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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
Wccftech Total Defense Premium Internet Security Is VB100 Certified And It Will Fulfill All Your Security Needs Wccftech ... your home. So do whatever you want, do online shopping, banking, browsing etc. and your data and privacy will always be safe. ... Total Defense Premium Internet Security comes with dual malware scanning engines and cloud-based technology. With this ...
Total Defense Premium Internet Security Is VB100 Certified And It Will Fulfill All Your Security Needs - Wccftech
Mon Aug 7 17:17, 2017 GMT
Join Index on Censorship for Banned Books Week as we celebrate our freedom to read, write and explore what happens when ideas are censored. The post Banned Books Week 2017: Our right to read appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Banned Books Week 2017: Our right to read
Mon Aug 7 16:32, 2017 GMT
WGN Radio FCC Internet Rollback & Your Privacy WGN Radio On March of 2017 the FCC rolled back its landmark Internet Privacy Law. Founder & CEO of InfoTech: Matti Kon explains why this roll back is such a big deal and why it should concern you. Matti also explains if Virtual Privacy Networks (VPN) are even ...
FCC Internet Rollback & Your Privacy - WGN Radio
Mon Aug 7 16:31, 2017 GMT
ZDNet Privacy group accuses Hotspot Shield of snooping on web traffic ZDNet VPN providers can be a godsend to anyone living in a region where state surveillance and censorship are rife, and merely a convenience to those who wish to conceal their internet history and browsing traffic from their internet providers -- and any law ... and more »
Privacy group accuses Hotspot Shield of snooping on web traffic - ZDNet
Wed Aug 2 15:13, 2017 GMT
Jenni Monet, one of a half-dozen journalists arrested this year covering the Standing Rock pipeline protests in North Dakota, recalled being verbally abused by police during her 30-hour detention, including hours in a freezing garage. Monet’s ordeal received some coverage at the time, but less than anti-press incidents in media-saturated cities or on the presidential […] The post Journalism Advocates Join In Tracking Trump-Era Attacks On The Press (Huffington Post) appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Journalism Advocates Join In Tracking Trump-Era Attacks On The Press (Huffington Post)
Wed Aug 2 15:08, 2017 GMT
Stressing that “constant vigilance and an honest accounting of the country’s track record on press freedom are essential,” a coalition of press freedom groups has launched a first-of-its-kind website to track problems faced by reporters on the job in the United States. Read the full article The post Media Organizations Band Together to Track Press Freedom Violations in U.S. (PJ Media) appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Media Organizations Band Together to Track Press Freedom Violations in U.S. (PJ Media)
Mon Aug 7 13:19, 2017 GMT
Index on Censorship condemns the decision by the government of Israel to ban Al Jazeera from operating in the country. The post Israeli move to silence Al Jazeera a clear violation of press freedom appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Israeli move to silence Al Jazeera a clear violation of press freedom
Mon Aug 7 11:55, 2017 GMT
A breakaway strand called Bitcoin Cash is not doing so well.
Bitcoin soars to record high following cryptocurrency split - CNET
Mon Aug 7 11:50, 2017 GMT
The virtual currency had never passed $3,000 but reached more than $3,398 after an uncertain time.
Bitcoin soars to record high value
Mon Aug 7 09:24, 2017 GMT
Index on Censorship urges Turkish authorities to immediately release French journalist Loup Bureau and drop all charges against him. The post Turkey must release French journalist Loup Bureau appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Turkey must release French journalist Loup Bureau
Mon Aug 7 09:12, 2017 GMT
The Foreign & Commonwealth Office’s silence on the sentencing of human rights figure Nabeel Rajab in Bahrain has been called “appalling” in a letter to the Foreign Secretary, signed by 13 rights groups & MPs on Sunday The post Bahrain: UK silence on Nabeel Rajab “appalling” appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Bahrain: UK silence on Nabeel Rajab “appalling”
Mon Aug 7 07:39, 2017 GMT
Professor David Benatar shares his point of view on the University of Cape Town's academic freedom The post The academic freedom farce at the University of Cape Town appeared first on Index on Censorship .
The academic freedom farce at the University of Cape Town
Sun Aug 6 02:38, 2017 GMT
Daily Beast Letting Governments Police the Internet Is a Terrible Idea Daily Beast She refused to rule out Chinese-style Internet censorship as part of that strategy, suggesting that she might look to shut down or ban companies that didn't comply with her controversial proposals to actively censor internet content and assist in ...
Letting Governments Police the Internet Is a Terrible Idea - Daily Beast
Sat Aug 5 23:43, 2017 GMT
The e-tailer again makes the devices available, after discussing security concerns with manufacturer Blu Products.
Blu phones back on sale at Amazon after suspension over privacy - CNET
Sat Aug 5 10:34, 2017 GMT
BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany's top police official has called for tougher laws to fight cyber crime on the illegal internet - the Darknet - and other organized criminal structures, in an interview published on Saturday.
Germany needs tougher laws against cyber crime, top policeman tells paper
Wed Aug 2 17:07, 2017 GMT
PCMag India Bitdefender Internet Security 2016 PCMag India Never fear: In addition to the cornucopia of features offered by Bitdefender's standalone antivirus, Bitdefender Internet Security adds a spam filter, a two-way firewall, a file encryption utility, and more. It's an excellent full security suite, and ...
Bitdefender Internet Security 2016 - PCMag India
Fri Aug 4 17:55, 2017 GMT
Today's throwback recalls the first time we'd ever heard the word "bitcoin."
The 404 Throwback: The first time we heard the word Bitcoin (podcast) - CNET
Fri Aug 4 08:06, 2017 GMT
TIME Thailand Declares Deadline for Internet Providers to Block 'Illicit' Websites TIME Thailand's telecom regulator has reportedly warned Internet Service Providers to remove "illicit content" by Monday, after failing to pressure sites such as Facebook and YouTube into removing pages deemed unacceptable by the military junta's strict ...
Thailand Declares Deadline for Internet Providers to Block 'Illicit' Websites - TIME
Fri Aug 4 12:12, 2017 GMT
The Bahrain Institute for Rights and Democracy and Index on Censorship condemn Yusuf Al-Jamri's torture, and the torture of all persons by Bahrain's NSA. The post Bahrain: Security agency summons online activist who exposed torture in plea to king appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Bahrain: Security agency summons online activist who exposed torture in plea to king
Fri Aug 4 13:01, 2017 GMT
An online exchange for virtual cash has blocked attempts to swap victims' bitcoins into another currency
Wannacry money laundering attempt thwarted
Fri Aug 4 02:31, 2017 GMT
Newsweek Ahead Of Party Congress, China Steps Up Online Security With Internet Drills To Take Down 'Harmful' Websites Newsweek China held a drill on Thursday with internet service providers to practice taking down websites deemed harmful, as the country's censors tighten control ahead of a sensitive five-yearly political reshuffle set to take place later this year. Internet ... China targets 'harmful' websites in 3-hour drill for internet providers Fox News China trains companies to censor the internet more quickly CNET China Cracking Down on Harmful Websites Financialbuzz.com Sputnik International all 11 news articles »
Ahead Of Party Congress, China Steps Up Online Security With Internet Drills To Take Down 'Harmful' Websites - Newsweek
Fri Aug 4 10:05, 2017 GMT
The training was ordered by the country's Ministry of Public Security and included 21Vianet, which works with Microsoft.
China trains companies to censor the internet more quickly - CNET
Fri Aug 4 08:08, 2017 GMT
Journalists covering the G20 Summit in Hamburg in July were subject to assaults, intimidation and some lost their accreditation, according to verified incidents documented by Index on Censorship’s project Mapping Media Freedom. The post Germany: G20 journalists face assault, intimidation and loss of accreditation appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Germany: G20 journalists face assault, intimidation and loss of accreditation
Thu Aug 3 17:55, 2017 GMT
Marcus Hutchins was praised for stalling the WannaCry cyber-attack after it hit the NHS and others.
NHS cyber-security hero Marcus Hutchins arrested in US
Thu Aug 3 17:53, 2017 GMT
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - A cyber security researcher widely credited with helping to neutralize the global "WannaCry" ransomware attack earlier this year has been arrested by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the U.S. Marshals Service said on Thursday.
FBI arrested cyber expert who ended WannaCry attack: U.S. Marshall Service
Thu Aug 3 15:25, 2017 GMT
The massive outbreak locked up hundreds of thousands of PCs and forced each user to pay $300 in Bitcoin.
WannaCry ransomware hackers cash out with $140,000 windfall - CNET
Thu Aug 3 15:40, 2017 GMT
New York Times China's Internet Censors Play a Tougher Game of Cat and Mouse New York Times Chinese censors tested on Thursday a new way of shutting down websites and cutting off the country's internet users from the rest of the world. The censorship drill targeted tools that many in China use to thwart the country's vast online censorship ... and more »
China's Internet Censors Play a Tougher Game of Cat and Mouse - New York Times
Thu Aug 3 13:25, 2017 GMT
HONG KONG (Reuters) - China held a drill on Thursday with internet service providers to practice taking down websites deemed harmful, as the country's censors tighten control ahead of a sensitive five-yearly political reshuffle set to take place later this year.
China holds drill to shut down 'harmful' websites
Thu Aug 3 10:14, 2017 GMT
Three months on from the global WannaCry cyberattack, someone has withdrawn funds acquired from victims paying ransoms.
WannaCry ransomware: Hackers behind global cyberattack finally cash out bitcoin windfall
Thu Aug 3 12:43, 2017 GMT
Journalist Khudoberdi Nurmatov, who works for independent Russian newspaper Novaya Gazeta, is set to be deported back to Uzbekistan, where it is feared he will be tortured. The post Index urges Russian government to halt deportation of Uzbek journalist appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Index urges Russian government to halt deportation of Uzbek journalist
Thu Aug 3 12:01, 2017 GMT
Mozilla bets its Rust language will make your internet safer CNET ... of programming firm Leto Labs. Restoring that reputation is important for Mozilla's attempt to ignite enthusiasm for its Firefox browser and use it for goals like protecting your privacy or making sure Google's websites don't require you to use ...
Mozilla bets its Rust language will make your internet safer - CNET
Thu Aug 3 09:17, 2017 GMT
WannaCry hit organisations worldwide - including the NHS - and now the funds are moving.
WannaCry ransomware bitcoins move from online wallets
Thu Aug 3 08:03, 2017 GMT
The Commissar Vanishes, David King’s visual history of the falsification of images, explores how Stalin manipulated photography to erase all memory of his victims The post The Commissar Vanishes: The falsification of images in Stalin’s Russia appeared first on Index on Censorship .
The Commissar Vanishes: The falsification of images in Stalin’s Russia
Thu Aug 3 00:00, 2017 GMT
Internet Censorship Bill Would Spell Disaster for Speech and Innovation EFF There's a new bill in Congress that would threaten your right to free expression online. If that weren't enough, it could also put small Internet businesses in danger of catastrophic litigation. Don't let its name fool you: the Stop Enabling Sex ...
Internet Censorship Bill Would Spell Disaster for Speech and Innovation - EFF
Wed Aug 2 22:22, 2017 GMT
(Reuters) - HBO's chief said on Wednesday that the company is conducting a forensic review of its computer systems to better understand the scope of a cyber attack that surfaced over the weekend.
HBO conducts forensic review to understand scope of hack
Wed Aug 2 21:11, 2017 GMT
The Boston Globe Don't bet on Internet privacy The Boston Globe We treat our computers like they're staff of a Las Vegas hotel. They see us at our worst, yet we're pretty confident they keep it to themselves. This works pretty well with chambermaids and blackjack dealers, but not so much with Internet -connected PCs ...
Don't bet on Internet privacy - The Boston Globe
Wed Aug 2 17:33, 2017 GMT
TORONTO (Reuters) - Costly cyber attacks are having a bigger impact on corporate earnings and are becoming a fact of life for companies as Oreo cookie maker Mondelez, drug maker Merck and others said that a destructive "worm" attack in the last week of the second quarter disrupted operations.
Cyber 'worm' attack hits global corporate earnings
Wed Aug 2 16:23, 2017 GMT
By pulling VPN apps from the App Store in China, Apple joins a long like of tech companies that have given into censorship.
Apple's China VPN Crackdown Is Just the Latest in a Long Line of Companies Caving
Wed Aug 2 16:23, 2017 GMT
WIRED Apple Caved to China, Just Like Almost Every Other Tech Giant WIRED Apple recently removed some of the virtual private networks from the App Store in China, making it harder for users there to get around internet censorship . Amazon has capitulated to China's censors as well; The New York Times reported this week that ...
Apple Caved to China, Just Like Almost Every Other Tech Giant - WIRED
Wed Aug 2 14:09, 2017 GMT
The family of Bassel Khartabil, a Syrian-Palestinian software engineer and free speech activist, confirmed that he had been subjected to an extrajudicial execution in October 2015. The post Syria: Rights groups condemn execution of Bassel Khartabil appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Syria: Rights groups condemn execution of Bassel Khartabil
Wed Aug 2 13:23, 2017 GMT
Index on Censorship joined more than 20 press freedom organisations announcing the launch today of the U.S. Press Freedom Tracker, a new nonpartisan website dedicated to documenting press freedom abuses across the United States. The post New website to track press freedom violations in United States appeared first on Index on Censorship .
New website to track press freedom violations in United States
Tue Aug 1 00:29, 2017 GMT
The Next Front In Net Neutrality And Internet Privacy Wars Might Be Your Hometown Route Fifty On July 12, the Sixth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals overturned a decade's worth of Federal Communications Commission orders limiting the role local governments play in regulating the cable industry. The case is a significant win for local authorities ...
The Next Front In Net Neutrality And Internet Privacy Wars Might Be Your Hometown - Route Fifty
Wed Aug 2 09:14, 2017 GMT
A long debate over the future of the crypto-currency has finally resulted in a new version of Bitcoin.
Bitcoin splits as new currency takes off
Wed Aug 2 07:56, 2017 GMT
Journalists continue to face unprecedented pressure in Europe as reports submitted to Index on Censorship’s Mapping Media Freedom platform in the first quarter of 2017 demonstrate. The post Mapping Media Freedom: Arrest of media professionals quadruples in first quarter appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Mapping Media Freedom: Arrest of media professionals quadruples in first quarter
Wed Aug 2 07:32, 2017 GMT
Index on Censorship mourns the death of 2013 Freedom of Expression Digital Activism Award-winning Bassel Khartabil, who had been held Syrian prisons since 2012. The post Honouring Bassel Khartabil, Syrian digital activist appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Honouring Bassel Khartabil, Syrian digital activist
Wed Aug 2 01:08, 2017 GMT
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Bitcoin's underlying software code was split on Tuesday, generating a new clone called "Bitcoin Cash," but the new virtual currency got off to a slow start due to lackluster support for its network.
Bitcoin splits, but clone off to slow start
Tue Aug 1 21:46, 2017 GMT
BuzzFeed News Under Russia's New Internet Censorship Law Everyone Is A Potential Criminal BuzzFeed News 1 and will will block access to sites that allow the use of virtual private networks, known as VPNs, across Russia. VPNs allow people to use the web anonymously. The second part of the law will come into effect in 2018, and will require users of secure ... Apple removes VPN apps used to evade China's internet censorship Telegraph.co.uk Apple takes down internet anti- censorship apps in China The Daily Dot Apple Removes Apps From China Store That Help Internet Users Evade Censorship New York Times TechCrunch  - Fortune  - Amnesty International  - ExpressVPN all 503 news articles »
Under Russia's New Internet Censorship Law Everyone Is A Potential Criminal - BuzzFeed News
Tue Aug 1 10:04, 2017 GMT
New York Times Apple's Silence in China Sets a Dangerous Precedent New York Times Timothy D. Cook, Apple's chief executive, argued that the company had a financial and moral duty to protect its users' privacy and security . .... Mr. Xiao sees the latest crackdowns as the beginning of a new wave of internet censorship in China. And he ... and more »
Apple's Silence in China Sets a Dangerous Precedent - New York Times
Tue Aug 1 19:32, 2017 GMT
Lawmakers in the U.S. Senate today introduced a bill that would set baseline security standards for the government's purchase and use of a broad range of Internet-connected devices, including computers, routers and security cameras. The legislation, which also seeks to remedy some widely-perceived shortcomings in existing cybercrime law, was developed in direct response to a series of massive cyber attacks in 2016 that were fueled for the most part by poorly-secured "Internet of Things" (IoT) devices.
New Bill Seeks Basic IoT Security Standards
Tue Aug 1 17:56, 2017 GMT
The Hill Senators offer bill to boost security of internet -connected devices The Hill The bill has racked up endorsements from prominent security , internet and privacy researchers, including Harvard's Jonathan Zittrain and Bruce Schneier; industry executives, including Jeff Greene, senior director of global government affairs and policy ...
Senators offer bill to boost security of internet-connected devices - The Hill
Tue Aug 1 16:25, 2017 GMT
Russia: New Legislation Attacks Internet Anonymity Human Rights Watch (Moscow, August 1, 2017) – Two new laws in Russia jeopardize the privacy and security of internet users and aim to further control Russians' freedom of expression, Human Rights Watch said today. The legislation, signed into law by President Vladimir ... and more »
Russia: New Legislation Attacks Internet Anonymity - Human Rights Watch
Tue Aug 1 12:01, 2017 GMT
Bitcoin Cash is a new strand of the cryptocurrency launching today in a "hard fork".
Bitcoin splits in two in blockchain feud - CNET
Tue Aug 1 11:04, 2017 GMT
New York Times Joining Apple, Amazon's China Cloud Service Bows to Censors New York Times Weeks after China enacted a tough cybersecurity law, a local company that manages Amazon's cloud computing services in China told customers not to offer ways for Chinese users to bypass the country's internet censorship measures. ... The emails are the ... and more »
Joining Apple, Amazon's China Cloud Service Bows to Censors - New York Times
Tue Aug 1 11:00, 2017 GMT
Dispute over currency’s path sparks creation of offshoot Bitcoin Cash
Bitcoin Is Splitting in Two. Now What?
Tue Aug 1 07:56, 2017 GMT
As thousands of people took to the streets across Russia on 12 June 2017 to protest corruption, journalists were among those detained by police, according to verified incidents reported to Mapping Media Freedom. The post Russia: Journalists swept up in crackdown on anti-corruption protesters appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Russia: Journalists swept up in crackdown on anti-corruption protesters
Mon Jul 31 23:43, 2017 GMT
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Bitcoin's underlying software code could be split on Tuesday to create a clone called "Bitcoin Cash," potentially providing a windfall for holders of the digital currency.
Bitcoin technology faces split, may create clone virtual currency
Mon Jul 31 13:54, 2017 GMT
CNBC Russia follows China in tightening internet restrictions, raising fresh censorship concerns CNBC ... material to censor criticism of the government. "VPNs can help people freely access the Internet without their browsing being observed by their Internet provider," Jim Killock, executive director of the U.K. digital rights campaign Open Rights ... Putin Bans Virtual Private Networks, Causing Censorship Concerns The Daily Caller Putin bans VPNs in web browsing crackdown BBC News Amnesty, Snowden Decry New Russian Internet Restrictions RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty Newsweek  - Amnesty International  - The Verge  - Reuters all 79 news articles »
Russia follows China in tightening internet restrictions, raising fresh censorship concerns - CNBC
Mon Jul 31 16:54, 2017 GMT
Plans to create a new type of Bitcoin on Tuesday threaten to cause virtual currency chaos.
Bitcoin rebels risk 'currency chaos'
Mon Jul 31 15:10, 2017 GMT
SINGAPORE/FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Cyber security firm FireEye said on Monday one of its researchers based in Israel had several of his online accounts hacked by unknown attackers, but added the breach did not appear to involve any company systems.
FireEye researcher hacked; firm says no evidence its systems hit
Mon Jul 31 14:18, 2017 GMT
Benzinga Apple Bows To Chinese Regulators, Removes Internet Censorship -Defying Apps Benzinga “We're disappointed in this development, as it represents the most drastic measure the Chinese government has taken to block the use of VPNs to date, and we are troubled to see Apple aiding China's censorship efforts,” the firm wrote in a press release. and more »
Apple Bows To Chinese Regulators, Removes Internet Censorship-Defying Apps - Benzinga
Mon Jul 31 10:17, 2017 GMT
The move is part of efforts to stop Russians accessing banned websites.
Putin bans VPNs in web browsing crackdown
Mon Jul 31 10:51, 2017 GMT
The post TB Davie Memorial Lecture: David Benatar writes to Mahmood Mamdani appeared first on Index on Censorship .
TB Davie Memorial Lecture: David Benatar writes to Mahmood Mamdani
Mon Jul 31 08:47, 2017 GMT
A new bill, just signed into law by President Putin, requires proxies, VPNs, TOR and other anonymizing services to prohibit access to blocked domains. If these services fail to comply, they will be blocked themselves. Search engines also face sanctions for linking to banned sites. Source: TF , for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing, torrent sites and ANONYMOUS VPN services .
Russia Bans ‘Uncensored’ VPNs, Proxies and TOR
Mon Jul 31 06:37, 2017 GMT
The Merkle Top 5 Internet Security Practices to Staying Safe Online The Merkle Anas Baig is a Cyber Security Journalist & Tech Reporter. He has been featured on major media outlets including TheGuardian, Lifehacker Australia, CIO, ITProPortal, Infosec Magazine, Tripwire and many others. He writes about online security and privacy ...
Top 5 Internet Security Practices to Staying Safe Online - The Merkle
Mon Jul 31 05:17, 2017 GMT
VPN providers say Apple has 'sided with censorship' by pulling their products from its app store.
Why did Apple pull VPNs from its app store in China?
Mon Jul 31 02:52, 2017 GMT
Quartz In China, internet censors are accidentally helping revive an invented “Martian” language Quartz It was a version of a post by a prominent retired sociologist and sex adviser, Li Yinhe, in which she called for the elimination of censorship in China. The original post went viral on Weibo, which is similar to Twitter and has some 340 million monthly ...
In China, internet censors are accidentally helping revive an invented “Martian” language - Quartz
Sun Jul 30 19:10, 2017 GMT
Vladimir Putin signs law prohibiting use of technology popular for accessing government-restricted sites, Reuters reports.
Russia reportedly outlaws VPNs used to access banned websites - CNET
Sun Jul 30 17:31, 2017 GMT
MOSCOW (Reuters) - President Vladimir Putin has signed a law that prohibits technology that provides access to websites banned in Russia, the government's website showed on Sunday.
Putin bans VPNs to stop Russians accessing prohibited websites
Mon Jul 17 23:24, 2017 GMT
California Moves Ahead on Closely Watched Internet Privacy Bill ConsumerReports.org California's legislature moved closer this week to approving internet privacy protections that could set the standard for other states to follow. The privacy bill, which would restore many protections that Congress removed at the federal level earlier ... and more »
California Moves Ahead on Closely Watched Internet Privacy Bill - ConsumerReports.org
Sat Jul 29 20:13, 2017 GMT
The Daily Dot Apple takes down internet anti- censorship apps in China The Daily Dot “We're disappointed in this development, as it represents the most drastic measure the Chinese government has taken to block the use of VPNs to date, and we are troubled to see Apple aiding China's censorship efforts,” the company commented in its post. Apple Removes Apps From China Store That Help Internet Users Evade Censorship New York Times Apple removes VPN apps from the App Store in China | TechCrunch TechCrunch Apple Accused Of Removing Apps Used To Evade Censorship From Its China Store NPR Sky News Australia  - Voice of America  - Dothan First  - ExpressVPN all 58 news articles »
Apple takes down internet anti-censorship apps in China - The Daily Dot
Sat Jul 29 22:18, 2017 GMT
The country is continuing its clampdown on the use of virtual private networks to get around its notorious internet filter.
Apple removes VPN apps from China App Store - CNET
Sat Jul 29 16:20, 2017 GMT
Apple has started to ban VPN applications from its iOS store in China. According to the company, these apps include content that's illegal in the country, thereby violating Apple's policies. Needless to say, VPN providers and users are not happy with the privacy-obstructing censorship efforts. Source: TF , for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing, torrent sites and ANONYMOUS VPN services .
Apple Bans VPNs From App Store in China
Sat Jul 29 10:39, 2017 GMT
New York Times Apple Removes Apps From China Store That Help Internet Users Evade Censorship New York Times China has use a “Great Firewall” of filters to block Chinese users on the internet . Credit Ng Han Guan/Associated Press. HONG KONG — China appears to have received help on Saturday from an unlikely source in its fight against tools that help users ... Apple removes VPN apps from the App Store in China TechCrunch China's Struggle for a Free Internet Worsens as Apple Removes VPN Apps from its Store Technology Personalized Free VPN: are VPNs safe? What are the hidden risks? Deccan Chronicle all 7 news articles »
Apple Removes Apps From China Store That Help Internet Users Evade Censorship - New York Times
Sat Jul 29 08:59, 2017 GMT
TechCrunch Apple removes VPN apps from the App Store in China TechCrunch The Chinese government's crackdown on the internet continues with the news that Apple has removed all major VPN apps, which help internet users overcome the country's censorship system, from the App Store in China. The move was first noted by ...
Apple removes VPN apps from the App Store in China - TechCrunch
Fri Jul 28 21:13, 2017 GMT
Last month, KrebsOnSecurity identified U.K. citizen Daniel Kaye as the likely real-life identity behind a hacker responsible for clumsily wielding a powerful botnet built on Mirai, a malware strain that enslaves poorly secured Internet of Things (IoT) devices for use in large-scale online attacks. Today, a German court issued a suspended sentence for Kaye, who now faces related cybercrime charges in the United Kingdom.
Suspended Sentence for Mirai Botmaster Daniel Kaye
Fri Jul 28 15:03, 2017 GMT
ATHENS (Reuters) - A Russian national suspected of masterminding a money-laundering operation using bitcoin was transferred to prison in Greece on Friday, while the United States prepares documentation to back an extradition request for him.
Alleged bitcoin fraud 'mastermind' sought by U.S. held in Greek prison
Fri Jul 28 15:01, 2017 GMT
New research, commissioned by Hollywood, concludes that Portugal's voluntary pirate site-blocking system is very effective. It significantly reduced traffic to the country's most used pirate sites and serves as an example for other countries. The MPAA hopes that these results will help to export the anti-piracy measures across the globe. Source: TF , for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing, torrent sites and ANONYMOUS VPN services .
Portugal’s Pirate Site-Blocking System Works “Great,” Study Shows
Fri Jul 28 11:39, 2017 GMT
COLOGNE, Germany (Reuters) - A 29-year-old British hacker-for-hire was convicted by a German court on Friday after he confessed to unleashing a cyber attack that knocked out the internet for around 1 million Deutsche Telekom customers.
British 'Spiderman' sentenced in massive German router attack
Fri Jul 28 08:59, 2017 GMT
Mouth shut, Loud shouts at Marabouparken will feature material from the Index on Censorship archive. The post Mouth shut, Loud shouts: Index at Marabouparken appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Mouth shut, Loud shouts: Index at Marabouparken
Fri Jul 28 07:19, 2017 GMT
2017 Freedom of Expression Award-winner Digital Activism award-winner Turkey Blocks continues to monitor internet freedom in Turkey. The post #IndexAwards2017: Turkey Blocks defends digital freedom appeared first on Index on Censorship .
#IndexAwards2017: Turkey Blocks defends digital freedom
Fri Jul 28 00:07, 2017 GMT
LAS VEGAS (Reuters) - The surge in far-flung and destructive cyber attacks is not good for national security, but for an increasing number of hackers and researchers, it is great for job security.
Flush times for hackers in booming cyber security job market
Thu Jul 27 21:30, 2017 GMT
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Wall Street's top U.S. regulator needs to improve the way it protects its own computer networks from cyber attacks, according to a new report by a congressional watchdog office.
SEC must improve how it protects against cyber attacks: report
Thu Jul 27 15:06, 2017 GMT
Iranian Officials Trade Barbs In Dispute Over Internet Censorship RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty Iranian Officials Trade Barbs In Dispute Over Internet Censorship ... "It is not acceptable for Iranians that IS terrorists held their communications through Telegram to carry out a terrorist attack on the parliament, and security bodies had no ... and more »
Iranian Officials Trade Barbs In Dispute Over Internet Censorship - RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty
Thu Jul 27 07:18, 2017 GMT
The UK's Premier League has obtained a new High Court injunction that will enable it to continue the fight against illicit online soccer streaming next season. In common with an order obtained earlier this year, the new injunction will require ISPs to promptly block access to Internet servers illegally distributing Premier League content. Source: TF , for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing, torrent sites and ANONYMOUS VPN services .
Premier League Wins New Stream Blocking Injunction to Fight Piracy
Mon Jul 24 23:16, 2017 GMT
Visit the high-end art gallery in London that accepts cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin as payment.
Paying with Bitcoin? That'll do nicely
Wed Jul 26 22:58, 2017 GMT
Cyber security top concern for Asia-Pac Internet users iTWire Access, data protection, connectivity and privacy were other issues which occupied the minds of those surveyed. Internet Australia executive director Laurie Patton said that users were facing issues that threatened their trust in what had become the ...
Cyber security top concern for Asia-Pac Internet users - iTWire
Wed Jul 26 18:31, 2017 GMT
eWeek Facebook Donates $1M in New Funds for Internet Security at Black Hat eWeek LAS VEGAS—Facebook Chief Security Officer Alex Stamos outlined his views in an hour-long keynote at the Black Hat USA conference here on how the security industry should improve and also announced new investments to boost security . Stamos is no ... At hacker summit, a new focus on preventing brazen attacks - ABC ... ABC News Facebook Security Chief: Cybersecurity Pros Need More Empathy to Protect Us MIT Technology Review Belfer Center Launches “Defending Digital Democracy” Project To Fight Cyber Attacks and Protect Integrity of Elections belfercenter.org all 33 news articles »
Facebook Donates $1M in New Funds for Internet Security at Black Hat - eWeek
Wed Jul 26 19:30, 2017 GMT
In June, the Supreme Court of Canada ordered Google to remove a company's websites from its search results all over the world, not just in Canada. With options to appeal exhausted in Canada, this week Google filed for an injunction in the United States, arguing that the ruling violates the First Amendment. Source: TF , for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing, torrent sites and ANONYMOUS VPN services .
Google Challenges Canada’s Global Blocking Injunction in the US
Wed Jul 26 17:37, 2017 GMT
How much do you value your privacy and security? Researchers at Black Hat found a series of phones that are secretly sending data to Chinese servers.
These cheap phones come at a price -- your privacy - CNET
Wed Jul 26 14:43, 2017 GMT
He is said to be part of a gang accused of laundering billions of dollars using the digital currency.
Bitcoin fraud suspect arrested in Greece
Wed Jul 26 12:58, 2017 GMT
ATHENS (Reuters) - Greek police arrested a Russian man suspected of running a money laundering operation involving turning $4 billion from illicit business activities into the digital currency bitcoin, they said on Wednesday.
Greece arrests Russian suspected of running $4 billion bitcoin laundering ring
Wed Jul 26 11:01, 2017 GMT
Reuters Repealing Net Neutrality Is Easy. Replacing It Will Be Hard WIRED The Federal Communications Commission is well on its way towards repealing its existing net neutrality rules, which ban internet service providers from blocking legal content, slowing down specific connections, or charging tolls for so-called "fast ... House panel wants Google, Facebook, AT&T CEOs to testify on internet rules Reuters US treads water on cyber policy as destructive attacks mount The Star Online all 61 news articles »
Repealing Net Neutrality Is Easy. Replacing It Will Be Hard - WIRED
Tue Jul 25 23:02, 2017 GMT
A month on from the NotPetya attack, many in Ukraine are ready for further cyber-strikes.
Ukraine braces for further cyber-attacks
Wed Jul 26 07:45, 2017 GMT
Julia Farrington, associate arts producer at Index on Censorship, will be participating in the 2017 Arts Rights Justice Forum at the University of Hildesheim. The post Index at Arts Rights Justice Forum 2017 appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Index at Arts Rights Justice Forum 2017
Tue Jul 25 13:00, 2017 GMT
WSLS China says VPN crackdown aimed at 'cleaning' the internet WSLS Authorities are cracking down on local Chinese companies offering VPN services without registering properly with the authorities, said Charlie Smith of GreatFire.org, a group that monitors internet censorship in the country. "These companies largely ... and more »
China says VPN crackdown aimed at 'cleaning' the internet - WSLS
Tue Jul 25 08:47, 2017 GMT
Arts fellow Rebel Pepper has continued to publish cartoons and speak out against the Chinese government on limits on freedom of expression. The post #IndexAwards2017: Rebel Pepper continues his work in the United States appeared first on Index on Censorship .
#IndexAwards2017: Rebel Pepper continues his work in the United States
Mon Jul 24 23:05, 2017 GMT
Teenage cyber-attackers could soon be sent to rehab camps that try to stop them becoming criminals
Rehab camp aims to put young cyber-crooks on right track
Mon Jul 24 23:08, 2017 GMT
A look behind the curtains at the South Bank theatre trying to stem the tide of cyber-attacks.
Staging security at the National Theatre
Mon Jul 24 23:16, 2017 GMT
The global art market is not known for tech innovation, so why is Bitcoin proving increasingly popular?
Bitcoin goes arty
Mon Jul 24 17:46, 2017 GMT
Government Technology California Lawmakers Debate ISP Privacy , Use of Data Government Technology The bill is an attempt by Chau to build upon Internet privacy rules proposed at the federal level last year by the Federal Communications Commission but blocked this spring by Congress — a move Chau described as a “betrayal of every Californian's ...
California Lawmakers Debate ISP Privacy, Use of Data - Government Technology
Mon Jul 24 19:16, 2017 GMT
Cloudflare is not happy with the RIAA's efforts to hold the company liable for pirate websites on its network. Cloudflare has asked a Florida federal court to vacate a recent order, which would open the door to widespread site blocking efforts. The CDN provider notes that the targeted domains are no longer using its services while accusing the record labels of not being upfront. Source: TF , for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing, torrent sites and ANONYMOUS VPN services .
Cloudflare Wants to Eliminate ‘Moot’ Pirate Site Blocking Threat
Mon Jul 24 16:33, 2017 GMT
DC Council takes up internet privacy regulations that Congress scrapped Technical.ly DC “In light of the Federal Government's lack of leadership on internet privacy – an issue at the heart of life in a digitally-connected era – it is time for bold action at the local level to protect the privacy rights of broadband consumers,” Ward 4 ...
DC Council takes up internet privacy regulations that Congress scrapped - Technical.ly DC
Mon Jul 24 11:15, 2017 GMT
China Can't Keep Winnie the Pooh Caged Forever Bloomberg There's an old adage from early in the web's history, usually attributed to civil libertarian John Gilmore, which proclaims, “The internet treats censorship as damage and routes around it.” It's an optimistic sentiment and one that has been severely ... and more »
China Can't Keep Winnie the Pooh Caged Forever - Bloomberg
Mon Jul 24 09:32, 2017 GMT
Eighteen Cumhuriyet journalists face trial beginning Monday 24 July for abetting the failed 15 July 2016 coup against the government of Recep Tayyip Erdogan. The post Cumhuriyet journalists: Imprisoned for changing editorial policy appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Cumhuriyet journalists: Imprisoned for changing editorial policy
Sun Jul 23 14:15, 2017 GMT
RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty Russians Protesters Rally Against Internet Censorship RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty Hundreds of demonstrators took to the streets of Moscow on July 23 to protest Internet censorship and demand the resignation of the head of Russia's state media regulator. The protest came amid a broad crackdown on online speech in recent years that ...
Russians Protesters Rally Against Internet Censorship - RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty
Sat Jul 22 11:00, 2017 GMT
Opinion: Retaliating against hacks is the wrong way to prevent them.
Letting Cyberattack Victims Hack Back Is a Very Unwise Idea
Fri Jul 21 11:00, 2017 GMT
"It's manifestly ridiculous."
As Cyberattacks Destabilize the World, the State Department Turns a Blind Eye
Fri Jul 21 22:51, 2017 GMT
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Digital currency bitcoin on Friday averted a split into two currencies after its network supported an upgrade to its software that would enhance its ability to process an increasing number of transactions.
Bitcoin averts split as miners back new software upgrade
Fri Jul 21 15:34, 2017 GMT
The Global Network Initiative, of Index on Censorship is a participant, notes the decision by the French courts to refer the global internet search de-listing case to the Court of Justice of the European Union The post Global Network Initiative addresses global delisting case appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Global Network Initiative addresses global delisting case
Fri Jul 21 14:18, 2017 GMT
Johnson offers a watered-down endorsement of human rights and his department's understanding of advocacy is seriously flawed The post Taking out the trash: UK foreign office report heaps praise on Bahrain appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Taking out the trash: UK foreign office report heaps praise on Bahrain
Fri Jul 21 11:34, 2017 GMT
After more than two months of waiting for a full response to a freedom of information request, GSA has released staff emails discussing terror legislation in relation to a student's work The post Documents show Prevent used to censor Glasgow School of Art student’s work appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Documents show Prevent used to censor Glasgow School of Art student’s work
Fri Jul 21 10:26, 2017 GMT
Former Index on Censorship magazine deputy editor Vicky Baker has raised £646 for Index in Athans half marathon run The post Former editor races half marathon to raise money for Index fellowship appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Former editor races half marathon to raise money for Index fellowship
Fri Jul 21 10:11, 2017 GMT
CNN China WhatsApp crackdown only scratches surface of worsening internet censorship CNN For many younger Chinese, Liu is an unknown figure, the culmination of years of intense censorship of his life and works. The tiny minority who did attempt to express outrage online at Liu's treatment, or commemorate him after he succumbed to liver ... WhatsApp disruptions in China continue Daijiworld.com all 6 news articles »
China WhatsApp crackdown only scratches surface of worsening internet censorship - CNN
Thu Jul 20 15:52, 2017 GMT
On the first anniversary of the murder of journalist Pavel Sheremet, Index on Censorship joined Article 19, Association of European Journalists, Committee to Protect Journalists, European Federation of Journalists, International Federation of Journalists, International Press Institute and Reporters Sans Frontieres in urging the Ukrainian president to ensure an effective investigation of the crime. The post Groups urge Ukraine to ensure thorough investigation in killing of journalist Pavel Sheremet appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Groups urge Ukraine to ensure thorough investigation in killing of journalist Pavel Sheremet
Thu Jul 20 14:49, 2017 GMT
Anti-piracy group BREIN is determined to have The Pirate Bay blocked in the Netherlands, preferably as soon as possible. The group no longer wants to wait for a local Supreme Court hearing on the matter and hopes to speed up the issue with a preliminary injunction. Source: TF , for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing, torrent sites and ANONYMOUS VPN services .
BREIN Wants to Speed Up Dutch Pirate Bay Blockade
Thu Jul 20 10:09, 2017 GMT
The Drum Ad of the Day: Former most interesting man Jonathan Goldsmith is back for Luma internet privacy The Drum Luma is introducing its latest venture today (July 20), the Luma Guardian. Billing itself as the 'world's first personal IT team', the subscription service is a personal concierge that manages a home network's privacy , security and performance, while ... Luma Introduces Luma Guardian, Your Personal IT Team Business Wire (press release) all 7 news articles »
Ad of the Day: Former most interesting man Jonathan Goldsmith is back for Luma internet privacy - The Drum
Thu Jul 20 11:22, 2017 GMT
Dear Mr. Désir Index on Censorship welcomes your appointment as the Representative on Freedom of the Media by the OSCE member states. We would like to extend our congratulations to you. Like you, we agree wholeheartedly that the role of RFoM is important. In fact it is more important today than when the office was founded […] The post An open letter to Harlem Désir, OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media appeared first on Index on Censorship .
An open letter to Harlem Désir, OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media
Thu Jul 20 10:38, 2017 GMT
The Bitcoin community must agree how to tackle a slowdown in transaction times to avoid a schism.
Bitcoin swings as civil war looms
Thu Jul 20 07:00, 2017 GMT
Memeburn MiniMeme Podcast #4: Internet privacy & what our phones reveal about us Memeburn Julia Breakey welcomes Daniel Mpala to the MiniMeme podcast by inviting him to talk on what he is most passionate about: internet privacy . Daniel talks through the necessity of protecting your private information in the digital space — and just how at ...
MiniMeme Podcast #4: Internet privacy & what our phones reveal about us - Memeburn
Thu Jul 20 04:04, 2017 GMT
CNNMoney WhatsApp is being targeted by China's censors, experts say CNNMoney Cyber experts said they had seen further disruption on WhatsApp servers in China on Wednesday. The servers were not completely blocked but are "largely unavailable," said Charlie Smith of GreatFire.org, a group that monitors internet censorship in the ...
WhatsApp is being targeted by China's censors, experts say - CNNMoney
Wed Jul 19 23:53, 2017 GMT
Legal Reader (blog) California Heads Effort to Restore Internet Privacy Protections Legal Reader (blog) California is at the forefront of an effort to restore some of the internet privacy protections revoked by Congress earlier in the year. Back in March, web providers began begging Washington to roll back Obama-era internet privacy rules. Several weeks ... and more »
California Heads Effort to Restore Internet Privacy Protections - Legal Reader (blog)
Wed Jul 19 17:05, 2017 GMT
Washington Post How net-neutrality advocates would let Trump control the Internet Washington Post Barlow lost the first battle: Congress melded Internet censorship into the 1996 Telecommunications Act. But Congress also declared that the Internet should remain “unfettered by federal or state regulation.” And the Supreme Court blocked the censorship  ... Net neutrality is dying with a whimper Vox all 104 news articles »
How net-neutrality advocates would let Trump control the Internet - Washington Post
Wed Jul 19 17:56, 2017 GMT
Hoodline Sonic CEO Dane Jasper Talks Fiber-To-The-Home, Internet Privacy & More [Sponsored] Hoodline When it comes to choosing a wireless internet service provider, San Francisco is a hotbed for choice. Unlike many U.S. cities, San Francisco households can compare offerings by major telecoms and a growing selection of homegrown upstarts. And the local ...
