15.11.09

Week in tech: sexy bootlegged Star Trek slumber party edition - Ars Technica


Ars recaps the week's top stories, including racy slumber party pics on MySpace leading to an ACLU lawsuit, a look at the new Firefox 3.6 beta, controversy over online sales of The Beatles catalog, and more.By Eric Bangeman |

"Tales of Star Trek piracy and sexy slumber party pics topped the week's tech and science stories. Here's what was hot over the past seven days.

Two high school student athletes got in hot water after pictures from a slumber party posted on MySpace—with privacy controls, no less—ended up on the principal's desk. After being barred from extracurricular activities, the ACLU filed a lawsuit on the girls' behalf claiming the punishment violated their First Amendment rights.

Paramount Pictures says the widespread availability of a bootleg version of Star Trek means it needs to get tough on Internet users and websites, maybe even Google, Yahoo, and Bing. But what does this have to do with the FCC's national broadband plan? Everything, says Paramount."

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