WillDraven writes "Torrentfreak is reporting that The Swedish Pirate Party has launched an ISP. Starting with 100 residents in the housing organization LKF (Swedish) in the city of Lund, Pirate ISP hopes to gain 5% of the market in Lund before spreading to other markets. Headed by longtime Pirate Party member Gustav Nipe, seen giving an English interview about the ISP here, the company aims to provide internet service with the sort of guarantees one would expect from the Pirate Party. Most notable of these are the promises to keep no logs of subscriber activity and provide no data to law enforcement or private corporations. The original Swedish report on Sydsvenskan can be found here." Link to Original Source top
WillDraven writes "Circuit City, the United States 2nd largest consumer electronics retailer, has filed for bankruptcy under chapter 11. This news comes as no surprise as the company has been in financial trouble, recently announcing that it will be closing over one fifth of its stores and laying off 17% of its U.S. employees in the process." top
FCC Approves Unused TV Spectrum For Unlicensed Use
WillDraven writes "The FCC Tuesday approved the plan for unlicensed use of unused TV spectrum backed by technology giants such as Google, Dell, Motorola, and Microsoft. The plan allows for devices to be sold using the spectrum in between TV broadcast channels for data transfer. Of course with every seemingly good deal there is a catch: Most devices will be required to have a GPS or other geolocation module installed. The stated purpose of these is so the devices can access a database of known licensed TV stations in the area and avoid broadcasting in their spectrum range."