Archive for 2011/11/04
Vatican calls for the establishment of ‘a supranational authority’ with worldwide scope and ‘universal jurisdiction’ to guide economic policies and decisionsPosted: 2011/11/04 in Education / Awareness
Dr. Paul-Henri Spaak, the first president of the UN General Assembly, once said,
“We do not want another committee, we have too many already. What we want is a man of sufficient stature to hold the allegiance of all people, and to lift us out of the economic morass into which we are sinking. Send us such a man, and be he God or devil, we will receive him”.
An outage in HSBC systems has taken down their online banking services and affected the functioning of their cards at both ATMs and points-of-salePosted: 2011/11/04 in Education / Awareness
Tony Blair Criticizes Occupy Wall Street: ‘Those that shout loudest don’t necessarily need to be heard the most’Posted: 2011/11/04 in Education / Awareness
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Cyberspace conference: All talk and no action – Let’s talk about the possibility of talking about what to doPosted: 2011/11/04 in Education / Awareness
John Donahoe, CEO of eBay, has said that the concept of e-commerce is dead and buried, since consumers really don’t care about where they buy, so long as they get the cheapest pricePosted: 2011/11/04 in Education / Awareness
Microsoft, Google, and Mozilla will banish yet another web authentication authority from their software after learning that it issued secure sockets layer certificates that could be used to attack people visiting Malaysian government websitesPosted: 2011/11/04 in Education / Awareness
Google has tweaked its search algorithm to give more up-to-the-minute results for searches, improving the likelihood of more recent news and reviewsPosted: 2011/11/04 in Education / Awareness
Warner Bros sent out an email to employees talking about how it was ‘another record’ quarter for the company. Then, very soon after that email went out, another email went outPosted: 2011/11/04 in Education / Awareness
Thieves in the U.S. and abroad continue to make millions of dollars off our work, talents and creativity. For instance, “The Big Bang Theory” is one of the most popular targets of digital content thieves, with more than 600,000 illegal digital downloads thus far in 2011. Meanwhile, “The Hangover Part II” was illegally downloaded some 700,000 times in the first five months since its theatrical release.
Content theft doesn’t just affect a single show or film or even studio. It affects residual benefits, pension funds and health plans as well as jobs that our industry supports—whether directly or in ancillary markets and businesses.
Google: We couldn’t run our system if everything in it were encrypted because then we wouldn’t know which ads to show you. So this is a system that was designed around a particular business modelPosted: 2011/11/04 in Education / Awareness, Google, Online advertising, Privacy / Data Protection
Facebook to grab 72% of social network ad revenue in 2012. On the global scale, this means 6.1 percent of all online ad spendingPosted: 2011/11/04 in Education / Awareness, Online advertising, Stats / reports
2 million iOS 5 devices are connected to Hotmail, and that number is growing by some 100,000 every dayPosted: 2011/11/04 in Education / Awareness
Another founder of NinjaVideo pleads guilty to copyright infringement. NinjaVideo generated $505,000 in income from internet advertising and visitor donations and Dedemko admitted he received $58,004 for his effortsPosted: 2011/11/04 in Education / Awareness
The Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) has established a compound in Virginia that focuses on one very important aspect of international espionage: social network spyingPosted: 2011/11/04 in Education / Awareness
Open Source Center, known as the “vengeful librarians,” analyzes up to 5 million tweets a day to gauge public opinion around the world. The group also examines messages shared via Facebook and comments made in Internet chat rooms, in addition to listening in on more traditional forms of information dissemination, such as TV news channels and local radio stations.
But before U.S.-based privacy advocates get too concerned about the CIA’s practices, it’s worth noting that the entirety of its actions, the center’s director, Doug Naquin, told the AP, centers on the examination of social activity in other countries.
The U.S. government is barred by law from spying on tweets, Facebook messages, or e-mails sent by U.S. citizens without a warrant.