Weekend tech reading: Belkin rep. paying for positive Amazon reviews?

By on January 18, 2009, 1:29 AM
Belkin rep. paying for positive Amazon reviews? Users are paid 65 cents for every positive review they leave on an Amazon.com listing for a Belkin router which has consistently gotten bad reviews in the past from users who say that the product is “loaded with Bugs, goes on & off whenever it feels like, and comes at a hefty price. The Daily Background.

Europe charges Microsoft with abuse of monopoly (again) The move follows an unsuccessful attempt by U.S. authorities nine years ago to strip Internet Explorer (IE) of its unfair advantage over competing browsers. Network World.

Hang Up The Cell Phone And Drive California already has a ban on talking and texting, and now hands free devices may be included. The National Safety Council (NSC) is pushing to ban all cell phone use while driving. They say the use of any mobile device behind the wheel can be a deadly distraction. MSNBC.

GPUs Used to Successfully Crack Wi-Fi Passwords The latest GPU-assisted app to come available is one designed for IT managers to make sure their wireless networks are secure--and inevitably for hackers to try to break into wireless networks. Hot Hardware.

China's real name registration initiative for online gaming A gamer with the screen name Kuangtu said the real name registration system does not mean that gamers cannot use screen-names, but rather that their online gaming accounts must be linked to their real world identification number, which is issued by the government. IncGamers.




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captain828 said:
about ElcomSoft's GPU thingy:so WPA (and even WPA2) enabled networks can all be hacked?!
JDoors said:
"National Safety Council (NSC) is pushing to ban all cell phone use while driving. They say the use of any mobile device behind the wheel can be a deadly distraction." Thank goodness the world is full of super-nannies willing to submit to any legislation whatsoever in an attempt to eliminate 100% of the risk of living a normal life. Conversely, what will be left will NOT be a normal life.
scud1337 said:
Wonder why car radios or navigation systems aren't banned as well.
wendig0 said:
[b]Originally posted by scud1337:[/b][quote]Wonder why car radios or navigation systems aren't banned as well.[/quote]Those will be next. Unfortunately, the voters are to blame. They keep voting for bigger government to hold their hands... The NSC is just another example of that.
old101 said:
About time NSC. I don,t care to be injured or killed by some ***** texting, or driving one handed, or not paying attention because they are chatting up their friends.Want to commit suicide, hang yourself . If your choice is just some injury drive your car into a brick wall.
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