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Shot of female priest avatar in World of Warcraft

To fel with you! There's an NSA spook in my World of Warcraft

The NSA placed spies in the massively multiplayer online role-playing game World of Warcraft in a bid to tackle info-swapping terrorists, it has emerged. According to the latest leaked document published by The Guardian, spooks were stationed in the virtual world of Azeroth and told to “hide in plain sight". The NSA briefing …
Jasper Hamill, 9 Dec 2013

Major new science: Women more nude, more often online

Virtual women are more likely to be naked than virtual men, researchers at the Canadian University of Laval have revealed, after publishing a scientific paper on the topic. An analysis of nudity in Second Life led the Canadian duo Anna Lomanowska, a psychologistm and Matthieu Guitton, a neuroscientist who specialises in " …
Anna Leach, 28 Dec 2012

Avaya tosses 400 UK resellers overboard

Biz comms Avaya has made good on its promise to toss 400 bit-part channel partners overboard, and claims to have cut the cost and complexity of training as it looks to rebuild part of the base. As exclusively revealed by The Channel back in July, Avaya UK chief Simon Culmer said the firm was going to axe half of its 800-strong …
Paul Kunert, 12 Dec 2012
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T-Mobile turns Facebook telco

T-Mobile USA has launched itself onto Facebook, providing free VoIP calls between social networkers though the service is not yet integrated into the operator's mobile network. Bobsled by T-Mobile is a VoIP application integrated with Facebook to provide audio connections between users with a tap of the mouse, along with a …
Bill Ray, 20 Apr 2011
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IT council chiefs ditch Sadville after splurging £36k

Saddo IT bosses at Tameside Council in Greater Manchester splurged £36,000 on a virtual town hall in Second Life in an effort to use “modern ways” to communicate with citizens. However, the council scrapped it after one year because very little interest was shown in the service. Liam Billington put in a FoI request to the …
Kelly Fiveash, 21 Jul 2010
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Sadville founder lays off 30% of staff

It's a particularly sad day in Sadville. Linden Lab, the startup that founded Sadville, has laid off 30 per cent of its staff. According to the company, this is part of its effort to move Sadville into the web browser and out of its downloadable client. "Today's announcement about our reorganization will help us make Second …
Cade Metz, 9 Jun 2010
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Linden Lab unveils Sadville: Enterprise Edition

Some companies like IBM have an uncanny attraction to Linden Lab's virtual world, Second Life. They claim the software provides a 3-D collaboration space that's viscerally superior to what traditional mediums such as teleconferencing, instant messaging, or video conferencing can provide. Trouble is, hapless employees ushered …
Austin Modine, 5 Nov 2009

Second Life slapped with counterfeit sex toy suit

A pair of Second Life entrepreneurs are suing the game's creator, Linden Lab, for allowing other players to sell "knockoffs" of their virtual sex organs, erotic poses, designer clothing, and other trademarked items. Kevin Alderman (known in Second Life as "Stroker Serpentine") alleges that Linden facilitates and profits from …
Austin Modine, 16 Sep 2009
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Second Life figures cast doubt on Ofcom report

Disputed figures put out by broadcasting industry regulator Ofcom last week, in respect of Second Life usage, raise questions as to how seriously we should take Ofcom reports. However, the debate goes beyond questions of mere accuracy, raising issues around how we can generate meaningful measures of social networking sites. …
Jane Fae , 17 Aug 2009
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Could Sadville break the internet with nakedness?

Comment Second Life's introduction of adult zoning and age verification highlights an uncomfortable truth about the future of the web - as network function increases, so the anarchic free-for-all we are used to will be eroded further, and possibly abolished forever. There is much frothing on Sadville forums over Linden Labs’ proposals …
Jane Fae , 13 May 2009
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Sadville besieged by bitey 'spampires'

Run for your lives: the vampires are coming! Or "spampires", as they are now referred to by many of the increasingly concerned inhabitants of Sadville. Of course it had to happen - once you tire of Second Life sex, the attraction of the dark side becomes overwhelming. Hence the rise of Bloodlines - a game that has been growing …
Jane Fae , 8 Apr 2009
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Sadville transports shaggers to porncentration camp

Second Life has announced it will "geographically separate" adult content so it's accesible "only to those who ought to (and who desire to) access it". Linden Labs says it'll build the Sadville porn concentration camp, aka the "Adult Continent", over the next few months. It explains: The system we build will have three main …
Lester Haines, 13 Mar 2009
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South Pole stilt-base builder to give lecture in Sadville

The man in charge of constructing a scientific base mounted on extending stilts at the South Pole will give a talk on his experiences next Wednesday - in Second Life, the online masquerade park popular with bedroom explorers. Jerry Marty is the facilities construction and maintenance manager for the National Science Foundation …
Lewis Page, 5 Feb 2009
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It's Sadville: The Movie!

It's natural in Hollywood that if you have a big hit as a director, you pretty much get to make whatever you want, but this is one artistic conceit too far. Pirates of the Caribbean helmsman Gore Verbinski has reportedly acquired the rights to make a film about a Second Life obsessive who "cheats" on his wife. Sadville: The …
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Beeb gets its rocks off in Second Life

The BBC last week more than fulfilled its public service remit by exploring just how saddos can get their ends away on Second Life. It turns out the truth of virtual rumpy-pumpy is pretty straightforward: Equip your avatar with some shag kit and get down to some serious rogering. Tech hack Adrian Mars explained: "First you …
Lester Haines, 17 Nov 2008
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Brit couple divorce over Sadville infidelity

A British woman is divorcing her husband after catching his Second Life avatar having cybersex with other virtual women. Amy Taylor, 28, told the Metro that her four-year (real-life) marriage to David Pollard, 40, has ended after twice walking in on his online adultery. The couple met online in 2003, and within months, they …
Austin Modine, 15 Nov 2008
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EMI's Sadville man focuses Incoming Brain

Cheer up, EMI investors. The company's "incoming brain" is focussed on "the niches". That's the inspiring message from EMI's new head of digital strategy, Cory Ondrejka. Cory is the man EMI hired away from Sadville, the loss-making online game that's not a game, renowned for its pervs, pyramid schemes and flying penises. …
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Big Brother tracking comes to Second Life

Students at the University of Arkansas have created a couple of full-sized hospitals inside Second Life to experiment with the use of RFID tagging in medical environments, and ride on flying cats. The idea of the project is to see if delivery and consumption of medical supplies can be tracked around a working hospital if …
Bill Ray, 17 Sep 2008

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