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+ - Ask Slashdot: Viable Alternative to Lavabit 1

Submitted by rizole
rizole (666389) writes "As we learnt earlier today, Lavabit, an encrypted email provider, was shut down by it's owner. Pointing a finger that the US Government he writes:

I would _strongly_ recommend against anyone trusting their private data to a company with physical ties to the United States.

What alternative email provider would you recommend Edward Snowden now gets an account with?"

The Courts

+ - Game over for Scrabulous!

Submitted by
rizole
rizole writes "Scrabulous, the Scrabble clone which gained popularity on Facebook, seems to have finally emptied it's last rack. Earlier today Scrabulous.com displayed the message: "The site is taking a coffee break. Sorry for the inconvenience." At the time of writing it is displaying the home page of Go Daddy. Word on the net indicates that the Indian legal system has decided that...

...the Scrabulous developers, the Agarwala brothers, can keep a web site and the game as it is, but they cannot use the name Scrabulous or any other form of the word Scrabble.

"
Music

+ - Internet Service Policemen scupper pirates

Submitted by
rizole
rizole writes "The BBC is reporting that a deal negotiated by the government has six major UK ISP's agreeing to work with the BPI (That's phongraphic, not pornographic) in cutting down piracy.
From the article:

BT, Virgin, Orange, Tiscali, BSkyB and Carphone Warehouse have all signed up. Feargal Sharkey, chief executive of British Music Rights, said the plan was "a first step, and a very big step, in what we all acknowledge is going to be quite a long process". The plan commits the firms to working towards a "significant reduction" in the illegal sharing of music. It also commits the net firms to develop legal music services, the BBC has been told.

Aghhh!...They be after our treasure."

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