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Gamer’s 25 year sentence for swatting is a hoax

Gamer’s 25 year sentence for swatting is a hoax

Swatting, the obnoxious prank in which a gamer calls the cops on another gamer in order to get a SWAT team sent to their house, has been growing in number. We saw one example last month, and the latest happened to well-known gamer Kootra recently (video after the jump). A report has been circulating saying the person behind the prank was sentenced to 25 years in prison -- that's a hoax, folks.

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Must We Give Up All Sense of Privacy?

Must We Give Up All Sense of Privacy?

Privacy is dead, right? I mean, that’s all I’ve been hearing over the last year. From Edward Snowden to repeated hacks to claims that the US federal government is accessing personal information, we have nothing in the way of real privacy. No, according to all of the reports surrounding the Web, security, and privacy, the only thing we have going for us is, well, the realization that we’re not actually anonymous at all – either online or in our lives.

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Twitter will remove deceased’s photos on family’s request

Twitter will remove deceased’s photos on family’s request

Twitter has put in place a new policy that somewhat goes contrary to its usual stance on censorship and freedom of speech. Starting today, the immediate family of a deceased, or an authorized representative of his or her estate, can not only request that the Twitter account be deactivated but to also have images of their loved ones removed from Twitter altogether.

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