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The Decline and Fall of “Draw Something”

The Decline and Fall of “Draw Something”

Just six weeks ago, Draw Something was the hottest mobile game in the world, but today its popularity has collapsed and Zynga may be left holding the bag. Online game company OMGPOP launched Draw Something on February 6 of this year and watched it soar to 35 million downloads in just seven weeks. Not since the runaway sensation Angry Birds, [...]

BREAKING: U.S. Congress clueless, ignorant

BREAKING: U.S. Congress clueless, ignorant

When members of Congress earlier this month considered the Stop Online Piracy Act — better known to anyone who actually hangs out on the Internet as #SOPA — the most notable feature of the debate turned out to be the sheer ignorance of the elected officials discussing it. One after the other, members of the U.S. House of Representatives [...]

House Committee Postpones Action on SOPA

House Committee Postpones Action on SOPA

Wowsers! The U.S. House of Representatives Judiciary Committee has postponed further debate on the controversial Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) until after Congress' holiday break. At the urging of some SOPA opponents, Representative Lamar Smith, a Texas Republican and committee chairman, said Friday he will consider a hearing or a classified [...]

Anonymous pre-paid credit-cards and money laundering

Anonymous pre-paid credit-cards and money laundering

The $107 billion prepaid credit-card business has attracted money-launderers, according to US customs officers; what's more, the anonymous cards are exempt from border regulations that require you to disclose when you bring $10,000 in or out of the country: Visually, the cards are barely distinguishable from credit or debit cards and the most [...]

PlayStation Network: hackers claim to have 2.2m credit cards

PlayStation Network: hackers claim to have 2.2m credit cards

COINCIDENCE? Come on Guardian. Don't lend credit to Sony's story that "Some credit card information may have possibly kind of been a little bit stolen/borrowed." Hackers in underground online forums are claiming to have access to credit card details stolen from Sony's PlayStation Network in mid-April, though security researchers say it is not [...]

Pirating the Oscars: 2011 Edition

Pirating the Oscars: 2011 Edition

Andy Baio has continued his excellent annual series, "Pirating the Oscars," which tracks each year's Oscar nominee's appearance on file-sharing networks, and keeps statistics on the method by which each nominee is captured and uploaded (camcordered, ripped from screener/pre-release cut, ripped from commercial DVD, etc). Because Andy does these [...]

HOWTO: Avoid online tracking (Hint: you can’t)

HOWTO: Avoid online tracking (Hint: you can’t)

Christopher Maag, writing for credit.com, says that any attempt to maintain your privacy online is doomed. Deleting cookies won't work, banning cookies won't work, and using privacy tools won't work, either. Even after you set your browser to delete existing cookies and ban new ones, download super-cookies and use the tools created by [...]