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Sun Jan 21 23:24, 2018 GMT
The Daily Caller Europe Moves Ahead With Internet Censorship Enforcement As More Platforms Join The Daily Caller The European Commission has announced that its efforts to censor the Internet and purge it of “illegal hate speech” have shown “improvement” as more social media platforms hop onboard. In a press release this weekend, the organization, which dictates ... Internet giants removing 70 per cent of reported hate speech, crows European Commission The Register all 67 news articles »
Europe Moves Ahead With Internet Censorship Enforcement As More Platforms Join - The Daily Caller
Sat Jan 20 03:22, 2018 GMT
Barron's The Internet of Things: What Could Go Wrong Barron's In the emerging world of the Internet of Things, there are concerns over compromised privacy and security , the risk of losing human touch and empathy, and the cost and sheer complexity for consumers in making it all work. “The challenge for the ... Forget the fearmongering and embrace the internet of things City A.M. all 53 news articles »
The Internet of Things: What Could Go Wrong - Barron's
Fri Jan 19 21:56, 2018 GMT
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday said he signed into law a bill renewing the National Security Agency's warrantless internet surveillance program, sealing a defeat for digital privacy advocates.
Trump signs bill renewing NSA's internet surveillance program
Fri Jan 19 11:00, 2018 GMT
The popularity of bitcoin is creating problems for criminals dealing in ransomware -- and some are already casting their gaze towards a less volatile cryptocurrency.
Ransomware: Why the crooks are ditching bitcoin and where they are going next
Fri Jan 19 16:58, 2018 GMT
The Commodity Futures Trading Commission says three separate cryptocurrency-related companies defrauded customers.
Bitcoin currency operators slapped with lawsuits alleging fraud - CNET
Fri Jan 19 14:47, 2018 GMT
Princeton University Cybercrime stopper: An undergraduate's project protects against internet theft Princeton University His high school computer science team went on to win a national championship at CyberPatriot, a security competition held by an aerospace education nonprofit. Now as an undergraduate student at Princeton, Birge-Lee has continued his streak. He is part ...
Cybercrime stopper: An undergraduate's project protects against internet theft - Princeton University
Fri Jan 19 14:58, 2018 GMT
Journalists who dare to investigate powerful people or companies are facing increasingly expensive legal threats to stop them publishing The post Slapp: Shadowy legal actions are being used to silence the media appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Slapp: Shadowy legal actions are being used to silence the media
Fri Jan 19 14:54, 2018 GMT
The Diplomat The Rapid Rise of Censorship in Southeast Asia The Diplomat The number of blocked sites, as documented by independent internet monitors, is on the rise in nearly every Southeast Asian nation, part of a wider downturn in freedom of information across the region. What started out as a move to limit access to ...
The Rapid Rise of Censorship in Southeast Asia - The Diplomat
Fri Jan 19 10:28, 2018 GMT
Journalists tell international delegation of hostility, restricted access The post USA: Climate for press freedom worsens in Missouri and surrounding states appeared first on Index on Censorship .
USA: Climate for press freedom worsens in Missouri and surrounding states
Thu Jan 18 20:34, 2018 GMT
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate on Thursday passed a bill to renew the National Security Agency’s warrantless internet surveillance program for six years with minimal changes, overcoming objections from civil liberties advocates that it undermined the privacy of Americans.
Senate passes bill renewing internet surveillance program
Thu Jan 18 17:46, 2018 GMT
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate on Thursday passed a bill to renew the National Security Agency’s warrantless internet surveillance program for six years and with minimal changes, overcoming objections from civil liberties advocates that it did too little to safeguard the privacy of Americans.
Senate passes bill renewing NSA's internet surveillance program
Thu Jan 18 15:12, 2018 GMT
EFF Copyright, The First Wave of Internet Censorship EFF We've seen abusive DMCA takedown notices from a would-be Senate candidate, small businesses, and Ecuador's President. We've also seen robots-run-amok and sending takedowns for public domain material and white noise. One disturbing trend involves ...
Copyright, The First Wave of Internet Censorship - EFF
Wed Jan 17 14:53, 2018 GMT
Get a webcam cover and ease your anxieties about internet privacy and creepy online hackers Mashable ... your computer view, invade your privacy , and catch you in some pretty compromising positions. SEE ALSO: Net Neutrality is dead and your privacy is at risk. Here are 5 VPNs that can help. 2016 was the year that proved that webcam danger is totally ... and more »
Get a webcam cover and ease your anxieties about internet privacy and creepy online hackers - Mashable
Thu Jan 18 08:13, 2018 GMT
BGR India Internet privacy : Here's how you can stop online services from tracking what you do online BGR India The anti-tracking extensions detects the trackers and their sources, and block them from loading content. As the trackers cannot load content or save cookies on your computer, the source cannot track you at all. Some of these extensions include Adblock ...
Internet privacy: Here's how you can stop online services from tracking what you do online - BGR India
Thu Jan 18 08:00, 2018 GMT
Julia Farrington explores the development of The Brothers Are But Believers, a play exploring the radicalisation of young Muslim men and the legal limits of freedom of expression. The post The Brothers Are But Believers bucks the trend appeared first on Index on Censorship .
The Brothers Are But Believers bucks the trend
Wed Jan 17 23:10, 2018 GMT
Snopes.com Wave of Lawsuits Filed to Block Net-Neutrality Repeal Snopes.com Democrats in the Senate will force a vote on a simple repeal of the FCC's repeal, using the same law, the Congressional Review Act, that Congress used to undo the Obama-era internet privacy rules . The vote probably won't happen for a few months ... Community Broadband: Privacy , Access, and Local Control EFF #NetNeutrality: States, Public Interest Groups File Lawsuits to Stop the FCC From Killing the Open Internet The Root all 157 news articles »
Wave of Lawsuits Filed to Block Net-Neutrality Repeal - Snopes.com
Wed Jan 17 20:11, 2018 GMT
LONDON/TOKYO (Reuters) - Bitcoin fell as much as 20 percent on Wednesday, piercing below $10,000, while other cryptocurrencies took similar spills due to investor fears that regulators could clamp down on them in an effort to curb speculation.
Regulatory fears hammer bitcoin below $10,000, half its peak
Wed Jan 17 18:08, 2018 GMT
Mintpress News (blog) David North, Chris Hedges and WSWS.Org on Organizing Against Internet Censorship Mintpress News (blog) On January 16, 2018, the World Socialist Web Site hosted a discussion on Internet censorship , featuring Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Chris Hedges and WSWS International Editorial Board Chairperson David North, moderated by WSWS reporter Andre ...
David North, Chris Hedges and WSWS.Org on Organizing Against Internet Censorship - Mintpress News (blog)
Wed Jan 17 16:18, 2018 GMT
Yesterday marked three months since the murder of Maltese journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia. Outside the Maltese embassy in London, Index on Censorship stood with others to call on the Maltese government ensure justice is served The post Three months on: Murdered Maltese journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Three months on: Murdered Maltese journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia
Wed Jan 17 15:20, 2018 GMT
LONDON/TOKYO (Reuters) - Bitcoin skidded below $10,000 on Wednesday, halving in value from its peak price, with investors gripped by fears regulators could clamp down on the volatile cryptocurrency that sky-rocketed last year.
Bitcoin slumps below $10,000, half its peak, as regulatory fears intensify
Wed Jan 17 14:26, 2018 GMT
In Hungary’s rural areas, access to news critical of those in power is a rare thing. Now a small group has set out to challenge the information monopoly of the government by distributing an independent weekly The post Hungary: a “samizdat” movement brings independent news to the people appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Hungary: a “samizdat” movement brings independent news to the people
Wed Jan 17 12:53, 2018 GMT
LONDON/TOKYO (Reuters) - Bitcoin skidded a further 12 percent on Wednesday, marking an almost halving in value from its peak price, with investors spooked by fears regulators could clamp down on the volatile cryptocurrency that skyrocketed last year.
Bitcoin slumps to $10,000, half its peak price, as regulatory fears grow
Wed Jan 17 13:01, 2018 GMT
The crypto-currency has nearly halved in value since its peak in December.
Bitcoin dips below $10,000
Wed Jan 17 07:16, 2018 GMT
The Asian nation has been a big adopter of virtual currency, so developments there have a global impact.
Bitcoin: South Korea sways cryptocurrency prices - but how?
Wed Jan 17 03:19, 2018 GMT
CBS Los Angeles California Joins Wave Of Lawsuits Filed To Block Net-Neutrality Repeal CBS Los Angeles Democrats in the Senate will force a vote on a simple repeal of the FCC's repeal, using the same law, the Congressional Review Act, that Congress used to undo the Obama-era internet privacy rules . The vote probably won't happen for a few months ... Flurry of Lawsuits Fight Repeal of Net Neutrality New York Times Iowa AG: Net neutrality is 'Magna Carta' of the internet DesMoinesRegister.com Suit by 22 state attorneys general seeks to block FCC's net neutrality repeal Los Angeles Times RollingStone.com all 228 news articles »
California Joins Wave Of Lawsuits Filed To Block Net-Neutrality Repeal - CBS Los Angeles
Wed Jan 17 05:10, 2018 GMT
TOKYO/SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Bitcoin extended its sharp tumble of the past 24 hours, skidding more than seven percent on Wednesday in a rapid downturn in fortunes as investors were spooked by fears regulators might clamp down on an asset whose value has skyrocketed in the past year.
Bitcoin jolted by regulation worries, falls 7 percent on extended selloff
Wed Jan 17 04:03, 2018 GMT
TOKYO (Reuters) - The price of bitcoin extended its sharp tumble of the past 24 hours, dropping more than seven percent on the Bitstamp exchange on Wednesday, spooked by worries regulators may try to clamp down on the highly-volatile trading in the digital currency.
Bitcoin falls more than 7 percent as regulation worries mount
Wed Jan 17 00:27, 2018 GMT
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate on Tuesday advanced a bill to renew the National Security Agency's warrantless internet surveillance program, as a final push by privacy advocates to derail the measure came up short.
Senate advances bill to renew NSA's internet surveillance program
Tue Jan 16 22:30, 2018 GMT
Wave of lawsuits filed to block net-neutrality repeal ABC News Democrats in the Senate will force a vote on a simple repeal of the FCC's repeal, using the same law, the Congressional Review Act, that Congress used to undo the Obama-era internet privacy rules . The vote probably won't happen for a few months ... and more »
Wave of lawsuits filed to block net-neutrality repeal - ABC News
Tue Jan 16 20:55, 2018 GMT
Coinspeaker Qtum in Tie-up with China Internet Security Market Leader Qihoo 360 Coinspeaker Qtum has signed a memorandum of understanding with 360 Finance, a subsidiary of Chinese internet security industry leader Qihoo 360, in which it will be collaborating with the 360 Blockchain Research Center to work on setting up of blockchain lab. The ... Qtum Strikes Deal with Pioneering Chinese Network Security Firm Bitcoinist all 3 news articles »
Qtum in Tie-up with China Internet Security Market Leader Qihoo 360 - Coinspeaker
Tue Jan 16 13:23, 2018 GMT
Organizing resistance to Internet censorship World Socialist Web Site On January 16, 2018, the World Socialist Web Site will video livestream a discussion on Internet censorship , featuring Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Chris Hedges and WSWS International Editorial Board Chairperson David North. WSWS reporter Andre ... and more »
Organizing resistance to Internet censorship - World Socialist Web Site
Tue Jan 16 20:22, 2018 GMT
With the file-sharing wars in full swing, 2007 saw the movie The Man From Earth being pirated all over the Internet, but its creators didn't fight the movement. Instead, they embraced pirates and thanked them for their attention. More than a decade on its sequel, The Man From Earth: Holocene, is again being shared on The Pirate Bay. But this time its creators put it there themselves. Source: TF , for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing, torrent sites and more. We also have VPN discounts, offers and coupons
The Man from Earth Sequel ‘Pirated’ on The Pirate Bay – By Its Creators
Tue Jan 16 17:25, 2018 GMT
Voice of America Senate Democrats Close to Majority on Vote to Restore Net Neutrality Rules Variety The procedural maneuver is allowed under the terms of the Congressional Review Act. Earlier this year, Republicans used the Review Act to roll back internet privacy regulations that were passed during the final months of the Obama-era FCC. The FCC's ... US Net Neutrality Move May Lead to Trade War with Chinese Internet Firms Voice of America If the internet isn't free, neither are we Varsity all 96 news articles »
Senate Democrats Close to Majority on Vote to Restore Net Neutrality Rules - Variety
Tue Jan 16 17:54, 2018 GMT
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate on Tuesday planned to vote to advance a bill to renew the National Security Agency's warrantless internet surveillance program, as privacy advocates made a final push to derail the measure.
Senate to vote to renew NSA's internet surveillance program
Tue Jan 16 15:06, 2018 GMT
The post Three months on, free expression and anti-corruption groups call for justice for murdered Maltese journalist appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Three months on, free expression and anti-corruption groups call for justice for murdered Maltese journalist
Tue Jan 16 11:27, 2018 GMT
Financial Times China disrupts web access for global groups as censorship bites Financial Times China is plugging the last holes in its “Great Firewall” internet censorship apparatus, hampering global groups' ability to operate in the country. Five international companies and organisations told the Financial Times that access to the global ...
China disrupts web access for global groups as censorship bites - Financial Times
Tue Jan 16 09:58, 2018 GMT
War on the Rocks Trust War: Dangerous Trends in Cyber Conflict War on the Rocks Cyberspace works when three elements interact: security controls over risks and vulnerabilities to networks and devices; privacy of data on those networks and devices; and trust in the integrity of that data. The U.S. government and private sector have ... Cyber security is not an option: Five industries most vulnerable to attacks online Firstpost all 3 news articles »
Trust War: Dangerous Trends in Cyber Conflict - War on the Rocks
Tue Jan 16 10:21, 2018 GMT
As China’s economy slows, an unexpected group has started to protest – the country’s middle class. Robert Foyle Hunwick reports on how effective they are The post China’s collision course appeared first on Index on Censorship .
China’s collision course
Tue Jan 16 05:43, 2018 GMT
World Socialist Web Site Statement by Julian Assange opposing Internet censorship will be read at WSWS “Organizing Resistance” Webinar World Socialist Web Site He was recently granted citizenship by the government of Ecuador. Assange has been persecuted for WikiLeak's role in exposing US government war crimes. The discussion between North and Hedges will explore the political context of the efforts to censor ...
Statement by Julian Assange opposing Internet censorship will be read at WSWS “Organizing Resistance” Webinar - World Socialist Web Site
Tue Jan 16 08:38, 2018 GMT
The Motion Picture Association has scored a victory in Ireland where several Internet providers have been ordered to block access to eight popular pirate sites. The websites, including 1337x.io, EZTV.ag, 123movieshub.to, putlocker.io and RARBG.to, serve millions of visitors per day. While the blockades will have some effect, they are far from perfect. Source: TF , for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing, torrent sites and more. We also have VPN discounts, offers and coupons
Hollywood Wins ISP Blockade Against Popular Pirate Sites in Ireland
Mon Jan 15 22:41, 2018 GMT
News@UofT How an app developed by U of T's Citizen Lab helped Iranians circumvent internet censorship News@UofT This demonstration outside the Iranian embassy in Paris on Jan. 6 was part of a worldwide call to support the national uprising of the Iranian people (photo by Siavosh Hosseini/NurPhoto via Getty Images). Psiphon, a firewall-circumvention app developed ...
How an app developed by U of T's Citizen Lab helped Iranians circumvent internet censorship - News@UofT
Mon Jan 15 08:23, 2018 GMT
Reporters Without Borders, also known internationally as Reporters sans frontières (RSF), will join a delegation of global press freedom groups convened by the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) and IFEX on a fact-finding mission to the United States, reflecting concerns about threats to journalists and heightened anti-press rhetoric in the first year of Donald Trump’s […] The post RSF to participate in unprecedented US press freedom mission appeared first on Index on Censorship .
RSF to participate in unprecedented US press freedom mission
Mon Jan 15 11:41, 2018 GMT
The post MEPs call on European Commission to protect investigative journalists and stand for media freedom appeared first on Index on Censorship .
MEPs call on European Commission to protect investigative journalists and stand for media freedom
Mon Jan 15 08:34, 2018 GMT
Firstpost Cyber security is not an option: Five industries most vulnerable to attacks online Firstpost The worrying aspect is often the intentions behind the cyber attacks on government bodies, given the threat they pose to the safety of a nation. Businesses: More than ever, businesses are now at stake, as operations and commerce are now online. Credit ... and more »
Cyber security is not an option: Five industries most vulnerable to attacks online - Firstpost
Mon Jan 15 09:25, 2018 GMT
Keeping its annual tradition, the office of the United States Trade Representative has targeted some of the world's most famous 'pirate' sites in its latest report on copyright infringing venues. In addition to torrent sites like The Pirate Bay, RARBG, and RuTracker, hosting sites 4Shared and Openload come in for criticism. Again this year, a list of sites hosted in Switzerland are under attack. Source: TF , for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing, torrent sites and more. We also have VPN discounts, offers and coupons
US Govt Brands Torrent, Streaming & Cyberlocker Sites As Notorious Markets
Mon Jan 15 07:21, 2018 GMT
Voice of America Vietnam Seeks Upper Hand on Dissent with Rules On Foreign Internet Services Voice of America In June 2017 the Ministry of Public Security initially proposed the law to give it more power over prohibited content, including cyber -crime, and anti-government activities. Owners of Internet cafes had already been asked to install monitoring software ... and more »
Vietnam Seeks Upper Hand on Dissent with Rules On Foreign Internet Services - Voice of America
Mon Jan 15 06:14, 2018 GMT
Organize resistance to Internet censorship World Socialist Web Site On January 16, 2018, the World Socialist Web Site will video livestream a discussion on Internet censorship , featuring Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Chris Hedges and WSWS International Editorial Board Chairperson David North. WSWS reporter Andre ...
Organize resistance to Internet censorship - World Socialist Web Site
Sun Jan 14 07:08, 2018 GMT
Albuquerque Journal Connected kids have internet privacy rights, too Albuquerque Journal Apps, websites and online services directed to kids younger than 13 years old must get a parent's approval before they can collect, use or disclose the youths' personal information, according to the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act. In its ...
Connected kids have internet privacy rights, too - Albuquerque Journal
Sat Jan 13 19:04, 2018 GMT
Bitcoin has the beat. Japan debuts a pop band with costumed girls who sing all about digital money.
Pop band Virtual Currency Girls croons about cryptocurrency - CNET
Sat Jan 13 11:34, 2018 GMT
The Intercept Amid Protests, Iran's Government Censors Its Critics With Chinese-Style Internet Control The Intercept As the report documents, the government's effort to tame the internet has been centered on the creation of a government-controlled system known as the National Information Network. This system, the first phases of which launched in 2014, gives Iranian ... and more »
Amid Protests, Iran's Government Censors Its Critics With Chinese-Style Internet Control - The Intercept
Sat Jan 13 10:01, 2018 GMT
A Dutch court has ordered more local ISPs to block access to The Pirate Bay. The order will be valid until the Supreme Court hands down its final decision. That will be the climax of a long legal battle that started at the turn of the last decade. Source: TF , for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing, torrent sites and more. We also have VPN discounts, offers and coupons
Court Expands Dutch Pirate Bay Blockade to More ISPs, For Now
Fri Jan 12 21:27, 2018 GMT
Chinese Internet Users Start To Rebel Against Lack Of Online Privacy Techdirt We recently reported how China continues to turn the online world into the ultimate surveillance system, which hardly comes as a surprise, since China has been relentlessly moving in this direction for years. What is rather more surprising is that ... and more »
Chinese Internet Users Start To Rebel Against Lack Of Online Privacy - Techdirt
Fri Jan 12 22:01, 2018 GMT
Al-Monitor Internet censorship a double-edged sword for Tehran Al-Monitor “If the filtering had not been carried out, social security would have been affected,” Mohammad Javad Azari Jahromi, the minister of communications and information technology, told local media Jan. 3. Both Telegram and Instagram had previously been ... and more »
Internet censorship a double-edged sword for Tehran - Al-Monitor
Fri Jan 12 17:30, 2018 GMT
The Signal Opinion: Keep vigilant about what you post on the internet ; privacy can never be assumed. The Signal The fire of innovation and progress is roaring, fueled by technological and cultural changes that have twisted and turned the world as we know it. The most obvious component of this change is the ubiquitousness of the smartphone: a super-powerful ...
Opinion: Keep vigilant about what you post on the internet; privacy can never be assumed. - The Signal
Fri Jan 12 14:46, 2018 GMT
Con ocasión de las elecciones mexicanas del año que viene, Duncan Tucker repasa en este reportaje de investigación para Index las amenazas que han sufrido los periodistas de este país durante la última década. The post Vil metal appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Vil metal
Fri Jan 12 14:01, 2018 GMT
WIRED Tech Companies Are Complicit in Censoring Iran Protests WIRED However, Signal has long been blocked by Iran, and while it includes a feature meant to circumvent censorship , it relies on Google AppEngine, a cloud service that Google has decided to block for Iranian internet users. This restriction persists despite ... and more »
Tech Companies Are Complicit in Censoring Iran Protests - WIRED
Fri Jan 12 10:52, 2018 GMT
JAKARTA (Reuters) - Several hundred Indonesian Islamists held a protest rally outside Facebook's headquarters in Jakarta on Friday, accusing the social media giant of discrimination for blocking some pages operated by hardline groups for allegedly spreading hate.
Protest by Indonesian Islamists accuses Facebook of discrimination
Fri Jan 12 00:48, 2018 GMT
750 KXL Iran Attempts To Control The Internet In Their Country Through Censorship 750 KXL Governments are usually reluctant to shut off all domestic access to the internet . The authorities can order internet -service providers to cut off domestic access to specific services. They can block or limit access to specific addresses or slow ...
Iran Attempts To Control The Internet In Their Country Through Censorship - 750 KXL
Thu Jan 11 18:25, 2018 GMT
KrebsOnSecurity heard from a reader whose friend recently received a remarkably customized extortion letter via snail mail that threatened to tell the recipient's wife about his supposed extramarital affairs unless he paid $3,600 in bitcoin. The friend said he had nothing to hide and suspects this is part of a random but well-crafted campaign to prey on men who may have a guilty conscience.
Bitcoin Blackmail by Snail Mail Preys on Those with Guilty Conscience
Thu Jan 11 17:07, 2018 GMT
Reuters House passes bill to renew NSA internet spying tool Reuters Some conservative, libertarian-leaning Republicans and liberal Democrats attempted to persuade colleagues to include more privacy protections. They failed on Thursday to pass an amendment to include a warrant requirement before the NSA or other ... and more »
House passes bill to renew NSA internet spying tool - Reuters
Thu Jan 11 17:48, 2018 GMT
(Reuters) - The U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday passed a bill to renew the National Security Agency's warrantless internet surveillance program, overcoming objections from privacy advocates and confusion prompted by morning tweets from President Donald Trump that initially questioned the spying tool.
House passes NSA spying bill after Trump tweets cause confusion
Thu Jan 11 17:45, 2018 GMT
NEW YORK (Reuters) - The U.S. government will hold an auction of about 3,813 bitcoins that were seized in federal criminal, civil and administrative cases, the U.S. Marshals Service said on Thursday.
U.S. Marshals to hold auction of seized bitcoin on Jan. 22
Thu Jan 11 15:40, 2018 GMT
(Reuters) - The U.S. House of Representatives plans to vote on Thursday on whether to renew the National Security Agency's warrantless internet surveillance program, which has been the target of privacy advocates who want to limit its impact on Americans.
House to vote to renew NSA's internet surveillance program
Thu Jan 11 14:26, 2018 GMT
(Reuters) - The U.S. House of Representatives plans to vote on Thursday on whether to renew the National Security Agency's warrantless internet surveillance program, as privacy advocates have mounted a last-ditch effort to limit its impact on Americans.
U.S. House to vote to renew NSA's internet surveillance program
Thu Jan 11 03:34, 2018 GMT
Why ordinary Iranians are turning to internet backdoors to beat censorship Luxora Leader Social media in Iran is carefully controlled, but its usefulness – including in organising protests – leads many ordinary Iranians to see out ways around the censors. Most young people in Iran already knew how to bypass internet blocks by using proxies ... and more »
Why ordinary Iranians are turning to internet backdoors to beat censorship - Luxora Leader
Thu Jan 11 14:15, 2018 GMT
We, members of the Civic Solidarity Platform (CSP), are deeply concerned at reports of the arrest of Oyub Titiev, head of Human Rights Center Memorial’s Grozny office in Chechnya on highly dubious narcotics charges. We call for his immediate and unconditional release and dropping of all charges. Titiev is highly respected in the international human […] The post Chechnya: Immediately release human rights defender Oyub Titiev appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Chechnya: Immediately release human rights defender Oyub Titiev
Thu Jan 11 13:30, 2018 GMT
VIENNA (Reuters) - Austrian lender BAWAG said its online banking services and its website were back to normal after temporarily shutting down on Thursday due to technical problems, but added that a cyber attack could be ruled out.
BAWAG online banking back in service after technical glitch
Thu Jan 11 13:02, 2018 GMT
For people held in immigration detention, life can quickly turn into despair The post “I don’t remember who I am”: Diary of detained journalist facing deportation from Russia appeared first on Index on Censorship .
“I don’t remember who I am”: Diary of detained journalist facing deportation from Russia
Thu Jan 11 12:33, 2018 GMT
VIENNA (Reuters) - Austrian lender BAWAG's online banking services and its website were down on Thursday due to technical problems, a spokeswoman said, adding she could rule out a cyber attack.
BAWAG online banking down due to technical problems
Thu Jan 11 06:06, 2018 GMT
SEOUL (Reuters) - The South Korean government on Thursday said it plans to ban cryptocurrency trading, sending bitcoin prices plummeting and throwing the virtual coin market into turmoil as the nation's police and tax authorities raided local exchanges on alleged tax evasion.
South Korea plans to ban cryptocurrency trading, rattles market
Wed Jan 10 14:14, 2018 GMT
A Kodak Blockchain Project licensee has displayed the Kodak KashMiner during CES 2018, with plans to split the proceeds with customers on mining bitcoin.
Kodak bitcoin miner on display at CES 2018
Wed Jan 10 13:00, 2018 GMT
Newsweek Iran Protests: Government Took Control of the Internet to Silence Dissent, Report Says Newsweek During the recent protests, however, people were able to access the NIN network and check their emails with fast-speed Internet , even while the government worked to block messaging tools accessed through a VPN. The government encourages Iranians to use ... New Report Shows How Iran Limits Internet Freedoms to Control Dissent Motherboard all 7 news articles »
Iran Protests: Government Took Control of the Internet to Silence Dissent, Report Says - Newsweek
Wed Jan 10 14:43, 2018 GMT
Motherboard New Report Shows How Iran Limits Internet Freedoms to Control Dissent Motherboard It's not just internet censorship that Iranians are facing. The report also highlights state-sponsored cyberattacks and phishing schemes. State security agencies like the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, a branch of the armed forces meant to protect ... Iran Protests: Government Took Control of the Internet to Silence Dissent, Report Says Newsweek all 7 news articles »
New Report Shows How Iran Limits Internet Freedoms to Control Dissent - Motherboard
Wed Jan 10 12:50, 2018 GMT
The Intercept First France, Now Brazil Unveils Plans to Empower the Government to Censor the Internet in the Name of Stopping ... The Intercept But the crux of the law is censorship : during elections, “an emergency legal action could allow authorities to remove that content or even block the website.” As in Brazil, the new French power would cover social media platforms and traditional media ...
First France, Now Brazil Unveils Plans to Empower the Government to Censor the Internet in the Name of Stopping ... - The Intercept
Wed Jan 10 10:36, 2018 GMT
Even though it's subjected to massive ISP blocking in Russia, torrent giant RuTracker refuses to give up the fight. After regular mirrors and proxies were easily scooped up by the country's blocking regime, RuTracker has a new plan. If you're a user and have a domain name to hand, the site will help you set up your very own access portal with a minimum of effort. Source: TF , for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing, torrent sites and more. We also have VPN discounts, offers and coupons
RuTracker Reveals Innovative Plan For Users to Subvert ISP Blocking
Wed Jan 10 10:00, 2018 GMT
CBS News How to tame household privacy threats from toys, TVs and more CBS News The rapid growth in the " Internet of things" has created dozen of household touch points where everything from personal conversations to passwords could be leaked into the vast and ephemeral reaches of "the cloud." What happens to the data then is ...
How to tame household privacy threats from toys, TVs and more - CBS News
Tue Jan 9 21:43, 2018 GMT
Breitbart News How to Protect Your Child's Privacy on Internet -Connected Toys ConsumerReports.org The deal marks the first time the agency has taken enforcement action against an internet -connected toy company. “This highlights again the need for companies to protect the information they collect, especially when it comes to children,” Tom Pahl ... VTech Fined $650000 for Failing to Protect Privacy of Children with Internet -Connected Toys Breitbart News all 71 news articles »
How to Protect Your Child's Privacy on Internet-Connected Toys - ConsumerReports.org
Tue Jan 9 22:19, 2018 GMT
The photo firm Kodak is to create its own crypto-currency and provide a Bitcoin-mining service.
CES 2018: Kodak soars on KodakCoin and Bitcoin mining plans
Tue Jan 9 22:10, 2018 GMT
Toronto Star How a Toronto app is helping Iranians hack internet censorship Toronto Star A Toronto-app, which thwarts both firewalls and internet censorship , is reporting a 20-fold increase in users in the spans of five days, almost all of the new users hailing from Iran, where internet access has been blocked by the government. Psiphon is ...
How a Toronto app is helping Iranians hack internet censorship - Toronto Star
Tue Jan 9 18:48, 2018 GMT
Overstock.com (NASDAQ:OSTK) just fixed a serious glitch in the Coinbase bitcoin payment section of its site that allowed customers to buy any item at a tiny fraction of the listed price. Potentially more punishing, the flaw let anyone paying with bitcoin reap many times the authorized bitcoin refund amount on any canceled orders.
Website Glitch Let Me Overstock My Coinbase
Tue Jan 9 16:31, 2018 GMT
In 2017 Mapping Media Freedom, Index on Censorship’s project for monitoring media violations throughout Europe, registered 15 reports relating to Echo Moskvy. The post Russia: How one radio station became a target of pressure, threats and extreme violence appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Russia: How one radio station became a target of pressure, threats and extreme violence
Tue Jan 9 16:28, 2018 GMT
Las violentas represalias que están sufriendo los reporteros que cubren la persecución de los homosexuales en Chechenia pone de relieve los peligros de sacar la verdad a la luz en un estado corrupto. The post Mirar hacia otro lado appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Mirar hacia otro lado
Tue Jan 9 16:27, 2018 GMT
Mantener un verdadero anonimato en internet no es nada fácil cuando podrías tener rastreadores de anuncios o del gobierno intentando leer cada letra que tecleas. The post No dejes rastro appeared first on Index on Censorship .
No dejes rastro
Tue Jan 9 16:23, 2018 GMT
Los guerreros islamistas de Al Shabab controlan una quinta parte de Somalia y tienen su propia emisora de radio. Ismail Einashe habla con los periodistas que arriesgan su vida retransmitiendo noticias sobre las actividades del grupo terrorista. The post Temor en el aire appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Temor en el aire
Tue Jan 9 15:47, 2018 GMT
Join Index in an underground nuclear bunker for an exploration of propaganda past and present, as part of Essex Book Festival's "The Nuclear Option" The post Picking apart propaganda: Past and present appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Picking apart propaganda: Past and present
Tue Jan 9 13:23, 2018 GMT
Motherboard This App Is Helping Iranians Beat Tehran's Internet Censorship Motherboard A Toronto-born app has become a go-to tool for millions of Iranians looking to break through Tehran's repressive internet censorship . Now just over a decade old, firewall circumvention app Psiphon is arguably the most easy-to-use and effective way to ...
This App Is Helping Iranians Beat Tehran's Internet Censorship - Motherboard
Tue Jan 9 13:01, 2018 GMT
Los Angeles Times Iran tried to block the internet to disrupt protests. It wound up disrupting daily life Los Angeles Times As authorities have tried to govern the internet , Iranians have over the years become adept at circumventing online censorship . But as more Iranians use the internet — and the internet plays a bigger role in an increasingly web -connected society ... and more »
Iran tried to block the internet to disrupt protests. It wound up disrupting daily life - Los Angeles Times
Tue Jan 9 09:35, 2018 GMT
Truth to Power Cafe begins an exploration into the power of free speech and political activism The post Truth to Power Cafe at Theatre in the Mill, Bradford appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Truth to Power Cafe at Theatre in the Mill, Bradford
Tue Jan 9 09:26, 2018 GMT
Truth to Power Cafe begins an exploration into the power of free speech and political activism The post Truth to Power Cafe at Cast Doncaster appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Truth to Power Cafe at Cast Doncaster
Mon Jan 8 21:06, 2018 GMT
Salon 5 VPNs that can help you maintain your internet privacy Salon ... FCC's ruling allows large Internet Service Providers (ISPs) like Xfinity, Verizon, RCN, and others to charge customers' premium rates for faster Internet access. Sure, that means annoying stuff — like an endless barrage of aggressive targeted ...
5 VPNs that can help you maintain your internet privacy - Salon
Mon Jan 8 19:08, 2018 GMT
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Bitcoin sank on Monday after website CoinMarketCap removed prices from South Korean exchanges from its calculations of digital currency rates without any warning, resulting in a steep drop in all virtual coins they track.
