RIAA Goes After Limewire, iPhone 4 Presentation On-Demand
Highlights from this morning's other big tech headlines....
- The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) already nailed the file-sharing site Limewire in court, but the RIAA won't be content with a possibly devastating monetary settlement. The organization is reportedly seeking a permanent injunction against the site, because it wants the courts to "rein in this massive infringing operation." [From: Ars Technica]
- Steve Jobs finally unveiled the iPhone 4, along with several other Apple developments, at yesterday's WWDC. For those who couldn't keep up with the action as it actually unfolded, the company is now offering the iPhone address on-demand. [From: Apple]
- Adrian Lamo, a man once convicted of cybercrimes against the New York Times and Microsoft, continues his technical path of redemption. The so-called "Homeless Hacker" learned through numerous personal correspondences that Army intelligence analyst Bradley Manning had apparently leaked several videos and hundreds of thousands of military cables and documents to WikiLeaks. Lamo subsequently alerted authorities, who have detained Manning in Kuwait. [From: The New York Times and Wired]
- Foursquare founder Dennis Crowley can apparently hold his liquor, but he still seems to talk a lot of smack. A Wired UK feature reveals that Crowley reportedly can hit a 13-percent blood alcohol level (with anything above .4 typically resulting in death), and that he also called former partner Google a "sh***" work environment. Wired did not divulge, though, if he ever left loving, late-night, drunken apologies on Google's voicemail. [From: Gawker]
- During an intense recent grilling, Mark Zuckerberg hinted that Facebook membership now totals 500 million people, despite the site's constant stream of privacy issues. A comScore analysis reveals that membership definitely seems unaffected by those privacy concerns, as 9 million new members joined the site in May. [From: Business Insider]