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Archive for 2012/01/08
When conducting a penetration testing assignment, one objective may be to get into the network without tripping any of the alarmsPosted: 2012/01/08 in Cybercrime, Education / Awareness, Network Security, New Business Models, Privacy / Data Protection, Tech Evolution
Laboratories can’t experiment in Europe or the United States, so they come to do it in third-world countries
The privacy watchdog group EPIC has urged a court of appeals to disclose more information regarding the widely publicized close working relationship between the National Security Agency and GooglePosted: 2012/01/08 in Education / Awareness, Google
Israel has said it will respond to cyber-attacks in the same way it responds to violent ‘terrorist’ acts after the credit card details of thousands of its citizens were published onlinePosted: 2012/01/08 in Cybercrime, Education / Awareness, Public Policy
E-mail Not Safe Anymore: Please Monitor The Stratfor Facebook Page And Twitter Feed For Company-Approved CommunicationsPosted: 2012/01/08 in Education / Awareness, Network Security, New Business Models, Privacy / Data Protection
Facebook has sent a cease and desist letter to Arkadiusz Rzadkowolski, the developer of the browser plugin Friendly Gaming Simplifier. Facebook has also banned him from the social network and denied him the right to develop anything for the servicePosted: 2012/01/08 in Blocking, Education / Awareness, New Business Models
It “interferes with Facebook’s intended limitations or impairs the proper working of Facebook”
Rzadkowolski has been working on this plugin for over 18 months. Facebook didn’t seem to have a problem with it all this time. Either a new feature caught Facebook’s attention or the company simply decided it had gotten too big to ignore.
Friendly Gaming Simplifier is a Firefox and Google Chrome extension that simplifies the process of accepting gifts and bonuses from your Facebook Games neighbors.
Friendly Gaming Simplifier also features support for sending gifts.
The Friendly Gaming Simplifier add-on is cross-platform and it works on Mac OS X, Windows and Linux.
Top 10 Most Popular Torrent Sites of 2012 – Many of the sites in the top 10 have been among the top torrent sites for more than half a decadePosted: 2012/01/08 in Education / Awareness, File Sharing, Illegal File Sharing, Stats / reports
Alexa Rank: 257 / Compete Rank: 1,165 / Last year #4 4. IsoHunt Alexa Rank: 259 / Compete Rank: 1,153 / Last year #3 5. BTjunkie Alexa Rank: 385 / Compete Rank: 802 / Last year #5 6. ExtraTorrent Alexa Rank: 446 / Compete Rank: 1,574 / Last year #7 7. Demonoid Alexa Rank: 455 / Compete Rank: 2,397 / Last year #6 8. EZTV Alexa Rank: 1,151 / Compete Rank: 13,647 / Last year #na 9. Bitsnoop
Alexa Rank: 1,415 / Compete Rank: 5,242 / Last year #na 10. 1337x Alexa Rank: 2,006 / Compete Rank: 10,856 / Last year #na
The Spanish government adopted a new regulation on private copying last month, which entered into force on January 1, 2012. Details about the new system are unclear. However, it is clear that instead of manufacturers or importers who pay the compensation, the Spanish government will pay the levies.
Homeland Security monitors news anchors, journalists, reporters or anyone who may use ‘traditional and/or social media in real time to keep their audience situationally aware and informed’Posted: 2012/01/08 in Education / Awareness, Enforcement, Privacy / Data Protection, Public Policy
The department says that they will only scour publically-made info available while retaining data, but it doesn’t help but raise suspicion as to why the government is going out of their way to spend time, money and resources on watching over those that helped bring news to the masses.
The website Fast Company reports that the intel collected by the Department of Homeland Security under the NOC Monitoring Initiative has been happening since as early as 2010 and the data is being shared with both private sector businesses and international third parties.