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Oakland County man who tried to flee to Mexico after child pornography plea gets 17 years
A Highland Township man who tried to flee to Mexico with with survival gear after pleading guilty to child pornography charges was sentenced Tuesday to more than 17 years in prison, according to the U.S. Attorney's office.
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Tue Mar 11, 2014
MSPs and OFT call for shake-up of banks to help SMEs
The dominance in Scotland of RBS and Bank of Scotland should be broken by establishing new sources of credit for small and medium sized enterprises , the Scottish Parliament's Economy Committee has said.
Low-cost P2P Networks Threaten to Disrupt Business-to-Business Payment Model
The paradigm is shifting for payments. New market entrants threaten to disenfranchise legacy systems for business-to-business payments because emerging person-to-person or peer-to-peer solutions are efficient, easy to use, and for the most part free.
Wells Fargo reverses employee ban on peer-to-peer lending
John Stumpf, chairman and CEO of Wells Fargo, this week reversed course on the bank's employee ban on investing in loans made through peer-to-peer lending sites such as Lending Club and Prosper, both based in San Francisco.
Opinion: Lawmakers Must Step Aside, Let P2P Grow
Peer-to-peer businesses, or P2P businesses, are forming a new innovative marketplace that, after ten years in the making, has now burst onto the scene, capitalizing on new technologies and mobile connectivity.
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WestPac fund buys stake in Oz P2P lending platform SocietyOne
Westpac's new venture capital fund has taken a A$5 million stake in Australian peer-to-peer lending platform SocietyOne.
Mon Mar 10, 2014
Elk County Man Arrested for Child Porn
March10,2014 Elk County man arrested in ongoing child pornography investigation HARRISBURG - Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane today announced the arrest of an Elk County man as part of ongoing efforts to target the online sharing, downloading and distribution of child pornography.
Popcorn Time makes movie piracy as easy as watching Netflix
To hear Hollywood tell it, movie piracy is rampant. But while a lot of people do illegally download copyrighted content from the Internet, there are plenty of barriers to doing so.
Sat Mar 08, 2014
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For Bitcoin Sleuths, Things Get Curiouser and Curiouser
Dorian Prentice Satoshi Nakamoto, the man named as Bitcoin's creator, has denied he is the man behind the controversial virtual currency.
Dynamic User Behavior-Based Piracy Propagation Monitoring in Wireless Peer-to-Peer Networks
Unfortunately, because of fast and effective content sharing without strict authorization mechanism, wireless P2P networks are abused and suffer from massive copyright infringement problems.
Thu Mar 06, 2014
Bitcoin 'father' denies any ties, wrangles free lunch
A reclusive Japanese American man thought to be the father of Bitcoin has emerged from his Southern California home and denied any involvement with the digital currency, before leading reporters on a car chase leading to the headquarters of the Associated Press.
JXTA: a technology facilitating mobile peer-to-peer networks
Mobility and Wireless Access Workshop, 2002. MobiWac 2002. International In Mobility and Wireless Access Workshop, 2002.
The Analysis of Kademlia for random IDs
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Gracenote Doubles Down on Social Data with Musicmetric
The deal will focus on leveraging Musicmetric's global music fan profiling data, including BitTorrent and sentiment reports, to further Gracenote's ability in identifying new and emerging artists before they hit mainstream.
Wed Mar 05, 2014
Peer-to-Peer lender SocietyOne closes $8.5M round with tier one Australian and Global investors
It's extremely exciting for SocietyOne to be partnering with the and GFC. We have found their approach and thinking around innovation and technology disruption to be very aligned with our own.
Brooklyn Rabbi, Teacher Charged With Distributing Child Pornography
A Brooklyn rabbi and teacher at a girls' seminary was arrested by federal agents Wednesday, on charges that he was downloading and distributing child pornography.
Telecom Providers Need to Embrace the Broadband Evolution
In the late 1990s, the music industry imploded as consumers ripped songs from CDs and shared them over the Internet.
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Barclays Africa buys stake in South African P2P lender RainFin
Barclays Africa has acquired a 49% stake in South African peer-to-peer lending marketplace RainFin.
Rapid Provisioning of Cloud Infrastructure Leveraging Peer-to-Peer Networks
In Distributed Computing Systems Workshops, 2009. ICDCS Workshops '09. 29th IEEE International Conference on , pp.
Tue Mar 04, 2014
Two men sentenced for possessing child pornography
Two Monroe County men are headed to state prison after being sentenced in separate child pornography cases on February 25th.