New Myspace opens its virtual doors to the public
Not exactly story of the year but the new Myspace has opened up to the public after a few months in private beta. You can now sign up over at new.myspace.com, using your email address, Facebook account, Twitter account or your old MySpace log in. Cutting the ribbon on the new Myspace had to play second fiddle to the launch of co-owner Justin Timberlake's new single, which you can also listen to on the site. What do you think?We had a play with the site, concluding in our hands on new Myspace rev...
Judge Delays Teksavvy Copyright Trolls For Public Interest Intervention
Movie outfit Voltage Pictures will not have the completely easy ride they hoped for after shipping their turn-piracy-into-profit business model to Canada. The company previously launched a huge campaign in the United States targeting tens of thousands of alleged sharers of the movie The Hurt Locker, and is now targeting around 1,100 subscribers of Ontario ISP Teksavvy. Back in December Teksavvy asked for an adjournment of the case so it could properly advise its customers they were being targe...
Facebook to launch search engine today?
Facebook is busy "building" something that will be revealed at an event later today, and the latest reports suggest that it could be a search engine. "What, no Facebook phone?" we hear you cry. Given the dearth of leaks, we'd say new hardware is unlikely to be unveiled today - not to mention the fact that Mark Zuckerberg publicly stated that knocking out a handset would be the "wrong strategy" for the company.No phoneBut something big is coming, and Pocket-Lint is reporti...
Google releases Chrome 25 beta, things get chatty
If only Chrome could talk, imagine the stories the web browser could tell. Well that dream, or perhaps nightmare, is coming true according to a post today on Chrome's blog. Google released a new beta of the web browser with a Web Speech API for developers. The new software will allow users to interact with Chrome just by using their voice. And Google says there's more to voice commands than just executing web searches. MC Chrome Google imagines users will be able to dictate documents and control...
Music Sales Are Just 6% of Average Musician’s Income
The RIAA is certain, piracy has a devastating impact on the music industry. However, a comprehensive study by Professor Peter DiCola of the Northwestern University School of Law shows that musicians themselves are divided on the subject. The survey questioned more than 5,000 United States artists on a variety of subjects, including unauthorized file-sharing. Of all artists about a quarter say that they are hurt by online file-sharing, but just as many believe that file-sharing helps them. The re...
Instagram use down by half after terms muck-up
The number of people using Instagram on a daily basis has dropped by half in the last month, according to stats from AppStats. There's a giant dip in daily active users on December 18, the day that Instagram's updated terms went live, requiring all users to agree that the company could use your photos, your likeness and your username in paid advertising without your permission and for free. On December 17, the app is sitting pretty with 16.35 million people using it every day but then T-day hits...
Top 5 Best Cheap Android Smartphones
Android is ruling the world and almost every other youngster is using Android enabled Smartphones. But most of these Smartphones are very expensive and cannot be afford by all the people. But the world d doesn’t end here because there are cheap Android Smartphones also available in the market... For details visit my website www.techdesighn.com If you like this post, Follow us on Google+, Twitter & Facebook ...
Norway Faces Site Blocking Measures in Anti-Filesharing Bill
Back in March 2009, the IFPI and several local movie studios began putting pressure on Telenor, Norway’s largest Internet service provider. It was a familiar tale – stop your subscribers from accessing The Pirate Bay, the ISP was told, or legal action will follow. Following Telenor’s refusal the rightsholders kept their word and took the case to court, but things didn’t go well. In November 2009 a court ruled that the ISP had no obligation to block the world’s most infamo...
Top 10 Most Pirated Movies on BitTorrent
This week we have four newcomers in our chart. Django Unchained is the most downloaded movie. The data for our weekly download chart is collected by TorrentFreak, and is for informational and educational reference only. All the movies in the list are BD/DVDrips unless stated otherwise. RSS feed for the weekly movie download chart. Week ending January 13, 2013 Ranking (last week) Movie IMDb Rating / Trailer torrentfreak.com 1 (2) Django Unchained (DVDscr) 8.8 / trailer 2 (1) The Hob...
Megaupload’s Planted Evidence Allegations are Baseless, U.S. Says
Last week Megaupload filed a motion claiming the U.S. Government deliberately misled the court. The authorities withheld information that showed how key evidence was “planted,” Megaupload’s lawyers argued, referring to a crucial part of the indictment that was also mentioned in some search warrants. When the U.S. Government applied for the search warrants against Megaupload last year, it told the court that Megaupload was warned in 2010 that it was hosting infringing files. At the time Me...
Music pirates spared jail over Sony Jacko hack
A pair of not-so-smooth criminals have avoided a prison sentence after being found guilty of stealing items from Michael Jackson's back catalogue.Jacko fans James Marks, 27, and James McCormick, 26, admitted hacking their way into Sony Music's US servers and swiping over 8,000 files.The bounty included a host of unreleased tracks recorded by the late King of Pop, potentially worth millions.According to the UK's Serious Organised Crime Agency, the haul also included artwork, videos and partial tr...
Reddit co-founder and online activist Aaron Swartz found dead at 26
Aaron Swartz, the celebrated open internet campaigner and co-founder of the Reddit site has died aged 26 in an apparent suicide.Talented programmer Swartz, who had long battled internet censorship and for freedom of information online was found dead in his New York apartment on Friday.Swartz, who co-authored an early version of the RSS specification at age 14, had been suffering from depression.His lawyer Elliot R. Peters told the MIT campus newspaper The Tech: "The tragic and heartbreaking ...
How To Recover Password Of Any Website By Mozilla Firefox
If you are regular internet user, you need to open lots of site with user name & password. Sometimes its tough to remember all the passwords. So whats happen! we can’t enter the website & we search for any option to recover password. Sometimes it works, sometimes we never recover ... For details visit my website www.techdesighn.com If you like this post, Follow us on Google+, Twitter & Facebook ...
Remember Aaron Swartz (1986 – 2013)
Every Sunday I wake up, grab a cup of coffee and think about what news to write for TorrentFreak. Today was different. All of a sudden, everything I came up with seemed so trivial. Two days ago Aaron Swartz took his life. Just like many others I’ve been reading the moving responses from the people that were close to him. It’s heartbreaking. This is not the place to speculate about any of the circumstances that led Aaron to his decision, or what it should mean going forward. Remember Aaro...
U.S. government advises users to disable Java
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) warned Americans on Thursday about a dangerous flaw in Java's latest version, and advised users to disable Java to prevent exploitation.When the zero-day flaw was discovered by the DHS' Computer Emergency Readiness Team (CERT), there were already publicly available exploit kits taken advantage of the security hole.The problem stems from a permissions loophole in Java 7 that allows an external user to elevate privileges of an untrusted Java applet to inst...
BitTorrent Surf Turns a Chrome Browser Into a BitTorrent Client
From its humble beginnings more than 11 years ago, BitTorrent has turned into one of the main generators of Internet traffic. Shifting hundreds of petabytes of data across cyberspace every day, torrents have become a daily activity for millions of people. The protocol’s most popular client, uTorrent, currently facilitates the file transfers of more than 125 million active users and remains the weapon of choice for many advanced torrent fans. However, BitTorrent Inc.’s flagship clien...
Yahoo adds Creative Commons Flickr pics to image search
In another bid to try and lure you away from the bright lights of Google, Yahoo has added Flickr photos to its image search. You'll now be able to see photos from Flickr that have been okayed for reuse or reposting under Creative Commons popping up in your search results.Yahoo, which bought the excellent photo-sharing site in 2005 and slowly but surely ground it down into mediocrity, says there are "tens of millions" of CC photos on the site. Common peoplePhotographers who sign up to Cre...
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...