5 Reasons you Should Choose Cloud Hosting for your Blog
The Cloud has been around for a very long time, but people have just started seeing it has a secure haven for their Web sites and blogging activities. As is usually the case, while some people see a new development as something to readily embrace, others are slow off the mark and approach with caution. Cloud Hosting is gaining prominence in the world of computing as more people move their Web sites and blogs to servers in the cloud to take advantage of the benefits it offers. However, some peopl...
Verizon’s “Six Strikes” Anti-Piracy Measures Unveiled
In 2011 the MPAA and RIAA teamed up with five major Internet providers in the United States to launch the Center for Copyright Information (CCI). The parties agreed to implement a system through which subscribers are warned that their copyright infringements have been monitored by rightsholders. After several warnings ISPs may then take a variety of repressive measures against alleged infringers. After more than a year of delays the plan will officially roll out in the first weeks of this year. ...
Would you pay $100 to Facebook message a stranger?
Facebook is testing a new money-spinner whereby you pay to send messages to people you aren't friends with.Chancing its arm, Facebook has offered some users the option to pay $100 for the privilege. That might be a price you'd consider paying if you were a crazed One Directioner getting the opportunity to message Harry Styles, but will probably seem a bit steep if you're just hoping to get in touch with an average Joe you think you might know from school but you're not 100 per cent sure.ExtremeT...
U.S. Judge Dismisses “Copyright Shakedown” of Foreign Video Sites
In February 2011, FraserSide IP LLC, a subsidiary of adult entertainment company Private Media Group, filed a complaint against Youngtek Solutions Limited, the owners of two “tube” sites called EmpFlix and TNAflix. Specializing in adult content, the sites will be familiar to many readers since they were heavily promoted by the now-defunct Empornium and PureTNA BitTorrent trackers several years ago. Fraserside alleged that both EmpFlix and TNAflix were guilty of contributory, vicariou...
Bombing BitTorrent and File-Sharing Websites Back to the Stone Age
While more people than ever before are sharing files online, one would be hard pressed (SOPA aside) to find a balance of positive and inspiring news stories in the file-sharing space last year. Sure, many of the bigger public sites (Pirate Bay, Torrentz, KickAss, isoHunt, ExtraTorrent etc) continue to do well, but 2012 was awash with stories of web blockades, site shutdowns, arrests, copyright trolls and, perhaps most importantly, developing financial restrictions that limit sites’ abiliti...
BT rebuked over misleading 'Infinity' internet promises
British Telecom has received a telling off after it was adjudged to have misled would-be customers over when their area may receive high-speed internet access.BT's website features a Fibre-line checker, which allows people to check when the company's superfast Infinity service may be available in their locale.However, the Advertising Standards Agency had received complaints - 15 to be precise - from members of the public annoyed that the estimates seemed to move further back, as and when BT felt...
SecurEnvoy strikes deal with PasswordBank
SecurEnvoy is to provide its tokenless authentication technology to the PasswordBank identity management offering under a partnership between the two companies.It said it will enable users to access cloud solutions through PasswordBank's single-sign-on platform, using SMS messages for two-factor authentication. The process provides business grade security without requiring users to carry a physical token.Under two-factor authentication, an individual can prove their identity by providing two out...
How to Pick The Wright Webhosting Company
There are countless web hosting providers on the market today, with many offering packages from under $2 a month, but when your website is a critical part of your business, are the cheaper packages that are on offer really too good to be true…?What’s Included?The first thing to consider from a hosting company is what you actually get for your money. Does the host offer inclusive domain names, or would this be a separate cost? If you already have a domain name then it’s easy eno...
Which Is Better – Apple iPhone 5 or HTC Windows Phone 8X
The two companies leading in the industry, the two companies known for their innovation and the two companies that are always compared! Apple and HTC have always released high-end products. The devices are instant hits and there are always people waiting in line to buy the devices on its release... For details visit my website www.techdesighn.com If you like this post, Follow us on Google+, Twitter & Facebook ...
Amazon AutoRip reboots the CD with free cloud MP3s
Amazon has just unveiled a new feature called AutoRip, which grants customers free MP3 version of CDs they buy from Amazon. It's perhaps intended to lure people back to buying CDs and cut out the pesky iTunes middleman by removing the need for the disc to ever see the inside of your computer. The MP3 versions are stored in your Amazon Cloud Player online and can be accessed from a computer, your smartphone, your tablet or whatever else you may have hacked to play MP3s. VintageThe other obvious b...
