Internet censorship, security and privacy news tracking
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- Fri Dec 20 10:50, 2013 GMT
- 2014 and the challenge of Internet privacy CIOL This year, in wake of revelations of Edward Snowden related to the US National Security Agency (NSA), the main topic focuses on the growing concern expressed by users regarding their online privacy . The report is specifically elaborating on three main ... ESET releases Annual threat trends predictions for 2014: The Challenge of ... Parda Phash all 2 news articles »
2014 and the challenge of Internet privacy - CIOL
- Fri Dec 20 16:22, 2013 GMT
- The Independent BT Internet filter gives parents option to block 'gay and lesbian lifestyle ... The Independent “The Internet is a vital gateway for many young people, especially lesbian, gay and bisexual young people,” Ruth Hunt, Deputy Chief Executive of LGBT rights charity Stonewall told The Independent. “Anything that prevents them from accessing vital ...
BT Internet filter gives parents option to block 'gay and lesbian lifestyle ... - The Independent
- Fri Dec 20 16:49, 2013 GMT
- Secure Cloud Gateway: Using the Internet to Fight Cyber-Attacks Network World To extract accurate security intelligence a Secure Cloud Gateway uses DNS infrastructure and Anycast routing technology to map every connection request across the Internet both spatially and temporally. While the vast majority of Web domains can be ... and more »
Secure Cloud Gateway: Using the Internet to Fight Cyber-Attacks - Network World
- Fri Dec 20 17:04, 2013 GMT
- Britain's largest internet provider, BT, is offering its customers the option to block sex education, "gay and lesbian lifestyle" websites, and non-adult content about sexual health, as UK Prime Minister David Cameron's sweeping plans for a filtered internet come into effect.
Britain's Biggest Internet Provider Offers Censorship Of Sex Ed, Abortion, LGBT Content
- Fri Dec 20 17:36, 2013 GMT
- Gay, lesbian websites also thrown into telco's internet filter Access to sex education websites can be switched off by UK parents who don't want their children to seek advice about their sexuality online, BT has admitted to The Register .…
Parents can hide abortion, disease, contraception advice from kids thanks to BT's SEX-ED web block
- Fri Dec 20 16:17, 2013 GMT
- UN Passes Internet Privacy Resolution Recognising Human Rights Online Mondaq News Alerts (registration) The UN General Assembly's Human Rights Committee has announced that a draft resolution sponsored by Brazil and Germany, 'The Right To Privacy in the Digital Age,' has been unanimously approved. The resolution recognises that rapid technological ...
UN Passes Internet Privacy Resolution Recognising Human Rights Online - Mondaq News Alerts (registration)
- Fri Dec 20 12:54, 2013 GMT
- The glossy image presented in the title edited by President Aliyev's daughter is in stark contrast to the country of those fighting for democracy, writes Milana Knezevic The post Baku magazine and the tale of two Azerbaijans appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Baku magazine and the tale of two Azerbaijans
- Fri Dec 20 09:41, 2013 GMT
- The coverage of Ukrainian protests in the Russian media suggests a centralised anti-EU message and has provoked outrage in Kiev. Alastair Sloan reports The post Russian media toes the anti-EU line on Ukraine appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Russian media toes the anti-EU line on Ukraine
- Thu Dec 19 20:49, 2013 GMT
- Christmas, 2013 will be a banner year for the Internet of Things, as smart gadgets appear like mushrooms under the Christmas tree. But get ready for a privacy hangover, as poorly designed, and insecurely deployed gadgets turn on their masters. Just in time for the holidays, I received an e-mail by way of Electric Imp. If you’re not familiar with the “Imp,” (my phrase, not theirs), it’s a [PAAS?] that makes it easy to build and connect smart devices.
Our “Smart” Christmas Hangover
- Thu Dec 19 16:00, 2013 GMT
- The over-hyped market valuation of the buzzing P2P E-currency, Bitcoin, quickly gained the attention of cybercriminals internationally who promptly adapted to its sky rocketing valuation by releasing commercially available stealth Bitcoin miners, Bitcoin wallet stealing malware, as well as actually starting to offer the source code for their releases in an attempt to monetize their know-how and expertise in this area. Throughout 2013, we profiled several subscription based stealth Bitcoin mining tools, and predicted that it’s only a matter of time before this still developing market segment starts proliferating with more cybercriminals offering their stealth Bitcoin releases to prospective customers. […] The post A peek inside the booming underground market for stealth Bitcoin/Litecoin mining tools appeared first on Webroot Threat Blog .
A peek inside the booming underground market for stealth Bitcoin/Litecoin mining tools
- Thu Dec 19 14:59, 2013 GMT
- Newsday NSA criticism prompts United Nations to adopt Internet privacy resolution Newsday UNITED NATIONS - The U.N. General Assembly unanimously adopted a resolution aimed at protecting the right to privacy against unlawful surveillance in the digital age on Wednesday in the most vocal global criticism of U.S. eavesdropping. Germany and ... 'To respect and protect right to privacy ': UN votes for end to excessive ... RT United Nations adopts resolution to protect privacy in digital age IBNLive UN votes to protect privacy in digital age Washington Post all 55 news articles »
NSA criticism prompts United Nations to adopt Internet privacy resolution - Newsday
- Thu Dec 19 15:03, 2013 GMT
- Why ineffectual blockers will be affectionately licked by watchdog Analysis Inevitably, as network-level filters are switched on by Britain's biggest telcos, reports are suggesting that the systems are wrongly blocking sex education websites.…
World+dog: Network level filters block LEGIT sex ed sites. Ofcom: Meh
- Thu Dec 19 13:47, 2013 GMT
- A brand new entrant to the torrent site market is set to take the Internet by storm. A P2P veteran, fresh from defeating the major recording labels in a 13 million euro lawsuit, has obtained 1.6 million euros from the Spanish Government to power his new dream - a 30 million torrent search engine. Throw in a brand new advert-free torrent client, a Free Software promise, plus a determination not to be bullied by corporations, and we have a very potent mix indeed. Source: TorrentFreak , for the latest info on copyright , file-sharing and VPN services .
Most Important Torrent Site in Years to Take the Internet By Storm
- Thu Dec 19 12:07, 2013 GMT
- So the government's plan to have internet service providers turn off your access to "adult" sites by default is going well, as it emerges that sexual health and sex education sites are being blocked while some hardcore porn outlets are not. An investigation carried out by the BBC found that all four of the major ISPs who have rolled out filters (BT, Virgin, Sky and TalkTalk) found that what ...
Porn filters are blocking legitimate sex education sites, to no one's surprise
- Thu Dec 19 11:08, 2013 GMT
- Chinese coverage of Nelson Mandela’s death has reflected the government’s new found sympathy for Maoism, rejection of democracy and long-standing sensitivities over Tibet and Taiwan. When Nelson Mandela died, the official statement from President Xi Jinping praised Mandela as “an accomplished politician of global standing,” while state-owned China Central Television described him as “an old […] The post China marks Mandela’s death with no mentions of ‘freedom’ or ‘democracy’ appeared first on Index on Censorship .
China marks Mandela’s death with no mentions of ‘freedom’ or ‘democracy’
- Thu Dec 19 10:11, 2013 GMT
- Index on Censorship is deeply concerned that neither the report nor the recommendations on the NSA prepared by the White House review panel tackles the worldwide mass surveillance carried out by the United States. Index calls on President Obama to take urgent action to respect the right to freedom of expression and privacy of all […] The post President Obama: Privacy, free expression for all appeared first on Index on Censorship .
President Obama: Privacy, free expression for all
- Thu Dec 19 09:31, 2013 GMT
- Never mind roaming fees, what about data security? Politicians and regulators in Europe need to decide whether they want a secure mobile phone system or something their own police agencies - as well as spy agencies in the US, China and elsewhere - are able to easily tap into, according to a renowned security and privacy expert.…
Soghoian & Greenwald tell EU bigwigs: Fight state snooping on mobe networks NOW
- Thu Dec 19 09:21, 2013 GMT
- An investigation by the BBC’s Newsnight programme has unsurprisingly discovered that the new generation of network-level Internet filtering (censorship) technologies, which are being adopted by all of the major broadband ISPs, often catch legitimate websites in their net and can also fail to block porn. Big SHOCK? Nope. The Government has pushed hard for the […]
BBC Finds UK ISP Filters Fail to Block Porn and Catch Legit Websites
- Wed Dec 18 20:15, 2013 GMT
- the Diplomat China Fights 'Harmful Internet Activities' the Diplomat In China, politically-motivated internet censorship and protecting legitimate public interests are hard to separate. shannon-tiezzi. By Shannon ... This practice usually involves an internet user posting a photograph of an unknown person suspected of ... and more »
China Fights 'Harmful Internet Activities' - the Diplomat
- Mon Dec 16 19:17, 2013 GMT
- Pocket-lint.com Largest UK Internet Provider Enables Default Porn Censors Mashable "David Cameron wants people to sleepwalk into censorship ," Open Rights Group's Jim Killock wrote at the time. " Internet filtering can easily block more content than it is designed to," the group wrote in a separate blog post during the summer. "For ... BT's default filter settings will block porn for new internet customers Pocket-lint.com BT default 'porn filter' switched on BBC News BT forces porn filter choice Telegraph.co.uk TechWeekEurope UK - T3 - PC Pro all 50 news articles »
Largest UK Internet Provider Enables Default Porn Censors - Mashable
- Thu Dec 19 00:09, 2013 GMT
- Italy passes Internet censorship laws: regulator can censor sites on 12 days ... Boing Boing Italy has passed an Internet censorship bill that allows for a regulator to order the national blocking of websites without judicial review. If the website's operator wants to come to Italy to object, they have as little as 12 days to do so. ISPs that ...
Italy passes Internet censorship laws: regulator can censor sites on 12 days ... - Boing Boing
- Wed Dec 18 23:18, 2013 GMT
- Campus network logs revealed use of anonymizing network tool, it is alleged A Harvard student used internet privacy tools to send a bomb threat to his university in order to avoid taking a test, it was alleged today.…
Harvard kid, 20, emailed bomb threat via Tor to avoid final exam, says FBI
- Wed Dec 18 22:00, 2013 GMT
- Pornography filters used by major internet service providers are blocking websites offering advice on sexual health, domestic violence and porn addiction, the BBC has learned.
Porn filters cut sex education sites
- Wed Dec 18 21:55, 2013 GMT
- Top 5 Enterprise Threat Predictions for 2014 Ransomware for the enterprise Compromised clouds Advanced mobile phishing tactics APT’s focus on mobile Mobile device linked to major compromise When thinking about cyber-security and looking back over the years, there is a clear and unfortunate trend which doesn’t show any signs of slowing. The trend is that year over year, more and more cyber-attacks occur while at the same time, the sophistication of attacks continues to evolve. Additionally, a matured cyber-crime as a service (CCaaS) ecosystem has enabled practically anyone to get involved. Combine this with the growing cost of defenses and […] The post Top 5 Enterprise Threat Predictions for 2014 appeared first on Webroot Threat Blog .
Top 5 Enterprise Threat Predictions for 2014
- Wed Dec 18 13:29, 2013 GMT
- Every single day, Kaspersky Lab processes more than 300,000 new malware samples. The vast majority of these malicious files is what we call crimeware -- computer programs designed for financial profit and used by cyber-criminals to make money. From the remaining percentage, a small amount are designed exclusively for cyber-espionage and used by a variety of advanced threat actors. What is left is an even smaller percentage of the total and includes rare, unusual things. Wipers, which are highly destructive programs, are some of the rarest kinds of malware, however, their usage has spiked over the last few years. Back in the old days, most of the malware was written by computer enthusiasts, cyber-hooligans and pranksters. Hence, destructive viruses, or Trojans, were much more common. Some examples include BadSectors , a computer virus that would mark disk sectors as bad, even if they weren’t, resulting in subtle corruption of data. Another example was OneHalf, a computer virus that would encrypt the hard drive cylinder-by-cylinder, transparently decrypting it on the fly while active. If one were to remove the virus,that would leave the data on the disk in encrypted format, without an easy way to decrypt it. Perhaps the best known example is CIH, also known as Chernobyl. CIH, named after the initials of its author, Chen Ing-hau, was a computer virus that had the ability to wipe the BIOS flash memory. Computers affected by CIH couldn’t boot up anymore. This wasn’t a major problem for PCs, which had the BIOS memory in the form of a removal chip that could be reprogrammed on another system; however, for laptop owners, the CIH virus was quite destructive. Over the last few years, we’ve seen a number of major incidents involving destructive malware. We’ve decided to put together a brief summary the most important Wiper incidents: 1. The “Wiper” In late-2011, early-2012, reports emerged about computer systems that were compromised and rendered unbootable. The extent of the damage to these systems was so big that almost no data was recoverable. Some artefacts from the wiped systems indicated a possible link with Stuxnet and Duqu; however, these were never proven. The malware responsible for these attacks was named the "Wiper"; we wrote about it here .
Destructive Malware - Five Wipers in the Spotlight
- Wed Dec 18 12:05, 2013 GMT
- A localised YouTube service will be available in Pakistan. But users are far from happy, says Zofeen Ibrahim The post Pakistan gets YouTube back. Sort of appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Pakistan gets YouTube back. Sort of
- Tue Dec 17 08:35, 2013 GMT
- The approach of attempting to restrict access to Internet piracy websites by employing dumb DNS or IP based blocks (censorship) claimed another victim over the weekend after customers of Sky Broadband (BSkyB) found that they could no longer access online image sharing website imgur.com, which had been wrongfully blocked by the ISP. Most people should […]
UK ISP Sky Broadband Removes Wrongful Imgur.com Website Block
- Tue Dec 17 16:00, 2013 GMT
- In need of a fresh example that malicious and fraudulent adversaries continue professionalizing, and standardizing demanded cybercrime-friendly products and services, all for the sake of monetizing their experience and expertise in the profitable world of cybercrime? Publicly launched around the middle of 2013, a product/training course targeting novice cybercriminals is offering them a manual, recommendations for open source/free software, as well as access to a private forum set up for customers only, enlightening them to everything a cybercriminals needs to know in order to stay secure and anonymous online. The standardized OPSEC offering is targeting novice cybercriminals, and also has […] The post Cybercriminals offer fellow cybercriminals training in Operational Security (OPSEC) appeared first on Webroot Threat Blog .
Cybercriminals offer fellow cybercriminals training in Operational Security (OPSEC)
- Tue Dec 17 14:54, 2013 GMT
- Fears for NGOs and free speech as UK's Lobbying Transparency bill threatens to put kibosh on campaigning. Alex Stevenson reports The post Gagging bill latest: It’s a bleak midwinter for Britain’s democracy appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Gagging bill latest: It’s a bleak midwinter for Britain’s democracy
- Tue Dec 17 12:39, 2013 GMT
- Last week, it was announced that the UK's long promised internet filters would begin with new customers to BT . With British public opinion split on the necessity and practicality of opt-out censorship, its impact is yet to be seen. But what do we know about child development and the effects of pornography on the brain? By: Alan Martin, Continue reading...
The psychology of sexual development: is action against porn necessary?
- Tue Dec 17 09:31, 2013 GMT
- We said anon in the headline, not the naughty word, you perv BT's new network-level nudie no-no filter system will block access to sites promoting proxies and anonymisers, The Register has learned.…
No anon pr0n for you: BT's network-level 'smut' filters will catch proxy servers too
- Mon Dec 16 21:28, 2013 GMT
- A US judge rules the National Security Agency's mass collection of telephone data is unconstitutional and an "Orwellian" invasion of privacy.
NSA data grab 'against constitution'
- Tue Dec 17 00:47, 2013 GMT
- Why the price for hacked personal details is falling
Cybercrime shopping list prices fall
- Mon Dec 16 23:49, 2013 GMT
- Ecuador, having bargained away virtually all its oil production to China in return for low-interest loans to finance President Rafael Correa’s spendthrift populism, is in dire need of a new export. And the president seems to have found one: tyrannical censorship of his critics.
Ecuador lashes out at Internet critics
- Mon Dec 16 10:33, 2013 GMT
- Global Times Data leaks violate privacy Global Times A subsequent investigation conducted by a Chinese Internet security monitoring platform found that the leak came from a Wi-Fi technology service provider that many hotels used to store customers' registration information. Two computer security experts ...
Data leaks violate privacy - Global Times
- Mon Dec 16 20:41, 2013 GMT
- For an extended period over the weekend the hugely popular Imgur file-hosting site disappeared for millions of UK users. While there was speculation that the site had been added to the Internet Watch Foundation censor list, it soon became clear that the site was only unavailable to users of ISP Sky Broadband. TorrentFreak can reveal that yet again the ISP had attempted to block a torrent site but ended up blocking another site instead. Source: TorrentFreak , for the latest info on copyright , file-sharing and VPN services .
Imgur Wiped Out By Sky Broadband Torrent Site Blocking
- Sat Dec 14 20:45, 2013 GMT
- What the NSA's Exploitation of Google Inc (GOOG) Ads Means for the Internet ... Next iPhone News “If you don't pay for a service, you're not the customer: you're the product.” That was the message panelists emphatically delivered in a data privacy session at the recent SRI Conference. One revelation after another continues to affirm this ... and more »
What the NSA's Exploitation of Google Inc (GOOG) Ads Means for the Internet ... - Next iPhone News
- Mon Dec 16 16:27, 2013 GMT
- Daily Mail Google in the dock over internet privacy as it attempts to have spying case ... Daily Mail Google will appeal to the High Court to block a breach of privacy legal action launched against it in the UK by a group of British internet users. The internet giant's lawyers are seeking a declaration that the court has no jurisdiction to try their ... Google will not answer to British court over UK privacy claim The Guardian Britons should be able to sue Google for privacy breaches, court hears Telegraph.co.uk UK users sue Google for alleged breach of privacy Financial Times Bloomberg - 9 to 5 Mac all 53 news articles »
Google in the dock over internet privacy as it attempts to have spying case ... - Daily Mail
- Mon Dec 16 16:29, 2013 GMT
- By reinstating a law banning gay sex, the Indian state is entering citizens' bedrooms and infringing on their integrity and bodily autonomy, writes Sayan Bhattacharya The post India: “Even the Supreme Court thinks my ‘lifestyle’ is illegal” appeared first on Index on Censorship .
India: “Even the Supreme Court thinks my ‘lifestyle’ is illegal”
- Mon Dec 16 15:56, 2013 GMT
- British internet users whose privacy has been breached by Google collecting information on their browsing habits have the right to sue the company for damages in the UK, the High Court has heard
Britons should be able to sue Google for privacy breaches, court hears
- Mon Dec 16 13:19, 2013 GMT
- Tens of thousands of articles have disappeared down an Orwellian memory hole. Sybil Jones reports The post North Korea is deleting history appeared first on Index on Censorship .
North Korea is deleting history
- Mon Dec 16 11:30, 2013 GMT
- Kyle Drake calls himself a professional cyberpunk. He spends his days on the net, writing computer code and trying to stick it to the man. His latest target: the global banking industry. But he's not aiming to take down the financial sector with some sort of illegal hack attack. He wants to beat them at their ...
Out in the Open: Cyberpunk Builds Bitcoin Wallet That Even Apple Can't Ban
- Mon Dec 16 11:33, 2013 GMT
- BT has turned on internet filters that it says will help protect children online. New users will find the default setting is "on" and will cover any device connected to home broadband.
BT default 'porn filter' switched on
- Mon Dec 16 08:01, 2013 GMT
- First they came for the grumble flicks, but I didn't speak out 'cos I was fapping SFW Twitter campaigners have launched an impassioned campaign to save grumble flicks from being snuffed out by Blighty's creeping internet censorship.…
Twitterers rally round #CensoredUK - to demand MORE PORN
- Mon Dec 16 07:38, 2013 GMT
- Dubai, Dec. 16 (ANI): Saudi Arabian users of popular messaging app, Viber have reportedly discovered that the banned service had been restored, even when the authorities have insisted that it is still blocked. The ultraconservative kingdom observes strict Internet censorship, and had banned Viber in June after it failed to comply with unspecified regulations. However, one iPhone user Haifa Salim ...
Saudis discover banned Viber back on smartphones
- Sun Dec 15 03:36, 2013 GMT
- New York Times NSA underscores how much data tech companies are collecting Poughkeepsie Journal Microsoft's general counsel, Brad Smith, said in a blog post last week that the U.S. government's online surveillance efforts “threaten to seriously undermine confidence in the security and privacy of online communications.” “Indeed ... In a study for ... Tech firms vie to protect personal data, profits Chicago Daily Herald all 53 news articles »
NSA underscores how much data tech companies are collecting - Poughkeepsie Journal
- Sun Dec 15 21:48, 2013 GMT
- Yet once more, The Pirate Bay has switched domain names, this time to Peru. In its promise to make DNS restrictions obsolete, The Pirate Bay creates a greater promise against all censorship. Source: TorrentFreak , for the latest info on copyright , file-sharing and VPN services .
Our Free Society Stands Or Falls With Our Defense Of Sharing Knowledge And Culture
- Sun Dec 15 16:08, 2013 GMT
- Internet provider AT&T has expanded its portfolio of anti-piracy patents with a new technology that can detect file-sharers on its network. Based on a network activity score users are assigned to a so-called "risk class," and as a result alleged pirates may have their access to file-sharing sites blocked. Whether AT&T has plans to implement the technology in the real world remains unknown. Source: TorrentFreak , for the latest info on copyright , file-sharing and VPN services .
AT&T Invents New Technology to Detect and Ban Filesharing
- Sun Dec 15 09:30, 2013 GMT
- Measures proposed by Italy’s independent Electronic Communications Authority to tackle 'pirate' sites and their owners have passed with unanimous approval. The new system, which mandates the speedy removal of copyrighted content by hosts and the blocking of file-sharing sites by ISPs, will come into force on March 31 2014. Uploaders of infringing content and service providers who fail to take action face penalties of up to 250,000 euros. Source: TorrentFreak , for the latest info on copyright , file-sharing and VPN services .
Measures to Black Out Pirate Sites Unanimously Approved
- Sat Dec 14 19:40, 2013 GMT
- Two months after being forced to shut down his website, isoHunt founder Gary Fung has launched a Kickstarter campaign for his new P2P clothing line Viva 10.23. With this new venture he continues to promote file-sharing and Internet freedom but while his battle with Hollywood is now concluded, Fung does have a final word of advice for his former adversaries. "Give customers what they want, at high quality, with the most convenience, at the right price, at the right time," he says. Source: TorrentFreak , for the latest info on copyright , file-sharing and VPN services .
isoHunt Founder Launches Kickstarter for P2P Clothing Line
- Sat Dec 14 18:39, 2013 GMT
- Jeddah (Saudi Arabia) (AFP) - Saudi users of Internet messenger application Viber reported on Saturday that the service was back on their smartphones, despite the authorities insisting it was still banned. The absolute monarchy, which imposes strict Internet censorship, banned the service in June after Viber failed to comply with unspecified regulations. "I received an update from the Apple ...
Saudi Viber users say banned messenger is back
- Sat Dec 14 13:22, 2013 GMT
- What the NSA's Exploitation of Google Ads Means for the Internet Privacy Debate Motley Fool "If you don't pay for a service, you're not the customer: you're the product." That was the message panelists emphatically delivered in a data privacy session at the recent SRI Conference. One revelation after another continues to affirm this ...
What the NSA's Exploitation of Google Ads Means for the Internet Privacy Debate - Motley Fool
- Sat Dec 14 12:55, 2013 GMT
- In common with more than two dozen other sites, popular torrent site YIFY-Torrents is blacked out in the UK by High Court order, completely unavailable by standard means. Or is it? By the time you read this article the site should be again widely available, but how was that achieved? Today TorrentFreak speaks with the site's network gurus to learn more about their technical battle with the UK's Internet censors. Source: TorrentFreak , for the latest info on copyright , file-sharing and VPN services .
How YIFY-Torrents is Battling the Internet Censors
- Fri Dec 13 21:23, 2013 GMT
- The Syrian civil war is not just being fought with mortars and street-level gun battles. ZDNet and CBS News talked to the people on the ground to explore how technology is being utilized to battle the oppressive Bashar al Assad regime's censorship and surveillance capabilities.
Censorship, surveillance, and Android phones: Syria's tech revolution, from the cutting room floor
- Fri Dec 13 18:40, 2013 GMT
- Neowin 360 Internet Security 126.96.36.19900 Neowin 360 Internet Security works proactively to alert you when suspicious programs try to access critical system resources like system settings and registries, startup programs, and system directories. Secure browsing and privacy protection are vital. 360 ...
360 Internet Security 188.8.131.5200 - Neowin
- Fri Dec 13 15:40, 2013 GMT
- Should judges or politicians tackle India's archaic ban on sex "order of nature"? Mahima Kaul reports The post Who’s responsible for India’s anti-gay law? appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Who’s responsible for India’s anti-gay law?
- Fri Dec 13 15:51, 2013 GMT
- To teach Internet privacy , Indian Lake guidance counselor goes viral The Tennessean While preparing a lesson on Internet safety, Culp took a photo of herself on Nov. 18 holding a sheet of paper that read, “I'm talking to my 5th grade students about internet safety and how quickly a photo can be seen by a lot of people. If you are ...
To teach Internet privacy, Indian Lake guidance counselor goes viral - The Tennessean
- Fri Dec 13 15:03, 2013 GMT
- Athletes have used the Olympics to deliver political messages in the past, writes Milana Knezevic The post Will Olympians defy their protest ban and stand up for gay rights at Sochi? appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Will Olympians defy their protest ban and stand up for gay rights at Sochi?
- Fri Dec 13 15:18, 2013 GMT
- Businesses spend billions of dollars annually on software and hardware to block external cyberattacks, but a shocking number of these same organizations shoot themselves in the foot by poking gaping holes in their digital defenses and then advertising those vulnerabilities to attackers. Today's post examines an underground service which rents access to hacked PCs at organizations that make this all-too-common mistake.
Hacked Via RDP: Really Dumb Passwords
- Fri Dec 13 12:48, 2013 GMT
- Even as South Africans commemorate their global icon Nelson Mandela’s life-long struggle for human rights, shock waves have hit the media after the sudden dismissal of well-respected Cape Times editor Alide Dasnois. This follows a front-page lead article on 6 December on a report on corruption in which the new owners of the paper are […] The post South Africa: Cape Times in crisis as editor fired after corruption story appeared first on Index on Censorship .
South Africa: Cape Times in crisis as editor fired after corruption story
- Fri Dec 13 12:57, 2013 GMT
- 'eBay for credit card fraud' founder earns self extended stay at Club Fed A Ukrainian national who co-founded the infamous cybercrime marketplace CarderPlanet has been jailed for 18 years following a lengthy US legal process that ran for more than a decade.…
Cardslurping kingpin caged for 18 years over Carderplanet forum
- Fri Dec 13 11:33, 2013 GMT
- Blocking block BLOCKED after 'blogger blindfold blip Twitter has quickly backtracked on a tweak it made to the microblogging site's block function after users complained that the change would make the service "less safe".…
Twitter's shock block unlock deemed a cockup, gets a lockup
- Fri Dec 13 01:31, 2013 GMT
- Newsday How Will Internet Security Change Post-Snowden? Lifehacker Australia The internet , and with it the entire gamut of new communication technologies, have become the centrepiece of a gigantic, secret and complex system of mass surveillance used by governments to spy on citizens, on allies and enemies. Picture: Getty ... How NSA reportedly uses Google cookies could be next privacy flash point MinnPost.com How NSA reportedly uses Google cookies could be next privacy flash point (+ ... Christian Science Monitor NSA says online privacy must be compromised for U.S. security Newsday The Verge - InfoWorld - TechNewsWorld all 296 news articles »
How Will Internet Security Change Post-Snowden? - Lifehacker Australia
- Fri Dec 13 08:07, 2013 GMT
- Doom-mongers warn cybercrime will destroy ALL - unless you buy their gear The UK government has published a progress report praising its own achievements in the two years since it launched an ambitious plan to make Britain the best place to do e-commerce.…
UK.gov chucks another £260m at MOOC-based cyber security training
- Fri Dec 13 04:20, 2013 GMT
- Meet DuckDuckGo: the Internet's Privacy Search Engine Business 2 Community Imagine this scenario: one day while mining referral data (which you do often because, after all, you're a data-driven marketer!), you come across a site with a funny kids' game name: DuckDuckGo. Having never heard of this site, you type it into your ...
Meet DuckDuckGo: the Internet's Privacy Search Engine - Business 2 Community
- Thu Dec 12 22:11, 2013 GMT
- Google touts a new Gmail feature as enhancing security. What it really does is open a new privacy hole -- one that exposes your email reading habits.
With the New Gmail, People Will Know When You Open That Message
- Thu Dec 12 17:46, 2013 GMT
- Next to the ubiquitous for the cybercrime ecosystem, traffic acquisition tactics such as, blackhat SEO (search engine optimization), malvertising, embedded/injected redirectors/doorways on legitimate Web sites, establishing purely malicious infrastructure, and social engineering driven spam campaigns, cybercriminals are also masters of utilizing social media for the purpose of attracting traffic to their fraudulent/malicious campaigns. From the efficient abuse of Craigslist, the systematic generation of rogue/bogus/fake Instagram, YouTube, and email accounts, the process of automatic account generation continues to take place, driving a cybercriminal’s fraudulent business model, naturally, setting up the foundations for upcoming malicious campaigns that could materialize at any point […] The post Tumblr under fire from DIY CAPTCHA-solving, proxies-supporting automatic account registration tools appeared first on Webroot Threat Blog .
Tumblr under fire from DIY CAPTCHA-solving, proxies-supporting automatic account registration tools
- Thu Dec 12 16:16, 2013 GMT
- Internet security experts identify consumer privacy vulnerability with MNsure ... The Republic ST. PAUL, Minnesota — Internet security experts have identified flaws in Minnesota's online health insurance marketplace that could compromise sensitive consumer data. Minnesota Public Radio reports (http://bit.ly/1fnjRQH ) the MNsure website is ... Security experts on MNsure: It's got holes Minneapolis / St. Paul Business Journal all 7 news articles »
Internet security experts identify consumer privacy vulnerability with MNsure ... - The Republic
- Thu Dec 12 13:54, 2013 GMT
- Washington Post (blog) This White House petition on Internet privacy now requires a response Washington Post (blog) Brian Fung covers technology for The Washington Post, focusing on electronic privacy , national security , digital politics and the Internet that binds it all together. He was previously the technology correspondent for National Journal and an associate ... and more »
This White House petition on Internet privacy now requires a response - Washington Post (blog)
- Thu Dec 12 02:59, 2013 GMT
- Free speech and Internet access cannnot be taken for granted in a war zone
Surveillance and censorship: Inside Syria's Internet
- Thu Dec 12 09:30, 2013 GMT
- In spite of the release of some pro-Morsi protesters, Egyptian activists worry that the state is as brutal as ever, says Shahira Amin The post Egypt: ‘Authorities will stop at nothing to silence dissent’ appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Egypt: ‘Authorities will stop at nothing to silence dissent’
- Thu Dec 12 08:17, 2013 GMT
- In 2014 we expect significant growth in the number of threats related to economic and domestic cyber-espionage, with cyber-mercenaries/cyber-detectives playing an active role in such attacks. The full report is available here
Forecasts for 2014 - expert opinion
- Thu Dec 12 10:46, 2013 GMT
- According to the BBC, Universities UK has advised that gender segregated meetings may be permitted on campuses “if requested by speakers from orthodox religious groups”. Index on Censorship is concerned by this position. Universities as places of learning and debate should be open to having speakers from all backgrounds and positions, but those speakers should […] The post Universities need to encourage debate not segregation appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Universities need to encourage debate not segregation
- Thu Dec 12 10:11, 2013 GMT
- Time to Step Up: The EU and freedom of expression , looks at freedom of expression both within the European Union's 28 member states and how this union defends freedom of expression in the wider world. The post Time to step up: The EU and freedom of expression appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Time to step up: The EU and freedom of expression
- Thu Dec 12 03:36, 2013 GMT
- Team behind P2P service working on a more resistant version China’s formidable censorship apparatus has finally caught up with a Washington-backed tool designed to help users bypass the Great Firewall, but its creators have vowed to bounce back.…
Dimmed but not out: Lantern anti-censorship tool blocked in China
- Wed Dec 11 23:36, 2013 GMT
- Lost in the ongoing media firestorm over the National Security Agency's domestic surveillance activities is the discussion about concrete steps to bring the nation's communications privacy laws into the 21st Century. Under current laws that were drafted before the advent of the commercial Internet, federal and local authorities can gain access to mobile phone and many email records without a court-issued warrant. In this post, I'll explain what federal lawmakers and readers can do to help change the status quo.
Help Bring Privacy Laws Into 21st Century
- Wed Dec 11 21:32, 2013 GMT
- SlashGear AT&T wants to buy your privacy with its gigabit internet service SlashGear AT&T is offering to trade permission to track internet browsing in return for a cut on DSL subscription fees, infuriating privacy advocates in the process. The offer, part of AT&T's gigabit fiber broadband rollout, offers potential subscribers “AT&T ... How much is your privacy worth? $350 a year, according to AT&T Washington Post (blog) AT&T's $70 a month FTTH service comes with a privacy catch FierceTelecom Uh, no thanks: AT&T wants to trade its $70 gigabit service for your browsing ... VentureBeat all 96 news articles »
AT&T wants to buy your privacy with its gigabit internet service - SlashGear
- Wed Dec 11 16:18, 2013 GMT
- Bad news has reached us from Romania, where the government is reported to have reintroduced criminal sentences for libel and insult cases The post Romania criminalises insult appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Romania criminalises insult
- Wed Dec 11 16:03, 2013 GMT
- Why does it feel like England's universities are swinging back in the wrong direction on gender equality? Rachael Jolley asks The post Gender segregation is so last century appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Gender segregation is so last century
- Wed Dec 11 14:55, 2013 GMT
- European governments can't keep their eyes off our data, says Padraig Reidy The post While you weren’t looking, France passed sweeping surveillance laws appeared first on Index on Censorship .
While you weren’t looking, France passed sweeping surveillance laws
- Wed Dec 11 15:08, 2013 GMT
- Internet Censorship Worsens in Kazakstan Institute for War and Peace Reporting Whereas previously, online censorship was “mostly secretive, as well as selective, sporadic, and inconsistent”, the report said, this had become “more institutionalised” since 2009 as the internet law was put into practice. “The courts also started ...
Internet Censorship Worsens in Kazakstan - Institute for War and Peace Reporting
- Wed Dec 11 11:17, 2013 GMT
- Japan's new secrecy law is yet another disturbing symptom of the country's rising militarism, broadening the government's power to classify state secrets amidst increased belligerence in the region. Saul Takahashi reports for Open Democracy The post Japan’s designated secrets bill – the sound of the jackboots appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Japan’s designated secrets bill – the sound of the jackboots
- Wed Dec 11 09:29, 2013 GMT
- * Chinese censors, Indian policies lead to offshore data centres * Taiwan, Singapore beat out Hong Kong due to space constraints CHANGHUA, Taiwan, Dec 11 (Reuters) - Google Inc opened its first two data centres in Asia on Wednesday to cater to the world's fastest growing consumer technology markets, but the company has no plans to open one in China or India.
Google feeds 'net giants India and China from data centres next door
- Tue Dec 10 23:19, 2013 GMT
- California Lawmakers' Internet Privacy Event Being Hosted at Santa Clara ... 4-traders (press release) "Balancing Privacy and Opportunity in the Internet Age" will be the topic of a series of panels before members of three state legislative committees this Thursday at Santa Clara University School of Law. The event -- an informational meeting of ... and more »
California Lawmakers' Internet Privacy Event Being Hosted at Santa Clara ... - 4-traders (press release)
- Tue Dec 10 21:17, 2013 GMT
- Click-to-run activated even for latest version The latest release of the Firefox web browser, version 26, now blocks Java software on all websites by default unless the user specifically authorizes the Java plugin to run.…
Exploits no more! Firefox 26 blocks all Java plugins by default
- Tue Dec 10 20:59, 2013 GMT
- The Snowden Snowball Effect: The New International Internet Security Laws - American Live Wire. Internet Leaders Make Tech Giant Alliance, Demand Change On Internet Privacy ...
The Snowden Snowball Effect: The New International Internet Security Laws - American Live Wire
- Tue Dec 10 17:37, 2013 GMT
- Ian Greenleaf Young , a software developer in San Diego, claimed that he identified a bug in Reddit’s platform that has serious consequences for the entire website, perhaps even compromising Reddit’s claim as a source for important news around the Internet.
Reddit Bug Affects Ranking Algorithm? Programmer Identifies Glitch That Allows For Manipulation, Censorship
- Tue Dec 10 14:51, 2013 GMT
- As activists prepare for a day of action tomorrow, we look at the controversy surrounding recent demonstrations at the University of Sussex and London so far The post UK campus protests: Who said what? appeared first on Index on Censorship .
UK campus protests: Who said what?
- Tue Dec 10 10:34, 2013 GMT
- IT expert claims GCHQ deliberately weakened internet security stv.tv Citizens and businesses are "more vulnerable to identity theft and fraud" because GCHQ have weakened online security , according to an IT expert. Neil Anderson, a security consultant with IT firm FarrPoint, made his claim at a gathering of computing ... and more »
IT expert claims GCHQ deliberately weakened internet security - stv.tv
- Mon Dec 9 22:09, 2013 GMT
- BullGuard Internet Security (2014) PC Magazine Antivirus gets good marks from independent testing labs. Good accuracy from spam filter. Firewall defended against exploits. Resists direct attack. Scans for unpatched security holes. Super-easy flexible backup. System tuneup includes powerful startup ...
BullGuard Internet Security (2014) - PC Magazine
- Mon Dec 9 21:12, 2013 GMT
- Sydney Morning Herald How violent porn sites hide behind internet privacy protections Sydney Morning Herald To Bruen, this is the dark side of internet privacy . "That's not privacy . That's secrecy," said Bruen, 42, a security fellow at the Digital Citizens Alliance, a Washington-based advocacy group that combats online crime. "That's corporate secrecy." The ... ' Privacy ' services thwart investigation of rape video sites The Japan Times all 4 news articles »
How violent porn sites hide behind internet privacy protections - Sydney Morning Herald
- Mon Dec 9 21:39, 2013 GMT
- A young Arizona identity thief is the first person in the U.S. to be found guilty of federal racketeering charges for facilitating his crimes over a website.
Guilty Verdict in First Ever Cybercrime RICO Case
- Mon Dec 9 19:21, 2013 GMT
- Last week, the world got the first glimpses of a man Russian authorities have accused of being "Paunch," a computer crime kingpin whose "Blackhole" crimeware package has fueled an explosion of cybercrime over the past several years. So far, few details about the 27-year-old defendant have been released, save for some pictures of a portly lad and a list of his alleged transgressions. Today's post follows a few clues from recent media coverage that all point to one very likely identity for this young man.
Who Is Paunch?
- Mon Dec 9 10:36, 2013 GMT
- Internet Leaders Make Tech Giant Alliance, Demand Change On Internet Privacy ... Pedestrian TV The principles we advance today would reform the current system to appropriately balance the needs of security and privacy while safeguarding the essential human right of free expression.” Read the open letter and site in full here. Via The Guardian.
Internet Leaders Make Tech Giant Alliance, Demand Change On Internet Privacy ... - Pedestrian TV
- Mon Dec 9 16:12, 2013 GMT
- The upcoming winter issue of Index on Censorship magazine includes a special report on religion and tolerance, with articles from around the world. Writers include the Bishop of Bradford, Salil Tripathi, Samira Ahmed and Kaya Genc. There’s an interview with Gurpreet Kaur Bhatti ahead of the opening of her new play, and 10 years after […] The post Upcoming issue: Mission creep — defending religious tolerance and free speech appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Upcoming issue: Mission creep — defending religious tolerance and free speech
- Mon Dec 9 15:09, 2013 GMT
- Today's surprise announcement out of Russia: The Russian government was shuttering external-facing news agencies Ria Novosti and Voice of Russia. But inside Russia, a growing web of cross ownership colours the way Russians view their neighbours. Olga Khvostunova explains in her report for Interpreter Magazine The post A complete guide to who controls the Russian news media appeared first on Index on Censorship .
A complete guide to who controls the Russian news media
- Mon Dec 9 09:37, 2013 GMT
- A radio prank that lead to tragic consequences may end up expanding Australia's broadcast authority's powers. Helen Clark reports The post Radio prank expands Australia’s broadcasting authority remit appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Radio prank expands Australia’s broadcasting authority remit
- Mon Dec 9 08:03, 2013 GMT
- Failed upstart's tech will live on as production spools up again The Register is hearing that HPC bods SGI have bought the assets of the failed unified file/block access and hybrid array startup Starboard Storage, which crashed and burned in October.…
SGI flutters onto corpse of Starboard Storage, pecks away at assets
- Mon Dec 9 02:55, 2013 GMT
- Zee News New Internet security challenge arises for cybercops Washington Times Even as cybercops from a half-dozen countries analyze computer servers seized last week in a $2.7 million-per-month scam against online advertisers, analysts say they expect the fraudulent network to be up and running again soon. The case, in which ... Microsoft leads disruption of the world's largest PC botnet Business Spectator all 13 news articles »
New Internet security challenge arises for cybercops - Washington Times
- Sun Dec 8 14:25, 2013 GMT
- The Moscow Times Internet Censorship Is Getting Worse The Moscow Times Censorship on the Russian Internet has existed for a long time and is handled by several agencies: the Interior Ministry, the Federal Security Service, the Federal Drug Control Service and even the Federal Consumer Protection Service. These agencies ...
Internet Censorship Is Getting Worse - The Moscow Times
- Sun Dec 8 06:19, 2013 GMT
- China Central TV producer Wang Qinglei was forced to resign for speaking out against media collusion with state internet censorship. His blocked farewell post criticizes the Party’s propaganda machine. Wang Qinglei, producer of the TV program “Twenty-Four Hours” at China … The post CCTV Producer Forced to Resign For Blog Criticizing Censorship appeared first on The Epoch Times .
CCTV Producer Forced to Resign For Blog Criticizing Censorship
- Sat Dec 7 05:00, 2013 GMT
- Curious about how Copenhagen Suborbitals is building a space capsule? Wired Science blogger Kristian von Bengtson shares the process, in photos.
Visual Guide - the Making of DIY Space Capsule TDS80
- Fri Dec 6 22:04, 2013 GMT
- Ahmad Mustapha Hassan Jakim, Malaysia’s department of Islamic development, recently called for the censorship of the Internet to ward off attacks on Islam. This is a very futile suggestion. Man is a thinking being and in the current technological era where information is at the snap of your fingers, only those without any thinking power […]
Banning to resolve issues has never worked and will not!
- Fri Dec 6 20:02, 2013 GMT
- Washington Post How violent porn site operators disappear behind Internet privacy protections Washington Post To Bruen, this is the dark side of Internet privacy . “That's not privacy . That's secrecy,” said Bruen, 42, a security fellow at the Digital Citizens Alliance, a Washington-based advocacy group that combats online crime. “That's corporate secrecy.” The ...
How violent porn site operators disappear behind Internet privacy protections - Washington Post
- Thu Dec 5 23:29, 2013 GMT
- Science blogger Gwen Pearson asked the Ark Park Director if putting lots of animals in a big wooden box was really a good idea.
Noah's Extremely Bad Animal Husbandry Advice
- Fri Dec 6 18:58, 2013 GMT
- Internet Censorship : A Threat to Economic Progress in China? Huffington Post (blog) The final installment of the "Blog Blog Project" for 2013, where I have posted student voices from the University of Delaware, is below. In the class, "Digital Technology & Politics," students have been evaluating how governments manage the Internet ... Google Challenged to End China's Internet Censorship CIO Today How Internet Minders Make Messages Viral in China The Epoch Times all 2 news articles »
Internet Censorship: A Threat to Economic Progress in China? - Huffington Post (blog)
- Fri Dec 6 18:04, 2013 GMT
- Canadian journalists will face fines for commenting on the striking action of trade unionists under new legislation passed in the state of Alberta. The post Canada: Legislation limits free speech for journalists appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Canada: Legislation limits free speech for journalists
- Fri Dec 6 14:54, 2013 GMT
- A deliberate attempt to disrupt services at NatWest left some customers struggling to access online banking on Friday.
Cyber attack hits NatWest website
- Thu Dec 5 22:15, 2013 GMT
- Index on Censorship takes a look back at the African National Congress and apartheid in South Africa through an interview with Oliver Tambo from 1986 The post Oliver Tambo: “We have never ever doubted that apartheid will crumble some day” appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Oliver Tambo: “We have never ever doubted that apartheid will crumble some day”
- Fri Dec 6 14:46, 2013 GMT
- In early October, news leaked out of Russia that authorities there had arrested and charged the malware kingpin known as "Paunch," the alleged creator and distributor of the Blackhole exploit kit. Today, Russian police and computer security experts released additional details about this individual, revealing a much more vivid picture of the cybercrime underworld today.
Meet Paunch: The Accused Author of the BlackHole Exploit Kit
- Thu Dec 5 22:00, 2013 GMT
- A Index on Censorship we have collected significant articles from our archive that trace the history of the apartheid struggle, and some of the great writers who have commented, argued and analysed it for our magazine, including Nadine Gordimer and Albie Sachs. The post From the archive: In memory of Mandela appeared first on Index on Censorship .
From the archive: In memory of Mandela
- Fri Dec 6 07:34, 2013 GMT
- Washington-backed P2P project sets sight on government censorship A Washington-backed peer-to-peer site designed to push holes through China’s Great Firewall has managed to accrue nearly 10,000 followers in the past fortnight.…
Lantern lights the way to web freedom for Great Firewall prisoners
- Thu Dec 5 22:36, 2013 GMT
- This is the moment to remember massive changes in South African life that are Nelson Mandela’s legacy says Rachael Jolley The post Father of the Rainbow Nation appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Father of the Rainbow Nation
- Thu Dec 5 17:45, 2013 GMT
- Pen testing? Vulnerability scanning? The U.S. Senate’s newest member shows that he can ask the tough questions on privacy and data security. It’s about time. The technical aptitude of our elected representatives - or the lack of it – is so pronounced that it has become the butt of jokes. Long after the late Alaska Senator Ted Stevens inaptly likened the Internet to a “series of tubes” in 2006, congressmen and women continue to exhibit head-slapping ignorance about topics (like online advertising) that (in theory) they are making laws to govern.
All Hail Senator Appsec
- Thu Dec 5 14:19, 2013 GMT
- The Network of Vietnamese Bloggers has called on the government of Vietnam to uphold its commitment to human rights in wake of the country's election to the United Nations Human Rights Council The post Vietnamese bloggers launch online network to push for human rights appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Vietnamese bloggers launch online network to push for human rights
- Thu Dec 5 14:03, 2013 GMT
- Ahmed Fouad Negm, who became popular for his political stance on the poor and working class, has died at the age of 84 The post Egypt: ‘Poet of the people’ Ahmed Fouad Negm dies appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Egypt: ‘Poet of the people’ Ahmed Fouad Negm dies
- Thu Dec 5 09:38, 2013 GMT
- Companies are increasingly falling victim to cyber-attacks. According to a recent survey conducted by Kaspersky Lab and B2B International, 9% of the organizations polled were the victims of targeted attacks - carefully planned activity aimed at infecting the network infrastructure of specific organization. The extensive use of digital devices in business has created ideal conditions for cyber-espionage and the deployment of malware capable of stealing corporate data. The full report is available here .
Corporate threats in 2013 v the expert opinion
- Thu Dec 5 09:38, 2013 GMT
- Companies are increasingly falling victim to cyber-attacks. According to a recent survey conducted by Kaspersky Lab and B2B International, 9% of the organizations polled were the victims of targeted attacks - carefully planned activity aimed at infecting the network infrastructure of specific organization. The extensive use of digital devices in business has created ideal conditions for cyber-espionage and the deployment of malware capable of stealing corporate data. The full report is available here .
Corporate threats in 2013 - the expert opinion
- Wed Dec 4 18:57, 2013 GMT
- A recent, high-profile study makes the provocative claim that there are fundamental differences in how male and female brains are wired. Not so fast, says Wired Science blogger Christian Jarrett, who explains why the study's interpretations are flawed.
Getting in a Tangle Over Men's and Women's Brain Wiring
- Wed Dec 4 17:52, 2013 GMT
- For years, whenever I needed a fresh sample of pharmaceutical scams, I always sampled the Web sites of major educational institutions, where a thriving ecosystem relying on compromised Web shells, continues to enjoy the high page ranks of the affected Web sites for blackhat SEO (search engine optimization) purposes. How are cybercriminals managing these campaigns? What type of tools and tactics do they use? In a cybercrime ecosystem that has logically migrated to Web-based platforms for a variety of reasons over the last couple of years, there are still those who’re keeping it old school, by releasing host-based DIY cybercrime-friendly […] The post Commercial Windows-based compromised Web shells management application spotted in the wild appeared first on Webroot Threat Blog .