Bitcoin slides as website drops South Korea prices from virtual currency rates
Mon Jan 8 14:03, 2018 GMT
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Bitcoin fell below $15,000 on Monday after South Korea's financial regulator said it and other agencies are inspecting six local banks that offer digital currency accounts to institutions.
Bitcoin drops below $15,000 as South Korea reviews accounts
Mon Jan 8 12:38, 2018 GMT
Even in the turbulent world of cryptocurrencies, Dogecoin is seen as a pretty wild creature.
Forget Bitcoin - now Dogecoin goes wild
Mon Jan 8 01:54, 2018 GMT
African millennials explain to Catherine Byaruhanga the attraction of risky cryptocurrency Bitcoin.
Bitcoin in Africa
Mon Jan 8 11:11, 2018 GMT
Seeking Alpha Privacy worries increasing among internet users in China Siliconrepublic.com “It has become a default setting for me now to assume that we have no privacy in the face of Alibaba and Tencent,” college student Li Luyao told The New York Times. Personal privacy is a concept that seems to be increasingly popular among Chinese ... China's Internet Giants Face Users' Anxiety Over Privacy Wall Street Journal all 9 news articles »
Privacy worries increasing among internet users in China - Siliconrepublic.com
Mon Jan 8 10:34, 2018 GMT
Mounting financial pressures are robbing many of Latin America's media outlets of their objectivity and forcing them to toe pro-government lines. The post Duncan Tucker: Financial pressures are undermining Latin America’s media appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Duncan Tucker: Financial pressures are undermining Latin America’s media
Fri Jan 5 10:01, 2018 GMT
Free speech groups have praised Little, Brown’s decision to release Michael Wolff’s tell-all book on Donald Trump’s presidency despite the UK’s strict libel laws and legal threats from the president. Read the full article The post Free speech groups praise UK decision to publish tell-all Trump book (The Bookseller) appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Free speech groups praise UK decision to publish tell-all Trump book (The Bookseller)
Mon Jan 8 06:14, 2018 GMT
Index on Censorship is proud to announce that long-time BBC reporter Razia Iqbal and CEO of the world famous Serpentine Galleries Yana Peel will join a panel of judges to decide the 2018 Freedom of Expression Awards Fellowship winners. The post BBC Newshour presenter and CEO of Serpentine Galleries to judge international freedom of expression awards appeared first on Index on Censorship .
BBC Newshour presenter and CEO of Serpentine Galleries to judge international freedom of expression awards
Sun Jan 7 01:38, 2018 GMT
Students get lessons in cyber security for safe city Times of India Nagpur: "Jobs aspirants are being cheated in large numbers through 'salami slicing attack' using which cyber -criminals steal money," psychologist and career counsellor Nitin Vighne explained while speaking on the pattern of cyber crime techniques to ... and more »
Students get lessons in cyber security for safe city - Times of India
Sun Jan 7 03:34, 2018 GMT
SFGate Internet users in China expect to be tracked. Now they want privacy SFGate “There's no privacy and information security these days,” Li Shufu, the chairman of Geely Holding Group and Volvo Cars, said at a New Year's forum. “When you walk on the road, there are surveillance cameras everywhere.” “Pony Ma must be reading our ... Chinese internet users' concerns over data privacy are rising China Economic Review China Focus: Ant Financial apologizes for online credit trickery Xinhua all 88 news articles »
Internet users in China expect to be tracked. Now they want privacy - SFGate
Sat Jan 6 15:22, 2018 GMT
Center for Research on Globalization Organizing Resistance to Internet Censorship Center for Research on Globalization On January 16, 2018, the World Socialist Web Site will video livestream a discussion on Internet censorship , featuring Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Chris Hedges and WSWS International Editorial Board Chairperson David North. WSWS reporter Andre ... Governments and corporations escalate Internet censorship and attacks on free speech World Socialist Web Site all 1 news articles »
Organizing Resistance to Internet Censorship - Center for Research on Globalization
Thu Jan 4 10:48, 2018 GMT
Newsweek Meltdown, Spectre: What We Know About the Major Cyber Security Flaws and How to Protect Yourself Newsweek Spectre is expected to be more difficult to patch and will likely present a bigger problem in the long term, Gruss said. However, he added that the flaw is more difficult for hackers to take advantage. British cyber security expert Graham Cluley told ... Security flaws put virtually all phones, computers at risk Reuters Meltdown and Spectre: How to Protect Your PC, Mac and Phone Now Tom's Guide Critical Intel security patch will slow PCs, servers and Macs ComputerWeekly.com New York Times  - Gizmodo  - Google Security Blog  - Project Zero - blogger all 959 news articles »
Meltdown, Spectre: What We Know About the Major Cyber Security Flaws and How to Protect Yourself - Newsweek
Sat Jan 6 14:35, 2018 GMT
Center for Research on Globalization Governments and Corporations Escalate Internet Censorship and Attacks on Free Speech Center for Research on Globalization The moves by France and Germany have led to renewed calls for a censorship law applying to the entire European Union. On December 28, the New York Times reported that Facebook had deleted the account of Ramzan Kadyrov, the head of the Chechen Republic ... and more »
Governments and Corporations Escalate Internet Censorship and Attacks on Free Speech - Center for Research on Globalization
Sat Jan 6 06:09, 2018 GMT
Governments and corporations escalate Internet censorship and attacks on free speech World Socialist Web Site The moves by France and Germany have led to renewed calls for a censorship law applying to the entire European Union. On December 28, the New York Times reported that Facebook had deleted the account of Ramzan Kadyrov, the head of the Chechen Republic ...
Governments and corporations escalate Internet censorship and attacks on free speech - World Socialist Web Site
Sat Jan 6 01:58, 2018 GMT
NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. fund managers are ramping up efforts to tap into the fever surrounding digital assets, and the latest planned bitcoin products could deliver some head-turning and stomach-churning price movements if they come to market.
U.S. company plans funds that double bitcoin price moves
Fri Jan 5 19:55, 2018 GMT
The Independent Bitcoin price rise could lead to smart home attacks that cause electricity bills to rise, cyber security expert warns The Independent That's an incredibly concerning prospect, and Haskins says the potential rewards for cyber criminals vastly outweigh the potential risks. If they manage to pull off such an attack successfully, they're likely to try it again. “A cyber bad guy makes ...
Bitcoin price rise could lead to smart home attacks that cause electricity bills to rise, cyber security expert warns - The Independent
Fri Jan 5 19:38, 2018 GMT
Forbes Iran's Women Need The Internet Right Now, And You Can (Really) Help Forbes Developed in response to internet censorship and low levels of access in Iran and its surrounding regions, the software allows users to download 8GB of data per day from the world outside using only a computer, a USB drive, and the kind of home TV ...
Iran's Women Need The Internet Right Now, And You Can (Really) Help - Forbes
Fri Jan 5 18:14, 2018 GMT
Newsweek Iran Internet Censorship Forces Protesters to Turn to Dark Web Newsweek Internet censorship in Iran has caused thousands of Iranians to turn to specialist software to bypass the restrictions, as anti-government protests continue across the country. Statistics from the Tor Project—which provides access to the so-called ... Iran's social media blackout forces apps to submit or face a total ban Wired.co.uk Who Did First Block Iranian People's Access to Internet ? IFP News Netizen Report: Iranian Authorities Blocking International Web Traffic, Messaging Platforms Slate Magazine (blog) WikiTribune  - Advox (press release) (blog)  - International Business Times all 25 news articles »
Iran Internet Censorship Forces Protesters to Turn to Dark Web - Newsweek
Tue Jan 2 23:20, 2018 GMT
eWeek Data Privacy , Security Top Microsoft's Hot Button Tech Issues in 2018 eWeek GDPR is a set of stringent data privacy and security regulations that affects businesses that affect businesses that process and store user data belonging to EU citizens, particularly personal identifiable information. The rules apply to companies ... Europe's data rule shake-up: How companies are dealing with it Financial Times all 84 news articles »
Data Privacy, Security Top Microsoft's Hot Button Tech Issues in 2018 - eWeek
Thu Jan 4 23:07, 2018 GMT
Foreign Policy (blog) How Washington Helps Tehran Control the Internet Foreign Policy (blog) The mullahs' intentions were clear: to block access to digital platforms used by protesters to spread information about the uprising. But the government's crackdown found support from a surprising source — the American sanctions regime. Meant to ... and more »
How Washington Helps Tehran Control the Internet - Foreign Policy (blog)
Thu Jan 4 17:56, 2018 GMT
ACLU (blog) In Rhode Island Schools, Censorship Continues Online ACLU (blog) In school districts across the country, however, a similar type of censorship takes place in the classroom every day, with little dissent. The censorship takes place invisibly, through the use of internet filtering programs that block certain ...
In Rhode Island Schools, Censorship Continues Online - ACLU (blog)
Thu Jan 4 14:59, 2018 GMT
New York Times Internet Users in China Expect to Be Tracked. Now, They Want Privacy . New York Times “There's no privacy and information security these days,” Li Shufu, the chairman of Geely Holding Group and Volvo Cars, said at a New Year's forum. “When you walk on the road, there are surveillance cameras everywhere.” “Pony Ma must be reading our ... and more »
Internet Users in China Expect to Be Tracked. Now, They Want Privacy. - New York Times
Thu Jan 4 13:04, 2018 GMT
International Business Times Iran's social media blackout forces apps to submit or face a total ban Wired.co.uk “If 99 per cent of the internet can't get to Instagram there's not much point people accessing it at all,” he says. “You can be very effective even if you don't block perfectly.” Although the Iranian government has aggressively restricted its citizens ... Bitcoin Adoption Rate In Iran Surges Despite Censorship And Protests International Business Times all 43 news articles »
Iran's social media blackout forces apps to submit or face a total ban - Wired.co.uk
Thu Jan 4 08:53, 2018 GMT
Commercial interference pressures on the UK's regional papers are growing. Some worry that jeopardises their independence. The post Tracey Bagshaw: Is compromise compromising news? appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Tracey Bagshaw: Is compromise compromising news?
Tue Jan 2 15:02, 2018 GMT
Top cyber security predictions for 2018 IT World Canada Every day hackers are now capable of launching sophisticated and large-scale attacks on corporations – from 'worming style' attacks like WannaCry and NotPetya, to advanced spear-phishing that mimics victims' writing style and behavior to trick them ... and more »
Top cyber security predictions for 2018 - IT World Canada
Wed Jan 3 23:17, 2018 GMT
Deseret News Jared Whitley: Hatch's internet privacy bill would be a fitting legacy Deseret News Hatch is the sponsor of the bipartisan Internet Communications Privacy Act (ICPA), which will update law enforcement for the digital era. The government's ability to perform digital searches — and the restrictions on that ability — are currently ... and more »
Jared Whitley: Hatch's internet privacy bill would be a fitting legacy - Deseret News
Wed Jan 3 19:08, 2018 GMT
Editors' picks for 2017: ' Internet censorship : how China does it' The Strategist (blog) Last month, Chinese state media published articles commemorating the 30th anniversary of China's first-ever email: 'Across the Great Wall, we can reach every corner in the world.' The email was sent from a research institute under China North ...
Editors' picks for 2017: 'Internet censorship: how China does it' - The Strategist (blog)
Wed Jan 3 16:42, 2018 GMT
Global Voices Online Caught in Conflict, Internet Users in Yemen Face Blocking, Shutdowns and Slow Speed Global Voices Online Recently, Yemeni internet users have been trying to find internet circumvention tools to bypass censorship . Some are using virtual private networks (VPNs) to communicate and exchange news with their families and friends inside and outside Yemen, even ... and more »
Caught in Conflict, Internet Users in Yemen Face Blocking, Shutdowns and Slow Speed - Global Voices Online
Wed Jan 3 11:00, 2018 GMT
USA TODAY Internet privacy: shortcuts to limit your data trail on Facebook ... USA TODAY Four steps to understand who has your data, limit their use of it, and leave less “data exhaust” that can be used to trail you. and more »
Internet privacy: shortcuts to limit your data trail on Facebook ... - USA TODAY
Wed Jan 3 11:52, 2018 GMT
The labs that protect against online warfare BBC News Many of the ICS's that run critical infrastructure around North America were designed 30 years ago, long before cyber - security was factored into design and decision making, says Jon Nichols. That makes them highly vulnerable to attacks. “If you take ...
The labs that protect against online warfare - BBC News
Wed Jan 3 09:56, 2018 GMT
Reuters.com US blocks MoneyGram sale to China's Ant Financial on national security concerns Reuters.com FINANCIAL SERVICES DEALS. The MoneyGram deal's demise is also the latest example of how CFIUS' focus on cyber security and the integrity of personal data is prompting it to block deals in sectors not traditionally associated with national security ... US blocks MoneyGram sale to China's Ant Financial Reuters Alibaba boss Jack Ma sees $1.2bn Moneygram sale blocked by Trump administration Sky News all 96 news articles »
US blocks MoneyGram sale to China's Ant Financial on national security concerns - Reuters.com
Wed Jan 3 02:41, 2018 GMT
Washington Free Beacon Newsweek Compares Trump Blocking People on Twitter to Iran's Internet Censorship Washington Free Beacon Protesters wave flags as they gather outside the Iranian Embassy in central London in support of national demonstrations in Iran against the existing regime. / Getty Images. BY: Alex Griswold. January 2, 2018 9:28 pm. Newsweek ran a story Tuesday ... and more »
Newsweek Compares Trump Blocking People on Twitter to Iran's Internet Censorship - Washington Free Beacon
Tue Jan 2 17:28, 2018 GMT
Arab News Indonesia introduces new Internet censorship system Arab News JAKARTA: Indonesia's Information and Communications Technology (ICT) Ministry is set to implement a new $14 million Internet censorship system from Wednesday. The new system will automatically block pornography and other content deemed to be unsuitable ...
Indonesia introduces new Internet censorship system - Arab News
Tue Jan 2 15:59, 2018 GMT
The Register Iranians resist internet censorship amid deadly street protests The Register ... according to estimates cited by celeb whistleblower Edward Snowden. Pavel Durov, Telegram's founder, confirmed that Iran has "blocked access to Telegram for its citizens due to opposition activity in channels" clarifying that this was different ...
Iranians resist internet censorship amid deadly street protests - The Register
Tue Jan 2 14:01, 2018 GMT
Puede que en Estados Unidos estén aún acostumbrándose a sus «fake news», pero los bielorrusos llevan años lidiando con la táctica de las noticias The post Las noticias falsas no son nada nuevo appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Las noticias falsas no son nada nuevo
Tue Jan 2 14:01, 2018 GMT
Los periodistas mexicanos son objeto de amenazas por parte de un gobierno corrupto y cárteles violentos, y no siempre pueden confiar en sus compañeros de oficio. Duncan Tucker nos lo cuenta. The post Entre la espada y la pared appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Entre la espada y la pared
Mon Jan 1 22:40, 2018 GMT
EFF Broadband Privacy : 2017 Year in Review EFF It seems like a no-brainer that an Internet Service Provider (ISP) should have to get your permission to snoop on and use the private information you generate as you browse the Internet . In 2017, pressure from the telecom industry led to Congress and ...
Broadband Privacy: 2017 Year in Review - EFF
Mon Jan 1 16:20, 2018 GMT
Motherboard Iran Is Blocking the Internet to Shut Down Protests Motherboard The situation only builds on Iran's ongoing issues with internet censorship and control. During Iran's elections earlier this year, young citizens were hoping the Rouhani administration would open up access to the internet , and Rouhani promised to ... and more »
Iran Is Blocking the Internet to Shut Down Protests - Motherboard
Mon Jan 1 13:00, 2018 GMT
The Australian Vietnamese army commits 10000 'troops' to new internet war The Australian Internet security firms Volexity and FireEye says hackers allegedly aligned with Hanoi installed malware on anti-government websites to track who visits them. Dissidents worry that more measures are coming. Nguyen Anh Tuyen, a well-known Hanoi blogger ... and more »
Vietnamese army commits 10000 'troops' to new internet war - The Australian
Mon Jan 1 03:32, 2018 GMT
Business Standard Trump slams Iranian govt for internet censorship , supports citizens' rights Business Standard Iran, the Number One State of Sponsored Terror with numerous violations of Human Rights occurring on an hourly basis, has now closed down the Internet so that peaceful demonstrators cannot communicate. Not good! — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump ... Iran Moves to Block Social Media Apps, Mobile Networks as Protests Spread Gizmodo Iran blocks internet services in bid to quash protests Engadget Iran blocks internet , may shut down Telegram app as protests spread The Times of Israel The Independent  - Fox News all 1,374 news articles »
Trump slams Iranian govt for internet censorship, supports citizens' rights - Business Standard
Sun Dec 31 18:11, 2017 GMT
Gizmodo Iran Moves to Block Social Media Apps, Mobile Networks as Protests Spread Gizmodo According to the Times of Israel, the internet censorship came as videos of “thousands marching through the western cities of Khorramabad, Zanjan and Ahvaz” and elsewhere including Tehran spread quickly on social media. Authorities directed providers ... Iran blocks internet services in bid to quash protests Engadget Iran blocks internet , may shut down Telegram app as protests spread The Times of Israel Iran protests: Two feared dead as anti-government demonstrations continue for third day The Independent all 1,286 news articles »
Iran Moves to Block Social Media Apps, Mobile Networks as Protests Spread - Gizmodo
Sun Dec 31 08:43, 2017 GMT
Aljazeera.com DRC blocks internet as anti-Kabila protests planned Aljazeera.com The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has ordered a countrywide shutdown of internet and SMS services ahead of planned anti-government protests on Sunday. The country's telecommunications minister, Emery Okundji, issued a letter instructing ... DR Congo government cuts internet ahead of anti-Kabila protest africanews Congo orders internet and SMS cut ahead of anti-government demonstrations Reuters Internet and phone services cut in DRC ahead of anti-government protests The Guardian Newshub all 53 news articles »
DRC blocks internet as anti-Kabila protests planned - Aljazeera.com
Sun Dec 31 18:25, 2017 GMT
Two years ago, Portugal introduced a pioneering and voluntary site-blocking regime, with zero court orders needed. With almost 1,400 sites now on the list, TF spoke with Revolução dos Bytes (Bytes’ Revolution), a group that maintains a directory of blocked domains and bypasses every one of them, thanks to their own browser extension powered by 100,000 anti-censorship citizens. Source: TF , for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing, torrent sites and more. We also have VPN discounts, offers and coupons
Massive Site-Blocking Measures Countered By 100K Browser Addon Users
Sun Dec 31 16:13, 2017 GMT
Engadget Iran blocks internet services in bid to quash protests Engadget It's a busy weekend for oppressive governments trying to suppress digital communication. Iran has blocked mobile access to at least Telegram and Instagram as it tries to thwart protests that started over economic concerns (particularly inflation), but ... Iran blocks internet , may shut down Telegram app as protests spread The Times of Israel Iran protests: Two feared dead as anti-government demonstrations continue for third day The Independent all 1,112 news articles »
Iran blocks internet services in bid to quash protests - Engadget
Sat Dec 30 20:45, 2017 GMT
Aljazeera.com Congo orders internet and SMS cut ahead of anti-government demonstrations Reuters “It is for reasons of state security ,” telecommunications minister Emery Okundji told Reuters. “In response to violence that is being prepared ... the government has the duty to take all measures to protect Congolese lives.” Okundji wrote a letter to ... DRC blocks internet as anti-Kabila protests planned Aljazeera.com Internet and phone services cut in DRC ahead of anti-government protests The Guardian all 16 news articles »
Congo orders internet and SMS cut ahead of anti-government demonstrations - Reuters
Sat Dec 30 21:26, 2017 GMT
The Times of Israel Iran blocks internet , may shut down Telegram app as protests spread The Times of Israel The authorities appeared to respond by cutting internet access to mobile phones, with the main networks interrupted at least in Tehran shortly before midnight, AFP reporters said. Several Iranian news agencies warned Telegram, the most popular social ... and more »
Iran blocks internet, may shut down Telegram app as protests spread - The Times of Israel
Sat Dec 30 06:09, 2017 GMT
Sky News Privacy fears raised over internet -enabled Christmas presents given to children Sky News " Internet -connected devices like tablets and iPhones can also come in the guise of harmless dolls or teddy bears and potentially allow strangers to pinpoint your address, obtain your child's name and birthday, download their photograph and even listen ... and more »
Privacy fears raised over internet-enabled Christmas presents given to children - Sky News
Fri Dec 29 19:11, 2017 GMT
Bustle 'Black Mirror's “Arkangel” Is An Extremely Creepy Take On The Very Real Effects Technology & Censorship Have On Kids Bustle Imagine that parents could shield children from everything that might disturb or scare them. Sure, right now, they can put parental blocks on the TV and the computer, limit access to the internet , and make sure they only watch PG movies. But, as much ...
'Black Mirror's “Arkangel” Is An Extremely Creepy Take On The Very Real Effects Technology & Censorship Have On Kids - Bustle
Fri Dec 29 03:35, 2017 GMT
The Disconnect Between Cybersecurity & the C-Suite Dark Reading "All organizations, no matter how prepared they think they might be, need to verify whether strategic cybersecurity goals are being executed," Grant Waterfall, partner at PwC and global leader of its cybersecurity and privacy practice, told me in an ... and more »
The Disconnect Between Cybersecurity & the C-Suite - Dark Reading
Fri Dec 29 06:54, 2017 GMT
Economic Times Tech trends: Data breaches forced governments, enterprises to focus on cyber security Economic Times NEW DELHI: Mega cyber attacks such as "WannaCrypt" and "Petya" this year forced governments and enterprises globally, including in India, to focus and invest more on bolstering their security networks. In the first major attack of the year, the world ...
Tech trends: Data breaches forced governments, enterprises to focus on cyber security - Economic Times
Fri Dec 29 06:37, 2017 GMT
NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India's finance ministry on Friday cautioned investors about the risks of trading in cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin, saying digital currency investments are like "Ponzi schemes."
India likens cryptocurrencies to Ponzi scheme, cautions investors
Thu Dec 28 21:06, 2017 GMT
The Outline This is the best list of cybersecurity predictions for 2018 The Outline What terrifying cyber threat will menace us in 2018? There are countless lists, produced by information security bloggers and cybersecurity consulting firms, that attempt to answer that question with varying density of buzzwords. Kelly Shortridge, a ...
This is the best list of cybersecurity predictions for 2018 - The Outline
Thu Dec 28 14:44, 2017 GMT
Seeking Alpha 2 Ways To Play The Cyber Security Theme Seeking Alpha There are economic cost associated with such cyber attacks as well. The Hiscox Cyber Report suggested that cyber crime cost the global economy over $450 billion in 2016 and most companies are ill-prepared to face such kind of an epidemic. An instance ... and more »
2 Ways To Play The Cyber Security Theme - Seeking Alpha
Thu Dec 28 14:53, 2017 GMT
Pavel Lerner was kidnapped on Boxing Day in Kiev.
Exmo Bitcoin exchange chief executive kidnapped in Kiev
Thu Dec 28 06:52, 2017 GMT
Apple, ransomware and Bitcoin all feature prominently in BBC Tech's most read stories of the year.
Tech 2017: BBC News Online's biggest technology stories
Wed Dec 27 23:38, 2017 GMT
Gadgets Now Security in IoT space to be of prime focus in 2018: Experts Gadgets Now KOLKATA: Amid a rise in cyber attacks across the world, ensuring the security of devices linked to the Internet of Things (IoT) ecosystem will be a key focus of companies in 2018, say experts. The IoT is a growing network of inter-connected devices ... IoT trends 2018: artificial intelligence, security and edge solutions ComputerworldUK Security in Internet of Things ecosystem to be of prime focus in 2018: Experts Zee Business In coming year of AI, your computer could start feeling your emotions The Indian Express Inside Cybersecurity  - Network World all 52 news articles »
Security in IoT space to be of prime focus in 2018: Experts - Gadgets Now
Thu Dec 28 05:00, 2017 GMT
YourStory.com Meet the 9 cyber security startups that showcased their innovative product ideas at AISS YourStory.com One such initiative is the NASSCOM-DSCI Excellence Awards for Product companies, comprising two categories. The Security Product Company of the Year is for companies that have developed Information Security / Privacy product, while the Most Innovative ...
Meet the 9 cyber security startups that showcased their innovative product ideas at AISS - YourStory.com
Wed Dec 27 17:39, 2017 GMT
The Pirate Bay has added several new cryptocurrency donation options to its site, including fresh Monero and Litecoin addresses. While the operators believe in the power of cryptocurrency, they don't appear to be fans of Bitcoin Cash, 'mocking' the Bitcoin fork across the entire site. Source: TF , for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing, torrent sites and more. We also have VPN discounts, offers and coupons
“LOL,” The Pirate Bay Adds Donation Options, Mocks Bitcoin Cash?
Wed Dec 27 11:01, 2017 GMT
CSO Online What is cyber security ? How to build a cyber security strategy CSO Online Further complicating cyber security is the regulatory climate around consumer privacy . Compliance with stringent regulatory frameworks like the European Union's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) also demands new kinds of roles to ensure that ... and more »
What is cyber security? How to build a cyber security strategy - CSO Online
Wed Dec 27 13:34, 2017 GMT
Local media reports the People's Army has hired more than 10,000 people to tackle "wrongful views".
Vietnam army hires censors to fight 'internet chaos'
Wed Dec 27 09:16, 2017 GMT
Economic Times ISPs asked to block 4694 URLs with child sexual abuse content Economic Times NEW DELHI: The Telecom Department (DoT) has directed internet service providers (ISPs) to block 4,694 URLs that contained material related to child sexual abuse, Parliament was informed today. Besides, instructions for blocking 1,791 Uniform Resource ... and more »
ISPs asked to block 4694 URLs with child sexual abuse content - Economic Times
Wed Dec 27 08:06, 2017 GMT
“Europe’s last dictatorship” doesn’t tolerate dissent. The country’s constitution claims to protect freedom of the press, but many laws seem to contradict this. The post Preventing protest coverage: How Belarus controls what the public knows appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Preventing protest coverage: How Belarus controls what the public knows
Wed Dec 27 01:51, 2017 GMT
A Japanese internet firm is the latest to offer its staff part of their salaries in the digital currency.
Bitcoin: Would you want to get paid in cryptocurrency?
Wed Dec 27 01:45, 2017 GMT
Bitcoin has had an interesting year, so should we now take it seriously?
Bitcoin: charting a crazy 2017
Tue Dec 26 13:28, 2017 GMT
Reuters Vietnam unveils 10000-strong cyber unit to combat 'wrong views' Reuters However, the general's comments suggest its force may be focused largely on domestic internet users whereas North Korea is internationally focused because the internet is not available to the public at large. In August, Vietnam's president said the ... Vietnam army reveals 10,000-strong cyber warfare unit Financial Times Vietnam's new internet censorship army and China blocks 13000 sites in 3 years VPNCompare (blog) all 4 news articles »
Vietnam unveils 10000-strong cyber unit to combat 'wrong views' - Reuters
Tue Dec 26 20:32, 2017 GMT
SINGAPORE/TOKYO/NEW YORK (Reuters) - Bitcoin rose 15 percent on Tuesday, recouping about half of the losses it sustained last week, its worst since 2013, as investors who had missed out on earlier rallies bought the world's biggest and best-known digital currency.
Bitcoin recovers some losses after its worst week since 2013
Mon Dec 25 02:51, 2017 GMT
Outlook India China Has Closed 13000 Websites in the Past Three Years, Tightening its Grip on Cyberspace Fortune The government has stepped up already tight controls over the internet since President Xi Jinping took power five years ago, in what critics say is an effort to restrict freedom of speech and prevent criticism of the ruling Communist Party. The ... China Censors More Than 13000 Websites in Three Years Breitbart News China closes more than 13000 websites in past three years The Indian Express China Has Shut Down 13000 Websites Since 2015 For Violating Country's Internet Rules: Report Outlook India The Japan News  - Deutsche Welle all 60 news articles »
China Has Closed 13000 Websites in the Past Three Years, Tightening its Grip on Cyberspace - Fortune
Tue Dec 26 18:42, 2017 GMT
SINGAPORE/TOKYO/NEW YORK (Reuters) - Bitcoin rose 13 percent on Tuesday, recovering about half of the losses it sustained last week, its worst since 2013, as investors who missed out on earlier rallies bought the world's biggest and best-known digital currency.
Bitcoin recoups some losses after its worst week since 2013
Tue Dec 26 17:20, 2017 GMT
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Bitcoin held its overnight gains in early U.S. trading on Tuesday as the world's biggest and best-known cryptocurrency rebounded on light trading volume from its worst week since 2013.
Bitcoin holds overnight gains after last week's rout
Tue Dec 26 14:55, 2017 GMT
Critics of unregulated virtual currencies like Bitcoin have long argued that the core utility of these payment systems lies in facilitating illicit commerce, such as buying drugs or stolen credit cards and identities. But recent spikes in the price of Bitcoin -- and the fees associated with moving funds into and out of it -- have conspired to make Bitcoin a less useful and desirable payment method for many crooks engaged in these activities.
Skyrocketing Bitcoin Fees Hit Carders in Wallet
Tue Dec 26 10:02, 2017 GMT
UEFA, the governing body of football in Europe, has obtained a High Court injunction in the UK to prevent unauthorized access to matches for which it holds the rights. Six major ISPs including BT, Virgin, Sky and TalkTalk will begin blocking live pirate-broadcasted matches from February 13, 2018, and will continue until at least May 26, 2018. Source: TF , for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing, torrent sites and more. We also have VPN discounts, offers and coupons
UEFA Obtains High Court Injunction To Block Live Soccer Streaming
Tue Dec 26 05:49, 2017 GMT
SINGAPORE/TOKYO (Reuters) - Bitcoin extended its recovery in holiday-thinned trading on Tuesday, rising 10 percent to be up more than a third from last week's lows of below $12,000.
Bitcoin rises 10 percent, recovers from last week's brutal selloff
Mon Dec 25 21:03, 2017 GMT
The Conversation AU The US election hack , fake news, data theft: the cyber security lessons from 2017 The Conversation AU The spread of the Wannacry virus was the third big cyber security story of 2017. Wannacry locked down computers and demanded a ransom (in bitcoin) for the electronic key that would release the data. The virus spread in a truly global attack to an ...
The US election hack, fake news, data theft: the cyber security lessons from 2017 - The Conversation AU
Mon Dec 25 19:18, 2017 GMT
Washington Post Kremlin trolls burned across the Internet as Washington debated options Washington Post Phillips wanted to use analytics to target them with U.S. counterarguments. State Department lawyers, citing the Privacy Act, demanded guarantees that data on Americans using social media wouldn't inadvertently be collected as part of the effort. The ...
Kremlin trolls burned across the Internet as Washington debated options - Washington Post
Mon Dec 25 17:00, 2017 GMT
Salon How to save the internet Salon CTIA, a mobile telecom industry group wrote to Pai complaining about the exercise of democracy after it abolished Internet privacy . They wrote: “Earlier this year, legislators in various states attempted to countermand Congressional action on broadband ... The Year the Open Internet Came Under Siege: 2017 Year in Review EFF all 54 news articles »
How to save the internet - Salon
Mon Dec 25 08:38, 2017 GMT
Economic Times Payment system, network security under RBI radar Economic Times Cyber -attacks entail a reputational risk for banks, as they undermine customer confidence.” In February, the RBI set up an inter-disciplinary standing committee to review the threats inherent in the existing and emerging technologies on an ongoing ... and more »
Payment system, network security under RBI radar - Economic Times
Sat Dec 23 18:31, 2017 GMT
Economic Times Cybersecurity: India as vulnerable as any other country in the world, says Eugene Kaspersky Economic Times The advantage of international cyber security firms such as Symantec and Kaspersky is that they quickly get information from international sources about threats and attacks as they arise and send out advisories to the computer emergency response teams ... and more »
Cybersecurity: India as vulnerable as any other country in the world, says Eugene Kaspersky - Economic Times
Sat Dec 23 17:49, 2017 GMT
Beware Internet Scams Over Holidays - CBS Chicago. Jim Chilsen of the Citizens Utility Board says with more people shopping online this holiday season, internet scammers are also busier. He says using strong and varied passwords on your online accounts is important. Chilsen also suggests not clicking ...
Beware Internet Scams Over Holidays - CBS Chicago
Fri Dec 22 15:14, 2017 GMT
The cryptocurrency sank in value by nearly half from its Sunday record high, dipping below $11,000 Friday morning.
Happy holidays! Bitcoin's inevitable plunge is here! - CNET
Fri Dec 22 13:28, 2017 GMT
The roller coaster ride continues for the virtual currency as it falls from almost $20,000 to $13,400.
Bitcoin loses third of value over week
Fri Dec 22 11:56, 2017 GMT
How free are our performing arts? This panel discussion will include contributions from experts from across the sector. The post Theatre censorship: still alive and kicking? appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Theatre censorship: still alive and kicking?
Fri Dec 22 09:28, 2017 GMT
Several journalists and news outlets from Croatia and Bosnia and Herzegovina faced death threats following their coverage a war crimes trial The post Croatia: Journalists targeted after reporting on sentences imposed on “war criminals” appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Croatia: Journalists targeted after reporting on sentences imposed on “war criminals”
Fri Dec 22 03:48, 2017 GMT
Boris Johnson says Britain is ready to retaliate over threats to UK national security and the West.
UK 'ready to retaliate' against Russian cyber attacks
Fri Dec 22 02:30, 2017 GMT
The market could be up and running next summer, but security concerns persist, Bloomberg reports.