Sonic CEO Dane Jasper Talks Fiber-To-The-Home, Internet Privacy & More [Sponsored] - Hoodline
Wed Jul 19 15:43, 2017 GMT
Maybe some of you missed this amid all the breach news recently (I know I did), but Trump International Hotels Management LLC last week announced its third credit-card data breach in the past two years. I thought it might be useful to see these events plotted on a timeline, because it suggests that virtually anyone who used a credit card at a Trump property in the past two years likely has had their card data stolen and put on sale in the cybercrime underground as a result.
Trump Hotels Hit By 3rd Card Breach in 2 Years
Wed Jul 19 10:49, 2017 GMT
The Calvert Journal Moscow allows opposition internet freedom rally The Calvert Journal Moscow's municipal government has given the go-ahead for an opposition rally against internet censorship later this month, amid increasing governmental control and surveillance over online activity. Due to take place on 23 July, the “For a free ...
Moscow allows opposition internet freedom rally - The Calvert Journal
Mon Jul 17 07:01, 2017 GMT
States taking up Internet privacy - Arkansas Democrat-Gazette Arkansas Online WASHINGTON -- Soon after President Donald Trump took office with a pledge to cut regulations, Republicans in Congress killed an Obama-era rule restricting ... and more »
States taking up Internet privacy - Arkansas Democrat-Gazette - Arkansas Online
Wed Jul 19 05:23, 2017 GMT
The messaging service has faced service disruptions, but it censorship, or is there another explanation?
Is WhatsApp being censored in China?
Tue Jul 18 21:46, 2017 GMT
Aldermen urged to protect cellphone privacy - Chicago Sun-Times. Chicago aldermen were urged Tuesday to protect the privacy of consumers whose cellphones provide a wealth of information about their daily movements, internet interests and buying habits. Aldermen took no vote on three ordinances championed by ...
Aldermen urged to protect cellphone privacy - Chicago Sun-Times
Tue Jul 18 19:10, 2017 GMT
NBCNews.com FBI Warns Parents of Privacy Risks With Internet -Connected Toys NBCNews.com The FBI is warning parents about the potential pitfalls of allowing their children to interact with internet -connected toys, noting a child's privacy and safety could be put at risk. Conversations with an internet -connected toy could let hackers snoop ... FBI warns parents of privacy risks associated with internet -connected toys CNBC FBI Warns About Internet -Connected Toys' Security Risk Tom's Hardware FBI issues safety, privacy warning for parents over internet -connected children's toys 10News SiliconANGLE News (blog)  - The Register all 41 news articles »
FBI Warns Parents of Privacy Risks With Internet-Connected Toys - NBCNews.com
Tue Jul 18 20:33, 2017 GMT
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Facebook Inc, Alphabet Inc's Google, Apple Inc and other major technology firms are largely absent from a debate over the renewal of a broad U.S. internet surveillance law, weakening prospects for privacy reforms that would further protect customer data, according to sources familiar with the matter.
Silicon Valley mostly quiet in internet surveillance debate in Congress
Tue Jul 18 18:51, 2017 GMT
Hong Kong Free Press WhatsApp Becomes the Latest Victim of China's New Era of Internet Censorship Gizmodo Facebook is desperate to do business in China, but authorities in the country are increasingly comfortable with shutting out foreign companies and tightening restrictions on internet communications. ... Security analysts confirmed to the Times that the ... China Disrupts WhatsApp Service in Online Clampdown New York Times China stifles WhatsApp with 'Great Firewall' The Hill Fears of tightening censorship as Chinese users report difficulty accessing Whatsapp Hong Kong Free Press Independent Online  - Telegraph.co.uk  - The Globe and Mail all 29 news articles »
WhatsApp Becomes the Latest Victim of China's New Era of Internet Censorship - Gizmodo
Tue Jul 18 16:30, 2017 GMT
Some businesses hit by the Petya cyber-attack have not yet returned to normal operations.
Petya cyber-attack still disrupting firms weeks later
Tue Jul 18 15:56, 2017 GMT
A debate at the Frontline Club last night on the future of Al Jazeera, following recent calls for the network to be shuttered by a group of seven Arab countries, did not go to plan The post Al Jazeera debate at Frontline Club descends into shouting match appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Al Jazeera debate at Frontline Club descends into shouting match
Tue Jul 18 15:45, 2017 GMT
WhatsApp Falls Victim to Chinese Internet Censorship in Wake of Liu Xiaobo's Death Radio Free Asia WhatsApp, which is owned by Facebook and offers end-to-end encryption, isn't as popular as its homegrown counterpart WeChat among China's 731 million internet users, but has until now been more resistant to government censorship . ... Earlier this week ... and more »
WhatsApp Falls Victim to Chinese Internet Censorship in Wake of Liu Xiaobo's Death - Radio Free Asia
Tue Jul 18 15:34, 2017 GMT
The country's internet filters hit the popular messaging app.
WhatsApp's messaging partially blocked in China - CNET
Tue Jul 18 12:50, 2017 GMT
Hong Kong Free Press China Disrupts WhatsApp Service in Online Clampdown New York Times In the run up to the event, which happens every five years, the government puts an increased emphasis on stability, often leading to a tightening of internet controls. WhatsApp, which had generally avoided major disruptions in China despite the full ... WhatsApp service disrupted in China, censorship feared Gulf Times Fears of tightening censorship as Chinese users report difficulty accessing Whatsapp Hong Kong Free Press China blocks WhatsApp features in crackdown on messaging app Telegraph.co.uk The Globe and Mail all 18 news articles »
China Disrupts WhatsApp Service in Online Clampdown - New York Times
Tue Jul 18 13:32, 2017 GMT
Index on Censorship has joined international organisations to urge the Polish defence minister to drop complaint against journalist Tomasz Piatek The post Media organisations ask Polish defence minister to drop complaint against journalist appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Media organisations ask Polish defence minister to drop complaint against journalist
Tue Jul 18 13:01, 2017 GMT
Sacramento Bee California takes on Trump again – on internet privacy rules Sacramento Bee California lawmakers want to go their own way after the Trump administration decided to relax privacy regulations for internet service providers, such as Comcast, Verizon and AT&T. That decision allows internet and cell companies to market personal ...
California takes on Trump again – on internet privacy rules - Sacramento Bee
Mon Jul 17 19:22, 2017 GMT
California Vote on Internet Privacy Could Have Big Impact on Other States ConsumerReports.org California is leading an effort among a number of states to restore some of the internet privacy protections that Congress revoked earlier this year. California legislators are expected to begin voting this week on an initiative that would require ...
California Vote on Internet Privacy Could Have Big Impact on Other States - ConsumerReports.org
Mon Jul 17 22:20, 2017 GMT
NEW YORK (Reuters) - The FBI on Monday warned parents of privacy and safety risks from children's toys connected to the internet.
FBI warns parents of privacy risks associated with internet-connected toys
Mon Jul 17 19:53, 2017 GMT
The Times of Israel To tackle online crime, Israel approves web censorship law The Times of Israel “We are closing an enforcement gap of many years during which the existing law was disconnected from the migration of crime to the internet ,” said Public Security Minister Gilad Erdan, whose office oversees the Israel Police. ... Clearing the Knesset ...
To tackle online crime, Israel approves web censorship law - The Times of Israel
Mon Jul 17 20:37, 2017 GMT
Sacramento Bee California legislation to 'protect' privacy won't solve privacy problems Sacramento Bee Despite its name, the California Broadband Internet Privacy Act, awaiting votes in the state Senate, won't do anything meaningful to protect consumer privacy on line. Instead, it will curb innovation and reduce competition, hurting consumers whose ... Major tech firms urge US to retain net neutrality rules Reuters What is net neutrality? ABC News all 121 news articles »
California legislation to 'protect' privacy won't solve privacy problems - Sacramento Bee
Mon Jul 17 14:45, 2017 GMT
Wired.co.uk The UK will block online porn from next year. Here's what we know Wired.co.uk Jerry Barnett, founder of campaign group Sex & Censorship , said the legislation would “fundamentally change the internet in the UK and possibly globally”. For the first time, he added, the government would have the power to block websites, en-masse, ... Porn websites in UK ordered to introduce age checks from next year Telegraph.co.uk UK porn ID check - Web users will have to prove they are 18 before viewing adult content Express.co.uk Porn ID checks set to start in April 2018 BBC News all 49 news articles »
The UK will block online porn from next year. Here's what we know - Wired.co.uk
Mon Jul 17 12:59, 2017 GMT
LA Daily News This attempt to protect internet users' privacy should get an error message: Guest commentary LA Daily News And implementing a different set of rules for Californians won't create better online privacy for consumers. If anything, it will give residents in California a false sense of security . The rules the state Legislature is proposing only apply to ISPs ... and more »
This attempt to protect internet users' privacy should get an error message: Guest commentary - LA Daily News
Mon Jul 17 14:40, 2017 GMT
Council on Foreign Relations (blog) Report Watch Vol. III: State Control of Online Content Council on Foreign Relations (blog) China watchers have always suspected the presence of a fifty cent party in China—seemingly ordinary people hired by the Communist party to flood online discussion with pro-Chinese messages in an effort at “reverse censorship .” King, Pan, and Roberts ...
Report Watch Vol. III: State Control of Online Content - Council on Foreign Relations (blog)
Mon Jul 17 13:49, 2017 GMT
(Reuters) - Package delivery company FedEx Corp said its fiscal 2018 results would be hurt in part due to disruption of operations in its TNT Express unit following a cyber attack last month.
FedEx says cyber attack to hurt its fiscal 2018 results
Mon Jul 17 12:36, 2017 GMT
MUMBAI (Reuters) - India's Religare Securities has suffered a virus attack of medium severity but its systems, operations and sensitive client information were secure and unaffected, it said on Monday.
India's Religare Securities says it suffers cyber attack
Mon Jul 17 10:34, 2017 GMT
Inga Beale says the threat of cyber-attacks is 'really alive for businesses'
'Cyber-insurance cost to double'
Mon Jul 17 10:57, 2017 GMT
Journalists are facing increased difficulties and monitoring when reporting from two self-proclaimed republics in Ukraine's separatist areas. The post Reporting from Ukraine’s separatist areas is becoming more difficult appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Reporting from Ukraine’s separatist areas is becoming more difficult
Mon Jul 17 10:09, 2017 GMT
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A group representing major technology firms including Alphabet Inc and Facebook Inc urged the U.S. Federal Communications Commission on Monday to abandon plans to reverse the landmark 2015 rules barring internet service providers from blocking or slowing consumer access to web content.
Major tech firms urge U.S. to retain net neutrality rules
Mon Jul 17 00:59, 2017 GMT
The inside story of the day hackers attacked parliament - and how the security team fought back.
'It was always going to happen': Inside the cyber-attack on parliament
Mon Jul 17 07:01, 2017 GMT
States taking up Internet privacy NWAOnline WASHINGTON -- Soon after President Donald Trump took office with a pledge to cut regulations, Republicans in Congress killed an Obama-era rule restricting how broadband companies may use customer data such as Web browsing histories.
States taking up Internet privacy - NWAOnline
Mon Jul 17 05:22, 2017 GMT
Better late than never: The messaging service says it was late in removing the channels because of a "miscommunication."
Telegram blocks 'terrorist-related' channels after Indonesia ban - CNET
Mon Jul 17 04:19, 2017 GMT
Washington Examiner Democrats steer clear of new Internet privacy bill in Congress Washington Examiner When Republicans used the Congressional Review Act this year to roll back Internet privacy regulations drafted during the Obama administration, they found themselves on the receiving end of attacks from Democrats, constituents, and even late-night TV ...
Democrats steer clear of new Internet privacy bill in Congress - Washington Examiner
Sat Jul 15 20:37, 2017 GMT
Student Edge Should the Internet Be Censored for Young Users? Student Edge While there are dangerous aspects of the internet , it is still filled with wealth of knowledge. For these reasons, the positives outweigh the negatives. Censorship can block educational material that is controversial. It could also block news that is ...
Should the Internet Be Censored for Young Users? - Student Edge
Sat Jul 15 11:00, 2017 GMT
The White House exposes voter info, Trump Jr. met with an alleged Russian hacker, and more security news this week.
Security News This Week: White House Exposes the Info of Privacy-Concerned Voters
Sat Jul 15 18:00, 2017 GMT
The Verge California is facing a major battle over internet privacy The Verge California is facing a major battle over internet privacy ... Illinois, New York, and several other states are now considering bills that would provide the FCC protections, either by introducing entirely new privacy measures, or by amending existing ...
California is facing a major battle over internet privacy - The Verge
Fri Jul 14 13:48, 2017 GMT
Congress allowed the government to scan faces of foreign nationals to keep track of visa overstays. But now that's set to be extended to Americans, worrying some privacy advocates.
Homeland Security says Americans who don't want faces scanned leaving the country "shouldn't travel"
Fri Jul 14 22:30, 2017 GMT
The Guardian Scott Ludlam's millenial-ish voice will be missed, not least by internet privacy advocates The Guardian If he is not the only politician to properly understand metadata, cybersecurity and the internet , he is certainly the one who understands it best. He has fought, at times unsuccessfully, against the slow erosion of civil liberties through data ... and more »
Scott Ludlam's millenial-ish voice will be missed, not least by internet privacy advocates - The Guardian
Fri Jul 14 15:10, 2017 GMT
JAKARTA (Reuters) - Indonesia on Friday blocked access to the encrypted messaging service Telegram, citing concerns that it was being used to spread "radical and terrorist propaganda" in the world's largest Muslim-majority nation.
Indonesia blocks Telegram messaging service over security concerns
Fri Jul 14 15:49, 2017 GMT
The Hill (blog) The net neutrality fight is also about protecting your privacy online The Hill (blog) In March, congressional Republicans once again felt the wrath of the internet community when they reversed the Federal Communications Commission's broadband privacy rules. The blowback from the vote was massive, prompting members of Congress to ... and more »
The net neutrality fight is also about protecting your privacy online - The Hill (blog)
Fri Jul 14 07:18, 2017 GMT
Media outlets in Azerbaijan routinely deal with torture, assault, raids, imprisonment and endless intimidation, as verified reports submitted to Index on Censorship’s Mapping Media Freedom project show. The post Abduction, torture and intimidation: Azerbaijan’s endless crackdown on independent journalism appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Abduction, torture and intimidation: Azerbaijan’s endless crackdown on independent journalism
Thu Jul 13 23:05, 2017 GMT
Commentary: UK Wi-Fi provider Purple slips a community service clause into its terms and conditions. The company says many didn't notice.
22,000 agree to unblock sewers (they didn't read Wi-Fi terms) - CNET
Tue Jul 11 18:22, 2017 GMT
Bitdefender unveils 2018 edition of Total Security , Internet Security , Family Pack, Antivirus Plus Windows Report Bitdefender Total Security 2018 will extend its protection to home users and will ensure that they are protected by an advanced layer of privacy . As one might have already deduced the number of malware and ransomware attacks are on a constant rise and ... and more »
Bitdefender unveils 2018 edition of Total Security, Internet Security, Family Pack, Antivirus Plus - Windows Report
Thu Jul 13 17:05, 2017 GMT
With the rise of the internet come the dangers of fraud and hacking. What steps are you taking to protect yourself?
CNET asks: How do you avoid hacking and fraud? - CNET
Thu Jul 13 15:28, 2017 GMT
Index on Censorship took part in a rally on 12 July at the Turkish Embassy in London to call for the release of the director of Amnesty International Turkey The post Protesters at Turkish Embassy call for release of Idil Eser appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Protesters at Turkish Embassy call for release of Idil Eser
Thu Jul 13 09:29, 2017 GMT
Following a report that Chinese authorities had ordered state-owned ISPs to block VPNs, the government has published a statement. The Ministry of Industry and Information Technology said no such notice had been issued and "legitimate access" to the global Internet, by businesses and general users, will be permitted. Source: TF , for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing, torrent sites and ANONYMOUS VPN services .
China Denies User VPN Crackdown, Blames False “Foreign Media” Reports
Wed Jul 12 21:58, 2017 GMT
Charleston Post Courier Internet service providers surprise net neutrality fans on protest day Charleston Post Courier AT&T says it supports an "open Internet " and believes companies shouldn't block web content or slow down videos from other providers. Rather, AT&T says it merely opposes the FCC rules that set it in place. Comcast and Verizon joined AT&T in making that ... Is Privacy Truly What Drives Privacy Advocates in Internet Fights? Townhall Net neutrality protests have been subdued compared to those in 2012 Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Today's net neutrality protest is a last stand in a fight that could change the internet Vox The Hill all 393 news articles »
Internet service providers surprise net neutrality fans on protest day - Charleston Post Courier
Thu Jul 13 06:21, 2017 GMT
The cryptocurrency is only accepted by three out of the top 500 online merchants, compared to five from last year.
You can't buy much online with bitcoin, says report - CNET
Wed Jul 12 18:59, 2017 GMT
Townhall ISPs surprise net neutrality fans on protest day ABC News AT&T says it supports an "open internet " and believes companies shouldn't block web content or slow down videos from other providers. Rather, AT&T says it merely opposes the FCC rules that set it in place. Comcast and Verizon joined AT&T in making that ... Is Privacy Truly What Drives Privacy Advocates in Internet Fights? Townhall Today's net neutrality protest is a last stand in a fight that could change the internet Vox Web inventor urges support for net neutrality The Hill Bosh all 299 news articles »
ISPs surprise net neutrality fans on protest day - ABC News
Wed Jul 12 16:50, 2017 GMT
Townhall Today's net neutrality protest is a last stand in a fight that could change the internet Vox The protest has mounted among some of the web's biggest corporations and communities in the face of the FCC's current attempts to dismantle net neutrality regulations. At issue is the basic question of whether internet service providers (ISPs) should ... Is Privacy Truly What Drives Privacy Advocates in Internet Fights? Townhall Web inventor urges support for net neutrality The Hill How You Can Join Today's Internet -Wide Day of Action to Save Net Neutrality The Nation. The Verge  - Recode  - CBC.ca all 230 news articles »
Today's net neutrality protest is a last stand in a fight that could change the internet - Vox
Wed Jul 12 14:03, 2017 GMT
Townhall Is Privacy Truly What Drives Privacy Advocates in Internet Fights? Townhall These “days”– when activists pour into the streets and flood government agencies and their representatives in Congress with calls, letters, faxes and emails – have become almost as common in the Trump era as Twitter explosions. The president's stark ... Web inventor urges support for net neutrality The Hill The internet is fucked (again) The Verge On this day of action, the internet needs a law, not a regulation Recode all 103 news articles »
Is Privacy Truly What Drives Privacy Advocates in Internet Fights? - Townhall
Tue Jul 11 11:19, 2017 GMT
Index on Censorship joins with international organisations to urge France to pressure Azerbaijan on its approach to free expression The post Human rights organisations call on French president to pressure Azerbaijan appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Human rights organisations call on French president to pressure Azerbaijan
Wed Jul 12 11:06, 2017 GMT
Index on Censorship magazine received a Grand Award as part of the 29th annual APEX Awards. The post Index magazine receives publication excellence award appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Index magazine receives publication excellence award
Mon Jul 10 09:15, 2017 GMT
Human rights defender Nabeel Rajab has been sentenced to two years in prison in Bahrain for “broadcasting fake news”. A court ruled that he had undermined the “prestige” of the kingdom, the state news agency reports. Read the full article The post Bahrain: Activist Nabeel Rajab jailed for ‘fake news’ (BBC News) appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Bahrain: Activist Nabeel Rajab jailed for ‘fake news’ (BBC News)
Wed Jul 12 08:27, 2017 GMT
More than 4,000 miles from home in Poland’s capital, President Trump couldn’t help but needle his favorite target of the week, CNN, using his catch-all derogatory moniker, “fake news.” Read the full article The post Trump Slams CNN In Poland (Patch) appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Trump Slams CNN In Poland (Patch)
Fri Jul 7 08:17, 2017 GMT
Outspoken comedians took to the stage for a  freedom of expression charity on Tuesday night as one comic joked the move was not entirely altruistic – as he might need it himself one day. Read the full article The post ‘This is no laughing matter’: Index on Censorship’s Stand Up for Satire targets comedy clampdowns (SW Londoner) appeared first on Index on Censorship .
‘This is no laughing matter’: Index on Censorship’s Stand Up for Satire targets comedy clampdowns (SW Londoner)
Wed Jul 12 06:16, 2017 GMT
Vault 7, Internet Security , and Your Life on Display American Thinker But there's more! Even if we replaced all Internet connected devices with something secure, there remains an eternal conflict between privacy and security . Government implements security by breaching the privacy of malcontents and criminals and ...
Vault 7, Internet Security, and Your Life on Display - American Thinker
Tue Jul 11 23:30, 2017 GMT
TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's financial regulator is trying a new tack in its fight with asset managers by bringing in bloggers to shame an industry it says provides retail investors with poor service.
Bloggers are Japan regulator's new weapon in fund fight
Tue Jul 11 18:41, 2017 GMT
NEW YORK (Reuters) - BlackRock Inc's global chief investment strategist on Tuesday suggested that loose monetary policy may have aided speculation in digital currencies like bitcoin, but he said the risk to the broader financial system appears limited.
No systemic risk from cryptocurrency speculation: BlackRock strategist
Tue Jul 11 12:19, 2017 GMT
Mark Karpeles was head of the world's largest Bitcoin exchange MtGox when it filed for bankruptcy in 2014.
Former MtGox Bitcoin exchange boss pleads not guilty
Tue Jul 11 12:40, 2017 GMT
JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - Digital money transfer service WorldRemit has partnered with Chinese smartphone maker Huawei [HWT.UL] to enable the international transfer of money across Huawei's mobile services in Africa, the companies said on Tuesday.
Huawei joins WorldRemit in mobile money transfer deal for Africa
Tue Jul 11 11:11, 2017 GMT
Alongside the digitalisation of journalism comes the increasing danger of cyber-attacks on media workers, as recent attacks on Ukrainian journalists have shown The post Mapping Media Freedom: Ukrainian journalists subjected to malicious cyber-attacks appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Mapping Media Freedom: Ukrainian journalists subjected to malicious cyber-attacks
Tue Jul 11 04:33, 2017 GMT
The Guardian China moves to block internet VPNs from 2018 The Guardian China moves to block internet VPNs from 2018. Millions of people use the ... China operates the largest internet censorship regime in the world, blocking access to thousands of websites including Google, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Internet ... China's mobile operators are reportedly being told to ban all use of VPNs TechCrunch China orders telcoms to block individual access to VPNs, says report CNBC China Tells Carriers to Block Access to Personal VPNs by February Bloomberg Washington Post  - Engadget  - SupChina all 22 news articles »
China moves to block internet VPNs from 2018 - The Guardian
Mon Jul 10 15:44, 2017 GMT
Bloomberg China's mobile operators are reportedly being told to ban all use of VPNs TechCrunch China's latest move to crackdown on VPN software that enables people to circumvent its internet censorship system appears to be a very worrying one. Bloomberg reports that the government has requested that state-run telecom operators prevent their ... China Tells Carriers to Block Access to Personal VPNs by February Bloomberg Here's China's latest plan to keep its citizens from the open Internet Washington Post all 4 news articles »
China's mobile operators are reportedly being told to ban all use of VPNs - TechCrunch
Mon Jul 10 14:12, 2017 GMT
Index on Censorship strongly condemns the sentencing of Nabeel Rajab to two years in prison The post Bahraini human rights activist sentenced to two years appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Bahraini human rights activist sentenced to two years
Mon Jul 10 12:15, 2017 GMT
Chinese Nobel Peace Prize laureate and writer Liu Xiaobo, who was imprisoned since 2009 for calling for more freedom in his country, has been diagnosed with terminal liver cancer The post Index calls on UK to urge China to allow Liu Xiaobo to travel for treatment appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Index calls on UK to urge China to allow Liu Xiaobo to travel for treatment
Mon Jul 10 13:33, 2017 GMT
In this issue, Index reports the extent to which the South Korean government decides what appears in newspapers, and what is to be suppressed. The post South Korea: Secret press “guidelines” exposed appeared first on Index on Censorship .
South Korea: Secret press “guidelines” exposed
Mon Jul 10 13:32, 2017 GMT
In this issue, Index publishes excerpts from Nunca Mas, the report commissioned by Argentinian President Alfonsin on the 9,000 disappearances in Argentina. The post Nunca Mas: Argentina’s 9,000 “disappeared” persons appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Nunca Mas: Argentina’s 9,000 “disappeared” persons
Mon Jul 10 11:55, 2017 GMT
LONDON (Reuters) - Cyber attackers are regularly trying to attack data networks connected to critical national infrastructure systems around Europe, according to current and former European government sources with knowledge of the issue.
Foreign hackers probe European critical infrastructure networks: sources
Sun Jul 9 06:47, 2017 GMT
Members of Index's youth board looked at three famous works that fell victim to the Russian censors The post Youth Board: Banned entertainment from the Soviet Union appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Youth Board: Banned entertainment from the Soviet Union
Fri Jul 7 23:07, 2017 GMT
Global Voices Online In Effort to Stop Anti-Korean Hate Speech, Osaka Mayor Wants to Loosen Internet Privacy Laws Global Voices Online Osaka mayor Yoshimura Hirofumi publicly mused throughout the month of June about asking Japan's central government to somehow reform Internet privacy laws so that he could more directly expose Dynamo and make his/her actual identity known to the ...
In Effort to Stop Anti-Korean Hate Speech, Osaka Mayor Wants to Loosen Internet Privacy Laws - Global Voices Online
Fri Jul 7 18:51, 2017 GMT
A team claims to have found a way of decrypting some files damaged in the recent cyber-attack.
Petya victims given hope by researchers
Fri Jul 7 10:40, 2017 GMT
Liu Xiaobo, China's most famous free speech advocate, was released from prison last week on health grounds. Index looks back at the life and work of the Nobel laureate. The post Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo’s chair is still empty appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo’s chair is still empty
Fri Jul 7 10:29, 2017 GMT
HAMBURG (Reuters) - Germany's BSI federal cyber agency said on Friday that the threat posed to German firms by recent cyber attacks launched via a Ukrainian auditing software was greater than expected, and some German firms had seen production halted for over a week.
Germany says cyber threat greater than expected, more firms affected
Fri Jul 7 10:21, 2017 GMT
Android Headlines Individual US States Could Revive Internet Privacy Rules Android Headlines Individual U.S. states may revive broadband Internet privacy rules recently repealed by the Congress and signed by President Trump, with latest reports indicating that legislative bodies in more than 20 state capitols are currently debating the idea of ... and more »
Individual US States Could Revive Internet Privacy Rules - Android Headlines
Thu Jul 6 10:04, 2017 GMT
CSO Online Guide to the top college and university cyber security degree programs CSO Online Curriculum: Classes in the core program cover topics including introduction to information security management, privacy in the digital age, risk management, software and security , cryptography, network and Internet security , cyber security policy and ...
Guide to the top college and university cyber security degree programs - CSO Online
Thu Jul 6 22:41, 2017 GMT
(Reuters) - Mondelez International Inc MDLZ.O, the world's second-largest confectionary company, said its second-quarter revenue growth would be reduced by 3 percent due to the recent global cyber attack, sending its shares down slightly in extended trading.
Mondelez second-quarter revenue growth hit by global cyber attack
Thu Jul 6 16:28, 2017 GMT
Index condemns the arrest of Idil Eser, director of Amnesty International Turkey, and demands her immediate and unconditional release The post Index condemns arrest of Amnesty International Turkey director appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Index condemns arrest of Amnesty International Turkey director
Thu Jul 6 15:32, 2017 GMT
hypebot.com RIAA Trashes Its Legacy As 1st Amendment Supporter, Cheers On Global Internet Censorship [Op-Ed] hypebot.com So it's fairly ridiculous (if entirely expected) that the modern RIAA is destroying that historic legacy of protecting free speech by now cheering on global internet censorship . As we've discussed, Canada recently launched a ... Let's repeat that: the ...
RIAA Trashes Its Legacy As 1st Amendment Supporter, Cheers On Global Internet Censorship [Op-Ed] - hypebot.com
Thu Jul 6 14:36, 2017 GMT
COPENHAGEN (Reuters) - Danish shipping giant A.P. Moller-Maersk expects container shipments to be back to normal early next week, it said on Thursday, as the impact of last week's cyber attack extends into its third week.
Maersk says shipments back to normal next week after cyber attack
Thu Jul 6 12:48, 2017 GMT
The request for voter information violates voters' constitutional right to privacy, an internet watchdog group says.
Internet privacy group sues Trump election commission - CNET
Thu Jul 6 12:31, 2017 GMT
AllAfrica.com Kenya: This Is Internet Censorship Through the Back Door AllAfrica.com The time and language restrictions are likely to be contentious since they betray the inability of our security agencies to take care of us at night as well their inability to decipher all or some of the 42 languages spoken in Kenya. Either way, the ... and more »
Kenya: This Is Internet Censorship Through the Back Door - AllAfrica.com
Thu Jul 6 12:34, 2017 GMT
This top night of top comedy in support of Index featured Brendon Burns, Al Murray, Tim Key, Dane Baptiste, Kerry Godliman, Deborah Frances-White, Felicity Ward, Robin Ince and Simon Callow The post #StandUpForSatire: Comedians come together in support of Index appeared first on Index on Censorship .
#StandUpForSatire: Comedians come together in support of Index
Thu Jul 6 11:49, 2017 GMT
For years, Index on Censorship has covered stories of violence against the media in Mexico. In the first six months of 2017, seven journalists have been killed. The post Attacks on Mexican journalists appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Attacks on Mexican journalists
Wed Jul 5 22:29, 2017 GMT
InsideSources FCC to Use Decades-Old Telephone Rules to Police Internet Privacy InsideSources Decades-old rules to protect telephone user privacy will now cover one half of the internet privacy ecosystem, a result of Congress's April repeal of strict FCC broadband privacy regulations. ... Even Pai's fellow Republican Commissioner Michael O ... and more »
FCC to Use Decades-Old Telephone Rules to Police Internet Privacy - InsideSources
Wed Jul 5 20:50, 2017 GMT
The internet , security and privacy TechTarget (blog) So, back to security and privacy . Product manufacturers let us install passwords, and they implement encryption — along with a host of other security features — so that our secrets stay secret. But we suddenly fall in love with Alexa, believing that ... and more »
The internet, security and privacy - TechTarget (blog)
Wed Jul 5 19:20, 2017 GMT
Following last week's NotPetya outbreak, a new ransom note demands bitcoin in exchange for a security key that decrypts locked files.
Latest ransomware twist: a demand for $250,000 - CNET
Wed Jul 5 18:33, 2017 GMT
Torrent sites are having trouble maintaining a steady flow of revenue, with the increasing use of ad-blockers affecting sites right across the board. And with Google's plan to add a default ad-blocker to the Chrome browser looming, some operators fear that they might not be able to keep their sites afloat. Source: TF , for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing, torrent sites and ANONYMOUS VPN services .
Chrome’s Default ‘Ad-Blocker’ is Bad News for Torrent Sites
Wed Jul 5 12:01, 2017 GMT
Sacramento Bee Trump is letting companies spy on your children. Protect their internet privacy . Sacramento Bee With a stroke of a pen shortly after taking office, President Donald Trump reversed internet policies that were intended to keep broadband providers from infringing on your child's privacy . The legislation that Trump signed in April repeals broadband ... and more »
Trump is letting companies spy on your children. Protect their internet privacy. - Sacramento Bee
Wed Jul 5 13:41, 2017 GMT
Funds raised by the perpetrators of a huge cyber-attack are moved out of their Bitcoin account.
Petya hackers issue fresh ransom demand
Wed Jul 5 11:28, 2017 GMT
The Bithumb exchange is probed after users' details were reportedly stolen from an employee's home PC.
Hackers steal Bitcoin funds from Bithumb exchange traders
Wed Jul 5 11:25, 2017 GMT
In February 2017, authorities in the United Kingdom arrested a 29-year-old U.K. man on suspicion of knocking more than 900,000 Germans offline in an attack tied to Mirai, a malware strain that enslaves Internet of Things (IoT) devices like security cameras and Internet routers for use in large-scale cyberattacks. Investigators haven’t yet released the man’s name, but news reports suggest he may be better known by the hacker handle “Bestbuy.” This post will follow a trail of clues back to one likely real-life identity of Bestbuy.
Who is the GovRAT Author and Mirai Botmaster ‘Bestbuy’?
Wed Jul 5 10:24, 2017 GMT
KIEV (Reuters) - A Ukrainian software firm at the centre of a cyber attack that spread around the world last week said on Wednesday that computers which use its accounting software are compromised by a so-called "backdoor" installed by hackers during the attack.
Ukraine software firm says computers compromised after cyber attack
Wed Jul 5 05:46, 2017 GMT
German parliament passes Internet censorship law World Socialist Web Site On June 30 the German parliament (Bundestag) passed a law, the Network Enforcement Act (NetzDG), which establishes censorship of the Internet . The measure was introduced by Justice Minister Heiko Maas (Social Democratic Party--SPD) and was ...
German parliament passes Internet censorship law - World Socialist Web Site
Tue Jul 4 13:26, 2017 GMT
Bangkok Post Thai reform body suggests tight regulations on social media Fox Business The issue of Thai internet censorship was spotlighted late last month when a clip from the famous Charlie Chaplin film "The Great Dictator" that had been posted on YouTube was temporarily blocked in Thailand. The clip, showing the Chaplin character ... Reform body votes for tight social media censorship Bangkok Post all 10 news articles »
Thai reform body suggests tight regulations on social media - Fox Business
Tue Jul 4 16:42, 2017 GMT
Police confiscate computers belonging to a software firm linked to a giant malware attack last month.
Ukraine cyber-attack: Software firm MeDoc's servers seized
Tue Jul 4 15:37, 2017 GMT
KIEV (Reuters) - Ukrainian police have seized the computer servers of Ukrainian accounting software firm M.E.Doc as part of an investigation into last week's cyber attack, Cyber Police Chief Serhiy Demedyuk told Reuters on Tuesday.
Police seize servers of Ukrainian software firm after cyber attack: official
Tue Jul 4 13:56, 2017 GMT
Just as she was getting ready for bed on 3 July, Bahraini human rights defender Ebtisam Al-Sayegh was arrested by masked officers. Her whereabouts remain unknown The post Bahrain: Women’s rights activist arrested and risks torture appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Bahrain: Women’s rights activist arrested and risks torture
Tue Jul 4 12:52, 2017 GMT
Within the last month, Index on Censorship’s Mapping Media Freedom platform has recorded a number of restrictions on media access to events in Spain by police and politicians The post Mapping Media Freedom: Press restrictions in Spain highlight need for improved policy appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Mapping Media Freedom: Press restrictions in Spain highlight need for improved policy
Mon Jul 3 16:21, 2017 GMT
Jack Chappell has been charged in connection with a string of high-profile global cyber attacks.
Stockport student charged over global cyber attacks
Tue Jul 4 05:33, 2017 GMT
A 24/7 special command center has been set up to defend against attacks via the internet.
Germany braces for cyber attacks at G20 next week - CNET
Mon Jul 3 23:16, 2017 GMT
The San Diego Union-Tribune California internet privacy bill deserves quick OK The San Diego Union-Tribune In March, congressional Republicans — acting at the behest of telecom giants like AT&T, Charter, Comcast, Sprint, T-Mobile and Verizon — voted to allow the internet service provider branches of the companies to sell information on individuals' web ...
California internet privacy bill deserves quick OK - The San Diego Union-Tribune
Mon Jul 3 22:33, 2017 GMT
Today we bring you the next episode of the Steal This Show podcast, discussing renegade media and the latest file-sharing and copyright news. In this episode, we talk to Ryan Shea, co-founder of Blockstack, a new decentralized Internet. Source: TF , for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing, torrent sites and ANONYMOUS VPN services .
Steal This Show S03E04: ‘Re-Decentralizing The Net’
Mon Jul 3 20:34, 2017 GMT
Fortune Today's pro-Facebook court ruling is a massive blow for online privacy BGR The scary thing about this case isn't just the immediate effect — Facebook having permission to keep a worldwide record of everyone's likes and habits — but the standard it sets for internet privacy . In effect, it makes privacy an opt-in feature, not ... Facebook Can Track Your Internet Activity After You Log Out, Says Judge Fortune Facebook can track your browsing even after you've logged out, judge says The Guardian Facebook tracking lawsuit dismissed by judge USA TODAY StockNews.com (blog) all 14 news articles »
Today's pro-Facebook court ruling is a massive blow for online privacy - BGR
Mon Jul 3 19:45, 2017 GMT
KIEV (Reuters) - Ukrainian company Intellect Service was not responsible for last week's international cyber attack that brought down the computer systems of several major companies, the father and daughter team told Reuters on Monday.
Family firm in Ukraine says it was not responsible for cyber attack
Mon Jul 3 14:56, 2017 GMT
(Reuters) - A U.S. judge has dismissed nationwide litigation accusing Facebook Inc of tracking users' internet activity even after they logged out of the social media website.
Facebook beats privacy lawsuit in U.S. over user tracking
Mon Jul 3 07:07, 2017 GMT
Fortune China Just Shut Down One of Its Most Popular VPNs, Further Tightening Internet Controls Fortune The move is just the latest tightening of internet censorship in the run up to the Chinese Communist Party's 19th Congress, due to be held around October. Last month, China's media oversight body ordered three major online companies — including the ... and more »
China Just Shut Down One of Its Most Popular VPNs, Further Tightening Internet Controls - Fortune
Mon Jul 3 10:45, 2017 GMT
Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed a new law that will enable pirate mirror, proxy and other derivative sites to be blocked quickly by ISPs. Sites will be approved for blocking by the government and the local telecoms watchdog, and ISPs will be given 24 hours to block all access. Search engines will also be compelled to remove all variants from results. Source: TF , for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing, torrent sites and ANONYMOUS VPN services .
Putin Signs Law to Remove Pirate Proxies From Search Engines
Mon Jul 3 10:33, 2017 GMT
Ukrainian companies are still struggling with the after-effects of the recent cyber-attack.
The Office: Life after a virus
Mon Jul 3 10:58, 2017 GMT
100 years after the Russian Revolution, Index has compiled a reading list on its legacy in the world today The post From the archives: A century on from the Russian Revolution appeared first on Index on Censorship .
From the archives: A century on from the Russian Revolution
Mon Jul 3 09:27, 2017 GMT
The Guardian Watchdog likens May's internet fines threat to Chinese censorship The Guardian The terrorism legislation watchdog has likened Theresa May's proposals to punish companies such as Facebook and Google for failing to tackle extremist propaganda to China's strict regime of internet censorship . Max Hill QC, the independent reviewer of ... and more »
Watchdog likens May's internet fines threat to Chinese censorship - The Guardian
Mon Jul 3 09:39, 2017 GMT
Art Newspaper China launches crackdown on social media Art Newspaper A new cybersecurity law in China, which came into effect in June, is likely to push artists into deeper levels of self- censorship . In the first week of its implementation, authorities used the law to target celebrity gossip on social media platforms ...
China launches crackdown on social media - Art Newspaper
Sun Jul 2 18:44, 2017 GMT
Every day automated 'bots' browse the Internet looking for infringing content, firing millions of takedown notices in response. This can sometimes lead to confusing mistakes, such as when copyright holders target UK ISP site blocking notifications. Source: TF , for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing, torrent sites and ANONYMOUS VPN services .
Copyright Holders Ask Google to Block Site-Blocking Notifications
Sun Jul 2 00:53, 2017 GMT
Ukraine's security service says it's obtained data that links Russia to last week's malware attack.
Russia behind cyber-attack, says Ukraine's security service
Sat Jul 1 21:33, 2017 GMT
(Reuters) - No U.S. nuclear power plant has been penetrated in a cyber attack, an industry spokesman said on Saturday, when asked to comment on a U.S. government warning last week about a hacking campaign targeting the sector.
U.S. trade group says no nuclear power plants have been hacked
Sat Jul 1 11:00, 2017 GMT
The thing that makes Bitcoin possible can do a whole lot more. And it already is.
The Blockchain Fuels Startups—Unlike Any You've Ever Seen
Sat Jul 1 09:45, 2017 GMT
KIEV (Reuters) - Ukraine said on Saturday that the Russian security services were involved in a recent cyber attack that hit Ukraine, saying the aim was to destroy important data and spread panic.
Ukraine points finger at Russian security services in recent cyber attack
Sat Jul 1 08:26, 2017 GMT
Russia's Internet watchdog Rozcomnadzor had a taste of its own medicine this week when activists visited its headquarters to protest against increasing web-blocking. Rozcomnadzor's St. Petersberg's offices were barricaded with a stack of boxes, each with a label demanding freedom for the 'blocked citizens of Russia.' Source: TF , for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing, torrent sites and ANONYMOUS VPN services .
Protesters Physically Block HQ of Russian Web Blocking Watchdog
Fri Jun 30 23:45, 2017 GMT
TORONTO (Reuters) - The U.S government this week warned American industrial firms about hacking activity targeting the nuclear and energy sectors, a security report seen by Reuters on Friday said, the latest event to highlight the power industry's vulnerability to cyber attacks.
U.S. warns businesses of hacking campaign against nuclear, energy firms
Fri Jun 30 20:05, 2017 GMT
BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany is girding itself for possible cyber attacks on next week's G20 summit in Hamburg, by hacker groups or cells linked to foreign governments, its top cyber official told Reuters.
Germany gears up to defend against possible G20 cyber attacks
Fri Jun 30 17:38, 2017 GMT
RIAA Trashes Its Legacy As A 1st Amendment Supporter By Cheering On Global Internet Censorship Techdirt It appears that many people don't remember this, but the RIAA used to be a major force in protecting free speech and the First Amendment. It had many good reasons to do so, after all, since free speech is very important to all of the artists that the ...
RIAA Trashes Its Legacy As A 1st Amendment Supporter By Cheering On Global Internet Censorship - Techdirt
Thu Jun 29 14:00, 2017 GMT
Before you do anything on your iPhone or iPad, you should lock it down. This is how you do it.
New to iOS 11? Change these privacy and security settings right now
Fri Jun 30 14:22, 2017 GMT
MUMBAI (Reuters) - India is pressing Microsoft Corp to offer a sharply discounted one-time deal to the more than 50 million Windows users in the country so that they can upgrade to the latest Windows 10 operating system in the wake of ransomware attacks.
