Telecom says newsgroups and Jabber are P2P - and ratelimits them

, posted: 30-Sep-2006 10:33

Jonathan Ah Kit tipped me off about Telecom's new traffic management, which is part of its Fair Use Policy (FUP) that has been introduced with the Xtra retail Go Large and Wholesale Broadband Service (WBS) equivalent plans.

If you have (read the entire post)...



Decent Intarweb speeds in San Francisco as long as you don't go to New Zealand

, posted: 27-Sep-2006 05:51

Despite a bunch of conference visitors hammering the Internet connection at the San Francisco IDF, it's holding up pretty well:



Ah yes... don't see those sorts of figures too often down in the antipodes. This is what it (read the entire post)...



Legal action taken against NZ blogger for writing about dubious product claims

, posted: 17-Sep-2006 19:30

Stephen Judd of vital.org.nz has been served papers threatening unspecified legal action unless he removes these statements within 21 days.

The organisation behind the legal threats is Andron Technology. Have a look at their product Shield (read the entire post)...



Spamhaus' Steve Linford joe-jobbed with bogus court order spam

, posted: 17-Sep-2006 16:18

Coming back from Geekzone 06 and checking my emails, I noticed one with this subject:

Judge orders Spamhaus.org To Pay $11.7 Million In Damage [sic]


It was sent to the abuse role account for my personal domain, an (read the entire post)...



Ferrit says sorry, got the humour wrong...

, posted: 11-Sep-2006 08:49

It may have started off as a bit of fun, but the bogus consumer reviews turned into a major embarassment for Ferrit. Peter Wogan is apologising for the jape which surely should never have happened in the first place. I had an earlier story about Ferr (read the entire post)...



PR and the Browzar debacle

, posted: 10-Sep-2006 12:16


As I was going through the Death2Spam folders for my Fairfax Business Media email account, I came across this press release from Chameleon PR:

Dear Juha
I write with details of a new 'anti-big brother' internet browser fr (read the entire post)...



'Consumer reviews' on Ferrit written by... Ferrit

, posted: 5-Sep-2006 14:28

Ana Samways over at Spareroom has a remarkable entry about Ferrit staffers writing the consumer reviews on the online mall. Yes, that's right: what you thought were reviews from actual customers were in fact done by Ferrit and Telecom staff, as w (read the entire post)...



Technorati ranking randomness

, posted: 2-Sep-2006 16:30

If you blog, you'll soon come across Technorati, the "recognised authority on what's going on in the world of weblogs." It's a handy site, in many ways, where you can see how popular (or ignored) your blog is. Yes, we're talking about (read the entire post)...



Feminist sympathisers redirect porn director's site?

, posted: 2-Sep-2006 09:32

Websurfers wanting to ogle Norwegian pornographer Thomas "Rocco" Hansen's pornidol.no site are currently being redirected to the site of feminist organisation Ottar, also in Norway, reports in Propaganda and Computerworld say (both pages in Norwe (read the entire post)...



Jericho/Smartmailpro responds

, posted: 1-Sep-2006 11:08

Following my post about being spammed by Mercury Subs and Smartmailpro, despite an earlier complaint that elicited no response, Jeff Mann, the MD of Jericho Ltd replied.

Unfortunately, Jeff sent out an email to various parties stating tha (read the entire post)...





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