edibobb writes: Despite recent cryptocurrency crackdowns by the Chinese government, OKCoin announced a round of $10 million funding by three prominent venture capital firms and other investors. OKCoin is supposed to be the largest bitcoin exchange in China.
edibobb writes: CNET staff voted Hopper 'Best in Show' at CES. CBS didn't like that, and forced them to revote, and to remove Hopper from their coverage. CNET senior writer Greg Sandoval submitted his resignation, saying, "I no longer have confidence that CBS is committed to editorial independence."
edibobb writes: "CNN reports that Network Solutions has cancelled a controversial web site where Dutch lawmaker Geert Wilders was promoting his anti-Koran film. Last last month Pakistan made an attempt to ban YouTube because of a video about the film.
I had believed Network Solutions, unlike some registrars, was above the arbitrary cancellation of domains. But it appears that their TOS allows this under the clause prohibiting "objectionable material of any kind or nature."
Is there a safe registrar, who will not cancel your domain any time it is deemed "objectionable" or, more likely, embarrassing?"
edibobb writes: "The Obama and Hillary Clinton sites both have "Terms of Service," which seems
pretty odd for political campaign sites.
Obama's TOS seems pretty
Clinton's looks like it was written by Washington bureaucrat from Homeland
I don't even have to register in order to be bound by the 4-page
agreement, according to
Clinton's TOS, and in case that doesn't cover it, "In addition, you shall be subject to any
posted guidelines or rules applicable to such Service, which may be posted from
time to time."
To top it off, "You agree not to reproduce, duplicate, copy, sell, exploit,
or otherwise use any Content, in full or part, or any use or access to the
Service, without the express written consent of the Committee."
So much for Fair Use. You would think they would encourage people to copy their material, not threaten them over it."