Commercial Windows-based compromised Web shells management application spotted in the wild
- Wed Dec 4 17:10, 2013 GMT
- Claims it's not about censorship
Government warns Facebook and Twitter users over contempt of court
- Wed Dec 4 15:12, 2013 GMT
- Trans-Pacific Partnership would limit accessibility: reader
Internet censorship potential a threat
- Wed Dec 4 14:40, 2013 GMT
- Index on Censorship magazine is looking for an assistant editor with a good knowledge of global politics, free expression and human rights to join their London-based office. In the past 41 years the magazine has published some of the greatest names in journalism, literature and politics, and it has a global readership. The ideal candidate […] The post Assistant editor, Index on Censorship magazine appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Assistant editor, Index on Censorship magazine
- Wed Dec 4 12:53, 2013 GMT
- In the fallout from mass protests, Maidan Nezalezhnosti has become a symbol of determination among ordinary Ukrainians to fight for their rights and freedoms. Andrei Aliaksandrau reports from Kiev. The post Maidan Nezalezhnosti: ‘A disgrace for Ukrainian authorities’ appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Maidan Nezalezhnosti: ‘A disgrace for Ukrainian authorities’
- Wed Dec 4 11:41, 2013 GMT
- Guest Post: Bribery, corruption and media illiteracy blight the country on its 50th anniversary, says Duke Mangera The post Kenya’s Golden Jubilee offers little to celebrate for free speech appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Kenya’s Golden Jubilee offers little to celebrate for free speech
- Wed Dec 4 10:00, 2013 GMT
- Spammers actively spread malware usingfake notifications on behalf of various financial and bankinginstitutions, booking and delivery services and other companies. The arsenal of tricks used by cybercriminals is constantly being updated. In particular, in recent years we have registered a number of English- and German-language mass mailings in which the attackers try to hidemalware under photos and pictures. In October, the attackers sent out fake notifications claiming to be from T-Mobile, a telecomsoperator in Germany,whichtold usersthat they had received anMMS. To make the email look legitimate,the sender address contained the official company domain although the email itself was sent from a different address. The body of the email includeda contact phone number for sender of theMMSand some general information related to sending and receiving multimedia messages. The supposedphoto named‘23-10-2013 13_64_09.jpeg.exe’was not in the body of the email but in the attached archive ’23-10-2013 43_69_10.zip’. The scammers used the popular JPEG image file format in the name of the malicious filein the hope that it would convince recipients that the archive did in fact contain the photo. However, alertuserswould notice that the file extension is really .exe. This executable file is detected by Kaspersky Lab as Backdoor.Win32.Androm. This bot program allows the fraudsters to remotely execute commands on the infected computer, for example, downloading and running other malware without the owner's knowledge.
Putting malware in the picture
- Tue Dec 3 16:28, 2013 GMT
- We’ve recently spotted a multi-hop Russian cybercrime-friendly VPN service provider — ad featured not syndicated at a well known cybercrime-friendly community – that is relying on fake celebrity endorsement on its way to attract new customers, in this particular case, it’s pitching itself as being recommended by ex-NSA contractor Edward Snowden. How have anonymization tactics evolved over the last couple of years? Have the bad guys been ‘innovating’ on their way to cover the malicious/fraudulent online activity orchestrated by them? Let’d discuss some of the current trends in this ever-green market segment within the cybercrime ecosystem. Sample ad featured at the […] The post Cybercrime-friendly VPN service provider pitches itself as being ‘recommended by Edward Snowden’ appeared first on Webroot Threat Blog .
Cybercrime-friendly VPN service provider pitches itself as being ‘recommended by Edward Snowden’
- Tue Dec 3 16:17, 2013 GMT
- Members and partners of the Human Rights House Network condemn in the strongest terms the excessive use of force by Ukrainian authorities to disperse peaceful demonstrations, following the refusal by Ukraine to sign the European Union association agreement. Tuesday, 03 December 2013, by Human Rights House Foundation (HRHF) In their joint letter [download on the […] The post Protect Ukrainian peaceful protestors appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Protect Ukrainian peaceful protestors
- Tue Dec 3 09:29, 2013 GMT
- Editorials and articles labelling democracy activists "anarchists and "thugs" signal that most Egyptian media has reverted to its old pre-revolution ways, siding with the military-backed government against the opposition activists. Shahira Amin reports The post In post-Morsi Egypt journalists toe the military line or self censor appeared first on Index on Censorship .
In post-Morsi Egypt journalists toe the military line or self censor
- Tue Dec 3 08:45, 2013 GMT
- New legislation imposes fines on journalists in the Canadian state of Alberta who show their support to striking union members The post Canadian journalists face limits on free speech appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Canadian journalists face limits on free speech
- Mon Dec 2 11:07, 2013 GMT
- The Guardian Online privacy : how secure are you? The Guardian Security or password reset questions: this is one of the easiest ways to hack an account. If you are asked to provide answers to " security questions", consider whether the answers are really secure – ie that you are ... Even these security measures ...
Online privacy: how secure are you? - The Guardian
- Mon Dec 2 22:08, 2013 GMT
- Examiner.com Hollywood Florida internet security firm Prolexic acquired for $370 million Examiner.com Scott Hammack, CEO of Prolexic said, “Today, business is defined by the availability, security and latency of internet -facing applications, data and infrastructure. Being able to rely on one provider for internet performance and security greatly ... Akamai Ramps Up Web Traffic Security With Prolexic Acquisition RedOrbit Cyber- security firm Prolexic to be sold for $370 million Sun-Sentinel Akamai Wards Off DDoS Attacks with Prolexic Buy Sci-Tech Today TechCrunch - Boston.com (blog) - CruxialCIO all 104 news articles »
Hollywood Florida internet security firm Prolexic acquired for $370 million - Examiner.com
- Mon Dec 2 21:25, 2013 GMT
- Encryption and security booming in post-Snowden Internet , but will it help or ... PCWorld Before Snowden, we thought it was the information superhighway: a place where we could research, play, shop, and hang out with friends, even if we had to worry a bit about security and privacy . But when Snowden blew his whistle, we discovered what the ... Encryption ethics: who's responsible for privacy ? Business Spectator all 2 news articles »
Encryption and security booming in post-Snowden Internet, but will it help or ... - PCWorld
- Mon Dec 2 17:17, 2013 GMT
- Yet another attempt to block allostreaming and pals Google, Microsoft and Yahoo! have been told by France's High Court to prevent netizens from using their portals to search for 16 video-streaming websites.…
French court: Google, Microsoft en ami must say 'au revoir' to pirates
- Mon Dec 2 16:01, 2013 GMT
- The latest example of European web censorship in the name of copyright doesn't just target internet service providers -- it also requires Google, Microsoft and Yahoo to remove links to the offending sites....
French court tells Google and local ISPs to block copyright-infringing video sites
- Mon Dec 2 16:14, 2013 GMT
- The world’s spotlight has moved on from Azerbaijan. But Azerbaijan is still beset by intimidation and violence, leading newspapers are under attack and independent journalists like Khadija Ismayilova and Idrak Abbasov continue to find themselves unable to work without fearing for their safety. Join us for a photography exhibition and evening reception in the working artist’s studio at the ICA. See the recent work […] The post SNAPSHOTS – Photos From Azebaijan (12 December) appeared first on Index on Censorship .
SNAPSHOTS – Photos From Azebaijan (12 December)
- Mon Dec 2 15:32, 2013 GMT
- Croatians voted Sunday to amend the country's constitution to categorically define marriage as between a man and a woman. The campaign had been orchestrated by the country's religious institutions. Barbara Matejčić reports The post Croatia’s referendum: Religious institutions, right wing flex their muscles on gay marriage appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Croatia’s referendum: Religious institutions, right wing flex their muscles on gay marriage
- Mon Dec 2 15:27, 2013 GMT
- Dear Rt Hon Keith Vaz MP, Index on Censorship is writing to you ahead of Guardian editor Alan Rusbridger’s appearance before the Home Affairs Select Committee’s hearing on counter terrorism. We believe that the Guardian’s publication of details of GCHQ’s digital surveillance techniques has been very much in the public interest. Mass data retention and […] The post Open letter to the chair of the Home Affairs Select Committee appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Open letter to the chair of the Home Affairs Select Committee
- Mon Dec 2 14:58, 2013 GMT
- International organisations have expressed their grave concern at the violence against journalists during the on-going protests in Ukraine. The post Ukraine: International outrage at violence against journalists appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Ukraine: International outrage at violence against journalists
- Mon Dec 2 14:48, 2013 GMT
- DUBAI (Reuters) - Iran's chief of police criticized officials on Monday for using blocked social networking sites, an indication that resistance remains against government plans to relax restrictions on such websites.
Iran police chief criticizes officials for social networking: report
- Mon Dec 2 14:31, 2013 GMT
- Newsday Edward Snowden owed thanks for Yahoo, Microsoft, Google heightened Internet ... Newsday The companies are adopting harder-to-crack code to protect their networks and data, after years of largely rebuffing calls from the White House and privacy advocates to improve security . The new measures come after documents from Snowden revealed how ... A Right to Privacy : One Millennial's Take on the NSA Scandal Huffington Post NSA Snares Americans Porn Viewing Histories in Effort to Target Muslims DailyTech Security upgrades show Snowden won Women Citizen all 21 news articles »
Edward Snowden owed thanks for Yahoo, Microsoft, Google heightened Internet ... - Newsday
- Mon Dec 2 13:04, 2013 GMT
- English comedian Russell Brand is no stranger to controversy and in the past few days the funnyman has been at it again, this time concerning the release of his new DVD. Brand informed his Twitter followers that obtaining Messiah Complex can be achieved in various ways, not least via The Pirate Bay. Potential UK viewers need not be concerned about ISP censorship either, as Brand helpfully provided a link to a Pirate Bay proxy. Source: TorrentFreak , for the latest info on copyright , file-sharing and VPN services .
Russell Brand: Get My New DVD From The Pirate Bay
- Mon Dec 2 11:00, 2013 GMT
- Bookstores told by authorities to stop selling the novel H W J N The post Saudi Arabia: Popular sci-fi novel banned appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Saudi Arabia: Popular sci-fi novel banned
- Mon Dec 2 10:11, 2013 GMT
- Pakistan is notorious for blocking websites. It has banned more than 4,000 websites for what it considers objectionable material. The latest was IMDb, Zofeen Ebrahim reports. The post Pakistan continues silencing dissent through selective web blocks appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Pakistan continues silencing dissent through selective web blocks
- Tue Nov 26 17:06, 2013 GMT
- UN Advances Internet Privacy Rights TIME The new resolution seeks to extend personal privacy rights to all people after reports of massive global eavesdropping by the U.S. National Security Agency. It expresses deep concern at “the negative impact” that such surveillance, “in particular when ...
UN Advances Internet Privacy Rights - TIME
- Sun Dec 1 09:32, 2013 GMT
- Random House, the largest trade book publisher in the world, doesn't appear to be a fan of Kim Dotcom's cloud hosting service Mega. In one of its recent takedown requests the company asked Google to remove Mega’s homepage from its search results, marking it as infringing. Luckily for Kim Dotcom, Google disagreed with the publisher and refused to comply with the request. Source: TorrentFreak , for the latest info on copyright , file-sharing and VPN services .
Random House Wants to Censor Homepage of Kim Dotcom’s Mega
- Sat Nov 30 19:50, 2013 GMT
- The Chinese government says it has cleaned up rumors and and libelous information on the Internet. Observers argue the government crackdown has lead to self-censorhip and curtailed speech.
China claims victory over 'negative energy' on the Internet
- Sat Nov 30 17:58, 2013 GMT
- Web creator Sir Tim Berners-Lee has warned that government surveillance and censorship will threaten the democratic nature of the web. Berners-Lee made his comments as his World Wide Web Foundation (WWWF) released its annual web index report , tracking global censorship. The report, which points out how the internet is helping much of the world and ranks countries in terms of the social and ...
Berners-Lee blasts surveillance as a threat to democracy
- Sat Nov 30 12:32, 2013 GMT
- Several of the world's largest recording labels will next week recommence legal action to have file-sharing sites blocked in Ireland. The first case, against popular torrent site KickassTorrents, is scheduled for the High Court on Monday. Several ISPs are listed as respondents but in a sign that they are prepared to accept the almost inevitable, other providers have given assurances to the labels that they will block the site without being forced to do so by the court. Source: TorrentFreak , for the latest info on copyright , file-sharing and VPN services .
ISPs Say They Will Block KickassTorrents Without a Court Order
- Sat Nov 30 12:04, 2013 GMT
- redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online China’s sophisticated online censorship system, known internationally as the Great Firewall, has been tremendously successful at “cleaning” the Internet, according to comments made by State Internet Information Office vice minister Ren Xianliang on Thursday. “The fight against rumors has received a positive response and has been quite ...
Chinese Officials Claim Strict Regulations Have Made The Internet 'Clean'
- Fri Nov 29 17:09, 2013 GMT
- Newsday Internet privacy technologies aren't as powerful as advertised Newsday Encrypted email, secure instant messaging and other privacy services are booming in the wake of the National Security Agency's recently revealed surveillance programs. But the flood of new computer security services is of variable quality, and much of ... Encryption arms race escalates Toledo Blade all 43 news articles »
Internet privacy technologies aren't as powerful as advertised - Newsday
- Fri Nov 29 17:27, 2013 GMT
- Authorities of Belarus want to join the Bologna process without changing their old-style system of education, and the thing they want the least is academic freedoms, writes Uladzimir Matskevich The post Belarus: academic freedom persecuted appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Belarus: academic freedom persecuted
- Fri Nov 29 17:03, 2013 GMT
- The whole system that should ensure a functioning public opinion in Belarus is perverted, writes The post Does public opinion exist in Belarus? appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Does public opinion exist in Belarus?
- Fri Nov 29 16:07, 2013 GMT
- The government's stance on homosexuality is considered among the harshest in the world, Edward Ronald Sekyewa writes The post Uganda’s shocking record on gay rights appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Uganda’s shocking record on gay rights
- Fri Nov 29 15:58, 2013 GMT
- Sod ‘Things’, we’re getting the Internet of Furbys Something for the Weekend, Sir? Regular readers of this column, those of you who have have suspiciously too much time on their hands on a Friday afternoon will be aware that I am a IT fraud.…
Shouldn't we have self calibrating Y-fronts and smart bog roll by now?
- Fri Nov 29 15:29, 2013 GMT
- Of course, it doesn't define what 'extremist' means here Whitehall is carefully floating plans that might result in ISPs being forced to start blocking "extremist" websites.…
UK.gov's web filtering mission creep: Now it plans to block 'extremist' websites
- Fri Nov 29 13:38, 2013 GMT
- PARIS (Reuters) - A Paris civil court has ordered search engines and Internet access providers to block sixteen websites that stream copyrighted content, handing a win to film and television producers' unions after a two-year legal battle.
Paris court orders blocking of 16 video streaming sites
- Fri Nov 29 11:00, 2013 GMT
- Former Index on Censorship magazine editor worked tirelessly to publicise the fate and works of Havel, Klima, Vaculik and others The post George Theiner commemorated through Czech literary award appeared first on Index on Censorship .
George Theiner commemorated through Czech literary award
- Fri Nov 29 13:33, 2013 GMT
- Bank of England warns financial institutions to take cyber-crime threat seriously Several UK banks have suffered actual financial losses as a result of cyber-attacks in the last six months, according to a Bank of England study.…
Blighty's top moneymen: Hackers are SLURPING CASH direct from banks
- Fri Nov 29 12:12, 2013 GMT
- As the body representing UK vice-chancellors releases new guidelines on external speakers on campuses, we look at some cases where they could have been put to use The post Controversy on campus: six university speakers that caused outrage appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Controversy on campus: six university speakers that caused outrage
- Fri Nov 29 08:00, 2013 GMT
- Turkey's media proprietors seem all too willing to play along with practices that make the country feel like a corrupt central Asian republic, says Yavuz Baydar The post Hacks, hacking and propaganda: what’s happening to Turkey’s journalists? appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Hacks, hacking and propaganda: what’s happening to Turkey’s journalists?
- Fri Nov 29 00:00, 2013 GMT
- Network Block Device Server 'strncmp()' Function Access Bypass Vulnerability
Vuln: Network Block Device Server 'strncmp()' Function Access Bypass Vulnerability
- Fri Nov 29 09:36, 2013 GMT
- Much is made of China's internet censorship, but what does it mean for the people on the inside? Stuart Turton returns to China find out
Life behind the wall: censorship in China
- Fri Nov 29 08:09, 2013 GMT
- Wellington, Nov. 29 (ANI): A top Chinese official has reportedly said that the country's crackdown on online rumour spreaders has been highly 'successful' in cleaning the internet. The country's strict online censorship system, known as the Great Firewall, has been criticized by many for crushing free speech and internet freedom. China's vice minister of the State Internet Information Office ...
China says crackdown on online rumour mongers 'successful'
- Thu Nov 28 23:58, 2013 GMT
- Our man Trevor Pott discovers who's vWho and what's vWhat Sysadmin blog The VMware community is more complex than any other IT community I've studied. El Reg sysadmin blogger Phoummala Schmitt has given a fantastic look at the stark contrast between the VMware and Microsoft communities. I am going to delve into the details of the VMware community a little more thoroughly.…
I dived deep into the VMware community. Here's what I found...
- Thu Nov 28 11:02, 2013 GMT
- Open government and internet privacy Scottsboro Daily Sentinel Open government and internet privacy . Story · Comments. Print: Create a hardcopy of this page; Font Size: Default font size: Larger font size. Posted: Thursday, November 28, 2013 5:00 am. Open government and internet privacy By Garry Morgan ...
Open government and internet privacy - Scottsboro Daily Sentinel
- Thu Nov 28 12:55, 2013 GMT
- China's campaign against online rumours, which critics say is crushing free speech, has been highly successful in "cleaning" the Internet, a top official of the country's internet regulator said today. China has the world's most sophisticated online censorship system, known outside the country as the Great Firewall. It blocks many social media...
- Wed Nov 27 14:54, 2013 GMT
- Privacy, Human Rights Groups Form New Anti-Surveillance Coalition - Threatpost. “Even laws intended to protect national security or combat crime will inevitably lead to abuse if left unchecked and kept secret. The Necessary and Proportionate Principles set the groundwork for applying human rights values to digital surveillance ...
Privacy, Human Rights Groups Form New Anti-Surveillance Coalition - Threatpost
- Thu Nov 28 12:17, 2013 GMT
- US climate activist Reverend Billy faces one year in jail for bank protest. Padraig Reidy reports The post Is this America’s own Pussy Riot trial? appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Is this America’s own Pussy Riot trial?
- Thu Nov 28 11:19, 2013 GMT
- Shezanne Cassim was arrested for posting a mock documentary spoofing youth culture in Dubai The post UAE: American citizen in maximum-security prison over satirical YouTube video appeared first on Index on Censorship .
UAE: American citizen in maximum-security prison over satirical YouTube video
- Thu Nov 28 10:55, 2013 GMT
- China's campaign against online rumours, which critics say is crushing free speech, has been highly successful in "cleaning" the Internet, a top official of the country's internet regulator said on Thursday. China has the world's most sophisticated online censorship system, known outside the country as the Great Firewall. It blocks many social media websites, such as Twitter, Facebook, YouTube ...
China's rumour crackdown has "cleaned" Internet, official says
- Wed Nov 27 11:11, 2013 GMT
- UN advances Internet privacy rights Las Vegas Sun The new resolution seeks to extend personal privacy rights to all people after reports of massive global eavesdropping by the U.S. National Security Agency. It expresses deep concern at "the negative impact" that such surveillance, "in particular when ...
UN advances Internet privacy rights - Las Vegas Sun
- Wed Nov 27 23:34, 2013 GMT
- Microsoft has made it harder to monitor calls and chats over its Skype phone service in China, a freedom of expression advocacy group said, as the Chinese government steps up censorship of the internet.
Skype censorship blocked in China
- Thu Nov 21 21:01, 2013 GMT
- The International Olympic Committee is pushing for the most concerted effort yet to ensure that pirate coverage of the 2014 Olympic Games reaches as few unauthorized screens as possible. In order to protect four major local media companies and others internationally, the IOC has issued demands for the creation of a "rapid response team" authorized to remove or block infringing content and links "within minutes." Source: TorrentFreak , for the latest info on copyright , file-sharing and VPN services .
IOC Demands 2014 Olympics Piracy Takedowns & Blocks “Within Minutes”
- Tue Nov 19 09:29, 2013 GMT
- In a sign of just how far authorities are prepared to go in order to protect copyright, a court in Italy has ordered a nationwide blackout of massive Russian social network vKontakte. Issued by the Court of Rome, the order was handed down following complaints from a movie distribution company controlled by former Prime Minister of Italy, Silvio Berlusconi. The order also covers several cyberlockers including Rapidgator, one of the market leaders. Source: TorrentFreak , for the latest info on copyright , file-sharing and VPN services .
Court Orders ISPs to Block Russia’s Facebook and Rapidgator
- Wed Nov 27 18:21, 2013 GMT
- Just last week, executive chairman Eric Schmidt predicted that internet censorship would be a thing of the past within ten years.
Is The UK Sleepwalking Towards Internet Censorship?
- Wed Nov 27 13:30, 2013 GMT
- Julia Farrington hits the north for the Art Party conference The post Twenty-four hour arty people appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Twenty-four hour arty people
- Wed Nov 27 11:49, 2013 GMT
- International Business Times UK PM Cameron wants to block 'extremist' websites BGR 6:45 AM. David Cameron, the British prime minister, has recently said in parliament that the U.K. government wants to block Internet access to certain “extremist” Islamist sites, Business Insider reports. On October 23rd, when discussing the measures ... UK Internet Censorship : David Cameron Says Government Will Block 'Extremist ... International Business Times UK Prime Minister Wants To Block British People From Seeing 'Extremist' Web ... Business Insider all 209 news articles »
UK PM Cameron wants to block 'extremist' websites - BGR
- Wed Nov 27 15:36, 2013 GMT
- Microsoft Corp. has made it harder to monitor calls and chats over its Skype phone service in China, a freedom of expression advocacy group said, as the Chinese government steps up censorship of the Internet. Skype said on Monday it had ended an eight-year joint-venture with Hong Kong-based TOM Group - 51% owned by Hong Kong billionaire Li...
- Wed Nov 27 13:40, 2013 GMT
- Yahya Hassan has caused nationwide debate with his poetry, which is critical of Islam and parts of the Danish immigrant community The post Denmark: arrest and protest as reading by controversial poet goes ahead appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Denmark: arrest and protest as reading by controversial poet goes ahead
- Wed Nov 27 13:48, 2013 GMT
- Index award winner who published list of possible tax dodgers walks free The post Greek journalist Kostas Vaxevanis acquitted of privacy charges appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Greek journalist Kostas Vaxevanis acquitted of privacy charges
- Sat Nov 23 18:32, 2013 GMT
- Firstpost Google Chairman Schmidt calls censorship in Russia worrisome UPI.com 23 (UPI) -- Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt said Internet policies in Russia are on a worrisome path toward increased censorship . "We're worried that Russia is on path," that would include censorship policies that resemble those in China ... Schmidt Says Google Bolstered Encryption To Prevent Snooping Wall Street Journal (blog) Google's Schmidt sees government censorship ending in a decade San Diego Source (subscription) all 214 news articles »
Google Chairman Schmidt calls censorship in Russia worrisome - UPI.com
- Wed Nov 27 12:05, 2013 GMT
- Activists to Google: You could end Chinese internet censorship in 10 days Naked Security Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt said recently that encrypting everything can end government censorship in a decade. To hell with 10 years, says anti- censorship group GreatFire.org - Google could do it in 10 days, and the group is happy to show ... Google Challenged to End China's Internet Censorship Top Tech News all 5 news articles »
Activists to Google: You could end Chinese internet censorship in 10 days - Naked Security
- Wed Nov 27 07:33, 2013 GMT
- UN Adopts Internet Privacy Resolution RIA Novosti UNITED NATIONS, November 27 (Associated Press) – The UN General Assembly's human rights committee on Tuesday unanimously adopted a resolution sponsored by Brazil and Germany to protect the right to privacy against unlawful surveillance, ... Rousseff ...
UN Adopts Internet Privacy Resolution - RIA Novosti
- Wed Nov 27 11:59, 2013 GMT
- Pirates can be choked... 'in principle', advocate general advises ISPs across Europe can be instructed to block websites that provide access to pirated material, an EU advocate general said in a non-binding court opinion published yesterday.…
Telcos can be forced to turn copyright cop, block websites – EU law man
- Wed Nov 27 11:32, 2013 GMT
- A United Nations committee on human rights passed resolution on day recognising crimes against journalists The post UN makes 2 November International Day To End Impunity appeared first on Index on Censorship .
UN makes 2 November International Day To End Impunity
- Wed Nov 27 07:12, 2013 GMT
- RT UN gives green light to internet privacy resolution RT Brazil and Germany introduced to the UN General Assembly their draft resolution in early November, calling for internationally recognized rights to privacy . The document further urged an end to global electronic espionage and the extension of internet ... UN Advances Internet Privacy Resolution ABC News UN, EU push for greater Internet privacy Al Jazeera America UN advances Internet privacy resolution (Update) Phys.Org Fox Baltimore all 113 news articles »
UN gives green light to internet privacy resolution - RT
- Wed Nov 27 00:34, 2013 GMT
- UN Committee Approves Resolution Protecting Internet Privacy Reason (blog) ... by Brazil and Germany, whose leaders have allegedly been targeted by U.S. intelligence agencies. The new resolution seeks to extend personal privacy rights to all people after reports of massive global eavesdropping by the U.S. National Security ...
UN Committee Approves Resolution Protecting Internet Privacy - Reason (blog)
- Tue Nov 26 22:13, 2013 GMT
- Salon Could privacy -protecting software become a new Internet standard? Salon Already the IETF is working to encrypt more of the data that flows between your computer and the websites you visit (see “Engineers Plan a Fully Encrypted Internet “). Collaborating with Tor would add an additional layer of security and privacy . When ... and more »
Could privacy-protecting software become a new Internet standard? - Salon
- Mon Nov 25 21:41, 2013 GMT
- Techie News China Is 'Obsessed' With Internet , But Social Media, Chinese People Will ... University Herald In the battle of online censorship between government and people, Schmidt believes the people will eventually win, Reuters reported. ... "The most interesting thing about talking to the government, from the president all the way to the governors, is ... Google Chair: Russia on China's Path to Web Censorship RIA Novosti Google Chairman Schmidt calls censorship in Russia worrisome UPI.com Schmidt Says Google Bolstered Encryption To Prevent Snooping Wall Street Journal (blog) Techie News all 212 news articles »
China Is 'Obsessed' With Internet, But Social Media, Chinese People Will ... - University Herald
- Tue Nov 26 17:21, 2013 GMT
- UN Advances Internet Privacy Rights Fox Baltimore The new resolution seeks to extend personal privacy rights to all people after reports of massive global eavesdropping by the U.S. National Security Agency. It expresses deep concern at "the negative impact" that such surveillance, "in particular when ...
UN Advances Internet Privacy Rights - Fox Baltimore
- Tue Nov 26 17:13, 2013 GMT
- Today, scientists and students studying brains depend on the generosity of people who choose, in life, to gift their brains after death. But it wasn't always so. Wired Science blogger Christian Jarrett takes through a brief history of early brain collectors.
The First Brain Collectors
- Tue Nov 26 17:21, 2013 GMT
- UN advances Internet privacy rights Fort Worth Star Telegram The new resolution seeks to extend personal privacy rights to all people after reports of massive global eavesdropping by the U.S. National Security Agency. It expresses deep concern at "the negative impact" that such surveillance, "in particular when ...
UN advances Internet privacy rights - Fort Worth Star Telegram
- Tue Nov 26 19:20, 2013 GMT
- In a joint letter to Baroness Catherine Ashton, High Representative for Foreign Affairs & Security Policy and Vice-President of the European Commission, Index on Censorship has joined 66 human rights NGOs from European Union member States, States from the European Partnership and States in cooperation with the European Union stress that the intent to reduce […] The post European Union to further reduce the UN human rights budget appeared first on Index on Censorship .
European Union to further reduce the UN human rights budget
- Tue Nov 26 19:02, 2013 GMT
- International Business Times UK Internet Censorship : David Cameron Says Government Will Block 'Extremist ... International Business Times It's hard to see how blocking “extremist narrative” isn't direct censorship , but Cameron has insisted that UK Internet users will have options to turn the filters off. What do you think of the David Cameron's comments? Is the UK going too in the name ... UK Prime Minister Wants To Block British People From Seeing 'Extremist' Web ... Business Insider all 31 news articles »
UK Internet Censorship: David Cameron Says Government Will Block 'Extremist ... - International Business Times
- Tue Nov 26 18:12, 2013 GMT
- Techie News Google Challenged to End China's Internet Censorship Sci-Tech Today Should Google take on China's censorship machine single-handedly? That seems to be the cry from a non-profit anti- censorship group that's appealing to Eric Schmidt and the Internet search giant he chairs. Charlie Smith, co-founder of GreatFire.org, ... China Is 'Obsessed' With Internet , But Social Media, Chinese People Will ... University Herald Google Chairman Schmidt calls censorship in Russia worrisome UPI.com Schmidt Says Google Bolstered Encryption To Prevent Snooping Wall Street Journal (blog) Techie News - eNCA - Register all 208 news articles »
Google Challenged to End China's Internet Censorship - Sci-Tech Today
- Tue Nov 26 18:32, 2013 GMT
- Key UN committee unanimously approves Brazil-Germany resolution on digital privacy
UN Advances Internet Privacy Resolution
- Tue Nov 26 17:40, 2013 GMT
- KHOBAR, Saudi Arabia (Reuters) - Saudi state oil company Saudi Aramco said on Tuesday it had shut some of its computers for an upgrade and denied it had suffered a cyber attack similar to one it experienced last year.
Saudi Aramco denies suffering another cyber attack
- Tue Nov 26 17:12, 2013 GMT
- Foreign Policy UN advances Internet privacy rights MiamiHerald.com The new resolution seeks to extend personal privacy rights to all people after reports of massive global eavesdropping by the U.S. National Security Agency. It expresses deep concern at "the negative impact" that such surveillance, "in particular when ... Privacy groups call on UN to condemn surveillance IDG News Service The UN General Assembly Should Pass Strong Privacy Resolution on the Right ... OpEdNews all 104 news articles »
UN advances Internet privacy rights - MiamiHerald.com
- Tue Nov 26 17:02, 2013 GMT
- Foreign Policy UN Advances Internet Privacy Rights ABC News The new resolution seeks to extend personal privacy rights to all people after reports of massive global eavesdropping by the U.S. National Security Agency. It expresses deep concern at "the negative impact" that such surveillance, "in particular when ... Privacy groups call on UN to condemn surveillance IDG News Service The UN General Assembly Should Pass Strong Privacy Resolution on the Right ... OpEdNews all 102 news articles »
UN Advances Internet Privacy Rights - ABC News
- Tue Nov 26 16:54, 2013 GMT
- In legal advice to the EU Court of Justice, Advocate General Pedro Cruz Villalón today announced that EU law allows for Internet service providers to be ordered to block their customers from accessing known copyright infringing sites. The opinion, which relates to a dispute between a pair of movie companies and an Austrian ISP over the now-defunct site Kino.to, is not legally binding. However, the advice of the Advocate General is usually followed in such cases. Source: ISPs Can Be Required to Block Access to Pirate Sites, EU Court Hears
ISPs Can Be Required to Block Access to Pirate Sites, EU Court Hears
- Tue Nov 26 16:04, 2013 GMT
- Web TV system goes on the block before it has even launched – report Intel is reportedly asking for around $500m for the internet TV service it never quite managed to launch, OnCue.…
Intel puts fledgling internet telly service up for sale
- Tue Nov 26 15:37, 2013 GMT
- Dutch MEP Marietje Schaake has launched a campaign that aims to stop European businesses selling surveillance equipment to authoritarian regimes. In an email, Schaake explained: “It is unacceptable that EU made technologies are still exported, deployed and operated by European companies to third countries without oversight. Globally, citizen’s digital freedoms are under threat of mass-surveillance, […] The post Stop Digital Arms campaign launched appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Stop Digital Arms campaign launched
- Tue Nov 26 08:29, 2013 GMT
- The Third Committee of the UN will take the first steps today on voting whether the International Day to End Impunity will become an official day in the UN calendar The post UN to vote on official day to end impunity appeared first on Index on Censorship .
UN to vote on official day to end impunity
- Tue Nov 26 09:20, 2013 GMT
- A response to the Media Standards Trust's Martin Moore The post On Leveson, language and topsy-turviness appeared first on Index on Censorship .
On Leveson, language and topsy-turviness
- Tue Nov 26 12:33, 2013 GMT
- NATO cybersecurity bods to fly to Estonia for infosec Cluedo Some lucky infosec professionals will be taking part in a cyber war game designed to test the readiness of NATO countries to respond to "large scale cyber attacks targeting information infrastructures" in the pretty city of Tartu in Estonia.…
These lucky people get paid to play CYBER WAR GAMES
- Tue Nov 26 11:30, 2013 GMT
- After decades of fighting off viruses, worms, Trojans and other malware and cyberattacks, total victory remains beyond reach.
Malware: War without end
- Tue Nov 26 10:10, 2013 GMT
- The African Union Convention on Cybersecurity could be amended after suggestions it will limit freedom of expression online The post African convention on cybercrimes could silence free speech online appeared first on Index on Censorship .
African convention on cybercrimes could silence free speech online
- Tue Nov 26 09:38, 2013 GMT
- Despite a thriving media sector, Bangladesh has seen a surge in violence against journalists. Samira Shackle reports The post Journalists caught in Bangladesh crossfire appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Journalists caught in Bangladesh crossfire
- Tue Nov 26 09:19, 2013 GMT
- As the Ugandan government moves to impeach the lord mayor of the capital, journalists are being threatened for reporting on the process. Edward Ronald Sekyewa reports The post Uganda: Journalists intimidated as political crisis grips Kampala appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Uganda: Journalists intimidated as political crisis grips Kampala
- Tue Nov 26 06:12, 2013 GMT
- New York Times Restoring Trust in Internet Privacy and Data Security German Marshall Fund (blog) WASHINGTON—In response to revelations concerning global surveillance by the U.S. National Security Agency, Germany and Brazil have drafted a non-binding resolution at the United Nations calling for the protection of civil and political rights in the ... NSA May Have Penetrated Internet Cable Links New York Times NSA Spying Risks $35 Billion in U.S. Technology Sales Bloomberg How NSA Mass Surveillance is Hurting the US Economy EFF all 16 news articles »
Restoring Trust in Internet Privacy and Data Security - German Marshall Fund (blog)
- Tue Nov 26 03:17, 2013 GMT
- The Droid Guy Google's Top Execs Are Saying the Opposite Things About Internet Privacy Motherboard (blog) Last week, Google's chief internet evangelist Vint Cerf and its executive chairman Eric Schmidt each publicly discussed internet privacy . Cerf, one of the chief architects of the Internet itself, said " privacy may actually be an anomaly” at a Federal ... Privacy vs. connectivity: Can there be a balance? The Droid Guy Drell Lecture: Safety and Security in a Transnational Environment, with Vinton ... The Dish Daily all 3 news articles »
Google's Top Execs Are Saying the Opposite Things About Internet Privacy - Motherboard (blog)
- Mon Nov 25 21:41, 2013 GMT
- Web creator, Sir Tim Berners-Lee, has warned that government surveillance and censorship will threaten the democratic nature of the Web.
Tim Berners-Lee says government snooping threatens future democracy
- Mon Nov 25 16:53, 2013 GMT
- Exhibition catalogue included pictures of bloodied anti-Lukashenko demonstrator The post Belarus publisher loses licence after printing protest pictures appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Belarus publisher loses licence after printing protest pictures
- Mon Nov 25 15:58, 2013 GMT
- Chaired by the BBC’s George Alagiah, the Hackney Debates have proven a popular addition the London calendar, returning to St. Peter’s Church for the fifth time. The theme this time is the impact of social media on society. Do services such as Twitter, Facebook and Instagram have a positive or negative effect? Speaking in the debate will be: […] The post Around Town: The Hackney Debate. Social Media – Blessing or Curse? (29 November) appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Around Town: The Hackney Debate. Social Media – Blessing or Curse? (29 November)
- Mon Nov 25 13:50, 2013 GMT
- Leanid Haravy from the town of Haradok, wrote a complaint against the administration prison No. 4 in Mahiliou concerning its attempts to restrict Mikalai Statkevich’s rights to correspondence.
Activist trying to protect Statkevich from censorship
- Mon Nov 25 12:23, 2013 GMT
- ISPs have condemned negotiations on a potential update of Swiss copyright law that is being influenced by the U.S. Government and entertainment companies. According to the ISPs the secret anti-piracy discussions, from which they were excluded, have so far yielded "useless" proposals including web blocking and file-sharer warnings. "We reject the monitoring of Internet traffic on principle," a spokesman said. Source: ISPs Condemn “Useless” Blocking Proposals From Secret Piracy Talks
ISPs Condemn “Useless” Blocking Proposals From Secret Piracy Talks
- Mon Nov 25 10:04, 2013 GMT
- An obscure 16 page-long French far-right magazine recently put France's black justice minister Christiane Taubira on its cover, comparing her to a monkey. Valeria Costa-Kostritsky reports on the fallout The post French magazine raises specter of racism and press freedoms appeared first on Index on Censorship .
French magazine raises specter of racism and press freedoms
- Mon Nov 25 05:27, 2013 GMT
- The organization that oversees the Internet domain name registration industry last week revoked the charter of Dynamic Dolphin, a registrar that has long been closely associated with spam and cybercrime.
Spam-Friendly Registrar ‘Dynamic Dolphin’ Shuttered
- Fri Nov 22 19:55, 2013 GMT
- Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt says he's wary that Russia is on a path toward Internet filtering like that in China. [Read more]
Google's Schmidt worried about Russian Internet freedom
- Sun Nov 24 07:55, 2013 GMT
- Google and Microsoft's identifying of search terms is a positive step – we must keep up the fight in this key child protection issue No one should be able to search for and find images of child abuse online. It's that simple. This isn't about censorship; this is saying to people that they cannot use search engines to attempt to look for something clearly sickening and illegal. Today, Google and ...
Targeting child abuse terms sets us on the path to a safer internet | Peter Wanless
- Fri Nov 22 12:51, 2013 GMT
- The rising tides of online surveillance, and the lack of safeguards from governments to protect individuals against them, are having a disastrous effect on how the internet will grow and have an impact in the future -- possibly even more than censorship, the inventor of the World Wide Web said today. Speaking at the launch of the Web Index , an annual piece of research from the World Wide Web ...
Sir Tim Berners-Lee Blasts “Insidious, Chilling Effects” Of Online Surveillance, Says We Should Be Protecting ...
- Sun Nov 24 09:59, 2013 GMT
- Previously the preserve of China and other regimes considered controlling or oppressive, website blocking is now becoming a common activity around the world. However, one doesn't have to sit back and accept what third parties say you can and cannot see, even if they do believe it's for the greater good. Unblocking blocked websites is possible with fairly simple tools, takes just a few minutes to set up, and feels good - real good. Source: How to Unblock Websites For Free and Why it Feels Good
How to Unblock Websites For Free and Why it Feels Good
- Sat Nov 23 12:45, 2013 GMT
- Headlines & Global News Twitter steps up security against cyber-predators RT Germany has announced that its government officials will be required to use encrypted telephones, while Brazil is currently discussing an internet privacy bill that would enshrine basic rights on the internet . In addition, it would require all ... Twitter vs. NSA: Social media site tightens security against snooping GlobalPost Twitter Adds 'Perfect Forward Secrecy' for Stronger Security Headlines & Global News Twitter tightens security against NSA snooping Australian Techworld all 115 news articles »
Twitter steps up security against cyber-predators - RT
- Sun Nov 24 00:26, 2013 GMT
- WSU panel: Internet privacy erodes with younger generations El Estándar Eric Swedin, History Department associate professor, said data collection by the National Security Agency is legal under the revised Patriot Act. "Digital privacy is an illusion," Swedin said, adding that business marketers have been collecting data on ...
WSU panel: Internet privacy erodes with younger generations - El Estándar
- Sat Nov 23 00:40, 2013 GMT
- Mintpress News Internet security chief lashes out at Snowden, calls him a criminal Times of India CHENNAI: Internet Security Alliance (ISA) chief Larry Clinton, in an interview with TOI on Friday, lashed out at whistleblower Edward Snowden, calling him a "criminal who must be prosecuted". He compared Snowden's actions to instances of Mahatma Gandhi ... Germany, Brazil Battle US Over Online Privacy Mintpress News all 51 news articles »
Internet security chief lashes out at Snowden, calls him a criminal - Times of India
- Fri Nov 22 22:00, 2013 GMT
- By: Alina Selyukh Washington, DC, United States (Reuters) — Google Inc (GOOG.O) Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt has a bold prediction: Censorship around the world could end in a decade, and better use of encryption will help people overcome government surveillance. In a lecture at Johns Hopkins University on Wednesday, the executive of the world's biggest web search company made a pitch for ...
Technology: Bold prediction
- Fri Nov 22 09:14, 2013 GMT
- Campaigners create 'mirror sites' to circumvent controls after Reuters and Wall Street journal websites are blocked Cyber-activists have retaliated against Chinese authorities' censorship of foreign media websites by exposing an apparent weakness in the country's vast internet control apparatus. China blocked the Wall Street Journal and Reuters Chinese-language websites on Friday after a New ...
Activists say they have found way round Chinese internet censorship
- Fri Nov 22 22:11, 2013 GMT
- The Guardian Inventor of Web Warns Against Internet Censorship , Surveillance Reason The growing surveillance and censorship of the Internet “threatens the future of democracy”, the inventor of the world wide web said on Friday. Tim Berners-Lee was speaking at the launch of his World Wide Web Foundation's second annual index measuring ... Internet inventor slams UK, US for 'appalling and foolish' surveillance and ... RT Tim Berners-Lee: UK and US must do more to protect internet users' privacy The Guardian Inventor of the Internet warns of 'growing tide' of online surveillance CTV News Mashable all 182 news articles »
Inventor of Web Warns Against Internet Censorship, Surveillance - Reason
- Fri Nov 22 21:06, 2013 GMT
- "Under the TPP, Internet Service Providers would have the capability or responsibility to censor and monitor Internet usage..."
Say ‘no’ to Internet censorship
- Fri Nov 22 22:33, 2013 GMT
- Lavabit Strikes Back at Feds in Key Internet Privacy Case Wired Lawyers for secure e-mail provider Lavabit just filed the reply brief in a case that will determine whether an internet company can be compelled to turn over the master encryption keys for its entire system to facilitate court-approved surveillance on ... Internet Security Is Our Responsibility Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies all 3 news articles »
Lavabit Strikes Back at Feds in Key Internet Privacy Case - Wired
- Fri Nov 22 18:55, 2013 GMT
- Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt says he is wary that Russia is on path of Internet filtering similar to China.
Google's Schmidt: I'm worried about Russian Internet freedom
- Fri Nov 22 17:56, 2013 GMT
- The growing surveillance and censorship of the Internet “threatens the future of democracy”, the inventor of the world wide web said on Friday.
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- Fri Nov 22 16:31, 2013 GMT
- The Guardian Internet inventor slams UK, US for 'appalling and foolish' surveillance and ... RT The inventor of the World Wide Web, Sir Tim Berners-Lee, has said the US and UK must do more to protect internet users' privacy as the US has fallen to fourth place in a survey ranking countries in terms of their internet freedom. Despite more and more ... Tim Berners-Lee: UK and US must do more to protect internet users' privacy The Guardian Inventor of the Internet warns of 'growing tide' of online surveillance CTV News Tim Berners-Lee says 'surveillance threatens web' BBC News Computing - Phys.Org all 138 news articles »
Internet inventor slams UK, US for 'appalling and foolish' surveillance and ... - RT
- Fri Nov 22 16:39, 2013 GMT
- Chris Gibson to head up UK’s national Computer Emergency Response Team The delayed launch of the national Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT) is getting back on track with the appointment of its new director, Chris Gibson. This comes after the project was delayed until next year.…
Meet the man who'll TAKE OVER if UK faces CYBER ATTACK
- Fri Nov 22 16:26, 2013 GMT
- The growing surveillance and censorship of the Internet "threatens the future of democracy", the inventor of the world wide web said on Friday. Tim Berners-Lee was speaking at the launch of his World Wide Web Foundation's second annual index measuring the Internet's contribution to social, economic and political development and human rights. "One of the most encouraging findings of this year's ...
Internet founder warns growing surveillance 'threatens democracy'
- Fri Nov 22 15:45, 2013 GMT
- On the eve of International Day to End Impunity, the murderers of a Belfast journalist still evade justice, writes Padraig Reidy The post Why no conviction for the men who killed Martin O’Hagan? appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Why no conviction for the men who killed Martin O’Hagan?
- Fri Nov 22 15:35, 2013 GMT
- On the eve of the International Day To End Impunity, we look back at the journalists intimidated, attacked and killed in 2013 The post We must demand an end to the culture of impunity appeared first on Index on Censorship .
We must demand an end to the culture of impunity
- Fri Nov 22 12:31, 2013 GMT
- Freaked out by spiralling revelations of NSA surveillance? Worried that the spooks have subverted the internet at every level to make it a vast, multi-layered panopticon? Or simply wary of the way services like Facebook & Google can profile you for advertising? Whatever your paranoia, now is not the time to give up on the internet. Introducing […] The post Around Town: London Crypto Festival (Digital Freedom) (30 November) appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Around Town: London Crypto Festival (Digital Freedom) (30 November)
- Fri Nov 22 12:21, 2013 GMT
- Sir Tim Berners-Lee, inventor of the world wide web, warns that a "growing tide of surveillance and censorship" by UK and US governments poses a risk to democracy and online freedom.
Berners-Lee: surveillance a threat to democracy
- Fri Nov 22 10:06, 2013 GMT
- The inventor of the world wide web has warned that "a growing tide of surveillance and censorship" threatens the future of democracy, as more people now use the internet and social media to "expose wrongdoing". Sir Tim Berners-Lee, who launched the web on Christmas Day 1990, said some governments were "threatened" by this, and said "bold steps" were needed. Speaking ahead of an event where a ...
Sir Tim Berners-Lee Warns Of 'Growing Tide Of Surveillance And Censorship'
- Fri Nov 22 10:06, 2013 GMT
- Andrei Soldatov looks at the websites authorities have been censoring over the past months The post What did Russia block this autumn? appeared first on Index on Censorship .
What did Russia block this autumn?
- Fri Nov 22 09:32, 2013 GMT
- The Guardian Tim Berners-Lee: UK and US must do more to protect internet users' privacy The Guardian Berners-Lee warned that "a growing tide of surveillance and censorship " posed a threat to the future of democracy, even as more and more people were using the internet to expose wrongdoing. His remarks came before the second annual release of a global ... Tim Berners-Lee says 'surveillance threatens web' BBC News Father of World Wide Web says China will dismantle 'great firewall' Financial Express Web inventor in ' censorship ' alert Belfast Telegraph Daily News & Analysis - Firstpost - Times of India all 48 news articles »
Tim Berners-Lee: UK and US must do more to protect internet users' privacy - The Guardian
- Fri Nov 22 08:42, 2013 GMT
- Following a new High Court order six UK ISPs are now required to block access to YIFY-Torrents, PrimeWire, Vodly, WatchFreeMovies and Project Free TV. The blocks were requested by the movie industry and are part of an ongoing effort to make all popular "piracy" sites unavailable in the country. Since Internet providers are no longer protesting the requests, copyright holders now have carte blanche to expand the blocklist with new sites. Source: UK Piracy Blocklist Expands With YIFY, PrimeWire, Vodly and Others
UK Piracy Blocklist Expands With YIFY, PrimeWire, Vodly and Others
- Fri Nov 22 08:04, 2013 GMT
- Hackers need to get PERSONAL to score the big bucks - researchers Prices on underground cybercrime marketplaces are dropping, with credit card details now in less demand than the personal data of individuals, according to a new study.…
Stolen CREDIT CARD details? Nah... crooks desire your PRIVATES
- Fri Nov 22 06:17, 2013 GMT
- Firstpost Former Google CEO: Encryption Could Eradicate Internet Censorship Within A ... Personal Liberty Digest During a lecture at Johns Hopkins University this week, former Google CEO Eric Schmidt offered some good news for people around the world concerned about government censorship of the Internet . The tech expert said that advances in ... “First they try ... Schmidt predicts “elimination” of internet censorship within a decade ITProPortal Internet censorship can end in a decade, says Google's Eric Schmidt Firstpost Eric Schmidt: Global internet censorship to end within a decade Techie News RT (blog) all 178 news articles »
Former Google CEO: Encryption Could Eradicate Internet Censorship Within A ... - Personal Liberty Digest
- Fri Nov 22 03:52, 2013 GMT
- The inventor of the World Wide Web has warned that "a growing tide of surveillance and censorship" threatens the future of democracy, as more people use the internet to "expose wrongdoing". Sir Tim Berners-Lee, who launched the web on Christmas Day 1990, said some governments were "threatened" by this, and said "bold steps" were needed. "One of the most encouraging findings of this year's Web ...
Web Inventor Warns Of 'Tide Of Censorship'
- Fri Nov 22 02:10, 2013 GMT
- Tim Berners-Lee the British computer scientists who invented the World Wide Web has warned that "a growing tide of surveillance and censorship" threatens internet democracy.
- Fri Nov 22 01:43, 2013 GMT
- Google boss Eric Schmidt has predicted that censorship could come to an end in a decade through the use of encryption to overcome government surveillance.
Google boss says censorship will end in a decade
- Fri Nov 22 01:39, 2013 GMT
- "First they try to block you; second, they try to infiltrate you; and third, you win," Google's executive chairman
Censorship around the world will end in a decade: Google's Eric Schmidt
- Fri Nov 22 00:45, 2013 GMT
- The inventor of the world wide web has warned that "a growing tide of surveillance and censorship" threatens the future of democracy, as more people now use the internet and social media to "expose wrongdoing".
Web inventor in 'censorship' alert
- Thu Nov 21 17:44, 2013 GMT
- Protecting Internet traffic with hard-to-crack code may prevent governments from censoring their populations’ communications within a decade, Google Inc. (GOOG) Chairman Eric Schmidt said.