Exclusive: India presses Microsoft for Windows discount in wake of cyber attacks
Fri Jun 30 14:32, 2017 GMT
Organisations and individuals from Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the UK and the USA sent letters to their respective governments insisting that they defend strong encryption The post Advocates from five nations demand their governments respect strong encryption appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Advocates from five nations demand their governments respect strong encryption
Fri Jun 30 08:47, 2017 GMT
SHANGHAI (Reuters) - China laid out rules on Friday for online content from television dramas to cartoons and "micromovies", formalizing and tightening the steps censors should take when vetting material under a tough crackdown across media and entertainment.
'Sing the motherland': China tightens rules for online content
Fri Jun 30 05:27, 2017 GMT
SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australia has created its first military cyber division, a government minister said on Friday, seeking to expand hacking attacks on foreign enemies including Islamic State.
Australia creates military cyber unit to expand hacking attacks
Thu Jun 29 20:45, 2017 GMT
New Berkman Klein Center study examines global internet censorship - Harvard Law School News. The study finds evidence of filtering in 26 countries across four broad content themes: political, social, topics related to conflict and security , and internet tools (a term that includes censorship circumvention tools as well as social media ...
New Berkman Klein Center study examines global internet censorship - Harvard Law School News
Thu Jun 29 17:52, 2017 GMT
KIEV/FRANKFURT (Reuters) - The primary target of a crippling computer virus that spread from Ukraine across the world this week is highly likely to have been that country's computer infrastructure, a top Ukrainian police official told Reuters on Thursday.
Global cyber attack likely cover for malware installation in Ukraine: police official
Thu Jun 29 17:59, 2017 GMT
LONDON (Reuters) - Global shipping is still feeling the effects of a cyber attack that hit A.P. Moller-Maersk two days ago, showing the scale of the damage a computer virus can unleash on the technology dependent and inter-connected industry.
Global shipping feels fallout from Maersk cyber attack
Thu Jun 29 17:47, 2017 GMT
LONDON (Reuters) - WPP, the world's biggest advertising agency, said on Thursday that some of its operations continued to be affected by a ransomware attack that went around the world earlier in the week, but that services were gradually being restored.
Advertiser WPP says that some operations still affected by cyber attack
Thu Jun 29 16:45, 2017 GMT
Shortly after Sci-Hub was ordered to pay $15 million in piracy damages to Elsevier, the American Chemical Society filed a lawsuit of its own against the "Pirate Bay for Science." The scientific society would also like to see a cut of the loot. In addition, it asks the court for a broad injunction which would require ISPs to block the site. Source: TF , for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing, torrent sites and ANONYMOUS VPN services .
New Lawsuit Demands ISP Blockades Against ‘Pirate’ Site Sci-Hub
Thu Jun 29 13:59, 2017 GMT
Cloudwards Internet Censorship : Five Countries That Block The Web Cloudwards ... up to that. In this article, Cloudwards.net will take a look at Internet censorship around the world, how it is implemented and how you can circumvent these blocks. ... Though this may seem like a genuine move to ensure privacy , Anton Nossik, a ...
Internet Censorship: Five Countries That Block The Web - Cloudwards
Thu Jun 29 12:01, 2017 GMT
They point to "aggressive" features of the malware that make it impossible to revive key files.
Cyber-attack was about data and not money, say experts
Thu Jun 29 07:48, 2017 GMT
Index on Censorship magazine celebrated the launch of its summer 2017 issue with an evening exploring the 1917 Russian Revolution and its effects on our freedoms today The post Index’s summer magazine launch party marks 100th anniversary of Russian Revolution appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Index’s summer magazine launch party marks 100th anniversary of Russian Revolution
Thu Jun 29 01:49, 2017 GMT
When network effects mean social monopoly.
Why Victims of Facebook Censorship Don't Leave Facebook
Wed Jun 28 18:03, 2017 GMT
OTTAWA (Reuters) - Canadian courts can force internet search leader Google to remove results worldwide, the country's top court ruled on Wednesday, drawing criticism from civil liberties groups arguing such a move sets a precedent for censorship on the internet.
Canada's top court rules Google must block some results worldwide
Wed Jun 28 18:07, 2017 GMT
COPENHAGEN (Reuters) - Maersk Line, one of the world's largest container shipping companies, said on Wednesday its cargo booking system was back up and running after a global cyber attack crippled its IT networks a day earlier.
Maersk says booking system back in action after cyber attack
Wed Jun 28 18:48, 2017 GMT
EFF Top Canadian Court Permits Worldwide Internet Censorship EFF In essence, it would expand the power of any court in the world to edit the entire Internet , whether or not the targeted material or site is lawful in another country. That, we warned, is likely to result in a race to the bottom, as well-resourced ... Canada's top court rules Google must block some results worldwide Reuters Google Can Now Be Ordered To Remove Search Results Globally Android Headlines Google must block websites of company accused of stealing another business's trade secrets: Supreme Court Toronto Star all 17 news articles »
Top Canadian Court Permits Worldwide Internet Censorship - EFF
Wed Jun 28 16:04, 2017 GMT
A crackdown on groups that provide unauthorized IPTV services has continued today with the blocking of several portals. Operation 'Pirate On Demand' is being carried out by the Guardia di Finanza (GdF), a department under Italy's Minister of Economy and Finance. Nine locations have been blocked so far and two people have been arrested. Source: TF , for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing, torrent sites and ANONYMOUS VPN services .
Operation ‘Pirate On Demand’ Blocks Pirate IPTV Portals
Wed Jun 28 13:09, 2017 GMT
Reuters Major cyber attack disrupts businesses around world Reuters The aim of the latest attack appears to be disruption rather than ransom, said Brian Lord, former deputy director of intelligence and cyber operations at Britain's GCHQ and now managing director at private security firm PGI Cyber . "My sense is this ... Ukraine cyber attack: Chaos as national bank, state power provider and airport hit by hackers The Independent all 210 news articles »
Major cyber attack disrupts businesses around world - Reuters
Wed Jun 28 12:59, 2017 GMT
Was the cyber-attack that hit countries around the world sourced in malware-laden tax software?
Tax software blamed for cyber-attack spread
Wed Jun 28 10:44, 2017 GMT
Join Index on Censorship at Afropunk London to discuss freedom of expression on Activism Row. The post Index at Afropunk London appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Index at Afropunk London
Wed Jun 28 05:31, 2017 GMT
The massive ransomware attack has reached Australia, sending things really wonky at the chocolate factory. Ahhhhh fudge.
Cadbury chocolate factory shut down by Petya cyberattack - CNET
Wed Jun 28 04:51, 2017 GMT
MUMBAI (Reuters) - Operations at one of three terminals at India's largest container port JNPT, on the outskirts of India's commercial hub of Mumbai, have been disrupted by the global ransomware attack, the port said on Wednesday.
India's largest container port hit by global cyber attack
Wed Jun 28 01:24, 2017 GMT
The Independent Cyberattack Hits Ukraine Then Spreads Internationally New York Times The new attack used the same National Security Agency hacking tool, Eternal Blue, that was used in the WannaCry episode, as well as two other methods to promote its spread, according to researchers at the computer security company Symantec. .... Petya ... Huge 'Petya' cyber attack spreading across the world in potential repeat of 'Wannacry' hack The Independent Massive cyberattack hits Europe with widespread ransom demands Washington Post What you need to know about the new ransomware ravaging the internet Yahoo News The Guardian  - Daily Mail  - Telegraph.co.uk all 560 news articles »
Cyberattack Hits Ukraine Then Spreads Internationally - New York Times
Wed Jun 28 01:38, 2017 GMT
SYDNEY (Reuters) - A Cadbury chocolate factory has become the first Australian business to be hit by a global cyber attack, a trade union official said, underscoring the rapid spread of the latest ransomware extortion campaign.
Chocolate factory becomes Australia's first victim of latest cyber attack
Tue Jun 27 23:05, 2017 GMT
LONDON (Reuters) - Businesses in Europe underestimate the "slow-burn" effects of cyber attacks and need to prepare more fully for a loss of customers, a fall in share price and other potential consequences, Lloyd's of London said in a report on Wednesday.
Cyber attacks have long-lasting business impact: Lloyd's of London
Tue Jun 27 21:22, 2017 GMT
MOSCOW/KIEV/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A major global cyber attack dubbed "GoldenEye" or "Petya" on Tuesday disrupted computers at Russia's biggest oil company, Ukrainian banks and multinational firms with a virus similar to the ransomware virus that last month infected more than 300,000 computers.
'GoldenEye' cyber attack goes global, exploits known code flaws
Tue Jun 27 17:41, 2017 GMT
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A unit of candy manufacturer Mars Inc has been targeted by cyber attackers, and the company has isolated the issue, a spokeswoman for the company said on Tuesday.
Mars says pet food unit targeted in cyber attack
Tue Jun 27 10:18, 2017 GMT
Internet Privacy Policies: Who Has a Right to Your Data? ConsumerReports.org Consumers who value their privacy can limit what they post on Facebook and adjust settings on sites such as Instagram. But internet service providers (ISPs) have the best vantage point on what consumers do online—and there's much less you can do about ...
Internet Privacy Policies: Who Has a Right to Your Data? - ConsumerReports.org
Tue Jun 27 14:17, 2017 GMT
The Independent Huge 'Petya' cyber attack spreading across the world in potential repeat of 'Wannacry' hack The Independent The hack was already the biggest in Ukraine's history when it hit that country. But it appears to be making its way to other countries – including Spain and India – and may be functioning like the massive "Wannacry" attack, according to cyber security ... Ukrainian Banks, Electricity Firm Hit by Fresh Cyber Attack New York Times 'Petya' ransomware attack strikes companies across Europe The Guardian Global ransomware attack causes chaos BBC News all 190 news articles »
Huge 'Petya' cyber attack spreading across the world in potential repeat of 'Wannacry' hack - The Independent
Tue Jun 27 14:32, 2017 GMT
UPDATED: Victims in Ukraine, Russia, Denmark, the UK and the United States have all reported being hit by a cyberattack: authorities are investigating "global ransomware incident".
A massive cyberattack is hitting organisations around the world
Tue Jun 27 15:53, 2017 GMT
The ransomware attack is moving quickly, locking down systems at an alarming rate.
'Unprecedented' cyberattack hits businesses in Europe and beyond - CNET
Tue Jun 27 14:50, 2017 GMT
ZURICH (Reuters) - Ransomware known as Petya seems to have re-emerged to affect computer systems across Europe, causing issues primarily in Ukraine, Russia, England and India, a Swiss government information technology agency said on Tuesday.
Petya ransomware virus is back amid cyber attack: Swiss agency
Tue Jun 27 12:20, 2017 GMT
The Independent Ukrainian Banks, Electricity Firm Hit by Fresh Cyber Attack New York Times The latest disruptions follow a spate of hacking attempts on state websites in late-2016 and repeated attacks on Ukraine's power grid that prompted security chiefs to call for improved cyber defences. The central bank said an "unknown virus" was to ... Huge 'Petya' cyber attack spreading across the world in potential repeat of 'Wannacry' hack The Independent 'Petya' ransomware attack strikes companies across Europe The Guardian all 126 news articles »
Ukrainian Banks, Electricity Firm Hit by Fresh Cyber Attack - New York Times
Tue Jun 27 14:31, 2017 GMT
Index on Censorship joins an international coalition calling on the government of the United Arab Emirates to free Ahmed Mansoor. The post International voices call on UAE to release Ahmed Mansoor appeared first on Index on Censorship .
International voices call on UAE to release Ahmed Mansoor
Tue Jun 27 13:40, 2017 GMT
KIEV (Reuters) - A number of Ukrainian banks and companies, including the state power distributor, were hit by a cyber attack on Tuesday that disrupted some operations, the Ukrainian central bank said.
Ukrainian banks, electricity firm hit by fresh cyber attack
Tue Jun 27 14:00, 2017 GMT
Banks, retailers, energy firms and Kiev airport say they have been targeted by malware attacks.
Many firms hit by major cyber-attacks
Tue Jun 27 14:06, 2017 GMT
Music has an undeniable ability to move people; musicians can reach across borders and boundaries, pull at the heartstrings and say the unsayable. The post Playlist: Music and revolution appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Playlist: Music and revolution
Tue Jun 27 13:51, 2017 GMT
Index has been awarded funding by Arts Council England for the next four years to support its work tackling censorship and self-censorship in the arts. The post Arts Council England names Index a sector support organisation appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Arts Council England names Index a sector support organisation
Tue Jun 27 10:31, 2017 GMT
The Angolan government should immediately drop all charges against journalist and human rights activist Rafael Marques de Morais, winner of Index on Censorship’s Freedom of Expression Award and Fellowship in 2015. The post Charges against Angolan journalist Rafael Marques de Morais must be dropped appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Charges against Angolan journalist Rafael Marques de Morais must be dropped
Tue Jun 27 09:02, 2017 GMT
Throughout June, Index on Censorship’s Mapping Media Freedom project has recorded a number of violations in Turkey, which is now the biggest jailer of journalists in the world. The post Mapping Media Freedom: Turkey continues to use judicial harassment as a means to silence journalists appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Mapping Media Freedom: Turkey continues to use judicial harassment as a means to silence journalists
Tue Jun 27 03:05, 2017 GMT
BGR AT&T might start charging customers to keep their data private BGR “Nice internet privacy you've got there! It'd be a shame if something bad were to happen to it.” That's the kind of line you'd expect in a mob movie from a thug looking for his weekly fee for protecting your privacy . In real life, AT&T can't be quite ... and more »
AT&T might start charging customers to keep their data private - BGR
Mon Jun 26 08:28, 2017 GMT
Three individuals believed to be behind a large illicit eBook portal have been arrested. Lul.to carried an estimated 200,000 titles, including eBooks, audiobooks, and newspapers, each downloadable for a small fee. It claimed to be the largest site of its type in the world. Bitcoin and a large quantity of cash have been seized. Source: TF , for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing, torrent sites and ANONYMOUS VPN services .
Cybercrime Officials Shutdown Large eBook Portal, Three Arrested
Mon Jun 26 02:49, 2017 GMT
(Reuters) - China has signed an agreement to stop conducting state-sponsored cyberattacks against the Canadian private sector, the Globe and Mail reported on Sunday, citing an official communiqué.
China agrees to stop cyberattacks on Canadian private sector: Globe and Mail
Sun Jun 25 16:01, 2017 GMT
Fewer than 1% of 9,000 parliamentary accounts were affected, says the House of Commons.
Parliament cyber-attack 'hit up to 90 users'
Sat Jun 24 19:24, 2017 GMT
MPs are unable to access emails remotely, as Westminster deals with a hacking attempt made on Friday.
Parliament hit by 'sustained' cyber-attack
Sat Jun 24 21:48, 2017 GMT
San Francisco Bay View Your internet privacy – a thing of the past? San Francisco Bay View “In an age of internet connected everything, removing security requirements from broadband providers is needlessly dangerous for American consumers. The rules the FCC adopted conform to long standing FTC practice and provide clear rules on how ...
Your internet privacy – a thing of the past? - San Francisco Bay View
Sat Jun 24 21:51, 2017 GMT
Editorial, Bay Area News Group, June 25, 2017: Restore internet privacy protections for Californians Monterey County Herald After Congressional Republicans erased Americans' internet broadband privacy protections in March, Chau crafted AB 375 to at least provide these rights to Californians. The legislation was prompted by an outcry from consumer- privacy groups and others ...
Editorial, Bay Area News Group, June 25, 2017: Restore internet privacy protections for Californians - Monterey County Herald
Sat Jun 24 17:59, 2017 GMT
Some members' remote email access is cut off as part of efforts to secure the computer network against a cyberattack.
UK Parliament hit by hackers - CNET
Sat Jun 24 15:49, 2017 GMT
LONDON (Reuters) - The British parliament has been hit by a cyber attack that is preventing lawmakers from accessing their emails when not in Westminster, politicians and media reports said on Saturday.
UK lawmakers hit by cyber security attack: media reports
Fri Jun 23 17:33, 2017 GMT
In its fight to restrict access to copyrighted content and blocked websites, the Russian government wants to ban the use of anonymization technology including VPNs, proxies, and TOR. In a discussion in parliament this week involving prominent IT experts, the message was clear. Blocking these technologies simply won't work. Source: TF , for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing, torrent sites and ANONYMOUS VPN services .
Banning VPNs and Proxies is Dangerous, IT Experts Warn
Fri Jun 23 15:22, 2017 GMT
The call by four Arab states -- UAE, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia and Egypt -- for Qatar to close news network Al Jazeera is clearly motivated by a desire to control the media in the region. The post Press freedom must not be used as a bargaining chip appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Press freedom must not be used as a bargaining chip
Fri Jun 23 14:09, 2017 GMT
Online extortion, tech support scams and phishing attacks that spoof the boss were among the most costly cyber scams reported by consumers and businesses last year, according to new figures from the FBI's Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3). The IC3 report released Thursday correctly identifies some of the most prevalent and insidious forms of cybercrimes today, but the total financial losses tied to each crime type also underscore how infrequently victims actually report such crimes to law enforcement.
FBI: Extortion, CEO Fraud Among Top Online Fraud Complaints in 2016
Fri Jun 23 09:57, 2017 GMT
Index on Censorship officially launched its Mapping Media Freedom platform at the London residence of Swedish Ambassador Torbjörn Sohlström The post Index-led Mapping Media Freedom project officially launches in London appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Index-led Mapping Media Freedom project officially launches in London
Thu Jun 22 17:57, 2017 GMT
East Bay Times Editorial: California must fight to protect internet privacy East Bay Times Editorial: California must fight to protect internet privacy ... business strategy for the industry that was born here. California Assemblyman Ed Chau understands this. After Congressional Republicans erased Americans' Internet broadband privacy ...
Editorial: California must fight to protect internet privacy - East Bay Times
Thu Jun 22 08:18, 2017 GMT
The popular Instagram figure was struck in the chest and died of a heart attack, French media say.
Exploding cream dispenser kills French fitness blogger
Thu Jun 22 15:35, 2017 GMT
It might seem obvious, but new data from Safehome offers a fascinating look at the different ways different generations balance privacy, security, and convenience.
Survey shows older generations trust smart gadgets less than their kids - CNET
Thu Jun 22 16:00, 2017 GMT
Gibraltar Olive Press (blog) Internet censorship around the world Gibraltar Olive Press (blog) Censorship around the globe maybe to establish national security , maintain political stability or impose traditional social values. Often however, it is reflective of an oppressive regime and is put in place as another layer of control over a ...
Internet censorship around the world - Gibraltar Olive Press (blog)
Thu Jun 22 11:04, 2017 GMT
Index on Censorship has joined with international organisations to urge Formula 1 to address restrictions on peaceful protesters and journalists in Bahrain. The post Formula 1 must reconsider plans for Bahrain race as crackdown intensifies appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Formula 1 must reconsider plans for Bahrain race as crackdown intensifies
Thu Jun 22 04:18, 2017 GMT
North Korea Tech and the internet censorship of the most wired country on Earth NK News “In order to block the whole website, the whole purpose of the website should be found in violation of the National Security Law by examining the weight of the information violating that law,” said Sohn Ji-won, a lawyer representing Williams. “So if ...
North Korea Tech and the internet censorship of the most wired country on Earth - NK News
Wed Jun 21 15:37, 2017 GMT
The Hill House Republican criticizes Dems for not rallying behind privacy bill The Hill chastised Democrats on Wednesday for not rallying around her internet privacy bill, after they criticized the GOP's efforts to kill privacy restrictions earlier this year. At a House Commerce technology subcommittee hearing on broadband coverage ...
House Republican criticizes Dems for not rallying behind privacy bill - The Hill
Wed Jun 21 19:50, 2017 GMT
(Reuters) - Losses from cyber crimes rose 24 percent in 2016 to over $1.33 billion, according to a report by the Federal Bureau of Investigation's Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3).
Losses from cyber crimes rose 24 percent to $1.33 billion in 2016: FBI report
Wed Jun 21 17:41, 2017 GMT
Fresno Bee Republicans stole our right to internet privacy . Let's take it back. Fresno Bee Chau's Assembly Bill 375 promises fundamental protections: Internet services providers would have to provide customers with a “clear and conspicuous” opportunity to agree to authorize their information to be used, disclosed or sold. You could revoke ... California may restore broadband privacy rules killed by Congress and Trump Ars Technica all 2 news articles »
Republicans stole our right to internet privacy. Let's take it back. - Fresno Bee
Wed Jun 21 01:36, 2017 GMT
IFEX After campaigning on internet freedom, Iranian president's ICT minister boasts of internet censorship IFEX In his successful bid for re-election, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani touted his efforts to protect access to social media platforms in Iran. Although major platforms including Facebook and Twitter remain blocked in Iran, Rouhani set a more moderate ...
After campaigning on internet freedom, Iranian president's ICT minister boasts of internet censorship - IFEX
Tue Jun 20 14:25, 2017 GMT
(Reuters) - More than two dozen U.S. companies, including several big banks, have teamed up to establish shared principles that would allow them to better understand their cyber security ratings and to challenge them if necessary, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce said on Tuesday. Large corporations often use the ratings, the cyber equivalent of a FICO credit score, to assess how prepared the companies they work with are to withstand cyber attacks. Insurers also look at the ratings when they make
U.S. banks, corporations establish principles for cyber risk ratings firms
Tue Jun 20 14:10, 2017 GMT
Index on Censorship has joined with seven other organisations to urge OSCE to appoint a new representative on freedom of the media The post OSCE must urgently appoint new representative on freedom of the media appeared first on Index on Censorship .
OSCE must urgently appoint new representative on freedom of the media
Tue Jun 20 12:31, 2017 GMT
Sacramento Bee Gunshot victims, weaponizing Twitter, internet privacy , and Kimberly Ellis Sacramento Bee Good morning. On behalf of The Sacramento Bee's editorial board, welcome to The Take, your opinion-politics newsletter. Please sign up for it here. Jack Ohman sees the U.S. Supreme Court's decision to hear the Wisconsin cheesy gerrymandering case as a ... and more »
Gunshot victims, weaponizing Twitter, internet privacy, and Kimberly Ellis - Sacramento Bee
Tue Jun 20 08:37, 2017 GMT
MUMBAI (Reuters) - Indian instant messaging platform Hike rolled out an in-app electronic payments wallet on Tuesday in a bid to cash in on rising digital transactions, replicating similar services offered by its backer Tencent Holdings in China.
Hike rolls out India's first payment wallet within messaging platform
Tue Jun 20 07:09, 2017 GMT
At a time of deep political division, this year’s Banned Books Week, September 24–30, will celebrate the importance of the freedom to read for all Americans, as books can open the door to conversations among those who agree and disagree on any number of issues. Read the full article The post Banned Books Week 2017 to Celebrate Everyone’s Freedom to Read (American Booksellers) appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Banned Books Week 2017 to Celebrate Everyone’s Freedom to Read (American Booksellers)
Mon Jun 19 07:04, 2017 GMT
Prominent journalists were among 17 people who went on trial in Istanbul on Monday on charges of links to the group allegedly behind last year’s failed coup, in a case that has amplified concerns over press freedom in Turkey. Read the full article The post Prominent journalists among those facing trial over failed Turkish coup (France 24) appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Prominent journalists among those facing trial over failed Turkish coup (France 24)
Mon Jun 19 06:58, 2017 GMT
Samuel Beckett and Cecil Day-Lewis helped Stephen Spender set up Index to highlight censored writers’ plight behind Iron Curtain. The same fight continues elsewhere today. Read the full article The post Index on Censorship: 45 years fighting for writers (Irish Times) appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Index on Censorship: 45 years fighting for writers (Irish Times)
Sun Jun 18 07:03, 2017 GMT
The world is in serious need of a laugh right now. A ridiculous, oversized belly laugh would let the tension ease out. We are on edge, with that nasty grating feeling, a bit like when there’s raw skin in your mouth and you can’t stop touching it with your tongue. Read the full article The post Laughter can ease life’s pain – we must protect the freedom to joke (New Statesman) appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Laughter can ease life’s pain – we must protect the freedom to joke (New Statesman)
Mon Jun 19 20:41, 2017 GMT
The Mercury News Internet privacy : California bill would protect users from being secretly tracked The Mercury News SACRAMENTO — Nearly three months after Congress struck down federal regulations that aimed to protect internet users from having their online activities secretly tracked and sold, state lawmakers are unveiling new legislation that would require ... and more »
Internet privacy: California bill would protect users from being secretly tracked - The Mercury News
Mon Jun 19 06:08, 2017 GMT
The Royal Shakespeare Company performed an abridged version of Turkish journalist's book We Are Arrested The post #WeAreArrested: Turkish journalist Can Dündar’s book performed live in UK appeared first on Index on Censorship .
#WeAreArrested: Turkish journalist Can Dündar’s book performed live in UK
Mon Jun 19 16:01, 2017 GMT
A Mexican court has ordered local retailers to stop importing and selling Roku media players, as these allow the public to access pirated content. In addition, several banks are prohibited from processing payments that are linked to piracy services on the Roku platform. Source: TF , for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing, torrent sites and ANONYMOUS VPN services .
Roku Sales Banned in Mexico Over Piracy Concerns
Mon Jun 19 09:12, 2017 GMT
LUXEMBOURG (Reuters) - The European Union can levy economic sanctions on anyone caught attacking EU states' computer networks, EU foreign ministers said on Monday, the bloc's latest step to deter more attacks following incidents in Britain and France.
EU agrees to use sanctions against cyber hackers
Mon Jun 19 09:07, 2017 GMT
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Editorial: Laughter tracked
Mon Jun 19 09:06, 2017 GMT
The post Shadows, spectres and socialism – Summer 2017 appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Shadows, spectres and socialism – Summer 2017
Mon Jun 19 09:05, 2017 GMT
The summer 2017 issue of Index on Censorship magazine examines the legacy of the Russian revolution. Contributors include Nina Khrushcheva, David Aaronovitch, BG Muhn, Andrei Arkhangelsky, Rafael Marques de Morais and Bernard Gwertzman The post 100 years on appeared first on Index on Censorship .
100 years on
Sun Jun 18 08:39, 2017 GMT
In an apparent attempt at self-censorship, the Walt Disney Company has asked Google to remove a copy of its own takedown notices from search results. While the targeted page contains links to Lucasfilm's "Star Wars: The Force Awakens," the request is rather pointless as the URL was not indexed by Google to begin with. Source: TF , for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing, torrent sites and ANONYMOUS VPN services .
Disney Asks Google to Remove Its Own (Invisible) Takedown Notices
Sat Jun 17 17:04, 2017 GMT
At TorrentFreak, we write about website blocking on a weekly basis, but it's not often that we are the target ourselves. This week we are, as major computer security vendor Comodo has decided to block direct access to our site, claiming that we might offer illegal access to copyrighted software or media. Interestingly. Comodo's DNS blocking doesn't prevent users from accessing The Pirate Bay and other known pirate sites. Source: TF , for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing, torrent sites and ANONYMOUS VPN services .
Comodo DNS Blocks TorrentFreak Over “Hacking and Warez “
Sat Jun 17 10:26, 2017 GMT
This week the world looked on in horror as a huge London tower block burned with residents still inside. Just a day later, a headline in UK tabloid The Sun declared "Kodi Boxes" a fire hazard and a risk to public safety. Was that awful timing? Cautionary advice? Or flat-out anti-piracy opportunism? Source: TF , for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing, torrent sites and ANONYMOUS VPN services .
“Kodi Boxes Are a Fire Risk”: Awful Timing or Opportunism?
Fri Jun 16 17:32, 2017 GMT
19 Haziran’da aralarında gazetecilerin de olduğu 17 sanığın yargılandığı davanın ilk duruşması görülecek. Sanıklar arasında önde gelen yazar ve siyasi yorumculardan Ahmet Altan, Mehmet Altan ve Nazlı Ilıcak da var. Dava, geçen yıl gerçekleşen başarısız darbe girişimine katılmış olmakla suçlanan gazetecilerin yargılandığı davalardan ilki ve mahkemelerin Olağanüstü Hal ortamında ifade özgürlüğü ve adil yargılanma hakkı […] The post Türkiye: İnsan hakları  örgütleri, darbeye katılmakla suçlanan gazetecilerin davasını takip edecek appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Türkiye: İnsan hakları  örgütleri, darbeye katılmakla suçlanan gazetecilerin davasını takip edecek
Fri Jun 16 16:55, 2017 GMT
Index on Censorship is joining a mission to Turkey to observe the first hearing in a trial concerning 17 defendants, including a number of journalists, accused of participating in the failed 2016 coup. The post Turkey: Rights groups to monitor criminal trial against journalists accused of participating in coup appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Turkey: Rights groups to monitor criminal trial against journalists accused of participating in coup
Fri Jun 16 14:48, 2017 GMT
Human Rights Watch Internet censorship in India is on the rise WKMG Orlando NEW DELHI (CNNMoney) - India is becoming increasingly trigger-happy when it comes to preventing people accessing the internet . The nation has shut down the internet in various regions 20 times in the first five months of this year, according to a ... India: 20 Internet Shutdowns in 2017 Human Rights Watch Human Rights Watch says 20 internet shutdowns recorded in India in 2017 Scroll.in all 6 news articles »
Internet censorship in India is on the rise - WKMG Orlando
Fri Jun 16 10:10, 2017 GMT
Over the last seven days protests, lawsuits, and self-proclaimed governments have stopped journalists from doing their jobs in countries covered by Index on Censorship’s project Mapping Media Freedom. The post Mapping Media Freedom: Journalists detained at Russian protests appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Mapping Media Freedom: Journalists detained at Russian protests
Fri Jun 16 09:53, 2017 GMT
The Summer 2017 issue of Index on Censorship magazine looks at how the consequences of the 1917 Russian Revolution still affect freedoms today The post Contents: 100 years on appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Contents: 100 years on
Fri Jun 16 05:06, 2017 GMT
The Lazarus group - who targeted Sony Pictures in 2014 - believed to have been behind NHS cyber-attack.
NHS cyber-attack was 'launched from North Korea'
Fri Jun 16 02:33, 2017 GMT
The Guardian Australian push to make decryption easier 'could threaten global internet security ' The Guardian An Australian push to persuade western intelligence partners to make it easier to decrypt messaging services and devices could “threaten global internet security ”, privacy and free speech advocates have warned. Australia's attorney general, George ... and more »
Australian push to make decryption easier 'could threaten global internet security' - The Guardian
Fri Jun 16 00:49, 2017 GMT
Android Authority (blog) Why Congress must update USA's definition of Internet privacy Android Authority (blog) As outlined in the letter, the US does currently have the Electronic Communications Privacy Act (ECPA), which was enacted more than 30 years ago when the Internet as we know it today did not exist. It's not surprising, therefore, that the US Court of ...
Why Congress must update USA's definition of Internet privacy - Android Authority (blog)
Thu Jun 15 21:15, 2017 GMT
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Bitcoin fell to a three-week low on Thursday as investors took profits partly in response to a bearish report from Goldman Sachs as well as concerns about a Chinese bitcoin miner's plan to undertake a "hard fork" that will result in a split in the digital currency.
Bitcoin drops to three-week low on profit taking
Thu Jun 15 18:08, 2017 GMT
As the DHS, FBI, and NSA pin cyberattacks on North Korea, here's how to understand the motivations of the Hermit Kingdom's hackers.
North Korea's Cyberattacks Are Chaotic, But Also Make Perfect Sense
Thu Jun 15 20:40, 2017 GMT
In face of federal lapse, Mass. lawmakers stepping up on Internet privacy The Boston Globe Emily Kumler is right to sound the alarm about big data and the loss of control over one's own life (“The fight for your data is on,” Opinion, June 9). “My data is my property,” she writes, but “we don't know who is tracking us.” Laws protecting our ...
In face of federal lapse, Mass. lawmakers stepping up on Internet privacy - The Boston Globe
Thu Jun 15 16:44, 2017 GMT
Daily Signal Why the Outrage About Losing ' Internet Privacy ' Is Bogus Daily Signal Newsweek profiled activists who alleged that the congressional vote would “'fundamentally undermine' online security and enable unconstitutional mass government surveillance.” Internet privacy had been “repealed,” they alleged, and internet service ... and more »
Why the Outrage About Losing 'Internet Privacy' Is Bogus - Daily Signal
Thu Jun 15 14:15, 2017 GMT
UCL, one of the world's top ranked universities, has come under a major ransomware cyber-attack.
Top university under 'ransomware' cyber-attack
Thu Jun 15 13:33, 2017 GMT
Marketing Week International round-up: US internet privacy bill faces backlash, Chevrolet focuses on 'meritocracy' in Argentina Marketing Week There's a new internet privacy bill in US Congress, and the digital ad industry says that if it passes it could mean “Facebook won't be free”. Tennessee congresswoman Martha Blackburn says she wants to give consumers control of their internet ...
International round-up: US internet privacy bill faces backlash, Chevrolet focuses on 'meritocracy' in Argentina - Marketing Week
Thu Jun 15 14:05, 2017 GMT
Index on Censorship calls on Russian authorities to drop all charges against demonstrators and journalists The post Russia: Index condemns arrest of protesters and journalists at anti-corruption rallies appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Russia: Index condemns arrest of protesters and journalists at anti-corruption rallies
Thu Jun 15 08:45, 2017 GMT
A petition urging advertisers to withdraw their ads from provocative right-wing blog GeenStijl, shook up The Netherlands last month. The post The Netherlands: Journalists stand up against online sexual harassment appeared first on Index on Censorship .
The Netherlands: Journalists stand up against online sexual harassment
Wed Jun 14 23:07, 2017 GMT
PARIS/NEW YORK (Reuters) - Blockchain-based payments startup Circle Internet Financial on Thursday launched an international online money transfer service that allows people in the United States and Europe to send money to each other instantly and at no cost as it seeks to tear down borders in the payments world.
Goldman-backed startup Circle launches no-fee foreign payments service
Wed Jun 14 18:55, 2017 GMT
Morning Consult House Democrats Make Rhetorical Push for Internet Privacy Morning Consult Mounting security concerns surrounding the proliferation of wireless devices is renewing a long-running internet privacy debate. Traditional partisan rifts over regulation of private companies exploded Tuesday at a hearing of the House Energy and ...
House Democrats Make Rhetorical Push for Internet Privacy - Morning Consult
Wed Jun 14 16:14, 2017 GMT
The director of advocacy at the Bahrain Institute for Human Rights and Democracy stepped onto the embassy’s steps and was arrested a few minutes later The post Protestor arrested during demonstration at Bahrain Embassy in London appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Protestor arrested during demonstration at Bahrain Embassy in London
Wed Jun 14 11:14, 2017 GMT
Human rights activist Nabeel Rajab has been in prison in Bahrain for a full year for expressing opinions. During this time, he has been primarily held in solitary confinement The post London protest marks a year in prison for Nabeel Rajab appeared first on Index on Censorship .
London protest marks a year in prison for Nabeel Rajab
Wed Jun 14 10:06, 2017 GMT
The US' DHS and FBI are pinning several high-profile hacks on a North Korean group called Hidden Cobra, previously known as Lazarus Group, reports Reuters.
US says North Korea is behind cyberattacks dating back to 2009 - CNET
Wed Jun 14 09:17, 2017 GMT
Internet providers in Europe can be ordered to block access to The Pirate Bay, even though the site itself doesn't store any infringing material. This is the conclusion of the EU Court of Justice in what has proven to be a landmark case. According to the Court, The Pirate Bay and similar sites commit an "act of communication" by helping their users to share infringing content. Source: TF , for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing, torrent sites and ANONYMOUS VPN services .
Pirate Bay Facilitates Piracy and Can be Blocked, Top EU Court Rules
Wed Jun 14 06:15, 2017 GMT
Liberals push fake news on internet privacy American Thinker (blog) Since the time the internet became available over twenty years ago, it has been regulated by Federal Trade Commission privacy rules and the rules for privacy protection and data collection monitoring have worked well. Let's be clear: this isn't about ...
Liberals push fake news on internet privacy - American Thinker (blog)
Tue Jun 13 17:00, 2017 GMT
Last month's devastating WannaCry ransomware outbreak was just a warning shot. In an unprecedented move, Microsoft today released critical security updates to block another wave of similar attacks, making those patches available on unsupported versions like Windows XP and Server 2003.
Microsoft warns of 'destructive cyberattacks,' issues new Windows XP patches
Tue Jun 13 20:47, 2017 GMT
The tech giant releases several Windows XP patches to address vulnerabilities that are in heightened danger from cyberattacks by government organizations.
After WannaCry, Microsoft amps up security updates - CNET
Tue Jun 13 20:00, 2017 GMT
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. government on Tuesday issued a rare alert on the activities of a hacking group it dubbed "Hidden Cobra," saying the group was part of the North Korean government.
U.S. blames North Korean government for cyber attacks since 2009
Tue Jun 13 16:22, 2017 GMT
Breitbart News Internet Privacy Lawyer Daniel Szalkiewicz: Facebook and Tumblr's Revenge Porn Policies Are Broken Breitbart News Breitbart Tech recently had the opportunity to speak to attorney Daniel Szalkiewicz, who specializes in defamation and Internet privacy cases, most notably those concerning revenge porn and sextortion. In March, Szalkiewicz made the news after accusing ...
Internet Privacy Lawyer Daniel Szalkiewicz: Facebook and Tumblr's Revenge Porn Policies Are Broken - Breitbart News
Tue Jun 13 07:00, 2017 GMT
We, the undersigned, express our deep concern over the continued detention of prominent Bahraini human rights defender Nabeel Rajab, on the first anniversary of his arrest The post UN member and observer states should call on Bahraini authorities to free Nabeel Rajab appeared first on Index on Censorship .
UN member and observer states should call on Bahraini authorities to free Nabeel Rajab
Tue Jun 13 09:04, 2017 GMT
Nine Pakistani citizens have filed a constitutional petition in Pakistan to challenge censorship and recent arrests of journalists and activists The post Petition challenges Pakistan’s censorship in court appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Petition challenges Pakistan’s censorship in court
Tue Jun 13 06:38, 2017 GMT
Index on Censorship joins with 24 other international organisations to call on Interpol to prevent the misuse of Interpol alerts against Leyla and Arif Yunus The post Azerbaijan: Interpol must prevent misuse of alerts against Leyla and Arif Yunus appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Azerbaijan: Interpol must prevent misuse of alerts against Leyla and Arif Yunus
Tue Jun 13 07:00, 2017 GMT
June 13 marks the one-year anniversary of Nabeel Rajab's arrest by Bahraini authorities The post Groups urge UN members to call for freedom for Bahraini human rights defender appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Groups urge UN members to call for freedom for Bahraini human rights defender
Mon Jun 12 14:31, 2017 GMT
The cyber-security expert who defeated the Wannacry attack briefly feared he had helped it spread.
NHS ransomware cyber-security hero: I was panicking
Mon Jun 12 11:50, 2017 GMT
The Federalist Why Censoring The Internet Would Make It Harder To Fight Terrorism The Federalist It is good to see a western political leader facing up to the challenge posed by Islamist ideology. But increased internet censorship is not the solution to this problem. It will only make the problem harder to combat by infringing on legitimate speech ... and more »
Why Censoring The Internet Would Make It Harder To Fight Terrorism - The Federalist
Mon Jun 12 12:50, 2017 GMT
CAIRO (Reuters) - An often fiery government critic, Egyptian journalist Khaled al-Balshi has been arrested, had his operations monitored, and staff harassed by police for years. Yet his website Al-Bedaiah, a rare dissident voice in Egypt, had never been touched.
Egypt bans scores of news websites in growing censorship crackdown
Mon Jun 12 07:56, 2017 GMT
The Walker Art Center’s decision to destroy Sam Durant’s installation raises concerns about responses to critique and controversy The post Coalition opposes decision to destroy sculpture appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Coalition opposes decision to destroy sculpture
Sat Jun 10 11:00, 2017 GMT
A Twitter attack, an Al Jazeera cyberattack, and more: Each weekend we round up the news stories that we didn’t break or cover in depth but that still deserve your attention.
DoubleSwitch Twitter Attack Wreaks Havoc
Sat Jun 10 10:00, 2017 GMT
Business Insider There's a new internet - privacy bill in Congress, and the digital-ad industry says that if it passes it could mean ... Business Insider Tennessee Congresswoman Martha Blackburn says she wants to give consumers control of their internet experience. She's introduced a bill — the "BROWSER Act" — that would require internet users to actively opt in to say yes to any sort of ad tracking ... and more »
There's a new internet-privacy bill in Congress, and the digital-ad industry says that if it passes it could mean ... - Business Insider
Fri Jun 9 23:56, 2017 GMT
Bloomberg Rep. Blackburn Wants Internet Privacy Rules Simplified Bloomberg Rep. Marsha Blackburn, a Tennessee Republican, discusses the future of broadband privacy with Bloomberg's Emily Chang on "Bloomberg Technology." (Source: Bloomberg). Related. Top Moments From Comey's Testimony. Most Recent Videos. Full Show: ...
Rep. Blackburn Wants Internet Privacy Rules Simplified - Bloomberg
Fri Jun 9 14:20, 2017 GMT
Russia is making good on its threat to crack down on VPN and proxy services that provide access to blocked sites. A new law submitted to the State Duma will see the country's telecoms watchdog identify such services and compel their hosts to hand over operators' personal details. Should block bypassing continue, access to the service will be terminated by the country's ISPs. Source: TF , for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing, torrent sites and ANONYMOUS VPN services .
Bill to Ban VPNs & Unmask Operators Submitted to Russia’s Parliament
Fri Jun 9 13:49, 2017 GMT
Next week the Bahraini human rights activist and Index on Censorship award winner Nabeel Rajab will have spent one year in prison on charges for which he has yet to be sentenced The post Bahrain: Nabeel Rajab approaches one year in prison without sentencing appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Bahrain: Nabeel Rajab approaches one year in prison without sentencing
Fri Jun 9 09:00, 2017 GMT
The Huthi and allied forces should immediately and unconditionally release ten Yemeni journalists detained arbitrarily without charge or trial The post NGOs demand release of journalists held by Huthi forces for two years appeared first on Index on Censorship .
