Archive for March, 2011
Nintendo will spend 12.8 billion yen ($154 million) on a new Kyoto-based R&D facility, which will house 1500 employeesPosted: 2011/03/30 in Education / Awareness, New Business Models, Tech Evolution
With that episode still playing in repeats, available on DVD and now on Netflix streaming in the United States, Tesla says it was forced to act: “The BBC’s conduct has given us no choice but to sue them and clear up their lies.”
“We’re not doing this for money,” said Ricardo Reyes, Tesla’s communications chief. “As the world leader in EV technology, Tesla owes it to the public to stop Top Gear’s disinformation campaign and provide the truth.”
FBI and Italian police are investigating how hacker managed to convince N.J. security firm into issuing it digital certificates for Google, Yahoo, Microsoft, other major Web sitesPosted: 2011/03/30 in Cybercrime, Education / Awareness, Enforcement
A majority of corporate board members recently surveyed say they don’t have enough information about what their companies’ IT departments can do for their organizationsPosted: 2011/03/30 in Education / Awareness
BE’s Managing Director Chris Stening confirmed that the ISP expects to launch a new method later this year, which should resolve some of the old problems and hopefully lead to content blocks that don’t inadvertently end up restricting access to legitimate contentPosted: 2011/03/30 in Blocking, Education / Awareness, New Business Models, Tech Evolution
South Korean authorities have conducted one of the biggest piracy crackdowns involving so-called cyberlocker sitesPosted: 2011/03/30 in Education / Awareness, Enforcement, Illegal File Sharing, Public Policy, Stats / reports
19 of the country’s top services were targeted which together served up to 4 million users
If it’s really true that reducing piracy leads to greater sales, that would surprise me, but it would be good to knowPosted: 2011/03/30 in Education / Awareness, Illegal File Sharing
Did Limewire Shutdown Increase Music Sales?
Infamously leaky oil company BP has lost a laptop containing personal information, social security numbers and other details on 13,000 people claiming compensation for the Gulf of Mexico oil spillPosted: 2011/03/30 in Education / Awareness, Privacy / Data Protection
The laptop was password-protected but not encrypted. It was lost 1 March by a travelling BP exec.
Amazon.com has launched a new music streaming service that allows users to store their music in a cloud-based account. This means that users have their own virtual safe on the Internet, the so-called “cloud drive”. The files are no longer stored in the memory of many different devices such as laptops, phones or tabletsPosted: 2011/03/30 in Education / Awareness, New Business Models, Tech Evolution
Anyone with an Amazon profile can now upload five gigabytes of (music) files via this new service.
Yahoo! Messenger Censors FilesTube Links – Censoring the Internet on behalf of the entertainment industries appears to be a growing trendPosted: 2011/03/30 in Education / Awareness, Illegal File Sharing
Google has released a new version of Google Commerce Search – a hosted service that drives site search for online retailers – adding the sort of ‘realtime’ search suggestions you’ll find on Google’s primary web search enginePosted: 2011/03/30 in Education / Awareness, Google, New Business Models, Tech Evolution
Parliamentary computers of the Australian prime minister, Julia Gillard, and other ministers may have been hacked, according to Australian media reportsPosted: 2011/03/30 in Cybercrime, Education / Awareness
Chinese super-portal Sina has dropped Google’s search box from its website and is using its own search service insteadPosted: 2011/03/30 in Education / Awareness, Google, New Business Models
A synthetical leaf has been created that mimics the photosynthesis process, converting sunlight and water into one source of electrical energyPosted: 2011/03/30 in Education / Awareness, Tech Evolution
The European Data Protection Supervisor has taken a view against Passenger Name Record transfers, which obliges airlines to hand over the personal data they hold on every passenger entering or leaving the European UnionPosted: 2011/03/30 in Education / Awareness, Privacy / Data Protection, Public Policy
This includes names, addresses, emails and other contact details which are handed over in the name of (defeating)terrorism