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Fri Sep 22 19:25, 2017 GMT
Fortune Facebook's Privacy Hokey-Pokey Fortune Facebook moves fast on Internet privacy issues. Less than a week after the company was in California opposing a law to protect online privacy , Facebook was in Washington saying it could not reveal information about Russian interference with the ... Facebook Russian ads that influenced election released to Congress CBS News Facebook Hands Over 3K Russia-Linked Ads to Congress PCMag all 552 news articles »
Facebook's Privacy Hokey-Pokey - Fortune
Fri Sep 22 17:13, 2017 GMT
FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Bitcoin is not a currency but a mere instrument of speculation, the vice president of the European Central Bank said on Friday, comparing the digital currency to tulip bulbs during the 17th century trading bubble in the Netherlands.
ECB's Constancio compares Bitcoin to Dutch tulip mania
Fri Sep 22 13:24, 2017 GMT
Dutch Internet service providers Ziggo and XS4ALL have been ordered to block The Pirate Bay. A ruling handed down today by The Court of The Hague compels the ISPs to block the infamous site within 10 days or face significant fines. The blocks will remain in place pending a final decision from the Supreme Court. Source: TF , for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing, torrent sites and ANONYMOUS VPN services .
Block The Pirate Bay Within 10 Days, Dutch Court Tells ISPs
Fri Sep 22 13:47, 2017 GMT
The bodies of Syrian journalists Orouba Barakat and her daughter Halla Barakat were discovered in their apartment in Istanbul. The post Syrian mother and daughter journalists murdered in Istanbul appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Syrian mother and daughter journalists murdered in Istanbul
Fri Sep 22 11:18, 2017 GMT
The small country overtakes the US, Russia and China.
Singapore leads the world in cyber attacks - CNET
Fri Sep 22 10:22, 2017 GMT
The government of Azerbaijan is waging a war on independent journalism both in the country and abroad. The post Azerbaijan’s war on journalism rolls on appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Azerbaijan’s war on journalism rolls on
Fri Sep 22 11:00, 2017 GMT
WIRED Why Big Tech Is Clashing With Internet Freedom Advocates WIRED The advocacy groups, meanwhile, help give the tech industry's positions some grassroots credibility, and on some issues, like net neutrality and internet censorship , the alliance is still strong. Last summer, a veritable who's who of internet companies ... and more »
Why Big Tech Is Clashing With Internet Freedom Advocates - WIRED
Fri Sep 22 02:59, 2017 GMT
British PM Wants More Internet Censorship : Delete 'Extremist Content' In 2 Hours The Daily Caller British prime minister Theresa May on Wednesday called upon executives from Microsoft, Facebook and Google to remove extremist content within two hours of notification. The move may prompt social media, search engines, and content platforms to ... and more »
British PM Wants More Internet Censorship: Delete 'Extremist Content' In 2 Hours - The Daily Caller
Thu Sep 21 14:12, 2017 GMT
Internet censorship and government war plans World Socialist Web Site In the US, the drive for Internet censorship has been spearheaded by the so-called “liberal” wing of the political establishment, concentrated in the Democratic Party, whose chief media organ is the New York Times. On the eve of the UN assembly, the ...
Internet censorship and government war plans - World Socialist Web Site
Thu Sep 21 22:30, 2017 GMT
NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. consumer credit reporting bureau Equifax Inc risks losing support from banks unless it can show its database on millions of borrowers is secure from another cyber-attack.
Equifax under pressure from banks to shape up
Thu Sep 21 11:04, 2017 GMT
RIYADH (Reuters) - The Saudi government is lifting a ban on calls made through online apps on Thursday but will monitor and censor them, a government spokesman said.
Saudi lifting ban on Skype, WhatsApp calls, but will censor them
Thu Sep 21 09:12, 2017 GMT
The Zaman media case in which 31 journalists, columnists and staff are being tried of membership "of a terrorist organisation", starts 14 months on from the first arrest was made. The post Fourteen months on from arrest, Zaman journalists appear in court appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Fourteen months on from arrest, Zaman journalists appear in court
Thu Sep 21 08:41, 2017 GMT
RIYADH (Reuters) - The Saudi government is lifting a ban on calls made through online apps on Thursday but will monitor and censor them, a government spokesman said.
Saudi is lifting Skype, WhatsApp ban, but will censor calls
Thu Sep 21 01:22, 2017 GMT
The backdooring of security software CCleaner now appears to have been more of a targeted spying operation than a mere cybercrime scheme.
The CCleaner Malware Fiasco Targeted at Least 20 Specific Tech Firms
Wed Sep 20 01:30, 2017 GMT
Inverse Senate Could Pass Bill Policing Reddit or Twitter, Activists Warn Inverse A Senate hearing on Tuesday revived concerns from internet activists about the “Stop Enabling Sex Traffickers Act of 2017,” which they claim will endanger free speech within online communities. The bill, known as SESTA, is sponsored by Senator Rob ... Author of key Internet freedom law opposes new sex trafficking bill Ars Technica Text - S.1693 - 115th Congress (2017-2018): Stop Enabling Sex Traffickers Act of 2017 | Congress.gov | Library of ... Congress.gov 47 U.S. Code § 230 - Protection for private blocking and screening of offensive material | US Law | LII / Legal ... Legal Information Institute all 50 news articles »
Senate Could Pass Bill Policing Reddit or Twitter, Activists Warn - Inverse
Wed Sep 20 19:34, 2017 GMT
PJ Media SPLC K-12 Education Program Blames Google and Facebook For Racist Attack on Black Church PJ Media The SPLC drew some rather odd conclusions from Roof's history, however. The organization suggested that Google and Facebook were to blame for refusing to censor websites and for allowing an Internet algorithm to radicalize Roof. "A dangerous coupling ...
SPLC K-12 Education Program Blames Google and Facebook For Racist Attack on Black Church - PJ Media
Wed Sep 20 12:08, 2017 GMT
If you are a Google Chrome user and you're not making use of extensions, then you are really missing out. Here is a selection of extensions aimed specifically at boosting your productivity and privacy. (Updated September 2017)
Best Google Chrome extensions to enhance your security and productivity
Wed Sep 20 16:08, 2017 GMT
The post #BannedBooksWeek: Controversial speaker coming to campus? Webinar on disinvited speakers and academic freedom appeared first on Index on Censorship .
#BannedBooksWeek: Controversial speaker coming to campus? Webinar on disinvited speakers and academic freedom
Wed Sep 20 14:32, 2017 GMT
Mining Bitcoin and other cryptocurrency requires GPU power, and this new PC component hooks up 19 graphics cards at once.
Mine more cryptocurrency with this new Asus motherboard - CNET
Wed Sep 20 13:24, 2017 GMT
Delivery company FedEx says a recent cyber-attack cost its TNT division about $300m (£221m).
NotPetya cyber-attack cost TNT at least $300m
Wed Sep 20 09:03, 2017 GMT
The European Parliament is accused of censoring a series of political cartoons from Greece which were due to appear in an upcoming exhibition later this month. The post Cartoons cut from European Parliament exhibition for “controversial content” appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Cartoons cut from European Parliament exhibition for “controversial content”
Wed Sep 20 06:30, 2017 GMT
Index on Censorship’s database tracking violations of press freedom recorded 571 verified threats and limitations to media freedom during the first two quarters of 2017. During the first six months of the year: three journalists were murdered in Russia; 155 media workers were detained or arrested; 78 journalists were assaulted; 188 incidents of intimidation, which […] The post Mapping Media Freedom verifies 571 threats to press freedom in first half of 2017 appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Mapping Media Freedom verifies 571 threats to press freedom in first half of 2017
Tue Sep 19 18:56, 2017 GMT
BERLIN (Reuters) - German government officials and security experts say they have not seen signs of hacking or suspicious news leaks ahead of the Sept. 24 election despite months of warnings about possible foreign meddling.
Germany sees no sign of cyber attack before Sept. 24 election
Tue Sep 19 15:35, 2017 GMT
Join Index on Censorship magazine for the launch of the autumn 2017 celebrating all things radio. The post Free to air: Radio reborn appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Free to air: Radio reborn
Tue Sep 19 14:24, 2017 GMT
All Bitcoin exchanges in Beiing and Shanghai must submit plans for winding down operations.
China orders Bitcoin exchanges in capital city to close
Tue Sep 19 11:49, 2017 GMT
There are currently 20 journalists under police escort in Italy, including Paolo Borrometi who has reported extensively on organised crime The post Mafia versus the media: Italian journalists face upsurge in threats and intimidation appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Mafia versus the media: Italian journalists face upsurge in threats and intimidation
Mon Sep 18 23:22, 2017 GMT
MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexico would regulate its fast-growing financial technology sector, including firms that use crypto-currencies like bitcoin, to protect consumers and spur competition, under a proposed bill seen by Reuters.
Mexico readies bill to regulate fast-growing fintech industry
Mon Sep 18 18:12, 2017 GMT
CNBC No one is safe from internet attacks and AI defenses can't help, Google security veteran says CNBC A cybersecurity expert who has protected Google's systems for 15 years says no one is safe from internet attacks and software powered by artificial intelligence can't help defend them. Heather Adkins, a founding member of Google's security team, also ... and more »
No one is safe from internet attacks and AI defenses can't help, Google security veteran says - CNBC
Mon Sep 18 18:54, 2017 GMT
NEW YORK (Reuters) - JPMorgan Chase & Co has been routing customer orders for bitcoin-related instruments, a spokesman said on Monday, despite the bank's chief executive's calling the crypto currency "a fraud."
JPMorgan handles bitcoin-related trades for clients despite CEO warning
Mon Sep 18 17:45, 2017 GMT
Chinese regulators are preparing the biggest crackdown on the cryptocurrency to date.
China to get even tougher on bitcoin trading - CNET
Mon Sep 18 17:26, 2017 GMT
Government Technology California Legislature Wavers On Internet Privacy Government Technology Jerry Brown bills to protect climate data from federal censorship , guard against a Muslim registry and block future presidential candidates from the California primary ballot unless they release their tax returns — a direct swipe at the president, who ... and more »
California Legislature Wavers On Internet Privacy - Government Technology
Mon Sep 18 14:54, 2017 GMT
Fortune California Planned on Strengthening Internet Privacy . It Didn't. Fortune Seven months ago, California legislators first began debating a bill that would have prevented Internet providers from collecting and selling user data without permission. But when the state assembly wrapped up its 2017 session, that proposal never got ... California's privacy proposal failed, but it probably violated the Constitution anyway American Enterprise Institute all 2 news articles »
California Planned on Strengthening Internet Privacy. It Didn't. - Fortune
Mon Sep 18 12:37, 2017 GMT
In the Autumn issue of Index on Censorship magazine, we explore the censorship of the female nipple, which occurs offline and on in many areas around the world. The post Negotiating the nipple cover-up appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Negotiating the nipple cover-up
Sun Sep 17 18:52, 2017 GMT
Anti-piracy organizations have come up with a wide variety of measures to combat copyright infringement over the years, with varying results. Enlisting the public to track down pirates in exchange for Bitcoin bounties is one of the more exotic ways, but according to eBook publisher Erudition, it's a great way to tackle this growing problem. And they're not alone. Source: TF , for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing, torrent sites and ANONYMOUS VPN services .
Can an Army of Bitcoin “Bounty Hunters” Deter Pirates?
Fri Sep 15 14:00, 2017 GMT
The Hill State internet 'privacy' regulations are completely unnecessary ... The Hill California's state legislature is seeking to regulate broadband providers in the name of "privacy." and more »
State internet 'privacy' regulations are completely unnecessary ... - The Hill
Sat Sep 16 19:04, 2017 GMT
Today we bring you the next episode of the Steal This Show podcast, discussing renegade media and the latest file-sharing and copyright news. In this episode, we talk to Paige Peterson of ZCash. Source: TF , for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing, torrent sites and ANONYMOUS VPN services .
Steal This Show S03E08: P2P Money: Trouble For Governments?
Sat Sep 16 17:15, 2017 GMT
The Verge California's internet privacy bill stalled out without a vote The Verge California legislators tried and failed to push through a bill that would have restored the internet privacy rules killed by Congress and the FCC earlier this year. The bill, introduced in June, didn't manage to make it to the floor for a vote on ... and more »
California's internet privacy bill stalled out without a vote - The Verge
Sat Sep 16 13:30, 2017 GMT
Business Insider With Trump's election and arguments over neo-Nazi websites, the tech industry consensus against internet regulation ... Business Insider Matthew Prince isn't shying away from the internet censorship debate. That was clear this week when the CEO of Cloudflare hosted the third annual Internet Summit at his company's San Francisco headquarters. Instead of just concentrating on technology ...
With Trump's election and arguments over neo-Nazi websites, the tech industry consensus against internet regulation ... - Business Insider
Sat Sep 16 09:36, 2017 GMT
Los Angeles Times Closely watched California internet privacy bill dies in final minutes of legislative session Los Angeles Times California lawmakers on Saturday shelved a bill that would have required internet service providers such as Verizon, Comcast and AT&T to get permission from customers before using, selling or allowing access to their browser history. The legislation by ...
Closely watched California internet privacy bill dies in final minutes of legislative session - Los Angeles Times
Fri Sep 15 19:19, 2017 GMT
Long Beach Press Telegram As our appliances go high-tech, internet privacy concerns really hit home: Susan Shelley Long Beach Press Telegram And he's not alone. A bipartisan group of senators is worried about coffee makers, as well as toasters, refrigerators, thermostats, DVRs and security cameras. “These are things that can be hacked into,” said Sen. Cory Gardner, R-Colorado. Gardner and ... and more »
As our appliances go high-tech, internet privacy concerns really hit home: Susan Shelley - Long Beach Press Telegram
Fri Sep 15 17:55, 2017 GMT
Los Angeles Times California Internet privacy bill could have nationwide sway — if it passes Los Angeles Times California's Legislature is poised to vote Friday on a landmark Internet privacy bill, one that could quickly become a bellwether for the rest of the country. But the measure is opposed by large Internet providers and tech companies, in an unusual ... Will Consumer Privacy Initiatives Slow the Internet Economy?: New at Reason Reason (blog) all 3 news articles »
California Internet privacy bill could have nationwide sway — if it passes - Los Angeles Times
Fri Sep 15 16:51, 2017 GMT
The Daily Dot Trump wants to 'cut off' the internet after London Tube bombing The Daily Dot Friday's statement is the second time Trump has publicly suggested using internet censorship to combat terrorism. On the campaign trail in December 2015, Trump suggested “closing that internet up in some way” due to terrorist activity online. “We're ... Trump calls for internet to be cut off for terrorists CNET London Tube explosion: British police dismiss Donald Trump tweet about terror suspect as 'speculation' The Independent all 172 news articles »
Trump wants to 'cut off' the internet after London Tube bombing - The Daily Dot
Fri Sep 15 11:01, 2017 GMT
Reason (blog) Will Consumer Privacy Initiatives Slow the Internet Economy?: New at Reason Reason (blog) The initiative promises consumers "control" over the personal information businesses glean from "tracking and collection devices"—and seeks to restore privacy rights at a time of "accelerating encroachment on personal freedom and security ." It would ... and more »
Will Consumer Privacy Initiatives Slow the Internet Economy?: New at Reason - Reason (blog)
Fri Sep 15 07:19, 2017 GMT
SHANGHAI (Reuters) - A senior executive at China's state-backed internet finance body said on Friday "stateless" digital tokens such as bitcoin posed risks as they could be used for illegal actions, and rules are needed to support the development of "legal" digital currencies.
China body calls digital tokens risky, two bitcoin platforms to shut
Fri Sep 15 05:31, 2017 GMT
BTCC will stop trading at the end of the month amid a widening crackdown on virtual currencies.
Top China Bitcoin exchange to stop trading
Fri Sep 15 02:31, 2017 GMT
SHANGHAI (Reuters) - A senior executive at China's internet finance association has urged Chinese regulators to create a framework of regulations to support the development of digital currencies amid a fierce crackdown on trading on virtual tender such as bitcoin.
China internet finance body suggests framework to support virtual currencies
Thu Sep 14 22:39, 2017 GMT
Digital Journal Quantum computers will threaten Internet security Digital Journal Quantum computers promise unparalleled computer power and data analysis. However, they also pose a significant risk to how the Internet is currently configure din terms of security and privacy according to the Eindhoven University of Technology.
Quantum computers will threaten Internet security - Digital Journal
Thu Sep 14 23:01, 2017 GMT
A feature in Apple's upcoming browser makes it harder for advertisers to track us online. That will "sabotage" the internet, advertisers say.
Ad industry attacks Safari's effort to protect your privacy - CNET
Thu Sep 14 13:28, 2017 GMT
China intensifies Internet censorship Independent Online China intensifies Internet censorship . Technology / 19 ... For China's 162 million web users, surfing the Internet can be like running an obstacle course with blocked websites, partial search results and posts disappearing at every turn. Blog entries ...
China intensifies Internet censorship - Independent Online
Thu Sep 14 12:22, 2017 GMT
DUBAI (Reuters) - Local and international banks in the United Arab Emirates are sharing information in an effort to reduce cyber attacks.
Banks join forces in Gulf to fight cyber security threat
Thu Sep 14 12:25, 2017 GMT
The Cumhuriyet trial resumed on 11 September. The court issued an interim ruling to keep five defendants in prison. The post Turkey: Court rules that Cumhuriyet journalists will remain under arrest appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Turkey: Court rules that Cumhuriyet journalists will remain under arrest
Wed Sep 13 21:03, 2017 GMT
Three Lies Big Internet providers Are Spreading to Kill the California Broadband Privacy Bill EFF Now that California's Broadband Privacy Bill, A.B. 375, is headed for a final vote in the California legislature, Comcast, Verizon, and all their allies are pulling out all the stops to try to convince state legislators to vote against the bill ...
Three Lies Big Internet providers Are Spreading to Kill the California Broadband Privacy Bill - EFF
Wed Sep 13 16:20, 2017 GMT
Index on Censorship ouvre les nominations  à  sa bourse pour la liberté d'expression 2018 The post Bourse Index on Censorship pour la liberté d’expression 2018 appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Bourse Index on Censorship pour la liberté d’expression 2018
Wed Sep 13 16:48, 2017 GMT
LONDON (Reuters) - Bitcoin slid by more than 10 percent on Wednesday, as investors sold the cryptocurrency after a warning by JPMorgan Chief Executive Jamie Dimon that it "is a fraud" and will eventually "blow up".
Bitcoin slides on 'fraud' warning from JPMorgan's Dimon
Wed Sep 13 16:27, 2017 GMT
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Growing cyber crime has spurred proposals to strengthen the European Union's specially dedicated security agency and set up a fund to help countries who suffer such attacks.
EU plans more robust security to shore up cyber defenses
Wed Sep 13 09:47, 2017 GMT
The current conflict has led to a rise in anti-media sentiments across Ukraine The post Ukraine: Authorities block journalists as threats to national security appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Ukraine: Authorities block journalists as threats to national security
Tue Sep 12 22:33, 2017 GMT
TORONTO (Reuters) - Canada's privacy commissioner on Tuesday asked credit bureau Equifax Inc to quickly implement a system for allowing Canadians to determine if their data was compromised in a massive cyber attack that the company disclosed last week.
Canada watchdog asks Equifax to help citizens impacted by breach
Tue Sep 12 19:02, 2017 GMT
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Bitcoin "is a fraud" and will blow up, Jamie Dimon, chief executive of JPMorgan Chase & Co , said on Tuesday.
JPMorgan's Dimon says bitcoin 'is a fraud'
Tue Sep 12 11:28, 2017 GMT
The retro medium of radio is back, as we explore in the autumn issue of Index on Censorship magazine 2017, which is excellent news for the delivery of well, news. The post Radio is back and that’s good for freedom of expression appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Radio is back and that’s good for freedom of expression
Tue Sep 12 10:52, 2017 GMT
The autumn 2017 Index on Censorship magazine podcast features interviews with Ida Jooste, Peter Kettler and Joe Hynek on radio stations. The post Podcast: Radio’s an old medium new again appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Podcast: Radio’s an old medium new again
Tue Sep 12 04:01, 2017 GMT
The autumn 2017 issue of Index on Censorship magazine explores the enduring power of radio. Contributors include Wana Udobang, Xinran, Ismail Einashe, Mark Frary and more. The post Free to air appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Free to air
Tue Sep 12 04:01, 2017 GMT
The post Contents: Free to air appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Contents: Free to air
Tue Sep 12 04:01, 2017 GMT
The number of people listening to radio stations is on the rise, and with the arrival of podcasting this old form of media is having a rebirth. The post Editorial: Talking shop appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Editorial: Talking shop
Mon Sep 11 17:20, 2017 GMT
Last week the world's leading YouTube ripping site shut down after reaching a settlement with several major record labels and its representatives. The shutdown of YouTube-MP3 followed a lawsuit in the US, but many music industry insiders feel that it shouldn't have got that far. Instead, they want Google and YouTube to address the ripping problem at its root. Source: TF , for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing, torrent sites and ANONYMOUS VPN services .
Music Industry Urges YouTube to Block Stream Rippers
Mon Sep 11 15:47, 2017 GMT
Index on Censorship calls on Russian authorities to swiftly investigate violent attacks on journalist Yulia Latynina, who was forced to flee the country. The post Russia must investigate violent attacks against Yulia Latynina appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Russia must investigate violent attacks against Yulia Latynina
Mon Sep 11 13:57, 2017 GMT
Leading Bahraini human rights campaigner Nabeel Rajab appeared in the Higher Criminal Court on 11 September to be told by a new judge that the case had been continued to 27 September. The post Bahrain: Human rights activist’s trial postponed to 27 September appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Bahrain: Human rights activist’s trial postponed to 27 September
Mon Sep 11 13:01, 2017 GMT
Opinion: US an enemy to internet Arizona Daily Wildcat The U.S., “the land of the free," has been well known for its invasion of citizen (global and domestic) privacy . Ever since 9/11, Uncle Sam has forgotten the concept of personal space. Useless government agencies, such as the National Security Agency ...
Opinion: US an enemy to internet - Arizona Daily Wildcat
Mon Sep 11 10:48, 2017 GMT
BestVPN.com (blog) Internet Censorship of a Different Kind BestVPN.com (blog) A recent article in Ars Technica is titled: “Tech companies declare war on hate speech—and conservatives are worried.” I take issue with it, because it is not only conservatives who should be worried. Everyone should be worried. It's similar to the ...
Internet Censorship of a Different Kind - BestVPN.com (blog)
Sat Sep 9 17:22, 2017 GMT
Aaron Minc on the Stark Differences in US and EU Internet Privacy Law Prague Post In just a relatively brief period of time, the internet has become such a central component of people's daily lives that the United Nations declared that access to the internet is a fundamental human right. The speed at which the internet has become an ...
Aaron Minc on the Stark Differences in US and EU Internet Privacy Law - Prague Post
Sat Sep 9 16:59, 2017 GMT
Salon 5 questions teachers wish you would ask them about screen time, tech, and internet privacy Salon Fortunately, the folks whose job it is to prepare kids to take on the world (including the digital one) know all about managing screen time, multitasking, online privacy , and even using tech tools at home. And they know your tweens and teens pretty ...
5 questions teachers wish you would ask them about screen time, tech, and internet privacy - Salon
Fri Sep 8 22:11, 2017 GMT
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The son of a Russian lawmaker accused of stealing credit card data and other personal information has pleaded guilty in two separate criminal cases stemming from a probe into a $50 million identity theft scheme, the U.S. Justice Department announced on Friday.
Son of Russian lawmaker pleads guilty in cyber crime cases
Fri Sep 8 20:56, 2017 GMT
Yahoo Finance Equifax hack exposes a major cybersecurity gap Yahoo Finance Little was revealed about the details of the cybersecurity breach, other than it stemmed from an exploited web application. Even without specifics, Equifax's hacking illustrates a larger trend in tech companies — a clear lack of focus on software ... Equifax Says Cyberattack May Have Affected 143 Million in the US New York Times By signing up on Equifax's help site, you risk giving up your legal rights Washington Post Caught up in the Equifax hack ? Here's one thing you can do to protect yourself Los Angeles Times NBCNews.com  - CBS News  - Inc.com all 997 news articles »
Equifax hack exposes a major cybersecurity gap - Yahoo Finance
Fri Sep 8 21:00, 2017 GMT
Sacramento Bee The wrong path on internet privacy Sacramento Bee No one needs to tell Californians how vital it is to get internet privacy right. Breaches such as the Sony studio hack , HealthNet's loss of nearly 2 million patient records and the endless stream of “personal” celebrity photos being leaked online make ...
The wrong path on internet privacy - Sacramento Bee
Fri Sep 8 20:18, 2017 GMT
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Demand for exchange-traded funds that would provide exposure to cryptocurrencies like bitcoin is strong, but regulators will likely wait until the underlying market matures more before approving such products, a panel of securities industry experts said on Friday.
Bitcoin ETF idea still a little funky, experts say
Fri Sep 8 19:21, 2017 GMT
NPR As Irma Approaches Florida, Stay Ahead Of Hurricane Scams NPR The Center for Internet Security reported that over 500 domain names associated with Harvey were registered as the storm approached Texas, noting that "the majority of these new domains include a combination of the words 'help,' 'relief,' 'victims ... and more »
As Irma Approaches Florida, Stay Ahead Of Hurricane Scams - NPR
Fri Sep 8 14:26, 2017 GMT
The trial of Cumhuriyet journalists and executives resumes on 11 September. It is more than likely that some of the newspaper’s former executives will testify against them, but neither imprisonment nor backstabbing is new in Cumhuriyet’s strained 93-year existence. The post Cumhuriyet: A pained history of suppression, assassinations and betrayal appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Cumhuriyet: A pained history of suppression, assassinations and betrayal
Fri Sep 8 10:01, 2017 GMT
Los Angeles Times Time is running out for California Internet privacy bill hated by industry Los Angeles Times As the clock ticks down on the current California legislative session, it's increasingly looking like phone and cable companies have succeeded in killing off a bill aimed at giving state residents more control over Internet privacy . AB 375, authored by ...
Time is running out for California Internet privacy bill hated by industry - Los Angeles Times
Thu Sep 7 14:02, 2017 GMT
Hashtag Trending – EU wants China-like Internet censorship , Apple dethroned as the world's second largest ... IT World Canada Huawei surpasses Apple as the world's second largest smartphone brand, the Red Sox are using smart watches to cheat in baseball, and the EU wants to follow in China's footsteps by implementing internet censorship . and more »
Hashtag Trending – EU wants China-like Internet censorship, Apple dethroned as the world's second largest ... - IT World Canada
Thu Sep 7 13:49, 2017 GMT
LOME (Reuters) - Togolese authorities blocked Internet access on Thursday as opponents of President Faure Gnassingbe marched for a second day against his family's 50-year rule.
Togo blocks Internet as protesters march for second day
Thu Sep 7 11:31, 2017 GMT
TALLINN (Reuters) - European Union defense ministers tested their ability to respond to a potential attack by computer hackers in their first cyber war game on Thursday, based on a simulated attack on one of the bloc's military missions abroad.
Cyber alert: EU ministers test responses in first computer war game
Thu Sep 7 11:26, 2017 GMT
A coalition of UK-based organisations will host a variety of events this month to explore the freedom to read as part of the internationally-celebrated Banned Books Week. The post Pick up a banned book and celebrate the freedom to read with Banned Books Week 2017 appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Pick up a banned book and celebrate the freedom to read with Banned Books Week 2017
Thu Sep 7 06:20, 2017 GMT
European Union Calls For Massive Internet Censorship The Daily Caller A leaked document from the European Union reveals that the EU presidency is calling for massive internet censorship and filtering. European Digital Rights (EDRi) reported on Wednesday that a Council of the European Union document leaked by Statewatch ...
European Union Calls For Massive Internet Censorship - The Daily Caller
Thu Sep 7 05:34, 2017 GMT
TALLINN (Reuters) - European Union defense ministers will hold a cyber war game for the first time on Thursday to test their ability to respond to a potential attack by computer hackers on one of the bloc's military missions abroad.
Critical alert: EU ministers test responses in cyber war game
Wed Sep 6 20:27, 2017 GMT
TORONTO (Reuters) - The Canadian government will require that companies operating in the country report all data breaches to their customers and a privacy watchdog as soon as possible after discovery, a rule that security experts said was long overdue.
New Canadian rules on reporting data hacks 'long overdue,' critics say
Wed Sep 6 20:31, 2017 GMT
BRUSSELS/FRANKFURT (Reuters) - The European Commission wants to bolster cyber security in the EU by increasing investment in technology, setting stricter consumer safeguards and stepping up diplomacy to deter attacks by other nations, among other measures.
EU looks to extra spending, diplomacy to bolster cyber security
Wed Sep 6 19:05, 2017 GMT
Breitbart News Report: EU Presidency Calls for China-Style Internet Censorship Breitbart News Estonia, who lead the current European Union Presidency, has called upon other EU Member States to increase their Internet censorship , following in the footsteps of Communist China, according to a leaked document. “A Council of the European Union ...
Report: EU Presidency Calls for China-Style Internet Censorship - Breitbart News
Wed Sep 6 17:23, 2017 GMT
Researchers find that a cyberattack group has been quietly sneaking into the world's power grid control systems over the last six years.
Hackers gain access to hundreds of global electric systems - CNET
Wed Sep 6 15:19, 2017 GMT
Not only did it acquire Daimler's peer-to-peer car sharing service, it also counts the automaker among its latest investors.
Turo expands P2P car sharing by raising $92M, acquiring Daimler's Croove - Roadshow
Sun Sep 3 12:05, 2017 GMT
The Council of Europe, the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) and the Index on Censorship organization campaigning for freedom of expression have criticized Estonia this week for refusal to give accreditation to three Russian journalists to an European Union ministerial meeting to be held in Tallinn, Postimees said. Read the full article The post Russian complaint brings accusation of censorship for Estonia (Baltic Times) appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Russian complaint brings accusation of censorship for Estonia (Baltic Times)
Fri Sep 1 12:03, 2017 GMT
A recently censored image of a nipple has highlighted a well-known fact, namely that a male nipple is just a nipple, but a woman’s nipple is deviant. Stare directly at them and you shall turn to stone. Read the full article The post When is a nipple not just a nipple? (The Telegraph) appeared first on Index on Censorship .
When is a nipple not just a nipple? (The Telegraph)
Wed Sep 6 09:38, 2017 GMT
Behrouz Boochani's Chauka, Please Tell Us the Time has been selected for the London Film Festival in October after premiering at the Sydney Film Festival in June 2017 The post Index award nominee’s documentary to feature in London Film Festival appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Index award nominee’s documentary to feature in London Film Festival
Wed Sep 6 08:34, 2017 GMT
NBCNews.com China's Internet Crackdown Is Another Step Toward 'Digital Totalitarian State' NBCNews.com Chinese authorities are targeting virtual private networks (VPNs) and other tools that are used to circumvent the so-called "Great Firewall," the country's system of strict internet censorship . VPNs provide anonymity and access to banned or blocked ...
China's Internet Crackdown Is Another Step Toward 'Digital Totalitarian State' - NBCNews.com
Wed Sep 6 07:42, 2017 GMT
Several EU member states are questioning whether plans to modernize copyright law in Europe are fully compatible with EU law. One of the main problems is the mandatory piracy filters Internet services could be required to use, which could violate existing case law and human rights. Source: TF , for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing, torrent sites and ANONYMOUS VPN services .
Mandatory Piracy Filters Could Breach Human Rights, EU Members Warn
Wed Sep 6 03:49, 2017 GMT
SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Chinese property developer Dalian Wanda Group has filed suits against a number of media outlets and social media accounts for spreading rumors about its billionaire owner Wang Jianlin being stopped from leaving the country, the firm said on Wednesday.
China's Wanda sues microbloggers for 'malicious rumors' about owner Wang Jianlin
Wed Sep 6 03:37, 2017 GMT
Historic Data Privacy Bill Reaches Governor's Desk - NBC Chicago. Illinois has become the first state where a groundbreaking internet privacy bill has reached the governor's desk, according to data privacy experts, and advocates are urging Gov. Bruce Rauner to sign it into law. House Bill 3449 – the Geolocation ...
Historic Data Privacy Bill Reaches Governor's Desk - NBC Chicago
Wed Sep 6 02:09, 2017 GMT
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Regulators must do more to help mom-and-pop investors better understand the potential risks posed by cyber crime and new technologies used to commit fraud, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission Chairman Jay Clayton said on Tuesday.
SEC chief says cyber crime risks are substantial, systemic
Wed Sep 6 01:37, 2017 GMT
NEW YORK (Reuters) - The Knox Group of Companies, with headquarters in the Isle of Man, announced late on Tuesday it will launch a residential and commercial property development in Dubai valued at 250 million pounds ($325 million), with residences that can be purchased in the digital currency bitcoin.
Isle of Man firm to launch 250 million-pound Dubai property priced in bitcoin
Tue Sep 5 23:56, 2017 GMT
Why modern cyber-crime forums were inspired by a site started by Ukrainian credit card thieves.
Card gangs
Tue Sep 5 20:12, 2017 GMT
Vanderbilt University News Interactive Wond'ry art installation explores issue of internet privacy Vanderbilt University News Visiting researcher Jared Moore, a graduate student in computer science at the University of Washington, said his fascination with internet privacy led him to turn his coding skills into art. He wants visitors to understand how companies use their ...
Interactive Wond'ry art installation explores issue of internet privacy - Vanderbilt University News
Tue Sep 5 15:53, 2017 GMT
A new study has revealed the extent of the collateral damage caused by Russia's site blocking regime. Introduced in 2013, blocking legislation was designed to prevent piracy and has since blacked-out more than 4,000 sites. However, due to its cumbersome nature, an additional 41,000 sites have also been affected, raising questions over the effectiveness of the campaign. Source: TF , for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing, torrent sites and ANONYMOUS VPN services .
Russia Blocks 4,000 Pirate Sites Plus 41,000 Innocent as Collateral Damage
Tue Sep 5 16:08, 2017 GMT
Capitol Weekly Don't reverse Internet privacy safeguards Capitol Weekly The policy protects privacy everywhere consumers go on the Internet . That means it applies to ISPs, web browsers, search engines, devices and ad networks, which is what consumers want. Indeed, 94% of consumers want a consistent set of privacy rules ...
Don't reverse Internet privacy safeguards - Capitol Weekly
Tue Sep 5 10:02, 2017 GMT
The man will spend nine months in jail for helping people evade government controls on net access.
Chinese man jailed for helping net users evade state blocks
Tue Sep 5 08:55, 2017 GMT
Sci-Hub, which is regularly referred to as the "Pirate Bay of science," faces another setback in a US federal court. After the site's operator failed to respond, the American Chemical Society now requests a default judgment of $4.8 million for alleged copyright infringement. In addition, the publisher wants a broad injunction which would require search engines and ISPs to block the site. Source: TF , for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing, torrent sites and ANONYMOUS VPN services .
Sci-Hub Faces $4,8 Million Piracy Damages and ISP Blocking
Tue Sep 5 04:30, 2017 GMT
Index on Censorship opens nominations for the 2018 Freedom of Expression Awards Fellowship The post Nominations open for 2018 Index on Censorship Freedom of Expression Awards Fellowship appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Nominations open for 2018 Index on Censorship Freedom of Expression Awards Fellowship
Tue Sep 5 04:39, 2017 GMT
The country says there have been too many scams resulting from initial coin offerings, and it's putting a stop to that.
Bitcoin takes a hit as China bans cryptocurrency offerings - CNET
Mon Sep 4 19:20, 2017 GMT
Miami Herald How does the Cuban government censor the internet ? Report reveals some details Miami Herald The Cuban government has blocked internet content deemed critical of the revolution from reaching users on the island for years, but apparently its censorship methods are not that sophisticated, according to a report by the Open Observatory of Network ... and more »
How does the Cuban government censor the internet? Report reveals some details - Miami Herald
Mon Sep 4 04:30, 2017 GMT
2018年Index On Censorship言论自由奖正式公开提名 Index on Fellowship为了奖励与言论自由审查制度搏斗多年的记者,电子活动家以及艺术家设立了此奖项。 得奖者将会获得长达一年特供的协助 敬请到indexoncensorship.org/nominations提名 敬请在2017年9月5日至2017年10月8日期间到indexoncensorship.org/nominations 提名 2018年Index On Censorship言论自由奖正式公开提名。此奖项在这十八年里已奖励了许多令人钦佩的言论自由活动家。 此奖项的得奖者包括提名后被释放的俄罗斯活动家Ildar Dadin,中国大陆电子活动组织Great Fire (此组织获奖以后也收到了附加的经济支援)以及音乐家兼活动家Smockey(他得奖以后 获得了重建在布基纳法索被烧毁的录制室之资金)。 Index on Censorship为了公认以及奖励来自世界各地,来自各个社会阶层的活动家而设立此言论自由奖项。此奖项的获奖者包括来自叙利亚的漫画家Ali Farzat, 来自巴基斯坦的教育活动者Malala Yousafzai, 来自萨特阿拉伯的调差记者Safa Al Ahmad以及来自南非的同志摄影师Zanele Muholi。 Index on Censorship 在此邀请大众人士,公民社会组织, 非盈利组织以及媒体集团提名您们认为应被大众公认的反审查制度之活动家。 此言论自由奖再分为四种奖项: 艺术奖项:颁发予通过各类艺术作品歌颂艺术表达自由以及抗议种种镇压性和不公平的制度之艺术家。 活动奖项:颁发予积极抗议审查和提倡言论自由的活动者。 电子/网络活动奖项:颁发予能够巧妙应用各种有创意的电脑技术和电子媒体以避免资料审查及促使不受限制的讯息交流之网络活动者。 新闻业奖项: 颁发予在新闻界里勇于揭发资讯审查以及威胁言论自由的举动和政策。 获奖者将会收到长达一年的特供高等训练以及24小时的紧急援助。 在这一年里,获奖者也有机会到伦敦接受长达一个星期的培训。Index on Censorship 希望能够通过这一年的训练增进获奖者的言论自由活动之影响力。 审查指数总裁Jodie Ginsberg 表示:“言论自由此奖项不但能够展示以言论自由为主题的艺术作品,也能够鼓舞为了争取言论自由不懈奋斗的人士和组织。这些伟大的人士在争取言论自由的路途中得经历种种障碍及生命危险。 因此,我希望大家能够借此机会提名您们认为应在争取言论自由方面受认可的人士或组织。此奖项给予我们一个公认这些令人钦佩的言论自由家之机会。” “敬请提名您们认为应受认可的言论自由活动价以让大众人士公认他们为了搏斗言论审查制度而付出的贡献和代价。” 此言论自由奖之组办当局将在一月尾公布最终候选名单,而一支由著名人士构成的评判小组将会从候选名单中筛选得奖者。 组办当局也将于2017年4月在伦敦举办一场盛会,并在当天公布得奖者名单。 如有任何对于此奖的疑问, 请把电子邮件发给sean@indexoncensorship.org , 或者拨打+44 (0)207 […] The post 2018年Index On Censorship言论自由奖正式公开提名 appeared first on Index on Censorship .
2018年Index On Censorship言论自由奖正式公开提名
Mon Sep 4 04:30, 2017 GMT
Индекс Цензуры открывает номинацию на премию Свобода Слова за 2018 года. Награждаются журналисты, гражданские активисты, интернет активисты и художники, которые борются с цензурой во всем мире Стипендиаты получают годовое финансирование Номинироваться можно на сайте indexoncensorship.org/nominations Номинация открыта с 5 сентября до 8 октября 2017 года #IndexAwards2018 Номинации открыты. За последние 18 лет награду получали наиболее […] The post От Индекса Цензуры открыта номинация на Награду за Свободу Слова за 2018 год. appeared first on Index on Censorship .
От Индекса Цензуры открыта номинация на Награду за Свободу Слова за 2018 год.
Mon Sep 4 04:30, 2017 GMT
Index on Censorship abre las nominaciones para el Fellowship de los Premios Libertad de Expresión 2018. El Premio Fellowship honra a periodistas, defensores, activistas digitales y artistas que luchan contra la censura globalmente Los Fellows recibirán un año de apoyo especializado Para nominar visita: indexoncensorship.org/nominations Las nominaciones están abiertas desde el 5 de septiembre hasta el […] The post Nominaciones abiertas para el Fellowship de los Index on Censorship Premios Libertad de Expresion 2018 appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Nominaciones abiertas para el Fellowship de los Index on Censorship Premios Libertad de Expresion 2018
Mon Sep 4 04:30, 2017 GMT
Index on Censorship 2018 İfade Özgürlüğü Burslu Ödülleri için adaylık başvurularını başlatmıştır         Ödüller, dünya çapında sansür ile mücadele eden gazetecileri, eylemcileri, dijital aktivistleri ve sanatçıları onurlandıracaktır         Burs sahiplerine bir yıllık destek paketi verilecektir         indexoncensorship.org/ nominations adresinden aday gösterebilirsiniz.         Adaylık başvuruları 5 Eylül –  8 Ekim 2017 tarihleri arasında açık olacaktır.         #IndexAwards2018 Index on Censorship İfade […] The post 2018 Index on Censorship İfade Özgürlüğü Burslu Ödülleri için adaylık başvurularını açılmıştır appeared first on Index on Censorship .
2018 Index on Censorship İfade Özgürlüğü Burslu Ödülleri için adaylık başvurularını açılmıştır
Mon Sep 4 11:25, 2017 GMT
The crypto-currency reaches $5,103.91 before a sell-off causes its value to sink.
Bitcoin peaks above $5,000 for first time
Mon Sep 4 09:09, 2017 GMT
Israeli-Canadian journalist David Sheen, a former editor of Haaretz who regularly reports on racism against Africans within Israel, is the subject of a defamation lawsuit by former Israeli general Israel Ziv The post Former Israeli general moves to silence independent journalist David Sheen appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Former Israeli general moves to silence independent journalist David Sheen
Sun Sep 3 19:12, 2017 GMT
Datavalet, a public wi-fi provider that offers its service to several major companies and organizations, is actively blocking TorrentFreak. According to the company, the blockade is triggered by "criminal skills" and "hacking," which sounds rather ominous. Source: TF , for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing, torrent sites and ANONYMOUS VPN services .
Datavalet Wi-Fi Blocks TorrentFreak Over ‘Criminal Hacking Skills’
Sun Sep 3 14:24, 2017 GMT
CoinTelegraph Copyright Issues and Censorship - Key Reasons Why Internet Needs Blockchain CoinTelegraph Sometimes censorship seems like the practice is as old as writing itself and that, for as long as we have writers, we'll always have someone that is willing to censor or silence them for their own personal gain. From Socrates' untimely death to ...
Copyright Issues and Censorship - Key Reasons Why Internet Needs Blockchain - CoinTelegraph
Sat Sep 2 14:15, 2017 GMT
Iran maps out policy for classifying Internet restrictions Xinhua 2 (Xinhua) -- Iran is taking initiatives to classify internet censorship under "age" and "occupation" within the next two to three months, Tehran Times daily reported on Saturday. Currently, all users ranging from students to university professors, and ...
Iran maps out policy for classifying Internet restrictions - Xinhua
Sat Sep 2 01:09, 2017 GMT
Sacramento Bee Want to stop businesses from tracking your Internet searches? You may get to vote on it Sacramento Bee It is possible for businesses both to provide a high level of service and to respect your privacy .” The measure would allow people to annually demand businesses provide the information they've collected on them, as well as to opt out of any collection. and more »
Want to stop businesses from tracking your Internet searches? You may get to vote on it - Sacramento Bee
Fri Sep 1 22:51, 2017 GMT
Big Tech and Big Government Censoring the Internet . Who's Next? The New American Google and GoDaddy, a hosting service, practically banned the site from the Internet . Then it was Stormfront, another such hate site. But smelling blood in the water, it did not take long for the pro- censorship establishment in America and around the ... and more »
Big Tech and Big Government Censoring the Internet. Who's Next? - The New American
Fri Sep 1 14:01, 2017 GMT
Leading Russian search engines have met with local telecoms watchdog Rozcomnadzor to work out how the services will stop pirate sites, mirrors, VPNs, and other anonymization tools from appearing in search results. Search engines will now receive lists of banned resources automatically and will mesh their IT systems with the government's so the latter can ascertain compliance. Source: TF , for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing, torrent sites and ANONYMOUS VPN services .
Search Engines Will Open Systems to Prove Piracy & VPN Blocking
Fri Sep 1 13:13, 2017 GMT
Tehran Times Iran to classify internet censorship Tehran Times TEHRAN — Iran is taking initiatives to classify internet censorship under 'age' and 'occupation' within the next two to three months. Currently, all users ranging from students to university professors, and journalists to doctors, are subjected to the ...
Iran to classify internet censorship - Tehran Times
Fri Sep 1 12:14, 2017 GMT
At the Defcon and Black Hat confabs, security experts learn all the ways we may be hacked. AI could one day take charge of defenses, but we humans will still have our uses.
Stop cyberattacks. Just add robots - CNET
Fri Sep 1 10:51, 2017 GMT
Join us on 11 September outside the Bahraini embassy in London to mark human rights defender Nabeel Rajab's latest hearing. The post Tell Bahrain to #FreeNabeel appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Tell Bahrain to #FreeNabeel
Fri Sep 1 00:13, 2017 GMT
Nikkei Asian Review Thai junta steps up internet censorship drive Nikkei Asian Review BANGKOK -- After being finger printed and charged with sedition by Thailand's Police Technology Crime Suppression Division in early August, Pravit Rojanaphruk, a Thai journalist, stepped out of its Orwellian confines to make a dramatic point about ... and more »
Thai junta steps up internet censorship drive - Nikkei Asian Review
Thu Aug 31 22:09, 2017 GMT
AB375 a misguided fix for internet privacy OCRegister No American value has been challenged more by the rise of the internet than our commitment to personal privacy . On one hand, the internet generation is the most open in our history, documenting people's lives through millions of selfies and the sharing ...
AB375 a misguided fix for internet privacy - OCRegister
Thu Aug 31 20:52, 2017 GMT
Palo Alto Networks Inc reported higher-than-expected quarterly results as the cybersecurity firm added a record number of customers in the wake of the recent global ransomware attack.
Cybersecurity firm Palo Alto beats on record customer additions
Thu Aug 31 09:36, 2017 GMT
The Register CyberRehab's mission? To clean up the internet , one ASN block at a time The Register Detection of malware will be based on firewalls, intrusion detection systems and internet provider security on the receivers' end, and therefore will not introduce any packet inspection by ISPs (a class of technology that poses a privacy risk). It's a ...
CyberRehab's mission? To clean up the internet, one ASN block at a time - The Register
Wed Aug 30 22:43, 2017 GMT
Motherboard Here Are the 41 Websites You Can't Access in Cuba Motherboard "Given the high cost of accessing the internet , rendering it inaccessible to most Cubans, perhaps the Cuban government doesn't even need to invest in sophisticated internet censorship (yet)," they explained. "Furthermore, the political climate of the ...
Here Are the 41 Websites You Can't Access in Cuba - Motherboard
Wed Aug 30 18:01, 2017 GMT
(Reuters) - A British man has been extradited from Germany after being accused of launching cyber attacks on the networks of Lloyds Banking Group and Barclays banks this year, the National Crime Agency said on Wednesday.
Bank cyber attack suspect extradited from Germany to appear in British court
Wed Aug 30 14:53, 2017 GMT
In the year since the failed coup attempt on 15 July 2016, Turkey has cemented its position as the largest jailer of journalists in the world, with around 166 journalists in prison by the end of June 2017. The post Turkey: A year on from the coup attempt, journalists are still being labelled terrorists appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Turkey: A year on from the coup attempt, journalists are still being labelled terrorists
Wed Aug 30 10:59, 2017 GMT
LONDON (Reuters) - Banks are increasingly turning to insurance to protect their capital from "operational risks" like cyber attacks and rogue traders, and insurers say they can help safeguard lenders by providing an extra layer of expertise.
Insurers see more demand from banks for cover against cyber attacks, rogue staff
Tue Aug 29 19:25, 2017 GMT
The San Diego Union-Tribune Collapse of California bill to protect internet users would be awful The San Diego Union-Tribune Americans are divided on many major issues, but not on internet privacy . A recent Consumer Reports survey showed 92 percent of those polled said internet service providers should only be able to sell records of customers' browsing habits with their ...
