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Anonymous Claims Responsibility For Federal Reserve Breach
2013-02-07 05:37:58

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online The U.S. Federal Reserve confirmed on Wednesday that one of its internal computer systems had been breached on Sunday, and that hackers had obtained some confidential data “by exploiting a temporary vulnerability in a website vendor product.” "Exposure was fixed shortly after discovery and is no longer an issue. This incident did not affect critical operations of the Federal Reserve system," a Fed spokeswoman told...

Anonymous Threatens To Declare War Against US Government
2013-01-26 06:43:12

Cyberattackers, claiming to be affiliated with the online collective Anonymous, hacked into the website of the US Sentencing Commission (USSC) early Saturday morning, posting a tribute to late Internet activist Aaron Swartz and threatening to declare “war” on the American government in retaliation for his death, various media outlets have reported. According to Mashable´s Chris Taylor, the homepage of the website belonging to the agency which establishes sentencing...

Activist Aaron Swartz Commits Suicide
2013-01-13 08:24:39

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports — Your Universe Online Former Reddit executive and online activist Aaron Swartz was found dead of an apparent suicide in his Brookyln apartment on Friday, the Associated Press and other media outlets have reported. The 26-year-old Swartz, who according to CNN helped create the RSS specification when he was just 14, had hanged himself at home, a spokeswoman from the New York medical examiner´s office told reporters. He is often credited as...

2013-01-10 05:04:06

With the Help of Sweet Relief, 60's music icon Lester Chambers of The Chambers Brothers has overcome cancer, homelessness and is recording new music that is garnering national interest. Features spots of Mr. Chambers on CNN, NBC, YouTube and internet media news site, Reddit spurs huge support. San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) January 09, 2013 Lester Chambers is now 72 years old. He has been performing professionally for 60 years. The highlight of his career was from 1965 to the early 70's when...

Congressman Wants Two Year Ban On Internet Legislation
2012-11-29 10:59:24

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Yesterday, California Republican Congressman Darrell Issa proposed a draft bill with intent to protect the Internet. Issa´s bill doesn´t encourage moving forward, such as installing high-speed fibers in rural areas or building Wi-Fi networks for whole cities. Issa´s draft bill also doesn´t stymie the progress of the Internet by proposing harsher punishment for copyright infringement or allow big...

Accidents Happen And Now Microsoft Is Paying The Price
2012-11-21 15:12:27

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Microsoft is either feeling the holiday cheer or has made a gross oversight in one of their promotions. According to VentureBeat, Microsoft left the keys to a free version of Windows 8 Pro just lying around the Internet and now pirates have begun to take their plunder. The Redmond company announced in October they´d be giving away free copies of Windows 8 Media Center to any customer who purchases Windows 8 by January...

Reddit Beatdown: Unmasking The Troll
2012-10-16 15:22:13

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online “Free Speech” is a tricky issue made even more so by people who continually test its boundaries, seemingly for no other reason than the thrill of an argument. What was once probably a measure taken to ensure citizens could question authority and worship how they saw fit has now turned into a matter of defending controversial subject matter on the Internet. Take, for instance, the latest issue with Reddit and...


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Alexis Ohanian
2013-08-04 07:45:49

Born on April 24, 1983, Alexis Ohanian is an American internet entrepreneur, activist and investor based in Brooklyn, New York. He is best known for co-founding the social news website Reddit, helping launch travel search website Hipmunk, and starting social enterprise Breadpig. Ohanian attended the University of Virginia in 2005 and went on to start Reddit.com with co-founder Steve Huffman. Reddit was later acquired by another company, but Ohanian, stays closely connected by being on its...

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