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Philippines Government Confiscates Pirated Software, Porn Anime

Philippines Government Confiscates Pirated Software, Porn Anime

Jan 25, 2006 1:00 PM PST
A recent government-led raid in the Philippines cities of Makati and Cubao has led to the confiscation of about 6,000 CDs containing pirated software and pornographic anime movies worth $133,358 (1.4 million pesos), a Philippines government agency announced Wednesday.
Telcos on Privacy Hot Seat?

Telcos on Privacy Hot Seat?

Jan 25, 2006 9:00 AM PST
A U.S. congressman has opened a new front in the investigation of domestic surveillance by the federal government by sending letters to most of the country’s major telecommunications, cable and Internet communications firms seeking information.
Public Supports Google, Not Government, Survey Says

Public Supports Google, Not Government, Survey Says

Jan 24, 2006 3:32 PM PST
Not only do the vast majority of surfers believe Google should keep user search habits secret, nearly 40 percent said they would stop using the service if the company complies with a Justice Department subpoena to release the information.
Internet Watchdog Calls for Sanctions Against 180solutions

Internet Watchdog Calls for Sanctions Against 180solutions

Jan 24, 2006 3:00 PM PST
The Federal Trade Commission has received a formal complaint from the Center for Democracy and Technology claiming that adware maker 180solutions continues “deceptive and unfair” methods in distributing software that generate popup ads.
Kaytel Wins $2.2M Judgment in Breach of Contract Suit

Kaytel Wins $2.2M Judgment in Breach of Contract Suit

Jan 24, 2006 9:00 AM PST
Montreal-based Kaytel Video Distribution has won a $2.27 million judgment in its breach of contract suit against Sineplex Entertainment.
Nude Club Wins Alcohol Case in Florida

Nude Club Wins Alcohol Case in Florida

Jan 24, 2006 7:00 AM PST
The city failed to prove that serving alcohol in strip clubs increases crime and violence, U.S. District Judge John Antoon II has ruled, striking down two Daytona Beach ordinances as unconstitutional.
Microsoft Admits Giving Feds Search Data

Microsoft Admits Giving Feds Search Data

Jan 23, 2006 3:00 PM PST
Microsoft publicly admitted today it had complied with a U.S. Department of Justice subpoena for users’ search data from the MSN search service, a subpoena that Google so far has refused to obey.
Foul Play Not Suspected in Amazing Superstore Fires

Foul Play Not Suspected in Amazing Superstore Fires

Jan 23, 2006 12:03 PM PST
Although it would appear to be an astonishing coincidence that two adult stores owned by the same company in neighboring towns could each burn down due to accidental causes in the span of a week, the Massachusetts Fire Marshal’s Office told XBiz it believes that is exactly what has happened.
New Indecency Legislation Expected

New Indecency Legislation Expected

Jan 22, 2006 12:00 PM PST
Even staunch supporters admit they face major 1st Amendment issues with new indecency legislation being bantered around Washington this week, but with several new initiatives announced during Thursday’s Senate Commerce Committee hearing on Internet pornography, it’s clear that indecency laws are heading for a change.
Privacy Advocates Decry Google Subpoena

Privacy Advocates Decry Google Subpoena

Jan 20, 2006 3:00 PM PST
Privacy advocates throughout the country have responded with uniform opposition to attempts by the Bush administration to force Google to hand over search engine records that detail what users are searching for online.

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