Collapse of California bill to protect internet users would be awful - The San Diego Union-Tribune
Tue Aug 29 14:49, 2017 GMT
The Mercury News Opinion: California online privacy legislation threatens tech success The Mercury News California is America's internet success story. The jobs, innovation, and economic success from the tech sector are fueling nearly 130,000 California jobs, and the state's tech sector makes up more than 12 percent of the California economy. However ...
Opinion: California online privacy legislation threatens tech success - The Mercury News
Tue Aug 29 13:51, 2017 GMT
The crypto-currency has great potential for Africa, the Bitcoin Foundation chief tells TEDGlobal conference.
Bitcoin boss urges cautious investment
Tue Aug 29 08:57, 2017 GMT
CNET Indian states blocked internet access ahead of guru's conviction CNET Security forces were deployed to contain the situation, with the high court asking the government to use force if necessary. India isn't the only country to block internet access during times of political turmoil. China has systematically curtailed ... and more »
Indian states blocked internet access ahead of guru's conviction - CNET
Tue Aug 29 10:09, 2017 GMT
Cuba's Internet paradox: How controlled and censored Internet risks Cuba's achievements in education Amnesty International Maribel (not her real name) was the deputy principal in a state-run primary school in Cuba. She had worked there since graduating, and had been promoted fast. Before she was ultimately pushed out of her job for her husband's political activism, which ...
Cuba's Internet paradox: How controlled and censored Internet risks Cuba's achievements in education - Amnesty International
Tue Aug 29 08:56, 2017 GMT
The Indian states of Punjab and Haryana were cut off from the internet this weekend amid violence following an Indian cult leader's rape conviction.
Indian states block internet access ahead of guru's conviction - CNET
Tue Aug 29 05:12, 2017 GMT
PALO ALTO, Calif. (Reuters) - Uber Technologies Inc [UBER.UL] is pulling a heavily criticized feature from its app that allowed it to track riders for up to five minutes after a trip, its security chief told Reuters, as the ride-services company tries to fix its poor reputation for customer privacy.
Uber to end post-trip tracking of riders as part of privacy push
Mon Aug 28 17:13, 2017 GMT
The massive social network is blocking fake news websites from advertising on Facebook.
Facebook drops the ax on fake news ads - CNET
Mon Aug 28 16:27, 2017 GMT
Some appointments and procedures were cancelled after NHS Lanarkshire's IT systems were attacked.
Ransomware behind NHS Lanarkshire cyber-attack
Mon Aug 28 15:26, 2017 GMT
Popular Science Upgrade your internet security with Private Internet Access VPN Popular Science If you would prefer a little privacy , you need a VPN. Private Internet Access routes your web traffic through masking servers, meaning no-one can trace your IP address or physical location. Aside from privacy , this means you can access overseas ...
Upgrade your internet security with Private Internet Access VPN - Popular Science
Mon Aug 28 14:06, 2017 GMT
A half dozen technology and security companies -- some of them competitors -- issued the exact same press release today. This unusual level of cross-industry collaboration caps a successful effort to dismantle 'WireX,' an extraordinary new crime machine comprising tens of thousands of hacked Android mobile devices that was used this month to launch a series of massive cyber attacks. Experts involved in the takedown warn that WireX marks the emergence of a new class of attack tools that are more challenging to defend against and thus require broader industry cooperation to defeat.
Tech Firms Team Up to Take Down ‘WireX’ Android DDoS Botnet
Sun Aug 27 19:26, 2017 GMT
All You Need to Know About Internet Censorship in Iran TechRasa (press release) (blog) Companies may be encouraged by government pressure or required by court order to remove or restrict internet access to content that is judged to be obscene (including child pornography), harmful to children, defamatory, pose a threat to national ...
All You Need to Know About Internet Censorship in Iran - TechRasa (press release) (blog)
Sun Aug 27 04:58, 2017 GMT
Asia Times How free is the internet ? Ooniprobe knows Asia Times Ooniprobe was developed more than five years ago by the Tor-supported Open Observatory of Network Interference (OONI), with which I work to boost transparency, accountability, and oversight of internet censorship . The software is free and open ... in ...
How free is the internet? Ooniprobe knows - Asia Times
Sat Aug 26 21:59, 2017 GMT
Quartz In China you now have to provide your real identity if you want to comment online Quartz The new rules are the most recent instance of the Cyberspace Administration of China's (CAC) efforts to enforce “real-name registration,” which aims to severely limit internet activity for users who do not provide identifying information. There are ... No Right to Privacy here: China demands internet platforms verify users' true identity Daily News & Analysis all 2 news articles »
In China you now have to provide your real identity if you want to comment online - Quartz
Fri Aug 25 20:21, 2017 GMT
The Diplomat China's New Wave of Internet Censorship : Name Verification for Online Commenting The Diplomat China's internet censorship is getting tougher and more comprehensive every day. On August 25, China's top internet regulator announced new rules to manage internet forums and communities, forbidding unidentified netizens from posting anything on ...
China's New Wave of Internet Censorship: Name Verification for Online Commenting - The Diplomat
Fri Aug 25 13:33, 2017 GMT
The charges against Mehman Aliyev and Turan news agency are the nail in the coffin for press freedom in Azerbaijan The post Director of Azerbaijan’s last remaining independent media outlet arrested appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Director of Azerbaijan’s last remaining independent media outlet arrested
Fri Aug 25 09:42, 2017 GMT
Terrorists are using encrypted messaging apps. Drug dealers are using the Tor browser. But don't forget: so are activists and journalists The post Jamie Bartlett: Encryption is for everyone, not just extremists appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Jamie Bartlett: Encryption is for everyone, not just extremists
Fri Aug 25 00:01, 2017 GMT
Helping to track and combat creeping online censorship Irish Examiner Other cases of legally justified internet censorship include the blocking of sexually explicit websites in countries where pornography is prohibited. Then there are cases where the motivation for censorship is unclear. Why, for example, has an online ... Measuring the Internet for Freedom The New Dawn Liberia all 1 news articles »
Helping to track and combat creeping online censorship - Irish Examiner
Thu Aug 24 20:16, 2017 GMT
Harvard Gazette On internet privacy , be very afraid Harvard Gazette GAZETTE: After whistleblower Edward Snowden's revelations concerning the National Security Agency's (NSA) mass surveillance operation in 2013, how much has the government landscape in this field changed? SCHNEIER: Snowden's revelations made ... Right to privacy to push Google, Facebook, Internet cos to rethink data policies Moneycontrol.com all 5 news articles »
On internet privacy, be very afraid - Harvard Gazette
Thu Aug 24 11:04, 2017 GMT
Economic Times Mobile Internet services suspended in Punjab, Haryana Economic Times CHANDIGARH: Mobile Internet services have been suspended for 72 hours in Haryana, Punjab and Chandigarh, ahead of the court verdict in the sexual exploitation case against the Dera Sacha Sauda sect head tomorrow. ... He said notification to block ... Dera verdict: Mobile internet services blocked in Punjab, Haryana and Chandigarh Times of India Security deployed, internet services suspended ahead of court verdict in rape case against Dera Chief Gurmeet Ram ... Times Now Ram Rahim rape case verdict: Haryana govt suspends mobile internet and data services for next 72 hours The Indian Express The Hindu  - Firstpost  - Deccan Chronicle all 645 news articles »
Mobile Internet services suspended in Punjab, Haryana - Economic Times
Thu Aug 24 13:28, 2017 GMT
Mintpress News (blog) Your Up-To-Date Guide To Avoiding Internet Censorship Mintpress News (blog) Like Microsoft, they willingly cooperate with government censorship efforts – as well as the outing of dissidents – in other countries. Thankfully, as far as search engines go, there are other options available that not only respect your privacy but ...
Your Up-To-Date Guide To Avoiding Internet Censorship - Mintpress News (blog)
Thu Aug 24 03:12, 2017 GMT
EFF 10+ Years of Activists Silenced: Internet Intermediaries' Long History of Censorship EFF But this is a dangerous moment for Internet expression and the power of private platforms that host much of the speech on the Internet . People cheering for companies who have censored content in recent weeks may soon find the same tactic used against ...
10+ Years of Activists Silenced: Internet Intermediaries' Long History of Censorship - EFF
Wed Aug 23 22:00, 2017 GMT
TORONTO (Reuters) - In his first U.S. court appearance on Wednesday, Canadian Karim Baratov pleaded not guilty to charges that he helped Russian agents in a high-profile cyber attack on Yahoo email accounts, his lawyer said.
Canadian accused in Yahoo hack pleads not guilty in U.S. court
Wed Aug 23 09:00, 2017 GMT
NPR Unlikely Allies Join Fight To Protect Free Speech On The Internet NPR "It is actually a more powerful form of censorship than were a government to censor." Companies like Google and Facebook are not covered by the First Amendment, which applies only to the federal government. But Spencer feels these companies are so ... and more »
Unlikely Allies Join Fight To Protect Free Speech On The Internet - NPR
Wed Aug 23 11:25, 2017 GMT
In the wake of the failed July 2016 coup against the government of Turkey, emergency rule has brought with it the expropriation of homes and the displacement of residents in the country's south-east. The post Turkey: The Kurdish victims of Sur appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Turkey: The Kurdish victims of Sur
Tue Aug 22 17:52, 2017 GMT
KIEV (Reuters) - Ukrainian cyber security firm ISSP said on Tuesday it may have detected a new computer virus distribution campaign, after security services said Ukraine could face cyber attacks like those that knocked out global systems in June.
Ukraine cyber security firm warns of possible new attacks
Tue Aug 22 12:49, 2017 GMT
Measuring the Internet for Freedom Project Syndicate Ooniprobe was developed more than five years ago by the Tor-supported Open Observatory of Network Interference (OONI), with which I work, in order to boost transparency, accountability, and oversight of Internet censorship . The software is free and ...
Measuring the Internet for Freedom - Project Syndicate
Tue Aug 22 10:03, 2017 GMT
ITProPortal Manufacturing the IoT: Safeguarding the future of Internet security ITProPortal Much focus is placed on privacy , yet many IT professionals worry about the security of devices for another reason: once compromised, such devices can be, and indeed have been, used to perform attacks on the underlying infrastructure of the Internet . IoT Cyber Security Improvement Act looks to bolster US cyber defenses Lima Charlie News Hacking the home: how connected tech is making your shack a security risk TechRadar all 38 news articles »
Manufacturing the IoT: Safeguarding the future of Internet security - ITProPortal
Tue Aug 22 07:53, 2017 GMT
Smears about the media made by US President Donald Trump have obscured a wider problem with press freedom in the United States. The post Trump’s smears against press obscure wider issue with US press freedom appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Trump’s smears against press obscure wider issue with US press freedom
Mon Aug 21 23:38, 2017 GMT
WIRED A Very Dumb Mistake Costs Cryptocurrency Investors Big Time WIRED The company's Catalyst platform protects financial info with a cutting-edge combination of blockchain-inspired privacy technology and cryptography. So it comes as no small surprise that on Monday, scammers took over the company's website, mailing lists ... Ethereum's Biggest Hacking Problem Is Human Greed Motherboard Hackers nab $500000 as Enigma is compromised weeks before its ICO TechCrunch all 16 news articles »
A Very Dumb Mistake Costs Cryptocurrency Investors Big Time - WIRED
Mon Aug 21 14:33, 2017 GMT
HuffPost Neo-Nazi Site Daily Stormer Retreats To The Dark Web HuffPost On Sunday, Namecheap became the latest in a string of web hosts to pull the plug on The Daily Stormer, which prompted fury last week with a derogatory post about 32-year-old Heather Heyer, the woman who was killed in the Charlottesville protests. Leila Abboud: Keep the internet's backbone free from censorship TwinCities.com-Pioneer Press Free speech concerns as extreme-right evicted from web Phys.Org Namecheap pulls the plug on neo-Nazi site Daily Stormer CNET Vanity Fair  - Stuff.co.nz all 513 news articles »
Neo-Nazi Site Daily Stormer Retreats To The Dark Web - HuffPost
Mon Aug 21 07:47, 2017 GMT
Southeast Asia Globe Vietnam looks to bolster its internet censorship Southeast Asia Globe Following the recent intensification of his country's crackdown on political dissent, Vietnamese president Tran Dai Quang has argued for the need to develop a more robust internet censorship regime in an article published to a state media website ... Vietnam's president calls for tougher internet controls Reuters all 1 news articles »
Vietnam looks to bolster its internet censorship - Southeast Asia Globe
Mon Aug 21 05:20, 2017 GMT
Ars Technica Leila Abboud: Keep the internet's backbone free from censorship TwinCities.com-Pioneer Press It was inevitable that the fallout from violent protests in Virginia organized by white supremacist and neo-Nazi groups would extend to the virtual world of the web . The internet is our modern commons. But the past few days have shown how fast we can ... Namecheap pulls the plug on neo-Nazi site Daily Stormer CNET When Should Companies Dump White Supremacist Customers? The Atlantic After bouncing around the Web , Daily Stormer lands a new CDN provider Ars Technica all 28 news articles »
Leila Abboud: Keep the internet's backbone free from censorship - TwinCities.com-Pioneer Press
Mon Aug 21 03:17, 2017 GMT
A government survey finds one in 10 businesses questioned have no plan to deal with hacking.
Company bosses 'lack cyber-attack training'
Sun Aug 20 15:26, 2017 GMT
HANOI (Reuters) - Vietnam's president called on Sunday for tougher controls on the internet in the face of dissidents who are using it to criticize the ruling Communist Party, and to combat threats to cybersecurity.
Vietnam's president calls for tougher internet controls
Sat Aug 19 19:41, 2017 GMT
Bloomberg So, just how guaranteed is your freedom of speech online? New York Post Following the violence in Charlottesville, Internet businesses have been disassociating themselves from far-right political groups. PayPal decided to prohibit users from accepting donations “to promote hate, violence and intolerance”; 34 organizations ... Fighting Neo-Nazis and the Future of Free Expression EFF Keep the Internet's Backbone Free From Censorship Bloomberg After bouncing around the Web , Daily Stormer lands a new CDN provider Ars Technica KY3  - Vanity Fair  - The Atlantic all 449 news articles »
So, just how guaranteed is your freedom of speech online? - New York Post
Fri Aug 18 19:21, 2017 GMT
National Review The Corner National Review Jeremy Carl makes a strong case for imposing viewpoint neutrality on tech firms that function as de facto public utilities. To prevent censorship at the whim of a few large firms, Carl would ban Google, Facebook, Twitter, etc. from rejecting or ...
The Corner - National Review
Fri Aug 18 17:38, 2017 GMT
Last week, security firm DirectDefense came under fire for over-hyping claims that Cb Response, a cybersecurity product sold by competitor Carbon Black, was leaking proprietary from customers who use it. Carbon Black responded that the bug identified by its competitor was a feature, and that customers were amply cautioned in advance about the potential privacy risks of using the feature. Now Carbon Black is warning that an internal review has revealed a wholly separate bug in Cb Response that could in fact result in certain customers unintentionally sharing sensitive files.
Carbon Emissions: Oversharing Bug Puts Security Vendor Back in Spotlight
Fri Aug 18 14:48, 2017 GMT
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump elevated the Pentagon's U.S. Cyber Command on Friday in a move aimed at emphasizing the development of cyber weapons to deter attacks, punish intruders and tackle adversaries.
Trump raises Cyber Command status: statement
Fri Aug 18 09:50, 2017 GMT
KIEV (Reuters) - The Ukrainian central bank said on Friday it had warned state-owned and private lenders of the appearance of new malware as security services said Ukraine faced cyber attacks like those that knocked out global systems in June.
Ukraine central bank warns of new cyber-attack risk
Fri Aug 18 07:53, 2017 GMT
Following two new court orders issued today, Australian Internet providers must block dozens of additional pirate sites. The new blockades were requested by Foxtel and Village Roadshow, and cover many of the most used pirate sources, including Gomovies, RARBG, 1337x and EZTV. Creative Content Australia warns that people who bypass the blocks could easily run into malware, viruses and other nastiness. Source: TF , for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing, torrent sites and ANONYMOUS VPN services .
Court Orders Aussie ISPs to Block Dozens of Pirate Sites
Fri Aug 18 00:03, 2017 GMT
Bloomberg Fighting Neo-Nazis and the Future of Free Expression EFF Because Internet intermediaries, especially those with few competitors, control so much online speech, the consequences of their decisions have far-reaching impacts on speech around the world. And at EFF we see the ... These are parts of the Net that ... Keep the Internet's Backbone Free From Censorship Bloomberg Internet companies team up to block white nationalists KY3 Cloudflare CEO calls for a system to regulate hateful internet content TechCrunch Vanity Fair  - Gizmodo all 272 news articles »
Fighting Neo-Nazis and the Future of Free Expression - EFF
Thu Aug 17 23:16, 2017 GMT
National Review More Internet Censorship National Review It's a private company (that's not yet regulated as a utility) so it can do as it pleases, and the Nazi/Klan creeps certainly aren't going to evoke any sympathy. But as someone who's been at the receiving end of “hate group” smears, it would be good to ...
More Internet Censorship - National Review
Fri Aug 18 00:02, 2017 GMT
Weak defences are leaving cargo vessels vulnerable to cyber-attacks, say experts.
Cyber pirates
Thu Aug 17 20:42, 2017 GMT
The Hill (blog) While Congress kills internet privacy , states take a stand for users The Hill (blog) The internet is one of the most integral resources we have in today's society — it's the platform on which we connect with others, conduct business, perform research, and much more. Now, after a recent vote by Congress, your internet privacy ... and more »
While Congress kills internet privacy, states take a stand for users - The Hill (blog)
Thu Aug 17 19:01, 2017 GMT
NPR Turning To VPNs For Online Privacy ? You Might Be Putting Your Data At Risk NPR You might turn to something called a virtual private network to protect your privacy . ... There are lots of reasons people around the world use VPNs: to hide location, to access work networks, even to avoid government censorship . ... NPR reached out to ... Here's Why Russian and China Want to Kill Off VPNs and How It Affects You Paste Magazine all 7 news articles »
Turning To VPNs For Online Privacy? You Might Be Putting Your Data At Risk - NPR
Thu Aug 17 16:53, 2017 GMT
Seeking Alpha Baidu, China's top internet firm Seeking Alpha Given that Google does not operate in China because of political reasons - the Government of China has recently increased Internet censorship by cracking down VPN services - and the consistent increase of Internet users in China, the moat of Baidu's ...
Baidu, China's top internet firm - Seeking Alpha
Thu Aug 17 17:30, 2017 GMT
Bloomberg Keep the Internet's Backbone Free From Censorship Bloomberg It was inevitable that the fall-out from violent protests in Virginia organized by white supremacist and neo-Nazi groups would extend to the virtual world of the web . The internet is our modern commons. But the past few days have shown how fast we can ... Daily Stormer: Cloudflare drops neo-Nazi site BBC News Neo-Nazi site's publisher says he's got no home on internet ABC News Comedian Sues Neo-Nazi Daily Stormer as Site Resurfaces From Dark Web New York Times The Guardian all 129 news articles »
Keep the Internet's Backbone Free From Censorship - Bloomberg
Thu Aug 17 15:38, 2017 GMT
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump is close to making a decision to elevate the status of the Pentagon's Cyber Command, signaling more emphasis on developing cyber weapons to deter attacks, punish intruders and tackle adversaries, current and former officials told Reuters on Thursday.
Trump mulling lifting status of Cyber Command: sources
Thu Aug 17 11:20, 2017 GMT
Human rights defenders often confront obstacles that keep them from doing the work they set out to do. This is especially true in Bahrain. The post Bahrain: “They want you to be broken and this is why we keep going” appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Bahrain: “They want you to be broken and this is why we keep going”
Thu Aug 17 10:34, 2017 GMT
Five websites, including Alibaba, have been asked to remove vendors that sell virtual private networks.
China cracks down on censorship loopholes
Thu Aug 17 05:19, 2017 GMT
eMarketer Cuba Is on a Slow Crawl Toward Increased Internet Access eMarketer And when residents of the country do manage to get online, they are subject to strict internet censorship overseen by the government. Some websites and services are blocked, and communications can easily be monitored by government figures.
Cuba Is on a Slow Crawl Toward Increased Internet Access - eMarketer
Wed Aug 16 21:43, 2017 GMT
(Reuters) - General Motors Co's Maven car sharing and rental unit is expanding its partnerships in ride and delivery services as parent GM considers whether to enter the on-demand mobility business now dominated by Uber Technologies and Lyft Inc.
GM's Maven assembling building blocks for ride, delivery services
Wed Aug 16 16:36, 2017 GMT
CBC.ca In fight for free speech, researchers test anti- censorship tool built into the internet's core CBC.ca When the Chinese government wanted to keep its users off Facebook and Google, it blocked the entire country's access to the U.S. companies' apps and sites. And when citizens started using third-party workarounds — like Tor, proxies and VPNs — to get ...
In fight for free speech, researchers test anti-censorship tool built into the internet's core - CBC.ca
Wed Aug 16 15:11, 2017 GMT
UMass News and Media Relations MIT Tech Review Names UMass Amherst Computer Scientist Phillipa Gill a Top Innovator UMass News and Media Relations Phillipa Gill, assistant professor of computer science at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, has been named one of MIT Technology Review's “Innovators Under 35” for her groundbreaking work on Internet censorship and network security . The award ... and more »
MIT Tech Review Names UMass Amherst Computer Scientist Phillipa Gill a Top Innovator - UMass News and Media Relations
Wed Aug 16 16:34, 2017 GMT
EDINBURGH (Reuters) - Scotland's devolved parliament is suffering an ongoing brute-force cyber attack but the attack has not breached the assembly's IT defenses, it said on Wednesday.
Scottish parliament says 'brute-force' cyber-attack ongoing, has not breached defenses
Wed Aug 16 08:08, 2017 GMT
The post Yemen: “Nobody is listening to us” appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Yemen: “Nobody is listening to us”
Tue Aug 15 16:26, 2017 GMT
The Scottish Parliament is targeted in a "brute force" cyber attack, Holyrood's chief executive confirms.
Scottish Parliament targeted in 'brute force' cyber attack
Wed Aug 16 06:27, 2017 GMT
Aljazeera.com China's and Russia's VPN crackdown Aljazeera.com "China's regulations are backed by a very complicated 'great firewall' of China, and so they take a lot of very advanced technical measures to block things in transit. Russia, on the other hand, has only extremely primitive internet censorship ... and more »
China's and Russia's VPN crackdown - Aljazeera.com
Wed Aug 16 01:10, 2017 GMT
NPR DOJ Demands Files On Anti-Trump Activists, And A Web Hosting Company Resists NPR EFF advocates for internet privacy and free speech, and has advised DreamHost in its case. Rumold tells NPR that when DreamHost first approached EFF about responding to the warrant, he guessed "that DOJ would realize how broad the warrant was, and ... Internet company DreamHost fights government request for records related to Inauguration Day protest PBS NewsHour Justice Dept. Demands Data on Visitors to Anti-Trump Website, Sparking Fight New York Times The DOJ is demanding IDs of people who visited anti-Trump site, but web host won't comply CNBC Telegraph.co.uk  - The Register all 153 news articles »
DOJ Demands Files On Anti-Trump Activists, And A Web Hosting Company Resists - NPR
Tue Aug 15 18:11, 2017 GMT
Of course, that presumes Uber will exist in 20 years.
Uber agrees to 20 years of audits after FTC raised privacy, security concerns - Roadshow
Tue Aug 8 15:55, 2017 GMT
Index on Censorship CEO Jodie Ginsberg will be delivering a lecture on how censorship stifles debate. The post #BannedBooksWeek: Limerick Civic Trust appeared first on Index on Censorship .
#BannedBooksWeek: Limerick Civic Trust
Tue Aug 15 11:17, 2017 GMT
The app that controls DJI's drones will stop sending data to the internet to reassure customers.
DJI drones to gain privacy mode after US Army ban
Mon Aug 14 18:44, 2017 GMT
ZDNet The best mobile VPNs can ensure your privacy anywhere ZDNet Virtual Private Networks (VPN) are great for protecting your internet privacy , but they're not perfect. Some VPNs don't take good care of your "private" information. Mobile VPNs face all these issues and more. Here are the VPN basics: They use ...
The best mobile VPNs can ensure your privacy anywhere - ZDNet
Mon Aug 14 21:36, 2017 GMT
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - A U.S. federal judge on Monday ruled that Microsoft Corp's LinkedIn unit cannot prevent a startup from accessing public profile data, in a test of how much control a social media site can wield over information its users have deemed to be public.
U.S. judge says LinkedIn cannot block startup from public profile data
Mon Aug 14 17:51, 2017 GMT
BBC News Facebook launches China-only version of Moments photo app BBC News Facebook and many other Western internet services are blocked in China, which has a strict internet censorship policy. Facebook was blocked in 2009, while its photo-sharing app Instagram was banned in 2014 and the encrypted messaging app WhatsApp ... Facebook tries to enter China incognito with “Colorful Balloons” app The Indian Express In China, Facebook Tests the Waters With a Stealth App CNBC all 68 news articles »
Facebook launches China-only version of Moments photo app - BBC News
Mon Aug 14 18:57, 2017 GMT
PCMag India Kaspersky Internet Security (2016) PCMag India Both products feature a security status banner across the top, with six icons below: Scan, Database Update, Safe Money, Privacy Protection, Parental Control, and Protection for all devices. The difference is, in the free edition all but the first two ...
Kaspersky Internet Security (2016) - PCMag India
Mon Aug 14 05:05, 2017 GMT
World Socialist Web Site Stop internet censorship ! End Google's blacklist of the World Socialist Web Site! World Socialist Web Site In April, Google introduced new search algorithms and protocols that block access to socialist, anti-war, and progressive websites. Google has especially targeted the World Socialist Web Site, the most widely read socialist Internet publication. The ...
Stop internet censorship! End Google's blacklist of the World Socialist Web Site! - World Socialist Web Site
Mon Aug 14 12:25, 2017 GMT
Freedom of Expression Campaigning Award-winner Ildar Dadin has returned to activism since his release from prison in February The post #IndexAwards2017: Ildar Dadin returns to activism appeared first on Index on Censorship .
#IndexAwards2017: Ildar Dadin returns to activism
Mon Aug 14 11:00, 2017 GMT
Opinion: Facebook needs to fix its policies to keep the platform open to the LGBTQ community and people of color.
Facebook’s Hate Speech Policies Censor Marginalized Users
Mon Aug 14 09:02, 2017 GMT
This weekend the Premier League began a new round of actions targeting illegal streaming. Reports reveal disruption at many IPTV providers, with some indicating that using VPNs is now a must for UK IPTV subscribers. Interestingly, however, sources at some providers claim to have already mitigated the threat. Source: TF , for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing, torrent sites and ANONYMOUS VPN services .
New Premier League Blocking Disrupts Pirate IPTV Providers
Mon Aug 14 08:14, 2017 GMT
Free speech — genuine free speech that tolerates the ideas we find most offensive — must apply equally The post Free speech must apply to all — even those we find offensive appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Free speech must apply to all — even those we find offensive
Mon Aug 14 03:25, 2017 GMT
Bet you're wishing you kept that old hard drive full of bitcoin now...
Bitcoin passes $4,000 mark to reach all-time high - CNET
Sun Aug 13 23:19, 2017 GMT
Washington Post Another reason China censors the Internet Washington Post Internet censorship is the usual trick that the Chinese government uses before leadership transition. In fact, as it gets closer to the Party Congress, not only are Internet controls tightened in China, but cultural diffusion is also restricted ...
Another reason China censors the Internet - Washington Post
Fri Aug 11 15:48, 2017 GMT
Hacking in Hollywood: Why the Industry Needs to Shore Up Security Knowledge@Wharton A cyber attack at Sony Pictures in 2014 resulted in the release of sensitive internal documents, the eventual ouster of the top executive and multimillion-dollar settlements with employees. Hackers struck again in 2016, this time targeting a post ...
Hacking in Hollywood: Why the Industry Needs to Shore Up Security - Knowledge@Wharton
Fri Aug 11 15:17, 2017 GMT
Easylist, the popular adblock filter list used by millions of subscribers, appears to be under attack. Github, where the project is maintained, has recently received a DMCA notice requiring a domain URL to be removed from the list. That domain appears to be owned by US-based anti-adblocking company Admiral. Source: TF , for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing, torrent sites and ANONYMOUS VPN services .
DMCA Used to Remove Ad Server URL From Easylist Ad Blocklist
Fri Aug 11 05:25, 2017 GMT
Wall Street Journal (subscription) China's three internet giants being investigated for content that 'endangers national security ' CNBC Chinese internet giants Tencent, Baidu and Sina Weibo are under investigation for cyber - security violations, the mainland's office for cyberspace administration said on Friday. An English translation of a notice on the office's website said the social ... The Price of Censorship for China's Internet Giants Wall Street Journal (subscription) China's WeChat, Weibo and Baidu under investigation BBC News China's top social networks face investigation for hosting porn and illicit content TechCrunch Quartz  - RT  - Reuters all 50 news articles »
China's three internet giants being investigated for content that 'endangers national security' - CNBC
Fri Aug 11 10:18, 2017 GMT
In his speech accepting the 2013 Freedom of Expression Digital Activism Award, digital activist Bassel Khartabil stressed nonviolence in the struggle for freedom in Syria. The post Bassel Khartabil: “I urge you to support nonviolent activism” appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Bassel Khartabil: “I urge you to support nonviolent activism”
Thu Aug 10 16:22, 2017 GMT
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Digital currency exchange Coinbase announced on its blog on Thursday that it has raised $100 million in so-called "Series D" funding led by U.S. venture capital firm IVP, making it the first bitcoin start-up to achieve a valuation of at least $1 billion.
Digital currency exchange Coinbase raises $100 million, hits $1 billion valuation
Thu Aug 10 13:45, 2017 GMT
Developers of apps which help users avoid internet censorship are coming under increasing pressure.
China's VPN developers face crackdown
Thu Aug 10 13:11, 2017 GMT
LONDON (Reuters) - Bitcoin and other "cryptocurrencies" are big money, virtually as big as Goldman Sachs and Royal Bank of Scotland combined.
Buoyant bitcoin stirs crypto-bubble fears
Thu Aug 10 12:57, 2017 GMT
LONDON (Reuters) - Pernod Ricard SA was potentially targeted by a cyber attack but the incident was fully contained and had no impact on operations, the company said on Thursday.
Pernod Ricard confirms cyber security incident, says no impact
Thu Aug 10 11:39, 2017 GMT
Hackers targeted the system that tracks customer parcels on Ukrposhta's website two days in a row.
Ukrainian postal service hit by 48-hour cyber-attack
Thu Aug 10 10:15, 2017 GMT
While media observers routinely identify Ireland’s lack of plurality in media ownership, which is among the most highly concentrated in Europe, as a significant concern, there’s considerable disagreement on how to tackle the issue. The post Ireland’s media ownership concentration breeds pessimism appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Ireland’s media ownership concentration breeds pessimism
Thu Aug 10 08:47, 2017 GMT
The Internet Archive became unavailable to millions of users in India this week. A government agency, which passed a copy of a court order to the BBC, has now confirmed a piracy-related blockade. The injunction, which lists 2,650 sites, was issued following an application from Bollywood. In addition to Archive.org, it contains several domains that should not be there, including website hosting service Weebly. Source: TF , for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing, torrent sites and ANONYMOUS VPN services .
Internet Archive Blocked in 2,650 Site Anti-Piracy Sweep
Wed Aug 9 15:43, 2017 GMT
Two young Israeli men alleged by this author to have co-founded vDOS -- until recently the largest and most profitable cyber attack-for-hire service online -- were arrested and formally indicted this week in Israel on conspiracy and hacking charges.
Alleged vDOS Operators Arrested, Charged
Wed Aug 9 11:00, 2017 GMT
Fears about virtual currency bitcoin echo concerns about earlier financial innovations, like paper money.
Yes, Bitcoin Has No Intrinsic Value. Neither Does a $1 Bill
Wed Aug 9 10:40, 2017 GMT
When investors love a cryptocurrency like Bitcoin without fully understanding it, things could end badly.
Bitcoin Makes Even Smart People Feel Dumb
Wed Aug 9 13:24, 2017 GMT
Index on Censorship calls on Spanish authorities to allow Turkish-Swedish journalist Hamza Yalçın to return to Sweden. The post Exiled Turkish journalist Hamza Yalçın arrested in Spain appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Exiled Turkish journalist Hamza Yalçın arrested in Spain
Wed Aug 9 10:15, 2017 GMT
HONG KONG (Reuters) - Demand for cyber insurance from firms in Greater China and elsewhere in Asia is poised to soar, based on enquiries received after the "WannaCry ransomware" attack earlier this year, executives at American International Group Inc said.
Greater China cyber insurance demand set to soar after WannaCry attack: AIG
Wed Aug 9 10:45, 2017 GMT
The courier is still struggling to return operations to normal more than a month after the NotPetya attack.
Customers 'furious' with TNT after cyber-attack meltdown
Wed Aug 9 08:31, 2017 GMT
Index on Censorship calls on Thai authorities to unconditionally drop charges against Pravit Rojanaphruk. The post Thailand must end judicial harassment of journalist Pravit Rojanaphruk appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Thailand must end judicial harassment of journalist Pravit Rojanaphruk
Tue Aug 8 20:33, 2017 GMT
The RIAA wants the court to keep an order in place that opens the door to widespread site blocking efforts. The order applies to CDN provider Cloudflare, which previously argued that the targeted domains are no longer using its services. However, according to the RIAA, Cloudflare is misdirecting the court because it doesn't like the legal consequences of the ruling. Source: TF , for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing, torrent sites and ANONYMOUS VPN services .
Pirate Domain Blocking ‘Door’ Should Remain Open, RIAA Tells Court
Tue Aug 8 21:02, 2017 GMT
Mass. lawmakers should fill federal gap on Internet privacy rules The Boston Globe Tech lab columnist Hiawatha Bray is exactly right (“There really is no such thing as Internet privacy ,” Business, Aug. 3): When the Republican Congress and the Trump administration killed Obama-era Federal Communications Commission rules barring ...
Mass. lawmakers should fill federal gap on Internet privacy rules - The Boston Globe
Tue Aug 8 14:37, 2017 GMT
David Aaronovitch argues in the summer 2017 issue of Index on Censorship magazine that historical drama can also be manipulative when it ignores details of the past The post The revolution will be dramatised appeared first on Index on Censorship .
The revolution will be dramatised
Tue Aug 8 14:20, 2017 GMT
Position: Head of Advocacy (interim) Reports to: CEO Location: London, UK Salary: £40,000-£43,000 per annum pro-rata Contract: Fixed term (4 months, with possibility of extension) Hours: Full time. (37.5 hours/week). Job share considered. BACKGROUND Index on Censorship is one of the world’s leading freedom of expression charities. Founded in 1972, the London-based organisation publishes work […] The post We’re hiring: Head of Advocacy (interim) appeared first on Index on Censorship .
We’re hiring: Head of Advocacy (interim)
Tue Aug 8 11:24, 2017 GMT
A Bahraini judge postponed a ruling until 11 September in one of the cases against human rights activist Nabeel Rajab The post Bahraini court postpones decision in case against Nabeel Rajab appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Bahraini court postpones decision in case against Nabeel Rajab
Tue Aug 8 09:41, 2017 GMT
CSO Online Top 5 tools to protect internet privacy CSO Online "Our clients use Private Tunnel to circumvent geo restricted content and to add an additional layer of privacy , protection, and security when using the internet . And, because it does not log browsing activity transmitted through VPN tunnels, users are ...
Top 5 tools to protect internet privacy - CSO Online
Tue Aug 8 08:12, 2017 GMT
Foxtel has returned to the Federal Court in Sydney, Australia, with another application to have 'pirate' sites blocked in the country. In this round, the pay TV giant is requesting that 128 domains linked to movie and TV piracy are rendered inaccessible by Australia's major ISPs. The presiding judge today likened the process to "whack-a-mole". Source: TF , for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing, torrent sites and ANONYMOUS VPN services .
Foxtel Targets 128 Torrent & Streaming Domains For Blocking Down Under
Mon Aug 7 20:06, 2017 GMT
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Total Defense Premium Internet Security Is VB100 Certified And It Will Fulfill All Your Security Needs - Wccftech
Mon Aug 7 17:17, 2017 GMT
Join Index on Censorship for Banned Books Week as we celebrate our freedom to read, write and explore what happens when ideas are censored. The post Banned Books Week 2017: Our right to read appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Banned Books Week 2017: Our right to read
Mon Aug 7 16:32, 2017 GMT
WGN Radio FCC Internet Rollback & Your Privacy WGN Radio On March of 2017 the FCC rolled back its landmark Internet Privacy Law. Founder & CEO of InfoTech: Matti Kon explains why this roll back is such a big deal and why it should concern you. Matti also explains if Virtual Privacy Networks (VPN) are even ...
FCC Internet Rollback & Your Privacy - WGN Radio
Mon Aug 7 16:31, 2017 GMT
ZDNet Privacy group accuses Hotspot Shield of snooping on web traffic ZDNet VPN providers can be a godsend to anyone living in a region where state surveillance and censorship are rife, and merely a convenience to those who wish to conceal their internet history and browsing traffic from their internet providers -- and any law ... and more »
Privacy group accuses Hotspot Shield of snooping on web traffic - ZDNet
Wed Aug 2 15:13, 2017 GMT
Jenni Monet, one of a half-dozen journalists arrested this year covering the Standing Rock pipeline protests in North Dakota, recalled being verbally abused by police during her 30-hour detention, including hours in a freezing garage. Monet’s ordeal received some coverage at the time, but less than anti-press incidents in media-saturated cities or on the presidential […] The post Journalism Advocates Join In Tracking Trump-Era Attacks On The Press (Huffington Post) appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Journalism Advocates Join In Tracking Trump-Era Attacks On The Press (Huffington Post)
Wed Aug 2 15:08, 2017 GMT
Stressing that “constant vigilance and an honest accounting of the country’s track record on press freedom are essential,” a coalition of press freedom groups has launched a first-of-its-kind website to track problems faced by reporters on the job in the United States. Read the full article The post Media Organizations Band Together to Track Press Freedom Violations in U.S. (PJ Media) appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Media Organizations Band Together to Track Press Freedom Violations in U.S. (PJ Media)
Mon Aug 7 13:19, 2017 GMT
Index on Censorship condemns the decision by the government of Israel to ban Al Jazeera from operating in the country. The post Israeli move to silence Al Jazeera a clear violation of press freedom appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Israeli move to silence Al Jazeera a clear violation of press freedom
Mon Aug 7 11:55, 2017 GMT
A breakaway strand called Bitcoin Cash is not doing so well.
Bitcoin soars to record high following cryptocurrency split - CNET
Mon Aug 7 11:50, 2017 GMT
The virtual currency had never passed $3,000 but reached more than $3,398 after an uncertain time.
Bitcoin soars to record high value
Mon Aug 7 09:24, 2017 GMT
Index on Censorship urges Turkish authorities to immediately release French journalist Loup Bureau and drop all charges against him. The post Turkey must release French journalist Loup Bureau appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Turkey must release French journalist Loup Bureau
Mon Aug 7 09:12, 2017 GMT
The Foreign & Commonwealth Office’s silence on the sentencing of human rights figure Nabeel Rajab in Bahrain has been called “appalling” in a letter to the Foreign Secretary, signed by 13 rights groups & MPs on Sunday The post Bahrain: UK silence on Nabeel Rajab “appalling” appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Bahrain: UK silence on Nabeel Rajab “appalling”
Mon Aug 7 07:39, 2017 GMT
Professor David Benatar shares his point of view on the University of Cape Town's academic freedom The post The academic freedom farce at the University of Cape Town appeared first on Index on Censorship .
The academic freedom farce at the University of Cape Town
Sun Aug 6 02:38, 2017 GMT
Daily Beast Letting Governments Police the Internet Is a Terrible Idea Daily Beast She refused to rule out Chinese-style Internet censorship as part of that strategy, suggesting that she might look to shut down or ban companies that didn't comply with her controversial proposals to actively censor internet content and assist in ...
Letting Governments Police the Internet Is a Terrible Idea - Daily Beast
Sat Aug 5 23:43, 2017 GMT
The e-tailer again makes the devices available, after discussing security concerns with manufacturer Blu Products.
Blu phones back on sale at Amazon after suspension over privacy - CNET
Sat Aug 5 10:34, 2017 GMT
BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany's top police official has called for tougher laws to fight cyber crime on the illegal internet - the Darknet - and other organized criminal structures, in an interview published on Saturday.
Germany needs tougher laws against cyber crime, top policeman tells paper
Wed Aug 2 17:07, 2017 GMT
PCMag India Bitdefender Internet Security 2016 PCMag India Never fear: In addition to the cornucopia of features offered by Bitdefender's standalone antivirus, Bitdefender Internet Security adds a spam filter, a two-way firewall, a file encryption utility, and more. It's an excellent full security suite, and ...
Bitdefender Internet Security 2016 - PCMag India
Fri Aug 4 17:55, 2017 GMT
Today's throwback recalls the first time we'd ever heard the word "bitcoin."
The 404 Throwback: The first time we heard the word Bitcoin (podcast) - CNET
Fri Aug 4 08:06, 2017 GMT
TIME Thailand Declares Deadline for Internet Providers to Block 'Illicit' Websites TIME Thailand's telecom regulator has reportedly warned Internet Service Providers to remove "illicit content" by Monday, after failing to pressure sites such as Facebook and YouTube into removing pages deemed unacceptable by the military junta's strict ...
Thailand Declares Deadline for Internet Providers to Block 'Illicit' Websites - TIME
Fri Aug 4 12:12, 2017 GMT
The Bahrain Institute for Rights and Democracy and Index on Censorship condemn Yusuf Al-Jamri's torture, and the torture of all persons by Bahrain's NSA. The post Bahrain: Security agency summons online activist who exposed torture in plea to king appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Bahrain: Security agency summons online activist who exposed torture in plea to king
Fri Aug 4 13:01, 2017 GMT
An online exchange for virtual cash has blocked attempts to swap victims' bitcoins into another currency
Wannacry money laundering attempt thwarted
Fri Aug 4 02:31, 2017 GMT
Newsweek Ahead Of Party Congress, China Steps Up Online Security With Internet Drills To Take Down 'Harmful' Websites Newsweek China held a drill on Thursday with internet service providers to practice taking down websites deemed harmful, as the country's censors tighten control ahead of a sensitive five-yearly political reshuffle set to take place later this year. Internet ... China targets 'harmful' websites in 3-hour drill for internet providers Fox News China trains companies to censor the internet more quickly CNET China Cracking Down on Harmful Websites Financialbuzz.com Sputnik International all 11 news articles »
Ahead Of Party Congress, China Steps Up Online Security With Internet Drills To Take Down 'Harmful' Websites - Newsweek
Fri Aug 4 10:05, 2017 GMT
The training was ordered by the country's Ministry of Public Security and included 21Vianet, which works with Microsoft.
China trains companies to censor the internet more quickly - CNET
Fri Aug 4 08:08, 2017 GMT
Journalists covering the G20 Summit in Hamburg in July were subject to assaults, intimidation and some lost their accreditation, according to verified incidents documented by Index on Censorship’s project Mapping Media Freedom. The post Germany: G20 journalists face assault, intimidation and loss of accreditation appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Germany: G20 journalists face assault, intimidation and loss of accreditation
Thu Aug 3 17:55, 2017 GMT
Marcus Hutchins was praised for stalling the WannaCry cyber-attack after it hit the NHS and others.
NHS cyber-security hero Marcus Hutchins arrested in US
Thu Aug 3 17:53, 2017 GMT
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - A cyber security researcher widely credited with helping to neutralize the global "WannaCry" ransomware attack earlier this year has been arrested by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the U.S. Marshals Service said on Thursday.
FBI arrested cyber expert who ended WannaCry attack: U.S. Marshall Service
Thu Aug 3 15:25, 2017 GMT
The massive outbreak locked up hundreds of thousands of PCs and forced each user to pay $300 in Bitcoin.
WannaCry ransomware hackers cash out with $140,000 windfall - CNET
Thu Aug 3 15:40, 2017 GMT
New York Times China's Internet Censors Play a Tougher Game of Cat and Mouse New York Times Chinese censors tested on Thursday a new way of shutting down websites and cutting off the country's internet users from the rest of the world. The censorship drill targeted tools that many in China use to thwart the country's vast online censorship ... and more »
China's Internet Censors Play a Tougher Game of Cat and Mouse - New York Times
Thu Aug 3 13:25, 2017 GMT
HONG KONG (Reuters) - China held a drill on Thursday with internet service providers to practice taking down websites deemed harmful, as the country's censors tighten control ahead of a sensitive five-yearly political reshuffle set to take place later this year.
China holds drill to shut down 'harmful' websites
Thu Aug 3 10:14, 2017 GMT
Three months on from the global WannaCry cyberattack, someone has withdrawn funds acquired from victims paying ransoms.
WannaCry ransomware: Hackers behind global cyberattack finally cash out bitcoin windfall
Thu Aug 3 12:43, 2017 GMT
Journalist Khudoberdi Nurmatov, who works for independent Russian newspaper Novaya Gazeta, is set to be deported back to Uzbekistan, where it is feared he will be tortured. The post Index urges Russian government to halt deportation of Uzbek journalist appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Index urges Russian government to halt deportation of Uzbek journalist
Thu Aug 3 12:01, 2017 GMT
Mozilla bets its Rust language will make your internet safer CNET ... of programming firm Leto Labs. Restoring that reputation is important for Mozilla's attempt to ignite enthusiasm for its Firefox browser and use it for goals like protecting your privacy or making sure Google's websites don't require you to use ...
Mozilla bets its Rust language will make your internet safer - CNET
Thu Aug 3 09:17, 2017 GMT
WannaCry hit organisations worldwide - including the NHS - and now the funds are moving.
WannaCry ransomware bitcoins move from online wallets
Thu Aug 3 08:03, 2017 GMT
The Commissar Vanishes, David King’s visual history of the falsification of images, explores how Stalin manipulated photography to erase all memory of his victims The post The Commissar Vanishes: The falsification of images in Stalin’s Russia appeared first on Index on Censorship .
The Commissar Vanishes: The falsification of images in Stalin’s Russia
Thu Aug 3 00:00, 2017 GMT
Internet Censorship Bill Would Spell Disaster for Speech and Innovation EFF There's a new bill in Congress that would threaten your right to free expression online. If that weren't enough, it could also put small Internet businesses in danger of catastrophic litigation. Don't let its name fool you: the Stop Enabling Sex ...
Internet Censorship Bill Would Spell Disaster for Speech and Innovation - EFF
Wed Aug 2 22:22, 2017 GMT
(Reuters) - HBO's chief said on Wednesday that the company is conducting a forensic review of its computer systems to better understand the scope of a cyber attack that surfaced over the weekend.
HBO conducts forensic review to understand scope of hack
Wed Aug 2 21:11, 2017 GMT
The Boston Globe Don't bet on Internet privacy The Boston Globe We treat our computers like they're staff of a Las Vegas hotel. They see us at our worst, yet we're pretty confident they keep it to themselves. This works pretty well with chambermaids and blackjack dealers, but not so much with Internet -connected PCs ...
Don't bet on Internet privacy - The Boston Globe
Wed Aug 2 17:33, 2017 GMT
TORONTO (Reuters) - Costly cyber attacks are having a bigger impact on corporate earnings and are becoming a fact of life for companies as Oreo cookie maker Mondelez, drug maker Merck and others said that a destructive "worm" attack in the last week of the second quarter disrupted operations.
Cyber 'worm' attack hits global corporate earnings
Wed Aug 2 16:23, 2017 GMT
By pulling VPN apps from the App Store in China, Apple joins a long like of tech companies that have given into censorship.
Apple's China VPN Crackdown Is Just the Latest in a Long Line of Companies Caving
Wed Aug 2 16:23, 2017 GMT
WIRED Apple Caved to China, Just Like Almost Every Other Tech Giant WIRED Apple recently removed some of the virtual private networks from the App Store in China, making it harder for users there to get around internet censorship . Amazon has capitulated to China's censors as well; The New York Times reported this week that ...
