Details emerge on earlier Facebook outage

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Earlier today many of you probably noticed, and perhaps even posted about it here on the forums, that the social networking giant, Facebook, was down. The outage, which lasted approximately 2.5 hours, according to Robert...

Gmail goes down again

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According to IT Pro, Gmail has crashed at 11 AM today, making it the third time this year Google has had problems with their service. A Google spokesperson said, "A number of our users had...

3D Realms shuts down

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Just when we thought that long delayed Duke Nukem forever has made some progress, bad news arises. According to Shack News, Duke Nukem's developer, 3D Realms has shut down due to funding issues. However, Apogee...

DivX Announces Plans to Shut Down Stage6.com

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DivX, Inc., a digital media company, today announced that the Company will cease operation of its Stage6.com video service on February 28, 2008. Following an exploration of strategic options that began in July 2007, the...

Meg Whitman to Step Down as eBay CEO

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Popular online auction site eBay announced today that Meg Whitman would be stepping down as President and CEO of eBay on March 31, 2008, though she would remain on the company's board of directors. Whitman,...

China Shuts Down Pornographic Web Sites

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China shut down 44,000 Web sites and arrested 868 people for Internet pornography last year, state media said Wednesday. China's Public Security Ministry launched a crackdown on Internet pornography last year, saying it had "perverted...

Mozilla chief steps down

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Mozilla has announced that chief executive Mitchell Baker is stepping down in favour of chief operating officer John Lilly. Baker will remain as chairman of the open source non-profit organisation, but Lilly will take over...

Hackers Shut Down Pennsylvania's Government Web Site

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Hackers infiltrated Pennsylvania's government Web site on Friday, forcing administrators to shut down nearly the entire site for several hours. Hackers broke into the pages of the departments of Labor and Industry, Education, and Military...

MPAA's University wiretapping product taken down

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The MPAA's "University Toolkit" (a piece of monitoring software that universities are being asked to install on their networks to spy on students' communications) has been taken down, due to copyright violations. The Toolkit...

Facebook Backs Down on Ad Plans

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Social networking site Facebook has cancelled its advertising program, that showed what members were purchasing from ecommerce web sites. The advertising system, dubbed Beacon, let partner sites like eBay and Sony advertise the fact that...

CRIA brings Demonoid Down Again

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Demonoid.com now reads: "The CRIA threatened the company renting the servers to us, and because of this it is not possible to keep the site online. Sorry for the inconvenience and thanks for your understanding."...

Vint Cerf Steps Down as ICANN Chairman

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In the 1970s, Vint Cerf played a leading role in developing the Internet's technical foundation. For the past seven years, he's faced the more daunting task of leading a key agency that oversees his creation....

Demonoid Possibly Shut Down by the CRIA

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As of now it is still unsure what exactly happened, but the popular Dutch news site nu.nl reports that the Canadian Recording Industry Association (CRIA) is responsible for the downtime. Websites such as TorrentFreak contacted...

Comcast Shutting Down Big Downloaders

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The rapid growth of online videos, music and games has created a new Internet sin: using it too much. Comcast has punished some transgressors by cutting off their Internet service, arguing that excessive downloaders hog...

AMD's Henri Richard to Step Down

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According to CNET's News.com, processor-manufacturer Advanced Micro Devices will announce the imminent departure of Henri Richard, the company's chief sales officer, later this afternoon. Richard's loss is a very significant development in what has been...

Elton John Wants To Shut Down the Internet

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POP legend Sir Elton John wants the internet CLOSED DOWN. Never one to keep his opinions to himself, the Rocket Man has waded into cyberspace with all guns blazing. He claims it is destroying good...

Malaysia cracks down on bloggers

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The Malaysian government has warned it could use tough anti-terrorism laws against bloggers who insult Islam or the country's king. The move comes as one of Malaysia's leading online commentators has been questioned by police...

Russia shuts down Allofmp3.com

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The music download website whose activities threatened to scupper Russia's entry into the World Trade Organisation (WTO) has been shut down. The site, Allofmp3.com, was quietly closed as the Kremlin sought to end criticism from...

Yahoo boss steps down from post

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The chairman of internet search firm Yahoo, Terry Semel, has quit as chief executive and has been replaced by co-founder Jerry Yang. In the post since 2001, Mr Semel has been under pressure for some...

China cracks down on college campus porn sites

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A Chinese campaign to clean up online pornography has reached college campuses with the Education Ministry lashing out at some school Web sites for making money from porn. "We strongly condemn Web site hosts for...

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