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Man Stabs His Computer When FBI Enter

FBI agents stormed Kamil Mezalka’s bedroom on May 8 and found him standing in his underwear, wielding a two-handed samurai sword that he had just plunged into the side of his desktop computer. The FBI was there to question him about 4,000 images and videos of child pornography they believed were linked to his account. […]

Pirate Bay to be Blocked in UK

The High Court of the United Kingdom has officially ruled that The Pirate Bay must be blocked by all local Internet service providers, cutting it off from a potential user base of over 50 million people. This ruling came after a February decision that the site was in fact infringing copyright laws in the United […]

The Pirate Bay to Use Aerial Server Drones

The Pirate Bay (TPB), a popular BitTorrent website, experienced a little downtime this week. After restoring their service, the operators confirmed that the outage was caused by routine maintenance and not a law enforcement raid. According to a blog post published by TPB, system upgrades were needed in order to accommodate the website’s continuing growth. […]

Amazon’s Cloud Nearly Half Million Servers

It comes as no surprise that Amazon’s Elastic Cloud Compute (EC2) cluster is absolutely huge. It powers services like Netflix, Instagram, and Reddit. But just how big is left up to people to guess. Amazon won’t tell how big it really is. One man decided to find out for himself. Huan Liu, a researcher with […]

Obama Could Bring Drones to Your Home

Last week, President Obama signed the FAA Air Transportation Modernization and Safety Improvement Act of 2012. Inside this legislation is a provision that could have far-reaching implications soon enough: “widespread civilian use of unmanned aerial drones.” Previously, the use of unmanned drones has been regulated by the Federal Aviation Administration. Use of these has been […]

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