Goldman Sachs reportedly planning bitcoin trading desk - CNET
Thu Dec 21 21:33, 2017 GMT
Payment Week Denet, a Blockchain-Startup Launches a Decentralized Hosting Service that Helps Restore Internet - Privacy Payment Week “When I was still an adolescent, at about the age of 10, observing frequent database hackings and breaches while analyzing “gaps” and vulnerabilities in hosting, websites and constructors it made me think about the paradox of the Internet . Every user ...
Denet, a Blockchain-Startup Launches a Decentralized Hosting Service that Helps Restore Internet-Privacy - Payment Week
Thu Dec 21 17:23, 2017 GMT
An entrepreneur funded her business by speculating on the crypto-currency, but is it too late for others?
Bitcoin: My 400 coin bet paid off, but is it too late for others?
Thu Dec 21 15:42, 2017 GMT
North Korea has denied that it was involved in the high-profile cyberattacks, as the US government contends.
North Korea to the US: We aren't responsible for WannaCry - CNET
Thu Dec 21 13:56, 2017 GMT
A U.K. man who pleaded guilty to launching more than 2,000 cyberattacks against some of the world's largest companies has avoided jail time for his role in the attacks. The judge in the case reportedly was moved by pleas for leniency that cited the man's youth at the time of the attacks and a diagnosis of autism.
U.K. Man Avoids Jail Time in vDOS Case
Thu Dec 21 13:42, 2017 GMT
CBS News Internet -connected toys raise privacy and safety concerns CBS News December 21, 2017, 8:16 AM | Smart toys are popular holiday gifts, but consumer watchdogs warn of the risks to children's privacy . Wired's new article, "Don't Get Your Kid an Internet -Connected Toy," says companies selling the toys are "profiting by ... and more »
Internet-connected toys raise privacy and safety concerns - CBS News
Thu Dec 21 13:03, 2017 GMT
WIRED Why Net Neutrality Will Be a Campaign Issue in 2018 WIRED Democrats and advocacy groups are already using internet -policy decisions as political weapons against Republicans. After Congress voted in March, along party lines, to overturn Obama-era internet privacy laws, the Democratic Senatorial Campaign ... What will happen now that net neutrality is gone? We asked the experts Quartz all 146 news articles »
Why Net Neutrality Will Be a Campaign Issue in 2018 - WIRED
Thu Dec 21 08:01, 2017 GMT
Wired.co.uk Quantum won't just secure privacy , it'll change the whole internet Wired.co.uk Data security is reliant on mathematical difficulty: put simply, it's easier to encrypt something than it is to decrypt it. This is fine in practice, but means that even the most secure messages could be easily cracked in ten years. Spies and ...
Quantum won't just secure privacy, it'll change the whole internet - Wired.co.uk
Thu Dec 21 10:55, 2017 GMT
CNBC US lawmakers seek temporary extension to internet spying program CNBC ... leaders in the U.S. House of Representatives are working to build support to temporarily extend the National Security Agency's expiring internet surveillance program by tucking it into a stop-gap funding measure, lawmakers said. The month-long ... US lawmakers seek temporarily extension to internet spying program Reuters Snowden, privacy groups oppose new surveillance bill CNET all 62 news articles »
US lawmakers seek temporary extension to internet spying program - CNBC
Wed Dec 20 16:13, 2017 GMT
After more than twenty years of investigative reporting, one of the most trusted weeklies in Serbia, Vranjske Novine, was forced to shut down. The post Serbian journalists campaign for free media appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Serbian journalists campaign for free media
Thu Dec 21 03:56, 2017 GMT
Bloomberg North Korea Is Suspect in Hack of Seoul Bitcoin Exchange Bloomberg Police investigators and the Korea Internet and Security Agency are viewing the case as an extension of the April attack, according to the person, who asked not to be identified discussing confidential information. While they aren't ruling out North ... Bitcoin exchange goes bust after hack CNNMoney Bitcoin exchange collapses after second cyber attack in a year Telegraph.co.uk Bitcoin exchange Youbit shuts after second hack attack BBC News all 249 news articles »
North Korea Is Suspect in Hack of Seoul Bitcoin Exchange - Bloomberg
Thu Dec 21 04:28, 2017 GMT
SEOUL (Reuters) - A spokesman for North Korea's foreign ministry said on Thursday Pyongyang is not linked to any cyber attacks, the North's first response since the United States publicly blamed it for a massive worldwide cyber security breach.
North Korea rejects U.S. accusation, says it is not linked to any cyber attacks
Wed Dec 20 19:55, 2017 GMT
USA TODAY North Korea cyber attacks like 'WannaCry' are increasingly ploys for money, analysts say USA TODAY Williams said North Korean cyber robbery appears to be the result of increased sanctions over its rogue nuclear weapons program. “It's harder for the country to raise money in the traditional way so its raising money on the Internet ,” Williams said ... Bitcoin exchanges targeted by North Korean hackers, analysts say ABC Online North Korean Hackers Steal Millions of Dollars in Bitcoin Voice of America all 668 news articles »
North Korea cyber attacks like 'WannaCry' are increasingly ploys for money, analysts say - USA TODAY
Wed Dec 20 17:05, 2017 GMT
Bloomberg Carson Block Bets That a Nasdaq-Listed Chinese Internet Stock Is a 'Fraud' Bloomberg In the interview Wednesday, Block also accused major U.S. exchanges of shirking their duty to police markets and keep scams away from the investing public. A representative for Nasdaq didn't immediately return a request for comment. “When I see ... and more »
Carson Block Bets That a Nasdaq-Listed Chinese Internet Stock Is a 'Fraud' - Bloomberg
Wed Dec 20 16:49, 2017 GMT
Uprise RI (blog) ACLU: Despite state law, Internet censorship in RI public schools continues Uprise RI (blog) Internet filtering programs block certain categories of websites – or even websites that mention specific words – when students use school computers to access the Internet . Today's report largely mirrored the findings in a report the ACLU of Rhode ...
ACLU: Despite state law, Internet censorship in RI public schools continues - Uprise RI (blog)
Wed Dec 20 16:49, 2017 GMT
The UK's ability to cyber-attack other countries has improved says a Parliament committee report.
GCHQ says cyber-spies 'over-achieved' say MPs
Wed Dec 20 14:14, 2017 GMT
LONDON (Reuters) - A British student who ran a web business offering what police called "tailor-made cybercrime solutions" to enable hackers to attack some of the world's leading companies has been given a suspended prison sentence.
Silver, gold or VIP package? UK teen's bespoke hacking business hits buffers
Wed Dec 20 11:40, 2017 GMT
This year saw 1,025 media freedom violations reported to Index on Censorship’s Mapping Media Freedom, a project that monitors media freedom in 42 countries, including all EU member states The post Mapping Media Freedom: 2017 in review appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Mapping Media Freedom: 2017 in review
Wed Dec 20 12:06, 2017 GMT
Coinbase is investigating whether staff ignored orders to keep its Bitcoin Cash launch secret.
Bitcoin Cash deals frozen as insider trading is probed
Wed Dec 20 09:25, 2017 GMT
The arts have an important role to express and process the diverse and often divergent opinion and experience that coexist in our society The post Expanding the space for the arts: Challenging the UK’s risk averse culture appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Expanding the space for the arts: Challenging the UK’s risk averse culture
Wed Dec 20 09:22, 2017 GMT
People are being warned to be on their guard after fake piracy fines demanding hundreds of euros were sent out to Internet users in Germany. The emails claim that the user has infringed the rights of 20th Century Fox by streaming illegal content from popular platform Kinox. But the whole thing is an elaborate scam designed to part people from their hard-earned cash. Source: TF , for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing, torrent sites and more. We also have VPN discounts, offers and coupons
Internet Users Warned Over Fake 20th Century Fox Piracy ‘Fines’
Wed Dec 20 02:49, 2017 GMT
COMMENTARY: SESTA/FOSTA: The real internet censorship threat Delaware State News In a particularly Orwellian example of the arguments for “Net Neutrality,” the editorial board of the Los Angeles Times preemptively complained that the Federal Communications Commission's Dec. 14 repeal of the two-year-old rule “sacrifices the free ...
COMMENTARY: SESTA/FOSTA: The real internet censorship threat - Delaware State News
Tue Dec 19 15:22, 2017 GMT
BBC News Cyber -attack: US and UK blame North Korea for WannaCry BBC News Analysis: Gordon Corera, BBC security correspondent. Britain's National Cyber Security Centre, part of the GCHQ signals intelligence agency, first attributed the May 2017 Wannacry attack to North Korea within weeks of the ransomware spreading. The ... Multi-stage cyber attacks net North Korea millions in virtual currencies: researchers Reuters The Cyber Whodunit and the International Blame Game Bloomberg Trump administration blames North Korea for 'WannaCry' cyber attack New York Post Telegraph.co.uk  - The Sydney Morning Herald  - AsiaOne  - Washington Post all 233 news articles »
Cyber-attack: US and UK blame North Korea for WannaCry - BBC News
Tue Dec 19 16:41, 2017 GMT
The Independent Bitcoin price surge leads to new computer hacking fears The Independent Fibertel, the internet provider in charge of the Wi-Fi, told Motherboard that hackers had planted the mining code on its network. “It doesn't take a genius to note that the number of mining malware incidents is increasing, at the same time as the value ...
Bitcoin price surge leads to new computer hacking fears - The Independent
Tue Dec 19 12:49, 2017 GMT
Axios What internet firms are saying now that net neutrality is no more Axios Charter (whose broadband brand is called Spectrum) says it won't throttle or block "lawful content" or discriminate against it. It says it has no plans to offer paid prioritization. A spokesperson for CenturyLink pointed Axios to a document where the ... Corporate Power and Censorship : A World Without Net Neutrality Futurism Why the End of Net Neutrality and the Demise of the Open Internet Could Have Unintended Consequences for Data ... CPO Magazine I'm a conservative, and I support net neutrality CBS St. Louis all 466 news articles »
What internet firms are saying now that net neutrality is no more - Axios
Tue Dec 19 02:58, 2017 GMT
The Indian Express Google, Facebook will have to accept cyber censorship terms to reach Chinese users The Indian Express “The condition is that they have to abide by Chinese law and regulations. That is the bottom line. And also that they would not do any harm to Chinese national security and national consumers' interests.” China's Communist Party has tightened cyber ... Google, Facebook told to accept China internet rules Mobile World Live China tells web giants they must accept limits to access Sky News all 11 news articles »
Google, Facebook will have to accept cyber censorship terms to reach Chinese users - The Indian Express
Tue Dec 19 14:44, 2017 GMT
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Facebook Inc and Microsoft Corp acted last week to disable a number of North Korean cyber actions, White House homeland security adviser Tom Bossert said on Tuesday as the United States publicly blamed Pyongyang for a May cyber attack that crippled hospitals, banks and other companies.
U.S. says Facebook, Microsoft disabled North Korean cyber actions
Tue Dec 19 13:22, 2017 GMT
Kurdish reporter Nedim Türfent has been sentenced to 8 years and 9 months in prison on charges of “membership of a terrorist organisation.” The post Kurdish reporter sentenced to more than 8 years appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Kurdish reporter sentenced to more than 8 years
Tue Dec 19 11:02, 2017 GMT
A second cyber-heist has forced South Korean crypto-cash exchange Youbit to shut down.
Bitcoin exchange Youbit shuts after second hack attack
Tue Dec 19 10:20, 2017 GMT
SINGAPORE/SEOUL (Reuters) - A series of recent cyber attacks has netted North Korean hackers millions of dollars in virtual currencies like bitcoin, with more attacks expected as international sanctions drive the country to seek new sources of cash, researchers say.
Multi-stage cyber attacks net North Korea millions in virtual currencies: researchers
Tue Dec 19 09:38, 2017 GMT
Internet users should be able to access the legal content they want - not have their choices dictated by the whim of major corporations The post Net neutrality decision has huge implications for free expression online appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Net neutrality decision has huge implications for free expression online
Tue Dec 19 06:52, 2017 GMT
SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea's Financial Supervisory Service said on Tuesday it does not consider bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies to be currencies of any kind and would not seek to regulate their trade beyond rules announced last week.
South Korea financial regulator says 'virtual currencies' are not currencies
Tue Dec 19 07:44, 2017 GMT
SEOUL (Reuters) - A South Korean cryptocurrency exchange said on Tuesday it is shutting down and is filing for bankruptcy after it was hacked for the second time this year, highlighting concerns about security as trade in bitcoin and other virtual currencies boom.
South Korean cryptocurrency exchange to file for bankruptcy after hacking
Mon Dec 18 16:53, 2017 GMT
Harvard Business Review The Internet of Things Is Going to Change Everything About Cybersecurity Harvard Business Review Traditional security solutions will not be effective in addressing these devices or in protecting them from hackers, which should be a red flag, as attacks on IoT devices were up 280% in the first part of 2017. In fact, Gartner anticipates a third of ... and more »
The Internet of Things Is Going to Change Everything About Cybersecurity - Harvard Business Review
Tue Dec 19 05:01, 2017 GMT
Coconuts IT Ministry's IDR194 billion automatic internet censorship system to launch on Jan 1 Coconuts revealing that they only managed to block 800,000 sites earlier this year, which is minuscule compared to the amount of pornographic websites out there and their unstoppable growth. With the automated porn censorship system, the ministry is hoping to ...
IT Ministry's IDR194 billion automatic internet censorship system to launch on Jan 1 - Coconuts
Tue Dec 19 02:46, 2017 GMT
Trump administration expected to call for action preventing North Korea from carrying out cyberattacks, the Washington Post reports.
US accuses North Korea of carrying out WannaCry cyberattack - CNET
Tue Dec 19 02:28, 2017 GMT
TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese Finance Minister Taro Aso said on Tuesday that bitcoin has not been proven to be a credible currency and that he would watch its developments in the near-term.
Bitcoin not yet proven as credible currency: Japan finance minister
Tue Dec 19 02:43, 2017 GMT
Pyongyang is for the first time officially held responsible for the WannaCry malware attack last May.
Cyber-Attack: US blames North Korea for WannaCry
Tue Dec 19 01:49, 2017 GMT
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Trump administration has publicly blamed North Korea for unleashing the so-called WannaCry cyber attack that crippled hospitals, banks and other companies across the globe earlier this year.
U.S. blames North Korea for 'WannaCry' cyber attack
Tue Dec 19 00:55, 2017 GMT
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Trump administration is expected on Tuesday to publicly blame North Korea for unleashing a cyber attack that crippled hospitals, banks and other companies across the globe earlier this year, said two sources familiar with the matter.
U.S. to accuse North Korea of 'WannaCry' cyber attack - sources
Tue Dec 19 01:00, 2017 GMT
CIO Australia Google and Facebook told to accept China's internet censorship CIO Australia Google and Facebook will have to accept China's censorship and tough online laws if they want access to its 751 million internet users, Chinese regulators told a conference in Geneva on Monday. Google and Facebook are blocked in China, along with ... China tells web giants they must accept limits to access Sky News all 4 news articles »
Google and Facebook told to accept China's internet censorship - CIO Australia
Mon Dec 18 18:54, 2017 GMT
In a pilot program from the Department of Homeland Security, researchers find that 32 out of 33 apps for first responders have security and privacy problems.
Majority of first responder apps had security flaws, says DHS - CNET
Mon Dec 18 11:06, 2017 GMT
CSO Online Our top 7 cyber security predictions for 2018 CSO Online Google, Apple, Amazon, and Facebook have all had contentious relationships with the European Commission on privacy and antitrust issues. If any of these four show signs of non-compliance with GDPR, EU regulators might well seize the opportunity to make ... and more »
Our top 7 cyber security predictions for 2018 - CSO Online
Mon Dec 18 14:56, 2017 GMT
The post Podcast: Prague Spring to today appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Podcast: Prague Spring to today
Mon Dec 18 13:21, 2017 GMT
GENEVA (Reuters) - Google and Facebook will have to accept China's censorship and tough online laws if they want access to its 751 million internet users, Chinese regulators told a conference in Geneva on Monday.
Internet giants told: Accept cyber curbs to be welcome in China
Mon Dec 18 11:30, 2017 GMT
Jean-Paul Marthoz explores how commercial interference can impact journalism in Europe. The post Jean-Paul Marthoz: Commercial interference in the European media appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Jean-Paul Marthoz: Commercial interference in the European media
Mon Dec 18 03:14, 2017 GMT
The Chicago-based CME exchange begins Bitcoin trading for investors.
Bitcoin trading starts on the huge CME exchange
Fri Dec 8 09:11, 2017 GMT
Deutsche Welle What Else? Episode Two - Internet Censorship Deutsche Welle About 77 percent of Africa's population is younger than 35. Frustration grows as many feel they are losing out on economic opportunities and participation. DW kicks off "The 77 percent" to give them a platform. USA New York UN Paul Biya. Will Africa's ...
What Else? Episode Two - Internet Censorship - Deutsche Welle
Sun Dec 17 20:47, 2017 GMT
PARIS (Reuters) - France will propose that the G20 group of major economies discuss regulation of the bitcoin virtual currency next year, Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire said on Sunday.
French finance minister calls for bitcoin regulation debate at G20
Fri Dec 15 15:45, 2017 GMT
Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists Cyber security at nuclear facilities: US-Russian joint support needed ... Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists In April 2016, operators at the Gundremmingen nuclear power plant in Germany discovered two computer viruses, W32.Ramnit and Conficker. The viruses had attacked office computers, removable drives, and visualization software used to move nuclear fuel rods. and more »
Cyber security at nuclear facilities: US-Russian joint support needed ... - Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists
Wed Dec 13 16:59, 2017 GMT
NJ.com Former Rutgers student admits to creating code that crashed internet NJ.com Jha is well-known in the cyber security world. The former Rutgers computer science student was previously accused by a prominent cyber security blogger of being the author of the "Mirai" botnet code that caused the massive Oct. 21, 2016, internet ... Mirai botnet: Three admit creating and running attack tool BBC News Three plead guilty to causing massive US cyber attack Financial Times all 118 news articles »
Former Rutgers student admits to creating code that crashed internet - NJ.com
Thu Dec 14 19:11, 2017 GMT
Vox Net neutrality is now officially on life support. Here's what happens next. Vox The Federal Communications Commission has voted to repeal net neutrality, despite overwhelming public support for the regulation, which requires internet service providers like Verizon and Comcast to distribute internet access fairly and equally to ... The FCC Just Killed Net Neutrality. Now What? WIRED Net neutrality: what the US overhaul of internet laws will mean for the web Telegraph.co.uk On eve of internet censorship vote, powerful AG uncovers explosive corruption scandal Shareblue Media Fox News  - Ars Technica  - ACLU (blog) all 1,814 news articles »
Net neutrality is now officially on life support. Here's what happens next. - Vox
Fri Dec 15 18:43, 2017 GMT
CUB Releases Its First-Ever Internet Privacy Guide To Help IL Consumers Avoid Online Crooks And Scam Artists ... PR Newswire (press release) CHICAGO, Dec. 15, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- For the first time in its three-decade history, the Citizens Utility Board (CUB) said Friday it has released a guide on internet privacy to help Illinois consumers prevent online crooks and scam artists ... and more »
CUB Releases Its First-Ever Internet Privacy Guide To Help IL Consumers Avoid Online Crooks And Scam Artists ... - PR Newswire (press release)
Fri Dec 15 16:48, 2017 GMT
On Dec. 6, 2017, approximately USD $52 million worth of Bitcoin mysteriously disappeared from the coffers of NiceHash, a Slovenian company that lets users sell their computing power to help others mine virtual currencies. As the investigation into the heist nears the end of its second week, many Nice-Hash users have expressed surprise to learn that the company's chief technology officer recently served several years in prison for operating and reselling a massive botnet, and for creating and running 'Darkode," until recently the world's most bustling English-language cybercrime forum.
Former Botmaster, ‘Darkode’ Founder is CTO of Hacked Bitcoin Mining Firm ‘NiceHash’
Fri Dec 15 15:41, 2017 GMT
FRANKFURT (Reuters) - The surging price of cryptocurrencies in global markets is catching the eye not just of ordinary retail investors but a cybercrime gang with links to the North Korean government, according to cyber researchers tracing the group's activities.
Suspected North Korean cyber group seeks to woo bitcoin job seekers
Thu Dec 14 12:45, 2017 GMT
Vox The FCC Just Killed Net Neutrality. Now What? WIRED The Federal Communications Commission voted Thursday to dismantle its net neutrality regulations. But that won't end the fight over rules that prohibit internet service providers from creating fast lanes for some content, while blocking or throttling ... Net neutrality is now officially on life support. Here's what happens next. Vox Net neutrality: what the US overhaul of internet laws will mean for the web Telegraph.co.uk On eve of internet censorship vote, powerful AG uncovers explosive corruption scandal Shareblue Media HuffPost  - Ars Technica  - Washington Post all 1,814 news articles »
The FCC Just Killed Net Neutrality. Now What? - WIRED
Fri Dec 15 12:20, 2017 GMT
WBUR SESTA/FOSTA: The real internet censorship threat White Mountain Independent In a particularly Orwellian example of the arguments for “Net Neutrality,” the editorial board of the Los Angeles Times preemptively complained that the Federal Communications Commission's Dec. 14 repeal of the two-year-old rule “sacrifices the free ... The end of net neutrality and the fight to defend the free internet World Socialist Web Site Remember The Man Who Killed The Internet WBUR all 284 news articles »
SESTA/FOSTA: The real internet censorship threat - White Mountain Independent
Fri Dec 15 12:40, 2017 GMT
JERUSALEM (Reuters) - An Iranian blogger granted asylum in Israel has been questioned by its Shin Bet internal security service on suspicion of illegal communication with Iran, an Israeli official said on Friday.
Israel questions Iranian blogger after giving her asylum
Fri Dec 15 12:00, 2017 GMT
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Arrowhead students, families wary of losing internet privacy at school Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Security and privacy advocates have raised grave concerns about the capacity of such providers to collect vast amounts of information about students that may be stored for years and could be hacked or co-opted for unintended purposes if not adequately ...
Arrowhead students, families wary of losing internet privacy at school - Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Fri Dec 15 11:44, 2017 GMT
The post Greece: Journalists under Golden Dawn’s pressure appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Greece: Journalists under Golden Dawn’s pressure
Fri Dec 15 10:17, 2017 GMT
Don’t let the bullies win - help us champion the people who are fighting back. People like Freedom of Expression Awards fellows Turkey Blocks. The post Annual appeal: Walking on the cartoon creative road appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Annual appeal: Walking on the cartoon creative road
Fri Dec 15 06:41, 2017 GMT
Bitcoinist Crypto Solutions Tackle Web Censorship Concerns Bitcoinist However, proponents of the change state that consumer protection will be enhanced as the Federal Trade Commission will now regain their jurisdiction over broadband providers, an authority that was stripped away due to the Obama-era legislation. Even ... and more »
Crypto Solutions Tackle Web Censorship Concerns - Bitcoinist
Fri Dec 15 04:58, 2017 GMT
JNU: Inquiry Ordered Against Shehla Rashid Over Misleading Tweet On ' Internet Censorship ' On Campus Swarajya The Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) administration has asked controversial left-wing activist Shehla Rashid to appear for a proctoral inquiry over her claims on Twitter about " internet censorship " on the campus, a move termed unprecedented by her and ... and more »
JNU: Inquiry Ordered Against Shehla Rashid Over Misleading Tweet On 'Internet Censorship' On Campus - Swarajya
Fri Dec 15 04:16, 2017 GMT
She is accused of taking out fraudulent bank loans and buying bitcoin to funnel cash to IS.
US woman used bitcoin to move cash to Islamic State, police say
Thu Dec 14 23:47, 2017 GMT
(Reuters) - A suburban New York hospital technician accused of using bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies to launder money meant for the militant group Islamic State was arrested on charges of money laundering in support of a foreign terrorist organization and bank fraud, prosecutors said Thursday.
Prosecutors say Long Island woman tried to use bitcoin to aid Islamic State
Thu Dec 14 22:32, 2017 GMT
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. regulatory panel on Thursday called for watchdogs to closely monitor risks created by financial innovation, warning that "fintech" and virtual currencies such as bitcoin threaten to disrupt the traditional financial services industry.
U.S. panel urges regulators to monitor financial innovation risks
Thu Dec 14 15:06, 2017 GMT
News18 JNU: Proctoral Inquiry Against Shehla Rashid Over Tweet on ' Internet Censorship ' on Campus News18 Shehla Rashid, a former JNU students' union vice president, said on Thursday that she would not appear before the proctor on December 19 as the varsity administration "does not have a jurisdiction over" her tweets. PTI. Updated:December 14, 2017, 9:13 ... and more »
JNU: Proctoral Inquiry Against Shehla Rashid Over Tweet on 'Internet Censorship' on Campus - News18
Thu Dec 14 14:15, 2017 GMT
Shareblue Media Net neutrality: Here's what Thursday's vote to repeal is really all ... CNNMoney Ahead of Thursday's FCC net neutrality vote, here's what you need to know as the fight for the future of the internet comes to a head. After FCC Vote, Net Neutrality Fight Moves to Courts, Congress WIRED On eve of internet censorship vote, powerful AG uncovers explosive corruption scandal Shareblue Media The Latest: FCC meeting interrupted on advice of security ABC News NPR  - NBCNews.com  - VICE News all 669 news articles »
Net neutrality: Here's what Thursday's vote to repeal is really all ... - CNNMoney
Thu Dec 14 17:32, 2017 GMT
(Reuters) - Hackers likely working for a nation-state recently invaded the safety system of a critical infrastructure facility in a watershed attack that halted plant operations, according to cyber investigators and the firm whose software was targeted.
Hackers halt plant operations in watershed cyber attack
Thu Dec 14 13:16, 2017 GMT
Reason (blog) Government Is the Cause of—Not the Solution to—Online Censorship Reason (blog) MAXPPP/MAXPPPWhile Americans are screaming at the Federal Communications Commission about their fears of private censorship if "net neutrality" goes away, the reality is that governments, in the United States and overseas, are consistently the driving ...
Government Is the Cause of—Not the Solution to—Online Censorship - Reason (blog)
Thu Dec 14 16:01, 2017 GMT
Are you a working journalist? Do you want to see better protections and freedoms for reporters? The post Survey: How free is our press? appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Survey: How free is our press?
Thu Dec 14 14:27, 2017 GMT
Why tackling fake news must not lead to censorship, argues veteran journalist Jean-Paul Marthoz The post Jean-Paul Marthoz: Fake news and the new kingdom of lies appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Jean-Paul Marthoz: Fake news and the new kingdom of lies
Thu Dec 14 13:11, 2017 GMT
2017 brought us bitcoin explosions, Uber implosions and "covfefe." Here are the quotes that shaped technology and the world.
'We were promised flying cars': 25 quotes that sum up 2017 - CNET
Thu Dec 14 11:14, 2017 GMT
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Federal Communications Commission is expected on Thursday to rescind net neutrality rules championed by Democratic former President Barack Obama that barred the blocking or slowing of internet traffic.
Federal Communications Commission set to reverse net neutrality rules
Thu Dec 14 00:34, 2017 GMT
Shareblue Media On eve of internet censorship vote, powerful AG uncovers explosive corruption scandal Shareblue Media Raising grave new concerns about the process by which Donald Trump's FCC is moving ahead to overturn net neutrality rules that protect consumer choice on the internet , New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman announced Wednesday that millions of ... Net neutrality keeps the Web from running like an airport security line. And it might go away. Washington Post The future of how the internet is regulated is about to change CNNMoney Net neutrality: Could anything stop the repeal of the Open Internet regulations? USA TODAY WIRED  - Fortune  - Breitbart News all 303 news articles »
On eve of internet censorship vote, powerful AG uncovers explosive corruption scandal - Shareblue Media
Wed Dec 13 23:12, 2017 GMT
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Internet service providers clashed with Democrats and celebrities like "Star Wars" actor Mark Hamill ahead of a vote on the Trump administration's plan to revoke net neutrality rules barring the blocking or slowing of internet traffic.
U.S. agency to vote on net neutrality rules despite outcry
Wed Dec 13 23:42, 2017 GMT
BGR Hack attack that took internet offline was about extortion and revenge BGR One of the targets of the Mirai botnet was Dyn, an internet infrastructure company that provides services to companies like Netflix and PayPal. When Dyn was hit with an attack, it caused the massive internet outage that affected millions worldwide. But ... How a Dorm Room Minecraft Scam Brought Down the Internet WIRED Mirai botnet: Three admit creating and running attack tool BBC News Mirai IoT Botnet Co-Authors Plead Guilty Krebs on Security The Hill all 49 news articles »
Hack attack that took internet offline was about extortion and revenge - BGR
Wed Dec 13 22:31, 2017 GMT
Gifts That Snoop? The Internet of Things Is Wrapped in Privacy Concerns ConsumerReports.org The Toy Association, a not-for-profit group representing the industry, said in an emailed statement that its members are "committed to considering the privacy and security aspects of all online technologies offered to kids," adding that it works to ...
Gifts That Snoop? The Internet of Things Is Wrapped in Privacy Concerns - ConsumerReports.org
Wed Dec 13 20:56, 2017 GMT
Krebs on Security How a Dorm Room Minecraft Scam Brought Down the Internet WIRED The most dramatic cybersecurity story of 2016 came to a quiet conclusion Friday in an Anchorage courtroom, as three young American computer savants pleaded guilty to masterminding an unprecedented botnet—powered by unsecured internet -of-things devices ... Mirai botnet: Three admit creating and running attack tool BBC News Mirai IoT Botnet Co-Authors Plead Guilty Krebs on Security Three plead guilty in development of Mirai cyber weapon The Hill Reuters all 42 news articles »
How a Dorm Room Minecraft Scam Brought Down the Internet - WIRED
Wed Dec 13 15:17, 2017 GMT
CSO Online Cyber attack surface facts, figures and statistics for 2017 to 2022 CSO Online INSTANTLY dtSearch® TERABYTES OF FILE+EMAIL+DB+ WEB DATA; reviews/evals · CSO Online CSO provides news, analysis and research on security and risk management Follow us. Access Control · Analytics · Business Continuity · Careers · Data Loss Prevention ... and more »
Cyber attack surface facts, figures and statistics for 2017 to 2022 - CSO Online
Wed Dec 13 15:01, 2017 GMT
Council on Foreign Relations (blog) Why China's Internet Censorship Model Will Prevail Over Russia's ... Council on Foreign Relations (blog) Russia and China are in a race to export their respective censorship models to authoritarian regimes. and more »
Why China's Internet Censorship Model Will Prevail Over Russia's ... - Council on Foreign Relations (blog)
Wed Dec 13 17:33, 2017 GMT
Cointelegraph (Bitcoin, Cryptocurrency and Blockchain News) Securing the Internet -of-Things with Blockchain Cointelegraph (Bitcoin, Cryptocurrency and Blockchain News) If one node on this network becomes compromised, this puts the whole fabric at risk. Secondly, the different security protocols and requirements of each device make integration slow and difficult at times. Finally, the fact that so many points of ... FBI Tech Tuesday—Building a Digital Defense Against the Internet of Things (IOT) Federal Bureau of Investigation (press release) (blog) The future of the ' Internet of Things' security issues Information Age Report: Industrial companies are moving toward connected tech, but cybersecurity is being forgotten TechRepublic all 147 news articles »
Securing the Internet-of-Things with Blockchain - Cointelegraph (Bitcoin, Cryptocurrency and Blockchain News)
Wed Dec 13 20:44, 2017 GMT
(Reuters) - A former Rutgers University student and two other men pleaded guilty to computer crimes related to the creation, sale and use of the Mirai botnet, a network of infected electronics equipment used to knock major websites offline in massive 2016 cyber attacks.
Three U.S. men plead guilty to crimes tied to 2016 botnet attacks
Wed Dec 13 18:42, 2017 GMT
(Reuters) - A former Rutgers University student and two other men pleaded guilty to computer crimes related to the creation, sale and use of the Mirai botnet, a network of infected electronics equipment used to knock major websites offline in massive 2016 cyber attacks, according to court documents.
Three men plead guilty to crimes tied to 2016 botnet attacks
Wed Dec 13 16:51, 2017 GMT
NJ.com Former student pleads guilty to 2016 worldwide internet crash and multiple Rutgers hacks NJ.com Jha is well-known in the cyber security world. The former Rutgers computer science student was previously accused by a prominent cyber security blogger of being the author of the "Mirai" botnet code that caused the massive Oct. 21, 2016, internet ... Mirai botnet: Three admit creating and running attack tool BBC News Mirai botnet attackers plead guilty for roles in 2016 internet cyberattack ZDNet Three plead guilty in development of Mirai cyber weapon The Hill CNET all 19 news articles »
Former student pleads guilty to 2016 worldwide internet crash and multiple Rutgers hacks - NJ.com
Wed Dec 13 18:07, 2017 GMT
Three men admit creating and running Mirai, a botnet used to block access to much of the web.
Mirai botnet: Three admit creating and running attack tool
Wed Dec 13 15:32, 2017 GMT
ZDNet Mirai botnet attackers plead guilty for roles in 2016 internet cyberattack ZDNet NSA's Ragtime program targets Americans, leaked files show · Leaked TSA documents reveal New York airport's wave of security lapses · US government pushed tech firms to hand over source code · At the US border: Discriminated, detained, searched ... Mirai botnet hackers behind 2016 web outage pleads guilty CNET all 5 news articles »
Mirai botnet attackers plead guilty for roles in 2016 internet cyberattack - ZDNet
Wed Dec 13 14:36, 2017 GMT
(Reuters) - The U.S. Department of Justice has caught one of the people involved in creating the Mirai botnet, a network of infected electronics equipment used to knock major websites offline in massive 2016 cyber attacks, according to court papers.
