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Stores aren’t allowed to set minimum/maximum amounts or a fee for CREDIT CARDS

Stores aren’t allowed to set minimum/maximum amounts or a fee for CREDIT CARDS

You have probably seen signs like these from mom and pop stores who thinks they're NOT obliged to follow the rules like everyone else. This is a very common practice, even for a franchise of a major corporate chain in college towns where college students are not aware of the policy. "$x.xx minimum purchase with credit cards" or "$x.xx minimum [...]

TurnItIn.com

TurnItIn.com

This is old news but still deserves a mention. In case you haven't been a student in awhile TurnItIn is a service for educational institutions. They make it compulsive for students to allow their paper to be submitted to Turnitin or receive a failing grade of 0. The service, a profit entity, operates by archiving student papers to detect [...]

Toshiba to pull the plug on HD-DVD

Toshiba to pull the plug on HD-DVD

Better get rid of those HD-DVDs soon. HD DVD Format on Death Watch Author: THOMAS K. ARNOLD and ERIK GRUENWEDEL Posted: February 14, 2008 The format war has turned into a format death watch. Toshiba is widely expected to pull the plug on its HD DVD format sometime in the coming weeks, reliable industry sources say, after a rash of retail [...]

RIAA wants filtering on the end-user level (aka your PC)

RIAA wants filtering on the end-user level (aka your PC)

Jesus these goons don't know when to quit. If they could make you install a brain filter that prevented you from hearing pirated music I'm sure they would. At a Washington, DC, tech conference last week, RIAA boss Cary Sherman suggested that Internet filtering was a super idea but that he saw no reason to mandate it. Turns out that was only part [...]

HOWTO: Defeat Sealed PDFs, A DRM Nightmare

HOWTO: Defeat Sealed PDFs, A DRM Nightmare

Have you ever heard of a "sealed" PDF? I don't mean password-protected or branded with your name (as some eBook sellers do). This is a different beast. Let me introduce a company called SealedMedia. Their business is protecting electronic documents (PDFs), a form of Digital Rights Management (DRM) which has always been a topic of ongoing debate. [...]

Your Bank Account Is Never Really Closed At Bank Of America

Your Bank Account Is Never Really Closed At Bank Of America

From the Consumerist: "Did you know a "closed" checking account is never really closed? Today I walked to the local BofA for the third time to close a checking account that every month seems to magically re-open with a $5.95 account fee. What the manager told me was quite shocking." While checks that come in for a closed account will "bounce," [...]

Diebold voting machine key copied from pic on Diebold site

Diebold voting machine key copied from pic on Diebold site

In another stunning blow to the security and integrity of Diebold's electronic voting machines, someone has made a copy of the key which opens ALL Diebold e-voting machines from a picture on the company's own website. The working keys were confirmed by Princeton scientists, the same people who discovered that a simple virus hack on the Diebold [...]

No-Fly list circumvented by using middle name

No-Fly list circumvented by using middle name

A government program set up to remove innocent people from terrorism no-fly and watch lists has been ineffective and riddled with problems, travelers and congressional leaders say. The Department of Homeland Security's Traveler Redress Inquiry Program, or TRIP, was started almost a year ago to clear people routinely subjected to extra [...]

eBay: Sellers will no longer be able to leave negative or neutral Feedback for buyers

eBay: Sellers will no longer be able to leave negative or neutral Feedback for buyers

This might be interesting. I'm eager to see the outcome of this. Upcoming Changes to Feedback changes in 2008 eBay’s Feedback system continues to evolve as community makeup and the online marketplace dynamics change. The eBay Feedback system was originally designed to provide a simple, honest, accurate record of the buyer's and [...]

The True Cost of SMS Messages

The True Cost of SMS Messages

Here's a very good read from the Gthing science blog. Gets you thinking about the rates our mobile phone carriers charge us with. "I just found out that AT&T (A-fee&fee?) is raising their text message pricing. When I first signed up for AT&T 6 or so years ago it cost 10 cents to send an SMS message, and it was free to receive [...]

Explosive Impact – Cyber Bullies & Hackers

Upset teen, JedineKazama, explains to the world what hackers are all about: Encyclopedia Dramatica

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