Remains of the Day: 41% of Installed Software Is Pirated Edition [For What It's Worth]

This is very sad.  I don't understand why everyone feels the need to pirate software.  Use open source and you no longer have to be constantly looking over your sholder. 

Remains of the Day: 41% of Installed Software Is Pirated Edition [For What It's Worth] -

Pirated software is everywhere, Adblock Plus developer suggests a new way to block ads, and you may want to keep a tighter leash on your "porn name."

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    According to the Business Software Alliance, global piracy is as high as 41%. In the US, we're at a mere 20%. The study suggests that the software industry is losing out on billions in revenue because of pirated software, but it's also using same calculator the RIAA uses—you know, the one that assumes that every pirated song would have been purchased if it hadn't been pirated. [Download Squad]
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  • Security Alert: Twitter Porn Names Scam
    You've probably heard of or played the "porn name" game before: Take the name of your first pet and the street you grew up, put them together, and that's the name you'd use if you worked in porn. Turns out if you do it publicly on the web, it's a great way for phishers to learn the answers to your password challenge questions. [PC World]

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