Pirate Bay support spills over into bot-army DDoS attacks

, posted: 4-Jun-2006 12:16

The police raid on torrent tracker site The Pirate Bay has taken an unexpected turn as angry peer-to-peer users are reportedly launching distributed denial of service attacks on Swedish government and police web sites.

Swedish media (read the entire post)...

The Pirate Bay's legal adviser blogs about the police raid

, posted: 3-Jun-2006 21:11

Mikael Viborg has put up a blog about the police raid on The Pirate Bay, the popular torrent tracker.

If Viborg is to be believed, the Swedish police was incredibly heavy-handed in what should've been a civil matter. Vibor (read the entire post)...

Microsoft Internet Explorer 7 too paranoid for Live Mail

, posted: 3-Jun-2006 11:20

The key feature of Microsoft's Internet Explorer 7 browser, currently in its second public beta, is security. Do not trust automatically, warn users, double-check things - that's all good stuff actually, because today's web is (read the entire post)...

$30 million for lawyers in Google click-fraud settlement proposal

, posted: 2-Jun-2006 20:57

The class action against Google for failing to prevent click-fraud is churning on with a settlement being proposed for anyone who has bought advertising from the search engine giant between January 1 2002 and the present.

In wh (read the entire post)...

YouTube ... not hacked?

, posted: 2-Jun-2006 18:27

We'll be back soon... -->
UPDATE: No, we haven't been hacked. Get a sense of humor.

UPDATE 2: Apparently we can't spel.

UPDATE 3: Please stop calling the (read the entire post)...

Tony Chor and Internet Explorer 7 beta talk on Monday

, posted: 19-May-2006 10:18

I've been using the Internet Explorer 7 betas for a while now and have been, well, somewhat underwhelmed by them actually. I like the tabbed browsing but that's been in Firefox and Opera for ages now. IE7 gets full marks for quick (read the entire post)...

SORBS wrongly listing New Zealand IP space

, posted: 2-May-2006 13:51

I tried to respond to an email from the Geekzone Master himself this morning, but it bounced back as undeliverable with this error message (various details removed to protect the innocent):

SMTP error fro (read the entire post)...

Windows Live Shopping - but only with Internet Explorer

, posted: 30-Apr-2006 11:12

The excellent TechCrunch site reports that Microsoft has launched its Windows Live Shopping site (hmm... shouldn't that be Live Windows Shopping instead?). But, Firefox users are once again shut out, ditto Opera 8.5x and Apple Safari customers.read the entire post)...

BBC 2.0 going down the YouTubes

, posted: 26-Apr-2006 10:17

I guess it was inevitable given the enormous success "community content" has had lately, but it still seems wrong for Auntie Beeb to head in that direction as well. Wrong in the sense that the tax-payer funded broadcaster does "traditional" stuff pro (read the entire post)...

How to break the law automatically through the Internet

, posted: 8-Apr-2006 14:00

This Friday, I wrote in the weekly FryUp email newsletter for Computerworld about a slip-up that the Commerce Commission made when it sent out a media release.

The release seemed pretty straightforward at first. It was about wood preservat (read the entire post)...


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