Archive for February, 2012

Protests erupt across Europe against ACTA

Monday, February 13th, 2012

Upwards of 25,000 protestors participated in large rallies throughout Europe on Saturday to protest ACTA, a worldwide anti piracy agreement which they believe will encourage internet surveillance.

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Apple acts against Kiwi brand name

Monday, February 6th, 2012

Hayden Crowther has created a waterproof case for use with all smartphones and called it the driPhone.

Mr Crowther plans to trademark the case in New Zealand, however Apple Inc are opposing this because they want the letter “i” to be replaced with a “y”.

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Little chance of recovering Megaupload data

Wednesday, February 1st, 2012

Last week we discussed how the closure of Megaupload is affecting innocent users of the file sharing service. Now it seems there is little chance for these users to ever get their data back.

InternetNZ chief executive Vikram Kumar believes Megaupload would have to come back as a going concern for it to be possible for innocent users to regain access to their files.

My Kumar believes it would be unrealistic for third-party hosting companies to decide which users should regain access to their files.

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