March 22nd, 2013Published by:VR-Zone2
In any case, it will be interesting to see if the RMAHis implemented in the PS3 version, if cross-over play isfeatured, and what bugs (if any) will arise. Many longtimeDiablo gamers will remember the dupe glitch in the originalPlayStation version. However, Blizzard is notorious fornerfing many features of its games so it most likely won't last.Information on a release date has yet to be revealed, but we'll keep you updated once it's announced. For moreinformation on the PS3 version of Diablo III please visit thegame'sofficial website.
Civilian hackers could bekilled in a cyber-war
Source:http://vr-zone.com/articles/civilian-hackers-could-be-killed-in-a-cyber-war/19326.htmlMarch 22nd, 2013
The Geneva Convention has always stated that when itcomes to times of war civilian lives are off limits, and thatanyone caught killing civilians could face being charged with war crimes.However, in increasing our use of technology in warfare, civilians could find themselves without thatprotection. Warfare is becoming more and more centered around theuse of technology, with things like drones being the go to weapon of the modern military, and then there is the morecovert use of hackers to conduct cyber-attack against enemy forces and governments.However, this use of forces that may never see a battlefieldraises some serious legal implications. Ever since thecreation of the Geneva Convention, civilians have been'protected' from being killed by enemy forces for whateverreason, but what if those civilians, operating under theauspices of the military forces become a
whosesole intent is to perform electronic attacks against foreigngovernments and military forces.To address this legal quandary, a set of proposedinternational rules has been commissioned by NATO andput together along with the International Committee of theRed Cross and US Cyber Command to address the factthat civilian hackers could become legitimate targets. Thedocument is titled "Tallinn Manual on the International Law Applicable to Cyber Warfare" and was written by 20 legalscholars and practitioners to come to some consensus at how current international law applies to cyber warfare.Needless to say, this has all kinds of people across the web upin arms with concerns regarding some key points, one being:
To make this a bit less legal sounding, not to mention easierto understand, here's the plain English version:
Whilecivilians are normally off-limits in a time of war,they stop being off-limits as targets if they engagein cyber-attacks of any kind.
This rule basically creates an exception to the GenevaConvention rules when it comes to targeting civilians. viaPopSci/
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Google releases report of wrongful DMCA takedownrequests
Source:http://vr-zone.com/articles/google-releases-report-of-wrongful-dmca-takedown-requests/19314.htmlMarch 22nd, 2013
When the DMCA first went into effect, it was meant toprovide a way for copyright holders to legitimately requestfor copyrighted files and links to them, but unfortunately that process has been abused as evident through Google’stracking and publishing the list of DMCA takedown notices.Google gets lots of DMCA takedown notices. No, change that.Google gets tons of takedown notices every year, and they have always been fairly transparent about what notices they act on, but now they havedecided to take that transparency a little further by also publishing a list of those takedownnotices that they deny.To give you an idea of how many notices Google acts on, in2012 Google was asked to remove an incredible 51.4 millionlinks to supposedly infringing links. By the end of the year,Google was removing almosthalf a million links per day.However, if you think that is a staggering amount youhaven't seen anything yet, as 2013 is shaping up withrequests for 3,790,409 links to be removed in February.Even that is nothing compared to March requests, which by the 11th had already surpassed 4 million requests.Of course, just because a copyright holder sends in atakedown notice it doesn't mean that Google will actually comply to it and to illustrate which ones do get taken downand which ones don't, Google has added a new section toits Transparency Report. This new section shows, on a daily basis, a selection of copyright holders and anti-piracy firmsthat Google has declined the requests of.