Google’s Schmidt Sees Encryption Killing Censorship
- Thu Nov 21 18:15, 2013 GMT
- The Center for Internet Security Offers Tips for Avoiding Online Scams on ... 4-traders (press release) Today, the Center for Internet Security (CIS) announced tips to help consumers protect themselves from cyber scams while shopping online this holiday season and throughout the year. CIS will conduct a Twitter conversation on Cyber Monday, December 2, ... and more »
The Center for Internet Security Offers Tips for Avoiding Online Scams on ... - 4-traders (press release)
- Thu Nov 21 18:28, 2013 GMT
- An FTC Forum on security and the Internet of Things showed industry doing its best to muddy the water when it comes to building secure products. This was a big week for the Internet of Things (IoT) in Washington D.C., as the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) hosted its first ever workshop to discuss security and privacy issues created by the proliferation of IoT technology.
Muddying The Water On Security And Embedded Devices
- Thu Nov 21 17:21, 2013 GMT
- The rules India makes for its online users are highly significant – for not only will they apply to 1 in 6 people on earth in the near future as more Indians go online, but as the country emerges as a global power they will shape future debates over freedom of expression online. The post India: Digital freedom under threat? appeared first on Index on Censorship .
India: Digital freedom under threat?
- Thu Nov 21 17:20, 2013 GMT
- This paper has shown that despite its lively democracy, strong tradition of press freedom and political debates, India is in many ways struggling to find the right balance between freedom of expression online and other concerns such as security. The post India: Digital freedom under threat? Conclusion appeared first on Index on Censorship .
India: Digital freedom under threat? Conclusion
- Thu Nov 21 17:20, 2013 GMT
- International summits and fora over the next two years will be critical in determining the internet’s future. The post India: Digital freedom under threat? India’s role in global internet debates appeared first on Index on Censorship .
India: Digital freedom under threat? India’s role in global internet debates
- Thu Nov 21 17:20, 2013 GMT
- Key concerns in assessing online freedom of expression in India are the barriers to accessing the internet itself. The post India: Digital freedom under threat? Access: Obstacles and opportunities appeared first on Index on Censorship .
India: Digital freedom under threat? Access: Obstacles and opportunities
- Thu Nov 21 17:19, 2013 GMT
- Recent revelations in the Hindu have raised concerns over the extraordinary extent of domestic surveillance online, without any legal and procedural framework to protect privacy. The post India: Digital freedom under threat? Surveillance, privacy and government’s access to individuals’ online data appeared first on Index on Censorship .
India: Digital freedom under threat? Surveillance, privacy and government’s access to individuals’ online data
- Thu Nov 21 17:19, 2013 GMT
- The criminalisation of online speech in India is of concern as the authorities have prosecuted legitimate political comment online and personal views expressed on social media. The post India: Digital freedom under threat? Criminalisation of online speech appeared first on Index on Censorship .
India: Digital freedom under threat? Criminalisation of online speech
- Thu Nov 21 17:19, 2013 GMT
- Since 2003, the institutional structure of internet censorship and filtering has centred on the Indian Computer Emergency Response Team (ICERT), a department of the Ministry of Communication and Information Technology that serves as a nodal agency for accepting and reviewing requests from a designated pool of government officials to block access to specific websites. The post India: Digital freedom under threat? Online censorship appeared first on Index on Censorship .
India: Digital freedom under threat? Online censorship
- Thu Nov 21 16:30, 2013 GMT
- In light of the surveillance by governments worldwide, Google's Eric Schmidt makes a bold prediction.
Schmidt: Censorship could vanish within a decade
- Thu Nov 21 15:38, 2013 GMT
- Neowin 360 Internet Security 184.108.40.20600 Neowin 360 Internet Security 2013 works proactively to alert you when suspicious programs try to access critical system resources like system settings and registries, startup programs, and system directories. Secure browsing and privacy protection are vital.
360 Internet Security 220.127.116.1100 - Neowin
- Thu Nov 21 12:01, 2013 GMT
- Firstpost Schmidt predicts “elimination” of internet censorship within a decade ITProPortal Google executive chairman Eric Schmidt has made the bold claim that global internet censorship will end in a decade, in a lecture given yesterday. Speaking at John Hopkins University, ... "First they try to block you; second, they try to infiltrate you ... Internet censorship can end in a decade, says Google's Eric Schmidt Firstpost Google's Schmidt predicts end to global censorship in a DECADE Register Will censorship vanish within a decade? Google chairman Eric Schmidt says so ZDNet all 150 news articles »
Schmidt predicts “elimination” of internet censorship within a decade - ITProPortal
- Thu Nov 21 09:30, 2013 GMT
- Musab Shamsah was sentenced for mocking religion and publishing content that could be deemed offensive to religious groups. Alice Kirkland reports The post Kuwait: Twitter user imprisoned for five years for ‘insulting’ Muhammad appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Kuwait: Twitter user imprisoned for five years for ‘insulting’ Muhammad
- Thu Nov 21 10:52, 2013 GMT
- WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Google Inc Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt has a bold prediction: Censorship around the world could end in a decade, and better use of encryption will help people overcome government surveillance.
Google CEO Eric Schmidt: We Can Eliminate Censorship In A Decade
- Thu Nov 21 10:38, 2013 GMT
- The authorities of the United Arab Emirates are using the 2012 cybercrimes decree crack down on dissent. Rori Donaghy, director of the Emirates Centre for Human Rights, writes The post United Arab Emirates’ cybercrimes regulation strategically silencing critics appeared first on Index on Censorship .
United Arab Emirates’ cybercrimes regulation strategically silencing critics
- Thu Nov 21 09:55, 2013 GMT
- Pirate Parties International (PPI), the international umbrella organization for dozens of Pirate Parties worldwide, has been granted observer status by the World Trade Organization. PPI will join a host of major international players during the upcoming conference in Bali next month. The WTO's decision is a major breakthrough for the political organization, which hopes to influence decision making on key issues related to copyright and privacy on the Internet. Source: Pirate Party Gets Observer Status at World Trade Organization
Pirate Party Gets Observer Status at World Trade Organization
- Thu Nov 21 09:12, 2013 GMT
- Former Soviet countries use the vague charge to crack down on protest and dissent, Padraig Reidy writes The post Hooliganism, the dictator’s catch all crime appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Hooliganism, the dictator’s catch all crime
- Thu Nov 21 08:32, 2013 GMT
- Google Inc Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt has a bold prediction: Censorship around the world could end in a decade, and better use of encryption will help people overcome government surveillance. In a lecture at Johns Hopkins University yesterday, the executive of the world's biggest web search company made a pitch for ending censorship in...
- Thu Nov 21 06:58, 2013 GMT
- China, North Korea, Syria ... are you listening? Google executive chairman Eric Schmidt has been shooting his mouth of again – this time predicting the end of global internet censorship within a decade.…
Google's Schmidt predicts end to global censorship in a DECADE
- Thu Nov 21 06:22, 2013 GMT
- WASHINGTON - Google Inc Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt has a bold prediction: Censorship around the world could end in a decade, and better use of encryption will help people overcome government surveillance. In a lecture at Johns Hopkins University on Wednesday, the executive of the world's biggest web search company made a pitch for ending censorship in China and other countries with ...
Google chief predicts end of censorship within a decade
- Thu Nov 21 04:33, 2013 GMT
- Firstpost Internet censorship can end in a decade, says Google's Eric Schmidt Firstpost In a lecture at Johns Hopkins University on Wednesday, the executive of the world's biggest web search company made a pitch for ending censorship in China and other countries with restricted freedom of speech by connecting everyone to the Internet and ... Google's Schmidt Sees Encryption Killing Censorship Bloomberg all 106 news articles »
Internet censorship can end in a decade, says Google's Eric Schmidt - Firstpost
- Thu Nov 21 03:39, 2013 GMT
- Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt has a bold prediction: Censorship around the world could end in a decade, and better use of encryption will help people overcome government surveillance.
Eric Schmidt predicts end of censorship
- Thu Nov 21 02:33, 2013 GMT
- Firstpost Google's Eric Scmidt says Internet censorship can end in a decade Firstpost In a lecture at Johns Hopkins University on Wednesday, the executive of the world's biggest web search company made a pitch for ending censorship in China and other countries with restricted freedom of speech by connecting everyone to the Internet and ... Google's Schmidt Sees Encryption Killing Censorship Bloomberg The darknet stays dark as Google, Bing block child sex abuse search words Deutsche Welle Google's Eric Schmidt urges India to embrace Internet transparency Tech2 all 98 news articles »
Google's Eric Scmidt says Internet censorship can end in a decade - Firstpost
- Thu Nov 21 01:16, 2013 GMT
- Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt has a bold prediction: Censorship around the world could end in a decade, and better use of encryption will help people overcome government surveillance. In a lecture at Johns Hopkins University on Wednesday, the executive of the world's biggest web search company made a pitch for ending censorship in China and other countries with restricted freedom of speech by ...
Google's Schmidt predicts end of censorship within a decade
- Wed Nov 20 22:44, 2013 GMT
- Law Professor Is Expert in Internet Privacy , Data Security , Gender ... Newswise (press release) UM Carey School of Law Professor Danielle Citron is available for all media. She is an internationally-recognized expert on privacy issues and the Internet and social media. Her most recent press has centered on her research on the viral spread of hate ... Make cyber-sexual assault a felony [Commentary] Baltimore Sun all 3 news articles »
Law Professor Is Expert in Internet Privacy, Data Security, Gender ... - Newswise (press release)
- Wed Nov 20 17:13, 2013 GMT
- The Verge Google's chief internet evangelist says ' privacy may actually be an anomaly' The Verge Google's chief internet evangelist, Vint Cerf, suggests that privacy is a fairly new development that may not be sustainable. " Privacy may actually be an anomaly," Cerf said at an FTC event yesterday while taking questions. Elaborating, he explained ... Internet co-creator: ' Privacy may be an anomaly' BGR Internet daddy Vint Cerf: ' Privacy may be an ANOMALY' Register FTC “ Internet of Things” Workshop Explores Privacy Risks and Benefits Information Law Group Blouin News Blogs (blog) - CBS News - Reuters India all 20 news articles »
Google's chief internet evangelist says 'privacy may actually be an anomaly' - The Verge
- Wed Nov 20 13:44, 2013 GMT
- Apple repeatedly bows to censorship demands in places like China.
Preston Gralla: Apple still making it hard to think differently
- Wed Nov 20 13:13, 2013 GMT
- MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Miners are becoming increasingly vulnerable to cyber-hacking as they slash costs, automate equipment, rely more on the internet, and run mines from hundreds of kilometers away, a survey of nearly 40 mining companies has found.
Miners face rising threat of cyber-attacks
- Wed Nov 20 13:23, 2013 GMT
- A Google search of 'India Internet censorship' generates thousands of hits documenting episodes in recent years of government authorities demanding the closure of websites.
Embrace transparency in Internet use: Google urges India
- Wed Nov 20 12:36, 2013 GMT
- The Supreme Court of Belgium has ordered local Internet providers to proactively search for Pirate Bay proxies, and block subscribers' access to these sites. The order is one of the most far-reaching decisions when it comes to website blocking based on copyright infringement grounds. A spokesperson for Belgacom, one of the largest ISP, describes the verdict as disproportionate and unacceptable. Source: Court Orders ISPs to Police the Internet for Pirate Bay Proxies
Court Orders ISPs to Police the Internet for Pirate Bay Proxies
- Wed Nov 20 11:44, 2013 GMT
- 'Our social behaviour [online] is quite damaging' Vint Cerf has said that expectations of privacy in the digital age may be impossible to achieve because of the level of oversharing that takes place on social media sites.…
Internet daddy Vint Cerf: 'Privacy may be an ANOMALY'
- Wed Nov 20 11:20, 2013 GMT
- Schmidt said a Google search of 'India Internet censorship' generates thousands of hits documenting episodes in recent years of government authorities demanding the closure of websites or dispatching law enforcement officials to intimidate people for posted material deemed to be objectionable.
Eric Schmidt asks India to embrace transparency in Internet use
- Wed Nov 20 11:30, 2013 GMT
- Until it closed two years ago, Carder.su was an online cybercrime forum used by some 7,900 fraudsters around the world. The site was allegedly headed by a Russian named Roman Zolotarev, and it boasted a slew of high-end vendors and ...
Feds Charge Cybercriminals as 21st Century Racketeers
- Wed Nov 20 04:46, 2013 GMT
- Internet co-creator: ' Privacy may be an anomaly' BGR Internet November 19, 2013 at 11:45 PM. 11:45 PM. While having a right to privacy sounds nice, the Internet's co-creator thinks that it's also unrealistic to expect your behavior to stay private if you engage in social networking and post through ...
Internet co-creator: 'Privacy may be an anomaly' - BGR
- Wed Nov 20 09:30, 2013 GMT
- Holding Pakistan's media equally responsible for their plight, Farzana Majeed, terms them a "very willing accomplice" to the disappearances of thousands of Baloch nationalists by the state security apparatus. Zofeen Ebrahim reports The post Pakistan: Marchers aim to raise awareness of Baloch disappearances appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Pakistan: Marchers aim to raise awareness of Baloch disappearances
- Tue Nov 19 05:50, 2013 GMT
- A new initiative gaining ground in the U.S. would require Internet service providers to filter out pornography before it reaches customers. While many parents would undoubtedly appreciate such a measure, it could prove fatal for small Internet companies.
'Opt-in' Internet pornography initiative bad news for some Internet providers
- Tue Nov 19 19:45, 2013 GMT
- Lois Wolk debates Internet privacy with New Tech students Napa Valley Register A visit from Napa's state senator, Lois Wolk, ignited some intense debate at New Technology High School this week. Wolk stopped by New Tech on Monday for a school tour and to visit a political studies class as a special guest. During her classroom ... and more »
Lois Wolk debates Internet privacy with New Tech students - Napa Valley Register
- Tue Nov 19 19:12, 2013 GMT
- Wolk debates Internet privacy with New Tech students Napa Valley Register A visit from Napa's state senator, Lois Wolk, ignited some intense debate at New Technology High School this week. Wolk stopped by New Tech on Monday for a school tour and to visit a political studies class as a special guest. During her classroom ... and more »
Wolk debates Internet privacy with New Tech students - Napa Valley Register
- Tue Nov 19 17:09, 2013 GMT
- Qatar-based plaintiff refused to post security to London court. Padraig Reidy reports The post Transcriber Lesley Kemp celebrates after Twitter libel case dropped appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Transcriber Lesley Kemp celebrates after Twitter libel case dropped
- Tue Nov 19 17:02, 2013 GMT
- After being shut down last month isoHunt reappeared online this weekend, directing visitors towards legal platforms to enjoy movies and TV shows. However, the notice doesn't mean that isoHunt founder Gary Fung no longer supports file-sharing. On the contrary, "Freedom to Share" is one of the pillars and indeed the name of a new clothing line just launched by the Canadian. "The Internet is about sharing, and file sharing is a movement that is about more than mere files or copyright," Fung tells TorrentFreak. Source: IsoHunt Founder Promotes “Freedom to Share” With New Clothing Line
IsoHunt Founder Promotes “Freedom to Share” With New Clothing Line
- Tue Nov 19 15:57, 2013 GMT
- Pakistanis 'embrace' YouTube mascot to protest internet censorship The Observers Pakistani activists are turning to humor as a weapon in their fight against internet censorship . YouTube may have been banned for over a year, but it still managed to ... of human rights abuses in Baluchistan are particularly difficult to access. Our ...
Pakistanis 'embrace' YouTube mascot to protest internet censorship - The Observers
- Tue Nov 19 11:33, 2013 GMT
- Index on Censorship was in Darmstadt, Germany, last week to receive the prestigious Herman Kesten literary prize from German PEN. The prize is given in honour of Hermann Kesten, the German novelist, who left Germany for Paris in 1933. From Paris, Kesten helped exiled and banned writers get published. Previous recipients of the prize include […] The post Index awarded prestigious Kesten prize appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Index awarded prestigious Kesten prize
- Tue Nov 19 09:27, 2013 GMT
- Following the arrest of a journalist on espionage charges, the heads of Macedonia's journalist association and trade union explain the decline of the country's media freedom The post Macedonia: ‘Critical media is vanishing’ appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Macedonia: ‘Critical media is vanishing’
- Tue Nov 19 07:31, 2013 GMT
- Greatfire.org leaps great firewall by mirroring Reuters and WSJ in AWS and Google Non-profit anti-censorship body GreatFire.org has created a mirrored site that allows users in China to view the recently-blocked Reuters site, in a move which could take down thousands of web sites in the PRC if the authorities decide to play hardball.…
China challenged to take down ALL of AWS and Google
- Mon Nov 18 19:06, 2013 GMT
- The Stir Why Every Mom Should Invade Her Kid's Internet ' Privacy ' The Stir Security site BullGuard surveyed parents of kids 10 to 17 years old and found some pretty shady stuff. Parents admitted to all kinds of snooping on their kids, including guessing their passwords and accessing their social media and email accounts and ...
Why Every Mom Should Invade Her Kid's Internet 'Privacy' - The Stir
- Mon Nov 18 19:46, 2013 GMT
- Welcome to the Internet of things. Please check your privacy at the door InfoWorld All of them ping the Net routinely. There's my Vivant home security system, including the IP-based surveillance cameras I use to keep an eye on my cat (who, it turns out, sleeps 23.5 hours a day). There's a Nest thermostat, a WeMote motion sensor ... and more »
Welcome to the Internet of things. Please check your privacy at the door - InfoWorld
- Mon Nov 18 20:48, 2013 GMT
- This summer the U.S. Government's Internet Policy Task Force published a Green Paper signaling various copyright issues that need to be addressed. Among other things, the group proposed a "recalibration" of penalties for file-sharers, which currently reach $150,000 per shared file. The MPAA and RIAA, among others, have now responded to this suggestion, stating that the current punishments are proportional, and needed to deter others from file-sharing and related offenses. Source: MPAA and RIAA Urge Government to Keep High Fines for Copyright Infringers
MPAA and RIAA Urge Government to Keep High Fines for Copyright Infringers
- Sat Nov 16 18:32, 2013 GMT
- Studying hummingbirds requires teeny tiny instruments. Here, Wired Science blogger Gwen Pearson offers a glimpse at how scientists monitor these tiny organisms -- and also shares a surprising connection between hummingbirds and spiders.
Hummingbird Banding Is Like Holding Magic
- Mon Nov 18 16:11, 2013 GMT
- AFP/Getty Images China's ban on Wall Street Journal and Reuter's Chinese-language sites Friday prompted activists to find a weak spot in China's expansive internet censorship system , the Guardian reports. The two sites were blocked after publishing a New York Times expose on business ties between the daughter of former Premier Wen Jiabao and JP Morgan . Both the New York Times English and ...
Cyber-activists find weak spot in China's internet censorship apparatus
- Mon Nov 18 16:19, 2013 GMT
- "The most popular book everywhere is George Orwell's Animal Farm", Lessing writes from Zimbabwe in 1999 The post Doris Lessing: Books for the hungry appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Doris Lessing: Books for the hungry
- Mon Nov 18 15:13, 2013 GMT
- Opponents of a leaked trade treaty claim it includes an
The Switch: No, the Trans-Pacific Partnership isn’t ‘extreme Internet censorship’
- Mon Nov 18 15:15, 2013 GMT
- Washington Post (blog) No, the Trans-Pacific Partnership isn't 'extreme Internet censorship ' Washington Post (blog) The FFTF Web site warns of an "extreme SOPA-like Internet Censorship Plan." "WikiLeaks has released documents exposing an extreme internet censorship plan called the Trans-Pacific Partnership," the group says. "We know from the leaked drafts that the ... and more »
No, the Trans-Pacific Partnership isn't 'extreme Internet censorship' - Washington Post (blog)
- Mon Nov 18 14:14, 2013 GMT
- Ars Technica Schneier tells Washington NSA broke Internet's security for everyone Ars Technica WASHINGTON, DC—To say that there are a lot of people who are angry with the National Security Agency right now would be an understatement. But the things that are getting the most political attention right now—such as the invasion of the privacy of ... NSA spying could prove costly to Internet companies Denver Post U.S. phone, Internet surveillance face court challenges Asbury Park Press all 21 news articles »
Schneier tells Washington NSA broke Internet's security for everyone - Ars Technica
- Mon Nov 18 13:17, 2013 GMT
- Palestinian news agency Ma'an to reopen in the Gaza Strip four months after Hamas closed down the organisation The post Gaza: Hamas reopens Palestinian news agency appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Gaza: Hamas reopens Palestinian news agency
- Mon Nov 18 12:56, 2013 GMT
- In 1993, the novelist, who died on Sunday, reported for Index from a changing China The post Cycles of revolution: Doris Lessing in China appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Cycles of revolution: Doris Lessing in China
- Mon Nov 18 12:30, 2013 GMT
- There is an increasing trend of companies using the DMCA to censor legitimate content, simply because they find it an embarrassment. In a sorry incident this weekend a self-confessed "little guy" with few resources was targeted with a strike on his channel, even though be broke no laws and made no money. Standing up for people like this in the face of company bullying must be a priority. Source: Defending the ‘Little Guy’ from Bogus DMCA Takedown Bullies
Defending the ‘Little Guy’ from Bogus DMCA Takedown Bullies
- Mon Nov 18 13:36, 2013 GMT
- US Homeland Security must disclose ' internet kill switch', court rules Naked Security The Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) has been trying to wrangle documents concerning the kill switch - officially known as Standard Operating Procedure 303 - from the tight grip of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) since filing a ...
US Homeland Security must disclose 'internet kill switch', court rules - Naked Security
- Mon Nov 18 09:35, 2013 GMT
- Waleed al-Shehhi was accused of "endangering state security" and "harming the reputation of the state" for tweeting about a trial The post UAE: Activist sentenced to two years in prison for tweeting appeared first on Index on Censorship .
UAE: Activist sentenced to two years in prison for tweeting
- Mon Nov 18 12:46, 2013 GMT
- Opinion: Why we should give a xxxx about internet censorship Stuff.tv By ignoring the realities of technology, often wilfully, dismissing the problems of enacting default censorship (beyond what's illegal) on the internet , and hiding at least some truths regarding intentions, MPs and the media are doing the public a ...
Opinion: Why we should give a xxxx about internet censorship - Stuff.tv
- Mon Nov 18 11:48, 2013 GMT
- The Guardian Activists say they have found way around Chinese internet censorship The Guardian The strategy involves creating mirror websites – essentially replicas of existing sites – which authorities would be unable to block without severely disrupting other, government-sanctioned internet traffic. Mirror sites that GreatFire.org established ... and more »
Activists say they have found way around Chinese internet censorship - The Guardian
- Mon Nov 18 10:09, 2013 GMT
- Public service messages on Egyptian radio stations candidly tell listeners that a new constitution currently being drafted by a fifty-member panel "won't be the best that the country has had". Listeners are assured however, that the new charter will not be Egypt's last. Shahira Amin reports The post Egypt moves to lower expectations for new constitution appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Egypt moves to lower expectations for new constitution
- Mon Nov 18 04:57, 2013 GMT
- China is moving to tighten its grip over social networking services even more, citing possible threats to stability. On Friday, Chinese authorities released a new blueprint for the country's future that covered economic and social reforms including loosening the nation's decades old one-child policy. But in the online space, the government showed no signs of shifting gears in its vast censorship ...
China to tighten hold on Internet, citing worries about nation's stability
- Fri Nov 15 08:05, 2013 GMT
- THE Federal Department of Islamic Development (Jakim) urged Putrajaya in its Friday sermon today to consider internet censorship to stop attacks against Islam.
Jakim Calls For Internet Censorship To Ward Off Attacks On Islam
- Sat Nov 16 12:40, 2013 GMT
- With copyright holders seriously getting into their web-blocking stride in the UK, it is now impossible to access any of the most well known torrent sites from a regular web browser without tweaks. TorrentFreak took a look at some of the world's most popular torrent and streaming sites in order to figure out which ones remain uncensored in the UK and along the way we discovered a few other items of interest. Source: Top Torrent and Streaming Sites Not Blocked in the UK
Top Torrent and Streaming Sites Not Blocked in the UK
- Sat Nov 16 09:05, 2013 GMT
- The Prime Minister, David Cameron, has confirmed the launch of a new £25m Internet Safety Campaign with the country’s largest broadband ISPs that aims to help educate parents about how best to keep their children safe from adult Internet content. The move is expected to precede the re-announcement of new Internet filtering measures. Since last […]
UK Government and ISPs to Launch GBP25 Million Internet Safety Campaign
- Sat Nov 16 07:13, 2013 GMT
- Internet service providers have made progress in their bid to protect children from pornography, according to the government.
'Progress made' on internet filters
- Sat Nov 16 08:20, 2013 GMT
- A scheme to combat the tide of web sleaze that is corroding childhood has been dramatically accelerated, David Cameron said last night.
Internet porn block to begin in new year: 20m families to make access choice
- Fri Nov 15 20:58, 2013 GMT
- AFP What Canadians need to know about the TPP's Internet Censorship Plan rabble.ca (blog) The 2011 leaked text showed that the TPP could end the open Internet as we know it by criminalizing our online activity, invading our privacy , and making our ability to access the Internet far more expensive. We knew it was bad for the open Internet ... Revealed: The secret negotiations for Internet freedom Fortune TPP Leak Confirms the Worst: US Negotiators Still Trying to Trade Away ... EFF Wikileaks releases draft of long-secret trade proposal Network World all 225 news articles »
What Canadians need to know about the TPP's Internet Censorship Plan - rabble.ca (blog)
- Sat Nov 16 00:55, 2013 GMT
- Of late, the calls for internet censorship in Malaysia has gone louder and the latest is from the Federal Department of Islamic Development (Jakim) which urged Putrajaya yesterday to consider taking such action to stop attacks against Islam. Four years ago, Putrajaya was looking into an internet filtering system akin to the Green Dam that...
Censoring the internet for the interests of the few
- Sat Nov 16 01:07, 2013 GMT
- Of late, the calls for internet censorship in Malaysia has gone louder and the latest is from the Federal Department of Islamic Development (Jakim) which urged Putrajaya yesterday to consider taking such action to stop attacks against Islam. Four years ago, Putrajaya was looking into an internet filtering system akin to the Green Dam that...
- Fri Nov 15 17:24, 2013 GMT
- VPN Software Provider LiquidVPN Takes Internet Privacy to Next Level with New ... SBWire (press release) Livonia, MI -- (SBWIRE) -- 11/15/2013 -- LiquidVPN, a leading provider of VPN software that provides users with unparalleled internet security and privacy , announces new subscriber features that deliver even greater flexibility and privacy . The ...
VPN Software Provider LiquidVPN Takes Internet Privacy to Next Level with New ... - SBWire (press release)
- Fri Nov 15 15:05, 2013 GMT
- China already boasts the world's most sophisticated Internet censorship system. According to the Chinese Communist Party, it isn’t good enough.
China Wants Greater Internet Control
- Fri Nov 15 14:25, 2013 GMT
- "I am Malala" is accused of being against Islam and the constitution, but some prominent Pakistanis see the censoring of the book in private schools as a loss to millions of children, writes Zofeen Ebrahim The post Pakistan: debate rages over Malala book ban appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Pakistan: debate rages over Malala book ban
- Fri Nov 15 13:45, 2013 GMT
- Internet Privacy Groups Say Attorney General's Airbnb Subpoena is an Illegal ... Village Voice (blog) As you're likely aware by now, New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman is deeply unhappy with Airbnb, which allows you a quick, easy way to sleep in stranger's houses. Earlier this year, Airbnb helped a New York host named Nigel Warren win ...
Internet Privacy Groups Say Attorney General's Airbnb Subpoena is an Illegal ... - Village Voice (blog)
- Fri Nov 15 13:03, 2013 GMT
- En garde! Smut 'n' violence be gone! BSkyB's network-level filters are now in place 10 months after it first confirmed plans to follow TalkTalk's strategy that allows subscribers to censor large lumps of the web.…
Murdoch stands between your kids and filth with BSkyB network-level SHIELD
- Fri Nov 15 12:33, 2013 GMT
- A collection showing the types of images censored on Sina Weibo - known as "China's Twitter" - has been revealed.
Pictures censored by China revealed
- Fri Nov 15 10:24, 2013 GMT
- Legal action in Denmark has added several major movie download sites to the country's blocklist. Anti-piracy group Rights Alliance, which acts on behalf of local and United States-based copyright holders, successfully applied to have four sites including Movie4K and PrimeWire blocked at the ISP level. With ten unlicensed domains now inaccessible in Denmark on copyright grounds, rightsholders in Norway are now speaking with ISPs about a Pirate Bay blockade. Source: Denmark Blocks Major Movie Sites, Norway Prepares Pirate Bay Blockade
Denmark Blocks Major Movie Sites, Norway Prepares Pirate Bay Blockade
- Fri Nov 15 09:58, 2013 GMT
- KUALA LUMPUR — Putrajaya should rethink its decision against policing the internet as Islam's “enemies” have resorted to launching cyber attacks to challenge the religion…
THE CHOP IS COMING! Internet control a MUST - Putrajaya drums up support via mosques
- Fri Nov 15 01:37, 2013 GMT
- Photoblogger @RublevkaLive admires the luxury cars of Belarusian diplomats.
Belarusian diplomats in Moscow use million dollar cars (Photo)
- Fri Nov 15 07:08, 2013 GMT
- KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 15 — Putrajaya should rethink its decision against policing the internet as Islam's “enemies” have resorted to launching cyber attacks to challenge the religion of over 60 per...
Social media a threat to Islam, internet controls a must, Muslims told in Friday sermon
- Fri Nov 15 06:42, 2013 GMT
- The Federal Department of Islamic Development (Jakim) urged Putrajaya in its Friday sermon today to consider internet censorship to stop attacks against Islam. The sermon stated that given the challenges posed by anti-Islam groups through information technology, it was important that the Muslim community used whatever reasonable strategy...
Jakim calls for internet censorship to ward off attacks on Islam
- Fri Nov 15 04:41, 2013 GMT
- To better understand how the Iranian government censors the Internet at large , researchers at the University of Pennsylvania's Annenberg School decided it was best to look at how the Islamist regime controls one of the Internet's most popular sites: Wikipedia . Despite the recent election of a reform-minded president, those studying Persian-language Wikipedia through Iranian proxy servers found ...
The Wikipedia Articles Iran's Government Doesn't Want People to See
- Fri Nov 15 03:01, 2013 GMT
- Count the cost of cybercrime to understand if government tech investments deliver Cisco has hosted the launch of a new “Cyber Readiness Index” and endorsed its author's belief that nations need to measure the impact of online crime if they are to understand the true impact of technology on their economies and societies.…
Cisco suggests new economic metric: Gross Domestic P0wnage
- Fri Nov 15 01:35, 2013 GMT
- If in doubt, get the flashy, expensive 20ft video wall out Microsoft has built a new home for its Digital Crimes Unit on its Redmond campus to bring together geeks, lawyers, forensic specialists, and law enforcement in tracking down online crooks around the world.…
Hey, is that <i>CSI: Hackers</i> on TV? Oh, it's Microsoft's Cybercime Center
- Thu Nov 14 22:17, 2013 GMT
- Internet Censorship is Reaching a Whole New Level Of Creepy in the Middle East PolicyMic Essentially, social media in the Middle East gives users the ability to lift the curtain of censorship that has plagued the region for so long, and find like-minded individuals whose views don't meet with government approval. The Gulf states, for ...
Internet Censorship is Reaching a Whole New Level Of Creepy in the Middle East - PolicyMic
- Thu Nov 14 17:27, 2013 GMT
- The web giant says US national security claims hold back its reporting of government user requests, reports Padraig Reidy The post Google wants to “go even further” with transparency appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Google wants to “go even further” with transparency
- Thu Nov 14 16:39, 2013 GMT
- Economic Times Microsoft's Internet cops get high-tech, high- security HQ GeekWire Not every tech company has its own evidence room and forensics lab. And not every police station has a giant touch-screen display. The worlds of technology and criminal investigation are colliding in a new “Cybercrime Center” on Microsoft's Redmond ... Microsoft's new Cybercrime Center combines tactics against hacking groups NBCNews.com Microsoft Inveils State-Of-The-Art Cybercrime Center Dark Reading Microsoft unveils Cybercrime Center to tackle malware, botnets, online child abuse ZDNet all 16 news articles »
Microsoft's Internet cops get high-tech, high-security HQ - GeekWire
- Thu Nov 14 15:20, 2013 GMT
- Sky Broadband (BSkyB) has today joined TalkTalk to become the latest of the big Internet providers to introduce their own network level filtering (censorship) service at the behest of Government demands. The new solution is a free addition and has been designed to block (censor) websites that contain “adult content“. Existing customers who want to […]
UK ISP Sky Broadband Launch Network Level Internet Filtering Service
- Thu Nov 14 07:56, 2013 GMT
- Times of India How to bypass internet censorship Times of India Our Information Liberation Guide by Jim Rion has some useful information on global internet censorship and lists the following countries as the worst violators: North Korea, China, Iran and Saudi Arabia. Other countries not well known for ... This was ...
How to bypass internet censorship - Times of India
- Thu Nov 14 14:46, 2013 GMT
- As the Commonwealth leaders converge on Colombo, the UK must confront Rajapaksa on human rights abuses The post Why David Cameron must stand up to Sri Lanka on human rights appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Why David Cameron must stand up to Sri Lanka on human rights
- Thu Nov 14 13:36, 2013 GMT
- REDMOND, Washington (Reuters) - The maker of the most popular computer operating system in the world is launching a new strategy against criminal hackers by bringing together security engineers, digital forensics experts and lawyers trained in fighting software pirates under one roof at its new Cybercrime Center.
Microsoft's new Cybercrime Center combines tactics against hacking groups
- Thu Nov 14 13:31, 2013 GMT
- High Court judge tells BT and pals to shut out their customers The UK’s biggest ISPs must block customers from accessing another two unlicensed movie-streaming sites, SolarMovie and Tubeplus.…
Brit ISPs ordered to add more movie-streaming websites to block list
- Thu Nov 14 11:42, 2013 GMT
- Techdirt, BoingBoing, professor Michael Geist, lawyer Ken White at Popehat and TorrentFreak - what do we all have in common? According to On Press Inc., we're all copyright scofflaws that deserve to have our webpages removed from Google. Sadly for this aggressor Google disagrees and has just published its refusal to censor dozens of legitimate news articles and references to a one line poem. Source: Google Shatters Insane Glass DMCA Notice on Impact
Google Shatters Insane Glass DMCA Notice on Impact
- Thu Nov 14 11:57, 2013 GMT
- Index host a Google Hangout with York Vision and The Student Journals The post Should young people have the right to be forgotten online? appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Should young people have the right to be forgotten online?
- Thu Nov 14 11:23, 2013 GMT
- To mark Human Rights Day, the United Nations in partnership with DocHouse, present the UK Premiere of ‘Article 12′ - a thought-provoking exposé on our current obsession with voyeurism, surveillance technologies, power and control. Featuring leading academic and commentator Noam Chomsky, the film uses the 12th article of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights to confront […] The post 2nd December – UK Premiere “Article 12″ & Q&A with Index CEO Kirsty Hughes appeared first on Index on Censorship .
2nd December – UK Premiere “Article 12″ & Q&A with Index CEO Kirsty Hughes
- Thu Nov 14 11:22, 2013 GMT
- Speakers Professor Mary Beard – Professor of Classics, University of Cambridge Caroline Dinenage MP – Conservative Chris Bryant MP – Labour Helen Lewis – Deputy Editor, New Statesman Padraig Reidy – News Editor, Index on Censorship Chair: Jackie Ashley – Journalist and broadcaster Where and When 19:30 – 21:00, Tuesday 19 November, 2013 Attlee Suite, […] The post 19 November: Participation, Politics and Power appeared first on Index on Censorship .
19 November: Participation, Politics and Power
- Thu Nov 14 00:49, 2013 GMT
- Brazil to Vote on 'Urgent' Legislation Regarding Internet Privacy Truthdig The bill called Marco Civil da Internet (translated roughly as the civil rights framework of the Internet ) places utmost importance on defending users' privacy and free speech rights, but it will also require all Web firms to store duplicates of their ... Brazil Legislators Bear Down on Internet Bill Wall Street Journal all 3 news articles »
Brazil to Vote on 'Urgent' Legislation Regarding Internet Privacy - Truthdig
- Wed Nov 13 19:09, 2013 GMT
- Homeland Security must disclose ' Internet Kill Switch,' court rules Washington Times The Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) is seeking “Standard Operating Procedure 303,” also known as the “ Internet kill switch” from Homeland Security . The protocols govern shutting down wireless networks to prevent the remote detonation of ... and more »
Homeland Security must disclose 'Internet Kill Switch,' court rules - Washington Times
- Wed Nov 13 21:13, 2013 GMT
- Several advocacy groups are calling for an investigation into Internet companies Yahoo and Google whose networks were secretly accessed by the National Security Agency.
Privacy groups seek FTC probe of Google, Yahoo for exposing data to NSA
- Wed Nov 13 04:32, 2013 GMT
- Comet Encke is among the most accessible comets in the Solar System. Why haven't we sent a spacecraft there yet? Truth is, we've tried. Many times. Here's the story, from Wired Science blogger David S. F. Portree.
Encke in 1980! (1974)
- Wed Nov 13 18:44, 2013 GMT
- Court: Homeland Security Must Disclose ' Internet Kill Switch' Washington Free Beacon The Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) is seeking “Standard Operating Procedure 303,” also known as the “ Internet kill switch” from Homeland Security . The protocols govern shutting down wireless networks to prevent the remote detonation of ... and more »
Court: Homeland Security Must Disclose 'Internet Kill Switch' - Washington Free Beacon
- Wed Nov 13 16:59, 2013 GMT
- WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange caused a political firestorm and raised potent questions about censorship and information control with his massive releases of government data. Now he’s communicating through music. Assange speaks up on Multi_Viral, a raging rap-rock song created by Rene Perez, or Residente, frontman and songwriter for the activist musical duo Calle 13, released online this week.
Calle 13 and WikiLeaks’ Assange go ‘Multi_Viral’
- Wed Nov 13 15:04, 2013 GMT
- The EMEA division of the Motion Picture Association (MPA) has successfully won fresh court orders from the High Court in London that will require all of the United Kingdom’s six biggest broadband ISPs to block their customers from accessing the SolarMovie and Tubeplus websites over “illegal” Internet streaming content. The two sites join an increasingly […]
Big UK ISPs Set to Block SolarMovie and Tubeplus Piracy Websites
- Mon Nov 11 19:06, 2013 GMT
- The Week UK New threat model army The Economist (blog) Security guru Bruce Schneier (pictured) did not pull his punches when he addressed the 1,200 engineers gathered for the meeting of Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) in Vancouver last week. But when it came to the question of what should be done ... Time to forgive Ed Snowden and let him come home IDG News Service Germans seek their own internet after NSA spying revelations The Week UK Mistaking Omniscience for Omnipotence: A World Without Privacy Truth-Out Techlife - Network World all 133 news articles »
New threat model army - The Economist (blog)
- Wed Nov 13 00:01, 2013 GMT
- Meet the UK's most successful video bloggers
The bloggers beating unemployment
- Tue Nov 12 22:25, 2013 GMT
- State of censorship : How Iran censors the Internet (and how its citizens get ... PandoDaily (blog) It's that at the time of the protests there were only up to 18,000 Iranians on Twitter, according to Collin Anderson, a researcher who studies Internet freedom in Iran. Most of the tweets that Westerners spread around originated in other countries ... How Iran Uses Wikipedia To Censor The Internet BuzzFeed all 2 news articles »
State of censorship: How Iran censors the Internet (and how its citizens get ... - PandoDaily (blog)
- Wed Nov 13 01:12, 2013 GMT
- A U.S. email provider can promise its users all the security and privacy it wants; it still has to do whatever it takes to give the government access. That's the gist of the Justice Department's 60-page appellate brief in the ...
In Lavabit Appeal, U.S. Doubles Down on Access to Web Crypto Keys
- Tue Nov 12 21:41, 2013 GMT
- State lawmakers take up Internet privacy , 'revenge porn' bills Tuesday Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Madison — The state would protect the Facebook accounts of job applicants and students and criminalize so-called "revenge porn," under two Internet privacy bills before lawmakers Tuesday. The Senate unanimously ... The bipartisan bill, which would now ... and more »
State lawmakers take up Internet privacy, 'revenge porn' bills Tuesday - Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
- Tue Nov 12 17:44, 2013 GMT
- How many tasks are too much for a bumblebee brain? Wired Science blogger Mary Bates takes you inside an experiment -- involving robot crab spiders, quinine, and artificial flowers -- that aims to find out.
Bumblebees Multitask — When the Stakes Are High
- Tue Nov 12 18:04, 2013 GMT
- Back in March 2012 we teamed up with Crowdstrike, the Honeynet Project and Dell SecureWorks in disabling the second version of the Hlux/Kelihos-Botnet. We thought that now would be a good time for an update on what has happened to that sinkhole-server over the last 19 months. What we see now is what we expected. The botnet is getting smaller and smaller - victims have been disinfecting or reinstalling their PCs over time. At the moment we're counting about 1000 unique bots on average per month: Number of unique bots since March 2012 Due to the botnets peer-to-peer-design, there could still exist an independent subset of the initial botnet which never connected to our sinkhole. But we think that the bot-count for any such subset would have evolved in a similar way, because most likely the bot-herders would leave them alone as well and concentrate on establishing "Hlux 3". Most of the bots are still running under Windows XP. But we also saw some bots running under Windows Server 2008: OS (last 14 days) Most of the infected clients are located in Poland: Countries (last 14 days) The group behind Hlux is known to be adept at quickly renewing their illegal infrastructure. Since the group is also known to be behind the Waledac botnet , we think that this is unlikely to be the last we hear about this gang. Last but not least, a quick review about the story of Hlux/Kelihos: In September 2011 we performed the first takedown of Hlux. The criminals responsible for that botnet didn´t show a major interest in taking counter-measures - they abandoned the botnet to its fate (of being under our control now) and immediately began to build a new botnet. So after a short time, Hlux 2 appeared on the radar and we did it again - poisoning the p2p-network to sinkhole it . And again, the criminals quickly rebuilt their botnet and Hlux 3 was born - within 20 minutes! In March 2013 the bad guys were faced with a new shutdown operation - initiated and performed live at the RSA Conference 2013 by our friends over at Crowdstrike.
Sinkholing the Hlux/Kelihos botnet - what happened?
- Tue Nov 12 18:32, 2013 GMT
- BBC News Brazil going too far on internet security Financial Times It would require US internet companies operating in Brazil to duplicate infrastructure that they already possess offshore, setting up huge and costly data centres inside the country. This would inevitably leave those internet companies wondering ... Brazil passes Internet privacy law in wake of US espionage Standart News Brazil debates internet law in wake of NSA scandal BBC News Brazil, Germany debut UN Web privacy resolution Las Vegas Sun all 18 news articles »
Brazil going too far on internet security - Financial Times
- Tue Nov 12 16:03, 2013 GMT
- Cyber assaults 'slow traffic' as miscreants slurp email logins Anonymous hacktivists have claimed they used laptops to launch cyber attacks against the British government whilst attending a protest in Parliament Square last week, The Register has learned.…
Anonymous claims Parliament Wi-Fi hack during London protest
- Tue Nov 12 15:04, 2013 GMT
- Fighting cybercrime, protecting data. Yo! Data security biz Trustwave has acquired fellow data security provider Application Security, a startup that specialises in automated database security scanning technologies.…
Trustwave gobbles up Application Security, gorges itself on tech
- Mon Nov 11 21:59, 2013 GMT
- Last month I wrote about Chinese Internet censors, who seem less concerned about eliminating criticism of the government, and more concerned with preventing grassroots collective action. In America, the right to assembly is guaranteed, so there’s no censoring of tweeted incitements to mass action, political or otherwise. For many, any mention of the Arab Spring immediately calls to mind a ...
Twitter Isn't Spreading Democracy—Democracy Is Spreading Twitter
- Mon Nov 11 12:01, 2013 GMT
- Sixty-six percent of American writers disapprove of their government's collection of phone and internet data, according to a survey from the Pen American Center. The post Pen American survey: Mass surveillance causing self-censorship among writers appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Pen American survey: Mass surveillance causing self-censorship among writers
- Tue Nov 12 12:05, 2013 GMT
- Copyright holders have asked Google to remove more than 200,000,000 allegedly infringing links from its search engine this year. At the current rate the 2013 total is expected to exceed a record breaking quarter billion URLs. Music industry groups RIAA and BPI are the most active senders, with dozens of millions of URLs each. FilesTube is the most-censored site, with over seven million of the search engine's links now removed from Google's search results. Source: Google Deleted 200 Million “Pirate” Search Results in 2013
Google Deleted 200 Million “Pirate” Search Results in 2013
- Tue Nov 12 12:40, 2013 GMT
- Japan's " Privacy Visor" Offers Internet Privacy and Incessant Giggles Kotaku When you step outside, anyone can snap your photo. And said photo could spread all over cyberspace—Twitter, Facebook, you name it. Heck, it could even end up here! Maybe you don't want that. Maybe you want privacy . Maybe you don't might looking silly.
Japan's "Privacy Visor" Offers Internet Privacy and Incessant Giggles - Kotaku
- Tue Nov 12 11:22, 2013 GMT
- The UK's banks are to be subjected to a simulated cyber attack to see if the system can cope.
AUDIO: Banks face simulated cyber attack
- Tue Nov 12 10:23, 2013 GMT
- Infosec bods say malware-flingers have moved on to CryptoLocker Security researchers at Trend Micro reckon that Blackhole, cybercrooks' preferred tool for running drive-by download attacks from compromised websites, is no longer being updated. This means the utility - which was available for rent at around $50 a day - has quickly gone stale.…
Stale, smelly Blackhole leads to dried-up spam, claim baddie-probers
- Mon Nov 11 15:35, 2013 GMT
- Europe needs Internet security UPI.com Last week, Internet security company Trend Microsystems said the activist group Anonymous targeted the website of the Singapore prime minister. Kroes said a comprehensive network was needed because cyberattackers can exploit "the weakest link in the ... and more »
Europe needs Internet security - UPI.com
- Mon Nov 11 21:59, 2013 GMT
- Wikimedia Commons Last month I wrote about Chinese Internet censors , who seem less concerned about eliminating criticism of the government, and more concerned with preventing grassroots collective action. ...
Values, Not Technology, Are What Matters to Democracy
- Mon Nov 11 16:01, 2013 GMT
- BONN, Germany (Reuters) - Deutsche Telekom said it would launch a secure internet service next year for smaller companies that find it hard to pay for defenses against sophisticated forms of cyber crime.
Deutsche Telekom to offer firms 'clean pipe' against hackers
- Mon Nov 11 15:40, 2013 GMT
- Staffers at Bloomberg News accused editors of spiking an investigative story to avoid the wrath of the Communist Party. But analysts say accusations of self-censorship go far beyond this one case. One American academic compares China's censorial authority to a "giant anaconda" — its mere presence enough to make people limit their behavior.
Western Media In China: Adjusting To The 'Anaconda'
- Mon Nov 11 14:58, 2013 GMT
- Staffers at Bloomberg News accused editors of spiking an investigative story to avoid the wrath of the Communist Party. But experts say accusations of self-censorship go far beyond this one case. One American academic compares China's censorial authority to a "giant anaconda" — its mere presence enough to make people limit their behavior.
Western Media In China: Living With The 'Anaconda'
- Mon Nov 11 14:11, 2013 GMT
- As Bitcoin reached an all-time high of $327/BTC, news about yet another huge robbery hit the world of crypto-currencies. One of the relatively new “Bitcoin banking” services named inputs.io claimed it has been compromised by hackers . The attackers were able to penetrate the server on October 23 and 26 and transfer 4100 BTC (approximately US$1.2 million). According to “Tradefortress”, the service owner, the attackers used old email accounts together with a password reset technique: “ They were able to bypass two-factor authorization due to a flaw on the server host side ”. Right now it is not possible to confirm that this was a real hack, and not merely a site owner scamming customers. But it is not the first time this has happened - there were a number of similar incidents in recent years on many different bitcoin storage and exchange services. Examples include, in May and July 2012, the Bitconica theft (approx. 58,000 bitcoins stolen), Linode hacks in March 2012 (approx. 46,000 bitcoins stolen) and Bitfloor Theft in September 2012 (approx. 24,000 bitcoins stolen). All this accidents happened because of silly mistakes made by service operators. Bitfloor was robbed because its unencrypted wallet backup was mistakenly stored on some of the servers. The Bitconica theft occured when a top privileged email account was compromised giving the cybercriminals access to Bitconica’s rackspace server where the wallet was kept. There are hundreds of similar examples. Bitcoin is a secure and viable currency, but its security ultimately depends on its users. If users are unable to establish the security of their own wallets they definitely will lose them. The best strategy for storing and using Bitcoins securely is “Don’t keep all of your eggs in the same basket”. Use different approaches for short-term and long-term storage. The most flexible solutions are usually the least secure ones as well. You don’t want to keep all of your bitcoins on your mobile or Blockchain wallet for instance - but just enough for weekly use. At the end of the week, you can top-up your Bitcoins from your long-term storage, the one which is secured. How to keep your Bitcoins safe: If you own a couple of Bitcoins, then the most important thing is how to keep them safe. Here’s a couple of tips from our side based on personal experience and watching cybercriminals at work. First of all - the Bitcoins should not be kept in online stock exchange services or banks that are new and untrustworthy. Keep in mind that most of these services are anonymous; owners are only known by nicknames so most likely, you will not be able to get a refund of your money if something bad happens. Even if a service has a perfect reputation, it could also be compromised like any ordinary bank. To store your Bitcoins, you can use an open-source “offline” bitcoin client like Electrum or Armory. These encrypt your wallet with a strong password and protect it, ensuring that only you have access to your crypto-currency. Passphrases for your bitcoin wallets and online storages should be complex as possible - use open source password generating software. Once you have your bitcoins in an “offline” wallet, secured by a strong password, make sure your PC is protected with a good, solid antivirus and your PC has the latest software updates installed. If you have a huge amount of bitcoins - you should keep them in a wallet on a PC that is not connected to the Internet at all! Some say Bitcoins will bring down governments or even the society as we know it; others advocate it as the solution to all our financial problems. To be honest, when it comes to Bitcoins, nobody knows what the future will bring. One thing is for sure, though - cybercriminals are highly interested into stealing your hard earned crypto-currencies, so we’re likely to see more attacks in the future.
