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Submission + - Jeb Bush forgets to register Jebbush.com, Donald Trump or supporters take note. (donaldjtrump.com)

ZeroZen writes: Whoops. The domain www.jebbush.com now points to www.donaldjtrump.com as of Feb 9th.

Hope for Jeb's sake that he's not running in 2020, he won't have a chance to snatch it back until 2024.

Domain Name: JEBBUSH.COM
Sponsoring Registrar IANA ID: 411
Whois Server: whois.fabulous.com
Referral URL: http://www.fabulous.com/
Status: clientTransferProhibited https://www.icann.org/epp#clie...
Updated Date: 09-feb-2016
Creation Date: 19-nov-1997
Expiration Date: 18-nov-2024

Submission + - Cox Stands Pat, Won't Spy On Customers To Appease Copyright Holders (hothardware.com)

MojoKid writes: Cox Communications is standing up for its subscribers by so far refusing to spy on their online activities and take legal action against those who download copyrighted material. That stand has already cost the ISP $25 million, the amount a Virginia federal jury recently came up with when it ruled that Cox was responsible for the activities of those using its service, and it could cost Cox even more. The ruling against Cox took place last December. Since then, music publisher BMG has followed up by asking a court to issue a permanent injunction against Cox. BMG also wants the ISP to boot customers who have pirated content and share the details of those subscribers with copyright holders. The topic of deep packet inspection has also come up. Despite all this, Cox is holding firm on its position. "To the extent the injunction requires either termination or surveillance, it imposes undue hardships on Cox, both because the order is vague and because it imposes disproportionate, intrusive, and punitive measures against households and businesses with no due process," Cox stated in its reply.

Submission + - Easy End-to-End Encryption for any Email Address?

WiTopia writes: VPN provider, WiTopia, has announced a new secure email service called SecureMyEmail(TM) that promises to add end-to-end encrypted email to any email address, including Gmail, Yahoo Mail, and Outlook.com for only 99 cents a year per email account. SecureMyEmail(TM) will provide easy-to-use PGP-encrypted email clients for Android and iOS as well as Thunderbird plugins for Mac and Windows users. Additional plugins, including for Apple Mail and Outlook, will follow. The company is currently running an Indiegogo campaign to fund the final phase of development with a planned launch in April 2016.

Submission + - The UK Government's Big Porn Lie -- and the Coming Global War Against VPNs (vortex.com)

Lauren Weinstein writes: In other words, VPNs and proxies — which can be so crucial for persons living under oppressive governments — are seriously bad news for those governments trying to control their freedom loving citizen slaves.

Government officials will of course argue that they're only doing what's best for the little people — protecting them from crime, terrorism, contaminating ideas, naked breasts, and so forth.

This is why — peering into my flickering Crystal Ball of Technology Policy — I predict that the current relatively low level battles against VPNs, proxies, and similar censorship evasion technologies in some parts of the world will bloom into all out global war in the relatively near future with both traditionally dictatorial governments and a range of supposedly democratically-oriented governments jumping on the bandwagon — mostly using terrorism fears as their operative excuse.

Comment Think about the children! (Score 5, Interesting) 466

He has decided upon a very specific, and limiting, style of living. Bravo. Now try applying his philosophy to a household with children. Or a household frequented by guests. Try this in less sunny locales.

I think it is admirable to try to be different, and to advocate alternative. I am completely turned off by his holier than thou attitude and his dismissiveness towards that which does not fit his chosen lifestyle.

Comment More to the story? (Score 3, Interesting) 441

All of the stories I have read about this use the same reference: WBOC. There is, as of yet, no other source. I think there is more to this story than has been reported so far. I am not suggesting the lack of facts is a coverup, just that it is still in the early stages of falling into place.

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