Microsoft's internal network has begun censoring Torrentfreak, an excellent investigative journalism site that reports on file-sharing, censorship, copyright and Internet regulation around the world. Torrentfreak, which does not host or link to infringing files, is identified as a "security policy violation" by Microsoft's corporate spyware/censorware, supplied by Edge. Microsoft employees who try to read the site are shown a message that says, "The requested resource has been blocked as an identified risk to your client and the Microsoft corporate network."
CEC Entertainment, owners of Chuck E. Cheese, who filed for bankruptcy in June have 7 billion paper prize tickets they need to destroy, according to a bankruptcy filing in a Texas court this week. That's apparently enough tickets to fill more than 60 of those 40-foot cargo shipping containers. From Restaurant Business: CEC Entertainment has… READ THE REST
• Users who sued claim Trump's ban on WeChat prohibits "millions of WeChat users in the United States … from using the most popular social media space for Chinese speakers in the world." The Justice Department said on Wednesday that U.S.-based users of the Chinese-owned messaging app WeChat will not face civil or criminal penalties,… READ THE REST
For the first time in nearly four decades, vinyl records have outsold CDs. According to the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), there were $232.1 million in vinyl music sales and $129.9 million in CD sales during the first half of 2020. Of course, that's pennies compared to streaming music's revenue of $4.8 billion for… READ THE REST
In our constantly evolving "new normal," there's often no need to wait for Black Friday to find some fantastic retail deals. Lots of companies need your cash now, so they're dropping some big discounts to entice you to buy. That means great things coming your way from offers like the current Boing Boing Three-Day VIP… READ THE REST
One fun part of being knee-deep in the giant Boing Boing Store Three-Day VIP Annual Sale is that it's a perfect opportunity for a few old favorites to make a triumphant return. And the fact that each of these 10 fan-favorite gadgets is now also an extra 20 percent off should be incentive enough for… READ THE REST
With all this sticking close to home the past six months, let's face it — your vehicle is probably feeling…well, a little neglected. Hey, with all that time sitting around in the garage, yearning to get out and go…we get it. The Boing Boing Store's Three-Day VIP Annual Sale is a great opportunity to show… READ THE REST