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Apple Makes $831 On Each AT&T iPhone

WebHostingGuy You have no clue (547 comments)

You are so wrong; first, there is no crime saying what you can or can't accept as a business. Second, if you read the article you would have been informed of this. Third, how many people are actually dropping cash in a store nowdays?

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Paramount picks HD DVD over Blu-ray

WebHostingGuy WebHostingGuy writes  |  more than 6 years ago

WebHostingGuy writes "From the article reported by MSNBC: Paramount Pictures and DreamWorks Animation SKG Inc. will offer next-generation DVDs in the HD DVD format and drop support for Blu-ray. "Part of our vision is to aggressively extend our movies beyond the theater and deliver the quality and features that appeal to our audience," said Brad Grey, chairman and CEO of Paramount Pictures, a unit of Viacom Inc. "I believe HD DVD is not only the affordable high-quality choice for consumers, but also the smart choice for Paramount.""
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WebHostingGuy WebHostingGuy writes  |  more than 7 years ago

WebHostingGuy writes "In a recent ruling from a U.S. Federal Court ads displayed by search engines are protected as free speech". In the court ruling Yahoo!, Google and Microsoft were sued by an individual demanding under the 14th Admendment that the search engines display his advertisements concerning fraud in North Carolina. The Court flatly said the search engines were exercising their 1st Admendent right of free speech in deciding what ads they want to display."
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WebHostingGuy WebHostingGuy writes  |  more than 7 years ago

WebHostingGuy writes "Today the Dow Jones Industrial Index dropped a little over 3% in value. Stock market swings come and go but it is interesting that the sudden drop in the stock market is the result of a computer glitch. According to MSNBC, the computers running were not properly calculating trades. This led to the switch to a backup system which led to several seconds delay which impacted the Dow. Even now after the close of the market spokesmen for the NYSE Group Inc. could not confirm if all closing share prices were even valid."
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WebHostingGuy WebHostingGuy writes  |  more than 6 years ago

WebHostingGuy writes "In an interesting follow up to the recent censorship performed when GoDaddy shut down a site because of a complaint without a court order, CNET interviewed all major domain registrars concerning their policies about shutting down sites. In the survey CNET found that the French registrar Gandi.net and New Orleans-based DirectNIC offered the most extensive guarantees against unnecessary domain name suspension. The rest refused to respond or left much to be desired."
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WebHostingGuy WebHostingGuy writes  |  more than 7 years ago

WebHostingGuy writes "As reported by MSNBC, voters in Chicago have had their private information (date of birth, SSN, address, etc.) given away by the Chicago Board of Elections. Apparently, the Chicago Board of Elections gave out over 100 CDs with private voter information in 2003 to campaigns. Moreover, at least six other discs have been released since 2003 containing more SSNs and it is believed that this private information is stored all over computers around the city."
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WebHostingGuy WebHostingGuy writes  |  more than 7 years ago

WebHostingGuy writes "On the heals of the 2.0 release Firefox has made available the alpha release of Firefox 3. A CNET editor reviews the alpha release of Firefox 3 and states that the new version of Firefox has some significant changes. Most notably are the changes to the search engine and its advanced graphics rendering capabilities. Interesting though, Firefox 3 will no longer support Windows 95, 98, and Me, Mac OS X, and all versions 10.2 and earlier."
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WebHostingGuy WebHostingGuy writes  |  more than 7 years ago

WebHostingGuy writes "As reported by CNET a senior Microsoft Executive has found out why you should not save emails (although there are federal rules about saving emails now). In the Iowa antitrust litigation, Comes v. Microsoft, Inc. Jim Allchin stated in an email to superiors, Steve Balmer and Bill Gates, that "if I didn't work here I would buy a MAC". Mr. Allchin attempts to spin this email in his blog by stating Vista is better than ever."
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WebHostingGuy WebHostingGuy writes  |  more than 7 years ago

WebHostingGuy writes "As reported by C|Net NTP filed a patent lawsuit against Palm asserting that Palm's products, services, systems and processes infringe on NTP's patents. Specifically, NTP is claiming that Palm infringes on seven of its patents, five of which it successfully proved RIM had violated. Palm's line of Treo smart phones, the Palm VII, Palm i700 and Palm Tungsten and their associated software applications and services, are each named as infringing on NTP's patents."
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WebHostingGuy WebHostingGuy writes  |  more than 7 years ago

WebHostingGuy writes "Three Warner Brother Employess may have ended the HD/Blue-Ray format war by filing for a patent which allows the use of one disc for a CD, HD-DVD and Blue-Ray. From the article:

"The "multilayer dual optical disk" would have one layer of data in the standard CD or DVD format, a second layer able to play one high-capacity format and a third layer for the competing high-capacity format y using reflective films and reading which layer is required for playing the disc.""
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WebHostingGuy WebHostingGuy writes  |  more than 7 years ago

WebHostingGuy writes "A man with a bionic arm only uses his mind to move and control his artificial limb.

From the article:
The motions are coordinated and smooth because his left arm is a bionic device controlled by his brain. He thinks, "Close hand," and electrical signals sent through surgically re-routed nerves make it happen. The re-routed nerves receive thought-generated impulses, and the muscle activity is picked up by electrodes; these relay the signals to the arm's computer, which causes motors to move the elbow and hand, mimicking a normal arm."

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Only 15 million dollar fine on 1 Billion Dollars Revenue

WebHostingGuy WebHostingGuy writes  |  more than 8 years ago ChoicePoint Inc. will pay the largest civil penalty over data security in the history of the Federal Trade Commission to settle charges that it failed to protect consumers' personal information, the agency announced Thursday when criminals posed as legitimate businesses to access critical personal data. In addition to a $10 million fine, ChoicePoint will also create a $5 million fund to help consumers who became victims of identity theft. For the three months ending Dec. 31, ChoicePoint said it earned $27.68 million on revenues of over one billion dollars in 2005

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Save two dollars here, lose a million later

WebHostingGuy WebHostingGuy writes  |  more than 8 years ago

As reported by MSNBC banks are losing millions because they are not performing an important security check. This flaw lets phishers print their own ATM cards and withdraw cash. Gartner Inc. reports one bank lost one million dollars last month due to this fraud. I wonder how much they actually saved by not implementing this check when the programs and ATMs were rolled out?

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Is there any end in sight to corporate data leaks?

WebHostingGuy WebHostingGuy writes  |  more than 9 years ago It seems a week can't go by with reports of another large corporation exposing credit card information, personal data information, etc. onto the net. Doesn't anyone go to Black Hat anymore?

This has to make me wonder. How many of these leaks don't we know about? Is there dozens of others, hundreds, thousands? Are there people who know about this but are afraid to speak up? Do we need an anonymous posting place so these things can come into the light?

And lastly, when is someone going to be held responsible for this? There just seem to be much incentive to really restrict access to this stuff.

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