How to keep your Bitcoins safe
- Mon Nov 11 14:37, 2013 GMT
- Stress test will check IT resilience - but not physical security Financial firms and banks across London will be hit with a cyber war game scenario tomorrow to test how well they could hold up under a major IT attack.…
Blighty's banks prep for repeated kicks to cyber-'nads in Operation Waking Shark II
- Mon Nov 11 13:41, 2013 GMT
- Brazil sparks furore over internet privacy bill Financial Times What is more, analysts believe that storing data onshore will contribute almost nothing to security . Ultimately, data no matter where kept are highly likely to be shared across the global internet at some point, opening details up to interception by ... Brazil, Germany debut UN Web privacy resolution Las Vegas Sun all 3 news articles »
Brazil sparks furore over internet privacy bill - Financial Times
- Mon Nov 11 12:02, 2013 GMT
- In light of the Argentinian supreme court's ruling to uphold the country's controversial media law, Ronaldo Pelli reports on the fight between governments and private media across Latin America The post The fight for the fourth power in Latin America appeared first on Index on Censorship .
The fight for the fourth power in Latin America
- Mon Nov 11 11:32, 2013 GMT
- Internet of Things: Consumers Conflicted Between Privacy and Convenience BusinessNewsDaily With 50 billion devices expected to be connected to the Internet by 2020, researchers said such conflicts regarding privacy , security and convenience trade-offs, along with the gap between belief and behavior, will become even more significant as IoT ... Protecting Your Data with M2M Connected World Magazine all 3 news articles »
Internet of Things: Consumers Conflicted Between Privacy and Convenience - BusinessNewsDaily
- Mon Nov 11 08:46, 2013 GMT
- The killing of the Pakistani Taliban's leader finds resonance across the country where anger against drone strikes is high. Zofeen Ebrahim writes The post Pakistan: “Martyred” foes, drones and instability appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Pakistan: “Martyred” foes, drones and instability
- Mon Nov 11 00:58, 2013 GMT
- That's the infidelity-as-a-service site Ashleymadison.com, not a proper cloud Singapore has reportedly decided to block infidelity-as-a-service ashleymadison.com , the site with the cheeky motto “Life is Short. Have an affair.”…
Singaporeans THANK government for BANNING IaaS site
- Sun Nov 10 16:11, 2013 GMT
- BANGI: It is time to filter Internet content due to rampant abuse in the distribution of pornography, questionable news and slanders, said former prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.
Dr M Urges Censorship Of Internet
- Fri Nov 8 02:38, 2013 GMT
- RT (blog) ' Privacy essential to democracy': Germany, Brazil introduce anti-spying UN ... RT (blog) The document urging an end to the global electronic espionage and the extension of Internet freedom was read out in the Third Committee of the UN for social, humanitarian and cultural affairs. "The General Assembly ... affirms that the same rights that ... and more »
'Privacy essential to democracy': Germany, Brazil introduce anti-spying UN ... - RT (blog)
- Fri Nov 8 19:29, 2013 GMT
- November 8, 2013 -- Jimmy Wales, founder of crowd-sourced encyclopedia Wikipedia, said the NSA’s alleged PRISM surveillance program hurts confidence in US cloud computing services and gives oppressive regimes the grounds for greater censorship. Keep on reading: Wikipedia Founder Says NSA Surveillance Hurts US Cloud Providers, Free Speech
Wikipedia Founder Says NSA Surveillance Hurts US Cloud Providers, Free Speech
- Fri Nov 8 14:45, 2013 GMT
- IETF to improve the security of Internet protocols Help Net Security Discussions over the past few months, including many in the more than 100 working group sessions this week, are carefully and systematically reviewing Internet security and exploring ways to improve privacy and other aspects of security for different ...
IETF to improve the security of Internet protocols - Help Net Security
- Thu Nov 7 17:58, 2013 GMT
- AFP Google Ordered to Block Formula One Star's Orgy Pics PC Magazine "The law does not support Mr. Mosley's demand for the construction of an unprecedented new Internet censorship tool," Google Associate General Counsel Daphne Keller said in a September statement. She pointed to repeated European court rulings that ... French Court Orders Google to Block Sadomasochistic Orgy Image of Former ... International Business Times AU Should Google Be Forced To Filter Search Results? WebProNews French court orders Google to block Mosley 'orgy photos' BBC News Infosecurity Magazine - AFP all 107 news articles »
Google Ordered to Block Formula One Star's Orgy Pics - PC Magazine
- Sat Nov 9 04:23, 2013 GMT
- Thai Media Groups Reject ' Internet Censorship ' Bill Global Voices Online Among proposed amendments to the CCA is a measure that would allow authorities to block websites without seeking prior approval from a court and the ICT Minister. Under the ... The groups added that the bill goes “against Internet communication ...
Thai Media Groups Reject 'Internet Censorship' Bill - Global Voices Online
- Sat Nov 9 01:54, 2013 GMT
- Singapore's internet regulator will block access to infidelity website AshleyMadison.com following a public uproar over the Canada-based site's plan to offer a service in the Southeast Asian city-state. "We recognize that site blocking is not a perfect way of denying access to prohibited content, as it can be circumvented," Singapore's Media Development Authority (MDA) said in a statement late ...
Singapore to block access to Canadian adultery website
- Fri Nov 8 17:37, 2013 GMT
- Data brokers' collection of internet activity data raises privacy issues CSO Those companies – there were 253 of them as of this past March, according to a directory compiled by the Privacy Rights Clearinghouse – collect and sell information to marketers on everything from your marital status, whether you might be pregnant or ... and more »
Data brokers' collection of internet activity data raises privacy issues - CSO
- Fri Nov 8 21:37, 2013 GMT
- Kovurt VPN Promises Big Cyber Monday 2013 Deals For Internet Privacy Fans China Newswire (press release) Hong Kong, November 9, 2013 /ChinaNewswire.com - Xinwengao.com/ - Maintaining privacy on your phone or laptop is now easier and cheaper with a one-day opportunity to get a 50% discount on a VPN subscription from Kovurt.com. This year's Cyber ...
Kovurt VPN Promises Big Cyber Monday 2013 Deals For Internet Privacy Fans - China Newswire (press release)
- Thu Nov 7 14:13, 2013 GMT
- Washington Post (blog) Here's how people are changing their Internet habits to avoid NSA snooping Washington Post (blog) "I've begun educating myself on internet security and privacy ," one reader wrote. In an atmosphere of increased concern about surveillance, users have adopted privacy -enhancing technologies, ditched services they deemed to have inadequate privacy ... arkOS Launches Funding Campaign to Challenge Internet Titans, Bring Privacy ... PR Web (press release) This time, it's personal: Government spying hits Google where it hurts InfoWorld Google Employees Lash out at NSA over Cable Tapping Reports Voice of America Computerworld (blog) all 54 news articles »
Here's how people are changing their Internet habits to avoid NSA snooping - Washington Post (blog)
- Fri Nov 8 08:26, 2013 GMT
- Abdulnasser Gharem is revolutionizing the contemporary art scene in Saudi Arabia with performance art and installations that chafe against his country's bureaucracy. A lieutenant colonel in the army, Gharem skirts potential censorship by exhibiting his boldest, most critical pieces outside Saudi borders.
Saudi Soldier Questions Authority With Art (And Plastic Wrap)
- Fri Nov 8 15:23, 2013 GMT
- This week saw some movement in the debate over NSA and GCHQ surveillance, and a court case that could have very serious consequences. Padraig Reidy writes The post The week in mass surveillance appeared first on Index on Censorship .
The week in mass surveillance
- Fri Nov 8 07:08, 2013 GMT
- Owner of critical website Burevesnik faces extradition to Macedonia The post Macedonian journalist arrested on espionage charges appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Macedonian journalist arrested on espionage charges
- Fri Nov 8 13:04, 2013 GMT
- It's Operation Hangover. Word Both cybercrooks and cyberspies have seized on a recently discovered and as-yet-unpatched Microsoft vulnerability to run attacks.…
Spies and crooks BOTH ravaging Microsoft's unpatched 0-day hole
- Thu Nov 7 19:00, 2013 GMT
- In a professional cybercrime ecosystem, largely resembling that of a legitimate economy, market participants constantly strive to optimize their campaigns, achieve stolen assets liquidity, and most importantly, aim to reach a degree of efficiency that would help them gain market share. Thus, help them secure multiple revenue streams. Despite the increased transparency on the Russian/Easter European underground market — largely thanks to improved social networking courtesy of the reputation-aware cybercriminals wanting to establish themselves as serious vendors — certain newly joining vendors continue being a victim of their market-irrelevant ‘biased exclusiveness’ in terms of the unique value propositon (UVP) presented […] The post Source code for proprietary spam bot offered for sale, acts as force multiplier for cybercrime-friendly activity appeared first on Webroot Threat Blog .
Source code for proprietary spam bot offered for sale, acts as force multiplier for cybercrime-friendly activity
- Fri Nov 8 07:30, 2013 GMT
- Here are a few cases that show just how empty Putin's promises are The post Putin promises discrimination free Olympics – should you believe him? appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Putin promises discrimination free Olympics – should you believe him?
- Fri Nov 8 08:36, 2013 GMT
- Azadliq, an independent Azerbaijani newspaper, is in danger of folding. The paper has come under severe economic pressure to silence its critical voice following the country's presidential election. Andrei Aliaksandrau writes The post Azerbaijan’s leading independent newspaper in danger appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Azerbaijan’s leading independent newspaper in danger
- Fri Nov 8 01:04, 2013 GMT
- The politics of policing, rape, sexual politics, social media and censorship are all potentially explosive and they've all gone off at the same time with the so-called Roast Busters social media group. The public's revulsion and outrage...
Bryce Edwards: Political roundup: Police, rape, censorship, and sexual politics
- Thu Nov 7 23:44, 2013 GMT
- Al Jazeera America Germany, Brazil present UN resolution on cyber privacy Al Jazeera America German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff have expressed outrage over reports that the National Security Agency spied on their governments' communications. Stan Honda/AFP/Getty Images. Brazil and Germany formally presented ... Brazil, Germany present anti-spy resolution at UN Press TV 'Online privacy essential to democracy': Germany, Brazil introduce anti-spying ... RT (blog) all 35 news articles »
Germany, Brazil present UN resolution on cyber privacy - Al Jazeera America
- Thu Nov 7 22:11, 2013 GMT
- Malware is malware, says top Finn Antivirus maker F-Secure has responded to privacy campaigners' concerns over the handling of spook-grade surveillance malware – by insisting its security software slays government spyware wherever it can.…
Does F-Secure's antivirus turn a blind eye to spook spyware? CEO hits back
- Thu Nov 7 18:03, 2013 GMT
- Ars Technica Microsoft, Facebook unite for Internet Bug Bounty program CNET CNET · News · Security & Privacy ; Microsoft, Facebook unite for Internet Bug Bounty program ... Sponsored by Microsoft and Facebook, the Internet Bug Bounty challenges you to hack your way into such critical Web platforms as OpenSSL, PHP, Perl, and ... New Internet Bug Bounty holds companies accountable, protects hackers ZDNet Now there's a bug bounty program for the whole Internet Ars Technica Rivals Microsoft, Google, FB team up for internet security Times of India ITProPortal - PCWorld all 30 news articles »
Microsoft, Facebook unite for Internet Bug Bounty program - CNET
- Thu Nov 7 16:41, 2013 GMT
- Daily News & Analysis Brazil and Germany introduce UN resolution to protect Internet privacy from ... Minneapolis Star Tribune UNITED NATIONS — Brazil and Germany are presenting a resolution to the U.N. General Assembly urging all countries to extend internationally guaranteed privacy rights to the Internet and other electronic communications. The proposed resolution follows ... Brazil after in-country Internet data storage Press TV all 19 news articles »
Brazil and Germany introduce UN resolution to protect Internet privacy from ... - Minneapolis Star Tribune
- Thu Nov 7 10:50, 2013 GMT
- Privacy Concerns Seem to Fade as Internet Use Grows National Journal A recent poll by Gallup seems to suggest Zuckerberg was right, though at least one privacy expert questions the findings of the survey conducted last month, in the midst of growing revelations about the broad reach of National Security Agency surveillance. and more »
Privacy Concerns Seem to Fade as Internet Use Grows - National Journal
- Thu Nov 7 14:10, 2013 GMT
- Leading Engineers Agree to Upgrade Standards to Improve Internet Privacy and ... 4-traders (press release) Internet security has been a focus this week for the more than 1100 engineers and technologists from around the world gathered at the 88th meeting of the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF). As the Internet's premier standards organization ... and more »
Leading Engineers Agree to Upgrade Standards to Improve Internet Privacy and ... - 4-traders (press release)
- Thu Nov 7 13:13, 2013 GMT
- Facebook's photo-sharing service has blocked searches for some topics associated with photos or videos used to publicise the illegal sale of drugs.
Instagram blocks drugs ad searches
- Thu Nov 7 12:19, 2013 GMT
- The Intelligence and Security Committee of Parliament is today holding its first ever Open Evidence Session. The witnesses are the three heads of the UK intelligence Agencies The post Intelligence heads to give evidence to Parliament committee appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Intelligence heads to give evidence to Parliament committee
- Thu Nov 7 11:06, 2013 GMT
- Forget the Backdoor: The Government Now Wants Keys to the Internet Mother Jones Internet privacy relies heavily on the ability of tech companies to hide user content—such as your emails and bank information—behind a secure wall. But the Department of Justice is waging an unprecedented battle in court to win the power to seize ... and more »
Forget the Backdoor: The Government Now Wants Keys to the Internet - Mother Jones
- Thu Nov 7 10:09, 2013 GMT
- An Angolan teen been detained for almost two months for "insulting the President" via t-shirts. This is not the first time tees have landed someone in serious trouble The post Nine “criminal” t-shirts appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Nine “criminal” t-shirts
- Thu Nov 7 09:25, 2013 GMT
- After a hiatus of more than two years, anti-piracy companies and rightsholders will begin monitoring Norwegian file-sharers this month. The last time spying on P2P networks was allowed was back in 2011 but in less than 30 days content organizations, including the powerful MPA, will resume their work. BitTorrent users will be the number one target. Source: MPA Will Begin Norway File-Sharing Crackdown This Month
MPA Will Begin Norway File-Sharing Crackdown This Month
- Wed Nov 6 19:20, 2013 GMT
- ISACA: Privacy and Security Come to the Forefront in the ' Internet of Things' Infosecurity Magazine Even as the implementation of the Affordable Care Act – and its attendant website “issues” – has captured a large chunk of the national attention in the US, the (ISC)² is focusing on cyber-health in a different way. The group has announced the ... ISACA 2013 IT Risk/Reward Barometer survey shows consumers worried about ... Bobsguide (press release) Benefits of Connected Devices Outweigh Risks to New Zealand Scoop.co.nz (press release) UK trust in mobile apps low, Isaca report reveals TechTarget all 7 news articles »
ISACA: Privacy and Security Come to the Forefront in the 'Internet of Things' - Infosecurity Magazine
- Thu Nov 7 03:49, 2013 GMT
- Strong reactions erupted among Cambodian youth on Facebook over the Ministry of Culture and Fine Arts’ decision of taking back a possibly promised screening licence of the sex trafficking documentary film 3.50 in Phnom Penh-based Legend Cinema one week prior to the premiere on October 31.
‘Why can’t I see this?!’ Cambodian youth release anger and consternation over censorship of 3.50 on Facebook
- Thu Nov 7 00:13, 2013 GMT
- New VyprVPN Server Cluster in Thailand Enables Better Online Privacy Protection and Security
Golden Frog's VyprVPN Launches New Server to Help Preserve Open and Free Internet in Thailand
- Wed Nov 6 23:53, 2013 GMT
- The Verge 'Nazi' Sex Dungeon Tests Internet Privacy Bloomberg 'Nazi' Sex Dungeon Tests Internet Privacy . By Marc Champion 2013-11-06T23:53:33Z. Could there be a less probable, less sympathetic and therefore better test case for privacy on the Internet than the sex life of former world motor racing chief Max Mosley? Privacy ruling forces Google to delete racy images CNET (blog) French court orders Google to block sex party photos of former FIA boss Max ... The Verge Google ordered to remove sex party images of Max Mosley and build ... VentureBeat New York Times - Sydney Morning Herald - The Independent all 80 news articles »
'Nazi' Sex Dungeon Tests Internet Privacy - Bloomberg
- Wed Nov 6 19:23, 2013 GMT
- The Internet giant said it would appeal a French court's ruling that it strip nine images of the former European racing chief Max Mosley from search results.
Google Is Ordered to Block Images in Privacy Case
- Wed Nov 6 17:10, 2013 GMT
- Public invited to online forum on Internet privacy The Keene Sentinel An online service is needed to view this article in its entirety. You need an online service to view this article in its entirety. Click here if you already have a login to the site. Login now. Need a print or online subscription? Subscribe. First time ... and more »
Public invited to online forum on Internet privacy - The Keene Sentinel
- Wed Nov 6 07:46, 2013 GMT
- In a defeat for Google, a French court has ordered the search engine to filter nine images of former Formula One chief Max Mosley, the company said today. Mosley was also awarded €1 in damages. The post French court orders Google to filter Mosley photos appeared first on Index on Censorship .
French court orders Google to filter Mosley photos
- Wed Nov 6 12:42, 2013 GMT
- A blogger seeking funds to continue tweeting the phone-hacking trial has reached his target.
Blogger hits trial tweeting target
- Wed Nov 6 12:10, 2013 GMT
- Index on Censorship supports today’s High Court challenge to the use of counter-terrorism powers to detain David Miranda at Heathrow airport in August. Index is a member of a coalition of free speech and media organisations that has made a written submission in support of Miranda’s hearing. Online Editor Sean Gallagher said: ‘The Terrorism Act […] The post Miranda High Court challenge appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Miranda High Court challenge
- Wed Nov 6 10:29, 2013 GMT
- The case of a little girl called Maria, allegedly abducted by a Roma couple on the outskirts of Farsala in central Greece, has filled local and world headlines with prejudice and racist stereotypes. Christos Syllas writes The post Roma in Greece: Headlines revert to ancient prejudice appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Roma in Greece: Headlines revert to ancient prejudice
- Wed Nov 6 09:28, 2013 GMT
- Internet access is on the rise, but digital freedom is stifled by regime restrictions. Edward Ronald Sekyewa reports The post Uganda: Internet under regime control appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Uganda: Internet under regime control
- Wed Nov 6 02:16, 2013 GMT
- 'Operation Ghost Click' seeks its last fugitive The US Federal Bureau of Investigation has added five new names to its "Cyber's Most Wanted" list, bringing the total number of fugitives urgently wanted in relation to computer and data-related crimes to 17.…
Cyber dragnet: Five new HACKERS join FBI's 'most wanted' list
- Wed Nov 6 01:55, 2013 GMT
- Connectivity and freedom of speech was at the core of Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt’s fireside talk to students in Bangkok.
Google's Schmidt blasts state censorship
- Tue Nov 5 22:42, 2013 GMT
- After decades of rule by a brutal regime known for imprisoning cyber-dissidents, Internet freedom in Myanmar expanded dramatically over the past year, according to a recent report by Freedom House. The report warns that the Internet in Myanmar is still “not free,” however, and that major obstacles remain to further improvement. One is a legacy of repression that casts a shadow on the reform ...
Myanmar's Promising Experiment With Internet Freedom
- Tue Nov 5 12:09, 2013 GMT
- London meeting demands action on surveillance. Padraig Reidy reports The post MPs call for asylum for Edward Snowden appeared first on Index on Censorship .
MPs call for asylum for Edward Snowden
- Tue Nov 5 11:44, 2013 GMT
- No people required here ... bring on the Rise of the Machines LADIS 2013 The Internet of Things may be a young field, but researchers are already cooking up a filesystem to simplify how devices share information with one another, which could lead to community-backed services such as an automated neighborhood watch.…
A use for the Internet of Things: ROBOCOP Neighbourhood Watch
- Tue Nov 5 08:45, 2013 GMT
- The status quo between the European Union and Belarus remains in place. The EU Council prolonged its present sanctions against Belarusian officials this week, Andrei Aliaksandrau writes The post EU and Belarus: Change the black list, keep the deadlock appeared first on Index on Censorship .
EU and Belarus: Change the black list, keep the deadlock
- Tue Nov 5 09:23, 2013 GMT
- AS IF G-men would tell us about state-sponsored badness, scoff AV firms Analysis Security guru Bruce Schneier has joined with the Electronic Frontier Foundation and 23 other privacy and digital rights activists to call on antivirus firms to publicly state they do not turn a blind eye towards state-sponsored malware.…
Antivirus bods grilled: Do YOU turn a blind eye to government spyware?
- Tue Nov 5 08:50, 2013 GMT
- Vietnam's government keeps cultural activities from web comics to concerts under its watchful eye, for sex as much as sedition. Helen Clark reports The post Inept or clever? Vietnam’s censors keep everyone guessing appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Inept or clever? Vietnam’s censors keep everyone guessing
- Tue Nov 5 08:03, 2013 GMT
- Says it has a million-IOPs MONSTER lurking in basement Fujitsu has replaced virtually all of its ETERNUS storage product line, bar the entry-level and high-end products, with a new generation promising unified block and file access, deduplication and greater performance.…
From here to ETERNUS and beyond: Fujitsu refreshes array lines
- Mon Nov 4 16:41, 2013 GMT
- The Many Types of Online Censorship Huffington Post In the face of ongoing revelations about extensive snooping by the U.S. National Security Agency (NSA), censorship abroad may seem like yesterday's problem. These revelations are troubling, but there is a broader array of threats to internet freedom ...
The Many Types of Online Censorship - Huffington Post
- Mon Nov 4 16:25, 2013 GMT
- Display team hits repressive kingdom amid negotiations over fighter jets contract. Padraig Reidy reports The post Britain sends RAF Red Arrows to Bahrain appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Britain sends RAF Red Arrows to Bahrain
- Mon Nov 4 14:51, 2013 GMT
- BCHR were awarded the human rights prize for their peaceful fight for fundamental rights in Bahrain The post Bahrain Center for Human Rights wins Norwegian Rafto Prize appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Bahrain Center for Human Rights wins Norwegian Rafto Prize
- Mon Nov 4 11:30, 2013 GMT
- As the AP's chief photographer for Asia, David Guttenfelder now sends out images from the Pyongyang bureau and posts daily to Instagram. In a country without the Internet, a reporter with social media is king, so we asked Guttenfelder for his report from the inside.
Uncensored Instagrams From North Korea Buck Brutal Trend of Secrecy
- Mon Nov 4 09:57, 2013 GMT
- Journalists were attacked by pro-Morsi protesters as the trial of the deposed president and 14 other Muslim Brotherhood leaders opened in Cairo on Monday morning. The tension on the streets of the Egyptian capital was palpable, Shahira Amin writes The post Egypt tense as Morsi trial gets under way appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Egypt tense as Morsi trial gets under way
- Mon Nov 4 08:30, 2013 GMT
- Creating national networks will shackle the internet, inherently change its technical infrastructure, throttle innovation, and likely lead to far more dangerous privacy violations around the globe, Leslie Harris of Center for Democracy & Technology writes The post Don’t gerrymander the internet appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Don’t gerrymander the internet
- Mon Nov 4 07:00, 2013 GMT
- From Bitcoin accepting services offering access to compromised malware infected hosts and vertical integration to occupy a larger market share, to services charging based on malware executions, we’ve seen multiple attempts by novice cybercriminals to introduce unique value propositions (UVP). These are centered on differentiating their offering in an over-supplied cybercrime-friendly market segment. And that’s just for starters. A newly launched service is offering access to malware infecting hosts, DDoS for hire/on demand, as well as crypting malware before the campaign is launched. All in an effort to differentiate its unique value proposition not only by vertically integrating, but also emphasizing […] The post Cybercriminals differentiate their ‘access to compromised PCs’ service proposition, emphasize on the prevalence of ‘female bot slaves’ appeared first on Webroot Threat Blog .
Cybercriminals differentiate their ‘access to compromised PCs’ service proposition, emphasize on the prevalence of ‘female bot slaves’
- Sun Nov 3 14:32, 2013 GMT
- Kneejerk calls for a ban on Facebook's beheading video obscure the issue: the fate of the victim The British like to ban things, but we don't like to change things. This week, there's been yet another conflict between Silicon Valley permissiveness and British censoriousness, as our politicians attacked Facebook for hosting graphic videos. Elsewhere, the latest flagship campaign in mainstream UK ...
Whether it's Facebook or lads' mags, censorship should always be a last resort | Laurie Penny
- Sun Nov 3 01:38, 2013 GMT
- SKNVibes.com Brazil says Internet privacy must be UN priority SKNVibes.com "We consider that privacy on the Internet is part of human rights, and its defense must receive priority treatment in UN discussions," Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff said on her Twitter account. "The right to privacy cannot be subjected to ... Brazil and Germany Present Resolution on Internet Privacy Prensa Latina Brazil: Anger spurs move to repatriate servers and privacy HispanicBusiness.com Brazil and Germany draft anti-spy resolution at UN BBC News Las Vegas Sun - Access (blog) - Daily Journal all 32 news articles »
Brazil says Internet privacy must be UN priority - SKNVibes.com
- Sat Nov 2 20:36, 2013 GMT
- Amazon bans self-published porn ebooks but lets conventional ones stay, even if their content's way more extreme
Amazon’s porn censorship is inconsistent and unfair
- Thu Oct 31 10:04, 2013 GMT
- Firmology 4 Powerful Internet Security Tips For Small Businesses Firmology Another option for securing personal privacy and enterprise data is through the use of the newer generation of third-party business intelligence software, like Armor 5, Domo, and Divide. These types of programs are extremely useful for businesses who ...
4 Powerful Internet Security Tips For Small Businesses - Firmology
- Sat Nov 2 05:07, 2013 GMT
- The Guardian Brazil and Germany Present Resolution on Internet Privacy Prensa Latina sábado, 02 de noviembre de 2013. 02 de noviembre de 2013, 00:20United Nations, Nov 2 (Prensa Latina) The governments of Brazil and Germany presented before the UN General Assembly a draft resolution on respect for the right to privacy on the Internet . Brazil: Anger spurs move to repatriate servers and privacy HispanicBusiness.com Brazil and Germany draft anti-spy resolution at UN BBC News UN resolution aims to protect right to privacy Las Vegas Sun Access (blog) - The Republic all 22 news articles »
Brazil and Germany Present Resolution on Internet Privacy - Prensa Latina
- Thu Oct 31 19:26, 2013 GMT
- Wired Internet Privacy and Security : A Shared Responsibility Wired Recent events have focused an intense spotlight on online privacy and security . With Cyber Security Awareness Month coming to close, I thought I'd explore why it's critical we not let this moment pass and just lapse into our normal complacency about ... and more »
Internet Privacy and Security: A Shared Responsibility - Wired
- Thu Oct 31 20:53, 2013 GMT
- Kaspersky Internet Security - Multi-Device PC Magazine Kaspersky Internet Security (for Android) is a full-featured mobile protection suite. In addition to the expected antivirus and antitheft components, it can block unwanted calls and texts, scan all downloads for malware and privacy issues, and flag ... and more »
Kaspersky Internet Security - Multi-Device - PC Magazine
- Fri Nov 1 07:56, 2013 GMT
- The Guardian Bogus Bank Emails Leave Brits at Risk Sacramento Bee Safe Money is available as part of Kaspersky Internet Security , the advanced protection solution for home users, http://www.kaspersky.com/ internet - security and as part of Kaspersky Internet Security - Multi-Device, security solution across all your devices. Online fraud costs global economy 'many times more than $100bn' The Guardian all 11 news articles »
Bogus Bank Emails Leave Brits at Risk - Sacramento Bee
- Fri Nov 1 14:15, 2013 GMT
- Raw Story 'Anonymous' hacks pro-government Singapore newspaper to protest Internet ... Raw Story “We oppose any form of Internet censorship among other things,” said a post on the journalist's hacked blog, which is part of the newspaper's website and has been taken offline. The hackers urged the journalist to apologise ... Under Singapore's ... Singapore threatened over Internet freedom Phys.Org Anonymous activists hack Singapore newspaper over internet freedom South China Morning Post 'Anonymous' hack puts Singapore on alert ABS CBN News TIME - RedOrbit all 45 news articles »
'Anonymous' hacks pro-government Singapore newspaper to protest Internet ... - Raw Story
- Fri Nov 1 14:16, 2013 GMT
- Police raids offices of independent watchdog that reported on irregularities surrounding the recent Azerbaijani election The post Azerbaijan moves to post-election crackdown appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Azerbaijan moves to post-election crackdown
- Fri Nov 1 12:32, 2013 GMT
- In light of the UK's Royal Charter on newspaper regulation, we look at 10 countries where the government has a hand in controlling the press The post What does state press control look like? appeared first on Index on Censorship .
What does state press control look like?
- Fri Nov 1 10:05, 2013 GMT
- A new variant of a Trojan program that targets online banking accounts also contains code to search if infected computers have SAP client applications installed, suggesting that attackers might target SAP systems in the future.
New malware variant suggests cybercriminals targeting SAP users
- Fri Nov 1 10:03, 2013 GMT
- Apple share prices have been gyrating all week following the release of
Bruised Apple: Buggy products and user censorship
- Fri Nov 1 05:32, 2013 GMT
- Activist group Anonymous hacked a Singapore newspaper website Friday and threatened wider cyber attacks over Internet freedom, with government agencies reportedly on alert after the group said it would "wage war" with the city-state. The website of the pro-government Straits Times was hacked early in the day by apparent members of the group, which is opposing recently introduced licensing rules ...
'Anonymous' hack puts Singapore on alert
- Fri Nov 1 04:30, 2013 GMT
- Hacktivist attacks The Straits Times for 'misleading the people' A hacktivst claiming to be part of Anonymous has backed a call by Google, Facebook and others to scrap proposed internet licensing rules in Singapore which have been described as state censorship by the back door.…
Anonymous hacked off with Singapore's menacing net rules plan
- Fri Nov 1 02:39, 2013 GMT
- Anonymous has involved itself in a variety of squabbles and issues, the latest of which involving censorship in Singapore. The hacking collective has created a video threatening the People’s Action Party government of Singapore, something following on the heels of an alleged attack on the nation’s infrastructure by one hacker referred to as “the messiah”. […]
Anonymous gets it hackles up, threatens Singapore’s government
- Thu Oct 31 23:02, 2013 GMT
- Politico New Leaks Highlight Internet Security Weakness Voice of America “Technologists and people who work on privacy in general have known that this can be done and may have been going on for a long time,” said Lance Hoffman, head of the George Washington University Cyberspace Security Policy and Research Institute ... Report: NSA breaks into Yahoo, Google data center links IDG News Service Privacy is a conservative cause Politico How to Hack the Backbone of the Internet Motherboard (blog) Washington Post - USA TODAY - CNN all 436 news articles »
New Leaks Highlight Internet Security Weakness - Voice of America
- Thu Oct 31 07:42, 2013 GMT
- The press has not been state-regulated since 1695. But what other laws faced British citizens at this time? The post The press escaped state licensing in 1695 but not these laws appeared first on Index on Censorship .
The press escaped state licensing in 1695 but not these laws
- Thu Oct 31 07:57, 2013 GMT
- A Russian court pulled the license of Rosbalt Information Agency after warnings over the use of “obscene” videos in its reports, Andrei Aliaksandrau reports The post Information agency to be closed down in Russia appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Information agency to be closed down in Russia
- Thu Oct 31 08:44, 2013 GMT
- Keeping tight control over every sphere of social life is the general policy of the Belarusian authorities. This is true not only about politics, economy or media; arts and culture face censorship as well. Zmitser Yanenka reports from Belarus The post Belarus: Cultural censorship as state policy appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Belarus: Cultural censorship as state policy
- Thu Oct 31 08:03, 2013 GMT
- ISP goes it alone on network level filter to ban 'menacing' scammers TalkTalk is extending its HomeSafe brand from the telco's broadband service to its fixed phone lines by adding network-level filters that will hang up on nuisance calls.…
TalkTalk to block nuisance calls with no help AT ALL from Huawei
- Wed Oct 30 19:02, 2013 GMT
- People living under repressive regimes will soon be able to access the web using the internet connection of friends in censorship-free countries
Get round internet censors using a friend's connection
- Wed Oct 30 18:51, 2013 GMT
- VASCO Data Security International, Inc. (VDSI): VASCO Is An Overlooked ... Seeking Alpha With all the stories of hacking and internet fraud, security is quickly becoming a hot topic. So, the fact that VASCO is in the authentication and e-signature solutions business is a big positive. In other words, VASCO provides data security to the ...
VASCO Data Security International, Inc. (VDSI): VASCO Is An Overlooked ... - Seeking Alpha
- Wed Oct 30 16:27, 2013 GMT
- Police in China are reportedly searching for two men from the country's far west region in connection with a car crash in Tiananmen Square that killed five people and injured 38 Monday. The incident has Chinese censors deleting online discussions relating to the crash.
Tienanmen Square Car Crash Leads To Questions And Censorship
- Wed Oct 30 15:36, 2013 GMT
- Confirmed speakers: Alan Rusbridger in conversation with William Sieghart David Davis MP Sir Simon Jenkins Jo Glanville Tom Watson MP RIBA 66 Portland PAce London W1B 1AD Monday, 4 November 2 0 1 3 6.4 5 – 9.0 0 P M RSVP: firstname.lastname@example.org Revelations about mass surveillance operations by the NSA and GCHQ have caused outrage […] The post 4 November Mass Surveillence – the debate in Britain must not be silenced appeared first on Index on Censorship .
4 November Mass Surveillence – the debate in Britain must not be silenced
- Wed Oct 30 12:24, 2013 GMT
- Co-founder cites 1848 law from before state of CALIFORNIA EXISTED Surf’s up, but not on this beach. A judge has ruled that Vinod Khosla, the billionaire venture capitalist co-founder of Sun, is allowed to block beach-goers' from walking or driving across his property to access the 200-acre stretch of coastal sand in front of it.…
Want to go to billionaire Sun kingpin's beach? Hope you're a strong swimmer
- Wed Oct 30 11:14, 2013 GMT
- Anger at the new series of "Egyptian Jon Stewart's" TV show reflects the country's deepening divisions, reports Shahira Amin The post Bassem Youssef under investigation for “insulting the military” appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Bassem Youssef under investigation for “insulting the military”
- Sat Oct 26 05:38, 2013 GMT
- Aljazeera.com Germany and Brazil seek UN privacy resolution Aljazeera.com Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff cancelled a trip to the US last month over allegations the National Security Agency intercepted her office's communications. Rousseff had already announced that Brazil would seek a UN measure on privacy . The two ... 21 Nations Line Up Behind UN Effort to Restrain NSA Foreign Policy (blog) all 82 news articles »
Germany and Brazil seek UN privacy resolution - Aljazeera.com
- Tue Oct 29 22:36, 2013 GMT
- Facebook’s recent policy indecision over the posting of extremely violent videos has again exposed the larger debate over internet censorship versus free speech. One media strategist contends the best solution for establishing internet standards lies in self-censorship. Susan Reynolds, whose Carmen Media consults with international businesses on social media strategy and marketing, says it’s up ...
Violent Videos Need Self-Censorship, Expert Says
- Mon Oct 28 11:00, 2013 GMT
- RT Brazil has decides to bring new laws for internet privacy News Tribe Brazil has decided to bring new laws for internet privacy | TheNewsTribe Brasília: The new rules for internet data security has been designed after United States National Security Agency spying on the sensitive data globally. The news has already ... Brazil to press for local Internet data storage after NSA spying RT NSA spying will not change Internet governance ZDNet Brazil to insist on local Internet data storage after US spying Reuters San Francisco Chronicle all 26 news articles »
Brazil has decides to bring new laws for internet privacy - News Tribe
- Tue Oct 29 20:34, 2013 GMT
- New VyprVPN Server Cluster in Vietnam Enables Better Online Privacy Protection
Golden Frog's VyprVPN Helps Preserve Open and Free Internet in Vietnam
- Tue Oct 29 10:36, 2013 GMT
- Hamza Kashgari was detained for 625 days for tweeting a mock conversation between himself and the prophet Mohammed. Milana Knezevic reports The post Saudi journalist detained on blasphemy charges released appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Saudi journalist detained on blasphemy charges released
- Mon Oct 28 12:02, 2013 GMT
- Cyber criminals are launching spam attacks using chips hidden in electric irons and kettles imported from China, reports in Russia suggest.
Russia: Hidden chips 'launch spam attacks from irons'
- Tue Oct 29 08:44, 2013 GMT
- Italy’s independent Electronic Communications Authority is planning to take drastic action against pirate sites and their operators. The organization submitted a draft regulation to the European Commission which allows for blockades and seizures of websites that fail to respond to a takedown notice within three days. In addition, the telecoms regulator will instruct local and foreign Internet providers to identify the operators of the alleged pirate sites. Source: Italy Plans to Wipe Out Pirate Sites and Expose Owners
Italy Plans to Wipe Out Pirate Sites and Expose Owners
- Tue Oct 29 09:31, 2013 GMT
- NDTV Brazil to take up Internet privacy bill Politico Rousseff requested the National Congress pass the Internet privacy bill quickly in response to allegations that the National Security Agency monitored her phone calls and those of German Chancellor Angela Merkel, and she has taken other aggressive ... Brazil has decides to bring new laws for internet privacy News Tribe NSA spying will not change Internet governance ZDNet Brazil to insist on local Internet data storage after US spying Reuters all 18 news articles »
Brazil to take up Internet privacy bill - Politico
- Tue Oct 29 04:01, 2013 GMT
- AnchorFree, the global leader in consumer security, privacy and Internet freedom, today announced that it is extending Hotspot Shield VPN, the world's most trusted privacy, security and Web access tool, to small and medium-sized businesses .
AnchorFree Hotspot Shield VPN Extends Protection from Cyber Criminals to Small and Medium-Sized Businesses
- Mon Oct 28 20:38, 2013 GMT
- Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg sometimes speaks quickly and his statements on Internet privacy are not always clear. So researchers created an archive of everything he has said publicly to better understand where Facebook stands on privacy.
Zuckerberg said what about privacy? Researchers create archive to find out
- Mon Oct 28 19:06, 2013 GMT
- The RIAA's brand new "notorious sites" submission to the United States Trade Representative reveals that in two days time some of the world's largest file-sharing sites will become blocked by Internet service providers in the UK. On October 30, meta-search engine Torrentz.eu, torrent indexes ExtraTorrent and BitSnoop, and cyberlocker search site FilesTube will all be blocked at the ISP level. Source: RIAA Rogue Site Report Reveals Major Site Blocking in 48 Hours
RIAA Rogue Site Report Reveals Major Site Blocking in 48 Hours
- Mon Oct 28 16:59, 2013 GMT
- The U.S. government needs to answer for human rights abuses related to the National Security Agency's massive worldwide surveillance of Internet communications and telephone records, privacy advocates told an international human rights board Monday.
Human rights commission questions NSA surveillance
- Mon Oct 28 15:56, 2013 GMT
- Poland's first non-Communist premier died today. In 1995, he spoke to Index on Censorship magazine about his decision to resign as Special Rapporteur of the UN Commission on Human Rights in former Yugoslavia The post Tadeusz Mazowiecki: “there is nothing real about ‘realpolitik’” appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Tadeusz Mazowiecki: “there is nothing real about ‘realpolitik’”
- Mon Oct 28 15:52, 2013 GMT
- McAfee Internet Security for Mac 2014 PC Magazine With new Mac-targeted hacks and scams being developed all the time, the Apple faithful face nearly as much risk as their PC counterparts. When it comes to internet protection though, McAfee doesn't take sides. The new McAfee Internet Security for Mac ... and more »
McAfee Internet Security for Mac 2014 - PC Magazine
- Mon Oct 28 15:15, 2013 GMT
- P21 accused of censorship following the decision not to exhibit a piece satirising Egypt’s deposed president Mohamed Morsi. Milana Knezevic reports The post London gallery in Muslim Brotherhood censorship row appeared first on Index on Censorship .
London gallery in Muslim Brotherhood censorship row
- Mon Oct 28 11:16, 2013 GMT
- Techworld.com Mozilla sheds a light(beam) on Web privacy InfoWorld Alex Fowler, leader of privacy and public policy efforts at Mozilla, called it "a Wizard of Oz moment for the Web, where users can collectively pull back the curtain see its inner-workings." What's most interesting about Lightbeam is how users can opt ... Mozilla's Lightbeam Firefox tool shows who's tracking your online movements The Guardian Mozilla Lightbeam adds crowdsourcing to shine light on web privacy Techworld.com Firefox Add-On Helps You Find Out Who's Watching You on the Internet WPRO RT (blog) - The Voice of Russia all 73 news articles »
Mozilla sheds a light(beam) on Web privacy - InfoWorld
- Mon Oct 28 13:49, 2013 GMT
- BALI, Indonesia - Questions on data privacy dominate this year’s Internet Governance Forum in Indonesia raising questions on the moral authority of China and the United States following allegations of spying. Ayee Macaraig reports. It’s a unique venue for a unique forum. Over 2,000 delegates ...
Data privacy main issue in 2013 IGF forum
- Mon Oct 28 09:58, 2013 GMT
- There are fresh calls today for entertainment companies and Australian Internet service providers to reboot their stalled online piracy mitigation talks. Attorney-General George Brandis is driving the initiative and has written to the interested parties requesting their participation in a series of urgent roundtable discussions. It comes as no surprise that website blocking is high on the agenda, to the huge disappointment of the local Pirate Party. Source: Site Blocking on the Agenda for Fresh Aussie Anti-Piracy Action
Site Blocking on the Agenda for Fresh Aussie Anti-Piracy Action
- Mon Oct 28 05:09, 2013 GMT
- National View: Internet security is our responsibility SouthCoastToday.com Center for a Stateless Society, c4SS.org, contributor William Sheppard is a left anarchist and activist with a particular interest in online rights, privacy and encryption. October 28, 2013 12:05 AM. As we learn more and more details regarding ... and more »
National View: Internet security is our responsibility - SouthCoastToday.com
- Mon Oct 28 08:27, 2013 GMT
- No more privacy, risks to business - it's the end of days The deployment of a new address system for the internet brings with it connectivity problems, network security issues and privacy concerns, according to a new study.…
Blighty's laziness over IPv6 will cost us on the INTERNETS - study
- Mon Oct 28 07:31, 2013 GMT
- Politicians weigh in with support for petition to block affair-organising site In many nations around the world citizens want their governments to stop blocking access to the web, but in Singapore netizens are asking the government to add more material to its list of material that won't be available to locals.…
Singaporeans BEG government to block website
- Sun Oct 27 18:57, 2013 GMT
- Telegraph blogger has cojones Readers' corner A couple of days ago, we alerted Reg readers to a provocative article attacking the UK Government's proposed ICT curriculum.…
Coding 'cockwomble' answers exceptionally dull critics on El Reg forums
- Sat Oct 26 13:59, 2013 GMT
- NDTV NSA: Brazil and Germany lead calls for UN resolution on internet privacy The Guardian Diplomats from the two countries, which have both been targeted by America's National Security Agency, are leading efforts by a coalition of nations to draft a UN general assembly resolution calling for the right to privacy on the internet . Although ... Brazil seeks UN resolution to guarantee Internet privacy amid anger over US ... Fox News Exclusive: Germany, Brazil Turn to UN to Restrain American Spies Foreign Policy (blog) all 55 news articles »
NSA: Brazil and Germany lead calls for UN resolution on internet privacy - The Guardian
- Sat Oct 26 00:05, 2013 GMT
- Neowin 360 Internet Security 18.104.22.16800 Neowin 360 Internet Security 2013 works proactively to alert you when suspicious programs try to access critical system resources like system settings and registries, startup programs, and system directories. Secure browsing and privacy protection are vital.
360 Internet Security 22.214.171.12400 - Neowin
- Fri Oct 25 23:29, 2013 GMT
- Brazil seeks UN resolution to guarantee Internet privacy amid anger over US ... Minneapolis Star Tribune UNITED NATIONS — Brazil says it is working with other countries to draft a U.N. General Assembly resolution that would guarantee people's privacy in electronic communications. That follows a series of reports of alleged U.S. eavesdropping on foreign ... and more »
Brazil seeks UN resolution to guarantee Internet privacy amid anger over US ... - Minneapolis Star Tribune
- Fri Oct 25 22:25, 2013 GMT
- (Reuters) - Todd Park has gone from steering his healthcare information technology company through a blockbuster IPO to occasionally sleeping on a mat in his office while working to repair the troubled new U.S. government healthcare website.
Obama's tech expert becomes target over healthcare website woes
- Fri Oct 25 19:43, 2013 GMT
- Contempt Ruling Threatens Internet Privacy , EFF Says Law360 (subscription) ... 3:41 PM ET) -- A court order enabling the federal government to obtain the private encryption key for a secure email provider tied to whistleblower Edward Snowden violated the Fourth Amendment and could put the security of the Internet as a whole ...
Contempt Ruling Threatens Internet Privacy, EFF Says - Law360 (subscription)
- Fri Oct 25 12:58, 2013 GMT
- Wired Science blogger Rhett Allain suspects his computer lies to him about the time remaining to download software. So he uses science to prove it.
Lies, Damn Lies, and Progress Bars
- Fri Oct 25 16:18, 2013 GMT
- Activists went head to head with government representatives as mass surveillance dominated discussions at the 2013 Internet Governance forum. Mike Harris reports The post Surveillance revelations take centre stage at global internet summit appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Surveillance revelations take centre stage at global internet summit
- Fri Oct 25 16:07, 2013 GMT
- McAfee Internet Security : Full Review LAPTOP Magazine Pros: McAfee Internet Security includes effective parental controls as well as privacy and PC optimization tools. Cons: In spite of its excellent usability and good ... McAfee Internet Security is chock-a- block with excellent features. At the most ...
McAfee Internet Security: Full Review - LAPTOP Magazine
- Fri Oct 25 15:38, 2013 GMT
- International Business Times Germany Wants To Block Internet Spies, But Experts Say That Would Require ... International Business Times If more countries follow Germany's lead and try to cut themselves off, it could lead to a troubling “Balkanization” of the Internet , crippling the openness and efficiency that have made the Internet a source of economic growth, a U.S. security ... Internet Privacy : Germany Wants German Internet Live Trading News Germany Wants German Internet as Spying Scandal Rankles Voice of America PRISM pushes Germany towards a local internet Inquirer Gizmodo all 15 news articles »
Germany Wants To Block Internet Spies, But Experts Say That Would Require ... - International Business Times
- Fri Oct 25 14:48, 2013 GMT
- Internet giant Google aims to protect news and human rights sites from cyber attacks and other tech news.
VIDEO: Google launches 'shield' for websites
- Fri Oct 25 14:27, 2013 GMT
- Internet Privacy Company, CryptoSeal, Hopes To Revive Service With ... Reason (blog) CryptoSealThe other day I wrote that CryptoSeal, a company offering virtual private network (VPN) services, joined the ranks of companies shutting down privacy -enhancing offerings for fear they'd be forced to surrender user data or even compromise ...
Internet Privacy Company, CryptoSeal, Hopes To Revive Service With ... - Reason (blog)
- Fri Oct 25 13:18, 2013 GMT
- If it’s not ok for Merkel it’s not ok for me… Like Stephen Fry, Bianca Jagger and Anish Kapoor, almost 7000 of you told Europe’s leaders that they must take action on mass surveillance. Rather than let the NSA and GCHQ read it first, we delivered your signatures the old-fashioned way. And lo and behold, […] The post Online: One Small Intern vs The NSA – Video appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Online: One Small Intern vs The NSA – Video
- Fri Oct 25 11:58, 2013 GMT
- Inventor and InventHelp Client Develops Internet Security Enhancer (OCC-683) PR Web (press release) It also assists companies in the recruitment of highly qualified individuals. The unit maintains the user's privacy and confidentiality. It is designed to reduce the incidence of identity theft. Additionally, the accessory provides added peace of mind ... and more »
Inventor and InventHelp Client Develops Internet Security Enhancer (OCC-683) - PR Web (press release)
- Fri Oct 25 12:08, 2013 GMT
- The FBI has issued a wanted poster for a Romanian fraudster accused of being behind a multi-million dollar cybercrime ring.
FBI on the hunt for eBay 'fraudster'
- Fri Oct 25 11:49, 2013 GMT
- Niche, mechanical skill, a bit like plumbing or car repair Readers' corner Teaching all children to code software is daft and pointless to The Telegraph blogger Willard Foxton. In an article attacking the UK government’s plans to update the ICT curriculum , the “investigative journalist and television producer", writes :…
Coding: 'Suitable for exceptionally dull weirdos'
- Fri Oct 25 10:46, 2013 GMT
- Live Trading News Internet Privacy : Germany Wants German Internet Live Trading News A diplomatic fire is raging between the US and Europe over spying accusations, state-backed Telekom wants German communications companies to co-operate to shield local Internet traffic from foreign intelligence services. This movement took on new ... Germany Wants Its Own Internet Because of the NSA Debacle Gizmodo Germany wants a German Internet as spying scandal rankles WKZO all 7 news articles »
Internet Privacy: Germany Wants German Internet - Live Trading News
- Fri Oct 25 09:34, 2013 GMT
- A controversial bill regulating protests has provoked public outrage in Egypt, fuelling fears among rights activists and revolutionary forces that the gains made since the January 2011 mass uprising that toppled President Hosni Mubarak may be reversed. The post ‘Draconian’ bill regulating protests fuels fear in Egypt appeared first on Index on Censorship .
