Atlantic City’s casinos are moving with haste to secure partners for their online gambling operations. And the hustle and bustle are for good reason. The state Gaming Enforcement Division has informed the casinos of a June 30th deadline. The New Jersey-based casinos have until then to facilitate Internet gambling deals.
With Internet gambling expected to go live in November, the deadline was established to give state regulators ample time to explore, study, and examine the qualifications and backgrounds of the firms with which the casinos will partner.
So far, we know that the four prominent Atlantic City casinos (Caesars Atlantic City, Harrah’s Resort Atlantic City, the Showboat Casino Hotel and Bally’s Atlantic City) are partnering with 888 Holdings.
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Two weeks ago, scandal erupted over publicized revelations pertaining to PRISM, a supposedly covert collaboration between the NSA, FBI, and practically every digital and physical tech giant that provides products and services to us on a daily basis.
According to various published reports, PRISM has given the government unprecedented access to individual’s personal information for the last six years.
From Google to Facebook, some of the world’s largest tech companies immediately stepped forward to disavow and distance themselves from the so-called PRISM program.
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Late Apple CEO Steve Jobs didn’t want the iPad to be an e-reader. And he wasn’t a big supporter of what would become the iBookstore, either.
There are among the interesting revelations about Apple’s past surfacing this week in the DOJ ebooks trial.
On Thursday, Apple’s Eddy Cue testified in federal court to profess Apple’s innocence in the purported ebooks price-fixing scheme.
“I didn’t raise prices,” Cue said according to a report from Reuters, adding that he wasn’t surprised when publishers did raise prices for new and best-selling titles after Apple’s entry into the ebooks arena in 2010.
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Apple and its CEO Tim Cook are being targeted by a class action lawsuit stemming from alleged privacy violations resulting from the company’s “supposed” participation in the NSA’s PRISM intelligence program.
Both Apple and Tim Cook personally are being targeted by the suit, which was filed by a conservative activist and three others.
Apple, however, is in good company. President Obama, Attorney General Eric Holder, NSA Director Keith Alexander, the NSA itself, the U.S. Department of Justice, Facebook, Google, YouTube, Microsoft, Skype, AOL, Yahoo, PalTalk, AT&T and Sprint are also named in the suit.
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Following an announcement this afternoon from Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, who affirmed that Facebook “is not and has never been part of any program to give the US or any other government direct access to our servers,” Google is making a similar statement through company CEO Larry Page.
Page confirms that Google also has nothing to do with the top secret surveillance program known as PRISM.
“First, we have not joined any program that would give the U.S. government — or any other government — direct access to our servers,” Page said. “Indeed, the U.S. government does not have direct access or a ‘back door’ to the information stored in our data centers.” As Apple did, Page claimed Google had not heard of a program called PRISM until yesterday.”
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Late Thursday, the Washington Post and Guardian reported about PRISM, a covert collaboration between the NSA, FBI, and practically every digital and physical tech giant that provides products and services to us on a daily basis.
According to the report, PRISM has given the government unprecedented access to individual’s personal information for the last six years.
As a result of this developing story, some have been quick to suggest that Facebook could be one of the biggest “spy mechanisms” at the government’s disposal. Moments ago, however, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg turned to Facebook to address the rumors and this burgeoning scandal head-on.
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According to published reports Tuesday, Viacom may be threatened with a potential class-action lawsuit stemming from claims that the global mass media company sent unwanted text messages promoting a number of Viacom projects.
Erin Mock, a resident of the state of Tennessee, filed a complaint in federal court asserting that Viacom violated the Telephone Consumer Protection Act by allegedly spamming her mobile device.
The text messages included ads promoting MTV programming.
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