Archive for 2012/01/30
Google, Facebook, Microsoft, Yahoo, PayPal and others are working together on a standard that can be used across the Internet for filtering and blocking phishing e-mailsPosted: 2012/01/30 in Blocking, Education / Awareness, Filtering, Google, Network Security, New Business Models, Tech Evolution
The 15 companies will be announcing on Monday DMARC.org, which stands for Domain-based Message Authentication, Reporting, and Conformance–a system for verifying that e-mails are coming from legitimate companies and not imposters trying to trick people into clicking a phishing link. Basically, the system offers a common way for companies to authenticate their legitimate communications with customers.
Also in the DMARC working group are AOL, Bank of America, Fidelity Investments, American Greetings, LinkedIn, and e-mail security providers Agari, Cloudmark, eCert, Return Path, and Trusted Domain Project.
Internet companies create lots of jobs and are good for the economy and European governments shouldn’t stand in their wayPosted: 2012/01/30 in Education / Awareness, New Business Models, Stats / reports
“Imagine,” she writes, “not having a conscience, none at all, no feelings of guilt or remorse no matter what you do, no limiting sense of concern of the wellbeing of strangers, friends, or even family members. Imagine no struggles with shame, not a single one in your whole life, no matter what kind of selfish, lazy, harmful, or immoral action you had taken. And pretend that the concept of responsibility is unknown to you, except as a burden others seem to accept without question, like gullible fools.”
Welcome to the Facebook mindset.
NTT DoCoMo will ask Google to modify its Android operating system so that smartphones using it would put less pressure on networksPosted: 2012/01/30 in Bandwidth Management, Education / Awareness, Google
Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg to muse last week in Munich that, as The New York Times put it, privacy issues shouldn’t occupy European minds when their economies are wafting into the can marked “compost.”
This, quite naturally, caused European eyebrows to rise and European mouths to open. Indeed, in today’s Guardian, commentator John Naughton says that “companies such as Facebook are the corporate world’s equivalent of sociopaths.”