NGOs demand release of journalists held by Huthi forces for two years
Thu Jun 8 21:22, 2017 GMT
Government Technology Facebook, Google, ACLU Voice Concerns About Republican Internet Privacy Bill Government Technology (TNS) -- More opponents are lining up against congressional Republicans' online privacy bill, including a trade group representing Facebook and Google — whose user data collection would be limited by the legislation — and the ACLU, which says it will ...
Facebook, Google, ACLU Voice Concerns About Republican Internet Privacy Bill - Government Technology
Thu Jun 8 21:04, 2017 GMT
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Hackers are increasingly breaking into brokerage accounts to steal assets or make illegal trades, prompting U.S. securities regulators to start tracking cyber crimes more closely, two newly appointed enforcement officials said in an interview on Thursday.
Exclusive: New SEC enforcement chiefs see cyber crime as biggest market threat
Thu Jun 8 17:39, 2017 GMT
DUBAI (Reuters) - Pan-Arab satellite network Al Jazeera is combating a large-scale cyber attack but all its entities remained operational, a company source said on Thursday.
Al Jazeera TV says it is combating hack, all entities operational: source
Thu Jun 8 13:00, 2017 GMT
Bucknell University Student Researchers Ask How Secure We Feel About Internet Security Bucknell University That question is at the heart of a new study published by two Bucknell University undergraduates and two computer science professors that blends computing with psychology to examine how internet users feel about privacy -protecting tools. "A big issue ...
Student Researchers Ask How Secure We Feel About Internet Security - Bucknell University
Thu Jun 8 11:27, 2017 GMT
Each week, Index on Censorship’s Mapping Media Freedom project verifies threats, violations and limitations faced by the media throughout Europe The post Mapping Media Freedom: Azerbaijani journalist abducted and beaten appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Mapping Media Freedom: Azerbaijani journalist abducted and beaten
Mon Jun 5 17:14, 2017 GMT
The Independent Theresa May doesn't rule out regulating the internet like China: 'Let's work with the companies' The Independent The prime minister was then asked if she would rule out "Chinese-style cyber -blocking action". She only said that she would "work with the companies" and gave no explicit commitment that she wouldn't introduce censorship and restriction regimes like ...
Theresa May doesn't rule out regulating the internet like China: 'Let's work with the companies' - The Independent
Thu Jun 8 07:56, 2017 GMT
Press freedom organisations and local Bahraini groups have raised alarm today over the suspension of Bahrain's only independent newspaper, Al Wasat, which has been barred from publishing for three days now. The post Bahrain: Press freedom groups call for lifting of Al Wasat suspension appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Bahrain: Press freedom groups call for lifting of Al Wasat suspension
Thu Jun 8 07:40, 2017 GMT
Index on Censorship joined with international human rights organisations to strongly condemn the arbitrary suspension of Bahrain's Al Wasat newspaper. The post Bahrain must end arbitrary suspension of independent newspaper appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Bahrain must end arbitrary suspension of independent newspaper
Wed Jun 7 22:17, 2017 GMT
UK Leaders: Fight Terror With Global Internet Censorship The New American Pointing to the latest terror attack to hit the United Kingdom, U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May (shown) again called for "international agreements" to regulate and censor the Internet under the guise of battling “extremism.” Under the proposed plot ...
UK Leaders: Fight Terror With Global Internet Censorship - The New American
Wed Jun 7 16:48, 2017 GMT
Cheektowaga Chronicle Wallace's Internet privacy legislation passes committee Cheektowaga Chronicle ALBANY, N.Y. – Assemblymember Monica Wallace's bill to limit how Internet Service Providers can use personally identifiable information has moved closer to the Assembly floor for a vote. The bill passed the Consumer Affairs and Protection Committee on ...
Wallace's Internet privacy legislation passes committee - Cheektowaga Chronicle
Wed Jun 7 16:26, 2017 GMT
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House and U.S. intelligence community on Wednesday said they backed making permanent a law that allows for the collection of digital communications of foreigners overseas and that pass through U.S. phone or internet providers, escalating a fight in Congress over privacy and security.
White House, intel chiefs want to make internet spying law permanent
Wed Jun 7 12:13, 2017 GMT
In Bahrain, you are not allowed to call for freedom or democracy. If you do you will be punished by the monarchy who has been ruling the country for the last 230 years: The Al-Khalifa The post #WeHearYou: Use your voice to support Bahrain’s political prisoners appeared first on Index on Censorship .
#WeHearYou: Use your voice to support Bahrain’s political prisoners
Wed Jun 7 10:49, 2017 GMT
Following similar events in the U.S. and Australia, the Orwell Foundation sponsored the first start-to-finish live reading of George Orwell’s 1984 in the UK on 6 June. The post London: A book that fits the times appeared first on Index on Censorship .
London: A book that fits the times
Wed Jun 7 06:01, 2017 GMT
International organisations have written to the Georgian prime minister to express concern about the abduction of Afgan Mukhtarli, an exiled Azerbaijani journalist. The post Abduction of exiled Azerbaijani journalist black stain on Georgia’s reputation appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Abduction of exiled Azerbaijani journalist black stain on Georgia’s reputation
Tue Jun 6 06:26, 2017 GMT
Newstalk ZB Internet censorship won't stop spread of extremism - expert Newstalk ZB British Prime Minister Theresa May wants internet censorship following the latest terror attacks in London. She wants restrictions imposed on the kinds of things people can post online and to force internet companies to weaken security so intelligence ...
Internet censorship won't stop spread of extremism - expert - Newstalk ZB
Tue Jun 6 20:59, 2017 GMT
House Republican looks for Dem allies on internet privacy bill The Hill is asking Democrats to cosponsor her new internet privacy bill, intended to replace Federal Communications privacy protections that Republicans killed earlier this year. Blackburn's office sent an email on Tuesday to all House Democrats asking them to ...
House Republican looks for Dem allies on internet privacy bill - The Hill
Tue Jun 6 17:25, 2017 GMT
VILNIUS (Reuters) - Politically-motivated cyber attacks from Russia pose the biggest threat to Lithuania's financial system, a survey of financial institutions conducted by the Baltic country's central bank showed on Tuesday.
Russian hacking threatens Lithuania's banks: survey
Tue Jun 6 17:06, 2017 GMT
In the wake of the July 2016 coup attempt in Turkey, the government dismissed over 8,000 academics from state institutions following Emergency Decree 675. The post Support Turkey’s dismissed academics appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Support Turkey’s dismissed academics
Tue Jun 6 16:11, 2017 GMT
From propaganda to film and literature as well as politics, the summer 2017 issue of Index on Censorship magazine reports on the implications of the Russian revolution of 1917. The post Summer launch party: Russia’s revolution and our freedoms appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Summer launch party: Russia’s revolution and our freedoms
Mon Jun 5 13:45, 2017 GMT
Rhode Island Considers Broadband Internet Privacy CED Legislation pending in the state's General Assembly is designed to protect residents from disclosure of personally identifiable online information by commercial websites or internet service providers. Rep. Evan Shanley, a Warwick Democrat who sponsored ...
Rhode Island Considers Broadband Internet Privacy - CED
Tue Jun 6 12:12, 2017 GMT
A new report proves the value of following the money in the fight against dodgy cybercrime services known as "booters" or "stressers" -- virtual hired muscle that can be rented to knock nearly any website offline. Last fall, two 18-year-old Israeli men were arrested for allegedly running a vDOS, perhaps the most successful booter service of all time. The pair were detained within hours of being named in a story on this blog as the co-proprietors of the service (this site would later suffer a three-day outage as a result of an attack that was alleged to have been purchased in retribution for my reporting on vDOS). That initial vDOS story was based on data shared by an anonymous source who had hacked vDOS and obtained its private user and attack database. The story showed how the service made approximately $600,000 over just two of the four years it was in operation. Most of those profits came in the form of credit card payments via PayPal. But prior to vDOS's takedown in September 2016, the service was already under siege thanks to work done by a group of academic researchers who teamed up with PayPal to identify and close accounts that vDOS and other booter services were using to process customer payments. The researchers found that their interventions cut profits in half for the popular booter service, and helped reduce the number of attacks coming out of it by at least 40 percent.
Following the Money Hobbled vDOS Attack-for-Hire Service
Tue Jun 6 10:00, 2017 GMT
Outgoing MPAA chief Chris Dodd praised European site-blocking efforts Monday but slammed unauthorized content sites that "steal sensitive data and make profit any way they can." Speaking in Italy, Dodd called for the education of youngsters against piracy but that could be tough. Italians carry out 669 million acts of piracy every year and they're happy with the quality of pirate copies. Source: TF , for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing, torrent sites and ANONYMOUS VPN services .
MPAA Chief Praises Site-Blocking But Italians Love Piracy – and the Quality
Tue Jun 6 10:01, 2017 GMT
Nuriye Gulmen, a professor of literature, and Semih Ozakca, a primary school teacher, were both fired following the issuing of emergency decree 675 by Erdogan’s government The post Turkey: Academics facing terror charges reach 90 days on hunger strike appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Turkey: Academics facing terror charges reach 90 days on hunger strike
Tue Jun 6 09:05, 2017 GMT
Turkish author Ece Temelkuran is growing increasingly anxious about life under President Erdogan, she told Index on Censorship. The post Ece Temelkuran: No haven for critical thought in Turkey appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Ece Temelkuran: No haven for critical thought in Turkey
Tue Jun 6 09:49, 2017 GMT
The fraudulent scheme netted the Connecticut conman about $20m, say US prosecutors.
US bitcoin conman hit with $12m fine
Mon Jun 5 22:02, 2017 GMT
Breitbart News Rep. Marsha Blackburn Touts New Internet Privacy Bill Breitbart News After Congress rescinds an FCC broadband privacy rule, Congresswoman Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) proposes a new bill that enacts “light-touch” regulation on internet privacy . Blackburn recently introduced the Browser Act, a bill ... I think that the only ...
Rep. Marsha Blackburn Touts New Internet Privacy Bill - Breitbart News
Mon Jun 5 19:27, 2017 GMT
Reason (blog) Theresa May's Call for Internet Censorship Isn't Limited to Fighting Terrorism Reason (blog) But May and the Tories really want to propose much broader censorship of the internet , and they know it. May is using fear of terrorism to sell government control over private online speech. The Tories' manifesto for the upcoming election makes it ... Theresa May's Answer To Terror: Restrict The Internet The Daily Caller London attack: Theresa May's plan for internet regulation could make life easier for terrorists, campaign group warns The Independent Privacy campaigners are outraged with Theresa May's 'draconian' internet regulation plans Business Insider BBC News  - MIT Technology Review  - WION all 133 news articles »
Theresa May's Call for Internet Censorship Isn't Limited to Fighting Terrorism - Reason (blog)
Mon Jun 5 13:16, 2017 GMT
New laws to limit and surveil speech on and offline are not the way to tackle extremism. Our response must not be to curtail those very freedoms. The post Jodie Ginsberg: New laws not the way to tackle extremism appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Jodie Ginsberg: New laws not the way to tackle extremism
Mon Jun 5 12:38, 2017 GMT
Journalist Murat Aksoy has been detained in Turkey's post-coup crackdown. His wife Şehriban tells how the arrests have taken a toll on her family. The post Turkey: The wife of imprisoned journalist Murat Aksoy tells of his ordeal appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Turkey: The wife of imprisoned journalist Murat Aksoy tells of his ordeal
Mon Jun 5 10:03, 2017 GMT
The Hill Week ahead: New GOP push on internet privacy | TheHill The Hill Lawmakers could be looking at a new fight over internet privacy, as they return to Washington after their weeklong Memorial Day recess. In the House, Rep. Marsha Blackburn pushes 'light-touch' Internet privacy regulation Washington Examiner all 2 news articles »
Week ahead: New GOP push on internet privacy | TheHill - The Hill
Mon Jun 5 04:16, 2017 GMT
Washington Examiner Marsha Blackburn pushes 'light-touch' Internet privacy regulation Washington Examiner Less than three months after Congress used the Congressional Review Act to repeal Obama-era privacy regulations at the Federal Communications Commission, Republican lawmakers are now taking the lead on legislation for "light-touch" protection of ... Rhode Island considers broadband internet privacy The Daily Progress all 2 news articles »
Marsha Blackburn pushes 'light-touch' Internet privacy regulation - Washington Examiner
Sun Jun 4 18:05, 2017 GMT
Rhode Island considers broadband internet privacy Washington Times Legislation pending in the state's General Assembly is designed to protect residents from disclosure of personally identifiable online information by commercial websites or internet service providers. Rep. Evan Shanley, a Warwick Democrat who sponsored ...
Rhode Island considers broadband internet privacy - Washington Times
Sat Jun 3 12:27, 2017 GMT
Analysis: How Congress dismantled federal Internet privacy rules - Chicago Daily Herald. Another View: Privacy, innovation hurt by new internet policies ...
Analysis: How Congress dismantled federal Internet privacy rules - Chicago Daily Herald
Sat Jun 3 08:07, 2017 GMT
Press Herald Another View: Privacy , innovation hurt by new internet policies Press Herald Internet service providers keep track of everything you do online. How they can use that information is up to federal regulators, including members of Congress who benefit from industry campaign contributions. Brian A Jackson/Shutterstock.com.
Another View: Privacy, innovation hurt by new internet policies - Press Herald
Fri Jun 2 20:53, 2017 GMT
Another Voice: State needs to protect internet privacy Buffalo News For most New Yorkers, the internet is a necessity in our homes, schools and businesses, and it has become a critical aspect of our everyday lives. We use it to shop, apply for jobs, research doctors and possible illnesses, apply for loans, pay bills, ...
Another Voice: State needs to protect internet privacy - Buffalo News
Fri Jun 2 16:00, 2017 GMT
Join Index on Censorship and others to mark the fifth anniversary of the arrest of Raif Badawi, a Saudi Arabian blogger and writer. The post Five years of injustice: Vigil for Raif Badawi appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Five years of injustice: Vigil for Raif Badawi
Fri Jun 2 06:44, 2017 GMT
Adam Rajab, the son of the prominent Bahraini human rights activist, says his father "is sacrificing himself to see a country which respects human rights" The post Bahrain: Nabeel Rajab’s son talks to Index about his father’s “unbreakable” spirit appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Bahrain: Nabeel Rajab’s son talks to Index about his father’s “unbreakable” spirit
Thu Jun 1 12:56, 2017 GMT
At Veracode, we work hard to support our customers in meeting the goals of your application security program. As a Manager of Customer Success Management (CSM), I work with our CSMs to help hundreds of customers beginning their journey to a mature AppSec program , and many who are just starting out with Veracode. Veracode Services and Support Teams hear a lot of the same questions from numerous customers. Below I’ll briefly explain the answers to 10 of the most frequently asked questions, provide links to resources on our website, and point out where you can find resources in the Veracode Application Security Platform . 1. What languages and platforms does your static scanner support? Veracode allows you to scan Java, JSP, .NET- C#, .NET - VB.NET, ASP.NET, .NET - C+/CLI, C/C+, PHP, ColdFusion, iOS, Android, J2ME, Ruby, Classic ASP, VBScript, VB6, Flash (using Dynamic), COBOL, and JavaScript for mobile and web applications. Our list of supported platforms and languages is always growing. For the most up-to-date list of supported languages, platforms, and frameworks, and how to compile them for analysis, please see the Compilation Guide in the Veracode Help Center or reach out to your Security Program Manager (SPM) or Customer Success Manager (CSM). 2. How long does a scan take? About 64 percent of scans are completed in less than 1 hour and 85 percent are completed in less than 4 hours. An ETA for scan completion is provided for each scan you create and is based upon a combination of language, application analysis size, and application history.  3. Why do I upload my binaries to Veracode? Do you also need my source code? Veracode’s automated static binary analysis reviews the final integrated application, without requiring source code. You securely upload your executables to the Veracode Platform, and the scan examines the compiled binary at implementation time to detect security flaws. By examining a compiled form of an application in its runtime environment, static binary scanning can provide a more comprehensive picture of real-world vulnerabilities. Performing binary code reviews reduces concerns surrounding intellectual property contained in source code and is applicable to situations where access to source code is not available, as is the case with commercial software, legacy applications or many offshore outsourced applications. 4. What types of onboarding do you provide? Veracode provides onboarding assistance and documentation to help you get the most out of Veracode products and services. Veracode customers can schedule an onboarding consultation through Veracode Support, or their CSM or SPM. Additionally, there are resources on the Veracode Help Center, including a Quick Start Guide and Demonstration Videos . 5. What is the difference between a Flaw and a Vulnerability? Veracode scans identify application flaws. A flaw is a potential vulnerability. A vulnerability is a hole within the security of a system caused by software flaws, incorrect configurations, and/or insecure user behavior. Vulnerabilities can be exploited to cause the system to violate its documented security policy. An exploit is something that takes advantage of a vulnerability to either gain unauthorized access or do damage to a system. There are a number of reasons why a flaw will not always be an exploitable vulnerability: - A flaw may be flagged in a part of the code that is not easily reachable by an attacker. - Veracode considers anything external passing data to the application to be untrusted. However, data an application receives in its live environment is not always untrusted. - A flaw may require certain privileges in the application to be a vulnerability. - A mitigating control external to the application code may prevent exploitation of the flaw. 6. Who is responsible for remediating vulnerabilities? Developers are responsible for remediating vulnerabilities. There are several tools to help in the Veracode Platform, including the Triage Flaw Viewer and Flaw Sources View, where Veracode provides detailed remediation recommendations. Developers can also get help from Veracode secure development experts in Security Consultation sessions, which can be scheduled directly from the Veracode Platform, or by contacting Veracode Support. 7. What is pre-scan verification? The Veracode Platform performs a preliminary analysis, or pre-scan, of your binaries to validate that they can be analyzed, and to give you an opportunity to fix problems before submitting your scan request. The results of the pre-scan verification are given as messages in the module table. During pre-scan, red and orange informational messages will be shown in the status column. Red messages prevent scanning of the corresponding module. Orange messages indicate issues that should be corrected to ensure an accurate scan, but do not block analysis from proceeding. Green messages indicate that all is well with the associated module. If there is a failure, Veracode will attempt to provide details on why the failure occurred and how to resolve it. After you resolve a pre-scan warning you will need to resubmit the affected files or libraries to the Veracode Platform. If you need to re-upload binaries, or upload new binaries, click the Back or Add Files button, locate the files to be added, and upload them. Refer to the Veracode Help Center for more information on pre-scan error messages and application submission-error codes. 8. What email notifications will I get from Veracode? Veracode keeps customers up to date with scan and overall service status via email. Veracode users will receive emails when: their password is changed, pre-scan verification is complete, a scan is submitted, and a scan has completed. You will also receive Veracode Insider , a monthly newsletter with security tips, best practices for scaling your program, Veracode product updates, and relevant AppSec news and events. 9. I like the Veracode web interface, but I do all my work in my IDE. Can you show me the results there? Veracode provides APIs for uploading applications and viewing results, including reference integrations to several bugtracking systems and integrated development environments, including Eclipse and Visual Studio. For more information on Veracode APIs and plugins, check out our integrations datasheet . 10. How do I learn more about how other customers increase their security posture? Veracode’s Program Managers have experience providing guidance to customers with varying levels of experience and AppSec program maturity. Our customers are encouraged to reach out to their CSM or SPM to review best practices, set goals, and leverage the programmatic approach to improving overall security posture. Still have questions? Call us or email Veracode Support at support@veracode.com for technical issues and troubleshooting, or reach out to your SPM or CSM for general inquiries.
Answers to the Top 10 Customer FAQs
Thu Jun 1 13:02, 2017 GMT
ST PETERSBURG, Russia (Reuters) - President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday that patriotic Russian hackers may have staged cyber attacks against countries that had strained relations with Moscow on their own initiative, but said the Russian state had never been involved in such hacking.
Patriotic Russians may have staged cyber attacks on own initiative: Putin
Thu Jun 1 11:22, 2017 GMT
Newsweek Internet Privacy : 7 out of 10 Smartphone Apps Are Sharing Your Data, New Study Reveals Newsweek In particular, Lumen keeps track of which apps are running on users' devices, whether they are sending privacy -sensitive data out of the phone, what internet sites they send data to, the network protocol they use and what types of personal information ... and more »
Internet Privacy: 7 out of 10 Smartphone Apps Are Sharing Your Data, New Study Reveals - Newsweek
Wed May 31 22:37, 2017 GMT
After the Federal Communications Commission website crashed earlier this month, the agency said it was a cyberattack. Senators want more evidence.
Senators want FBI to investigate FCC's alleged DDoS attack - CNET
Wed May 31 22:02, 2017 GMT
The Boston Globe New Internet Privacy Bill Would Bring European-Style Regulations The Daily Caller Conspicuously, the bill also makes no mention of the other side of the privacy coin: data security . Users are more willing to share their data when they have confidence it will be kept secure. The FTC has ample experience regulating data security , and ... A Republican may be Internet privacy's new champion The Boston Globe Internet Privacy Bill Would Override State Laws MeriTalk (blog) all 3 news articles »
New Internet Privacy Bill Would Bring European-Style Regulations - The Daily Caller
Wed May 31 21:15, 2017 GMT
The Boston Globe A Republican may be Internet privacy's new champion The Boston Globe Internet privacy has a new best friend, and it's the last person you'd expect. US Representative Marsha Blackburn, Republican chairman of the House Communications and Technology Subcommittee, helped overturn regulations from the Obama ... Internet Privacy Bill Would Override State Laws MeriTalk (blog) New Internet Privacy Bill Would Bring European-Style Regulations The Daily Caller all 3 news articles »
A Republican may be Internet privacy's new champion - The Boston Globe
Wed May 31 20:56, 2017 GMT
The Shadow Brokers Response Team hopes to raise enough money to prevent the next WannaCry attack.
Cybersecurity pros want to buy Shadow Brokers’ hacked exploits - CNET
Wed May 31 19:31, 2017 GMT
Buffalo News Editorial: Republicans schemed to undo internet privacy protections Buffalo News It never happened, which explains why the House, the Senate and President Trump moved so furtively to empower a handful of big businesses at the direct expense of American internet users. It was a sickening display of American government at its worst. and more »
Editorial: Republicans schemed to undo internet privacy protections - Buffalo News
Wed May 31 12:34, 2017 GMT
Silicon Valley How Congress dismantled internet privacy rules — and tech industry helped Silicon Valley WASHINGTON – Congressional Republicans knew their plan was potentially explosive. They wanted to kill landmark privacy regulations that would soon ban Internet providers, such as Comcast and AT&T, from storing and selling customers' browsing ... and more »
How Congress dismantled internet privacy rules — and tech industry helped - Silicon Valley
Tue May 30 21:38, 2017 GMT
Jacksonville Free Press Congress has Taken Your Internet Privacy from You, But Most Don't Even Know Jacksonville Free Press While us “citizens” were distracted by Republican's attempts to repeal Obamacare and Donald Trump's other shenanigans, a plan was brewing to basically sell your Internet privacy . The secret, or not so secret bill, passed both the House and Senate along ... Guest column: Internet privacy is not dead; - Bend Bulletin Bend Bulletin 05:15 AM Lawmakers In Congress, Senate Seeking ... - Science Times Science Times all 13 news articles »
Congress has Taken Your Internet Privacy from You, But Most Don't Even Know - Jacksonville Free Press
Wed May 31 14:38, 2017 GMT
On Wednesday 24 May 2017, Egypt banned at least 21 websites, including Al Jazeera television, The Huffington Post and Mada Masr The post Egypt: Groups condemn the government’s blocking of 21 websites appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Egypt: Groups condemn the government’s blocking of 21 websites
Wed May 31 13:26, 2017 GMT
The exiled Azerbaijani journalist disappeared from Georgia and reappeared in Azerbaijan, where he is now facing persecution The post Azerbaijan: Index calls for the immediate release of journalist Afgan Mukhtarli appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Azerbaijan: Index calls for the immediate release of journalist Afgan Mukhtarli
Wed May 31 13:08, 2017 GMT
TALLINN, Estonia (Reuters) - Veteran espionage researcher Jon DiMaggio was hot on the trail three months ago of what on the face of it looked like a menacing new industrial espionage attack by Russian cyber spies.
Blame game for cyber attacks grows murkier as spying, crime tools mix
Tue May 30 19:03, 2017 GMT
Nevada senate approves Internet privacy bill JURIST [JURIST] The Nevada Senate [official website] on Monday approved a bill requiring Internet providers to disclose what types of personal information they collect from users. Senate Bill 538 [text, PDF] is sponsored by Senate Majority Leader Aaron Ford ...
Nevada senate approves Internet privacy bill - JURIST
Tue May 30 14:49, 2017 GMT
On 16 May the Venezuelan government issued Executive Order 2489 to extend the "state of emergency" in Venezuela, in place since May 2016 The post Venezuela: Groups express concern over deterioration of internet access appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Venezuela: Groups express concern over deterioration of internet access
Tue May 30 12:05, 2017 GMT
Washington Post How Congress dismantled federal Internet privacy rules Washington Post Congressional Republicans knew their plan was potentially explosive. They wanted to kill landmark privacy regulations that would soon ban Internet providers, such as Comcast and AT&T, from storing and selling customers' browsing histories without their ...
How Congress dismantled federal Internet privacy rules - Washington Post
Tue May 30 10:26, 2017 GMT
Hackers who released a tool used in the WannaCry ransomware outbreak appear to have moved some of their funds.
Shadow Brokers move bitcoins after hacking tool auction
Mon May 29 11:00, 2017 GMT
Each week, Index on Censorship’s Mapping Media Freedom project verifies threats, violations and limitations faced by the media throughout Europe The post Mapping Media Freedom: Russian newspaper editor shot and killed appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Mapping Media Freedom: Russian newspaper editor shot and killed
Mon May 29 23:43, 2017 GMT
Las Vegas Review-Journal Nevada Senate OKs internet privacy bill Las Vegas Review-Journal CARSON CITY — The Nevada Senate unanimously approved a bill Monday requiring internet providers and website operators to tell Nevada consumers what information they gather from users and how that data is used. Senate Bill 538, sponsored by ... and more »
Nevada Senate OKs internet privacy bill - Las Vegas Review-Journal
Sun May 28 19:01, 2017 GMT
In addressing internet security issues, make sure to provide solutions Minneapolis Star Tribune And in 2016, the TRUSTe/NCSA Consumer Privacy Index reported that 92 percent of U.S. internet users worry about their privacy online — although that same report found that 75 percent believe they already protect their online data adequately.
In addressing internet security issues, make sure to provide solutions - Minneapolis Star Tribune
Sun May 28 08:23, 2017 GMT
Northeast Valley News Internet privacy law changed by Congress Northeast Valley News On March 28, Congress passed a bill that impacts Americans' internet privacy rights. Internet service providers will now be able to see and sell browsing history and personal information. During Barack Obama's time in office as president, he signed ...
Internet privacy law changed by Congress - Northeast Valley News
Sat May 27 20:34, 2017 GMT
La Crosse Tribune Lawmakers seek to restore internet privacy after repealing it La Crosse Tribune WASHINGTON (TNS) — House and Senate lawmakers are hoping to push legislation to replace recently repealed Obama-era internet privacy regulations, a move by the Federal Communications Commission that has led to a tide of consumer complaints. Internet Access Under Attack--Again Beckley Register-Herald A Bad Broadband Market Begs for Net Neutrality Protections EFF all 65 news articles »
Lawmakers seek to restore internet privacy after repealing it - La Crosse Tribune
Sat May 27 07:08, 2017 GMT
Beckley Register-Herald Internet Access Under Attack--Again Beckley Register-Herald Because newspaper and broadcast outlets are now tightly controlled by just a few large companies, our last access to the information needed to keep our democracy alive is in serious peril. Amounting to internet censorship , this is at least the second ... and more »
Internet Access Under Attack--Again - Beckley Register-Herald
Sat May 27 11:00, 2017 GMT
The bitcoin boom is back. But the only real rule with cryptocurrencies is uncertainty. The post Bitcoin Has Come Roaring Back—But So Have the Risks appeared first on WIRED .
Bitcoin Has Come Roaring Back—But So Have the Risks
Sat May 27 16:35, 2017 GMT
PJ Media Blackburn Argues for 'One Regulator with One Set of Rules' for Internet Privacy PJ Media Blackburn's legislation differs from the FCC regulations in that it would not only apply to telecommunications giants but also internet companies like Facebook and Google, which try to collect and sell sensitive information such as Social Security ... Internet Access Under Attack--Again Beckley Register-Herald all 66 news articles »
Blackburn Argues for 'One Regulator with One Set of Rules' for Internet Privacy - PJ Media
Fri May 26 20:03, 2017 GMT
Brad Pitt's combat satire is the streaming service's riskiest original film yet. But where does the company grow from here? The post War Machine Is Your Sneak Peek at Netflix's Blockbuster Future appeared first on WIRED .
War Machine Is Your Sneak Peek at Netflix’s Blockbuster Future
Fri May 26 16:55, 2017 GMT
In a previous blog post , I discussed the differing perspectives security and development teams have about the use of open source components. Taking these perspectives into account, what is the best way to enable the use of open source components in your organization? Forbidding their use entirely is not a viable option and, in fact, would be detrimental to both developers and the organization as a whole in light of today’s rapid-fire development cycles. To ensure competitive advantage, a modern enterprise is compelled to leverage open source software; however, this should not be at the expense of the security of the product. The following best practices maximize the benefit of open source software: Patch management A centralized patch management framework is vital to ensure that the most critical vendor patches are applied to your infrastructure in a timely fashion. The recent WannaCry attack was a stark reminder of the dangers of neglecting to manage patching. In terms of open source component patching, consider what happened  with one healthcare organization when Heartbleed was disclosed . Although the organization was aware of the OpenSSL vulnerability, it was not able to find and update all versions of the component before hackers were able to breach it through the Heartbleed vulnerability. Cyberattackers move fast when they see an opening or become aware of a disclosed vulnerability, and you won’t be able to keep up. Only with a proactive approach will you have a chance of thwarting attackers. Of course, the ability to patch, and patch quickly, depends on the visibility you have into open source component use. Consider technologies that help you keep track of which components are in use and where. For instance, Veracode Software Composition Analysis (SCA) helps you build an inventory of your open source components. Then when a big vulnerability hits the news, you can quickly identify which applications in your organization are vulnerable. Once you find a vulnerability in an open source component, you can immediately see whether the latest version of the component addresses it. This saves precious time as you’re formulating your action plan. You can also manually blacklist certain components, leading to an automatic policy audit fail for any application that uses it. Prescribe a policy Organizations will have varying degrees of risk appetite based on their market and maturity. It is important that an organization prescribe a policy (or at least a guideline) regarding the use of open source software, or the development team will assume they are free to use any open source component, which may result in a product shipped with known vulnerabilities and/or incompatible software licenses. Once software has been released, it can be costly and time consuming to retrospectively address any issues surrounding the use of open source components. For example a pragmatic policy would forbid the use of software components with known high vulnerabilities. Control your repositories Modern IDEs are optimized to give developers access to the widest possible selection of open source libraries directly within their native environments. If such a development practice contradicts your policies, it may be necessary to bar access to such repositories, either by blocking access at the firewall level or, more pragmatically, providing an on-premises, cached version of known and approved software components. There are various commercial products that provide such a local cached version of popular repositories, allowing the security team to closely control which components (and hence which vulnerabilities) are being included in the final product. Additionally, the judicious use of local repositories ensures that only a single approved version of a component is used, rather than a myriad of different (and potentially vulnerable) versions. Understand your software supply chain Today, most organizations are not building all their software from scratch, but rather are both incorporating open source components into their code, and using applications purchased from outside vendor s or outsourcing the development of code . With this influx of third-party software, it is easy to inherit both known and unknown vulnerabilities into your software supply. Using security testing tools (both static code analysis and software composition analysis tools ) provides a high degree of visibility into inherent risk, and vendor contracts should be structured in such a way as to mandate a minimum security level for delivered software. Understand how to remediate  An enterprise should continuously assess its risk from vulnerabilities within its open source and third-party components, and when new risk is detected (for example, a new vulnerabiliy is discolosed), the security team should proacively work with the development organization to remediate. Best practices for remediation vary depending on component and product complexity. For instance, a simple "upgrade to the latest component" may introduce unintended regression if the component has changed significantly. A pragmatic approach is to determine whether the given vulnerability is actually exploitable, and if so, whether a closely matching non-vulnerable library is available that minimizes collateral impact. Conclusion Open source component use is here to stay, and is rapidly becoming the fuel that drives innovation in the modern enterprise. Yet this widespread use also creates systemic risk. In turn, every organization needs to understand the open source component use within their development teams and create policy and best practices that will keep innovation flowing without deteriorating security posture. Get more details on the challenges surrounding, and solutions for, third-party software security in our new Third-Party Software Security Toolkit . 
Best Practices for the Adoption of Open Source Software
Fri May 26 17:34, 2017 GMT
If Napster co-founder Sean Parker has his way, people will soon be able to watch the latest Hollywood blockbusters in their living room as soon as they premiere at the box office. New details laid out in a series of patent applications reveal that the platform will likely be equipped with advanced anti-piracy technologies, including a "P2P polluter." Source: TF , for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing, torrent sites and ANONYMOUS VPN services .
Sean Parker’s ‘Screening Room’ Patents Anti-Piracy Technologies
Fri May 26 16:35, 2017 GMT
Blackburn Introduces Sweeping Internet Privacy Reform Legislation JD Supra (press release) On May 19, 2017, House Communications and Technology Subcommittee Chairman Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) introduced the Balancing the Rights of Web Surfers Equally and Responsibility Act of 2017 (the Browser Act or the bill), which overhauls privacy ... The ...
Blackburn Introduces Sweeping Internet Privacy Reform Legislation - JD Supra (press release)
Fri May 26 15:41, 2017 GMT
Russian journalist Dmitri Popkov was killed in his backyard in the late evening of 24 May after being shot five times by an unidentified perpetrator The post Index condemns the killing of Russian journalist Dmitri Popkov appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Index condemns the killing of Russian journalist Dmitri Popkov
Fri May 26 15:53, 2017 GMT
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Facebook, Amazon and more than two dozen other U.S. technology companies pressed Congress on Friday to make changes to a broad internet surveillance law, saying they were necessary to improve privacy protections and increase government transparency.
Major U.S. tech firms press Congress for internet surveillance reforms
Fri May 26 09:02, 2017 GMT
Roll Call Lawmakers Seek to Restore Internet Privacy After Repealing It Roll Call At least two Senate bills are being drafted to address the regulatory void and public outcry created last month when congressional Republicans repealed internet privacy rules issued by the FCC last year, using the Congressional Review Act. With the ... New GOP bill may revive internet privacy fight The Hill all 3 news articles »
Lawmakers Seek to Restore Internet Privacy After Repealing It - Roll Call
Fri May 26 10:00, 2017 GMT
The Hill New GOP bill may revive internet privacy fight The Hill When the bill repealing those regulations was signed into law, Republicans faced intense criticism from Democrats and privacy and consumer advocates. And the telecom industry went on the defensive, trying to publicly pushback against the notion that ...
New GOP bill may revive internet privacy fight - The Hill
Fri May 26 04:45, 2017 GMT
It's not uncommon for crooks who peddle stolen credit cards to seize on iconic American figures of wealth and power in the digital advertisements for these shops that run continuously on various cybercrime forums. Exhibit A: McDumpals, a hugely popular carding site that borrows the Ronald McDonald character from McDonald's and caters to bulk buyers. Exhibit B: Uncle Sam's dumps shop, which wants YOU! to buy American. Today, we'll look at an up and coming credit card shop called Trump's-Dumps, which invokes 45's likeness and promises to "make credit card fraud great again."
Trump’s Dumps: ‘Making Dumps Great Again’
Fri May 26 03:21, 2017 GMT
Internet privacy bill carried over to next session Press Herald The bill, L.D. 1610, was introduced by a bipartisan group of lawmakers in response to a congressional vote that some fear opens the door for internet service providers to share customers' personal data. In a controversial vote, Congress halted a ...
Internet privacy bill carried over to next session - Press Herald
Thu May 25 22:45, 2017 GMT
Associations Now "Browser Act" Brings Back Internet Privacy Rules, Extends Them Beyond ISPs Associations Now Marsha Blackburn, a prominent critic of the FCC's internet privacy rules that were recently rolled back by Congress, could revive those rules with a new piece of legislation—but make them also apply to websites at large. The approach has raised ... Google, Facebook, internet giants wary of Republican-backed bill for online privacy protections Washington Times So-Called Privacy Bill Would Actually Innoculate ISPs Against Strong Privacy Protections ACLU (blog) all 7 news articles »
"Browser Act" Brings Back Internet Privacy Rules, Extends Them Beyond ISPs - Associations Now
Thu May 25 19:52, 2017 GMT
WBUR Hiawatha Bray Talks Tech: Internet Censorship07:55 WBUR Several legal battles around the globe could determine the future of censorship on the internet . The government restrictions aren't limited to places we often thing of, such as China or Russia. France, Germany and Austria are all asking companies like ...
Hiawatha Bray Talks Tech: Internet Censorship07:55 - WBUR
Thu May 25 19:41, 2017 GMT
(Reuters) - Coinbase said on Thursday it suffered outages this week as the bitcoin exchange saw "unprecedented traffic and trading," with the digital currency hitting record levels.
Coinbase suffers outages amid bitcoin surge
Thu May 25 19:12, 2017 GMT
The Register Venezuela increases internet censorship and surveillance in crisis The Register Venezuela is increasingly censoring its internet and expanding online surveillance of citizens. The country is currently in a state of emergency after two months of anti-government protests that have caused the deaths of over 50 people and led to ...
Venezuela increases internet censorship and surveillance in crisis - The Register
Thu May 25 19:42, 2017 GMT
Washington Times Internet giants wary of Republican-backed bill for online privacy protections Washington Times Lobbyists representing Google, Facebook and other online titans are voicing concerns with a Republican-backed bill that would strengthen privacy protections by making internet service providers, websites and apps obtain permission from customers prior ... So-Called Privacy Bill Would Actually Innoculate ISPs Against Strong Privacy Protections ACLU (blog) all 6 news articles »
Internet giants wary of Republican-backed bill for online privacy protections - Washington Times
Thu May 25 12:14, 2017 GMT
Index on Censorship condemns the attack by Republican congressional candidate Greg Gianforte on the Guardian's reporter Ben Jacobs The post Index condemns attack on Guardian reporter appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Index condemns attack on Guardian reporter
Wed May 24 23:04, 2017 GMT
Engadget Congressional internet privacy bill would counter FCC rollbacks Engadget The US House of Representatives may have voted to roll back the FCC's privacy rules and let internet providers sell your browser history without your explicit permission, but there's a proper replacement waiting in the wings... maybe. Tennessee ... Overnight Tech: Internet lobby criticizes GOP privacy bill | Apple sees security requests for user data skyrocket ... The Hill A new privacy bill in Congress has some companies preparing for a long political fight Recode States Legislatures Rebelling Against Congress's Attack on ISP Privacy ACLU (blog) Ars Technica  - Mondaq News Alerts (registration) all 7 news articles »
Congressional internet privacy bill would counter FCC rollbacks - Engadget
Wed May 24 18:56, 2017 GMT
Las Vegas Review-Journal Nevada Senate panel hears bill on internet privacy rules Las Vegas Review-Journal CARSON CITY — Internet providers and website operators would have to provide notices on what information they gather from Nevada consumers and how that information is shared under a bill heard Wednesday by a Senate committee. ... to tell consumers ... and more »
Nevada Senate panel hears bill on internet privacy rules - Las Vegas Review-Journal
Wed May 24 16:48, 2017 GMT
Last week, Disney boss Bog Iger revealed that one of his company's movies had been stolen and was being held hostage for a bitcoin ransom. With press speculation that it might be the latest 'Pirates' movie, TF has spent more than a week trying to find out more. The whole thing seems highly questionable. Source: TF , for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing, torrent sites and ANONYMOUS VPN services .
Was The Disney Movie ‘Hacking Ransom’ a Giant Hoax?
Wed May 24 10:19, 2017 GMT
The explanation given to James Oberhelm for the removal of his work from an interim show was “inadequate” according to artist Duncan Campbell The post Turner Prize winner criticises Glasgow School of Art for censoring student’s work appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Turner Prize winner criticises Glasgow School of Art for censoring student’s work
Wed May 24 10:32, 2017 GMT
Diginomica The EU takes first step on slippery slope to internet censorship Diginomica The European Union (EU) has signed off on the first steps towards greater regulation of the internet with a vote to establish a universal set of video content censorship rules that companies like Facebook and Twitter would be forced to follow ... and more »
The EU takes first step on slippery slope to internet censorship - Diginomica
Wed May 24 09:08, 2017 GMT
The Nevada Independent After federal internet privacy rollback, Nevada Democrats push for more data disclosures The Nevada Independent Inspired by recent federal moves rolling back landmark internet privacy regulations, Nevada Democrats say they're taking proactive action requiring that online giants explain what kind of data they're collecting. ... Tempers flared and outrage occurred ... and more »
After federal internet privacy rollback, Nevada Democrats push for more data disclosures - The Nevada Independent
Wed May 24 07:01, 2017 GMT
Index on Censorship has joined the Banned Books Week Coalition as the first international member of this US-based alliance. The post Index on Censorship brings Banned Books Week to the UK appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Index on Censorship brings Banned Books Week to the UK
Wed May 24 02:02, 2017 GMT
Cable giant accuses pro-net neutrality site Comcastroturf of trademark infringement.
Comcast accused of trying to censor anti-Comcast site - CNET
Tue May 23 21:12, 2017 GMT
From testing hydrogen bombs to launching cyberattacks, the rogue nation is taking an incredibly aggressive posture.
Inside North Korea's mysterious military - CNET
Tue May 23 14:28, 2017 GMT
On Friday, May 12, an unprecedented cyberattack affected approximately 200,000 computers across 150 countries. By exploiting a vulnerability in Microsoft Windows, a combined worm/ransomware attack called WannaCry shut down hundreds of thousands of computers and demanded payment in order to regain access. In episode 5 of our AppSec in Review podcast, Evan Schuman and Veracode's Brian Fitzgerald discuss this unique attack and its implications. Listen to this discussion for: An overview of the attack and what makes it unique Best practices for preventing these types of attacks – in the long and short term Details on how to recover from WannaCry Thoughts on what WannaCry indicates about the future of cyberattacks and cybersecurity
Podcast: Our Take on the WannaCry Ransomware Attack
Tue May 23 16:49, 2017 GMT
(Reuters) - A federal appeals court on Tuesday revived a Wikipedia lawsuit that challenges a U.S. National Security Agency (NSA) program of mass online surveillance, and claims that the government unconstitutionally invades people's privacy rights.
