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Submission + - FBI wants Pirate Bay logs for criminal investigation into copyright trolls.->

the simurgh writes: It has been revealed today that In the past few months, two of the Pirate Bay co-founders have been repeatedly questioned by Swedish authorities, acting on behalf of the FBI. the internet now has clear evidence that Prenda is indeed being investigated by the US Government for uploading their own copyrighted content in torrents placed onto The Pirate Bay, for the sole purpose of creating a honeypot trap to sue over pirated downloads. the full story is included in the link below
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Submission + - Arjonline.org - Best Online Journal Site for Open Access Journals->

SatheeshSurthani writes: American Research Journals Publishing is an academic publisher of open access journals. It also publishes academic books and conference proceedings. ARJONLINE currently has more than 200 open access journals in the areas of Earth.
AMERICAN RESEARCH JOURNALS (ARJ) is a leader in the field of publication of research and academic journals with global dimensions. With the ability to scale globally we cater to the needs of both academicians and research scholars across multiple continents. ARJ has the highest standards for unique, innovative, multidisciplinary, interdisciplinary and international contributions form authors of vast diversity in their pursuit of reaching a global audience.

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Submission + - man arrested for refusing to stop filming police->

the simurgh writes: A man who claims to be an independent journalist films has been arrested by New Jersey police officers for his refusal to give in to their demands for his video camera. In most cases such as this, the authorities immediately jump to defend the outrageous behavior of the officer. In this case, however, it is different. the citizen and his camera were released. Moreover, Ocean County prosecutor told the local NBC affiliate: "It would be my opinion that we'll probably be dismissing the charge."
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Submission + - Porn Companies Are Going After GitHub

rossgneumann writes: Porn production companies are currently engaged in a scorched earth copyright infringement campaign against torrenting sites with URLs containing specific keywords—say, “thrust” or “glob-watcher.” Github is getting caught in the crossfire. Several Digital Millenium Copyright Act (DMCA) complaints filed to Google by companies representing various porn companies in the last month alone have resulted in dozens of legitimate Github URLs being removed from the search engine’s results, TorrentFreak first reported.

Submission + - Sony Accused of Pirating Music in The Interview->

the simurgh writes: As the controversy surrounding Sony's handling of it's hack, the movie The Interview and it's aftermath continues, a singer is claiming that after failing to reach terms with Sony, the company put her music in the movie anyway. Yoon Mi-rae (real name Natasha Shanta Reid) is a US-born hip hop and R&B singer who currently releases music on the Feel Ghood Music label. she and her label claim that her track we learned that the track 'Pay Day' has been used without permission, legal procedure, or contracts. So, while Sony is trying to destroy the internet to combat piracy, it’s now facing copyright infringement allegations of its own.
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Submission + - Sony Paid Millions to "Rogue" Piracy Sites-> 1 1

the simurgh writes: Stopping money flowing into the pockets of 'pirate' sites has been one of Sony's top goals in it's war on the 'pirates', but it's something that's honestly can't be done and is damaging american freedoms in their attempts. In fact, despite sony's claims to the otherwise, it's so complex and hard to tell a legitimate site from 'rogue site' that during the first five months of 2014 Sony paid for almost two million ad impressions on "rogue" sites.
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Submission + - AirAsia Flight Loses Contact With Air Traffic Control->

iONiUM writes: As reported by many news sources, yet another plane has lost contact during a trip.

This comes on the heels of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 which is still missing, and Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 which was shot down.

The question has to be asked: is airline travel still safe, especially within Asia? And, why has the news completely forgot about flight 370?

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Submission + - Authorities Disrupt Utility services And Pose As Repairmen for Illegal search-> 1 1

the simurgh writes: a federal case in Las Vegas now working its way through the court docket now hinges on the question can federal agents disrupt utility services and masquerade as repair technicians. do federal agents have a right to create a reason and to deceive the occupants to enter and covertly search the premises in hopes of finding evidence that might later justify a search warrant against the occupants?

The defendants in this case are not your everyday homeowners or even Americans. They are, in fact, Chinese gamblers who were staying in Las Vegas at Caesar's Palace earlier this year. almost as if a plot from a movie, being unable to obtain a search warrant, the FBI came up with a plan to gain entry to the suit by cutting off the utilities after a second plan was a foiled due to an uncooperative butler.

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Submission + - Earthquake sensors track urban traffic, too->

sciencehabit writes: Besides the roar of engines and honking of angry drivers, rush-hour traffic also makes underground “noise.” We can’t hear most of these ground vibrations, but seismic sensors can. With a network of 5300 geophones—devices that convert ground movements into voltage—researchers recorded 1 week’s worth of urban vibrations in a 70-km2 area of Long Beach, California. By analyzing the seismic data, they could measure how fast individual trains were moving between stations, count the number of planes landing and taking off at the airport, and calculate the average speed of vehicles on a 10-lane highway. Without GPS or cameras, seismic systems could allay privacy concerns by tracking urban activity in an anonymous way.
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Submission + - Check Out The Source Code For The Xerox Alto->

jfruh writes: The Xerox Alto is a computer legend: it was never sold to the public, but its window-based OS was the inspiration for both the original Mac operating system and Windows. Now you can check out its source code, along with code for CP/M, a similarly old school (though not graphical) operating system.
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Submission + - Labor Dept. to destroy H-1B records 3 3

Presto Vivace writes: Records that are critical to research and take up a microscopic amount of storage are set for deletion

In a notice posted last week, the U.S. Department of Labor said that records used for labor certification, whether in paper or electronic, "are temporary records and subject to destruction" after five years, under a new policy. ... There was no explanation for the change, and it is perplexing to researchers. The records under threat are called Labor Condition Applications (LCA), which identify the H-1B employer, worksite, the prevailing wage, and the wage paid to the worker. ... ... The cost of storage can't be an issue for the government's $80 billion IT budget: A full year's worth of LCA data is less than 1GB.

Submission + - Encryption Keys for Kim Dotcom's data Can't Be Given to FBI, court rules->

the simurgh writes: as many who follow the Dotcom saga knows in 2012, New Zealand police seized encrypted computer drives belonging to Kim Dotcom, copies of which were illegally passed to the FBI. fast-forward to 2014, Dotcom wants access to the seized but encrypted content. A New Zealand judge has now ruled that even if the Megaupload founder supplies the passwords, the encryption keys cannot be forwarded to the FBI.
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Submission + - Following EU ruling, BBC article excluded from Google searches. 1 1

Albanach writes: In 2007, the BBC's economics editor, Robert Peston, penned an article on the massive loses at Merrill Lynch and the resulting dismissal of their CEO Stan O'Neil. Today, the BBC have been notified that the 2007 article will no longer appear in some Google searches made within the European Union, apparently as a result of someone exercising their new-found 'right to be forgotten'. O'Neil was the only individual named in the 2007 article. While O'Neil has left Merrill Lynch, he has not left the world of business, and now holds a directorship at Alcoa, the world's third largest aluminum producer with $23 billion in revenues in 2013.

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