54mc writes: "Oink.cd, A popular, yet exclusive bittorrent tracker has gone down. TorrentFreak reports that the servers were raided and seized by agents working under IFPI. The new homepage indicates that the IFPI will be conducting an investigation into the identities and activities of the users of the site. TorrentFreak also points out that IFPI has threated such before, but nothing has ever come of it."
An anonymous reader writes: The highly popular BitTorrent site Demonoid has been playing a game of cat and mouse with the Dutch copyright authority BREIN. BREIN recently issued a cease and desist letter to Demonoid.com's hosting company Leaseweb, demanding they divulge the owner's identity, address and banking details. Leaseweb tried to resist, however today Slyck.com reports they have agreed to divulge all requested information. Demonoid.com has since moved to Canada, will it be enough?
rm69990 writes: Google has officially rebranded their personalized homepage as iGoogle. According to Marissa Mayer, Google's VP of search products and user experience, iGoogle was floated as a name for the Personalized Homepage back in 2005 when the service was being assembled. One of the major new features of iGoogle is the ability to build gadgets without any prior programming experience. For those not in the know, Gadgets are similar to widgets on Apple's Dashboard or... gadgets on Vista's toolbar.