Feeds

Skype founder's high-flying hanky-panky

Antics run into turbulence

Business security measures using SSL

As an entrepreneur, Janus Friis fancies himself a disrupter. But that term could just as aptly apply to his high-flying hanky-panky aboard a recent transatlantic flight with the stepdaughter of one-time 007 actor Roger Moore.

According to the Mail on Sunday, the billionaire founder of Kazaa, Skype and Joost, with the help of Christina Knudsen, made several attempts to liven up the 12-hour flight, which perhaps ironically was on the Virgin Atlantic carrier. The couple adjourned to the first-class lavatory on two occasions, each time to the objections of flight crew members who rapped on the door and reminded them that such rendezvous were prohibited.

So the couple retired to Friis's on-board bed, a move that also prompted the reprimands of attendants. The Mail's account was based on unnamed witnesses, but the report cited a Virgin representative who confirmed that two passengers acted in a "disruptive manner" on the flight, which was bound from Heathrow to Los Angeles just ahead of the Oscars fluff fest.

Not one to accept herd-mentality conventions, the entrepreneur balked at the admonitions. "Mr Friis was quite lively and started saying, 'What's the big deal?'" one witness told the Mail. "It was at that point that other passengers started to become quite irate. Everyone else was trying to sleep." ®

Website security in corporate America

More from The Register

next story
Oi, London thief. We KNOW what you're doing - our PRECRIME system warned us
Aye, shipmate, it be just like that Minority Report
WRISTJOB LOVE BONANZA: justWatch sex app promises blind date hookups
Mankind shuffles into the future, five fingers at a time
Apple's Mr Havisham: Tim Cook says dead Steve Jobs' office has remained untouched
'I literally think about him every day' says biz baron's old friend
Cops apologise for leaving EXPLOSIVES in suitcase at airport
'Canine training exercise' SNAFU sees woman take home booming baggage
Every billionaire needs a PANZER TANK, right? STOP THERE, Paul Allen
Angry Microsoftie hauls auctioneers to court over stalled Pzkw. IV 'deal'
Flaming drone batteries ground commercial flight before takeoff
Passenger had Something To Declare, instead fiddled while plane burned
prev story

Whitepapers

Secure remote control for conventional and virtual desktops
Balancing user privacy and privileged access, in accordance with compliance frameworks and legislation. Evaluating any potential remote control choice.
WIN a very cool portable ZX Spectrum
Win a one-off portable Spectrum built by legendary hardware hacker Ben Heck
Storage capacity and performance optimization at Mizuno USA
Mizuno USA turn to Tegile storage technology to solve both their SAN and backup issues.
High Performance for All
While HPC is not new, it has traditionally been seen as a specialist area – is it now geared up to meet more mainstream requirements?
The next step in data security
With recent increased privacy concerns and computers becoming more powerful, the chance of hackers being able to crack smaller-sized RSA keys increases.