Wikipedia can pursue NSA surveillance lawsuit: U.S. appeals court
Tue May 23 15:37, 2017 GMT
In this issue, Index on Censorship magazine explores the conflict in Bosnia: the pornographic documentation of grief and the betrayal of multiculturalism. The post End of a multicultural world appeared first on Index on Censorship .
End of a multicultural world
Tue May 23 14:00, 2017 GMT
Self-driving cars can only get better if information is safely shared. That's where blockchain technology comes in.
Toyota wants to use bitcoin tech to share self-driving car data - Roadshow
Tue May 23 09:58, 2017 GMT
City Pages Republicans break promise to protect Minnesota's Internet privacy City Pages Paul Thissen (SFL-Minneapolis) introduced bills to preemptively protect Minnesotans' Internet privacy . Those bills received overwhelming bipartisan support, passing 66-1 in the Senate and 134-0 in the House, with Sen. David Osmek (R-Mound) as the ...
Republicans break promise to protect Minnesota's Internet privacy - City Pages
Tue May 23 08:41, 2017 GMT
A popular section of Reddit devoted to piracy discussion was shut down last night following a dispute that boiled over into mutiny. After being helped by Reddit's admins, the people now in charge of /r/piracy say that a former moderator went rogue, promoting his own 'fake' websites, while holding threads hostage and censoring critique. Source: TF , for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing, torrent sites and ANONYMOUS VPN services .
Reddit’s Piracy Sub-Reddit Reopens After Mutiny Shutdown
Sun May 21 13:24, 2017 GMT
Hate Speech in the Cloud: Cloudflare Confronts Internet Censorship InfoToday.com The article notes that Cloudflare, “an otherwise very mainstream internet company,” was providing services to neo-Nazi sites, “including giving them personal information on people who complain about their content.” Titled “How One Major Internet ...
Hate Speech in the Cloud: Cloudflare Confronts Internet Censorship - InfoToday.com
Tue May 23 00:42, 2017 GMT
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Cyber security firm Symantec Corp said on Monday it was "highly likely" a hacking group affiliated with North Korea was behind the WannaCry cyber attack this month that infected more than 300,000 computers worldwide and disrupted operations at hospitals, banks and schools across the globe.
Symantec says 'highly likely' North Korea group behind ransomware attacks
Mon May 22 20:17, 2017 GMT
Democrats Hit Lack Of Internet Privacy CBS Minnesota / WCCO (AP) — Minnesota Democrats are raising a stink that a measure to protect residents' internet privacy isn't part of the next budget. A move in Congress earlier this year to loosen regulations allowing internet providers to sell customers' data sparked ... and more »
Democrats Hit Lack Of Internet Privacy - CBS Minnesota / WCCO
Mon May 22 20:43, 2017 GMT
The Diplomat China's Cybersecurity Law could take internet censorship to a new high. The Diplomat China's new Cybersecurity Law takes effect on June 1. Together with regulations issued over the past month by the Cyber Administration of China (CAC) — including on news reporting and commentary — the new legal landscape threatens to tighten what is ... and more »
China's Cybersecurity Law could take internet censorship to a new high. - The Diplomat
Mon May 22 21:25, 2017 GMT
TwinCities.com-Pioneer Press Internet privacy in Legislature TwinCities.com-Pioneer Press A last-ditch effort to add new protections for Minnesotans' internet data failed in the early morning hours Monday. Lawmakers finalizing Minnesota's jobs and economic development budget met after midnight to approve a compromise deal between Dayton ... Internet privacy measure dies at Capitol Minnesota Public Radio News (blog) all 4 news articles »
Internet privacy in Legislature - TwinCities.com-Pioneer Press
Mon May 22 19:41, 2017 GMT
The Latest: Minnesota Democrats hit lack of internet privacy Washington Times ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - The Latest on the last day of the Minnesota Legislature's regional session for 2017 (all times local):. 2:30 p.m.. Minnesota Democrats are raising a stink that a measure to protect residents' internet privacy isn't part of the ... and more »
The Latest: Minnesota Democrats hit lack of internet privacy - Washington Times
Mon May 22 19:49, 2017 GMT
UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - United Nations experts investigating violations of sanctions on North Korea have suffered a "sustained" cyber attack by unknown hackers with "very detailed insight" into their work, according to an email warning seen by Reuters on Monday.
U.N.'s North Korea sanctions monitors hit by 'sustained' cyber attack
Mon May 22 18:26, 2017 GMT
Internet privacy measure dies at Capitol Minnesota Public Radio News (blog) Internet privacy was a popular idea earlier in the Minnesota legislative session — getting 200 of the 201 votes in previous votes in both the House and Senate. Lawmakers didn't want internet service providers to be able to sell information about their ... and more »
Internet privacy measure dies at Capitol - Minnesota Public Radio News (blog)
Mon May 22 19:46, 2017 GMT
The Latest: Minnesota Democrats Hit Lack of Internet Privacy U.S. News & World Report The Latest: Minnesota Democrats Hit Lack of Internet Privacy . Minnesota Democrats are raising a stink that a measure to protect internet privacy isn't part of the next budget. | May 22, 2017, at 3:33 p.m.. MORE. LinkedIn · StumbleUpon · Google +; Cancel. and more »
The Latest: Minnesota Democrats Hit Lack of Internet Privacy - U.S. News & World Report
Fri May 12 04:41, 2017 GMT
Council on Foreign Relations Media Censorship in China Council on Foreign Relations Google's battle with the Chinese government over internet censorship and the Norwegian Nobel Committee's awarding of the 2010 Peace Prize to jailed Chinese activist Liu Xiaobo have also increased international attention to censorship issues. At the ...
Media Censorship in China - Council on Foreign Relations
Mon May 22 16:39, 2017 GMT
PenBayPilot.com Local legislators lobby to protect internet privacy , customer data PenBayPilot.com “With its reckless vote, Congress put Mainers' privacy up for sale,” said Sen. Bellows, in a news release. “Most people are rightfully appalled by the idea that their Internet service provider could be watching their every move online and selling their ...
Local legislators lobby to protect internet privacy, customer data - PenBayPilot.com
Mon May 22 17:10, 2017 GMT
Today three years have passed since the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) delivered its judgment on the case of political prisoner Ilgar Mammadov The post Azerbaijan: Time for justice for Ilgar Mammadov appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Azerbaijan: Time for justice for Ilgar Mammadov
Mon May 22 13:58, 2017 GMT
The virtual currency is proving popular but rival crypto-cash systems are catching up fast.
Bitcoin hits $2,000 trading high point
Mon May 22 10:58, 2017 GMT
As Nabeel Rajab approaches a year in detention for exercising free speech, Index on Censorship expresses its solidarity with the 2012 Freedom of Expression Award winner. The post Dear Nabeel: We are with you appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Dear Nabeel: We are with you
Mon May 22 09:03, 2017 GMT
The "inconsistent" rules used to judge and censor content on Facebook are exposed, claim insiders.
Leaks 'expose peculiar Facebook moderation policy'
Mon May 22 08:08, 2017 GMT
In this issue, Index examines the issues that lie at the heart of women's continuing fight against social, cultural and political subjection. The post Rewriting history appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Rewriting history
Sun May 21 18:34, 2017 GMT
Social network "doesn't want to censor or punish people in distress," according to documents described by The Guardian.
Facebook rules reportedly allow livestreaming of self-harm - CNET
Sun May 21 10:51, 2017 GMT
News from the BBC that a UK teenager has been banned from accessing her university's wifi after getting caught for a pirate download seemed straightforward enough. However, on closer inspection, the story about an illegal Chicken Run download is actually a really nice example of several key file-sharing issues, all wrapped up in an innocuous looking package. Source: TF , for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing, torrent sites and ANONYMOUS VPN services .
Girl Busted For Pirating ‘Chicken Run’ Provides Food For Thought
Sun May 21 02:49, 2017 GMT
SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea's main spy agency has a special cell called Unit 180 that is likely to have launched some of its most daring and successful cyber attacks, according to defectors, officials and internet security experts.
Exclusive: North Korea's Unit 180, the cyber warfare cell that worries the West
Sat May 20 12:00, 2017 GMT
Six out of 10 small businesses shut down after cyberattacks. Here's why.
WannaCry ransomeware's real victim: Your local corner store - CNET
Sat May 20 09:17, 2017 GMT
The Premier League and its anti-piracy partners have begun blocking some illicit IPTV streams in the UK after obtaining a High Court injunction earlier this year. However, providers are already countering the efforts in various ways, including tweaks to their Kodi addons. Source: TF , for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing, torrent sites and ANONYMOUS VPN services .
IPTV Providers Counter Premier League Piracy Blocks
Fri May 19 21:35, 2017 GMT
The Hill House Republican unveils internet privacy bill The Hill The bill from the chairwoman of the House Energy and Commerce subcommittee on technology and communications is similar in some ways to the Federal Communications Commission's broadband privacy rules that Republicans and President Trump ... New Browser Act would restore restrictions on sharing browsing history The Verge all 5 news articles »
House Republican unveils internet privacy bill - The Hill
Fri May 19 16:35, 2017 GMT
The WannaCry cyberattack is one of the worst of its kind in history, disrupting businesses, hospitals and even government agencies. Here's everything we know so far.
Seven things we learned about WannaCry - CNET
Fri May 19 16:35, 2017 GMT
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - For Kris Hagerman, chief executive of UK-based cyber security firm Sophos Group Plc, the past week could have been bad. The WannaCry "ransomware" attack hobbled some of its hospital customers in Britain's National Health Service, forcing them to turn away ambulances and cancel surgeries.
WannaCry attack is good business for cyber security firms
Fri May 19 14:20, 2017 GMT
Celebrate the courage and creativity of some of the world’s greatest journalists, artists, campaigners and digital activists The post #IndexAwards2018: Nominate your free expression hero appeared first on Index on Censorship .
#IndexAwards2018: Nominate your free expression hero
Fri May 19 11:34, 2017 GMT
MOSCOW (Reuters) - The Wannacry cyber attack compromised Russian banks' systems in some isolated cases, the Russian central bank said on Friday, in the first official acknowledgement by Moscow that the attack had an impact on the banking system.
Wannacry cyber attack compromised some Russian banks: central bank
Fri May 19 10:55, 2017 GMT
Index on Censorship welcomes the Conservative Party's promise in its manifesto to repeal Section 40 of the Crime and Courts Act 2013. The post Tory party promise to scrap Section 40 step in right direction appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Tory party promise to scrap Section 40 step in right direction
Fri May 19 10:15, 2017 GMT
Each week, Index on Censorship’s Mapping Media Freedom project verifies threats, violations and limitations faced by the media throughout Europe The post Mapping Media Freedom: Turkish editor arrested on terror propaganda charges appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Mapping Media Freedom: Turkish editor arrested on terror propaganda charges
Fri May 19 07:26, 2017 GMT
Sony Interactive Entertainment has filed seven lawsuits in the Moscow City Court targeting sites that offer its gaming titles without permission. The aim is to have the sites blocked permanently by Russian ISPs, so that users can longer access the sites by regular means. Source: TF , for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing, torrent sites and ANONYMOUS VPN services .
Sony Files Lawsuits to Block Video Game Piracy Sites
Thu May 18 23:02, 2017 GMT
How can businesses protect themselves against future cyber-attacks?
WannaCry lessons
Thu May 18 16:24, 2017 GMT
LONDON (Reuters) - Bitcoin is well-entrenched as the preferred payment for cybercriminals like the WannaCry hackers who have hit more than 300,000 computers over the past week, but cryptocurrencies offering more anonymity are threatening to displace it.
Bitcoin's murkier rivals line up to displace it as cybercriminals' favorite
Thu May 18 15:03, 2017 GMT
VILNIUS (Reuters) - A Lithuanian judge said she wants more information from the United States before ruling on whether to extradite a Lithuanian national accused of swindling two U.S.-based Internet companies out of more than $100 million through an email fraud scheme.
Lithuania wants U.S. to clarify charges against $100 mln email fraud suspect
Thu May 18 14:01, 2017 GMT
Index on Censorship joined a protest of solidarity outside of the Saudi embassy in London to call for the release of blogger Raif Badawi The post Raif Badawi’s wife leads calls for his release at Saudi embassy in London appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Raif Badawi’s wife leads calls for his release at Saudi embassy in London
Thu May 18 12:58, 2017 GMT
Mirror.co.uk Curry's launch half price sale on internet security and antivirus software amidst recent cyber-attacks Mirror.co.uk We've rounded up the top five deals on internet security and anti-virus programmes below, from both Curry's half price sale and other big retailers, as well as a few of the most highly-rated free ones. We've also asked Darren Guccione, co-founder and ...
Curry's launch half price sale on internet security and antivirus software amidst recent cyber-attacks - Mirror.co.uk
Wed May 17 14:54, 2017 GMT
Legislator proposes internet privacy regulations Biddeford Journal Tribune Roughly a dozen states have taken up measures in the last two months to enhance internet privacy laws following the defeat of protections proposed on the federal level. Sen. Shenna Bellows says her bill applies to companies providing broadband internet ...
Legislator proposes internet privacy regulations - Biddeford Journal Tribune
Thu May 18 03:04, 2017 GMT
PBS NewsHour Propublica finds lax internet security at four of Trump's resorts PBS NewsHour As both the U.S. and French presidential campaigns showed, hackers increasingly exploit weaknesses in internet security systems in an effort to influence elections and policy. Last week, cyberattacks using software stolen from the National Security ... Report finds weak cybersecurity at Mar-a-Lago The Hill Weak cybersecurity discovered at Mar-a-Lago: report New York Daily News Trump's Mar-a-Lago can be hacked in minutes: investigators New York Post all 22 news articles »
Propublica finds lax internet security at four of Trump's resorts - PBS NewsHour
Wed May 17 22:50, 2017 GMT
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A bill proposed in Congress on Wednesday would require the U.S. National Security Agency to inform representatives of other government agencies about security holes it finds in software like the one that allowed last week's "ransomware" attacks.
U.S. cyber bill would shift power away from spy agency
Wed May 17 15:22, 2017 GMT
NJ.com N.J. lawmaker seeks to restore Internet privacy protections that Trump revoked NJ.com A New Jersey Assembly member has introduced legislation to restore the privacy of Internet users that President Donald Trump took away. The legislation by Assemblyman Andrew Zwicker (D-Somerset) would prevent Internet service providers such as ...
N.J. lawmaker seeks to restore Internet privacy protections that Trump revoked - NJ.com
Tue May 16 11:16, 2017 GMT
One of the most experienced and respected journalists covering Mexico’s brutal drug war was murdered Monday in Sinaloa, a state plagued by narco violence. Read the full article The post One of Mexico’s most revered narco journalists was gunned down outside his office (Vice News) appeared first on Index on Censorship .
One of Mexico’s most revered narco journalists was gunned down outside his office (Vice News)
Sat May 13 11:18, 2017 GMT
Unlike other people’s definitions of who you are – something over which one can exercise little control – self-definitions are tricky little customers. They kind of stick to you like burrs and every now and then you will be forcibly reminded of their presence. To celebrate its second anniversary, The Wire could have chosen from […] The post Backstory: The Many Shades of Journalistic Fearlessness (The Wire) appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Backstory: The Many Shades of Journalistic Fearlessness (The Wire)
Wed May 17 11:08, 2017 GMT
One of the Bahraini activist's two trials has been postponed until 30 May as court rules to further extend his imprisonment The post Bahrain: Nabeel Rajab hospitalised and denied bail appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Bahrain: Nabeel Rajab hospitalised and denied bail
Tue May 16 20:47, 2017 GMT
WSLS Carilion cracks down on internet security after largest... WSLS ROANOKE, Va. - Some businesses in southwest Virginia are taking extra steps to protect their information after the biggest worldwide cyberattack in history hit on Friday. "When you lose access to your data, in today's world, that could mean a pretty ...
Carilion cracks down on internet security after largest... - WSLS
Tue May 16 16:59, 2017 GMT
The malware that's locked up hundreds of thousands of computers has netted roughly $70,000 so far.
Watch the WannaCry bitcoin ransom trickle in - CNET
Tue May 16 15:34, 2017 GMT
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Tue May 16 13:45, 2017 GMT
FRANKFURT (Reuters) - A group that has taken credit for leaking NSA cyber spying tools - including those used in the recent WannaCrypt global ransomware attack - has threatened in a blog it is believed to have authored to release more recent code to enable hackers to break into the world's most widely used computers, software and phones.
Group thought to be behind NSA tool leaks threatens new round of spy tools
Tue May 16 10:51, 2017 GMT
KIEV (Reuters) - Ukraine said on Tuesday it was imposing sanctions on Russia's largest internet group Yandex and other popular online firms to protect itself against cyber attacks.
Ukraine imposes sanctions on Russian web firms citing cyber threat
Tue May 16 10:40, 2017 GMT
Following the coup attempt on 15 July 2016, the Turkish authorities have pursued an unprecedented crackdown against perceived critics and opponents The post Turkey: UN should address continuous deterioration of free expression and other human rights appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Turkey: UN should address continuous deterioration of free expression and other human rights
Tue May 16 04:18, 2017 GMT
Maine Democrat proposes internet privacy regulations - Washington ... Washington Times A Maine Democrat says her bill would ban internet service providers from selling their customers' online browsing data to third parties without explicit consent. and more »
Maine Democrat proposes internet privacy regulations - Washington ... - Washington Times
Tue May 16 06:56, 2017 GMT
BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thailand has no immediate plan to block access to Facebook , the telecoms regulator said on Tuesday, as it expects the social media giant to comply with court orders for the removal of content deemed to threaten national security.
Thailand has no immediate plan to suspend Facebook, regulator says
Tue May 16 04:23, 2017 GMT
Maine Democrat Proposes Internet Privacy Regulations U.S. News & World Report President Donald Trump last month signed a law that could allow internet providers to sell information about their consumers' online browsing habits. It nullified a regulation from the Federal Communications Commission that aimed to block broadband ... and more »
Maine Democrat Proposes Internet Privacy Regulations - U.S. News & World Report
Mon May 15 21:11, 2017 GMT
Maine legislation aimed at protecting internet privacy Press Herald AUGUSTA – Some state lawmakers want to pass a new law to keep Mainer's internet browsing data private in response to a federal rule change allowing internet service providers to sell the web browsing data of their customers to advertisers and others.
Maine legislation aimed at protecting internet privacy - Press Herald
Mon May 15 15:28, 2017 GMT
“Detection and response” is the new approach to information security being championed by some of the leading analyst firms today. The theory is that, since we have failed to keep attackers from getting inside our networks, we’re better served getting tools that detect them once they are in, and help chase them back out again before they can do real harm. Nice idea, but completely wrong-headed. While detection-and-response capabilities can be valuable as part of an overall approach to cybersecurity, they cannot be the foundation of one –-and, in fact, will fail if thought of that way. There are lots of reasons for that reality, including the built-in advantage the attacks have in initiative and agility, and the massive surface area response teams must try and defend. But before we talk about those, let’s actually just use a bit of common sense from the rest of our lives. Imagine if the fire chief in your town came to you and said, “we’re getting rid of building codes around fire safety, because we just bought a rockin’ new fire truck, and we figure that once you let us know the house is on fire, we can get there quickly enough to keep too much damage from occurring.” You’d call him naive and a bit daft. The reality is that fire departments, while essential and life-saving at times, generally show up to make sure that the fire in your house doesn’t spread to your neighbor’s house, and that everyone gets out alive. The surface area they have to cover (your whole town or precinct) and the time from detection to action (communications, roads, marshalling the fire team) are just too great for them to really do much more in most cases. That’s why fire codes and fire prevention approaches are the best friends of the fire department. They reduce the surface area of risk (number of ways a fire can start and, therefore, number of fires they’ll have to fight) to something close to manageable. And they help slow the spread of fires and toxic gases so that the people involved have a much better chance of actually getting out alive. Sure, faster detection is helpful, but the complexity of the response task still means the fire department’s ability to prevent meaningful damage is limited. The same holds true in cybersecurity, but at a far more pronounced level, because here the risk is not from accidental fires, but from the digital equivalent of a skilled and determined arsonist who knows the tools and tactics of the fire department, and can easily overwhelm or evade its efforts. Prevention of attacks is still the best, lowest-cost foundation of information security, because the breach that never happens is the easiest one to defend against. And despite a lot of today’s hyperbole, prevention is, in fact, very effective. No, it won’t stop all attacks from being successful, but its other advantage is that it reduces the number of fronts that your response teams must defend at any one time, so that response actually has a chance of success, the few times you actually need it. Prevention, for enterprise security teams, is also a more effective and achievable approach as more and more of their IT infrastructure is outsourced to cloud providers in one form or another. Because in that scenario, what’s left for the enterprise to really worry about are not servers, storage and networks, it’s users and applications – the two elements of the equation that cloud provider security programs generally disavow responsibility for. The good news: Prevention technologies for users (multifactor authentication, risk-based authentication) and applications (static and dynamic testing) are actually robust today, and very achievable for enterprises to implement and manage. So before we start thinking that playing cops and robbers inside our networks is the right approach to information security, let’s put some thought into what it is we’re trying to achieve and the lowest-cost way to do it. I’m glad my town has a good fire department and those shiny trucks in the station – but that doesn’t mean I’m going to start grilling in the family room anytime soon …
You’ve Got Smoke Detectors in the House, but I Bet You Still Don’t Store Gasoline in the Living Room
Mon May 15 18:02, 2017 GMT
Reuters Cyber attack's spread slows; security stocks gain Reuters British media were hailing as a hero a 22-year-old computer security whiz who appeared to have helped stop the attack from spreading by discovering a "kill switch" - an internet address which halted the virus when activated. Individual European ... WannaCry ransomware cyber-attacks slow but fears remain BBC News Cyber attack: Latest evidence indicates 'phishing' emails not to blame for global hack Telegraph.co.uk Is Microsoft to blame for the largest ransomware attacks in internet history? The Verge Washington Post  - Phys.Org  - Los Angeles Times all 1,572 news articles »
Cyber attack's spread slows; security stocks gain - Reuters
Mon May 15 17:12, 2017 GMT
One of the largest cyberattacks ever is currently eating the web, hitting PCs in countries and businesses around the world.
WannaCry ransomware: Everything you need to know - CNET
Mon May 15 15:40, 2017 GMT
Jeremy Hunt says a lack of new attacks is "encouraging", but 16 hospital trusts are still affected.
NHS cyber-attack: No 'second spike' but disruption continues
Sun May 14 11:04, 2017 GMT
Reuters Ransomware's Aftershocks Feared as US Warns of Complexity New York Times Five businesses in South Korea reported ransomware attacks over the weekend, according to the government's internet security agency, and a Korean theater chain said late-night moviegoers on Sunday alerted them when computer ransom notes appeared ... More disruptions feared from cyber attack; Microsoft slams government secrecy Reuters 'WannaCry' cyberattack is slowing down; experts say it could have been much worse Los Angeles Times Worldwide ransomware attacks: What we know so far Yahoo News NEWS.com.au  - The Verge  - The Straits Times all 1,326 news articles »
Ransomware's Aftershocks Feared as US Warns of Complexity - New York Times
Fri May 12 06:50, 2017 GMT
News3LV Nevada Senator wants tougher internet privacy laws News3LV LAS VEGAS (KSNV News3LV) — Nevada Senate Majority Leader Aaron Ford introduced an emergency bill on Thursday designed to strengthen internet privacy in Nevada. If passed the bill would require operators of websites or services to provide a notice of ... Nevada Legislature introduces Internet privacy bill Nevada Appeal all 19 news articles »
Nevada Senator wants tougher internet privacy laws - News3LV
Mon May 15 08:54, 2017 GMT
Telegraph.co.uk Cyber attack latest: Vladimir Putin blames US for hack as thousands more computers hit by ransomware Telegraph.co.uk He added that global leaders needed to discuss cyber security at a "serious political level" and said the US has backed away from signing a cyber security agreement with Russia. Authorities fear a second wave of the "WannaCry" ransomware could hit ... More disruptions feared from cyber attack; Microsoft slams government secrecy Reuters World's biggest cyberattack sends countries into 'disaster recovery mode' CNNMoney Cyber -attacks from WannaCry ransomware slow but fears remain BBC News Washington Post  - NEWS.com.au  - Los Angeles Times all 4,304 news articles »
Cyber attack latest: Vladimir Putin blames US for hack as thousands more computers hit by ransomware - Telegraph.co.uk
Mon May 15 06:12, 2017 GMT
Metro China Hit Hard by Hacking Attack as Asia Assesses Damage New York Times An internet cafe in China. State news outlets said on Monday that about 40,000 institutions had been struck. Credit Associated Press. HONG KONG — Asia began to grapple on Monday with its share of the ransomware attacks taking aim at computers across ... Cyber attack hits China government, schools, but spread slows Reuters Ransomware hits 'hundreds of thousands' of China PCs: firm Phys.Org Cyber attack update: Computer systems across the world continue to be crippled Metro all 13 news articles »
China Hit Hard by Hacking Attack as Asia Assesses Damage - New York Times
Mon May 15 10:15, 2017 GMT
CUSTOMER UPDATE: Cyren Internet Security Detects, Blocks WannaCry Ransomware Worm Attack PR Newswire (press release) MCLEAN, Va., May 15, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Cyren (NASDAQ: CYRN), a leading internet Security as a Service provider, has issued a Customer Update for all of the company's customers and partners regarding the recent massive ransomware outbreak ... and more »
CUSTOMER UPDATE: Cyren Internet Security Detects, Blocks WannaCry Ransomware Worm Attack - PR Newswire (press release)
Mon May 15 10:38, 2017 GMT
Europe and Asia record fewer WannaCry ransomware attacks, as the hunt for the perpetrator continues.
Cyber-attacks from WannaCry ransomware slow but fears remain
Mon May 15 09:08, 2017 GMT
Security Minister Ben Wallace says the government need to look into why not every NHS trust installed the software that would have protected them from the cyber-attack.
Cyber-attack: Security minister says XP issue a 'red herring'
Mon May 15 09:04, 2017 GMT
An international group of academics, writers and activists have signed a petition calling on Denmark to repeal its ban against blasphemy. The post Petition calls on Denmark to repeal blasphemy ban appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Petition calls on Denmark to repeal blasphemy ban
Mon May 15 08:40, 2017 GMT
The WannaCry cyber-attack has affected more than 200,000 computers in 150 countries, Europol says.
Ransomware cyber-attack: Who has been hardest hit?
Mon May 15 07:35, 2017 GMT
Join notable free-thinkers from around the world for a weekend of discussions and debates on freedom of conscience and expression in the 21st century at a spectacular venue in central London during 22-23 July 2017. The post Freedom of conscience and expression in the 21st century appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Freedom of conscience and expression in the 21st century
Mon May 15 03:55, 2017 GMT
SINGAPORE/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Asian governments and businesses reported some disruptions from the WannaCry ransomware worm on Monday but cybersecurity experts warned of a wider impact as more employees turned on their computers and checked e-mails.
Some businesses in Asia disrupted by cyber attack, authorities brace for more
Mon May 15 02:42, 2017 GMT
SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea's presidential Blue House office said on Monday there have been nine cases of ransomware found in the country so far, but did not provide details on where the cyber attacks were discovered.
South Korea says nine cases of ransomware found in country so far
Mon May 15 00:19, 2017 GMT
LONDON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - Many companies outside the United States may not have cover for a recent computer-system attack, leaving them potentially with millions of dollars of losses because there has been relatively little take-up of cyber insurance, insurers say.
European, Asian companies short on cyber insurance before ransomware attack
Sun May 14 22:14, 2017 GMT
The warning comes amid fears of further ransomware attacks worldwide as people return to work.
Ransomware cyber-attack a wake-up call, Microsoft warns
Sun May 14 18:41, 2017 GMT
More disruption could follow, possibly on "a significant scale", the UK cyber-security agency warns.
NHS cyber-attack: More ransomware cases 'likely on Monday'
Sun May 14 13:57, 2017 GMT
The EU police chief says Friday's ransomware attack hit more than 200,000 victims in 150 countries.
Ransomware cyber-attack threat escalating - Europol
Sun May 14 13:26, 2017 GMT
Europol director Rob Wainwright said there was an escalating threat worldwide.
Cyber-attack: Firms 'must patch before Monday morning'
Sun May 14 10:24, 2017 GMT
LONDON (Reuters) - Friday's cyber attack hit 200,000 victims in at least 150 countries, the head of the European Union's police agency said on Sunday, adding he feared that number would grow when people return to work on Monday.
Cyber attack hits 200,000 in at least 150 countries: Europol
Sun May 14 01:18, 2017 GMT
Government's increasing industry collaboration and research efforts suggest Singapore needs a cybersecurity strategy that goes beyond limiting internet access, as two universities fall prey to APT attacks.
Singapore university breaches reveal wider attack surface to safeguard
Sun May 14 03:05, 2017 GMT
Computer experts warn a follow-up to the global ransomware outbreak could hit by Monday.
Next cyber-attack could be imminent, warn experts
Sat May 13 20:10, 2017 GMT
As thousands of organizations work to contain and clean up the mess from this week’s devastating Wana ransomware attack, the fraudsters responsible for releasing the digital contagion are no doubt counting their earnings and congratulating themselves on a job well done. But according to a review of the Bitcoin addresses hard-coded into Wana, it appears the perpetrators of what’s being called the worst ransomware outbreak ever have made little more than USD $26,000 so far from the scam.
Global ‘Wana’ Ransomware Outbreak Earned Perpetrators $26,000 So Far
Sat May 13 15:52, 2017 GMT
A researcher who stopped the global cyber-attack believes the coder behind it made a mistake.
Global cyber-attack: Security blogger halts ransomware 'by accident'
Sat May 13 03:39, 2017 GMT
Telegraph.co.uk Government under pressure after NHS crippled in global cyber attack as weekend of chaos looms Telegraph.co.uk Experts at GCHQ's national cyber security centre were helping NHS teams fight the attack. The US Department of Homeland Security said late on Friday that it was aware of reports of the ransomware, was sharing information with domestic and foreign ... Massive cyber attack creates chaos around the world NEWS.com.au Global cyber attack is using US spy hacking tools Daily Mail Malware, described in leaked NSA documents, cripples computers worldwide Washington Post New York Times  - The Guardian  - The Independent all 1,205 news articles »
Government under pressure after NHS crippled in global cyber attack as weekend of chaos looms - Telegraph.co.uk
Sat May 13 13:13, 2017 GMT
Europe's police agency says a "complex international investigation" is needed to catch the culprits.
Cyber-attack: Europol says it was unprecedented in scale
Sat May 13 13:10, 2017 GMT
You Didn't Actually Need Internet Privacy Protections, Right? Motley Fool Now, if you don't want to share your search history, you will no longer have the option of privacy (unless you take fairly extreme technical steps to block ISPs from seeing it). That's only the tip of the iceberg for how the new legislation will allow ...
You Didn't Actually Need Internet Privacy Protections, Right? - Motley Fool
Sat May 13 10:12, 2017 GMT
BARI, Italy (Reuters) - Financial leaders of seven leading world economies will pledge stronger cooperation against cyber crime on Saturday and not to use foreign exchange to gain competitive advantage, but stick to their cautious wording on trade, a draft communique showed.
G7 reiterates FX pledges, vows more cyber cooperation: draft
Fri May 12 21:10, 2017 GMT
Vox The ransomware outbreak that's sweeping the internet , explained Vox The incident highlights a big downside to the NSA's practice of collecting libraries of security vulnerabilities in popular consumer software rather than notifying software companies about them. Keeping flaws secret makes it easier for the NSA to spy ... Massive cyberattack spreads around the globe New York Post all 21 news articles »
The ransomware outbreak that's sweeping the internet, explained - Vox
Sat May 13 01:33, 2017 GMT
Cyber-crime experts say that we could see more of the cyber attacks that crippled NHS computers.
NHS cyber-attack: 'The next step for organised crime'
Fri May 12 20:53, 2017 GMT
Vox Malware, described in leaked NSA documents, cripples computers worldwide Washington Post [What you need to know about the massive hack that hit the British health-care system, elsewhere]. “This is not targeted at the NHS,” British Prime Minister Theresa May told ... The Moscow-based Internet security company Kaspersky Lab said Friday ... The ransomware outbreak that's sweeping the internet , explained Vox Cyberattack spreads worldwide, NZ likely affected New Zealand Herald Ransomware - Questions and answers RTE.ie Telegraph.co.uk  - ExtremeTech  - VICE News all 630 news articles »
Malware, described in leaked NSA documents, cripples computers worldwide - Washington Post
Fri May 12 21:48, 2017 GMT
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A global cyber attack on Friday renewed concerns about whether the U.S. National Security Agency and other countries' intelligence services too often horde software vulnerabilities for offensive purposes, rather than quickly alerting technology companies to such flaws.
Global cyber attack fuels concern about U.S. vulnerability disclosures
Fri May 12 20:34, 2017 GMT
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - FedEx said on Friday it was experiencing issues with some of its Microsoft Corp Windows systems in relation to a global cyber attack that had disrupted hospitals in England and infected computers in dozens of other countries around the world.
FedEx reports malware interference in global cyberattack: statement
Fri May 12 20:08, 2017 GMT
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Microsoft said on Friday its engineers had added detection and protection against a ransomware attack that had disrupted hospitals in England and infected computers in dozens of other countries around the world.
Microsoft adds detection, protection against global cyberattack: statement
Fri May 12 19:41, 2017 GMT
A Californian judge is threatening to throw up a roadblock for Malibu Media, the adult media publisher that has sued thousands of alleged BitTorrent pirates. The judge might bar dozens of cases in his district until the accuracy of the company's geolocation technology is fully vetted. Source: TF , for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing, torrent sites and ANONYMOUS VPN services .
Judge Threatens to Bar ‘Copyright Troll’ Cases Over Lacking IP-location Evidence
Fri May 12 18:38, 2017 GMT
BAKU (Reuters) - A court in Azerbaijan on Friday supported the blocking of the websites of several media outlets critical of the government, including the Azeri service of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE).
Azeri court supports block on several media websites
Fri May 12 16:40, 2017 GMT
LONDON (Reuters) - Hospitals and doctors' surgeries across England were forced to turn away patients and cancel appointments on Friday after a nationwide 'ransomware' cyber attack crippled some computer systems in the state-run health service.
English hospitals divert ambulances after 'ransomware' cyber attack
Fri May 12 16:12, 2017 GMT
LISBON (Reuters) - Portugal Telecom was hit on Friday by a cyber attack but no services were impacted, a spokeswoman for the company said.
Portugal Telecom says hit by cyber attack, no impact on services
Fri May 12 15:33, 2017 GMT
We call on the government to take all necessary measures to ensure that the perpetrators of this heinous crime are brought to justice The post Maldives: Killing of Yameen Rasheed underscores urgent need for reform appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Maldives: Killing of Yameen Rasheed underscores urgent need for reform
Fri May 12 15:15, 2017 GMT
The discussion will revolve around how to stay independent in an era of big budget cuts, PR, advertorials, sponsored content and self-censorship The post Index at Byline: Can journalists ever be independent? appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Index at Byline: Can journalists ever be independent?
Fri May 12 14:59, 2017 GMT
NHS services across England hit by IT failure, believed to be caused by a large-scale cyber-attack.
NHS England hit by 'cyber-attack'
Fri May 12 14:18, 2017 GMT
Join free speech fanatics Index on Censorship for a quiz show with a difference: the Fake News Quiz The post Index at Wilderness: The Fake News Quiz appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Index at Wilderness: The Fake News Quiz
Fri May 12 13:21, 2017 GMT
MADRID (Reuters) - Spanish companies including Telefonica were hit by a so-called ransomware hack into their computer systems on Friday, with Spain's cyber security body warning of a "massive attack" affecting several firms.
Spanish companies hit by ransomware cyber attack
Fri May 12 12:22, 2017 GMT
The Glasgow School of Art has censored an artwork by James Oberhelm, a master of fine art student, on the grounds of “inappropriate content” The post Glasgow School of Art bans student’s controversial artwork appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Glasgow School of Art bans student’s controversial artwork
Fri May 12 11:11, 2017 GMT
Rory Cellan-Jones joined a police training exercise aimed at helping detectives prevent cybercrime.
How do you catch cyber criminals?
Fri May 12 09:31, 2017 GMT
The page belonging to a Dutch women's group was taken down for telling women how they can get access to abortion pills in places where they're banned.
Facebook removes women's abortion page for 'promoting drug use' - CNET
Fri May 12 08:23, 2017 GMT
The Royal Windsor Horse Show should sever ties with the Kingdom of Bahrain, say five rights groups The post Royal Windsor Horse Show must “sever ties” with Bahraini king over executions and blackmail  appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Royal Windsor Horse Show must “sever ties” with Bahraini king over executions and blackmail 
Fri May 12 05:49, 2017 GMT
Thai authorities want a long list of Facebook pages shut down by next Tuesday.
Facebook gets legal threats from Thailand over e-censorship - CNET
Thu May 11 22:53, 2017 GMT
Miami Herald Nevada Senate leader proposes internet privacy regulations Virginian-Pilot Following the defeat of a federal internet privacy rule, Nevada's Senate leader is pushing to mandate websites disclose what types of personal information they collect from Nevadans. Ford on Thursday, May 11, 2017, introduced emergency ... It nullified ... Nevada Legislature introduces Internet privacy bill Nevada Appeal all 12 news articles »
Nevada Senate leader proposes internet privacy regulations - Virginian-Pilot
Thu May 11 23:10, 2017 GMT
KSAT San Antonio Internet -connected toys can pose privacy risks KSAT San Antonio The Federal Trade Commission recently announced its reviewing privacy and security complaints of Internet -connected toys i-Que robot and My Friend Cayla, which has been banned in Germany. Fowler said parents should consider playing it safe by ... and more »
Internet-connected toys can pose privacy risks - KSAT San Antonio
Thu May 11 19:52, 2017 GMT
Nevada Senate Leader Proposes Internet Privacy Regulations U.S. News & World Report Nevada Senate Leader Proposes Internet Privacy Regulations. Following the defeat of a federal internet privacy rule, Nevada's Senate leader is pushing to mandate websites disclose what types of personal information they collect from Nevadans. | May 11 ... and more »
Nevada Senate Leader Proposes Internet Privacy Regulations - U.S. News & World Report
Thu May 11 17:45, 2017 GMT
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday signed an executive order aimed at strengthening the federal government's cyber security and protecting the nation's critical infrastructure from cyber attacks, a senior administration official told reporters on a call.
Trump signs cyber security executive order: senior official
Thu May 11 14:59, 2017 GMT
MILAN/LONDON (Reuters) - Suspected Russia-backed hackers have launched exploratory cyber attacks against the energy networks of the Baltic states, sources said, raising security concerns inside the West's main military alliance, NATO.
Suspected Russia-backed hackers target Baltic energy networks
Thu May 11 14:50, 2017 GMT
The 22-year-old received a suspended sentence of three and a half years.
Blogger convicted in Russia for playing Pokemon Go in church - CNET
Thu May 11 10:35, 2017 GMT
Each week, Index on Censorship’s Mapping Media Freedom project verifies threats, violations and limitations faced by the media throughout Europe The post Mapping Media Freedom: Journalists barred from covering Theresa May event appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Mapping Media Freedom: Journalists barred from covering Theresa May event
Thu May 11 06:07, 2017 GMT
Another View -- Dan Feltes and Neal Kurk: NH needs to act to protect internet privacy The Union Leader People should not have to choose between accessing the internet and giving up their privacy . That is why a bipartisan group of New Hampshire legislators has proposed legislation requiring internet service providers in New Hampshire to obtain express, ...
Another View -- Dan Feltes and Neal Kurk: NH needs to act to protect internet privacy - The Union Leader
Wed May 10 18:23, 2017 GMT
Bangor Daily News A false sense of internet privacy Bangor Daily News Well, a smart person would probably tell you that it doesn't exist, and you should probably assume as much as you spend time online. But according to the spin from the Obama-era Federal Communication Commission, privacy on the internet does exist, ... and more »
A false sense of internet privacy - Bangor Daily News
Wed May 10 15:39, 2017 GMT
The International Bill of Human Rights consists of the five core treaties that advance the fundamental freedoms and to protect the basic human rights The post What does the International Bill of Human Rights mean for freedom of expression? appeared first on Index on Censorship .
What does the International Bill of Human Rights mean for freedom of expression?
Wed May 10 12:00, 2017 GMT
The US is a prime target for cyberattacks in the new age of digital warfare. Here's how cadets are preparing for the future.
How military cadets get their mock cyberwar on - CNET
Fri May 5 18:34, 2017 GMT
Illinois Senate approves Right to Know online privacy bill - Chicago Tribune. With the federal government rolling back internet privacy regulations, Illinois is moving forward with legislation to protect personal information collected online. The state Senate on Thursday approved the groundbreaking Right to Know Act, a measure ...
Illinois Senate approves Right to Know online privacy bill - Chicago Tribune
Tue May 9 19:41, 2017 GMT
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Digital currency bitcoin hit a record high on Tuesday as demand for crypto-assets soared with the creation of new tokens to raise funding for start-ups using blockchain technology.
Bitcoin surges to all-time high above $1,700
Tue May 9 16:54, 2017 GMT
AZCentral.com (satire) My Turn: Why Congress was right to halt FCC's internet privacy rules AZCentral.com (satire) Congress was right to reject this mistake, and its action was a crucial step toward reestablishing consistent privacy requirements for the entire internet ecosystem. As my friend and former colleague, former Rep. Henry Waxman (D-Calif.) noted last fall ... A new law rolls back certain internet privacy measures. How can you ... PRI Innovation in Network Measurement Can and Should Affect the Future of Internet Privacy Freedom to Tinker all 5 news articles »
My Turn: Why Congress was right to halt FCC's internet privacy rules - AZCentral.com (satire)
Tue May 9 13:16, 2017 GMT
ANKARA (Reuters) - Online encyclopedia Wikipedia has appealed to Turkey's constitutional court against a government decision to block access to its website, broadcaster CNN Turk said on Tuesday, a case that has heightened concerns about censorship in Turkey.
