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Microsoft And Symantec Turn Tables On $1M Per Year Botnet Scam
2013-02-07 14:06:36

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online The Microsoft Digital Crimes Unit (MDCU) has done it again, this time disrupting a crime operation which was controlling thousands of PCs without the permission or knowledge of their owners. Teaming up with Symantec, the Microsoft Digital Crimes Unit was able to bring down the Bamital botnet, which was taking over users´ web searches and guiding them to dangerous sites. These sites would then install malware on the...

PepsiCo To Halt Use Of Flame Retardant As Emulsifier In Gatorade
2013-01-27 05:40:15

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online PepsiCo Inc has announced that they will discontinue the use of a controversial ingredient in some flavors of their Gatorade-brand sports drink, though they insist the move was not made in response to a Mississippi teenager´s petition seeking the chemical´s removal. The ingredient in question, brominated vegetable oil (BVO), is a chemical that contains bromine, which is also found in fire retardants, according to...

2013-01-06 05:04:04

There has been much controversy surrounding the recent $100 million claim filed, and subsequently withdrawn, following the Newtown shooting. The notice was filed by Connecticut attorney Irving Pinsky on behalf of the family of an unidentified six-year-old–the child survived the shooting, according to Reuters. Marlton, NJ (PRWEB) January 04, 2013 There has been much controversy surrounding the recent $100 million claim filed, and subsequently withdrawn, following the Newtown shooting....

Instagram Loses Users Over TOS Snafu
2012-12-30 10:13:53

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports — Your Universe Online In the week after the photo-sharing service announced changes to their terms of service that had some users worried their pictures could be used for advertising purposes without compensation, the number of people using Instagram on a daily basis has reportedly dropped by nearly one-fourth. Reuters reported Friday the service, which was purchased earlier this year by Facebook for the cool sum of $715 million, saw the number...

Amazon And Google Duking It Out In 2013: Reuters
2012-12-24 12:28:54

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A report by Reuters predicts Amazon is on a "collision course" with Google in 2013, and it all started with a project that digitizes catalogs. The report quotes a former Amazon executive as saying Google's project to scan and digitize product catalogs was a "wake-up" call to Jeff Bezos, Amazon CEO. "He realized that scanning catalogs was interesting for Google, but the real win for Google would be to get all the books scanned and...

Word of the Day
  • The call or cry of a bird or other animal to its mate or its young.
'Call-note' is newer than 'bird-call,' which originally referred to 'an instrument for imitating the note of birds' but now also refers to 'the song or cry of a bird.'