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Archive for 2011/04/15
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Self-Erasing Toshiba Drive Foils Thieves and Forgetful Owners: If taken out and used in another PC, the encryption keys destroy the dataPosted: 2011/04/15 in Education / Awareness, Privacy / Data Protection, Tech Evolution
Gmail’s Smart Recipient Feature Will Help You Avoid Accidentally Inviting Your Boss Out For Drinks With The GangPosted: 2011/04/15 in Education / Awareness, Google, Tech Evolution
Several advocacy groups have today issued an open letter that calls upon the British Phonographic Industry (BPI), a supposedly representative voice of the UK recorded music business (Rights Holders), to make public their proposals for a self-regulatory website blocking scheme with broadband ISPs.
A computer programmer was sentenced to two years in prison for unleashing crippling attacks on rollingstone.com and other news websites that published humiliating accounts of an adulterous online affair he pursued with a fictitious womanPosted: 2011/04/15 in Cybercrime, Education / Awareness, Enforcement, Jurisprudence
Google’s lost emails were apparently restored from Oracle StreamLine 8500 tape libraries using LTO drivesPosted: 2011/04/15 in Education / Awareness, Google, Privacy / Data Protection
This is one of the greatest tape library customer reference stories ever and it’s not public
A European Union directive on web cookies that comes into force next month was today endorsed by the UK governmentPosted: 2011/04/15 in Education / Awareness, Privacy / Data Protection, Public Policy
California law enforcement officials have arrested five people who allegedly took part in a heist that nabbed $37m in Intel flash memory chips from a memory module manufacturer assembling products for GooglePosted: 2011/04/15 in Education / Awareness, Enforcement
An important legal opinion out today from Europe’s top court finds that judges can’t order ISPs to block or filter content without a specific, clear, and predictable national law allowing them to do soPosted: 2011/04/15 in Blocking, Education / Awareness, Filtering
AG European Court: a measure that requires ISPs to filter and block the internet to protect intellectual property rights violates fundamental rights http://www.futureofcopyright.com/nc/home/blog-post/2011/04/15/ag-european-court-measure-that-requires-isps-to-filter-and-block-to-protect-ipr-violate-fundamental.html
Lack of trust on the Internet is costing us billions, says the US government, and today it rolled out the final version of its “trusted identities” plan for the InternetPosted: 2011/04/15 in Education / Awareness, Privacy / Data Protection, Public Policy
WordPress: Tough note to communicate today: Automatic had a low-level (root) break-in to several of our servers, and potentially anything on those servers could have been revealedPosted: 2011/04/15 in Cybercrime, Education / Awareness
We have been diligently reviewing logs and records about the break-in to determine the extent of the information exposed, and re-securing avenues used to gain access. We presume our source code was exposed and copied. While much of our code is Open Source, there are sensitive bits of our and our partners’ code. Beyond that, however, it appears information disclosed was limited.