Feeds

Man tries to sell vital organ on eBay

Stake in kidney try leaves sour taste

  • alert
  • submit to reddit

Remote control for virtualized desktops

Net users after their pound of flesh from erratic eBay were disappointed to learn that the kidney for sale on the online auction house for the last week didn't belong to anyone in technical support. Instead, someone calling themselves "hchero" from Florida put the organ up sale. The bid went as high as $5.7 million before eBay intervened and pulled it from its site. The ad for the "fully functional kidney" read: "You can choose either kidney. Buyer pays all transplant and medical costs. Of course only one for sale, as I need the other one to live. Serious bids only." Another ad from a second kidney donor failed to draw any interest before it was pulled down. The ads have been described as macabre pranks by e-Bay. Selling body parts -- whether they're your own or not -- is illegal in the US and could land people in serious hot water if they get caught. The Register would give its right arm to be able to donate one of its organs... ®

Choosing a cloud hosting partner with confidence

Whitepapers

Why cloud backup?
Combining the latest advancements in disk-based backup with secure, integrated, cloud technologies offer organizations fast and assured recovery of their critical enterprise data.
Forging a new future with identity relationship management
Learn about ForgeRock's next generation IRM platform and how it is designed to empower CEOS's and enterprises to engage with consumers.
10 threats to successful enterprise endpoint backup
10 threats to a successful backup including issues with BYOD, slow backups and ineffective security.
Reg Reader Research: SaaS based Email and Office Productivity Tools
Read this Reg reader report which provides advice and guidance for SMBs towards the use of SaaS based email and Office productivity tools.
Getting ahead of the compliance curve
Learn about new services that make it easy to discover and manage certificates across the enterprise and how to get ahead of the compliance curve.