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Dropbox: 1 billion files uploaded per day, across 100 million users

Dropbox: 1 billion files uploaded per day, across 100 million users

By 27 February 2013

Since its launch in 2007, Dropbox growth has been impressive. The company's 100 million users are saving 1 billion files a day, CEO Drew Houston revealed at Mobile World Congress 2013.  According to Houston, the 100 million users are connecting to Dropbox... >>

Copyright law makes format shifting legal

Copyright law makes format shifting legal

By 3 August 2011

The Government has announced that it is to make changes to copyright law, legalising the practice of transferring video and audio files from one format, say a CD, over to another - in this age most likely being a digital file. The current law states that... >>

Dropbox mistake allows login without password

Dropbox mistake allows login without password

By 21 June 2011

Looks like a glitch in Dropbox's authorisation system briefly allowed users to login without a password, exposing accounts to unauthorised entry.  Between 1.54 and 5.46 pm Pacific time yesterday accounts were left totally vulnerable to password free... >>

Digital Economy Bill here to stay

Digital Economy Bill here to stay

By 24 May 2010

New Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport Secretary, Jeremy Hunt, has stated that the new Government will not overturn the Digital Economy Bill, as rushed through in the last few weeks of Labour's tenure. The controversial bill which, among other things,... >>

Pirate Party fails to score electoral success

Pirate Party fails to score electoral success

By 7 May 2010

While the UK wakes up to a hung parliament in the wake of May 2010's general election, many commentators are suggesting that none of the main parties achieved much electoral success. That includes one of Britain's newest and geekiest parties - Pirate... >>

TalkTalk "will never surrender" over DEB

TalkTalk "will never surrender" over DEB

By 12 April 2010

TalkTalk, the loudest voice behind most ISP's general disapproval of the proposals put forward in Labour's unloved Digital Economy Bill, has vowed to continue the fight against the bill, despite it becoming law in the Parliamentary wash-up period.  The... >>

Digital Economy Bill: What it means for filesharers

Digital Economy Bill: What it means for filesharers

By 8 April 2010

If you haven't been languishing in a cave or living in some remote corner of the globe without TV or internet access, then you have probably come across something called the Digital Economy Bill. This bill was recently passed and it has within it certain... >>

O2 wades into filesharing row

O2 wades into filesharing row

By 17 March 2010

Mobile phone and broadband network O2 has jumped into the row over content providers sending out thousands of threatening legal letters, calling the practice "bullying".  The main target of O2's wrath is ACS:Law, a law firm which specialises in sending... >>

Twitter pushes out mandatory password resets

Twitter pushes out mandatory password resets

By 3 February 2010

Twitter has rolled out a mandatory password reset to a number of its users whom it suspected of having compromised accounts. The push involves a number of accounts that experienced a "sudden surge" in followers. The microblogging network said in a blog... >>

Ipredator VPN opens to the public

Ipredator VPN opens to the public

By 21 January 2010

The chaps at the Pirate Bay have announced that their anonymization VPN service, Ipredator, is now out of beta and available to the public. The service, which allows surfers to completely conceal their tracks, was launched in response to Europe's proposed... >>