Wikipedia appeals to Turkish constitutional court over website's blocking: CNN Turk
Tue May 9 01:03, 2017 GMT
GeekWire Rep. Suzan DelBene on Trump budget cuts, virtual reality, and internet privacy GeekWire When we see augmented, virtual, mixed reality type of technologies coming forward, we want to let people understand what those are, what the potential and opportunities are but also address issues that may come up with security and privacy that have ...
Rep. Suzan DelBene on Trump budget cuts, virtual reality, and internet privacy - GeekWire
Mon May 8 16:32, 2017 GMT
Innovation in Network Measurement Can and Should Affect the Future of Internet Privacy Freedom to Tinker In particular, conveying knowledge about the capabilities and uses of network monitoring, and developing both new monitoring technologies and privacy -preserving capabilities can and should shape this debate in three important ways: (1) Level-setting on ...
Innovation in Network Measurement Can and Should Affect the Future of Internet Privacy - Freedom to Tinker
Mon May 8 19:35, 2017 GMT
Lexology (registration) Internet Privacy - ISP Snooping and U.S. Surveillance Laws Lexology (registration) Yet, when it comes to our web browsing activities and electronic communications, isn't that what Internet Service Providers (ISPs) are now lawfully able to do as a result of the U.S. government's recent action overturning the FCC's privacy rules? The ...
Internet Privacy - ISP Snooping and U.S. Surveillance Laws - Lexology (registration)
Mon May 8 17:17, 2017 GMT
What a billboard means for your Internet privacy Phoenix Business Journal An internet privacy group has taken out a billboard in Phoenix criticizing U.S. Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., for pushing a bill earlier this year critics say pulls back some federal online privacy rules. The group is called Fight for the Future and has ...
What a billboard means for your Internet privacy - Phoenix Business Journal
Mon May 8 17:51, 2017 GMT
PRI A new law rolls back certain internet privacy measures. How can you shield your browsing data? PRI “Unfortunately, this new law actually just sort of codifies the status quo,” says Julia Angwin, a senior reporter for ProPublica and author of "Dragnet Nation: A Quest for Privacy , Security , and Freedom in a World of Relentless Surveillance." She ... and more »
A new law rolls back certain internet privacy measures. How can you shield your browsing data? - PRI
Mon May 8 09:52, 2017 GMT
Newsweek China to strengthen internet censorship - report Telecompaper (subscription) China will strengthen its internet regulations, increasing controls over search engines and online news portals, Reuters reports. Under a 5-year cultural development and reform plan released by the party and State Council, or Cabinet, the government ... Internet in China: Government Plans Further Tightening of Controls on Search Engines and News Outlets Newsweek all 8 news articles »
China to strengthen internet censorship - report - Telecompaper (subscription)
Mon May 8 12:28, 2017 GMT
Nine months. That's how long brothers Ahmet and Mehmet Altan have been in pre-trail detention in Turkey. Prosecutors are demanding multiple life sentences for the brothers, who will face their first day in court on 19 June. The post Turkey: After nine months in detention, Altans face court on 19 June appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Turkey: After nine months in detention, Altans face court on 19 June
Mon May 8 10:49, 2017 GMT
The Universal Declaration of Human Rights sets out the basic rights all people should enjoy and expect from their governments and other governments. The post Why is the Universal Declaration of Human Rights important? appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Why is the Universal Declaration of Human Rights important?
Wed May 3 08:44, 2017 GMT
When satirical blogger Yameen Rasheed was brutally murdered in the stairwell of his apartment block on 23 April, it brought home a regrettable reality for fellow Maldivian journalist Zaheena Rasheed (no relation): Paranoia can be paralysing, but journalists in the Maldives “should never let their guards down”. Read the full article The post Journalists need courage and paranoia in repressive Maldives regime (The New Arab) appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Journalists need courage and paranoia in repressive Maldives regime (The New Arab)
Tue May 2 08:42, 2017 GMT
A public interest defence should be created to protect journalists and whistleblowers who disclose secret information that reveals serious criminal activity or widespread breaches of human rights, an alliance of free speech organisations has said. Read the full article The post Free speech groups call for public interest defence for whistleblowers (The Guardian) appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Free speech groups call for public interest defence for whistleblowers (The Guardian)
Mon May 8 07:58, 2017 GMT
Pay TV company Foxtel has launched a new case to have several key 'pirate' streaming platforms blocked by ISPs in Australia. Yes Movies, Los Movies, Watch Series and Project Free TV are targeted in the action, which will see local ISPs forced to block the popular movie and TV show portals. Source: TF , for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing, torrent sites and ANONYMOUS VPN services .
Foxtel Targets Pirate Streaming Sites in New ISP Blocking Case
Mon May 8 08:00, 2017 GMT
groovyPost (blog) Everyone Should Use a VPN to Protect Their Internet Privacy groovyPost (blog) Occasionally, there are moments when niche tech topics spill over into public awareness. For me, that usually comes with a feeling of excitement and vindication, like when the Serial podcast exploded and everyone was like “Oh, you can have STORIES play ...
Everyone Should Use a VPN to Protect Their Internet Privacy - groovyPost (blog)
Mon May 8 05:17, 2017 GMT
Crixeo (press release) (blog) No, You Can't Buy Paul Ryan's Browsing History: Internet Privacy and the True Price of the Digital Age Crixeo (press release) (blog) In late March 2017, the U.S. Congress voted to dismantle internet privacy rules voted upon by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) in October 2016. The original FCC ruling would have stopped Internet Service Providers from collecting and selling ...
No, You Can't Buy Paul Ryan's Browsing History: Internet Privacy and the True Price of the Digital Age - Crixeo (press release) (blog)
Mon May 8 04:56, 2017 GMT
Index on Censorship is recruiting for its next youth advisory board, which will sit from July to December 2017. The post Join the youth advisory board appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Join the youth advisory board
Mon May 8 03:10, 2017 GMT
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Francis Ford Coppola, director of classic films such as "The Godfather" and "Apocalypse Now," has sent a letter to the top U.S. telecommunications regulator to urge support for "net neutrality," which prevents internet companies from blocking, throttling or giving "fast lanes" to particular websites.
Director Francis Ford Coppola weighs in on preserving net neutrality
Sun May 7 14:55, 2017 GMT
State bill on internet privacy would result in confusion The Daily Herald To that end, internet service providers (ISPs) have privacy policies that protect customer data consistent with the FTC's battle-tested privacy framework, covering transparency, consumer choice, security , and data breach notifications. If adopted ... and more »
State bill on internet privacy would result in confusion - The Daily Herald
Fri May 5 22:46, 2017 GMT
KTAR.com Billboard targeting Jeff Flake over internet privacy vote erected in ... KTAR.com An anti-censorship organization has unveiled a billboard targeting Arizona Sen. Jeff Flake for his vote to kill Obama-era online privacy regulations. and more »
Billboard targeting Jeff Flake over internet privacy vote erected in ... - KTAR.com
Sat May 6 04:43, 2017 GMT
HONG KONG (Reuters) - Russia's telecoms watchdog has blocked China's WeChat, the popular social media app developed by Tencent Holdings, the South China Morning Post said on Saturday, citing information posted on the Russian regulator's website.
Russia blocks China's social media app WeChat - South China Morning Post
Fri May 5 22:46, 2017 GMT
KTAR.com Organization launches billboard targeting Jeff Flake over internet privacy vote KTAR.com PHOENIX — An anti- censorship organization has unveiled a billboard in Phoenix targeting Arizona Sen. Jeff Flake for his vote to kill Obama-era online privacy regulations in March. The billboard reads, “Flake betrayed you. He took $185,900 from ... and more »
Organization launches billboard targeting Jeff Flake over internet privacy vote - KTAR.com
Fri May 5 21:31, 2017 GMT
Technology giant Microsoft has obtained a patent to block objectionable content from being shared and to identify repeat offenders. The company mentions copyright infringement as one of the areas where it can be applied, particularly in cases where files are publicly shared. What to do with these repeat offenders remains open for debate. Source: TF , for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing, torrent sites and ANONYMOUS VPN services .
Microsoft Patents Technology to Block Pirated Content, Track Repeat Offenders
Fri May 5 19:37, 2017 GMT
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Billionaire venture capitalist Tim Draper soon plans to take a step that even he, a long-time bitcoin aficionado, has eschewed to now: buying a new digital currency offered by a technology startup.
Exclusive: Billionaire investor Draper to participate in blockchain token sale for first time
Fri May 5 15:30, 2017 GMT
(Reuters) - Attempts at cyber wire fraud globally, via emails purporting to be from trusted business associates, have surged in the last seven months of 2016, the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation said in a warning to businesses as it bid to curb such crimes.
FBI warns of surge in wire-transfer fraud via spoofed emails
Fri May 5 12:15, 2017 GMT
Minnesota Lawyer In the Hopper: Internet privacy ; drive-by lawsuits; kids' rights Minnesota Lawyer Rep. Pat Garofalo, R-Farmington, the House author of the omnibus jobs and commerce bill, indicated late Wednesday that the internet privacy provision could reappear in modified form by “the end of the weekend.” (File photo: Kevin Featherly) ... and more »
In the Hopper: Internet privacy; drive-by lawsuits; kids' rights - Minnesota Lawyer
Fri May 5 11:56, 2017 GMT
ANKARA (Reuters) - A Turkish court on Friday rejected an appeal by the online encyclopedia Wikipedia against a government decision to block access to its website, the state-run Anadolu news agency said, a case that has heightened concerns about censorship in Turkey.
Turkish court rejects Wikipedia's appeal over website's blocking: Anadolu
Fri May 5 01:13, 2017 GMT
Illinois Senate OKs internet privacy measure - The State Journal-Register. Illinois senators have narrowly approved legislation to give individuals the right to find out what information online companies collect on them. The proposal passed 31-21 on Thursday. It would also allow internet users to determine which third parties ...
Illinois Senate OKs internet privacy measure - The State Journal-Register
Fri May 5 07:00, 2017 GMT
Wells, internet privacy are unfinished business The Spokesman-Review One benefit of an extra legislative session (or two?) is the opportunity to address unfinished business. Today we spotlight two bills that have been revived in Olympia – one that requires action from the House and one that needs the Senate's attention. and more »
Wells, internet privacy are unfinished business - The Spokesman-Review
Fri May 5 00:59, 2017 GMT
CBS St. Louis Illinois Senators OK Internet Privacy Measure CBS St. Louis SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) – Illinois senators have narrowly approved legislation to give individuals the right to find out what information online companies collect on them. The proposal passed 31-21 on Thursday. It would also allow internet users to ... and more »
Illinois Senators OK Internet Privacy Measure - CBS St. Louis
Fri May 5 01:12, 2017 GMT
Washington Post Actually, Congress Did Undermine Our Internet Privacy RIghts EFF Don't listen to the telecom lobby. Congress' vote to repeal the Federal Communications Commission's (FCC) broadband privacy rules has a profound impact on your online privacy rights. According to those who supported the repeal, the rules never took ... Get government out of the Internet's business Washington Post all 32 news articles »
Actually, Congress Did Undermine Our Internet Privacy RIghts - EFF
Fri May 5 00:04, 2017 GMT
BGR Politicians who voted to gut web privacy are now being shamed on huge billboards BGR There was a lot out outrage — and that anger continues to simmer in some corners of the web — but within a few days other tidbits of government insanity stole the headlines and lots of internet users gave up the fight. Well, one group of dedicated ... Billboards target lawmakers who voted to let ISPs sell user information The Verge Activists target ads at lawmakers who voted to sell your data for targeted ads Mashable all 4 news articles »
Politicians who voted to gut web privacy are now being shamed on huge billboards - BGR
Thu May 4 22:35, 2017 GMT
Illinois senators OK internet privacy safeguard Bristol Herald Courier (press release) (blog) SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois senators have narrowly approved legislation to give individuals the right to find out what information online companies collect on them. The proposal was OK'd 31-21 on Thursday. It would also allow internet users to ... and more »
Illinois senators OK internet privacy safeguard - Bristol Herald Courier (press release) (blog)
Thu May 4 14:31, 2017 GMT
Developers are increasingly being pushed to create more code faster. As the speed of development increases, it becomes less feasible to create every application from scratch. In turn, the reliance on third-party applications and code increases as well. But this “short cut” comes with risk. Third-party applications and open source components frequently contain vulnerabilities, leaving organizations at risk of breach and, increasingly, regulatory fines. As breaches proliferate through third-party applications and code, regulators are taking notice. Here’s a sampling of current regulations surrounding third-party software, and this is certain to be only the beginning. Regulations that will look at the security of open source components There are several industry regulations and security frameworks that require that you find and patch known vulnerabilities in your applications, including: PCI DSS 6.1 / PA-DSS 7.1 : Requires the establishment of a process to identify security vulnerabilities, using reputable outside sources for security vulnerability information, and assign a risk ranking (for example, as “high,” “medium” or “low”) to newly discovered security vulnerabilities. Financial Services Information Sharing and Analysis Center (FS-ISAC): In its guidelines, " Appropriate Software Security Control Types for Third Party Service and Product Providers ," this Working Group recommends financial services member firms adopt three control types. Control 3 is “policy management and enforcement for consumption of open source libraries and components.” In addition, it recommends a bill of materials that clearly identifies the open source code libraries that are part of a commercially developed software package offered to financial service firms. The Group states that it “believes that each of the three control types are required for financial institution member firms to achieve third party software security.” NIST 800-53  Security and Privacy Controls for Federal Information Systems and Organizations (SA-12, Supply Chain Protection) NIST 800-161  Supply Chain Risk management Practices for Federal Information Systems and Organizations (CM-8, Information System Component Inventory) HITRUST CSF v8  (Control of Technical Vulnerabilities): The HITRUST CSF was developed to “address the multitude of security, privacy and regulatory challenges facing healthcare organizations.” OWASP Top 10  compliance (referenced in compliance criteria such as those put forth by PCI Council, NIST, HIPAA, SOX, FTC, ISO 27k, DoD, etc.): Requires organizations to maintain an inventory of third-party components and libraries and monitor that inventory for known security vulnerabilities. Regulations that will look at the security of third-party applications There are also several industry regulations and security frameworks that require that you to assess the security of applications your purchase. These regulations include: NIST special publication 800-161 : “Information and communications technology supply chain risk assessment should be integrated to the overall enterprise risk assessment processes throughout the organization.” PCI 3.2, Requirement 6.3 extends the secure software development mandate to include all custom, third-party developed software. OCC : Asks banks to effectively manage the risk associated with use of third parties. FS-ISAC : Control 2 recommends the use of binary static analysis for an assessment of third-party software products. MAS, Monetary Authority of Singapore : Section 5 calls for management of IT outsourcing risks. This section states that service providers should implement security policies, procedures, and controls that are at least as stringent as for their own operations. EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) Article 26: This article states that, in choosing a data processor (outside vendor), “the controller shall select a processor providing sufficient guarantees to implement appropriate technical and organisational measures and procedures in such a way that the processing will meet the requirements of this Regulation and ensure the protection of the rights of the data subject.” New York DFS Cybersecurity Regulations Section 500.11 Third Party Information Security Policy: This section includes the requirement that “Each Covered Entity shall implement written policies and procedures designed to ensure the security of Information Systems and Nonpublic Information that are accessible to, or held by, Third Party Service Providers. Such policies and procedures shall be based on the Risk Assessment of the Covered Entity and shall address to the extent applicable.” HITRUST CSF Control 10.a, Level 2 outlines that “specifications for the security and privacy control requirements shall include that automated controls be incorporated in the information system…Commercial products sought to store and/or process covered information shall undergo a security assessment and/or security certification by a qualified assessor prior to implementation. (Not applicable to operating system software).” How Veracode can help Veracode Software Composition Analysis (SCA) helps you build an inventory of your open source components and identify vulnerabilities. The Veracode Application Security Platform analyzes both proprietary and open source code in a single scan, providing you visibility across your entire application landscape. When a big vulnerability hits the news, Veracode helps you quickly identify which applications in your organization are vulnerable. Veracode Vendor Application Security Testing (VAST) provides a scalable program for managing third-party software risk. Because Veracode scans binaries rather than source code, vendors will be more comfortable with the assessments because they don’t have to disclose their intellectual property. With Veracode, you can scale your program without adding specialized headcount and manage the entire program on a single platform. For more information Get details on our SCA and VAST solutions, plus all our best tips and advice on managing third-party software – in one place – in our new Third-Party Software Security Toolkit .
Regulations Surrounding Third-Party Software Security Are Increasing – How to Stay Compliant
Thu May 4 18:27, 2017 GMT
Government Technology New York City, Seattle Enlist in Fight to Preserve Internet Privacy for Residents Government Technology In late March, congressional representatives voted along party lines to abolish privacy protections for Web users. The regulation, passed during the Obama administration, forbade Internet service providers (ISPs) from collecting, selling or ...
New York City, Seattle Enlist in Fight to Preserve Internet Privacy for Residents - Government Technology
Thu May 4 15:29, 2017 GMT
As part of its Art and Offence programme exploring censorship and self-censorship in the arts, Index on Censorship researches examples of censorship in UK theatre, film and visual arts. Index looked at the case of Positive Hell -- a short documentary film that challenges the scientific consensus on HIV and AIDS. The post Positive Hell appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Positive Hell
Thu May 4 12:14, 2017 GMT
On World Press Freedom Day protesters gathered outside the Turkish Embassy in London to highlight the arrest and imprisonment of journalists in Turkey The post #FreeTurkeyMedia: “Solidarity is the most important thing we can give them” appeared first on Index on Censorship .
#FreeTurkeyMedia: “Solidarity is the most important thing we can give them”
Thu May 4 11:49, 2017 GMT
BERLIN (Reuters) - The head of Germany's domestic intelligence agency said it would ultimately be up the Kremlin to decide whether data gleaned from cyber attacks directed at German lawmakers and political parties would be used to try to affect the Sept. 24 national election.
Germany: Kremlin to decide whether to use hacked data to influence election
Thu May 4 10:52, 2017 GMT
BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany's domestic intelligence agency expects further cyber attacks directed against German politicians and government officials ahead of national elections on Sept. 24, the agency's chief Hans-Georg Maassen told a conference on Thursday.
German domestic spy agency expects further cyber attacks before election
Tue May 2 22:42, 2017 GMT
KNSI Radio Internet Privacy Measure In Limbo KNSI Radio ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - Minnesota lawmakers' attempts to safeguard residents' internet privacy are in limbo. That's because a measure meant to counteract Congressional moves that could allow internet providers to sell customers' data was removed from a ...
Internet Privacy Measure In Limbo - KNSI Radio
Thu May 4 00:07, 2017 GMT
Government Technology Minnesota Lawmakers At Odds Over Removal of Internet Privacy Measure Government Technology The provision had been crafted in response to a recent action by the U.S. Congress and President Donald Trump to loosen online privacy regulations, potentially opening the door for internet service providers to sell the browsing data of customers. It ...
Minnesota Lawmakers At Odds Over Removal of Internet Privacy Measure - Government Technology
Wed May 3 23:20, 2017 GMT
JD Supra (press release) U.S. Government's Assault on Internet Privacy – Where Do We Go From Here? JD Supra (press release) The U.S. government's action this week overturning the FCC's recently passed privacy regulations and stripping the FCC's authority to implement similar privacy regulations in the future, whether one agrees or disagrees with it, raises more questions ... and more »
U.S. Government's Assault on Internet Privacy – Where Do We Go From Here? - JD Supra (press release)
Wed May 3 23:20, 2017 GMT
JD Supra (press release) Filling the Void in Internet Privacy : Time to Turn to the Courts (Again) JD Supra (press release) Now that the U.S. government has overturned the FCC's privacy regulations, are courts more likely to step in to protect the Internet privacy rights of individuals? More specifically, how will courts respond when an Internet Service Provider (ISP ...
Filling the Void in Internet Privacy: Time to Turn to the Courts (Again) - JD Supra (press release)
Wed May 3 19:33, 2017 GMT
BGR This sophisticated phishing scam has the entire internet terrified BGR You can also remove permissions for the fake “Google Docs” app from your Google account. Go to myaccount.google.com, Sign-In and Security , and Connected Apps. From there, look at the list of connected apps, and ensure that anything you don't recognize ... Massive Google Docs phishing attack swept the internet today [Updated] TNW Don't Open That Google Doc Unless You're Positive It's Legit WIRED Someone Hit the Internet with a Massive Google Doc Phishing Attack Motherboard Inc.com all 209 news articles »
This sophisticated phishing scam has the entire internet terrified - BGR
Wed May 3 17:55, 2017 GMT
JD Supra (press release) Trump Signs Repeal of FCC's Internet Privacy Rule JD Supra (press release) On April 4, 2017, President Trump signed legislation repealing the Federal Communications Commission's (FCC) privacy protections adopted in October 2016. The regulations, set to go into effect later this year, would have required internet service ... and more »
Trump Signs Repeal of FCC's Internet Privacy Rule - JD Supra (press release)
Wed May 3 17:32, 2017 GMT
BERLIN (Reuters) - Cybercrime is expanding at a rapid rate in Germany, one of the most digitally advanced countries in the world, but the vast majority of attacks against individuals and companies are not reported, government and industry executives said on Wednesday.
Germany sees rise in cybercrime, but reporting rates still low
Wed May 3 10:40, 2017 GMT
City Pages Are Republican legislators trying to sabotage Minnesota's internet privacy ? City Pages Ron Latz (DFL-St. Louis Park), who championed the internet privacy bill, was incensed. He'd heard that the issue had something to do with a disagreement over wording, so they decided to take it out altogether. In his view, the bill was worded perfectly ... Attempts For Internet Privacy In Flux At Minnesota Legislature CBS Minnesota / WCCO Internet privacy measure removed as lawmakers debate budget Minneapolis Star Tribune Internet privacy provisions removed from Minnesota bill Farmington Independent Minnesota Public Radio News (blog) all 13 news articles »
Are Republican legislators trying to sabotage Minnesota's internet privacy? - City Pages
Wed May 3 10:18, 2017 GMT
Index on Censorship privacy and cookie policy The post Privacy and cookie policy appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Privacy and cookie policy
Wed May 3 08:47, 2017 GMT
Reporters Without Borders, English PEN and Index on Censorship have published their joint submission to the Law Commission’s Consultation on the Protection of Official Data The post Free expression groups call for public interest defence in UK official secrets laws appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Free expression groups call for public interest defence in UK official secrets laws
Wed May 3 08:42, 2017 GMT
The post The story of a strange (un)release from prison appeared first on Index on Censorship .
The story of a strange (un)release from prison
Wed May 3 06:16, 2017 GMT
China increases internet censorship SBS The objective of the regulations is to "promote healthy Internet culture and safeguard national and public interest," Xinhua said. China has 700 million internet users, the world's highest, but the country also has some of the strictest internet ... and more »
China increases internet censorship - SBS
Wed May 3 04:43, 2017 GMT
The world's biggest defense contractor looks to the same tech that powers Bitcoin for cyber security.
Lockheed Martin bets on blockchain for cybersecurity - CNET
Tue May 2 20:32, 2017 GMT
CBS Minnesota / WCCO Attempts For Internet Privacy In Flux At Minnesota Legislature CBS Minnesota / WCCO (AP) — Minnesota lawmakers' attempts to safeguard residents' internet privacy are in limbo. Long-simmering privacy concerns about personal information and browsing history bubbled up across the nation after Congress moved to loosen regulations that ... Internet privacy measure removed as state lawmakers debate budget Minneapolis Star Tribune Internet privacy provisions removed from Minnesota bill Farmington Independent Daily Digest: Internet privacy provision disappears Minnesota Public Radio News (blog) all 9 news articles »
Attempts For Internet Privacy In Flux At Minnesota Legislature - CBS Minnesota / WCCO
Tue May 2 17:15, 2017 GMT
News8000.com - WKBT Internet privacy effort in flux at Minnesota Legislature Sacramento Bee Minnesota lawmakers' attempts to safeguard residents' internet privacy are in limbo. Those privacy concerns bubbled up across the nation after Congress moved to loosen regulations that could potentially allow internet providers to sell customers' data. Internet privacy measure removed as state lawmakers debate budget Minneapolis Star Tribune Daily Digest: Internet privacy provision disappears Minnesota Public Radio News (blog) all 8 news articles »
Internet privacy effort in flux at Minnesota Legislature - Sacramento Bee
Tue May 2 19:44, 2017 GMT
Daily Nexus It's Time Take Control of Your Internet Privacy Daily Nexus If you're anything like me, then you probably think that a person's history and activity online are their personal business. You might be of the opinion that no business or governing body should be able to invade our privacy without a warrant. Well ... and more »
It's Time Take Control of Your Internet Privacy - Daily Nexus
Tue May 2 16:18, 2017 GMT
The Motion Picture Association has advised the Indian government to forge exceptions in any eventual net neutrality regulation so that the fight against infringing content is not hindered. ISPs should be permitted to block or throttle unlawful transmission of pirate material, the Hollywood group argues, without "judicial determinations" prior to every instance. Source: TF , for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing, torrent sites and ANONYMOUS VPN services .
Hollywood Demands Net Neutrality Exceptions to Tackle Piracy
Tue May 2 15:51, 2017 GMT
  Following ECPMF-EFJ-SEEMO-OBCT fact-finding mission to Macedonia, on 25th-28th April 2017, the four organisations issued this statement today, regarding rising violence against journalists in Macedonia: We hereby express our deep concerns about the yesterday‘s violent attacks against journalists in the parliament of the Republic of Macedonia. From the beginning of 2016 until yesterday at least […] The post State of media freedom in Macedonia is very worrying appeared first on Index on Censorship .
State of media freedom in Macedonia is very worrying
Tue May 2 16:07, 2017 GMT
Internet privacy measure removed as lawmakers debate budget Minneapolis Star Tribune An internet privacy measure that passed overwhelmingly in the Minnesota Senate has been removed from a larger budget bill, three weeks before the Legislature adjourns for the year. Sen. Ron Latz, DFL-St. Louis Park, who drafted the measure in the ... and more »
Internet privacy measure removed as lawmakers debate budget - Minneapolis Star Tribune
Fri Apr 28 12:39, 2017 GMT
The press freedom situation in the United States is worsening not only because of President Trump’s anti-press rhetoric but because of a constellation of factors including arrests, detainment, lawsuits, physical violence and outright censorship, according to a new report. Read the full article The post New report from Index on Censorship paints a bleak picture for U.S. press freedom (Poynter) appeared first on Index on Censorship .
New report from Index on Censorship paints a bleak picture for U.S. press freedom (Poynter)
Tue May 2 11:53, 2017 GMT
Daily Digest: Internet privacy provision disappears Minnesota Public Radio News (blog) 1. Both the Minnesota House and Senate voted this year to limit what internet service providers can do with their customers' data. But those provisions were dropped from a compromise bill unveiled Monday. Lawmakers say the language could still be added ... and more »
Daily Digest: Internet privacy provision disappears - Minnesota Public Radio News (blog)
Tue May 2 10:43, 2017 GMT
LONDON (Reuters) - Bitcoin surged to an all-time high above $1,400 on Tuesday, after more than tripling in value over the past year, with its most recent rise attributed to strong demand in Japan, where the digital currency has been deemed a legal means of payment.
Bitcoin soars above $1,400 to all-time high
Tue May 2 01:12, 2017 GMT
vtdigger.org Study of data brokers, internet privacy wins Senate backing vtdigger.org The Vermont Senate gave preliminary approval Monday to a bill that would regulate telemarketers and study whether to regulate data brokers and internet service providers. The Senate approved S.72 in a voice vote. The bill could be passed as early as ...
Study of data brokers, internet privacy wins Senate backing - vtdigger.org
Tue May 2 00:04, 2017 GMT
TwinCities.com-Pioneer Press Internet privacy provisions removed from Minnesota bill TwinCities.com-Pioneer Press The internet provider privacy language was included as part of a much larger bill: the $378 million budget for jobs, commerce and energy programs. A bill combining the different House and Senate versions of the budget was unveiled Monday, but has not ...
Internet privacy provisions removed from Minnesota bill - TwinCities.com-Pioneer Press
Mon May 1 22:49, 2017 GMT
Miami Herald Internet privacy isn't broken — don't try to 'fix' it Miami Herald The recent actions by Congress revoking regulations supposedly protecting internet privacy and signed by former President Obama in the last minutes of his administration are one such example. Congress' use of the Congressional Review Act to nullify ... Internet Privacy : New Browser Plugins Hide User Activity From ISPs By Creating Digital Noise International Business Times all 3 news articles »
Internet privacy isn't broken — don't try to 'fix' it - Miami Herald
Tue May 2 00:01, 2017 GMT
Huffington Post "Improving the World" through Internet Security : Chatting with David Gorodyansky, CEO of AnchorFree Huffington Post The notion that securing your Internet privacy is “improving the world” may be a debatable one for some, but it's what David Gorodyanksy set out to do when he founded AnchorFree: The software company provides Hotspot Shield, a downloadable free virtual ...
"Improving the World" through Internet Security: Chatting with David Gorodyansky, CEO of AnchorFree - Huffington Post
Mon May 1 21:01, 2017 GMT
Pacific Standard Redrawing the Battle Lines in the Internet Privacy Debate Pacific Standard In October 2016, the FCC passed robust, clear broadband privacy rules focusing on consumer choice, data security , and transparency. Among other things, the rules required ISPs like Comcast, Verizon, and AT&T to protect by default information the FCC ... Telecom lobbying muscle kills internet privacy rules Weatherford Democrat all 2 news articles »
Redrawing the Battle Lines in the Internet Privacy Debate - Pacific Standard
Mon May 1 17:07, 2017 GMT
Assemblyman unveils Internet privacy proposal Rome Sentinel Federal law now allows Internet Service Providers, Brindisi said, to track customer's personal data includes browsing history, user location and financial information including social security numbers, and sell the information to advertisers. “To think ...
Assemblyman unveils Internet privacy proposal - Rome Sentinel
Mon May 1 14:58, 2017 GMT
WIBX AM 950 Brindisi Introduces Internet Privacy Legislation WIBX AM 950 Following a vote by Congress that allows Internet Service Providers like Comcast, Verizon and AT&T to legally gather and sell a customer's personal information without their consent, Assemblyman Anthony Brindisi is fighting back. Brindisi says he's ...
Brindisi Introduces Internet Privacy Legislation - WIBX AM 950
Mon May 1 13:22, 2017 GMT
Having received royal assent before the weekend, the UK's Digital Economy Bill is now law. As a result, Internet file-sharers can be jailed for up to ten years, if they knowingly make infringing content available to the public while exposing a copyright owner to even a risk of loss. Source: TF , for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing, torrent sites and ANONYMOUS VPN services .
10 Years in Jail For Internet Pirates Now Reality in the UK
Mon May 1 13:49, 2017 GMT
The Forecaster The Universal Notebook: Internet privacy is an oxymoron The Forecaster If you want to know the difference between congressional Republicans and Democrats, look no further than the vote to repeal Obama-era internet privacy regulations that had not even gone into effect. The House voted 215-210, largely along party lines, ...
The Universal Notebook: Internet privacy is an oxymoron - The Forecaster
Mon May 1 08:33, 2017 GMT
Australia's Federal Court has issued a new blocking order targeting several KickassTorrents related sites. When the original site was taken down, music industry companies shifted the focus to several spinoffs. Twenty Internet providers now have two weeks to implement reasonable measures to block users from accessing the infringing domains. Source: TF , for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing, torrent sites and ANONYMOUS VPN services .
Aussie ISPs Ordered to Block KickassTorrents ‘Spinoffs’
Sat Apr 29 13:34, 2017 GMT
The online encyclopaedia is inaccessible under an official order, but no reason for this is given.
Turkish authorities block Wikipedia without giving reason
Mon May 1 07:32, 2017 GMT
FCC Rule Reversal Strips Consumers of Internet Privacy , CEO Says in Forbes Benzinga But if it happens once, it's too late." For more information on what these recent changes in Washington mean for the future of internet security , and how a VPN can keep you safe, read Dinha's column for the Forbes Technology Council or visit Private ... and more »
FCC Rule Reversal Strips Consumers of Internet Privacy, CEO Says in Forbes - Benzinga
Sat Apr 29 20:46, 2017 GMT
The Premier League has sent a rather unfortunate takedown notice to Google. The football organization wants the search engine to take down Facebook's homepage, claiming that it distributes copyright infringing content. Google has investigated the unusual censorship effort and decided not to take any action in response. Source: TF , for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing, torrent sites and ANONYMOUS VPN services .
Premier League Asks Google to Take Down Facebook’s Homepage
Sat Apr 29 17:15, 2017 GMT
Deutsche Welle Turkey blocks Wikipedia, expanding censorship Deutsche Welle A volunteer at Turkey Blocks told DW he suspected Turkish authorities used "Deep Packet Inspection" (DPI) software used by some countries for surveillance and censorship to block Wikipedia. "Normally http websites are easily blocked, but https websites ... Turkish court formally blocks access to Wikipedia KIRO Seattle Monitor: Turkish internet users unable to access Wikipedia WBOC TV 16 Turkey blocks access to Wikipedia Reuters all 89 news articles »
Turkey blocks Wikipedia, expanding censorship - Deutsche Welle
Sat Apr 29 12:29, 2017 GMT
The Daily Dot Lock in 2 years of internet privacy with this top-notch VPN deal The Daily Dot Everyone's activity is up for sale by Internet Service Providers (ISP). Protect your right to online privacy with a subscription to Private Internet Access VPN. This VPN deal will even throw you a money-saving bone. The VPN uses top-level encryption ... and more »
Lock in 2 years of internet privacy with this top-notch VPN deal - The Daily Dot
Sat Apr 29 07:07, 2017 GMT
Press-Enterprise Why Congress was right to act on internet privacy Press-Enterprise For a generation, the internet's success has relied on the commonsense principle of making things easy for consumers. From the smartphone to streaming video services, experience shows that consumers respond enthusiastically and in droves when given ... Ways exist to protect internet privacy despite new regulations Palmetto Business Daily all 2 news articles »
Why Congress was right to act on internet privacy - Press-Enterprise
Sat Apr 29 01:12, 2017 GMT
Congress pulls the plug on internet privacy In Motion Meanwhile, just a year ago, the Washington D.C.-based National Cyber Security Alliance revealed that an alarming number of Americans are concerned with the privacy of their data, more-so even than they worry about personal finances, such as loss of ...
Congress pulls the plug on internet privacy - In Motion
Sat Apr 29 00:53, 2017 GMT
Complex Report Indicates '10 Concerts' Facebook Trend Could Compromise Your Internet Security Complex But the case holds some weight when you consider the following: “ Privacy experts cautioned it could reveal too much about a person's background and preferences and sounds like a security question—name the first concert you attended—that you might be ... and more »
Report Indicates '10 Concerts' Facebook Trend Could Compromise Your Internet Security - Complex
Fri Apr 28 20:34, 2017 GMT
Wisconsin Public Radio News Wisconsin Senate May Take Up Internet Privacy Again Wisconsin Public Radio News The Wisconsin Senate may again take up a proposal to limit the ability of Internet Service Providers, such as Charter or Verizon, to collect users' browsing data. Sen. Chris Larson, D-Milwaukee, was circulating a new bill in the Legislature that would ...
Wisconsin Senate May Take Up Internet Privacy Again - Wisconsin Public Radio News
Fri Apr 28 21:59, 2017 GMT
Palmetto Business Daily Ways exist to protect internet privacy despite new regulations Palmetto Business Daily The rules and regulations of internet use as we know it have come to an end as the Broadband Consumer Privacy Proposal (BCPP) was reversed by a federal law passed this month. Enacted by the President Barack Obama Administration in October 2016 ...
Ways exist to protect internet privacy despite new regulations - Palmetto Business Daily
Fri Apr 28 18:23, 2017 GMT
Mirror.co.uk How Internet privacy is changing - what is Net Neutrality and why we must preserve it worldwide Mirror.co.uk Is the Internet sky falling? A lot of people are wondering after the U.S. Congress, the head of the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and President Trump recently delivered a devastating body blow to Internet privacy worldwide. Can you ... Internet privacy regulations on Trump's agenda Flagler College Gargoyle (blog) Fixing the FCC Internet privacy mess (commentary) SILive.com What killing net neutrality means for the internet The Hill Philly.com (blog)  - Breitbart News  - Washington Times  - Federal Communications Commission all 242 news articles »
How Internet privacy is changing - what is Net Neutrality and why we must preserve it worldwide - Mirror.co.uk
Fri Apr 28 12:39, 2017 GMT
Weatherford Democrat Internet privacy and money correlation Uncommon Wisdom Daily Last October, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) under the Obama administration adopted regulations requiring Internet service providers (ISPs), like AT&T (T), Comcast (CMSCA) and Verizon (VZ), to do more to protect customers' privacy . Under ... Telecom lobbying muscle kills internet privacy rules Weatherford Democrat all 2 news articles »
Internet privacy and money correlation - Uncommon Wisdom Daily
Fri Apr 28 09:23, 2017 GMT
e27 Thailand starts new internet censorship campaign as SEA tighten grips on freedom of speech e27 The institutions called for internet service providers (ISPs) and international internet gateway (IIG) providers to block web pages or content that contain or promote illegal act, including the violation of the country's lese majeste law. Lese majeste ... and more »
Thailand starts new internet censorship campaign as SEA tighten grips on freedom of speech - e27
Wed Apr 26 22:00, 2017 GMT
Mail & Guardian In the age of the internet , censorship has acquired a new face Mail & Guardian The CPJ's World Press Freedom Report 2017, released ahead of World Press Freedom Day on May 3 and titled The New Face of Censorship , also shows that violence against journalists has spiked. Censorship is now complex and no longer the crude practices of ... and more »
In the age of the internet, censorship has acquired a new face - Mail & Guardian
Fri Apr 28 10:16, 2017 GMT
YEKATERINBURG, Russia (Reuters) - A Russian state prosecutor asked a court to jail a blogger who played Pokemon Go inside a church for three-and-a-half years on Friday, saying he was guilty of inciting religious hatred, a court employee told Reuters by phone.
Russian prosecutor demands jail time for man who played Pokemon in church
Fri Apr 28 09:10, 2017 GMT
The post Zimbabwe: Protesting presents many challenges, especially for women appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Zimbabwe: Protesting presents many challenges, especially for women
Thu Apr 27 00:58, 2017 GMT
How, a decade ago, a ground-shaking cyber attack brought Estonia to its knees - and spurred it to rebuild.
Modern warfare
Fri Apr 28 07:52, 2017 GMT
Taha avoids giving his last name to journalists, but not out fear of the Sudanese government, whose harassment he fled in 2015. “I don’t want any of the people I worked with to know I’m here,” he tells Al Jazeera, writing by instant messaging from a temporary residence for refugees in the French city of Calais. […] The post Double standards: Do all journalist lives matter? (The Manila Times) appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Double standards: Do all journalist lives matter? (The Manila Times)
Wed Apr 26 08:00, 2017 GMT
Read the full article The post America’s place in the world (National Review) appeared first on Index on Censorship .
America’s place in the world (National Review)
Thu Apr 27 19:29, 2017 GMT
This week, HipChat advised customers that one of its databases was breached by attackers who exploited a vulnerable third-party library used on HipChat.com. HipChat, owned by Atlassian, said that the compromised database stored customer usernames, email addresses, hashed passwords, and room metadata such as room name and topic. HipChat’s fast action to force a reset of all HipChat passwords and its use of bcrypt and a random salt to store passwords securely appear to have limited the damage. But attackers may have compromised a small number of accounts (.05 percent) to access chatrooms, messages and content in rooms, according to HipChat Chief Security Officer Ganesh Krishnan’s blog post . No other Atlassian products or services were affected, and financial data does not appear to have been accessed, Krishnan said. However, the HipChat breach is concerning for a few big reasons: namely, the third-party library that was the source of the breach remains unpatched, according to a tweet from Atlassian CEO Scott Farquhar . That means other websites and applications are vulnerable. The HipChat breach also puts an exclamation point on warnings – from application security companies like Veracode – that attackers continue to exploit vulnerabilities in third-party and open source components. Components are frequently not tracked by developers and organizations who use them in their applications. Therefore, vulnerabilities in components can remain unpatched for long periods of time.  All of this adds up to make vulnerable components a big, easy target for cyberattackers. Just last month, a vulnerability in Apache Struts 2, a commonly used Java library, was exploited in attacks on the Canada Revenue Agency . Veracode scans found that vulnerable versions of Struts 2 were present in 68 percent of applications using the library . Getting a handle on vulnerable components To be clear, using third-party and open source components isn’t the problem. And open source isn’t inherently riskier than the code you develop in-house. The issue is failure to keep visibility into the threat landscape and update components when new vulnerabilities are disclosed. Tim Jarrett, Veracode director of enterprise security strategy, said many organizations lack a systematic way to address vulnerable components in their development process.  “It’s hard to get action on component vulnerabilities without a recognition at the business level that addressing component risk is a priority. A policy can help to establish handling component risk as a business priority and establish what to do with applications that don’t comply,” Tim said. “As an added benefit, having a policy can also help ensure that there’s traceability between security requirements and any requirements of industry regulation,” Tim said. “Several  industry regulations , including  new financial regulations  taking effect in New York, require organizations to manage risk from third-party components.” Development and security teams also need to shift their mindset and recognize that “free” components actually come with a cost. “Open source isn’t free like the air you breathe,” Tim said. “I find it helpful to think of open source as a balance sheet. The functionality it delivers can be an asset to a development team, but keep in mind that the asset is offset by technical debt that requires regular payments, in the form of applying regularly released updates to the open source library.” Finally, as developers make changes to their applications, it’s important to keep an up-to-date inventory of the components they are using. Veracode makes this easy  by collecting information about your application’s open source components at the same time that static analysis is conducted – including open source components used by compiled libraries for which you have no source code. Visit veracode.com to learn more about strategies to reduce risk from open source components using software composition analysis.
