The Brainstorm #5: So Sick! So Sick!

- Published Sun, Oct 20, 2013 by Breki Tomasson and Teppo Tastic

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NSA collects millions of e-mail address books globally – The Washington Post
The contact information is intercepted as it moves across global data links. Many lists belong to Americans.

CNN Exposed – Emmy Winning Former CNN Journalist Blows The Whistle: CNN is paid by foreign and domestic Government agencies for specific content… | RedFlagNews.com

Network (1976) – IMDb
Directed by Sidney Lumet. With Faye Dunaway, William Holden, Peter Finch, Robert Duvall. A television network cynically exploits a deranged former anchor’s ravings and revelations about the news media for its own profit.

Network (1976) – IMDb
Directed by Sidney Lumet. With Faye Dunaway, William Holden, Peter Finch, Robert Duvall. A television network cynically exploits a deranged former anchor’s ravings and revelations about the news media for its own profit.

The US is losing control of the internet (Wired UK)
All of the major internet organisations have pledged, at a summit in Uruguay, to free themselves of the influence of the US government

New EU rules to curb transfer of data to US after Edward Snowden revelations | World news | theguardian.com
Regulations will make it harder to move European data to third countries, with fines running into billions for failure to comply

Updated: Did a Zombie Assault Michael Bay on the ‘Transformers: Age of Extinction’ Set? | nerdbastards.com

Michael Bay Attacked With an Air Conditioner on ‘Transformers 4′ Set | /Film

Nintendo Considering Interactive ‘Legend of Zelda’ Movie | /Film

Xbox 360 sales reach 80 million units – GameSpot
Life-to-date global sales reach new milestone; September’s $401.2 million in US Xbox 360 software sales was largest ever and most for any console.

NPD: GTAV leads surging September – GameSpot
Research group finds Rockstar’s open-world game had the highest first-month sales in franchise history; industry sales up 27 percent overall.

Apple Hires Burberry CEO
Angela Ahrendts will head up the company’s retail operations.

Apple recalls last year’s MacBook Air due to faulty SSDs | The Verge
Apple has just announced that it is recalling certain models of last year’s MacBook Air lineup — if you have an Air with either a 64GB or 128GB SSD drive, your drive could be faulty and in need…

Magic smoke – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

New wave of online peer review and discussion tools frightens some scientists | Ars Technica
Getting research torn apart publicly isn’t fun, but stonewalling the Web isn’t an answer.

Xbox One and PS4 chips put AMD back in the black | GamesIndustry International
Tech firm sees positive quarter due to Xbox One and PS4 business

MMO-Champion – Blizzard All-Stars Becomes Heroes of the Storm
Articles and forums with game news and raiding strategies.

Let Slip the Watch Dogs | GamesIndustry International
Ubisoft’s delay won’t impact the success of the next-gen consoles this Christmas – but one stumbling block does remain…

Ubisoft shares plunge 20% | GamesIndustry International
Watch Dogs delay and lowered sales forecasts drive publisher’s stock south

Blizzard wins lawsuit against World of Warcraft bot creator | PCGamesN
After two years in the courts, Blizzard has won its suit against Ceiling Fan Software, maker of Shadow Bot and Pocket Gnome. Once defeated, the bot developer dropped a legendary item, completing the b

NVIDIA’s G-Sync is a module for gaming monitors to alleviate screen tearing (update: video demo!)
NVIDIA head Jen-Hsun Huang revealed G-Sync this morning, a module for gaming monitors that helps alleviate screen tearing and skipping issues. A variety

Sources: Bureau XCOM, BioShock 2 Dev ‘Essentially’ Closed | Rock, Paper, Shotgun
Oh boy. It is officially another One Of Those Days. The diabolical layoff stampede beast of certain doom has struck again, this time allegedly laying waste

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Letter from the Chairman: $23 Million! – Roberts Space Industries

Welcome Back to DUST 514 – DUST 514
Eve Online is the world’s largest MMO RPG universe rich in adventure, as player corporations compete in a massively multiplayer online space game.

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Inactive character name resets incoming!
Hey guys, We’ve been listening to a lot of your feedback these past couple days and I have some updates for you. On Wednesday, October 23rd we are

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Yahoo’s Very Bad Idea to Release Email Addresses | Threat Level | Wired.com
Yahoo is releasing inactive Yahoo IDs so that users can score a better email address. This means you can finally have albert@yahoo.com instead of albert9330399@yahoo.com, for example. Sounds great, right? It’s actually a spectacularly bad idea.


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