Republican politicians use Fox for visibility MSNBC
Three of the top five choices in the Southern Republican Leadership Conference’s recent straw poll on favourite 2012 presidential candidates had more than one thing in common — they’re all on the Fox News Channel payroll.
AFACT: We shouldn’t have to pay all iiNet legal costs AARNet
The Australian Federation Against Copyright Theft (AFACT) is seeking to pay only 60 per cent of iiNet’s court costs, claiming the verdict handed down by the Federal Court in February was a ‘mixed result’. The anti-piracy group launched and lost a Federal Court case against the Perth-based ISP for alleged copyright infringement. AFACT accused iiNet of authorising film piracy by its subscribers by refusing to take action against them. In its verdict in February, the court ordered AFACT to foot iiNet’s legal bill. AFACT then launched an appeal.
Microsoft kills off newsgroups The Register
Microsoft is killing off its newsgroups and encouraging users to move to forums instead. The software giant has over 2,000 public groups covering its various products, as well as 2,200 private groups for the likes of Microsoft resellers. But from June 2010 these will be moved to revamped forums on TechNet, MSDN and Microsoft Answers. Microsoft said: “Forums offer a better spam management platform that will improve customer satisfaction by encouraging a healthy discussion space.”
Consumer Groups Say Proposed Privacy Bill Is Flawed New York Times
A long-awaited draft of a Congressional bill would extend privacy protections both on the Internet and off line, but privacy advocates said the bill did not go far enough in protecting consumers. The draft legislation was released Tuesday by Representatives Rick Boucher, Democrat of Virginia, and Cliff Stearns, Republican of Florida. Mr. Boucher is the chairman of the House subcommittee on communications, technology and the Internet, and Mr. Stearns is the panel’s ranking minority member. The two lawmakers will collect comments on the draft, and hope to have formal legislation introduced within a month or so, Mr. Boucher said in an interview.
Google to enter e-book market CBC
Google plans to start selling digital books this summer through a service called Google Editions, a company official says. The service, launching in late June or July, would put the search-engine giant in competition with Amazon and Apple, with one difference: Google’s service would work through a web browser and wouldn’t be tied to a specific device.
Adobe complained about Apple to the FTC Inquirer
First his long term love affair with the US trade press seems to be turning sour because he called the cops on a journalist for allegedly “stealing” a phone that the hack had already returned. Now Jobs’ old mate Adobe has called the antitrust police on Apple just because he leant on everyone to abandon its software. Why would they do a thing like that?
The Best of Mickey Rourke in Five Minutes (Video) flicksided.com
[...] I’m a sucker for well-done video retrospectives, so when I found this excellent tribute to Rourke’s amazing career in film, I felt compelled to post it. Warning: there’s a NSFW shot of boobies.
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