‘Draconian’ bill regulating protests fuels fear in Egypt
- Fri Oct 25 08:21, 2013 GMT
- Just days before the United Nation’s led Internet Governance Forum in Indonesia, India, held its own – and first of its kind – conference on cyber governance and cyber security, Mahima Kaul writes The post India challenges cyber governance and security appeared first on Index on Censorship .
India challenges cyber governance and security
- Fri Oct 25 07:03, 2013 GMT
- UK, US, Canada and India all report Mevade infections Businesses and governments in the US, UK, Canada, and India are under assault from a malware-based cybercrime campaign using the Tor anonymizing relay network to hide its authors, say infosec researchers.…
Biz bods, politicos, beware: 'BOTS are on the loose, and they're coming for YOU
- Fri Oct 25 01:47, 2013 GMT
- Marketplace.org Google Ideas introduces uProxy to bypass Internet censorship , surveillance allvoices Google Ideas, a division of Google, will be adding to browsers a button called uProxy that will allow Americans to provide their trusted friends in restrictive countries such as Iran and Syria a secure connection that bypasses the digital censorship ... Google fights for Internet freedom with new tools IDG News Service Why The Remarkably Similar Circumvention Tools uProxy and Lantern Are Not ... techPresident Google Introduces The uProxy Browser Extension To Help Bypass Restrictive ... MakeUseOf all 6 news articles »
Google Ideas introduces uProxy to bypass Internet censorship, surveillance - allvoices
- Fri Oct 25 01:23, 2013 GMT
- Lavabit encryption key ruling threatens Internet privacy , EFF argues PCWorld The EFF argued that the breach of private keys could have a profound effect on the U.S. economy, with service providers likely to move to legal jurisdictions "that afford more protections for privacy and security ." Lavabit was initially served with a ... and more »
Lavabit encryption key ruling threatens Internet privacy, EFF argues - PCWorld
- Thu Oct 24 19:41, 2013 GMT
- In a move to fight back against governments that try to block their citizens' Internet access, Google released tools to keep people around the world online.
Google fights for Internet freedom with new tools
- Thu Oct 24 18:29, 2013 GMT
- Backdoor, schmackdoor – it’s Christmas Shopping Season, y’all! This morning my blog, The Security Ledger, ran a story about research from the firm Duo Security that provided more evidence (if any was needed) that the fast-emerging market for IP-enabled “stuff’ has a serious reckoning with the security and privacy crowd.
Bad Boys of The IoT
- Thu Oct 24 15:42, 2013 GMT
- Index decided it would be best to deliver our #DontSpyOnMe petition to EU leaders the old fashioned way... The post Recorded Delivery appeared first on Index on Censorship .
- Thu Oct 24 14:36, 2013 GMT
- Unions brand US titan a 'disgrace' over latest round of job cuts HP has confirmed that more than 7,000 workers in Europe are headed for the chopping block, with sources telling us that a good whack of the cuts will be made in Enterprise Services.…
HP: Yes, we plan to axe another 7,100 European staffers
- Thu Oct 24 09:48, 2013 GMT
- Police officers raided the flat of blogger Aleh Zhalnou.
Raid on blogger's home in Babruisk
- Thu Oct 24 11:09, 2013 GMT
- ‘If Angela Merkel does not like the idea of having her phone monitored by the NSA then she needs to do something about it.’ Following allegations that the NSA monitored the mobile phone of the German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Index on Censorship demands that the European Union’s leaders address the issue of mass surveillance when […] The post Angela Merkel: Stop mass surveillance appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Angela Merkel: Stop mass surveillance
- Thu Oct 24 11:37, 2013 GMT
- Four infected pages out of 1,500? That's 4 TOO MANY Google's Safe Browsing technology is blocking access to PHP.net as a precaution, after apparently detecting that some of its pages were booby-trapped with links to malicious software.…
Scared yet, web devs? Google smears malware warnings over PHP.net
- Thu Oct 24 10:05, 2013 GMT
- Letter to monarch from international media says Britain should lead by example on press freedom The post World Association of Newspapers urges Queen Elizabeth to reject politicians’ Leveson charter appeared first on Index on Censorship .
World Association of Newspapers urges Queen Elizabeth to reject politicians’ Leveson charter
- Thu Oct 24 07:57, 2013 GMT
- Montenegro's EU membership negotiations progress against a backdrop of ever regressing media freedom, writes Zeljko Ivanovic The post Djukanovic’s double dealing on the media appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Djukanovic’s double dealing on the media
- Thu Oct 24 06:33, 2013 GMT
- Web blocks, DoS, phishing the price hacks pay for negative China stories China’s fearsome censorship apparatus is increasingly expanding beyond the confines of the Great Firewall to influence media outside its borders, often by online attack, according to a new report from a US Congress-funded think tank.…
Beyond the Great Firewall: China's global censorship campaign
- Thu Oct 24 04:21, 2013 GMT
- “Where I think Ingber’s thesis is flawed is in his naive definitions of free speech and censorship. Freedom of speech provides the author of an unpopular opinion safety and security. It doesn’t mean anyone has to agree or even listen.”
Breuer ’14: Clearing the air: Free inquiry at Brown is alive and well
- Wed Oct 23 19:22, 2013 GMT
- The privacy of Internet users has become an extremely hot topic this year, largely thanks to the revelations of whistleblower Edward Snowden. This has resulted in many questions from concerned VPN users who want to know more about possible cracked encryption schemes, and how providers respond to gag orders and national security letters. Today we explore these topics with a handful of the leading VPN services. Source: How NSA-Proof Are VPN Providers?
How NSA-Proof Are VPN Providers?
- Wed Oct 23 19:49, 2013 GMT
- Slate Magazine (blog) Internet Privacy Company Ends Service To Avoid Government Surveillance Reason (blog) CryptoSealRemember Lavabit and Silent Circle, the encrypted email provider that closed their doors because they faced government pressure to enable government snooping on their customers (Silent Circle still offers other privacy services)? Well, you ... Citing "Terrifying" Surveillance Tactics, Yet Another US Privacy Service Shuts ... Slate Magazine (blog) US VPN provider shuts consumer service in response to Lavabit case PCWorld all 19 news articles »
Internet Privacy Company Ends Service To Avoid Government Surveillance - Reason (blog)
- Wed Oct 23 12:19, 2013 GMT
- Happy Mole Day! A mole is a big number. How big would a planet made from a mole of humans be? Wired Science blogger Rhett Allain does some calculations.
A Mole of Humans
- Wed Oct 23 12:31, 2013 GMT
- Chromium-based software promises ad- and track-blocking Security developers have released a stripped-down privacy-friendly browser, Aviator, based on the open source browser core Chromium as used by Google Chrome.…
Chrome for the slurp-weary: Cookie-binning Aviator browser arrives
- Wed Oct 23 11:58, 2013 GMT
- Google's web browser, Chrome, introduces controls that allow parents to monitor their children's browsing history and block certain websites.
Google Chrome adds parental controls
- Wed Oct 23 08:07, 2013 GMT
- Google hopes a little browser tool will help change the world. The company that revolutionized Internet search is now unveiling a sort of online underground tunnel — a way for people in restrictive countries like Iran and Syria to get around digital censorship and surveillance.
Google targets Net crackdowns
- Wed Oct 23 08:04, 2013 GMT
- Pakistani journalists who report on the victimisation of Ahmadis, Christians or Hindus are likely to become victims themselves, writes Zofeen Ebrahim The post Shooting the messenger for reporting on Pakistan’s minority issues appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Shooting the messenger for reporting on Pakistan’s minority issues
- Wed Oct 23 07:24, 2013 GMT
- Google hopes a little browser tool will help change the world. The company that revolutionized Internet search is now unveiling a sort of online underground tunnel — a way for people in restrictive countries like Iran and Syria to get around digital censorship and surveill …
'Running battle': How Google hopes to beat countries cracking down on Internet freedom
- Wed Oct 23 05:51, 2013 GMT
- gearburn Block parts of the internet with Chrome's new supervised... The Verge Like Windows Phone 8's Kid's Corner, the feature's aimed at families, and allows the owner of a device to block websites and set permissions in Chrome that determine the parts of the internet other users will be able to access. Supervised user settings ... Google fires fresh salvo in war on web filth: Chrome Supervised Users. Oh yes Register all 37 news articles »
Block parts of the internet with Chrome's new supervised... - The Verge
- Wed Oct 23 04:52, 2013 GMT
- Google Bets That Social Networking Can Thwart Internet Censorship Motherboard (blog) uProxy is a browser extension that taps your online social network to link up users in countries with internet oppression to their friends in places with free access to the web. Once the connection's made, the would-be-restricted user adopts their ...
Google Bets That Social Networking Can Thwart Internet Censorship - Motherboard (blog)
- Tue Oct 22 13:51, 2013 GMT
- A recent site-specific operatic performance in Los Angeles has Wired Science blogger Jeffrey Marlow wondering: Is personalized, immersive opera a glimpse of the future?
Is This the Opera of the Future?
- Tue Oct 22 16:48, 2013 GMT
- At its Ideas Summit in New York, Google has announced that it is working on developing a browser extension that will act as an easy-to-use way to bypass country-specific Internet censorship and make connections safer and more private... Continue Reading Google's uProxy could help fight Internet censorship Section: Telecommunications Tags: Censorship , Google , Internet , Security , Software ...
Google's uProxy could help fight Internet censorship
- Tue Oct 22 14:12, 2013 GMT
- Here's an anti- Internet censorship program for activists by activists PandoDaily (blog) Researchers from Croatia, students from Denmark, professors from New York, and even a chemotherapy nurse attended, because she was “concerned about patient security .” While some were geekier than others, the one thing they had ... The event facilitated ... Do Journalists Understand Security Issues? OpenITP, Idea Lab Partner to Help PBS MediaShift Idea Lab all 2 news articles »
Here's an anti-Internet censorship program for activists by activists - PandoDaily (blog)
- Tue Oct 22 14:39, 2013 GMT
- This Google Browser Extension Will Allow You To Bypass Internet Censorship Fast Company The key different between uProxy and a traditional VPN is that uProxy establishes a direct connection between a user in, say, North Korea or Iran, and a trusted friend in a country with free Internet access like the United States through a link that ...
This Google Browser Extension Will Allow You To Bypass Internet Censorship - Fast Company
- Tue Oct 22 11:31, 2013 GMT
- A workshop exploring the social and economic implications of national-level ICT legislation and regulation and looking into the impact of international telecom practices on human rights. In partnership with Pakistan’s Centre for Social and Policy Analysis and the Global Network Initiative, an international selection of panelists present the particular issues at play in their own regional settings, […] The post Global: Oppression Online – Rights and Restrictions on the Network (23 October) appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Global: Oppression Online – Rights and Restrictions on the Network (23 October)
- Tue Oct 22 07:30, 2013 GMT
- The question anyone who defends free speech gets asked most frequently is "Where do you draw the line?" The announcement by Facebook today that it will allow users to post videos of beheadings is bound to raise that question, Padraig Reidy writes The post Facebook video policy attempts to ‘draw the line’ on free speech appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Facebook video policy attempts to ‘draw the line’ on free speech
- Tue Oct 22 10:26, 2013 GMT
- Google Inc. (NASDAQ: GOOG), which has been the victim of censorship and cyber attacks in China, has decided to help smaller organizations to exist without similar attacks — at least to the extent to which ...
Google to Keep the Internet Free from Censorship
- Tue Oct 22 09:20, 2013 GMT
- Index on Censorship sent the following letter to Dalia Grybauskaitė, President of the Republic of Lithuania, and Herman van Rompuy, President of the European Council: I am writing to you on behalf of 40 non-governmental organizations (listed below) and nearly 7000 individuals who have joined an online petition initiated by Index on Censorship calling on […] The post EU leaders: Halt mass surveillance appeared first on Index on Censorship .
EU leaders: Halt mass surveillance
- Tue Oct 22 07:30, 2013 GMT
- African journalists face more than deadlines in the race to report the news. Justine Limpitlaw and Christian Echle of Konrad Adenauer Stiftung’s Media Programme write how media laws interfere The post In Africa, journalists hamstrung by laws when reporting the news appeared first on Index on Censorship .
In Africa, journalists hamstrung by laws when reporting the news
- Tue Oct 22 07:48, 2013 GMT
- A VPN provider says that concerns it may be forced to hand over its encryption keys to United States authorities have led it to take the decision to shut down its consumer services. CryptoSeal says that information revealed as part of the Lavabit case has undermined its original understanding of United States law and made its position untenable. Shutting down, the company says, is the only solution to protect customer privacy. Source: VPN Provider Shuts Down After Lavabit Case Undermines Security
VPN Provider Shuts Down After Lavabit Case Undermines Security
- Tue Oct 22 08:23, 2013 GMT
- Google's uProxy: A P2P Gateway to Internet
- Tue Oct 22 07:45, 2013 GMT
- Police in Lahore stopped an Ahmadi man from performing a ritual sacrifice because Pakistan does not recognise the community as Muslim, Zofeen Ebrahim writes The post Targeting of Ahmadis continues in Pakistan appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Targeting of Ahmadis continues in Pakistan
- Tue Oct 22 02:54, 2013 GMT
- RT Google announces uProxy: internet censorship avoidance in a browser extension Engadget At its Ideas Summit in New York, Google revealed Uproxy: a service that aims to change the way people around the globe use the internet . A browser extension for Chrome and Firefox, uProxy can bypass restrictive firewalls that hinder users from ... New Google technology 'uProxy' to provide uncensored internet for global activists RT Google's uProxy: A Peer-to-Peer Gateway to Internet Freedom Mashable Google's uProxy to shield political censorship , surveillance Business Spectator Al Jazeera America - Reuters India - ITworld.com all 49 news articles »
Google announces uProxy: internet censorship avoidance in a browser extension - Engadget
- Tue Oct 22 01:03, 2013 GMT
- In parts of the world,where repressive governments control the Internet with unassailable firewalls, netizens don't see the same web that people in other countries can Now, Google wants to give people in these countries a tool to circumvent those invisible barriers, and defeat censorship. Called uProxy , it is meant to be an easy-to-use, peer-to-peer gateway to the open Internet. With uProxy ...
Google's uProxy: A Peer-to-Peer Gateway to Internet Freedom
- Tue Oct 22 00:54, 2013 GMT
- By Gerry Shih SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Google Inc will begin to shield news organizations and human rights groups from cyberattacks as part of a new package of services designed to support "free expression" on the Web, the internet giant said Monday. At a presentation in New York, the company also unveiled a new technology called uProxy that allows citizens under some regimes to bypass ...
Google unveils services promoting free expression
- Mon Oct 21 23:20, 2013 GMT
- Access to the internet and the ease of communication it affords us is something we now take for granted. In a sense this is how it should be -- access to the internet really should be seen as a right. But in all too many countries around the world, citizens find that government and dictatorships block or restrict access to the internet, or close down sites that speak out against regimes. This is ...
Google Ideas announces tools to combat online censorship #FreedomOfSpeech
- Mon Oct 21 22:55, 2013 GMT
- KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 22 — The spotlight is on the Film Censorship Board (LPF) with questions raised over how it rates movies and if they can be re-rated in the name of profit. The issue cropped up...
Filmmakers question Censorship Board’s rating system
- Mon Oct 21 18:59, 2013 GMT
- LinkedIn Hacking Suit Goes to Judge With Internet Privacy Focus Businessweek A lawsuit alleging LinkedIn Corp. hacked into subscriber e-mail contacts without their consent was assigned to U.S. District Judge Lucy H. Koh in San Jose, California, who is known for what Google Inc. (GOOG:US) called her “novel” approach to Internet ... and more »
LinkedIn Hacking Suit Goes to Judge With Internet Privacy Focus - Businessweek
- Mon Oct 21 03:46, 2013 GMT
- Wired Science blogger and entomologist Gwen Pearson reviews Big Ass Spider! -- a film about a giant, mutated spider on the loose.
Arachtober Surprise: "Big Ass Spider!"
- Mon Oct 21 18:07, 2013 GMT
- Ecuador's New Penal Code Would Violate Internet Privacy Global Voices Online Certain articles of the COIP threaten “the inviolability, storage, and subsequent analysis of information that citizens generate on the Internet , and on any other telecommunications platforms like landline or cellular telephones.” The new code combines ...
Ecuador's New Penal Code Would Violate Internet Privacy - Global Voices Online
- Mon Oct 21 15:06, 2013 GMT
- Russia's Kliuchevskoi erupted last week, and the images are glorious. Wired Science blogger Erik Klemetti picks some favorites from land and space.
Seeing the Kliuchevskoi Eruption From Land and Space
- Mon Oct 21 17:48, 2013 GMT
- Over its years as an Internet behemoth, Google has learned a lot about fighting hackers who would knock its services off the web. Now it's offering its muscle to a far more vulnerable set of targets.
Google's 'Project Shield' Will Offer Free Cyberattack Protection To Hundreds Of At-Risk Sites
- Mon Oct 21 18:00, 2013 GMT
- Compromised, hacked hosts and PCs are a commodity in underground markets today. More cybercriminals are populating the market segment with services tailored to fellow cybercriminals looking for access to freshly compromised PCs to be later abused in a variety of fraudulent/malicious ways, all the while taking advantage of their clean IP reputation. Naturally, once the commoditization took place, cybercriminals quickly realized that the supply of such hosts also shaped several different market segments. They offered tools and services that specialize in the integration of this supply into various cybercrime-friendly tools and platforms, empowering virtually anyone using them with the desired degree […] The post New DIY compromised hosts/proxies syndicating tool spotted in the wild appeared first on Webroot Threat Blog .
New DIY compromised hosts/proxies syndicating tool spotted in the wild
- Mon Oct 21 16:14, 2013 GMT
- Internet Companies Face Tougher Privacy Regulations in EU Motley Fool BRUSSELS (AP) -- European Union lawmakers on Monday were set to approve sweeping new data protection rules to strengthen online privacy , and sought to outlaw most data transfers to other countries' authorities to prevent spying. ... In response to ... EU lawmakers to vote on stronger data privacy laws Press Herald EU set to vote on sweeping online privacy protection CBC.ca EU moves to curtail American spying on law-abiding citizens Beaufort Observer all 19 news articles »
Internet Companies Face Tougher Privacy Regulations in EU - Motley Fool
- Mon Oct 21 08:23, 2013 GMT
- What happens when explosive cotton is deployed in space? Wired Science blogger Kristian von Bengtson found out.
In Space, No One Can Hear Your Nitrocellulose Explode
- Mon Oct 21 17:10, 2013 GMT
- Internet Privacy is Dead: 3 Companies Know More Than the NSA Motley Fool When Edward Snowden released fresh information about extended NSA surveillance, the reaction was swift, bipartisan, and one of indignation. Rarely in DC can you find something that both the left and right can agree with—except this program. But, as ... and more »
Internet Privacy is Dead: 3 Companies Know More Than the NSA - Motley Fool
- Mon Oct 21 16:51, 2013 GMT
- Comodo Internet Security 6.3.29783... Neowin Built from the ground upwards with your security in mind, Internet Security offers 360° protection by combining powerful Antivirus protection, an enterprise class packet filtering firewall, advanced host intrusion prevention and automatic sandboxing of ...
Comodo Internet Security 6.3.29783... - Neowin
- Mon Oct 21 14:46, 2013 GMT
- Linkedin Hacking Suit Goes to Judge With Internet Privacy Focus Bloomberg A lawsuit alleging LinkedIn Corp. hacked into subscriber e-mail contacts without their consent was assigned to U.S. District Judge Lucy H. Koh in San Jose, California, who is known for what Google Inc. (GOOG) called her “novel” approach to Internet ... and more »
Linkedin Hacking Suit Goes to Judge With Internet Privacy Focus - Bloomberg
- Mon Oct 21 10:18, 2013 GMT
- NEW YORK (Reuters) - A few months ago, a group of Wall Street banks fashioned a risk-manager's worst nightmare to determine how they would survive. Luckily, it was all pretend.
Wall Street banks learn how to survive in staged cyber attack
- Mon Oct 21 09:06, 2013 GMT
- Honduran journalists present the country's spiralling crime without context to avoid being targeted by the powerful crime cartels that control the drug trade, Ana Arana and Daniela Guazo of Fundación MEPI write The post Honduran journalists use sensationalised crime reporting as a safety measure appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Honduran journalists use sensationalised crime reporting as a safety measure
- Mon Oct 21 04:59, 2013 GMT
- Hey baby, I want to spread you all over... the INTERNET A photo-blogger has plastered the mugs of creepy cat-calling men all over the interwebs.…
Snap-happy blogger babe posts catcalling blokes' mugshots online
- Mon Oct 21 01:18, 2013 GMT
- Most Cubans remain cut off from the internet but are still using creating ways to access and spread information online.
Cubans skirt internet censorship
- Sun Oct 20 21:10, 2013 GMT
- Denver (AFP) - Venezuelan journalists and a dissident Cuban blogger denounced press censorship and other forms of media control by their countries' leftist governments, at a conference here Sunday.
Cuba, Venezuela slammed on press freedoms
- Sun Oct 20 04:06, 2013 GMT
- Snoopers Inc.: With the NSA afoot, don't expect Internet privacy Pittsburgh Post Gazette Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Last week, The Washington Post reported that the National Security Agency has gathered personal contact lists from email and instant messaging accounts around the globe -- including many belonging to Americans. ... Obviously ...
Snoopers Inc.: With the NSA afoot, don't expect Internet privacy - Pittsburgh Post Gazette
- Sat Oct 19 19:55, 2013 GMT
- While in regular P2P file-sharing circles its generally accepted that individual users are sharing for love, not profit, there are some who see online piracy as a way to make money. Today TorrentFreak speaks with an extremely prolific pirate, who says he is making a decent living from uploading content to file-hosting sites and spreading links to popular streaming sites and around the web. For those using the big sites, chances are you're watching content he's uploaded. Source: Making Money from Movie Streaming Sites, an Insider’s Story
Making Money from Movie Streaming Sites, an Insider’s Story
- Fri Oct 18 21:45, 2013 GMT
- Digit Facebook teen privacy options now allow public posts CBC.ca Facebook is now allowing teenagers to share their posts on the social network with anyone on the internet , raising the risks of minors leaving a digital trail that could lead to trouble. The change announced Wednesday affects Facebook users who list ... Facebook's new privacy settings let teens share posts publicly Digit Facebook teenagers can now expose themselves to the entire WORLD Register Facebook loosens privacy restrictions to allow under-18s to post globally The Guardian Motley Fool - Naked Security all 328 news articles »
Facebook teen privacy options now allow public posts - CBC.ca
- Fri Oct 18 19:52, 2013 GMT
- (Bloomberg) – As with so many other industries – medical tourism, electric cars, phablets – Asia is widely considered to be the future of the Internet. There is, however, one very big “if”: If only the continent’s governments can get over their tendencies toward overregulation and censorship.Almost half the world’s Web users live in the region. Asia boasts some of the world’s fastest broadband ...
On Internet innovation, Asia should get out of its own way
- Fri Oct 18 14:44, 2013 GMT
- Science in Iraq is rising -- again. Wired Science blogger Jeffrey Marlow discusses why this nation, once a leader in discovery, is experiencing a scientific resurgence.
The Secret Behind Iraq's Scientific Resurgence
- Fri Oct 18 18:00, 2013 GMT
- At Webroot’s Threat Blog, we often discuss the dynamics of the cybercrime ecosystem. Through the prism of basic business, marketing and economic theories, the idea is to help make them easy to comprehend by most readers. Constructively raising awareness on some of the driving factors behind the epidemic growth of cybercrime. We also often emphasize on concepts such as standardization, vertical integration, for hire, rent or on demand business models, commoditization and economies of scale. This further highlights the legitimate market-like state of the underground marketplace, in terms of the variety of business models, pricing schemes, and current/long term centered […] The post A peek inside the administration panel of a standardized E-shop for compromised accounts appeared first on Webroot Threat Blog .
A peek inside the administration panel of a standardized E-shop for compromised accounts
- Fri Oct 18 16:49, 2013 GMT
- Video Transcription Darren: A lot of the concern that we’ve seen in the marketplace is that privacy concern and I think that this is a completely legitimate thing to worry about. Apple’s making a lot of claims about how well they securely store that fingerprint and who can access it and what’s actually being stored. [...]
Apple’s Fingerprint Scanner: Claims, Concerns, and Implications – Mobile Device Security Series 2 of 3
- Fri Oct 18 12:42, 2013 GMT
- Slate Magazine (blog) Millennials Aren't Oversharing on Social Media. (So What Are They Hiding?) Slate Magazine (blog) Actually, it's increasingly evident that Millennials are more concerned about their online privacy than older generations of Internet users are. The market research firm Harris Interactive recently surveyed 2,022 American adults on their online privacy ...
Millennials Aren't Oversharing on Social Media. (So What Are They Hiding?) - Slate Magazine (blog)
- Fri Oct 18 12:25, 2013 GMT
- Stats: internet privacy and responsibility among consumers Econsultancy (blog) Our Demographics and Technology Adoption report has seen some particularly interesting data added to the internet security sections, thanks to freely available research from TRUSTe. Online privacy is a huge subject of debate at the moment. Recent ...
Stats: internet privacy and responsibility among consumers - Econsultancy (blog)
- Thu Oct 17 18:29, 2013 GMT
- E&T magazine Online privacy is dead CNN Even the Internet -within-the- Internet called the Tor network -- the most secretive way to browse the Web -- is being monitored by the National Security Agency. Strong passwords and encrypted email services were never truly enough to protect users ... SaaS vendors, customers, finding new ways to secure the cloud IDG News Service The NSA war on Internet integrity Asia Times Online all 18 news articles »
Online privacy is dead - CNN
- Fri Oct 18 10:30, 2013 GMT
- The following speech by Sarah Brown, education campaigner for A World at School, was delivered at the launch event for the autumn issue of Index on Censorship magazine. I am delighted to be at Lilian Baylis Technology School – I went to school in North London, but my first flat was just down the road […] The post Sarah Brown: ‘If you can see it, you can be it’ appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Sarah Brown: ‘If you can see it, you can be it’
- Fri Oct 18 01:12, 2013 GMT
- Digit Online privacy ? Zuck that! Facebook TEENS spread selves all over the web Register Facebook has tweaked its privacy settings yet again, so if your teenagers use the social network, it could be time to sit them down for a little chat. Beginning on Wednesday, Facebook users aged 13 to 17 have the option to set the audience of their ... Facebook loosens its rules on teen privacy IDG News Service Facebook changes privacy settings to allow teenagers share with anyone on the ... The Seattle Times Internet : Facebook Changes Privacy Settings for Teens Utica Observer Dispatch (blog) Digit - Bustle all 309 news articles »
Online privacy? Zuck that! Facebook TEENS spread selves all over the web - Register
- Fri Oct 18 08:04, 2013 GMT
- Author Ilija Trojanow, a driving force behind an anti-surveillance campaign, was travelling to the US for a conference on German literature. That was his plan, anyway. At an airport in Brazil, he was told his entry to the US had been denied. No explanation was provided then, and none has been provided since, Milana Knezevic writes The post Surveillance critic barred from US appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Surveillance critic barred from US
- Fri Oct 18 05:13, 2013 GMT
- Business Today India, ICANN to set up center to ramp up Internet security Digit The Center for Development and Advanced Computing (CDAC) has tied up with the International Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) to develop a research facility that will help prevent cyber attacks and security threats. The facility will ... India, US agencies join hands to set up center to counter cyber attacks Times of India Govt plans to build centre of excellence with ICANN Livemint Indian Center for DNS security announced CIOL all 8 news articles »
India, ICANN to set up center to ramp up Internet security - Digit
- Thu Oct 17 23:44, 2013 GMT
- As with so many other industries -- medical tourism, electric cars, phablets -- Asia is widely considered to be the future of the Internet. There is, however, one very big “if”: If only the continent’s governments can get over their tendencies toward overregulation and censorship.
Why Hasn’t Asia Produced Its Own Facebook?
- Thu Oct 17 00:38, 2013 GMT
- Lockdown lifted from underage users' accounts Facebook has changed its privacy settings yet again, so if your teenagers use the website, it may be time to sit them down for a little talk.…
Privacy? Zuck that! Facebook TEENS spread selves all over the internet
- Thu Oct 17 07:12, 2013 GMT
- Windows IT Pro Indonesia tops China as source of Internet attacks CNET Attack traffic from Indonesia nearly doubled in the second quarter of 2013, according to Akamai's latest "The State of the Internet " report published Wednesday. From April to June, attack traffic out of Indonesia spiked to 38 percent, a 17 percent ... Indonesia becomes MOST DANGEROUS place on the internet Register Indonesia Claims Top Spot as Cyber-Attack Source NewsFactor Network Hackers Reported Shifting Focus to Web Ports Windows IT Pro TechCrunch - Infosecurity Magazine all 47 news articles »
Indonesia tops China as source of Internet attacks - CNET
- Thu Oct 17 17:14, 2013 GMT
- Boss puts numbers where his mouth is Blocks and Files Data backup company Acronis Storage is going to enable cloud storage service providers to undercut Amazon S3 storage pricing, according to its CEO.…
Acronis CEO: Anyone can undercut Amazon. Reg hack: Prove it
- Thu Oct 17 11:58, 2013 GMT
- BullGuard Internet Security 2014 PC Advisor There's a strong antivirus engine, of course. A firewall detects and blocks network attacks. The vulnerability scanner highlights missing updates for your applications. The spam filter keeps your Inbox clean, browsing protection prevents you accessing ... BullGuard releases new version of Internet security suite CIOL BullGuard 2014 released, with improved detection PC Authority all 3 news articles »
BullGuard Internet Security 2014 - PC Advisor
- Wed Oct 16 13:54, 2013 GMT
- NKU Chase College of Law Partners to Develop National Educational Program ... Newsday Published: October 16, 2013 9:43 AM. NKU Chase College of Law joins Fordham University and other law schools to develop a new Internet privacy education program for middle school students teaching them that the online communications they believe to be ... and more »
NKU Chase College of Law Partners to Develop National Educational Program ... - Newsday
- Thu Oct 17 00:41, 2013 GMT
- Has illegal marketplace Silk Road's demise protected society?
Silk Road: Will cybercrime evolve?
- Wed Oct 16 20:05, 2013 GMT
- Blouin News Blogs New teens on Facebook to start with 'friends' privacy setting CNET To be sure, Facebook will allow those teens to change their privacy settings to anything they want. But to make sure that the users understand what sharing publicly means, they will get a reminder if they choose a public sharing setting that their ... Facebook: Teens can now post publicly, but posts are friends-only by default Washington Post Teens' public Facebook posts are guaranteed to cause controversy TechHive fishbat, A Leader in Internet Marketing Companies, Encourages Facebook Users ... PR Web (press release) Phys.Org all 64 news articles »
New teens on Facebook to start with 'friends' privacy setting - CNET
- Tue Oct 15 22:23, 2013 GMT
- In 1966, two engineers looked at the factors governing piloted Mars mission plans. Besides orbital mechanics and the solar cycle, they also looked at NASA's budget and presidential politics. Beyond Apollo blogger and space historian David S. F. Portree describes the challenges they identified, all of which still face Mars mission planners today.
Mars When? A View from 1966
- Wed Oct 16 17:03, 2013 GMT
- NKU among others in US teaching middle school students about internet privacy ... KyForward.com A new Internet privacy education program for middle school students is being developed by a partnership of law schools including Northern Kentucky University's Chase College of Law, its Informatics Institute and others like Fordham Law School's Center ... and more »
NKU among others in US teaching middle school students about internet privacy ... - KyForward.com
- Wed Oct 16 16:22, 2013 GMT
- Sarah Brown met the winner of the Index on Censorship blogging competition, Charley-Kai John, when she spoke at the launch of the autumn issue of the magazine. The post Sarah Brown meets Index on Censorship competition winner appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Sarah Brown meets Index on Censorship competition winner
- Wed Oct 16 12:25, 2013 GMT
- World leaders need to deliver on their pledges to institute universal primary education -- especially for girls -- if the world wants to empower the next generation, campaigner Sarah Brown said in a speech at the launch of the autumn issue of Index on Censorship magazine on Tuesday. The post Sarah Brown: “A girl with an education is the most terrifying force in the world” appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Sarah Brown: “A girl with an education is the most terrifying force in the world”
- Wed Oct 16 06:00, 2013 GMT
- The never-ending supply of access to compromised/hacked PCs — the direct result of the general availability of DIY/cracked/leaked malware/botnet generating tools — continues to grow in terms of the number and variety of such type of underground market propositions. With more cybercriminals entering this lucrative market segment, on their way to apply well proven and efficient monetization schemes to these hacked PCs, cybercrime-friendly affiliate networks naturally capitalize on the momentum, ensuring a win-win business process for the participants and the actual owners of the network. In this post, I’ll highlight yet another newly launched such E-shop, currently possessing access to […] The post Yet another Bitcoin accepting E-shop offering access to thousands of hacked PCs spotted in the wild appeared first on Webroot Threat Blog .
Yet another Bitcoin accepting E-shop offering access to thousands of hacked PCs spotted in the wild
- Wed Oct 16 07:23, 2013 GMT
- An old Belarusian joke suggests a simple way of improving EU-Belarus relations . If you feel unhappy, just allow a goat in your house, live with it for some time, and then take the goat away. In principle, nothing changes - but you feel real relief and happiness, Andrei Yahorau writes The post EU and Belarus: Applying the “goat principle” appeared first on Index on Censorship .
EU and Belarus: Applying the “goat principle”
- Wed Oct 16 08:01, 2013 GMT
- Documentary filmmaker Johanna Schwartz wrote for Index on Censorship magazine on the censorship and persecution that musicians in Mali have faced from Islamists, with musician Fadiamata Walet Oumar. The post Music in Mali: They Will Have to Kill Us First appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Music in Mali: They Will Have to Kill Us First
- Wed Oct 16 06:04, 2013 GMT
- Attacks since 2009 highlight defence gaps, says lawmaker North Korea’s supposed 3,000-strong army of highly trained hackers has caused financial damage to its southern neighbour amounting to over £500 million over the past four years, according to a South Korean lawmaker.…
NORKS cyber mayhem cost South Korea £500 MEEELLION
- Tue Oct 15 23:02, 2013 GMT
- Europol says organised crime groups now have the ability to mount major cyber-attacks in support of their drug trafficking operations.
VIDEO: IT hackers 'helping traffic drugs'
- Tue Oct 15 18:48, 2013 GMT
- Vaultive Joins Expert Panel to Discuss Impact of PRISM on Internet Privacy and ... Marketwired (press release) The panel is part of an event held by the NY Metro Chapter of the Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) on Thursday, October 17 from 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. at Verizon Terremark in New York. To register for the free event, please visit http://csanymetro.org/?page_id=673. and more »
Vaultive Joins Expert Panel to Discuss Impact of PRISM on Internet Privacy and ... - Marketwired (press release)
- Tue Oct 15 15:56, 2013 GMT
- Webroot SecureAnywhere Internet Security Plus (2014) PC Magazine ... spam filtering, parental control, and some kind of privacy protection, often antiphishing. Webroot SecureAnywhere Internet Security Plus (2014) ($59.99 direct for three devices) skips spam filtering and parental control, since many users don't need ...
Webroot SecureAnywhere Internet Security Plus (2014) - PC Magazine
- Fri Oct 11 22:10, 2013 GMT
- PolicyMic Could We Be Our Own Worst Enemy? Dave Eggers Wants to Know PolicyMic However, Eggers' book raises the question of internet privacy and social conduct in an age of massive surveillance. Could we be our own worst enemy? ... Our willingness to share information and the government's desire to obtain it are equally to blame ... and more »
Could We Be Our Own Worst Enemy? Dave Eggers Wants to Know - PolicyMic
- Tue Oct 15 10:57, 2013 GMT
- Pakistan's move to ban access to a gay website reflects the conservative society's inability to accept a "larger world view", activists say, Zofeen Ebrahim writes The post Pakistan’s gay website ban reflects bigotry appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Pakistan’s gay website ban reflects bigotry
- Tue Oct 15 08:04, 2013 GMT
- Most wanted list already drawn up The head of the computer security branch of Blighty's new National Crime Agency has said British laws need to be improved in order to combat today's online criminals.…
I'll call for UK law shakeup to cuff global web crime lords - new top cyber cop
- Mon Oct 14 20:21, 2013 GMT
- Managed security service providers get paid by enterprise customers to stop malware or other kinds of cyberattacks, but if they fail, they face what's often a multi-million-dollar liability.
Managed security service providers face $40M liability exposures
- Mon Oct 14 16:31, 2013 GMT
- A parasitic worm moves into a guy's mouth; the guy is a biology professor. What does he do next? Wired Science blogger Deborah Blum has all the details.
How to Read a Scientific Paper (About That Researcher With a Nematode in His Mouth)
- Mon Oct 14 14:34, 2013 GMT
- Big businesses helping to block Internet lowlifes Arizona Republic In May, Republic staff writer Robert Anglen reported that a number of Arizona-based Internet companies have been mining data from sex-offender sites kept by law enforcement. They use search-engine optimization to bring traffic to their databases ...
Big businesses helping to block Internet lowlifes - Arizona Republic
- Mon Oct 14 12:53, 2013 GMT
- Acclaimed war photographer Paul Conroy yesterday spoke at the Cheltenham Literature Festival about the changing impact of journalism in conflict. Rachael Jolley reports The post “War journalists must avoid being used as propaganda” appeared first on Index on Censorship .
“War journalists must avoid being used as propaganda”
- Mon Oct 14 09:49, 2013 GMT
- A London school had produced a list of phrases students are banned from using. As opposed to Livepool Football Club, who back in July issued their own list of “unacceptable words”, the Harris Academy in Norwood doesn’t appear to be trying tackle offensive language. Rather, they are standing up for Proper English, with banned words […] The post Basically, you can’t, like, say this. Innit? appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Basically, you can’t, like, say this. Innit?
- Sun Oct 13 14:14, 2013 GMT
- BCCI President N Srinivasan has rejected accusations that the Indian Cricket Board censors commentators employed by it, insisting that it does not "interfere with the freedom of the press". "We dont censor commentators. This word censorship is incorrect. BCCI doesnt tell the commentator you say this, you cannot say this and things like that," Srinivasan told ESPN Cricinfo. A controversy was ...
We don't censor commentators: Srinivasan
- Sun Oct 13 10:33, 2013 GMT
- Magnolia Pictures, a U.S. based distributor of independent movies, has sent a rather unusual takedown request to Google. The movie outfit wants the search engine to take down the IMDb listing for one of its movies, as well as a trailer and several Rotten Tomatoes pages and news articles. Google, thus far, has refused to help out with this blatant attempt at self-censorship. Source: Movie Outfit Asks Google to Censor Its Own Trailer, IMDb and Reviews
Movie Outfit Asks Google to Censor Its Own Trailer, IMDb and Reviews
- Sun Oct 13 12:49, 2013 GMT
- LONDON (Reuters) - For the governments and corporations facing increasing computer attacks, the biggest challenge is finding the right cyber warriors to fight back.
Cyber warrior shortage hits anti-hacker fightback
- Sun Oct 13 10:07, 2013 GMT
- Al Jazeera America How Snowden'€™s email provider will reshape the Internet privacy debate Al Jazeera America But after being thrust into the public eye as email provider to former National Security Agency contractor and whistle-blower Edward Snowden, he could now set a crucial precedent for online privacy . At stake is a key — a string of letters, numbers and ... GoDaddy Pulls Lavabit's Security Creds Because The FBI Got Ahold Of Its ... Forbes all 45 news articles »
How Snowden'€™s email provider will reshape the Internet privacy debate - Al Jazeera America
- Sat Oct 12 09:59, 2013 GMT
- The Government of Russia has signaled it is about to take the broadest anti-piracy action seen anywhere on the planet. In response to dealing with the problematic issue of sending notices to take down individual infringing URLs, Russia's communications minister says the country will order local Internet service providers to completely censor around 160 identified 'pirate' sites. Source: Minister: Government Will Censor All 160 Russian ‘Pirate’ Sites
Minister: Government Will Censor All 160 Russian ‘Pirate’ Sites
- Thu Oct 10 22:53, 2013 GMT
- The Electronic Frontier Foundation resigned from the Global Network Initiative, a group of tech firms dedicated to opposing internet censorship. The resignation appears to be primarily a symbolic gesture.
EFF quits internet advocacy group, cites surveillance issues
- Fri Oct 11 16:42, 2013 GMT
- Canada is moving forward with the implementation of its new copyright bill, which spells trouble for VPN providers based in the North American country. Under the new legislation Internet providers and VPN services will be required to log customers for at least six months, and forward takedown notices they receive from copyright holders. Aside from the obvious privacy implications, the new rules will drive up costs and increase liability for companies large and small. Source: Canada Wants VPNs to Log and Warn Pirating Customers
Canada Wants VPNs to Log and Warn Pirating Customers
- Fri Oct 11 09:03, 2013 GMT
- It’s nearly impossible to gauge the full impact of harassment of the press. How do you measure the stories that go untold because a journalist felt intimidated? How do you quantify the corruption that won’t be exposed because sources are afraid to talk? When the impact of threats is silence there’s no way to assess what we’re missing, Josh Stearns of Free Press writes The post Committee to Protect Journalists report gauges the press freedom crisis appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Committee to Protect Journalists report gauges the press freedom crisis
- Fri Oct 11 09:05, 2013 GMT
- Detailed analysis reveals they're on par with banking scammers The NSA operates like a state-sponsored cybercrime gang using much the same tools and techniques as miscreants slinging banking trojans, one cynic has suggested.…
NSA tactics no better than a CYBERCRIME GANG, says infosec'er
- Fri Oct 11 07:04, 2013 GMT
- Like checking up on your kid's Faceboo... well, not really Cyber-spies are targeting Mongolian businesses and government agencies to keep the attackers "aware" of the land-locked country's relationships with "Western influences" like the US and the European Union, according to a recent report.…
Spies launch hack attacks on Mongolia... to see who its friends are – report
- Thu Oct 10 16:07, 2013 GMT
- What's your internet privacy personality? The Southland Times People who fall into this category tend to have been burned by security breaches or other unexpected online outcomes, the report found. Still, attitudes toward privacy don't necessarily fall along a neat spectrum, Iacobuzio said. For example, people ...
What's your internet privacy personality? - The Southland Times
- Thu Oct 10 12:25, 2013 GMT
- Crazy party trick or clever video fake? Wired Science blogger Rhett Allain takes a close look at this whacko video that involves knives, ping pong paddles, and a pineapple.
Is This Knife Ping Pong Video Real or Fake?
- Thu Oct 10 00:07, 2013 GMT
- Federal shutdown puts the kibosh on a stink-bug monitoring program. Here are some handy tips for controlling these stinky insects, from Wired Science blogger Gwen Pearson.
Alien Invasion: Stink Bugs Are Coming
- Thu Oct 10 15:47, 2013 GMT
- Open source has worked its way into a stunning array of commercial and free technology products. Now Google is using its bank account to help improve the security of the underlying code. The problem is serious enough to prompt OWASP to make room on its Top 10 for third party software components . Veracode’s own Chris Wysopal recently argued that the prospect of NSA “back doors” in common technology were a lot less of a privacy concern than run of the mill vulnerabilities in shared code.
Google’s Cash Helps To Clean Up Open Source Commons
- Thu Oct 10 10:08, 2013 GMT
- A judgment against an Estonian website could severely affect web hosts and commenters, Padraig Reidy reports The post European ruling spells trouble for online comment appeared first on Index on Censorship .
European ruling spells trouble for online comment
- Thu Oct 10 10:30, 2013 GMT
- The documentary film The Network tells the story of the first independent television network in Afghanistan.
How TV Finally Returned to Afghanistan After 30 Years of Censorship
- Thu Oct 10 08:55, 2013 GMT
- Intimidation, violence and media clampdown – free expression in Azerbaijan is under siege. The country’s record on free expression has undergone a marked deterioration in the run up to its presidential election. The post Locking up free expression: Azerbaijan silences critical voices appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Locking up free expression: Azerbaijan silences critical voices
- Thu Oct 10 08:34, 2013 GMT
- 'Britain's FBI' claims credit for catching snaffler of 700 online bank accounts The new National Crime Agency has caged its first criminal - a crook who netted hundreds of thousands of pounds using a phishing scam.…
Blighty's National Crime Agency nabs first crook ...for £750k cyberscam
- Thu Oct 10 03:19, 2013 GMT
- The Baylor Lariat Let's Build a More Secure Internet New York Times In the wake of the disclosures about the National Security Agency's surveillance programs, considerable attention has been focused on the agency's collaboration with companies like Microsoft, Apple and Google, which according to leaked documents appear ... Internet : Progress vs privacy Aljazeera.com all 5 news articles »
Let's Build a More Secure Internet - New York Times
- Wed Oct 9 16:47, 2013 GMT
- Save the World, Help the NSA? Pacific Standard Writes the study's author, Seeta Peña Gangadharan: "Until now, most policy studies of digital inclusion have neglected the particularities of privacy and surveillance challenges faced by marginal Internet users." It's an obvious point once ... The key ... New Internet Users Aren't Being Taught to Protect Themselves Online Slate Magazine (blog) all 2 news articles »
Save the World, Help the NSA? - Pacific Standard
- Wed Oct 9 23:32, 2013 GMT
- In recent years, Pakistani authorities have been blocking some websites accused of blasphemy or threatening internal security. But critics say those efforts are expanding, and the government is trying to shape online political discussions, curbing the public's access to information and broadening online surveillance. The Internet is popular in Pakistan. Those who can, spend hours on social media ...
Pakistan Tightens Internet Controls, Civil Surveillance
- Wed Oct 9 22:30, 2013 GMT
- Privacy and Internet freedom will take center stage when Congress debates NSA Surveillance Reform. Oregon Democrat Ron Wyden is ready to lead the charge for stricter oversight of the NSA's far-ranging intelligence-gathering activities.
Picking a Fight Over NSA Surveillance in the Post-Snowden Era
- Wed Oct 9 17:24, 2013 GMT
- Slate Magazine (blog) New Internet Users Aren't Being Taught to Protect Themselves Online Slate Magazine (blog) ... relies on community computer centers to get online—to apply for jobs, open online bank accounts, and complete a GED. But they aren't adequately teaching them how to use the Internet securely and protect their privacy —in part because they lack the ... Save the World, Help the NSA? Pacific Standard all 2 news articles »
New Internet Users Aren't Being Taught to Protect Themselves Online - Slate Magazine (blog)
- Wed Oct 9 15:26, 2013 GMT
- And denies it snoops on world+dog. That's alright then MI5's newly appointed boss has suggested that his predecessor might have spoken too much about cyber-attacks rather than conventional terrorism in a speech attempting to justify controversial surveillance programs by GCHQ and the NSA.…
MI5 boss: Snowden leaks of GCHQ methods HELPED TERRORISTS
- Wed Oct 9 14:42, 2013 GMT
- Santrex, a Web hosting provider that has courted cybercrime forums and created a haven for a nest of malicious Web sites, announced last week that it is shutting its doors for good, citing "internal network issues and recent downtime."
‘Bulletproof’ Hoster Santrex Calls It Quits
- Wed Oct 9 13:29, 2013 GMT
- DALLAS, Oct. 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- After four years' development, idcloak Technologies launches its high-speed global privacy network which, if adopted widely, the firm claims will free the Internet ...
New Global Privacy Network Marks New Dawn for the Internet
- Wed Oct 9 14:17, 2013 GMT
- What's your Internet privacy personality? Washington Post People who fall into this category tend to have been burned by security breaches or other unexpected online outcomes. Still, attitudes toward privacy don't necessarily fall along a neat spectrum, Iacobuzio said. For example, people who primarily shop ...
What's your Internet privacy personality? - Washington Post
- Wed Oct 9 14:18, 2013 GMT
- Greenpeace prosecutions show the lengths the Russian president will go to to protect his oligarch friends, says Elena Vlasenko The post Putin’s cold calculation on Arctic drilling appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Putin’s cold calculation on Arctic drilling
- Wed Oct 9 11:26, 2013 GMT
- Internet : Progress vs privacy Aljazeera.com What is at stake as 40 percent of the world population is soon expected to be connected to the internet ? ... It has a global reach growing steadily by the day, but there are growing concerns too about state surveillance, security , privacy and exploitation. Let's Build a More Secure Internet New York Times all 3 news articles »
Internet: Progress vs privacy - Aljazeera.com
- Wed Oct 9 07:30, 2013 GMT
- Web VPN Service Knocks Nail Into the Coffin of Internet Censorship Virtual-Strategy Magazine (press release) The VPN system is especially designed to bypass internet blocks of any kind without revealing the identity or activity of the user. The service will appeal especially to restricted netizens in internet censorship countries and users of work or ... and more »
Web VPN Service Knocks Nail Into the Coffin of Internet Censorship - Virtual-Strategy Magazine (press release)
- Wed Oct 9 05:08, 2013 GMT
- Should Australians Worry About Internet Privacy? - International Business Times AU. Edward Snowden, a former National Security Agency contractor, had earlier leaked information about PRISM, a highly sensitive issue commonly known as global spying program. This was a bombshell that shocked the country ... In an interview with ABC, Andy ...
Should Australians Worry About Internet Privacy? - International Business Times AU
- Tue Oct 8 22:40, 2013 GMT
- (Reuters) - Russian authorities have arrested a man believed to be responsible for distributing a notorious software kit known as "Blackhole" that is widely used by cyber criminals to infect PCs, according to a person familiar with the situation.
Suspect in 'Blackhole' cybercrime case arrested in Russia: source
- Mon Oct 7 19:58, 2013 GMT
- The new film Gravity makes powerful conflicting demands on the space-interested viewer. Beyond Apollo blogger and space historian David S. F. Portree describes three of them in a brief commentary on the popular new film.