U.S. says hacker to plead guilty for role in 2016 cyber attacks
Wed Dec 13 11:39, 2017 GMT
Index on Censorship rejects many of the suggestions made in a report into intimidation of UK public officials by a committee tasked with examining standards in public life. The post Index rejects UK committee’s recommendation to outsource censorship appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Index rejects UK committee’s recommendation to outsource censorship
Wed Dec 13 08:01, 2017 GMT
Also on the list: bitcoin, the solar eclipse and soon-to-be member of the royal family Meghan Markle.
Google’s top searches of 2017 were Hurricane Irma, Matt Lauer - CNET
Wed Dec 13 08:00, 2017 GMT
Other most searched topics included the UK general election and the crypto-currency Bitcoin.
'Meghan Markle' and 'fidget spinners' top UK Google search
Tue Dec 12 22:21, 2017 GMT
SYDNEY (Reuters) - The fascination with virtual currencies feels more like a "speculative mania", the head of Australia's central bank said on Wednesday, just days after the launch of the world's first bitcoin futures.
Fascination with bitcoin a 'speculative mania': RBA governor
Tue Dec 12 21:25, 2017 GMT
(Reuters) - If you wondered why 18-year old twitterati and seasoned speculative traders alike have bet on bitcoin's surge toward $20,000 this week, look no further than the comparison with the past year's new stock exchange floatations.
Bitcoin euphoria puts other retail bets in shade
Tue Dec 12 19:02, 2017 GMT
The Mercury News Opinion: Net neutrality safeguards democracy, the economy and national security The Mercury News The Federal Communications Commission proposes to adopt an order this week that allows Internet Service Providers (ISPs), the gateways to the Internet , to sell priority access, even if doing so slows other Internet users. In 2015 the FCC banned ISP ... Is this the week the 'free internet ' dies? Or is it all just another Y2K NBCNews.com Is This the Twilight of the Internet's Golden Age? Popular Mechanics FCC chairman says social media platforms lack transparency in how they restrict conservative content Washington Post all 123 news articles »
Opinion: Net neutrality safeguards democracy, the economy and national security - The Mercury News
Mon Dec 11 09:38, 2017 GMT
The finance minister said he wants to "wipe out Rizal Bank from Earth" due to the cyberattack.
Bangladesh minister: We want to 'wipe out' Philippines bank after $80 million heist
Tue Dec 12 10:40, 2017 GMT
The post Zaman journalists remain in prison after second hearing appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Zaman journalists remain in prison after second hearing
Tue Dec 12 08:05, 2017 GMT
Welcome 2018 by celebrating the power of protest at the launch of the latest Index on Censorship magazine. The post Winter magazine launch: Protest workshop appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Winter magazine launch: Protest workshop
Tue Dec 12 08:00, 2017 GMT
Welcome 2018 by celebrating the power of protest at the launch of the latest Index on Censorship magazine. The post Winter magazine launch: What price protest? appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Winter magazine launch: What price protest?
Tue Dec 12 03:40, 2017 GMT
The Comission's chairman warns of scams and market manipulation as Bitcoin hits record valuations on a near-daily basis.
SEC chairman urges 'extreme caution' with cryptocurrencies - CNET
Tue Dec 12 00:25, 2017 GMT
Does the crypto-currency Bitcoin really use more electricity than Ireland?
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Mon Dec 11 22:26, 2017 GMT
Lifesite Apple, Google attend China internet conference that promotes control and censorship Lifesite “In practice, in China, that amounts to the largest system of censorship and digital surveillance in the world, where criticism of the Communist Party is sharply curtailed and can even land you in jail,” he continued. “But that wasn't mentioned when ... and more »
Apple, Google attend China internet conference that promotes control and censorship - Lifesite
Mon Dec 11 23:14, 2017 GMT
PARIS (Reuters) - French technology consulting firm Atos offered to buy Gemalto for 4.3 billion euros ($5.06 billion) on Monday to boost its cyber security services as states and big corporations seek to cope with a growing number of attacks on the Internet worldwide.
Atos offers to buy Gemalto for 4.3 billion euros to boost cyber security services
Mon Dec 11 20:35, 2017 GMT
Another voice: Privacy in the internet age Tampabay.com How much information about you is on your cellphone? Likely the most intimate details of your life: photographs, internet searches, text and email conversations with friends and colleagues. And though you might not know it, your phone is constantly ... and more »
Another voice: Privacy in the internet age - Tampabay.com
Mon Dec 11 20:48, 2017 GMT
USA TODAY Congress should block FCC's net neutrality vote, Internet experts say USA TODAY More than 20 Internet experts want Congress to prevent the Federal Communications Commission's vote to overturn the 2015 rules that prohibit Internet service providers (ISPs) from blocking and slowing online content. The group, which includes Apple co ... Net neutrality repeal based on false description of Internet , inventors say Ars Technica Net and tech pioneers: Hey FCC, don't repeal net neutrality CNET The Internet Blackout for Net Neutrality Is Coming and You Can Help Gizmodo The Boston Globe  - The Guardian all 135 news articles »
Congress should block FCC's net neutrality vote, Internet experts say - USA TODAY
Mon Dec 11 13:28, 2017 GMT
ZDNet GCHQ's cybersecurity accelerator just opened its door to nine new startups ZDNet Software designed to detect phishing emails, a platform to help developers write secure code, and a company which investigates cybercrime involving cryptocurrencies are just some of the ideas behind the startups that will join the second incarnation of ... and more »
GCHQ's cybersecurity accelerator just opened its door to nine new startups - ZDNet
Mon Dec 11 12:59, 2017 GMT
Fifty years after 1968, the year of protests, increasing attacks on the right to assembly must be addressed The post Editorial: Poor excuses for not protecting protest appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Editorial: Poor excuses for not protecting protest
Mon Dec 11 07:43, 2017 GMT
Trading in futures contracts is a step towards legitimising the digital currency, its supporters say.
Bitcoin futures trading begins on CBOE exchange in Chicago
Fri Dec 8 22:05, 2017 GMT
Three people share their experiences of buying Bitcoin.
Bitcoin: 'I'm part of a crazy wave'
Sat Dec 9 14:37, 2017 GMT
Telegraph.co.uk It wasn't the Grinch who stole Christmas, it was the internet Telegraph.co.uk Moreover, advertisers are using cross-device tracking, which raises additional privacy and security risks. In cross-device tracking, ad companies and publishers try to build a consumer's profile based on their activity throughout computers, tablets ...
It wasn't the Grinch who stole Christmas, it was the internet - Telegraph.co.uk
Sat Dec 9 00:21, 2017 GMT
Meet Kimberly Espinel, the blogger earning a crust from teaching people how to photograph food for Instagram.
The woman making money from food porn
Fri Dec 8 21:02, 2017 GMT
The private car rental app is allowing users in evacuated areas to borrow cars for free.
Turo encourages P2P car-sharing hosts to aid LA fire relief - Roadshow
Fri Dec 8 19:15, 2017 GMT
BP News NRB Internet Freedom Watch shines light on censorship BP News ... a victim of internet censorship ; and evangelical leader Ralph Reed, chairman and CEO of Century Strategies. NRB was founded in 1944, Johnson noted, in response to corporate censorship of evangelical radio ministries, and the group is rising now to ...
NRB Internet Freedom Watch shines light on censorship - BP News
Fri Dec 8 19:56, 2017 GMT
Internet Censorship Bills Won't Help Catch Sex Traffickers Techdirt In the most illuminating part of last week's House subcommittee hearing on the Allow States and Victims to Fight Online Sex Trafficking Act (FOSTA, H.R. 1865), Tennessee Bureau of Investigation special agent Russ Winkler explained how he uses online ...
Internet Censorship Bills Won't Help Catch Sex Traffickers - Techdirt
Fri Dec 8 14:06, 2017 GMT
Washington Post FCC's proposed Internet rules could raise college costs and hinder free exchange of ideas Washington Post By Terry W. Hartle and Jonathan Fansmith. The debate surrounding the Federal Communications Commission's effort to revise the net neutrality rules has been heated and intense. Spurred by privacy advocates and late-night talk show hosts alike, the FCC's ...
FCC's proposed Internet rules could raise college costs and hinder free exchange of ideas - Washington Post
Fri Dec 8 16:11, 2017 GMT
Doughty Street Chambers has surfaced concerns about the investigation being carried out into the death of Daphne Caruana Galizia, a journalist, writer and anti-corruption activist murdered on 16 October The post Lawyers: Daphne Caruana Galizia murder investigation in flagrant breach of ECHR requirements appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Lawyers: Daphne Caruana Galizia murder investigation in flagrant breach of ECHR requirements
Fri Dec 8 13:20, 2017 GMT
LJUBLJANA (Reuters) - A Slovenian cryptocurrency mining marketplace, NiceHash, which lost about $64 million worth of bitcoin in a hack on its payment system on Wednesday, said the attack was probably made from a non-EU IP address.
NiceHash says attacked probably from non-EU IP address
Fri Dec 8 10:15, 2017 GMT
CBS News E-commerce tracking practices raise privacy questions CBS News Richard Forno, assistant director of the UMBC Center for Cyber Security , noted that researchers have found many companies that use technology like NaviStone's but don't disclose it in their privacy policies. "It's not surprising that companies are ... and more »
E-commerce tracking practices raise privacy questions - CBS News
Fri Dec 8 08:26, 2017 GMT
Africa: Internet Security in Africa 'Non-Existent', Experts Warn AllAfrica.com Data protection experts pushing for earnest legal frameworks for the privacy of Nigerians on the Internet have warned that there is no security in the African web space. The experts held a seminar on Tuesday in Ibadan to discuss how the worrisome ... and more »
Africa: Internet Security in Africa 'Non-Existent', Experts Warn - AllAfrica.com
Fri Dec 8 09:47, 2017 GMT
Don’t let the bullies win - help us champion the people who are fighting back. People like Freedom of Expression Awards fellows Turkey Blocks. The post Annual appeal: “Our mission will continue and we will persist” appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Annual appeal: “Our mission will continue and we will persist”
Fri Dec 8 02:16, 2017 GMT
WND.com Tech giants' online censorship of Christians exposed WND.com ... Press Club in Washington that NRB was founded in 1944 in response to corporate censorship of evangelical radio ministries. He said the group now wants to address “those who desire to expunge opposing viewpoints from the marketplace of ideas by ... and more »
Tech giants' online censorship of Christians exposed - WND.com
Fri Dec 8 00:35, 2017 GMT
Not long ago, phishing attacks were fairly easy for the average Internet user to spot: Full of grammatical and spelling errors, and linking to phony bank or email logins at unencrypted (http:// vs. https://) Web pages. Increasingly, however, phishers are upping their game, polishing their copy and hosting scam pages over https:// connections -- complete with the green lock icon in the browser address bar to make the fake sites appear more legitimate.
Phishers Are Upping Their Game. So Should You.
Thu Dec 7 11:17, 2017 GMT
Economic Times Security spending to hit $96 bn globally in 2018: Gartner Economic Times "Overall, a large portion of security spending is driven by an organisation's reaction toward security breaches as more high profile cyber attacks and data breaches affect organisations worldwide," said Ruggero Contu, Research Director at Gartner ... and more »
Security spending to hit $96 bn globally in 2018: Gartner - Economic Times
Thu Dec 7 23:17, 2017 GMT
Premium Times Internet security in Africa 'non-existent', experts warn Premium Times Data protection experts pushing for earnest legal frameworks for the privacy of Nigerians on the Internet have warned that there is no security in the African web space. The experts held a seminar on Tuesday in Ibadan to discuss how the worrisome ...
Internet security in Africa 'non-existent', experts warn - Premium Times
Thu Dec 7 17:50, 2017 GMT
(Reuters) - Slovenian cryptocurrency mining marketplace NiceHash said it lost nearly $64 million in a hack of its payment system, the latest incident to highlight the risks that uneven oversight and security procedures pose to digital currencies such as bitcoin.
Hackers steal $64 million from cryptocurrency firm NiceHash
Thu Dec 7 15:15, 2017 GMT
The digital currency continues its extraordinary rise, and could hit $16,000 in the next few hours.
Bitcoin surges past $15,000 because why not - CNET
Thu Dec 7 13:45, 2017 GMT
Over 1,100 academics are facing trial in the wake of the failed July 2016 coup in Turkey. The post Academic freedom under assault in Turkey’s courts appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Academic freedom under assault in Turkey’s courts
Thu Dec 7 12:19, 2017 GMT
The currency is currently too "volatile" to be a good option for customers, the gaming service says.
Steam stops accepting payments in bitcoins
Thu Dec 7 08:54, 2017 GMT
Hong Kong-based broadcaster TVB has filed a Federal Court action to force Australian ISPs to block seven allegedly infringing IPTV services. Meanwhile, in a separate case, Village Roadshow, Disney, Universal, Warner Bros, Twentieth Century Fox, and Paramount told the court today that DNS blocking probably won't be enough to tackle IPTV service HDSubs+, since the service appears to be taking evasive action. Source: TF , for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing, torrent sites and more. We also have VPN discounts, offers and coupons
Movie & TV Companies Tackle Pirate IPTV in Australia Federal Court
Thu Dec 7 05:26, 2017 GMT
Exchange loses its virtual wallet in breach, which some reports say contained more than $60 million in cryptocurrency.
Bitcoin exchange NiceHash loses millions to hackers - CNET
Thu Dec 7 03:22, 2017 GMT
(Reuters) - Cryptocurrency marketplace NiceHash said the contents of its bitcoin wallet had been stolen in a security breach and one executive said nearly $64 million had been lost.
Digital currency exchange NiceHash says bitcoin worth nearly $64 million hacked
Wed Dec 6 22:26, 2017 GMT
Cointelegraph (Bitcoin, Cryptocurrency and Blockchain News) Getting Paid to Browse Internet Made Possible by Blockchain Cointelegraph (Bitcoin, Cryptocurrency and Blockchain News) Imagine how difficult it is to protect your data on the Internet while browsing? Thousands of companies are paying millions of dollars to get as much info on their customers as possible. This might seem worrying, but usually they just want to tailor ...
Getting Paid to Browse Internet Made Possible by Blockchain - Cointelegraph (Bitcoin, Cryptocurrency and Blockchain News)
Thu Dec 7 00:32, 2017 GMT
Valve's decision comes as the cryptocurrency notches another milestone, passing $13,000 for the first time.
Steam ends support for Bitcoin due to high fees, volatility - CNET
Wed Dec 6 22:34, 2017 GMT
The digital currency has seen its value double in the last month in a volatile journey.
Bitcoin surges above $13,000 to new high
Wed Dec 6 15:56, 2017 GMT
Should Mecklenburg County be mortified over server hack ? It's not the first patsy. Charlotte Observer Mecklenburg County's hacking is just the latest such incident of hacker kidnapping to be reported in the U.S., with victims including local governments, school systems and businesses. In every case, the hackers have demanded bitcoin currency before ... and more »
Should Mecklenburg County be mortified over server hack? It's not the first patsy. - Charlotte Observer
Wed Dec 6 21:57, 2017 GMT
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The collapse of Islamic State's self-proclaimed caliphate has not diminished the militant group's ability to inspire attacks on Western targets via the internet, U.S. national security officials told senators on Wednesday.
U.S. officials warn of ISIS' new caliphate: cyberspace
Wed Dec 6 19:49, 2017 GMT
Commentary: A new survey offers a fascinating view of how much privacy Americans are prepared to give up for national security.
Americans don't want phones searched without a warrant - CNET
Wed Dec 6 16:14, 2017 GMT
You'll get 30 digital tokens that the Brave browser sends to website publishers and YouTube stars who can convert them into cash.
This ad-blocking browser has some cryptocurrency for you - CNET
Wed Dec 6 13:06, 2017 GMT
Index on Censorship has joined a group of international organisations to call on the EU to take action on Turkey's freedom of expression record. The post Coalition calls on EU to address freedom of expression in Turkey appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Coalition calls on EU to address freedom of expression in Turkey
Tue Dec 5 22:32, 2017 GMT
Cyber security a growing concern for Canadians IT World Canada According to the Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA)'s latest Internet Factbook, 75 per cent of Canadians are worried about the threat of cyber attacks against organizations they know, a 13 per cent increase from 2016. They're also less ...
Cyber security a growing concern for Canadians - IT World Canada
Tue Dec 5 19:08, 2017 GMT
Forbes What The Repeal Of Net Neutrality Will Mean For The Average Internet User Forbes Inflated pricing, less access to knowledge and slower connections aren't the only impact a net neutrality repeal might have. People's personal privacy and corporations' security may suffer too. Many people use virtual private networks to protect their ... and more »
What The Repeal Of Net Neutrality Will Mean For The Average Internet User - Forbes
Wed Dec 6 09:16, 2017 GMT
The 19th hearing of the leading Bahraini human rights defender Nabeel Rajab was unexpectedly held earlier than the court had originally ruled. The post Bahrain: Nabeel Rajab’s tweet trial brought forward, then adjourned to 7 December appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Bahrain: Nabeel Rajab’s tweet trial brought forward, then adjourned to 7 December
Wed Dec 6 08:45, 2017 GMT
Fortune 'I Believe Strongly in Freedoms.' Tim Cook Responds to Criticism Over China's Internet Censorship Fortune Apple (aapl, -0.18%) CEO Tim Cook had some words for those who criticized his keynote speech at China's World Internet Conference Sunday. “I never base my actions on how people will feel about it or whether I'd take any criticism,” he said, while ... China toughens web censorship , encourages others to follow Nikkei Asian Review Tim Cook touts privacy , security at Chinese conference promoting internet censorship iLounge Apple, Google attend event promoting China's version of a censored internet Toronto Star South China Morning Post  - Reuters  - Shanghaiist  - Bloomberg all 97 news articles »
'I Believe Strongly in Freedoms.' Tim Cook Responds to Criticism Over China's Internet Censorship - Fortune
Wed Dec 6 08:43, 2017 GMT
In homage to the 50th anniversary of 1968, the year the world took to the streets, the winter issue of Index on Censorship magazine looks at all aspects related to protest. The post Contents: What price protest? appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Contents: What price protest?
Tue Dec 5 16:55, 2017 GMT
The winter 2017 Index on Censorship magazine revisits 1968 - the year the world took to the streets - to discover whether our rights to protest are endangered today. Contributors include Robert McCrum, Ariel Dorfman, Anuradha Roy, Micah White and more. The post What price protest? appeared first on Index on Censorship .
What price protest?
Wed Dec 6 01:22, 2017 GMT
Fortune Alleged Cyber Crime Kingpin Arrested in Belarus Fortune Swedish-American cyber security firm Recorded Future said they have “a high degree of certainty” that the arrested Belarussian is “Ar3s”, a prominent hacker in the Russian speaking cybercrime underground since 2004, who the firm has identified as the ... and more »
Alleged Cyber Crime Kingpin Arrested in Belarus - Fortune
Wed Dec 6 03:32, 2017 GMT
The cryptocurrency's value has risen 1,100 percent since the beginning of the year.
Bitcoin breaks $12,000 barrier for first time - CNET
Wed Dec 6 00:58, 2017 GMT
EFF Internet Censorship Bills Wouldn't Help Catch Sex Traffickers EFF In the most illuminating part of last week's House subcommittee hearing on the Allow States and Victims to Fight Online Sex Trafficking Act (FOSTA, H.R. 1865), Tennessee Bureau of Investigation special agent Russ Winkler explained how he uses online ...
Internet Censorship Bills Wouldn't Help Catch Sex Traffickers - EFF
Tue Dec 5 22:29, 2017 GMT
Axios Internet firms seize on Google's plan to block YouTube on Amazon service Axios Internet providers that want to see net neutrality rules repealed pointed Tuesday to Google's move to block YouTube from Amazon's Fire TV as evidence that Silicon Valley giants, not telecom companies, are threatening competition on the web . What they ... and more »
Internet firms seize on Google's plan to block YouTube on Amazon service - Axios
Tue Dec 5 13:26, 2017 GMT
Nikkei Asian Review China toughens web censorship , encourages others to follow Nikkei Asian Review Xi positioned the internet as the main battlefield for information control. China has imposed the so-called Great Firewall to block access to news sites and social media, such as Twitter and Facebook, where information damaging about the government ... Tim Cook backs China's internet censorship OS News Apple CEO backs China's vision of an 'open' Internet as censorship reaches new heights Washington Post China's Top Ideologue Calls for Tight Control of Internet New York Times Quartz  - South China Morning Post  - Toronto Star  - Bloomberg all 247 news articles »
China toughens web censorship, encourages others to follow - Nikkei Asian Review
Tue Dec 5 19:34, 2017 GMT
WIRED Phishing Schemes Are Using Encrypted Sites to Seem Legit WIRED In April 2016, 42 percent of page loads on the Firefox browser were to encrypted sites. In January the number hit 50 percent, and it's now up to an impressive 67 percent. But advocates have long known that the privacy and security gains would come with ... and more »
Phishing Schemes Are Using Encrypted Sites to Seem Legit - WIRED
Tue Dec 5 18:29, 2017 GMT
AMSTERDAM/LONDON (Reuters) - One of Eastern Europe's most prolific cyber criminals has been arrested in a joint operation involving Belarus, Germany and the United States that aimed to dismantle a vast computer network used to carry out financial scams, officials said on Tuesday.
Belarus arrests suspected ringleader of global cyber crime network
Tue Dec 5 09:04, 2017 GMT
In Montenegro - NATO member country and EU candidate - attacks against the press are numerous and a journalist may be imprisoned for his investigative work. The post Montenegro: When investigative journalism ends up behind bars appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Montenegro: When investigative journalism ends up behind bars
Mon Dec 4 17:33, 2017 GMT
iLounge Tim Cook touts privacy , security at Chinese conference promoting internet censorship iLounge Apple CEO Tim Cook delivered a surprise keynote at China's World Internet Conference, touting the value of privacy , security and “humanity,” Bloomberg reports. The tone of the conference was decidedly different than Cook's speech, with officials ... Apple's Tim Cook says developers have earned $17 billion from China App Store Reuters all 29 news articles »
Tim Cook touts privacy, security at Chinese conference promoting internet censorship - iLounge
Mon Dec 4 14:16, 2017 GMT
Looking back, it is easy enough to trace the various influences that brought Index on Censorship magazine into existence. The post How Index on Censorship started appeared first on Index on Censorship .
How Index on Censorship started
Mon Dec 4 13:35, 2017 GMT
ZDNet Password-sharing politicians prompt security row ZDNet "The House of Commons needs to take steps to ensure that MPs are aware of the dangers of sharing password, it is clear that better cyber education policy is needed in government," he said. "It is a reminder that the human element is often the weakest ... Privacy regulator warns MPs over shared passwords BBC News all 23 news articles »
Password-sharing politicians prompt security row - ZDNet
Mon Dec 4 13:58, 2017 GMT
The crypto-currency remains popular with criminals, the police have warned.
UK government mulls bitcoin regulation
Mon Dec 4 08:29, 2017 GMT
Herald Sun Cyber security courses start at Melbourne's Box Hill Institute Herald Sun Both the state and federal governments have pushed to train more cyber security experts in a bid to fortify Australians' defence online. A defence white paper released last year found cybercrime cost Australians $1 billion a year. In addition, almost ... and more »
Cyber security courses start at Melbourne's Box Hill Institute - Herald Sun
Sun Dec 3 22:44, 2017 GMT
AppleInsider (press release) (blog) Apple's Cook talks privacy , AI & App Store revenues at China's World Internet Conference AppleInsider (press release) (blog) Apple's Cook talks privacy , AI & App Store revenues at China's World Internet Conference. By Roger Fingas Sunday, December 03, 2017, 02:40 pm PT (05:40 pm ET). Speaking on Sunday at the World Internet Conference —organized by the Cybersecurity ... and more »
Apple's Cook talks privacy, AI & App Store revenues at China's World Internet Conference - AppleInsider (press release) (blog)
Sun Dec 3 19:02, 2017 GMT
BBC News Hacking the House: do MPs care about cyber - security ? BBC News Troy Hunt, an Australian cyber - security researcher, says: "This illustrates a fundamental lack of privacy and security education. All the subsequent reasons given for why it's necessary have technology solutions which provide traceability back to ... and more »
Hacking the House: do MPs care about cyber-security? - BBC News
Sun Dec 3 06:32, 2017 GMT
New York Times China's Top Ideologue Calls for Tight Control of Internet New York Times Well known for his icy remove and support of authoritarianism, Mr. Wang called for security and order on the internet as part of five proposals he made to guide the future of cyberspace. He also emphasized China's technological prowess, and said more ... Internet Must Have Security , Humanity, Apple CEO Tells China Bloomberg China defends state control over internet at technology forum Financial Times Starting this weekend, China celebrates its “open” internet after a year of unprecedented censorship Quartz ABC Online  - CNBC all 45 news articles »
China's Top Ideologue Calls for Tight Control of Internet - New York Times
Sun Dec 3 05:13, 2017 GMT
Bloomberg Internet Must Have Security , Humanity, Apple Chief Tells China Bloomberg “What we propose is we should promote a controllable security and build a new order,” Wang said through a translator. “Cybersecurity is a serious challenge. Cyber crimes and cyber terrorism has grown more rampant. The world's destiny has become more ... Starting this weekend, China celebrates its “open” internet after a year of unprecedented censorship Quartz all 27 news articles »
Internet Must Have Security, Humanity, Apple Chief Tells China - Bloomberg
Sun Dec 3 03:01, 2017 GMT
(Reuters) - Police and security agencies have so far only taken an interest in blockchain - the distributed ledger technology behind cryptocurrencies like bitcoin - for tracking criminals hiding illegal money from banks.
For security agencies, blockchain goes from suspect to potential solution
Fri Dec 1 21:32, 2017 GMT
The Register Expert gives Congress solution to vote machine cyber - security fears: Keep a paper backup The Register Video With too many electronic voting systems buggy, insecure and vulnerable to attacks, US election officials would be well advised to keep paper trails handy. This is according to Dr Matt Blaze, a University of Pennsylvania computer science professor ... and more »
Expert gives Congress solution to vote machine cyber-security fears: Keep a paper backup - The Register
Sat Dec 2 01:15, 2017 GMT
Roman Seleznev, a Russian man who is already serving a record 27-year sentence in the United States for cybercrime charges, was handed a 14-year sentence this week by a federal judge in Atlanta for his role in a credit card and identity theft conspiracy that prosecutors say netted more than $50 million. Separately, a Canadian national has pleaded guilty to charges of helping to steal more than a billion user account credentials from Yahoo.
Carding Kingpin Sentenced Again. Yahoo Hacker Pleads Guilty
Sat Dec 2 01:59, 2017 GMT
Quartz Starting this weekend, China celebrates its “open” internet after a year of unprecedented censorship Quartz On Dec. 3, researchers, business leaders, and government officials from all over the world will head to the scenic town of Wuzhen in east China for the three-day World Internet Conference. Past attendees include Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales, LinkedIn ...
Starting this weekend, China celebrates its “open” internet after a year of unprecedented censorship - Quartz
Fri Dec 1 19:29, 2017 GMT
MILAN (Reuters) - The head of Italy's top retail bank Intesa Sanpaolo joined a growing chorus of Bitcoin critics, calling the wild gyrations in the price of the cryptocurrency a speculative bubble and saying global regulatory scrutiny was essential.
Intesa CEO warns of Bitcoin 'bubble', urges global regulation: TV
Thu Nov 30 13:07, 2017 GMT
Dear President Juncker, Dear President Tajani, Dear Prime Minister Ratas, Dear Prime Minister Borissov, Dear Ministers, Dear MEP Voss, We write to you to share our respectful but serious concerns that discussions in the Council and European Commission on the Copyright Directive are on the verge of causing irreparable damage to our fundamental rights and […] The post Open letter to EU members on potential damages to freedom by Copyright Directive appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Open letter to EU members on potential damages to freedom by Copyright Directive
Fri Dec 1 14:21, 2017 GMT
The post Murdered Maltese journalist’s family dismayed at minister’s reaction appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Murdered Maltese journalist’s family dismayed at minister’s reaction
Fri Dec 1 12:01, 2017 GMT
WIRED How to Make Sense of Net Neutrality and Telecom Under Trump WIRED So far, he's living up to that promise. In addition to relaxing media-ownership and net-neutrality rules, Pai also halted his predecessor's plan to open up cable boxes and planned to do the same to the agency's internet - privacy rules had Congress not ... and more »
How to Make Sense of Net Neutrality and Telecom Under Trump - WIRED
Fri Dec 1 08:09, 2017 GMT
The Bitcoin boom has prompted a massive rise in crypto-currency based malware, experts say.
Cyber-thieves seek to cash in on Bitcoin boom
Thu Nov 30 21:36, 2017 GMT
House Internet Censorship Bill Is Just Like The Senate Bill, Except Worse Techdirt The Stop Enabling Sex Traffickers Act (SESTA, S. 1693) and the Allow States and Victims to Fight Online Sex Trafficking Act (FOSTA, H.R. 1865) might sound noble, but they would do nothing to fight sex traffickers. What they would do is force online web ...
House Internet Censorship Bill Is Just Like The Senate Bill, Except Worse - Techdirt
Thu Nov 30 20:58, 2017 GMT
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The son of a Russian lawmaker was sentenced to 14 years in prison on Thursday for his role in a cyber crime ring that stole and sold people's credit card numbers, the U.S. Justice Department said.
Son of Russian lawmaker sentenced in U.S. for role in cyber crime ring
Thu Nov 30 14:58, 2017 GMT
Washington Post No, the FCC is not killing the Internet Washington Post Since the FCC's Title II decision, the FTC — which is also the nation's most experienced privacy enforcement agency — has been prohibited from taking any action regarding the privacy or data- security practices of ISPs. Consumers will benefit greatly ... and more »
No, the FCC is not killing the Internet - Washington Post
Thu Nov 30 18:51, 2017 GMT
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Goldman Sachs Group Inc is trying to figure out how to cater to investors who want to trade bitcoin even though the digital currency remains too volatile for the Wall Street bank to trade itself, according to comments by a representative and its chief executive officer on Thursday.
Goldman eschews bitcoin but wants to help clients crypto-trade
Thu Nov 30 18:28, 2017 GMT
Being the Product for Internet Giants Raises Privacy Concerns for Consumers Telecompetitor (blog) U.S. consumers have serious privacy concerns about the ways in which their data is used by Internet companies and social media platforms, according to a personal internet data survey from Recon Analytics. Collection of this data and behaviors amounts ... and more »
Being the Product for Internet Giants Raises Privacy Concerns for Consumers - Telecompetitor (blog)
Thu Nov 30 15:45, 2017 GMT
Silence is the oppressor’s friend. Harassing those who speak out against corruption and injustice – like this year’s Freedom of Expression Awards Fellows Maldives Independent The post Annual appeal: “We no longer feel so alone” appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Annual appeal: “We no longer feel so alone”
Thu Nov 30 14:52, 2017 GMT
“They breached my rights,” Tondo said. “I abide by professional confidentiality and I need to defend my sources.” The post Italian journalist Lorenzo Tondo tells Index: “I have a duty to defend my rights” appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Italian journalist Lorenzo Tondo tells Index: “I have a duty to defend my rights”
Thu Nov 30 11:28, 2017 GMT
TARTU, Estonia (Reuters) - A group of NATO allies are considering a more muscular response to state-sponsored computer hackers that could involve using cyber attacks to bring down enemy networks, officials said.
NATO mulls 'offensive defense' with cyber warfare rules
Wed Nov 29 16:10, 2017 GMT
Investors should "do their homework", says Bank of England official, as Bitcoin passes $11,000.
Bank deputy warns of Bitcoin bubble risks
Tue Nov 28 17:26, 2017 GMT
CSO Online US charged 3 Chinese security firm hackers with corporate cyber -espionage CSO Online While the Justice Department maintains that the Chinese trio worked for the Chinese internet security firm Guangzhou Bo Yu Information Technology Company, according to TribLIVE, Song said, “There does not appear to be a link between the cyberattacks ... US indicts three hackers linked to APT3 FCW.com US Indicts Three Chinese Hackers Linked to Security Firm Washington Free Beacon US indicts Chinese hackers for corporate espionage ZDNet all 97 news articles »
US charged 3 Chinese security firm hackers with corporate cyber-espionage - CSO Online
Thu Nov 30 05:37, 2017 GMT
US House internet censorship bill is just like the Senate bill, except worse VentureBeat There are two bills racing through Congress that would undermine your right to free expression online and threaten the online communities that we all rely on. The Stop Enabling Sex Traffickers Act (SESTA, S. 1693) and the Allow States and Victims to ...
US House internet censorship bill is just like the Senate bill, except worse - VentureBeat
Thu Nov 30 00:01, 2017 GMT
TechCrunch We're hitting rock bottom in cyber — let's do something TechCrunch Internet security is in a state of crisis. With their shocking scope and targeting of some of society's most critical infrastructure, recent attacks are making some of the incidents that used to alarm us — the Target breach a few years ago, for ... and more »
We're hitting rock bottom in cyber — let's do something - TechCrunch
Thu Nov 30 00:00, 2017 GMT
Bitcoin exchange must surrender records on transactions of $20,000 or more, a federal judge rules.
Coinbase loses bid to keep Bitcoin customer records from IRS - CNET
Wed Nov 29 20:36, 2017 GMT
WIRED What an Internet Analyst Got Wrong About Net Neutrality WIRED The Federal Communications Commission's plan to jettison its net-neutrality rules found a surprise supporter this week in respected technology industry analyst and blogger Ben Thompson. In a blog post Tuesday, Thompson argued that he supports net ... FCC chairman calls Twitter the real threat to an open internet CNET Internet giants block opposing views, threaten open web – US watchdog chief RT Net neutrality, explained Reno Gazette Journal FierceTelecom  - New York Times  - TechCrunch all 321 news articles »
What an Internet Analyst Got Wrong About Net Neutrality - WIRED
Wed Nov 29 17:57, 2017 GMT
The value of the digital currency has since fallen below the $11,000 mark.
