Archive for 2011/08/26
Johnson became a target after the veteran spokesman told media outlets that it was his idea to shutdown cell-phone service in effort to block coordination of a scheduled protest — and that it was well within BART’s right to do so.
A City University of Hong Kong (CityU) survey on online payment security has revealed that Hong Kong netizens have a relatively low awareness of personal information protection in the online world, potentially exposing them to hackersPosted: 2011/08/26 in Education / Awareness, Stats / reports
Dutch Communications Agency Cracks Down On Pirate Stations; Can Go From ‘Warning’ To ‘Fine’ In 30 MinutesPosted: 2011/08/26 in Education / Awareness, Enforcement
Says handing over report to pro-privacy and civil rights organization Bits of Freedom can endanger the investigation by the Dutch Data Protection Authority into the Deep Packet Inspection practices of Dutch telco KPN (among others).
Apparently teenagers who use social networks are more likely to drink, smoke, take drugs and presumably worship Satan in his dark majesty than teenagers who don’t use social networksPosted: 2011/08/26 in Education / Awareness, Stats / reports
Study This: E-Textbook Readers Compared
Dutch advertising sector wants cookie opt-out. Politicians want cookie opt-in: one always has to ask the permission on of the consumerPosted: 2011/08/26 in Education / Awareness, New Business Models, Public Policy
Dutch language article:
Henley supports the controversial PROTECT IP Act currently suffering a legislative hold in the Senate thanks to Sen. Ron Wyden (D-OR). Those who have issues with the bill include the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) and Google—and Henley suggests that both are borderline complicit in criminal activity because of their resistance.
Critics of this pending legislation need to be honest about the company they keep and why they essentially aid and abet these criminal endeavors. The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), a civil liberties group, claims such a bill would “break the Internet,” while Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt says it sets “a disastrous precedent” for freedom of speech. No one has the freedom to commit or abet crimes on the Internet. Stopping crime on the Internet is not, as EFF says, “censorship.” There is no First Amendment right to infringe intellectual property rights.
The makers of The Expendables have voluntarily dismissed their case against 23,322 alleged BitTorrent users who they accused of illegally downloading and sharing their filmPosted: 2011/08/26 in Education / Awareness, Illegal File Sharing, Litigation
FBI documents recovered through the Freedom of Information Act that detail surveillance of Antiwar.comPosted: 2011/08/26 in Education / Awareness, Enforcement, Public Policy
The way the world’s militaries wage war is going to change — drastically.