Apple Caved to China, Just Like Almost Every Other Tech Giant - WIRED
Wed Aug 2 14:09, 2017 GMT
The family of Bassel Khartabil, a Syrian-Palestinian software engineer and free speech activist, confirmed that he had been subjected to an extrajudicial execution in October 2015. The post Syria: Rights groups condemn execution of Bassel Khartabil appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Syria: Rights groups condemn execution of Bassel Khartabil
Wed Aug 2 13:23, 2017 GMT
Index on Censorship joined more than 20 press freedom organisations announcing the launch today of the U.S. Press Freedom Tracker, a new nonpartisan website dedicated to documenting press freedom abuses across the United States. The post New website to track press freedom violations in United States appeared first on Index on Censorship .
New website to track press freedom violations in United States
Tue Aug 1 00:29, 2017 GMT
The Next Front In Net Neutrality And Internet Privacy Wars Might Be Your Hometown Route Fifty On July 12, the Sixth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals overturned a decade's worth of Federal Communications Commission orders limiting the role local governments play in regulating the cable industry. The case is a significant win for local authorities ...
The Next Front In Net Neutrality And Internet Privacy Wars Might Be Your Hometown - Route Fifty
Wed Aug 2 09:14, 2017 GMT
A long debate over the future of the crypto-currency has finally resulted in a new version of Bitcoin.
Bitcoin splits as new currency takes off
Wed Aug 2 07:56, 2017 GMT
Journalists continue to face unprecedented pressure in Europe as reports submitted to Index on Censorship’s Mapping Media Freedom platform in the first quarter of 2017 demonstrate. The post Mapping Media Freedom: Arrest of media professionals quadruples in first quarter appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Mapping Media Freedom: Arrest of media professionals quadruples in first quarter
Wed Aug 2 07:32, 2017 GMT
Index on Censorship mourns the death of 2013 Freedom of Expression Digital Activism Award-winning Bassel Khartabil, who had been held Syrian prisons since 2012. The post Honouring Bassel Khartabil, Syrian digital activist appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Honouring Bassel Khartabil, Syrian digital activist
Wed Aug 2 01:08, 2017 GMT
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Bitcoin's underlying software code was split on Tuesday, generating a new clone called "Bitcoin Cash," but the new virtual currency got off to a slow start due to lackluster support for its network.
Bitcoin splits, but clone off to slow start
Tue Aug 1 21:46, 2017 GMT
BuzzFeed News Under Russia's New Internet Censorship Law Everyone Is A Potential Criminal BuzzFeed News 1 and will will block access to sites that allow the use of virtual private networks, known as VPNs, across Russia. VPNs allow people to use the web anonymously. The second part of the law will come into effect in 2018, and will require users of secure ... Apple removes VPN apps used to evade China's internet censorship Telegraph.co.uk Apple takes down internet anti- censorship apps in China The Daily Dot Apple Removes Apps From China Store That Help Internet Users Evade Censorship New York Times TechCrunch  - Fortune  - Amnesty International  - ExpressVPN all 503 news articles »
Under Russia's New Internet Censorship Law Everyone Is A Potential Criminal - BuzzFeed News
Tue Aug 1 10:04, 2017 GMT
New York Times Apple's Silence in China Sets a Dangerous Precedent New York Times Timothy D. Cook, Apple's chief executive, argued that the company had a financial and moral duty to protect its users' privacy and security . .... Mr. Xiao sees the latest crackdowns as the beginning of a new wave of internet censorship in China. And he ... and more »
Apple's Silence in China Sets a Dangerous Precedent - New York Times
Tue Aug 1 19:32, 2017 GMT
Lawmakers in the U.S. Senate today introduced a bill that would set baseline security standards for the government's purchase and use of a broad range of Internet-connected devices, including computers, routers and security cameras. The legislation, which also seeks to remedy some widely-perceived shortcomings in existing cybercrime law, was developed in direct response to a series of massive cyber attacks in 2016 that were fueled for the most part by poorly-secured "Internet of Things" (IoT) devices.
New Bill Seeks Basic IoT Security Standards
Tue Aug 1 17:56, 2017 GMT
The Hill Senators offer bill to boost security of internet -connected devices The Hill The bill has racked up endorsements from prominent security , internet and privacy researchers, including Harvard's Jonathan Zittrain and Bruce Schneier; industry executives, including Jeff Greene, senior director of global government affairs and policy ...
Senators offer bill to boost security of internet-connected devices - The Hill
Tue Aug 1 16:25, 2017 GMT
Russia: New Legislation Attacks Internet Anonymity Human Rights Watch (Moscow, August 1, 2017) – Two new laws in Russia jeopardize the privacy and security of internet users and aim to further control Russians' freedom of expression, Human Rights Watch said today. The legislation, signed into law by President Vladimir ... and more »
Russia: New Legislation Attacks Internet Anonymity - Human Rights Watch
Tue Aug 1 12:01, 2017 GMT
Bitcoin Cash is a new strand of the cryptocurrency launching today in a "hard fork".
Bitcoin splits in two in blockchain feud - CNET
Tue Aug 1 11:04, 2017 GMT
New York Times Joining Apple, Amazon's China Cloud Service Bows to Censors New York Times Weeks after China enacted a tough cybersecurity law, a local company that manages Amazon's cloud computing services in China told customers not to offer ways for Chinese users to bypass the country's internet censorship measures. ... The emails are the ... and more »
Joining Apple, Amazon's China Cloud Service Bows to Censors - New York Times
Tue Aug 1 11:00, 2017 GMT
Dispute over currency’s path sparks creation of offshoot Bitcoin Cash
Bitcoin Is Splitting in Two. Now What?
Tue Aug 1 07:56, 2017 GMT
As thousands of people took to the streets across Russia on 12 June 2017 to protest corruption, journalists were among those detained by police, according to verified incidents reported to Mapping Media Freedom. The post Russia: Journalists swept up in crackdown on anti-corruption protesters appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Russia: Journalists swept up in crackdown on anti-corruption protesters
Mon Jul 31 23:43, 2017 GMT
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Bitcoin's underlying software code could be split on Tuesday to create a clone called "Bitcoin Cash," potentially providing a windfall for holders of the digital currency.
Bitcoin technology faces split, may create clone virtual currency
Mon Jul 31 13:54, 2017 GMT
CNBC Russia follows China in tightening internet restrictions, raising fresh censorship concerns CNBC ... material to censor criticism of the government. "VPNs can help people freely access the Internet without their browsing being observed by their Internet provider," Jim Killock, executive director of the U.K. digital rights campaign Open Rights ... Putin Bans Virtual Private Networks, Causing Censorship Concerns The Daily Caller Putin bans VPNs in web browsing crackdown BBC News Amnesty, Snowden Decry New Russian Internet Restrictions RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty Newsweek  - Amnesty International  - The Verge  - Reuters all 79 news articles »
Russia follows China in tightening internet restrictions, raising fresh censorship concerns - CNBC
Mon Jul 31 16:54, 2017 GMT
Plans to create a new type of Bitcoin on Tuesday threaten to cause virtual currency chaos.
Bitcoin rebels risk 'currency chaos'
Mon Jul 31 15:10, 2017 GMT
SINGAPORE/FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Cyber security firm FireEye said on Monday one of its researchers based in Israel had several of his online accounts hacked by unknown attackers, but added the breach did not appear to involve any company systems.
FireEye researcher hacked; firm says no evidence its systems hit
Mon Jul 31 14:18, 2017 GMT
Benzinga Apple Bows To Chinese Regulators, Removes Internet Censorship -Defying Apps Benzinga “We're disappointed in this development, as it represents the most drastic measure the Chinese government has taken to block the use of VPNs to date, and we are troubled to see Apple aiding China's censorship efforts,” the firm wrote in a press release. and more »
Apple Bows To Chinese Regulators, Removes Internet Censorship-Defying Apps - Benzinga
Mon Jul 31 10:17, 2017 GMT
The move is part of efforts to stop Russians accessing banned websites.
Putin bans VPNs in web browsing crackdown
Mon Jul 31 10:51, 2017 GMT
The post TB Davie Memorial Lecture: David Benatar writes to Mahmood Mamdani appeared first on Index on Censorship .
TB Davie Memorial Lecture: David Benatar writes to Mahmood Mamdani
Mon Jul 31 08:47, 2017 GMT
A new bill, just signed into law by President Putin, requires proxies, VPNs, TOR and other anonymizing services to prohibit access to blocked domains. If these services fail to comply, they will be blocked themselves. Search engines also face sanctions for linking to banned sites. Source: TF , for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing, torrent sites and ANONYMOUS VPN services .
Russia Bans ‘Uncensored’ VPNs, Proxies and TOR
Mon Jul 31 06:37, 2017 GMT
The Merkle Top 5 Internet Security Practices to Staying Safe Online The Merkle Anas Baig is a Cyber Security Journalist & Tech Reporter. He has been featured on major media outlets including TheGuardian, Lifehacker Australia, CIO, ITProPortal, Infosec Magazine, Tripwire and many others. He writes about online security and privacy ...
Top 5 Internet Security Practices to Staying Safe Online - The Merkle
Mon Jul 31 05:17, 2017 GMT
VPN providers say Apple has 'sided with censorship' by pulling their products from its app store.
Why did Apple pull VPNs from its app store in China?
Mon Jul 31 02:52, 2017 GMT
Quartz In China, internet censors are accidentally helping revive an invented “Martian” language Quartz It was a version of a post by a prominent retired sociologist and sex adviser, Li Yinhe, in which she called for the elimination of censorship in China. The original post went viral on Weibo, which is similar to Twitter and has some 340 million monthly ...
In China, internet censors are accidentally helping revive an invented “Martian” language - Quartz
Sun Jul 30 19:10, 2017 GMT
Vladimir Putin signs law prohibiting use of technology popular for accessing government-restricted sites, Reuters reports.
Russia reportedly outlaws VPNs used to access banned websites - CNET
Sun Jul 30 17:31, 2017 GMT
MOSCOW (Reuters) - President Vladimir Putin has signed a law that prohibits technology that provides access to websites banned in Russia, the government's website showed on Sunday.
Putin bans VPNs to stop Russians accessing prohibited websites
Mon Jul 17 23:24, 2017 GMT
California Moves Ahead on Closely Watched Internet Privacy Bill ConsumerReports.org California's legislature moved closer this week to approving internet privacy protections that could set the standard for other states to follow. The privacy bill, which would restore many protections that Congress removed at the federal level earlier ... and more »
California Moves Ahead on Closely Watched Internet Privacy Bill - ConsumerReports.org
Sat Jul 29 20:13, 2017 GMT
The Daily Dot Apple takes down internet anti- censorship apps in China The Daily Dot “We're disappointed in this development, as it represents the most drastic measure the Chinese government has taken to block the use of VPNs to date, and we are troubled to see Apple aiding China's censorship efforts,” the company commented in its post. Apple Removes Apps From China Store That Help Internet Users Evade Censorship New York Times Apple removes VPN apps from the App Store in China | TechCrunch TechCrunch Apple Accused Of Removing Apps Used To Evade Censorship From Its China Store NPR Sky News Australia  - Voice of America  - Dothan First  - ExpressVPN all 58 news articles »
Apple takes down internet anti-censorship apps in China - The Daily Dot
Sat Jul 29 22:18, 2017 GMT
The country is continuing its clampdown on the use of virtual private networks to get around its notorious internet filter.
Apple removes VPN apps from China App Store - CNET
Sat Jul 29 16:20, 2017 GMT
Apple has started to ban VPN applications from its iOS store in China. According to the company, these apps include content that's illegal in the country, thereby violating Apple's policies. Needless to say, VPN providers and users are not happy with the privacy-obstructing censorship efforts. Source: TF , for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing, torrent sites and ANONYMOUS VPN services .
Apple Bans VPNs From App Store in China
Sat Jul 29 10:39, 2017 GMT
New York Times Apple Removes Apps From China Store That Help Internet Users Evade Censorship New York Times China has use a “Great Firewall” of filters to block Chinese users on the internet . Credit Ng Han Guan/Associated Press. HONG KONG — China appears to have received help on Saturday from an unlikely source in its fight against tools that help users ... Apple removes VPN apps from the App Store in China TechCrunch China's Struggle for a Free Internet Worsens as Apple Removes VPN Apps from its Store Technology Personalized Free VPN: are VPNs safe? What are the hidden risks? Deccan Chronicle all 7 news articles »
Apple Removes Apps From China Store That Help Internet Users Evade Censorship - New York Times
Sat Jul 29 08:59, 2017 GMT
TechCrunch Apple removes VPN apps from the App Store in China TechCrunch The Chinese government's crackdown on the internet continues with the news that Apple has removed all major VPN apps, which help internet users overcome the country's censorship system, from the App Store in China. The move was first noted by ...
Apple removes VPN apps from the App Store in China - TechCrunch
Fri Jul 28 21:13, 2017 GMT
Last month, KrebsOnSecurity identified U.K. citizen Daniel Kaye as the likely real-life identity behind a hacker responsible for clumsily wielding a powerful botnet built on Mirai, a malware strain that enslaves poorly secured Internet of Things (IoT) devices for use in large-scale online attacks. Today, a German court issued a suspended sentence for Kaye, who now faces related cybercrime charges in the United Kingdom.
Suspended Sentence for Mirai Botmaster Daniel Kaye
Fri Jul 28 15:03, 2017 GMT
ATHENS (Reuters) - A Russian national suspected of masterminding a money-laundering operation using bitcoin was transferred to prison in Greece on Friday, while the United States prepares documentation to back an extradition request for him.
Alleged bitcoin fraud 'mastermind' sought by U.S. held in Greek prison
Fri Jul 28 15:01, 2017 GMT
New research, commissioned by Hollywood, concludes that Portugal's voluntary pirate site-blocking system is very effective. It significantly reduced traffic to the country's most used pirate sites and serves as an example for other countries. The MPAA hopes that these results will help to export the anti-piracy measures across the globe. Source: TF , for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing, torrent sites and ANONYMOUS VPN services .
Portugal’s Pirate Site-Blocking System Works “Great,” Study Shows
Fri Jul 28 11:39, 2017 GMT
COLOGNE, Germany (Reuters) - A 29-year-old British hacker-for-hire was convicted by a German court on Friday after he confessed to unleashing a cyber attack that knocked out the internet for around 1 million Deutsche Telekom customers.
British 'Spiderman' sentenced in massive German router attack
Fri Jul 28 08:59, 2017 GMT
Mouth shut, Loud shouts at Marabouparken will feature material from the Index on Censorship archive. The post Mouth shut, Loud shouts: Index at Marabouparken appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Mouth shut, Loud shouts: Index at Marabouparken
Fri Jul 28 07:19, 2017 GMT
2017 Freedom of Expression Award-winner Digital Activism award-winner Turkey Blocks continues to monitor internet freedom in Turkey. The post #IndexAwards2017: Turkey Blocks defends digital freedom appeared first on Index on Censorship .
#IndexAwards2017: Turkey Blocks defends digital freedom
Fri Jul 28 00:07, 2017 GMT
LAS VEGAS (Reuters) - The surge in far-flung and destructive cyber attacks is not good for national security, but for an increasing number of hackers and researchers, it is great for job security.
Flush times for hackers in booming cyber security job market
Thu Jul 27 21:30, 2017 GMT
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Wall Street's top U.S. regulator needs to improve the way it protects its own computer networks from cyber attacks, according to a new report by a congressional watchdog office.
SEC must improve how it protects against cyber attacks: report
Thu Jul 27 15:06, 2017 GMT
Iranian Officials Trade Barbs In Dispute Over Internet Censorship RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty Iranian Officials Trade Barbs In Dispute Over Internet Censorship ... "It is not acceptable for Iranians that IS terrorists held their communications through Telegram to carry out a terrorist attack on the parliament, and security bodies had no ... and more »
Iranian Officials Trade Barbs In Dispute Over Internet Censorship - RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty
Thu Jul 27 07:18, 2017 GMT
The UK's Premier League has obtained a new High Court injunction that will enable it to continue the fight against illicit online soccer streaming next season. In common with an order obtained earlier this year, the new injunction will require ISPs to promptly block access to Internet servers illegally distributing Premier League content. Source: TF , for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing, torrent sites and ANONYMOUS VPN services .
Premier League Wins New Stream Blocking Injunction to Fight Piracy
Mon Jul 24 23:16, 2017 GMT
Visit the high-end art gallery in London that accepts cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin as payment.
Paying with Bitcoin? That'll do nicely
Wed Jul 26 22:58, 2017 GMT
Cyber security top concern for Asia-Pac Internet users iTWire Access, data protection, connectivity and privacy were other issues which occupied the minds of those surveyed. Internet Australia executive director Laurie Patton said that users were facing issues that threatened their trust in what had become the ...
Cyber security top concern for Asia-Pac Internet users - iTWire
Wed Jul 26 18:31, 2017 GMT
eWeek Facebook Donates $1M in New Funds for Internet Security at Black Hat eWeek LAS VEGAS—Facebook Chief Security Officer Alex Stamos outlined his views in an hour-long keynote at the Black Hat USA conference here on how the security industry should improve and also announced new investments to boost security . Stamos is no ... At hacker summit, a new focus on preventing brazen attacks - ABC ... ABC News Facebook Security Chief: Cybersecurity Pros Need More Empathy to Protect Us MIT Technology Review Belfer Center Launches “Defending Digital Democracy” Project To Fight Cyber Attacks and Protect Integrity of Elections belfercenter.org all 33 news articles »
Facebook Donates $1M in New Funds for Internet Security at Black Hat - eWeek
Wed Jul 26 19:30, 2017 GMT
In June, the Supreme Court of Canada ordered Google to remove a company's websites from its search results all over the world, not just in Canada. With options to appeal exhausted in Canada, this week Google filed for an injunction in the United States, arguing that the ruling violates the First Amendment. Source: TF , for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing, torrent sites and ANONYMOUS VPN services .
Google Challenges Canada’s Global Blocking Injunction in the US
Wed Jul 26 17:37, 2017 GMT
How much do you value your privacy and security? Researchers at Black Hat found a series of phones that are secretly sending data to Chinese servers.
These cheap phones come at a price -- your privacy - CNET
Wed Jul 26 14:43, 2017 GMT
He is said to be part of a gang accused of laundering billions of dollars using the digital currency.
Bitcoin fraud suspect arrested in Greece
Wed Jul 26 12:58, 2017 GMT
ATHENS (Reuters) - Greek police arrested a Russian man suspected of running a money laundering operation involving turning $4 billion from illicit business activities into the digital currency bitcoin, they said on Wednesday.
Greece arrests Russian suspected of running $4 billion bitcoin laundering ring
Wed Jul 26 11:01, 2017 GMT
Reuters Repealing Net Neutrality Is Easy. Replacing It Will Be Hard WIRED The Federal Communications Commission is well on its way towards repealing its existing net neutrality rules, which ban internet service providers from blocking legal content, slowing down specific connections, or charging tolls for so-called "fast ... House panel wants Google, Facebook, AT&T CEOs to testify on internet rules Reuters US treads water on cyber policy as destructive attacks mount The Star Online all 61 news articles »
Repealing Net Neutrality Is Easy. Replacing It Will Be Hard - WIRED
Tue Jul 25 23:02, 2017 GMT
A month on from the NotPetya attack, many in Ukraine are ready for further cyber-strikes.
Ukraine braces for further cyber-attacks
Wed Jul 26 07:45, 2017 GMT
Julia Farrington, associate arts producer at Index on Censorship, will be participating in the 2017 Arts Rights Justice Forum at the University of Hildesheim. The post Index at Arts Rights Justice Forum 2017 appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Index at Arts Rights Justice Forum 2017
Tue Jul 25 13:00, 2017 GMT
WSLS China says VPN crackdown aimed at 'cleaning' the internet WSLS Authorities are cracking down on local Chinese companies offering VPN services without registering properly with the authorities, said Charlie Smith of GreatFire.org, a group that monitors internet censorship in the country. "These companies largely ... and more »
China says VPN crackdown aimed at 'cleaning' the internet - WSLS
Tue Jul 25 08:47, 2017 GMT
Arts fellow Rebel Pepper has continued to publish cartoons and speak out against the Chinese government on limits on freedom of expression. The post #IndexAwards2017: Rebel Pepper continues his work in the United States appeared first on Index on Censorship .
#IndexAwards2017: Rebel Pepper continues his work in the United States
Mon Jul 24 23:05, 2017 GMT
Teenage cyber-attackers could soon be sent to rehab camps that try to stop them becoming criminals
Rehab camp aims to put young cyber-crooks on right track
Mon Jul 24 23:08, 2017 GMT
A look behind the curtains at the South Bank theatre trying to stem the tide of cyber-attacks.
Staging security at the National Theatre
Mon Jul 24 23:16, 2017 GMT
The global art market is not known for tech innovation, so why is Bitcoin proving increasingly popular?
Bitcoin goes arty
Mon Jul 24 17:46, 2017 GMT
Government Technology California Lawmakers Debate ISP Privacy , Use of Data Government Technology The bill is an attempt by Chau to build upon Internet privacy rules proposed at the federal level last year by the Federal Communications Commission but blocked this spring by Congress — a move Chau described as a “betrayal of every Californian's ...
California Lawmakers Debate ISP Privacy, Use of Data - Government Technology
Mon Jul 24 19:16, 2017 GMT
Cloudflare is not happy with the RIAA's efforts to hold the company liable for pirate websites on its network. Cloudflare has asked a Florida federal court to vacate a recent order, which would open the door to widespread site blocking efforts. The CDN provider notes that the targeted domains are no longer using its services while accusing the record labels of not being upfront. Source: TF , for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing, torrent sites and ANONYMOUS VPN services .
Cloudflare Wants to Eliminate ‘Moot’ Pirate Site Blocking Threat
Mon Jul 24 16:33, 2017 GMT
DC Council takes up internet privacy regulations that Congress scrapped Technical.ly DC “In light of the Federal Government's lack of leadership on internet privacy – an issue at the heart of life in a digitally-connected era – it is time for bold action at the local level to protect the privacy rights of broadband consumers,” Ward 4 ...
DC Council takes up internet privacy regulations that Congress scrapped - Technical.ly DC
Mon Jul 24 11:15, 2017 GMT
China Can't Keep Winnie the Pooh Caged Forever Bloomberg There's an old adage from early in the web's history, usually attributed to civil libertarian John Gilmore, which proclaims, “The internet treats censorship as damage and routes around it.” It's an optimistic sentiment and one that has been severely ... and more »
China Can't Keep Winnie the Pooh Caged Forever - Bloomberg
Mon Jul 24 09:32, 2017 GMT
Eighteen Cumhuriyet journalists face trial beginning Monday 24 July for abetting the failed 15 July 2016 coup against the government of Recep Tayyip Erdogan. The post Cumhuriyet journalists: Imprisoned for changing editorial policy appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Cumhuriyet journalists: Imprisoned for changing editorial policy
Sun Jul 23 14:15, 2017 GMT
RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty Russians Protesters Rally Against Internet Censorship RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty Hundreds of demonstrators took to the streets of Moscow on July 23 to protest Internet censorship and demand the resignation of the head of Russia's state media regulator. The protest came amid a broad crackdown on online speech in recent years that ...
Russians Protesters Rally Against Internet Censorship - RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty
Sat Jul 22 11:00, 2017 GMT
Opinion: Retaliating against hacks is the wrong way to prevent them.
Letting Cyberattack Victims Hack Back Is a Very Unwise Idea
Fri Jul 21 11:00, 2017 GMT
"It's manifestly ridiculous."
As Cyberattacks Destabilize the World, the State Department Turns a Blind Eye
Fri Jul 21 22:51, 2017 GMT
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Digital currency bitcoin on Friday averted a split into two currencies after its network supported an upgrade to its software that would enhance its ability to process an increasing number of transactions.
Bitcoin averts split as miners back new software upgrade
Fri Jul 21 15:34, 2017 GMT
The Global Network Initiative, of Index on Censorship is a participant, notes the decision by the French courts to refer the global internet search de-listing case to the Court of Justice of the European Union The post Global Network Initiative addresses global delisting case appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Global Network Initiative addresses global delisting case
Fri Jul 21 14:18, 2017 GMT
Johnson offers a watered-down endorsement of human rights and his department's understanding of advocacy is seriously flawed The post Taking out the trash: UK foreign office report heaps praise on Bahrain appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Taking out the trash: UK foreign office report heaps praise on Bahrain
Fri Jul 21 11:34, 2017 GMT
After more than two months of waiting for a full response to a freedom of information request, GSA has released staff emails discussing terror legislation in relation to a student's work The post Documents show Prevent used to censor Glasgow School of Art student’s work appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Documents show Prevent used to censor Glasgow School of Art student’s work
Fri Jul 21 10:26, 2017 GMT
Former Index on Censorship magazine deputy editor Vicky Baker has raised £646 for Index in Athans half marathon run The post Former editor races half marathon to raise money for Index fellowship appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Former editor races half marathon to raise money for Index fellowship
Fri Jul 21 10:11, 2017 GMT
CNN China WhatsApp crackdown only scratches surface of worsening internet censorship CNN For many younger Chinese, Liu is an unknown figure, the culmination of years of intense censorship of his life and works. The tiny minority who did attempt to express outrage online at Liu's treatment, or commemorate him after he succumbed to liver ... WhatsApp disruptions in China continue Daijiworld.com all 6 news articles »
China WhatsApp crackdown only scratches surface of worsening internet censorship - CNN
Thu Jul 20 15:52, 2017 GMT
On the first anniversary of the murder of journalist Pavel Sheremet, Index on Censorship joined Article 19, Association of European Journalists, Committee to Protect Journalists, European Federation of Journalists, International Federation of Journalists, International Press Institute and Reporters Sans Frontieres in urging the Ukrainian president to ensure an effective investigation of the crime. The post Groups urge Ukraine to ensure thorough investigation in killing of journalist Pavel Sheremet appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Groups urge Ukraine to ensure thorough investigation in killing of journalist Pavel Sheremet
Thu Jul 20 14:49, 2017 GMT
Anti-piracy group BREIN is determined to have The Pirate Bay blocked in the Netherlands, preferably as soon as possible. The group no longer wants to wait for a local Supreme Court hearing on the matter and hopes to speed up the issue with a preliminary injunction. Source: TF , for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing, torrent sites and ANONYMOUS VPN services .
BREIN Wants to Speed Up Dutch Pirate Bay Blockade
Thu Jul 20 10:09, 2017 GMT
The Drum Ad of the Day: Former most interesting man Jonathan Goldsmith is back for Luma internet privacy The Drum Luma is introducing its latest venture today (July 20), the Luma Guardian. Billing itself as the 'world's first personal IT team', the subscription service is a personal concierge that manages a home network's privacy , security and performance, while ... Luma Introduces Luma Guardian, Your Personal IT Team Business Wire (press release) all 7 news articles »
Ad of the Day: Former most interesting man Jonathan Goldsmith is back for Luma internet privacy - The Drum
Thu Jul 20 11:22, 2017 GMT
Dear Mr. Désir Index on Censorship welcomes your appointment as the Representative on Freedom of the Media by the OSCE member states. We would like to extend our congratulations to you. Like you, we agree wholeheartedly that the role of RFoM is important. In fact it is more important today than when the office was founded […] The post An open letter to Harlem Désir, OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media appeared first on Index on Censorship .
An open letter to Harlem Désir, OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media
Thu Jul 20 10:38, 2017 GMT
The Bitcoin community must agree how to tackle a slowdown in transaction times to avoid a schism.
Bitcoin swings as civil war looms
Thu Jul 20 07:00, 2017 GMT
Memeburn MiniMeme Podcast #4: Internet privacy & what our phones reveal about us Memeburn Julia Breakey welcomes Daniel Mpala to the MiniMeme podcast by inviting him to talk on what he is most passionate about: internet privacy . Daniel talks through the necessity of protecting your private information in the digital space — and just how at ...
MiniMeme Podcast #4: Internet privacy & what our phones reveal about us - Memeburn
Thu Jul 20 04:04, 2017 GMT
CNNMoney WhatsApp is being targeted by China's censors, experts say CNNMoney Cyber experts said they had seen further disruption on WhatsApp servers in China on Wednesday. The servers were not completely blocked but are "largely unavailable," said Charlie Smith of GreatFire.org, a group that monitors internet censorship in the ...
WhatsApp is being targeted by China's censors, experts say - CNNMoney
Wed Jul 19 23:53, 2017 GMT
Legal Reader (blog) California Heads Effort to Restore Internet Privacy Protections Legal Reader (blog) California is at the forefront of an effort to restore some of the internet privacy protections revoked by Congress earlier in the year. Back in March, web providers began begging Washington to roll back Obama-era internet privacy rules. Several weeks ... and more »
California Heads Effort to Restore Internet Privacy Protections - Legal Reader (blog)
Wed Jul 19 17:05, 2017 GMT
Washington Post How net-neutrality advocates would let Trump control the Internet Washington Post Barlow lost the first battle: Congress melded Internet censorship into the 1996 Telecommunications Act. But Congress also declared that the Internet should remain “unfettered by federal or state regulation.” And the Supreme Court blocked the censorship  ... Net neutrality is dying with a whimper Vox all 104 news articles »
How net-neutrality advocates would let Trump control the Internet - Washington Post
Wed Jul 19 17:56, 2017 GMT
Hoodline Sonic CEO Dane Jasper Talks Fiber-To-The-Home, Internet Privacy & More [Sponsored] Hoodline When it comes to choosing a wireless internet service provider, San Francisco is a hotbed for choice. Unlike many U.S. cities, San Francisco households can compare offerings by major telecoms and a growing selection of homegrown upstarts. And the local ...
Sonic CEO Dane Jasper Talks Fiber-To-The-Home, Internet Privacy & More [Sponsored] - Hoodline
Wed Jul 19 15:43, 2017 GMT
Maybe some of you missed this amid all the breach news recently (I know I did), but Trump International Hotels Management LLC last week announced its third credit-card data breach in the past two years. I thought it might be useful to see these events plotted on a timeline, because it suggests that virtually anyone who used a credit card at a Trump property in the past two years likely has had their card data stolen and put on sale in the cybercrime underground as a result.
Trump Hotels Hit By 3rd Card Breach in 2 Years
Wed Jul 19 10:49, 2017 GMT
The Calvert Journal Moscow allows opposition internet freedom rally The Calvert Journal Moscow's municipal government has given the go-ahead for an opposition rally against internet censorship later this month, amid increasing governmental control and surveillance over online activity. Due to take place on 23 July, the “For a free ...
Moscow allows opposition internet freedom rally - The Calvert Journal
Mon Jul 17 07:01, 2017 GMT
States taking up Internet privacy - Arkansas Democrat-Gazette Arkansas Online WASHINGTON -- Soon after President Donald Trump took office with a pledge to cut regulations, Republicans in Congress killed an Obama-era rule restricting ... and more »
States taking up Internet privacy - Arkansas Democrat-Gazette - Arkansas Online
Wed Jul 19 05:23, 2017 GMT
The messaging service has faced service disruptions, but it censorship, or is there another explanation?
Is WhatsApp being censored in China?
Tue Jul 18 21:46, 2017 GMT
Aldermen urged to protect cellphone privacy - Chicago Sun-Times. Chicago aldermen were urged Tuesday to protect the privacy of consumers whose cellphones provide a wealth of information about their daily movements, internet interests and buying habits. Aldermen took no vote on three ordinances championed by ...
Aldermen urged to protect cellphone privacy - Chicago Sun-Times
Tue Jul 18 19:10, 2017 GMT
NBCNews.com FBI Warns Parents of Privacy Risks With Internet -Connected Toys NBCNews.com The FBI is warning parents about the potential pitfalls of allowing their children to interact with internet -connected toys, noting a child's privacy and safety could be put at risk. Conversations with an internet -connected toy could let hackers snoop ... FBI warns parents of privacy risks associated with internet -connected toys CNBC FBI Warns About Internet -Connected Toys' Security Risk Tom's Hardware FBI issues safety, privacy warning for parents over internet -connected children's toys 10News SiliconANGLE News (blog)  - The Register all 41 news articles »
FBI Warns Parents of Privacy Risks With Internet-Connected Toys - NBCNews.com
Tue Jul 18 20:33, 2017 GMT
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Facebook Inc, Alphabet Inc's Google, Apple Inc and other major technology firms are largely absent from a debate over the renewal of a broad U.S. internet surveillance law, weakening prospects for privacy reforms that would further protect customer data, according to sources familiar with the matter.
Silicon Valley mostly quiet in internet surveillance debate in Congress
Tue Jul 18 18:51, 2017 GMT
Hong Kong Free Press WhatsApp Becomes the Latest Victim of China's New Era of Internet Censorship Gizmodo Facebook is desperate to do business in China, but authorities in the country are increasingly comfortable with shutting out foreign companies and tightening restrictions on internet communications. ... Security analysts confirmed to the Times that the ... China Disrupts WhatsApp Service in Online Clampdown New York Times China stifles WhatsApp with 'Great Firewall' The Hill Fears of tightening censorship as Chinese users report difficulty accessing Whatsapp Hong Kong Free Press Independent Online  - Telegraph.co.uk  - The Globe and Mail all 29 news articles »
WhatsApp Becomes the Latest Victim of China's New Era of Internet Censorship - Gizmodo
Tue Jul 18 16:30, 2017 GMT
Some businesses hit by the Petya cyber-attack have not yet returned to normal operations.
Petya cyber-attack still disrupting firms weeks later
Tue Jul 18 15:56, 2017 GMT
A debate at the Frontline Club last night on the future of Al Jazeera, following recent calls for the network to be shuttered by a group of seven Arab countries, did not go to plan The post Al Jazeera debate at Frontline Club descends into shouting match appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Al Jazeera debate at Frontline Club descends into shouting match
Tue Jul 18 15:45, 2017 GMT
WhatsApp Falls Victim to Chinese Internet Censorship in Wake of Liu Xiaobo's Death Radio Free Asia WhatsApp, which is owned by Facebook and offers end-to-end encryption, isn't as popular as its homegrown counterpart WeChat among China's 731 million internet users, but has until now been more resistant to government censorship . ... Earlier this week ... and more »
WhatsApp Falls Victim to Chinese Internet Censorship in Wake of Liu Xiaobo's Death - Radio Free Asia
Tue Jul 18 15:34, 2017 GMT
The country's internet filters hit the popular messaging app.
WhatsApp's messaging partially blocked in China - CNET
Tue Jul 18 12:50, 2017 GMT
Hong Kong Free Press China Disrupts WhatsApp Service in Online Clampdown New York Times In the run up to the event, which happens every five years, the government puts an increased emphasis on stability, often leading to a tightening of internet controls. WhatsApp, which had generally avoided major disruptions in China despite the full ... WhatsApp service disrupted in China, censorship feared Gulf Times Fears of tightening censorship as Chinese users report difficulty accessing Whatsapp Hong Kong Free Press China blocks WhatsApp features in crackdown on messaging app Telegraph.co.uk The Globe and Mail all 18 news articles »
China Disrupts WhatsApp Service in Online Clampdown - New York Times
Tue Jul 18 13:32, 2017 GMT
Index on Censorship has joined international organisations to urge the Polish defence minister to drop complaint against journalist Tomasz Piatek The post Media organisations ask Polish defence minister to drop complaint against journalist appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Media organisations ask Polish defence minister to drop complaint against journalist
Tue Jul 18 13:01, 2017 GMT
Sacramento Bee California takes on Trump again – on internet privacy rules Sacramento Bee California lawmakers want to go their own way after the Trump administration decided to relax privacy regulations for internet service providers, such as Comcast, Verizon and AT&T. That decision allows internet and cell companies to market personal ...
California takes on Trump again – on internet privacy rules - Sacramento Bee
Mon Jul 17 19:22, 2017 GMT
California Vote on Internet Privacy Could Have Big Impact on Other States ConsumerReports.org California is leading an effort among a number of states to restore some of the internet privacy protections that Congress revoked earlier this year. California legislators are expected to begin voting this week on an initiative that would require ...
California Vote on Internet Privacy Could Have Big Impact on Other States - ConsumerReports.org
Mon Jul 17 22:20, 2017 GMT
NEW YORK (Reuters) - The FBI on Monday warned parents of privacy and safety risks from children's toys connected to the internet.
FBI warns parents of privacy risks associated with internet-connected toys
Mon Jul 17 19:53, 2017 GMT
The Times of Israel To tackle online crime, Israel approves web censorship law The Times of Israel “We are closing an enforcement gap of many years during which the existing law was disconnected from the migration of crime to the internet ,” said Public Security Minister Gilad Erdan, whose office oversees the Israel Police. ... Clearing the Knesset ...
To tackle online crime, Israel approves web censorship law - The Times of Israel
Mon Jul 17 20:37, 2017 GMT
Sacramento Bee California legislation to 'protect' privacy won't solve privacy problems Sacramento Bee Despite its name, the California Broadband Internet Privacy Act, awaiting votes in the state Senate, won't do anything meaningful to protect consumer privacy on line. Instead, it will curb innovation and reduce competition, hurting consumers whose ... Major tech firms urge US to retain net neutrality rules Reuters What is net neutrality? ABC News all 121 news articles »
California legislation to 'protect' privacy won't solve privacy problems - Sacramento Bee
Mon Jul 17 14:45, 2017 GMT
Wired.co.uk The UK will block online porn from next year. Here's what we know Wired.co.uk Jerry Barnett, founder of campaign group Sex & Censorship , said the legislation would “fundamentally change the internet in the UK and possibly globally”. For the first time, he added, the government would have the power to block websites, en-masse, ... Porn websites in UK ordered to introduce age checks from next year Telegraph.co.uk UK porn ID check - Web users will have to prove they are 18 before viewing adult content Express.co.uk Porn ID checks set to start in April 2018 BBC News all 49 news articles »
The UK will block online porn from next year. Here's what we know - Wired.co.uk
Mon Jul 17 12:59, 2017 GMT
LA Daily News This attempt to protect internet users' privacy should get an error message: Guest commentary LA Daily News And implementing a different set of rules for Californians won't create better online privacy for consumers. If anything, it will give residents in California a false sense of security . The rules the state Legislature is proposing only apply to ISPs ... and more »
This attempt to protect internet users' privacy should get an error message: Guest commentary - LA Daily News
Mon Jul 17 14:40, 2017 GMT
Council on Foreign Relations (blog) Report Watch Vol. III: State Control of Online Content Council on Foreign Relations (blog) China watchers have always suspected the presence of a fifty cent party in China—seemingly ordinary people hired by the Communist party to flood online discussion with pro-Chinese messages in an effort at “reverse censorship .” King, Pan, and Roberts ...
Report Watch Vol. III: State Control of Online Content - Council on Foreign Relations (blog)
Mon Jul 17 13:49, 2017 GMT
(Reuters) - Package delivery company FedEx Corp said its fiscal 2018 results would be hurt in part due to disruption of operations in its TNT Express unit following a cyber attack last month.
FedEx says cyber attack to hurt its fiscal 2018 results
Mon Jul 17 12:36, 2017 GMT
MUMBAI (Reuters) - India's Religare Securities has suffered a virus attack of medium severity but its systems, operations and sensitive client information were secure and unaffected, it said on Monday.
India's Religare Securities says it suffers cyber attack
Mon Jul 17 10:34, 2017 GMT
Inga Beale says the threat of cyber-attacks is 'really alive for businesses'
'Cyber-insurance cost to double'
Mon Jul 17 10:57, 2017 GMT
Journalists are facing increased difficulties and monitoring when reporting from two self-proclaimed republics in Ukraine's separatist areas. The post Reporting from Ukraine’s separatist areas is becoming more difficult appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Reporting from Ukraine’s separatist areas is becoming more difficult
Mon Jul 17 10:09, 2017 GMT
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A group representing major technology firms including Alphabet Inc and Facebook Inc urged the U.S. Federal Communications Commission on Monday to abandon plans to reverse the landmark 2015 rules barring internet service providers from blocking or slowing consumer access to web content.
Major tech firms urge U.S. to retain net neutrality rules
Mon Jul 17 00:59, 2017 GMT
The inside story of the day hackers attacked parliament - and how the security team fought back.
'It was always going to happen': Inside the cyber-attack on parliament
Mon Jul 17 07:01, 2017 GMT
States taking up Internet privacy NWAOnline WASHINGTON -- Soon after President Donald Trump took office with a pledge to cut regulations, Republicans in Congress killed an Obama-era rule restricting how broadband companies may use customer data such as Web browsing histories.
States taking up Internet privacy - NWAOnline
Mon Jul 17 05:22, 2017 GMT
Better late than never: The messaging service says it was late in removing the channels because of a "miscommunication."
Telegram blocks 'terrorist-related' channels after Indonesia ban - CNET
Mon Jul 17 04:19, 2017 GMT
Washington Examiner Democrats steer clear of new Internet privacy bill in Congress Washington Examiner When Republicans used the Congressional Review Act this year to roll back Internet privacy regulations drafted during the Obama administration, they found themselves on the receiving end of attacks from Democrats, constituents, and even late-night TV ...
Democrats steer clear of new Internet privacy bill in Congress - Washington Examiner
Sat Jul 15 20:37, 2017 GMT
Student Edge Should the Internet Be Censored for Young Users? Student Edge While there are dangerous aspects of the internet , it is still filled with wealth of knowledge. For these reasons, the positives outweigh the negatives. Censorship can block educational material that is controversial. It could also block news that is ...
Should the Internet Be Censored for Young Users? - Student Edge
Sat Jul 15 11:00, 2017 GMT
The White House exposes voter info, Trump Jr. met with an alleged Russian hacker, and more security news this week.
Security News This Week: White House Exposes the Info of Privacy-Concerned Voters
Sat Jul 15 18:00, 2017 GMT
The Verge California is facing a major battle over internet privacy The Verge California is facing a major battle over internet privacy ... Illinois, New York, and several other states are now considering bills that would provide the FCC protections, either by introducing entirely new privacy measures, or by amending existing ...
California is facing a major battle over internet privacy - The Verge
Fri Jul 14 13:48, 2017 GMT
Congress allowed the government to scan faces of foreign nationals to keep track of visa overstays. But now that's set to be extended to Americans, worrying some privacy advocates.
Homeland Security says Americans who don't want faces scanned leaving the country "shouldn't travel"
Fri Jul 14 22:30, 2017 GMT
The Guardian Scott Ludlam's millenial-ish voice will be missed, not least by internet privacy advocates The Guardian If he is not the only politician to properly understand metadata, cybersecurity and the internet , he is certainly the one who understands it best. He has fought, at times unsuccessfully, against the slow erosion of civil liberties through data ... and more »
Scott Ludlam's millenial-ish voice will be missed, not least by internet privacy advocates - The Guardian
Fri Jul 14 15:10, 2017 GMT
JAKARTA (Reuters) - Indonesia on Friday blocked access to the encrypted messaging service Telegram, citing concerns that it was being used to spread "radical and terrorist propaganda" in the world's largest Muslim-majority nation.
Indonesia blocks Telegram messaging service over security concerns
Fri Jul 14 15:49, 2017 GMT
The Hill (blog) The net neutrality fight is also about protecting your privacy online The Hill (blog) In March, congressional Republicans once again felt the wrath of the internet community when they reversed the Federal Communications Commission's broadband privacy rules. The blowback from the vote was massive, prompting members of Congress to ... and more »
The net neutrality fight is also about protecting your privacy online - The Hill (blog)
Fri Jul 14 07:18, 2017 GMT
Media outlets in Azerbaijan routinely deal with torture, assault, raids, imprisonment and endless intimidation, as verified reports submitted to Index on Censorship’s Mapping Media Freedom project show. The post Abduction, torture and intimidation: Azerbaijan’s endless crackdown on independent journalism appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Abduction, torture and intimidation: Azerbaijan’s endless crackdown on independent journalism
Thu Jul 13 23:05, 2017 GMT
Commentary: UK Wi-Fi provider Purple slips a community service clause into its terms and conditions. The company says many didn't notice.
22,000 agree to unblock sewers (they didn't read Wi-Fi terms) - CNET
Tue Jul 11 18:22, 2017 GMT
Bitdefender unveils 2018 edition of Total Security , Internet Security , Family Pack, Antivirus Plus Windows Report Bitdefender Total Security 2018 will extend its protection to home users and will ensure that they are protected by an advanced layer of privacy . As one might have already deduced the number of malware and ransomware attacks are on a constant rise and ... and more »
Bitdefender unveils 2018 edition of Total Security, Internet Security, Family Pack, Antivirus Plus - Windows Report
Thu Jul 13 17:05, 2017 GMT
With the rise of the internet come the dangers of fraud and hacking. What steps are you taking to protect yourself?
CNET asks: How do you avoid hacking and fraud? - CNET
Thu Jul 13 15:28, 2017 GMT
Index on Censorship took part in a rally on 12 July at the Turkish Embassy in London to call for the release of the director of Amnesty International Turkey The post Protesters at Turkish Embassy call for release of Idil Eser appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Protesters at Turkish Embassy call for release of Idil Eser
Thu Jul 13 09:29, 2017 GMT
Following a report that Chinese authorities had ordered state-owned ISPs to block VPNs, the government has published a statement. The Ministry of Industry and Information Technology said no such notice had been issued and "legitimate access" to the global Internet, by businesses and general users, will be permitted. Source: TF , for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing, torrent sites and ANONYMOUS VPN services .
China Denies User VPN Crackdown, Blames False “Foreign Media” Reports
Wed Jul 12 21:58, 2017 GMT
Charleston Post Courier Internet service providers surprise net neutrality fans on protest day Charleston Post Courier AT&T says it supports an "open Internet " and believes companies shouldn't block web content or slow down videos from other providers. Rather, AT&T says it merely opposes the FCC rules that set it in place. Comcast and Verizon joined AT&T in making that ... Is Privacy Truly What Drives Privacy Advocates in Internet Fights? Townhall Net neutrality protests have been subdued compared to those in 2012 Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Today's net neutrality protest is a last stand in a fight that could change the internet Vox The Hill all 393 news articles »
Internet service providers surprise net neutrality fans on protest day - Charleston Post Courier
Thu Jul 13 06:21, 2017 GMT
The cryptocurrency is only accepted by three out of the top 500 online merchants, compared to five from last year.
You can't buy much online with bitcoin, says report - CNET
Wed Jul 12 18:59, 2017 GMT
Townhall ISPs surprise net neutrality fans on protest day ABC News AT&T says it supports an "open internet " and believes companies shouldn't block web content or slow down videos from other providers. Rather, AT&T says it merely opposes the FCC rules that set it in place. Comcast and Verizon joined AT&T in making that ... Is Privacy Truly What Drives Privacy Advocates in Internet Fights? Townhall Today's net neutrality protest is a last stand in a fight that could change the internet Vox Web inventor urges support for net neutrality The Hill Bosh all 299 news articles »
ISPs surprise net neutrality fans on protest day - ABC News
Wed Jul 12 16:50, 2017 GMT
Townhall Today's net neutrality protest is a last stand in a fight that could change the internet Vox The protest has mounted among some of the web's biggest corporations and communities in the face of the FCC's current attempts to dismantle net neutrality regulations. At issue is the basic question of whether internet service providers (ISPs) should ... Is Privacy Truly What Drives Privacy Advocates in Internet Fights? Townhall Web inventor urges support for net neutrality The Hill How You Can Join Today's Internet -Wide Day of Action to Save Net Neutrality The Nation. The Verge  - Recode  - CBC.ca all 230 news articles »
Today's net neutrality protest is a last stand in a fight that could change the internet - Vox
Wed Jul 12 14:03, 2017 GMT
Townhall Is Privacy Truly What Drives Privacy Advocates in Internet Fights? Townhall These “days”– when activists pour into the streets and flood government agencies and their representatives in Congress with calls, letters, faxes and emails – have become almost as common in the Trump era as Twitter explosions. The president's stark ... Web inventor urges support for net neutrality The Hill The internet is fucked (again) The Verge On this day of action, the internet needs a law, not a regulation Recode all 103 news articles »
Is Privacy Truly What Drives Privacy Advocates in Internet Fights? - Townhall
Tue Jul 11 11:19, 2017 GMT
Index on Censorship joins with international organisations to urge France to pressure Azerbaijan on its approach to free expression The post Human rights organisations call on French president to pressure Azerbaijan appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Human rights organisations call on French president to pressure Azerbaijan
Wed Jul 12 11:06, 2017 GMT
Index on Censorship magazine received a Grand Award as part of the 29th annual APEX Awards. The post Index magazine receives publication excellence award appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Index magazine receives publication excellence award
Mon Jul 10 09:15, 2017 GMT
Human rights defender Nabeel Rajab has been sentenced to two years in prison in Bahrain for “broadcasting fake news”. A court ruled that he had undermined the “prestige” of the kingdom, the state news agency reports. Read the full article The post Bahrain: Activist Nabeel Rajab jailed for ‘fake news’ (BBC News) appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Bahrain: Activist Nabeel Rajab jailed for ‘fake news’ (BBC News)
Wed Jul 12 08:27, 2017 GMT
More than 4,000 miles from home in Poland’s capital, President Trump couldn’t help but needle his favorite target of the week, CNN, using his catch-all derogatory moniker, “fake news.” Read the full article The post Trump Slams CNN In Poland (Patch) appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Trump Slams CNN In Poland (Patch)
Fri Jul 7 08:17, 2017 GMT
Outspoken comedians took to the stage for a  freedom of expression charity on Tuesday night as one comic joked the move was not entirely altruistic – as he might need it himself one day. Read the full article The post ‘This is no laughing matter’: Index on Censorship’s Stand Up for Satire targets comedy clampdowns (SW Londoner) appeared first on Index on Censorship .
