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Saturday, July 28, 2007

Just An Online Minute... Viacom's Copyright Dilemma

A new twist in the Viacom-YouTube lawsuit came out in a New York federal court this morning. Viacom complains that users have uploaded "many, many thousands" of its clips to the video-sharing site. ok, which ones?

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Monday, July 23, 2007

Google dangles $4.6 billion in front of the FCC

Google said Friday that it would bid a minimum of $4.6 billion for the federal government’s upcoming wireless spectrum auction–if the Federal Communications Commission creates an open wireless platform. The wireless spectrum auction, which covers the 700 megahertz band, is expected to garner interest from numerous players such as wirele

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Search engines race to update privacy policies

Microsoft and Yahoo are the latest to announce limits on how long they will keep Web search data.

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Tuesday, July 17, 2007

How to hack the iPhones caller id and fool your friends

ok, so i went to the site and bought a card and sure enough it worked! You can change your caller id to anything you want. Call up your best friend and change your caller id to their girlfriends number.... then when your friend picks up.... start moaning and groaning (like your having sex) then go "***** i just rolled on your phone and its dialing"

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Are telcos dropping the calling name ball?

Are telcos dropping the calling name ball?: "Accudata Technologies, one of the companies that provides Calling Name delivery service, is once again publicly accusing telephone companies of deliberately not delivering some calling name information to their Caller ID customers in order to save money. This time around, the company says it has research data to back up its claims, and it is sharing that research with the Federal Communications Commission."

MIT Project aims human buffer overflow at Secret Service

The new Seeing Yellow project, started by some folks at MIT, encourages users to call printer manufacturers and ask tough questions about the use of tiny yellow tracking dots output by many color laser printers. - LMAO!!

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Revenge for ATM Fees: How to Scam the ATM into Giving You $20's

It's as easy as 1,2,3,4,5,6.

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The Top Countries For Cybercrime

Cybercrime, like every digital industry, is outsourcing. Though the U.S. still produces more malware, spam and viruses than any country in the world, illicit IT jobs are increasingly scattered across an anarchic and international Internet, where labor is cheap, legitimate IT jobs are scarce and scammers are insulated from the laws...

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Do You Text Message While Driving?

We all know the risks of talking on your cell phone while driving, but is texting just as bad? I guess those few seconds you take to look at the message or write a reply can have fatal results.

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Judge deals another blow to RIAA's war against on-campus filesharing

A federal judge has blocked the RIAA from doing its customary end run around the legal system to get at the identities of suspected file-sharers, ruling that the law cited by the RIAA does not provide any authority for ex parte subpoenas.

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Photoshops of 'Big Eyed Guy' from Russian G8 press conference

If you haven't seen it yet, there was a press conference with Putin where an audience member jumped up and tossed some leaflets about the room. When he sat back down, the guy behind him was quite incredulous and showed it magnificently with his eyes..

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Data mining at the FBI: digging for terrorists, insurance scammers, and ide

In a report sent to Congress this week, the Department of Justice describes six data mining programs currently under way at the FBI. Only one, it turns out, is aimed at terrorists.

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The iPhone is a piece of ***** and so is your face

Maddox update on the (in)famous iPhone. 7900 + diggs as of this blog posting... let the bashing begin.. some hi-lites.. like.. "buttons, the new technology"

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End of the line for PHP 4 - CNET News.com

Programmers say they'll stop developing version 4 of the software for creating dynamic Web sites. Some who prefer it to the current version aren't happy. Opinions of Andi Gutmans, Rasmus Lerdorf and OwrdPress founder Matt Mullenweg.

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Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Video: Bush shows press corps how to blow off questions

Bush said, "Let's do this. Let me cut the ribbon ... and then why don't you all yell simultaneously. Like, really loudly. And that way, you might get noticed. I'll, like, listen, internalize, play like I'm gonna answer the question, and then smile at you and just say 'got it. Thanks. Thanks for such a solid, sound question.'"

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Monday, July 09, 2007

Debt Settlement - Leaving Debt Behind

Debt settlement provides consumers another option to resolve debt

Dallas, Texas – JULY 9, 2007 – For millions of Americans, the financial strain of debt causes many to seek help from outside credit and debt service companies. And, while many believe these services are all the same, the truth is, there is a large degree of difference between debt settlement and credit counseling services. Depending on their financial situations, many find that debt settlement offers a more fiscally responsible, faster way to resolve debt. Through debt-settlement, individuals have the ability to efficiently and effectively resolve their credit dilemmas in three years or less, depending on the level of debt.

“Finding a way out of debt can be difficult and often feels like being stuck down in a dark hole without a flashlight,” Jim Ross, president of Total Debt Services, said. “Sadly, some people don’t understand that they have different options, and they might be choosing counseling when debt settlement might be a much more effective solution to their problems.”

As the number of Americans with debt problems continues to grow, it has never been more important for consumers to be aware of their options. Through certified debt settlement programs, such as those offered by Total Debt Services, people can approach their debt issues in a guided yet interactive manner. Unlike credit counseling, debt settlement does not require a lengthy qualification process, and consumers work on a budget that allows them discretionary income every month.

“It’s an extremely unfortunate fact in our country that almost every consumer is going to deal with debt in his or her lifetime. But there is hope, and there are viable options for resolving that debt without having to resort to bankruptcy,” Kristie Medlen, Chief Executive Officer of Total Debt Services, said.

Programs like credit counseling are best suited for individuals who can afford to make their minimum payments every month and can commit five-to-seven years to resolving their debt. Debt settlement is a far more aggressive approach to getting out of debt and is an alternative option for those consumers whose debt has become unmanageable to the point where they have considered filing for bankruptcy.

“It is important not to act irrationally when it comes to your financial future,” Ross said. “We suggest individuals sit down and have a heart-to-heart with themselves and decide whether they are looking to get out of debt for good with something like debt settlement or if they can be comfortable paying off debt for the rest of their lives. There are no quick-fixes for debt, but debt settlement will rid you of it completely in less than three years. Credit counseling just doesn’t even come close to that kind of turnaround time.”


About Total Debt Services
Total Debt Services (TDS) is a consumer debt settlement company located in Dallas, Texas. TDS is committed to helping clients free themselves from the anxiety of overwhelming credit card debt. The company offers consumers guaranteed debt-relief programs for eliminating or reducing their unsecured credit card or loan debt. Our debt Negotiation and debt Settlement programs provide credit card debt relief as an alternative to traditional bankruptcy, consumer credit counseling, debt management and debt consolidation loans, including credit card debt consolidation programs.

Friday, July 06, 2007

Caller ID scams, you pay for it and it always shows up as "caller id unavilable"

I don't even have a home phone anymore, I switched it all to cellphone.. when it costs money for them to call you, I am pretty sure you can keep them from calling you.. when i had a landline home phone all I got was B.S., telemarketers, like heating and cooling inspections, (i live in a condo, duh!).. etc..... the home phone is a thing of the past.. why? because Telephone copmpanies don't care, they have millions of customers, and they all pay anywhere from $3.29 to $8 a month for what? nothing really...

here is some info..

Caller Id Unknown



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