After hitting $10,000 yesterday, Bitcoin raced past $11,000 - CNET
Wed Nov 29 15:44, 2017 GMT
“This is a key to realms of wonder, but it's also a deadly weapon, a weapon of mass distraction”, UK cartoonist Martin Rowson said, describing a pen, as he opened a discussion about censorship and repression of political cartoonists. The post “You can ban my cartoons, but you cannot ban my mind” appeared first on Index on Censorship .
“You can ban my cartoons, but you cannot ban my mind”
Wed Nov 29 07:04, 2017 GMT
Help Net Security Are your connected devices searchable on the Internet ? Help Net Security Despite being a hub for technology talent, Berliners are leaving themselves wide open to cyberattack through poor security practices that are exposing millions of cyber assets. The data, based on analysis of devices and systems discoverable through ...
Are your connected devices searchable on the Internet? - Help Net Security
Wed Nov 29 12:32, 2017 GMT
(Reuters) - British shipping services provider Clarkson Plc on Wednesday said it was the victim of a cyber security hack and warned that the person or persons behind the attack may release some data shortly.
UK shipping firm Clarkson reports cyber attack
Wed Nov 29 11:55, 2017 GMT
(Reuters) - British shipping services provider Clarkson Plc said it was subject to a cyber security incident and warned that the person or persons behind the incident may release some data on Wednesday.
British shipping firm Clarkson reports cyber attack
Wed Nov 29 09:14, 2017 GMT
Sky TV is pioneering 'pirate' site-blocking in New Zealand after applying for an injunction against several local ISPs. But the move hasn't been well received, with one group of ISPs reacting with anger to the move. Vocus Group says Sky is acting like a dinosaur, with an Internet censorship effort more suited to North Korea. Source: TF , for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing, torrent sites and more. We also have VPN discounts, offers and coupons
Sky’s Pirate Site-Blocking Move is Something For North Korea, ISPs Say
Tue Nov 28 23:31, 2017 GMT
Newstalk ZB Sky's Internet ' censorship ' bid like something from North Korea: Vocus Newstalk ZB Vocus Group, which runs the Orcon, Slingshot and Flip brands, is incensed by what it calls Sky's attempt to censor the internet by demanding broadband providers block access to a range of websites. It has labelled Sky's demand gross censorship and a ... Telcos shouldn't have to 'police the internet ': Spark New Zealand Herald Sky TV plan to get pirated material blocked on internet 'obviously bonkers', Vocus says Stuff.co.nz Sky TV accused of trying to censor the internet Newshub all 11 news articles »
Sky's Internet 'censorship' bid like something from North Korea: Vocus - Newstalk ZB
Wed Nov 29 02:17, 2017 GMT
The cryptocurrency's value has risen nine-fold since the beginning of the year.
Bitcoin blasts past $10,000 mark amid bubble concerns - CNET
Wed Nov 29 00:40, 2017 GMT
Ajit Pai also poked fun at criticism from celebrities like Alyssa Milano about his plan to repeal net neutrality rules and called out Twitter for censorship.
FCC chairman calls Twitter the real threat to an open internet - CNET
Wed Nov 29 01:43, 2017 GMT
The virtual currency has surged in value during the past few weeks.
Bitcoin crosses $10,000 milestone
Wed Nov 29 00:31, 2017 GMT
(Reuters) - SWIFT, the global messaging system used to move trillions of dollars each day, warned banks on Wednesday that the threat of digital heists is on the rise as hackers use increasingly sophisticated tools and techniques to launch new attacks.
SWIFT warns banks on cyber heists as hack sophistication grows
Tue Nov 28 19:17, 2017 GMT
Los Angeles Times The 5 most ridiculous things the FCC says in its new net neutrality propaganda The Verge The Federal Communications Commission put out a final proposal last week to end net neutrality. The proposal opens the door for internet service providers to create fast and slow lanes, to block websites, and to prioritize their own content. This isn't ... The top-rated post ever in r/Nascar is about net neutrality Quartz After net neutrality: How to tell if your ISP is slowing your Internet USA TODAY Portugal's internet shows us a world without net neutrality, and it's ugly Los Angeles Times Bloomberg  - Recode  - Ars Technica all 394 news articles »
The 5 most ridiculous things the FCC says in its new net neutrality propaganda - The Verge
Tue Nov 28 18:39, 2017 GMT
Dallas News (blog) Trump's code talking, Section 8 housing, Iran nationalism, bilingual reading, Internet privacy , Thursday football Dallas News (blog) In the Oval Office on Monday, while honoring the Navajo greats that were our brave code talkers during World War II, President Donald Trump once again referred to Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., as Pocahontas. Here is the president of the United States ...
Trump's code talking, Section 8 housing, Iran nationalism, bilingual reading, Internet privacy, Thursday football - Dallas News (blog)
Tue Nov 28 17:05, 2017 GMT
Website blockades are spreading throughout Europe, where they've become a common tool for copyright holders to target piracy. This is also the case in Lithuania, where a court has ordered ISPs to prevent subscribers from accessing the hugely popular BitTorrent tracker Linkomanija. The affected ISPs are likely to appeal the case as it could restrict freedom of expression and speech. Source: TF , for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing, torrent sites and more. We also have VPN discounts, offers and coupons
Torrent Site Blocking Endangers Freedom of Expression, ISP Warns
Tue Nov 28 13:07, 2017 GMT
News@Northeastern A closer look at the Uber hack , and what's next News@Northeastern Uber was already knee-deep in other controversies over consumer data, said Christo Wilson, assistant professor in the College of Computer and Information Science at Northeastern and an expert on internet security and privacy . Here, he explains the ... The Uber data breach has implications for us all Financial Times all 134 news articles »
A closer look at the Uber hack, and what's next - News@Northeastern
Tue Nov 28 11:00, 2017 GMT
ZDNet Internet censorship : It's on the rise and Silicon Valley is helping it happen ZDNet Countries all over the world are restricting their citizens' internet access, building online borders, and fragmenting the network, with negative consequences for human rights, education, and even the global economy, according to security researcher ...
Internet censorship: It's on the rise and Silicon Valley is helping it happen - ZDNet
Tue Nov 28 01:38, 2017 GMT
myfox8.com Davidson County Community College students learn about internet fraud, cyber security myfox8.com LEXINGTON, N.C. -- The streets of Lexington are decorated for the Christmas season. While some folks will spend their money at local stores, others like Geoff Beane will do some online shopping. "When we do, we use our credit cards," Beane said. "We ...
Davidson County Community College students learn about internet fraud, cyber security - myfox8.com
Mon Nov 27 13:03, 2017 GMT
Hindustan Times Internet security companies turn to AI, machine learning to thwart cyber attacks Hindustan Times Internet security companies are now turning to futuristic tools including artificial intelligence and machine learning to tackle growing number of cyber attacks, Finland- based internet security firm F-Secure said. As the world is fast moving towards ... and more »
Internet security companies turn to AI, machine learning to thwart cyber attacks - Hindustan Times
Mon Nov 27 15:45, 2017 GMT
Hannah Machlin, spoke with RTK, a Catholic radio station in Malta, about Caruana Galizia's murder The post Malta: Index speaks with RTK about murder of Daphne Caruana Galizia appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Malta: Index speaks with RTK about murder of Daphne Caruana Galizia
Mon Nov 27 02:09, 2017 GMT
Forbes 60 Cybersecurity Predictions For 2018 Forbes The regulation has provisions on security as well as privacy , but it remains to be seen how they will be enforced. If Europe starts enforcing Internet security regulations with penalties that make a difference, we might start seeing IoT security ...
60 Cybersecurity Predictions For 2018 - Forbes
Mon Nov 27 11:48, 2017 GMT
The virtual currency has risen from around $1,000 at the start of the year to a record of $9,700.
Bitcoin approaches $10,000 a piece
Mon Nov 27 10:53, 2017 GMT
The Indian Express AI, machine learning new tools to fight cyber attacks: Internet security firm The Indian Express Cyber security companies are turning to artificial intelligence and machine learning tools to ward off growing number of attacks on networks, Finland-based internet security firm F-Secure said. As the world is fast moving towards Internet of Things and ... and more »
AI, machine learning new tools to fight cyber attacks: Internet security firm - The Indian Express
Mon Nov 27 00:26, 2017 GMT
Spam Filters and Internet Privacy The Libertarian Republic If you open up a new Gmail account and the first thing you do is send a bulk communication to 500 recipients, it is almost guaranteed that Google will step in and block your account. Start slow, keep it to less than 20 to start with. This is known as ... and more »
Spam Filters and Internet Privacy - The Libertarian Republic
Sun Nov 26 06:18, 2017 GMT
NDTV Profit Cyber Security Firms Turn To Artificial Intelligence As Hacking Threats Rise NDTV Profit As the world is fast moving towards Internet of Things and connected devices, deployment of artificial intelligence (AI) has become inevitable for cyber security firms to analyse huge amount of data to save networks from infiltration attempts, F-Secure ... A cyber attack puts everything at risk, explains Samir Kapuria, VP & GM of Symantec's Cyber Security Services Business Today all 4 news articles »
Cyber Security Firms Turn To Artificial Intelligence As Hacking Threats Rise - NDTV Profit
Sun Nov 26 16:36, 2017 GMT
The cryptocurrency has risen nine-fold since the beginning of the year.
Bitcoin tops $9,000 mark for first time - CNET
Sun Nov 26 05:05, 2017 GMT
Daily Beast The courts must save net neutrality Santa Fe New Mexican Companies like Madison River, it seems, will soon be able to block internet calls so long as they disclose the blocking (presumably in fine print). Indeed, a broadband carrier like AT&T, if it wanted, might even practice internet censorship akin to ... How Trump Will Turn America's Open Internet Into an Ugly Version of China's Daily Beast Net neutrality and the drive to censor the internet SF Bay Area Indymedia Nationalize the internet The Daily Dot CBC.ca all 62 news articles »
The courts must save net neutrality - Santa Fe New Mexican
Sat Nov 25 18:00, 2017 GMT
Mighty Gadget (press release) (blog) Competition: Win a 1 year licence of F-Secure Total Internet Security and VPN Mighty Gadget (press release) (blog) Today we are giving away the chance to win a 1-year licence of F-Secure Total Internet Security and VPN. This is the ... The VPN will hide your IP, allow you to chose exit points in different countries, block tracking, and block hacked websites. The ...
Competition: Win a 1 year licence of F-Secure Total Internet Security and VPN - Mighty Gadget (press release) (blog)
Fri Nov 24 19:00, 2017 GMT
Phys.Org High-speed quantum encryption may help secure the future internet Phys.Org To fight back against the future threat, researchers are wielding the same strange properties that drive quantum computers to create theoretically hack -proof forms of quantum data encryption. And now, these quantum encryption techniques may be one step ... The 'unhackable' quantum messages that could stop cyber criminals from using super computers to steal data Daily Mail Breakthrough In Quantum Encryption Could Secure The Internet From Common Attacks The Inquisitr all 7 news articles »
High-speed quantum encryption may help secure the future internet - Phys.Org
Thu Nov 23 06:00, 2017 GMT
The Guardian China blocks debate about downfall of internet censor Lu Wei The Guardian One week after China was re-crowned the world's worst contravener of internet freedoms, a leaked censorship directive indicated online publishers had received orders to extinguish debate over the toppling of former internet tsar Lu Wei. On Tuesday it ... and more »
China blocks debate about downfall of internet censor Lu Wei - The Guardian
Wed Nov 22 14:12, 2017 GMT
South China Morning Post Goodbye Skype. China's internet censorship juggernaut rolls on without its former cyber tsar South China Morning Post “We have been notified by the Ministry of Public Security that a number of voice over internet protocol apps do not comply with local law. Therefore these apps have been removed from the App Store in China,” an Apple spokeswoman said. “These apps ... China Bans Skype from Apple, Android App Stores Sputnik International Skype Vanishes From App Stores in China, Including Apple's New York Times Apple says it is removing VPN services from China App Store Reuters all 122 news articles »
Goodbye Skype. China's internet censorship juggernaut rolls on without its former cyber tsar - South China Morning Post
Fri Nov 24 14:44, 2017 GMT
Copyright holders have asked South African lawmakers to include tough anti-piracy measures in the upcoming Cybercrimes and Cybersecurity Bill. Among other things, they want ISPs to police pirate sites and send warnings to copyright-infringing subscribers. For now, however, the Government doesn't plan to include any, as this doesn't fit the purpose of the bill. Source: TF , for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing, torrent sites and more. We also have VPN discounts, offers and coupons
Copyright Holders Want ISPs to Police Pirate Sites and Issue Warnings
Fri Nov 24 12:55, 2017 GMT
KrebsOnSecurity has sought to call attention to online services which expose sensitive consumer data if the user knows a handful of static details about a person that are broadly for sale in the cybercrime underground, such as name, date of birth, and Social Security Number. Perhaps the most eye-opening example of this is on display at fafsa.ed.gov, the Web site set up by the U.S. Department of Education for anyone interested in applying for federal student financial aid.
Name+DOB+SSN=FAFSA Data Gold Mine
Fri Nov 24 09:54, 2017 GMT
To: His Excellency Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein, United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Re: Call for action to condemn the Egyptian authorities’ crackdown on freedom of expression Mr High Commissioner, We, the undersigned organisations, are writing to express our great concern about the current human rights situation in Egypt. Four years ago today, Egypt’s […] The post Open letter to UN High Commissioner on Egypt’s crackdown on freedom of expression appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Open letter to UN High Commissioner on Egypt’s crackdown on freedom of expression
Fri Nov 24 10:17, 2017 GMT
Silence is the oppressor’s friend. Jailing is the favoured tool of those who seek to crush dissent. We cannot let the bullies win. The post Refuse to be silent, refuse to look away appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Refuse to be silent, refuse to look away
Fri Nov 24 09:51, 2017 GMT
ITWeb ' Internet Censorship Bill' heading to Parliament ITWeb The Films and Publications Amendment Bill, labelled by some as the " Internet Censorship Bill", is heading to Parliament to be approved. ... stipulations that would see the Film and Publication Board (FPB) overstepping into the Independent ...
'Internet Censorship Bill' heading to Parliament - ITWeb
Fri Nov 24 06:18, 2017 GMT
Markets Insider China created a website for vigilante citizens to report leaks and fake news Markets Insider Strict cyber - security laws are growing in China, where citizens' online activity is closely monitored. ... news about the military. The move is consistent with China's internet censorship laws, which are some of the strictest in the world. ... The ... and more »
China created a website for vigilante citizens to report leaks and fake news - Markets Insider
Thu Nov 23 19:00, 2017 GMT
OCCRP China Accuses Internet Censor of Corruption OCCRP Lu Wei, China's Internet censorship architect, is under investigation by the Communist party's anti-corruption agency for accusations of “serious disciplinary violations,” a statement by the Central Commission for Discipline Inspection said on Tuesday. China censors internet discussion about downfall of former top internet censor Shanghaiist China's internet regulator denounces ex-boss Lu Wei facing graft probe South China Morning Post all 9 news articles »
China Accuses Internet Censor of Corruption - OCCRP
Thu Nov 23 17:58, 2017 GMT
ZURICH (Reuters) - Swiss National Bank Chairman Thomas Jordan is cautious about crypto currencies, saying he sees products like Bitcoin as more of an investment than a currency at present.
SNB's Jordan sees crypto currencies as more of investment than currency
Thu Nov 23 16:38, 2017 GMT
Russian and Ukrainian investigative journalist Ekaterina Sergatskova met with Index to discuss her experiences reporting on the conflicts in Iraq and Ukraine The post Ekaterina Sergatskova: It’s a hard time for journalism in Ukraine appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Ekaterina Sergatskova: It’s a hard time for journalism in Ukraine
Thu Nov 23 14:33, 2017 GMT
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia's foreign ministry said on Thursday that moves by Alphabet Inc's Google to place articles from Russian news outlets Sputnik and Russia Today lower in search results would amount to censorship.
Russia says Google down-ranking Sputnik, RT would be censorship
Thu Nov 23 11:58, 2017 GMT
The Guardian China censors internet discussion about downfall of former top internet censor Shanghaiist A strong proponent of so-called " internet sovereignty," Lu went so far as to deny the existence of internet censorship in China at the Wuzhen Internet Conference in 2015, arguing: "It is a misuse of words if you say 'content censorship .' But no ... China blocks debate about downfall of internet censor Lu Wei The Guardian China's internet regulator denounces ex-boss Lu Wei facing graft probe South China Morning Post all 8 news articles »
China censors internet discussion about downfall of former top internet censor - Shanghaiist
Thu Nov 23 09:45, 2017 GMT
Economic Times India firm on stopping terrorists from using social media: Ravi Shankar Prasad Economic Times "Misuse of Internet for child pornography is posing a grave threat to childhood. Financial frauds and cyber attacks can eliminate the trust of ordinary citizens in the cyberspace. Therefore, we all need to speak in one voice against cyber crimes ... and more »
India firm on stopping terrorists from using social media: Ravi Shankar Prasad - Economic Times
Thu Nov 23 09:02, 2017 GMT
Scroll.in We need a 'fine balance' between internet privacy and national security needs, says Narendra Modi Scroll.in ... Modi on Thursday called for striking a “fine balance” between privacy on the internet and the needs of national security , The Hindu reported. The prime minister spoke after inaugurating the fifth edition of the Global Conference on Cyber Space in ... Coordination among security agencies essential to counter cyber threats: Modi Economic Times PM Modi calls on world community to ensure digital space doesn't become playground for terrorism, radicalisation The Indian Express How corruption has reduced in India: PM Narendra Modi explains in three points Times Now all 68 news articles »
We need a 'fine balance' between internet privacy and national security needs, says Narendra Modi - Scroll.in
Thu Nov 23 08:28, 2017 GMT
Popular instant messaging service Telegram has for the first time blocked access to an entire channel following pressure from Google and Apple. It's understood that following complaints from Universal Music, that the channel was offering illegal downloads of the Taylor Swift album Reputation, the companies ordered Telegram to take action. Source: TF , for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing, torrent sites and more. We also have VPN discounts, offers and coupons
Google & Apple Order Telegram to Nuke Channel Over Taylor Swift Piracy
Wed Nov 22 12:59, 2017 GMT
WIRED Net neutrality repeal could let internet providers block you from using your favourite services unless you pay more The Independent The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is likely to end net neutrality in the US next month, in a move that could have a huge impact on how people use the internet and what they can access online. Following yesterday's announcement that a vote ... Trump's FCC announces plans to kill net neutrality ZDNet Here's How the End of Net Neutrality Will Change the Internet WIRED Network Neutrality Can't Fix the Internet The Atlantic Syracuse.com  - Washington Post  - Kotaku all 528 news articles »
Net neutrality repeal could let internet providers block you from using your favourite services unless you pay more - The Independent
Wed Nov 22 19:38, 2017 GMT
NBCNews.com Ajit Pai and the FCC want it to be legal for Comcast to block BitTorrent The Verge The FCC couldn't stop Comcast from blocking BitTorrent in 2008, it changed the rules so it would have that power, and Pai wants to undo that change and give Comcast the power to block internet services like BitTorrent once again. Later, Pai says ... Why the Courts Will Have to Save Net Neutrality New York Times The government proposed new rules that would let internet providers block apps and create fast lanes — read the ... Business Insider Mark Cuban: Net neutrality rules put Trump in charge of the internet CNBC NBCNews.com  - Los Angeles Times  - CNET all 211 news articles »
Ajit Pai and the FCC want it to be legal for Comcast to block BitTorrent - The Verge
Wed Nov 22 19:36, 2017 GMT
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Air New Zealand said on Wednesday it has teamed up with Swiss travel start-up Winding Tree to explore applications based on blockchain technology that could help the national flag carrier of New Zealand improve the efficiency and security of services such as booking and baggage tracking.
Air New Zealand, Swiss travel platform Winding Tree in blockchain tie-up
Wed Nov 22 20:01, 2017 GMT
NBCNews.com Why the Courts Will Have to Save Net Neutrality New York Times Companies like Madison River, it seems, will soon be able to block internet calls so long as they disclose the blocking (presumably in fine print). Indeed, a broadband carrier like AT&T, if it wanted, might even practice internet censorship akin to ... The government proposed new rules that would let internet providers block apps and create fast lanes — read the ... Business Insider Ajit Pai and the FCC want it to be legal for Comcast to block BitTorrent The Verge Ending net neutrality will destroy everything that makes the internet great NBCNews.com Los Angeles Times  - CNET all 181 news articles »
Why the Courts Will Have to Save Net Neutrality - New York Times
Wed Nov 22 19:11, 2017 GMT
We talk about a proposal to repeal rules that keep ISPs from blocking or slowing down access to websites or services. Also, Uber's breach and Black Friday shopping in VR.
Net neutrality battle with FCC heats up (The 3:59, Ep. 321) - CNET
Wed Nov 22 18:08, 2017 GMT
The Verge FCC will block states from passing their own net neutrality laws The Verge That seems to include the stricter privacy rules that Congress voted to throw out earlier this year. The FCC says it's able to implement this ban because internet access is an interstate service, and it's impractical to make ISPs treat interstate and ... The government proposed new rules that would let internet providers block apps and create fast lanes — read the ... Business Insider Ending net neutrality will destroy everything that makes the internet great NBCNews.com The FCC's abandonment of network neutrality will end the internet as we know it Los Angeles Times CNET all 149 news articles »
FCC will block states from passing their own net neutrality laws - The Verge
Wed Nov 22 16:13, 2017 GMT
Fortune Uber Hack : Here's How to Find Out If You've Been Affected Fortune “Uber needs to force a password reset and warn affected users to be on the alert for fake notices from Uber requesting personal info from users, as hackers will do that,” says Hemu Nigam, founder of internet security consultancy SSP Blue and former VP ... Criminals hack their way to the top Deutsche Welle Uber concealed cyber attack that exposed data of 57 million users and drivers The Straits Times Uber Paid Hackers $100000 to Cover Up a Breach Impacting 57 Million Customers Motherboard The Hindu  - Reuters Canada  - The Australian all 620 news articles »
Uber Hack: Here's How to Find Out If You've Been Affected - Fortune
Wed Nov 22 17:34, 2017 GMT
NBCNews.com The government proposed new rules that would let internet providers block apps and create fast lanes — read the ... Business Insider "Our balanced approach also restores the authority of the nation's most experienced cop on the privacy beat — the Federal Trade Commission — to police the privacy practices of Internet Service Providers." Some FCC commissioners have said they will ... Ending net neutrality will destroy everything that makes the internet great NBCNews.com Will Net Neutrality End? Here's What The Internet Looks Like In A Country Without It Elite Daily Net neutrality repeal means your internet may never be the same CNET all 117 news articles »
The government proposed new rules that would let internet providers block apps and create fast lanes — read the ... - Business Insider
Wed Nov 22 16:31, 2017 GMT
FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Deutsche Bank has joined the ranks of those warning about the virtual currency bitcoin as an investment.
Deutsche Bank strategist tells investors to avoid bitcoin
Wed Nov 22 14:06, 2017 GMT
HuffPost UK From Snooper's Charter to Sleepwet: A Crisis in Internet Privacy HuffPost UK The UK's new web spying rules are taking shape despite the legislation governing it, the Investigatory Powers Act, having become law late last year. There is, nonetheless, much left unresolved about what this act represents both in the UK and the ...
From Snooper's Charter to Sleepwet: A Crisis in Internet Privacy - HuffPost UK
Wed Nov 22 12:45, 2017 GMT
Online czar Lu Wei tightened restrictions on internet use in China, but now he's the latest official under investigation.
China's former top internet censor faces corruption probe - CNET
Wed Nov 22 11:02, 2017 GMT
Governments are imposing travel bans to deny the spread of information about the state of repression and corruption in their home countries. The post David Kaye: The other travel ban appeared first on Index on Censorship .
David Kaye: The other travel ban
Wed Nov 22 09:24, 2017 GMT
A man who leaked confidential Game of Thrones information and unaired HBO shows has been charged by the Department of Justice. Behzad Mesri, an Iranian national, is said to have demanded $6 million in Bitcoin from HBO. US authorities are warning that while he's currently at large, for Mesri "winter will come." Source: TF , for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing, torrent sites and more. We also have VPN discounts, offers and coupons
Game of Thrones Leaks “Carried Out By Former Iranian Military Hacker”
Wed Nov 22 09:48, 2017 GMT
The post Court rejects Nabeel Rajab’s appeal against prison sentence for speaking to journalists appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Court rejects Nabeel Rajab’s appeal against prison sentence for speaking to journalists
Wed Nov 22 06:41, 2017 GMT
Quartz China has detained a key architect of its massive internet censorship regime Quartz The latest political figure in China to fall from grace is one whose influence has been felt by anyone in the country who has gone online in the past five years. State media outlet Xinhua reported late Nov. 21 that the Central Committee for Discipline ...
China has detained a key architect of its massive internet censorship regime - Quartz
Wed Nov 22 01:59, 2017 GMT
Travel recommendation site found censoring reports of rape and assault from users' reviews of resorts.
FTC reportedly probing TripAdvisor for deleting rape reports - CNET
Tue Nov 21 22:03, 2017 GMT
New York Times China's Flashy Ex- Internet Censor Faces Corruption Investigation New York Times The former Chinese official in charge of internet censorship , who hobnobbed with top executives from Facebook, Apple and Amazon and flatly denied that his government engaged in censorship , has been put under investigation by the Communist Party's ... China says ex-top internet regulator under investigation ABC News China's former internet tsar Lu Wei faces graft probe Financial Times all 46 news articles »
China's Flashy Ex-Internet Censor Faces Corruption Investigation - New York Times
Tue Nov 21 20:48, 2017 GMT
Internet-connected toys might invade children's privacy, Illinois consumer group warns - Chicago Tribune. Parents have a new worry when it comes to holiday shopping for the young people on their list this year — so-called connected toys that may invade children's privacy . For the first time, the Illinois Public Interest Research Group Education Fund is ...
Internet-connected toys might invade children's privacy, Illinois consumer group warns - Chicago Tribune
Tue Nov 21 19:15, 2017 GMT
Kotaku Trump's FCC announces plans to kill net neutrality ZDNet Video: The most shocking internet privacy laws. As expected ... Backed by President Donald Trump and FCC appointees and former telecom lobbyists Jeffrey Eisenach and Mark Jamison, the FCC ignored the wishes of both consumers and major internet ... FCC plan would give Internet providers power to choose the sites customers see and use Washington Post Net neutrality rules targeted for repeal by FCC chairman Los Angeles Times FCC Unveils Plan To Repeal Net Neutrality Rules NPR Kotaku  - Vanity Fair  - New York Times all 300 news articles »
Trump's FCC announces plans to kill net neutrality - ZDNet
Tue Nov 21 17:11, 2017 GMT
Times of India Individual privacy cannot be held hostage to measures around cyber security , Ravi Shankar Prasad says Times of India NEW DELHI: The government is stepping up efforts around cyber security to check the rising menace of financial frauds and terror threats, but has promised that there will be no witch-hunting to ensure that privacy of citizens is maintained despite ... and more »
Individual privacy cannot be held hostage to measures around cyber security, Ravi Shankar Prasad says - Times of India
Tue Nov 21 17:24, 2017 GMT
Rights groups have written to 11 states and the EU calling for action ahead of the conclusion of Bahraini human rights defender Nabeel Rajab’s appeal. The post Groups call on US, UK and EU to support Nabeel Rajab appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Groups call on US, UK and EU to support Nabeel Rajab
Tue Nov 21 17:16, 2017 GMT
Index on Censorship joins with a coalition of organisations to write to governments about the ongoing judicial harassment of 2012 Freedom of Expression Award-winner Nabeel Rajab. The post Letter: Drop all charges against Nabeel Rajab appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Letter: Drop all charges against Nabeel Rajab
Tue Nov 21 12:34, 2017 GMT
Syracuse.com FCC to end net neutrality? Vote could allow internet providers to slow, block sites Syracuse.com The result could reshape the entire digital ecosystem by giving internet providers more control over what their customers can see and access online and how quickly they can do it. Under current rules, broadband companies such as Verizon and Comcast ... FCC plan would give Internet providers power to choose the sites customers see and use Washington Post Net neutrality rules targeted for repeal by FCC chairman Los Angeles Times The Republican Plan to Nuke the Internet Is About to Be Revealed Vanity Fair Kotaku  - New York Times  - Recode all 175 news articles »
FCC to end net neutrality? Vote could allow internet providers to slow, block sites - Syracuse.com
Tue Nov 21 16:20, 2017 GMT
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The chairman of the Federal Communications Commission on Tuesday unveiled plans to repeal a landmark 2015 order that barred internet service providers from blocking or slowing down consumer access to web content, and said the regulator will prevent states and cities from adopting similar protections.
Exclusive: U.S. agency to vote to repeal 'net neutrality' rules - FCC chief
Tue Nov 21 14:38, 2017 GMT
COPENHAGEN (Reuters) - Denmark intends to invest to boost efforts to prevent cyber attacks in a strategy to be presented early next year, its defense minister said on Tuesday.
Denmark to ramp up cyber security efforts: defense minister
Tue Nov 21 14:55, 2017 GMT
NEW YORK (Reuters) - CME Group Inc, the world's biggest futures exchange, said on Monday it still plans to launch a futures contract for bitcoin this year, but that a notice on its website stating the contract would begin trading on Dec. 11 was posted in error.
CME says bitcoin futures coming this year, but date not set
Mon Nov 20 10:15, 2017 GMT
The case of Nedim Türfent, whose journalism has irked authorities, is critical for understanding the plight of press freedom in Turkey, observers say The post Death threats, witness torture mark Kurdish reporter’s trial in Turkey appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Death threats, witness torture mark Kurdish reporter’s trial in Turkey
Sun Nov 19 08:58, 2017 GMT
The trial of Bahrain’s most prominent human rights defender Nabeel Rajab was adjourned to 31 December for a technical report on his tweets. The post Bahrain: Nabeel Rajab’s trial for tweets posted while he was detained adjourned to 31 December appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Bahrain: Nabeel Rajab’s trial for tweets posted while he was detained adjourned to 31 December
Mon Nov 20 06:01, 2017 GMT
Financial Times Cyber security collaboration is key to dark web deterrent Financial Times When the NotPetya cyber attack struck in June, taking the radiation monitoring system at Ukraine's Chernobyl nuclear power plant briefly offline and causing massive disruption to global companies such as WPP and Maersk, security experts braced for a ...
Cyber security collaboration is key to dark web deterrent - Financial Times
Thu Nov 16 16:15, 2017 GMT
eWeek Quad9 DNS Service Debuts to Help Improve Internet Security eWeek DNS (Domain Name Service) is a foundational element of internet infrastructure, matching IP addresses with domain names. The name "Quad9" is a reference to the IP address used by the service, which is 9.9.9.9. "IBM has owned the 9.0.0.0/8 address block  ... Free security tool protects Internet users through DNS Help Net Security New “Quad9” DNS service blocks malicious domains for everyone ... Ars Technica all 14 news articles »
Quad9 DNS Service Debuts to Help Improve Internet Security - eWeek
Thu Nov 16 16:37, 2017 GMT
TechRepublic New free Quad9 DNS service has built-in security , privacy settings to protect internet users TechRepublic IBM Security , in partnership with the Global Cyber Alliance and the Packet Clearing House, today launched a new free DNS service with built-in security and privacy features. The aptly-named Quad9 (IP address: 9.9.9.9) uses threat intelligence from IBM ... Quad9 Secure DNS Service Embeds IBM Security Intelligence eWeek New Quad9 DNS Service Makes the Internet Safer and More Private Security Intelligence (blog) New “Quad9” DNS service blocks malicious domains for everyone Ars Technica all 14 news articles »
New free Quad9 DNS service has built-in security, privacy settings to protect internet users - TechRepublic
Fri Nov 17 15:02, 2017 GMT
The Facebook account for viral news website Unilad has been deleted.
Unilad Facebook account blocked
Fri Nov 17 12:27, 2017 GMT
LONDON (Reuters) - Bitcoin hit an all-time high just below $8,000 on Friday, on talk that a software upgrade whose suspension sent the cryptocurrency into a tailspin at the end of last week was, after all, going ahead within hours.
Fork talk lifts bitcoin to all-time high near $8,000
Fri Nov 17 12:00, 2017 GMT
PYMNTS.com China Denies Claims Of Online Information Censorship PYMNTS.com The Cyberspace Administration of China, the top cyber regulator in the country, dismissed a report that placed it in last place for freedom of press. It ranked last out of 65. According to news from Reuters, Ren Xianliang, vice minister of the ... and more »
China Denies Claims Of Online Information Censorship - PYMNTS.com
Thu Nov 16 13:35, 2017 GMT
Reuters China cyber watchdog rejects censorship critics, says internet must ... Reuters China's top cyber authority on Thursday rejected a recent report ranking it last out of 65 countries for press freedom, saying the internet must be "orderly" and the ... China downplays criticism of its internet rights squeeze www.v3.co.uk all 8 news articles »
China cyber watchdog rejects censorship critics, says internet must ... - Reuters
Thu Nov 16 16:26, 2017 GMT
ZURICH (Reuters) - Swiss bank Vontobel said it will start trading Switzerland's first two mini futures to short bitcoin on Friday, giving investors a tool to bet against the value of the volatile cryptocurrency or to hedge bitcoin positions.
