A Misc. Post

It appears that Gene Simmons may now be in a personal war with Anonymous, the group responsible for several recent “Operation Payback” DDoS attacks against firms, corporations, and individuals engaging in anti-piracy activism.

Simmons, the lead singer for Kiss, had his websites GeneSimmons.com and SimmonsRecords.com rendered inaccessible by Anonymous after encouraging other artist’s to take a stand against piracy. “Be litigious. Sue everybody. Take their homes, their cars. Don’t let anybody cross that line,” Simmons encouraged his peers.

But rather than shutting him up, the “Operation Payback” DDoS attack on his websites only made Simmons more angry and outspoken. The following post appeared earlier this week on GeneSimmons.com:

“Some of you may have heard a few popcorn farts re: our sites being threatened by hackers.

Our legal team and the FBI have been on the case and we have found a few, shall we say “adventurous” young people, who feel they are above the law.

And, as stated in my MIPCOM speech, we will sue their pants off.

First, they will be punished.

Second, they might find their little butts in jail, right next to someone who’s been there for years and is looking for a new girlfriend.

We will soon be printing their names and pictures.

We will find you.

You cannot hide.

Stay tuned”

None of those threats seemed to bother Anonymous, however, and the group promptly launched another DDoS attack on both of Simmons’s websites and rendered them inaccessible once again.

LOL!! What a prick!

According to India legal news reports in August 2010, the government of India is ready to make corporate donations to political parties more transparent. It is a known fact that political parties in India receive huge amounts as donations from corporate houses. However, funding political parties out of a company’s profit have been often subjected to criticism. This issue comes under greater scrutiny during the time of elections because prominent political parties in India overspend and violate the spending limits set by the Election Commission of India. Also, very little is done by these parties to improve or optimize the political funds they get from corporate houses.

In country with corruption deeply ingrained in our DNA, I doubt this would make even an iota of an impact!

  • Thought/request for the day : I am deeply in social network sites – facebook, twitter, digg, stumble, wordpress, slashdot, dailymile. Why oh why can’t these be connected to each other so that I don’t feel like I am ignoring or missing out on one of the sites? Does anyone know of a platform that I can use to monitor all of these sites?

Two men were tortured for more than a year inside the CIA’s secret prisons program. One committed suicide at Guantánamo Bay. Another was driven “psychotic” from interrogations.

These are the witnesses whose contradictory, fragmentary and internally inconsistent statements provide the bulk of the evidence against Abdul Rahim Mohammed Uthman, a detainee the Obama administration has designated for indefinite detention.

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