Weekend tech reading: CA online impersonation law now effective

By Matthew
Jan 2, 2011
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  1. Analysis: California's online impersonation law, effective January 1 One thing that reached new heights of both stupidity and tragedy in 2010 was the trend of online impersonation. If you're shaking your USB-enabled cane and shouting "there oughta be a law" in between pre-NYE shots of Metamucil, then you're in luck. As of January 1, 2011, California's first online impersonation law – SB 1411 – goes into effect, making malicious digital impersonation a misdemeanor that comes with fines up to $1000 and/or up to a year in jail. ZDNet

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  2. Benny26

    Benny26 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,533   +48

    My Hotmail accounts been acting funny these past few days. I had a feeling it was something like this.
  3. TomSEA

    TomSEA TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,550   +594

    Interesting and poignant collection of articles - especially to start the New Year. Unlawful digital impersonation, Wiki-leaks (again), Hotmail issues (can't believe Hotmail is still around), bad DRM finally gone, illegal GPS tracking and even vaporware Duke Nukem news.

    I'm definitely waiting for Duke Nukem release and reviews before I buy. Considering all the years in development, turmoil amongst the various developers along with high expectations, and from what I've read in previews in a couple of gaming magazines, it looks suspect at best.
  4. ramonsterns

    ramonsterns TS Enthusiast Posts: 744   +12

    Shame, had I read this a day earlier, I would've bought Settlers 7 from STEAM. Oh well, their loss.
  5. princeton

    princeton TS Addict Posts: 1,677

    I love the duke nukem prices. The PC version costs less than the console one. This should be the case with every effing game.
  6. OneArmedScissor

    OneArmedScissor TS Rookie Posts: 49

    Hotmail used to delete all your emails if you didn't sign in for X amount of days and you had to "restore" your account. It was never exactly the safest place to keep anything you wanted to hold onto. Your old one from the 90s can sure make a nice junk mail address, though. :p
  7. gwailo247

    gwailo247 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,011   +18

    Your article snippet says May 31st, but does not specify year...
  8. princeton

    princeton TS Addict Posts: 1,677

    It says we could have it in 5 months. I think dora the explorer could do that math.
  9. does dora understand irony??
  10. princeton

    princeton TS Addict Posts: 1,677

    The whole Duke Nukem Never thing is over. FYI people stopped finding the jokes funny back in 2004. It's 2011 now if you haven't noticed.
  11. gwailo247

    gwailo247 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,011   +18

    Was there a poll?

    I'm always amazed at people's ability to make absolute sweeping statements that encompass the whole human race.
  12. Benny26

    Benny26 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,533   +48

    Nobody can dis Nukem with quotes like, "My boot, your face, the perfect couple". :D
  13. tonylukac

    tonylukac TS Evangelist Posts: 1,291   +55

    Didn't think you had it in you, Techspot. Great bunch of articles.

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