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With the takedown of a major content hosting website Megaupload, Hacker group “Anonymous” targeting big companies and government agencies websites. The group Anonymous on their Twitter account declared, “The government takes down #Megaupload? And in response to that 15 minutes later #Anonymous takes down government & record label sites. #ExpectUs.” The...

U.S. accuses a major internet content hosting website, Megaupload.com of copyright infringement. Seven individuals and two corporations – Megaupload Limited and Vestor Limited have been charged for the offence with running of an international organized criminal enterprise allegedly responsible for massive worldwide online piracy of number of copyrighted works, generating...

Yesterday, we saw 25 US Senators publicly stands out against the Protect IP Act (PIPA), now just 63 supports anti-piracy bills, and opposition has surged to 122, as per ProPublica. ProPublica is an independent non-profit news room define supports and opponents’ according to “whether a member is a sponsor of the proposed bills, and each member’s voting record...

A total of 25 US Senators have publicly stated their opposition against the Protect IP Act (PIPA), according to OpenCongress. The bill previously gained support of over 40 senators, who co-sponsored the bill. But as of today, that number has dropped with 25, and another 13 too are leaning towards opposition. The news comes a day after when the whole internet is on...

Sony Ericsson this morning reports that its pre-tax loss of 247 million euros ($318 million) in the 2011 Q4, after reporting a profit of 31 million euros in 2011 Q3. The company is a 50-50 percent joint-venture between Sony and Ericsson. The company blames the loss is due to the unfavourable macroeconomic conditions and effects from the flooding in Thailand. The...

Facebook, an 800+ million users social network, at its ongoing media event announced its Open Graph program plans where it has teamed up with 60 developer partners. The apps it will bring to its users’ timelines. The company has teamed to roll out the apps for its users that will encourage to tell their friends more that what they’re doing, like buying a scarf...

Facebook at their f8 developers’ make some major announcements including their newest improvements to Facebook communication – group chat and video calling. With a most-messaged friend list, it’s much quicker and easier to find your favourite friends. The list of these friends will appear automatically when the browser windows is wide enough. Earlier reports suggest that Facebook is going to rollout a streaming media platform and corresponding buttons to boost sharing – “Read. Watch. Listen”. The newly redesigned homepage...

In wake of SOPA and PIPA protest, we have seen a lot of ups and downs from the last many days, protest comments all around.  On January 18 – the day we termed it as “Internet Blackout Day”, through the different websites mediums, we have come across the real shape of the protest we are into in it. According to different websites medium, the petition numbers...

Google, the world’s search engine giant, asked its user to sign a petition protesting against the two anti-piracy laws – SOPA and PIPA circulating in Congress. On the terms of signing the petition, the company produced 4.5 million signatures on their anti-SOPA petition, Google spokeswoman confirmed. The petition which was available via a link from Google’s homepage,...

January 18, as we have seen as the internet’s big protest day against SOPA and PIPA, hundreds of websites blackout for a day; including the big names like Google, Wikipedia, BoingBoing and many more. There was even plenty of discussion about the issue on Twitter, especially the company tweeted that there were more than 2.4 million SOPA-related tweets between midnight and 4pm Eastern time. The top terms were SOPA, Stop SOPA and PIPA. Tell congress, and the hashtag #factswithoutwikipedia. Wikipedia join the protest with other major websites,...