HipChat Breach Shows Dangers of Slacking on Security of Third-Party Components
Thu Apr 27 21:04, 2017 GMT
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The head of the Federal Communications Commission on Thursday released a 58-page draft plan to reverse the landmark 2015 "net neutrality" order and disclosed the agency may withdraw "bright line" rules barring internet companies from blocking, throttling or giving "fast lanes" to some websites.
U.S. FCC chief unveils plan to scrap Obama-era internet rules
Thu Apr 27 20:16, 2017 GMT
TIME Review: The Circle Tackles Internet Privacy Issues, Makes Millennials Look Dumb TIME If you've looked at a newspaper, magazine or web site within the past, oh, 15 years, you probably know that Internet privacy is an issue of massive concern to all of us. Now there's an almost wholly pointless movie about it (one that isn't Oliver Stone ... 'The Circle' Led Emma Watson To Think More About Internet Privacy Huffington Post Emma Watson fights a losing battle with internet paranoia in The Circle A.V. Club all 160 news articles »
Review: The Circle Tackles Internet Privacy Issues, Makes Millennials Look Dumb - TIME
Thu Apr 27 19:41, 2017 GMT
BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany's top cyber official on Thursday confirmed said his agency was aware of computer attacks on two foundations tied to Germany's ruling coalition parties for some time, and was helping the think tanks analyze what happened.
Germany confirms cyber attacks on political party think tanks
Thu Apr 27 16:46, 2017 GMT
Reporters Without Borders (RSF) has published the 2017 rankings for the World Press Freedom Index – a system for rating the freedom of the media and journalists across the world. Read the full article The post UK falls further down the World Press Freedom Index (Wired) appeared first on Index on Censorship .
UK falls further down the World Press Freedom Index (Wired)
Thu Apr 27 15:15, 2017 GMT
Huffington Post 'The Circle' Led Emma Watson To Think More About Internet Privacy Huffington Post Watson elaborated on the rules she has in place to protect her privacy in a chat with Jessica Chastain for Interview magazine this month. Having been thrust into the spotlight at a young age as Hermione Granger in the “Harry Potter” franchise, Watson ... and more »
'The Circle' Led Emma Watson To Think More About Internet Privacy - Huffington Post
Thu Apr 27 15:09, 2017 GMT
Flagler College Gargoyle (blog) Internet privacy regulations on Trump's agenda Flagler College Gargoyle (blog) In a significant blow to Obama-era FCC regulations, the House voted last week to reverse internet privacy rules and now has set their sights on net neutrality laws. Congress invoked the powers of a Congressional Review to overturn an FCC ruling that ... Telecom lobbying muscle kills internet privacy rules Weatherford Democrat all 2 news articles »
Internet privacy regulations on Trump's agenda - Flagler College Gargoyle (blog)
Thu Apr 27 14:06, 2017 GMT
SILive.com Fixing the FCC Internet privacy mess (commentary) SILive.com And while Americans are still waiting for progress on many of these issues, one notable early success was recent Congressional action to fix the confusing and costly rules that govern Internet privacy . Consumers deserve to confidently know what ... Open Internet Advocates Vow to Fight Trump FCC's Plan to Kill Net Neutrality Motherboard all 49 news articles »
Fixing the FCC Internet privacy mess (commentary) - SILive.com
Thu Apr 27 12:11, 2017 GMT
The post Turkey’s journalists have no time for fear appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Turkey’s journalists have no time for fear
Thu Apr 27 11:19, 2017 GMT
The post Index at Hay: Madeleine Thien talks to Jemimah Steinfeld appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Index at Hay: Madeleine Thien talks to Jemimah Steinfeld
Thu Apr 27 11:18, 2017 GMT
The post Index at Hay: Nadezhda Tolokonnikova talks to Philippe Sands appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Index at Hay: Nadezhda Tolokonnikova talks to Philippe Sands
Thu Apr 27 11:18, 2017 GMT
Christina Lamb, Helena Kennedy, Rachael Jolley and Joan Bakewell discuss women reporting on war. The post Index at Hay: The War on Women appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Index at Hay: The War on Women
Thu Apr 27 07:57, 2017 GMT
All the data points to this last referendum being the beginning of the end for Turkey's president, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan. The post Can Dündar: The beginning of the end for Erdoğan appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Can Dündar: The beginning of the end for Erdoğan
Wed Apr 26 23:08, 2017 GMT
Weatherford Democrat Daniel Lyons: Dispelling internet privacy misconceptions vtdigger.org Editor's note: This commentary is by Daniel Lyons, who is a visiting scholar with the American Enterprise Institute's Center for Internet , Communications, and Technology Policy, and an associate professor at Boston College Law School, where he ... Telecom lobbying muscle kills internet privacy rules Weatherford Democrat all 2 news articles »
Daniel Lyons: Dispelling internet privacy misconceptions - vtdigger.org
Wed Apr 26 17:24, 2017 GMT
Matthew Hanley, 22, and Connor Allsopp, 20, accessed customer's information during the cyber attack.
TalkTalk hack attack: Friends admit cyber crime charges
Wed Apr 26 17:16, 2017 GMT
Cranston Herald Martinez gives tips on Internet security at library forum Cranston Herald Meghan Martinez, the Rhode Island State Police Cyber Terrorism program manager, delivered a presentation at the Cranston Central Library on Monday morning to discuss preserving Internet safety and privacy and navigating the web. The seminar was the ...
Martinez gives tips on Internet security at library forum - Cranston Herald
Wed Apr 26 03:49, 2017 GMT
Wisconsin Public Radio News Nothing has changed with internet privacy Centre Daily Times A recent letter writer, who has jumped on the fake news bandwagon, has stoked fears that Congressman Glenn Thompson has voted to wipe out our internet privacy protection rights. That is patently false. Historically, the Federal Trade Commission has ... Budget Committee Scraps Internet Privacy Plan Wisconsin Public Radio News Internet Privacy - What the U.S. Can Learn from the European Union Lexology (registration) Rep. Charlie Dent votes correctly on internet privacy Allentown Morning Call The Times and Democrat  - NJ TODAY  - The Linfield Review all 13 news articles »
Nothing has changed with internet privacy - Centre Daily Times
Wed Apr 26 16:40, 2017 GMT
Internet Privacy : The Emperor's New Clothes Daily Caller To believe some ill-informed rhetoric, and frankly propaganda, last month Congress abandoned the American people by “repealing their Internet privacy ” and abandoning them to the ravaging hordes of telecommunication companies. That is complete ... and more »
Internet Privacy: The Emperor's New Clothes - Daily Caller
Wed Apr 26 14:14, 2017 GMT
Previously, the firm had allowed the government access to the data when investigating potential terrorist plots.
UK protests Twitter's block on user data
Wed Apr 26 14:16, 2017 GMT
eWeek Attackers Using Legitimate Tools in Attacks, Symantec Reports eWeek Symantec released the latest edition of its Internet Security Threat Report (ISTR) on April 26, providing insight into security trends over the course of the past year. Among the big trends noted by Symantec in the 77-page report is a sharp increase in ... Web Attacks Decline, Ransomware Attacks Surge Dark Reading Political sabotage and rampant ransomware ruled cybercrime in 2016 The Daily Dot US victims twice as likely to pay ransomware demands: Report The Hill Business Wire (press release) all 16 news articles »
Attackers Using Legitimate Tools in Attacks, Symantec Reports - eWeek
Wed Apr 26 06:54, 2017 GMT
Each week, Index on Censorship’s Mapping Media Freedom project verifies threats, violations and limitations faced by the media throughout Europe The post Mapping Media Freedom: Russian investigative journalist dies after two brutal assaults appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Mapping Media Freedom: Russian investigative journalist dies after two brutal assaults
Wed Apr 26 09:18, 2017 GMT
The post #FreeTurkeyMedia: Vigil for Turkey’s imprisoned journalists appeared first on Index on Censorship .
#FreeTurkeyMedia: Vigil for Turkey’s imprisoned journalists
Wed Apr 26 08:02, 2017 GMT
One year on from the exonerating Hillsborough inquest verdict, a campaign has gathered momentum. Its message is simple: “Don’t Buy The Sun”. The post “Don’t Buy The Sun” campaign gathers momentum appeared first on Index on Censorship .
“Don’t Buy The Sun” campaign gathers momentum
Tue Apr 25 22:14, 2017 GMT
The Mac Observer A Tor Browser Might Not Be Your Best Solution for Internet Privacy The Mac Observer I'm very privacy -minded. I've written quite frequently about securing your browser and network on the Mac. I figure it's about time to give the iPhone some loving, since there are a number of ways to make sure you have a good experience browsing while ...
A Tor Browser Might Not Be Your Best Solution for Internet Privacy - The Mac Observer
Tue Apr 25 18:04, 2017 GMT
On April 24, Webroot experienced a technical issue affecting some business and consumer customers. Webroot incorrectly identified multiple files as malware. Webroot was not breached. Actual malicious files are being identified and blocked as... read more The post Critical Service Announcement appeared first on Webroot Threat Blog .
Critical Service Announcement
Tue Apr 25 19:47, 2017 GMT
Broad pirate sites blockades are disproportional, Mexico's Supreme Court of Justice has ruled. The Government can't order ISPs to block websites that link to copyright-infringing material because that would also restrict access to legitimate content and violate the public's freedom of expression. The ruling is a win for local ISP Alestra, which successfully protested the Government's blocking efforts. Source: TF , for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing, torrent sites and ANONYMOUS VPN services .
Pirate Site Blockades Violate Free Speech, Mexico’s Supreme Court Rules
Tue Apr 25 17:38, 2017 GMT
Tucson Local Media Congressman Tom O'Halleran talks Obamacare, internet privacy and immigration Tucson Local Media Congressman Tom O'Halleran is in his first term representing Congressional District 1, which includes Oro Valley and Marana, as well as Flagstaff and much of eastern rural Arizona. He recently appeared for a one-on-one interview on the televised ... and more »
Congressman Tom O'Halleran talks Obamacare, internet privacy and immigration - Tucson Local Media
Tue Apr 25 16:38, 2017 GMT
Lexology (registration) Internet Privacy - What the U.S. Can Learn from the European Union Lexology (registration) With respect to Internet privacy , as a result of recent U.S. government action, Americans now have less protection and are more at risk of government surveillance and potential misuse of their personal information, as compared with citizens of the ... and more »
Internet Privacy - What the U.S. Can Learn from the European Union - Lexology (registration)
Tue Apr 25 15:50, 2017 GMT
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - European Union lawmakers voted on Tuesday to ban online retailers from treating consumers differently depending on where they live and expanded their proposed law to include music streaming services such as Spotify and Apple's iTunes.
EU lawmakers include Spotify and iTunes in geoblocking ban
Tue Apr 25 13:34, 2017 GMT
As a new law passed by Hungarian government threatens the existence of Central European University in Budapest, 70,000 people marched in protest The post International community rallies in support of Hungary’s Central European University appeared first on Index on Censorship .
International community rallies in support of Hungary’s Central European University
Tue Apr 25 12:45, 2017 GMT
Adam Mudd hacked gaming sites including Xbox Live and Runescape to earn money, a court hears.
Teenage cyber hacker Adam Mudd jailed for global attacks
Tue Apr 25 12:40, 2017 GMT
The Badger Herald State legislators unanimously vote to protect internet privacy in Wisconsin The Badger Herald As internet privacy remains a hot-button issue around the world, the Wisconsin state Senate unanimously passed a recent amendment April 4 aimed at reshaping internet usage and protections. This proposed legislation, known as Senate Amendment 13, ...
State legislators unanimously vote to protect internet privacy in Wisconsin - The Badger Herald
Tue Apr 25 07:49, 2017 GMT
A few days before the 2 April 2017 Serbian presidential elections, a picture was posted on Twitter that caused an unexpected storm The post Serbia: Media freedom worsening as Serbs take to the streets appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Serbia: Media freedom worsening as Serbs take to the streets
Mon Apr 24 22:33, 2017 GMT
Wisconsin Public Radio News Budget Committee Scraps Internet Privacy Plan Wisconsin Public Radio News The Legislature's budget committee has scrapped a proposal that would have restricted the ability of Internet Service Providers, or ISPs, to collect peoples' browsing data. State senators added the internet privacy provision to a bill that's aimed at ...
Budget Committee Scraps Internet Privacy Plan - Wisconsin Public Radio News
Mon Apr 24 21:02, 2017 GMT
Allentown Morning Call Rep. Charlie Dent votes correctly on internet privacy Allentown Morning Call Various ports on the rear of a Verizon Fios set top box are seen in a 2010 file image. The company joined Comcast in reacting to Congress' move to kill privacy rules protecting broadband users by announcing that it would not sell customer browsing ... Republicans and Internet Service Providers Issue Hollow Privacy Promises Truth-Out all 2 news articles »
Rep. Charlie Dent votes correctly on internet privacy - Allentown Morning Call
Mon Apr 24 18:51, 2017 GMT
Marketplace.org The main differences between internet privacy in the US and the EU Marketplace.org Not just to read this story, but to live and work in the modern world. If that sounds highfalutin, that's because it is: Internet access is a human right, according to the UN, just like the right to own property, start a family and seek asylum. Privacy ...
The main differences between internet privacy in the US and the EU - Marketplace.org
Mon Apr 24 18:46, 2017 GMT
FRANKFURT (Reuters) - The campaign of Emmanuel Macron, the favorite to win France's presidential election, has been targeted by a cyber espionage group linked by some experts to the Russian military intelligence agency GRU.
Macron campaign was target of cyber attacks by spy-linked group
Mon Apr 24 15:32, 2017 GMT
WGN Radio Protecting your Internet Privacy from your Service Provider WGN Radio Kurt Burngarden, Principal Security Researcher at Kaspersky Labs gives tips on how you can protect your internet privacy from service provider. Kurt also explains the importance of virus programs. and more »
Protecting your Internet Privacy from your Service Provider - WGN Radio
Mon Apr 24 14:07, 2017 GMT
The UTD Mercury Ethical Hackers raise money to help repeal bill reducing internet privacy The UTD Mercury A UTD group called Ethical Hackers is donating the profits from its first annual fundraiser to protest a federal bill overturning previous Federal Communications Commission regulations protecting consumer privacy . On April 19, Christopher Franson, an ...
Ethical Hackers raise money to help repeal bill reducing internet privacy - The UTD Mercury
Fri Apr 21 19:54, 2017 GMT
Cyber attacks on universities and gaming websites, including Minecraft, cost them millions, a court hears.
Computer hacker Adam Mudd attacked gaming websites
Fri Apr 21 10:34, 2017 GMT
  The Centre for Turkey Studies (CEFTUS) and Index on Censorship held a public forum at the House of Commons on Thursday 20 April 2017 to discuss the impact of the recent Turkish referendum as part of the 2017 Freedom of Expression Awards. The referendum held on 16 April 2017 saw President Recep Tayyip Erdogan […] The post Turkey’s post-referendum freedom of expression appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Turkey’s post-referendum freedom of expression
Mon Apr 24 10:00, 2017 GMT
With the hollowing out of the Turkish media landscape in recent years, honest coverage on the night of the historic referendum was rare The post Yavuz Baydar: Turkey’s crippled and tarnished journalism found space to breathe appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Yavuz Baydar: Turkey’s crippled and tarnished journalism found space to breathe
Mon Apr 24 08:29, 2017 GMT
BitTorrent inventor Bram Cohen has already earned a spot in the Internet hall of fame, but he's not done yet. In recent years he's taken a strong interest in cryptocurrencies, something he will devote himself full-time to in the near future. This includes launching a new cryptocurrency which addresses some of the challenges facing Bitcoin. Source: TF , for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing, torrent sites and ANONYMOUS VPN services .
BitTorrent Inventor Bram Cohen Will Start His Own Cryptocurrency
Fri Apr 21 16:39, 2017 GMT
Em Sheldon says celebrities failing to "disclose adverts" on Instagram is having a negative effect on professional bloggers like her.
Instagram star says celebrities are not making sponsored content clear
Sun Apr 23 21:35, 2017 GMT
BERLIN (Reuters) - The German government registered 82,649 cases of computer fraud, espionage and other cyber crimes in 2016, an increase of just over 80 percent from 2015, a German newspaper reported on Sunday.
German cyber crime rose 80 percent in 2016: report
Sun Apr 23 15:45, 2017 GMT
Index on Censorship strongly condemns the killing of Maldives blogger Yameen Rasheed. The post Maldives: Prominent blogger and internet activist stabbed to death appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Maldives: Prominent blogger and internet activist stabbed to death
Sun Apr 23 07:19, 2017 GMT
Herald and News Internet privacy not at as much at risk as controversy made it sound Herald and News On April 3, President Trump signed a joint congressional resolution that repealed the Federal Communications Commission's privacy rules. The debate prompted an unusual amount of misleading sturm und drang. Understanding what's really at stake ... Banks in unique position to advocate for consumers' privacy rights The Hill (blog) all 4 news articles »
Internet privacy not at as much at risk as controversy made it sound - Herald and News
Sun Apr 23 02:50, 2017 GMT
The Detroit News Column: Privacy rules impact internet ecosystem The Detroit News President Trump recently signed a joint congressional resolution that repealed the Federal Communications Commission's privacy rules. The debate prompted an unusual amount of misleading sturm und drang. Let's understand what's really at stake. There is ... Banks in unique position to advocate for consumers' privacy rights The Hill (blog) all 3 news articles »
Column: Privacy rules impact internet ecosystem - The Detroit News
Sat Apr 22 11:00, 2017 GMT
No one wants murder videos on Facebook. But no one wants Facebook to censor their baby videos, either. The post Want to Stop Facebook Violence? You Won't Like the Choices appeared first on WIRED .
Want to Stop Facebook Violence? You Won’t Like the Choices
Fri Apr 21 19:29, 2017 GMT
Last month Yours Truly got snookered by a too-good-to-be-true online scam in which some dirtball hijacked an Amazon merchant's account and used it to pimp steeply discounted electronics that he never intended to sell. Amazon refunded my money, and the legitimate seller never did figure out how his account was hacked. But such attacks are becoming more prevalent of late as crooks increasingly turn to online crimeware services that make it a cakewalk to cash out stolen passwords.
How Cybercrooks Put the Beatdown on My Beats
Fri Apr 21 15:15, 2017 GMT
We, representatives of international and national non-governmental organisations, issue this appeal prior to a discussion of the investigation into allegations of corruption at the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) in connection with its work on Azerbaijan, at the Assembly’s April 2017 session and a meeting of the Bureau of the Assembly before […] The post Investigate corruption allegations linking PACE and Azerbaijan appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Investigate corruption allegations linking PACE and Azerbaijan
Fri Apr 21 15:56, 2017 GMT
KPQ Manweller Negotiates Internet Privacy Bill KPQ The state House of Representatives has passed a bill that would require broadband internet service providers (ISPs) to acquire opt-in consent from customers before selling or transferring their information. The legislation is in response to decisions ...
Manweller Negotiates Internet Privacy Bill - KPQ
Fri Apr 21 10:22, 2017 GMT
Thousands of miles separate the Maldives from Serbia, but Zaheena Rasheed and Stevan Dojcinovic describe similar attacks on press freedom at a panel discussion at London The post #IndexAwards2017: Journalists from the Maldives and Serbia describe attacks on press freedom appeared first on Index on Censorship .
#IndexAwards2017: Journalists from the Maldives and Serbia describe attacks on press freedom
Fri Apr 21 08:03, 2017 GMT
“Of course my family are worried,” says Ramazan Ölçen, who was detained for owning the copyrights to what was Turkey’s only Kurdish-language daily newspaper The post Ramazan Ölçen: Kurdish journalist detained for working at Apê Musa’s newspaper appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Ramazan Ölçen: Kurdish journalist detained for working at Apê Musa’s newspaper
Fri Apr 21 04:38, 2017 GMT
Easy to use hacking tools make it easy for teenagers to get started in cyber-crime, finds a report.
Free hacking tools 'help young into cyber-crime'
Thu Apr 20 21:23, 2017 GMT
InsideSources States Push Their Own Internet Privacy Rules - Consumer Reports ConsumerReports.org Now that Congress has killed internet privacy regulations due to take effect this year, a number of states are weighing their own measures to protect consumers' ... Dispelling Internet Privacy Misconceptions – InsideSources InsideSources Column: Trump's move to kill internet privacy, wrong for net ... Spencer Daily Reporter Other Views: Legislature Has Right Idea on Internet User Privacy ... Centralia Chronicle The National Law Review all 8 news articles »
States Push Their Own Internet Privacy Rules - Consumer Reports - ConsumerReports.org
Thu Apr 20 14:06, 2017 GMT
New York Times California Today: Weighing a Response on Internet Privacy New York Times Some lawmakers have argued that the privacy rules, drafted last October by the Federal Communications Commission, would have unfairly targeted telecom carriers, while sparing web companies like Google and Facebook that also provide access to user ...
California Today: Weighing a Response on Internet Privacy - New York Times
Thu Apr 20 16:29, 2017 GMT
We, the undersigned, express our deep concern with the government of Bahrain’s continued targeting of journalists, which further restricts free press and expression in the country The post Bahrain: NGOs express concern over arrest of photojournalist Sayed Ahmed Salman al-Mousawi appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Bahrain: NGOs express concern over arrest of photojournalist Sayed Ahmed Salman al-Mousawi
Thu Apr 20 14:09, 2017 GMT
Proposed German legislation threatens broad internet censorship CPJ Press Freedom Online (blog) GNI is a coalition of leading technology companies--including Facebook, Google, Microsoft, and Yahoo--and human rights groups, digital freedom advocates, and ethical investors that promotes privacy and freedom of expression online. The full, joint ...
Proposed German legislation threatens broad internet censorship - CPJ Press Freedom Online (blog)
Thu Apr 20 13:07, 2017 GMT
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Thu Apr 20 13:03, 2017 GMT
In a country marked by increasing authoritarianism, a strident crackdown on press and social media as well as numerous human rights violations, Turkish-British technologist Alp Toker brought together a small team to investigate internet restrictions. Using Raspberry Pi technology they built an open source tool able to reliably monitor and report both internet shut downs […] The post Digital Activism 2017 appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Digital Activism 2017
Thu Apr 20 12:52, 2017 GMT
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Thu Apr 20 12:51, 2017 GMT
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Campaigning Fellow 2017
Thu Apr 20 05:28, 2017 GMT
Rapid City Journal Protecting your Internet privacy rights Rapid City Journal Since the House and Senate voted to undo Obama-era regulations related to internet privacy last month under the Congressional Review Act (CRA), a lot of misinformation has been floating around about your privacy online. I would like to take the ...
Protecting your Internet privacy rights - Rapid City Journal
Thu Apr 20 10:31, 2017 GMT
A Chinese political cartoonist forced into exile and a Russian prisoners and LGBT rights activist convicted under the country’s draconian anti-protest law were among the winners of the 2017 Index on Censorship Freedom of Expression Awards. The winners, announced on Wednesday evening at a gala ceremony in London, also included a crusading news organisation battling […] The post Index announces winners of the 2017 Freedom of Expression Awards appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Index announces winners of the 2017 Freedom of Expression Awards
Thu Apr 20 08:08, 2017 GMT
The Russian government is preparing to scale-up its war on blocked sites by hitting services that provide workarounds. A new bill developed by the government requires VPNs and other anonymizing services to stop providing access to blocked domains. If they do not, they themselves will also be blocked. Search engines also face sanctions for linking to banned sites. Source: TF , for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing, torrent sites and ANONYMOUS VPN services .
Russia Plans To Ban VPNs & Proxies That Unblock Blocked Sites
Thu Apr 20 03:39, 2017 GMT
InsideSources Dispelling Internet Privacy Misconceptions InsideSources On April 3, President Trump signed a joint congressional resolution that repealed the Federal Communications Commission's (FCC) privacy rules. The debate prompted an unusual amount of misleading sturm-und-drang, including a somewhat disingenuous ... and more »
Dispelling Internet Privacy Misconceptions - InsideSources
Wed Apr 19 19:28, 2017 GMT
TORONTO (Reuters) - Global hotel chain InterContinental Hotels Group Plc said 1,200 of its franchised hotels in the United States, including Holiday Inn and Crowne Plaza, were victims of a three-month cyber attack that sought to steal customer payment card data.
Cyber attack hits 1,200 InterContinental hotels in United States
Wed Apr 19 18:28, 2017 GMT
Internet privacy law is about more than selling data - Chicago Tribune. President Donald Trump signed what's being called the internet privacy bill April 3, repealing vital consumer protections shortly after it barely cleared the House. Polls indicate more than 70 percent of Americans — from both major parties — oppose ...
Internet privacy law is about more than selling data - Chicago Tribune
Wed Apr 19 18:54, 2017 GMT
Live. And the winners are.... The post #IndexAwards2017: Index announces 2017 Freedom of Expression Awards winners appeared first on Index on Censorship .
#IndexAwards2017: Index announces 2017 Freedom of Expression Awards winners
Wed Apr 19 18:30, 2017 GMT
Our aim is to put ourselves out of business. Our ambition is modest: nothing less than an end to censorship. The post Jodie Ginsberg: Our ambition is modest: nothing less than an end to censorship appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Jodie Ginsberg: Our ambition is modest: nothing less than an end to censorship
Wed Apr 19 18:30, 2017 GMT
The 2017 Index on Censorship Freedom of Expression Campaigning Award winning Ildar Dadin's acceptance speech. The post Ildar Dadin: “Together, we can refuse to look away” appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Ildar Dadin: “Together, we can refuse to look away”
Wed Apr 19 18:30, 2017 GMT
The 2017 Index on Censorship Freedom of Expression Journalism Award-winning Maldives Independent acceptance speech. The post Zaheena Rasheed, Maldives Independent: “This award feels like a lifeline” appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Zaheena Rasheed, Maldives Independent: “This award feels like a lifeline”
Wed Apr 19 18:30, 2017 GMT
The post Rebel Pepper: “I will continue working hard on creating new cartoons” appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Rebel Pepper: “I will continue working hard on creating new cartoons”
Wed Apr 19 18:30, 2017 GMT
The post Alp Toker, Turkey Blocks: “Online censorship is increasingly used to mask more severe human rights violations” appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Alp Toker, Turkey Blocks: “Online censorship is increasingly used to mask more severe human rights violations”
Wed Apr 19 14:26, 2017 GMT
KIRO Seattle Tacoma City Council votes in internet privacy resolution KIRO Seattle TACOMA, Wash. - The Tacoma City Council is taking steps to prevent internet service providers from selling your personal information. The council voted for a resolution barring the city's Click! Cable TV service from doing that.
Tacoma City Council votes in internet privacy resolution - KIRO Seattle
Wed Apr 19 12:01, 2017 GMT
The post #IndexAwards2010: Mahsa Vahdat, Freemuse Award for Music appeared first on Index on Censorship .
#IndexAwards2010: Mahsa Vahdat, Freemuse Award for Music
Wed Apr 19 10:01, 2017 GMT
The post #IndexAwards2009: Ma Jian, TR Fyvel Book Award appeared first on Index on Censorship .
#IndexAwards2009: Ma Jian, TR Fyvel Book Award
Wed Apr 19 09:44, 2017 GMT
A government study suggests 46% of UK businesses had at least one cybersecurity breach or attack in the past year.
'Nearly half' of firms had a cyber-attack or breach
Wed Apr 19 09:02, 2017 GMT
CapitalGazette.com Letters: Hospice volunteers; Internet privacy ; Frosh's stance CapitalGazette.com Herb McMillan showed an incredible lack of leadership and common sense when he voted against a bill protecting the internet privacy of Marylanders from being sold without their consent or knowledge. Why? Del. McMillan often brags he does what his ...
Letters: Hospice volunteers; Internet privacy; Frosh's stance - CapitalGazette.com
Wed Apr 19 08:01, 2017 GMT
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#IndexAwards2008: Wikileaks, Economist New Media Award
Wed Apr 19 07:22, 2017 GMT
France's presidential election has been rife with accusations against the media. The post French presidential campaign: Trumpisation and attacks on the media appeared first on Index on Censorship .
French presidential campaign: Trumpisation and attacks on the media
Wed Apr 19 06:03, 2017 GMT
Education Week (subscription) 10 States Fight to Protect Consumers' Internet Privacy Yahoo Finance Several states are fighting to retain their residents' internet privacy after Congress voted to overturn Obama-era rules that would have provided consumer privacy protections. Despite widespread public criticism, federal lawmakers voted to remove the ... New Federal Law Could Affect Students' Internet Privacy Education Week (subscription) all 3 news articles »
10 States Fight to Protect Consumers' Internet Privacy - Yahoo Finance
Tue Apr 18 18:13, 2017 GMT
BillMoyers.com Here's How to Protect Your Privacy From Your Internet Service Provider BillMoyers.com Bear in mind that these measures aren't a replacement for the privacy rules that were repealed or would protect our privacy completely, but they will certainly help. ... As with all things security and privacy -related, it's important to consider your ... New Internet Privacy Repeal Makes VPN Usage More Important Than Ever The National Memo (blog) Why a VPN in Australia is now more important than ever NEWS.com.au all 15 news articles »
Here's How to Protect Your Privacy From Your Internet Service Provider - BillMoyers.com
Wed Apr 19 00:18, 2017 GMT
The Metropolitan Understanding Internet Privacy The Metropolitan There are many AdBlock extensions available, AdBlock Plus (adblock​plus​.org) and uBlock Origin (available on the Chrome Web Store) being two good choices. Both will automatically block most tracking, ads included, and can be easily configured to ...
Understanding Internet Privacy - The Metropolitan
Tue Apr 18 18:01, 2017 GMT
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#IndexAwards2007: Chen Guangcheng, Whistleblower of the Year
Tue Apr 18 17:14, 2017 GMT
Skip to the tl;dr Encryption is the process of using mathematical algorithms to obscure the meaning of a piece of information so that only authorized parties can decipher it. It is used to protect our data (including texts, conversations ad voice), be it sitting on a computer or it being transmitted over the Internet. Encryption technologies are one of the essential elements of any secure computing environment. The security of encryption lies in the ability of an algorithm to generate ciphertext (encrypted text) that is not easily reverted back to its original plaintext. The use of keys adds another level of security to methods of protecting our information. A key is a piece of information that allows only those that hold it to encode and decode a message. There are two general categories of key based algorithms: Symmetric encryption algorithms:  Symmetric algorithms use the same key for encryption and decryption. These algorithms, can either operate in block mode (which works on fixed-size blocks of data) or steam mode (which works on bits or bytes of data). They are commonly used for applications like data encryption, file encryption and encrypting transmitted data in communication networks (like TLS, emails, instant messages, etc.).  Asymmetric (or public key) encryption algorithms:  Unlike symmetric algorithms, which use the same key for both encryption and decryption operations, asymmetric algorithms use two separate keys for these two operations. These algorithms are used for computing digital signatures and key establishment protocols.  To configure any basic encryption scheme securely, it's very important that all of these parameters (at the minimum) are configured correctly: Choosing the correct algorithm Choosing the right mode of operation Choosing the right padding scheme Choosing the right keys and their sizes Correct IV initialization with  cryptographically secure CSPRNG It's very important to be vigilant about configuring all of these parameters securely. Even a tiny misconfiguration will leave an entire crypto-system open to attacks. Note:  To keep this discussion simple, I will discuss only algorithm-independent initializations of a Cipher. Unless you know what you are doing, let provider defaults do their job of configuring more algorithm-dependent configurations, like p and q values of the RSA algorithm, etc. Just configuring the basic cryptographic parameters  above spans more than half a dozen classes, involving class hierarchies, plenty of overloaded constructors/methods and so on, adding many unnecessary complexities. I wish Java didn't complicate these basic configurations and would instead employ a more simplified architecture like that of Microsoft, where all these parameters are within the perimeter of a single class  SymmetricAlgorithm  and  AsymmetricAlgorithm . For the first 3 parameters to be specified (algorithm, mode of operation and padding scheme), a Cipher  object uses a transformation string. Let's dig deeper and see what is going on in each of these parameters. Choosing the correct algorithm: A transformation string always includes the name of a cryptographic algorithm. Between symmetric and asymmetric encryption, there are 11algorithms (not considering various PBEWith<digest|prf>And<encryption> combinations), which can be specified as per the  Standard Algorithm Name Documentation for Java 8  . Out of these only two (one for each, symmetric and asymmetric encryptions) are actually completely secured. The rest of the algorithms, are either way too broken (DES, RC2, etc.) or cracks have started to surface (RC5), making it breakable with sufficient CPU power - it may already be broken by the time you read this. Even the most well-intentioned, security-minded developer might not be reading troves of NIST specifications, nor following the latest happenings and research in the cryptography community, and might pick up broken or risky algorithm, digest or pseudo-random generator.  Always for: Symmetric Algorithm:  Use AES/AESWrap block cipher; and Asymmetric Algorithm:  Use RSA To make matters worse, even the  JCA Reference Guide , uses insecure algorithm specifications in its examples, which are the first – and probably last – stop for copy-pasting code for many. If you follow the  JCA Reference Guide  section "Creating a Cipher Object", you will see examples using the DES algorithm. Going forward, we will limit our discussions to only secured algorithms.  Choosing the right mode of operation: Mode of operation, as part of transformation, is only relevant to block ciphers. While using asymmetric ciphers, use ECB as the mode of operation, which essentially is a hack behind-the-scenes, meaning ignore this value. If you aren't reading the  Java Cryptography Architecture (JCA) Reference Guide  Cipher section carefully, you might just miss the point that Java providers (SunJCE, SunPKCS11) defaults to ECB mode for symmetric as well as asymmetric algorithms. This might be a good thing for asymmetric algorithms, but a terrible idea for block ciphers. Providers could have been instructed to make secure defaults based on the algorithm used. If using symmetric encryption, to save you from replay attacks or known plaintext attacks, please use a transformation, which fully specifies an algorithm (i.e. with its mode of operation and padding). Basically, never, ever do something like: // ANTI-PATTERN // This defaults to using ECB mode of operation, which should never be used for any cryptographic operations. Plaintext blocks generates // identical cipher text blocks. Cipher c = Cipher.getInstance("AES"); In the case above, the AES algorithm would be used with ECB mode of operation, making replay attacks very easy. For any new development, or if there's the slightest chance of revamping old work, use  Authenticated Encryption with Associated Data (AEAD)  mode (For example  GCM  and  CCM ). Use an authentication tag with full 128 bits-length. If you have to use an unauthenticated mode, use CBC or CTR with a MAC to authenticate the ciphertext. We will talk more about MAC along with an example with CBC mode, in upcoming posts.  Choosing the right padding scheme: Symmetric Algorithms: Most block cipher modes require the length of plaintext to be a multiple of the block size of the underlying encryption algorithm, which is seldom the case. Thus, we require some padding. Java provides 3 different schemes for just symmetric encryption, one being NoPadding (unacceptable) and another being ISO10126Padding (which has be withdrawn since 2007). So, the only viable option is using  PKCS5Padding . I would like to warn, that a combination of some modes of operation (for example CBC mode) and PKCS5Padding padding scheme can lead to padding oracle attacks [5] . However, not specifying a padding scheme at all is more dangerous than providing a scheme which is susceptible only to certain types of attacks. It's best to use AEAD mode of operation to be sure that you're protected against these attacks. Asymmetric Algorithms: Here, we have the option of choosing from two padding schemes. Make sure to only use OAEPWith<digest>And<mgf>Padding schemes. For a digest, please use either  SHA1  or  SHA256/384/512 , unlike what the example in  Standard Names Document  (Cipher Algorithm Padding section) specifies. For Mask Generation Function(MGF), use  MGF1  padding as specified. PKCS1Padding with RSA has been susceptible to Chosen Ciphertext attacks [6]  since 1998. At this point, we can talk about the correct way to use a transformation in a  Cipher.getInstance method. Luckily, so far we will be dealing only with a single class, which will chance quickly. Symmetric Encryption Cipher c = Cipher.getInstance("AES/CBC/PKCS5Padding") ; OR Cipher c = Cipher.getInstance("AES/CTR/PKCS5Padding") ; OR Cipher c = Cipher.getInstance("AES/GCM/PKCS5Padding") ; OR Cipher c = Cipher.getInstance("AES/CCM/PKCS5Padding") ; Asymmetric Encryption Cipher c = Cipher.getInstance("RSA/ECB/OAEPWithSHA1AndMGF1Padding") ; OR Cipher c = Cipher.getInstance("RSA/ECB/OAEPWithSHA256AndMGF1Padding") ; OR Cipher c = Cipher.getInstance("RSA/ECB/OAEPWithSHA384AndMGF1Padding") ; OR Cipher c = Cipher.getInstance("RSA/ECB/OAEPWithSHA512AndMGF1Padding") ; Keys: The security level of an encryption scheme is directly proportional to the size of its key. Key sizes should be long enough that brute force attacks become unfeasible, but short enough to keep computational feasibility in mind. Also, we should try to consider choices could that could still withstand computational advances for the next 30 years. With that in mind:  Symmetric Algorithms Choose the key size for AES as 256 bits. This is done to future proof your applications.  Note:  You would still need  Java Cryptography Extension (JCE) Unlimited Strength  installed to use 256-bit keys.  If you have to choose (or stay with) a 128-bit key size (due to hardware or software limitations), it should be fine from most known attacks, as long as the rest of all the parameters are carefully configured as discussed in this post. To implement this, the  KeyGenerator  class is used: KeyGenerator keygen = KeyGenerator.getInstance("AES") ; // key generator to be used with AES algorithm. keygen.init(256) ; // Key size is specified here. byte[] key = keygen.generateKey().getEncoded(); SecretKeySpec skeySpec = new SecretKeySpec(key, "AES"); Asymmetric Algorithms For asymmetric encryption, choose a key size of at least 2048 bits. I would encourage this purely for future-proofing your applications. Obviously, if you can afford it (from a hardware and software perspective), use at least  4096  bits key size. The  KeyPairGenerator  class is used to generate the key pair to be used by asymmetric algorithms: KeyPairGenerator keyGen = KeyPairGenerator.getInstance("RSA"); keyGen.initialize(4096); // key size specified here. KeyPair pair = keyGen.generateKeyPair(); PBKDF2 (Password Based Key Derivation Function) and PBEWith<digest|prf>And<encryption>:  PBKDF2 is typically used when only user supplied passwords are used to protect or allow access to secret information, derive cryptographic keying material from sources like a passphrase. PBKDFs are computed by applying multiple iterations to a user-supplied password using a pseudorandom function (prf) and an additional salt. Here, the developer is responsible for configuring prf, iteration count and salt value. Specifications around these standards were last written in 2000 [3] , and computational powers have increased since. So, I would suggest, using  SHA2  family of hash functions, a salt value of at least  64  bits, and an iteration count of atleast  10,000 . While Java providing an API to support this is a good step, there is absolute lack of documentation around how and where to use this. PBEWith*, really is the PBKDF2 + encryption scheme (CBC mode with PKCS5Padding). Make sure you use any of the AES cipher algorithms.   To implement PBKDF2 in java: String password = "DV^M[EvcmJEhwwKFXpuCC7gWD7j9BTtm<^H?QdhmymD6nenaEK" ; // As random and long as you possibly can // salt value byte[] salt = new byte[128] ; // Should be atleast 64 bits SecureRandom secRandom = new SecureRandom() ; secRandom.nextBytes(salt) ; // self-seeded randomizer for salt // iteration count int iterCount = 12288 ; int derivedKeyLength = 256 ; // Should be atleast longer than 112 bits. Depends on Key size of algorithm. KeySpec spec = new PBEKeySpec(password.toCharArray(), salt, iterCount, derivedKeyLength * 8); SecretKeyFactory f = SecretKeyFactory.getInstance("PBKDF2WithHmacSHA256"); To implement PBEWith<digest|prf>And<encryption></encryption></digest|prf> // Generate PBEKeySpec as above String algo = "PBEWithHmacSHA512AndAES_128" ; // Using approved Hashing algorithm and recommended block cipher SecretKeyFactory skf = SecretKeyFactory.getInstance(algo); SecretKey key = skf.generateSecret(ks); // Note: there is no typical transformation string. Algorithm, mode (CBC) and padding scheme (PKCS5Padding) is all taken care by // PBEWithHmacSHA512AndAES_128. Cipher c = Cipher.getInstance(algo); c.init(Cipher.ENCRYPT_MODE, key); Initialization Vectors: To add to the complexity of a cipher, Initialization Vectors are used. For CTR and CBC modes of operations, we need IVs to be unpredictable and random.  We get access to configuring IVs, by getting into transparent specification (thru  AlgorithmParameterSpecs ) and using the  IvParameterSpec  class. One of the most important thing to keep in mind while configuring IVs is its source of randomness. Logically, there seems to be two places, where this randomness can be configured; one inside IvParameterSpec and another thru the  init  method in the  Cipher  class. Javadocs, says any randomness needed by Cipher comes from the SecureRandom configuration in init method. It might be true for other transparent (non-developer controlled) parameter, but it's not true for IV. IV gets its randomness from the way IvParameterSpec is configured. This would be implemented as: byte iv[] = new byte[16]; SecureRandom secRandom = new SecureRandom() ; secRandom.nextBytes(iv); // self-seeded randomizer to generate IV IvParameterSpec randomIvSpec = new IvParameterSpec(iv) ; // IvParameterSpec initialized using its own randomizer. // randomIvSpec will influence randomness of IV and not "new SecureRandom()" c.init(Cipher.ENCRYPT_MODE, skeySpec, randomIvSpec, new SecureRandom()) ; Most modes of operations also need a nonce (of key and IV pair). So make sure, that not more than a few plaintexts are encrypted with same Key/IV pair.   Full working examples of encryption schemes using Java 8 are in the " Java_Crypto " repo on github. More specifically: SecuredGCMUsage.java  for AES using GCM mode SecurePBKDFUsage.java  for PBKDF2 passwords SecuredRSAUsage.java  for RSA with OAEPWith<digest>And<mgf>Padding   Conclusion:  With enough effort, any practical cryptographic system can be attacked successfully. The real question is how much work it takes to break a system. As seen in this post, there are many details to pay attention to, and all of the details must be done correctly while designing and implementing an encryption scheme. Hopefully, this should assure us of a reasonable security level to safe-guard our crypto-systems from currently known crypto attacks, and future-proofing it too. tl;dr: There are 2 key based encryption algorithms: Symmetric and Asymmetric algorithms. There are various cryptographic parameters which need to be configured correctly for a crypto-system to be secured; these include key size, mode of operation, padding scheme, IV, etc. For symmetric encryption use the AES algorithm. For asymmetric encryption, use the RSA algorithm. Use a transformation that fully specifies the algorithm name, mode and padding. Most providers default to the highly insecure ECB mode of operation, if not specified. Always use an authenticated mode of operation, i.e. AEAD (for example GCM or CCM) for symmetric encryption. If you have to use an unauthenticated mode, use CBC or CTR along with MAC to authenticate the ciphertext, correct random IV and padding parameters. Use authentication tag with at least 128 bits length in AEAD modes. Make sure to use OAEPWith<digest>And<mgf>Padding for asymmetric encryption, where the digest is SHA1/SHA256/384/512. Use PKCS5Padding for symmetric encryption. If using PDKDF for key generation or Password Based Encryption (PBE), make sure to use SHA2 algorithms, a salt value of at least 64 bits and iteration count of 10,000.  Key sizes: use AES 256 if you can, else 128 is secure enough for time being. For RSA use at least 2048, consider 4096 or longer for future proofing. There is a limit on how much plaintext can be safely encrypted using a single (key/IV) pair in CBC and CTR modes.  The randomness source of an IV comes from the IvParameterSpec class and not from init methods of the Cipher class. Reference: Java Cryptography Architecture Standard Algorithm Name Documentation for JDK 8:  https://docs.oracle.com/javase/8/docs/technotes/guides/security/StandardNames.html Java Cryptography Architecture (JCA) Reference:  https://docs.oracle.com/javase/8/docs/technotes/guides/security/crypto/CryptoSpec.html RFC 2898 : Password-Based Cryptography Specification Version 2.0  https://www.ietf.org/rfc/rfc2898.txt NIST SP 800-132 Recommendation for Password Based Key Derivation:  http://nvlpubs.nist.gov/nistpubs/Legacy/SP/nistspecialpublication800-132.pdf Side-Channel Attacks on Symmetric Encryption Schemes: The Case for authenticated Encryption -  https://www.cs.colorado.edu/~jrblack/papers/padding.pdf Chosen Cipher Text Attacks against protocols, based on the RSA Encryption Standard PKCS #1:  http://archiv.infsec.ethz.ch/education/fs08/secsem/Bleichenbacher98.pdf Cryptography Engineering - Niels Ferguson, Bruce Schneider and Tadayoshi Kohno. RFC 3447: Public-Key Cryptography (PKCS) #1: RSA Cryptography Specification Version 2.1:  https://www.ietf.org/rfc/rfc3447.txt Understanding Cryptography - Christof Paar and Jan Pelzi AES Lounge:  http://www.iaik.tugraz.at/content/research/krypto/aes/#security NIST SP 800-131AR1: Transitions: Recommendation for Transitioning the Use of Cryptographic Algorithms and Key Lengths:  http://nvlpubs.nist.gov/nistpubs/SpecialPublications/NIST.SP.800-131Ar1.pdf NIST SP 800-38A: Recommendation for Block Cipher Modes of Operation, Methods and Techniques:  http://nvlpubs.nist.gov/nistpubs/Legacy/SP/nistspecialpublication800-38a.pdf Agilebits Blog: Guess why we're moving to 256-bits AES keys:  https://blog.agilebits.com/2013/03/09/guess-why-were-moving-to-256-bit-aes-keys/ http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/java/javase/downloads/jce8-download-2133166.html The Galois/Counter Mode of Operation:  http://csrc.nist.gov/groups/ST/toolkit/BCM/documents/proposedmodes/gcm/gcm-spec.pdf OWASP Key Management Cheatsheet:  https://www.owasp.org/index.php/Key_Management_Cheat_Sheet OWASP Cryptographic Storage Cheatsheet:  https://www.owasp.org/index.php/Cryptographic_Storage_Cheat_Sheet Cryptosense - Java Cryptography White Paper sup { vertical-align: super; font-size: smaller; }
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Tue Apr 18 16:50, 2017 GMT
Russian activist Ildar Dadin spoke about the total breakdown of the rule of law and his own incarceration and torture at an event hosted by Doughty Street Chambers. The post Ildar Dadin: “For Putin it’s important to break the spirit of a free man” appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Ildar Dadin: “For Putin it’s important to break the spirit of a free man”
Tue Apr 18 16:01, 2017 GMT
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#IndexAwards2006: Beatrice Mtetwa, Campaigning
Tue Apr 18 14:50, 2017 GMT
Tampabay.com (blog) Bill Nelson seeks to turn Internet privacy into campaign issue Tampabay.com (blog) A liberal activist group tied to Indivisible, Action Together Suncoast, has paid for a billboard in Tampa accusing Rubio of selling out his constituents for campaign donations, citing research that he accepted more than $75,000 from Internet service ...