‘This is no laughing matter’: Index on Censorship’s Stand Up for Satire targets comedy clampdowns (SW Londoner)
Wed Jul 12 06:16, 2017 GMT
Vault 7, Internet Security , and Your Life on Display American Thinker But there's more! Even if we replaced all Internet connected devices with something secure, there remains an eternal conflict between privacy and security . Government implements security by breaching the privacy of malcontents and criminals and ...
Vault 7, Internet Security, and Your Life on Display - American Thinker
Tue Jul 11 23:30, 2017 GMT
TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's financial regulator is trying a new tack in its fight with asset managers by bringing in bloggers to shame an industry it says provides retail investors with poor service.
Bloggers are Japan regulator's new weapon in fund fight
Tue Jul 11 18:41, 2017 GMT
NEW YORK (Reuters) - BlackRock Inc's global chief investment strategist on Tuesday suggested that loose monetary policy may have aided speculation in digital currencies like bitcoin, but he said the risk to the broader financial system appears limited.
No systemic risk from cryptocurrency speculation: BlackRock strategist
Tue Jul 11 12:19, 2017 GMT
Mark Karpeles was head of the world's largest Bitcoin exchange MtGox when it filed for bankruptcy in 2014.
Former MtGox Bitcoin exchange boss pleads not guilty
Tue Jul 11 12:40, 2017 GMT
JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - Digital money transfer service WorldRemit has partnered with Chinese smartphone maker Huawei [HWT.UL] to enable the international transfer of money across Huawei's mobile services in Africa, the companies said on Tuesday.
Huawei joins WorldRemit in mobile money transfer deal for Africa
Tue Jul 11 11:11, 2017 GMT
Alongside the digitalisation of journalism comes the increasing danger of cyber-attacks on media workers, as recent attacks on Ukrainian journalists have shown The post Mapping Media Freedom: Ukrainian journalists subjected to malicious cyber-attacks appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Mapping Media Freedom: Ukrainian journalists subjected to malicious cyber-attacks
Tue Jul 11 04:33, 2017 GMT
The Guardian China moves to block internet VPNs from 2018 The Guardian China moves to block internet VPNs from 2018. Millions of people use the ... China operates the largest internet censorship regime in the world, blocking access to thousands of websites including Google, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Internet ... China's mobile operators are reportedly being told to ban all use of VPNs TechCrunch China orders telcoms to block individual access to VPNs, says report CNBC China Tells Carriers to Block Access to Personal VPNs by February Bloomberg Washington Post  - Engadget  - SupChina all 22 news articles »
China moves to block internet VPNs from 2018 - The Guardian
Mon Jul 10 15:44, 2017 GMT
Bloomberg China's mobile operators are reportedly being told to ban all use of VPNs TechCrunch China's latest move to crackdown on VPN software that enables people to circumvent its internet censorship system appears to be a very worrying one. Bloomberg reports that the government has requested that state-run telecom operators prevent their ... China Tells Carriers to Block Access to Personal VPNs by February Bloomberg Here's China's latest plan to keep its citizens from the open Internet Washington Post all 4 news articles »
China's mobile operators are reportedly being told to ban all use of VPNs - TechCrunch
Mon Jul 10 14:12, 2017 GMT
Index on Censorship strongly condemns the sentencing of Nabeel Rajab to two years in prison The post Bahraini human rights activist sentenced to two years appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Bahraini human rights activist sentenced to two years
Mon Jul 10 12:15, 2017 GMT
Chinese Nobel Peace Prize laureate and writer Liu Xiaobo, who was imprisoned since 2009 for calling for more freedom in his country, has been diagnosed with terminal liver cancer The post Index calls on UK to urge China to allow Liu Xiaobo to travel for treatment appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Index calls on UK to urge China to allow Liu Xiaobo to travel for treatment
Mon Jul 10 13:33, 2017 GMT
In this issue, Index reports the extent to which the South Korean government decides what appears in newspapers, and what is to be suppressed. The post South Korea: Secret press “guidelines” exposed appeared first on Index on Censorship .
South Korea: Secret press “guidelines” exposed
Mon Jul 10 13:32, 2017 GMT
In this issue, Index publishes excerpts from Nunca Mas, the report commissioned by Argentinian President Alfonsin on the 9,000 disappearances in Argentina. The post Nunca Mas: Argentina’s 9,000 “disappeared” persons appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Nunca Mas: Argentina’s 9,000 “disappeared” persons
Mon Jul 10 11:55, 2017 GMT
LONDON (Reuters) - Cyber attackers are regularly trying to attack data networks connected to critical national infrastructure systems around Europe, according to current and former European government sources with knowledge of the issue.
Foreign hackers probe European critical infrastructure networks: sources
Sun Jul 9 06:47, 2017 GMT
Members of Index's youth board looked at three famous works that fell victim to the Russian censors The post Youth Board: Banned entertainment from the Soviet Union appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Youth Board: Banned entertainment from the Soviet Union
Fri Jul 7 23:07, 2017 GMT
Global Voices Online In Effort to Stop Anti-Korean Hate Speech, Osaka Mayor Wants to Loosen Internet Privacy Laws Global Voices Online Osaka mayor Yoshimura Hirofumi publicly mused throughout the month of June about asking Japan's central government to somehow reform Internet privacy laws so that he could more directly expose Dynamo and make his/her actual identity known to the ...
In Effort to Stop Anti-Korean Hate Speech, Osaka Mayor Wants to Loosen Internet Privacy Laws - Global Voices Online
Fri Jul 7 18:51, 2017 GMT
A team claims to have found a way of decrypting some files damaged in the recent cyber-attack.
Petya victims given hope by researchers
Fri Jul 7 10:40, 2017 GMT
Liu Xiaobo, China's most famous free speech advocate, was released from prison last week on health grounds. Index looks back at the life and work of the Nobel laureate. The post Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo’s chair is still empty appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo’s chair is still empty
Fri Jul 7 10:29, 2017 GMT
HAMBURG (Reuters) - Germany's BSI federal cyber agency said on Friday that the threat posed to German firms by recent cyber attacks launched via a Ukrainian auditing software was greater than expected, and some German firms had seen production halted for over a week.
Germany says cyber threat greater than expected, more firms affected
Fri Jul 7 10:21, 2017 GMT
Android Headlines Individual US States Could Revive Internet Privacy Rules Android Headlines Individual U.S. states may revive broadband Internet privacy rules recently repealed by the Congress and signed by President Trump, with latest reports indicating that legislative bodies in more than 20 state capitols are currently debating the idea of ... and more »
Individual US States Could Revive Internet Privacy Rules - Android Headlines
Thu Jul 6 10:04, 2017 GMT
CSO Online Guide to the top college and university cyber security degree programs CSO Online Curriculum: Classes in the core program cover topics including introduction to information security management, privacy in the digital age, risk management, software and security , cryptography, network and Internet security , cyber security policy and ...
Guide to the top college and university cyber security degree programs - CSO Online
Thu Jul 6 22:41, 2017 GMT
(Reuters) - Mondelez International Inc MDLZ.O, the world's second-largest confectionary company, said its second-quarter revenue growth would be reduced by 3 percent due to the recent global cyber attack, sending its shares down slightly in extended trading.
Mondelez second-quarter revenue growth hit by global cyber attack
Thu Jul 6 16:28, 2017 GMT
Index condemns the arrest of Idil Eser, director of Amnesty International Turkey, and demands her immediate and unconditional release The post Index condemns arrest of Amnesty International Turkey director appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Index condemns arrest of Amnesty International Turkey director
Thu Jul 6 15:32, 2017 GMT
hypebot.com RIAA Trashes Its Legacy As 1st Amendment Supporter, Cheers On Global Internet Censorship [Op-Ed] hypebot.com So it's fairly ridiculous (if entirely expected) that the modern RIAA is destroying that historic legacy of protecting free speech by now cheering on global internet censorship . As we've discussed, Canada recently launched a ... Let's repeat that: the ...
RIAA Trashes Its Legacy As 1st Amendment Supporter, Cheers On Global Internet Censorship [Op-Ed] - hypebot.com
Thu Jul 6 14:36, 2017 GMT
COPENHAGEN (Reuters) - Danish shipping giant A.P. Moller-Maersk expects container shipments to be back to normal early next week, it said on Thursday, as the impact of last week's cyber attack extends into its third week.
Maersk says shipments back to normal next week after cyber attack
Thu Jul 6 12:48, 2017 GMT
The request for voter information violates voters' constitutional right to privacy, an internet watchdog group says.
Internet privacy group sues Trump election commission - CNET
Thu Jul 6 12:31, 2017 GMT
AllAfrica.com Kenya: This Is Internet Censorship Through the Back Door AllAfrica.com The time and language restrictions are likely to be contentious since they betray the inability of our security agencies to take care of us at night as well their inability to decipher all or some of the 42 languages spoken in Kenya. Either way, the ... and more »
Kenya: This Is Internet Censorship Through the Back Door - AllAfrica.com
Thu Jul 6 12:34, 2017 GMT
This top night of top comedy in support of Index featured Brendon Burns, Al Murray, Tim Key, Dane Baptiste, Kerry Godliman, Deborah Frances-White, Felicity Ward, Robin Ince and Simon Callow The post #StandUpForSatire: Comedians come together in support of Index appeared first on Index on Censorship .
#StandUpForSatire: Comedians come together in support of Index
Thu Jul 6 11:49, 2017 GMT
For years, Index on Censorship has covered stories of violence against the media in Mexico. In the first six months of 2017, seven journalists have been killed. The post Attacks on Mexican journalists appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Attacks on Mexican journalists
Wed Jul 5 22:29, 2017 GMT
InsideSources FCC to Use Decades-Old Telephone Rules to Police Internet Privacy InsideSources Decades-old rules to protect telephone user privacy will now cover one half of the internet privacy ecosystem, a result of Congress's April repeal of strict FCC broadband privacy regulations. ... Even Pai's fellow Republican Commissioner Michael O ... and more »
FCC to Use Decades-Old Telephone Rules to Police Internet Privacy - InsideSources
Wed Jul 5 20:50, 2017 GMT
The internet , security and privacy TechTarget (blog) So, back to security and privacy . Product manufacturers let us install passwords, and they implement encryption — along with a host of other security features — so that our secrets stay secret. But we suddenly fall in love with Alexa, believing that ... and more »
The internet, security and privacy - TechTarget (blog)
Wed Jul 5 19:20, 2017 GMT
Following last week's NotPetya outbreak, a new ransom note demands bitcoin in exchange for a security key that decrypts locked files.
Latest ransomware twist: a demand for $250,000 - CNET
Wed Jul 5 18:33, 2017 GMT
Torrent sites are having trouble maintaining a steady flow of revenue, with the increasing use of ad-blockers affecting sites right across the board. And with Google's plan to add a default ad-blocker to the Chrome browser looming, some operators fear that they might not be able to keep their sites afloat. Source: TF , for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing, torrent sites and ANONYMOUS VPN services .
Chrome’s Default ‘Ad-Blocker’ is Bad News for Torrent Sites
Wed Jul 5 12:01, 2017 GMT
Sacramento Bee Trump is letting companies spy on your children. Protect their internet privacy . Sacramento Bee With a stroke of a pen shortly after taking office, President Donald Trump reversed internet policies that were intended to keep broadband providers from infringing on your child's privacy . The legislation that Trump signed in April repeals broadband ... and more »
Trump is letting companies spy on your children. Protect their internet privacy. - Sacramento Bee
Wed Jul 5 13:41, 2017 GMT
Funds raised by the perpetrators of a huge cyber-attack are moved out of their Bitcoin account.
Petya hackers issue fresh ransom demand
Wed Jul 5 11:28, 2017 GMT
The Bithumb exchange is probed after users' details were reportedly stolen from an employee's home PC.
Hackers steal Bitcoin funds from Bithumb exchange traders
Wed Jul 5 11:25, 2017 GMT
In February 2017, authorities in the United Kingdom arrested a 29-year-old U.K. man on suspicion of knocking more than 900,000 Germans offline in an attack tied to Mirai, a malware strain that enslaves Internet of Things (IoT) devices like security cameras and Internet routers for use in large-scale cyberattacks. Investigators haven’t yet released the man’s name, but news reports suggest he may be better known by the hacker handle “Bestbuy.” This post will follow a trail of clues back to one likely real-life identity of Bestbuy.
Who is the GovRAT Author and Mirai Botmaster ‘Bestbuy’?
Wed Jul 5 10:24, 2017 GMT
KIEV (Reuters) - A Ukrainian software firm at the centre of a cyber attack that spread around the world last week said on Wednesday that computers which use its accounting software are compromised by a so-called "backdoor" installed by hackers during the attack.
Ukraine software firm says computers compromised after cyber attack
Wed Jul 5 05:46, 2017 GMT
German parliament passes Internet censorship law World Socialist Web Site On June 30 the German parliament (Bundestag) passed a law, the Network Enforcement Act (NetzDG), which establishes censorship of the Internet . The measure was introduced by Justice Minister Heiko Maas (Social Democratic Party--SPD) and was ...
German parliament passes Internet censorship law - World Socialist Web Site
Tue Jul 4 13:26, 2017 GMT
Bangkok Post Thai reform body suggests tight regulations on social media Fox Business The issue of Thai internet censorship was spotlighted late last month when a clip from the famous Charlie Chaplin film "The Great Dictator" that had been posted on YouTube was temporarily blocked in Thailand. The clip, showing the Chaplin character ... Reform body votes for tight social media censorship Bangkok Post all 10 news articles »
Thai reform body suggests tight regulations on social media - Fox Business
Tue Jul 4 16:42, 2017 GMT
Police confiscate computers belonging to a software firm linked to a giant malware attack last month.
Ukraine cyber-attack: Software firm MeDoc's servers seized
Tue Jul 4 15:37, 2017 GMT
KIEV (Reuters) - Ukrainian police have seized the computer servers of Ukrainian accounting software firm M.E.Doc as part of an investigation into last week's cyber attack, Cyber Police Chief Serhiy Demedyuk told Reuters on Tuesday.
Police seize servers of Ukrainian software firm after cyber attack: official
Tue Jul 4 13:56, 2017 GMT
Just as she was getting ready for bed on 3 July, Bahraini human rights defender Ebtisam Al-Sayegh was arrested by masked officers. Her whereabouts remain unknown The post Bahrain: Women’s rights activist arrested and risks torture appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Bahrain: Women’s rights activist arrested and risks torture
Tue Jul 4 12:52, 2017 GMT
Within the last month, Index on Censorship’s Mapping Media Freedom platform has recorded a number of restrictions on media access to events in Spain by police and politicians The post Mapping Media Freedom: Press restrictions in Spain highlight need for improved policy appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Mapping Media Freedom: Press restrictions in Spain highlight need for improved policy
Mon Jul 3 16:21, 2017 GMT
Jack Chappell has been charged in connection with a string of high-profile global cyber attacks.
Stockport student charged over global cyber attacks
Tue Jul 4 05:33, 2017 GMT
A 24/7 special command center has been set up to defend against attacks via the internet.
Germany braces for cyber attacks at G20 next week - CNET
Mon Jul 3 23:16, 2017 GMT
The San Diego Union-Tribune California internet privacy bill deserves quick OK The San Diego Union-Tribune In March, congressional Republicans — acting at the behest of telecom giants like AT&T, Charter, Comcast, Sprint, T-Mobile and Verizon — voted to allow the internet service provider branches of the companies to sell information on individuals' web ...
California internet privacy bill deserves quick OK - The San Diego Union-Tribune
Mon Jul 3 22:33, 2017 GMT
Today we bring you the next episode of the Steal This Show podcast, discussing renegade media and the latest file-sharing and copyright news. In this episode, we talk to Ryan Shea, co-founder of Blockstack, a new decentralized Internet. Source: TF , for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing, torrent sites and ANONYMOUS VPN services .
Steal This Show S03E04: ‘Re-Decentralizing The Net’
Mon Jul 3 20:34, 2017 GMT
Fortune Today's pro-Facebook court ruling is a massive blow for online privacy BGR The scary thing about this case isn't just the immediate effect — Facebook having permission to keep a worldwide record of everyone's likes and habits — but the standard it sets for internet privacy . In effect, it makes privacy an opt-in feature, not ... Facebook Can Track Your Internet Activity After You Log Out, Says Judge Fortune Facebook can track your browsing even after you've logged out, judge says The Guardian Facebook tracking lawsuit dismissed by judge USA TODAY StockNews.com (blog) all 14 news articles »
Today's pro-Facebook court ruling is a massive blow for online privacy - BGR
Mon Jul 3 19:45, 2017 GMT
KIEV (Reuters) - Ukrainian company Intellect Service was not responsible for last week's international cyber attack that brought down the computer systems of several major companies, the father and daughter team told Reuters on Monday.
Family firm in Ukraine says it was not responsible for cyber attack
Mon Jul 3 14:56, 2017 GMT
(Reuters) - A U.S. judge has dismissed nationwide litigation accusing Facebook Inc of tracking users' internet activity even after they logged out of the social media website.
Facebook beats privacy lawsuit in U.S. over user tracking
Mon Jul 3 07:07, 2017 GMT
Fortune China Just Shut Down One of Its Most Popular VPNs, Further Tightening Internet Controls Fortune The move is just the latest tightening of internet censorship in the run up to the Chinese Communist Party's 19th Congress, due to be held around October. Last month, China's media oversight body ordered three major online companies — including the ... and more »
China Just Shut Down One of Its Most Popular VPNs, Further Tightening Internet Controls - Fortune
Mon Jul 3 10:45, 2017 GMT
Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed a new law that will enable pirate mirror, proxy and other derivative sites to be blocked quickly by ISPs. Sites will be approved for blocking by the government and the local telecoms watchdog, and ISPs will be given 24 hours to block all access. Search engines will also be compelled to remove all variants from results. Source: TF , for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing, torrent sites and ANONYMOUS VPN services .
Putin Signs Law to Remove Pirate Proxies From Search Engines
Mon Jul 3 10:33, 2017 GMT
Ukrainian companies are still struggling with the after-effects of the recent cyber-attack.
The Office: Life after a virus
Mon Jul 3 10:58, 2017 GMT
100 years after the Russian Revolution, Index has compiled a reading list on its legacy in the world today The post From the archives: A century on from the Russian Revolution appeared first on Index on Censorship .
From the archives: A century on from the Russian Revolution
Mon Jul 3 09:27, 2017 GMT
The Guardian Watchdog likens May's internet fines threat to Chinese censorship The Guardian The terrorism legislation watchdog has likened Theresa May's proposals to punish companies such as Facebook and Google for failing to tackle extremist propaganda to China's strict regime of internet censorship . Max Hill QC, the independent reviewer of ... and more »
Watchdog likens May's internet fines threat to Chinese censorship - The Guardian
Mon Jul 3 09:39, 2017 GMT
Art Newspaper China launches crackdown on social media Art Newspaper A new cybersecurity law in China, which came into effect in June, is likely to push artists into deeper levels of self- censorship . In the first week of its implementation, authorities used the law to target celebrity gossip on social media platforms ...
China launches crackdown on social media - Art Newspaper
Sun Jul 2 18:44, 2017 GMT
Every day automated 'bots' browse the Internet looking for infringing content, firing millions of takedown notices in response. This can sometimes lead to confusing mistakes, such as when copyright holders target UK ISP site blocking notifications. Source: TF , for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing, torrent sites and ANONYMOUS VPN services .
Copyright Holders Ask Google to Block Site-Blocking Notifications
Sun Jul 2 00:53, 2017 GMT
Ukraine's security service says it's obtained data that links Russia to last week's malware attack.
Russia behind cyber-attack, says Ukraine's security service
Sat Jul 1 21:33, 2017 GMT
(Reuters) - No U.S. nuclear power plant has been penetrated in a cyber attack, an industry spokesman said on Saturday, when asked to comment on a U.S. government warning last week about a hacking campaign targeting the sector.
U.S. trade group says no nuclear power plants have been hacked
Sat Jul 1 11:00, 2017 GMT
The thing that makes Bitcoin possible can do a whole lot more. And it already is.
The Blockchain Fuels Startups—Unlike Any You've Ever Seen
Sat Jul 1 09:45, 2017 GMT
KIEV (Reuters) - Ukraine said on Saturday that the Russian security services were involved in a recent cyber attack that hit Ukraine, saying the aim was to destroy important data and spread panic.
Ukraine points finger at Russian security services in recent cyber attack
Sat Jul 1 08:26, 2017 GMT
Russia's Internet watchdog Rozcomnadzor had a taste of its own medicine this week when activists visited its headquarters to protest against increasing web-blocking. Rozcomnadzor's St. Petersberg's offices were barricaded with a stack of boxes, each with a label demanding freedom for the 'blocked citizens of Russia.' Source: TF , for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing, torrent sites and ANONYMOUS VPN services .
Protesters Physically Block HQ of Russian Web Blocking Watchdog
Fri Jun 30 23:45, 2017 GMT
TORONTO (Reuters) - The U.S government this week warned American industrial firms about hacking activity targeting the nuclear and energy sectors, a security report seen by Reuters on Friday said, the latest event to highlight the power industry's vulnerability to cyber attacks.
U.S. warns businesses of hacking campaign against nuclear, energy firms
Fri Jun 30 20:05, 2017 GMT
BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany is girding itself for possible cyber attacks on next week's G20 summit in Hamburg, by hacker groups or cells linked to foreign governments, its top cyber official told Reuters.
Germany gears up to defend against possible G20 cyber attacks
Fri Jun 30 17:38, 2017 GMT
RIAA Trashes Its Legacy As A 1st Amendment Supporter By Cheering On Global Internet Censorship Techdirt It appears that many people don't remember this, but the RIAA used to be a major force in protecting free speech and the First Amendment. It had many good reasons to do so, after all, since free speech is very important to all of the artists that the ...
RIAA Trashes Its Legacy As A 1st Amendment Supporter By Cheering On Global Internet Censorship - Techdirt
Thu Jun 29 14:00, 2017 GMT
Before you do anything on your iPhone or iPad, you should lock it down. This is how you do it.
New to iOS 11? Change these privacy and security settings right now
Fri Jun 30 14:22, 2017 GMT
MUMBAI (Reuters) - India is pressing Microsoft Corp to offer a sharply discounted one-time deal to the more than 50 million Windows users in the country so that they can upgrade to the latest Windows 10 operating system in the wake of ransomware attacks.
Exclusive: India presses Microsoft for Windows discount in wake of cyber attacks
Fri Jun 30 14:32, 2017 GMT
Organisations and individuals from Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the UK and the USA sent letters to their respective governments insisting that they defend strong encryption The post Advocates from five nations demand their governments respect strong encryption appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Advocates from five nations demand their governments respect strong encryption
Fri Jun 30 08:47, 2017 GMT
SHANGHAI (Reuters) - China laid out rules on Friday for online content from television dramas to cartoons and "micromovies", formalizing and tightening the steps censors should take when vetting material under a tough crackdown across media and entertainment.
'Sing the motherland': China tightens rules for online content
Fri Jun 30 05:27, 2017 GMT
SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australia has created its first military cyber division, a government minister said on Friday, seeking to expand hacking attacks on foreign enemies including Islamic State.
Australia creates military cyber unit to expand hacking attacks
Thu Jun 29 20:45, 2017 GMT
New Berkman Klein Center study examines global internet censorship - Harvard Law School News. The study finds evidence of filtering in 26 countries across four broad content themes: political, social, topics related to conflict and security , and internet tools (a term that includes censorship circumvention tools as well as social media ...
New Berkman Klein Center study examines global internet censorship - Harvard Law School News
Thu Jun 29 17:52, 2017 GMT
KIEV/FRANKFURT (Reuters) - The primary target of a crippling computer virus that spread from Ukraine across the world this week is highly likely to have been that country's computer infrastructure, a top Ukrainian police official told Reuters on Thursday.
Global cyber attack likely cover for malware installation in Ukraine: police official
Thu Jun 29 17:59, 2017 GMT
LONDON (Reuters) - Global shipping is still feeling the effects of a cyber attack that hit A.P. Moller-Maersk two days ago, showing the scale of the damage a computer virus can unleash on the technology dependent and inter-connected industry.
Global shipping feels fallout from Maersk cyber attack
Thu Jun 29 17:47, 2017 GMT
LONDON (Reuters) - WPP, the world's biggest advertising agency, said on Thursday that some of its operations continued to be affected by a ransomware attack that went around the world earlier in the week, but that services were gradually being restored.
Advertiser WPP says that some operations still affected by cyber attack
Thu Jun 29 16:45, 2017 GMT
Shortly after Sci-Hub was ordered to pay $15 million in piracy damages to Elsevier, the American Chemical Society filed a lawsuit of its own against the "Pirate Bay for Science." The scientific society would also like to see a cut of the loot. In addition, it asks the court for a broad injunction which would require ISPs to block the site. Source: TF , for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing, torrent sites and ANONYMOUS VPN services .
New Lawsuit Demands ISP Blockades Against ‘Pirate’ Site Sci-Hub
Thu Jun 29 13:59, 2017 GMT
Cloudwards Internet Censorship : Five Countries That Block The Web Cloudwards ... up to that. In this article, Cloudwards.net will take a look at Internet censorship around the world, how it is implemented and how you can circumvent these blocks. ... Though this may seem like a genuine move to ensure privacy , Anton Nossik, a ...
Internet Censorship: Five Countries That Block The Web - Cloudwards
Thu Jun 29 12:01, 2017 GMT
They point to "aggressive" features of the malware that make it impossible to revive key files.
Cyber-attack was about data and not money, say experts
Thu Jun 29 07:48, 2017 GMT
Index on Censorship magazine celebrated the launch of its summer 2017 issue with an evening exploring the 1917 Russian Revolution and its effects on our freedoms today The post Index’s summer magazine launch party marks 100th anniversary of Russian Revolution appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Index’s summer magazine launch party marks 100th anniversary of Russian Revolution
Thu Jun 29 01:49, 2017 GMT
When network effects mean social monopoly.
Why Victims of Facebook Censorship Don't Leave Facebook
Wed Jun 28 18:03, 2017 GMT
OTTAWA (Reuters) - Canadian courts can force internet search leader Google to remove results worldwide, the country's top court ruled on Wednesday, drawing criticism from civil liberties groups arguing such a move sets a precedent for censorship on the internet.
Canada's top court rules Google must block some results worldwide
Wed Jun 28 18:07, 2017 GMT
COPENHAGEN (Reuters) - Maersk Line, one of the world's largest container shipping companies, said on Wednesday its cargo booking system was back up and running after a global cyber attack crippled its IT networks a day earlier.
Maersk says booking system back in action after cyber attack
Wed Jun 28 18:48, 2017 GMT
EFF Top Canadian Court Permits Worldwide Internet Censorship EFF In essence, it would expand the power of any court in the world to edit the entire Internet , whether or not the targeted material or site is lawful in another country. That, we warned, is likely to result in a race to the bottom, as well-resourced ... Canada's top court rules Google must block some results worldwide Reuters Google Can Now Be Ordered To Remove Search Results Globally Android Headlines Google must block websites of company accused of stealing another business's trade secrets: Supreme Court Toronto Star all 17 news articles »
Top Canadian Court Permits Worldwide Internet Censorship - EFF
Wed Jun 28 16:04, 2017 GMT
A crackdown on groups that provide unauthorized IPTV services has continued today with the blocking of several portals. Operation 'Pirate On Demand' is being carried out by the Guardia di Finanza (GdF), a department under Italy's Minister of Economy and Finance. Nine locations have been blocked so far and two people have been arrested. Source: TF , for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing, torrent sites and ANONYMOUS VPN services .
Operation ‘Pirate On Demand’ Blocks Pirate IPTV Portals
Wed Jun 28 13:09, 2017 GMT
Reuters Major cyber attack disrupts businesses around world Reuters The aim of the latest attack appears to be disruption rather than ransom, said Brian Lord, former deputy director of intelligence and cyber operations at Britain's GCHQ and now managing director at private security firm PGI Cyber . "My sense is this ... Ukraine cyber attack: Chaos as national bank, state power provider and airport hit by hackers The Independent all 210 news articles »
Major cyber attack disrupts businesses around world - Reuters
Wed Jun 28 12:59, 2017 GMT
Was the cyber-attack that hit countries around the world sourced in malware-laden tax software?
Tax software blamed for cyber-attack spread
Wed Jun 28 10:44, 2017 GMT
Join Index on Censorship at Afropunk London to discuss freedom of expression on Activism Row. The post Index at Afropunk London appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Index at Afropunk London
Wed Jun 28 05:31, 2017 GMT
The massive ransomware attack has reached Australia, sending things really wonky at the chocolate factory. Ahhhhh fudge.
Cadbury chocolate factory shut down by Petya cyberattack - CNET
Wed Jun 28 04:51, 2017 GMT
MUMBAI (Reuters) - Operations at one of three terminals at India's largest container port JNPT, on the outskirts of India's commercial hub of Mumbai, have been disrupted by the global ransomware attack, the port said on Wednesday.
India's largest container port hit by global cyber attack
Wed Jun 28 01:24, 2017 GMT
The Independent Cyberattack Hits Ukraine Then Spreads Internationally New York Times The new attack used the same National Security Agency hacking tool, Eternal Blue, that was used in the WannaCry episode, as well as two other methods to promote its spread, according to researchers at the computer security company Symantec. .... Petya ... Huge 'Petya' cyber attack spreading across the world in potential repeat of 'Wannacry' hack The Independent Massive cyberattack hits Europe with widespread ransom demands Washington Post What you need to know about the new ransomware ravaging the internet Yahoo News The Guardian  - Daily Mail  - Telegraph.co.uk all 560 news articles »
Cyberattack Hits Ukraine Then Spreads Internationally - New York Times
Wed Jun 28 01:38, 2017 GMT
SYDNEY (Reuters) - A Cadbury chocolate factory has become the first Australian business to be hit by a global cyber attack, a trade union official said, underscoring the rapid spread of the latest ransomware extortion campaign.
Chocolate factory becomes Australia's first victim of latest cyber attack
Tue Jun 27 23:05, 2017 GMT
LONDON (Reuters) - Businesses in Europe underestimate the "slow-burn" effects of cyber attacks and need to prepare more fully for a loss of customers, a fall in share price and other potential consequences, Lloyd's of London said in a report on Wednesday.
Cyber attacks have long-lasting business impact: Lloyd's of London
Tue Jun 27 21:22, 2017 GMT
MOSCOW/KIEV/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A major global cyber attack dubbed "GoldenEye" or "Petya" on Tuesday disrupted computers at Russia's biggest oil company, Ukrainian banks and multinational firms with a virus similar to the ransomware virus that last month infected more than 300,000 computers.
'GoldenEye' cyber attack goes global, exploits known code flaws
Tue Jun 27 17:41, 2017 GMT
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A unit of candy manufacturer Mars Inc has been targeted by cyber attackers, and the company has isolated the issue, a spokeswoman for the company said on Tuesday.
Mars says pet food unit targeted in cyber attack
Tue Jun 27 10:18, 2017 GMT
Internet Privacy Policies: Who Has a Right to Your Data? ConsumerReports.org Consumers who value their privacy can limit what they post on Facebook and adjust settings on sites such as Instagram. But internet service providers (ISPs) have the best vantage point on what consumers do online—and there's much less you can do about ...
Internet Privacy Policies: Who Has a Right to Your Data? - ConsumerReports.org
Tue Jun 27 14:17, 2017 GMT
The Independent Huge 'Petya' cyber attack spreading across the world in potential repeat of 'Wannacry' hack The Independent The hack was already the biggest in Ukraine's history when it hit that country. But it appears to be making its way to other countries – including Spain and India – and may be functioning like the massive "Wannacry" attack, according to cyber security ... Ukrainian Banks, Electricity Firm Hit by Fresh Cyber Attack New York Times 'Petya' ransomware attack strikes companies across Europe The Guardian Global ransomware attack causes chaos BBC News all 190 news articles »
Huge 'Petya' cyber attack spreading across the world in potential repeat of 'Wannacry' hack - The Independent
Tue Jun 27 14:32, 2017 GMT
UPDATED: Victims in Ukraine, Russia, Denmark, the UK and the United States have all reported being hit by a cyberattack: authorities are investigating "global ransomware incident".
A massive cyberattack is hitting organisations around the world
Tue Jun 27 15:53, 2017 GMT
The ransomware attack is moving quickly, locking down systems at an alarming rate.
'Unprecedented' cyberattack hits businesses in Europe and beyond - CNET
Tue Jun 27 14:50, 2017 GMT
ZURICH (Reuters) - Ransomware known as Petya seems to have re-emerged to affect computer systems across Europe, causing issues primarily in Ukraine, Russia, England and India, a Swiss government information technology agency said on Tuesday.
Petya ransomware virus is back amid cyber attack: Swiss agency
Tue Jun 27 12:20, 2017 GMT
The Independent Ukrainian Banks, Electricity Firm Hit by Fresh Cyber Attack New York Times The latest disruptions follow a spate of hacking attempts on state websites in late-2016 and repeated attacks on Ukraine's power grid that prompted security chiefs to call for improved cyber defences. The central bank said an "unknown virus" was to ... Huge 'Petya' cyber attack spreading across the world in potential repeat of 'Wannacry' hack The Independent 'Petya' ransomware attack strikes companies across Europe The Guardian all 126 news articles »
Ukrainian Banks, Electricity Firm Hit by Fresh Cyber Attack - New York Times
Tue Jun 27 14:31, 2017 GMT
Index on Censorship joins an international coalition calling on the government of the United Arab Emirates to free Ahmed Mansoor. The post International voices call on UAE to release Ahmed Mansoor appeared first on Index on Censorship .
International voices call on UAE to release Ahmed Mansoor
Tue Jun 27 13:40, 2017 GMT
KIEV (Reuters) - A number of Ukrainian banks and companies, including the state power distributor, were hit by a cyber attack on Tuesday that disrupted some operations, the Ukrainian central bank said.
Ukrainian banks, electricity firm hit by fresh cyber attack
Tue Jun 27 14:00, 2017 GMT
Banks, retailers, energy firms and Kiev airport say they have been targeted by malware attacks.
Many firms hit by major cyber-attacks
Tue Jun 27 14:06, 2017 GMT
Music has an undeniable ability to move people; musicians can reach across borders and boundaries, pull at the heartstrings and say the unsayable. The post Playlist: Music and revolution appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Playlist: Music and revolution
Tue Jun 27 13:51, 2017 GMT
Index has been awarded funding by Arts Council England for the next four years to support its work tackling censorship and self-censorship in the arts. The post Arts Council England names Index a sector support organisation appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Arts Council England names Index a sector support organisation
Tue Jun 27 10:31, 2017 GMT
The Angolan government should immediately drop all charges against journalist and human rights activist Rafael Marques de Morais, winner of Index on Censorship’s Freedom of Expression Award and Fellowship in 2015. The post Charges against Angolan journalist Rafael Marques de Morais must be dropped appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Charges against Angolan journalist Rafael Marques de Morais must be dropped
Tue Jun 27 09:02, 2017 GMT
Throughout June, Index on Censorship’s Mapping Media Freedom project has recorded a number of violations in Turkey, which is now the biggest jailer of journalists in the world. The post Mapping Media Freedom: Turkey continues to use judicial harassment as a means to silence journalists appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Mapping Media Freedom: Turkey continues to use judicial harassment as a means to silence journalists
Tue Jun 27 03:05, 2017 GMT
BGR AT&T might start charging customers to keep their data private BGR “Nice internet privacy you've got there! It'd be a shame if something bad were to happen to it.” That's the kind of line you'd expect in a mob movie from a thug looking for his weekly fee for protecting your privacy . In real life, AT&T can't be quite ... and more »
AT&T might start charging customers to keep their data private - BGR
Mon Jun 26 08:28, 2017 GMT
Three individuals believed to be behind a large illicit eBook portal have been arrested. Lul.to carried an estimated 200,000 titles, including eBooks, audiobooks, and newspapers, each downloadable for a small fee. It claimed to be the largest site of its type in the world. Bitcoin and a large quantity of cash have been seized. Source: TF , for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing, torrent sites and ANONYMOUS VPN services .
Cybercrime Officials Shutdown Large eBook Portal, Three Arrested
Mon Jun 26 02:49, 2017 GMT
(Reuters) - China has signed an agreement to stop conducting state-sponsored cyberattacks against the Canadian private sector, the Globe and Mail reported on Sunday, citing an official communiqué.
China agrees to stop cyberattacks on Canadian private sector: Globe and Mail
Sun Jun 25 16:01, 2017 GMT
Fewer than 1% of 9,000 parliamentary accounts were affected, says the House of Commons.
Parliament cyber-attack 'hit up to 90 users'
Sat Jun 24 19:24, 2017 GMT
MPs are unable to access emails remotely, as Westminster deals with a hacking attempt made on Friday.
Parliament hit by 'sustained' cyber-attack
Sat Jun 24 21:48, 2017 GMT
San Francisco Bay View Your internet privacy – a thing of the past? San Francisco Bay View “In an age of internet connected everything, removing security requirements from broadband providers is needlessly dangerous for American consumers. The rules the FCC adopted conform to long standing FTC practice and provide clear rules on how ...
Your internet privacy – a thing of the past? - San Francisco Bay View
Sat Jun 24 21:51, 2017 GMT
Editorial, Bay Area News Group, June 25, 2017: Restore internet privacy protections for Californians Monterey County Herald After Congressional Republicans erased Americans' internet broadband privacy protections in March, Chau crafted AB 375 to at least provide these rights to Californians. The legislation was prompted by an outcry from consumer- privacy groups and others ...
Editorial, Bay Area News Group, June 25, 2017: Restore internet privacy protections for Californians - Monterey County Herald
Sat Jun 24 17:59, 2017 GMT
Some members' remote email access is cut off as part of efforts to secure the computer network against a cyberattack.
UK Parliament hit by hackers - CNET
Sat Jun 24 15:49, 2017 GMT
LONDON (Reuters) - The British parliament has been hit by a cyber attack that is preventing lawmakers from accessing their emails when not in Westminster, politicians and media reports said on Saturday.
UK lawmakers hit by cyber security attack: media reports
Fri Jun 23 17:33, 2017 GMT
In its fight to restrict access to copyrighted content and blocked websites, the Russian government wants to ban the use of anonymization technology including VPNs, proxies, and TOR. In a discussion in parliament this week involving prominent IT experts, the message was clear. Blocking these technologies simply won't work. Source: TF , for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing, torrent sites and ANONYMOUS VPN services .
Banning VPNs and Proxies is Dangerous, IT Experts Warn
Fri Jun 23 15:22, 2017 GMT
The call by four Arab states -- UAE, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia and Egypt -- for Qatar to close news network Al Jazeera is clearly motivated by a desire to control the media in the region. The post Press freedom must not be used as a bargaining chip appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Press freedom must not be used as a bargaining chip
Fri Jun 23 14:09, 2017 GMT
Online extortion, tech support scams and phishing attacks that spoof the boss were among the most costly cyber scams reported by consumers and businesses last year, according to new figures from the FBI's Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3). The IC3 report released Thursday correctly identifies some of the most prevalent and insidious forms of cybercrimes today, but the total financial losses tied to each crime type also underscore how infrequently victims actually report such crimes to law enforcement.
FBI: Extortion, CEO Fraud Among Top Online Fraud Complaints in 2016
Fri Jun 23 09:57, 2017 GMT
Index on Censorship officially launched its Mapping Media Freedom platform at the London residence of Swedish Ambassador Torbjörn Sohlström The post Index-led Mapping Media Freedom project officially launches in London appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Index-led Mapping Media Freedom project officially launches in London
Thu Jun 22 17:57, 2017 GMT
East Bay Times Editorial: California must fight to protect internet privacy East Bay Times Editorial: California must fight to protect internet privacy ... business strategy for the industry that was born here. California Assemblyman Ed Chau understands this. After Congressional Republicans erased Americans' Internet broadband privacy ...
Editorial: California must fight to protect internet privacy - East Bay Times
Thu Jun 22 08:18, 2017 GMT
The popular Instagram figure was struck in the chest and died of a heart attack, French media say.
Exploding cream dispenser kills French fitness blogger
Thu Jun 22 15:35, 2017 GMT
It might seem obvious, but new data from Safehome offers a fascinating look at the different ways different generations balance privacy, security, and convenience.
Survey shows older generations trust smart gadgets less than their kids - CNET
Thu Jun 22 16:00, 2017 GMT
Gibraltar Olive Press (blog) Internet censorship around the world Gibraltar Olive Press (blog) Censorship around the globe maybe to establish national security , maintain political stability or impose traditional social values. Often however, it is reflective of an oppressive regime and is put in place as another layer of control over a ...
Internet censorship around the world - Gibraltar Olive Press (blog)
Thu Jun 22 11:04, 2017 GMT
Index on Censorship has joined with international organisations to urge Formula 1 to address restrictions on peaceful protesters and journalists in Bahrain. The post Formula 1 must reconsider plans for Bahrain race as crackdown intensifies appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Formula 1 must reconsider plans for Bahrain race as crackdown intensifies
Thu Jun 22 04:18, 2017 GMT
North Korea Tech and the internet censorship of the most wired country on Earth NK News “In order to block the whole website, the whole purpose of the website should be found in violation of the National Security Law by examining the weight of the information violating that law,” said Sohn Ji-won, a lawyer representing Williams. “So if ...
North Korea Tech and the internet censorship of the most wired country on Earth - NK News
Wed Jun 21 15:37, 2017 GMT
The Hill House Republican criticizes Dems for not rallying behind privacy bill The Hill chastised Democrats on Wednesday for not rallying around her internet privacy bill, after they criticized the GOP's efforts to kill privacy restrictions earlier this year. At a House Commerce technology subcommittee hearing on broadband coverage ...
House Republican criticizes Dems for not rallying behind privacy bill - The Hill
Wed Jun 21 19:50, 2017 GMT
(Reuters) - Losses from cyber crimes rose 24 percent in 2016 to over $1.33 billion, according to a report by the Federal Bureau of Investigation's Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3).
Losses from cyber crimes rose 24 percent to $1.33 billion in 2016: FBI report
Wed Jun 21 17:41, 2017 GMT
Fresno Bee Republicans stole our right to internet privacy . Let's take it back. Fresno Bee Chau's Assembly Bill 375 promises fundamental protections: Internet services providers would have to provide customers with a “clear and conspicuous” opportunity to agree to authorize their information to be used, disclosed or sold. You could revoke ... California may restore broadband privacy rules killed by Congress and Trump Ars Technica all 2 news articles »
Republicans stole our right to internet privacy. Let's take it back. - Fresno Bee
Wed Jun 21 01:36, 2017 GMT
IFEX After campaigning on internet freedom, Iranian president's ICT minister boasts of internet censorship IFEX In his successful bid for re-election, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani touted his efforts to protect access to social media platforms in Iran. Although major platforms including Facebook and Twitter remain blocked in Iran, Rouhani set a more moderate ...
After campaigning on internet freedom, Iranian president's ICT minister boasts of internet censorship - IFEX
Tue Jun 20 14:25, 2017 GMT
(Reuters) - More than two dozen U.S. companies, including several big banks, have teamed up to establish shared principles that would allow them to better understand their cyber security ratings and to challenge them if necessary, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce said on Tuesday. Large corporations often use the ratings, the cyber equivalent of a FICO credit score, to assess how prepared the companies they work with are to withstand cyber attacks. Insurers also look at the ratings when they make
U.S. banks, corporations establish principles for cyber risk ratings firms
Tue Jun 20 14:10, 2017 GMT
Index on Censorship has joined with seven other organisations to urge OSCE to appoint a new representative on freedom of the media The post OSCE must urgently appoint new representative on freedom of the media appeared first on Index on Censorship .
OSCE must urgently appoint new representative on freedom of the media
Tue Jun 20 12:31, 2017 GMT
Sacramento Bee Gunshot victims, weaponizing Twitter, internet privacy , and Kimberly Ellis Sacramento Bee Good morning. On behalf of The Sacramento Bee's editorial board, welcome to The Take, your opinion-politics newsletter. Please sign up for it here. Jack Ohman sees the U.S. Supreme Court's decision to hear the Wisconsin cheesy gerrymandering case as a ... and more »
Gunshot victims, weaponizing Twitter, internet privacy, and Kimberly Ellis - Sacramento Bee
Tue Jun 20 08:37, 2017 GMT
MUMBAI (Reuters) - Indian instant messaging platform Hike rolled out an in-app electronic payments wallet on Tuesday in a bid to cash in on rising digital transactions, replicating similar services offered by its backer Tencent Holdings in China.
Hike rolls out India's first payment wallet within messaging platform
Tue Jun 20 07:09, 2017 GMT
At a time of deep political division, this year’s Banned Books Week, September 24–30, will celebrate the importance of the freedom to read for all Americans, as books can open the door to conversations among those who agree and disagree on any number of issues. Read the full article The post Banned Books Week 2017 to Celebrate Everyone’s Freedom to Read (American Booksellers) appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Banned Books Week 2017 to Celebrate Everyone’s Freedom to Read (American Booksellers)
Mon Jun 19 07:04, 2017 GMT
Prominent journalists were among 17 people who went on trial in Istanbul on Monday on charges of links to the group allegedly behind last year’s failed coup, in a case that has amplified concerns over press freedom in Turkey. Read the full article The post Prominent journalists among those facing trial over failed Turkish coup (France 24) appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Prominent journalists among those facing trial over failed Turkish coup (France 24)
Mon Jun 19 06:58, 2017 GMT
Samuel Beckett and Cecil Day-Lewis helped Stephen Spender set up Index to highlight censored writers’ plight behind Iron Curtain. The same fight continues elsewhere today. Read the full article The post Index on Censorship: 45 years fighting for writers (Irish Times) appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Index on Censorship: 45 years fighting for writers (Irish Times)
Sun Jun 18 07:03, 2017 GMT
The world is in serious need of a laugh right now. A ridiculous, oversized belly laugh would let the tension ease out. We are on edge, with that nasty grating feeling, a bit like when there’s raw skin in your mouth and you can’t stop touching it with your tongue. Read the full article The post Laughter can ease life’s pain – we must protect the freedom to joke (New Statesman) appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Laughter can ease life’s pain – we must protect the freedom to joke (New Statesman)
Mon Jun 19 20:41, 2017 GMT
The Mercury News Internet privacy : California bill would protect users from being secretly tracked The Mercury News SACRAMENTO — Nearly three months after Congress struck down federal regulations that aimed to protect internet users from having their online activities secretly tracked and sold, state lawmakers are unveiling new legislation that would require ... and more »
Internet privacy: California bill would protect users from being secretly tracked - The Mercury News
Mon Jun 19 06:08, 2017 GMT
The Royal Shakespeare Company performed an abridged version of Turkish journalist's book We Are Arrested The post #WeAreArrested: Turkish journalist Can Dündar’s book performed live in UK appeared first on Index on Censorship .
#WeAreArrested: Turkish journalist Can Dündar’s book performed live in UK
Mon Jun 19 16:01, 2017 GMT
A Mexican court has ordered local retailers to stop importing and selling Roku media players, as these allow the public to access pirated content. In addition, several banks are prohibited from processing payments that are linked to piracy services on the Roku platform. Source: TF , for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing, torrent sites and ANONYMOUS VPN services .
Roku Sales Banned in Mexico Over Piracy Concerns
Mon Jun 19 09:12, 2017 GMT
LUXEMBOURG (Reuters) - The European Union can levy economic sanctions on anyone caught attacking EU states' computer networks, EU foreign ministers said on Monday, the bloc's latest step to deter more attacks following incidents in Britain and France.