The Conflicting Demands of Gravity
- Tue Oct 8 13:38, 2013 GMT
- Although its government has been working hard to promote a positive image of Azerbaijan abroad, at home, it continues to crack down on citizens’ ability to exercise their basic rights and fundamental freedoms, Rebecca Vincent writes The post Five things Aliyev doesn’t want you to know about Azerbaijan’s presidential election appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Five things Aliyev doesn’t want you to know about Azerbaijan’s presidential election
- Tue Oct 8 11:01, 2013 GMT
- Exhibition in Austria mocking Hungary's far right is labelled “racist” by ambassador The post Ban art that targets far right, says Hungarian ambassador appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Ban art that targets far right, says Hungarian ambassador
- Tue Oct 8 13:32, 2013 GMT
- Internet users shouldn't expect privacy , expert says Yahoo!7 News Internet and mobile technology is developing with such pace that it is impossible to guarantee electronic privacy and nobody should expect it, according to an industry expert. Revelations of the US government's mass surveillance program, PRISM, have ... and more »
Internet users shouldn't expect privacy, expert says - Yahoo!7 News
- Tue Oct 8 12:36, 2013 GMT
- Privacy groups have raised $40,200 to take the U.K. government to the European Court of Human Rights over its use of Internet and telecommunications networks to systematically spy on its citizens.
Crowdfunders bid to take U.K. to human rights court over NSA Prism program
- Tue Oct 8 12:35, 2013 GMT
- The collision between climate science and energy politics, and threats to freedom of communication, are playing out differently in the United States and Canada, Rick Piltz, founder and director of Climate Science Watch, writes The post Obama and Harper — Modes of Support for Fossil Fuel Development appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Obama and Harper — Modes of Support for Fossil Fuel Development
- Tue Oct 8 11:47, 2013 GMT
- In response to reports that the UK newspaper industry’s Royal Charter proposal will be rejected tomorrow, Index on Censorship Chief Executive Kirsty Hughes said today: “Unconfirmed reports that the Privy Council will reject the newspaper industry’s royal charter proposal should not mean that the political party proposal for a regulator will be waved through. A […] The post Index on Censorship calls for new transparent discussions on press regulation appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Index on Censorship calls for new transparent discussions on press regulation
- Tue Oct 8 10:03, 2013 GMT
- Supports GNI's Efforts to Protect Internet Users' Freedom of Expression and Privacy
Procera Networks Joins the Global Network Initiative
- Tue Oct 8 10:00, 2013 GMT
HTTPS working for malicious users
- Tue Oct 8 07:27, 2013 GMT
- One-day op will test stock market, payment bods' resistance to hackers UK banks, the stock market and payment providers will undergo extensive stress tests in November that are designed to test their responses to cyber-attacks.…
UK bankers prep for cyberwar: Will simulate ATTACK on system
- Tue Oct 8 06:00, 2013 GMT
- Realizing the market segment potential of bulletproof hosting services in a post-Russian Business Network (RBN) world — although it can be easily argued that as long as its operators are at large they will remain in business — cybercriminals continue supplying the cybercrime ecosystem with market-relevant propositions. It empowers anyone with the ability to host fraudulent and malicious content online. A newly launched Virtual Dedicated Server (VDS) type of bulletproof hosting vendor is pitching itself to prospective cybercriminals, offering them hosting services for spam, malware, brute-forcing tools, blackhat SEO tools, C&C (command and control) servers, exploit kits and warez. In […] The post Newly launched VDS-based cybercrime-friendly hosting provider helps facilitate fraudulent/malicious online activity appeared first on Webroot Threat Blog .
Newly launched VDS-based cybercrime-friendly hosting provider helps facilitate fraudulent/malicious online activity
- Mon Oct 7 19:15, 2013 GMT
- A few days ago, ABC News ran an " investigative ” piece called "Group Probes Ease and Danger of Buying Steroids Online." ABC describes the "group" at issue as "an online watchdog," the Digital Citizens Alliance.
Filtering the Internet Is Still a Bad Idea: DCA, ABC, and Steroid Searches
- Mon Oct 7 12:15, 2013 GMT
- Some forensic evidence is alive and moving; how do you catch it? Wired Science blogger Gwen Pearson describes, among other things, how scientists built a racetrack to study maggots.
When Crime Scene Evidence Crawls Away
- Mon Oct 7 14:02, 2013 GMT
- What has a face like a cat, a body like a small bear, and a tail like a monkey? It's a binturong, also known as a bearcat. Wired Science blogger Mary Bates shares some interesting facts about this funny critter.
The Creature Feature: 10 Fun Facts About the Binturong (or, How Can It Binturong When It Feels So Right?)
- Mon Oct 7 12:03, 2013 GMT
- Sindh province announced last week it would ban mobile messaging apps like Viber, Whatsapp and Skype for three months. Zofeen T. Ebrahim investigates the fallout The post Proposed app ban sparks outrage in Pakistan appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Proposed app ban sparks outrage in Pakistan
- Mon Oct 7 12:04, 2013 GMT
- Government crackdowns on free expression in China and Egypt have shown disturbing similarities with repressive tactics used by the two regimes to silence dissent, Shahira Amin writes The post Egypt borrows a page from China’s media strategy appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Egypt borrows a page from China’s media strategy
- Mon Oct 7 08:44, 2013 GMT
- California internet privacy bill signed by Governor, effective Jan. 1 Lexology (registration) On Friday, September 27, 2013, California Governor Edmund G. Brown signed Assembly Bill 370, a bill that amends the Business & Professions Code § 22575 to require an operator of a commercial Internet website or online service that collects personally ...
California internet privacy bill signed by Governor, effective Jan. 1 - Lexology (registration)
- Mon Oct 7 08:24, 2013 GMT
- The regulation of social media in India has been a subject of great controversy, Mahima Kaul writes The post Social media becomes the scapegoat in India appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Social media becomes the scapegoat in India
- Mon Oct 7 06:00, 2013 GMT
- We continue to spot new cybercrime ecosystem propositions for spam-ready, cybercrime-friendly SMTP (Simple Mail Transfer Protocol) targeting QA (Quality Assurance) aware cybercriminals looking to gain access to dedicated mail servers with clean IP reputation, ensuring that their campaigns will reach the recipient’s Inbox. Relying on ‘in-house’ built infrastructure or direct outsourcing to bulletproof hosting providers, these services continue empowering prospective customers with managed, popular spam software compatible services, potentially exposing millions of users to fraudulent or malicious email campaigns. Let’s discuss yet another managed service offering spam-ready SMTP servers, and connect it to malicious campaigns that have directly interacted with […] The post Cybercriminals offer spam-friendly SMTP servers for rent – part two appeared first on Webroot Threat Blog .
Cybercriminals offer spam-friendly SMTP servers for rent – part two
- Sun Oct 6 19:22, 2013 GMT
- Guardian Express NSA Hacks Internet Privacy Tool Tor to Find Users Guardian Express The NSA has hacked into the internet privacy tool called Tor in order to find out the names and identities of users. In what some ... The attempts to hack into the Tor system have been going on for many years but have been unsuccessful until recently ...
NSA Hacks Internet Privacy Tool Tor to Find Users - Guardian Express
- Sat Oct 5 20:49, 2013 GMT
- Roughly three years ago nobody had ever heard of YIFY but today the movie release group is one of the most recognizable movie piracy brands on the Internet. Unlike Scene or P2P groups who strive to be the first to leak a pirated movie, YIFY's motivation is to cater to pirates with a wide range of easily accessible titles. Talking to TorrentFreak, the group's founder explains why. Source: YIFY: Hollywood Nemesis Becomes Iconic Piracy Brand
YIFY: Hollywood Nemesis Becomes Iconic Piracy Brand
- Sat Oct 5 08:07, 2013 GMT
- Press TV NSA targeting users of Internet privacy tool Press TV New documents have shown that the US National Security Agency has targeted people using a popular service which protected the anonymity of Internet users. Documents leaked by former intelligence contractor Edward Snowden have revealed the US spy ... The NSA's Been Trying to Hack into Tor's Anonymous Internet For Years Gizmodo Report: NSA has little success cracking Tor IDG News Service NSA and GCHQ target Tor network that protects anonymity of web users The Guardian Washington Post - CNET - Al Jazeera America all 63 news articles »
NSA targeting users of Internet privacy tool - Press TV
- Fri Oct 4 15:56, 2013 GMT
- SlashGear The NSA's Been Trying to Hack into Tor's Anonymous Internet For Years Gizmodo This shouldn't come as a huge surprise, but the NSA has reportedly been trying (and failing) to break into the Tor network for years. It turns out that Tor, a suite of tools to protect anonymity online, is just too secure as an infrastructure ... Report: NSA has little success cracking Tor IDG News Service NSA sought to unmask users of Net- privacy tool Tor, says report CNET Secret NSA documents show campaign against Tor encrypted network Washington Post The Guardian - HispanicBusiness.com - SlashGear all 31 news articles »
The NSA's Been Trying to Hack into Tor's Anonymous Internet For Years - Gizmodo
- Fri Oct 4 18:00, 2013 GMT
- Thanks to the free, commercial availability of mass Web site hacking tools, in combination with hundreds of thousands of misconfigured and unpatched Web sites, blogs and forums currently susceptible to exploitation, cybercriminals are successfully monetizing the compromise process. They are setting up iFrame based traffic E-shops and offering access to hijacked legitimate traffic to be later on converted to malware-infected hosts. Despite the fact that the iFrame traffic E-shop that I’ll discuss in this post is pitching itself as a “legitimate traffic service”, it’s also explicitly emphasizing on the fact that iFrame based traffic is perfectly suitable to be used […] The post New cybercrime-friendly iFrames-based E-shop for traffic spotted in the wild appeared first on Webroot Threat Blog .
New cybercrime-friendly iFrames-based E-shop for traffic spotted in the wild
- Fri Oct 4 15:42, 2013 GMT
- The Miliband row brings up questions of how we talk about the deceased, says Padraig Reidy The post On speaking ill of the dead appeared first on Index on Censorship .
On speaking ill of the dead
- Fri Oct 4 02:13, 2013 GMT
- Nazret.com (blog) Ethiopia among the world's worst internet censorship offenders - Freedom House Nazret.com (blog) According to Freedom House's Freedom on the Net 2013 report, Ethiopia is one of the worst offenders of internet censorship in the world and ranks near the bottom along with China, Iran, Cuba and Syria. Freedom on the Net measures the level of internet ...
Ethiopia among the world's worst internet censorship offenders - Freedom House - Nazret.com (blog)
- Fri Oct 4 13:45, 2013 GMT
- Thirteen alleged members of hacktivist group Anonymous are indicted, accused of carrying out cyber-attacks.
'Anonymous attackers' up in court
- Fri Oct 4 08:59, 2013 GMT
- With a long history of combating official censorship, artists have a large role in Ugandan society, writes Edward Ronald Sekyewa The post Censorship, pay offs and deportation: Artistic freedom in Uganda appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Censorship, pay offs and deportation: Artistic freedom in Uganda
- Fri Oct 4 11:30, 2013 GMT
- The Shanghai Free Trade Zone is Not Enough to End China's Internet Censorship PolicyMic The Shanghai Free Trade Zone increases the likelihood of economic progress, but the presence of internet censorship causes unease for foreigners collaborating with financial firms in China. The Shanghai Free Trade Zone opened on Sept. 29 as an ... and more »
The Shanghai Free Trade Zone is Not Enough to End China's Internet Censorship - PolicyMic
- Fri Oct 4 02:39, 2013 GMT
- The U.S. has brought criminal charges against 13 persons, said to be members of the hacker group Anonymous, for their alleged participation in cyberattacks as part of a campaign called Operation Payback.
US indicts 13 Anonymous members for DDoS attacks
- Fri Oct 4 09:03, 2013 GMT
- Sudan has widespread and affordable internet access - the problem is the oppressive regime, writes Dalia Haj-Omar The post Regime repression stifles Sudan’s net freedom appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Regime repression stifles Sudan’s net freedom
- Fri Oct 4 09:01, 2013 GMT
- ProPublica and This American Life, both which I love, are making some waves for a story highlighting the risks of taking too much acetaminophen. But Kevin Anderson asks why they spent over $750K to report on facts in plain view. The post ProPublica, This American Life and acetaminophen: $750,000 to state the obvious appeared first on Index on Censorship .
ProPublica, This American Life and acetaminophen: $750,000 to state the obvious
- Fri Oct 4 08:10, 2013 GMT
- Adobe warns that 2.9 million customers might have had their information stolen in a "sophisticated" cyber attack.
Adobe confirms security breach
- Fri Oct 4 06:35, 2013 GMT
- Freedom House report has bad news for world's largest demoracy India has recorded the biggest year-on-year decline in online freedom of any country, with the US firmly planted in the chasing pack, according to not-for-profit Freedom House’s latest annual Freedom on the Net report .…
Block, censor, ban: India the biggest loser in online freedom stakes
- Fri Oct 4 06:00, 2013 GMT
- Standardization is the cybercrime ecosystem’s efficiency-oriented mentality to the general business ‘threat’ posed by inefficiencies and lack of near real-time capitalization on (fraudulent/malicious) business opportunities. Ever since the first (public) discovery of managed spam appliances back in 2007, it has become evident that cybercriminals are no strangers to basic market penetration/market growth/market development business concepts. Whether it’s the template-ization of malware-serving sites, money mule recruitment, spamming or blackhat SEO, this efficiency-oriented mentality can be observed in virtually each and every market segment of the ecosystem. In this post, I’ll discuss a recent example of standardization, in particular, a blackhat SEO […] The post Commercially available Blackhat SEO enabled multi-third-party product licenses empowered VPSs spotted in the wild appeared first on Webroot Threat Blog .
Commercially available Blackhat SEO enabled multi-third-party product licenses empowered VPSs spotted in the wild
- Fri Oct 4 03:31, 2013 GMT
- U.S. News & World Report Takedown of Silk Road's Dread Pirate Roberts Not About Internet Privacy eWeek While the Silk Road site was hidden in the bowels of the Internet under the cloak of anonymity provided by the Tor onion router project, the shutdown spearheaded by the U.S Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) did not involve a technology breach of Tor. Feds smash internet drug bazaar Silk Road, say they'll KEELHAUL 'Dread Pirate ... Register Silk Road wound through dark side of the Internet Phys.Org Silk Road underground market closed – but others will replace it The Guardian Bangkok Post - Krebs on Security - ABC News all 721 news articles »
Takedown of Silk Road's Dread Pirate Roberts Not About Internet Privacy - eWeek
- Thu Oct 3 22:28, 2013 GMT
- F-Secure Internet Security 2014 PC Magazine Banking protection, Facebook privacy checking. Tiny impact on ... your safety. F-Secure Internet Security 2014 ($59.99 direct for three licenses) includes all of the expected suite components, but none of them quite match the quality of its central ...
F-Secure Internet Security 2014 - PC Magazine
- Thu Oct 3 19:54, 2013 GMT
- WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. grand jury on Thursday indicted 13 members of the hacking group Anonymous over cyber attacks that were reported against government agencies, trade associations and others beginning in 2010, according to a copy of the indictment.
U.S. indicts 13 members of hacker group Anonymous
- Thu Oct 3 18:41, 2013 GMT
- Three privacy campaign groups have applied to the European Court of Human Rights to change UK law after accusations of mass surveillance on internet traffic
Campaigners bid to change spying law
- Thu Oct 3 17:29, 2013 GMT
- MANILA - Thanks to netizens who opposed the controversial anti-cybercrime law, internet in the Philippines remains one of the freest in the world, according to a new study released Friday by US-based group Freedom House.
Philippines among world's best in internet freedom
- Thu Oct 3 17:11, 2013 GMT
- One year ago Japan introduced a tough new law that was warmly welcomed by the music industry. From October 1 2012, those downloading copyrighted material without permission faced a potential two year jail sentence. But while users of Japan's favorite P2P networks plummeted, sales have not been positively affected. Total music sales this year so far are down 7% on the same period last year, but digital sales are even worse - down 24% since the law was introduced. Source: Jail For File-Sharers Does Nothing to Increase Music Sales
Jail For File-Sharers Does Nothing to Increase Music Sales
- Thu Oct 3 14:00, 2013 GMT
- In September Microsoft published information about a new Internet Explorer vulnerability - CVE-2013-3893. The vulnerability affects IE versions 6 through 11 for platforms from Windows XP through Windows 8.1. Later in September, the company released a patch closing the vulnerability. Cybercriminals are happy to exploit such vulnerabilities because they are easy to monetize - the Internet Explorer remains popular. Top 5 browsers according to http://gs.statcounter.com This type of vulnerability is very dangerous because it allows the execution of arbitrary code on the target system. In late September, we discovered an exploit for the vulnerability, which uses an attack of the Use After Free type against the Internet Explorer’s HTML rendering engine -mshtml.dll. We have recently discovered that a modification of the exploit was used in targeted attacks against a number of high-profile organizations in Japan. Targeted attack The vulnerability is exploited only on those computers which are part of specific subnets of the target organizations’ networks: Defining subnets in which computers will be attacked If a computer’s IP address belongs to one of the ranges defined by the cybercriminals, the vulnerability will be exploited after a user visits an infected web page. The following information is obtained in the first stage of the attack: Operating system version Internet Explorer version Language used by the OS Whether Microsoft Office is installed The exploit selects the appropriate ROP chain and shellcode based on the data obtained in this stage: Choice of ROP chain and shellcode It is worth mentioning that the exploit will not work on those Windows 7 systems which do not have Microsoft Office installed. Checking OS version and whether Microsoft Office is installed This is because today’s operating systems include mechanisms that make exploiting vulnerabilities more difficult. One of such mechanisms is ASLR (Address Space Layout Randomization). The exploit uses a clever trick to evade the mechanism: it loads a module compiled without ASLR support into the context of the browser process - the hxds.dll library. Code after executing which hxds.dll is loaded The library, which is part of the Microsoft Office package, does not support ASLR. It is loaded at known addresses in memory, after which the attackers use the ROP technology to mark the memory containing shellcode as executable. The following shellcode is executed after the vulnerability has been successfully exploited: It can be seen in the figure above that the shellcode decrypts its main part using 0x9F as key. After decryption, the code searches for functions needed to download and launch the payload, finding them by their hashes: Hashes of the functions used When the search for the addresses needed is completed, the following activity takes place: a malicious object named “runrun.exe” is downloaded from the attackers’ server: Downloading the payload Since the module downloaded is encrypted, the shellcode reads it from disk and decrypts it using 0x95 as key, after which the decrypted module is launched: Decrypting the module downloaded Distribution of the exploit As mentioned above, the targeted attack used only one modification of the exploit for CVE-2013-3893. At the same time, the total number of modifications discovered to date amounts to 21. Attacks using this exploit have mostly been detected in Taiwan: We have the following information on the servers from which the exploit’s payload has been downloaded: Server Region 126.96.36.199 Taiwan 188.8.131.52 Hong-Kong 184.108.40.206 Taiwan 220.127.116.11 Taiwan A brief analysis of one of the payload’s variants ( md5 - 1b03e3de1ef3e7135fbf9d5ce7e7ccf6 ) has shown that the executable module has encrypted data in its resources: Encrypted data in the payload’s resources The executable module extracts the data and converts it to a DLL module: Extracting encrypted data The DLL created by converting the data extracted from the payload is written to disk using the following path: TempPath\tmp.dll ( md5 - bf891c72e4c29cfbe533756ea5685314 ). The library exports the following functions: Functions exported by tmp.dll When the library has been written to disk, it is loaded into the process’s address space and the ishk exported function is called: Calling the ishk exported function The library itself performs an injection into another process’s address space. After launching, the malware communicates to a server in South Korea. The following requests are sent from the infected machine: Requests sent from the infected machine Kaspersky Lab detects the payload downloaded as Trojan-Dropper.Win32.Injector.jmli. We detect the exploit as HEUR:Exploit.Script.Generic.
- Thu Oct 3 13:04, 2013 GMT
- Designing security into the internet of things GigaOM Knowing and understanding the landscape around the privacy and security issues we will encounter in the world of connected devices means that we have to rethink our policies around the data and the objects. Only then can we design interactions that ...
Designing security into the internet of things - GigaOM
- Thu Oct 3 14:31, 2013 GMT
- To celebrate National Poetry Day, Index is publishing some of our favourite poems from our archives. This, from Russian dissident poet Natalya Gorbanevskaya, was published in our very first issue The post National Poetry Day: Natalya Gorbanevskaya appeared first on Index on Censorship .
National Poetry Day: Natalya Gorbanevskaya
- Thu Oct 3 12:15, 2013 GMT
- Just who are the International Academy of Spiritual Unity and Cooperation? The post Who nominated Vladimir Putin for the Nobel Peace Prize? appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Who nominated Vladimir Putin for the Nobel Peace Prize?
- Thu Oct 3 10:30, 2013 GMT
- To celebrate National Poetry Day, Index is publishing some of our favourite poems from our archives. This poem is from Jack Mapange of Malawi The post National Poetry Day: Jack Mapanje appeared first on Index on Censorship .
National Poetry Day: Jack Mapanje
- Thu Oct 3 10:30, 2013 GMT
- Russia has found its next political battleground — the Internet. While access grew and the Web took hold as a platform for political commentary and organization, state censorship of online content and prosecutions for online activity increased between 2012 and 2013, a report published Thursday found.
State Censorship of Internet Activity on the Rise
- Thu Oct 3 09:26, 2013 GMT
- To celebrate National Poetry Day, Index is publishing some of our favourite poems from our archives. The first is from Burmese artist Zarganar The post National Poetry Day: Zarganar appeared first on Index on Censorship .
National Poetry Day: Zarganar
- Thu Oct 3 06:00, 2013 GMT
- DDoS for hire has always been an inseparable part of the portfolio of services offered by the cybercrime ecosystem. With DDoS extortion continuing to go largely under-reported, throughout the last couple of years — mainly due to the inefficiencies in the business model — the practice also matured into a ‘value-added’ service offered to cybercriminals who’d do their best to distract the attention of a financial institution they’re about to (virtually) rob. Operating online — under both private and public form — since 2008, the DDoS for hire service that I’ll discuss in the this post is not just offering DDoS attack and […] The post DDoS for hire vendor ‘vertically integrates’ starts offering TDoS attack capabilities appeared first on Webroot Threat Blog .
DDoS for hire vendor ‘vertically integrates’ starts offering TDoS attack capabilities
- Thu Oct 3 02:00, 2013 GMT
- One of the topics at the Trans Pacific Partnership free trade agreement talks is how to better control the Internet. Some people don't like this. [Read more]
'Say no to Internet censorship' petition nears 100K signatures
- Thu Oct 3 01:55, 2013 GMT
- 'Say no to Internet censorship ' petition nears 100K signatures CNET The "Say no to Internet censorship " petition has tallied nearly 100,000 signatures in the past week -- showing that opposition to possible government proposals on stricter Internet laws is growing. Launched by advocacy organization OpenMedia, the ...
'Say no to Internet censorship' petition nears 100K signatures - CNET
- Wed Oct 2 22:21, 2013 GMT
- Calgary Herald Cybercrime Costs Rising, Mountain View-Based Internet Security Firm Says Patch.com People are concerned enough about the security of their electronic devices to sleep with their smartphones and tablets, according to a study conducted by a Mountain View-based Internet security company. Many of them are sleeping with the enemy, the ... Norton: You sleep with your smartphone, but you don't use protection ZDNet all 17 news articles »
Cybercrime Costs Rising, Mountain View-Based Internet Security Firm Says - Patch.com
- Wed Oct 2 20:34, 2013 GMT
- TEHRAN, Oct. 2 (UPI) -- Iran's new president tweeted back and forth with the social medium's chairman over Iran's Facebook and Twitter ban, promising to ease Internet censorship.
Iranian president promises to ease censorship
- Wed Oct 2 03:13, 2013 GMT
- WinBeta Internet Explorer exploit release could trigger a surge in attacks CNET Internet Explorer exploit release could trigger a surge in attacks. While Microsoft has yet ... testing tool. By putting the exploit into Metasploit, the attack code was made accessible not only to security professionals but also cybercriminals ... Critical Internet Explorer exploit code released in the wild Ars Technica Months-Old Internet Explorer Vulnerability Could Lead To Widespread Attacks RedOrbit Hackers just POURING through unpatched Internet Explorer zero-day hole Register Infopackets - InfoWorld - WinBeta all 49 news articles »
Internet Explorer exploit release could trigger a surge in attacks - CNET
- Wed Oct 2 13:32, 2013 GMT
- How Internet Censorship Actually Works in China The Atlantic King believes Internet censorship in China is the “most extensive effort to selectively censor human expression ever implemented.” The government's Internet police force employs an estimated 50,000 people who collaborate with an additional 300,000 ... and more »
How Internet Censorship Actually Works in China - The Atlantic
- Wed Oct 2 12:51, 2013 GMT
- In the run-up to next week’s presidential elections, Index on Censorship travelled to Baku to meet journalists, human rights defenders, political activists, and citizens. Melody Patry reports The post Azerbaijan locks up journalists as it prepares for “election” appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Azerbaijan locks up journalists as it prepares for “election”
- Mon Sep 30 23:37, 2013 GMT
- ABC News Security Mogul Reveals $100 Device to Foil NSA Spying and Make Internet ... TheBlaze.com A security company mogul revealed an idea for a device that would help users thwart online surveillance, like that conducted by the National Security Agency, and also make the Internet “ hack -proof.” John McAfee, founder of McAfee Inc., sat in cargo ... John McAfee Touts New Internet Privacy Device The Inquisitr John McAfee's New Product Aims To Make Internet Users Virtually Untraceable ABC News John McAfee says he can NSA-proof your communications for $100 Digital Trends CrazyEngineers - InformationWeek - CSO Magazine all 76 news articles »
Security Mogul Reveals $100 Device to Foil NSA Spying and Make Internet ... - TheBlaze.com
- Wed Oct 2 08:06, 2013 GMT
- It's those 'regional traits' that give you away, say infosec sleuths Nation-state driven cyber attacks often take on a distinct national or regional flavours that can uncloak their origins, according to new research by net security firm FireEye.…
State-backed hackers: You think you're so mysterious, but you're really not – report
- Wed Oct 2 08:20, 2013 GMT
- As Mali's new president returns to the country amid fresh fighting between government forces and Tuareg rebels, Index on Censorship magazine looks at the climate for free speech in a country split by conflict --- and wonders about the future of its brave musicians The post The sound of silence: Mali’s musicians appeared first on Index on Censorship .
The sound of silence: Mali’s musicians
- Wed Oct 2 01:23, 2013 GMT
- ABC News John McAfee Touts New Internet Privacy Device The Inquisitr McAfee claims he got the idea for the device before the Edward Snowden National Security Agency revelations, but the Snowden situation convinced him that the time was right to bring it to market. Added McAfee: “D-Central doesn't know who you are. Security Mogul Reveals $100 Device to Foil NSA Spying and Make Internet ... TheBlaze.com John McAfee's New Product Aims To Make Internet Users Virtually Untraceable ABC News John McAfee says he can NSA-proof your communications for $100 Digital Trends CrazyEngineers - InformationWeek - Sydney Morning Herald all 76 news articles »
John McAfee Touts New Internet Privacy Device - The Inquisitr
- Tue Oct 1 18:00, 2013 GMT
- The emergence and sophistication of DIY botnet generating tools has lowered the entry barriers into the world of cybercrime. With ever-increasing professionalism and QA (Quality Assurance) applied by cybercriminals, in combination with bulletproof cybercrime-friendly hosting providers, these tactics represent key success factors for an increased life cycle of any given fraudulent/malicious campaign. Throughout the years, we’ve witnessed the adoption of multiple bulletproof hosting infrastructure techniques for increasing the life cycle of campaigns,with a clear trend towards diversification, rotation or C&C communication techniques, and most importantly, the clear presence of a KISS (Keep It Simple Stupid) type of pragmatic mentality; especially in […] The post Newly launched ‘HTTP-based botnet setup as a service’ empowers novice cybercriminals with bulletproof hosting capabilities – part two appeared first on Webroot Threat Blog .
Newly launched ‘HTTP-based botnet setup as a service’ empowers novice cybercriminals with bulletproof hosting capabilities – part two
- Tue Oct 1 16:44, 2013 GMT
- Much of the U.S. government is shut down today. What are the potential health consequences of the Centers for Disease Control being offline? The FDA? The USDA? Wired Science blogger Maryn McKenna describes some possible implications.
A Few Ways the Government Shutdown Could Harm Your Health (And the World's)
- Tue Oct 1 14:43, 2013 GMT
- THE FRONTLINE CLUB Awards recognise emerging talents and established names for outstanding work, in print, broadcast and photojournalism. Featuring Glenn Greenwald from the Guardian and Harold Evans, the former editor of The Sunday Times, alongside the evenings host Jon Snow from Channel 4. This year we have a special focus on the increasing physical and ethical […] The post AROUND TOWN: Frontline Club Awards (24th October) appeared first on Index on Censorship .
AROUND TOWN: Frontline Club Awards (24th October)
- Tue Oct 1 14:36, 2013 GMT
- Pretending to be Guatemalan trinket peddler not disguise ENOUGH* John McAfee, the wild man of security software, has unveiled plans for a cheap gadget for decentralised networking that he claims can keep users safe from the prying eyes of government.…
McAfee the man launches NSA-thwarting $100 privacy gizmo
- Tue Oct 1 06:00, 2013 GMT
- The perceived decline in the use of blackhat SEO (search engine optimization) tactics for delivering malicious/fraudulent content over the last couple of years, does not necessarily mean that cybercriminals have somehow abandoned the concept of abusing the world’s most popular search engines. The fact is, this tactic remains effective at reaching users who, on the majority of occasions, trust that that the search result links are malware/exploit free. Unfortunately, that’s not the case. Cybercriminals continue introducing new tactics helping fraudulent adversaries to quickly build up and aggregate millions of legitimate visitors, to be later on exposed to online scams or directly […] The post A peek inside a Blackhat SEO/cybercrime-friendly doorways management platform appeared first on Webroot Threat Blog .
A peek inside a Blackhat SEO/cybercrime-friendly doorways management platform
- Tue Oct 1 11:54, 2013 GMT
- According to the United States government and some of the world's most powerful entertainment companies, Russian Facebook equivalent vKontakte is one of the Internet's largest sources of piracy. However, the social networking giant now appears to be listening, with reports that the company will install YouTube-style music and video fingerprinting technology in order to block infringing content at the point of upload. Source: Russia’s Facebook Prepares YouTube-Style Anti-Piracy Filter
Russia’s Facebook Prepares YouTube-Style Anti-Piracy Filter
- Tue Oct 1 10:07, 2013 GMT
- What: Anna Politkovskaya Award 2013 When: 7.45pm, Friday 4th October 2013 Where: Purcell Room, London Tickets: Click here The 7th Annual Anna Politkovskaya Award, celebrating outstanding women human rights defenders working in conflict zones will take place on 4th October at Southbank Centre, Purcell Room. On the eve of Anna Politkovskaya’s murder, join RAW in […] The post RAW in WAR presents Anna Politkovskaya Award 2013 appeared first on Index on Censorship .
RAW in WAR presents Anna Politkovskaya Award 2013
- Tue Oct 1 08:14, 2013 GMT
- The major news in internet censorship in summer 2013 in Russia is a new law on copyright covering film, television and video productions. Andrei Soldatov reports The post Russia: We know what you blocked this summer appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Russia: We know what you blocked this summer
- Thu Sep 26 18:28, 2013 GMT
- China's government won't be loosening internet censorship after all, according ... The Verge Rumors of relaxed internet censorship in China appear to be unfounded. Earlier this week, the South China Morning Post reported that the "Great Firewall," which blocks access to popular web destinations like Facebook and Twitter in mainland China ...
China's government won't be loosening internet censorship after all, according ... - The Verge
- Tue Oct 1 04:27, 2013 GMT
- The same miscreants responsible for breaking into the networks of America's top consumer and business data brokers appear to have also infiltrated and stolen huge amounts of data from the National White Collar Crime Center (NW3C), a congressionally-funded non-profit organization that provides training, investigative support and research to agencies and entities involved in the prevention, investigation and prosecution of cybercrime.
Data Broker Hackers Also Compromised NW3C
- Tue Oct 1 01:05, 2013 GMT
- Going where Lavabit and Silent Circle fear to tread BitTorrent wants to (a) take another step towards either respectability, or (b) take itself further outside the mainstream by defying Uncle Sam (take your pick), announcing that it's trialling a secure, serverless messaging application.…
BitTorrent trialling P2P secure messaging
- Mon Sep 30 21:13, 2013 GMT
- The strict regime of Internet censorship and surveillance enforced by the Chinese authorities drives many Internet users to seek out tools they can use to get around the restrictions — programs like OpenDoor, a browser that was available recently from … The post Apple Purges Anti-Censorship Browser from China App Store appeared first on The Epoch Times .
Apple Purges Anti-Censorship Browser from China App Store
- Mon Sep 30 13:30, 2013 GMT
- The co-creator of Twitter and Blogger has decided that "the internet is simply a giant machine designed to give people what they want." Here's what this grand unified theory means and where it came from.
Twitter Founder Reveals Secret Formula for Getting Rich Online
- Mon Sep 30 12:02, 2013 GMT
- kjrh.com Affordable Care Act: Potential scams put Internet security experts on edge ... kjrh.com "This might be the opportunity of the decade for the phishers," said Internet security expert Bob Sullivan. They're expected to dress up emails to look legitimate and entice you to click on links that lead only to no-good. "So if you get an email that ... and more »
Affordable Care Act: Potential scams put Internet security experts on edge ... - kjrh.com
- Mon Sep 30 10:45, 2013 GMT
- The two most influential independent newspapers in Sudan, Al-Sahafa and Al-Kartoum, have recently been bought by the National Intelligence Security Service. Zeinab Mohammed Salih reports The post Sudan’s government silences press through ownership appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Sudan’s government silences press through ownership
- Mon Sep 30 10:30, 2013 GMT
- An avid cyclist -- and bike blogger -- signs up to test Google Glass. He uses it in the shop. He uses it on the road and on the trails. He learns where not to use it. This is his story.
Heads Up, Hands Free: A Bike Geek's View Through Google Glass
- Mon Sep 30 09:09, 2013 GMT
- [RSF]Reporters Without Borders condemns the news blackout imposed by the authorities since a wave of protests against President Omar Al-Bashir's government began on 22 September.
Sudan: All-Out Censorship in Response to Anti-Government Protests
- Mon Sep 30 08:23, 2013 GMT
- idcloak’s latest public Proxy Server IP List gives global netizens freedom from internet restrictions and censorship. (PRWeb September 30, 2013) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2013/9/prweb11174570.htm
Proxy Server IP List Bypasses All Forms of Internet Restrictions
- Mon Sep 30 07:23, 2013 GMT
- A briefing paper calls for putting pressure on U.S. e-commerce. Marc Herman of Pacific Standard reports The post Europe really, really doesn’t trust the NSA appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Europe really, really doesn’t trust the NSA
- Sun Sep 29 16:26, 2013 GMT
- The privacy of Internet users has become an extremely hot topic this year, largely thanks to the revelations of whistleblower Edward Snowden. As a result many people have turned to VPNs in the hope of making their online browsing habits harder to track. While this appears to be a logical move, many people forget to ask themselves a crucial question. Can VPN providers be trusted? Source: Can You Trust Your VPN Provider…?
Can You Trust Your VPN Provider…?
- Sun Sep 29 07:39, 2013 GMT
- idcloak launches an Unblock Websites Proxy which bypasses both regionalization and censorship of the internet. (PRWeb September 29, 2013) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2013/9/prweb11174565.htm
Unblock Websites Proxy Jailbreaks Regionalization of the Internet
- Sun Sep 29 04:09, 2013 GMT
- RT (blog) 'Innate need for privacy ': Rick Falkvinge talks freedom and surveillance RT (blog) The difference between privacy and anonymity, Internet freedom and NSA surveillance, and the future of the web - at RT's Google Hangout, Rick Falkvinge answers the most pressing questions that concern all Internet users in their everyday lives ... The Internet has eroded individual rights and liberties Nashua Telegraph all 3 news articles »
'Innate need for privacy': Rick Falkvinge talks freedom and surveillance - RT (blog)
- Sat Sep 28 17:51, 2013 GMT
- The Chinese government may be about to ease up on its policy of censoring its citizens. The South China Morning Post reported last week that websites considered "politically sensitive," such as Facebook , Twitter and The New York Times, will be unblocked in one area of Shanghai. The government, according to the report, is lifting the Internet access ban in Shanghai's free-trade zone and is set ...
China may ease up on Internet censorship in limited regions
- Sat Sep 28 03:28, 2013 GMT
- Brown signs Internet security bills Los Angeles Times Brown also approved a measure aimed at guarding the privacy of public transit riders who pay with electronic fare cards, such as the Transit Access Pass (TAP) card in Los Angeles County. The measure limits the use of personal information, including ... and more »
Brown signs Internet security bills - Los Angeles Times
- Fri Sep 27 22:16, 2013 GMT
- Hackers backed by Iran have penetrated an unclassified U.S. Navy network in one of the most serious incidents of cybercrime yet by the Middle East nation, according to a report Friday.
Iran accused of hacking into U.S. Navy computers
- Fri Sep 27 18:57, 2013 GMT
- FRANCE 24 Difference Engine: Pay up or shut up The Economist (blog) That is fine for the vast majority of internet users, who are happy to trade a measure of privacy for the convenience of using popular sites like Google, Facebook, Twitter, Flickr and YouTube. That such convenience comes free of charge makes the trade ... France sanctions Google for European privacy law violations IDG News Service French regulator moves forward with sanctions after Google refuses to alter ... The Verge French Privacy Agency Moves to Sanction Google Wall Street Journal FRANCE 24 - Reuters - Financial Times all 37 news articles »
Difference Engine: Pay up or shut up - The Economist (blog)
- Fri Sep 27 18:00, 2013 GMT
- As we anticipated in our series of blog posts highlighting the growing use of DIY/subscription based stealth Bitcoin miners, cybercriminals continue populating this newly emerged market segment, with new, undetected, cryptor-friendly stealth Bitcoin mining tools. This is being done to empower fellow cybercriminals with the necessary tools to help them monetize the malware-infected hosts that they either already have access to, or intend to purchase through one of the, ubiquitous for the cybercrime ecosystem, malware-infected hosts as a service type of underground market propositions. In post, I’ll discuss the existence of yet another DIY stealth Bitcoin mining tool, in particular how […] The post Yet another subscription-based stealth Bitcoin mining tool spotted in the wild appeared first on Webroot Threat Blog .
Yet another subscription-based stealth Bitcoin mining tool spotted in the wild
- Fri Sep 27 17:14, 2013 GMT
- Wall Street Journal NSA Internet Spying Sparks Race to Create Offshore Havens for Data Privacy Wall Street Journal The U.S. National Security Agency has acknowledged collecting email data about Americans through phone and Internet companies. Silicon Valley companies have said that they don't give the government unfettered access to user data but that they are ... After Snowden Leaks, Countries Want Digital Privacy Enshrined in Human ... Slate Magazine (blog) Privacy czars urge openness in online surveillance IT World Canada Blogs (blog) all 13 news articles »
NSA Internet Spying Sparks Race to Create Offshore Havens for Data Privacy - Wall Street Journal
- Fri Sep 27 12:06, 2013 GMT
- It is right that we should have some control over posts from our past: but this alone will not solve the problems teens face in the online world, says Padraig Reidy The post Social media erase button not a solution appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Social media erase button not a solution
- Fri Sep 27 14:03, 2013 GMT
- It’s no secret that copyright holders are trying to take down as much pirated content from Google as they can. This sometimes leads to unavoidable mistakes, but the track record Microsoft is building leans toward sheer incompetence. Last week the software giant's anti-piracy partner asked Google to remove a link to its Office 2007 Wikipedia entry, several pages on Microsoft.com, and an open source software project for SharePoint templates. Source: Microsoft Wants Google to Censor Its Wikipedia Page
Microsoft Wants Google to Censor Its Wikipedia Page
- Fri Sep 27 14:20, 2013 GMT
- Peaceful protests in Sudan have led to an ongoing violent government crackdowns and internet blackout - Dalia Haj Omar reports The post Sudan blacks out internet to hide brutal suppression of protests appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Sudan blacks out internet to hide brutal suppression of protests
- Fri Sep 27 12:39, 2013 GMT
- Scientific American (blog) The creation of the Internet , privacy , and a geek joke: Interview with Vint Cerf Scientific American (blog) In the early 1970s, Vint Cerf, together with Bob Kahn and their students, developed the Transmission Control Protocol (TCP) and the Internet Protocol (IP), that is, the collection of rules by which computers and computer networks can be connected to ...
The creation of the Internet, privacy, and a geek joke: Interview with Vint Cerf - Scientific American (blog)
- Fri Sep 27 08:00, 2013 GMT
- Who will rid Pakistan of the west's Weapons of Mass Surveillance, asks Sana Saleem The post An open letter from Pakistan to the chief of the NSA appeared first on Index on Censorship .
An open letter from Pakistan to the chief of the NSA
- Fri Sep 27 05:57, 2013 GMT
- Amid all the murkiness around the Shanghai free-trade zone, one area has drawn special interest: talk that the Internet will be freer there, with unblocked access to Facebook and Twitter.
Internet ‘Concessions’ Coming to China? Don’t Hold Your Breath
- Fri Sep 27 05:34, 2013 GMT
- A controversial internet censorship plan including in the Trans Pacific Partnership trade agreement is reportedly being discussed by several world leaders, leaving to a backlash on the internet and plans to put a halt to it. The plan will reportedly be under discussion in upcoming meetings, as the leaders of 12 countries discuss the plan... Read more » Trans Pacific Partnership: Internet ...
Trans Pacific Partnership: Internet Censorship Plan Reportedly Under Discussion
- Thu Sep 26 19:10, 2013 GMT
- Done. To internet censorship I say: -NO! NO!! NO!!! Care2.com If only folks could stop mixing up PRIVACY with PIRACY, they would have a solid point, and stop making us look bad. We do have a really good point, (about copyright enforcement/"Piracy") which is that the stuff is generally too expensive, there's too ...
Done. To internet censorship I say: -NO! NO!! NO!!! - Care2.com
- Thu Sep 26 18:19, 2013 GMT
- The government of Pakistan, one of the most homophobic nations on earth, has blocked access to a website that would have been the first of its kind designed for the country’s gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender population. A spokesman for the Pakistan Telecommunications Authority (PTA), the government’s Internet watchdog, said that the “Queer Pakistan” (queerpk.com) website had sparked ...
Blasphemous And Contrary To Islam: Pakistan Bans Nation’s First Gay Website
- Tue Sep 24 22:56, 2013 GMT
- Truthdig California Law Says All Websites Must Give Minors Option To Delete User Activity ABC News Bradley Shear, a lawyer who specializes in Internet privacy and social media, views California's new law as a milestone for an individual's right to privacy , though more from a legal point of view than a philosophical one. "A minor with a juvenile ... Calif. Passes Internet Eraser, Celeb Privacy Laws Newser New Privacy Law Gives California's Youngsters an Internet Eraser Truthdig California law allows kids to erase Internet mistakes NBCNews.com VentureBeat - RedOrbit - IDG News Service all 116 news articles »
California Law Says All Websites Must Give Minors Option To Delete User Activity - ABC News
- Thu Sep 26 16:51, 2013 GMT
- The Guardian The internet privacy playbook: how to fight government data grabs The Guardian Tech and telco companies must routinely decide when to honor government requests that may threaten their users' privacy and free speech rights – and when to push back. Those choices can be agonizing, especially when hurried by geo-political pressures ...
The internet privacy playbook: how to fight government data grabs - The Guardian
- Thu Sep 26 14:57, 2013 GMT
- Freedom of expression must be at the core of future global development, Milana Knezevic writes The post Global development: “A matter of human rights” appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Global development: “A matter of human rights”
- Thu Sep 26 14:27, 2013 GMT
- A coalition of copyright trade groups in Portugal will go to court with a demand that Internet providers should block The Pirate Bay and several other sites deemed to facilitate copyright infringement. The groups state that blockades have already been proven successful in other countries, such as the UK and the Netherlands. The Pirate Bay is very popular in Portugal and currently ranks as the country's 29th most-visited website. Source: Portugal Next in Line to Block The Pirate Bay
Portugal Next in Line to Block The Pirate Bay
- Thu Sep 26 12:07, 2013 GMT
- Gen. Keith Alexander, head of the embattled National Security Agency, says he is willing to share cyberattack information with the private sector -- an offer seen as a Trojan horse by at least one expert.
NSA chief seeks more data from private sector in sharing offer
- Thu Sep 26 06:30, 2013 GMT
- As Bahrain braces itself for its fourth yearly cycle of revolt, progress looks bleak. The regime continues to target human rights defenders and journalists, Ahmed Ali writes The post Bahrain’s government strangles opposition with impunity appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Bahrain’s government strangles opposition with impunity
- Thu Sep 26 05:30, 2013 GMT
- Party mouthpiece says Great Firewall will stay in Shanghai zone Hopes that the Chinese government was about to relax its strict internet censorship regime in Shanghai appear to have been dashed after state-run media ran stories denying previous reports.…
China's lifting of internet blockade denied by state media
- Thu Sep 26 02:13, 2013 GMT
- In Malaysia, the state censorship of my youth has been replaced with a more elusive and deadening internet conservatism Tash Aw, The Guardian Some years ago, not long after my first novel was published, I was in one of the largest bookstores in Malaysia , admiring piles of my novel handsomely arranged on a table close to the store entrance. I marvelled at the shiny terrazzo floors and range of ...
Banned Books Week: in Asia, freedom of speech is not as simple as it seems
- Wed Sep 25 23:56, 2013 GMT
- Just in time for Banned Books Week, the Internet's largest book-review site is hosting a meltdown over a new policy that many of its members feel is a blatant act of censorship. The problem that Goodreads attempted to solve in its recently announced review policy update was one that has plagued the publishing community and book blogosphere for some time: the issue of authors and reviewers ...
Is Goodreads' New Review Policy Censorship?
- Wed Sep 25 23:30, 2013 GMT
- Data-stealing botnet found in aggregators' services Major data aggregators have been compromised “for months”, according to prominent security blogger Brian Krebs, including Lexis-Nexis and Dun & Bradstreet.…
Krebs: Lexis-Nexis, D&B and Kroll hacked
- Wed Sep 25 23:41, 2013 GMT
- Can high school students expect internet privacy ? Petaluma Argus Courier It is out there on the internet and can't be deleted. Even if there are privacy settings on the accounts, there is always a limitation to that privacy . If there are no privacy settings, then the school “going on the internet and seeing something” isn't ...
Can high school students expect internet privacy? - Petaluma Argus Courier
- Wed Sep 25 21:49, 2013 GMT
- WNN - Women News Network Brazil President Ms. Dilma Rousseff outlines importance of transparency ... WNN - Women News Network (WNN) United Nations, New York, UNITED STATES, AMERICAS: Touching on the importance of transparency and freedom of the internet , President Ms. Dilma Rousseff of Brazil opened the debate at the United Nations in New York yesterday in a high level ... to ... Undermining privacy creates self- censorship , eliminates democracy RT Is Brazil's Rousseff the new voice of Latin America? Christian Science Monitor Will the NSA Revelations Kickstart the Domestic Cybersecurity Industry in China? Council on Foreign Relations (blog) Truthdig - UPI.com - Network World all 159 news articles »
Brazil President Ms. Dilma Rousseff outlines importance of transparency ... - WNN - Women News Network
- Wed Sep 25 20:02, 2013 GMT
- The emergence of small groups of cyber-mercenaries available for hire to perform surgical hit and run operations. The world of Advanced Persistent Threats (APTs) is well known. Skilled adversaries compromising high-profile victims and stealthily exfiltrating valuable data over the course of many years. Such teams sometimes count tens or even hundreds of people, going through terabytes or even petabytes of exfiltrated data. Although there has been an increasing focus on attribution and pinpointing the sources of these attacks, not much is known about a new emerging trend: the smaller hit-and-run gangs that are going after the supply chain and compromising targets with surgical precision. Since 2011 we have been tracking a series of attacks that we link to a threat actor called Icefog. We believe this is a relatively small group of attackers that are going after the supply chain -- targeting government institutions, military contractors, maritime and ship-building groups, telecom operators, satellite operators, industrial and high technology companies and mass media, mainly in South Korea and Japan.
The Icefog APT: A Tale of Cloak and Three Daggers
- Wed Sep 25 16:28, 2013 GMT
- After Edward Snowden's revelations about the NSA, what is the EU doing to ensure our online privacy, asks Padraig Reidy The post Europe can lead the fight against surveillance appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Europe can lead the fight against surveillance
- Wed Sep 25 07:23, 2013 GMT
- Banning a work of art, a book or a play says more about a society and its temperament than anything else. As free speech and readers mark Banned Books Week, Index on Censorship magazine editor Rachael Jolley looks at Lebanon, where the country's Censorship Bureau has recently flexed its muscles The post What does book banning say about a society and government? appeared first on Index on Censorship .
What does book banning say about a society and government?
- Wed Sep 25 07:29, 2013 GMT
- Nelson Mandela's legacy has been "too easily dismissed", South African editor Nic Dawes tells Index on Censorship magazine in the latest issue. The post Mandela’s legacy “too easily dismissed” appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Mandela’s legacy “too easily dismissed”
- Wed Sep 25 04:09, 2013 GMT
- Privacy in the Internet age The Daily Princetonian Yet they are, by and large, angry about the National Security Administration's surveillance programs. The contradiction stems from a belief that behavior on ... The Internet sprang up and revolutionized basic interaction and communication. Anyone who ... and more »
Privacy in the Internet age - The Daily Princetonian
- Tue Sep 24 16:02, 2013 GMT
- COLUMN-Default scenarios, Yankees' doctors, and why Internet companies ... Reuters As Ad Age reports, executives representing the Internet advertising industry have pulled out of something called The Do Not Track initiative, which as Ad Age puts it, is "the broad collective of privacy advocates, technologists, ad industry ...
