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Internet Providers Going After Online Pirates »

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Beware evildoer downloaders!

Under a new anti-piracy effort announced on Thursday, anyone who illegally downloads copyrighted movies, television, music and more might find their bandwidth squeezed to a trickle.

It’s because now US Internet service providers are joining in on the effort to stem off the massive piracy. The companies will warn owners six times before dropping the hammer and will send the warnings via emails or pop up messages.

The providers will implement certain restrictions but will give users the option to plead their case just in case they didn’t know a site was a pirate site as many pirate sites look more legitimate than legitimate sites. It takes a trained eye to tell the difference and for people who aren’t web savvy, it’s very easy to deceive them.

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Billion-pixel Camera For Milky Way Shots? »

Get ready for a new look at our Milky Way Galaxy as the European Space Agency states it has finally completed their largest digital camera ever built for space exploration.

This camera which is due to be launched onboard the Gaia mission in 2013 for the Esa has an astounding one billion pixel array camera that should create a three dimensional image of our galaxy.

The camera is so precise that the ESA says that if it were on the surface of the Earth it could measure the size of a person’s fingernail if they were on the Moon.

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Facebook Parties Banned in Germany? »

Germany is ready to outlaw what are called “Facebook Parties” due to several incidents of people getting out of control and causing damage and injury.

The parties occur when people promote a party but don’t stop to adjust their privacy settings or don’t realize the ramifications of what they’re doing.

In several cases not only in Germany, hundreds if not thousands of people show up at private parties and venues meant for a smaller crowd after hearing about it all via Facebook.

In the US, small riots have broken out when people showed up en masse to these wild parties causing civil unrest, property damage and some injuries to civilians and police.

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Hardlywork.in Turns Facebook Feed into an Excel Spreadsheet »

Ever surf Facebook at work but were afraid your boss would catch you? Well fear no more as it’s reported that a new website lets you surf the popular social networking site without the chance of your boss catching on.

Well that’s what this story claims anyhow.

Of course it was college students who came up with this gem. The website is called Hardlywork.in and via it’s technology converts your Facebook news feed into an excel spreadsheet so that it looks like you’re working instead of finding out if that chick from your old high school has posted new pictures of herself.

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Facebook Video Chat Via Skype »

More news about the upcoming breakthrough secret from Facebook as the rumors spread by it’s owner Mark Zuckerberg has techies and Facebook members chomping at the bit.

Some figured it would be apps for iPads and iPhones but so far the best bet is a new interactive hybrid of Facebook and Skype. This would be a video/chat based system that would ramp up the useability of Facebook and that means you’ll be able to chat with your friends and see them as the same time. Perhaps even conference chats where you can speak to dozens of friends at the same time.

It would really be a meeting of the billionaire computer nerds as Facebook will team up with Skype which is now owned by Microsoft.

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Google Hires Lobbyists To Fight Antitrust Investigation »

Google is loaded for bear regarding the FTC’s impending antitrust probe into the company.

Google says it has hired 12 lobbying firms to help them in battling the FTC in this regard.

The FTC had been digging around Google regarding whether the company engaged in unfair practices in dominating the search engine market so the company is now readying up it’s defenses by hiring the firms to let lawmakers know their side of the story.

Problems started when Google engaged in that public fiasco where they were downloading information from unsecured wireless networks. They’re facing some possible wiretap charges right then and there.

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