EU agrees to use sanctions against cyber hackers
Mon Jun 19 09:07, 2017 GMT
The post Editorial: Laughter tracked appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Editorial: Laughter tracked
Mon Jun 19 09:06, 2017 GMT
The post Shadows, spectres and socialism – Summer 2017 appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Shadows, spectres and socialism – Summer 2017
Mon Jun 19 09:05, 2017 GMT
The summer 2017 issue of Index on Censorship magazine examines the legacy of the Russian revolution. Contributors include Nina Khrushcheva, David Aaronovitch, BG Muhn, Andrei Arkhangelsky, Rafael Marques de Morais and Bernard Gwertzman The post 100 years on appeared first on Index on Censorship .
100 years on
Sun Jun 18 08:39, 2017 GMT
In an apparent attempt at self-censorship, the Walt Disney Company has asked Google to remove a copy of its own takedown notices from search results. While the targeted page contains links to Lucasfilm's "Star Wars: The Force Awakens," the request is rather pointless as the URL was not indexed by Google to begin with. Source: TF , for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing, torrent sites and ANONYMOUS VPN services .
Disney Asks Google to Remove Its Own (Invisible) Takedown Notices
Sat Jun 17 17:04, 2017 GMT
At TorrentFreak, we write about website blocking on a weekly basis, but it's not often that we are the target ourselves. This week we are, as major computer security vendor Comodo has decided to block direct access to our site, claiming that we might offer illegal access to copyrighted software or media. Interestingly. Comodo's DNS blocking doesn't prevent users from accessing The Pirate Bay and other known pirate sites. Source: TF , for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing, torrent sites and ANONYMOUS VPN services .
Comodo DNS Blocks TorrentFreak Over “Hacking and Warez “
Sat Jun 17 10:26, 2017 GMT
This week the world looked on in horror as a huge London tower block burned with residents still inside. Just a day later, a headline in UK tabloid The Sun declared "Kodi Boxes" a fire hazard and a risk to public safety. Was that awful timing? Cautionary advice? Or flat-out anti-piracy opportunism? Source: TF , for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing, torrent sites and ANONYMOUS VPN services .
“Kodi Boxes Are a Fire Risk”: Awful Timing or Opportunism?
Fri Jun 16 17:32, 2017 GMT
19 Haziran’da aralarında gazetecilerin de olduğu 17 sanığın yargılandığı davanın ilk duruşması görülecek. Sanıklar arasında önde gelen yazar ve siyasi yorumculardan Ahmet Altan, Mehmet Altan ve Nazlı Ilıcak da var. Dava, geçen yıl gerçekleşen başarısız darbe girişimine katılmış olmakla suçlanan gazetecilerin yargılandığı davalardan ilki ve mahkemelerin Olağanüstü Hal ortamında ifade özgürlüğü ve adil yargılanma hakkı […] The post Türkiye: İnsan hakları  örgütleri, darbeye katılmakla suçlanan gazetecilerin davasını takip edecek appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Türkiye: İnsan hakları  örgütleri, darbeye katılmakla suçlanan gazetecilerin davasını takip edecek
Fri Jun 16 16:55, 2017 GMT
Index on Censorship is joining a mission to Turkey to observe the first hearing in a trial concerning 17 defendants, including a number of journalists, accused of participating in the failed 2016 coup. The post Turkey: Rights groups to monitor criminal trial against journalists accused of participating in coup appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Turkey: Rights groups to monitor criminal trial against journalists accused of participating in coup
Fri Jun 16 14:48, 2017 GMT
Human Rights Watch Internet censorship in India is on the rise WKMG Orlando NEW DELHI (CNNMoney) - India is becoming increasingly trigger-happy when it comes to preventing people accessing the internet . The nation has shut down the internet in various regions 20 times in the first five months of this year, according to a ... India: 20 Internet Shutdowns in 2017 Human Rights Watch Human Rights Watch says 20 internet shutdowns recorded in India in 2017 Scroll.in all 6 news articles »
Internet censorship in India is on the rise - WKMG Orlando
Fri Jun 16 10:10, 2017 GMT
Over the last seven days protests, lawsuits, and self-proclaimed governments have stopped journalists from doing their jobs in countries covered by Index on Censorship’s project Mapping Media Freedom. The post Mapping Media Freedom: Journalists detained at Russian protests appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Mapping Media Freedom: Journalists detained at Russian protests
Fri Jun 16 09:53, 2017 GMT
The Summer 2017 issue of Index on Censorship magazine looks at how the consequences of the 1917 Russian Revolution still affect freedoms today The post Contents: 100 years on appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Contents: 100 years on
Fri Jun 16 05:06, 2017 GMT
The Lazarus group - who targeted Sony Pictures in 2014 - believed to have been behind NHS cyber-attack.
NHS cyber-attack was 'launched from North Korea'
Fri Jun 16 02:33, 2017 GMT
The Guardian Australian push to make decryption easier 'could threaten global internet security ' The Guardian An Australian push to persuade western intelligence partners to make it easier to decrypt messaging services and devices could “threaten global internet security ”, privacy and free speech advocates have warned. Australia's attorney general, George ... and more »
Australian push to make decryption easier 'could threaten global internet security' - The Guardian
Fri Jun 16 00:49, 2017 GMT
Android Authority (blog) Why Congress must update USA's definition of Internet privacy Android Authority (blog) As outlined in the letter, the US does currently have the Electronic Communications Privacy Act (ECPA), which was enacted more than 30 years ago when the Internet as we know it today did not exist. It's not surprising, therefore, that the US Court of ...
Why Congress must update USA's definition of Internet privacy - Android Authority (blog)
Thu Jun 15 21:15, 2017 GMT
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Bitcoin fell to a three-week low on Thursday as investors took profits partly in response to a bearish report from Goldman Sachs as well as concerns about a Chinese bitcoin miner's plan to undertake a "hard fork" that will result in a split in the digital currency.
Bitcoin drops to three-week low on profit taking
Thu Jun 15 18:08, 2017 GMT
As the DHS, FBI, and NSA pin cyberattacks on North Korea, here's how to understand the motivations of the Hermit Kingdom's hackers.
North Korea's Cyberattacks Are Chaotic, But Also Make Perfect Sense
Thu Jun 15 20:40, 2017 GMT
In face of federal lapse, Mass. lawmakers stepping up on Internet privacy The Boston Globe Emily Kumler is right to sound the alarm about big data and the loss of control over one's own life (“The fight for your data is on,” Opinion, June 9). “My data is my property,” she writes, but “we don't know who is tracking us.” Laws protecting our ...
In face of federal lapse, Mass. lawmakers stepping up on Internet privacy - The Boston Globe
Thu Jun 15 16:44, 2017 GMT
Daily Signal Why the Outrage About Losing ' Internet Privacy ' Is Bogus Daily Signal Newsweek profiled activists who alleged that the congressional vote would “'fundamentally undermine' online security and enable unconstitutional mass government surveillance.” Internet privacy had been “repealed,” they alleged, and internet service ... and more »
Why the Outrage About Losing 'Internet Privacy' Is Bogus - Daily Signal
Thu Jun 15 14:15, 2017 GMT
UCL, one of the world's top ranked universities, has come under a major ransomware cyber-attack.
Top university under 'ransomware' cyber-attack
Thu Jun 15 13:33, 2017 GMT
Marketing Week International round-up: US internet privacy bill faces backlash, Chevrolet focuses on 'meritocracy' in Argentina Marketing Week There's a new internet privacy bill in US Congress, and the digital ad industry says that if it passes it could mean “Facebook won't be free”. Tennessee congresswoman Martha Blackburn says she wants to give consumers control of their internet ...
International round-up: US internet privacy bill faces backlash, Chevrolet focuses on 'meritocracy' in Argentina - Marketing Week
Thu Jun 15 14:05, 2017 GMT
Index on Censorship calls on Russian authorities to drop all charges against demonstrators and journalists The post Russia: Index condemns arrest of protesters and journalists at anti-corruption rallies appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Russia: Index condemns arrest of protesters and journalists at anti-corruption rallies
Thu Jun 15 08:45, 2017 GMT
A petition urging advertisers to withdraw their ads from provocative right-wing blog GeenStijl, shook up The Netherlands last month. The post The Netherlands: Journalists stand up against online sexual harassment appeared first on Index on Censorship .
The Netherlands: Journalists stand up against online sexual harassment
Wed Jun 14 23:07, 2017 GMT
PARIS/NEW YORK (Reuters) - Blockchain-based payments startup Circle Internet Financial on Thursday launched an international online money transfer service that allows people in the United States and Europe to send money to each other instantly and at no cost as it seeks to tear down borders in the payments world.
Goldman-backed startup Circle launches no-fee foreign payments service
Wed Jun 14 18:55, 2017 GMT
Morning Consult House Democrats Make Rhetorical Push for Internet Privacy Morning Consult Mounting security concerns surrounding the proliferation of wireless devices is renewing a long-running internet privacy debate. Traditional partisan rifts over regulation of private companies exploded Tuesday at a hearing of the House Energy and ...
House Democrats Make Rhetorical Push for Internet Privacy - Morning Consult
Wed Jun 14 16:14, 2017 GMT
The director of advocacy at the Bahrain Institute for Human Rights and Democracy stepped onto the embassy’s steps and was arrested a few minutes later The post Protestor arrested during demonstration at Bahrain Embassy in London appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Protestor arrested during demonstration at Bahrain Embassy in London
Wed Jun 14 11:14, 2017 GMT
Human rights activist Nabeel Rajab has been in prison in Bahrain for a full year for expressing opinions. During this time, he has been primarily held in solitary confinement The post London protest marks a year in prison for Nabeel Rajab appeared first on Index on Censorship .
London protest marks a year in prison for Nabeel Rajab
Wed Jun 14 10:06, 2017 GMT
The US' DHS and FBI are pinning several high-profile hacks on a North Korean group called Hidden Cobra, previously known as Lazarus Group, reports Reuters.
US says North Korea is behind cyberattacks dating back to 2009 - CNET
Wed Jun 14 09:17, 2017 GMT
Internet providers in Europe can be ordered to block access to The Pirate Bay, even though the site itself doesn't store any infringing material. This is the conclusion of the EU Court of Justice in what has proven to be a landmark case. According to the Court, The Pirate Bay and similar sites commit an "act of communication" by helping their users to share infringing content. Source: TF , for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing, torrent sites and ANONYMOUS VPN services .
Pirate Bay Facilitates Piracy and Can be Blocked, Top EU Court Rules
Wed Jun 14 06:15, 2017 GMT
Liberals push fake news on internet privacy American Thinker (blog) Since the time the internet became available over twenty years ago, it has been regulated by Federal Trade Commission privacy rules and the rules for privacy protection and data collection monitoring have worked well. Let's be clear: this isn't about ...
Liberals push fake news on internet privacy - American Thinker (blog)
Tue Jun 13 17:00, 2017 GMT
Last month's devastating WannaCry ransomware outbreak was just a warning shot. In an unprecedented move, Microsoft today released critical security updates to block another wave of similar attacks, making those patches available on unsupported versions like Windows XP and Server 2003.
Microsoft warns of 'destructive cyberattacks,' issues new Windows XP patches
Tue Jun 13 20:47, 2017 GMT
The tech giant releases several Windows XP patches to address vulnerabilities that are in heightened danger from cyberattacks by government organizations.
After WannaCry, Microsoft amps up security updates - CNET
Tue Jun 13 20:00, 2017 GMT
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. government on Tuesday issued a rare alert on the activities of a hacking group it dubbed "Hidden Cobra," saying the group was part of the North Korean government.
U.S. blames North Korean government for cyber attacks since 2009
Tue Jun 13 16:22, 2017 GMT
Breitbart News Internet Privacy Lawyer Daniel Szalkiewicz: Facebook and Tumblr's Revenge Porn Policies Are Broken Breitbart News Breitbart Tech recently had the opportunity to speak to attorney Daniel Szalkiewicz, who specializes in defamation and Internet privacy cases, most notably those concerning revenge porn and sextortion. In March, Szalkiewicz made the news after accusing ...
Internet Privacy Lawyer Daniel Szalkiewicz: Facebook and Tumblr's Revenge Porn Policies Are Broken - Breitbart News
Tue Jun 13 07:00, 2017 GMT
We, the undersigned, express our deep concern over the continued detention of prominent Bahraini human rights defender Nabeel Rajab, on the first anniversary of his arrest The post UN member and observer states should call on Bahraini authorities to free Nabeel Rajab appeared first on Index on Censorship .
UN member and observer states should call on Bahraini authorities to free Nabeel Rajab
Tue Jun 13 09:04, 2017 GMT
Nine Pakistani citizens have filed a constitutional petition in Pakistan to challenge censorship and recent arrests of journalists and activists The post Petition challenges Pakistan’s censorship in court appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Petition challenges Pakistan’s censorship in court
Tue Jun 13 06:38, 2017 GMT
Index on Censorship joins with 24 other international organisations to call on Interpol to prevent the misuse of Interpol alerts against Leyla and Arif Yunus The post Azerbaijan: Interpol must prevent misuse of alerts against Leyla and Arif Yunus appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Azerbaijan: Interpol must prevent misuse of alerts against Leyla and Arif Yunus
Tue Jun 13 07:00, 2017 GMT
June 13 marks the one-year anniversary of Nabeel Rajab's arrest by Bahraini authorities The post Groups urge UN members to call for freedom for Bahraini human rights defender appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Groups urge UN members to call for freedom for Bahraini human rights defender
Mon Jun 12 14:31, 2017 GMT
The cyber-security expert who defeated the Wannacry attack briefly feared he had helped it spread.
NHS ransomware cyber-security hero: I was panicking
Mon Jun 12 11:50, 2017 GMT
The Federalist Why Censoring The Internet Would Make It Harder To Fight Terrorism The Federalist It is good to see a western political leader facing up to the challenge posed by Islamist ideology. But increased internet censorship is not the solution to this problem. It will only make the problem harder to combat by infringing on legitimate speech ... and more »
Why Censoring The Internet Would Make It Harder To Fight Terrorism - The Federalist
Mon Jun 12 12:50, 2017 GMT
CAIRO (Reuters) - An often fiery government critic, Egyptian journalist Khaled al-Balshi has been arrested, had his operations monitored, and staff harassed by police for years. Yet his website Al-Bedaiah, a rare dissident voice in Egypt, had never been touched.
Egypt bans scores of news websites in growing censorship crackdown
Mon Jun 12 07:56, 2017 GMT
The Walker Art Center’s decision to destroy Sam Durant’s installation raises concerns about responses to critique and controversy The post Coalition opposes decision to destroy sculpture appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Coalition opposes decision to destroy sculpture
Sat Jun 10 11:00, 2017 GMT
A Twitter attack, an Al Jazeera cyberattack, and more: Each weekend we round up the news stories that we didn’t break or cover in depth but that still deserve your attention.
DoubleSwitch Twitter Attack Wreaks Havoc
Sat Jun 10 10:00, 2017 GMT
Business Insider There's a new internet - privacy bill in Congress, and the digital-ad industry says that if it passes it could mean ... Business Insider Tennessee Congresswoman Martha Blackburn says she wants to give consumers control of their internet experience. She's introduced a bill — the "BROWSER Act" — that would require internet users to actively opt in to say yes to any sort of ad tracking ... and more »
There's a new internet-privacy bill in Congress, and the digital-ad industry says that if it passes it could mean ... - Business Insider
Fri Jun 9 23:56, 2017 GMT
Bloomberg Rep. Blackburn Wants Internet Privacy Rules Simplified Bloomberg Rep. Marsha Blackburn, a Tennessee Republican, discusses the future of broadband privacy with Bloomberg's Emily Chang on "Bloomberg Technology." (Source: Bloomberg). Related. Top Moments From Comey's Testimony. Most Recent Videos. Full Show: ...
Rep. Blackburn Wants Internet Privacy Rules Simplified - Bloomberg
Fri Jun 9 14:20, 2017 GMT
Russia is making good on its threat to crack down on VPN and proxy services that provide access to blocked sites. A new law submitted to the State Duma will see the country's telecoms watchdog identify such services and compel their hosts to hand over operators' personal details. Should block bypassing continue, access to the service will be terminated by the country's ISPs. Source: TF , for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing, torrent sites and ANONYMOUS VPN services .
Bill to Ban VPNs & Unmask Operators Submitted to Russia’s Parliament
Fri Jun 9 13:49, 2017 GMT
Next week the Bahraini human rights activist and Index on Censorship award winner Nabeel Rajab will have spent one year in prison on charges for which he has yet to be sentenced The post Bahrain: Nabeel Rajab approaches one year in prison without sentencing appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Bahrain: Nabeel Rajab approaches one year in prison without sentencing
Fri Jun 9 09:00, 2017 GMT
The Huthi and allied forces should immediately and unconditionally release ten Yemeni journalists detained arbitrarily without charge or trial The post NGOs demand release of journalists held by Huthi forces for two years appeared first on Index on Censorship .
NGOs demand release of journalists held by Huthi forces for two years
Thu Jun 8 21:22, 2017 GMT
Government Technology Facebook, Google, ACLU Voice Concerns About Republican Internet Privacy Bill Government Technology (TNS) -- More opponents are lining up against congressional Republicans' online privacy bill, including a trade group representing Facebook and Google — whose user data collection would be limited by the legislation — and the ACLU, which says it will ...
Facebook, Google, ACLU Voice Concerns About Republican Internet Privacy Bill - Government Technology
Thu Jun 8 21:04, 2017 GMT
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Hackers are increasingly breaking into brokerage accounts to steal assets or make illegal trades, prompting U.S. securities regulators to start tracking cyber crimes more closely, two newly appointed enforcement officials said in an interview on Thursday.
Exclusive: New SEC enforcement chiefs see cyber crime as biggest market threat
Thu Jun 8 17:39, 2017 GMT
DUBAI (Reuters) - Pan-Arab satellite network Al Jazeera is combating a large-scale cyber attack but all its entities remained operational, a company source said on Thursday.
Al Jazeera TV says it is combating hack, all entities operational: source
Thu Jun 8 13:00, 2017 GMT
Bucknell University Student Researchers Ask How Secure We Feel About Internet Security Bucknell University That question is at the heart of a new study published by two Bucknell University undergraduates and two computer science professors that blends computing with psychology to examine how internet users feel about privacy -protecting tools. "A big issue ...
Student Researchers Ask How Secure We Feel About Internet Security - Bucknell University
Thu Jun 8 11:27, 2017 GMT
Each week, Index on Censorship’s Mapping Media Freedom project verifies threats, violations and limitations faced by the media throughout Europe The post Mapping Media Freedom: Azerbaijani journalist abducted and beaten appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Mapping Media Freedom: Azerbaijani journalist abducted and beaten
Mon Jun 5 17:14, 2017 GMT
The Independent Theresa May doesn't rule out regulating the internet like China: 'Let's work with the companies' The Independent The prime minister was then asked if she would rule out "Chinese-style cyber -blocking action". She only said that she would "work with the companies" and gave no explicit commitment that she wouldn't introduce censorship and restriction regimes like ...
Theresa May doesn't rule out regulating the internet like China: 'Let's work with the companies' - The Independent
Thu Jun 8 07:56, 2017 GMT
Press freedom organisations and local Bahraini groups have raised alarm today over the suspension of Bahrain's only independent newspaper, Al Wasat, which has been barred from publishing for three days now. The post Bahrain: Press freedom groups call for lifting of Al Wasat suspension appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Bahrain: Press freedom groups call for lifting of Al Wasat suspension
Thu Jun 8 07:40, 2017 GMT
Index on Censorship joined with international human rights organisations to strongly condemn the arbitrary suspension of Bahrain's Al Wasat newspaper. The post Bahrain must end arbitrary suspension of independent newspaper appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Bahrain must end arbitrary suspension of independent newspaper
Wed Jun 7 22:17, 2017 GMT
UK Leaders: Fight Terror With Global Internet Censorship The New American Pointing to the latest terror attack to hit the United Kingdom, U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May (shown) again called for "international agreements" to regulate and censor the Internet under the guise of battling “extremism.” Under the proposed plot ...
UK Leaders: Fight Terror With Global Internet Censorship - The New American
Wed Jun 7 16:48, 2017 GMT
Cheektowaga Chronicle Wallace's Internet privacy legislation passes committee Cheektowaga Chronicle ALBANY, N.Y. – Assemblymember Monica Wallace's bill to limit how Internet Service Providers can use personally identifiable information has moved closer to the Assembly floor for a vote. The bill passed the Consumer Affairs and Protection Committee on ...
Wallace's Internet privacy legislation passes committee - Cheektowaga Chronicle
Wed Jun 7 16:26, 2017 GMT
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House and U.S. intelligence community on Wednesday said they backed making permanent a law that allows for the collection of digital communications of foreigners overseas and that pass through U.S. phone or internet providers, escalating a fight in Congress over privacy and security.
White House, intel chiefs want to make internet spying law permanent
Wed Jun 7 12:13, 2017 GMT
In Bahrain, you are not allowed to call for freedom or democracy. If you do you will be punished by the monarchy who has been ruling the country for the last 230 years: The Al-Khalifa The post #WeHearYou: Use your voice to support Bahrain’s political prisoners appeared first on Index on Censorship .
#WeHearYou: Use your voice to support Bahrain’s political prisoners
Wed Jun 7 10:49, 2017 GMT
Following similar events in the U.S. and Australia, the Orwell Foundation sponsored the first start-to-finish live reading of George Orwell’s 1984 in the UK on 6 June. The post London: A book that fits the times appeared first on Index on Censorship .
London: A book that fits the times
Wed Jun 7 06:01, 2017 GMT
International organisations have written to the Georgian prime minister to express concern about the abduction of Afgan Mukhtarli, an exiled Azerbaijani journalist. The post Abduction of exiled Azerbaijani journalist black stain on Georgia’s reputation appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Abduction of exiled Azerbaijani journalist black stain on Georgia’s reputation
Tue Jun 6 06:26, 2017 GMT
Newstalk ZB Internet censorship won't stop spread of extremism - expert Newstalk ZB British Prime Minister Theresa May wants internet censorship following the latest terror attacks in London. She wants restrictions imposed on the kinds of things people can post online and to force internet companies to weaken security so intelligence ...
Internet censorship won't stop spread of extremism - expert - Newstalk ZB
Tue Jun 6 20:59, 2017 GMT
House Republican looks for Dem allies on internet privacy bill The Hill is asking Democrats to cosponsor her new internet privacy bill, intended to replace Federal Communications privacy protections that Republicans killed earlier this year. Blackburn's office sent an email on Tuesday to all House Democrats asking them to ...
House Republican looks for Dem allies on internet privacy bill - The Hill
Tue Jun 6 17:25, 2017 GMT
VILNIUS (Reuters) - Politically-motivated cyber attacks from Russia pose the biggest threat to Lithuania's financial system, a survey of financial institutions conducted by the Baltic country's central bank showed on Tuesday.
Russian hacking threatens Lithuania's banks: survey
Tue Jun 6 17:06, 2017 GMT
In the wake of the July 2016 coup attempt in Turkey, the government dismissed over 8,000 academics from state institutions following Emergency Decree 675. The post Support Turkey’s dismissed academics appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Support Turkey’s dismissed academics
Tue Jun 6 16:11, 2017 GMT
From propaganda to film and literature as well as politics, the summer 2017 issue of Index on Censorship magazine reports on the implications of the Russian revolution of 1917. The post Summer launch party: Russia’s revolution and our freedoms appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Summer launch party: Russia’s revolution and our freedoms
Mon Jun 5 13:45, 2017 GMT
Rhode Island Considers Broadband Internet Privacy CED Legislation pending in the state's General Assembly is designed to protect residents from disclosure of personally identifiable online information by commercial websites or internet service providers. Rep. Evan Shanley, a Warwick Democrat who sponsored ...
Rhode Island Considers Broadband Internet Privacy - CED
Tue Jun 6 12:12, 2017 GMT
A new report proves the value of following the money in the fight against dodgy cybercrime services known as "booters" or "stressers" -- virtual hired muscle that can be rented to knock nearly any website offline. Last fall, two 18-year-old Israeli men were arrested for allegedly running a vDOS, perhaps the most successful booter service of all time. The pair were detained within hours of being named in a story on this blog as the co-proprietors of the service (this site would later suffer a three-day outage as a result of an attack that was alleged to have been purchased in retribution for my reporting on vDOS). That initial vDOS story was based on data shared by an anonymous source who had hacked vDOS and obtained its private user and attack database. The story showed how the service made approximately $600,000 over just two of the four years it was in operation. Most of those profits came in the form of credit card payments via PayPal. But prior to vDOS's takedown in September 2016, the service was already under siege thanks to work done by a group of academic researchers who teamed up with PayPal to identify and close accounts that vDOS and other booter services were using to process customer payments. The researchers found that their interventions cut profits in half for the popular booter service, and helped reduce the number of attacks coming out of it by at least 40 percent.
Following the Money Hobbled vDOS Attack-for-Hire Service
Tue Jun 6 10:00, 2017 GMT
Outgoing MPAA chief Chris Dodd praised European site-blocking efforts Monday but slammed unauthorized content sites that "steal sensitive data and make profit any way they can." Speaking in Italy, Dodd called for the education of youngsters against piracy but that could be tough. Italians carry out 669 million acts of piracy every year and they're happy with the quality of pirate copies. Source: TF , for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing, torrent sites and ANONYMOUS VPN services .
MPAA Chief Praises Site-Blocking But Italians Love Piracy – and the Quality
Tue Jun 6 10:01, 2017 GMT
Nuriye Gulmen, a professor of literature, and Semih Ozakca, a primary school teacher, were both fired following the issuing of emergency decree 675 by Erdogan’s government The post Turkey: Academics facing terror charges reach 90 days on hunger strike appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Turkey: Academics facing terror charges reach 90 days on hunger strike
Tue Jun 6 09:05, 2017 GMT
Turkish author Ece Temelkuran is growing increasingly anxious about life under President Erdogan, she told Index on Censorship. The post Ece Temelkuran: No haven for critical thought in Turkey appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Ece Temelkuran: No haven for critical thought in Turkey
Tue Jun 6 09:49, 2017 GMT
The fraudulent scheme netted the Connecticut conman about $20m, say US prosecutors.
US bitcoin conman hit with $12m fine
Mon Jun 5 22:02, 2017 GMT
Breitbart News Rep. Marsha Blackburn Touts New Internet Privacy Bill Breitbart News After Congress rescinds an FCC broadband privacy rule, Congresswoman Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) proposes a new bill that enacts “light-touch” regulation on internet privacy . Blackburn recently introduced the Browser Act, a bill ... I think that the only ...
Rep. Marsha Blackburn Touts New Internet Privacy Bill - Breitbart News
Mon Jun 5 19:27, 2017 GMT
Reason (blog) Theresa May's Call for Internet Censorship Isn't Limited to Fighting Terrorism Reason (blog) But May and the Tories really want to propose much broader censorship of the internet , and they know it. May is using fear of terrorism to sell government control over private online speech. The Tories' manifesto for the upcoming election makes it ... Theresa May's Answer To Terror: Restrict The Internet The Daily Caller London attack: Theresa May's plan for internet regulation could make life easier for terrorists, campaign group warns The Independent Privacy campaigners are outraged with Theresa May's 'draconian' internet regulation plans Business Insider BBC News  - MIT Technology Review  - WION all 133 news articles »
Theresa May's Call for Internet Censorship Isn't Limited to Fighting Terrorism - Reason (blog)
Mon Jun 5 13:16, 2017 GMT
New laws to limit and surveil speech on and offline are not the way to tackle extremism. Our response must not be to curtail those very freedoms. The post Jodie Ginsberg: New laws not the way to tackle extremism appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Jodie Ginsberg: New laws not the way to tackle extremism
Mon Jun 5 12:38, 2017 GMT
Journalist Murat Aksoy has been detained in Turkey's post-coup crackdown. His wife Şehriban tells how the arrests have taken a toll on her family. The post Turkey: The wife of imprisoned journalist Murat Aksoy tells of his ordeal appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Turkey: The wife of imprisoned journalist Murat Aksoy tells of his ordeal
Mon Jun 5 10:03, 2017 GMT
The Hill Week ahead: New GOP push on internet privacy | TheHill The Hill Lawmakers could be looking at a new fight over internet privacy, as they return to Washington after their weeklong Memorial Day recess. In the House, Rep. Marsha Blackburn pushes 'light-touch' Internet privacy regulation Washington Examiner all 2 news articles »
Week ahead: New GOP push on internet privacy | TheHill - The Hill
Mon Jun 5 04:16, 2017 GMT
Washington Examiner Marsha Blackburn pushes 'light-touch' Internet privacy regulation Washington Examiner Less than three months after Congress used the Congressional Review Act to repeal Obama-era privacy regulations at the Federal Communications Commission, Republican lawmakers are now taking the lead on legislation for "light-touch" protection of ... Rhode Island considers broadband internet privacy The Daily Progress all 2 news articles »
Marsha Blackburn pushes 'light-touch' Internet privacy regulation - Washington Examiner
Sun Jun 4 18:05, 2017 GMT
Rhode Island considers broadband internet privacy Washington Times Legislation pending in the state's General Assembly is designed to protect residents from disclosure of personally identifiable online information by commercial websites or internet service providers. Rep. Evan Shanley, a Warwick Democrat who sponsored ...
Rhode Island considers broadband internet privacy - Washington Times
Sat Jun 3 12:27, 2017 GMT
Analysis: How Congress dismantled federal Internet privacy rules - Chicago Daily Herald. Another View: Privacy, innovation hurt by new internet policies ...
Analysis: How Congress dismantled federal Internet privacy rules - Chicago Daily Herald
Sat Jun 3 08:07, 2017 GMT
Press Herald Another View: Privacy , innovation hurt by new internet policies Press Herald Internet service providers keep track of everything you do online. How they can use that information is up to federal regulators, including members of Congress who benefit from industry campaign contributions. Brian A Jackson/Shutterstock.com.
Another View: Privacy, innovation hurt by new internet policies - Press Herald
Fri Jun 2 20:53, 2017 GMT
Another Voice: State needs to protect internet privacy Buffalo News For most New Yorkers, the internet is a necessity in our homes, schools and businesses, and it has become a critical aspect of our everyday lives. We use it to shop, apply for jobs, research doctors and possible illnesses, apply for loans, pay bills, ...
Another Voice: State needs to protect internet privacy - Buffalo News
Fri Jun 2 16:00, 2017 GMT
Join Index on Censorship and others to mark the fifth anniversary of the arrest of Raif Badawi, a Saudi Arabian blogger and writer. The post Five years of injustice: Vigil for Raif Badawi appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Five years of injustice: Vigil for Raif Badawi
Fri Jun 2 06:44, 2017 GMT
Adam Rajab, the son of the prominent Bahraini human rights activist, says his father "is sacrificing himself to see a country which respects human rights" The post Bahrain: Nabeel Rajab’s son talks to Index about his father’s “unbreakable” spirit appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Bahrain: Nabeel Rajab’s son talks to Index about his father’s “unbreakable” spirit
Thu Jun 1 12:56, 2017 GMT
At Veracode, we work hard to support our customers in meeting the goals of your application security program. As a Manager of Customer Success Management (CSM), I work with our CSMs to help hundreds of customers beginning their journey to a mature AppSec program , and many who are just starting out with Veracode. Veracode Services and Support Teams hear a lot of the same questions from numerous customers. Below I’ll briefly explain the answers to 10 of the most frequently asked questions, provide links to resources on our website, and point out where you can find resources in the Veracode Application Security Platform . 1. What languages and platforms does your static scanner support? Veracode allows you to scan Java, JSP, .NET- C#, .NET - VB.NET, ASP.NET, .NET - C+/CLI, C/C+, PHP, ColdFusion, iOS, Android, J2ME, Ruby, Classic ASP, VBScript, VB6, Flash (using Dynamic), COBOL, and JavaScript for mobile and web applications. Our list of supported platforms and languages is always growing. For the most up-to-date list of supported languages, platforms, and frameworks, and how to compile them for analysis, please see the Compilation Guide in the Veracode Help Center or reach out to your Security Program Manager (SPM) or Customer Success Manager (CSM). 2. How long does a scan take? About 64 percent of scans are completed in less than 1 hour and 85 percent are completed in less than 4 hours. An ETA for scan completion is provided for each scan you create and is based upon a combination of language, application analysis size, and application history.  3. Why do I upload my binaries to Veracode? Do you also need my source code? Veracode’s automated static binary analysis reviews the final integrated application, without requiring source code. You securely upload your executables to the Veracode Platform, and the scan examines the compiled binary at implementation time to detect security flaws. By examining a compiled form of an application in its runtime environment, static binary scanning can provide a more comprehensive picture of real-world vulnerabilities. Performing binary code reviews reduces concerns surrounding intellectual property contained in source code and is applicable to situations where access to source code is not available, as is the case with commercial software, legacy applications or many offshore outsourced applications. 4. What types of onboarding do you provide? Veracode provides onboarding assistance and documentation to help you get the most out of Veracode products and services. Veracode customers can schedule an onboarding consultation through Veracode Support, or their CSM or SPM. Additionally, there are resources on the Veracode Help Center, including a Quick Start Guide and Demonstration Videos . 5. What is the difference between a Flaw and a Vulnerability? Veracode scans identify application flaws. A flaw is a potential vulnerability. A vulnerability is a hole within the security of a system caused by software flaws, incorrect configurations, and/or insecure user behavior. Vulnerabilities can be exploited to cause the system to violate its documented security policy. An exploit is something that takes advantage of a vulnerability to either gain unauthorized access or do damage to a system. There are a number of reasons why a flaw will not always be an exploitable vulnerability: - A flaw may be flagged in a part of the code that is not easily reachable by an attacker. - Veracode considers anything external passing data to the application to be untrusted. However, data an application receives in its live environment is not always untrusted. - A flaw may require certain privileges in the application to be a vulnerability. - A mitigating control external to the application code may prevent exploitation of the flaw. 6. Who is responsible for remediating vulnerabilities? Developers are responsible for remediating vulnerabilities. There are several tools to help in the Veracode Platform, including the Triage Flaw Viewer and Flaw Sources View, where Veracode provides detailed remediation recommendations. Developers can also get help from Veracode secure development experts in Security Consultation sessions, which can be scheduled directly from the Veracode Platform, or by contacting Veracode Support. 7. What is pre-scan verification? The Veracode Platform performs a preliminary analysis, or pre-scan, of your binaries to validate that they can be analyzed, and to give you an opportunity to fix problems before submitting your scan request. The results of the pre-scan verification are given as messages in the module table. During pre-scan, red and orange informational messages will be shown in the status column. Red messages prevent scanning of the corresponding module. Orange messages indicate issues that should be corrected to ensure an accurate scan, but do not block analysis from proceeding. Green messages indicate that all is well with the associated module. If there is a failure, Veracode will attempt to provide details on why the failure occurred and how to resolve it. After you resolve a pre-scan warning you will need to resubmit the affected files or libraries to the Veracode Platform. If you need to re-upload binaries, or upload new binaries, click the Back or Add Files button, locate the files to be added, and upload them. Refer to the Veracode Help Center for more information on pre-scan error messages and application submission-error codes. 8. What email notifications will I get from Veracode? Veracode keeps customers up to date with scan and overall service status via email. Veracode users will receive emails when: their password is changed, pre-scan verification is complete, a scan is submitted, and a scan has completed. You will also receive Veracode Insider , a monthly newsletter with security tips, best practices for scaling your program, Veracode product updates, and relevant AppSec news and events. 9. I like the Veracode web interface, but I do all my work in my IDE. Can you show me the results there? Veracode provides APIs for uploading applications and viewing results, including reference integrations to several bugtracking systems and integrated development environments, including Eclipse and Visual Studio. For more information on Veracode APIs and plugins, check out our integrations datasheet . 10. How do I learn more about how other customers increase their security posture? Veracode’s Program Managers have experience providing guidance to customers with varying levels of experience and AppSec program maturity. Our customers are encouraged to reach out to their CSM or SPM to review best practices, set goals, and leverage the programmatic approach to improving overall security posture. Still have questions? Call us or email Veracode Support at support@veracode.com for technical issues and troubleshooting, or reach out to your SPM or CSM for general inquiries.
Answers to the Top 10 Customer FAQs
Thu Jun 1 13:02, 2017 GMT
ST PETERSBURG, Russia (Reuters) - President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday that patriotic Russian hackers may have staged cyber attacks against countries that had strained relations with Moscow on their own initiative, but said the Russian state had never been involved in such hacking.
Patriotic Russians may have staged cyber attacks on own initiative: Putin
Thu Jun 1 11:22, 2017 GMT
Newsweek Internet Privacy : 7 out of 10 Smartphone Apps Are Sharing Your Data, New Study Reveals Newsweek In particular, Lumen keeps track of which apps are running on users' devices, whether they are sending privacy -sensitive data out of the phone, what internet sites they send data to, the network protocol they use and what types of personal information ... and more »
Internet Privacy: 7 out of 10 Smartphone Apps Are Sharing Your Data, New Study Reveals - Newsweek
Wed May 31 22:37, 2017 GMT
After the Federal Communications Commission website crashed earlier this month, the agency said it was a cyberattack. Senators want more evidence.
Senators want FBI to investigate FCC's alleged DDoS attack - CNET
Wed May 31 22:02, 2017 GMT
The Boston Globe New Internet Privacy Bill Would Bring European-Style Regulations The Daily Caller Conspicuously, the bill also makes no mention of the other side of the privacy coin: data security . Users are more willing to share their data when they have confidence it will be kept secure. The FTC has ample experience regulating data security , and ... A Republican may be Internet privacy's new champion The Boston Globe Internet Privacy Bill Would Override State Laws MeriTalk (blog) all 3 news articles »
New Internet Privacy Bill Would Bring European-Style Regulations - The Daily Caller
Wed May 31 21:15, 2017 GMT
The Boston Globe A Republican may be Internet privacy's new champion The Boston Globe Internet privacy has a new best friend, and it's the last person you'd expect. US Representative Marsha Blackburn, Republican chairman of the House Communications and Technology Subcommittee, helped overturn regulations from the Obama ... Internet Privacy Bill Would Override State Laws MeriTalk (blog) New Internet Privacy Bill Would Bring European-Style Regulations The Daily Caller all 3 news articles »
A Republican may be Internet privacy's new champion - The Boston Globe
Wed May 31 20:56, 2017 GMT
The Shadow Brokers Response Team hopes to raise enough money to prevent the next WannaCry attack.
Cybersecurity pros want to buy Shadow Brokers’ hacked exploits - CNET
Wed May 31 19:31, 2017 GMT
Buffalo News Editorial: Republicans schemed to undo internet privacy protections Buffalo News It never happened, which explains why the House, the Senate and President Trump moved so furtively to empower a handful of big businesses at the direct expense of American internet users. It was a sickening display of American government at its worst. and more »
Editorial: Republicans schemed to undo internet privacy protections - Buffalo News
Wed May 31 12:34, 2017 GMT
Silicon Valley How Congress dismantled internet privacy rules — and tech industry helped Silicon Valley WASHINGTON – Congressional Republicans knew their plan was potentially explosive. They wanted to kill landmark privacy regulations that would soon ban Internet providers, such as Comcast and AT&T, from storing and selling customers' browsing ... and more »
How Congress dismantled internet privacy rules — and tech industry helped - Silicon Valley
Tue May 30 21:38, 2017 GMT
Jacksonville Free Press Congress has Taken Your Internet Privacy from You, But Most Don't Even Know Jacksonville Free Press While us “citizens” were distracted by Republican's attempts to repeal Obamacare and Donald Trump's other shenanigans, a plan was brewing to basically sell your Internet privacy . The secret, or not so secret bill, passed both the House and Senate along ... Guest column: Internet privacy is not dead; - Bend Bulletin Bend Bulletin 05:15 AM Lawmakers In Congress, Senate Seeking ... - Science Times Science Times all 13 news articles »
Congress has Taken Your Internet Privacy from You, But Most Don't Even Know - Jacksonville Free Press
Wed May 31 14:38, 2017 GMT
On Wednesday 24 May 2017, Egypt banned at least 21 websites, including Al Jazeera television, The Huffington Post and Mada Masr The post Egypt: Groups condemn the government’s blocking of 21 websites appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Egypt: Groups condemn the government’s blocking of 21 websites
Wed May 31 13:26, 2017 GMT
The exiled Azerbaijani journalist disappeared from Georgia and reappeared in Azerbaijan, where he is now facing persecution The post Azerbaijan: Index calls for the immediate release of journalist Afgan Mukhtarli appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Azerbaijan: Index calls for the immediate release of journalist Afgan Mukhtarli
Wed May 31 13:08, 2017 GMT
TALLINN, Estonia (Reuters) - Veteran espionage researcher Jon DiMaggio was hot on the trail three months ago of what on the face of it looked like a menacing new industrial espionage attack by Russian cyber spies.
Blame game for cyber attacks grows murkier as spying, crime tools mix
Tue May 30 19:03, 2017 GMT
Nevada senate approves Internet privacy bill JURIST [JURIST] The Nevada Senate [official website] on Monday approved a bill requiring Internet providers to disclose what types of personal information they collect from users. Senate Bill 538 [text, PDF] is sponsored by Senate Majority Leader Aaron Ford ...
Nevada senate approves Internet privacy bill - JURIST
Tue May 30 14:49, 2017 GMT
On 16 May the Venezuelan government issued Executive Order 2489 to extend the "state of emergency" in Venezuela, in place since May 2016 The post Venezuela: Groups express concern over deterioration of internet access appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Venezuela: Groups express concern over deterioration of internet access
Tue May 30 12:05, 2017 GMT
Washington Post How Congress dismantled federal Internet privacy rules Washington Post Congressional Republicans knew their plan was potentially explosive. They wanted to kill landmark privacy regulations that would soon ban Internet providers, such as Comcast and AT&T, from storing and selling customers' browsing histories without their ...
How Congress dismantled federal Internet privacy rules - Washington Post
Tue May 30 10:26, 2017 GMT
Hackers who released a tool used in the WannaCry ransomware outbreak appear to have moved some of their funds.
Shadow Brokers move bitcoins after hacking tool auction
Mon May 29 11:00, 2017 GMT
Each week, Index on Censorship’s Mapping Media Freedom project verifies threats, violations and limitations faced by the media throughout Europe The post Mapping Media Freedom: Russian newspaper editor shot and killed appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Mapping Media Freedom: Russian newspaper editor shot and killed
Mon May 29 23:43, 2017 GMT
Las Vegas Review-Journal Nevada Senate OKs internet privacy bill Las Vegas Review-Journal CARSON CITY — The Nevada Senate unanimously approved a bill Monday requiring internet providers and website operators to tell Nevada consumers what information they gather from users and how that data is used. Senate Bill 538, sponsored by ... and more »
Nevada Senate OKs internet privacy bill - Las Vegas Review-Journal
Sun May 28 19:01, 2017 GMT
In addressing internet security issues, make sure to provide solutions Minneapolis Star Tribune And in 2016, the TRUSTe/NCSA Consumer Privacy Index reported that 92 percent of U.S. internet users worry about their privacy online — although that same report found that 75 percent believe they already protect their online data adequately.
In addressing internet security issues, make sure to provide solutions - Minneapolis Star Tribune
Sun May 28 08:23, 2017 GMT
Northeast Valley News Internet privacy law changed by Congress Northeast Valley News On March 28, Congress passed a bill that impacts Americans' internet privacy rights. Internet service providers will now be able to see and sell browsing history and personal information. During Barack Obama's time in office as president, he signed ...
Internet privacy law changed by Congress - Northeast Valley News
Sat May 27 20:34, 2017 GMT
La Crosse Tribune Lawmakers seek to restore internet privacy after repealing it La Crosse Tribune WASHINGTON (TNS) — House and Senate lawmakers are hoping to push legislation to replace recently repealed Obama-era internet privacy regulations, a move by the Federal Communications Commission that has led to a tide of consumer complaints. Internet Access Under Attack--Again Beckley Register-Herald A Bad Broadband Market Begs for Net Neutrality Protections EFF all 65 news articles »
Lawmakers seek to restore internet privacy after repealing it - La Crosse Tribune
Sat May 27 07:08, 2017 GMT
Beckley Register-Herald Internet Access Under Attack--Again Beckley Register-Herald Because newspaper and broadcast outlets are now tightly controlled by just a few large companies, our last access to the information needed to keep our democracy alive is in serious peril. Amounting to internet censorship , this is at least the second ... and more »
Internet Access Under Attack--Again - Beckley Register-Herald
Sat May 27 11:00, 2017 GMT
The bitcoin boom is back. But the only real rule with cryptocurrencies is uncertainty. The post Bitcoin Has Come Roaring Back—But So Have the Risks appeared first on WIRED .
Bitcoin Has Come Roaring Back—But So Have the Risks
Sat May 27 16:35, 2017 GMT
PJ Media Blackburn Argues for 'One Regulator with One Set of Rules' for Internet Privacy PJ Media Blackburn's legislation differs from the FCC regulations in that it would not only apply to telecommunications giants but also internet companies like Facebook and Google, which try to collect and sell sensitive information such as Social Security ... Internet Access Under Attack--Again Beckley Register-Herald all 66 news articles »
Blackburn Argues for 'One Regulator with One Set of Rules' for Internet Privacy - PJ Media
Fri May 26 20:03, 2017 GMT
Brad Pitt's combat satire is the streaming service's riskiest original film yet. But where does the company grow from here? The post War Machine Is Your Sneak Peek at Netflix's Blockbuster Future appeared first on WIRED .
War Machine Is Your Sneak Peek at Netflix’s Blockbuster Future
Fri May 26 16:55, 2017 GMT
In a previous blog post , I discussed the differing perspectives security and development teams have about the use of open source components. Taking these perspectives into account, what is the best way to enable the use of open source components in your organization? Forbidding their use entirely is not a viable option and, in fact, would be detrimental to both developers and the organization as a whole in light of today’s rapid-fire development cycles. To ensure competitive advantage, a modern enterprise is compelled to leverage open source software; however, this should not be at the expense of the security of the product. The following best practices maximize the benefit of open source software: Patch management A centralized patch management framework is vital to ensure that the most critical vendor patches are applied to your infrastructure in a timely fashion. The recent WannaCry attack was a stark reminder of the dangers of neglecting to manage patching. In terms of open source component patching, consider what happened  with one healthcare organization when Heartbleed was disclosed . Although the organization was aware of the OpenSSL vulnerability, it was not able to find and update all versions of the component before hackers were able to breach it through the Heartbleed vulnerability. Cyberattackers move fast when they see an opening or become aware of a disclosed vulnerability, and you won’t be able to keep up. Only with a proactive approach will you have a chance of thwarting attackers. Of course, the ability to patch, and patch quickly, depends on the visibility you have into open source component use. Consider technologies that help you keep track of which components are in use and where. For instance, Veracode Software Composition Analysis (SCA) helps you build an inventory of your open source components. Then when a big vulnerability hits the news, you can quickly identify which applications in your organization are vulnerable. Once you find a vulnerability in an open source component, you can immediately see whether the latest version of the component addresses it. This saves precious time as you’re formulating your action plan. You can also manually blacklist certain components, leading to an automatic policy audit fail for any application that uses it. Prescribe a policy Organizations will have varying degrees of risk appetite based on their market and maturity. It is important that an organization prescribe a policy (or at least a guideline) regarding the use of open source software, or the development team will assume they are free to use any open source component, which may result in a product shipped with known vulnerabilities and/or incompatible software licenses. Once software has been released, it can be costly and time consuming to retrospectively address any issues surrounding the use of open source components. For example a pragmatic policy would forbid the use of software components with known high vulnerabilities. Control your repositories Modern IDEs are optimized to give developers access to the widest possible selection of open source libraries directly within their native environments. If such a development practice contradicts your policies, it may be necessary to bar access to such repositories, either by blocking access at the firewall level or, more pragmatically, providing an on-premises, cached version of known and approved software components. There are various commercial products that provide such a local cached version of popular repositories, allowing the security team to closely control which components (and hence which vulnerabilities) are being included in the final product. Additionally, the judicious use of local repositories ensures that only a single approved version of a component is used, rather than a myriad of different (and potentially vulnerable) versions. Understand your software supply chain Today, most organizations are not building all their software from scratch, but rather are both incorporating open source components into their code, and using applications purchased from outside vendor s or outsourcing the development of code . With this influx of third-party software, it is easy to inherit both known and unknown vulnerabilities into your software supply. Using security testing tools (both static code analysis and software composition analysis tools ) provides a high degree of visibility into inherent risk, and vendor contracts should be structured in such a way as to mandate a minimum security level for delivered software. Understand how to remediate  An enterprise should continuously assess its risk from vulnerabilities within its open source and third-party components, and when new risk is detected (for example, a new vulnerabiliy is discolosed), the security team should proacively work with the development organization to remediate. Best practices for remediation vary depending on component and product complexity. For instance, a simple "upgrade to the latest component" may introduce unintended regression if the component has changed significantly. A pragmatic approach is to determine whether the given vulnerability is actually exploitable, and if so, whether a closely matching non-vulnerable library is available that minimizes collateral impact. Conclusion Open source component use is here to stay, and is rapidly becoming the fuel that drives innovation in the modern enterprise. Yet this widespread use also creates systemic risk. In turn, every organization needs to understand the open source component use within their development teams and create policy and best practices that will keep innovation flowing without deteriorating security posture. Get more details on the challenges surrounding, and solutions for, third-party software security in our new Third-Party Software Security Toolkit . 
