Myrv writes: Reports have starting popping up that Cisco is pushing out and automatically (without permission) installing their new Cloud Connect firmware on consumer routers. The new firmware removes the users ability to login and administer the router locally. You now must configure the router using Cisco's Cloud connect service. If that wasn't bad enough the fine print for this new service allows Cisco to track your complete internet history. Currently it appears the only way to disable the Cloud Connect service is to unplug your from the internet.
Myrv writes: Spez of Reddit fame reveals he was ordered to remove a posting about Sears.com's laughably easy to hack URLs. The post in question linked (screenshot) to a fairly old and simple sears.com URL hack that allows users to spoof categories for products on the sears.com website. It's not clear who did the ordering but Spez does admit lawyers got involved. Some speculate this TMZpost was what spurred the take down notice.