fact that Iron Sky, set in the year 2018, is a comedy about a Nazi invasion from the Moon. While an independent movie, Iron Sky is a serious venture with a budget over a million dollars. Furthermore, Energia Productions have been extremely active in using internet and social media for marketing and communication with their fan base, to the extend that the previous movie, Star Wreck, was made with the active help from the community. FB is very important tool for film-makers like Energia Productions, but the abruptness of FB's action and the lack of clear process for seeking a remedy raises serious questions.
The issue has not hit the English-language media yet, but the major Finnish daily Iltasanomat reports the incident (in Finnish): http://www.iltalehti.fi/digi/2010020211041979_du.shtml . The film-makers blog http://www.ironsky.net/site/#blog and press releases http://www.ironsky.net/site/press/ have their side of the story."

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Announcements

+ - Global Gaming Factory buys The Pirate Bay 1

Submitted by cibus
cibus (670787) writes "The Swedish company Global Gaming Factory has bought "The Pirate Bay website" for 60 millions SEK(about $7800000). They also bought Peerialism, a Swedish company specializing in p2p-based distributed storage.

From the pressrelease:
The listed software company, Global Gaming Factory X AB (publ) (GGF) acquires The Pirate Bay website, http://www.thepiratebay.org/ one of the 100 most visited websites in the world and the technology company Peerialism, that has developed next generation file-sharing technology. Following the completion of the acquisitions, GGF intends to launch new business models that allow compensation to the content providers and copyright owners. The responsibility for, and operation of the site will be taken over by GGF in connection with closing of the transaction, which is scheduled for August 2009.
"We would like to introduce models which entail that content providers and copyright owners get paid for content that is downloaded via the site, " said Hans Pandeya, CEO GGF.


Whatever happened to that idealism Sunde and Warg displayed?"
Censorship

+ - Finnish ISPs blocking w3.org as child-porn-> 1

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shazzle
shazzle writes "A few Finnish ISPs started blocking w3.org as a child-porn site. Although one of them has lifted this hasty block, there's another ISP that applied the secret list with a little delay. Here's the evidence. I think we can all agree on the fact how dangerous this kind of haphazard censorship is to free speech as well as legitimate business. Let us not forget how these kinds of mistakes are applied much easier, than corrected afterwards."
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Role Playing (Games)

A WoW Player's Guide To Warhammer 353

Posted by Soulskill
from the an-orc-by-any-other-name dept.
With Warhammer Online just around the corner, Zonk wrote up a guide which compares it to the current top dog of the MMO market, World of Warcraft. He highlights the fact that despite the appearance of "War" in both names, Warhammer is much more focused on the struggle between factions, in gameplay and artistic style. Warhammer's open beta started on Sunday, doing well in the US but stumbling in Europe. The full version launches on Sept. 18th, but people who pre-order the game will be able to access live servers up to four days before, thanks to Mythic's head-start program. Mythic CEO Mark Jacobs recently launched a blog to answer questions about the game.

Comment: Re:At the very least ... (Score 1) 272

by rihkama (#24814877) Attached to: The Gamer's Bill of Rights
Neverwinter Nights 2 (published by Atari), while it has client side copy protection which can be easily bypassed if need be, allows transfer of game to others. Personally I find Stardock's method more annoying than, for example, Neverwinter Nights 2 method as client side copy protection can always be bypassed unlike Stardock's style of not giving out updates from official sources without CD-key which cannot be transferred. Obviously if client side protection is overdone (like EA tends to) it is different matter, on that point I agree with you, and would prefer games without copy protections as in the end they do not work.

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