Best Practices for the Adoption of Open Source Software
Fri May 26 17:34, 2017 GMT
If Napster co-founder Sean Parker has his way, people will soon be able to watch the latest Hollywood blockbusters in their living room as soon as they premiere at the box office. New details laid out in a series of patent applications reveal that the platform will likely be equipped with advanced anti-piracy technologies, including a "P2P polluter." Source: TF , for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing, torrent sites and ANONYMOUS VPN services .
Sean Parker’s ‘Screening Room’ Patents Anti-Piracy Technologies
Fri May 26 16:35, 2017 GMT
Blackburn Introduces Sweeping Internet Privacy Reform Legislation JD Supra (press release) On May 19, 2017, House Communications and Technology Subcommittee Chairman Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) introduced the Balancing the Rights of Web Surfers Equally and Responsibility Act of 2017 (the Browser Act or the bill), which overhauls privacy ... The ...
Blackburn Introduces Sweeping Internet Privacy Reform Legislation - JD Supra (press release)
Fri May 26 15:41, 2017 GMT
Russian journalist Dmitri Popkov was killed in his backyard in the late evening of 24 May after being shot five times by an unidentified perpetrator The post Index condemns the killing of Russian journalist Dmitri Popkov appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Index condemns the killing of Russian journalist Dmitri Popkov
Fri May 26 15:53, 2017 GMT
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Facebook, Amazon and more than two dozen other U.S. technology companies pressed Congress on Friday to make changes to a broad internet surveillance law, saying they were necessary to improve privacy protections and increase government transparency.
Major U.S. tech firms press Congress for internet surveillance reforms
Fri May 26 09:02, 2017 GMT
Roll Call Lawmakers Seek to Restore Internet Privacy After Repealing It Roll Call At least two Senate bills are being drafted to address the regulatory void and public outcry created last month when congressional Republicans repealed internet privacy rules issued by the FCC last year, using the Congressional Review Act. With the ... New GOP bill may revive internet privacy fight The Hill all 3 news articles »
Lawmakers Seek to Restore Internet Privacy After Repealing It - Roll Call
Fri May 26 10:00, 2017 GMT
The Hill New GOP bill may revive internet privacy fight The Hill When the bill repealing those regulations was signed into law, Republicans faced intense criticism from Democrats and privacy and consumer advocates. And the telecom industry went on the defensive, trying to publicly pushback against the notion that ...
New GOP bill may revive internet privacy fight - The Hill
Fri May 26 04:45, 2017 GMT
It's not uncommon for crooks who peddle stolen credit cards to seize on iconic American figures of wealth and power in the digital advertisements for these shops that run continuously on various cybercrime forums. Exhibit A: McDumpals, a hugely popular carding site that borrows the Ronald McDonald character from McDonald's and caters to bulk buyers. Exhibit B: Uncle Sam's dumps shop, which wants YOU! to buy American. Today, we'll look at an up and coming credit card shop called Trump's-Dumps, which invokes 45's likeness and promises to "make credit card fraud great again."
Trump’s Dumps: ‘Making Dumps Great Again’
Fri May 26 03:21, 2017 GMT
Internet privacy bill carried over to next session Press Herald The bill, L.D. 1610, was introduced by a bipartisan group of lawmakers in response to a congressional vote that some fear opens the door for internet service providers to share customers' personal data. In a controversial vote, Congress halted a ...
Internet privacy bill carried over to next session - Press Herald
Thu May 25 22:45, 2017 GMT
Associations Now "Browser Act" Brings Back Internet Privacy Rules, Extends Them Beyond ISPs Associations Now Marsha Blackburn, a prominent critic of the FCC's internet privacy rules that were recently rolled back by Congress, could revive those rules with a new piece of legislation—but make them also apply to websites at large. The approach has raised ... Google, Facebook, internet giants wary of Republican-backed bill for online privacy protections Washington Times So-Called Privacy Bill Would Actually Innoculate ISPs Against Strong Privacy Protections ACLU (blog) all 7 news articles »
"Browser Act" Brings Back Internet Privacy Rules, Extends Them Beyond ISPs - Associations Now
Thu May 25 19:52, 2017 GMT
WBUR Hiawatha Bray Talks Tech: Internet Censorship07:55 WBUR Several legal battles around the globe could determine the future of censorship on the internet . The government restrictions aren't limited to places we often thing of, such as China or Russia. France, Germany and Austria are all asking companies like ...
Hiawatha Bray Talks Tech: Internet Censorship07:55 - WBUR
Thu May 25 19:41, 2017 GMT
(Reuters) - Coinbase said on Thursday it suffered outages this week as the bitcoin exchange saw "unprecedented traffic and trading," with the digital currency hitting record levels.
Coinbase suffers outages amid bitcoin surge
Thu May 25 19:12, 2017 GMT
The Register Venezuela increases internet censorship and surveillance in crisis The Register Venezuela is increasingly censoring its internet and expanding online surveillance of citizens. The country is currently in a state of emergency after two months of anti-government protests that have caused the deaths of over 50 people and led to ...
Venezuela increases internet censorship and surveillance in crisis - The Register
Thu May 25 19:42, 2017 GMT
Washington Times Internet giants wary of Republican-backed bill for online privacy protections Washington Times Lobbyists representing Google, Facebook and other online titans are voicing concerns with a Republican-backed bill that would strengthen privacy protections by making internet service providers, websites and apps obtain permission from customers prior ... So-Called Privacy Bill Would Actually Innoculate ISPs Against Strong Privacy Protections ACLU (blog) all 6 news articles »
Internet giants wary of Republican-backed bill for online privacy protections - Washington Times
Thu May 25 12:14, 2017 GMT
Index on Censorship condemns the attack by Republican congressional candidate Greg Gianforte on the Guardian's reporter Ben Jacobs The post Index condemns attack on Guardian reporter appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Index condemns attack on Guardian reporter
Wed May 24 23:04, 2017 GMT
Engadget Congressional internet privacy bill would counter FCC rollbacks Engadget The US House of Representatives may have voted to roll back the FCC's privacy rules and let internet providers sell your browser history without your explicit permission, but there's a proper replacement waiting in the wings... maybe. Tennessee ... Overnight Tech: Internet lobby criticizes GOP privacy bill | Apple sees security requests for user data skyrocket ... The Hill A new privacy bill in Congress has some companies preparing for a long political fight Recode States Legislatures Rebelling Against Congress's Attack on ISP Privacy ACLU (blog) Ars Technica  - Mondaq News Alerts (registration) all 7 news articles »
Congressional internet privacy bill would counter FCC rollbacks - Engadget
Wed May 24 18:56, 2017 GMT
Las Vegas Review-Journal Nevada Senate panel hears bill on internet privacy rules Las Vegas Review-Journal CARSON CITY — Internet providers and website operators would have to provide notices on what information they gather from Nevada consumers and how that information is shared under a bill heard Wednesday by a Senate committee. ... to tell consumers ... and more »
Nevada Senate panel hears bill on internet privacy rules - Las Vegas Review-Journal
Wed May 24 16:48, 2017 GMT
Last week, Disney boss Bog Iger revealed that one of his company's movies had been stolen and was being held hostage for a bitcoin ransom. With press speculation that it might be the latest 'Pirates' movie, TF has spent more than a week trying to find out more. The whole thing seems highly questionable. Source: TF , for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing, torrent sites and ANONYMOUS VPN services .
Was The Disney Movie ‘Hacking Ransom’ a Giant Hoax?
Wed May 24 10:19, 2017 GMT
The explanation given to James Oberhelm for the removal of his work from an interim show was “inadequate” according to artist Duncan Campbell The post Turner Prize winner criticises Glasgow School of Art for censoring student’s work appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Turner Prize winner criticises Glasgow School of Art for censoring student’s work
Wed May 24 10:32, 2017 GMT
Diginomica The EU takes first step on slippery slope to internet censorship Diginomica The European Union (EU) has signed off on the first steps towards greater regulation of the internet with a vote to establish a universal set of video content censorship rules that companies like Facebook and Twitter would be forced to follow ... and more »
The EU takes first step on slippery slope to internet censorship - Diginomica
Wed May 24 09:08, 2017 GMT
The Nevada Independent After federal internet privacy rollback, Nevada Democrats push for more data disclosures The Nevada Independent Inspired by recent federal moves rolling back landmark internet privacy regulations, Nevada Democrats say they're taking proactive action requiring that online giants explain what kind of data they're collecting. ... Tempers flared and outrage occurred ... and more »
After federal internet privacy rollback, Nevada Democrats push for more data disclosures - The Nevada Independent
Wed May 24 07:01, 2017 GMT
Index on Censorship has joined the Banned Books Week Coalition as the first international member of this US-based alliance. The post Index on Censorship brings Banned Books Week to the UK appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Index on Censorship brings Banned Books Week to the UK
Wed May 24 02:02, 2017 GMT
Cable giant accuses pro-net neutrality site Comcastroturf of trademark infringement.
Comcast accused of trying to censor anti-Comcast site - CNET
Tue May 23 21:12, 2017 GMT
From testing hydrogen bombs to launching cyberattacks, the rogue nation is taking an incredibly aggressive posture.
Inside North Korea's mysterious military - CNET
Tue May 23 14:28, 2017 GMT
On Friday, May 12, an unprecedented cyberattack affected approximately 200,000 computers across 150 countries. By exploiting a vulnerability in Microsoft Windows, a combined worm/ransomware attack called WannaCry shut down hundreds of thousands of computers and demanded payment in order to regain access. In episode 5 of our AppSec in Review podcast, Evan Schuman and Veracode's Brian Fitzgerald discuss this unique attack and its implications. Listen to this discussion for: An overview of the attack and what makes it unique Best practices for preventing these types of attacks – in the long and short term Details on how to recover from WannaCry Thoughts on what WannaCry indicates about the future of cyberattacks and cybersecurity
Podcast: Our Take on the WannaCry Ransomware Attack
Tue May 23 16:49, 2017 GMT
(Reuters) - A federal appeals court on Tuesday revived a Wikipedia lawsuit that challenges a U.S. National Security Agency (NSA) program of mass online surveillance, and claims that the government unconstitutionally invades people's privacy rights.
Wikipedia can pursue NSA surveillance lawsuit: U.S. appeals court
Tue May 23 15:37, 2017 GMT
In this issue, Index on Censorship magazine explores the conflict in Bosnia: the pornographic documentation of grief and the betrayal of multiculturalism. The post End of a multicultural world appeared first on Index on Censorship .
End of a multicultural world
Tue May 23 14:00, 2017 GMT
Self-driving cars can only get better if information is safely shared. That's where blockchain technology comes in.
Toyota wants to use bitcoin tech to share self-driving car data - Roadshow
Tue May 23 09:58, 2017 GMT
City Pages Republicans break promise to protect Minnesota's Internet privacy City Pages Paul Thissen (SFL-Minneapolis) introduced bills to preemptively protect Minnesotans' Internet privacy . Those bills received overwhelming bipartisan support, passing 66-1 in the Senate and 134-0 in the House, with Sen. David Osmek (R-Mound) as the ...
Republicans break promise to protect Minnesota's Internet privacy - City Pages
Tue May 23 08:41, 2017 GMT
A popular section of Reddit devoted to piracy discussion was shut down last night following a dispute that boiled over into mutiny. After being helped by Reddit's admins, the people now in charge of /r/piracy say that a former moderator went rogue, promoting his own 'fake' websites, while holding threads hostage and censoring critique. Source: TF , for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing, torrent sites and ANONYMOUS VPN services .
Reddit’s Piracy Sub-Reddit Reopens After Mutiny Shutdown
Sun May 21 13:24, 2017 GMT
Hate Speech in the Cloud: Cloudflare Confronts Internet Censorship InfoToday.com The article notes that Cloudflare, “an otherwise very mainstream internet company,” was providing services to neo-Nazi sites, “including giving them personal information on people who complain about their content.” Titled “How One Major Internet ...
Hate Speech in the Cloud: Cloudflare Confronts Internet Censorship - InfoToday.com
Tue May 23 00:42, 2017 GMT
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Cyber security firm Symantec Corp said on Monday it was "highly likely" a hacking group affiliated with North Korea was behind the WannaCry cyber attack this month that infected more than 300,000 computers worldwide and disrupted operations at hospitals, banks and schools across the globe.
Symantec says 'highly likely' North Korea group behind ransomware attacks
Mon May 22 20:17, 2017 GMT
Democrats Hit Lack Of Internet Privacy CBS Minnesota / WCCO (AP) — Minnesota Democrats are raising a stink that a measure to protect residents' internet privacy isn't part of the next budget. A move in Congress earlier this year to loosen regulations allowing internet providers to sell customers' data sparked ... and more »
Democrats Hit Lack Of Internet Privacy - CBS Minnesota / WCCO
Mon May 22 20:43, 2017 GMT
The Diplomat China's Cybersecurity Law could take internet censorship to a new high. The Diplomat China's new Cybersecurity Law takes effect on June 1. Together with regulations issued over the past month by the Cyber Administration of China (CAC) — including on news reporting and commentary — the new legal landscape threatens to tighten what is ... and more »
China's Cybersecurity Law could take internet censorship to a new high. - The Diplomat
Mon May 22 21:25, 2017 GMT
TwinCities.com-Pioneer Press Internet privacy in Legislature TwinCities.com-Pioneer Press A last-ditch effort to add new protections for Minnesotans' internet data failed in the early morning hours Monday. Lawmakers finalizing Minnesota's jobs and economic development budget met after midnight to approve a compromise deal between Dayton ... Internet privacy measure dies at Capitol Minnesota Public Radio News (blog) all 4 news articles »
Internet privacy in Legislature - TwinCities.com-Pioneer Press
Mon May 22 19:41, 2017 GMT
The Latest: Minnesota Democrats hit lack of internet privacy Washington Times ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - The Latest on the last day of the Minnesota Legislature's regional session for 2017 (all times local):. 2:30 p.m.. Minnesota Democrats are raising a stink that a measure to protect residents' internet privacy isn't part of the ... and more »
The Latest: Minnesota Democrats hit lack of internet privacy - Washington Times
Mon May 22 19:49, 2017 GMT
UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - United Nations experts investigating violations of sanctions on North Korea have suffered a "sustained" cyber attack by unknown hackers with "very detailed insight" into their work, according to an email warning seen by Reuters on Monday.
U.N.'s North Korea sanctions monitors hit by 'sustained' cyber attack
Mon May 22 18:26, 2017 GMT
Internet privacy measure dies at Capitol Minnesota Public Radio News (blog) Internet privacy was a popular idea earlier in the Minnesota legislative session — getting 200 of the 201 votes in previous votes in both the House and Senate. Lawmakers didn't want internet service providers to be able to sell information about their ... and more »
Internet privacy measure dies at Capitol - Minnesota Public Radio News (blog)
Mon May 22 19:46, 2017 GMT
The Latest: Minnesota Democrats Hit Lack of Internet Privacy U.S. News & World Report The Latest: Minnesota Democrats Hit Lack of Internet Privacy . Minnesota Democrats are raising a stink that a measure to protect internet privacy isn't part of the next budget. | May 22, 2017, at 3:33 p.m.. MORE. LinkedIn · StumbleUpon · Google +; Cancel. and more »
The Latest: Minnesota Democrats Hit Lack of Internet Privacy - U.S. News & World Report
Fri May 12 04:41, 2017 GMT
Council on Foreign Relations Media Censorship in China Council on Foreign Relations Google's battle with the Chinese government over internet censorship and the Norwegian Nobel Committee's awarding of the 2010 Peace Prize to jailed Chinese activist Liu Xiaobo have also increased international attention to censorship issues. At the ...
Media Censorship in China - Council on Foreign Relations
Mon May 22 16:39, 2017 GMT
PenBayPilot.com Local legislators lobby to protect internet privacy , customer data PenBayPilot.com “With its reckless vote, Congress put Mainers' privacy up for sale,” said Sen. Bellows, in a news release. “Most people are rightfully appalled by the idea that their Internet service provider could be watching their every move online and selling their ...
Local legislators lobby to protect internet privacy, customer data - PenBayPilot.com
Mon May 22 17:10, 2017 GMT
Today three years have passed since the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) delivered its judgment on the case of political prisoner Ilgar Mammadov The post Azerbaijan: Time for justice for Ilgar Mammadov appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Azerbaijan: Time for justice for Ilgar Mammadov
Mon May 22 13:58, 2017 GMT
The virtual currency is proving popular but rival crypto-cash systems are catching up fast.
Bitcoin hits $2,000 trading high point
Mon May 22 10:58, 2017 GMT
As Nabeel Rajab approaches a year in detention for exercising free speech, Index on Censorship expresses its solidarity with the 2012 Freedom of Expression Award winner. The post Dear Nabeel: We are with you appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Dear Nabeel: We are with you
Mon May 22 09:03, 2017 GMT
The "inconsistent" rules used to judge and censor content on Facebook are exposed, claim insiders.
Leaks 'expose peculiar Facebook moderation policy'
Mon May 22 08:08, 2017 GMT
In this issue, Index examines the issues that lie at the heart of women's continuing fight against social, cultural and political subjection. The post Rewriting history appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Rewriting history
Sun May 21 18:34, 2017 GMT
Social network "doesn't want to censor or punish people in distress," according to documents described by The Guardian.
Facebook rules reportedly allow livestreaming of self-harm - CNET
Sun May 21 10:51, 2017 GMT
News from the BBC that a UK teenager has been banned from accessing her university's wifi after getting caught for a pirate download seemed straightforward enough. However, on closer inspection, the story about an illegal Chicken Run download is actually a really nice example of several key file-sharing issues, all wrapped up in an innocuous looking package. Source: TF , for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing, torrent sites and ANONYMOUS VPN services .
Girl Busted For Pirating ‘Chicken Run’ Provides Food For Thought
Sun May 21 02:49, 2017 GMT
SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea's main spy agency has a special cell called Unit 180 that is likely to have launched some of its most daring and successful cyber attacks, according to defectors, officials and internet security experts.
Exclusive: North Korea's Unit 180, the cyber warfare cell that worries the West
Sat May 20 12:00, 2017 GMT
Six out of 10 small businesses shut down after cyberattacks. Here's why.
WannaCry ransomeware's real victim: Your local corner store - CNET
Sat May 20 09:17, 2017 GMT
The Premier League and its anti-piracy partners have begun blocking some illicit IPTV streams in the UK after obtaining a High Court injunction earlier this year. However, providers are already countering the efforts in various ways, including tweaks to their Kodi addons. Source: TF , for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing, torrent sites and ANONYMOUS VPN services .
IPTV Providers Counter Premier League Piracy Blocks
Fri May 19 21:35, 2017 GMT
The Hill House Republican unveils internet privacy bill The Hill The bill from the chairwoman of the House Energy and Commerce subcommittee on technology and communications is similar in some ways to the Federal Communications Commission's broadband privacy rules that Republicans and President Trump ... New Browser Act would restore restrictions on sharing browsing history The Verge all 5 news articles »
House Republican unveils internet privacy bill - The Hill
Fri May 19 16:35, 2017 GMT
The WannaCry cyberattack is one of the worst of its kind in history, disrupting businesses, hospitals and even government agencies. Here's everything we know so far.
Seven things we learned about WannaCry - CNET
Fri May 19 16:35, 2017 GMT
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - For Kris Hagerman, chief executive of UK-based cyber security firm Sophos Group Plc, the past week could have been bad. The WannaCry "ransomware" attack hobbled some of its hospital customers in Britain's National Health Service, forcing them to turn away ambulances and cancel surgeries.
WannaCry attack is good business for cyber security firms
Fri May 19 14:20, 2017 GMT
Celebrate the courage and creativity of some of the world’s greatest journalists, artists, campaigners and digital activists The post #IndexAwards2018: Nominate your free expression hero appeared first on Index on Censorship .
#IndexAwards2018: Nominate your free expression hero
Fri May 19 11:34, 2017 GMT
MOSCOW (Reuters) - The Wannacry cyber attack compromised Russian banks' systems in some isolated cases, the Russian central bank said on Friday, in the first official acknowledgement by Moscow that the attack had an impact on the banking system.
Wannacry cyber attack compromised some Russian banks: central bank
Fri May 19 10:55, 2017 GMT
Index on Censorship welcomes the Conservative Party's promise in its manifesto to repeal Section 40 of the Crime and Courts Act 2013. The post Tory party promise to scrap Section 40 step in right direction appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Tory party promise to scrap Section 40 step in right direction
Fri May 19 10:15, 2017 GMT
Each week, Index on Censorship’s Mapping Media Freedom project verifies threats, violations and limitations faced by the media throughout Europe The post Mapping Media Freedom: Turkish editor arrested on terror propaganda charges appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Mapping Media Freedom: Turkish editor arrested on terror propaganda charges
Fri May 19 07:26, 2017 GMT
Sony Interactive Entertainment has filed seven lawsuits in the Moscow City Court targeting sites that offer its gaming titles without permission. The aim is to have the sites blocked permanently by Russian ISPs, so that users can longer access the sites by regular means. Source: TF , for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing, torrent sites and ANONYMOUS VPN services .
Sony Files Lawsuits to Block Video Game Piracy Sites
Thu May 18 23:02, 2017 GMT
How can businesses protect themselves against future cyber-attacks?
WannaCry lessons
Thu May 18 16:24, 2017 GMT
LONDON (Reuters) - Bitcoin is well-entrenched as the preferred payment for cybercriminals like the WannaCry hackers who have hit more than 300,000 computers over the past week, but cryptocurrencies offering more anonymity are threatening to displace it.
Bitcoin's murkier rivals line up to displace it as cybercriminals' favorite
Thu May 18 15:03, 2017 GMT
VILNIUS (Reuters) - A Lithuanian judge said she wants more information from the United States before ruling on whether to extradite a Lithuanian national accused of swindling two U.S.-based Internet companies out of more than $100 million through an email fraud scheme.
Lithuania wants U.S. to clarify charges against $100 mln email fraud suspect
Thu May 18 14:01, 2017 GMT
Index on Censorship joined a protest of solidarity outside of the Saudi embassy in London to call for the release of blogger Raif Badawi The post Raif Badawi’s wife leads calls for his release at Saudi embassy in London appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Raif Badawi’s wife leads calls for his release at Saudi embassy in London
Thu May 18 12:58, 2017 GMT
Mirror.co.uk Curry's launch half price sale on internet security and antivirus software amidst recent cyber-attacks Mirror.co.uk We've rounded up the top five deals on internet security and anti-virus programmes below, from both Curry's half price sale and other big retailers, as well as a few of the most highly-rated free ones. We've also asked Darren Guccione, co-founder and ...
Curry's launch half price sale on internet security and antivirus software amidst recent cyber-attacks - Mirror.co.uk
Wed May 17 14:54, 2017 GMT
Legislator proposes internet privacy regulations Biddeford Journal Tribune Roughly a dozen states have taken up measures in the last two months to enhance internet privacy laws following the defeat of protections proposed on the federal level. Sen. Shenna Bellows says her bill applies to companies providing broadband internet ...
Legislator proposes internet privacy regulations - Biddeford Journal Tribune
Thu May 18 03:04, 2017 GMT
PBS NewsHour Propublica finds lax internet security at four of Trump's resorts PBS NewsHour As both the U.S. and French presidential campaigns showed, hackers increasingly exploit weaknesses in internet security systems in an effort to influence elections and policy. Last week, cyberattacks using software stolen from the National Security ... Report finds weak cybersecurity at Mar-a-Lago The Hill Weak cybersecurity discovered at Mar-a-Lago: report New York Daily News Trump's Mar-a-Lago can be hacked in minutes: investigators New York Post all 22 news articles »
Propublica finds lax internet security at four of Trump's resorts - PBS NewsHour
Wed May 17 22:50, 2017 GMT
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A bill proposed in Congress on Wednesday would require the U.S. National Security Agency to inform representatives of other government agencies about security holes it finds in software like the one that allowed last week's "ransomware" attacks.
U.S. cyber bill would shift power away from spy agency
Wed May 17 15:22, 2017 GMT
NJ.com N.J. lawmaker seeks to restore Internet privacy protections that Trump revoked NJ.com A New Jersey Assembly member has introduced legislation to restore the privacy of Internet users that President Donald Trump took away. The legislation by Assemblyman Andrew Zwicker (D-Somerset) would prevent Internet service providers such as ...
N.J. lawmaker seeks to restore Internet privacy protections that Trump revoked - NJ.com
Tue May 16 11:16, 2017 GMT
One of the most experienced and respected journalists covering Mexico’s brutal drug war was murdered Monday in Sinaloa, a state plagued by narco violence. Read the full article The post One of Mexico’s most revered narco journalists was gunned down outside his office (Vice News) appeared first on Index on Censorship .
One of Mexico’s most revered narco journalists was gunned down outside his office (Vice News)
Sat May 13 11:18, 2017 GMT
Unlike other people’s definitions of who you are – something over which one can exercise little control – self-definitions are tricky little customers. They kind of stick to you like burrs and every now and then you will be forcibly reminded of their presence. To celebrate its second anniversary, The Wire could have chosen from […] The post Backstory: The Many Shades of Journalistic Fearlessness (The Wire) appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Backstory: The Many Shades of Journalistic Fearlessness (The Wire)
Wed May 17 11:08, 2017 GMT
One of the Bahraini activist's two trials has been postponed until 30 May as court rules to further extend his imprisonment The post Bahrain: Nabeel Rajab hospitalised and denied bail appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Bahrain: Nabeel Rajab hospitalised and denied bail
Tue May 16 20:47, 2017 GMT
WSLS Carilion cracks down on internet security after largest... WSLS ROANOKE, Va. - Some businesses in southwest Virginia are taking extra steps to protect their information after the biggest worldwide cyberattack in history hit on Friday. "When you lose access to your data, in today's world, that could mean a pretty ...
Carilion cracks down on internet security after largest... - WSLS
Tue May 16 16:59, 2017 GMT
The malware that's locked up hundreds of thousands of computers has netted roughly $70,000 so far.
Watch the WannaCry bitcoin ransom trickle in - CNET
Tue May 16 15:34, 2017 GMT
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Tue May 16 13:45, 2017 GMT
FRANKFURT (Reuters) - A group that has taken credit for leaking NSA cyber spying tools - including those used in the recent WannaCrypt global ransomware attack - has threatened in a blog it is believed to have authored to release more recent code to enable hackers to break into the world's most widely used computers, software and phones.
Group thought to be behind NSA tool leaks threatens new round of spy tools
Tue May 16 10:51, 2017 GMT
KIEV (Reuters) - Ukraine said on Tuesday it was imposing sanctions on Russia's largest internet group Yandex and other popular online firms to protect itself against cyber attacks.
Ukraine imposes sanctions on Russian web firms citing cyber threat
Tue May 16 10:40, 2017 GMT
Following the coup attempt on 15 July 2016, the Turkish authorities have pursued an unprecedented crackdown against perceived critics and opponents The post Turkey: UN should address continuous deterioration of free expression and other human rights appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Turkey: UN should address continuous deterioration of free expression and other human rights
Tue May 16 04:18, 2017 GMT
Maine Democrat proposes internet privacy regulations - Washington ... Washington Times A Maine Democrat says her bill would ban internet service providers from selling their customers' online browsing data to third parties without explicit consent. and more »
Maine Democrat proposes internet privacy regulations - Washington ... - Washington Times
Tue May 16 06:56, 2017 GMT
BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thailand has no immediate plan to block access to Facebook , the telecoms regulator said on Tuesday, as it expects the social media giant to comply with court orders for the removal of content deemed to threaten national security.
Thailand has no immediate plan to suspend Facebook, regulator says
Tue May 16 04:23, 2017 GMT
Maine Democrat Proposes Internet Privacy Regulations U.S. News & World Report President Donald Trump last month signed a law that could allow internet providers to sell information about their consumers' online browsing habits. It nullified a regulation from the Federal Communications Commission that aimed to block broadband ... and more »
Maine Democrat Proposes Internet Privacy Regulations - U.S. News & World Report
Mon May 15 21:11, 2017 GMT
Maine legislation aimed at protecting internet privacy Press Herald AUGUSTA – Some state lawmakers want to pass a new law to keep Mainer's internet browsing data private in response to a federal rule change allowing internet service providers to sell the web browsing data of their customers to advertisers and others.
Maine legislation aimed at protecting internet privacy - Press Herald
Mon May 15 15:28, 2017 GMT
“Detection and response” is the new approach to information security being championed by some of the leading analyst firms today. The theory is that, since we have failed to keep attackers from getting inside our networks, we’re better served getting tools that detect them once they are in, and help chase them back out again before they can do real harm. Nice idea, but completely wrong-headed. While detection-and-response capabilities can be valuable as part of an overall approach to cybersecurity, they cannot be the foundation of one –-and, in fact, will fail if thought of that way. There are lots of reasons for that reality, including the built-in advantage the attacks have in initiative and agility, and the massive surface area response teams must try and defend. But before we talk about those, let’s actually just use a bit of common sense from the rest of our lives. Imagine if the fire chief in your town came to you and said, “we’re getting rid of building codes around fire safety, because we just bought a rockin’ new fire truck, and we figure that once you let us know the house is on fire, we can get there quickly enough to keep too much damage from occurring.” You’d call him naive and a bit daft. The reality is that fire departments, while essential and life-saving at times, generally show up to make sure that the fire in your house doesn’t spread to your neighbor’s house, and that everyone gets out alive. The surface area they have to cover (your whole town or precinct) and the time from detection to action (communications, roads, marshalling the fire team) are just too great for them to really do much more in most cases. That’s why fire codes and fire prevention approaches are the best friends of the fire department. They reduce the surface area of risk (number of ways a fire can start and, therefore, number of fires they’ll have to fight) to something close to manageable. And they help slow the spread of fires and toxic gases so that the people involved have a much better chance of actually getting out alive. Sure, faster detection is helpful, but the complexity of the response task still means the fire department’s ability to prevent meaningful damage is limited. The same holds true in cybersecurity, but at a far more pronounced level, because here the risk is not from accidental fires, but from the digital equivalent of a skilled and determined arsonist who knows the tools and tactics of the fire department, and can easily overwhelm or evade its efforts. Prevention of attacks is still the best, lowest-cost foundation of information security, because the breach that never happens is the easiest one to defend against. And despite a lot of today’s hyperbole, prevention is, in fact, very effective. No, it won’t stop all attacks from being successful, but its other advantage is that it reduces the number of fronts that your response teams must defend at any one time, so that response actually has a chance of success, the few times you actually need it. Prevention, for enterprise security teams, is also a more effective and achievable approach as more and more of their IT infrastructure is outsourced to cloud providers in one form or another. Because in that scenario, what’s left for the enterprise to really worry about are not servers, storage and networks, it’s users and applications – the two elements of the equation that cloud provider security programs generally disavow responsibility for. The good news: Prevention technologies for users (multifactor authentication, risk-based authentication) and applications (static and dynamic testing) are actually robust today, and very achievable for enterprises to implement and manage. So before we start thinking that playing cops and robbers inside our networks is the right approach to information security, let’s put some thought into what it is we’re trying to achieve and the lowest-cost way to do it. I’m glad my town has a good fire department and those shiny trucks in the station – but that doesn’t mean I’m going to start grilling in the family room anytime soon …
You’ve Got Smoke Detectors in the House, but I Bet You Still Don’t Store Gasoline in the Living Room
Mon May 15 18:02, 2017 GMT
Reuters Cyber attack's spread slows; security stocks gain Reuters British media were hailing as a hero a 22-year-old computer security whiz who appeared to have helped stop the attack from spreading by discovering a "kill switch" - an internet address which halted the virus when activated. Individual European ... WannaCry ransomware cyber-attacks slow but fears remain BBC News Cyber attack: Latest evidence indicates 'phishing' emails not to blame for global hack Telegraph.co.uk Is Microsoft to blame for the largest ransomware attacks in internet history? The Verge Washington Post  - Phys.Org  - Los Angeles Times all 1,572 news articles »
Cyber attack's spread slows; security stocks gain - Reuters
Mon May 15 17:12, 2017 GMT
One of the largest cyberattacks ever is currently eating the web, hitting PCs in countries and businesses around the world.
WannaCry ransomware: Everything you need to know - CNET
Mon May 15 15:40, 2017 GMT
Jeremy Hunt says a lack of new attacks is "encouraging", but 16 hospital trusts are still affected.
NHS cyber-attack: No 'second spike' but disruption continues
Sun May 14 11:04, 2017 GMT
Reuters Ransomware's Aftershocks Feared as US Warns of Complexity New York Times Five businesses in South Korea reported ransomware attacks over the weekend, according to the government's internet security agency, and a Korean theater chain said late-night moviegoers on Sunday alerted them when computer ransom notes appeared ... More disruptions feared from cyber attack; Microsoft slams government secrecy Reuters 'WannaCry' cyberattack is slowing down; experts say it could have been much worse Los Angeles Times Worldwide ransomware attacks: What we know so far Yahoo News NEWS.com.au  - The Verge  - The Straits Times all 1,326 news articles »
Ransomware's Aftershocks Feared as US Warns of Complexity - New York Times
Fri May 12 06:50, 2017 GMT
News3LV Nevada Senator wants tougher internet privacy laws News3LV LAS VEGAS (KSNV News3LV) — Nevada Senate Majority Leader Aaron Ford introduced an emergency bill on Thursday designed to strengthen internet privacy in Nevada. If passed the bill would require operators of websites or services to provide a notice of ... Nevada Legislature introduces Internet privacy bill Nevada Appeal all 19 news articles »
Nevada Senator wants tougher internet privacy laws - News3LV
Mon May 15 08:54, 2017 GMT
Telegraph.co.uk Cyber attack latest: Vladimir Putin blames US for hack as thousands more computers hit by ransomware Telegraph.co.uk He added that global leaders needed to discuss cyber security at a "serious political level" and said the US has backed away from signing a cyber security agreement with Russia. Authorities fear a second wave of the "WannaCry" ransomware could hit ... More disruptions feared from cyber attack; Microsoft slams government secrecy Reuters World's biggest cyberattack sends countries into 'disaster recovery mode' CNNMoney Cyber -attacks from WannaCry ransomware slow but fears remain BBC News Washington Post  - NEWS.com.au  - Los Angeles Times all 4,304 news articles »
Cyber attack latest: Vladimir Putin blames US for hack as thousands more computers hit by ransomware - Telegraph.co.uk
Mon May 15 06:12, 2017 GMT
Metro China Hit Hard by Hacking Attack as Asia Assesses Damage New York Times An internet cafe in China. State news outlets said on Monday that about 40,000 institutions had been struck. Credit Associated Press. HONG KONG — Asia began to grapple on Monday with its share of the ransomware attacks taking aim at computers across ... Cyber attack hits China government, schools, but spread slows Reuters Ransomware hits 'hundreds of thousands' of China PCs: firm Phys.Org Cyber attack update: Computer systems across the world continue to be crippled Metro all 13 news articles »
China Hit Hard by Hacking Attack as Asia Assesses Damage - New York Times
Mon May 15 10:15, 2017 GMT
CUSTOMER UPDATE: Cyren Internet Security Detects, Blocks WannaCry Ransomware Worm Attack PR Newswire (press release) MCLEAN, Va., May 15, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Cyren (NASDAQ: CYRN), a leading internet Security as a Service provider, has issued a Customer Update for all of the company's customers and partners regarding the recent massive ransomware outbreak ... and more »
CUSTOMER UPDATE: Cyren Internet Security Detects, Blocks WannaCry Ransomware Worm Attack - PR Newswire (press release)
Mon May 15 10:38, 2017 GMT
Europe and Asia record fewer WannaCry ransomware attacks, as the hunt for the perpetrator continues.
Cyber-attacks from WannaCry ransomware slow but fears remain
Mon May 15 09:08, 2017 GMT
Security Minister Ben Wallace says the government need to look into why not every NHS trust installed the software that would have protected them from the cyber-attack.
Cyber-attack: Security minister says XP issue a 'red herring'
Mon May 15 09:04, 2017 GMT
An international group of academics, writers and activists have signed a petition calling on Denmark to repeal its ban against blasphemy. The post Petition calls on Denmark to repeal blasphemy ban appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Petition calls on Denmark to repeal blasphemy ban
Mon May 15 08:40, 2017 GMT
The WannaCry cyber-attack has affected more than 200,000 computers in 150 countries, Europol says.
Ransomware cyber-attack: Who has been hardest hit?
Mon May 15 07:35, 2017 GMT
Join notable free-thinkers from around the world for a weekend of discussions and debates on freedom of conscience and expression in the 21st century at a spectacular venue in central London during 22-23 July 2017. The post Freedom of conscience and expression in the 21st century appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Freedom of conscience and expression in the 21st century
Mon May 15 03:55, 2017 GMT
SINGAPORE/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Asian governments and businesses reported some disruptions from the WannaCry ransomware worm on Monday but cybersecurity experts warned of a wider impact as more employees turned on their computers and checked e-mails.
Some businesses in Asia disrupted by cyber attack, authorities brace for more
Mon May 15 02:42, 2017 GMT
SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea's presidential Blue House office said on Monday there have been nine cases of ransomware found in the country so far, but did not provide details on where the cyber attacks were discovered.
South Korea says nine cases of ransomware found in country so far
Mon May 15 00:19, 2017 GMT
LONDON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - Many companies outside the United States may not have cover for a recent computer-system attack, leaving them potentially with millions of dollars of losses because there has been relatively little take-up of cyber insurance, insurers say.
European, Asian companies short on cyber insurance before ransomware attack
Sun May 14 22:14, 2017 GMT
The warning comes amid fears of further ransomware attacks worldwide as people return to work.
Ransomware cyber-attack a wake-up call, Microsoft warns
Sun May 14 18:41, 2017 GMT
More disruption could follow, possibly on "a significant scale", the UK cyber-security agency warns.
NHS cyber-attack: More ransomware cases 'likely on Monday'
Sun May 14 13:57, 2017 GMT
The EU police chief says Friday's ransomware attack hit more than 200,000 victims in 150 countries.
Ransomware cyber-attack threat escalating - Europol
Sun May 14 13:26, 2017 GMT
Europol director Rob Wainwright said there was an escalating threat worldwide.
Cyber-attack: Firms 'must patch before Monday morning'
Sun May 14 10:24, 2017 GMT
LONDON (Reuters) - Friday's cyber attack hit 200,000 victims in at least 150 countries, the head of the European Union's police agency said on Sunday, adding he feared that number would grow when people return to work on Monday.
Cyber attack hits 200,000 in at least 150 countries: Europol
Sun May 14 01:18, 2017 GMT
Government's increasing industry collaboration and research efforts suggest Singapore needs a cybersecurity strategy that goes beyond limiting internet access, as two universities fall prey to APT attacks.
Singapore university breaches reveal wider attack surface to safeguard
Sun May 14 03:05, 2017 GMT
Computer experts warn a follow-up to the global ransomware outbreak could hit by Monday.
Next cyber-attack could be imminent, warn experts
Sat May 13 20:10, 2017 GMT
As thousands of organizations work to contain and clean up the mess from this week’s devastating Wana ransomware attack, the fraudsters responsible for releasing the digital contagion are no doubt counting their earnings and congratulating themselves on a job well done. But according to a review of the Bitcoin addresses hard-coded into Wana, it appears the perpetrators of what’s being called the worst ransomware outbreak ever have made little more than USD $26,000 so far from the scam.
Global ‘Wana’ Ransomware Outbreak Earned Perpetrators $26,000 So Far
Sat May 13 15:52, 2017 GMT
A researcher who stopped the global cyber-attack believes the coder behind it made a mistake.
Global cyber-attack: Security blogger halts ransomware 'by accident'
Sat May 13 03:39, 2017 GMT
Telegraph.co.uk Government under pressure after NHS crippled in global cyber attack as weekend of chaos looms Telegraph.co.uk Experts at GCHQ's national cyber security centre were helping NHS teams fight the attack. The US Department of Homeland Security said late on Friday that it was aware of reports of the ransomware, was sharing information with domestic and foreign ... Massive cyber attack creates chaos around the world NEWS.com.au Global cyber attack is using US spy hacking tools Daily Mail Malware, described in leaked NSA documents, cripples computers worldwide Washington Post New York Times  - The Guardian  - The Independent all 1,205 news articles »
Government under pressure after NHS crippled in global cyber attack as weekend of chaos looms - Telegraph.co.uk
Sat May 13 13:13, 2017 GMT
Europe's police agency says a "complex international investigation" is needed to catch the culprits.
Cyber-attack: Europol says it was unprecedented in scale
Sat May 13 13:10, 2017 GMT
You Didn't Actually Need Internet Privacy Protections, Right? Motley Fool Now, if you don't want to share your search history, you will no longer have the option of privacy (unless you take fairly extreme technical steps to block ISPs from seeing it). That's only the tip of the iceberg for how the new legislation will allow ...
You Didn't Actually Need Internet Privacy Protections, Right? - Motley Fool
Sat May 13 10:12, 2017 GMT
BARI, Italy (Reuters) - Financial leaders of seven leading world economies will pledge stronger cooperation against cyber crime on Saturday and not to use foreign exchange to gain competitive advantage, but stick to their cautious wording on trade, a draft communique showed.
G7 reiterates FX pledges, vows more cyber cooperation: draft
Fri May 12 21:10, 2017 GMT
Vox The ransomware outbreak that's sweeping the internet , explained Vox The incident highlights a big downside to the NSA's practice of collecting libraries of security vulnerabilities in popular consumer software rather than notifying software companies about them. Keeping flaws secret makes it easier for the NSA to spy ... Massive cyberattack spreads around the globe New York Post all 21 news articles »
The ransomware outbreak that's sweeping the internet, explained - Vox
Sat May 13 01:33, 2017 GMT
Cyber-crime experts say that we could see more of the cyber attacks that crippled NHS computers.
NHS cyber-attack: 'The next step for organised crime'
Fri May 12 20:53, 2017 GMT
Vox Malware, described in leaked NSA documents, cripples computers worldwide Washington Post [What you need to know about the massive hack that hit the British health-care system, elsewhere]. “This is not targeted at the NHS,” British Prime Minister Theresa May told ... The Moscow-based Internet security company Kaspersky Lab said Friday ... The ransomware outbreak that's sweeping the internet , explained Vox Cyberattack spreads worldwide, NZ likely affected New Zealand Herald Ransomware - Questions and answers RTE.ie Telegraph.co.uk  - ExtremeTech  - VICE News all 630 news articles »
Malware, described in leaked NSA documents, cripples computers worldwide - Washington Post
Fri May 12 21:48, 2017 GMT
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A global cyber attack on Friday renewed concerns about whether the U.S. National Security Agency and other countries' intelligence services too often horde software vulnerabilities for offensive purposes, rather than quickly alerting technology companies to such flaws.
Global cyber attack fuels concern about U.S. vulnerability disclosures
Fri May 12 20:34, 2017 GMT
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - FedEx said on Friday it was experiencing issues with some of its Microsoft Corp Windows systems in relation to a global cyber attack that had disrupted hospitals in England and infected computers in dozens of other countries around the world.
FedEx reports malware interference in global cyberattack: statement
Fri May 12 20:08, 2017 GMT
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Microsoft said on Friday its engineers had added detection and protection against a ransomware attack that had disrupted hospitals in England and infected computers in dozens of other countries around the world.
Microsoft adds detection, protection against global cyberattack: statement
Fri May 12 19:41, 2017 GMT
A Californian judge is threatening to throw up a roadblock for Malibu Media, the adult media publisher that has sued thousands of alleged BitTorrent pirates. The judge might bar dozens of cases in his district until the accuracy of the company's geolocation technology is fully vetted. Source: TF , for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing, torrent sites and ANONYMOUS VPN services .
Judge Threatens to Bar ‘Copyright Troll’ Cases Over Lacking IP-location Evidence
Fri May 12 18:38, 2017 GMT
BAKU (Reuters) - A court in Azerbaijan on Friday supported the blocking of the websites of several media outlets critical of the government, including the Azeri service of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE).
Azeri court supports block on several media websites
Fri May 12 16:40, 2017 GMT
LONDON (Reuters) - Hospitals and doctors' surgeries across England were forced to turn away patients and cancel appointments on Friday after a nationwide 'ransomware' cyber attack crippled some computer systems in the state-run health service.
English hospitals divert ambulances after 'ransomware' cyber attack
Fri May 12 16:12, 2017 GMT
LISBON (Reuters) - Portugal Telecom was hit on Friday by a cyber attack but no services were impacted, a spokeswoman for the company said.
Portugal Telecom says hit by cyber attack, no impact on services
Fri May 12 15:33, 2017 GMT
We call on the government to take all necessary measures to ensure that the perpetrators of this heinous crime are brought to justice The post Maldives: Killing of Yameen Rasheed underscores urgent need for reform appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Maldives: Killing of Yameen Rasheed underscores urgent need for reform
Fri May 12 15:15, 2017 GMT
The discussion will revolve around how to stay independent in an era of big budget cuts, PR, advertorials, sponsored content and self-censorship The post Index at Byline: Can journalists ever be independent? appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Index at Byline: Can journalists ever be independent?
Fri May 12 14:59, 2017 GMT
NHS services across England hit by IT failure, believed to be caused by a large-scale cyber-attack.
NHS England hit by 'cyber-attack'
Fri May 12 14:18, 2017 GMT
Join free speech fanatics Index on Censorship for a quiz show with a difference: the Fake News Quiz The post Index at Wilderness: The Fake News Quiz appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Index at Wilderness: The Fake News Quiz
Fri May 12 13:21, 2017 GMT
MADRID (Reuters) - Spanish companies including Telefonica were hit by a so-called ransomware hack into their computer systems on Friday, with Spain's cyber security body warning of a "massive attack" affecting several firms.
Spanish companies hit by ransomware cyber attack
Fri May 12 12:22, 2017 GMT
The Glasgow School of Art has censored an artwork by James Oberhelm, a master of fine art student, on the grounds of “inappropriate content” The post Glasgow School of Art bans student’s controversial artwork appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Glasgow School of Art bans student’s controversial artwork
Fri May 12 11:11, 2017 GMT
Rory Cellan-Jones joined a police training exercise aimed at helping detectives prevent cybercrime.
How do you catch cyber criminals?
Fri May 12 09:31, 2017 GMT
The page belonging to a Dutch women's group was taken down for telling women how they can get access to abortion pills in places where they're banned.
Facebook removes women's abortion page for 'promoting drug use' - CNET
Fri May 12 08:23, 2017 GMT
The Royal Windsor Horse Show should sever ties with the Kingdom of Bahrain, say five rights groups The post Royal Windsor Horse Show must “sever ties” with Bahraini king over executions and blackmail  appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Royal Windsor Horse Show must “sever ties” with Bahraini king over executions and blackmail 
Fri May 12 05:49, 2017 GMT
Thai authorities want a long list of Facebook pages shut down by next Tuesday.
