Archive for 2011/01/17
Goldman Sachs and the U.S. government have yet another thing in common: they’re both getting buggered by pesky information leaks.Posted: 2011/01/17 in Education / Awareness
Goldman Sachs today announced that it is rescinding its offer for elite Goldman investors to buy up private company shares in Facebook, because it appears that doing so would be, you know…illegal
Top Dutch civil servant Pieter de Gooijer has come under fire after Wikileaks’ disclosure of messages from the United States embassy in The Hague. Dutch newspaper says Labour MP Frans Timmermans is objecting to Mr De Gooijer becoming the Dutch ambassador to the European UnionPosted: 2011/01/17 in Education / Awareness, Public Policy
A statement from the company on Monday said its supervisory board had “passed a unanimous resolution to revoke Mr Smutny’s appointment”, adding that it “disapproves these conversations and the quotes attributed to Mr Smutny”.
TurboDPI to simultaneously block malicious or inappropriate URLs, identify hundreds of widely used protocols and applications, help block thousands of different intrusion attempts and locate over a hundred thousand varieties of virus and malware threats, all with just a single scan of the data stream, enabling the highest performance at up to 40GbpsPosted: 2011/01/17 in Bandwidth Management, Blocking, Education / Awareness, New Business Models, Privacy / Data Protection, Tech Evolution
Now with TurboDPI, equipment manufacturers can more easily integrate DPI to enable a variety of features such as protocol analysis, application recognition, intrusion prevention, anti-malware protection, URL Filtering, unified threat management, antivirus gateways, subscriber charging, application aware QOS and service level agreements, usage monitoring and preventing denial of service.
Internet interception is an issue bubbling quietly on both sides of the Atlantic, and one that is going to cause grief to a lot of people later this yearPosted: 2011/01/17 in Education / Awareness, Privacy / Data Protection
In addition to the disclosures in the documents, the court noted, the ISP also separately provided notice to subscribers and gave them an opportunity to opt out of the monitoring. Although the court found that the monitoring constituted an “interception” within the meaning of the Electronic Communications Privacy Act, the subscribers were deemed to have consented to the interception within the meaning of the Act.
Research In Motion, makers of the popular Blackberry telephone and messaging system, said they would comply with an Indonesian government order to block access to porn sites from its devicesPosted: 2011/01/17 in Blocking, Education / Awareness, Public Policy
According to the European Commission, Internet Service Providers (ISPs) should “cooperate” in the war against sharing to avoid the threat of litigationPosted: 2011/01/17 in Education / Awareness, Enforcement, Illegal File Sharing, Public Policy
Which sequels were truly better than the originals? Finally! The answers! This chart graphs the Rotten Tomatoes scores of a hundred-some sequels against the scores of the originals which preceded themPosted: 2011/01/17 in Education / Awareness, Stats / reports
‘There is a distinct trend in social networking websites being cited in divorces, almost as a virtual third party. Facebook features in 30 of the petitions I have seen since May, which is nearly all of themPosted: 2011/01/17 in Education / Awareness
Rudolf Elmer, former employee of the Swiss-based Bank Julius Baer, appeared today with Wikileaks founder Julian Assange at London’s Frontline Club to announce he had turned over to Wikileaks thousands of records of tax-evasion activities by the extremely wealthy in the Cayman IslandsPosted: 2011/01/17 in Education / Awareness
Using the Internet to promote what Hillary Clinton called “human progress and political rights” is precisely one of WikiLeaks’ primary objectives. Yet the real agents of harnessing Interent and media technologies to promote freedom and human rights in Tunisia (and elsewhere) are either currently imprisoned by the U.S. (Manning), being harassed and on the verge of being prosecuted (WikiLeaks), or constantly demonized in the American media (Al Jazeera). And that’s all being done by the same government that stands behind these repressive regimes and punishes those who seek to expose them — all while lecturing the world about the evils of those who seek to stifle transparency and freedom.
The information genie cannot be put back into the bottle, however hard authorities try. But the authorities continue to exploit the internet as a means of control