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This page contains all the news items for the month of June 2012.

 

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SWAT Raids, Damages Wrong Home Due To Flaky IP Address Evidence

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SWAT team raids home of person suspected of making threats against police online, only to find out after the raid that the IP address evidence they obtained pointed to the wrong house, due to the home's unsecured Wi-Fi connection ... Read more ...
Jun
29
2012



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NZ Court Rules Megaupload Search Warrant Illegal, Wozniak Says Case is 'Hokey'

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New Zealand's High Court rules Megaupload/DotCom raid "illegal", while Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak labels US case against the file hosting websites "hokey" ... Read more ...
Jun
29
2012



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Blu-ray sales stats for the week ending 16th June 2012

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Check out the US Blu-ray sales stats for the week ending 16th June 2012 ... Read more ...
Jun
27
2012



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Japan's New Copyright Laws: Up To 2 Years Prison For Watching YouTube

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Japan's new harsh copyright laws could see people go to prison for 2 years for simply watching the wrong YouTube video ... Read more ...
Jun
26
2012



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Wikipedia Founder Comes To Aid of Former 'TVShack' Admin, Now Facing Extradition

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UK student and former TVShack admin facing extradition to the US and up to 10 years in prison has gained the support of Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales ... Read more ...
Jun
26
2012



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Weekly News Roundup (24 June 2012)

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Weekly News Roundup for the week ending 24 June 2012 ... Read more ...
Jun
24
2012



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Apple Co-Founder Offers Support For Megaupload's DotCom, 'Megabox' Not Dead

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Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak offers support for Megaupload's Kim DotCom, as DotCom says the planned launch of 'Megabox', a service that aims to shake up the music industry by allowing artists to bypass the major labels, is still on ... Read more ...
Jun
22
2012



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80% of Users With Connected Blu-ray Players Are Streaming Content, NPD

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8 out of 10 people that have chosen to connect their Blu-ray players to the Internet are using it to stream or download video content online ... Read more ...
Jun
21
2012



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US Six Strikes To Lead To BitTorrent Lawsuits?

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The agreement between the MPAA/RIAA and ISPs reveal language that suggest individual BitTorrent lawsuits may be on the cards, as ISPs will be forced to hand over subscriber info for repeat offenders ... Read more ...
Jun
20
2012



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Leaked Documents Point The Way For Next Gen Xbox

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A leaked 56-page document purportedly show Microsoft readying a new $299 (in a bundle with Kinect 2) console, with Blu-ray, and plans to implement a head-mounted glasses add-on ... Read more ...
Jun
18
2012



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Weekly News Roundup (17 June 2012)

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Weekly News Roundup for the week ending 17 June 2012 ... Read more ...
Jun
17
2012



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Roku CEO: Blu-ray Players Obsolete In Four Years

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Roku's CEO says Blu-ray will be obsolete in 4 years time, and that his company's streaming player range is not under threat from Blu-ray players and game consoles that feature video streaming support ... Read more ...
Jun
16
2012



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Lost Access To Legal Megaupload Files? Sue Them, Says U.S. Govt

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The U.S. government refuses to help users who used Megaupload legitimately, instead tells them to sue Megaupload and their web host for damages ... Read more ...
Jun
14
2012



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Blu-ray sales stats for the week ending 2nd June 2012

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Check out the US Blu-ray sales stats for the week ending 2nd June 2012 ... Read more ...
Jun
13
2012



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Diablo III: Harsh DRM Fails To Prevent Hackers, Cheaters

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Blizzard's use of "always-on" DRM to prevent cheating and hacking in Diablo 3 has not worked out as planned, with new evidence of an item duplication exploit, thousands of compromised accounts, and tens of thousands of accounts being banned already ... Read more ...
Jun
13
2012



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DRM Free 'Pay What You Want' Indie Bundle Tops $4 Million In Sales

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The latest "Humble" bundle proves a huge success, with well over $4 million in sales already ... Read more ...
Jun
12
2012



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Weekly News Roundup (10 June 2012)

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Weekly News Roundup for the week ending 10 June 2012 ... Read more ...
Jun
11
2012



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The Pirate Bay Says Google Censorship Will Make Site More Popular, Adds IPv6 Support

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The Pirate Bay welcomes any attempt to remove BitTorrent indexers from search engine results, saying it will help to boost traffic, while their censorship duel continues in Europe with new IP addresses, and an IPv6 address, added for the website ... Read more ...
Jun
10
2012



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MPAA Open To Allowing Megaupload Users To Retrieving Their Legal Files

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Small ray of hope for Megaupload users that seek access to their legal files stored on the cloud hosting service, as the MPAA shows sympathy towards affected users, but also want to ensure illegally uploaded files remain blocked from access ... Read more ...
Jun
7
2012



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Blu-ray sales stats for the week ending 26th May 2012

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Check out the US Blu-ray sales stats for the week ending 26th May 2012 ... Read more ...
Jun
5
2012



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Australian Piracy Survey: 10% Have Stopped, Most Do It Due To Lack of Legal Options

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A new survey in Australia shows 10% of Internet users are regular pirates and most of them do it because of lack of legal content, and 10% have stopped pirating altogether thanks to the availability of new legal alternatives ... Read more ...
Jun
5
2012



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Blizzard Offices Raided, As Korean Government Probes Diablo 3 Connection Problems

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Blizzard is under investigation in South Korea over the company's alleged refusal to refund customers angry at DRM related server problems for the hit game, Diablo 3 ... Read more ...
Jun
4
2012



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Weekly News Roundup (3 June 2012)

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Weekly News Roundup for the week ending 3 June 2012 ... Read more ...
Jun
3
2012



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Anonymous BitTorrent Coming Soon: Free and Faster!

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The researchers behind the Tribler client plans to take BitTorrent to the next level, by adding in anonymous and cached downloads to their free open source BitTorrent client ... Read more ...
Jun
2
2012