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MegaUpload User Data Safe For A Few More Weeks
2012-01-31 09:21:35

Legitimate data files stored on file-sharing website MegaUpload will remain safe from deletion through at least mid-February, an attorney for the alleged piracy site confirmed today. The news comes a day after prosecutors warned that user data would begin being deleted as early as Thursday, according to various media reports. The Associated Press reported yesterday that access to the site was currently blocked and seven employees of the service, as well as the founder, are facing charges...

Data On MegaUpload Could Be Deleted This Week
2012-01-30 07:02:11

Those who used recently closed down file-sharing website MegaUpload for legitimate reasons, such as backing up business documents or other important files, take note -- prosecutors are warning that user data may begin being deleted as early as Thursday, according to various media reports. According to the Associated Press (AP), access to the website is currently blocked, and its founder and six other individuals face charges for helping to spread millions of illegal movies, songs,...

Other Sites Shut Down US File Sharing Services
2012-01-23 10:01:45

File-sharing site FileSonic announced today it has disabled “all sharing functionality” on its website, after the arrest of a rival service´s CEO and a possible attempt to avoid allegations of online piracy. File-sharing community Uploaded.to has also shut down its US file-sharing traffic, but remains accessible outside the US. If you attempt to access Uploaded.to from a US IP address you are now greeted with a message saying “Our service is currently unavailable in...

Feds Shut Down Megaupload
2012-01-20 06:16:11

Megaupload, one of the top file-sharing websites on the internet, was shut down as the US Justice Department and FBI arrested the founder and several company officials. CEO Kim Dotcom, also known as Kim Schmitz and Mathias Ortmann Chief Technology Officer were arrested in Auckland, New Zealand as well as Bram van der Kolk head of programming and Finn Batato chief marketing officer at the request of the United States government. Julius Bencko, the site´s graphic designer, Sven...

2012-01-13 13:10:00

ISL Online, the global online collaboration software provider, launched a new version of enterprise remote access software, ISL AlwaysOn 2.0, which introduces unlimited file sharing and allows remote users to work on the same files. Swindon, UK (PRWEB UK) 13 January 2012 ISL Online, the global online collaboration software provider, has released a new version of enterprise remote access software, ISL AlwaysOn 2.0, which introduces unlimited file sharing and extends some other capabilities...

2012-01-11 12:55:00

Company Recognized for Offering Exceptional Cloud-Enabled Collaboration Service London (PRWEB UK) 11 January 2012 SkyDox, a leading provider of a cloud-enabled file sharing and collaboration platform for cross-functional and distributed teams, has been awarded top honors for its collaboration suite in The Cloud Awards - Web Services Excellence category. The annual cloud computing awards program, open internationally across the U.S. and EMEA regions, recognizes and celebrates industry...

File Sharing Established As A Religion In Sweden
2012-01-06 05:44:37

The Swedish government has just granted a group of file-sharers religious status. The Church of Kopimism, with a membership of about 3,000, is headed by its 20 year old spiritual leader Isak Gerson. Gerson told Malin Rising of the Associated Press (AP) that the church opposes copyrights in all forms and encourages piracy of all types of media, including music, movies, TV shows, and software. Gerson says, “For the Church of Kopimism, information is holy and copying is a sacrament....


Word of the Day
humgruffin
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'