Facebook gets legal threats from Thailand over e-censorship - CNET
Thu May 11 22:53, 2017 GMT
Miami Herald Nevada Senate leader proposes internet privacy regulations Virginian-Pilot Following the defeat of a federal internet privacy rule, Nevada's Senate leader is pushing to mandate websites disclose what types of personal information they collect from Nevadans. Ford on Thursday, May 11, 2017, introduced emergency ... It nullified ... Nevada Legislature introduces Internet privacy bill Nevada Appeal all 12 news articles »
Nevada Senate leader proposes internet privacy regulations - Virginian-Pilot
Thu May 11 23:10, 2017 GMT
KSAT San Antonio Internet -connected toys can pose privacy risks KSAT San Antonio The Federal Trade Commission recently announced its reviewing privacy and security complaints of Internet -connected toys i-Que robot and My Friend Cayla, which has been banned in Germany. Fowler said parents should consider playing it safe by ... and more »
Internet-connected toys can pose privacy risks - KSAT San Antonio
Thu May 11 19:52, 2017 GMT
Nevada Senate Leader Proposes Internet Privacy Regulations U.S. News & World Report Nevada Senate Leader Proposes Internet Privacy Regulations. Following the defeat of a federal internet privacy rule, Nevada's Senate leader is pushing to mandate websites disclose what types of personal information they collect from Nevadans. | May 11 ... and more »
Nevada Senate Leader Proposes Internet Privacy Regulations - U.S. News & World Report
Thu May 11 17:45, 2017 GMT
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday signed an executive order aimed at strengthening the federal government's cyber security and protecting the nation's critical infrastructure from cyber attacks, a senior administration official told reporters on a call.
Trump signs cyber security executive order: senior official
Thu May 11 14:59, 2017 GMT
MILAN/LONDON (Reuters) - Suspected Russia-backed hackers have launched exploratory cyber attacks against the energy networks of the Baltic states, sources said, raising security concerns inside the West's main military alliance, NATO.
Suspected Russia-backed hackers target Baltic energy networks
Thu May 11 14:50, 2017 GMT
The 22-year-old received a suspended sentence of three and a half years.
Blogger convicted in Russia for playing Pokemon Go in church - CNET
Thu May 11 10:35, 2017 GMT
Each week, Index on Censorship’s Mapping Media Freedom project verifies threats, violations and limitations faced by the media throughout Europe The post Mapping Media Freedom: Journalists barred from covering Theresa May event appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Mapping Media Freedom: Journalists barred from covering Theresa May event
Thu May 11 06:07, 2017 GMT
Another View -- Dan Feltes and Neal Kurk: NH needs to act to protect internet privacy The Union Leader People should not have to choose between accessing the internet and giving up their privacy . That is why a bipartisan group of New Hampshire legislators has proposed legislation requiring internet service providers in New Hampshire to obtain express, ...
Another View -- Dan Feltes and Neal Kurk: NH needs to act to protect internet privacy - The Union Leader
Wed May 10 18:23, 2017 GMT
Bangor Daily News A false sense of internet privacy Bangor Daily News Well, a smart person would probably tell you that it doesn't exist, and you should probably assume as much as you spend time online. But according to the spin from the Obama-era Federal Communication Commission, privacy on the internet does exist, ... and more »
A false sense of internet privacy - Bangor Daily News
Wed May 10 15:39, 2017 GMT
The International Bill of Human Rights consists of the five core treaties that advance the fundamental freedoms and to protect the basic human rights The post What does the International Bill of Human Rights mean for freedom of expression? appeared first on Index on Censorship .
What does the International Bill of Human Rights mean for freedom of expression?
Wed May 10 12:00, 2017 GMT
The US is a prime target for cyberattacks in the new age of digital warfare. Here's how cadets are preparing for the future.
How military cadets get their mock cyberwar on - CNET
Fri May 5 18:34, 2017 GMT
Illinois Senate approves Right to Know online privacy bill - Chicago Tribune. With the federal government rolling back internet privacy regulations, Illinois is moving forward with legislation to protect personal information collected online. The state Senate on Thursday approved the groundbreaking Right to Know Act, a measure ...
Illinois Senate approves Right to Know online privacy bill - Chicago Tribune
Tue May 9 19:41, 2017 GMT
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Digital currency bitcoin hit a record high on Tuesday as demand for crypto-assets soared with the creation of new tokens to raise funding for start-ups using blockchain technology.
Bitcoin surges to all-time high above $1,700
Tue May 9 16:54, 2017 GMT
AZCentral.com (satire) My Turn: Why Congress was right to halt FCC's internet privacy rules AZCentral.com (satire) Congress was right to reject this mistake, and its action was a crucial step toward reestablishing consistent privacy requirements for the entire internet ecosystem. As my friend and former colleague, former Rep. Henry Waxman (D-Calif.) noted last fall ... A new law rolls back certain internet privacy measures. How can you ... PRI Innovation in Network Measurement Can and Should Affect the Future of Internet Privacy Freedom to Tinker all 5 news articles »
My Turn: Why Congress was right to halt FCC's internet privacy rules - AZCentral.com (satire)
Tue May 9 13:16, 2017 GMT
ANKARA (Reuters) - Online encyclopedia Wikipedia has appealed to Turkey's constitutional court against a government decision to block access to its website, broadcaster CNN Turk said on Tuesday, a case that has heightened concerns about censorship in Turkey.
Wikipedia appeals to Turkish constitutional court over website's blocking: CNN Turk
Tue May 9 01:03, 2017 GMT
GeekWire Rep. Suzan DelBene on Trump budget cuts, virtual reality, and internet privacy GeekWire When we see augmented, virtual, mixed reality type of technologies coming forward, we want to let people understand what those are, what the potential and opportunities are but also address issues that may come up with security and privacy that have ...
Rep. Suzan DelBene on Trump budget cuts, virtual reality, and internet privacy - GeekWire
Mon May 8 16:32, 2017 GMT
Innovation in Network Measurement Can and Should Affect the Future of Internet Privacy Freedom to Tinker In particular, conveying knowledge about the capabilities and uses of network monitoring, and developing both new monitoring technologies and privacy -preserving capabilities can and should shape this debate in three important ways: (1) Level-setting on ...
Innovation in Network Measurement Can and Should Affect the Future of Internet Privacy - Freedom to Tinker
Mon May 8 19:35, 2017 GMT
Lexology (registration) Internet Privacy - ISP Snooping and U.S. Surveillance Laws Lexology (registration) Yet, when it comes to our web browsing activities and electronic communications, isn't that what Internet Service Providers (ISPs) are now lawfully able to do as a result of the U.S. government's recent action overturning the FCC's privacy rules? The ...
Internet Privacy - ISP Snooping and U.S. Surveillance Laws - Lexology (registration)
Mon May 8 17:17, 2017 GMT
What a billboard means for your Internet privacy Phoenix Business Journal An internet privacy group has taken out a billboard in Phoenix criticizing U.S. Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., for pushing a bill earlier this year critics say pulls back some federal online privacy rules. The group is called Fight for the Future and has ...
What a billboard means for your Internet privacy - Phoenix Business Journal
Mon May 8 17:51, 2017 GMT
PRI A new law rolls back certain internet privacy measures. How can you shield your browsing data? PRI “Unfortunately, this new law actually just sort of codifies the status quo,” says Julia Angwin, a senior reporter for ProPublica and author of "Dragnet Nation: A Quest for Privacy , Security , and Freedom in a World of Relentless Surveillance." She ... and more »
A new law rolls back certain internet privacy measures. How can you shield your browsing data? - PRI
Mon May 8 09:52, 2017 GMT
Newsweek China to strengthen internet censorship - report Telecompaper (subscription) China will strengthen its internet regulations, increasing controls over search engines and online news portals, Reuters reports. Under a 5-year cultural development and reform plan released by the party and State Council, or Cabinet, the government ... Internet in China: Government Plans Further Tightening of Controls on Search Engines and News Outlets Newsweek all 8 news articles »
China to strengthen internet censorship - report - Telecompaper (subscription)
Mon May 8 12:28, 2017 GMT
Nine months. That's how long brothers Ahmet and Mehmet Altan have been in pre-trail detention in Turkey. Prosecutors are demanding multiple life sentences for the brothers, who will face their first day in court on 19 June. The post Turkey: After nine months in detention, Altans face court on 19 June appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Turkey: After nine months in detention, Altans face court on 19 June
Mon May 8 10:49, 2017 GMT
The Universal Declaration of Human Rights sets out the basic rights all people should enjoy and expect from their governments and other governments. The post Why is the Universal Declaration of Human Rights important? appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Why is the Universal Declaration of Human Rights important?
Wed May 3 08:44, 2017 GMT
When satirical blogger Yameen Rasheed was brutally murdered in the stairwell of his apartment block on 23 April, it brought home a regrettable reality for fellow Maldivian journalist Zaheena Rasheed (no relation): Paranoia can be paralysing, but journalists in the Maldives “should never let their guards down”. Read the full article The post Journalists need courage and paranoia in repressive Maldives regime (The New Arab) appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Journalists need courage and paranoia in repressive Maldives regime (The New Arab)
Tue May 2 08:42, 2017 GMT
A public interest defence should be created to protect journalists and whistleblowers who disclose secret information that reveals serious criminal activity or widespread breaches of human rights, an alliance of free speech organisations has said. Read the full article The post Free speech groups call for public interest defence for whistleblowers (The Guardian) appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Free speech groups call for public interest defence for whistleblowers (The Guardian)
Mon May 8 07:58, 2017 GMT
Pay TV company Foxtel has launched a new case to have several key 'pirate' streaming platforms blocked by ISPs in Australia. Yes Movies, Los Movies, Watch Series and Project Free TV are targeted in the action, which will see local ISPs forced to block the popular movie and TV show portals. Source: TF , for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing, torrent sites and ANONYMOUS VPN services .
Foxtel Targets Pirate Streaming Sites in New ISP Blocking Case
Mon May 8 08:00, 2017 GMT
groovyPost (blog) Everyone Should Use a VPN to Protect Their Internet Privacy groovyPost (blog) Occasionally, there are moments when niche tech topics spill over into public awareness. For me, that usually comes with a feeling of excitement and vindication, like when the Serial podcast exploded and everyone was like “Oh, you can have STORIES play ...
Everyone Should Use a VPN to Protect Their Internet Privacy - groovyPost (blog)
Mon May 8 05:17, 2017 GMT
Crixeo (press release) (blog) No, You Can't Buy Paul Ryan's Browsing History: Internet Privacy and the True Price of the Digital Age Crixeo (press release) (blog) In late March 2017, the U.S. Congress voted to dismantle internet privacy rules voted upon by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) in October 2016. The original FCC ruling would have stopped Internet Service Providers from collecting and selling ...
No, You Can't Buy Paul Ryan's Browsing History: Internet Privacy and the True Price of the Digital Age - Crixeo (press release) (blog)
Mon May 8 04:56, 2017 GMT
Index on Censorship is recruiting for its next youth advisory board, which will sit from July to December 2017. The post Join the youth advisory board appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Join the youth advisory board
Mon May 8 03:10, 2017 GMT
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Francis Ford Coppola, director of classic films such as "The Godfather" and "Apocalypse Now," has sent a letter to the top U.S. telecommunications regulator to urge support for "net neutrality," which prevents internet companies from blocking, throttling or giving "fast lanes" to particular websites.
Director Francis Ford Coppola weighs in on preserving net neutrality
Sun May 7 14:55, 2017 GMT
State bill on internet privacy would result in confusion The Daily Herald To that end, internet service providers (ISPs) have privacy policies that protect customer data consistent with the FTC's battle-tested privacy framework, covering transparency, consumer choice, security , and data breach notifications. If adopted ... and more »
State bill on internet privacy would result in confusion - The Daily Herald
Fri May 5 22:46, 2017 GMT
KTAR.com Billboard targeting Jeff Flake over internet privacy vote erected in ... KTAR.com An anti-censorship organization has unveiled a billboard targeting Arizona Sen. Jeff Flake for his vote to kill Obama-era online privacy regulations. and more »
Billboard targeting Jeff Flake over internet privacy vote erected in ... - KTAR.com
Sat May 6 04:43, 2017 GMT
HONG KONG (Reuters) - Russia's telecoms watchdog has blocked China's WeChat, the popular social media app developed by Tencent Holdings, the South China Morning Post said on Saturday, citing information posted on the Russian regulator's website.
Russia blocks China's social media app WeChat - South China Morning Post
Fri May 5 22:46, 2017 GMT
KTAR.com Organization launches billboard targeting Jeff Flake over internet privacy vote KTAR.com PHOENIX — An anti- censorship organization has unveiled a billboard in Phoenix targeting Arizona Sen. Jeff Flake for his vote to kill Obama-era online privacy regulations in March. The billboard reads, “Flake betrayed you. He took $185,900 from ... and more »
Organization launches billboard targeting Jeff Flake over internet privacy vote - KTAR.com
Fri May 5 21:31, 2017 GMT
Technology giant Microsoft has obtained a patent to block objectionable content from being shared and to identify repeat offenders. The company mentions copyright infringement as one of the areas where it can be applied, particularly in cases where files are publicly shared. What to do with these repeat offenders remains open for debate. Source: TF , for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing, torrent sites and ANONYMOUS VPN services .
Microsoft Patents Technology to Block Pirated Content, Track Repeat Offenders
Fri May 5 19:37, 2017 GMT
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Billionaire venture capitalist Tim Draper soon plans to take a step that even he, a long-time bitcoin aficionado, has eschewed to now: buying a new digital currency offered by a technology startup.
Exclusive: Billionaire investor Draper to participate in blockchain token sale for first time
Fri May 5 15:30, 2017 GMT
(Reuters) - Attempts at cyber wire fraud globally, via emails purporting to be from trusted business associates, have surged in the last seven months of 2016, the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation said in a warning to businesses as it bid to curb such crimes.
FBI warns of surge in wire-transfer fraud via spoofed emails
Fri May 5 12:15, 2017 GMT
Minnesota Lawyer In the Hopper: Internet privacy ; drive-by lawsuits; kids' rights Minnesota Lawyer Rep. Pat Garofalo, R-Farmington, the House author of the omnibus jobs and commerce bill, indicated late Wednesday that the internet privacy provision could reappear in modified form by “the end of the weekend.” (File photo: Kevin Featherly) ... and more »
In the Hopper: Internet privacy; drive-by lawsuits; kids' rights - Minnesota Lawyer
Fri May 5 11:56, 2017 GMT
ANKARA (Reuters) - A Turkish court on Friday rejected an appeal by the online encyclopedia Wikipedia against a government decision to block access to its website, the state-run Anadolu news agency said, a case that has heightened concerns about censorship in Turkey.
Turkish court rejects Wikipedia's appeal over website's blocking: Anadolu
Fri May 5 01:13, 2017 GMT
Illinois Senate OKs internet privacy measure - The State Journal-Register. Illinois senators have narrowly approved legislation to give individuals the right to find out what information online companies collect on them. The proposal passed 31-21 on Thursday. It would also allow internet users to determine which third parties ...
Illinois Senate OKs internet privacy measure - The State Journal-Register
Fri May 5 07:00, 2017 GMT
Wells, internet privacy are unfinished business The Spokesman-Review One benefit of an extra legislative session (or two?) is the opportunity to address unfinished business. Today we spotlight two bills that have been revived in Olympia – one that requires action from the House and one that needs the Senate's attention. and more »
Wells, internet privacy are unfinished business - The Spokesman-Review
Fri May 5 00:59, 2017 GMT
CBS St. Louis Illinois Senators OK Internet Privacy Measure CBS St. Louis SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) – Illinois senators have narrowly approved legislation to give individuals the right to find out what information online companies collect on them. The proposal passed 31-21 on Thursday. It would also allow internet users to ... and more »
Illinois Senators OK Internet Privacy Measure - CBS St. Louis
Fri May 5 01:12, 2017 GMT
Washington Post Actually, Congress Did Undermine Our Internet Privacy RIghts EFF Don't listen to the telecom lobby. Congress' vote to repeal the Federal Communications Commission's (FCC) broadband privacy rules has a profound impact on your online privacy rights. According to those who supported the repeal, the rules never took ... Get government out of the Internet's business Washington Post all 32 news articles »
Actually, Congress Did Undermine Our Internet Privacy RIghts - EFF
Fri May 5 00:04, 2017 GMT
BGR Politicians who voted to gut web privacy are now being shamed on huge billboards BGR There was a lot out outrage — and that anger continues to simmer in some corners of the web — but within a few days other tidbits of government insanity stole the headlines and lots of internet users gave up the fight. Well, one group of dedicated ... Billboards target lawmakers who voted to let ISPs sell user information The Verge Activists target ads at lawmakers who voted to sell your data for targeted ads Mashable all 4 news articles »
Politicians who voted to gut web privacy are now being shamed on huge billboards - BGR
Thu May 4 22:35, 2017 GMT
Illinois senators OK internet privacy safeguard Bristol Herald Courier (press release) (blog) SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois senators have narrowly approved legislation to give individuals the right to find out what information online companies collect on them. The proposal was OK'd 31-21 on Thursday. It would also allow internet users to ... and more »
Illinois senators OK internet privacy safeguard - Bristol Herald Courier (press release) (blog)
Thu May 4 14:31, 2017 GMT
Developers are increasingly being pushed to create more code faster. As the speed of development increases, it becomes less feasible to create every application from scratch. In turn, the reliance on third-party applications and code increases as well. But this “short cut” comes with risk. Third-party applications and open source components frequently contain vulnerabilities, leaving organizations at risk of breach and, increasingly, regulatory fines. As breaches proliferate through third-party applications and code, regulators are taking notice. Here’s a sampling of current regulations surrounding third-party software, and this is certain to be only the beginning. Regulations that will look at the security of open source components There are several industry regulations and security frameworks that require that you find and patch known vulnerabilities in your applications, including: PCI DSS 6.1 / PA-DSS 7.1 : Requires the establishment of a process to identify security vulnerabilities, using reputable outside sources for security vulnerability information, and assign a risk ranking (for example, as “high,” “medium” or “low”) to newly discovered security vulnerabilities. Financial Services Information Sharing and Analysis Center (FS-ISAC): In its guidelines, " Appropriate Software Security Control Types for Third Party Service and Product Providers ," this Working Group recommends financial services member firms adopt three control types. Control 3 is “policy management and enforcement for consumption of open source libraries and components.” In addition, it recommends a bill of materials that clearly identifies the open source code libraries that are part of a commercially developed software package offered to financial service firms. The Group states that it “believes that each of the three control types are required for financial institution member firms to achieve third party software security.” NIST 800-53  Security and Privacy Controls for Federal Information Systems and Organizations (SA-12, Supply Chain Protection) NIST 800-161  Supply Chain Risk management Practices for Federal Information Systems and Organizations (CM-8, Information System Component Inventory) HITRUST CSF v8  (Control of Technical Vulnerabilities): The HITRUST CSF was developed to “address the multitude of security, privacy and regulatory challenges facing healthcare organizations.” OWASP Top 10  compliance (referenced in compliance criteria such as those put forth by PCI Council, NIST, HIPAA, SOX, FTC, ISO 27k, DoD, etc.): Requires organizations to maintain an inventory of third-party components and libraries and monitor that inventory for known security vulnerabilities. Regulations that will look at the security of third-party applications There are also several industry regulations and security frameworks that require that you to assess the security of applications your purchase. These regulations include: NIST special publication 800-161 : “Information and communications technology supply chain risk assessment should be integrated to the overall enterprise risk assessment processes throughout the organization.” PCI 3.2, Requirement 6.3 extends the secure software development mandate to include all custom, third-party developed software. OCC : Asks banks to effectively manage the risk associated with use of third parties. FS-ISAC : Control 2 recommends the use of binary static analysis for an assessment of third-party software products. MAS, Monetary Authority of Singapore : Section 5 calls for management of IT outsourcing risks. This section states that service providers should implement security policies, procedures, and controls that are at least as stringent as for their own operations. EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) Article 26: This article states that, in choosing a data processor (outside vendor), “the controller shall select a processor providing sufficient guarantees to implement appropriate technical and organisational measures and procedures in such a way that the processing will meet the requirements of this Regulation and ensure the protection of the rights of the data subject.” New York DFS Cybersecurity Regulations Section 500.11 Third Party Information Security Policy: This section includes the requirement that “Each Covered Entity shall implement written policies and procedures designed to ensure the security of Information Systems and Nonpublic Information that are accessible to, or held by, Third Party Service Providers. Such policies and procedures shall be based on the Risk Assessment of the Covered Entity and shall address to the extent applicable.” HITRUST CSF Control 10.a, Level 2 outlines that “specifications for the security and privacy control requirements shall include that automated controls be incorporated in the information system…Commercial products sought to store and/or process covered information shall undergo a security assessment and/or security certification by a qualified assessor prior to implementation. (Not applicable to operating system software).” How Veracode can help Veracode Software Composition Analysis (SCA) helps you build an inventory of your open source components and identify vulnerabilities. The Veracode Application Security Platform analyzes both proprietary and open source code in a single scan, providing you visibility across your entire application landscape. When a big vulnerability hits the news, Veracode helps you quickly identify which applications in your organization are vulnerable. Veracode Vendor Application Security Testing (VAST) provides a scalable program for managing third-party software risk. Because Veracode scans binaries rather than source code, vendors will be more comfortable with the assessments because they don’t have to disclose their intellectual property. With Veracode, you can scale your program without adding specialized headcount and manage the entire program on a single platform. For more information Get details on our SCA and VAST solutions, plus all our best tips and advice on managing third-party software – in one place – in our new Third-Party Software Security Toolkit .
Regulations Surrounding Third-Party Software Security Are Increasing – How to Stay Compliant
Thu May 4 18:27, 2017 GMT
Government Technology New York City, Seattle Enlist in Fight to Preserve Internet Privacy for Residents Government Technology In late March, congressional representatives voted along party lines to abolish privacy protections for Web users. The regulation, passed during the Obama administration, forbade Internet service providers (ISPs) from collecting, selling or ...
New York City, Seattle Enlist in Fight to Preserve Internet Privacy for Residents - Government Technology
Thu May 4 15:29, 2017 GMT
As part of its Art and Offence programme exploring censorship and self-censorship in the arts, Index on Censorship researches examples of censorship in UK theatre, film and visual arts. Index looked at the case of Positive Hell -- a short documentary film that challenges the scientific consensus on HIV and AIDS. The post Positive Hell appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Positive Hell
Thu May 4 12:14, 2017 GMT
On World Press Freedom Day protesters gathered outside the Turkish Embassy in London to highlight the arrest and imprisonment of journalists in Turkey The post #FreeTurkeyMedia: “Solidarity is the most important thing we can give them” appeared first on Index on Censorship .
#FreeTurkeyMedia: “Solidarity is the most important thing we can give them”
Thu May 4 11:49, 2017 GMT
BERLIN (Reuters) - The head of Germany's domestic intelligence agency said it would ultimately be up the Kremlin to decide whether data gleaned from cyber attacks directed at German lawmakers and political parties would be used to try to affect the Sept. 24 national election.
Germany: Kremlin to decide whether to use hacked data to influence election
Thu May 4 10:52, 2017 GMT
BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany's domestic intelligence agency expects further cyber attacks directed against German politicians and government officials ahead of national elections on Sept. 24, the agency's chief Hans-Georg Maassen told a conference on Thursday.
German domestic spy agency expects further cyber attacks before election
Tue May 2 22:42, 2017 GMT
KNSI Radio Internet Privacy Measure In Limbo KNSI Radio ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - Minnesota lawmakers' attempts to safeguard residents' internet privacy are in limbo. That's because a measure meant to counteract Congressional moves that could allow internet providers to sell customers' data was removed from a ...
Internet Privacy Measure In Limbo - KNSI Radio
Thu May 4 00:07, 2017 GMT
Government Technology Minnesota Lawmakers At Odds Over Removal of Internet Privacy Measure Government Technology The provision had been crafted in response to a recent action by the U.S. Congress and President Donald Trump to loosen online privacy regulations, potentially opening the door for internet service providers to sell the browsing data of customers. It ...
Minnesota Lawmakers At Odds Over Removal of Internet Privacy Measure - Government Technology
Wed May 3 23:20, 2017 GMT
JD Supra (press release) U.S. Government's Assault on Internet Privacy – Where Do We Go From Here? JD Supra (press release) The U.S. government's action this week overturning the FCC's recently passed privacy regulations and stripping the FCC's authority to implement similar privacy regulations in the future, whether one agrees or disagrees with it, raises more questions ... and more »
U.S. Government's Assault on Internet Privacy – Where Do We Go From Here? - JD Supra (press release)
Wed May 3 23:20, 2017 GMT
JD Supra (press release) Filling the Void in Internet Privacy : Time to Turn to the Courts (Again) JD Supra (press release) Now that the U.S. government has overturned the FCC's privacy regulations, are courts more likely to step in to protect the Internet privacy rights of individuals? More specifically, how will courts respond when an Internet Service Provider (ISP ...
Filling the Void in Internet Privacy: Time to Turn to the Courts (Again) - JD Supra (press release)
Wed May 3 19:33, 2017 GMT
BGR This sophisticated phishing scam has the entire internet terrified BGR You can also remove permissions for the fake “Google Docs” app from your Google account. Go to myaccount.google.com, Sign-In and Security , and Connected Apps. From there, look at the list of connected apps, and ensure that anything you don't recognize ... Massive Google Docs phishing attack swept the internet today [Updated] TNW Don't Open That Google Doc Unless You're Positive It's Legit WIRED Someone Hit the Internet with a Massive Google Doc Phishing Attack Motherboard Inc.com all 209 news articles »
This sophisticated phishing scam has the entire internet terrified - BGR
Wed May 3 17:55, 2017 GMT
JD Supra (press release) Trump Signs Repeal of FCC's Internet Privacy Rule JD Supra (press release) On April 4, 2017, President Trump signed legislation repealing the Federal Communications Commission's (FCC) privacy protections adopted in October 2016. The regulations, set to go into effect later this year, would have required internet service ... and more »
Trump Signs Repeal of FCC's Internet Privacy Rule - JD Supra (press release)
Wed May 3 17:32, 2017 GMT
BERLIN (Reuters) - Cybercrime is expanding at a rapid rate in Germany, one of the most digitally advanced countries in the world, but the vast majority of attacks against individuals and companies are not reported, government and industry executives said on Wednesday.
Germany sees rise in cybercrime, but reporting rates still low
Wed May 3 10:40, 2017 GMT
City Pages Are Republican legislators trying to sabotage Minnesota's internet privacy ? City Pages Ron Latz (DFL-St. Louis Park), who championed the internet privacy bill, was incensed. He'd heard that the issue had something to do with a disagreement over wording, so they decided to take it out altogether. In his view, the bill was worded perfectly ... Attempts For Internet Privacy In Flux At Minnesota Legislature CBS Minnesota / WCCO Internet privacy measure removed as lawmakers debate budget Minneapolis Star Tribune Internet privacy provisions removed from Minnesota bill Farmington Independent Minnesota Public Radio News (blog) all 13 news articles »
Are Republican legislators trying to sabotage Minnesota's internet privacy? - City Pages
Wed May 3 10:18, 2017 GMT
Index on Censorship privacy and cookie policy The post Privacy and cookie policy appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Privacy and cookie policy
Wed May 3 08:47, 2017 GMT
Reporters Without Borders, English PEN and Index on Censorship have published their joint submission to the Law Commission’s Consultation on the Protection of Official Data The post Free expression groups call for public interest defence in UK official secrets laws appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Free expression groups call for public interest defence in UK official secrets laws
Wed May 3 08:42, 2017 GMT
The post The story of a strange (un)release from prison appeared first on Index on Censorship .
The story of a strange (un)release from prison
Wed May 3 06:16, 2017 GMT
China increases internet censorship SBS The objective of the regulations is to "promote healthy Internet culture and safeguard national and public interest," Xinhua said. China has 700 million internet users, the world's highest, but the country also has some of the strictest internet ... and more »
China increases internet censorship - SBS
Wed May 3 04:43, 2017 GMT
The world's biggest defense contractor looks to the same tech that powers Bitcoin for cyber security.
Lockheed Martin bets on blockchain for cybersecurity - CNET
Tue May 2 20:32, 2017 GMT
CBS Minnesota / WCCO Attempts For Internet Privacy In Flux At Minnesota Legislature CBS Minnesota / WCCO (AP) — Minnesota lawmakers' attempts to safeguard residents' internet privacy are in limbo. Long-simmering privacy concerns about personal information and browsing history bubbled up across the nation after Congress moved to loosen regulations that ... Internet privacy measure removed as state lawmakers debate budget Minneapolis Star Tribune Internet privacy provisions removed from Minnesota bill Farmington Independent Daily Digest: Internet privacy provision disappears Minnesota Public Radio News (blog) all 9 news articles »
Attempts For Internet Privacy In Flux At Minnesota Legislature - CBS Minnesota / WCCO
Tue May 2 17:15, 2017 GMT
News8000.com - WKBT Internet privacy effort in flux at Minnesota Legislature Sacramento Bee Minnesota lawmakers' attempts to safeguard residents' internet privacy are in limbo. Those privacy concerns bubbled up across the nation after Congress moved to loosen regulations that could potentially allow internet providers to sell customers' data. Internet privacy measure removed as state lawmakers debate budget Minneapolis Star Tribune Daily Digest: Internet privacy provision disappears Minnesota Public Radio News (blog) all 8 news articles »
Internet privacy effort in flux at Minnesota Legislature - Sacramento Bee
Tue May 2 19:44, 2017 GMT
Daily Nexus It's Time Take Control of Your Internet Privacy Daily Nexus If you're anything like me, then you probably think that a person's history and activity online are their personal business. You might be of the opinion that no business or governing body should be able to invade our privacy without a warrant. Well ... and more »
It's Time Take Control of Your Internet Privacy - Daily Nexus
Tue May 2 16:18, 2017 GMT
The Motion Picture Association has advised the Indian government to forge exceptions in any eventual net neutrality regulation so that the fight against infringing content is not hindered. ISPs should be permitted to block or throttle unlawful transmission of pirate material, the Hollywood group argues, without "judicial determinations" prior to every instance. Source: TF , for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing, torrent sites and ANONYMOUS VPN services .
Hollywood Demands Net Neutrality Exceptions to Tackle Piracy
Tue May 2 15:51, 2017 GMT
  Following ECPMF-EFJ-SEEMO-OBCT fact-finding mission to Macedonia, on 25th-28th April 2017, the four organisations issued this statement today, regarding rising violence against journalists in Macedonia: We hereby express our deep concerns about the yesterday‘s violent attacks against journalists in the parliament of the Republic of Macedonia. From the beginning of 2016 until yesterday at least […] The post State of media freedom in Macedonia is very worrying appeared first on Index on Censorship .
State of media freedom in Macedonia is very worrying
Tue May 2 16:07, 2017 GMT
Internet privacy measure removed as lawmakers debate budget Minneapolis Star Tribune An internet privacy measure that passed overwhelmingly in the Minnesota Senate has been removed from a larger budget bill, three weeks before the Legislature adjourns for the year. Sen. Ron Latz, DFL-St. Louis Park, who drafted the measure in the ... and more »
Internet privacy measure removed as lawmakers debate budget - Minneapolis Star Tribune
Fri Apr 28 12:39, 2017 GMT
The press freedom situation in the United States is worsening not only because of President Trump’s anti-press rhetoric but because of a constellation of factors including arrests, detainment, lawsuits, physical violence and outright censorship, according to a new report. Read the full article The post New report from Index on Censorship paints a bleak picture for U.S. press freedom (Poynter) appeared first on Index on Censorship .
New report from Index on Censorship paints a bleak picture for U.S. press freedom (Poynter)
Tue May 2 11:53, 2017 GMT
Daily Digest: Internet privacy provision disappears Minnesota Public Radio News (blog) 1. Both the Minnesota House and Senate voted this year to limit what internet service providers can do with their customers' data. But those provisions were dropped from a compromise bill unveiled Monday. Lawmakers say the language could still be added ... and more »
Daily Digest: Internet privacy provision disappears - Minnesota Public Radio News (blog)
Tue May 2 10:43, 2017 GMT
LONDON (Reuters) - Bitcoin surged to an all-time high above $1,400 on Tuesday, after more than tripling in value over the past year, with its most recent rise attributed to strong demand in Japan, where the digital currency has been deemed a legal means of payment.
Bitcoin soars above $1,400 to all-time high
Tue May 2 01:12, 2017 GMT
vtdigger.org Study of data brokers, internet privacy wins Senate backing vtdigger.org The Vermont Senate gave preliminary approval Monday to a bill that would regulate telemarketers and study whether to regulate data brokers and internet service providers. The Senate approved S.72 in a voice vote. The bill could be passed as early as ...
Study of data brokers, internet privacy wins Senate backing - vtdigger.org
Tue May 2 00:04, 2017 GMT
TwinCities.com-Pioneer Press Internet privacy provisions removed from Minnesota bill TwinCities.com-Pioneer Press The internet provider privacy language was included as part of a much larger bill: the $378 million budget for jobs, commerce and energy programs. A bill combining the different House and Senate versions of the budget was unveiled Monday, but has not ...
Internet privacy provisions removed from Minnesota bill - TwinCities.com-Pioneer Press
Mon May 1 22:49, 2017 GMT
Miami Herald Internet privacy isn't broken — don't try to 'fix' it Miami Herald The recent actions by Congress revoking regulations supposedly protecting internet privacy and signed by former President Obama in the last minutes of his administration are one such example. Congress' use of the Congressional Review Act to nullify ... Internet Privacy : New Browser Plugins Hide User Activity From ISPs By Creating Digital Noise International Business Times all 3 news articles »
Internet privacy isn't broken — don't try to 'fix' it - Miami Herald
Tue May 2 00:01, 2017 GMT
Huffington Post "Improving the World" through Internet Security : Chatting with David Gorodyansky, CEO of AnchorFree Huffington Post The notion that securing your Internet privacy is “improving the world” may be a debatable one for some, but it's what David Gorodyanksy set out to do when he founded AnchorFree: The software company provides Hotspot Shield, a downloadable free virtual ...
"Improving the World" through Internet Security: Chatting with David Gorodyansky, CEO of AnchorFree - Huffington Post
Mon May 1 21:01, 2017 GMT
Pacific Standard Redrawing the Battle Lines in the Internet Privacy Debate Pacific Standard In October 2016, the FCC passed robust, clear broadband privacy rules focusing on consumer choice, data security , and transparency. Among other things, the rules required ISPs like Comcast, Verizon, and AT&T to protect by default information the FCC ... Telecom lobbying muscle kills internet privacy rules Weatherford Democrat all 2 news articles »
Redrawing the Battle Lines in the Internet Privacy Debate - Pacific Standard
Mon May 1 17:07, 2017 GMT
Assemblyman unveils Internet privacy proposal Rome Sentinel Federal law now allows Internet Service Providers, Brindisi said, to track customer's personal data includes browsing history, user location and financial information including social security numbers, and sell the information to advertisers. “To think ...
Assemblyman unveils Internet privacy proposal - Rome Sentinel
Mon May 1 14:58, 2017 GMT
WIBX AM 950 Brindisi Introduces Internet Privacy Legislation WIBX AM 950 Following a vote by Congress that allows Internet Service Providers like Comcast, Verizon and AT&T to legally gather and sell a customer's personal information without their consent, Assemblyman Anthony Brindisi is fighting back. Brindisi says he's ...
Brindisi Introduces Internet Privacy Legislation - WIBX AM 950
Mon May 1 13:22, 2017 GMT
Having received royal assent before the weekend, the UK's Digital Economy Bill is now law. As a result, Internet file-sharers can be jailed for up to ten years, if they knowingly make infringing content available to the public while exposing a copyright owner to even a risk of loss. Source: TF , for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing, torrent sites and ANONYMOUS VPN services .
10 Years in Jail For Internet Pirates Now Reality in the UK
Mon May 1 13:49, 2017 GMT
The Forecaster The Universal Notebook: Internet privacy is an oxymoron The Forecaster If you want to know the difference between congressional Republicans and Democrats, look no further than the vote to repeal Obama-era internet privacy regulations that had not even gone into effect. The House voted 215-210, largely along party lines, ...
The Universal Notebook: Internet privacy is an oxymoron - The Forecaster
Mon May 1 08:33, 2017 GMT
Australia's Federal Court has issued a new blocking order targeting several KickassTorrents related sites. When the original site was taken down, music industry companies shifted the focus to several spinoffs. Twenty Internet providers now have two weeks to implement reasonable measures to block users from accessing the infringing domains. Source: TF , for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing, torrent sites and ANONYMOUS VPN services .
Aussie ISPs Ordered to Block KickassTorrents ‘Spinoffs’
Sat Apr 29 13:34, 2017 GMT
The online encyclopaedia is inaccessible under an official order, but no reason for this is given.
Turkish authorities block Wikipedia without giving reason
Mon May 1 07:32, 2017 GMT
FCC Rule Reversal Strips Consumers of Internet Privacy , CEO Says in Forbes Benzinga But if it happens once, it's too late." For more information on what these recent changes in Washington mean for the future of internet security , and how a VPN can keep you safe, read Dinha's column for the Forbes Technology Council or visit Private ... and more »
FCC Rule Reversal Strips Consumers of Internet Privacy, CEO Says in Forbes - Benzinga
Sat Apr 29 20:46, 2017 GMT
The Premier League has sent a rather unfortunate takedown notice to Google. The football organization wants the search engine to take down Facebook's homepage, claiming that it distributes copyright infringing content. Google has investigated the unusual censorship effort and decided not to take any action in response. Source: TF , for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing, torrent sites and ANONYMOUS VPN services .
Premier League Asks Google to Take Down Facebook’s Homepage
Sat Apr 29 17:15, 2017 GMT
Deutsche Welle Turkey blocks Wikipedia, expanding censorship Deutsche Welle A volunteer at Turkey Blocks told DW he suspected Turkish authorities used "Deep Packet Inspection" (DPI) software used by some countries for surveillance and censorship to block Wikipedia. "Normally http websites are easily blocked, but https websites ... Turkish court formally blocks access to Wikipedia KIRO Seattle Monitor: Turkish internet users unable to access Wikipedia WBOC TV 16 Turkey blocks access to Wikipedia Reuters all 89 news articles »
Turkey blocks Wikipedia, expanding censorship - Deutsche Welle
Sat Apr 29 12:29, 2017 GMT
The Daily Dot Lock in 2 years of internet privacy with this top-notch VPN deal The Daily Dot Everyone's activity is up for sale by Internet Service Providers (ISP). Protect your right to online privacy with a subscription to Private Internet Access VPN. This VPN deal will even throw you a money-saving bone. The VPN uses top-level encryption ... and more »
Lock in 2 years of internet privacy with this top-notch VPN deal - The Daily Dot
Sat Apr 29 07:07, 2017 GMT
Press-Enterprise Why Congress was right to act on internet privacy Press-Enterprise For a generation, the internet's success has relied on the commonsense principle of making things easy for consumers. From the smartphone to streaming video services, experience shows that consumers respond enthusiastically and in droves when given ... Ways exist to protect internet privacy despite new regulations Palmetto Business Daily all 2 news articles »
Why Congress was right to act on internet privacy - Press-Enterprise
Sat Apr 29 01:12, 2017 GMT
Congress pulls the plug on internet privacy In Motion Meanwhile, just a year ago, the Washington D.C.-based National Cyber Security Alliance revealed that an alarming number of Americans are concerned with the privacy of their data, more-so even than they worry about personal finances, such as loss of ...
Congress pulls the plug on internet privacy - In Motion
Sat Apr 29 00:53, 2017 GMT
Complex Report Indicates '10 Concerts' Facebook Trend Could Compromise Your Internet Security Complex But the case holds some weight when you consider the following: “ Privacy experts cautioned it could reveal too much about a person's background and preferences and sounds like a security question—name the first concert you attended—that you might be ... and more »
Report Indicates '10 Concerts' Facebook Trend Could Compromise Your Internet Security - Complex
Fri Apr 28 20:34, 2017 GMT
Wisconsin Public Radio News Wisconsin Senate May Take Up Internet Privacy Again Wisconsin Public Radio News The Wisconsin Senate may again take up a proposal to limit the ability of Internet Service Providers, such as Charter or Verizon, to collect users' browsing data. Sen. Chris Larson, D-Milwaukee, was circulating a new bill in the Legislature that would ...
Wisconsin Senate May Take Up Internet Privacy Again - Wisconsin Public Radio News
Fri Apr 28 21:59, 2017 GMT
Palmetto Business Daily Ways exist to protect internet privacy despite new regulations Palmetto Business Daily The rules and regulations of internet use as we know it have come to an end as the Broadband Consumer Privacy Proposal (BCPP) was reversed by a federal law passed this month. Enacted by the President Barack Obama Administration in October 2016 ...
Ways exist to protect internet privacy despite new regulations - Palmetto Business Daily
Fri Apr 28 18:23, 2017 GMT
Mirror.co.uk How Internet privacy is changing - what is Net Neutrality and why we must preserve it worldwide Mirror.co.uk Is the Internet sky falling? A lot of people are wondering after the U.S. Congress, the head of the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and President Trump recently delivered a devastating body blow to Internet privacy worldwide. Can you ... Internet privacy regulations on Trump's agenda Flagler College Gargoyle (blog) Fixing the FCC Internet privacy mess (commentary) SILive.com What killing net neutrality means for the internet The Hill Philly.com (blog)  - Breitbart News  - Washington Times  - Federal Communications Commission all 242 news articles »
How Internet privacy is changing - what is Net Neutrality and why we must preserve it worldwide - Mirror.co.uk
Fri Apr 28 12:39, 2017 GMT
Weatherford Democrat Internet privacy and money correlation Uncommon Wisdom Daily Last October, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) under the Obama administration adopted regulations requiring Internet service providers (ISPs), like AT&T (T), Comcast (CMSCA) and Verizon (VZ), to do more to protect customers' privacy . Under ... Telecom lobbying muscle kills internet privacy rules Weatherford Democrat all 2 news articles »
Internet privacy and money correlation - Uncommon Wisdom Daily
Fri Apr 28 09:23, 2017 GMT
e27 Thailand starts new internet censorship campaign as SEA tighten grips on freedom of speech e27 The institutions called for internet service providers (ISPs) and international internet gateway (IIG) providers to block web pages or content that contain or promote illegal act, including the violation of the country's lese majeste law. Lese majeste ... and more »
Thailand starts new internet censorship campaign as SEA tighten grips on freedom of speech - e27
Wed Apr 26 22:00, 2017 GMT
Mail & Guardian In the age of the internet , censorship has acquired a new face Mail & Guardian The CPJ's World Press Freedom Report 2017, released ahead of World Press Freedom Day on May 3 and titled The New Face of Censorship , also shows that violence against journalists has spiked. Censorship is now complex and no longer the crude practices of ... and more »
In the age of the internet, censorship has acquired a new face - Mail & Guardian
Fri Apr 28 10:16, 2017 GMT
YEKATERINBURG, Russia (Reuters) - A Russian state prosecutor asked a court to jail a blogger who played Pokemon Go inside a church for three-and-a-half years on Friday, saying he was guilty of inciting religious hatred, a court employee told Reuters by phone.
Russian prosecutor demands jail time for man who played Pokemon in church
Fri Apr 28 09:10, 2017 GMT
The post Zimbabwe: Protesting presents many challenges, especially for women appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Zimbabwe: Protesting presents many challenges, especially for women
Thu Apr 27 00:58, 2017 GMT
How, a decade ago, a ground-shaking cyber attack brought Estonia to its knees - and spurred it to rebuild.
Modern warfare
Fri Apr 28 07:52, 2017 GMT
Taha avoids giving his last name to journalists, but not out fear of the Sudanese government, whose harassment he fled in 2015. “I don’t want any of the people I worked with to know I’m here,” he tells Al Jazeera, writing by instant messaging from a temporary residence for refugees in the French city of Calais. […] The post Double standards: Do all journalist lives matter? (The Manila Times) appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Double standards: Do all journalist lives matter? (The Manila Times)
Wed Apr 26 08:00, 2017 GMT
Read the full article The post America’s place in the world (National Review) appeared first on Index on Censorship .
America’s place in the world (National Review)
Thu Apr 27 19:29, 2017 GMT
This week, HipChat advised customers that one of its databases was breached by attackers who exploited a vulnerable third-party library used on HipChat.com. HipChat, owned by Atlassian, said that the compromised database stored customer usernames, email addresses, hashed passwords, and room metadata such as room name and topic. HipChat’s fast action to force a reset of all HipChat passwords and its use of bcrypt and a random salt to store passwords securely appear to have limited the damage. But attackers may have compromised a small number of accounts (.05 percent) to access chatrooms, messages and content in rooms, according to HipChat Chief Security Officer Ganesh Krishnan’s blog post . No other Atlassian products or services were affected, and financial data does not appear to have been accessed, Krishnan said. However, the HipChat breach is concerning for a few big reasons: namely, the third-party library that was the source of the breach remains unpatched, according to a tweet from Atlassian CEO Scott Farquhar . That means other websites and applications are vulnerable. The HipChat breach also puts an exclamation point on warnings – from application security companies like Veracode – that attackers continue to exploit vulnerabilities in third-party and open source components. Components are frequently not tracked by developers and organizations who use them in their applications. Therefore, vulnerabilities in components can remain unpatched for long periods of time.  All of this adds up to make vulnerable components a big, easy target for cyberattackers. Just last month, a vulnerability in Apache Struts 2, a commonly used Java library, was exploited in attacks on the Canada Revenue Agency . Veracode scans found that vulnerable versions of Struts 2 were present in 68 percent of applications using the library . Getting a handle on vulnerable components To be clear, using third-party and open source components isn’t the problem. And open source isn’t inherently riskier than the code you develop in-house. The issue is failure to keep visibility into the threat landscape and update components when new vulnerabilities are disclosed. Tim Jarrett, Veracode director of enterprise security strategy, said many organizations lack a systematic way to address vulnerable components in their development process.  “It’s hard to get action on component vulnerabilities without a recognition at the business level that addressing component risk is a priority. A policy can help to establish handling component risk as a business priority and establish what to do with applications that don’t comply,” Tim said. “As an added benefit, having a policy can also help ensure that there’s traceability between security requirements and any requirements of industry regulation,” Tim said. “Several  industry regulations , including  new financial regulations  taking effect in New York, require organizations to manage risk from third-party components.” Development and security teams also need to shift their mindset and recognize that “free” components actually come with a cost. “Open source isn’t free like the air you breathe,” Tim said. “I find it helpful to think of open source as a balance sheet. The functionality it delivers can be an asset to a development team, but keep in mind that the asset is offset by technical debt that requires regular payments, in the form of applying regularly released updates to the open source library.” Finally, as developers make changes to their applications, it’s important to keep an up-to-date inventory of the components they are using. Veracode makes this easy  by collecting information about your application’s open source components at the same time that static analysis is conducted – including open source components used by compiled libraries for which you have no source code. Visit veracode.com to learn more about strategies to reduce risk from open source components using software composition analysis.
HipChat Breach Shows Dangers of Slacking on Security of Third-Party Components
Thu Apr 27 21:04, 2017 GMT
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The head of the Federal Communications Commission on Thursday released a 58-page draft plan to reverse the landmark 2015 "net neutrality" order and disclosed the agency may withdraw "bright line" rules barring internet companies from blocking, throttling or giving "fast lanes" to some websites.
U.S. FCC chief unveils plan to scrap Obama-era internet rules
Thu Apr 27 20:16, 2017 GMT
TIME Review: The Circle Tackles Internet Privacy Issues, Makes Millennials Look Dumb TIME If you've looked at a newspaper, magazine or web site within the past, oh, 15 years, you probably know that Internet privacy is an issue of massive concern to all of us. Now there's an almost wholly pointless movie about it (one that isn't Oliver Stone ... 'The Circle' Led Emma Watson To Think More About Internet Privacy Huffington Post Emma Watson fights a losing battle with internet paranoia in The Circle A.V. Club all 160 news articles »
Review: The Circle Tackles Internet Privacy Issues, Makes Millennials Look Dumb - TIME
Thu Apr 27 19:41, 2017 GMT
BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany's top cyber official on Thursday confirmed said his agency was aware of computer attacks on two foundations tied to Germany's ruling coalition parties for some time, and was helping the think tanks analyze what happened.
Germany confirms cyber attacks on political party think tanks
Thu Apr 27 16:46, 2017 GMT
Reporters Without Borders (RSF) has published the 2017 rankings for the World Press Freedom Index – a system for rating the freedom of the media and journalists across the world. Read the full article The post UK falls further down the World Press Freedom Index (Wired) appeared first on Index on Censorship .
