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Archive for 2011/11/10
5 Million Dutch T-Mobile customers use 160 Terabytes of data per week. 108% increase compared to last yearPosted: 2011/11/10 in Education / Awareness, Mobile tech, Stats / reports
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Dutch Labour Party MEP Emine Bozkurt wants continuation of private copying levy. Asks European Commission whether possible Dutch ban is in breach of European legislationPosted: 2011/11/10 in Education / Awareness, Legislation
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In-house research from AdaptiveMobile has shown that common applications including Angry Birds, Jaws and Paper Toss have access to information including country, city, GPS location and owner’s name, and may contact up to 17 different domains to share this kind of information with external bodies including advertisers.
The RIPE NCC received a temporary order from the Dutch police to prevent any changes from being made to a registration of four specific blocks of IPv4 address space in the RIPE Registry.
The order is effective from 8 November 2011 until 22 March 2012.
The RIPE NCC has informed those listed as contact persons for the address blocks named in the police order of the actions taken and their right to challenge the order in the Dutch courts.
The Dutch police take full responsibility for the consequences that could arise from the registration being temporarily locked.
Lloyds TSB Mobile Banking app Access includes internet banking, a branch and ATM locator downloadable on Apple, Android, BlackBerry and Nokia phonesPosted: 2011/11/10 in Education / Awareness, New Business Models, Stats / reports
Most Britons believe the web should be limited in times of civil unrest. But not everybody agrees; particularly the younger generationPosted: 2011/11/10 in Blocking, Education / Awareness
An updated European directive will patch the flaws in current laws, that enables the Patriot Act to access cloud-stored data on European citizensPosted: 2011/11/10 in Education / Awareness, Legislation, Public Policy
An updated European directive will shake the cloud computing industry to the core, as lawmakers single out social networks as a prime target for changePosted: 2011/11/10 in Education / Awareness, Legislation, Public Policy
The Laboratory of Cryptography and System Security (CrySyS) in Hungary has released an open-source toolkit that can find traces of Duqu infections on computer networksPosted: 2011/11/10 in Education / Awareness, Network Security, Privacy / Data Protection
British prime minister David Cameron has unveiled an interactive tweet map of East London’s Tech City, that shows real-time tweets of over 600 technology companies in the areaPosted: 2011/11/10 in Education / Awareness, New Business Models
Dutch court of The Hague ruled in the case between illusionist Hans Klok and magic consultant Rafael van Herck. The court ruling shows Hans Klok used Van Herck’s copyright protected routines in his shows. The court assigned a global ban on Hans Klok’s use of the routinesPosted: 2011/11/10 in Copyright, Education / Awareness, Jurisprudence
The US Senate has decided the Federal Communications Commission’s Net Neutrality rules are OK after all. Senators voted down S.J. Res 6 (“Disapproval of Federal Communications Commission Rule Regulating the Internet and Broadband Industry Practices”) which criticized the FCC’s rules, 52-46 on Thursday morning. President Obama had threatened to veto the resolution had it landed on his desk.
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Six Estonian nationals have been arrested and charged with running a sophisticated Internet fraud ring that infected millions of computers worldwide with a virus and enabled the thieves to manipulate the multi-billion-dollar Internet advertising industry. Users of infected machines were unaware that their computers had been compromised—or that the malicious software rendered their machines vulnerable to a host of other viruses.
Beginning in 2007, the cyber ring used a class of malware called DNSChanger to infect approximately 4 million computers in more than 100 countries. There were about 500,000 infections in the U.S., including computers belonging to individuals, businesses, and government agencies such as NASA. The thieves were able to manipulate Internet advertising to generate at least $14 million in illicit fees. In some cases, the malware had the additional effect of preventing users’ anti-virus software and operating systems from updating, thereby exposing infected machines to even more malicious software.
Announcing today’s arrests, Preet Bharara, (above left) U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York, praised the investigative work of the FBI, NASA’s Office of Inspector General (OIG), the Estonian Police and Border Guard Board, and he specially thanked the National High Tech Crime Unit of the Dutch National Police Agency. In addition, the FBI and NASA-OIG received assistance from multiple domestic and international private sector partners, including Georgia Tech University, Internet Systems Consortium, Mandiant, National Cyber-Forensics and Training Alliance, Neustar, Spamhaus, Team Cymru, Trend Micro, University of Alabama at Birmingham, and members of an ad hoc group of subject matter experts known as the DNS Changer Working Group (DCWG).
Collecting society SABAM is demanding financial compensation of up to 3.4% of each internet access subscription Belgian Internet Providers have soldPosted: 2011/11/10 in Copyright, Education / Awareness, Illegal File Sharing, New Business Models
Reason? Internet Service Providers are enabling internet users to download and exchange copyrighted works without authorization.
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The former administrator of a pair of BitTorrent sites has been warned that tomorrow his furniture will be seized in order to pay off a debt he owes to music rights group SACEMPosted: 2011/11/10 in Education / Awareness, Enforcement, Illegal File Sharing
Hollywood movie studio Warner Bros. has admitted to a federal court that it removed files from the file-hosting site Hotfile without owning the copyrightsPosted: 2011/11/10 in Copyright, Education / Awareness, Illegal File Sharing, Litigation
Some of the false takedowns were the result of failing filtering software but Warner also admitted that one of its employees deleted Open Source software that could speed up downloads
Improved safeguards and greater resources for law enforcement are needed to tackle the related problems of cyber-bullying and online grooming, according to a report by an EU security agencyPosted: 2011/11/10 in Cybercrime, Education / Awareness, Stats / reports
The government of El Salvador’s websites were taken out on Saturday in what was a weekend of big hacks by the Anonymous collectivePosted: 2011/11/10 in Cybercrime, Education / Awareness
Not all advertisers play by the rules. Some legitimate websites belong to organisations that gather your personal information not for their corporate advertising use, but to sell it at a profit. These companies rarely play nice, and they certainly don’t limit themselves to the basic tracking methodsPosted: 2011/11/10 in Education / Awareness, Online advertising, Privacy / Data Protection
A senior lawmaker has called on the UK government to ban the export of British-made surveillance software to repressive regimesPosted: 2011/11/10 in Education / Awareness
Privacy tools that offer a means to prevent advertisers from tracking the activity of surfers online are largely ineffective, according to a study by computer scientistsPosted: 2011/11/10 in Education / Awareness, Privacy / Data Protection, Stats / reports
DARPA is upping its cyber game in order to protect the internet it came up with, increasing its research budget from $120m (£74.6m) to $188m (£117m) for the fiscal year 2012Posted: 2011/11/10 in Cybercrime, Education / Awareness
EU-ro-crats are mulling new data protection laws that could make Europe a hostile place for Facebook and other social networksPosted: 2011/11/10 in Education / Awareness
He is leaving to take a job at storage giant EMC after having worked at the department since September 2009.
At the end of 2010, the Cabinet Office’s erstwhile CIO John Suffolk – who resigned from his £207,000 chief information officer post at the end of 2010 – re-emerged in August to announce that he was joining Chinese tech giant Huawei as its new global cyber-security head.
In April this year, the government’s deputy director of the G-Cloud programme, Andrew Tait, quit in favour of a job at VMware.
Apple smartphone owners with a jailbroken handset can benefit from a new case that brings dual-Sim capabilities to the iPhone 4 and iPhone 4SPosted: 2011/11/10 in Education / Awareness
While many other dual-Sim adaptors limit you to using just a single Sim at any one time, the Peel PG920 allows you to keep both numbers running simultaneously.