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Sigh. Another shot, another failed attempt. Yahoo 360 -- which is Yahoo's second major attempt to break into the social networking scene -- is quietly folding early next month. The news comes a few years after Yahoo! Mash also faded into the distance, and it'll be almost two years since Yahoo has devoted any support to the site whatsoever.In an e-mail statement issued by the search company, it informed current Yahoo 360 members that July 13th would be its last day in existence, and in order to "focus our efforts on making your new profile on Yahoo the place where you connect with the people who... Read more...
Wikileaks was started with the intention of allowing whistleblowers to anonymously release government and corporate documents, "an uncensorable version of Wikipedia for untraceable mass document leaking and analysis. " Of course, that only works if the site is reachable.A federal judge in San Francisco has shut down a Web site that posted more than a million government and corporate documents from whistleblowers and others alleging criminal acts worldwide.A permanent injunction was issued Friday by U.S. District Judge Jeffrey White. It was sought by the Swiss banking group Julius Baer after internal... Read more...
The U.S. Congress has recently approved a new bill, known as the Truth in Caller ID Act of 2007, that makes it illegal for anyone in the U.S. using any telecommunications service to transmit misleading / inaccurate information by modifying caller ID data. Each violation could result in a fine of up to $10,000.For some, this news may mark the end of a long and glorious career as a prankster, but for others it may have sparked a new sense of excitement. After all, the law isn’t perfect.... Read more...