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Articles tagged with: corruption

Anonymous Released Universal Music And Viacom Data

Anonymous hacking group that absorbed the notorious Lulz Security cybergang on Tuesday released a cache of files purportedly stolen from Universal Music Group and Viacom Inc. , raising the stakes in a nearly two-month-old string of attacks that has compromised corporate and government websites around the world.

Anonymous, a loosely affiliated group of cyberactivists, released passwords and user data stolen from a Universal Music affiliated website, as well as details on Viacom’s computer networks.

AT&T Gave $500K To Congressmen Supporting The Merger

72 Democratic lawmakers sent a letter to the FCC and Justice Department praising the AT&T merger with T-Mobile. And guess what? 66 out of the 70 signatures received a total of $500,000 in campaign contributions from AT&T in the most recent election cycle.

Most of the donations came from political action committees associated with AT&T, the largest corporate donor to members of Congress for the past twenty years.

‘McDonalds’ Virus On The Loose, Not Stomach Related

Researchers at SophosLabs have recently detected a malicious e-mail that has been spammed all over the globe, offering computer users of a coupon for a free McDonalds product.

The “From” address designates [email protected] and the author is “Your McDonalds.” The author’s ‘name’ should be the first clue of legitimacy but if that doesn’t warn you, the strange English should drop a few clues, along with the inappropriately placed exclamation marks.

Anonymous Hacks Indian Army Website, Then Reverses It

Members of the Anonymous Hacking group hacked the Indian army website yesterday and took it down for an hour before bringing it back online. On Anonymous’ fan page on Facebook, many criticisms were received from Indian people, which prompted the “unhack” of the military website.

Anonymous then said that they would only target only corrupt politicians and reassured that no data was lost or stolen from the attack. Anonymous claimed that they wanted to send a message about corruption.

RIAA President Makes $3M Per Year

The RIAA is an organization that is completely against file sharing and p2p (peer to peer) music networks that allowed users to illegally download music. So these protect the rights of musicians in the stop of music piracy, ain’t that great? Oh, I forgot to mention that the RIAA’s President made $3.2 million dollars in 2009. From an expose on P2Pnet, President Cary Sherman was awarded a 240% increase in his 1.3 million salary from 2008. You would think that $1.3 million was more than enough, but apparently it wasn’t.

I certainly wish we were talking about some banking executive but we are talking about the head of an organization that seeks to prevent millions of dollars of lost damages from musicians pockets, and here is a guy raking in $3.2 million a year, and who knows if he’ll raise himself to $5 million next year?

AT&T Fail: LTE Introduced To Only 5 Cities

While we hear Verizon covering 38 cities with 4G, T-Mobile covering 55 cities, we also hear AT&T performing as expected, covering only five cities. Well, if you happen to be in one of these five cities, you can bet that you will be overcharged for your data coverage.

The Long Term Evolution service will launch in its home sate of Texas in cities: Dallas, Houston, and San Antonio. The other two cities are Atlanta, Georgia and Chicago, Illinois.

AT&T Systematically Overcharges Millions Of Users

So we all know that AT&T charges hefty prices in addition to offering poor call coverage, and very small data plan packages. Well it looks like this company just got even darker, and I really, really, hope this T-Mobile acquisition doesn’t go through. A class action lawsuit has been filed against AT&T for systematically overcharging customers on data usage. After running some experimental tests, the lawyers behind the lawsuit claim that every transaction has resulted in an over charge.

AT&T Gets Greedier: Caps Internet + Charges Overages

AT&T has started capping its Internet service for both broadband and DSL customers. This happens almost one year after the company implemented a similar cap on the mobile service. The new limits for U-verse are 250GB of Internet per month and 150GB for ATT DSL users. Customers who exceed their limit will be charged an extra $10 for each 50GB used. AT&T has never been greedier. The company already has overly priced data and talk plans in its wireless department, and now does not offer unlimited Internet on any platform.

Samsung’s Sliding PC 7 Coming Soon!

Samsung announced its new Sliding PC 7 tablet at the Consumer Electronics Show 2011 in January. Consumers can now pre-order the device for $649. The Samsung TX100 has a 10.1″ capacitive touchscreen that operates on a 1366 x 768 resolution display, carries a 1.5GHz Intel Atom Z670 Oak Trail processor and comes with 2GB of DDR2 RAM, along with a 32GB SSD.

It seems that we are seeing a trend with tablets going for the solid-state drive option when it comes to storage. This is a smart move because solid-state technology was specifically designed for users on the go who wanted to compute without having their data susceptible to corruption (from normal wear and tear).