Swiss bank to launch bitcoin futures to allow betting against cryptocurrency
Thu Nov 16 14:48, 2017 GMT
eWeek Quad9 Secure DNS Service Embeds IBM Security Intelligence eWeek IBM, Packet Clearing House (PCH) and the Global Cyber Alliance (GCA) announced the official launch of the new Quad9 DNS service on Nov.16, providing a free service to help internet users reduce risk and stay secure online. DNS (Domain Name Service) ... New free Quad9 DNS service has built-in security , privacy settings to protect internet users TechRepublic New Quad9 DNS Service Makes the Internet Safer and More Private Security Intelligence (blog) Free security tool protects Internet users through DNS Help Net Security all 11 news articles »
Quad9 Secure DNS Service Embeds IBM Security Intelligence - eWeek
Thu Nov 16 11:44, 2017 GMT
Edgy Labs (blog) Internet Security Made Super Simple: ToR vs VPN vs Proxy Edgy Labs (blog) ... the best way to secure your online privacy from prying eyes? EdgyLabs weighs in on internet security . ... can then interact with those other global users in various ways. In my own opinion, ToR is one of the worst methods for securing your privacy ...
Internet Security Made Super Simple: ToR vs VPN vs Proxy - Edgy Labs (blog)
Thu Nov 16 11:04, 2017 GMT
Security Intelligence (blog) New Quad9 DNS Service Makes the Internet Safer and More Private Security Intelligence (blog) IBM has long advocated for strong and innovative means to enhance privacy and data protection, and we are pleased to announce our latest investment in privacy -enhancing technology with the new Quad9 Domain Name System (DNS) offering. Created in ... and more »
New Quad9 DNS Service Makes the Internet Safer and More Private - Security Intelligence (blog)
Thu Nov 16 09:08, 2017 GMT
Index on Censorship has joined with 18 other parties to call on the president of Equatorial Guinea to release cartoonist Ramón Esono Ebalé. The post Release artist and writer Ramón Esono Ebalé appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Release artist and writer Ramón Esono Ebalé
Wed Nov 15 20:53, 2017 GMT
How a Student Competition Led to a New Cyber Security Approach Knowledge@Wharton In fact, only 30% of the cyber security attacks are detected in-house. This is a huge problem. There are lots of creative ways in which those attacks happen, and we need better systems to detect them at the edge or before they have a chance to spread.
How a Student Competition Led to a New Cyber Security Approach - Knowledge@Wharton
Wed Nov 15 15:17, 2017 GMT
Christian Post Internet Security News: Google Study Shows Phishing Is Leading Threat to Users Christian Post As technology advances and the internet grows, people undeniably become more vulnerable to security and privacy attacks. Just this year alone, there have been several worldwide data breaches that have rattled international business operations, ... and more »
Internet Security News: Google Study Shows Phishing Is Leading Threat to Users - Christian Post
Wed Nov 15 11:56, 2017 GMT
Bloomberg Russians Hit UK Tech Firms With Cyber Attacks, Top Spy Says Bloomberg Britain's National Cyber Security Centre publicly confirmed for the first time that Russia has carried out internet assaults on major U.K. energy, technology and media companies, as tensions escalate over the Kremlin's interference in Western democracies. UK cyber -defence chief accuses Russia of hack attacks BBC News all 21 news articles »
Russians Hit UK Tech Firms With Cyber Attacks, Top Spy Says - Bloomberg
Wed Nov 15 12:22, 2017 GMT
Russia is accused of having attacked Britain's media, telecommunications and energy sectors.
UK cyber-defence chief accuses Russia of hack attacks
Wed Nov 15 00:27, 2017 GMT
(Reuters) - Russian cyber operatives have attacked Britain's media, telecommunications and energy sectors over the past year, according to prepared remarks by the head of the government's main cyber defense agency.
Russia attacked energy, telecom and media in Britain: government official
Tue Nov 14 17:56, 2017 GMT
Economic Times Security software specialist Symantec warns of AI-enabled cyber crimes Economic Times MUMBAI: Security software specialist Symantec expects artificial intelligence-enabled cyber attacks to cause an explosion of network penetrations, personal data thefts, and an epidemic-level spread of intelligent computer viruses in the coming years ... and more »
Security software specialist Symantec warns of AI-enabled cyber crimes - Economic Times
Tue Nov 14 21:25, 2017 GMT
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. government on Tuesday issued a technical alert about cyber attacks it said are sponsored by the North Korean government that have targeted the aerospace, telecommunications and financial industries since 2016.
U.S. government shares technical details on North Korean hacking campaign
Tue Nov 14 20:18, 2017 GMT
Greensboro News & Record Secure Designs, Inc | Internet Security Experts Greensboro News & Record Secure Designs, located in Greensboro NC, provides secure internet solutions to business clients of al kinds. Other ervices provided are vulnerability scanning, secure remote access, premium email security , email encryption, spam filtering, BYOD ...
Secure Designs, Inc | Internet Security Experts - Greensboro News & Record
Tue Nov 14 15:28, 2017 GMT
ZDNet Security vulnerability in IoT cameras could allow remote control by hackers ZDNet Newly uncovered vulnerabilities in a popular brand of indoor internet connected cameras could be exploited by attackers in order to gain complete control of the device. Security issues with the Foscam C1 Indoor HD Camera could allow hackers to remotely ... and more »
Security vulnerability in IoT cameras could allow remote control by hackers - ZDNet
Tue Nov 14 09:16, 2017 GMT
Financial Times China ranks worst in world for internet freedom, says report Financial Times “One of the most worrying developments is the new cyber security law where companies have a greater onus to engage in censorship of their users,” said William Nee, China researcher at Amnesty International. The law, which took effect in June, requires ... More countries are using social media to crack down on dissent, study finds The Verge It's not just Russia, 30 countries used the internet to manipulate elections Fast Company 30 Governments are Manipulating the Internet with Fake News Novinite.com Recode  - Business Standard all 25 news articles »
China ranks worst in world for internet freedom, says report - Financial Times
Tue Nov 14 09:35, 2017 GMT
After a prolonged battle through every stage of the Austrian legal system, the Supreme Court has now ruled that local ISPs must prevent their subscribers from accessing The Pirate Bay. The case, filed by a collecting society representing around 3,000 artists, also involves top 10 torrent site 1337x and long defunct index h33t.to. Source: TF , for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing, torrent sites and more. We also have VPN discounts, offers and coupons
The Pirate Bay & 1337x Must Be Blocked, Austrian Supreme Court Rules
Mon Nov 13 19:30, 2017 GMT
PCMag India ESET Internet Security PCMag India There's a lot of variation in the components companies put in their security suite products. Antivirus is essential, of course, often joined by firewall, parental control, and spam filtering. ESET Internet Security has all these, plus device control ...
ESET Internet Security - PCMag India
Mon Nov 13 16:55, 2017 GMT
A KrebsOnSecurity series on how easy big-three credit bureau Equifax makes it to get detailed salary history data on tens of millions of Americans apparently inspired a deeper dive on the subject by Fast Company, which examined how this Equifax division has been one of the company's best investments. In this post, I'll show you how to opt out of yet another Equifax service that makes money at the expense of your privacy.
How to Opt Out of Equifax Revealing Your Salary History
Mon Nov 13 17:09, 2017 GMT
Turkish journalists Ahmet Altan and Mehmet Altan’s defence attorneys were forced to leave the courtroom as their clients stood trial accused of taking part in Turkey’s failed 2016 coup The post Turkey: Six journalists remain in prison while lawyers expelled from court appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Turkey: Six journalists remain in prison while lawyers expelled from court
Mon Nov 13 15:27, 2017 GMT
Internet Censorship in China: How the Middle Kingdom Blocks the Web Cloudwards If you've been following the news, you probably know that Xi Jinping, China's strongman, has strengthened his grip on the country during the latest gathering of the communist party. Though most coverage has focused on Xi's newly exalted status, there ...
Internet Censorship in China: How the Middle Kingdom Blocks the Web - Cloudwards
Sun Nov 12 23:34, 2017 GMT
USA TODAY FTC and Internet privacy: Commissioner McSweeny urges data ... USA TODAY We should have more options to take our info out of Web services and move to a rival, says FTC commissioner. and more »
FTC and Internet privacy: Commissioner McSweeny urges data ... - USA TODAY
Mon Nov 13 08:38, 2017 GMT
The Oslo District Court has issued a judgment ordering 14 Internet service providers to block subscriber access to a range of websites offering and used by three Popcorn Time application variants. The ban, obtained by six major Hollywood studios, includes a pair of subtitle sites and extends to YTS, YIFY, and EZTV branded domains. Source: TF , for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing, torrent sites and more. We also have VPN discounts, offers and coupons
Hollywood Studios Force ISPs to Block Popcorn Time & Subtitle Sites
Sat Nov 11 09:22, 2017 GMT
Historian Niall Ferguson argues that we should beware giving the big tech companies even more power.
Viewsnight: ‘If it’s censorship you want, don’t leave it to Facebook’
Sat Nov 11 01:13, 2017 GMT
Digital Music News This Is the Scariest Thing I've Ever Seen About Internet Privacy Digital Music News They say privacy is dead. Well if that's the case, this is what they're playing at the funeral. Conversant is a consumer research company that tracks millions of people on the internet . Then, they package all of that data for advertisers and media ...
This Is the Scariest Thing I've Ever Seen About Internet Privacy - Digital Music News
Fri Nov 10 10:22, 2017 GMT
Fox News North Korea's internet is as weird as you think it is Fox News Nat Kretchun, deputy director of the Open Technology Fund, said the kinds of censorship and surveillance software in Red Star and the mobile operating systems of phones and tablets reveal a new information control strategy. Under Kim ... To create a ... Only if it serves the state: North Korea's online experience ABC News all 39 news articles »
North Korea's internet is as weird as you think it is - Fox News
Fri Nov 10 08:45, 2017 GMT
What makes Kavala’s arrest so pervasive is that it sends the message that the government has not been satisfied by the level of the crackdown it has already imposed on civil society The post Osman Kavala’s arrest: A new low in Turkey’s descent appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Osman Kavala’s arrest: A new low in Turkey’s descent
Fri Nov 10 09:00, 2017 GMT
We, the undersigned representatives of Time to Talk debate centres from across Europe, were shocked to learn about the detention of Osman Kavala The post Turkey: An open letter in support of Osman Kavala appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Turkey: An open letter in support of Osman Kavala
Fri Nov 10 05:42, 2017 GMT
ZDNet WA government awards research grant for investigation of internet -connected toys ZDNet Researchers from the ECU's School of Arts and Humanities will use the funding to examine the implications of internet -connected toys on children's privacy and safety, the university said on Friday. ... Last month, an investigation by the Norwegian ...
WA government awards research grant for investigation of internet-connected toys - ZDNet
Fri Nov 10 05:51, 2017 GMT
FrontPage Magazine News Nanny: The Race to Censor Internet News FrontPage Magazine Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is an investigative journalist and writer focusing on the radical left and Islamic terrorism. How can you tell that internet censorship is really taking off? Easy. It's becoming a ...
News Nanny: The Race to Censor Internet News - FrontPage Magazine
Thu Nov 9 21:34, 2017 GMT
Motherboard Major Tech Companies Have Stopped Fighting an Internet Sex Trafficking Bill Motherboard SESTA's introduction to the Senate in August caused a fracas in the tech world: Digital rights advocates claimed it promotes censorship , but lawmakers see it as a way to hold internet companies accountable for what occurs on their platforms. “The ... Sex trafficking act would lead to censorship online, not safety The Hill SESTA Approved by Senate Commerce Committee—Still an Awful Bill EFF all 30 news articles »
Major Tech Companies Have Stopped Fighting an Internet Sex Trafficking Bill - Motherboard
Thu Nov 9 16:11, 2017 GMT
The post Awards 2018 appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Awards 2018
Thu Nov 9 10:01, 2017 GMT
Since the Index on Censorship Awards, the 2017 fellows have been busy doing important work in their respective fields to further the cause of freedom of expression around the world The post #IndexAwards2017 fellows: “Governments don’t care about the human rights argument” appeared first on Index on Censorship .
#IndexAwards2017 fellows: “Governments don’t care about the human rights argument”
Wed Nov 8 20:22, 2017 GMT
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. House panel on Wednesday passed legislation seeking to overhaul some aspects of the National Security Agency's warrantless internet surveillance program, overcoming criticism from civil liberties advocates that it did not include enough safeguards to protect Americans' privacy.
U.S. House panel advances bill aimed at limiting NSA spying program
Wed Nov 8 16:48, 2017 GMT
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Former Yahoo Chief Executive Marissa Mayer apologized on Wednesday for a pair of massive data breaches at the internet company, blaming Russian agents, at a hearing on the growing number of cyber attacks involving major U.S. companies.
Former Yahoo CEO apologizes for data breach, blames Russians
Wed Nov 8 14:59, 2017 GMT
Eureka Park Preview: Your Internet , Your Privacy , Your Freedom, Keezel Nibletz There are a lot of products out there that are helping people with their personal, social and cyber security . With Keezel that's just the tip of the ... As you surf the web and your social networks Keezel will block most of your ads. Fewer ads means ...
Eureka Park Preview: Your Internet, Your Privacy, Your Freedom, Keezel - Nibletz
Wed Nov 8 13:53, 2017 GMT
Bahraini authorities continue their campaign of judicial harassment to silence a prominent human rights activist. The post Bahrain: Nabeel Rajab denied bail as he appeals two-year sentence appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Bahrain: Nabeel Rajab denied bail as he appeals two-year sentence
Wed Nov 8 10:21, 2017 GMT
JAKARTA (Reuters) - Indonesia plans to launch in January a new automated system using 44 servers to help block websites displaying content such as pornography or extremist ideology, a communications ministry official said on Wednesday.
Indonesia plans automated system to flag contentious Internet material
Wed Nov 8 08:52, 2017 GMT
Sky's head of litigation made a rather surprising statement at an industry convention in Macau this week. Matthew Hibbert told those in attendance that thanks to site-blocking, it's no longer possible to watch pirated live soccer in the UK anymore. Meanwhile, the UK Intellectual Property Office has revealed that when questioned a while back, rightsholders told them that pirate boxes weren't a problem. How things change. Source: TF , for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing, torrent sites and ANONYMOUS VPN services .
Sky: People Can’t Pirate Live Soccer in the UK Anymore
Wed Nov 8 01:19, 2017 GMT
(Reuters) - A former U.S. Secret Service agent sentenced to nearly six years in prison for stealing bitcoins during a probe into the online drug marketplace Silk Road was sentenced on Tuesday to an additional two years for another digital currency theft.
Ex-agent in Silk Road probe gets more prison time for bitcoin theft
Tue Nov 7 20:32, 2017 GMT
The MPAA has submitted its 2018 list of foreign trade barriers to the U.S. Government. The document reveals that Hollywood is concerned that Australia is considering implementing fair use exceptions, allowing circumvention of geo-blocking, and expanding safe harbor provisions for online services. In addition, the MPAA notes that stiffer penalties are required to deter piracy. Source: TF , for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing, torrent sites and ANONYMOUS VPN services .
MPAA Warns Australia Not to ‘Mess’ With Fair Use and Geo-Blocking
Tue Nov 7 12:19, 2017 GMT
Could the system that underpins Bitcoin also be used to verify the sale and distribution of cannabis?
IBM pitches blockchain for cannabis sale
Tue Nov 7 11:48, 2017 GMT
TorrentDownloads, one of top 10 torrent sites on the Internet, has been blocked by Chrome, Firefox, and utilities including MalwareBytes, for being unsafe. According to the site's operator, an affiliate advertiser was responsible for causing the alarm but action has now been taken to remove the bad actor from the site. In the meantime, as the process continues, the site remains blocked. Source: TF , for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing, torrent sites and ANONYMOUS VPN services .
Top 10 Torrent Site TorrentDownloads Blocked By Chrome and Firefox
Tue Nov 7 05:46, 2017 GMT
Reuters After WhatsApp threat, Indonesia steps up Internet obscenity purge Reuters The Internet is already partly censored in Indonesia, but the latest steps mark an escalation against a background of growing conservatism in the world's most populous Muslim-majority nation. ... The ministry vowed on Monday to block Facebook Inc's (FB. and more »
After WhatsApp threat, Indonesia steps up Internet obscenity purge - Reuters
Mon Nov 6 23:29, 2017 GMT
Science Magazine Court demands that search engines and internet service providers block Sci-Hub Science Magazine “This case could set precedent for the extent third-parties on the internet are required to enforce government-mandated censorship ,” says Daniel Himmelstein, a data scientist at the University of Pennsylvania who recently analyzed how many journal ... and more »
Court demands that search engines and internet service providers block Sci-Hub - Science Magazine
Mon Nov 6 20:26, 2017 GMT
After blocking dozens of torrent and streaming sites, rightsholders in Australia have switched towards premium IPTV. For a monthly fee, HD Subs delivers at least 600 live premium channels plus hundreds of top movies on demand, via set-top boxes and its own app. Village Roadshow and several major studios want to put an end to the practice. Source: TF , for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing, torrent sites and ANONYMOUS VPN services .
Aussie ‘Pirate’ Blocking Efforts Switch to Premium IPTV
Mon Nov 6 16:53, 2017 GMT
There was a time when I was content to let my bank authenticate me over the phone by asking for some personal identifiers (SSN/DOB) that are broadly for sale in the cybercrime underground. At some point, however, I decided this wasn't acceptable for institutions that held significant chunks of our money, and I began taking our business away from those that wouldn't let me add a simple verbal passphrase that needed to be uttered before any account details could be discussed over the phone.
Simple Banking Security Tip: Verbal Passwords
Mon Nov 6 15:36, 2017 GMT
Facebook has received much criticism recently around the removal of content and its lack of transparency as to the reasons why The post Six times Facebook ignored their own community standards when removing content appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Six times Facebook ignored their own community standards when removing content
Mon Nov 6 14:39, 2017 GMT
KABUL (Reuters) - The Afghan government will not block the instant messaging services WhatsApp and Telegram, a spokesman said on Monday, following days of controversy after reports the services would be suspended.
Afghanistan will not block WhatsApp, Telegram: spokesman
Mon Nov 6 10:34, 2017 GMT
JAKARTA (Reuters) - Indonesia on Monday vowed to block Facebook Inc's WhatsApp Messenger within 48 hours if the service did not ensure that obscene Graphics Interchange Format (GIF) images were removed.
Indonesia threatens to block WhatsApp messaging over obscene content
Mon Nov 6 10:41, 2017 GMT
Fossbytes How To Block A Program From Accessing The Internet In Windows? Fossbytes How can I block access to the Internet ? Windows simplifies this for you. Windows Firewall can not only protect your computer from malware and other security threats but can also be configured to block any program from accessing the internet .
How To Block A Program From Accessing The Internet In Windows? - Fossbytes
Mon Nov 6 09:28, 2017 GMT
Sci-Hub, often referred to as the "Pirate Bay of Science," has suffered another blow in a US federal court. The American Chemical Society has won a default judgment of $4.8 million for alleged copyright infringement against the site. In addition, the publisher was granted an unprecedented injunction which requires search engines and ISPs to block the platform. Source: TF , for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing, torrent sites and ANONYMOUS VPN services .
US Court Grants ISPs and Search Engine Blockade of Sci-Hub
Fri Nov 3 16:59, 2017 GMT
More say it's a bad idea than a good idea As Apple bloggers anxiously try to be positive about Apple's Face ID, a poll suggests potential customers may actually be repelled by the face-scanning technology.…
For fanbois only? Face ID is turning punters off picking up an iPhone X
Thu Nov 2 22:26, 2017 GMT
Also known as the We Haven't Got a Clue defense Internet overlord ICANN has hit on an ingenious solution to the impending collision of the domain name system's Whois service and incoming European privacy legislation: let everyone else figure it out.…
ICANN gives domain souks permission to tell it the answer to Whois privacy law debacle
Thu Nov 2 14:08, 2017 GMT
They're exploiting already infected bodies, say researchers Cybercrooks are directly attacking banks in multiple countries using a trojan dubbed Silence.…
Hackers tiptoe out, launch Silence trojan, quietly raid banks of meeelllions
Mon Oct 23 18:03, 2017 GMT
We just published our State of Software Security 2017 (SoSS) report, and, as always, it is chock-full of valuable data and insights about the security of applications. Based on 400,000 application scans across our customer base over a recent 12-month period, this year’s report is a gold-mine of intelligence about how organizations are approaching AppSec, what’s working, and what isn’t. This analysis is valuable for teams across organizations – from developers to CEOs – but here we highlight the findings most relevant and illuminating for those in the CISO role. 1. Trust in testing This year’s data shows that, as in years past, application security testing is without question a worthwhile endeavor. Our 2017 SoSS data revealed that OWASP pass rates improved by 13 percent from first scan to last scan. And not only is testing effective; it’s necessary. This year we also found that 77 percent of apps had at least one vulnerability on initial scan. The crux of the issue here is that a lack of developer training in security makes testing and remediation of software a necessity, rather than a nice-to-have. Developers aren’t willfully ignoring security issues; rather, they simply don’t have the skills or resources needed to create secure code. Take SQL injection (SQLi) — a well-known and highly exploitable vulnerability. SQLi pops up at the start of scanning at a pretty consistent rate among our customer base over the past several years, showing how developers continue to introduce common flaws into their code. The percentage of apps with SQLi has been hovering around the 30 percent mark since 2011. In 2017, we were at 27.6 percent. Bottom line: Application security testing is both effective, and critical. 2. Push the program Testing makes a difference, but a long-standing, comprehensive AppSec program is a game-changer. This year’s SoSS report found that programs that have been around for 10 years had a 35 percent better OWASP pass rate than programs in place for a year or less. This data points to the fact that application security success is incremental; you won’t see dramatic progress right out of the gate, but those who stick with it over time will eventually see significant results. What do these long-standing, mature programs look like? They’re comprehensive initiatives that feature multiple testing techniques – that address code security from inception to production – and third-party software and components. These programs also include developer training, and processes that measure the results of the program. In addition, although many predicted that the shift to DevOps would create a roadblock to security testing, our data reveals that DevOps actually accelerates AppSec’s incremental gains. This year, DevOps organizations that tested frequently with sandbox scanning had a 48 percent better fix rate than those doing policy-only scanning. 3. Consider components The use of open source components in code continues to create significant risk . Most open source components remain unpatched once they’re built into software. In fact, this year, we found that 88 percent of Java applications had at least one flaw in a component. This isn’t just theoretical risk either. Flaw-riddled components took center stage this past year as news broke of a number of high profile breaches caused by widespread vulnerabilities in open source or commercial components. In March 2017, a number of high-profile targets got zapped by what we dubbed the “Struts-Shock” flaw. This critical vulnerability in the Apache Struts 2 library enables remote code execution (RCE) attacks using command injection, for which as many as 35 million sites were vulnerable. All it takes is a well-crafted web request to trigger the vulnerable code. Getting a handle on open source component use starts with visibility. When a big vulnerability in an open source component is announced, you’ll never patch in time if you have no idea where you are using the vulnerable component. Software composition analysis technologies help you create an inventory of which components and which versions you are using where – making keeping up with the bad guys much easier. 4. Embrace education Developers need the tools to both find security-related defects in their code, and to fix them. And it’s the fixing part that can get tricky – especially considering that a recent survey we sponsored found that less than one in four developers or other IT pros were required to take a single college course on security. Meanwhile, once developers get on the job, employers aren’t advancing their security training options, either. Approximately 68 percent of developers and IT pros say their organizations don’t provide them adequate training in application security. The good news is that this is a problem with a solution. Our 2017 SoSS data shows that developer training leads to significant results. In fact, teams with developer eLearning in place improved developer fix rates by 19 percent. Even more impressive, remediation coaching (consulting services that offer analysis and advice to developers alongside the scan results) improved fix rates by 88 percent . 5. Reinforce identity management CISOs are increasingly looking toward identity-centric security as a way to protect users and stop breaches. But access controls are ineffective if the underlying application is vulnerable: This year, 42 percent of scanned applications were found with credentials management vulnerabilities on initial scan. Ultimately, applications must be secured as well as users. Learn more Do these points reflect your experience with application security? Find out more about how your peers are tackling AppSec, and how your industry as a whole is faring in this space – check out the full 2017 State of Software Security report .
Our 2017 State of Software Security Report: Top 5 Takeaways for CISOs
Fri Nov 3 12:01, 2017 GMT
The activist and well-known blogger filed a complaint with the UN Human Rights Committee.
Andrei Pavuk Seeks Protection In United Nations
Thu Nov 2 08:53, 2017 GMT
Why Belarusians pay taxes, but social institutions remain in a terrible state.
Homel Bloggers To Tell Where People's Money Goes
Fri Oct 27 08:03, 2017 GMT
Service was warned of the risks a year before ransomware hit The UK health service could have fended off WannaCry "if only it had taken simple steps to protect its computers", but failed to heed warnings about falling victim to a cyber attack a full year before that incident happened.…
NHS could have 'fended off' WannaCry by taking 'simple steps' – report
Sat Nov 4 19:20, 2017 GMT
Gizmodo Comcast and Verizon Want Ajit Pai's FCC to Block States From Passing Own Internet Laws Gizmodo Motherboard noted that Verizon also recently filed a white paper urging the FCC to preempt states from imposing their own internet privacy laws. Earlier this year, congressional Republicans shot down federal laws preventing ISPs from selling their ... and more »
Comcast and Verizon Want Ajit Pai's FCC to Block States From Passing Own Internet Laws - Gizmodo
Sat Nov 4 10:09, 2017 GMT
Digital Journal New Internet browser security warning Digital Journal The finding comes from the University of Illinois at Chicago, where computer scientists have discovered various browser functionalities that rarely used or needed by websites that present substantial security and privacy risks to web surfers, both ...
New Internet browser security warning - Digital Journal
Sat Nov 4 06:40, 2017 GMT
KABUL (Reuters) - Afghanistan's telecoms regulator wrote to internet service providers this week ordering them to block the messaging services WhatsApp and Telegram but it was not immediately clear whether they had complied.
Afghanistan moves to block WhatsApp, Telegram messaging services
Sat Nov 4 00:38, 2017 GMT
EFF Internet Association Endorses Internet Censorship Bill EFF A trade group representing giants of Internet business from Facebook to Microsoft has just endorsed a “compromise” version of the Stop Enabling Sex Traffickers Act (SESTA), a bill that would be disastrous for free speech and online communities. Just a ... US internet firms drop opposition and back bill to fight online sex trafficking The Guardian all 19 news articles »
Internet Association Endorses Internet Censorship Bill - EFF
Fri Nov 3 20:16, 2017 GMT
Motherboard Verizon Wants the FCC to Overturn State Internet Privacy Laws Motherboard Verizon filed a white paper last week with the Federal Communications Commission complaining about state level privacy regulations and requesting that the FCC step in and overturn these laws. In the paper, Verizon argues that a patchwork of legislation ... and more »
Verizon Wants the FCC to Overturn State Internet Privacy Laws - Motherboard
Fri Nov 3 19:34, 2017 GMT
A federal court in California has rendered an order from the Supreme Court of Canada unenforceable. The order in question required Google to remove a company's websites from search results globally, not just in Canada. This ruling violates US law and puts free speech at risk, the California court found. Source: TF , for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing, torrent sites and ANONYMOUS VPN services .
US Court Disarms Canada’s Global Site Blocking Order Against Google
Fri Nov 3 18:53, 2017 GMT
Courthouse News Service Google Scores Injunction in Canadian Censorship Case Courthouse News Service “By forcing intermediaries to remove links to third-party material, the Canadian order undermines the policy goals of Section 230 and threatens free speech on the global internet ,” Davila wrote in the 6-page order. Section 230 of the Communications ... and more »
Google Scores Injunction in Canadian Censorship Case - Courthouse News Service
Fri Nov 3 15:39, 2017 GMT
Ramón Esono Ebalé has been named the winner of the 2017 Cartoonists Rights Network International Award for Courage in Editorial Cartooning. The post Cartoonist Ramón Esono Ebalé wins CNRI award appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Cartoonist Ramón Esono Ebalé wins CNRI award
Fri Nov 3 14:50, 2017 GMT
Estonian citizens who have not updated their ID card will be blocked from online services.
Security flaw forces Estonia ID 'lockdown'
Fri Nov 3 11:09, 2017 GMT
TALLINN (Reuters) - Estonia plans to block access to the country's vaunted online services for 760,000 people from midnight on Friday to fix a security flaw in some of the Baltic country's identity smartcards that was identified earlier this year.
Estonia orders online ID lock-down to fix security flaw
Fri Nov 3 09:27, 2017 GMT
Free expression advocates marked the International Day to End Impunity for Crimes Against Journalists by honouring the courage of Daphne Caruana Galizia. The post Groups hold London vigil for murdered journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Groups hold London vigil for murdered journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia
Thu Nov 2 22:00, 2017 GMT
Michigan Radio New law creates Michigan cyber - security corps Michigan Radio A law that takes effect today creates the Michigan Cyber Civilian Corps. The team will be called up if the governor declares an emergency if there is a cyber -attack or some other internet threat looms. The group will be made up entirely of volunteers ...
New law creates Michigan cyber-security corps - Michigan Radio
Thu Nov 2 04:44, 2017 GMT
On the International Day to End Impunity for Crimes Against Journalists, Index joined activists and five other organisations for a vigil for murdered journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia The post Protesters demand justice after murder of Maltese journalist appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Protesters demand justice after murder of Maltese journalist
Thu Nov 2 13:50, 2017 GMT
(Reuters) - Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Thursday accused technology companies of failing to adequately help federal investigators access encrypted communications, saying last year the FBI was blocked from accessing nearly 7,500 mobile devices.
U.S. attorney general says tech companies should help access encrypted evidence
Thu Nov 2 12:27, 2017 GMT
Join Index on Censorship for a talk on freedom of expression and censorship in publishing, as part of the conference Publishing – A Brave New World? The post Publishing’s brave new world appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Publishing’s brave new world
Wed Nov 1 16:10, 2017 GMT
The New Times Cyber Security Awareness Month: The Internet of Things and Cyber Security UKNow (press release) LEXINGTON, Ky. (Nov. 1, 2017) — To close out National Cyber Security Awareness Month and the University of Kentucky Information Technology Services's tips and advice, below is the fifth and last in a series of stories, focused on IoT devices and tips ... Cyber security : How safe are we? The New Times Lessons for EU to protect against next cyber attack EUobserver all 86 news articles »
Cyber Security Awareness Month: The Internet of Things and Cyber Security - UKNow (press release)
Wed Nov 1 22:00, 2017 GMT
newsBTC How Blockchain Technology Can Help Increase Your Internet Privacy newsBTC Living in the age of the internet has come with a lot of advantages, but with those benefits also come certain dangers. Most, if not everyone, has used their personal information online. Whether that was to create a Facebook page or to make a shopping ... and more »
How Blockchain Technology Can Help Increase Your Internet Privacy - newsBTC
Wed Nov 1 15:50, 2017 GMT
Fortune How Verizon Wants to Stop States From Protecting Online Privacy Fortune Lobbyists for the telecom giant, which is the top wireless carrier and also a leading provider of wired home Internet connections, have approached the Federal Communications Commission to seek to block state online privacy and net neutrality rules ... and more »
How Verizon Wants to Stop States From Protecting Online Privacy - Fortune
Wed Nov 1 18:00, 2017 GMT
VICE News Putin just dealt another blow to internet freedom VICE News “VPNs are often used by journalists, human rights activists, students, and others to protect the privacy and security of their online activity, as well as to circumvent internet censorship ,” Human Rights Watch said as the new rules were being finalized ...
Putin just dealt another blow to internet freedom - VICE News
Wed Nov 1 17:04, 2017 GMT
The price of Bitcoin has finally surpassed the £5,000 mark and set a new record.
Bitcoin tops £5,000 in value
Wed Nov 1 16:00, 2017 GMT
Gehan Gunasekara: Reform of pre- internet Privacy Act must be a top priority New Zealand Herald The new Government must, in its first 100 days, begin updating our pre- Internet era Privacy Act so that New Zealand may reclaim its lead in technology-friendly privacy law. Earlier this month it emerged that a Vehicle Testing NZ employee had given ... and more »
Gehan Gunasekara: Reform of pre-internet Privacy Act must be a top priority - New Zealand Herald
Mon Oct 30 18:58, 2017 GMT
UKNow (press release) (blog) Cyber - Security at the University of Kentucky UKNow (press release) (blog) October is National Cyber - Security Awareness Month. Unfortunately, when attacks on cyber - security occur, it is often on large institutions—such as a university. At the University of Kentucky, we are taking various steps to prevent cyber -attacks. With ... Cyber security : How safe are we? The New Times all 71 news articles »
Cyber-Security at the University of Kentucky - UKNow (press release) (blog)
Wed Nov 1 11:05, 2017 GMT
How will Russia's new law affect privacy and internet censorship?
Explainer: What is Russia's new VPN law all about?
Wed Nov 1 08:43, 2017 GMT
LONDON (Reuters) - Bitcoin climbed to a new all-time high of $6,450 on Wednesday, boosted by bets the cryptocurrency could enter the financial mainstream after the world's largest derivatives exchange operator said on Tuesday it would launch bitcoin futures.
Bitcoin blasts to new all-time high of $6,450
Wed Nov 1 02:05, 2017 GMT
Scroll.in As fake website scams abound, a government registry for Indian internet domains may be in the works Scroll.in The links provided in this website (screenshot below) give all the necessary information about the scheme. The only problem is that this is a fake website that is currently under scrutiny, said a cyber security consultant working with the government's ...