UK falls further down the World Press Freedom Index (Wired)
Thu Apr 27 15:15, 2017 GMT
Huffington Post 'The Circle' Led Emma Watson To Think More About Internet Privacy Huffington Post Watson elaborated on the rules she has in place to protect her privacy in a chat with Jessica Chastain for Interview magazine this month. Having been thrust into the spotlight at a young age as Hermione Granger in the “Harry Potter” franchise, Watson ... and more »
'The Circle' Led Emma Watson To Think More About Internet Privacy - Huffington Post
Thu Apr 27 15:09, 2017 GMT
Flagler College Gargoyle (blog) Internet privacy regulations on Trump's agenda Flagler College Gargoyle (blog) In a significant blow to Obama-era FCC regulations, the House voted last week to reverse internet privacy rules and now has set their sights on net neutrality laws. Congress invoked the powers of a Congressional Review to overturn an FCC ruling that ... Telecom lobbying muscle kills internet privacy rules Weatherford Democrat all 2 news articles »
Internet privacy regulations on Trump's agenda - Flagler College Gargoyle (blog)
Thu Apr 27 14:06, 2017 GMT
SILive.com Fixing the FCC Internet privacy mess (commentary) SILive.com And while Americans are still waiting for progress on many of these issues, one notable early success was recent Congressional action to fix the confusing and costly rules that govern Internet privacy . Consumers deserve to confidently know what ... Open Internet Advocates Vow to Fight Trump FCC's Plan to Kill Net Neutrality Motherboard all 49 news articles »
Fixing the FCC Internet privacy mess (commentary) - SILive.com
Thu Apr 27 12:11, 2017 GMT
The post Turkey’s journalists have no time for fear appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Turkey’s journalists have no time for fear
Thu Apr 27 11:19, 2017 GMT
The post Index at Hay: Madeleine Thien talks to Jemimah Steinfeld appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Index at Hay: Madeleine Thien talks to Jemimah Steinfeld
Thu Apr 27 11:18, 2017 GMT
The post Index at Hay: Nadezhda Tolokonnikova talks to Philippe Sands appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Index at Hay: Nadezhda Tolokonnikova talks to Philippe Sands
Thu Apr 27 11:18, 2017 GMT
Christina Lamb, Helena Kennedy, Rachael Jolley and Joan Bakewell discuss women reporting on war. The post Index at Hay: The War on Women appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Index at Hay: The War on Women
Thu Apr 27 07:57, 2017 GMT
All the data points to this last referendum being the beginning of the end for Turkey's president, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan. The post Can Dündar: The beginning of the end for Erdoğan appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Can Dündar: The beginning of the end for Erdoğan
Wed Apr 26 23:08, 2017 GMT
Weatherford Democrat Daniel Lyons: Dispelling internet privacy misconceptions vtdigger.org Editor's note: This commentary is by Daniel Lyons, who is a visiting scholar with the American Enterprise Institute's Center for Internet , Communications, and Technology Policy, and an associate professor at Boston College Law School, where he ... Telecom lobbying muscle kills internet privacy rules Weatherford Democrat all 2 news articles »
Daniel Lyons: Dispelling internet privacy misconceptions - vtdigger.org
Wed Apr 26 17:24, 2017 GMT
Matthew Hanley, 22, and Connor Allsopp, 20, accessed customer's information during the cyber attack.
TalkTalk hack attack: Friends admit cyber crime charges
Wed Apr 26 17:16, 2017 GMT
Cranston Herald Martinez gives tips on Internet security at library forum Cranston Herald Meghan Martinez, the Rhode Island State Police Cyber Terrorism program manager, delivered a presentation at the Cranston Central Library on Monday morning to discuss preserving Internet safety and privacy and navigating the web. The seminar was the ...
Martinez gives tips on Internet security at library forum - Cranston Herald
Wed Apr 26 03:49, 2017 GMT
Wisconsin Public Radio News Nothing has changed with internet privacy Centre Daily Times A recent letter writer, who has jumped on the fake news bandwagon, has stoked fears that Congressman Glenn Thompson has voted to wipe out our internet privacy protection rights. That is patently false. Historically, the Federal Trade Commission has ... Budget Committee Scraps Internet Privacy Plan Wisconsin Public Radio News Internet Privacy - What the U.S. Can Learn from the European Union Lexology (registration) Rep. Charlie Dent votes correctly on internet privacy Allentown Morning Call The Times and Democrat  - NJ TODAY  - The Linfield Review all 13 news articles »
Nothing has changed with internet privacy - Centre Daily Times
Wed Apr 26 16:40, 2017 GMT
Internet Privacy : The Emperor's New Clothes Daily Caller To believe some ill-informed rhetoric, and frankly propaganda, last month Congress abandoned the American people by “repealing their Internet privacy ” and abandoning them to the ravaging hordes of telecommunication companies. That is complete ... and more »
Internet Privacy: The Emperor's New Clothes - Daily Caller
Wed Apr 26 14:14, 2017 GMT
Previously, the firm had allowed the government access to the data when investigating potential terrorist plots.
UK protests Twitter's block on user data
Wed Apr 26 14:16, 2017 GMT
eWeek Attackers Using Legitimate Tools in Attacks, Symantec Reports eWeek Symantec released the latest edition of its Internet Security Threat Report (ISTR) on April 26, providing insight into security trends over the course of the past year. Among the big trends noted by Symantec in the 77-page report is a sharp increase in ... Web Attacks Decline, Ransomware Attacks Surge Dark Reading Political sabotage and rampant ransomware ruled cybercrime in 2016 The Daily Dot US victims twice as likely to pay ransomware demands: Report The Hill Business Wire (press release) all 16 news articles »
Attackers Using Legitimate Tools in Attacks, Symantec Reports - eWeek
Wed Apr 26 06:54, 2017 GMT
Each week, Index on Censorship’s Mapping Media Freedom project verifies threats, violations and limitations faced by the media throughout Europe The post Mapping Media Freedom: Russian investigative journalist dies after two brutal assaults appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Mapping Media Freedom: Russian investigative journalist dies after two brutal assaults
Wed Apr 26 09:18, 2017 GMT
The post #FreeTurkeyMedia: Vigil for Turkey’s imprisoned journalists appeared first on Index on Censorship .
#FreeTurkeyMedia: Vigil for Turkey’s imprisoned journalists
Wed Apr 26 08:02, 2017 GMT
One year on from the exonerating Hillsborough inquest verdict, a campaign has gathered momentum. Its message is simple: “Don’t Buy The Sun”. The post “Don’t Buy The Sun” campaign gathers momentum appeared first on Index on Censorship .
“Don’t Buy The Sun” campaign gathers momentum
Tue Apr 25 22:14, 2017 GMT
The Mac Observer A Tor Browser Might Not Be Your Best Solution for Internet Privacy The Mac Observer I'm very privacy -minded. I've written quite frequently about securing your browser and network on the Mac. I figure it's about time to give the iPhone some loving, since there are a number of ways to make sure you have a good experience browsing while ...
A Tor Browser Might Not Be Your Best Solution for Internet Privacy - The Mac Observer
Tue Apr 25 18:04, 2017 GMT
On April 24, Webroot experienced a technical issue affecting some business and consumer customers. Webroot incorrectly identified multiple files as malware. Webroot was not breached. Actual malicious files are being identified and blocked as... read more The post Critical Service Announcement appeared first on Webroot Threat Blog .
Critical Service Announcement
Tue Apr 25 19:47, 2017 GMT
Broad pirate sites blockades are disproportional, Mexico's Supreme Court of Justice has ruled. The Government can't order ISPs to block websites that link to copyright-infringing material because that would also restrict access to legitimate content and violate the public's freedom of expression. The ruling is a win for local ISP Alestra, which successfully protested the Government's blocking efforts. Source: TF , for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing, torrent sites and ANONYMOUS VPN services .
Pirate Site Blockades Violate Free Speech, Mexico’s Supreme Court Rules
Tue Apr 25 17:38, 2017 GMT
Tucson Local Media Congressman Tom O'Halleran talks Obamacare, internet privacy and immigration Tucson Local Media Congressman Tom O'Halleran is in his first term representing Congressional District 1, which includes Oro Valley and Marana, as well as Flagstaff and much of eastern rural Arizona. He recently appeared for a one-on-one interview on the televised ... and more »
Congressman Tom O'Halleran talks Obamacare, internet privacy and immigration - Tucson Local Media
Tue Apr 25 16:38, 2017 GMT
Lexology (registration) Internet Privacy - What the U.S. Can Learn from the European Union Lexology (registration) With respect to Internet privacy , as a result of recent U.S. government action, Americans now have less protection and are more at risk of government surveillance and potential misuse of their personal information, as compared with citizens of the ... and more »
Internet Privacy - What the U.S. Can Learn from the European Union - Lexology (registration)
Tue Apr 25 15:50, 2017 GMT
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - European Union lawmakers voted on Tuesday to ban online retailers from treating consumers differently depending on where they live and expanded their proposed law to include music streaming services such as Spotify and Apple's iTunes.
EU lawmakers include Spotify and iTunes in geoblocking ban
Tue Apr 25 13:34, 2017 GMT
As a new law passed by Hungarian government threatens the existence of Central European University in Budapest, 70,000 people marched in protest The post International community rallies in support of Hungary’s Central European University appeared first on Index on Censorship .
International community rallies in support of Hungary’s Central European University
Tue Apr 25 12:45, 2017 GMT
Adam Mudd hacked gaming sites including Xbox Live and Runescape to earn money, a court hears.
Teenage cyber hacker Adam Mudd jailed for global attacks
Tue Apr 25 12:40, 2017 GMT
The Badger Herald State legislators unanimously vote to protect internet privacy in Wisconsin The Badger Herald As internet privacy remains a hot-button issue around the world, the Wisconsin state Senate unanimously passed a recent amendment April 4 aimed at reshaping internet usage and protections. This proposed legislation, known as Senate Amendment 13, ...
State legislators unanimously vote to protect internet privacy in Wisconsin - The Badger Herald
Tue Apr 25 07:49, 2017 GMT
A few days before the 2 April 2017 Serbian presidential elections, a picture was posted on Twitter that caused an unexpected storm The post Serbia: Media freedom worsening as Serbs take to the streets appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Serbia: Media freedom worsening as Serbs take to the streets
Mon Apr 24 22:33, 2017 GMT
Wisconsin Public Radio News Budget Committee Scraps Internet Privacy Plan Wisconsin Public Radio News The Legislature's budget committee has scrapped a proposal that would have restricted the ability of Internet Service Providers, or ISPs, to collect peoples' browsing data. State senators added the internet privacy provision to a bill that's aimed at ...
Budget Committee Scraps Internet Privacy Plan - Wisconsin Public Radio News
Mon Apr 24 21:02, 2017 GMT
Allentown Morning Call Rep. Charlie Dent votes correctly on internet privacy Allentown Morning Call Various ports on the rear of a Verizon Fios set top box are seen in a 2010 file image. The company joined Comcast in reacting to Congress' move to kill privacy rules protecting broadband users by announcing that it would not sell customer browsing ... Republicans and Internet Service Providers Issue Hollow Privacy Promises Truth-Out all 2 news articles »
Rep. Charlie Dent votes correctly on internet privacy - Allentown Morning Call
Mon Apr 24 18:51, 2017 GMT
Marketplace.org The main differences between internet privacy in the US and the EU Marketplace.org Not just to read this story, but to live and work in the modern world. If that sounds highfalutin, that's because it is: Internet access is a human right, according to the UN, just like the right to own property, start a family and seek asylum. Privacy ...
The main differences between internet privacy in the US and the EU - Marketplace.org
Mon Apr 24 18:46, 2017 GMT
FRANKFURT (Reuters) - The campaign of Emmanuel Macron, the favorite to win France's presidential election, has been targeted by a cyber espionage group linked by some experts to the Russian military intelligence agency GRU.
Macron campaign was target of cyber attacks by spy-linked group
Mon Apr 24 15:32, 2017 GMT
WGN Radio Protecting your Internet Privacy from your Service Provider WGN Radio Kurt Burngarden, Principal Security Researcher at Kaspersky Labs gives tips on how you can protect your internet privacy from service provider. Kurt also explains the importance of virus programs. and more »
Protecting your Internet Privacy from your Service Provider - WGN Radio
Mon Apr 24 14:07, 2017 GMT
The UTD Mercury Ethical Hackers raise money to help repeal bill reducing internet privacy The UTD Mercury A UTD group called Ethical Hackers is donating the profits from its first annual fundraiser to protest a federal bill overturning previous Federal Communications Commission regulations protecting consumer privacy . On April 19, Christopher Franson, an ...
Ethical Hackers raise money to help repeal bill reducing internet privacy - The UTD Mercury
Fri Apr 21 19:54, 2017 GMT
Cyber attacks on universities and gaming websites, including Minecraft, cost them millions, a court hears.
Computer hacker Adam Mudd attacked gaming websites
Fri Apr 21 10:34, 2017 GMT
  The Centre for Turkey Studies (CEFTUS) and Index on Censorship held a public forum at the House of Commons on Thursday 20 April 2017 to discuss the impact of the recent Turkish referendum as part of the 2017 Freedom of Expression Awards. The referendum held on 16 April 2017 saw President Recep Tayyip Erdogan […] The post Turkey’s post-referendum freedom of expression appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Turkey’s post-referendum freedom of expression
Mon Apr 24 10:00, 2017 GMT
With the hollowing out of the Turkish media landscape in recent years, honest coverage on the night of the historic referendum was rare The post Yavuz Baydar: Turkey’s crippled and tarnished journalism found space to breathe appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Yavuz Baydar: Turkey’s crippled and tarnished journalism found space to breathe
Mon Apr 24 08:29, 2017 GMT
BitTorrent inventor Bram Cohen has already earned a spot in the Internet hall of fame, but he's not done yet. In recent years he's taken a strong interest in cryptocurrencies, something he will devote himself full-time to in the near future. This includes launching a new cryptocurrency which addresses some of the challenges facing Bitcoin. Source: TF , for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing, torrent sites and ANONYMOUS VPN services .
BitTorrent Inventor Bram Cohen Will Start His Own Cryptocurrency
Fri Apr 21 16:39, 2017 GMT
Em Sheldon says celebrities failing to "disclose adverts" on Instagram is having a negative effect on professional bloggers like her.
Instagram star says celebrities are not making sponsored content clear
Sun Apr 23 21:35, 2017 GMT
BERLIN (Reuters) - The German government registered 82,649 cases of computer fraud, espionage and other cyber crimes in 2016, an increase of just over 80 percent from 2015, a German newspaper reported on Sunday.
German cyber crime rose 80 percent in 2016: report
Sun Apr 23 15:45, 2017 GMT
Index on Censorship strongly condemns the killing of Maldives blogger Yameen Rasheed. The post Maldives: Prominent blogger and internet activist stabbed to death appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Maldives: Prominent blogger and internet activist stabbed to death
Sun Apr 23 07:19, 2017 GMT
Herald and News Internet privacy not at as much at risk as controversy made it sound Herald and News On April 3, President Trump signed a joint congressional resolution that repealed the Federal Communications Commission's privacy rules. The debate prompted an unusual amount of misleading sturm und drang. Understanding what's really at stake ... Banks in unique position to advocate for consumers' privacy rights The Hill (blog) all 4 news articles »
Internet privacy not at as much at risk as controversy made it sound - Herald and News
Sun Apr 23 02:50, 2017 GMT
The Detroit News Column: Privacy rules impact internet ecosystem The Detroit News President Trump recently signed a joint congressional resolution that repealed the Federal Communications Commission's privacy rules. The debate prompted an unusual amount of misleading sturm und drang. Let's understand what's really at stake. There is ... Banks in unique position to advocate for consumers' privacy rights The Hill (blog) all 3 news articles »
Column: Privacy rules impact internet ecosystem - The Detroit News
Sat Apr 22 11:00, 2017 GMT
No one wants murder videos on Facebook. But no one wants Facebook to censor their baby videos, either. The post Want to Stop Facebook Violence? You Won't Like the Choices appeared first on WIRED .
Want to Stop Facebook Violence? You Won’t Like the Choices
Fri Apr 21 19:29, 2017 GMT
Last month Yours Truly got snookered by a too-good-to-be-true online scam in which some dirtball hijacked an Amazon merchant's account and used it to pimp steeply discounted electronics that he never intended to sell. Amazon refunded my money, and the legitimate seller never did figure out how his account was hacked. But such attacks are becoming more prevalent of late as crooks increasingly turn to online crimeware services that make it a cakewalk to cash out stolen passwords.
How Cybercrooks Put the Beatdown on My Beats
Fri Apr 21 15:15, 2017 GMT
We, representatives of international and national non-governmental organisations, issue this appeal prior to a discussion of the investigation into allegations of corruption at the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) in connection with its work on Azerbaijan, at the Assembly’s April 2017 session and a meeting of the Bureau of the Assembly before […] The post Investigate corruption allegations linking PACE and Azerbaijan appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Investigate corruption allegations linking PACE and Azerbaijan
Fri Apr 21 15:56, 2017 GMT
KPQ Manweller Negotiates Internet Privacy Bill KPQ The state House of Representatives has passed a bill that would require broadband internet service providers (ISPs) to acquire opt-in consent from customers before selling or transferring their information. The legislation is in response to decisions ...
Manweller Negotiates Internet Privacy Bill - KPQ
Fri Apr 21 10:22, 2017 GMT
Thousands of miles separate the Maldives from Serbia, but Zaheena Rasheed and Stevan Dojcinovic describe similar attacks on press freedom at a panel discussion at London The post #IndexAwards2017: Journalists from the Maldives and Serbia describe attacks on press freedom appeared first on Index on Censorship .
#IndexAwards2017: Journalists from the Maldives and Serbia describe attacks on press freedom
Fri Apr 21 08:03, 2017 GMT
“Of course my family are worried,” says Ramazan Ölçen, who was detained for owning the copyrights to what was Turkey’s only Kurdish-language daily newspaper The post Ramazan Ölçen: Kurdish journalist detained for working at Apê Musa’s newspaper appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Ramazan Ölçen: Kurdish journalist detained for working at Apê Musa’s newspaper
Fri Apr 21 04:38, 2017 GMT
Easy to use hacking tools make it easy for teenagers to get started in cyber-crime, finds a report.
Free hacking tools 'help young into cyber-crime'
Thu Apr 20 21:23, 2017 GMT
InsideSources States Push Their Own Internet Privacy Rules - Consumer Reports ConsumerReports.org Now that Congress has killed internet privacy regulations due to take effect this year, a number of states are weighing their own measures to protect consumers' ... Dispelling Internet Privacy Misconceptions – InsideSources InsideSources Column: Trump's move to kill internet privacy, wrong for net ... Spencer Daily Reporter Other Views: Legislature Has Right Idea on Internet User Privacy ... Centralia Chronicle The National Law Review all 8 news articles »
States Push Their Own Internet Privacy Rules - Consumer Reports - ConsumerReports.org
Thu Apr 20 14:06, 2017 GMT
New York Times California Today: Weighing a Response on Internet Privacy New York Times Some lawmakers have argued that the privacy rules, drafted last October by the Federal Communications Commission, would have unfairly targeted telecom carriers, while sparing web companies like Google and Facebook that also provide access to user ...
California Today: Weighing a Response on Internet Privacy - New York Times
Thu Apr 20 16:29, 2017 GMT
We, the undersigned, express our deep concern with the government of Bahrain’s continued targeting of journalists, which further restricts free press and expression in the country The post Bahrain: NGOs express concern over arrest of photojournalist Sayed Ahmed Salman al-Mousawi appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Bahrain: NGOs express concern over arrest of photojournalist Sayed Ahmed Salman al-Mousawi
Thu Apr 20 14:09, 2017 GMT
Proposed German legislation threatens broad internet censorship CPJ Press Freedom Online (blog) GNI is a coalition of leading technology companies--including Facebook, Google, Microsoft, and Yahoo--and human rights groups, digital freedom advocates, and ethical investors that promotes privacy and freedom of expression online. The full, joint ...
Proposed German legislation threatens broad internet censorship - CPJ Press Freedom Online (blog)
Thu Apr 20 13:07, 2017 GMT
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Journalism 2017
Thu Apr 20 13:03, 2017 GMT
In a country marked by increasing authoritarianism, a strident crackdown on press and social media as well as numerous human rights violations, Turkish-British technologist Alp Toker brought together a small team to investigate internet restrictions. Using Raspberry Pi technology they built an open source tool able to reliably monitor and report both internet shut downs […] The post Digital Activism 2017 appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Digital Activism 2017
Thu Apr 20 12:52, 2017 GMT
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Arts 2017
Thu Apr 20 12:51, 2017 GMT
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Campaigning Fellow 2017
Thu Apr 20 05:28, 2017 GMT
Rapid City Journal Protecting your Internet privacy rights Rapid City Journal Since the House and Senate voted to undo Obama-era regulations related to internet privacy last month under the Congressional Review Act (CRA), a lot of misinformation has been floating around about your privacy online. I would like to take the ...
Protecting your Internet privacy rights - Rapid City Journal
Thu Apr 20 10:31, 2017 GMT
A Chinese political cartoonist forced into exile and a Russian prisoners and LGBT rights activist convicted under the country’s draconian anti-protest law were among the winners of the 2017 Index on Censorship Freedom of Expression Awards. The winners, announced on Wednesday evening at a gala ceremony in London, also included a crusading news organisation battling […] The post Index announces winners of the 2017 Freedom of Expression Awards appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Index announces winners of the 2017 Freedom of Expression Awards
Thu Apr 20 08:08, 2017 GMT
The Russian government is preparing to scale-up its war on blocked sites by hitting services that provide workarounds. A new bill developed by the government requires VPNs and other anonymizing services to stop providing access to blocked domains. If they do not, they themselves will also be blocked. Search engines also face sanctions for linking to banned sites. Source: TF , for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing, torrent sites and ANONYMOUS VPN services .
Russia Plans To Ban VPNs & Proxies That Unblock Blocked Sites
Thu Apr 20 03:39, 2017 GMT
InsideSources Dispelling Internet Privacy Misconceptions InsideSources On April 3, President Trump signed a joint congressional resolution that repealed the Federal Communications Commission's (FCC) privacy rules. The debate prompted an unusual amount of misleading sturm-und-drang, including a somewhat disingenuous ... and more »
Dispelling Internet Privacy Misconceptions - InsideSources
Wed Apr 19 19:28, 2017 GMT
TORONTO (Reuters) - Global hotel chain InterContinental Hotels Group Plc said 1,200 of its franchised hotels in the United States, including Holiday Inn and Crowne Plaza, were victims of a three-month cyber attack that sought to steal customer payment card data.
Cyber attack hits 1,200 InterContinental hotels in United States
Wed Apr 19 18:28, 2017 GMT
Internet privacy law is about more than selling data - Chicago Tribune. President Donald Trump signed what's being called the internet privacy bill April 3, repealing vital consumer protections shortly after it barely cleared the House. Polls indicate more than 70 percent of Americans — from both major parties — oppose ...
Internet privacy law is about more than selling data - Chicago Tribune
Wed Apr 19 18:54, 2017 GMT
Live. And the winners are.... The post #IndexAwards2017: Index announces 2017 Freedom of Expression Awards winners appeared first on Index on Censorship .
#IndexAwards2017: Index announces 2017 Freedom of Expression Awards winners
Wed Apr 19 18:30, 2017 GMT
Our aim is to put ourselves out of business. Our ambition is modest: nothing less than an end to censorship. The post Jodie Ginsberg: Our ambition is modest: nothing less than an end to censorship appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Jodie Ginsberg: Our ambition is modest: nothing less than an end to censorship
Wed Apr 19 18:30, 2017 GMT
The 2017 Index on Censorship Freedom of Expression Campaigning Award winning Ildar Dadin's acceptance speech. The post Ildar Dadin: “Together, we can refuse to look away” appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Ildar Dadin: “Together, we can refuse to look away”
Wed Apr 19 18:30, 2017 GMT
The 2017 Index on Censorship Freedom of Expression Journalism Award-winning Maldives Independent acceptance speech. The post Zaheena Rasheed, Maldives Independent: “This award feels like a lifeline” appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Zaheena Rasheed, Maldives Independent: “This award feels like a lifeline”
Wed Apr 19 18:30, 2017 GMT
The post Rebel Pepper: “I will continue working hard on creating new cartoons” appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Rebel Pepper: “I will continue working hard on creating new cartoons”
Wed Apr 19 18:30, 2017 GMT
The post Alp Toker, Turkey Blocks: “Online censorship is increasingly used to mask more severe human rights violations” appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Alp Toker, Turkey Blocks: “Online censorship is increasingly used to mask more severe human rights violations”
Wed Apr 19 14:26, 2017 GMT
KIRO Seattle Tacoma City Council votes in internet privacy resolution KIRO Seattle TACOMA, Wash. - The Tacoma City Council is taking steps to prevent internet service providers from selling your personal information. The council voted for a resolution barring the city's Click! Cable TV service from doing that.
Tacoma City Council votes in internet privacy resolution - KIRO Seattle
Wed Apr 19 12:01, 2017 GMT
The post #IndexAwards2010: Mahsa Vahdat, Freemuse Award for Music appeared first on Index on Censorship .
#IndexAwards2010: Mahsa Vahdat, Freemuse Award for Music
Wed Apr 19 10:01, 2017 GMT
The post #IndexAwards2009: Ma Jian, TR Fyvel Book Award appeared first on Index on Censorship .
#IndexAwards2009: Ma Jian, TR Fyvel Book Award
Wed Apr 19 09:44, 2017 GMT
A government study suggests 46% of UK businesses had at least one cybersecurity breach or attack in the past year.
'Nearly half' of firms had a cyber-attack or breach
Wed Apr 19 09:02, 2017 GMT
CapitalGazette.com Letters: Hospice volunteers; Internet privacy ; Frosh's stance CapitalGazette.com Herb McMillan showed an incredible lack of leadership and common sense when he voted against a bill protecting the internet privacy of Marylanders from being sold without their consent or knowledge. Why? Del. McMillan often brags he does what his ...
Letters: Hospice volunteers; Internet privacy; Frosh's stance - CapitalGazette.com
Wed Apr 19 08:01, 2017 GMT
The post #IndexAwards2008: Wikileaks, Economist New Media Award appeared first on Index on Censorship .
#IndexAwards2008: Wikileaks, Economist New Media Award
Wed Apr 19 07:22, 2017 GMT
France's presidential election has been rife with accusations against the media. The post French presidential campaign: Trumpisation and attacks on the media appeared first on Index on Censorship .
French presidential campaign: Trumpisation and attacks on the media
Wed Apr 19 06:03, 2017 GMT
Education Week (subscription) 10 States Fight to Protect Consumers' Internet Privacy Yahoo Finance Several states are fighting to retain their residents' internet privacy after Congress voted to overturn Obama-era rules that would have provided consumer privacy protections. Despite widespread public criticism, federal lawmakers voted to remove the ... New Federal Law Could Affect Students' Internet Privacy Education Week (subscription) all 3 news articles »
10 States Fight to Protect Consumers' Internet Privacy - Yahoo Finance
Tue Apr 18 18:13, 2017 GMT
BillMoyers.com Here's How to Protect Your Privacy From Your Internet Service Provider BillMoyers.com Bear in mind that these measures aren't a replacement for the privacy rules that were repealed or would protect our privacy completely, but they will certainly help. ... As with all things security and privacy -related, it's important to consider your ... New Internet Privacy Repeal Makes VPN Usage More Important Than Ever The National Memo (blog) Why a VPN in Australia is now more important than ever NEWS.com.au all 15 news articles »
Here's How to Protect Your Privacy From Your Internet Service Provider - BillMoyers.com
Wed Apr 19 00:18, 2017 GMT
The Metropolitan Understanding Internet Privacy The Metropolitan There are many AdBlock extensions available, AdBlock Plus (adblock​plus​.org) and uBlock Origin (available on the Chrome Web Store) being two good choices. Both will automatically block most tracking, ads included, and can be easily configured to ...
Understanding Internet Privacy - The Metropolitan
Tue Apr 18 18:01, 2017 GMT
The post #IndexAwards2007: Chen Guangcheng, Whistleblower of the Year appeared first on Index on Censorship .
#IndexAwards2007: Chen Guangcheng, Whistleblower of the Year
Tue Apr 18 17:14, 2017 GMT
Skip to the tl;dr Encryption is the process of using mathematical algorithms to obscure the meaning of a piece of information so that only authorized parties can decipher it. It is used to protect our data (including texts, conversations ad voice), be it sitting on a computer or it being transmitted over the Internet. Encryption technologies are one of the essential elements of any secure computing environment. The security of encryption lies in the ability of an algorithm to generate ciphertext (encrypted text) that is not easily reverted back to its original plaintext. The use of keys adds another level of security to methods of protecting our information. A key is a piece of information that allows only those that hold it to encode and decode a message. There are two general categories of key based algorithms: Symmetric encryption algorithms:  Symmetric algorithms use the same key for encryption and decryption. These algorithms, can either operate in block mode (which works on fixed-size blocks of data) or steam mode (which works on bits or bytes of data). They are commonly used for applications like data encryption, file encryption and encrypting transmitted data in communication networks (like TLS, emails, instant messages, etc.).  Asymmetric (or public key) encryption algorithms:  Unlike symmetric algorithms, which use the same key for both encryption and decryption operations, asymmetric algorithms use two separate keys for these two operations. These algorithms are used for computing digital signatures and key establishment protocols.  To configure any basic encryption scheme securely, it's very important that all of these parameters (at the minimum) are configured correctly: Choosing the correct algorithm Choosing the right mode of operation Choosing the right padding scheme Choosing the right keys and their sizes Correct IV initialization with  cryptographically secure CSPRNG It's very important to be vigilant about configuring all of these parameters securely. Even a tiny misconfiguration will leave an entire crypto-system open to attacks. Note:  To keep this discussion simple, I will discuss only algorithm-independent initializations of a Cipher. Unless you know what you are doing, let provider defaults do their job of configuring more algorithm-dependent configurations, like p and q values of the RSA algorithm, etc. Just configuring the basic cryptographic parameters  above spans more than half a dozen classes, involving class hierarchies, plenty of overloaded constructors/methods and so on, adding many unnecessary complexities. I wish Java didn't complicate these basic configurations and would instead employ a more simplified architecture like that of Microsoft, where all these parameters are within the perimeter of a single class  SymmetricAlgorithm  and  AsymmetricAlgorithm . For the first 3 parameters to be specified (algorithm, mode of operation and padding scheme), a Cipher  object uses a transformation string. Let's dig deeper and see what is going on in each of these parameters. Choosing the correct algorithm: A transformation string always includes the name of a cryptographic algorithm. Between symmetric and asymmetric encryption, there are 11algorithms (not considering various PBEWith<digest|prf>And<encryption> combinations), which can be specified as per the  Standard Algorithm Name Documentation for Java 8  . Out of these only two (one for each, symmetric and asymmetric encryptions) are actually completely secured. The rest of the algorithms, are either way too broken (DES, RC2, etc.) or cracks have started to surface (RC5), making it breakable with sufficient CPU power - it may already be broken by the time you read this. Even the most well-intentioned, security-minded developer might not be reading troves of NIST specifications, nor following the latest happenings and research in the cryptography community, and might pick up broken or risky algorithm, digest or pseudo-random generator.  Always for: Symmetric Algorithm:  Use AES/AESWrap block cipher; and Asymmetric Algorithm:  Use RSA To make matters worse, even the  JCA Reference Guide , uses insecure algorithm specifications in its examples, which are the first – and probably last – stop for copy-pasting code for many. If you follow the  JCA Reference Guide  section "Creating a Cipher Object", you will see examples using the DES algorithm. Going forward, we will limit our discussions to only secured algorithms.  Choosing the right mode of operation: Mode of operation, as part of transformation, is only relevant to block ciphers. While using asymmetric ciphers, use ECB as the mode of operation, which essentially is a hack behind-the-scenes, meaning ignore this value. If you aren't reading the  Java Cryptography Architecture (JCA) Reference Guide  Cipher section carefully, you might just miss the point that Java providers (SunJCE, SunPKCS11) defaults to ECB mode for symmetric as well as asymmetric algorithms. This might be a good thing for asymmetric algorithms, but a terrible idea for block ciphers. Providers could have been instructed to make secure defaults based on the algorithm used. If using symmetric encryption, to save you from replay attacks or known plaintext attacks, please use a transformation, which fully specifies an algorithm (i.e. with its mode of operation and padding). Basically, never, ever do something like: // ANTI-PATTERN // This defaults to using ECB mode of operation, which should never be used for any cryptographic operations. Plaintext blocks generates // identical cipher text blocks. Cipher c = Cipher.getInstance("AES"); In the case above, the AES algorithm would be used with ECB mode of operation, making replay attacks very easy. For any new development, or if there's the slightest chance of revamping old work, use  Authenticated Encryption with Associated Data (AEAD)  mode (For example  GCM  and  CCM ). Use an authentication tag with full 128 bits-length. If you have to use an unauthenticated mode, use CBC or CTR with a MAC to authenticate the ciphertext. We will talk more about MAC along with an example with CBC mode, in upcoming posts.  Choosing the right padding scheme: Symmetric Algorithms: Most block cipher modes require the length of plaintext to be a multiple of the block size of the underlying encryption algorithm, which is seldom the case. Thus, we require some padding. Java provides 3 different schemes for just symmetric encryption, one being NoPadding (unacceptable) and another being ISO10126Padding (which has be withdrawn since 2007). So, the only viable option is using  PKCS5Padding . I would like to warn, that a combination of some modes of operation (for example CBC mode) and PKCS5Padding padding scheme can lead to padding oracle attacks [5] . However, not specifying a padding scheme at all is more dangerous than providing a scheme which is susceptible only to certain types of attacks. It's best to use AEAD mode of operation to be sure that you're protected against these attacks. Asymmetric Algorithms: Here, we have the option of choosing from two padding schemes. Make sure to only use OAEPWith<digest>And<mgf>Padding schemes. For a digest, please use either  SHA1  or  SHA256/384/512 , unlike what the example in  Standard Names Document  (Cipher Algorithm Padding section) specifies. For Mask Generation Function(MGF), use  MGF1  padding as specified. PKCS1Padding with RSA has been susceptible to Chosen Ciphertext attacks [6]  since 1998. At this point, we can talk about the correct way to use a transformation in a  Cipher.getInstance method. Luckily, so far we will be dealing only with a single class, which will chance quickly. Symmetric Encryption Cipher c = Cipher.getInstance("AES/CBC/PKCS5Padding") ; OR Cipher c = Cipher.getInstance("AES/CTR/PKCS5Padding") ; OR Cipher c = Cipher.getInstance("AES/GCM/PKCS5Padding") ; OR Cipher c = Cipher.getInstance("AES/CCM/PKCS5Padding") ; Asymmetric Encryption Cipher c = Cipher.getInstance("RSA/ECB/OAEPWithSHA1AndMGF1Padding") ; OR Cipher c = Cipher.getInstance("RSA/ECB/OAEPWithSHA256AndMGF1Padding") ; OR Cipher c = Cipher.getInstance("RSA/ECB/OAEPWithSHA384AndMGF1Padding") ; OR Cipher c = Cipher.getInstance("RSA/ECB/OAEPWithSHA512AndMGF1Padding") ; Keys: The security level of an encryption scheme is directly proportional to the size of its key. Key sizes should be long enough that brute force attacks become unfeasible, but short enough to keep computational feasibility in mind. Also, we should try to consider choices could that could still withstand computational advances for the next 30 years. With that in mind:  Symmetric Algorithms Choose the key size for AES as 256 bits. This is done to future proof your applications.  Note:  You would still need  Java Cryptography Extension (JCE) Unlimited Strength  installed to use 256-bit keys.  If you have to choose (or stay with) a 128-bit key size (due to hardware or software limitations), it should be fine from most known attacks, as long as the rest of all the parameters are carefully configured as discussed in this post. To implement this, the  KeyGenerator  class is used: KeyGenerator keygen = KeyGenerator.getInstance("AES") ; // key generator to be used with AES algorithm. keygen.init(256) ; // Key size is specified here. byte[] key = keygen.generateKey().getEncoded(); SecretKeySpec skeySpec = new SecretKeySpec(key, "AES"); Asymmetric Algorithms For asymmetric encryption, choose a key size of at least 2048 bits. I would encourage this purely for future-proofing your applications. Obviously, if you can afford it (from a hardware and software perspective), use at least  4096  bits key size. The  KeyPairGenerator  class is used to generate the key pair to be used by asymmetric algorithms: KeyPairGenerator keyGen = KeyPairGenerator.getInstance("RSA"); keyGen.initialize(4096); // key size specified here. KeyPair pair = keyGen.generateKeyPair(); PBKDF2 (Password Based Key Derivation Function) and PBEWith<digest|prf>And<encryption>:  PBKDF2 is typically used when only user supplied passwords are used to protect or allow access to secret information, derive cryptographic keying material from sources like a passphrase. PBKDFs are computed by applying multiple iterations to a user-supplied password using a pseudorandom function (prf) and an additional salt. Here, the developer is responsible for configuring prf, iteration count and salt value. Specifications around these standards were last written in 2000 [3] , and computational powers have increased since. So, I would suggest, using  SHA2  family of hash functions, a salt value of at least  64  bits, and an iteration count of atleast  10,000 . While Java providing an API to support this is a good step, there is absolute lack of documentation around how and where to use this. PBEWith*, really is the PBKDF2 + encryption scheme (CBC mode with PKCS5Padding). Make sure you use any of the AES cipher algorithms.   To implement PBKDF2 in java: String password = "DV^M[EvcmJEhwwKFXpuCC7gWD7j9BTtm<^H?QdhmymD6nenaEK" ; // As random and long as you possibly can // salt value byte[] salt = new byte[128] ; // Should be atleast 64 bits SecureRandom secRandom = new SecureRandom() ; secRandom.nextBytes(salt) ; // self-seeded randomizer for salt // iteration count int iterCount = 12288 ; int derivedKeyLength = 256 ; // Should be atleast longer than 112 bits. Depends on Key size of algorithm. KeySpec spec = new PBEKeySpec(password.toCharArray(), salt, iterCount, derivedKeyLength * 8); SecretKeyFactory f = SecretKeyFactory.getInstance("PBKDF2WithHmacSHA256"); To implement PBEWith<digest|prf>And<encryption></encryption></digest|prf> // Generate PBEKeySpec as above String algo = "PBEWithHmacSHA512AndAES_128" ; // Using approved Hashing algorithm and recommended block cipher SecretKeyFactory skf = SecretKeyFactory.getInstance(algo); SecretKey key = skf.generateSecret(ks); // Note: there is no typical transformation string. Algorithm, mode (CBC) and padding scheme (PKCS5Padding) is all taken care by // PBEWithHmacSHA512AndAES_128. Cipher c = Cipher.getInstance(algo); c.init(Cipher.ENCRYPT_MODE, key); Initialization Vectors: To add to the complexity of a cipher, Initialization Vectors are used. For CTR and CBC modes of operations, we need IVs to be unpredictable and random.  We get access to configuring IVs, by getting into transparent specification (thru  AlgorithmParameterSpecs ) and using the  IvParameterSpec  class. One of the most important thing to keep in mind while configuring IVs is its source of randomness. Logically, there seems to be two places, where this randomness can be configured; one inside IvParameterSpec and another thru the  init  method in the  Cipher  class. Javadocs, says any randomness needed by Cipher comes from the SecureRandom configuration in init method. It might be true for other transparent (non-developer controlled) parameter, but it's not true for IV. IV gets its randomness from the way IvParameterSpec is configured. This would be implemented as: byte iv[] = new byte[16]; SecureRandom secRandom = new SecureRandom() ; secRandom.nextBytes(iv); // self-seeded randomizer to generate IV IvParameterSpec randomIvSpec = new IvParameterSpec(iv) ; // IvParameterSpec initialized using its own randomizer. // randomIvSpec will influence randomness of IV and not "new SecureRandom()" c.init(Cipher.ENCRYPT_MODE, skeySpec, randomIvSpec, new SecureRandom()) ; Most modes of operations also need a nonce (of key and IV pair). So make sure, that not more than a few plaintexts are encrypted with same Key/IV pair.   Full working examples of encryption schemes using Java 8 are in the " Java_Crypto " repo on github. More specifically: SecuredGCMUsage.java  for AES using GCM mode SecurePBKDFUsage.java  for PBKDF2 passwords SecuredRSAUsage.java  for RSA with OAEPWith<digest>And<mgf>Padding   Conclusion:  With enough effort, any practical cryptographic system can be attacked successfully. The real question is how much work it takes to break a system. As seen in this post, there are many details to pay attention to, and all of the details must be done correctly while designing and implementing an encryption scheme. Hopefully, this should assure us of a reasonable security level to safe-guard our crypto-systems from currently known crypto attacks, and future-proofing it too. tl;dr: There are 2 key based encryption algorithms: Symmetric and Asymmetric algorithms. There are various cryptographic parameters which need to be configured correctly for a crypto-system to be secured; these include key size, mode of operation, padding scheme, IV, etc. For symmetric encryption use the AES algorithm. For asymmetric encryption, use the RSA algorithm. Use a transformation that fully specifies the algorithm name, mode and padding. Most providers default to the highly insecure ECB mode of operation, if not specified. Always use an authenticated mode of operation, i.e. AEAD (for example GCM or CCM) for symmetric encryption. If you have to use an unauthenticated mode, use CBC or CTR along with MAC to authenticate the ciphertext, correct random IV and padding parameters. Use authentication tag with at least 128 bits length in AEAD modes. Make sure to use OAEPWith<digest>And<mgf>Padding for asymmetric encryption, where the digest is SHA1/SHA256/384/512. Use PKCS5Padding for symmetric encryption. If using PDKDF for key generation or Password Based Encryption (PBE), make sure to use SHA2 algorithms, a salt value of at least 64 bits and iteration count of 10,000.  Key sizes: use AES 256 if you can, else 128 is secure enough for time being. For RSA use at least 2048, consider 4096 or longer for future proofing. There is a limit on how much plaintext can be safely encrypted using a single (key/IV) pair in CBC and CTR modes.  The randomness source of an IV comes from the IvParameterSpec class and not from init methods of the Cipher class. Reference: Java Cryptography Architecture Standard Algorithm Name Documentation for JDK 8:  https://docs.oracle.com/javase/8/docs/technotes/guides/security/StandardNames.html Java Cryptography Architecture (JCA) Reference:  https://docs.oracle.com/javase/8/docs/technotes/guides/security/crypto/CryptoSpec.html RFC 2898 : Password-Based Cryptography Specification Version 2.0  https://www.ietf.org/rfc/rfc2898.txt NIST SP 800-132 Recommendation for Password Based Key Derivation:  http://nvlpubs.nist.gov/nistpubs/Legacy/SP/nistspecialpublication800-132.pdf Side-Channel Attacks on Symmetric Encryption Schemes: The Case for authenticated Encryption -  https://www.cs.colorado.edu/~jrblack/papers/padding.pdf Chosen Cipher Text Attacks against protocols, based on the RSA Encryption Standard PKCS #1:  http://archiv.infsec.ethz.ch/education/fs08/secsem/Bleichenbacher98.pdf Cryptography Engineering - Niels Ferguson, Bruce Schneider and Tadayoshi Kohno. RFC 3447: Public-Key Cryptography (PKCS) #1: RSA Cryptography Specification Version 2.1:  https://www.ietf.org/rfc/rfc3447.txt Understanding Cryptography - Christof Paar and Jan Pelzi AES Lounge:  http://www.iaik.tugraz.at/content/research/krypto/aes/#security NIST SP 800-131AR1: Transitions: Recommendation for Transitioning the Use of Cryptographic Algorithms and Key Lengths:  http://nvlpubs.nist.gov/nistpubs/SpecialPublications/NIST.SP.800-131Ar1.pdf NIST SP 800-38A: Recommendation for Block Cipher Modes of Operation, Methods and Techniques:  http://nvlpubs.nist.gov/nistpubs/Legacy/SP/nistspecialpublication800-38a.pdf Agilebits Blog: Guess why we're moving to 256-bits AES keys:  https://blog.agilebits.com/2013/03/09/guess-why-were-moving-to-256-bit-aes-keys/ http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/java/javase/downloads/jce8-download-2133166.html The Galois/Counter Mode of Operation:  http://csrc.nist.gov/groups/ST/toolkit/BCM/documents/proposedmodes/gcm/gcm-spec.pdf OWASP Key Management Cheatsheet:  https://www.owasp.org/index.php/Key_Management_Cheat_Sheet OWASP Cryptographic Storage Cheatsheet:  https://www.owasp.org/index.php/Cryptographic_Storage_Cheat_Sheet Cryptosense - Java Cryptography White Paper sup { vertical-align: super; font-size: smaller; }
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Michigan Radio Lawmaker says states should protect internet privacy if feds won't Michigan Radio A Republican state lawmaker says Michigan should protect people's internet privacy if the federal government won't. State Sen. Rick Jones, R-Grand Ledge, has asked for bills that would restore privacy protections for people in Michigan. That's after ... Michigan State Senator sponsoring internet privacy bills WZZM all 2 news articles »
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Tue Apr 18 07:08, 2017 GMT
Editorial: People will pay more for internet privacy Burlington Times News On one issue, at least, President Donald Trump has united the country: More than 70 percent of the public — across political parties — oppose a bill he signed that rolls back rules protecting online privacy . Unfortunately, it's an issue on which ... and more »
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WZZM Michigan State Senator sponsoring internet privacy bills WZZM LANSING, MICH. - Last month congress voted to repeal some internet privacy protections. A Michigan lawmaker wants to bring them back. State senator Rick Jones, R-Grand Ledge, is sponsoring bills that prevent internet service providers from selling a ...
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WSIU Internet Privacy . Is It Really Private? WSIU How secure is your computer? Your tablet? Your Cell-phone? Even with a good anti-virus program and a strong firewall one SIU researcher says you still could have others invading your privacy . And on this edition of WSIU INFOCUS, we hear about some ...
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Mon Apr 17 13:13, 2017 GMT
KGMI Internet privacy measure heads to House floor KGMI OLYMPIA, WASH. – In Olympia, an effort to give people more control over their internet privacy heads for a vote on the House floor. The measure would stop internet service providers like Comcast and Century Link from tracking and selling information ...
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TPM GOP Rep. On Gutting Internet Privacy Rule: 'Nobody's Got To Use The Internet ' (VIDEO) TPM During a town hall event last week, Rep. James Sensenbrenner (R-WI) tried to defend Republican legislation rolling back an Internet privacy rule by arguing that Americans don't have to use the Internet . His defense came when a town hall attendee on ... Sensenbrenner takes heat for internet privacy comments Milwaukee Journal Sentinel 'Nobody's got to use the Internet ': A GOP lawmaker's response to concerns about Web privacy Washington Post Sensenbrenner defends repealing internet privacy protections: 'Nobody's got to use the internet ' Washington Times The Hill  - The Independent  - UPROXX all 16 news articles »
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Mon Apr 17 10:32, 2017 GMT
The Daily Dot Trump's stance on internet privacy puts U.S.–E.U. pact on thin ice The Daily Dot Moves by the Trump administration to roll back key internet privacy rules have spooked the European Union over the stability of the Privacy Shield agreement. Last week, the European Parliament voted on a resolution asking the European Commission, the ...
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Mon Apr 17 07:55, 2017 GMT
When it comes to Internet file-sharing, most mainstream politicians rarely have anything good to say, but for Senator Lyudmila Bokova of the Russian parliament, things are clearly quite different. "I like to use torrents," she says, "because they provide the ability to download information quickly and cheaply." Source: TF , for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing, torrent sites and ANONYMOUS VPN services .
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Sun Apr 16 16:18, 2017 GMT
The Highland County Press Protecting your internet privacy rights The Highland County Press Since the House and Senate voted to undo Obama-era regulations related to internet privacy last month under the Congressional Review Act (CRA), a lot of misinformation has been floating around about your privacy online. I would like to take the ... Internet privacy bills floated in PA statehouse - The Morning Call Allentown Morning Call GOP Rep defends Trump attack on internet privacy : “Nobody's got to use the internet ” Shareblue Media Another View: Collins was right to oppose internet privacy rules Press Herald The Hill  - TNW  - Truth-Out  - Comcast Corporation all 133 news articles »
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Sun Apr 16 04:20, 2017 GMT
Letter: Be realistic about internet privacy : There isn't any Chico Enterprise-Record Two recent writers to the E-R are blaming Donald Trump for a lack of privacy on the internet . Trump has nothing to do with this. Hackers are so accomplished that they often mess-up government websites, and have no problem reading your every keystroke.
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