Xemu writes: A brash website allowing users to rate Swedish teenage girls as "ugly" or "hot" has caused an outroar in Swedish media. The images of the girls, the majority of whom were 16 to 18 years old, were copied from their Facebook sites without permission. According to Anders Ahlqvist from the IT-crimes department of Sweden's National Bureau of Investigation (Rikskriminalpolisen), the site violates Sweden's law governing the use of personal information (Personuppgiftslagen – PUL).
chicksdaddy writes: It's bound to happen: you create a cool, forward looking incentive program designed to tap the "wisdom of the crowd" and help make your products better. You do this only to find out that, in fact, the "crowd" isn't all that wise, and now expects you to pay cold, hard cash for its tepid ideas.
According to Threatpost.com, that's the experience that Google appears to have had since announcing in early November that it would extend its bounty program for bugs from its Chromium platform to the various Web applications that the company owns. In an updated blog post this week, the company said that it has already committed to some $20,000 in bounties, but also provided some avuncular "clarification" to the terms of the reward program, reminding hopefuls that *ahem* not all bugs are equal and that researchers dumping low priority vulns like URL redirection and logout cross site request forgeries, or bugs in Web apps that Google has acquired in the last six months shouldn't expect to see a pay day.
from the 100-finger-slap dept.
The Japan Sumo Association is handing out about 60 iPads to training stables to help the wrestlers communicate because their fingers are too fat to use a regular mobile phone. From the article: "The iPad was chosen because the sumo association believed the device was big enough to cater to wrestler's fat fingers, unlike the smaller keys on mobile phones, according to reports."