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by certifiedbug on December 30, 2011

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ESET Threat Blog
SOPA bytes GoDaddy’s business, and it will hurt you too.
by Andrew Lee CEO, ESET North America

The Stop Online Piracy Act or SOPA as it is more commonly known, currently being debated in congress, has lit up a huge outcry on the Internet in recent weeks. We, here at ESET were one of the companies who, a little while ago, started raising the alarm about the devastating effect it would have on America’s online economy, along with several other very high profile companies.

GoDaddy (users) Go

GoDaddy, the popular domain registrar was initially a prominent supporter of SOPA and when this was revealed it prompted a large Internet campaign to move domains away from GoDaddy – in the next couple of days they lost 37,000 domains.

Today, 29th of December, is the culmination of that campaign when many companies will be moving their domains.

As of today, ESET is also moving our 26 domains from GoDaddy. As expected, GoDaddy did a half turn a couple of days ago, and somewhat restricted their support, later doing a full turn and saying they no longer support SOPA.

That’s great – the effect is a demonstration of how America works. Money talks, and businesses listen. The problem with SOPA is that, unless people who still support it start to listen too, the money will go away, from them and their businesses too. It’s also too late for GoDaddy, integrity and trust is not something you can switch back on overnight, demonstrating that the most important thing a business can have is the belief of its users. GoDaddy, as they acknowledge, will have to work hard to get the support of the community back; they should have known better.

December 15, 2011

Polis pointed out that SOPA and Smith’s amendment already excluded certain operators of sub-domains, such as, from being subject to shutdowns under SOPA.

“If companies like are exempt, why aren’t non-commercial domain servers exempt?” Polis asked.



by certifiedbug on August 30, 2011

in This and That!/wikileaks/status/108261633859649536

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Wikipedia Losing Contributors

by certifiedbug on August 5, 2011

in This and That

Speaking with The Associated Press, Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales said the nonprofit company that runs the site is scrambling to simplify editing procedures in an attempt to retain volunteers.’

‘We are not replenishing our ranks… It is not a crisis, but I consider it to be important.’

Comments at Slashdot.


Spam by any other name

by certifiedbug on June 20, 2011

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WikiLeaks-how does it sit with you?

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Fishermen feed live kittens to sharks and marlin

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Worm Author gets job

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Graham Cluley’s blog. There are plenty of young coders out there who would not have acted so stupidly, are just as worthy of an opportunity inside a software development company, and are actually quite likely to be better coders than Towns who made a series of blunders with his code. Ikee worm author gets job […]

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Dell Support-or lack thereof

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Feed Demon Google Reader sync

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Microsoft – A new approach to Enterprise Security

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April 16, 2009. PressPass spoke with Douglas Leland, general manager of Microsoft Corp.’s Identity and Security Business Group, about the company’s strategy to help provide “Business Ready Security.” Question & Answer Network World: Microsoft discloses ambitious security strategy

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