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Geohot and Sony reach a settlement: vows never to buy a Sony product againThe legal battle between notorious PS3 jailbreaker George “geohot” Hotz and Sony Computer Entertainment America (SCEA) has finally come to a close. As part of the settlement, Hotz consented to a permanent injunction and vowed to “never purchase another Sony product” — he encourages you to do the same. Apparently his message hasn’t affected PSP sales in Japan.

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George Geohotz Hotz heads for South America, adios SonyNotorious iOS, and most recently PS3, jailbreaker George ‘Geohotz’ Hotz is in route to South America. According to Hot’z legal counsel, George has hit the road, destined for a tropical destination. Details emerged this morning following accusations from Sony’s legal team that Hotz had “thwart jurisdictional discovery”.

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Sony and police raid PS3 jailbreaker’s homeThe war between Sony and the PS3 hacking community continues. According to Crunchgear, notorious PS3 hacker graf_chokolo has been dealt the wrath of Sony’s legal team. Police raided his home this morning in tandem with Sony, seizing his PS3 console and accounts. As Sony moves to the offensive, graf_chokolo is being used as an example of what risks may come with a PS3 hacking.

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Sony PS3 jailbreak ban hacked

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That Sony PS3 jailbreak ban that was announced with much publicity this week? It’s already been hacked by the army of modders out there. A hack that is now doing the rounds reportedly gives players the power to unban themselves and, if they know a console’s ID, can ban someone else’s console. It’s all getting a bit heated out there. Don’t expect Sony to take this hack lying down.

Out now | £free | Sony (via Destructoid)

Sony threatens PS3 jailbreaker ban

Sony has said it will permanently block PS3 owners from the PlayStation Network if they’ve used a PS3 jailbreak on their console. Sony describes PlayStation Network as “a world of entertainment” in its notice and confirms that the PS3 jailbreak ban will have hacked consoles “terminated permanently”.

Is Arnold Schwarzenegger writing copy for Sony now? The blog post, actually by Jeff Rubenstein, Sony’s social-media manager, states that customers can duck the ban by ceasing to use and removing “all circumvention devices and deleting all unauthorised or pirated software from their PS3.” Sony hasn’t said when or how it’ll carry out the PS3 jailbreak ban.

Out TBC | £NA | Sony

US Update: CDMA iPhone, PS3 jailbreak, Ghostbusters 3, Facebook phoneYou wanted it and we got it — the latest in tech news, best known as the US Update. In today’s update we bring it to you fresh with the Verizon iPhone 4 saga, the latest rumblings on the Samsung Galaxy S2 and Vibrant 4G, hop on over to review Sony’s restraining order against Geohot’s jailbreak and more.

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Sony files restraining order against Geohot for PS3 jailbreakSony looks to be taking a page from ‘Hackers’ Dade Murphy, “mess with the best die like the rest”. At least in terms of their policy on PS3 jailbreaking. The electronics empire has filed a restraining order against well-known iPhone hacker Geohot and other individuals for allegedly bypassing “effective technological protective measures” in PS3 firmware version 3.55.

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It was inevitable really. The latest PS3 jailbreak has been blocked by the latest PS3 firmware update. The patch that is currently being punted out by Sony is mandatory so if you want to keep hitting the PlayStation Network, you’ll need to grab it…

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