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Hackers Have At Google TV   Hackers are hard at work at trying to hack Google TV devices   Like the Apple TV, Google's new TV platform is getting the attention of developers and hackers: AndroidForums user Apeman made an attempt to root his Google-powered Sony Blu-ray player.   The shows how Apeman managed to get into the player's Recovery Menu by holding down the Power button. Note the...
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Facebook sues Faceporn, claiming trademark infringement     Facebook has sued Faceporn.com, claiming the porn site essentially copied Facebook to build an X-rated social network.   Until recently, Faceporn billed itself as "the number one socializing porn and sex network," offering a range of pornographic content. However, according to its Twitter account, the site has been down since...
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ChainScriptz IRC Server   NOVA's datacenter has alerted us of emergency electricalmaintenance FRIDAY night. Maintenance date :Friday, October 22nd 2010, between 11:30 PM and 2:30 AM Eastern Time. We will be powering the server down at 11:00 PM EDT to ensure thatwe do not run up against their maintenance period. Follows is their email to us. --------------------------we have been advised today...
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Man pleads guilty to using hack, pump-and-dump botnet     A Chandler, Ariz., man has pleaded guilty to charges related to his role in a pump-and-dump scam that inflated penny stock prices via spam and hacked computers.   James Bragg, 41, faces five years in prison and a $250,000 fine for orchestrating the hacking and spamming portions of the scheme, which ran between November 2007 and...
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Facebook files lawsuits against alleged spammers       Contends that company and two men profited mightily by surreptitiously accessing personal information of Facebook users   Facebook this week filed lawsuits against two individuals and one company for allegedly spamming its users and harvesting their personal information by getting them to sign up for non-existent products and...
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Linux is dead ?     While Linux implementations in the datacenter may be on the rise, PC World says that Linux on the desktop has already died, perhaps as long ago as 2008.  Ironically, Linux has become easier to use over the years with the Ubuntu distribution leading the way in ease of installation and use. It is no longer required to know how to compile your own kernel (like I did back in...