Skittles wins big as Facebook tweaks fan data
A tweak to Facebook's algorithms now give a more accurate view of what brands are most popular among the local population.Previously, Facebook showed top brands in a given territory or country but it still showed worldwide fan numbers, giving a skewed view of what companies your compatriots like.Now the data has been released to allow analytical tools show what brands are really top of the pops. For instance: in the UK iTunes is in the top ten by worldwide fans but it falls off that list when yo...
‘First’ Pirate Bay Server on Permanent Display in Computer Museum
Founded in 2003, the Pirate Bay turns a decade old September this year. Since its humble beginnings the notorious site has come a long way. Today The Pirate Bay is spreading a world of information to millions of people every day through a complex network of cloud based servers hosted across the world. However, in the first two years the hardware setup was rather primitive. The site first came online in Mexico where Gottfrid Svartholm hosted the site on a server owned by the company he was worki...
MHI unleashes Hawk, Eagle and Merlin
MH Invent (MHI) has launched a trio of new products under its Secure Communications Suite. Named Hawk, Eagle and Merlin, they are said to be device and protocol agnostic and not to require certificates or tokens, but can be made compatible with legacy security infrastructure and support a range of services.Hawk is the underlying platform that secures communication between users and services on whatever devices they use, and Eagle is a picture based log-in method that MHI said is stronger than st...
Play.com to close down direct retail business as tax loophole closes
Popular online entertainment retailer Play.com has announced that it will close down its direct retail operation.The website, which has long offered some of the best deals on the web for DVDs, Blu-rays, games, consoles and boys toys, will shutter that side of its business in March 2013.The announcement comes following the closure of a tax loophole in April 2012, which had allowed the Jersey-based company to be VAT-exempt on many of the goods it sells.Play, owned by Japanese firm Rakuten, had tak...
British military could be 'fatally compromised' by cyber attack
Britain's armed forces have no proven back-up if a cyber attack downs vital information and communications systems, the government has been warned.A Commons defence select committee report said that a sustained cyber attack from enemies could leave the military "fatally compromised" and demanded that the government act.The coalition government has already pledged £650 to prevent cyber attacks and has named cyber defence as a "tier one" priority.However, the select committee repor...
RapidShare: Traffic and Piracy Dipped After New Business Model Kicked In
As one of the planet’s largest file-hosters RapidShare is continually under the watchful eye of the world’s entertainment companies. After years of lower-level complaints, during 2010 there was a significant development. In a response to a request from the Office of the US Trade Representative, the RIAA submitted their list of foreign “notorious markets” and among the usual torrent site suspects were surprise entrants RapidShare. In the year that followed RapidShare worked hard to co...
Windows Live Messenger gets death date: March 15
Let's have a minute's silence amid the CES 2013 hubbub please. Microsoft has announced the day that Windows Live Messenger will be put out to pasture. March 15 is the day to black out in your diary, as the company encourages those of us still steadfastly clinging on to Messenger to move over to relatively new kid on the block, Skype. After all, Microsoft didn't spunk $8 billion on Skype to let you carry on IMing in peace on a familiar bit of software you've been using for 13 years.Microsoft's Sk...
Facebook 'building' something to be revealed next week
Something big is coming from Facebook next week - or so we infer from an invite the the social network has been sending out for an event at its San Francisco HQ. "Come and see what we're building," the invite reads, getting the internet's collective tongue wagging about possible Facebook hardware. Could the 'book be double bluffing on the whole Facebook phone thing? Is Zuckerberg taking the network the way of Amazon with a Facebook tablet on the cards?Phone homeOf course, it could be tha...
Google lets sleeping dogs lie in Microsoft patent dispute
Google has dropped two patent claims it was pursuing against Microsoft after the Redmond company refused to pay royalties. The claims relate to H.264 video compression patents held by Motorola Mobility, which Microsoft refused to cough up for because it said Motorola/Google was asking for far more than the patents were worth.Under the freshly inked FTC agreement announced last week, Google has to abide by the friendly-sounding FRAND (fair, reasonable and non-discriminatory) terms, meaning its ro...
Certified BitTorrent Box Brings uTorrent to Your TV
With a quarter billion active users a month BitTorrent is without a doubt the most used file-sharing platform. The vast majority of these BitTorrent users download video files, but despite these staggering statistics it can still be quite cumbersome to play downloaded files on the old-fashioned TV. The first ever certified Android-powered BitTorrent box aims to change this. After the initial December launch was delayed, the BBK BitTorrent box officially goes up for sale today. While we have s...