US spy operation that manipulates social media
Archive for 2011/03/17
Dutch telecom regulator OPTA finds that 13 percent of online businesses is using respawning cookies, breaching Dutch telecom lawPosted: 2011/03/17 in Education / Awareness, Online advertising, Privacy / Data Protection, Stats / reports, Tech Evolution
Survey included Google DoubleClick and eBay among others. Researchers not sure whether online businesses even want to act in accordance with relevant laws
Dutch language news article: http://tweakers.net/nieuws/73281/bedrijven-overtreden-telecomwet-met-ongevraagd-cookiegebruik.html
Phishers have found ways to circumvent this anti-phishing protection by attaching an HTML file to the spam email. This system avoids the HTTP GET request to the phishing site, thus avoiding being blocked by the browserPosted: 2011/03/17 in Cybercrime, Education / Awareness, Tech Evolution
1,383 Dutch victims of internet banking fraud in 2010. Damage per customer 7,000 euros on average. 2,500 phishing websites taken downPosted: 2011/03/17 in Cybercrime, Education / Awareness, Stats / reports
Dutch language news article: http://www.security.nl/artikel/36548/1/Fraude_internetbankieren_raakt_1383_Nederlanders.html
European Justice Commissioner Viviane Reding said citizens have the right to proper data protection, and the “right to be forgotten”, and deserve national regulators which will enforce the rulesPosted: 2011/03/17 in Education / Awareness, Privacy / Data Protection, Public Policy
One of Interpol’s top child porn cops has launched a blistering attack on the domain name industry and the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) for not doing enough to help law enforcement tackle child abuse imagery onlinePosted: 2011/03/17 in Cybercrime, Education / Awareness, Enforcement
At ICANN’s public meeting in San Francisco this week, Garda Síochána’s Michael Moran, on secondment to Interpol for the last five years as Coordinator of the Crimes Against Children team, slammed the domain name industry on at least two fronts.
First, he said that police lack a reliable way to quickly request that domains that lead to images of child abuse are suspended. Second, he said the accuracy of Whois records, which ostensibly contain the true name and contact information of domain name owners, needs to be more strictly enforced, so that abusers can be tracked down and arrested.
Members of the European Parliament have condemned the first six months of data sharing with US terror spooks as an abject failure of data protectionPosted: 2011/03/17 in Education / Awareness, Privacy / Data Protection, Public Policy
HBGary’s nemesis is a ’16 year-old schoolgirl’ – “Each night she wipes every one of her web accounts and deletes every email in her inbox,” Forbes reports. “She has no physical hard drive and boots her computer from a microSD card”Posted: 2011/03/17 in Cybercrime, Education / Awareness
Canada’s Liberal, Conservative, New Democratic, and Green Parties all have positions on metered, or Usage Based Billing. But how much of this is about politics, and how much involves real differences in thinking about the regulation of broadband use?Posted: 2011/03/17 in Bandwidth Management, Education / Awareness, Public Policy
Police around the globe have wrapped up the largest child sex abuse case in history after three years of investigation into the website boylover.net. One hundred eighty-four arrests have already been made in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, and Europe, with 230 child victims “safeguarded” by authorities. Four hundred more suspected sex abusers are still being sought.
Sir Tim Berners-Lee, the inventor of the World Wide Web, has agreed to assist the Broadband Stakeholder Group in adjusting its new ‘Voluntary Code of Practice’ on broadband ISP traffic management transparencyPosted: 2011/03/17 in Bandwidth Management, Education / Awareness, Net Neutrality, Public Policy
so that it takes better account of UK consumer rights and Net Neutrality (the principal of treating all internet traffic as equal)