As fake website scams abound, a government registry for Indian internet domains may be in the works - Scroll.in
Wed Nov 1 00:59, 2017 GMT
Disney-branded internet filter had Mickey Mouse security The Register A Disney-branded home internet filtering device might keep bad content out, but it was an open door to bad actors until earlier this month. That's what Cisco Talos's William Largfent found when he took a look at "Circle with Disney", a Circle Media ... and more »
Disney-branded internet filter had Mickey Mouse security - The Register
Tue Oct 31 23:41, 2017 GMT
StateScoop Verizon asks FCC to preempt states on internet privacy StateScoop Verizon claims in its paper filed last week that the FCC has the statutory backing to preempt state authority on this front, and should do so to protect both existing federal privacy rulings and future rulings on net neutrality under the FCC's ... Verizon has a new strategy to undermine online privacy and net neutrality Ars Technica Verizon whips out Big Johnson to lure FCC into axing US states' net neutrality, privacy rules The Register all 7 news articles »
Verizon asks FCC to preempt states on internet privacy - StateScoop
Mon Oct 30 21:44, 2017 GMT
The Verge Samsung's browser comes to all Android phones and gets an ad-tracking blocker The Verge The extension is powered by Disconnect, a privacy protection company, which already makes a similar ad-blocking extension for Samsung Internet . With the new blocker, Samsung might have taken a cue from its competitors. Apple recently began restricting ... and more »
Samsung's browser comes to all Android phones and gets an ad-tracking blocker - The Verge
Tue Oct 31 04:34, 2017 GMT
From broadcasting uprisings to employing Russian spies, Radio Free Europe brings news to poorly served regions. Sally Gimson looks at the station’s history and asks if it is still needed today. The post Broadcasting liberty across Europe appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Broadcasting liberty across Europe
Tue Oct 31 08:27, 2017 GMT
Since 2006, over 825 journalists have been killed for their reporting. Nine out of 10 of these cases go unpunished. The post #NoImpunity: Crimes against journalists go unresolved appeared first on Index on Censorship .
#NoImpunity: Crimes against journalists go unresolved
Tue Oct 31 06:00, 2017 GMT
Supreme Court to Decide Major Internet Privacy and Jurisdiction Case Security Boulevard (press release) (blog) We love the cloud. We store our documents there. Our e-mails travel through cloud or other third-party providers. Now the U.S. Supreme Court is poised to decide whether the physical location of both the communications or documents themselves, or the ...
Supreme Court to Decide Major Internet Privacy and Jurisdiction Case - Security Boulevard (press release) (blog)
Mon Oct 30 10:43, 2017 GMT
The Bahraini authorities on Monday 30 October sentenced the mother-in-law, Hajer Mansoor Hasan, and brother-in-law, Sayed Nizar Alwadaei, of UK-based human rights defender Sayed Ahmed Alwadaei to three years in prison in reprisal for his work. The post Bahrain: UK-based rights activist’s family sentenced to three years in reprisal case appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Bahrain: UK-based rights activist’s family sentenced to three years in reprisal case
Sun Oct 29 19:02, 2017 GMT
Site-blocking is supposed to be an effective tool for dealing with piracy but research from Russia paints a rather different picture. Despite blocking thousands of domains, last year the market for pirate video more than doubled in the region, with the average pirate site generating around $156,000pa and some into the millions. Source: TF , for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing, torrent sites and ANONYMOUS VPN services .
Despite Massive Site-Blocking, Russian Pirate Video Market Doubles
Sun Oct 29 10:44, 2017 GMT
Two of the most used YouTube to MP3 conversion sites have closed their doors to UK traffic. The surprise move follows shortly after another popular stream ripper, YouTube-MP3, closed its site as part of a settlement with major music industry groups. Is this the start of a ripple effect? Source: TF , for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing, torrent sites and ANONYMOUS VPN services .
YouTube MP3 Converters Block UK Traffic to Avoid Trouble
Sat Oct 28 16:48, 2017 GMT
Quartz Nearly half of all internet traffic in Zimbabwe goes to WhatsApp Quartz Some countries have tried to block WhatsApp for concerns about political organization and the spread of false or misleading information. Zimbabwe set up a Cyber Security , Threat Detection and Mitigation ministry this month to curb abusive and fake ... and more »
Nearly half of all internet traffic in Zimbabwe goes to WhatsApp - Quartz
Sat Oct 28 02:39, 2017 GMT
NY Times Uncritically Says Fake News Debate Supports Chinese Style Censorship Techdirt Sure, you'd have people like the MPAA's Chris Dodd or U2 frontman Bono cheer on Chinese censorship as a good example of how to censor the internet (in their cases, to block infringing content), but most people still remained rightly horrified by the ...
NY Times Uncritically Says Fake News Debate Supports Chinese Style Censorship - Techdirt
Fri Oct 27 13:20, 2017 GMT
You've just upgraded to the most recent version of Windows 10. Before you get back to work, use this checklist to ensure that your privacy and security settings are correct and that you've cut annoyances to a bare minimum.
After Windows 10 upgrade, do these seven things immediately
Fri Oct 27 15:47, 2017 GMT
The Hill Dems push for program to secure Internet -connected devices The Hill “With as many as 50 billion IoT devices projected to be in our pockets and homes by 2020, cybersecurity will continue to pose a direct threat to economic prosperity, privacy , and our nation's security .” In particular, the legislation would direct the ...
Dems push for program to secure Internet-connected devices - The Hill
Fri Oct 27 14:12, 2017 GMT
Index on Censorship joins free expression organisations intervening before the European Court of Human Rights on cases of detained journalists in Turkey The post Free expression organisations intervene on cases of detained Turkish journalists appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Free expression organisations intervene on cases of detained Turkish journalists
Fri Oct 27 09:33, 2017 GMT
LONDON (Reuters) - Britain said on Friday it believed North Korea was behind the "WannaCry" cyber attack in May that disrupted businesses and government services worldwide, including the National Health Service (NHS) in England.
Britain believes North Korea was behind 'WannaCry' NHS cyber attack
Fri Oct 27 07:05, 2017 GMT
Prominent UK video blogger Adam Blampied issues apology for 'manipulating' women into sending him images.
YouTuber Adam Blampied apologises for 'manipulating' women
Thu Oct 26 13:03, 2017 GMT
Axios Orchid creates internet protocol to defeat censorship and surveillance Axios How it works: The main idea is to incentivize people with unused internet bandwidth to share it with other users (presumably in places with restrictions), in exchange for payment via Orchid's Ethereum-based tokens. The company also says it's a more ... Tokenized Tor? A16z, DFJ and More Back Private Internet Project Orchid CoinDesk Would you share your internet for cash? BBC News all 5 news articles »
Orchid creates internet protocol to defeat censorship and surveillance - Axios
Thu Oct 26 15:42, 2017 GMT
Join Index, Professional Cartoonists’ Organisation and Cartoonists’ Rights Network for an exhibition of political cartoons in support of silenced artists. The post Exhibition: Repressive governments the world over fear cartoonists appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Exhibition: Repressive governments the world over fear cartoonists
Thu Oct 26 15:38, 2017 GMT
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S.-based cyber firm McAfee said it will no longer permit foreign governments to scrutinize the source code of its products, halting a practice some security experts have warned could be leveraged by nation-states to carry out cyber attacks.
McAfee says it no longer will permit government source code reviews
Thu Oct 26 14:05, 2017 GMT
Bahraini authorities transferred human rights defender Nabeel Rajab from a clinic to the notorious Jau Prison despite severe medical risks, subjecting him to humiliating treatment on arrival. The post Bahraini Injustice: Nabeel Rajab subjected to humiliating treatment appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Bahraini Injustice: Nabeel Rajab subjected to humiliating treatment
Thu Oct 26 13:14, 2017 GMT
Index joins with international organisations to demand that nations urgently raise the case of Sayed Nazar Alwadaei, Hajar Mansoor Hasan and Mahmood Marzooq Mansoor with the Government of Bahrain. The post Bahrain’s reprisals against activist’s family must end appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Bahrain’s reprisals against activist’s family must end
Thu Oct 26 13:03, 2017 GMT
Axios Orchid creates Internet protocol to defeat censorship and surveillance Axios How it works: The main idea is to incentivize people with unused Internet bandwidth to share it with other users (presumably in places with restrictions), in exchange for payment via Orchid's Ethereum-based tokens. The company also says it's a more ... Tokenized Tor? A16z, DFJ and More Back Private Internet Project Orchid CoinDesk all 3 news articles »
Orchid creates Internet protocol to defeat censorship and surveillance - Axios
Thu Oct 26 11:30, 2017 GMT
TechCrunch It's time for the internet to block fake emails TechCrunch One of the biggest upsides of the internet is that people from all over the world now have access to virtually anyone anywhere. Everyone is just an email away. That's also the problem. That same accessibility has left people, businesses and ... and more »
It's time for the internet to block fake emails - TechCrunch
Thu Oct 26 07:35, 2017 GMT
As security - rather than the protection of fundamental rights and freedoms - becomes the number one priority of governments worldwide, broadly-written security laws have been twisted to silence journalists. The post Targeting journalists in the name of national security appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Targeting journalists in the name of national security
Thu Oct 26 05:14, 2017 GMT
CNBC China has launched another crackdown on the internet — but it's different this time CNBC Internet users in China have long relied on circumvention tools to access hundreds of websites that have been blocked by the country's censorship apparatus. Zahra ... It also allows users privacy by hiding browsing activities from internet service ... Chinese President Xi Jinping just managed to secure himself Mao-like power Vox all 1,389 news articles »
China has launched another crackdown on the internet — but it's different this time - CNBC
Thu Oct 26 00:30, 2017 GMT
The tech evangelist and blogger answers our questions about how he views sexual harassment and the media's response to claims by his accusers.
Robert Scoble defines the 'limits of my influence' in tech - CNET
Wed Oct 25 18:52, 2017 GMT
Tech blogger and evangelist Robert Scoble denies the allegation, making the surprising argument that sexual harassment requires power, and he couldn’t make or break any careers.
Scoble: I’m not in a position to sexually harass anyone - CNET
Wed Oct 25 12:52, 2017 GMT
Join us to mark the International Day to End Impunity for Crimes Against Journalists by joining a vigil mourning the death of Maltese investigative journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia, who was murdered on Monday 16 October. The post Vigil for Daphne Caruana Galizia appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Vigil for Daphne Caruana Galizia
Wed Oct 25 10:49, 2017 GMT
About 90 journalists, writers and human rights defenders will appear before courts in the coming days The post Turkish injustice: Scores of journalists, rights defenders facing trial appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Turkish injustice: Scores of journalists, rights defenders facing trial
Wed Oct 25 10:38, 2017 GMT
Bahrain's Appeals Court convened in the second appeals hearing for Nabeel Rajab, who was sentenced to two years in July for speaking to journalists. The post Bahraini court delays hearing for Nabeel Rajab appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Bahraini court delays hearing for Nabeel Rajab
Wed Oct 25 10:50, 2017 GMT
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Some Russian financial organizations have suffered cyber attacks by malware called "BadRabbit" but have not been compromised, Russia's central bank said on Wednesday.
Some Russian financial organizations suffered 'BadRabbit' attack: central bank
Wed Oct 25 08:31, 2017 GMT
The relationship between the trustworthiness of the media and the trust people invest in it is a very uncertain one. The post Ceri Thomas: Trust and trustworthiness appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Ceri Thomas: Trust and trustworthiness
Tue Oct 24 20:50, 2017 GMT
KIEV/MOSCOW (Reuters) - Cyber attacks using malware called "BadRabbit" hit Russia and other nations on Tuesday, affecting Russian Interfax news agency and causing flight delays at Ukraine's Odessa airport.
New wave of cyber attacks hits Russia, other nations
Tue Oct 24 17:09, 2017 GMT
KIEV/MOSCOW (Reuters) - Cyber attacks using malware called "BadRabbit" hit Ukraine and Russia on Tuesday, causing flight delays at Ukraine's Odessa airport and affecting several media outlets in Russia, including the Interfax news agency.
New wave of cyber attacks hits Ukraine and Russia
Tue Oct 24 16:46, 2017 GMT
A scandal is emerging in Russia after several officials of Russian site-blocking body Rozcomnadzor were charged with fraud. Those arrested include the watchdog's spokesman and top lawyer, both of whom have been placed under house arrest. It's alleged that the telecoms authority 'employed' ghost staff whose salaries were actually paid to existing employees, on top of their own money. Source: TF , for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing, torrent sites and ANONYMOUS VPN services .
Russian Site-Blocking Chiefs Under Investigation For Fraud
Tue Oct 24 15:57, 2017 GMT
A pair of hackers managed to reconstruct a code blurred out on TV and claim $1,000 (£760).
TV news 'hack' sees bitcoins swiped
Tue Oct 24 13:07, 2017 GMT
Red notices are a tool of political abuse by oppressive regimes such as Turkey, Azerbaijan and Uzbekistan, with five journalists targetted since August The post Interpol: The abuse red notices is bad news for critical journalists appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Interpol: The abuse red notices is bad news for critical journalists
Mon Oct 23 22:02, 2017 GMT
How Silicon Valley's Dirty Tricks Helped Stall Broadband Privacy in California EFF Across the country, state lawmakers are fighting to restore the Internet privacy rights of their constituents that Congress and the President misguidedly repealed earlier this year. The facts and public opinion are on their side, but the recent battle ...
How Silicon Valley's Dirty Tricks Helped Stall Broadband Privacy in California - EFF
Mon Oct 23 12:23, 2017 GMT
Chinese internet users positive on online security , many unaware of cyber attacks: survey Xinhua TIANJIN, Oct. 23 (Xinhua) -- Nearly 90 percent of Chinese internet users are positive about China's cybersecurity, though 19 percent have no knowledge of recent cyber attacks, according to a survey by a Chinese internet security platform. About 56 ... and more »
Chinese internet users positive on online security, many unaware of cyber attacks: survey - Xinhua
Mon Oct 23 14:00, 2017 GMT
Engadget Google and others back Internet of Things security push Engadget Rather than becoming ubiquitous in homes as expected, the Internet of Things (IoT) has become the butt of jokes, in part because of major security and privacy issues. UK mobile chip designer ARM -- which created the architecture used by Qualcomm, ... and more »
Google and others back Internet of Things security push - Engadget
Mon Oct 23 08:30, 2017 GMT
The Czech Pirate Party has booked a significant win in local parliamentary elections. With more than ten percent of the total vote, the Pirates became the third largest party in the country, entering parliament with 22 seats. With its newly gained power, the party hopes to overhaul copyright legislation, fight corruption, and abolish Internet censorship, among other things. Source: TF , for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing, torrent sites and ANONYMOUS VPN services .
Pirate Party Wins Big in Czech Parliament Elections
Mon Oct 23 09:07, 2017 GMT
In the autumn 2017 issue of the Index on Censorship magazine, Mark Frary gives his tips on starting your own podcast. The post Mark Frary: Podcasting DIY appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Mark Frary: Podcasting DIY
Sat Oct 21 13:32, 2017 GMT
(Reuters) - The U.S government issued a rare public warning about hacking campaigns targeting energy and industrial firms, the latest evidence that cyber attacks present an increasing threat to the power industry and other public infrastructure.
U.S. warns public about attacks on energy, industrial firms
Fri Oct 20 14:53, 2017 GMT
Bloomberg BNA Cruz, Leahy Probe Apple's Stance on Chinese Internet Censorship Bloomberg BNA If the Times report is correct, “we are concerned that Apple may be enabling the Chinese government's censorship and surveillance of the Internet ,” the senators wrote in an Oct. 17 letter to Cook. China's Great Firewall blocks thousands of foreign ... Apple removed several privacy apps in China — now two senators are demanding answers CNBC Senators to Tim Cook: Is Apple 'enabling' Chinese censorship ? SiliconBeat all 17 news articles »
Cruz, Leahy Probe Apple's Stance on Chinese Internet Censorship - Bloomberg BNA
Fri Oct 20 21:00, 2017 GMT
The cryptocurrency reached a new high Friday, keeping up a huge gain for 2017.
Bitcoin hits $6,000, making its creator even more insanely rich - CNET
Fri Oct 20 14:18, 2017 GMT
The coin-mining software can grab processor power and drain phone batteries quickly, warn security firms
Bitcoin boom prompts growth of coin-mining malware
Wed Oct 18 19:35, 2017 GMT
In Quest of Privacy in the Digital Age New York Times Simply limiting the use of data does not get at the core problem: an internet that is insecure and hungrily grabs and aggregates everything we do because it serves certain business interests (and government ones — ask the National Security Agency).
In Quest of Privacy in the Digital Age - New York Times
Fri Oct 20 09:50, 2017 GMT
With a paradoxically destructive optimism, satirists, from the age of the Roman poet Juvenal and since, have been driven by an almost childlike conviction that the world can and should do better The post Will Franken: Nigel Farage and Donald Trump are funnier than most comedians appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Will Franken: Nigel Farage and Donald Trump are funnier than most comedians
Fri Oct 20 09:01, 2017 GMT
Six journalists face lengthy jail terms in for allegedly leaking emails from Berat Albayrak, Turkey’s energy minister and president Erdogan’s son-in-law. The post Turkey: Solidarity with journalists falsely accused of leaking government emails appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Turkey: Solidarity with journalists falsely accused of leaking government emails
Fri Oct 20 07:33, 2017 GMT
Two US senators have written to Apple CEO Tim Cook asking why the company reportedly removed VPN apps from the company's store in China. "If these reports are true," the senators wrote, "we are concerned that Apple may be enabling the Chinese government's censorship and surveillance of the Internet." Source: TF , for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing, torrent sites and ANONYMOUS VPN services .
US Senators Ask Apple Why VPN Apps Were Removed in China
Thu Oct 19 18:38, 2017 GMT
Game developer and publisher Epic is taking cheaters to court over copyright infringement, but it doesn't stop there. In a new case filed with a California, the company is also suing a man for distributing a cheat that's actually a Bitcoin miner. Source: TF , for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing, torrent sites and ANONYMOUS VPN services .
Epic Games Sues Man Over Bitcoin Mining Fortnite ‘Cheat’
Thu Oct 19 17:35, 2017 GMT
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Insurers could pay $275 million to cover the insured portion of drugmaker Merck & Co's loss from a cyber attack in June, according to a forecast by Verisk Analytics Inc's Property Claim Services (PCS) unit.
Merck cyber attack may cost insurers $275 million: Verisk's PCS
Thu Oct 19 12:52, 2017 GMT
newsBTC Privatix: Fighting Internet Censorship with a Fully Autonomous Network. newsBTC The network will be made up of two entities; agents who sell their internet broadband (most likely individuals from countries with less or no internet censorship ) and the clients (most likely people from countries with internet censorship ) who purchase ...
Privatix: Fighting Internet Censorship with a Fully Autonomous Network. - newsBTC
Thu Oct 19 08:55, 2017 GMT
An anti-piracy outfit, whose members include major international studios and record labels, has been welcomed as a member of the organization with overall responsibility for Denmark's top-level domain. Rights Alliance, which is behind the blocking of dozens of leading torrent and streaming sites, says it wants to create a "more secure internet" for companies doing business online. Source: TF , for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing, torrent sites and ANONYMOUS VPN services .
Anti-Piracy Group Joins Internet Organization That Controls Top-Level Domain
Thu Oct 19 08:56, 2017 GMT
Index on Censorship welcomes the call by Minister Jo Johnson for freedom of expression to be better protected in universities. The post Index welcomes call for better protection of free expression on campus appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Index welcomes call for better protection of free expression on campus
Thu Oct 19 08:29, 2017 GMT
Because of the very nature of artistic expression itself: that the more ways the censors try to find to shut down the ideas, the beliefs they don’t like, the more artists find creative ways to express those same ideas. The post Jodie Ginsberg: Art and authoritarianism appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Jodie Ginsberg: Art and authoritarianism
Wed Oct 18 20:32, 2017 GMT
AndroidGuys Ensure internet privacy with VPN One Click: Lifetime Subscription for $29.99 AndroidGuys We're fans of internet privacy here at AndroidGuys, and we've covered a number of VPN software offers in the last few months: Windscribe, Kaspersky, PureVPN, ShadeYou VPN, and VPNTunnel, among others. We enjoy enabling our readership to have the best ... and more »
Ensure internet privacy with VPN One Click: Lifetime Subscription for $29.99 - AndroidGuys
Wed Oct 18 18:43, 2017 GMT
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of Defense James Mattis this week asked Congress to halt pending legislation that would compel the U.S. to alert foreign governments when the Pentagon has decided to combat certain cyber attacks, according to a letter sent to lawmakers.
Pentagon chief asks Congress to not hinder cyber defense
Wed Oct 18 15:45, 2017 GMT
CryptoCoinsNews This Blockchain Helps Users Sell Idle Bandwidth and Bypass Internet Censorship CryptoCoinsNews Privatix plan to build a VPN network based on the Ethereum blockchain, which will help solve the problems of Internet censorship and security , and will make Internet connection faster due to a total high capacity of the unused bandwidth. The fixed ...
This Blockchain Helps Users Sell Idle Bandwidth and Bypass Internet Censorship - CryptoCoinsNews
Tue Oct 17 11:36, 2017 GMT
The Straits Times Major Wi-Fi security flaws affect billions worldwide, including almost ... The Straits Times SINGAPORE - Major security flaws just discovered have put billions of Wi-Fi devices at risk worldwide, including almost every Internet user in Singapore. Wi-fi security flaws expose millions here to cyber attacks TODAYonline Hackers Krack Wi-Fi Times LIVE Warnings to avoid Wi-Fi over the top - IT expert Radio New Zealand International Business Times, Singapore Edition all 39 news articles »
Major Wi-Fi security flaws affect billions worldwide, including almost ... - The Straits Times
Wed Oct 18 10:19, 2017 GMT
TechSpot Supreme Court to hear landmark Internet privacy case TechSpot The Supreme Court this week announced that it will hear a landmark Internet privacy case dealing with the ability for law enforcement and government officials to access data stored in other countries. The case is called US v. Microsoft and the two have ... Protecting Privacy in a Borderless World American Spectator all 27 news articles »
Supreme Court to hear landmark Internet privacy case - TechSpot
Wed Oct 18 10:49, 2017 GMT
Feminism today appears to be more concerned with images than reality. The post Joanna Williams: Censorious feminism ultimately backfires appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Joanna Williams: Censorious feminism ultimately backfires
Wed Oct 18 10:13, 2017 GMT
Index on Censorship joined with 14 other organisations to condemn the killing of Maltese journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia The post We condemn the barbaric murder of Daphne Caruana Galizia who fearlessly exposed corruption appeared first on Index on Censorship .
We condemn the barbaric murder of Daphne Caruana Galizia who fearlessly exposed corruption
Wed Oct 18 10:59, 2017 GMT
Google and several French ISPs are being asked by the movie industry to take action against four 'pirate' sites. Among them is a massively successful clone of Zone-Telechargement, France's largest pirate site before it was shut down in 2016. While the ISPs are being asked to block access to the platforms, Google is required to delist them from search results. Source: TF , for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing, torrent sites and ANONYMOUS VPN services .
Google Asked to Delist Pirate Movie Sites, ISPs Asked to Block Them
Wed Oct 18 02:36, 2017 GMT
The Diplomat Chinese Internet Law: What the West Doesn't See The Diplomat Instead, China researchers, legal scholars, and observers of the Chinese internet industry have engaged in ever-repeating, entrenched, and constricted narratives focused on human rights abuses, censorship , and political oppression. ... For instance ...
Chinese Internet Law: What the West Doesn't See - The Diplomat
Wed Oct 18 09:01, 2017 GMT
Sixteen press freedom groups condemn the killing of investigative journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia and demand an immediate and independent investigation into her death. The post International press freedom groups condemn killing of Maltese investigative journalist appeared first on Index on Censorship .
International press freedom groups condemn killing of Maltese investigative journalist
Tue Oct 17 14:25, 2017 GMT
Daphne Caruana Galizia was a Maltese journalist and blogger known for her investigative reporting on controversial and sensitive information The post Daphne Caruana Galizia: Life and career of murdered Maltese journalist appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Daphne Caruana Galizia: Life and career of murdered Maltese journalist
Tue Oct 17 13:24, 2017 GMT
At least nine media workers were detained across Russia on 8 October during protests organised by Russian opposition leader Alexey Navalny The post Russia: Journalists detained during protests breach of media freedom appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Russia: Journalists detained during protests breach of media freedom
Tue Oct 17 09:02, 2017 GMT
Dozens of influential civil rights groups have called on EU decision-makers to abandon proposals for compulsory proactive copyright filters. Their open letter, addressed to European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker and colleagues, warns that monitoring citizens' Internet traffic would restrict fundamental rights while running counter to the Electronic Commerce Directive. Source: TF , for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing, torrent sites and ANONYMOUS VPN services .
Abandon Proactive Copyright Filters, Huge Coalition Tells EU Heavyweights
Mon Oct 16 17:36, 2017 GMT
Ars Technica The search for painless Internet privacy gets another boost with InvizBox 2 Ars Technica InvizBox, a small Irish company focused on building Wi-Fi routers with built-in Internet privacy , has successfully crowdfunded the next generation of its eponymous privacy platform. The InvizBox 2 and InvizBox 2 Pro are more than an evolution from the ...
The search for painless Internet privacy gets another boost with InvizBox 2 - Ars Technica
Mon Oct 16 12:36, 2017 GMT
BGR If you use Wi-Fi, there's a KRACK in your security that could make it easy to hack you Miami Herald KRACK, or Key Reinstallation Attacks, is the first vulnerability found in modern Wi-Fi security , called WPA2, that doesn't rely on password guessing. Put simply, the exploit means that if you're using a modern Wi-Fi system -- public or private -- then ... Wi-Fi encryption can be hacked and anyone can spy on your internet activity BGR Cyber researchers reveal serious Wi-Fi security flaw Politico Krack Attack: Security Flaw Puts Every Wi-Fi Connection at Risk NBCNews.com Slate Magazine (blog)  - The Guardian  - Telegraph.co.uk all 239 news articles »
If you use Wi-Fi, there's a KRACK in your security that could make it easy to hack you - Miami Herald
Mon Oct 16 16:08, 2017 GMT
New York Times As US Confronts Internet's Disruptions, China Feels Vindicated New York Times For years, the United States and others saw this sort of heavy-handed censorship as a sign of China's weakness and a barrier to its development. As other countries begin to discuss potential internet restrictions and pressure technology companies to do ... German Ambassador Warns That Internet Controls Could Harm Companies, Isolate China U.S. News & World Report German envoy voices concerns about China web restrictions Phys.Org all 6 news articles »
As US Confronts Internet's Disruptions, China Feels Vindicated - New York Times
Mon Oct 16 17:20, 2017 GMT
The TV series Opposite Number was cancelled following a cyber-attack in 2014.
UK TV drama about North Korea hit by cyber-attack
Mon Oct 16 17:24, 2017 GMT
Index on Censorship strongly condemns the violent killing of investigative journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia The post Malta must conduct swift investigation into killing of journalist appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Malta must conduct swift investigation into killing of journalist
Sun Oct 15 23:47, 2017 GMT
The BBC's Stephen McDonell examines China's clampdown on free speech ahead of the party congress.
China congress: How authorities censor your thoughts
Mon Oct 16 10:33, 2017 GMT
Staff from the Irish Times will no longer appear on Ireland’s only two national commercial radio stations, Newstalk and Today FM The post Ireland: Irish Times journalists banned from Communicorp airwaves appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Ireland: Irish Times journalists banned from Communicorp airwaves
Mon Oct 16 08:37, 2017 GMT
newsBTC Privatix- The Blockchain Solution to Internet Censorship . newsBTC The government firewalls are growing increasingly efficient and thereby threatening the security of private data online. The complexity of today's technical solutions prevents us from using .... At the time when people are seriously considering whether ...
Privatix- The Blockchain Solution to Internet Censorship. - newsBTC
Mon Oct 16 08:00, 2017 GMT
Index on Censorship joined with 56 other NGOs to call for the deletion of Article 13 from the proposal on the Digital Single Market. The post Article 13: Monitoring and filtering of internet content is unacceptable appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Article 13: Monitoring and filtering of internet content is unacceptable
Sun Oct 15 17:05, 2017 GMT
China's internet censors know how to block Russian interference: Guestview Pensacola News Journal Recent revelations that Russian interests used social media to interfere with the 2016 American election campaign have sent lawmakers scurrying to respond. China's “Great Firewall” offers one possible model for securing our democracy. Just as China's ...
China's internet censors know how to block Russian interference: Guestview - Pensacola News Journal
Sun Oct 15 04:08, 2017 GMT
CNN The ideological war playing out on China's internet CNN While the internet has always been a key battleground for the Party, the past 12 months have seen a marked increase in censorship , with new laws and regulations targeting online expression even in areas or on certain topics where dissent was once ...
The ideological war playing out on China's internet - CNN
Fri Oct 13 17:03, 2017 GMT
The CCIA, which represents global tech firms including Google, Facebook and Microsoft, is protesting a looming injunction that would require search engines, ISPs and hosting companies to stop linking to or offering services to several "pirate" sites. The injunction requested by --- is overbroad, the tech giants warn. Source: TF , for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing, torrent sites and ANONYMOUS VPN services .
Tech Giants Protest Looming US Pirate Site Blocking Order
Fri Oct 13 13:13, 2017 GMT
KIEV (Reuters) - The government of Ukraine, which was victim of a major cyber attack earlier this year, told businesses on Friday to make sure their networks were protected because of intelligence suggesting that another attack may be in the works.
Ukraine says cyber attack may strike in next few days
Fri Oct 13 10:06, 2017 GMT
If any economic activity meets the definition of interstate commerce, it's the internet American Enterprise Institute As the internet diffuses across the economy, the urge to act at the state level will likely strengthen. We saw this recently when California legislators proposed their own internet privacy law after Congress struck down a 2015 internet privacy ... and more »
If any economic activity meets the definition of interstate commerce, it's the internet - American Enterprise Institute
Fri Oct 13 00:05, 2017 GMT
In a rapidly changing world, debating ideas matters more than ever. The Battle of Ideas festival, at The Barbican in London, provides a unique forum to discuss the big issues of our time. The post Index at the Battle of Ideas festival appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Index at the Battle of Ideas festival
Fri Oct 13 04:13, 2017 GMT
Internet privacy shrinking amid increased information requests The Bryan Times Mass shootings and attacks like the Oct. 1 massacre in Las Vegas have stirred up debate about privacy and freedom of speech in regards to using websites like Google, Facebook and Twitter. Google has received a record 48,941 requests for user ...
Internet privacy shrinking amid increased information requests - The Bryan Times
Thu Oct 12 21:47, 2017 GMT
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Equifax Inc said on Thursday that one of its third-party vendors had been running malicious code on one its web pages, but that the credit reporting agency was not the subject of another cyber attack and its systems were not compromised.
Equifax says systems not compromised in latest cyber scare
Thu Oct 12 19:12, 2017 GMT
Internet Privacy Laws We Need To Be Aware Of In 2017 The National Law Review The Electronic Communications Privacy Act of 1986 (ECPA) is a landmark piece of legislation in the history of internet privacy . In the fast-moving information age, it has quickly become outdated, but certain aspects of the law are still relevant today.
Internet Privacy Laws We Need To Be Aware Of In 2017 - The National Law Review
Thu Oct 12 16:20, 2017 GMT
A vote by Ealing Council that could see anti-abortion protesters banned from demonstrating outside a clinic in a bid to protect women from harassment raises troubling implications for freedom of expression. The post Buffer zones have potential to set a dangerous precedent appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Buffer zones have potential to set a dangerous precedent
Thu Oct 12 16:08, 2017 GMT
Popcorn Time creator Federico Abad is part of a new team prepping a BitTorrent and blockchain powered YouTube competitor. In just under two weeks time, Flixxo will begin its token sale, kicking off a platform that will reward users for both creating, producing, and distributing content using BitTorrent. Source: TF , for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing, torrent sites and ANONYMOUS VPN services .
Popcorn Time Creator Readies BitTorrent & Blockchain-Powered Video Platform
Thu Oct 12 09:05, 2017 GMT
The dangers of selling "the wrong" kind of book in Libya are many and varied and yet one chain of bookshops is still open for business The post Risky business: Bookselling in Libya appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Risky business: Bookselling in Libya
Thu Oct 12 00:35, 2017 GMT
SYDNEY (Reuters) - A hacker stole non-classified information about Australia's Joint Strike Fighter program and other military hardware last year after breaching the network of a defense contractor, the defense industry minister said on Thursday.
Joint Strike Fighter plans stolen in Australia cyber attack
Wed Oct 11 11:31, 2017 GMT
With IoT devices increasingly a part of the real, physical world, something needs to be done to avoid disaster in the event of a cyberattack against connected systems.
Your forgotten IoT gadgets will leave a disastrous, toxic legacy
Wed Oct 11 16:22, 2017 GMT
We, members of the NGO coalition the Civic Solidarity Platform (CSP) and other NGOs across Europe, welcome the recent motion for dismissal of Pedro Agramunt CA The post 58 NGOs support motion for dismissal of PACE president Pedro Agramunt appeared first on Index on Censorship .
58 NGOs support motion for dismissal of PACE president Pedro Agramunt
Wed Oct 11 13:43, 2017 GMT
The post #FreeToAir: Index’s autumn magazine launch hails the rebirth of radio appeared first on Index on Censorship .
#FreeToAir: Index’s autumn magazine launch hails the rebirth of radio
Wed Oct 11 10:46, 2017 GMT
ATHENS (Reuters) - A Greek court on Wednesday backed the extradition to Moscow of a Russian citizen who also faces being sent to the United States on allegations of laundering billions of dollars in bitcoin.
