Non-profit St. Francis of Assisi has been prosecuting a lawsuit on behalf of the estates and families of Assyrian Christians were murdered and had their property destroyed as a result of ISIS/ISIL/Islamic State activities in the middle east. The group is suing Kuwait Finance House, Kuveyt-Turk Participation Bank Inc., and a man named Hajjaj al-Ajmi for having financed the terrorist groups, but has had trouble serving papers on al-Ajmi.
The plaintiffs noticed that al-Ajmi has an active Twitter account and asked a federal court to allow them to serve the papers that way. US Magistrate Judge Laurel Beeler assented to this request, saying in a ruling:
The court grants St. [...]
A few days ago Elon Musk, founder and CEO of Tesla Motors and SpaceX, unveiled a visionary, awesome plan to colonize Mars, and then the solar system. No less. For a couple of days Musk’s space colonization plan was all over the social media. But now the trending news about Elon Musk are that… he doesn’t follow enough women on Twitter. Unbelievable.
Edward Snowden has left a cryptic tweet sparking concern among the masses that his safety is in question.
The whistleblower recently tweeted a 64-character hex code that was traced to a bitcoin transaction amounting to 0.000911, leading many to question whether or not this was a dead man’s switch, which is an automatic message that is set to release if the user of an account does not check-in consistently.
In Snowden’s case, if he has been captured or killed, it would prompt journalists and friends to release encrypted files.
According to Sputnik News, Edward Snowden’s girlfriend thinks that he has been killed while others believe that the tweet [...]
After a long history of strange gaffes in its copyright claim system, YouTube is finally making moves to support its lifeblood – its independent content creators who, too often for comfort, are subjected to copyright claims that actually violate their rights to fair use.
Or, occasionally, the claims can be even more ridiculous – groups claiming public domain content as theirs and such. The worst case of false copyright claims happened earlier this year, when a video creator’s own work was claimed by Sony after he had licensed it to them.
The automated nature of the system can be blamed for this, but at the same time, it’s hard to envision it being done [...]