COLUMN-Default scenarios, Yankees' doctors, and why Internet companies ... - Reuters
- Wed Sep 25 09:10, 2013 GMT
- Truthdig Calif. Passes Internet Eraser, Celeb Privacy Laws Newser (Newser) – New laws passed this week mean young people in California now have greater protection of their privacy —especially if they have famous parents. One law approved by Gov. Jerry Brown requires Internet companies to remove a minor's online ... New Privacy Law Gives California's Youngsters an Internet Eraser Truthdig Gov. Jerry Brown signs bill increasing online privacy for minors in California 89.3 KPCC California Law Says All Websites Must Give Minors Option To Delete User Activity ABC News The Hill (blog) - ABC15.com (KNXV-TV) - Christian Science Monitor all 107 news articles »
Calif. Passes Internet Eraser, Celeb Privacy Laws - Newser
- Wed Sep 25 08:03, 2013 GMT
- Seagate's EVault arm does, according to storage insiders Blocks and Files The Register 's storage desk has heard that the demand for cloud archival services has grown to the point where Amazon's rivals are considering creating Glacier-like services.…
Fancy facing an Amazon backup beatdown on cold storage spinners?
- Wed Sep 25 08:30, 2013 GMT
- India's Right To Information act is being challenged by questions of privacy protection, Mahima Kaul reports The post India: Right to information and privacy ‘two sides of the same coin’ appeared first on Index on Censorship .
India: Right to information and privacy ‘two sides of the same coin’
- Wed Sep 25 06:59, 2013 GMT
- Spooks, schnooks ... NSA isn't going to scare off this money maker Blocks and Files It's coming faster than we think, despite the NSA's potential effect on Western cloud sales : the idea that storage arrays could morph into cloud gateways, with traditional on-premises arrays accessing an off-site backend to store older, colder data.… Learn how to leverage change for better IT And win a top of the range HP Spectre Ultrabook courtesy of HP and The Register! Click here to enter!
Storage array giants eye up cloud rear ends – but will it end in tiers or tears?
- Wed Sep 25 06:00, 2013 GMT
- In a series of blog posts, we’ve highlighted the ongoing commoditization of hacked/compromised/stolen account data (user names and passwords), the direct result of today’s efficiency-oriented cybercrime ecosystem, the increasing availability of sophisticated commercial/leaked DIY undetectable malware generating tools, malware-infected hosts as a service, log files on demand services, as well as basic data mining concepts applied on behalf of the operator of a particular botnet. What are cybercriminals up to these days in terms of obtaining such type of data? Monetization through penetration pricing on their way to achieve stolen asset liquidity, so hosts can be sold before its owner becomes […] The post Newly launched E-shop offers access to hundreds of thousands of compromised accounts appeared first on Webroot Threat Blog .
Newly launched E-shop offers access to hundreds of thousands of compromised accounts
- Tue Sep 24 19:45, 2013 GMT
- In a bid to improve its economy, China will reportedly loosen its grip on Internet censorship in a small portion of Shanghai.
Report: China to Unblock Facebook, Twitter in Shanghai
- Tue Sep 24 15:45, 2013 GMT
- TheHostingNews.com (press release) China Backs Off Internet Censorship in Shanghai Trade Zone TheHostingNews.com (press release) (The Hosting News) – China may be backing off its high censorship standards at least in one small area of the country. According to a BBC report on ... Despite its heavy internet censorship , China ranks #1 in terms of Internet users worldwide. The ... China Reportedly Lifts Ban On Facebook In The Shanghai Free-Trade Zone, But ... TechCrunch Shanghai free trade zone to enjoy uncensored Internet access Deutsche Welle China To Unblock Facebook For A Small Group Of People: Report Huffington Post GigaOM - BBC News - The Verge all 96 news articles »
China Backs Off Internet Censorship in Shanghai Trade Zone - TheHostingNews.com (press release)
- Tue Sep 24 14:52, 2013 GMT
- British MP Calls For Internet Providers To Block Porn Reason Former Home Secretary David Blunkett has called for internet providers to block pornography, warning against a descent into "Sodom and Gomorrah". Mr Blunkett backed an opt-in system of censorship , saying the Lib Dems had been wrong to reject it at ... and more »
British MP Calls For Internet Providers To Block Porn - Reason
- Tue Sep 24 07:48, 2013 GMT
- Panellists and audience at “Speak now: Regret Later?” discussed the benefits and pitfalls of social media for young people and their future careers The post Children need social media training appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Children need social media training
- Tue Sep 24 11:49, 2013 GMT
- China is about to unblock access to websites including Twitter and Facebook in one area of Shanghai.
China 'unblocks' Twitter and others
- Tue Sep 24 11:53, 2013 GMT
- SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Facebook, Twitter and other websites deemed sensitive and blocked by the Chinese government will be accessible in a planned free-trade zone (FTZ) in Shanghai, the South China Morning Post reported on Tuesday. Citing unidentified government sources, the Hong Kong newspaper also said authorities would welcome bids from foreign telecoms firms for licenses to provide Internet ...
China To Unblock Facebook For A Small Group Of People: Report
- Tue Sep 24 07:44, 2013 GMT
- The Court ruled defamation conviction was in violation of the right to freedom of expression The post ECHR rules in favour of Italian journalist appeared first on Index on Censorship .
ECHR rules in favour of Italian journalist
- Tue Sep 24 07:45, 2013 GMT
- This September marks the anniversary of the murders of four Mexican journalists. Alejandro Zenón Fonseca Estrada, Norberto Miranda Madrid, Luis Carlos Santiago and Maria Elizabeth Macías Castro were each killed within a year of each other, from 2008 to 2011. They were all covering drug cartels and corruption, and not a single person has been […] The post September–a deadly month for Mexican journalists appeared first on Index on Censorship .
September–a deadly month for Mexican journalists
- Tue Sep 24 08:37, 2013 GMT
- According to an article published yesterday in Uganda's New Vision, the country leads its region in press freedom. Here's a more accurate picture on the state of the press in Uganda. Edward Ronald Sekyewa reports The post Uganda’s government continues to target media appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Uganda’s government continues to target media
- Tue Sep 24 07:50, 2013 GMT
- Nearly 40 free speech groups from across the world are calling on the European Union to take a stand against mass surveillance by the US and other governments. The groups have joined a petition organised by Index on Censorship, which has already been signed by over 3,000 people. Celebrities, artists, activists and politicians who have […] The post Free speech groups, celebrities and citizens demand EU ends mass surveillance appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Free speech groups, celebrities and citizens demand EU ends mass surveillance
- Tue Sep 24 07:49, 2013 GMT
- What is actually happening? Following initial revelations in The Guardian by whistleblower Edward Snowden, reports by international media organisations, including the New York Times and Washington Post, have revealed that the US, UK and other countries’ governments have been carrying out mass surveillance of both meta data and content by tapping into communications cables. This […] The post Q&A: Mass surveillance and what it means to you appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Q&A: Mass surveillance and what it means to you
- Tue Sep 24 07:04, 2013 GMT
- HONG KONG (AFP) - China's first free trade zone will allow access to Facebook, Twitter and other websites banned nationwide, in a rare exception to strict Internet controls, a Hong Kong newspaper reported Tuesday.
China free trade zone to allow banned websites: report
- Tue Sep 24 07:13, 2013 GMT
- How to Unblock Blocked Sites Before Internet Censorship Becomes the Norm PR Web (press release) idcloak Technologies, known for its free Web Unblocker proxy, has released a new article on the looming threat of internet censorship in the US and the world more widely. The piece calls for a deeper public awareness of how to unblock blocked sites ...
How to Unblock Blocked Sites Before Internet Censorship Becomes the Norm - PR Web (press release)
- Tue Sep 24 06:31, 2013 GMT
- Will only unbrick Great Firewall in Shanghai trade zone, say reports The Chinese government may have finally relented in allowing unfettered access to previously blocked sites such as Facebook and Twitter, but only for users within the newly-created 28km 2 Shanghai Free Trade Zone.… Learn how to leverage change for better IT And win a top of the range HP Spectre Ultrabook courtesy of HP and The Register! Click here to enter!
China ready to unblock access to Facebook, Twitter et al
- Tue Sep 24 02:07, 2013 GMT
- Truthdig New Privacy Law Gives California's Youngsters an Internet Eraser Truthdig Brown signed a law Monday that requires Internet companies to remove from public view photos and data posted by regretful minors. Of course there are significant loopholes: Websites don't have to delete the data, just make it inaccessible. The files ... and more »
New Privacy Law Gives California's Youngsters an Internet Eraser - Truthdig
- Mon Sep 23 22:06, 2013 GMT
- In dealing with cases on Internet censorship, music piracy, and digital GPS tracking, the Supreme Court needs a good understanding of how the Internet functions. So it's with a fair amount of worry to read yet another example of their total inability to work with the World Wide Web.
The Supreme Court Really Can't Figure Out This Internet Thing
- Mon Sep 23 11:39, 2013 GMT
- IT World Canada Blogs Security org raises Internet threat level after seeing expanded IE attacks Computerworld "The Internet Storm Center is beginning to see increased evidence of exploits in the wild regarding Microsoft Security Advisory 2887505," the security organization said on its website. "Accordingly, we're moving the InfoCon up to Yellow." Microsoft's ... Cybersecurity Group Raises IE Threat Level To Yellow NewsFactor Network Cyber security group warns of increasing IE attacks ITWorld Canada IE 0-day attack reports push ISC to raise official threat level Help Net Security all 9 news articles »
Security org raises Internet threat level after seeing expanded IE attacks - Computerworld
- Mon Sep 23 18:08, 2013 GMT
- Financial Post Experts to Discuss U.S. Government Internet Surveillance Programs and Online ... 4-traders (press release) It is in this spirit that we invite people to join us for a multistakeholder discussion regarding what is at stake when it comes to Internet privacy and security ." The event will also feature a panel discussion with the following participants: Susan ... Hisense Launches the World's First Internet -connected Smart Air Conditioner SYS-CON Media (press release) all 212 news articles »
Experts to Discuss U.S. Government Internet Surveillance Programs and Online ... - 4-traders (press release)
- Mon Sep 23 14:24, 2013 GMT
- Vaughan dumps disk array drama to fluff flash Stewart Vaughan used to be NetApp's chief blogger, but it seems he's now evangelising for all-flash upstart Pure Storage.…
Pure poaches NetApp preacher
- Mon Sep 23 11:59, 2013 GMT
- As the US marks Banned Books Week, one of the world's most-read authors reflects on finding her book censored in American schools and libraries The post Judy Blume on being banned appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Judy Blume on being banned
- Mon Sep 23 10:45, 2013 GMT
- A poem from the Ghanain writer murdered by Al-Shabab The post Kofi Awanoor 1935-2013 appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Kofi Awanoor 1935-2013
- Mon Sep 23 08:03, 2013 GMT
- South Africa’s ANC has changed tack in its campaign to curtail the media. In a turn to what could be called “censorship lite”, the iron fist of state security intervention is being augmented by the velvet glove of calls for “patriotic” journalism. Christi van der Westhuizen reports The post South Africa’s ruling ANC gunning for “censorship lite” appeared first on Index on Censorship .
South Africa’s ruling ANC gunning for “censorship lite”
- Mon Sep 23 06:00, 2013 GMT
- Today’s modern cybercrime ecosystem offers everything a novice cybercriminal would need to quickly catch up with fellow/sophisticated cybercriminals. Segmented and geolocated lists of harvested emails, managed services performing the actual spamming service, as well as DIY undetectable malware generating tools, all result in a steady influx of new (underground) market entrants, whose activities directly contribute to the overall growth of the cybercrime ecosystem. Among the most popular questions the general public often asks in terms of cybercrime, what else, besides money, acts as key driving force behind their malicious and fraudulent activities? That’s plain and simple greed, especially in those […] The post Cybercriminals sell access to tens of thousands of malware-infected Russian hosts appeared first on Webroot Threat Blog .
Cybercriminals sell access to tens of thousands of malware-infected Russian hosts
- Sun Sep 22 21:06, 2013 GMT
- Just eight months after its launch Kim Dotcom's Mega has established itself as one of the dominant players in the secure file-storage business. The site has now earned a spot among the top 1,000 most-visited websites on the Internet, overtaking its direct competitor RapidShare. Kim Dotcom says that Mega is already 50% of Megaupload in terms of the number of files stored, and that's just the beginning. Source: Mega Relives Megaupload Fame, Overtakes RapidShare
Mega Relives Megaupload Fame, Overtakes RapidShare
- Sun Sep 22 07:07, 2013 GMT
- Editorial: State steps up on Internet privacy OCRegister (subscription) That disposition has always been noble, but it's doubly important today, in an atmosphere where everything from National Security Agency surveillance to airport security lines demonstrates a growing disregard for the right ... Click Here to login and ... and more »
Editorial: State steps up on Internet privacy - OCRegister (subscription)
- Sat Sep 21 10:31, 2013 GMT
- From previously being exceptionally lenient on those publishing links to copyrighted files without permission, Spain is now well on its way to cracking down on the problem. Amendments to the country's penal code passed yesterday means that admins of sites offering links to copyrighted works without the owners' permission will face jail sentences of up to six years. For individual file-sharers and those operating P2P software, the outlook is much better. Source: BitTorrent Admins Face Six Years in Jail After Spanish Govt. Approves New Law
BitTorrent Admins Face Six Years in Jail After Spanish Govt. Approves New Law
- Fri Sep 20 09:03, 2013 GMT
- Our say: Users waking up to Internet's privacy drawbacks CapitalGazette.com Posted: Friday, September 20, 2013 5:00 am. Our say: Users waking up to Internet's privacy drawbacks. Anything you put on the Internet should be assumed to be as permanent as words carved in granite and as public as a billboard in Times Square.
Our say: Users waking up to Internet's privacy drawbacks - CapitalGazette.com
- Fri Sep 20 21:29, 2013 GMT
- AVG Internet Security 2014 PC Magazine Getting AVG Internet Security 2014 installed on malware-infested systems was a challenge, but it did a good job in the end. A smart firewall, accurate spam filtering, and useful encryption system make up for less-than-stellar protection against ...
AVG Internet Security 2014 - PC Magazine
- Fri Sep 20 18:00, 2013 GMT
- Based on historical evidence gathered during some of the major ‘opt-in botnet’ type of crowdsourced DDoS (distributed denial of service) attack campaigns that took place over the last couple of years, the distribution of point’n'click DIY DoS (denial of service attack) tools continues representing a major driving force behind the success of these campaigns. A newly released DIY DoS tool aims to empower technically unsophisticated users with the necessary expertise to launch DDoS attacks by simultaneously utilizing an unlimited number of publicly/commercially obtainable Socks4/Socks5/HTTP-based malware-infected hosts, most commonly known as proxies. Sample screenshot of the DIY DoS (Denial of Service) […] The post Cybercriminals experiment with ‘Socks4/Socks5/HTTP’ malware-infected hosts based DIY DoS tool appeared first on Webroot Threat Blog .
Cybercriminals experiment with ‘Socks4/Socks5/HTTP’ malware-infected hosts based DIY DoS tool
- Fri Sep 20 17:28, 2013 GMT
- A senior US senator believes the fingerprint recognition technology featured in Apple's new iPhone 5S raises "substantial privacy questions."
Apple fingerprint ID security fears
- Fri Sep 20 06:00, 2013 GMT
- The general availability of DIY malware generating tools continues to contribute to the growth of the ‘malware-infected hosts as anonymization stepping stones‘ Socks4/Socks5/HTTP type of services, with new market entrants entering this largely commoditized market segment on a daily basis. Thanks to the virtually non-attributable campaigns that could be launched through the use of malware-infected hosts, the cybercrime underground continues to seek innovative and efficient ways to integrate the inventories of these services within the market leading fraudulent/malicious campaigns managing/launching tools and platforms. Let’s take a peek at one of the most recently launched services offering automatic access to hundreds of […] The post Yet another ‘malware-infected hosts as anonymization stepping stones’ service offering access to hundreds of compromised hosts spotted in the wild appeared first on Webroot Threat Blog .
Yet another ‘malware-infected hosts as anonymization stepping stones’ service offering access to hundreds of compromised hosts spotted in the wild
- Fri Sep 20 08:16, 2013 GMT
- The Department of Energy today awarded $30 million to a 11 security vendors to develop technology the agency says will better protect nation's electric grid, oil and gas infrastructure from cyber-attack.
Energy Department spends $30M to bolster utility cybersecurity tools
- Fri Sep 20 04:39, 2013 GMT
- Belarusians will be offered walking tours in Minsk downtown on Car Free Day 2013.
Traffic police will block the center of Minsk on September 22
- Fri Sep 20 10:23, 2013 GMT
- Amy Fallon of Think Africa Press reports on a new project distributing low-cost books to Ugandan children The post The oasis in Uganda’s “literary desert” appeared first on Index on Censorship .
The oasis in Uganda’s “literary desert”
- Fri Sep 20 08:00, 2013 GMT
- As Germany votes, what are the country's big free expression issues? Index on Censorship investigates The post Wie geht’s, Deutschland? appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Wie geht’s, Deutschland?
- Fri Sep 20 07:23, 2013 GMT
- Russia's Internet blacklist, which can blackhole websites for reasons ranging from copyright infringement through to drug-related information, has welcomed its highest profile addition. Russia's telecoms watchdog has confirmed that Facebook has been added to the list leaving the site just 72 hours or face being blocked by Internet service providers. Source: Facebook Added to Russian Website Blocklist, Joins 30,000 Unofficial Others
Facebook Added to Russian Website Blocklist, Joins 30,000 Unofficial Others
- Fri Sep 20 07:17, 2013 GMT
- Banks to block foreign websites in UK anti-porn Internet crusade ZDNet Summary: In support of the government's planned default Internet porn filter, UK regulators will ask banks and creditors to cut off business with legal, foreign adult websites for not having "adequate" age checks. ... pushing to finalize and agreement ...
Banks to block foreign websites in UK anti-porn Internet crusade - ZDNet
- Thu Sep 19 21:01, 2013 GMT
- Telegraph.co.uk Banks to block internet porn sites Telegraph.co.uk The move is intended to address the growing exposure of under-aged children to legal but highly explicit internet pornography, which David Cameron has said is “corroding childhood”. Restricting such exposure is a priority for Downing Street. Earlier ... Plan to block payments to websites that allow children to view pornography The Guardian Web porn payment block considered Belfast Telegraph all 3 news articles »
Banks to block internet porn sites - Telegraph.co.uk
- Thu Sep 19 19:02, 2013 GMT
- The Internet Archive is being plagued by scammers who upload thousands of links to pirated movies in the hope of luring visitors into downloading malware or signing up with pay sites. The uploads seemingly point to popular movie titles such as World War Z, Epic and The Hangover Part III, but unsuspecting users who try to watch or download a copy are in for a heap of trouble. Source: Scammers Flood The Internet Archive With Pirated Movies
Scammers Flood The Internet Archive With Pirated Movies
- Thu Sep 19 15:30, 2013 GMT
- The sneaky, stingless bee queen gets the colony. How does she do it? Wired Science blogger Mary Bates reports on these daring insects.
The Sneaky Queen Gets the Colony
- Thu Sep 19 14:59, 2013 GMT
- The acclaimed actors from Europe's last dictatorship will present King Lear in the UK, in spite of a recent crackdown at home. Julia Farrington reports The post Belarus Free Theatre hits London appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Belarus Free Theatre hits London
- Thu Sep 19 14:04, 2013 GMT
- MarketingProfs.com (subscription) Internet Users Increasingly Worried About Privacy MarketingProfs.com (subscription) Email. Top. Half of Internet users (50%) say they are worried about the amount of personal information about them that is online—a figure that has jumped from 33% who expressed such worry in 2009, according to a recent report from the Pew Research ... and more »
Internet Users Increasingly Worried About Privacy - MarketingProfs.com (subscription)
- Thu Sep 19 11:51, 2013 GMT
- The Pirate Bay is blocked by court order in several European countries on copyright infringement grounds. In the Netherlands today, local ISPs are arguing that not only is DNS and IP address blocking both disproportionate and ineffective, but denies subscribers free access to information and runs counter to an EU ruling against filtering the Internet. Needless to say, anti-piracy group BREIN sees things rather differently. Source: Pirate Bay Blocking Orders Should Be Overturned Under EU Law, ISPs Argue
Pirate Bay Blocking Orders Should Be Overturned Under EU Law, ISPs Argue
- Thu Sep 19 11:52, 2013 GMT
- The Athens neighbourghood where a rap artist was killed was the scene of protest against Golden Dawn and the government. Christos Syllas-Dellis reports The post Greece: murder of anti-fascist prompts protest appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Greece: murder of anti-fascist prompts protest
- Thu Sep 19 10:39, 2013 GMT
- A growing number of experienced hackers have begun offering structured hacking courses for crooks seeking to make a career in cybercrime.
Hacking courses offer cybercrooks tips on how to hone skills
- Wed Sep 18 06:31, 2013 GMT
- Josh Stearns of Free Press reports on journalist Barrett Brown who could face a 100-year prison term if he’s found guilty for linking to stolen information. He didn’t steal this information himself, nor did he post it online. He simply linked to it. The post The link that landed a journalist in jail and gagged the press appeared first on Index on Censorship .
The link that landed a journalist in jail and gagged the press
- Thu Sep 19 06:45, 2013 GMT
- NBC Bay Area Internet Tracking Expanding, Spurs Push For More Privacy NBC Bay Area “We provide you with the ability to get rid of all the cookies immediately, if you want, then to block future tracking by those companies in your browser,” Brock said. But some people may want some form of tracking. According to the Digital Advertising ...
Internet Tracking Expanding, Spurs Push For More Privacy - NBC Bay Area
- Wed Sep 18 16:23, 2013 GMT
- VIPRE Internet Security 2014 Tailors Threat Protection to Online User Behavior MarketWatch (press release) VIPRE Internet Security protects users from more than 200,000 new threats every day through powerful antivirus and anti-spyware technologies bolstered by additional defensive layers, including a firewall, an anti-spam filter, a malicious website ... and more »
VIPRE Internet Security 2014 Tailors Threat Protection to Online User Behavior - MarketWatch (press release)
- Wed Sep 18 18:00, 2013 GMT
- Opportunistic 419 advance fee scammers are currently using CNN.com’s “Email This” feature to spamvertise Syrian Crysis themed emails, in an attempt to successfully bypass anti-spam filters. Ultimately tricking users into interacting with these fraudulent emails. The emails are just the tip of the iceberg in an ongoing attempt by multiple cybercrime gangs, looking to take advantage of the geopolitical situation (event-based social engineering attack) for fraudulent purposes, who continue spamming tens of thousands of emails impersonating internationally recognized agencies, on their way to socially engineer users into believing the legitimacy of these emails. Sample screenshot of the spamvertised email: This isn’t […] The post 419 advance fee fraudsters abuse CNN’s ‘Email This’ Feature, spread Syrian Crisis themed scams appeared first on Webroot Threat Blog .
419 advance fee fraudsters abuse CNN’s ‘Email This’ Feature, spread Syrian Crisis themed scams
- Wed Sep 18 16:28, 2013 GMT
- Join us in the heart of an inner London community to launch the autumn edition of Index on Censorship magazine and its special report on supressed, ignored and censored voices. When: Wednesday 15th October, 6:30 reception, 7:00 – 8:00pm event Where: Lilian Baylis Technology School, SE11 5QY, Close to Oval and Vauxhall tube stations (Map/directions) […] The post 15 Oct: Not Heard? Autumn Index on Censorship magazine launch appeared first on Index on Censorship .
15 Oct: Not Heard? Autumn Index on Censorship magazine launch
- Wed Sep 18 15:35, 2013 GMT
- Internet Privacy And The Lobotomy Of The Web Forbes A major factor in the breakdown of these discussions is the unilateral decisions made by the browsers to block part of the functionality that makes the Web function today—specifically, the Mozilla Firefox decision to wholesale block certain cookies ...
Internet Privacy And The Lobotomy Of The Web - Forbes
- Wed Sep 18 12:33, 2013 GMT
- By Katharine Houreld ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - In a nondescript, creeper-draped building in the capital of Islamabad, a small team of men is purging Pakistan's Internet. Shadowy government officials are blocking thousands of pages deemed undesirable. But they are not fast enough. So the government is now testing Canadian software that can block millions of sites a second. The censorship helps shape ...
Pakistan's internet censors seek help from Canadian company
- Wed Sep 18 11:39, 2013 GMT
- Networking service Linkedin mounts a legal challenge to the US government's prohibition on revealing how many national-security-related data requests the company receives.
Linkedin joins data privacy row
- Wed Sep 18 11:04, 2013 GMT
- Index Chair and columnist David Aaronovitch, and writer and broadcaster David Baddiel yesterday went head to head over the Football Association’s recent ban on the word “yid”. The FA last week stated that “yid”, a derogatory term against Jewish people, is considered offensive and that fans using it could face criminal prosecution. The contentious nature […] The post The “yid” debate: When is an offensive word not offensive? appeared first on Index on Censorship .
The “yid” debate: When is an offensive word not offensive?
- Wed Sep 18 10:01, 2013 GMT
- Later today RIAA CEO Cary Sherman will outline his organization's vision for increased cooperation between copyright holders and service providers. Sherman will seek agreements with user-generated content sites and promote a new understanding of the DMCA. File-hosting sites should be required to scan incoming links for piracy and search engines such as Google will be expected to do more, including fitting Chrome with systems to block infringing sites and divert users to official sources. Source: RIAA Wants Web Browsers to Block Pirate Sites, And More
RIAA Wants Web Browsers to Block Pirate Sites, And More
- Wed Sep 18 04:22, 2013 GMT
- China’s State Information Office director Lu Wei published a report yesterday on the importance of online public opinion work – what some might call propaganda and censorship. The report essentially outlined the short-term actions the party will take or continue to take in its effort to minimize “negative energy” online, otherwise known as any content that harms the Communist Party’s image.You ...
5 ways China’s government will try to control the internet in the near future
- Wed Sep 18 07:59, 2013 GMT
- Josh Stearns of Free Press argues the proposed US press shield bill could be greatly strengthened and simplified by defining journalism as an act, a process that anyone can participate in, instead of a profession limited to a few practitioners. The post The US shield law’s dangerous precedent – and how to fix it appeared first on Index on Censorship .
The US shield law’s dangerous precedent – and how to fix it
- Wed Sep 18 06:00, 2013 GMT
- Affiliate networks are an inseparable part of the cybercrime ecosystem. Largely based on their win-win revenue sharing model, throughout the years, they’ve successfully established themselves as a crucial part of the cybercrime growth model, further ensuring that a cybercriminal will indeed receive a financial incentive for his fraudulent/malicious activities online. From pharmaceutical affiliate networks, iPhone selling affiliate networks, to affiliate networks for pirated music and OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) software, cybercriminals continue to professionally monetize each and every aspect of the underground marketplace, on their way to harness the experience, know-how and traffic acquisitions capabilities of fellow cybercriminals. In this […] The post Affiliate network for mobile malware impersonates Google Play, tricks users into installing premium-rate SMS sending rogue apps appeared first on Webroot Threat Blog .
Affiliate network for mobile malware impersonates Google Play, tricks users into installing premium-rate SMS sending rogue apps
- Wed Sep 18 07:03, 2013 GMT
- Public WiFi Security Service Makes the Internet Unsnoopable PR Web (press release) As a precursor to idcloak's forthcoming VPN release, the internet security and privacy firm launches a secure web proxy. This free service, which encrypts all browsing through a secure connection to the idcloak site, is intended to raise the profile of ... and more »
Public WiFi Security Service Makes the Internet Unsnoopable - PR Web (press release)
- Wed Sep 18 07:15, 2013 GMT
- China’s State Information Office director Lu Wei published a report yesterday on the importance of online public opinion work – what some might call propaganda and censorship. The report essentially outlined ...
5 ways the Chinese government will try to control the internet in the next year
- Wed Sep 18 06:04, 2013 GMT
- Chinese group to mark Manchurian Incident with cyber nationalism raids Infamous Chinese hacktivist group Honker Union has shortlisted a whopping 270 Japanese targets for attack today - the anniversary of the Manchurian Incident, which was the precursor to the Japanese invasion of China.…
'Honker Union' sniffs 270 hacktivism targets
- Wed Sep 18 02:55, 2013 GMT
- Daily News & Analysis Chinese minister denies Internet censorship Daily News & Analysis Minister of information office of state council of People's Republic of China, Cai Mingzhou says that Chinese residents enjoy the same amount of freedom on the Internet and social media platforms as any other country. “People enjoy full freedom on the ...
Chinese minister denies Internet censorship - Daily News & Analysis
- Wed Sep 18 00:30, 2013 GMT
- Anonymizing network 'disproportionately associated' with online skullduggery People who access the internet through the anonymizing Tor network are much more likely to be up to no good than are typical internet users, according to a study by online reputation–tracking firm Iovation.…
Study finds fraudsters foist one-third of all Tor traffic
- Tue Sep 17 21:23, 2013 GMT
- One of the paradoxes of the Chinese Internet is that, even as the Communist Party wages its most forceful crackdown to date against popular and outspoken liberal micro-bloggers, the businesses that provide these microblogging services continue to flourish—at least financially.
China's Censorship-Battered Web Companies Are Thriving Financially
- Tue Sep 17 17:10, 2013 GMT
- Salon China's Internet Companies Battered by Censorship —and Yet Thriving Financially Businessweek One of the paradoxes of the Chinese Internet is that, even as the Communist Party wages its most forceful crackdown to date against popular and outspoken liberal micro-bloggers, the businesses that provide these micro-blogging services continue to ... The Internet's favorite emotion: Rage Salon all 22 news articles »
China's Internet Companies Battered by Censorship—and Yet Thriving Financially - Businessweek
- Tue Sep 17 15:56, 2013 GMT
- Freedom of Internet Navigation and Privacy is a US National Interest. The League of Ordinary Gentlemen (blog) American advantages in web traffic routing and service provision have been abused by the national security state and states have increasingly moved toward bypassing the US altogether. This is a moral and strategic failure by the US government. Much ...
Freedom of Internet Navigation and Privacy is a US National Interest. - The League of Ordinary Gentlemen (blog)
- Tue Sep 17 13:52, 2013 GMT
- After a brief period of censorship-free Internet in Iran, the Iranian government has clarified that yesterday's Facebook and Twitter access was not new freedoms of speech being provided by the new regime, but just a glitch.
Facebook and Twitter Access in Iran Was Just a Glitch, for Now
- Tue Sep 17 07:26, 2013 GMT
- In a move that may have left a few people slightly confused, the Daily Mail has published an editorial in support of the BBC. The post Daily Mail backs the BBC Trust appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Daily Mail backs the BBC Trust
- Tue Sep 17 13:15, 2013 GMT
- Santa Cruz company PrivacyChoice brings privacy back to the Internet San Jose Mercury News AVG Technologies, an Internet security firm based in the Czech Republic, bought PrivacyChoice in May for an undisclosed. PrivacyChoice team of Eric Whitefield, Jim Brock, Jason Beatty and Jeff Lyon in their NextSpace office. (Shmuel Thaler/Sentinel) ...
Santa Cruz company PrivacyChoice brings privacy back to the Internet - San Jose Mercury News
- Tue Sep 17 07:25, 2013 GMT
- A recently released documentary film in South Korea set out to spark a discussion on free speech in the country, and amid opposition and cancelled viewings, it has done just that. Steven Borowiec reports The post South Korea: Film raises questions about Cheonan sinking appeared first on Index on Censorship .
South Korea: Film raises questions about Cheonan sinking
- Tue Sep 17 10:30, 2013 GMT
- We write the equivalent of 520 million books every day on social media and email. The fact that so many of us are writing ? sharing our ideas, good and bad ? has changed the way we think. Just as we now live in public, so do we think in public.
Why Even the Worst Bloggers Are Making Us Smarter
- Tue Sep 17 09:13, 2013 GMT
- Iranian officials said a technical glitch allowed people to access social media sites that had been block for years in Iran.
Facebook and Twitter Blocked Again in Iran After Respite
- Tue Sep 17 06:55, 2013 GMT
- Eliot Higgins, known online as Brown Moses, is one of a number of specialist bloggers from around the world who have been analysing the use of chemical weapons in Syria.
VIDEO: How bloggers joined Syria chemical team
- Tue Sep 17 07:30, 2013 GMT
- Sexual harassment has been widespread in Egypt for decades but since the January 2011 uprising that toppled former President Hosni Mubarak, the problem has taken on epic proportions becoming what rights activists now describe as "an epidemic". Shahira Amin reports The post Egyptian activists battle ‘epidemic’ of sexual harassment and violence appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Egyptian activists battle ‘epidemic’ of sexual harassment and violence
- Tue Sep 17 05:34, 2013 GMT
- Livemint Iranians Gain Access to Facebook and Twitter New York Times To reach the sites, many Iranians began using virtual private network, or VPN, software to connect through computers located outside the country, though the telecommunications ministry eventually deployed technology to block much of that kind of ... 'Is Facebook real?' China's internet users ask in frustration as Iran lifts ... South China Morning Post Facebook and Twitter are accessible in Iran for the first time in four years PBS NewsHour Tweet on Tehran? Iran Unblocks Twitter, Facebook TIME iT News - Iranian all 24 news articles »
Iranians Gain Access to Facebook and Twitter - New York Times
- Tue Sep 17 01:35, 2013 GMT
- SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Facebook and Twitter became widely accessible to Iranian users on Monday for the first time since 2009, when the services were blocked in the midst of widespread protests against former president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, according to reports emerging from the country.
Facebook and Twitter said to be unblocked in Iran
- Mon Sep 16 16:21, 2013 GMT
- BOSTON (Reuters) - Deloitte & Touche LLP said on Monday it hired a former senior FBI official as its new director of security and privacy, as the firm seeks to help its client companies fight the threat from increasingly sophisticated computer hackers.
Deloitte hires FBI agent who oversaw probe into September 11 attack
- Mon Sep 16 14:32, 2013 GMT
- Internet regulators are pushing a controversial plan to restrict public access to WHOIS Web site registration records. Proponents of the proposal say it would improve the accuracy of WHOIS data and better protect the privacy of people who register domain names. Critics argue that such a shift would be unworkable and make it more difficult to combat phishers, spammers and scammers.
WHOIS Privacy Plan Draws Fire
- Mon Sep 16 13:26, 2013 GMT
- We should be asking why people wear veils, says Padraig Reidy The post Niqabis are not just veiled, they are silenced appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Niqabis are not just veiled, they are silenced
- Mon Sep 16 13:35, 2013 GMT
- The Guardian Internet security : 10 ways to keep your personal data safe from online snoopers The Guardian ... ways to keep your personal data safe from online snoopers. The internet has changed our lives in countless positive ways, but it has a dark side. Personal privacy has been lost, leaving you at risk from shady individuals, companies and security ... NSA leaks not adversely affecting US Internet business as expected NDTV NSA helped create Internet that's vulnerable to hackers Kansas City Star How the NSA sabotaged the internet MyBroadband Bangkok Post - InformationWeek all 13 news articles »
Internet security: 10 ways to keep your personal data safe from online snoopers - The Guardian
- Mon Sep 16 12:36, 2013 GMT
- Philip Pullman -- UK author of His Dark Materials and Golden Compass fame -- is upset. In a column for the Index On Censorship he bemoans the invention of the Internet as a vessel that makes the lives of thieves easier, saying that piracy is theft "as surely as reaching into someone’s pocket and taking their wallet is theft". Often, the argument against piracy is a slightly odd one. For many ...
Piracy isn't theft… but its effects are wide and far-reaching
- Mon Sep 16 09:01, 2013 GMT
- As activist and engineer Amira Osman prepares to go on trial on Thursday, Dalia Haj-Omar looks at the Public Order laws punishing Sudanese women for 'indecent' clothing and behaviour The post Sudanese woman risks flogging for refusing to pull up headscarf appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Sudanese woman risks flogging for refusing to pull up headscarf
- Mon Sep 16 11:32, 2013 GMT
- A short history of fraud in the tech-pushing biz Opinion Fraud and theft has always been as much of a part of the technology channel scene as fast cars and bonus time excess. But it seems the shift to electronic communications has handed the bad guys a more subtle arsenal.…
How the internet turned ram-raiders into sophisticated fraudsters
- Mon Sep 16 09:02, 2013 GMT
- From the magazine: President of the Society of Authors Philip Pullman and Chief Executive of Creative Commons Cathy Casserly debate the future of copyright The post Pullman v. Casserly: The future of copyright appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Pullman v. Casserly: The future of copyright
- Fri Sep 13 12:12, 2013 GMT
- It appears General Abdel Fattah al-Sisi and his men are now looking for some outside help to polish up their image as protectors of the state. Milana Knezevic offers some suggestions for firms not squeamish about working with regimes with questionable human rights records. The post Egypt’s government reportedly shopping for PR firm appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Egypt’s government reportedly shopping for PR firm
- Mon Sep 16 08:07, 2013 GMT
- YouTube has been banned in Pakistan for nearly a year and now a petition to end Internet censorship is before a Pakistani court.
Pakistan ban on Google's YouTube challenged in court
- Mon Sep 16 07:16, 2013 GMT
- The Government’s controversial plan to force the country’s largest broadband ISPs into adopting network-level filtering systems, which would be used to help censor adult websites (Parental Controls), could suffer a delay after the minority Liberal Democrat side of the coalition voted against the measures. The motion, F17 – Protecting Children From Online Pornography, essentially called […]
UK ISP Introduction of Child Internet Censorship Rules Face Possible Delay
- Sun Sep 15 22:56, 2013 GMT
- Editorial: Policing privacy on the Internet and Facebook The Seattle Times Last week, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) reminded us all of that pipeline in announcing it was looking into Facebook's new privacy policies. Those polices — unveiled just before Labor Day weekend, when presumably few would be paying attention ...
Editorial: Policing privacy on the Internet and Facebook - The Seattle Times
- Sun Sep 15 21:00, 2013 GMT
- For teenagers today, the copyright monopoly is something that the establishment uses to punish them for enjoying culture and science, to censor their protests and voices, and to prevent their art from reaching an audience. As these people grow older and come into policymaking positions, at what point will they just kill the monopoly altogether? Source: At What Point Will The Next Generation Kill The Copyright Monopoly Altogether?
At What Point Will The Next Generation Kill The Copyright Monopoly Altogether?
- Sun Sep 15 19:28, 2013 GMT
- The Guardian Lib Dems reject plans for automatic block on internet pornography The Guardian The motion, proposed by Lady Floella Benjamin, the former children's television presenter, suggested all computers should block out pornography unless a user specifically opts to receive it. The rejection of the motion will be seen as a warning to Nick ... Liberal Democrat Conference: Lib Dems reject Cameron's 'illiberal' controls on ... The Independent LibDems reject porn filter plans Herts and Essex Observer all 7 news articles »
Lib Dems reject plans for automatic block on internet pornography - The Guardian
- Sun Sep 15 16:20, 2013 GMT
- Chinese microblogger Dong Rubin mused to his 45,000 followers last month that he might face arrest amid a government crackdown on Internet rumors. On Sept. 10, he was detained for misreporting the worth of his business.
China Reins in Popular Online Voices With New Microblog Controls
- Sun Sep 15 15:31, 2013 GMT
- ISLAMABAD — ToffeeTV has hit an unexpected snag. The Internet startup depended on YouTube to promote "Hokey-Pokey," ''The Umm Nyum Nyum Song" and other language-teaching clips it produces for children, but the video-sharing website has been banned in Pakistan for nearly a year.
Free YouTube! Pakistan ban, provoked by Islam clips, faces court action over Web censorship
- Sun Sep 15 11:11, 2013 GMT
- Following a US court decision BitTorrent search engine isoHunt was ordered to implement a site-wide keyword filter provided by the MPAA. At the time, isoHunt's founder voiced concerns that this would lead to overfiltering, and it appears that he is right. Aside from Hollywood blockbusters, the broad filter also censors thousands of Creative Commons and public domain files. Needless to say, not all content creators are happy at being inadvertently censored. Source: MPAA’s Court Ordered Piracy Filter Censors Many Legitimate Files
MPAA’s Court Ordered Piracy Filter Censors Many Legitimate Files
- Fri Sep 13 21:28, 2013 GMT
- International Business Times Privacy laws need update for Internet Age San Francisco Chronicle What's notable is that the defendant in these cases was not the National Security Agency or a rogue "war driver," techies who cruise neighborhoods with equipment to suck up unencrypted data, but the largest company on the Internet : Google. Google's ... Google Street View Lawsuit: Privacy And Tech Advocates Divided Over Court ... International Business Times Scroogled: Google believes there is no legitimate expectation of privacy in emails WinBeta all 23 news articles »
Privacy laws need update for Internet Age - San Francisco Chronicle
- Fri Sep 13 00:36, 2013 GMT
- LAHORE: In a dingy Internet cafe, Abdullah gets round the censors with one click and logs onto YouTube, officially banned for a year and at the heart of Pakistan's cyberwar for control of the web. Read more...
Pakistan’s ‘Cyberwar’ For Control Of The Web
- Fri Sep 13 14:32, 2013 GMT
- The upcoming autumn issue of Index on Censorship magazine brings together articles from writers including Amartya Sen, Philip Pullman, Jonathan Dimbleby and Peter Kellner, and covers India, China, Brazil, South Africa, Honduras, Colombia, Afghanistan and Mali. Under discussion are development and free speech; ignored voices; digital media; reporters under fire in South America. Get the […] The post Coming Soon: Not Heard? Ignored, suppressed and censored voices appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Coming Soon: Not Heard? Ignored, suppressed and censored voices
- Fri Sep 13 12:20, 2013 GMT
- A Lebanese playwright has exposed the farcical sensitivity of the country's Censorship Bureau, Padraig Reidy writes The post Whatever you write about, don’t write about the censors appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Whatever you write about, don’t write about the censors
- Fri Sep 13 09:32, 2013 GMT
- In the aftermath of a murder of a delivery driver and discovery of explosive devices in his van, a small underground group took responsibility, but news editors refused to carry the group’s statement, leading to a print blackout in Manipur. Mahima Kaul reports The post Murder leads to a print news blackout in India appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Murder leads to a print news blackout in India
- Thu Sep 12 13:51, 2013 GMT
- Times of India Pakistan's internet censorship “has no impact” DAWN.com Although Google's executive chairman Eric Schmidt defended hosting the film, the company did have the technology to block access to it in countries such as Egypt, India and Saudi Arabia. Aside from blocking the popular video-sharing ... The Citizen Lab ... Internet censorship in Pakistan challenged in court Times of India all 3 news articles »
Pakistan's internet censorship “has no impact” - DAWN.com
- Thu Sep 12 17:23, 2013 GMT
- NEWS.com.au Internet snooping The Economist First, the NSA's actions may have weakened overall internet security , on which billions of people rely for banking and payments, with backdoors that can be exploited by criminals, not just intelligence agencies. Second, this undermines confidence in ... NSA shares raw intelligence including Americans' data with Israel The Guardian NSA has long-time role in developing computer security , creating tension with ... Minneapolis Star Tribune Americans' Right to Privacy Another Casualty of 9/11 Lawyers.com Blog (blog) Firedoglake - Daily Caller - NEWS.com.au all 302 news articles »
Internet snooping - The Economist
- Thu Sep 12 12:24, 2013 GMT
- This spectacular image shows some fun-seeking pilots pouring a bottle out while flying upside-down. Incredibly, the water appears to flow upwards. What wacky science is going on here? Our physics blogger Rhett Allain explains everything you need to know.
How Do You Pour Water Up Into a Glass?
- Thu Sep 12 19:08, 2013 GMT
- California 'Do Not Track Bill' Seeks to Salvage Internet Privacy Article 3 That's a pretty significant number– it's not just the privacy nerds that care about tracking. As Kara Kiesler, an author of the report and a computer science professor at Carnegie Mellon University told the New York Times: “It's not just a small ...
California 'Do Not Track Bill' Seeks to Salvage Internet Privacy - Article 3
- Thu Sep 12 15:29, 2013 GMT
- New research shows China’s online censorship relies on a competitive market where companies vie to offer the best speech-suppressing technology and services. Nine years after Mark Zuckerberg quit Harvard to build Facebook, one of the university’s political science professors, Gary King , decided this year it was time to launch his own social media site. But King didn’t set up his Chinese social ...
Academics Launch Fake Social Network to Get an Inside Look at Chinese Censorship
- Thu Sep 12 14:08, 2013 GMT
- F-Secure Launches All-New Privacy and Security Features for a Carefree Life ... Marketwire (press release) F-Secure Internet Security comes with fresh new features such as improved Banking Protection, protection for your Facebook profile, the very latest technology shielding you from exploits and zero day attacks, and more -- all in a redesigned new user ... and more »
F-Secure Launches All-New Privacy and Security Features for a Carefree Life ... - Marketwire (press release)
- Thu Sep 12 12:45, 2013 GMT
- F-SECURE OYJ : F-Secure Launches All-New Privacy and Security Features for ... 4-traders (press release) F-Secure Internet Security comes with fresh new features such as improved Banking Protection, protection for your Facebook profile, the very latest technology shielding you from exploits and zero day attacks, and more - all in a redesigned new user ... and more »
F-SECURE OYJ : F-Secure Launches All-New Privacy and Security Features for ... - 4-traders (press release)
- Thu Sep 12 13:38, 2013 GMT
- Putting a seal of security on the Internet of Services Phys.Org A paradigm shift in the way ICT systems and applications are designed, implemented, deployed and consumed, IoS promises many opportunities but also throws up big challenges - not least ensuring security and privacy , issues currently being tackled by ...
Putting a seal of security on the Internet of Services - Phys.Org
- Thu Sep 12 14:04, 2013 GMT
- LAHORE: In a small Internet cafe, Abdullah gets round the censors with one click and logs onto YouTube, officially banned for a year and at the heart of Pakistan's cyberwar for control of the web.
Pakistan's internet censorship “has no impact” - DAWN.COM
- Thu Sep 12 13:30, 2013 GMT
- Whistleblower Edward Snowden's leaks about NSA spying have set off a fierce global debate about security and privacy in the internet age. The revelations of the United States performing mass surveillance on an international scale have also unleashed an avalanche of government misstatements aimed at defending, or even denying, the NSA's dragnet surveillance. We've gone through them and picked out some of the biggest whoppers.
6 Whopping Government Misstatements About NSA Spying
- Thu Sep 12 11:05, 2013 GMT
- In a dingy Internet cafe, Abdullah gets round the censors with one click and logs onto YouTube, officially banned for a year and at the heart of Pakistan's cyberwar for control of the web.
Pakistan's 'cyberwar' for control of the web
- Thu Sep 12 10:31, 2013 GMT
- Times of India Internet censorship in Pakistan challenged in court Times of India ISLAMABAD: ToffeeTV has hit an unexpected snag. The internet start-up depended on YouTube to promote "Hokey-Pokey," "The Umm Nyum Nyum Song" and other language-teaching clips it produces for children, but the video-sharing website has been ...
Internet censorship in Pakistan challenged in court - Times of India
- Wed Sep 11 15:58, 2013 GMT
- Former Indy journalist Christina Patterson reflects on the end of her job at the publication and the wrenching changes overtaking the news industry. The post On the death of journalism – and my Indy career appeared first on Index on Censorship .
On the death of journalism – and my Indy career
- Wed Sep 11 21:01, 2013 GMT
- TIANJIN, China (Reuters) - In a modern office building on the outskirts of the Chinese city of Tianjin, rows of censors stare at computer screens. Their mission: delete any post on Sina Weibo, China's version of Twitter, deemed offensive or politically unacceptable.
At Sina Weibo's censorship hub, China's Little Brothers cleanse online chatter
- Wed Sep 11 21:01, 2013 GMT
- By Li Hui and Megha Rajagopalan TIANJIN, China (Reuters) - In a modern office building on the outskirts of the Chinese city of Tianjin, rows of censors stare at computer screens. Their mission: delete any post on Sina Weibo, China's version of Twitter, deemed offensive or politically unacceptable. But the people behind the censorship of China's most popular microblogging site are not ageing ...
At Sina Weibo's censorship hub, China's Little Brothers cleanse online chatter
- Wed Sep 11 20:02, 2013 GMT
- Author Smokler: Internet access a basic civil right
'Walnut Creek Reads' speaker says Internet access a basic civil right, has made censorship discussions in the US ...
- Wed Sep 11 14:56, 2013 GMT
- An excerpt from Exorcising Terror: the Incredible Unending Trial of General Augusto Pinochet by Chilean expatriate writer Ariel Dorfman The post From the archives: Behind the Sunglasses: Chile has done its best to forget its past appeared first on Index on Censorship .
From the archives: Behind the Sunglasses: Chile has done its best to forget its past
- Wed Sep 11 13:15, 2013 GMT
- For several months, we have been monitoring an ongoing cyber-espionage campaign against South Korean think tanks. There are multiple reasons why this campaign is extraordinary in its execution and logistics. It all started one day when we encountered a somewhat unsophisticated spy program that communicated with its master via a public e-mail server. This approach is rather inherent to many amateur virus-writers. However, there were a few things that attracted our attention: The public e-mail server in question was Bulgarian - mail.bg . The compilation path string contained Korean hieroglyphs. The complete path found in the malware presents some of the Korean strings: D:\rsh\공격\UAC_dll(완성)\Release\test.pdb The rsh word, by all appearances, means a shortening of Remote Shell and the Korean words can be translated in English as attack and completion, i.e.: D:\rsh\ ATTACK \UAC_dll( COMPLETION )\Release\test.pdb We managed to identify several targets. Here are some of the organizations that the attackers were interested in targeting: The Sejong Institute The Sejong Institute is a non-profit private organization for public interest and a leading think tank in South Korea, conducting research on national security strategy, unification strategy, regional issues, and international political economy.