U.S., Russia in extradition tug-of-war over bitcoin fraud suspect in Greece
Wed Oct 11 08:06, 2017 GMT
ATHENS (Reuters) - A Russian wanted by the United States for allegedly laundering billions of dollars in bitcoin appeared in a Greek court on Wednesday for a hearing to consider his extradition to Moscow on different charges.
Russian cybercrime suspect in Greek court for second extradition request
Wed Oct 11 07:36, 2017 GMT
post-performance discussion responding to Richard Jones’ production of Handel’s Rodelinda, first seen at ENO in 2014 on Sat 11 November The post Julia panel discussion post-performance discussion responding to Richard Jones’ production of Handel’s Rodelinda, first seen at ENO in 2014 on Sat 11 November appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Julia panel discussion post-performance discussion responding to Richard Jones’ production of Handel’s Rodelinda, first seen at ENO in 2014 on Sat 11 November
Wed Oct 11 06:00, 2017 GMT
Los Angeles Times For fighting cybercrime and boosting internet security , UCSD's Stefan Savage wins a MacArthur award Los Angeles Times Stefan Savage and his students have hacked into cars and disabled brakes, used telescopes to make illicit copies of keys from 200 feet away and joined criminal groups selling counterfeit drugs over the internet . This work won him a MacArthur "genius ... and more »
For fighting cybercrime and boosting internet security, UCSD's Stefan Savage wins a MacArthur award - Los Angeles Times
Tue Oct 10 19:02, 2017 GMT
(Reuters) - Credit reporting agency Equifax Inc said on Tuesday that 15.2 million client records in Britain were compromised in the massive cyber attack it disclosed last month, including sensitive information affecting nearly 700,000 consumers.
Equifax says 15.2 million UK records exposed in cyber breach
Tue Oct 10 16:14, 2017 GMT
(Reuters) - A hack at global accounting firm Deloitte [DLTE.UL] disclosed in September compromised a server with emails of some 350 clients, including U.S. government agencies and large corporations, the Guardian reported on Tuesday, citing unnamed sources.
Deloitte cyber attack affected up to 350 clients: Guardian
Tue Oct 10 15:42, 2017 GMT
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Divisions along national lines, including actions taken by the United States against Russia's Kaspersky Lab, are making it harder to effectively fight cross-border cyber crime, a senior Interpol official told Reuters on Tuesday.
Kaspersky's U.S. spat a sign of Balkanisation in cyber world: Interpol
Tue Oct 10 13:43, 2017 GMT
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Joint submission to the Universal Periodic Review of Azerbaijan
Tue Oct 10 13:12, 2017 GMT
After a breakthrough, Caixa advises clients about Internet security Invest in Brazil According to a cybersecurity company, more than 350,000 would have fallen into the virtual trap. It is always necessary to check the veracity of the information. Following the discovery of a scam hit by Whatsapp, Caixa reinforced on Monday (9) that it ...
After a breakthrough, Caixa advises clients about Internet security - Invest in Brazil
Tue Oct 10 12:17, 2017 GMT
The Truth to Power Café begins a unique twelve-month exploration into the power of free speech and political activism The post The Truth To Power Cafe appeared first on Index on Censorship .
The Truth To Power Cafe
Tue Oct 10 10:37, 2017 GMT
Economic Times Dear millennials, here is why you are a soft target for cyber criminals Economic Times What does it take to stay safe on internet in the age of mass malware and ransomware attacks? If you think it's knowledge of how internet works, you should think again. Awareness counts as much as knowledge because it has come to light that a very ...
Dear millennials, here is why you are a soft target for cyber criminals - Economic Times
Tue Oct 10 09:48, 2017 GMT
Index on Censorship CEO Jodie Ginsberg explores how censorship undermines the tenets of free and democratic societies The post Jodie Ginsberg: How censorship stifles debate appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Jodie Ginsberg: How censorship stifles debate
Mon Oct 9 15:01, 2017 GMT
ZDNet ​ Cyber security as big a challenge as counter-terrorism, says spy chief ZDNet screen-shot-2017-03-27-at-11-02- GCHQ. Defending against cyber -attacks is as big a challenge for the UK as protecting against terrorism, according to the director of GCHQ. "If GCHQ is to continue to help keep the country safe, then protecting the ... Defending UK 'digital homeland' from cyber attack as important as spying and counter terrorism, says new GCHQ director Telegraph.co.uk Britain hit by nearly 600 "significant" cyber attacks in one year, reveals new GCHQ boss Mirror.co.uk Protecting the UK from cyber attacks is just as important as fighting terrorism, GCHQ director says Daily Mail all 30 news articles »
​Cyber security as big a challenge as counter-terrorism, says spy chief - ZDNet
Mon Oct 9 10:47, 2017 GMT
Fighting for real news will top the agenda at the Society of Editors annual conference in Cambridge on 12-13 November. The post Society of Editors: Fighting for real news appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Society of Editors: Fighting for real news
Sun Oct 8 18:56, 2017 GMT
US music and movie industry companies helped to get pirate sites blocked in many countries but on their home turf, legal action is surprisingly absent. For years we have wondered why local ISPs are being left alone and we now have an answer. Former RIAA executive Neil Turkewitz says that SOPA's ghosts have been a major stumbling block. Source: TF , for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing, torrent sites and ANONYMOUS VPN services .
SOPA Ghosts Hinder U.S. Pirate Site Blocking Efforts
Fri Oct 6 13:48, 2017 GMT
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia said on Friday a decision by a Greek court to clear the way for a suspected Russian money launderer to be extradited to the United States was a violation of international law.
Russia: Greek ruling on Russian bitcoin fraud suspect is illegal
Thu Oct 5 23:58, 2017 GMT
Four experts examine the issue of information security in an online world.
No more privacy?
Fri Oct 6 06:39, 2017 GMT
Mehmet Altan is an academic economist, journalist, and author of over 25 books. The post Mehmet Altan: The law or law of the enemy? appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Mehmet Altan: The law or law of the enemy?
Thu Oct 5 18:29, 2017 GMT
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Russian government-backed hackers in 2015 stole U.S. secrets on how to penetrate foreign computer networks and protect against cyberattacks after a National Security Agency contractor put highly classified information on his home computer, The Wall Street Journal reported on Thursday, citing unidentified sources.
Russian hackers get U.S. cyber defense details from NSA: WSJ
Thu Oct 5 15:24, 2017 GMT
BERLIN (Reuters) - The number of German companies targeted by cyber attacks in the past three years has tripled compared with the three years to 2015 and the figure is growing steadily, a study showed on Thursday.
German companies see threefold rise in cyber attacks, study finds
Thu Oct 5 13:10, 2017 GMT
BERLIN (Reuters) - Top German intelligence officials on Thursday urged lawmakers to give them greater legal authority to "hack back" in the event of cyber attacks from foreign powers.
German spy agencies want right to destroy stolen data and 'hack back'
Thu Oct 5 06:31, 2017 GMT
Ahmet Altan is one of over 150 journalists who is in detention in Turkey. The post Ahmet Altan: I am not your defendant appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Ahmet Altan: I am not your defendant
Thu Oct 5 07:01, 2017 GMT
By the end of today, two major Dutch ISPs will be blocking The Pirate Bay after several years of legal dispute. While local anti-piracy outfit BREIN will be rubbing its hands at this fairly historic victory, it comes at a less opportune time for the copyright trolls waiting to squeeze thousands of euros from the hands of Dutch pirates. Source: TF , for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing, torrent sites and ANONYMOUS VPN services .
Yarrrr! Dutch ISPs Block The Pirate Bay But It’s Bad Timing for Trolls
Wed Oct 4 22:09, 2017 GMT
(Reuters) - A bipartisan group of U.S. lawmakers unveiled legislation on Wednesday that would overhaul aspects of the National Security Agency's warrantless internet surveillance program in an effort to install additional privacy protections.
U.S. lawmakers want to restrict internet surveillance on Americans
Wed Oct 4 20:26, 2017 GMT
(Reuters) - A bipartisan group of U.S. lawmakers unveiled legislation on Wednesday that would overhaul aspects of the National Security Agency's warrantless internet surveillance program in an effort to install additional privacy protections.
U.S. lawmakers to introduce bill to reform internet surveillance
Wed Oct 4 19:23, 2017 GMT
Seattle Weekly A Look at the Eastside Race that Abortion Coverage, Taxes, and Internet Privacy Hinges On Seattle Weekly Control of the Washington legislature hinges on one race this November. And that control will likely determine whether Washington could end up in 2018 with a capital-gains tax, mandatory abortion insurance, increased Internet privacy rules, and a ... and more »
A Look at the Eastside Race that Abortion Coverage, Taxes, and Internet Privacy Hinges On - Seattle Weekly
Tue Oct 3 04:32, 2017 GMT
BBC News Cyber - security : More than 1000 attacks reported in centre's first year BBC News More than 1,000 incidents were reported to the National Cyber Security Centre in its first year of operation. The centre - part of the intelligence agency GCHQ - says more than half the incidents posed a significant threat. None of the incidents was ... WannaCry ransomware was the biggest challenge of the year, says cybersecurity centre ZDNet NT firms face cyber threat danger NT News There's been 590 'significant' UK cyber attacks in a year Cambridge News all 26 news articles »
Cyber-security: More than 1000 attacks reported in centre's first year - BBC News
Wed Oct 4 12:05, 2017 GMT
COPENHAGEN (Reuters) - Insurer Tryg expects 90 percent of its corporate customers to buy cyber crime insurance within five years as the threat from hackers and viruses to crucial data and IT systems grows.
Rising hacker threat will trigger boom in cyber crime insurance, Tryg says
Wed Oct 4 09:20, 2017 GMT
ATHENS (Reuters) - A Greek court cleared the way on Wednesday for the extradition to the United States of a Russian, also wanted by Moscow, suspected of laundering billions of dollars in digital currency bitcoin.
Greek court clears U.S. extradition of Russian bitcoin fraud suspect
Wed Oct 4 07:49, 2017 GMT
ATHENS (Reuters) - A Greek court cleared the way on Wednesday for the extradition to the United States of a Russian man suspected of using a bitcoin exchange to launder billions of dollars.
Greek court clears extradition of Russian cyber crime suspect to U.S.
Wed Oct 4 08:00, 2017 GMT
During the Labour Party conference, the BBC political editor required bodyguards while two other journalists were barred from entering The post Labour Party conference: No place for a free press appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Labour Party conference: No place for a free press
Wed Oct 4 04:34, 2017 GMT
Maybe you've been feeling left out because you weren't among the lucky few hundred million or billion who had their personal information stolen in either the Equifax or Yahoo! breaches. Well buck up, camper: Both companies took steps to make you feel better today. Yahoo! announced that, our bad!: It wasn't just one billion users who had their account information filched in its record-breaking 2013 data breach. It was more like three billion (read: all) users. Meanwhile, big three credit bureau Equifax added 2.5 million more victims to its roster of 143 million Americans who had their Social Security numbers and other personal data filched in a breach earlier this year. At the same time, Equifax's erstwhile CEO informed Congress that the breach was the result of even more bone-headed security than was first disclosed. To those still feeling left out by either company after this spate of news, I have only one thing to say (although I feel a bit like a broken record in repeating this): Assume you're compromised, and take steps accordingly.
Fear Not: You, Too, Are a Cybercrime Victim!
Wed Oct 4 05:00, 2017 GMT
Powerful China and its powerless citizens; living with internet censorship and trading freedoms for a strong state Times of India (blog) China is a superpower. Its manufacturing muscle, trade surpluses, and infrastructure are awe-inspiring. China has overseen one of the biggest transitions in human history by lifting a significant chunk of its rural poor to urban middle class status in ...
Powerful China and its powerless citizens; living with internet censorship and trading freedoms for a strong state - Times of India (blog)
Mon Oct 2 13:10, 2017 GMT
Federal Bureau of Investigation (press release) (blog) National Cyber Security Awareness Month 2017 Federal Bureau of Investigation (press release) (blog) As hacks, data breaches, and other cyber -enabled crime become increasingly commonplace, this year's National Cyber Security Awareness Month is an important reminder of the need to take steps to protect yourself and your family when using the Internet . Internet Security Alliance president calls for steps beyond Cyber Awareness Month Inside Cybersecurity Addressing Challenges During European Cyber Security Month Security Intelligence (blog) During Cybersecurity Awareness Month, Experts Say Too Many Remain Unaware of Threats Government Technology The National Interest Online (blog)  - Asia Times all 60 news articles »
National Cyber Security Awareness Month 2017 - Federal Bureau of Investigation (press release) (blog)
Tue Oct 3 06:18, 2017 GMT
Economic Times Cyber Security: Here's why India's small businesses are sitting ... Economic Times A survey conducted by ESET in the Asia Pacific region in 2016, found that Indian SMEs have been the most vulnerable to cyber attacks in the past three years. and more »
Cyber Security: Here's why India's small businesses are sitting ... - Economic Times
Tue Oct 3 19:15, 2017 GMT
HowStuffWorks Can You Really Delete Your Internet History? HowStuffWorks That's why the guys at Stuff They Don't Want You To Know teamed up with Will Pearson and Mango Hattikudur at Part-Time Genius for a special two-part episode on internet privacy . First, Matt Frederick, Ben Bowlin and Noel Brown ... Under the guise of ...
Can You Really Delete Your Internet History? - HowStuffWorks
Tue Oct 3 13:15, 2017 GMT
Sci-Hub, which is regularly referred to as the "Pirate Bay of Science," faces one of the strongest anti-piracy injunctions we have seen in the US to date. A magistrate judge in Virginia has recommended a broad order which would require search engines and Internet providers to block the site. Source: TF , for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing, torrent sites and ANONYMOUS VPN services .
Judge Recommends ISP and Search Engine Blocking of Sci-Hub in the US
Tue Oct 3 00:16, 2017 GMT
MAPPED: What internet censorship looks like around the world Business Insider Then, in an attempt to quash civil unrest, the Egyptian government soon took the bold step of cutting off the country's internet access. As the size of protests swelled from thousands to millions of people, the Mubarak regime quickly realized their ...
MAPPED: What internet censorship looks like around the world - Business Insider
Tue Oct 3 10:11, 2017 GMT
Federal Bureau of Investigation (press release) (blog) Internet Security Alliance president calls for steps beyond Cyber Awareness Month Inside Cybersecurity The president and CEO of the Internet Security Alliance says National Cybersecurity Awareness Month has served its purpose and now it's time for the federal government to move toward activities that will foster better understanding of the cybersecurity ... During Cybersecurity Awareness Month, Experts Say Too Many Remain Unaware of Threats Government Technology National Cyber Security Awareness Month 2017 Federal Bureau of Investigation (press release) (blog) IBM Helps Keep the Doors Locked to Cybercrime During European Cyber Security Month Security Intelligence (blog) all 47 news articles »
Internet Security Alliance president calls for steps beyond Cyber Awareness Month - Inside Cybersecurity
Tue Oct 3 10:54, 2017 GMT
Critics have said that the law may lead to accidental censorship.
Companies face 50m euro fines in Germany for hate speech
Tue Oct 3 10:00, 2017 GMT
Albania’s mainstream media outlets have been reluctant to cover and expose corruption in the country, and observers blame vexatious lawsuits for the hesitancy The post Lawsuits are discouraging quality journalism in Albania appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Lawsuits are discouraging quality journalism in Albania
Tue Oct 3 09:03, 2017 GMT
Why Spanish Internet Censorship Should Concern Everyone BestVPN.com (blog) The Catalonian administration has compared the Spanish government to those of Turkey and North Korea for its decision to block websites. Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy's government (with the backing of Catalonia's high court) contends that the vote had ... and more »
Why Spanish Internet Censorship Should Concern Everyone - BestVPN.com (blog)
Mon Oct 2 20:59, 2017 GMT
(Reuters) - U.S. credit reporting firm Equifax Inc said about 2.5 million additional U.S. consumers may have been impacted by a cyber attack at the company last month.
Equifax says cyber attack may have hit 2.5 million more U.S. consumers
Mon Oct 2 20:12, 2017 GMT
EFF No Justification for Spanish Internet Censorship During Catalonian Referendum EFF One of these subsequent censorship orders, issued on September 23, was especially notable in that it empowered the Guardia Civil to block not only a list of named websites, but also any future sites with content related to content about the referendum, ... Spanish tech activists publish a "how-to guide for preserving fundamental rights on the Internet " Boing Boing all 2 news articles »
No Justification for Spanish Internet Censorship During Catalonian Referendum - EFF
Mon Oct 2 15:01, 2017 GMT
Electronics360 How to Find the Best Antivirus Internet Security Software Electronics360 Some antivirus products also include firewalls that monitor traffic over the computer's network ports to block unauthorized access and other malicious threats by enforcing secure authentication certificates and security protocols. Antivirus software ... and more »
How to Find the Best Antivirus Internet Security Software - Electronics360
Mon Oct 2 08:49, 2017 GMT
(Reuters) - North Korea has opened a new internet connection with the outside world, this time via Russia, a move which cybersecurity experts say would strengthen the country's internet and its ability to conduct cyberattacks. 
Russian firm provides new internet connection to North Korea
Mon Oct 2 07:52, 2017 GMT
The Guggenheim’s alarming action continues a growing worldwide trend in which threats of violent protest are silencing artistic expression and posing a danger to free speech in general. The post Guggenheim drops artworks after threats of violence appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Guggenheim drops artworks after threats of violence
Sun Oct 1 22:01, 2017 GMT
Redressing the Privacy Balance for Internet Consumers Multichannel News (blog) In a world of converging technology, consumers should have confidence in the fact that our nation's broadband privacy rules are uniform and consistently applied across the internet . Just as internet usage should be seamless, ... its historic role in ...
Redressing the Privacy Balance for Internet Consumers - Multichannel News (blog)
Sun Oct 1 07:23, 2017 GMT
Visual Capitalist (blog) Infographic: A Map of Internet Censorship Around the World Visual Capitalist (blog) Much of the world's population surfs an internet that is at least partially censored, and this map shows to which degree that is true for every country. and more »
Infographic: A Map of Internet Censorship Around the World - Visual Capitalist (blog)
Sat Sep 30 18:45, 2017 GMT
Visual Capitalist (blog) Map: Internet Censorship Around the World Visual Capitalist (blog) Internet users in North America and Europe enjoy relatively unfettered access to online content, while most countries in Asia, Africa, and the Middle East have some level of censorship . Torrenting is restricted in almost every country in the world ...
Map: Internet Censorship Around the World - Visual Capitalist (blog)
Fri Sep 29 16:25, 2017 GMT
On 20 September authorities detained Narzullo Okhunjonov when he arrived at an international airport in Kyiv, Ukraine, following an Interpol red notice The post Index urges Ukraine to not extradite journalist to Uzbekistan appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Index urges Ukraine to not extradite journalist to Uzbekistan
Fri Sep 29 15:07, 2017 GMT
RIYADH (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia's General Entertainment Authority (GEA), which has begun sponsoring concerts and shows said on Friday its website had been the target of cyber attacks from outside the kingdom.
Saudi entertainment authority says hit by cyber attack
Fri Sep 29 14:49, 2017 GMT
ATHENS (Reuters) - A Russian cybercrime suspect told Greek judges on Friday he had "nothing to do" with allegations of masterminding a money-laundering operation using bitcoin.
Greece considers extradition of bitcoin fraud suspect wanted by U.S. and Russia
Fri Sep 29 11:31, 2017 GMT
The stern reaction by the national government has caused not only much conflict within the region but also violations against media freedom The post Catalan referendum: The media becomes a target as tensions escalate appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Catalan referendum: The media becomes a target as tensions escalate
Fri Sep 29 09:21, 2017 GMT
An urgent and powerful documentary, shot in a detention centre where asylum seekers trying to reach Australian shores are indefinitely detained The post Film premiere: Chauka, Please Tell Us The Time appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Film premiere: Chauka, Please Tell Us The Time
Fri Sep 29 07:46, 2017 GMT
ATHENS (Reuters) - A Russian suspected of masterminding a money-laundering operation using bitcoin appeared in a Greek court on Friday for a hearing to consider his extradition to the United States.
Bitcoin fraud suspect wanted by U.S., Russia appears in Greek court
Thu Sep 28 00:29, 2017 GMT
An Australian court orders Belle Gibson to pay A$410,000 for misleading her readers.
Belle Gibson: Wellness blogger fined for fake cancer tale
Fri Sep 29 06:32, 2017 GMT
TIANJIN, China (Reuters) - In a glass tower in a trendy part of China's eastern city of Tianjin, hundreds of young men and women sit in front of computer screens, scouring the Internet for videos and messages that run counter to Communist Party doctrine.
Tea and Tiananmen - Inside China's new censorship machine
Fri Sep 29 01:03, 2017 GMT
Casper Star-Tribune Online Legislative committee rejects proposal for state internet privacy protections; sponsor could still bring bill forward Casper Star-Tribune Online “ISPs are not the entities that pose these threats, as ISPs provide bandwidth, and bandwidth is, in essence, a conduit to the internet ,” Benson said. “Edge providers are the entities that pose these privacy threats to Wyoming's residents. … A simple ...
Legislative committee rejects proposal for state internet privacy protections; sponsor could still bring bill forward - Casper Star-Tribune Online
Fri Sep 29 00:38, 2017 GMT
TORONTO (Reuters) - The chief executive of Canada's biggest lender on Thursday pushed back on a suggestion by JPMorgan Chief Executive Jamie Dimon that bitcoin is a fraud, though he said the cryptocurrency needs monitoring.
RBC's CEO pushes back on suggestion bitcoin is a fraud
Thu Sep 28 17:00, 2017 GMT
Mexico is among the world’s most dangerous places to be a journalist, with a record number of journalists being killed in Mexico this year. The post Forget the “wall”, what we really need to talk about is Mexico’s deadly environment for journalists appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Forget the “wall”, what we really need to talk about is Mexico’s deadly environment for journalists
Thu Sep 28 07:52, 2017 GMT
Last week, Azerbaijani queer rights activist Javid Nabiyev posted a video on Facebook, in which he revealed that a series of police raids disproportionately aimed at LGBTQ+ people had been carried out in Baku, the country’s capital, over a series of days. Read the full article The post LGBT people are being detained and beaten in Azerbaijan (Dazed) appeared first on Index on Censorship .
LGBT people are being detained and beaten in Azerbaijan (Dazed)
Wed Sep 27 22:23, 2017 GMT
PCMag India McAfee Internet Security (2016) PCMag India Upgrading from McAfee AntiVirus Plus to McAfee Internet Security gets you a clever password manager along with parental control and spam filtering that you may not need. You're better off sticking with the antivirus or choosing an Editors' Choice suite.
McAfee Internet Security (2016) - PCMag India
Thu Sep 28 12:57, 2017 GMT
Journalists are increasingly subjected to online harassment, but when the journalist is a woman it quickly escalates into gender-based defamation and threats of sexual violence The post Journalists targeted with threats of sexual violence appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Journalists targeted with threats of sexual violence
Thu Sep 28 08:05, 2017 GMT
Award-winning journalist David Aaronovitch was joined in conversation with Irish young adult author Claire Hennessy and Saqi Books publisher Lynn Gaspard. The post #BannedBooksWeek: What happens when ideas are silenced? appeared first on Index on Censorship .
#BannedBooksWeek: What happens when ideas are silenced?
Wed Sep 27 21:09, 2017 GMT
Proposed California Broadband Internet Privacy Act Put On Ice JD Supra (press release) The failed FCC regulations would have, among other things, required ISPs to obtain affirmative “opt-in” consent to use and share sensitive information such as financial and health information, social security numbers, information relating to children ... and more »
Proposed California Broadband Internet Privacy Act Put On Ice - JD Supra (press release)
Wed Sep 27 13:32, 2017 GMT
Trak.in (blog) China's Intensified Internet Censorship Blocks WhatsApp Messaging Feature Christian Post China has imposed intensified censorship over the use of the internet in their territory which has effectively barred the use of WhatsApp messaging in the country. The Red Dragon is infamously known for its government's very strict policies on internet ... China blocks local access to WhatsApp Blasting News China blocks access to Whatsapp Paladin China blocks WhatsApp ahead of Communist Party meet Pune Mirror MustTech News  - Trak.in (blog) all 74 news articles »
China's Intensified Internet Censorship Blocks WhatsApp Messaging Feature - Christian Post
Wed Sep 27 16:00, 2017 GMT
Motherboard en_us Iran's New Internet Minister Isn't Delivering on Internet Freedom Promises Motherboard en_us Mahsa Alimardani and Mo Hosseini are the authors of the Tightening the Net: A New Cabinet and New Attempts at Control , a briefing that covers concerns over internet censorship in Iran published by Article 19, an internet freedom nonprofit. Alimardani ...
Iran's New Internet Minister Isn't Delivering on Internet Freedom Promises - Motherboard en_us
Wed Sep 27 12:26, 2017 GMT
AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - Ransomware eclipsed most other forms of cybercrime as on-line crime surged in 2017, European policing agency Europol said on Wednesday, citing high-profile attacks such as the "WannaCry" that reached millions of computers.
Europol: Ransomware top threat in 2017 cybercrime 'epidemic'
Wed Sep 27 10:51, 2017 GMT
The conviction of Muhammad Rabbani, director of advocacy group Cage, for refusing to divulge his phone PIN and passwords under anti-terror legislation is very concerning. The post Conviction of Cage’s advocacy director an abuse of anti-terror legislation appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Conviction of Cage’s advocacy director an abuse of anti-terror legislation
Wed Sep 27 09:27, 2017 GMT
As Hungary prepares for parliamentary elections, independent journalists have become a target of the pro-government media outlets The post Hungary: Prime minister Viktor Orban wages campaign against critical journalists appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Hungary: Prime minister Viktor Orban wages campaign against critical journalists
Wed Sep 27 07:10, 2017 GMT
Washington Post The walls are closing in: China finds new ways to tighten Internet controls Washington Post But instead of bridging the wall, China has since built a new one, in cyberspace: the largest system of Internet censorship , control and surveillance in the world, nicknamed the Great Firewall of China. Thirty years on, it is extending those controls ...
The walls are closing in: China finds new ways to tighten Internet controls - Washington Post
Tue Sep 26 21:28, 2017 GMT
Sonic Drive-In, a fast-food chain with nearly 3,600 locations across 45 U.S. states, has acknowledged a breach affecting an unknown number of store payment card systems. The ongoing breach may have led to a fire sale on millions of stolen credit and debit card accounts that are now being peddled in shadowy underground cybercrime stores, KrebsOnSecurity has learned.
Breach at Sonic Drive-In May Have Impacted Millions of Credit, Debit Cards
Tue Sep 26 18:31, 2017 GMT
(Reuters) - Equifax Inc said on Tuesday that Chief Executive Richard Smith would leave the company and forgo this year's bonus as criticism mounts over a massive cyber attack that has plunged the credit-monitoring firm into crisis.
Equifax CEO departs, forgoes bonus after massive data breach
Tue Sep 26 13:28, 2017 GMT
This month, The Pirate Bay successfully propelled the idea of a Javascript-based cryptocurrency miner to a mainstream public. While many sites are now experimenting with the new revenue model, possible abuse has also drawn the attention of ad-blockers and anti-virus tools. Coinhive, the company behind the miner, hopes that it can reverse this trend. Source: TF , for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing, torrent sites and ANONYMOUS VPN services .
Cryptocurrency Miner Targeted by Anti-Virus and Adblock Tools
Tue Sep 26 13:58, 2017 GMT
(Reuters) - Equifax Inc said on Tuesday its Chief Executive Officer Richard Smith will retire following a massive data breach at the credit reporting firm that exposed personal details of up to 143 million U.S. consumers.
Equifax CEO retires following massive cyber attack
Tue Sep 26 13:24, 2017 GMT
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia will block access to Facebook next year unless the social network complies with a law that requires websites which store the personal data of Russian citizens to do so on Russian servers, Russian news agencies reported on Tuesday.
Russia tells Facebook to localize user data or be blocked
Tue Sep 26 12:03, 2017 GMT
Wyoming Tribune Wyoming lawmaker could bring internet privacy bill forward in 2018 Wyoming Tribune internet STOCK.jpg. CHEYENNE – Wyoming lawmakers could consider a bill in 2018 some hope would protect internet users' personal information and web browsing history. But not everyone is convinced it is the correct way to ensure consumer privacy .
Wyoming lawmaker could bring internet privacy bill forward in 2018 - Wyoming Tribune
Tue Sep 26 02:55, 2017 GMT
CNBC China fines tech giants for not censoring banned content ahead of October's party congress CNBC The ministry had said that, while China's internet access service market is facing "a rare opportunity for development," there are also signs of "disorderly development" needing to be rectified. New cybersecurity measures went into effect in June in a ... China Fines Its Top 3 Internet Giants for Violating Cybersecurity Law The Diplomat China fines tech firms like Baidu, Weibo and Tencent over online content Business Standard all 24 news articles »
China fines tech giants for not censoring banned content ahead of October's party congress - CNBC
Tue Sep 26 11:28, 2017 GMT
China is disrupting the use of Whatsapp. It's the latest example in a long history of censorship of social media in the country.
Social media and censorship in China: how is it different to the West?
Tue Sep 26 10:23, 2017 GMT
Banned Books Week was launched in 1982 in response to a surge in book censorship in schools, bookshops and libraries in the USA. The post Banned Books Week: Another year, another stack of banned books appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Banned Books Week: Another year, another stack of banned books
Mon Sep 25 21:29, 2017 GMT
Facebook might have to lower its billion-user tally now that its encrypted text-messaging service is reportedly no longer available in China.
Chinese government blocks WhatsApp chat service - CNET
Mon Sep 25 21:04, 2017 GMT
FactsChronicle Internet Censorship : Law or Propaganda? FactsChronicle “Once a novelty, the Internet is now transforming how people live, think, talk and love; it is changing how we go to school, make money, see the doctor, and elect presidents” (quoted in Cutugno 1). The Internet at its inception was just a few networks ...
Internet Censorship: Law or Propaganda? - FactsChronicle
Mon Sep 25 18:32, 2017 GMT
In order to make the NAFTA trade agreement "work better", Bell, Canada's largest telecommunications company, is recommending that the Government commits to stronger intellectual property enforcement. The company envisions a system where all ISPs are required to block access to pirate sites, without court intervention. Source: TF , for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing, torrent sites and ANONYMOUS VPN services .
Canadian ISP Bell Calls For Pirate Site Blacklist in NAFTA Hearing
Mon Sep 25 18:06, 2017 GMT
LONDON/TORONTO (Reuters) - Global accounting firm Deloitte [DLTE.UL] said on Monday it was the victim of a cyber attack that affected the data of a small number of clients, providing few details on the breach.
Deloitte hacked, says 'very few' clients affected
Mon Sep 25 15:48, 2017 GMT
LONDON (Reuters) - Global accountancy firm Deloitte [DLTE.UL] said on Monday it had been hit in a cyber attack that had compromised the data of a small number of its clients, but gave few details about how its systems had been breached.
Deloitte hit by cyber attack, says 'very few' clients affected
Mon Sep 25 14:40, 2017 GMT
The consulting firm confirmed it was the victim of a cyberattack but said the impact was small.
Deloitte hacked, compromising its clients' emails - CNET
Mon Sep 25 13:46, 2017 GMT
President Donald Trump's take on athletes who choose to kneel during the national anthem hows his disregard for the protections offered by the US Constitution's First Amendment. The post First Amendment protects right to #TaketheKnee appeared first on Index on Censorship .
First Amendment protects right to #TaketheKnee
Mon Sep 25 12:35, 2017 GMT
Three attack tools created by one large IS hacker collective were "garbage", the researcher said.
Poor coding limits IS hackers' cyber-capabilities, says researcher
Mon Sep 25 12:48, 2017 GMT
LONDON (Reuters) - Global accountancy firm Deloitte has fallen victim to a sophisticated hack that resulted in a breach of confidential information from some of its biggest clients, Britain's Guardian newspaper said on Monday.
Deloitte hit by sophisticated cyber attack: Guardian newspaper
Mon Sep 25 09:58, 2017 GMT
Sweden's journalists are coming under increasing pressure from fringe groups in the country. The post Sweden: Mainstream populism has emboldened extremist opponents of the press appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Sweden: Mainstream populism has emboldened extremist opponents of the press
Sun Sep 24 09:02, 2017 GMT
Consider suppressed books and what do you think of? Someone carefully measuring out the ingredients for a bomb in their mother’s cellar, poring over The Anarchist’s Cookbook? A 1980s Britain supposedly blissfully unaware of the revelations in Peter Wright’s banned MI5 memoir Spycatcher, while the rest of the world laps up his allegations? Well-thumbed copies […] The post Banned Books Week: How censorship through the decades cracked down on literary sex…(Independent) appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Banned Books Week: How censorship through the decades cracked down on literary sex…(Independent)
Mon Sep 25 01:41, 2017 GMT
Internet privacy subject to government policy, advertising companies The Post Last week, ProPublica and Buzzfeed News proved two of the world's largest advertising platforms targeted anti-semitic and racist searches. Buzzfeed conducted an experiment which revealed Google not only allowed advertisers to target ads directly to ...
Internet privacy subject to government policy, advertising companies - The Post
Sun Sep 24 21:05, 2017 GMT
New York Times 68 Things You Cannot Say on China's Internet New York Times While China has long sought to block access to political material online, a flurry of new regulatory actions aims to establish a more expansive blockade, recalling an earlier era of public morality enforced by the ruling Communist Party. .... The ...
68 Things You Cannot Say on China's Internet - New York Times
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 ...
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