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Underage Girls Targeted For Sex In Intricate Facebook Fake Identity Scam Underage Girls Targeted For Sex In Intricate Facebook Fake Identity Scam
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Since the advent of the internet, people have always cited the relative “anonymity” that it provides as both a strength and a danger. Are people really who they say they are? Anyone who’s a member of any online community knows …

SWTOR: The Cold Republic Is The Ultimate Old Republic Mixtape

Rap music and Star Wars, some could say they go together like peanut butter and Metamucil. As a fan of both (rap and Star Wars), I never once thought the two entities could co-exist. Richie Branson has proven me wrong. …

WordPress.com Gets Comment Notifications WordPress.com Gets Comment Notifications
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WordPress announced that WordPress.com blogs are now getting comment notifications, with moderation and reply functionality. Approve, spam and trash links appear in the notifications for those who have permission to moderate. “Clicking Reply automatically approves a comment and displays an …

Mass Effect 3 Trailer Gives Spotlight To Female Shepard

A major complaint from fans is that BioWare has solely focused on the male version of Commander Shepard in their Mass Effect advertising and promotional material – not anymore. Today, BioWare released a new trailer for Mass Effect 3 featuring …

Tasty New Bacon Milkshake: 1080 Calories! Tasty New Bacon Milkshake: 1080 Calories!
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Jack in the Box has just released a bacon-flavored milkshake. The bacon shake is made with no actual bacon, it features bacon-flavored syrup combined with vanilla ice-cream and is topped with whipped cream and a maraschino cherry. The new shake …

Interview: Here’s Why Open Auctions for 2G Spectrum Are the Best Option

The war in Washington over wireless spectrum is really beginning to heat up as policymakers and the FCC aren’t seeing eye to eye. The issue is commonly referred to as the “spectrum crunch” since wireless networks are quickly becoming overloaded.

Apple Sues Samsung, Gets Sued By SmartData
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This morning we ran a story about Apple’s victory in a patent lawsuit against Motorola. In that story I pointed out that one chapter in Apple’s ongoing patent battles appeared to be finished. Well, now it seems that Apple’s patent …

What Happens To You Online When You Die? What Happens To You Online When You Die?
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It used to be that when a person dies, their family settles all of their affairs left on this physical earth. Our digital selves and reliance on social media has changed all of this. In the bluntly titled, “What happens …

Google Search Funnels Interface Redesigned Google Search Funnels Interface Redesigned

Back in 2010, Google launched Search Funnels, an AdWords tool, which helps advertisers make decisions based on search impressions and clicks so they can try to improve their conversion rates. The tool has received a refresh. The previous version will …

Megaupload Takedown Didn’t Impact Piracy At All
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Clearly, the lessons that Napster offered about piracy all those years ago have yet to sink in with the authorities that are trying to “clean up” the Internet. According to a study conducted by DeepField Networks, as pointed out by …

Follow 3 Americans Walking To Help Water Crisis Follow 3 Americans Walking To Help Water Crisis

According to the World Health Organization and UNICEF, 1 in 8 people don’t have access to clean water. Amy Russell, Aaron Tharp and Marty Yoder aim to do something about that. Walking4Water is a non-profit organization committed to raising awareness …

Study: Piracy Does Not Harm U.S. Box Office Sales Study: Piracy Does Not Harm U.S. Box Office Sales
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Despite the claims of the MPAA and other supporters of SOPA and PIPA, file-sharing does not negatively impact box office sales in the U.S., according to a new study conducted by economists from Wellesley College and the University of Minnesota. …

Facebook Testing Sponsored Action Stories Facebook Testing Sponsored Action Stories

A few weeks ago, Facebook launched their Sponsored Stories initiative to allow advertisers to promote specific posts within users’ news feed. The sponsored stories are not newly generated ads, but already-existing posts that companies can pay to promote after the …

Security Cameras From TRENDnet Hacked Security Cameras From TRENDnet Hacked
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If you have a TRENDnet security camera in your home, listen up. A coding flaw found in some of the cameras allows someone to bypass your password and look into your home. Hackers have found a small piece of code …

Google Being Challenged By Italian Professor Google Being Challenged By Italian Professor
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The man who helped inspire Google has created a new search engine that will directly compete with the search engine giant. Massimo Marchiori, an Italian computer science professor, launched Volunia to a select group of users on Monday. It’s an …

DirecTV Offers New HD TiVo Boxes DirecTV Offers New HD TiVo Boxes

Good news for DirecTV users. after a ten city premier in early December, the satellite television provider is going nationwide with a new high-definition TiVo recorder. The new TiVo features a lot of what users have always enjoyed like swivel …

LinkedIn Mobile Ads On The Way LinkedIn Mobile Ads On The Way

Facebook isn’t the only social network looking to better monetize its mobile users. LinkedIn said in its earnings call on Thursday, it will be launching ads in its mobile apps in the future, though it’s not clear just how near …

Germany Delays Signing ACTA

Have all the anti-ACTA protests started to sway European politicians? Maybe this weekend’s plans for mass protest is what did it, but there does appear to be some headway being made against the overreaching attempts at Internet regulation that have …

Craig Silverstein, Google’s First Hire, Leaves For Khan Academy Craig Silverstein, Google’s First Hire, Leaves For Khan Academy

Craig Silverstein, the first employee Google co-founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin hired, has just now leaving the company to join Khan Academy. Khan Academy is a nonprofit education organization, which provides freely available online resources for teachers, students and …

Iran May Be Blocking Web Sites
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We’re one day away from the the anniversary of the 1979 Iranian revolution that ended with the collapse of the royal regime. Iran is reportedly blocking Web sites on the eve of the revolution in an assumed attempt to stifle …

Privacy Gets Easier With New Tools Privacy Gets Easier With New Tools

Thanks to a new free tool by Abine released yesterday, internet users can browse privately and deal with less hassles. ‘Do Not Track Plus’ works with Firefox, Internet explorer, Safari, and Google Chrome and features faster page load times. The …

Microsoft Releases MSN For iPad In The U.S. Microsoft Releases MSN For iPad In The U.S.

Microsoft has released their MSN iPad app in America following the successful launch of the app in France, Germany, Britain, and Canada last month. The app provides access to MSN’s news, photos, and videos. Users can also access Hotmail and …

Facebook Video: Dad Shoots Daughter’s Laptop Facebook Video: Dad Shoots Daughter’s Laptop
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Tommy Jordan of North Carolina had had enough. After finding (yet another) an expletive-filled Facebook post his daughter had made about her “unfair” parents, Jordan took to Facebook himself. In a video he posted to Youtube and Facebook, he set …

Alan Moore Discusses Guy Fawkes Masks, Protests
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If you’ve been following the anti-Internet regulation hubbub, as well as Anonymous’ hijinks, then you’ve undoubtedly noticed the masks many protesters have been wearing, exactly like the lead image suggests. While these masks have become incredibly popular because of these …