Kimsuky APT: Operations possible North Korean links uncovered
- Wed Sep 11 10:19, 2013 GMT
- A group of students at the University of Qatar have started a petition to remove "inappropriate" books from the university library. The post Qatar students petition to ban books appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Qatar students petition to ban books
- Wed Sep 11 09:59, 2013 GMT
- Prosecuting Egyptian dissenters was common practice under deposed president Hosni Mubarak with regime loyalists often fabricating charges against opponents to silence them. Shahira Amin reports on the latest wave of intimidation by the country's current military regime. The post Egypt’s retro crackdown on dissent appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Egypt’s retro crackdown on dissent
- Wed Sep 11 06:00, 2013 GMT
- In a series of blog posts, we’ve been profiling the tactics and DIY tools of novice cybercriminals, whose malicious campaigns tend to largely rely on social engineering techniques, on their way to trick users into thinking that they’ve been exposed to a legitimate Java applet window. These very same malicious Java applets, continue representing a popular infection vector among novice cybercriminals, who remain the primary customers of the DIY tools/attack platforms that we’ve been profiling. In this post, I’ll discuss a popular service, that’s exclusively offering hosting services for malicious Java applets. Sample screenshot of the service: For a one time […] The post Managed Malicious Java Applets Hosting Service Spotted in the Wild appeared first on Webroot Threat Blog .
Managed Malicious Java Applets Hosting Service Spotted in the Wild
- Wed Sep 11 04:06, 2013 GMT
- Earlier this week, I wrote about an online data theft service that got hacked. That compromise exposed a user base of most young Nigerian men apparently engaged in an array of cybercrime activities -- mainly online dating scams and 419 schemes. It turned out that many of these guys signed up for the data theft service using the same email address they used to register their Facebook accounts. Today's post looks at the social networks between and among these individuals.
‘Yahoo Boys’ Have 419 Facebook Friends
- Wed Sep 11 00:56, 2013 GMT
- Vietnam's Internet Censorship Bill Goes Into Effect EFF Internet freedom has gone from bad to worse in Vietnam as an online censorship law known as Decree 72 went into effect this month. It bans bloggers and users of social media from quoting, gathering, or summarizing information from press organizations ...
Vietnam's Internet Censorship Bill Goes Into Effect - EFF
- Tue Sep 10 21:32, 2013 GMT
- 'FLYING PIG' Soars Over Internet Privacy Protections Tom's Guide The National Security Agency (NSA) in the United States and the Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ) in the United Kingdom have collaborated to gain unfettered access to citizens\' private data. One of the only things standing in their way is ... and more »
'FLYING PIG' Soars Over Internet Privacy Protections - Tom's Guide
- Tue Sep 10 18:16, 2013 GMT
- Privacy -Obsessed Organization May Not Save the Internet Tom's Guide "Riseup provides email service with a unique level of security and privacy ," reads the Indiegogo page. "Unlike almost all other email providers, logs and email headers contain no personally identifiable information. Additionally, all mail is stored on ...
Privacy-Obsessed Organization May Not Save the Internet - Tom's Guide
- Tue Sep 10 18:14, 2013 GMT
- More Internet users trying to cover tracks, worrying about privacy ZDNet As the depth of NSA snooping continues to be revealed, the 35-page survey, titled Anonymity, Privacy , and Security Online, shows that 86% of adult Internet users have taken steps from time to time to avoid surveillance by other people or organizations ...
More Internet users trying to cover tracks, worrying about privacy - ZDNet
- Tue Sep 10 09:35, 2013 GMT
- A new Harvard study for the first time provides an inside look at the complex system of Chinese social media censorship. The report confirms a little-known theory: while messages referencing direct political action are banned, criticism of the communist leadership is often allowed. Milana Knezevic writes The post Harvard study: Actions speak louder than words in China’s censorship machine appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Harvard study: Actions speak louder than words in China’s censorship machine
- Tue Sep 10 13:59, 2013 GMT
- Censorship or sense? Speak your brains NOW amid domain shakeup plan Nominet - currently pushing its plan to let people shell out for .uk web domains without the .co, .org and other second-level labels - now wants to know if certain words should be banned from any .uk registrations.…
Should Nominet ban .uk domains that use paedo and crim-friendly words?
- Tue Sep 10 12:16, 2013 GMT
- In an unprecedented move, the heads of India's three major media regulators, all retired judges, sat on a single platform with the current Minister for Information and Broadcasting, Manish Tewari, to discuss the way forward for media regulation. Mahima Kaul reports The post India’s media watchdogs discuss need for universal regulation appeared first on Index on Censorship .
India’s media watchdogs discuss need for universal regulation
- Tue Sep 10 06:00, 2013 GMT
- The idea of controlling multiple, high-bandwidth empowered servers for launching DDoS attacks, compared to, for instance, controlling hundreds of thousands of malware-infected hosts, has always tempted cybercriminals to ‘innovate’ and seek pragmatic ‘solutions’ in order to achieve this particular objective. Among the most recent high profile example utilizing this server-based DDoS attack tactic is Operation Ababil, or Izz ad-Din al-Qassam a.k.a Qassam Cyber Fighters attacks against major U.S financial institutions, where the use of high-bandwidth servers was utilized by the attackers. This indicates that wishful thinking often tends to materialize. In this post, we’ll take a peek inside what appears to […] The post Web-based DNS amplification DDoS attack mode supporting PHP script spotted in the wild appeared first on Webroot Threat Blog .
Web-based DNS amplification DDoS attack mode supporting PHP script spotted in the wild
- Tue Sep 10 00:59, 2013 GMT
- Plans to add crypto to data centre traffic The ongoing revelations about NSA snoopery have prompted The Chocolate Factory to accelerate its effort to encrypt user data at every possible point.…
Google scrambles to block backdoors
- Mon Sep 9 18:21, 2013 GMT
- China is stepping up its efforts to halt “online rumour-mongering” as part of a broader crackdown on social media, which Chinese people are using more and more to sidestep censorship of political debate.
Three years in prison if your 'slanderous statements' are shared and RTed: China launches crackdown against online ...
- Mon Sep 9 22:00, 2013 GMT
- WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. judges hearing a potential landmark case on U.S. regulation of internet traffic on Monday focused on whether certain charges levied on websites by internet service providers would be illegal moves to block the sites.
Verizon and regulators clash on internet rules
- Mon Sep 9 17:24, 2013 GMT
- Verizon Communications should be able to block its broadband customers from going to websites that refuse to pay the provider to deliver their traffic, a lawyer for Verizon told an appeals court Monday.
Verizon argues it should be able to block websites
- Mon Sep 9 15:15, 2013 GMT
- Scientists are tickling rats. For science. Wired Science blogger Mary Bates explains why making lab rats laugh is important.
Tickling Rats for Science
- Mon Sep 9 18:15, 2013 GMT
- The young hacker, who's real name is Jake Davis, opens up about his time in the cyberattack collective. Originally posted at News - Security & Privacy
LulzSec's 'Topiary' on prison, activism, and the group's beginnings
- Mon Sep 9 17:27, 2013 GMT
- TEHRAN, Sept. 9 (UPI) -- Iran's reformist president and his Cabinet have started their own Facebook pages -- a possible sign strict Internet censorship could be eased.
Iran's president, Cabinet, start Facebook pages
- Mon Sep 9 15:23, 2013 GMT
- A Scholarship To Fight Internet Censorship Fast Company Activists fighting web censorship worldwide have a new tool to make their lives a little easier: scholarships that help expose government surveillance of the Internet . The Web We Want movement has launched a small grants program for Internet activists ...
A Scholarship To Fight Internet Censorship - Fast Company
- Mon Sep 9 16:55, 2013 GMT
- Hassan Rouhani's entire cabinet has opened Facebook accounts, signalling a new front in the Iranian president's drive to promote his political agenda on social media and raising hopes that internet censorship could be eased.
Hassan Rouhani's cabinet open Facebook accounts
- Mon Sep 9 14:12, 2013 GMT
- The internet is a vital platform for Palestinians to express themselves, but web access and targeting of social media users, bloggers and journalists remain big challenges, Milana Knezevic writes. The post Report finds challenges to digital freedom in Palestine appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Report finds challenges to digital freedom in Palestine
- Mon Sep 9 10:48, 2013 GMT
- A criminal case has been opened against American band the Bloodhound Gang in Russia, after bassist Jared Hannegan shoved a Russian flag down his trousers at a concert in Ukraine. Russian Investigative Committee spokesman Vladimir Markin said: “A criminal case has been opened against James Moyer, Jared Victor Hennegan and other unidentified persons on counts […] The post Bloodhound Gang under fire for desecration of Russian flag appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Bloodhound Gang under fire for desecration of Russian flag
- Mon Sep 9 09:50, 2013 GMT
- The mass surveillance scandal has sparked an investigative journalism renaissance with virtually every major news organisation in the United States—not just the keepers of the Snowden files—getting in on the act. Trevor Timm writes The post Mass surveillance sparks investigative journalism renaissance appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Mass surveillance sparks investigative journalism renaissance
- Mon Sep 9 08:31, 2013 GMT
- Myjoyonline.com The NSA Has Effectively Destroyed Internet Privacy CounterPunch With a conscious attempt to defeat Secure Socket Layers and encryption protocols, the government has attacked the very foundations of Internet communications. We have come to trust the privacy and security of the Internet when those features are ... ZDNetGovWeek: NSA sees through encryption, let's all act surprised ZDNet Snowden leaks: US and UK 'crack online encryption' Myjoyonline.com all 12 news articles »
The NSA Has Effectively Destroyed Internet Privacy - CounterPunch
- Mon Sep 9 07:40, 2013 GMT
- China runs the largest censorship machine in human history, researchers say. But Harvard studies of Internet postings in China suggest that even vitriolic criticisms of leaders and state policies are not what officials want to censor.
It's OK To Protest In China, Just Don't March
- Mon Sep 9 07:38, 2013 GMT
- idcloak, whose services can be used for bypassing internet censorship in schools, calls for new ways to protect teenagers from the Web. (PRWeb September 09, 2013) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2013/9/prweb11099104.htm
Access to Blocked Sites at School: idcloak Questions School Censorship
- Mon Sep 9 01:08, 2013 GMT
- NSA deliberately undermining Internet security iTWire (press release) The newspaper says intelligence official asked it not to publish, but it did so because of “the value of a public debate about government actions that weaken the most powerful tools for protecting the privacy of internet users in the US and worldwide.” ...
NSA deliberately undermining Internet security - iTWire (press release)
- Thu Sep 5 18:27, 2013 GMT
- Americans' Worries About Internet Privacy Go Beyond NSA Surveillance National Journal Recent hacks of major publications and corporations' websites and Twitter accounts show that, these days, no one is safe, not even the king bee Mark Zuckerberg, whose Facebook page was compromised last month to reveal a security flaw. For the average ...
Americans' Worries About Internet Privacy Go Beyond NSA Surveillance - National Journal
- Sun Sep 8 23:01, 2013 GMT
- Privacy , When Your Shoes Track Every Step New York Times A camera that lets you check on your sleeping baby? Very cool. A camera that lets hackers broadcast live video of your sleeping baby? Less cool. Businesses, regulators and consumers are just beginning to see the potential of the Internet of Things, in ...
Privacy, When Your Shoes Track Every Step - New York Times
- Sun Sep 8 22:38, 2013 GMT
- News agencies find themselves in self-censorship row after removing picture of the French president grinning Two international news agencies are at the centre of a row over self-censorship after withdrawing an unflattering photograph of the French president, François Hollande. Agence France-Presse (AFP) and Reuters were subjected to criticism and widespread ridicule on the internet and social ...
Decision to withdraw unflattering photo of François Hollande is criticised
- Sun Sep 8 18:52, 2013 GMT
- Firsthand account of NSA sabotage of Internet security standards Boing Boing Every once in a while, someone not an NSA employee, but who had longstanding ties to NSA, would make a suggestion that reduced privacy or security , but which seemed to make sense when viewed by people who didn't know much about crypto. and more »
Firsthand account of NSA sabotage of Internet security standards - Boing Boing
- Sun Sep 8 17:43, 2013 GMT
- The Hindu Govt. violates privacy safeguards to secretly monitor Internet traffic The Hindu Following the leak of the Amar Singh tapes, the government had notified safeguards on February 7, 2006 for monitoring Internet traffic titled “Instructions for ensuring privacy of communications”, which mandates all ISPs to have “designated nodal ...
Govt. violates privacy safeguards to secretly monitor Internet traffic - The Hindu
- Sat Sep 7 21:31, 2013 GMT
- Snowden's Latest: The NSA Has Effectively Destroyed Internet Privacy OpEdNews With a conscious attempt to defeat Secure Socket Layers and encryption protocols, the government has attacked the very foundations of Internet communications. We have come to trust the privacy and security of the Internet when those features are ...
Snowden's Latest: The NSA Has Effectively Destroyed Internet Privacy - OpEdNews
- Sun Sep 8 14:17, 2013 GMT
- In China, the Internet isn't the free-for-all that it is in the United States. China's communist government censors what's published and some of what's shared online. But some citizens are working around government censors by using agreed-upon "public" code.
In China, Avoiding The 'Great Firewall' Internet Censors
- Sun Sep 8 10:50, 2013 GMT
- After a friend had a run-in with the police in China, VPNReviewz Senior Editor, Michael Maxstead, decided that people needed a way to find out about the internet regulations of their travel destinations. (PRWeb September 08, 2013) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2013/9/prweb11099220.htm
VPNReviewz Post Tells of Governments Regulating, Censoring, and Monitoring the Internet
- Fri Sep 6 15:36, 2013 GMT
- NSA Cracks Internet Privacy , Security Safeguards: Daily Whistleblower News Government Accountability Project (blog) The latest explosive disclosure from NSA surveillance whistleblower Edward Snowden details how the NSA and British intelligence can circumvent or crack most of the online encryption tools that citizens use to protect the “ privacy of their personal data ...
NSA Cracks Internet Privacy, Security Safeguards: Daily Whistleblower News - Government Accountability Project (blog)
- Sun Sep 8 02:12, 2013 GMT
- The Guardian Internet experts want security revamp after NSA revelations Reuters SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Internet security experts are calling for a campaign to rewrite Web security in the wake of disclosures that the U.S. National Security Agency has developed the capability to break encryption protecting millions of sites. But ... Revealed: how US and UK spy agencies defeat internet privacy and security The Guardian The NSA Can Break Many Forms of Internet Security Money Talks News (blog) After NSA encryption-cracking revelation, can we trust Internet security ? NBCNews.com New York Times - Democracy Now - OpEdNews all 415 news articles »
Internet experts want security revamp after NSA revelations - Reuters
- Sat Sep 7 20:26, 2013 GMT
- As Internet censorship becomes a weekly topic of debate, there are those who consider it their duty to free the web from artificial restrictions. Interestingly, when TorrentFreak discussed the issue with one of the largest Pirate Bay and KickassTorrents proxy sites, the issue of file-sharing wasn't top of the list. An overwhelming desire not to be dictated to by the money men seemed far more important, that coupled with technical and logistical challenges aplenty. Source: Censorship Busters: The Challenges of Running a Pirate Bay Proxy
Censorship Busters: The Challenges of Running a Pirate Bay Proxy
- Sat Sep 7 10:59, 2013 GMT
- Bill would block NSA's Internet 'back doors' Columbus Dispatch After disclosures about the National Security Agency's stealth campaign to counter Internet privacy protections, a congressman has proposed legislation that would prohibit the agency from installing “back doors” into encryption, the electronic ...
Bill would block NSA's Internet 'back doors' - Columbus Dispatch
- Fri Sep 6 20:07, 2013 GMT
- NSA efforts to crack encryption 'betrayed Internet ,' expert says Fox News Experts on privacy and Internet security have blasted the National Security Agency over reports it has secretly been working with the British government to crack encryption technology that billions of Internet users rely upon to keep their electronic ...
NSA efforts to crack encryption 'betrayed Internet,' expert says - Fox News
- Sat Sep 7 02:32, 2013 GMT
- Internet security is a growing concern WWLP 22News Privacy experts like Sullivan call what we've left behind on the internet , “digital breadcrumbs”, that a new survey from the Pew Research Center shows, we're just now trying to trace. Sullivan said, "Eighty-six percent say that they've tried to at ...
Internet security is a growing concern - WWLP 22News
- Fri Sep 6 20:34, 2013 GMT
- We Want More Privacy Online, But We Don't Think We'll Get It PC Magazine The good news is that a pair of studies show that more people are concerned about digital security , and are taking steps to keep themselves safe online. The bad news is that they don't believe things will get better any time soon. And there's worse ... Consumer Trust Eroded as Multi-Device Culture Takes Hold, AVG Technologies ... CSO Magazine (blog) all 5 news articles »
We Want More Privacy Online, But We Don't Think We'll Get It - PC Magazine
- Fri Sep 6 22:35, 2013 GMT
- The NSA Can Break Many Forms of Internet Security Money Talks News (blog) Where the National Security Agency is involved, privacy doesn't exist — or at least won't for long. “The [NSA] has circumvented or cracked much of the encryption that guards global commerce and ... But it's now clear that not only does the NSA know ...
The NSA Can Break Many Forms of Internet Security - Money Talks News (blog)
- Fri Sep 6 21:25, 2013 GMT
- Though the National Security Agency spends billions of dollars to crack encryption technologies, security experts maintain that properly implemented, encryption is still the best way to maintain online privacy.
Encryption still best way to protect data -- despite NSA
- Fri Sep 6 21:11, 2013 GMT
- SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - The FBI strengthened on Friday its warning to businesses that a hacking group loyal to the government of Syria might intensify its internet attacks as the United States weighs military strikes in that country.
FBI warns Syrian group may step up cyber attacks
- Fri Sep 6 10:24, 2013 GMT
- Washington Post NSA has made strides in thwarting encryption used to protect Internet ... Washington Post Such reports fuel concern that in the name of spying on foreign adversaries, the NSA is making the Internet less secure. “The NSA's involvement in cryptography policy has long frustrated efforts to establish strong privacy and security standards for ...
NSA has made strides in thwarting encryption used to protect Internet ... - Washington Post
- Thu Sep 5 16:45, 2013 GMT
- Search Privacy Low On List Of Privacy Concerns For US Internet Users Search Engine Land Despite the fact that search history can be so revealing about people's desires and interests, a new survey of US internet users finds that concern over search privacy — while significant — still ranks far behind other online privacy issues. The ...
Search Privacy Low On List Of Privacy Concerns For US Internet Users - Search Engine Land
- Fri Sep 6 13:17, 2013 GMT
- Media Users' Concerns Over Digital Privacy Grow MediaPost Communications But almost the same amount -- 69% -- believe that media and new technologies would also become more intrusive in terms of privacy , according to Internet software company AVG Technologies. Concerning privacy specifically, nearly half of respondents ... Consumer Trust Eroded as Multi-Device Culture Takes Hold, AVG Technologies ... CSO Magazine (blog) all 5 news articles »
Media Users' Concerns Over Digital Privacy Grow - MediaPost Communications
- Fri Sep 6 14:43, 2013 GMT
- The Guardian Explaining the latest NSA revelations –Q&A with internet privacy experts The Guardian Employees inside the joint special operations command at National Security Agency (NSA) headquarters in Fort Meade, Maryland. Photograph: Brooks Kraft/Corbis. Today, beginning at 3pm ET | 8pm BST, the Guardian's James Ball, who reported on the ...
Explaining the latest NSA revelations –Q&A with internet privacy experts - The Guardian
- Thu Sep 5 19:13, 2013 GMT
- ProPublica Revealed: The NSA's Secret Campaign to Crack, Undermine Internet Security ProPublica The National Security Agency is winning its long-running secret war on encryption, using supercomputers, technical trickery, court orders and behind-the-scenes persuasion to undermine the major tools protecting the privacy of everyday communications in ...
Revealed: The NSA's Secret Campaign to Crack, Undermine Internet Security - ProPublica
- Fri Sep 6 15:16, 2013 GMT
- As Australians go to the polls, how does their country shape up on free expression? Helen Clark reports The post From Assange to Murdoch: Australia’s free speech landscape appeared first on Index on Censorship .
From Assange to Murdoch: Australia’s free speech landscape
- Fri Sep 6 14:45, 2013 GMT
- The End of Internet Privacy ? Glenn Greenwald On Secret NSA Program to Crack ... Democracy Now ... the NSA surveillance programs and continues to write extensively on the topic. His most recent article is called "U.S. and U.K. spy agencies defeat privacy and security on the internet ." .... Mexico: Teachers Block Airport Access to Protest ...
The End of Internet Privacy? Glenn Greenwald On Secret NSA Program to Crack ... - Democracy Now
- Fri Sep 6 14:05, 2013 GMT
- HTTPS thwarting spies, web filters? They already had ways of breaking the code Analysis In July 2012, Britain's top spook Charles Farr made a rare public appearance: sat across a table from MPs in Parliament, he was quizzed by backbenchers scrutinising Home Secretary Theresa May's widely criticised plan to snoop on Brits' internet connections.… Learn how to leverage change for better IT And win a top of the range HP Spectre Ultrabook courtesy of HP and The Register! Click here to enter!
Now we know why UK spooks simply shrugged at SSL encryption
- Fri Sep 6 14:04, 2013 GMT
- 'Chilling effect', 'seriously flawed', 'bureaucratic nightmare': Alex Stevenson looks behind the scenes of the UK's gagging bill The post The “nasty little bill” that could kill the Big Society appeared first on Index on Censorship .
The “nasty little bill” that could kill the Big Society
- Fri Sep 6 11:13, 2013 GMT
- What right does a North London head teacher have to report an "anarchist" student blogger to the police, asks Padraig Reidy The post Hampstead teacher: Leave those kids alone! appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Hampstead teacher: Leave those kids alone!
- Thu Sep 5 23:12, 2013 GMT
- Channelnomics Webcam Maker Takes FTC's Heat for Internet -of-Things Security Failure TechNewsWorld Trendnet's settlement prohibits it from misrepresenting the security of its cameras or the security , privacy , confidentiality or integrity of the information that its devices transmit. Further, it cannot misrepresent consumer control over the security ... Security Camera Vendor TRENDnet Settles With FTC Over Lax Internet Security Channelnomics FTC Clamps Down On “ Internet Of Things” Security Lapse SiliconANGLE (blog) FTC targets ' internet of things' amid privacy fears Financial Times Adweek - PC Magazine - The Consumerist all 51 news articles »
Webcam Maker Takes FTC's Heat for Internet-of-Things Security Failure - TechNewsWorld
- Fri Sep 6 10:31, 2013 GMT
- Are the Russian leader's recent statements just spin or a sign of real change, asks Andrei Aliaksandrau The post Is Vladimir Putin changing his tune on human rights? appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Is Vladimir Putin changing his tune on human rights?
- Fri Sep 6 06:00, 2013 GMT
- By Dancho Danchev Back in June, 2013, we offered a peek inside a DIY Android .apk decompiler/injector that was not only capable of ‘binding’ malicious Android malware to virtually any legitimate app, but also, was developed to work exclusively with a publicly obtainable Android-based trojan horse. In this post, I’ll profile a similar, recently released cybercrime-friendly Windows-based tool that’s capable of generating malicious ‘sensitive information stealing’ Android .apk apps, emphasize on its core features, and most importantly, discuss in depth the implications this type of tool could have on the overall state of the Android malware market. More details: Sample screenshots […] The post DIY malicious Android APK generating ‘sensitive information stealer’ spotted in the wild appeared first on Webroot Threat Blog .
DIY malicious Android APK generating ‘sensitive information stealer’ spotted in the wild
- Fri Sep 6 03:41, 2013 GMT
- CANBERRA (Reuters) - Australia's conservative opposition was forced to make a quick about-turn on its internet policy to rule out more censorship on Friday, in a rare policy bungle on the eve of a general election it is poised to win.
Australia's opposition blunders on internet policy on election eve
- Fri Sep 6 03:40, 2013 GMT
- By James Grubel CANBERRA (Reuters) - Australia's conservative opposition was forced to make a quick about-turn on its internet policy to rule out more censorship on Friday, in a rare policy bungle on the eve of a general election it is poised to win. Opinion polls are pointing to a solid victory for opposition leader Tony Abbott, ending six years of often turbulent Labor rule and the past three ...
Australia's opposition blunders on internet policy on election eve
- Fri Sep 6 03:30, 2013 GMT
- Tony Abbott says their response to its internet filter was 'adult' because it nipped the plan in the bud.
Oppn retreats from bungled filter policy
- Fri Sep 6 02:58, 2013 GMT
- Tony Abbott says quickly scrapping a coalition policy that could have imposed an internet filter on all Australians was the right thing to do.
We did the right thing on net filter: Oppn
- Fri Sep 6 03:39, 2013 GMT
- The Guardian The Pirate party and Coalition agree: internet censorship is not the answer The Guardian Less than 48 hours out from the federal election, the Liberal party released an internet censorship policy remarkably similar to that of the Cameron government in Britain. A mere few hours after the announcement and in the face of a huge backlash ... Coalition blunder over internet censorship ABC Online Coalition announces internet filter ... and immediately backs down Sydney Morning Herald Australian opposition vows to implement internet filter by default ZDNet TechGeek - NEWS.com.au - The Australian all 73 news articles »
The Pirate party and Coalition agree: internet censorship is not the answer - The Guardian
- Fri Sep 6 00:44, 2013 GMT
- Labor has seized on a stunning Coalition backflip on plans to enforce an opt-out internet filter, saying it shows the party has hidden agendas.
Labor seizes on Coalition internet filter 'debacle', says backflip is proof of hidden agendas
- Fri Sep 6 00:27, 2013 GMT
- Senior Liberals continue to distance themselves from a coalition policy for an "opt out" internet filter, describing it as a campaign mistake.
Internet filter idea a mistake: coalition
- Thu Sep 5 22:07, 2013 GMT
- The Guardian American and British spy agencies can thwart internet security and encryption Engadget Two programs, dubbed Bullrun (NSA) and Edgehill (GCHQ), have just come to light, that focus on circumventing or breaking the security and encryption tools used across the internet . The effort dwarfs the $20 million Prism program that simply gobbled up ... NSA Winning Internet Security War, Reports Show Huffington Post NSA Foils Much Internet Encryption New York Times US and UK spy agencies defeat privacy and security on the internet The Guardian The Hill (blog) - Ars Technica all 89 news articles »
American and British spy agencies can thwart internet security and encryption - Engadget
- Thu Sep 5 22:26, 2013 GMT
- Removes mandatory filtering and explains social media takedown laws Australia's Liberal/National coalition, the right-of-centre political bloc likely to take power after Saturday's general election, has released its second "Policy to Enhance Online Safety for Children" in 24 hours, and this time it has omitted a proposed national smut filter that would have applied to every new mobile phone and internet account, with a chance to opt out.… Learn how to leverage change for better IT And win a top of the range HP Spectre Ultrabook courtesy of HP and The Register! Click here to enter!
Oz government-in-waiting releases new online child protection policy
- Thu Sep 5 21:51, 2013 GMT
- The coalition has suffered a last-minute election policy blunder, releasing a plan for a widescale internet pornography filter then pulling it just hours later, claiming it was a mistake.
Coalition porn filter 'a mistake'
- Thu Sep 5 21:29, 2013 GMT
- Labor has seized on a stunning Coalition backflip on plans to enforce an opt-out internet filter, saying it shows the party has hidden agendas.
Labor says Coalition backflip on internet filter is proof of hidden agendas
- Thu Sep 5 19:05, 2013 GMT
- The Guardian NSA Foils Much Internet Encryption New York Times The National Security Agency is winning its long-running secret war on encryption, using supercomputers, technical trickery, court orders and behind-the-scenes persuasion to undermine the major tools protecting the privacy of everyday communications in ... US and UK spy agencies defeat privacy and security on the internet The Guardian Reports: NSA subverted online privacy tools The Hill (blog) Reports: NSA Has Keys To Most Internet Encryption NPR (blog) Techdirt all 43 news articles »
NSA Foils Much Internet Encryption - New York Times
- Thu Sep 5 20:57, 2013 GMT
- Policy document detailing filter plan for phones, routers released 'in error'.
Coalition announces internet filter...then backs down
- Thu Sep 5 20:26, 2013 GMT
- In the UK mobile Internet providers are required to block content that may be considered "harmful" to children. The filter mainly targets adult oriented content, but one provider now says that VPN services also fall into this category as they allow kids to bypass age restrictions. Down Under a similar filtering proposal is making headlines today, but it appears that Australia may escape a mandatory Internet filter for now.. Source: UK Internet Filter Blocks VPNs, Australia to Follow Soon?
UK Internet Filter Blocks VPNs, Australia to Follow Soon?
- Thu Sep 5 11:27, 2013 GMT
- Policy document detailing filter plan for phones, routers released 'in error'.
Coalition backs away from internet filter
- Thu Sep 5 19:29, 2013 GMT
- The Guardian US and UK spy agencies defeat privacy and security on the internet The Guardian The files show that the National Security Agency and its UK counterpart GCHQ have broadly compromised the guarantees that internet companies have given consumers to reassure them that their communications, online banking and medical records would ... Revealed: The NSA's Secret Campaign to Crack, Undermine Internet Security ProPublica How to remain secure against NSA surveillance The Guardian all 4 news articles »
US and UK spy agencies defeat privacy and security on the internet - The Guardian
- Thu Sep 5 19:29, 2013 GMT
- RT Internet surveillance attacks our privacy and right to information RT Governments and media titans want to have the internet operated in their interests, which not only attacks our privacy , but our right to information, restricting the ability to work and educate ourselves, Jim Killock of the Open Rights group told RT ...
Internet surveillance attacks our privacy and right to information - RT
- Thu Sep 5 16:36, 2013 GMT
- The "right to be forgotten" on the internet is an appealing idea. But a court controversy over Max Mosley's hooker video shows any such law would likely lead not to more privacy, but to more censorship.
Fight over sex video shows why “right to be forgotten” laws are a bad idea
- Thu Sep 5 15:28, 2013 GMT
- After news agency AFP attempted to retract an unflattering photo of Francois Hollande, we look at politicians who have tried to censor images that make them look a bit silly The post Seven politicians who take themselves way too seriously appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Seven politicians who take themselves way too seriously
- Thu Sep 5 15:25, 2013 GMT
- Internet ' Privacy Sweep' results released Lexology (registration) The Data Protection Commissioner (DPC) recently took part in a global ' Privacy Sweep' of websites and mobile apps designed to assess the privacy practices in place. A “significant cause for concern” for the DPC is that 21% of the websites/apps reviewed ... and more »
Internet 'Privacy Sweep' results released - Lexology (registration)
- Thu Sep 5 14:40, 2013 GMT
- The leading law firm is targeting social media, says Padraig Reidy The post Schillings: Trollhunters General appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Schillings: Trollhunters General
- Thu Sep 5 10:41, 2013 GMT
- Americans Try to Disappear from Internet as Security Anxiety Grows 24/7 Wall St. In a movement that could hurt online ad and e-commerce sales, while adding to the personal privacy and security of many people who use the Internet , Americans have started to mask their identities. According to a new survey by the Pew Internet and ...
Americans Try to Disappear from Internet as Security Anxiety Grows - 24/7 Wall St.
- Thu Sep 5 14:17, 2013 GMT
- PAX Prime, another sold-out PAX gaming and geekdom convention, became unexpectedly controversial when an old wound was reopened on the last day. What happens next?
PAX Problems: Censorship And Sensibility In the Penny Arcade
- Thu Sep 5 13:33, 2013 GMT
- Washington Post (blog) We've all practically given up on Internet privacy . Here's how not to. Washington Post (blog) Brian Fung covers technology for The Washington Post, focusing on electronic privacy , national security , digital politics and the Internet that binds it all together. He was previously the technology correspondent for National Journal and an associate ... Anonymity, Privacy , and Security Online The Pew Internet and American Life Project Jeff Gelles: Internet users want privacy , study finds Philly.com Privacy fears cause more to cover online tracks: study Economic Times ABC News - NewsNet5.com - KGBT-TV all 36 news articles »
We've all practically given up on Internet privacy. Here's how not to. - Washington Post (blog)
- Thu Sep 5 12:59, 2013 GMT
- Version control problems strike Oz baby-kissers Australia goes to the polls on Saturday to elect a new national government - but the likely winners of the election have just suffered an embarrassing reversal after a day during which they proposed, then withdrew, a plan for a national anti-smut internet filter.…
Australia's anti-smut internet filter blueprint lasts LESS THAN A DAY
- Thu Sep 5 10:01, 2013 GMT
- Internet giant Google says a lawsuit by Max Mosley aimed at blocking Nazi-themed sex party search results would create "unprecedented censorship".…
Formula 1 icon Max Mosley in lawsuit over Nazi-themed sex party search results
- Thu Sep 5 08:48, 2013 GMT
- The Guardian Coalition to introduce opt-out internet filters to block adult content The Guardian Internet filters will be installed across Australia if the Coalition wins government, the opposition has announced in a policy released at the 11th hour of the election campaign. Internet service providers would apply the filters to all home Wi-Fi and ... THE coalition plans to filter the internet . NEWS.com.au Liberals quietly announce they will implement UK-style internet filter, opt-in ... TechGeek Coalition to force ISPs and mobile phone operators to install filters to block ... ABC Online ZDNet - SBS - The Australian all 15 news articles »
Coalition to introduce opt-out internet filters to block adult content - The Guardian
- Thu Sep 5 08:49, 2013 GMT
- Several UK Internet providers have quietly expanded their secretive anti-piracy blocklists after the Motion Picture Association (MPA) and FACT asked for several proxy sites to be added. Among the new URLs are eztvproxy.net and eztv.dashitz.com, sites that allow blocked subscribers to access the TV-torrent site EZTV. As with previous changes, the movie studios and the ISPs have not disclosed which sites are being banned. Source: Movie Studios Get UK ISPs to Block Torrent Site Proxies
Movie Studios Get UK ISPs to Block Torrent Site Proxies
- Thu Sep 5 03:20, 2013 GMT
- Economic Times Anonymity, Privacy , and Security Online The Pew Internet and American Life Project The representative survey of 792 internet users also finds that notable numbers of internet users say they have experienced problems because others stole their personal information or otherwise took advantage of their visibility online. Specifically:. Study finds online privacy concerns on the rise, 86 percent of people have ... The Republic Privacy fears cause more to cover online tracks: study Economic Times all 26 news articles »
Anonymity, Privacy, and Security Online - The Pew Internet and American Life Project
- Thu Sep 5 03:20, 2013 GMT
- The Cost of Censorship in Libraries: 10 Years Under the Children's Internet ... EFF This year marks the 10-year anniversary of the enforcement of the Children's Internet Protection Act (CIPA), which brought new levels of Internet censorship to libraries across the country. CIPA was signed into law in 2000 and found constitutional by ...
The Cost of Censorship in Libraries: 10 Years Under the Children's Internet ... - EFF
- Wed Sep 4 22:55, 2013 GMT
- WTSP 10 News FTC targets ' internet of things' amid privacy fears Financial Times The US Federal Trade Commission has sanctioned a home video monitoring company for privacy violations, indicating the US regulator plans to closely evaluate the security promises of the growing number of internet -connected consumer devices now ... FTC: Internet -Connected Cameras Failed to Protect Consumer Privacy Adweek FTC: Negligence by security camera vendor harms customers' privacy ITworld.com FTC orders changes to child monitoring device to improve its security Washington Post Forbes - ABC News all 28 news articles »
FTC targets 'internet of things' amid privacy fears - Financial Times
- Wed Sep 4 19:47, 2013 GMT
- Hundreds of people had private moments broadcast publicly over the Internet through security cameras they bought from a vendor that got in hot water with the U.S. Federal Trade Commission.
Negligence by security camera vendor harms customer privacy
- Wed Sep 4 20:28, 2013 GMT
- Google said a lawsuit by Max Mosley, Formula One’s former president, asking it to block any further search results referring to a “Nazi-themed” sex party would create unprecedented censorship on the Internet. Lawyers for Mosley asked a French court today to force Google, the owner of the world’s most-used Internet search engine, to build software filters that would detect and delete certain ...
Google Says Suit Over Sex Party Defies Free Speech
- Wed Sep 4 19:13, 2013 GMT
- AVG Internet Security 2014 v14.0.4116 V3.co.uk More than just Antivirus, AVG Internet Security protects you when shopping and banking, keeping your identity safe. The AVG Firewall prevents inbound and outbound attacks, while Identity Protection secures personal content you enter online. Some ... AVG's 2014 lineup of antivirus and security includes new Web privacy protections PCWorld Confusion and Intrusion: Consumer Trust Eroded as Multi-Device Culture Takes ... MarketWatch AVG Helps Consumers Navigate Ultra-Connected, Multi-Device Future PR Newswire (press release) SYS-CON Media (press release) all 14 news articles »
AVG Internet Security 2014 v14.0.4116 - V3.co.uk
- Wed Sep 4 17:06, 2013 GMT
- As Russia continues its crackdown on online infringement the government is now proposing even tougher measures against those who facilitate piracy. A new bill was approved yesterday which allows for fines of up to $29,853 for service providers, search engines and users who fail to comply with a blacklist of sites already subjected to copyright complaints. Source: Russia to Punish ISPs, Search Engines & Users Over Content Blocking
Russia to Punish ISPs, Search Engines & Users Over Content Blocking
- Wed Sep 4 07:26, 2013 GMT
- AVG Internet Security 2014 v14.0.4116 PC Advisor An Options menu allows you to carry out just about any Internet Security Suite action in just a couple of clicks, and if you're still a little confused then a good local Help file will quickly point you in the right direction. The news isn't all quite ... AVG's 2014 lineup of antivirus and security includes new Web privacy protections PCWorld Confusion and Intrusion: Consumer Trust Eroded as Multi-Device Culture Takes ... Wall Street Journal AVG Helps Consumers Navigate Ultra-Connected, Multi-Device Future EON: Enhanced Online News (press release) PR Newswire (press release) all 11 news articles »
AVG Internet Security 2014 v14.0.4116 - PC Advisor
- Wed Sep 4 15:01, 2013 GMT
- One thing China’s government certainly isn’t lacking for is filters. The ruling Communist Party is the force behind probably the worl'd biggest censorship effort, the Great Firewall that isolates the Chinese Internet from many Western sites -- but what about the kind of filters that can be found on Instagram?
Did China's President Xi Jinping Join Instagram? [PHOTO]
- Wed Sep 4 14:56, 2013 GMT
- techPresident Internet Privacy : Are Lawmakers Thinking About It All Wrong? techPresident According to Disconnect, a privacy protection browser extension that I installed earlier this week, anywhere between 72 and 90 different trackers are watching me every time I visit techPresident. ... (The question is whether anyone will pay attention ...
Internet Privacy: Are Lawmakers Thinking About It All Wrong? - techPresident
- Wed Sep 4 11:04, 2013 GMT
- Stiff, in-depth research thwarted by electronic Mary Whitehouses British politicians triggered grumble-flick website filters within the Houses of Parliament more than 300,000 times in the past year.…
MPs blocked from ogling 'web smut' 300,000 times – WHILE IN PARLIAMENT
- Wed Sep 4 12:25, 2013 GMT
- Your guide to the heated debate surrounding the controversial lobbying bill that could cap charity spending The post UK Gagging Bill: who said what appeared first on Index on Censorship .
UK Gagging Bill: who said what
- Wed Sep 4 09:18, 2013 GMT
- The post Tunisian rappers convicted of “insulting public servants” after concert arrest appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Tunisian rappers convicted of “insulting public servants” after concert arrest
- Tue Sep 3 21:48, 2013 GMT
- Study Shows Major Internet Companies Violate User Privacy The New American Google, for example, is already in defense mode in the aftermath of news about the National Security Agency's Internet surveillance leaked by Snowden. In the Guardian newspaper's article that broke the story on NSA surveillance, Google was heavily ... and more »
Study Shows Major Internet Companies Violate User Privacy - The New American
- Wed Sep 4 03:15, 2013 GMT
- Internet Security by the Government... Really? Motley Fool In the aftermath of what has been billed as one of the biggest invasions of privacy ever, the idea that you should trust the federal government to safeguard private information sounds absurd. From an investment perspective, particularly as we move ...
Internet Security by the Government... Really? - Motley Fool
- Tue Sep 3 22:47, 2013 GMT
- Why the internet of things gives us a second chance to define digital trust ... GigaOM He made a distinction between trust, privacy and security and explained what our inability to address trust and privacy might mean for the internet of things. It's a topic we'll also explore with his boss, ARM CEO Simon Segars at our Mobilize event ...
Why the internet of things gives us a second chance to define digital trust ... - GigaOM
- Tue Sep 3 19:56, 2013 GMT
- Orthodox Jewish teachers and principals objected to the chapter dealing with reproduction, preventing pregnancy and STDs
Israel education ministry accused of bowing to religious extremists after censoring sex-ed chapter
- Tue Sep 3 17:55, 2013 GMT
- Internet provider says government should downplay its focus on online pornography, with ISPs criticising proposed filters One of the UK's largest internet providers, TalkTalk, told education minister Sarah Teather that the government should downplay its focus on pornography filters and try to stop suicide sites instead, the Guardian has learned. In a meeting with Teather, who as an MP led a ...
TalkTalk urges action on suicide sites
- Tue Sep 3 16:08, 2013 GMT
- DUBAI (Reuters) - Syria's civil war and political strife in Egypt have thrown up new battlegrounds on the Web and driven a surge in cyber attacks in the Middle East, according to a leading Internet security company.
Syria, Egypt strife sparks surge in cyber attacks - McAfee
- Tue Sep 3 11:15, 2013 GMT
- Khartoum authorities are barring critical journalists from writing, says Zeinab Mohammed Salih The post Sudan censors target columnists appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Sudan censors target columnists
- Tue Sep 3 07:33, 2013 GMT
- Oh NO, we don't have money to pay you! Bow-chicka- EDIT *bzzzzt* SFW Smut-lovers across the UK will be able to beat Cameron's censorship ban and watch grumble movies - as long as they don't mind all the rude bits being cut out.… Learn how to leverage change for better IT And win a top of the range HP Spectre Ultrabook courtesy of HP and The Register! Click here to enter!
Beat the UK's incoming smut filter: Pre-censor your grumble flicks
- Tue Sep 3 03:24, 2013 GMT
- New law insists foreign companies use local servers, prevents sharing news on blogs The Vietnamese government has introduced new restrictions on internet freedom with "Decree 72" – a new law which critics say will encourage self censorship and deter foreign investment.…
Vietnam crimps online freedom of speech with 'Decree 72'
- Tue Sep 3 02:54, 2013 GMT
- Forget About Internet Privacy , What About Genetic Privacy ? Aleteia IRRI Images. By now you must be used to the idea of the US National Security Agency siphoning up your Facebook account, your email account, your Skype calls, your phone records, your chats, and your browsing history. What's left for them to trawl ...
Forget About Internet Privacy, What About Genetic Privacy? - Aleteia
- Mon Sep 2 16:48, 2013 GMT
- Neowin 360 Internet Security 18.104.22.16800 Neowin 360 Internet Security 2013 works proactively to alert you when suspicious programs try to access critical system resources like system settings and registries, startup programs, and system directories. Secure browsing and privacy protection are vital.
360 Internet Security 22.214.171.12400 - Neowin
- Mon Sep 2 13:41, 2013 GMT
- It is wrong for internet privacy rights to overshadow cyber security issues ... The Voice of Russia As the world public spews torrents of outrage over the uncontrolled electronic surveillance by American secret services, a no less important debate – on national security in cyber space and the prevention of a large-scale cyber war – has been somehow ...
It is wrong for internet privacy rights to overshadow cyber security issues ... - The Voice of Russia
- Mon Sep 2 13:50, 2013 GMT
- Despite recent modest improvements to media freedom in Belarus, journalists fear renewed repression is likely, writes Liudmila Yanenka The post Belarus media freedom: The screws are loosened just to be tightened again appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Belarus media freedom: The screws are loosened just to be tightened again
- Mon Sep 2 09:08, 2013 GMT
- Belarusuan censors cut a big story about the arrest of Uralkali CEO from the Sunday issue of “Segodnya.Itogovaya programma” on NTV-Belarus TV.
Censors again cut NTV's story about Baumgertner's arrest
- Mon Sep 2 08:39, 2013 GMT
- Social sites can now only 'provide or exchange personal information'
Vietnam Bans Bloggers Discussing News
- Mon Sep 2 02:55, 2013 GMT
- A controversial internet law prohibiting Vietnamese citizens from posting any content online that harms national security or opposes the state took effect Sunday.
Vietnam's social media censorship takes effect
- Sun Sep 1 21:05, 2013 GMT
- Many proponents of the copyright monopoly falsely state that it was created in 1710. That's not true; it was merely re-enacted in that year. It was created in 1557 as a censorship instrument to suppress political dissent. Source: The Copyright Monopoly Was Created As A Censorship Instrument – And Is Still Used As One
The Copyright Monopoly Was Created As A Censorship Instrument – And Is Still Used As One
- Sun Sep 1 15:43, 2013 GMT
- The post From the magazine: Egypt appeared first on Index on Censorship .
From the magazine: Egypt
- Sun Sep 1 13:16, 2013 GMT
- The post From the magazine: Azerbaijan appeared first on Index on Censorship .
From the magazine: Azerbaijan
- Sun Sep 1 13:15, 2013 GMT
- The post From the Magazine: Ethiopia appeared first on Index on Censorship .
From the Magazine: Ethiopia
- Sat Aug 31 16:13, 2013 GMT
- In releasing its first report on government requests for user information, Facebook is reminding businesses and consumers that use of the Internet today requires self-censorship. The report released last week shows also that the U.S. government—which is the single biggest requester with between 11,000 and 12,000 requests—is only one of many seeking data from Facebook. Total non-U.S. requests ...
Facebook's disclosures remind us not to count on privacy
- Fri Aug 30 17:01, 2013 GMT
- Firstpost Calm down, Internet . You're fine. A look at DNS security PandoDaily (blog) The recent Syrian Electronic Army attacks on the New York Times and Twitter have gotten a lot of people thinking and talking about Internet security . Attackers gained access to the domain registration for popular web sites, and redirected DNS query ... Drums of cyber war grow louder Arab News Security snoops identify leaders of pro-Syrian hacker brigade Washington Times Syrian Electronic Army's attacks expose the Internet's weak links GCN.com (blog) ZDNet all 71 news articles »
Calm down, Internet. You're fine. A look at DNS security - PandoDaily (blog)
- Fri Aug 30 11:14, 2013 GMT
- BBC News Internet dating scam - mother and daughter crime duo jailed Naked Security Authorities said the duo had other (yet to be caught) staff working for them who would trawl the internet looking for vulnerable people on dating sites or social networks. They would then tell them they were part of the US military, serving in Afghanistan. Mother/daughter team jailed for million-dollar internet dating scam Register all 18 news articles »
Internet dating scam - mother and daughter crime duo jailed - Naked Security
- Fri Aug 30 23:20, 2013 GMT
- Free becomes unfree. Open communication becomes censorship. Government surveillance is happening all around us, and it is getting worse every day.
We’re All Edward Snowden Now
- Fri Aug 30 19:26, 2013 GMT
- Funds go to Nigeria, money mules go to prison A mother and daughter have been jailed for over a decade apiece after pleading guilty to money laundering for an internet dating scam that persuaded the gullible that they were helping US troops in search of love.… Learn how to leverage change for better IT And win a top of the range HP Spectre Ultrabook courtesy of HP and The Register! Click here to enter!
Mother/daughter team jailed for million-dollar internet dating scam
- Fri Aug 30 15:59, 2013 GMT
- The Pirate Bay’s PirateBrowser is expanding its user base rapidly, far beyond the expectations of the site's operators. The Tor-based browser, which allows people to bypass ISP filtering and access blocked websites, has already been downloaded more than 500,000 times since its launch earlier this month. The increase in downloads coincides with a mysterious increase in Tor users, but contrary to speculation it's unlikely that the two events are related. Source: PirateBrowser Hits 500,000 Downloads, Tor Traffic Surges
PirateBrowser Hits 500,000 Downloads, Tor Traffic Surges
- Mon Aug 26 15:50, 2013 GMT
- Commercial and black hat keyloggers can infect any device, from your PC at home to the phone in your hand. What exactly are these programs trying to steal? How can this data be used harmfully against you? And what can you do to protect all your data and devices from this malicious data gathering? In this episode of Webroot ThreatVlog, Grayson Milbourne talks about security, your data, and protecting yourself. Did you miss the first episode? Be sure to check it out here: http://blog.webroot.com/2013/08/20/tor-and-apple-exploits-revealed/ The post [Video] ThreatVlog, Episode 2: Keyloggers and your privacy appeared first on Webroot Threat Blog .
[Video] ThreatVlog, Episode 2: Keyloggers and your privacy
- Fri Aug 30 10:45, 2013 GMT
- Irish Nobel Literature Laureate Seamus Heaney has died at the age of 74. His translation of Gile na Gile, an "aisling" poem written in Irish by Aodhgan O'Rathaille was published exclusively in Index on Censorship magazine, September 1998. We reproduce the poem and Heaney's commentary here The post Seamus Heaney 1939-2013 appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Seamus Heaney 1939-2013
- Fri Aug 30 07:29, 2013 GMT
- Italian authorities helped taxman cuff suspect as he got off plane Computer systems operated by the UK's tax authority have been subjected to a cyber attack in an attempted tax scam, it has said.…
HMRC nabs 5 after £500k 'cyber attack' on tax systems