Bill Nelson seeks to turn Internet privacy into campaign issue - Tampabay.com (blog)
Tue Apr 18 14:01, 2017 GMT
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#IndexAwards2005: Center for Constitutional Rights, Law Award
Tue Apr 18 12:01, 2017 GMT
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#IndexAwards2004: Mordechai Vanunu, Special Award
Tue Apr 18 07:33, 2017 GMT
Bolo Bhi has been opposed to PECA from the beginning because of its potential human rights violations and threats to the right to privacy and freedom of expression The post Bolo Bhi: Still much work to be done to oppose Pakistan’s Cyber Crimes Bill appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Bolo Bhi: Still much work to be done to oppose Pakistan’s Cyber Crimes Bill
Tue Apr 18 10:03, 2017 GMT
Each year, the Index on Censorship Freedom of Expression Awards gala honours courageous champions who fight for free speech around the world. The post #IndexAwards2017: Here’s what you need to know appeared first on Index on Censorship .
#IndexAwards2017: Here’s what you need to know
Tue Apr 18 10:01, 2017 GMT
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#IndexAwards2003: Fergal Keane, Outstanding Commitment to Journalism Integrity
Tue Apr 18 08:49, 2017 GMT
Grigory Pasko has been campaigning for human rights and protection of the environment. The post #IndexAwards2001: Grigory Pasko, Whistleblower of the Year appeared first on Index on Censorship .
#IndexAwards2001: Grigory Pasko, Whistleblower of the Year
Tue Apr 18 01:41, 2017 GMT
Michigan Radio Lawmaker says states should protect internet privacy if feds won't Michigan Radio A Republican state lawmaker says Michigan should protect people's internet privacy if the federal government won't. State Sen. Rick Jones, R-Grand Ledge, has asked for bills that would restore privacy protections for people in Michigan. That's after ... Michigan State Senator sponsoring internet privacy bills WZZM all 2 news articles »
Lawmaker says states should protect internet privacy if feds won't - Michigan Radio
Tue Apr 18 07:08, 2017 GMT
Editorial: People will pay more for internet privacy Burlington Times News On one issue, at least, President Donald Trump has united the country: More than 70 percent of the public — across political parties — oppose a bill he signed that rolls back rules protecting online privacy . Unfortunately, it's an issue on which ... and more »
Editorial: People will pay more for internet privacy - Burlington Times News
Tue Apr 18 03:50, 2017 GMT
The National Memo (blog) New Internet Privacy Repeal Makes VPN Usage More Important Than Ever The National Memo (blog) Unless you've been under a rock with no WiFi, you're well aware that Congress and President Trump have opened up your browsing history to the highest bidder. Under changes to FCC rules signed by President Trump last week, Internet Service Providers ... Virtual Private Networks Hold Great Opportunity, Risk Government Technology VPNs become even more important as ISPs start collecting your online metadata NEWS.com.au all 5 news articles »
New Internet Privacy Repeal Makes VPN Usage More Important Than Ever - The National Memo (blog)
Tue Apr 18 02:26, 2017 GMT
The British Chambers of Commerce urges British firms to do more to protect themselves.
Cyber attacks 'hit one in five UK firms'
Tue Apr 18 01:09, 2017 GMT
WZZM Michigan State Senator sponsoring internet privacy bills WZZM LANSING, MICH. - Last month congress voted to repeal some internet privacy protections. A Michigan lawmaker wants to bring them back. State senator Rick Jones, R-Grand Ledge, is sponsoring bills that prevent internet service providers from selling a ...
Michigan State Senator sponsoring internet privacy bills - WZZM
Mon Apr 17 13:10, 2017 GMT
WSIU Internet Privacy . Is It Really Private? WSIU How secure is your computer? Your tablet? Your Cell-phone? Even with a good anti-virus program and a strong firewall one SIU researcher says you still could have others invading your privacy . And on this edition of WSIU INFOCUS, we hear about some ...
Internet Privacy. Is It Really Private? - WSIU
Mon Apr 17 23:32, 2017 GMT
Daily Kos Republican congressman: Worried about internet privacy ? 'Nobody's got to use the Internet at all' Daily Kos This might be considered being just a tad out of touch with your constituents. Particularly the ones living in 2017. When challenged at a town meeting on the Republican legislation recently signed by popular vote loser Donald Trump, that rolled back ... GOP Rep. On Gutting Internet Privacy Rule: 'Nobody's Got To Use The Internet ' (VIDEO) TPM Sensenbrenner takes heat for internet privacy comments Milwaukee Journal Sentinel 'Nobody's got to use the Internet ': A GOP lawmaker's response to concerns about Web privacy Washington Post Washington Times  - The Hill  - The Independent all 26 news articles »
Republican congressman: Worried about internet privacy? 'Nobody's got to use the Internet at all' - Daily Kos
Mon Apr 17 21:46, 2017 GMT
Telecom lobbying muscle kills internet privacy rules The Morning Sun FILE - This Monday, July 25, 2016, file photo shows signage in a Verizon store in North Andover, Mass. The telecom industry's lobbying muscle pushed a consumer privacy measure to a swift death in Congress. Republicans struck down Obama-era rules that ...
Telecom lobbying muscle kills internet privacy rules - The Morning Sun
Mon Apr 17 13:25, 2017 GMT
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Bad Take: Rep. Sensenbrenner's Response Over Internet Privacy Concerns: 'Nobody's Got To Use The Internet ' Techdirt As we've explained, with Congress voting (and the President signing) a bill to kill off the FCC's broadband privacy rules, things are not necessarily as bad as some might have you believe, but they're still bad. And lots and lots of people seem to be ... Sensenbrenner takes heat for internet privacy comments Milwaukee Journal Sentinel 'Nobody's got to use the Internet ': A GOP lawmaker's response to concerns about Web privacy Washington Post Sensenbrenner defends repealing internet privacy protections: 'Nobody's got to use the internet ' Washington Times The Hill  - The Independent  - UPROXX all 18 news articles »
Bad Take: Rep. Sensenbrenner's Response Over Internet Privacy Concerns: 'Nobody's Got To Use The Internet' - Techdirt
Mon Apr 17 13:13, 2017 GMT
KGMI Internet privacy measure heads to House floor KGMI OLYMPIA, WASH. – In Olympia, an effort to give people more control over their internet privacy heads for a vote on the House floor. The measure would stop internet service providers like Comcast and Century Link from tracking and selling information ...
Internet privacy measure heads to House floor - KGMI
Mon Apr 17 13:01, 2017 GMT
MIT Technology Review Welcome to Internet Privacy Limbo MIT Technology Review But it's hard to deny that the move reflects a fundamental shift away from the Obama administration's approach to Internet privacy . The future of online privacy is much more complicated than this particular fight, though, and where we are headed is far ... ROUNDS: Protecting your internet privacy rights Rapid City Journal all 2 news articles »
Welcome to Internet Privacy Limbo - MIT Technology Review
Mon Apr 17 12:03, 2017 GMT
TPM GOP Rep. On Gutting Internet Privacy Rule: 'Nobody's Got To Use The Internet ' (VIDEO) TPM During a town hall event last week, Rep. James Sensenbrenner (R-WI) tried to defend Republican legislation rolling back an Internet privacy rule by arguing that Americans don't have to use the Internet . His defense came when a town hall attendee on ... Sensenbrenner takes heat for internet privacy comments Milwaukee Journal Sentinel 'Nobody's got to use the Internet ': A GOP lawmaker's response to concerns about Web privacy Washington Post Sensenbrenner defends repealing internet privacy protections: 'Nobody's got to use the internet ' Washington Times The Hill  - The Independent  - UPROXX all 16 news articles »
GOP Rep. On Gutting Internet Privacy Rule: 'Nobody's Got To Use The Internet' (VIDEO) - TPM
Mon Apr 17 10:32, 2017 GMT
The Daily Dot Trump's stance on internet privacy puts U.S.–E.U. pact on thin ice The Daily Dot Moves by the Trump administration to roll back key internet privacy rules have spooked the European Union over the stability of the Privacy Shield agreement. Last week, the European Parliament voted on a resolution asking the European Commission, the ...
Trump's stance on internet privacy puts U.S.–E.U. pact on thin ice - The Daily Dot
Mon Apr 17 07:55, 2017 GMT
When it comes to Internet file-sharing, most mainstream politicians rarely have anything good to say, but for Senator Lyudmila Bokova of the Russian parliament, things are clearly quite different. "I like to use torrents," she says, "because they provide the ability to download information quickly and cheaply." Source: TF , for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing, torrent sites and ANONYMOUS VPN services .
Russian MP Says She Loves Torrents, Hates Web Blockades
Sun Apr 16 16:18, 2017 GMT
The Highland County Press Protecting your internet privacy rights The Highland County Press Since the House and Senate voted to undo Obama-era regulations related to internet privacy last month under the Congressional Review Act (CRA), a lot of misinformation has been floating around about your privacy online. I would like to take the ... Internet privacy bills floated in PA statehouse - The Morning Call Allentown Morning Call GOP Rep defends Trump attack on internet privacy : “Nobody's got to use the internet ” Shareblue Media Another View: Collins was right to oppose internet privacy rules Press Herald The Hill  - TNW  - Truth-Out  - Comcast Corporation all 133 news articles »
Protecting your internet privacy rights - The Highland County Press
Sun Apr 16 04:20, 2017 GMT
Letter: Be realistic about internet privacy : There isn't any Chico Enterprise-Record Two recent writers to the E-R are blaming Donald Trump for a lack of privacy on the internet . Trump has nothing to do with this. Hackers are so accomplished that they often mess-up government websites, and have no problem reading your every keystroke.
Letter: Be realistic about internet privacy: There isn't any - Chico Enterprise-Record
Sun Apr 16 02:01, 2017 GMT
Daily Republic ROUNDS: Protecting your internet privacy rights Daily Republic Since the House and Senate voted to undo Obama-era regulations related to internet privacy last month under the Congressional Review Act (CRA), a lot of misinformation has been floating around about your privacy online. I would like to take the ...
ROUNDS: Protecting your internet privacy rights - Daily Republic
Sat Apr 15 23:39, 2017 GMT
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Sensenbrenner takes heat for internet privacy comments Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Comments about internet privacy by U.S. Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner, including the statement that "nobody's got to use the Internet ," are drawing criticism online and from left-leaning organizations. At a town hall meeting Thursday, the Republican ... 'Nobody's got to use the Internet ': A GOP lawmaker's response to concerns about Web privacy Washington Post Sensenbrenner defends repealing internet privacy protections: 'Nobody's got to use the internet ' Washington Times Republican politician after voting down privacy laws: If you don't like it, don't use the internet The Independent UPROXX  - The Libertarian Republic  - Yahoo Finance all 7 news articles »
Sensenbrenner takes heat for internet privacy comments - Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Sat Apr 15 21:07, 2017 GMT
Washington Times Sensenbrenner defends repealing internet privacy protections: 'Nobody's got to use the internet ' Washington Times A Republican lawmaker provided a peculiar explanation Thursday in defense of his decision to recently back a controversial bill stripping privacy safeguards from internet users. “Nobody's got to use the internet ,” Rep. F. James “Jim” Sensenbrenner of ...
Sensenbrenner defends repealing internet privacy protections: 'Nobody's got to use the internet' - Washington Times
Sat Apr 15 18:34, 2017 GMT
Washington Post 'Nobody's got to use the Internet ': A GOP lawmaker's response to concerns about Web privacy Washington Post A Wisconsin congressman told a town hall attendee who was concerned about the elimination of online privacy protections that using the Internet is a choice — a statement that has since drawn criticism on social media. During the meeting in Wisconsin ... Republican politician after voting down privacy laws: If you don't like it, don't use the internet The Independent GOP Rep: “Nobody Has Got to Use the Internet ” If They're Worried about Privacy Fortune A GOP Lawmaker Defends His Vote To Ditch ISP Privacy Rules: 'Nobody's Got To Use The Internet ' UPROXX all 4 news articles »
'Nobody's got to use the Internet': A GOP lawmaker's response to concerns about Web privacy - Washington Post
Fri Apr 14 18:39, 2017 GMT
North Bay Business Journal Sonic CEO: Speak up as your internet privacy gets sold for profit ... North Bay Business Journal A few weeks ago, the Senate approved a resolution that effectively put. and more »
Sonic CEO: Speak up as your internet privacy gets sold for profit ... - North Bay Business Journal
Sat Apr 15 08:07, 2017 GMT
Shareblue Media Another View: Collins was right to oppose internet privacy rules Press Herald For those concerned about what this vote means for their privacy online, it is important to remember that the resolution in Congress has no bearing on the FCC's legal authority to bring privacy cases against internet service providers that misuse or ... GOP Rep defends Trump attack on internet privacy : “Nobody's got to use the internet ” Shareblue Media Internet privacy bills floated in PA statehouse Allentown Morning Call Republican lawmaker on privacy : 'Nobody's got to use the internet ' [Updated] TNW The Hill  - Press & Sun-Bulletin  - Huffington Post  - Comcast Corporation all 120 news articles »
Another View: Collins was right to oppose internet privacy rules - Press Herald
Thu Apr 6 21:03, 2017 GMT
CNNMoney State Senators Fight Back on Internet Privacy The Legal Intelligencer The April 3 passage of a law rolling back the Federal Communications Commission's restrictions on internet service and telecommunication providers selling customer data has given way to a new internet privacy measure in the state Senate. On March 28 ... The uncertain future of Internet privacy CNNMoney For Internet Privacy , VPNs Are an Imperfect Shield New York Times Mass. GOP senators file Internet privacy bill The Boston Globe WBUR  - The Hill (blog)  - AdAge.com (blog)  - The White House all 473 news articles »
State Senators Fight Back on Internet Privacy - The Legal Intelligencer
Fri Apr 14 19:27, 2017 GMT
Seattle Times state House committee approves internet privacy protections Seattle Times Lawmakers introduced the bill this month after President Donald Trump signed a measure eliminating internet - privacy protections that were scheduled to take effect. The legislation comes after Trump's rollback of federal protections of rules that had ... and more »
state House committee approves internet privacy protections - Seattle Times
Fri Apr 14 18:30, 2017 GMT
Small Business Trends Headlines About United Airlines, Internet Privacy That Could Impact Businesses Small Business Trends The House has voted to block Obama Era online privacy regulations for Internet use. The legislation has been sent to President Donald Trump for his signature. That leaves the security of small businesses' online data in a state of limbo where sharing ...
Headlines About United Airlines, Internet Privacy That Could Impact Businesses - Small Business Trends
Fri Apr 14 17:53, 2017 GMT
Allentown Morning Call Internet privacy bills floated in PA statehouse Allentown Morning Call While leaders in Washington have backed away from federal privacy protections on the Internet , officials in Harrisburg are looking to bring them back at the state level. State representatives, including Rep. Michael Schlossberg, D-Allentown, have ... and more »
Internet privacy bills floated in PA statehouse - Allentown Morning Call
Fri Apr 14 16:39, 2017 GMT
Shareblue Media GOP Rep defends Trump attack on internet privacy : “Nobody's got to use the internet ” Shareblue Media Jim Sensenbrenner (R-IL) offered a strangely antiquated defense of Donald Trump's recent decision to roll back an Obama-era protection that stopped internet providers from selling information about their customer's browsing habits. When a concerned ...
GOP Rep defends Trump attack on internet privacy: “Nobody's got to use the internet” - Shareblue Media
Fri Apr 14 16:39, 2017 GMT
Truth-Out Big Campaign Contributions Enabled Congress to Trounce on Your Internet Privacy Truth-Out Truthout reporter Mike Ludwig wrote an incisive piece on March 28, detailing how internet users were about to lose much of their privacy . He was right. President Trump recently signed a reversal of an Obama administration rule that would have ... Asked about privacy changes, GOP rep says internet usage is optional MSNBC all 3 news articles »
Big Campaign Contributions Enabled Congress to Trounce on Your Internet Privacy - Truth-Out
Fri Apr 14 13:18, 2017 GMT
The Verge RIP: Internet privacy , NES Classic, and Apple and Qualcomm's friendship The Verge This week on Vergecast, Chris Plante is in town! Nilay, Dieter, and Paul bring him in to discuss a few things that confused us all throughout the week — Apple and Qualcomm suing each other, how the FCC may kill net neutrality, and Nintendo ... and more »
RIP: Internet privacy, NES Classic, and Apple and Qualcomm's friendship - The Verge
Thu Apr 13 17:09, 2017 GMT
Washington Post Everything you need to know about the new Internet privacy rules Washington Post April 13, 2017 10:08 AM EDT - President Trump's repeal of a 2016 FCC regulation paves the way for Internet service providers to sell your browsing data without your consent. How much is your data worth and how can you protect it? (Jhaan Elker / The ...
Everything you need to know about the new Internet privacy rules - Washington Post
Thu Apr 13 17:15, 2017 GMT
Pushkin Club, Rights in Russia and Index on Censorship are proud to invite you to this evening in conversation with Anastasia Zotova. The post Anastasia Zotova in conversation at Pushkin House appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Anastasia Zotova in conversation at Pushkin House
Thu Apr 13 16:52, 2017 GMT
The opposition group is facing dissolution and is calling on political and human rights organisations worldwide to offer solidarity The post Bahrain: Wa’ad calls for solidarity against its dissolution appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Bahrain: Wa’ad calls for solidarity against its dissolution
Thu Apr 13 14:32, 2017 GMT
Turkey's Kurdish media and cultural institutions have been closed as the peace process with the country's Kurds has disintegrated. The post Silencing the Kurds: Shuttered media and cultural institutions appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Silencing the Kurds: Shuttered media and cultural institutions
Thu Apr 13 14:25, 2017 GMT
Erdogan's crackdown on freedom of expression follows a familiar pattern. The post Turkey: Freedom of the arts, archives and erasure appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Turkey: Freedom of the arts, archives and erasure
Thu Apr 13 14:43, 2017 GMT
FOX43.com Rep. Briggs announces internet privacy legislation to restore repealed protections FOX43.com Briggs' legislation is part of a package of privacy and consumer protection bills designed by House Democrats to mirror the recently repealed Federal Communications Commission internet privacy protection rules. The proposal would require internet ...
Rep. Briggs announces internet privacy legislation to restore repealed protections - FOX43.com
Thu Apr 13 13:29, 2017 GMT
Illinois Times Preserving internet privacy in Illinois Illinois Times The proposal is a response to a bill President Donald Trump signed into law April 3 which rescinded internet privacy rules set by the Obama administration. The current law now gives internet service providers more control over an individual's personal ...
Preserving internet privacy in Illinois - Illinois Times
Thu Apr 13 13:43, 2017 GMT
Mexico-based journalist Duncan Tucker on the threats to reporters for doing their jobs. The post Journalists in Mexico under threat from cartels, government and even each other appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Journalists in Mexico under threat from cartels, government and even each other
Thu Apr 13 11:51, 2017 GMT
Modern Diplomacy It's Not Government's Job To Hide Your Browsing History, It's Yours The Federalist Earlier this month, President Trump signed into law a “congressional review” bill that repealed last-minute Obama-era Federal Communications Commission internet privacy rules that limit how ISPs can use your personal browsing. The review bill passed on ... Facebook and Google's role in the battle for internet privacy KCBD-TV Letter: ​Take steps to protect your internet privacy The Daily Tar Heel Trump's Suppression of Internet Privacy Protections Modern Diplomacy Rasmussen Reports  - Infosecurity Magazine (blog)  - GeekWire all 14 news articles »
It's Not Government's Job To Hide Your Browsing History, It's Yours - The Federalist
Thu Apr 13 12:50, 2017 GMT
With the weight of traditions and the growing influence of Islamic fundamentalism, Daptar covers the issues affecting women that receive little coverage by other local media The post #IndexAwards2017: Daptar offer hope to the struggling women of Dagestan appeared first on Index on Censorship .
#IndexAwards2017: Daptar offer hope to the struggling women of Dagestan
Thu Apr 13 12:32, 2017 GMT
The post Protest and prison in Russia: The case of Ildar Dadin appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Protest and prison in Russia: The case of Ildar Dadin
Thu Apr 13 10:05, 2017 GMT
The Hill Internet privacy fight enters new phase The Hill It comes on the heels of Republicans repealing Obama-era rules that would have required internet service providers to get customer consent before sharing their data, putting digital privacy back in the national spotlight. Both sides are quickly gearing ... The FCC's plan to kill net neutrality will also kill internet privacy The Verge Silicon Valley kicks off fight on net neutrality CNNMoney Internet giants roar back against net neutrality teardown CNET Variety  - BGR  - Engadget all 219 news articles »
Internet privacy fight enters new phase - The Hill
Wed Apr 12 05:26, 2017 GMT
Internet privacy legislation worth the effort Northwest Herald Internet privacy is among the latest hot-button debates, in part, because of a likely rollback of Obama-era privacy protections that were supposed to take place later this year. That got the attention of some Illinois lawmakers who are looking to ... and more »
Internet privacy legislation worth the effort - Northwest Herald
Wed Apr 12 16:15, 2017 GMT
Backchannel Internet Censorship Is Advancing Under Trump Backchannel At issue was a demand from the Department of Homeland Security that Twitter reveal the user(s) behind an account critical of the Trump administration. The government withdrew its request the next day, and the issue ... On April 2, President Trump ...
Internet Censorship Is Advancing Under Trump - Backchannel
Wed Apr 12 21:27, 2017 GMT
WABE 90.1 FM Atlantans Seek Options After Internet Privacy Rules Repealed WABE 90.1 FM “Particularly from the U.S., it's been really crazy ever since the news of the privacy repeal broke, it's been over 100 percent increase in both traffic and sales,” said David Lang, a spokesperson with ExpressVPN. “As far as traffic to the website, up ... Letter: ​Take steps to protect your internet privacy The Daily Tar Heel What is a VPN, how it protects your privacy, and should you use one ... Business Insider VPN Services Report Huge Increase In Downloads, Usage Since Broadband Privacy Rules Were Repealed International Business Times ACLU (blog) all 11 news articles »
Atlantans Seek Options After Internet Privacy Rules Repealed - WABE 90.1 FM
Wed Apr 12 03:14, 2017 GMT
Letter: ​Take steps to protect your internet privacy The Daily Tar Heel In response to a piece published Thursday on Congress's change in internet privacy regulation by Paige Colpo, I want to emphasize that this action is absolutely against the interest of the public. Looking at donations to members of Congress from ... and more »
Letter: ​Take steps to protect your internet privacy - The Daily Tar Heel
Wed Apr 12 14:30, 2017 GMT
KRIK is a new independent investigative website which is intent on exposing organised crime and extortion in Serbia The post #IndexAwards2017: KRIK exposes crime and corruption in Serbia appeared first on Index on Censorship .
#IndexAwards2017: KRIK exposes crime and corruption in Serbia
Wed Apr 12 12:08, 2017 GMT
Facebook and Google's role in the battle for internet privacy KCBD-TV (RNN) - Americans are confused and some are angry about how a bill that repeals internet privacy regulations will affect them. President Donald Trump on April 4 signed legislation that shot down Obama administration privacy rules that forced internet ... and more »
Facebook and Google's role in the battle for internet privacy - KCBD-TV
Wed Apr 12 08:36, 2017 GMT
Australia's mandatory data retention scheme comes into effect today, with telecoms providers expected to retain and store their customers' Internet usage metadata. In response, privacy group Digital Rights Watch has declared this event National Get a VPN Day, vowing to equip citizens with the tools they need to avoid surveillance. Source: TF , for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing, torrent sites and ANONYMOUS VPN services .
It’s “National Get a VPN Day” in Australia
Wed Apr 12 00:36, 2017 GMT
MPs are calling for increased cyber security to protect UK elections from foreign attack.
Brexit vote site may have been hacked, MPs say in report
Wed Apr 12 04:04, 2017 GMT
Washington Post Orange County (Calif.) Register: Internet privacy rule should have been saved Lima Ohio APRIL 6, 2017 — Kudos to President Donald Trump and Congress for rolling back burdensome Obama-era regulations. But there is one rule they should have let stand. Republicans have rediscovered a useful regulation-busting tool in the form of the ... Trump's Secret Weapon Against Obama's Legacy POLITICO Magazine all 25 news articles »
Orange County (Calif.) Register: Internet privacy rule should have been saved - Lima Ohio
Wed Apr 12 02:53, 2017 GMT
Illinois General Assembly proposes new internet privacy protections Illinois Policy But the repeal of the regulations has met with criticism from privacy advocates and consumer groups worried it gives companies free rein to profit from and risk the security of consumers' sensitive information. Illinois lawmakers have entered the ...
Illinois General Assembly proposes new internet privacy protections - Illinois Policy
Wed Apr 12 03:03, 2017 GMT
Loyola Phoenix Internet Privacy Repeal Causes Concern Loyola Phoenix Loyola's Information Security Officer Jim Pardonek and Network Manager at Information and Technology Services Dave Wieczorek said in an email to The PHOENIX that students might see more targeted ads based off their internet activity, but some web  ...
Internet Privacy Repeal Causes Concern - Loyola Phoenix
Tue Apr 11 17:40, 2017 GMT
State internet privacy bill falls short | Local | somdnews.com - So Md News (subscription). ANOTHER VIEW: State right in moving to protect internet privacy ...
State internet privacy bill falls short | Local | somdnews.com - So Md News (subscription)
Wed Apr 12 00:05, 2017 GMT
Gloucester Daily Times Lawmakers push back on internet privacy Gloucester Daily Times BOSTON — Lawmakers are seeking to fill gaps in consumer protection laws following the repeal of federal internet privacy rules approved in the final days of the Obama administration. President Donald Trump signed a resolution in March scuttling ... Time to Go Nuclear Against Anti- Internet Privacy Laws thebolditalic States Introduce New Legislation To Protect Internet Privacy New Hampshire Public Radio 10 States Take Internet Privacy Matters Into Their Own Hands Government Technology Kearney Hub  - Daily Sundial  - vtdigger.org  - The White House all 81 news articles »
Lawmakers push back on internet privacy - Gloucester Daily Times
Tue Apr 11 20:19, 2017 GMT
Government Technology Data Privacy Advocate Rep. Darrell Issa Under Fire for Internet Privacy Vote Government Technology Data Privacy Advocate Rep. Darrell Issa Under Fire for Internet Privacy Vote. In a legislative career where he honed bills to keep private online data in the hands of its individual owners, but Rep. Issa's recent vote short-circuited with digital ...
Data Privacy Advocate Rep. Darrell Issa Under Fire for Internet Privacy Vote - Government Technology
Tue Apr 11 17:17, 2017 GMT
thebolditalic Time to Go Nuclear Against Anti- Internet Privacy Laws thebolditalic Last week, most congressional Republicans voted to let Internet service providers (ISPs), the companies that pipe the Internet to consumers, harvest intimate online user data for profit. Since the big ISPs, such as Comcast, have near-monopoly power in ... 10 States Take Internet Privacy Matters Into Their Own Hands Government Technology Internet privacy rules overturned Daily Sundial Tossing citizens' Internet privacy Kearney Hub vtdigger.org  - ReporterNews.com  - The White House  - Comcast Corporation all 77 news articles »
Time to Go Nuclear Against Anti-Internet Privacy Laws - thebolditalic
Tue Apr 11 20:47, 2017 GMT
Technical.ly Baltimore Another last-ditch effort on internet privacy fails in Annapolis Technical.ly Baltimore An attempt to prevent internet providers from selling customer browsing data in Maryland appeared to be over last week. But there was one more attempt before the session ended Monday in Annapolis to respond to the action from the Trump administration ... and more »
Another last-ditch effort on internet privacy fails in Annapolis - Technical.ly Baltimore
Tue Apr 11 18:03, 2017 GMT
Doughty Street Chambers and Index on Censorship invite you to a breakfast talk next week on Tuesday 18 April where we will be pleased to welcome as guest speakers Ildar Dadin and his wife Anastasia Zotova. The post Russia’s freedom of expression appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Russia’s freedom of expression
Tue Apr 11 16:30, 2017 GMT
Index on Censorship is deeply concerned about the deteriorating conditions for freedom of expression and human rights in Bahrain. The post Bahrain: Global leaders must speak out against human rights abuses appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Bahrain: Global leaders must speak out against human rights abuses
Tue Apr 11 15:05, 2017 GMT
The Verge The FCC's plan to kill net neutrality will also kill internet privacy The Verge After Congress repealed the FCC's broadband privacy rules two weeks ago, new FCC chairman Ajit Pai promised the American people that he would ensure that the personal information they give to their ISPs would continue to be protected. Pai said that he ... States Introduce New Legislation To Protect Internet Privacy New Hampshire Public Radio 10 States Take Internet Privacy Matters Into Their Own Hands Government Technology Internet privacy rules overturned Daily Sundial Kearney Hub  - vtdigger.org  - ReporterNews.com  - The White House all 76 news articles »
The FCC's plan to kill net neutrality will also kill internet privacy - The Verge
Tue Apr 11 03:46, 2017 GMT
ReporterNews.com Internet privacy : Trump sends anything-goes message ReporterNews.com President Trump certainly has an odd idea of what it means to be a populist. Last week,, Trump quietly put his name to a bill stripping consumers of Internet privacy protections drafted by the Federal Communications Commission. The move, which breezed ... Internet service providers react as FCC discussed new privacy rules Enstarz all 101 news articles »
Internet privacy: Trump sends anything-goes message - ReporterNews.com
Tue Apr 11 14:18, 2017 GMT
HELSINKI (Reuters) - Several EU and NATO countries on Tuesday signed up to establish a center in Helsinki to research how to tackle tactics such as cyber attacks, propaganda and disinformation.
EU, NATO countries kick off center to counter 'hybrid' threats
Tue Apr 11 12:35, 2017 GMT
ANOTHER VIEW: State right in moving to protect internet privacy Journal Gazette and Times-Courier Maybe there is no good way to protect our basic privacy because the internet has become such a pervasive part of our everyday lives. But efforts like the one in Illinois is worth it, if for no other reason than to initiate a dialogue over our ...
ANOTHER VIEW: State right in moving to protect internet privacy - Journal Gazette and Times-Courier
Tue Apr 11 11:45, 2017 GMT
Arizona Daily Sun Congress, Trump just gave your internet privacy away Arizona Daily Sun It's a one-two punch for consumers since Trump's FCC voted last month to stay rules that would have required internet service providers to protect credit card information and Social Security numbers from hackers. Net neutrality is the next target ... and more »
Congress, Trump just gave your internet privacy away - Arizona Daily Sun
Tue Apr 11 11:42, 2017 GMT
The Iranian Kurdish journalist fled Iran in May 2013. He travelled to Australia, where he was forcibly relocated to a “refugee processing centre” in Papua New Guinea The post #IndexAwards2017: Journalist Behrouz Boochani fled Iran only to be imprisoned by Australia appeared first on Index on Censorship .
#IndexAwards2017: Journalist Behrouz Boochani fled Iran only to be imprisoned by Australia
Mon Apr 10 21:01, 2017 GMT
Pacific Standard Russia Is Copying China's Approach to Internet Censorship — Will It Work? Pacific Standard A law that took effect in late 2012, to give just one example, granted Russian authorities the power to block certain online content. ... Russia Internet expert Andrei Soldatov, author of the book The Red Web, says the Kremlin “certainly looks for ...
Russia Is Copying China's Approach to Internet Censorship — Will It Work? - Pacific Standard
Mon Apr 10 21:11, 2017 GMT
WBAL Radio Internet Privacy WBAL Radio The measure (SB 1200) would stop an Internet service provider from selling or transferring a consumer's personal information. The bill was introduced in response to a bill that was approved in Congress, and signed into law by President Trump to allow ... Maryland's lawmakers cap session aimed against Trump Sacramento Bee ANNAPOLIS, Md. (WJZ/AP) — Maryland lawmakers are putting the finishing touches on its 90-day legislative session. CBS Baltimore / WJZ Marijuana, manufacturing top list of unresolved issues for Maryland General Assembly finale Baltimore Sun all 68 news articles »
Internet Privacy - WBAL Radio
Tue Apr 11 03:59, 2017 GMT
KITV Honolulu Hawaii without strict internet privacy rules KITV Honolulu "Anything you look at on the internet , your Social Security number, your Geo-location info, your children's info -- all of that stuff can be packaged and sold to the highest bidder," said Rep. Matt LoPresti. Lopresti added last week's White House ...
Hawaii without strict internet privacy rules - KITV Honolulu
Mon Apr 10 23:15, 2017 GMT
Government Technology 10 States Take Internet Privacy Matters Into Their Own Hands Government Technology 10 States Take Internet Privacy Matters Into Their Own Hands. Just days after President Donald Trump signed legislation into law allowing Internet service providers (ISPs) to sell the personal data of customers, several states moved ahead with ... Tossing citizens' Internet privacy Kearney Hub Internet privacy rule should have been saved OCRegister President Trump just signed off on killing your Internet privacy protections Dallasweekly vtdigger.org  - Consumerist  - AlterNet  - Comcast Corporation all 55 news articles »
10 States Take Internet Privacy Matters Into Their Own Hands - Government Technology
Mon Apr 10 22:19, 2017 GMT
US leader; internet privacy ; Arlington Prop 1; school start time Fort Worth Star Telegram Similar to the Zen Buddhism saying, when America was ready, a leader was at hand. It may well be that he was born for such a time as this. Thanks to that, America is indeed returning to be the America it always had the potential of being. Again leaders ...
US leader; internet privacy; Arlington Prop 1; school start time - Fort Worth Star Telegram
Mon Apr 10 09:28, 2017 GMT
WBAL Radio Senate Approves Internet Privacy Bill On Last Day Of Session WBAL Radio In a party line vote, the Maryland Senate has given final approval to a bill barring Internet Service Providers from selling a user's personal information to a third party. The vote was 34-13, with all Democrats voting in favor of the bill, and all ... and more »
Senate Approves Internet Privacy Bill On Last Day Of Session - WBAL Radio
Mon Apr 10 20:28, 2017 GMT
States Introduce New Legislation To Protect Internet Privacy NPR A recent move by Congress to strip the Federal Communications Commission of the power to protect Internet privacy has provoked outrage among some, and state legislatures may try to weigh in. Facebook; Twitter. Google+. Email ...
States Introduce New Legislation To Protect Internet Privacy - NPR
Mon Apr 10 20:36, 2017 GMT
Kearney Hub Committee looks at bill to restore Internet privacy protections Bennington Banner (subscription) Lyons said the privacy issue relates to the Fourth Amendment, which protects against unreasonable search and seizure by the government. "I know these are private entities, but we didn't sign onto the Internet to have our private information shared with ... Tossing citizens' Internet privacy Kearney Hub Kai Teoh: Our internet privacy is dead. Congress sold us out. The Spokesman-Review The Internet Privacy Rule Is Dead, But Could Anyone Bring It Back? Consumerist Dallasweekly  - AlterNet  - Miami Herald  - Comcast Corporation all 54 news articles »
Committee looks at bill to restore Internet privacy protections - Bennington Banner (subscription)
Mon Apr 10 17:49, 2017 GMT
95.9 WATD-FM (blog) Boston: Internet Privacy Bill Filed by GOP Senators 95.9 WATD-FM (blog) Senate Republican Leader Bruce Tarr says Congress “has created a situation that threatens consumer privacy .” Sen. Donald Humason, a Westfield Republican, says the bill would protect Massachusetts residents against the sale of their personal information. and more »
Boston: Internet Privacy Bill Filed by GOP Senators - 95.9 WATD-FM (blog)
Mon Apr 10 11:36, 2017 GMT
Small Business Trends What Do Small Business Owners Need to Know About the Internet Privacy Repeal? Small Business Trends The House has voted to block Obama Era online privacy regulations for Internet use. The legislation has been sent to President Donald Trump for his signature. That leaves the security of small businesses' online data in a state of limbo where sharing ... Is Congress encroaching on Americans' Internet privacy ? The Hill (blog) Connecticut lawmakers push to protect Internet privacy CT Post Mass. GOP Senators Push For Internet Privacy Protections WBUR Victoria Advocate  - Northern Star Online  - The White House  - Comcast Corporation all 473 news articles »
What Do Small Business Owners Need to Know About the Internet Privacy Repeal? - Small Business Trends
Mon Apr 10 18:37, 2017 GMT
LETTER: No taxpayer bailout for internet privacy invader profiteers Santa Rosa Press Gazette The Republican leadership, appealing to the base of their voters, has again rewarded them. They have allowed those voters' privacy to be sold to the highest bidder — or any bidder. Having lived in Northwest Florida for over 60 years, I was surprised ...
LETTER: No taxpayer bailout for internet privacy invader profiteers - Santa Rosa Press Gazette
Mon Apr 10 19:03, 2017 GMT
The Ring of Fire Network Internet Security Firm Confirms WikiLeaks 'Vault 7' – At Least 40 Cyberattacks Tied to the CIA The Ring of Fire Network Internet Security Firm Confirms WikiLeaks 'Vault 7' – At Least 40 Cyberattacks Tied to the CIA. April 10, 2017 ... According to a blog posted Monday, internet security giant Symantec has linked real-world cyberattacks to the tools detailed in the ... and more »
Internet Security Firm Confirms WikiLeaks 'Vault 7' – At Least 40 Cyberattacks Tied to the CIA - The Ring of Fire Network
Mon Apr 10 16:08, 2017 GMT
Kearney Hub Tossing citizens' Internet privacy Kearney Hub U.S. Rep. Kevin Yoder of Kansas broke ranks last week and sided with 14 Republicans and 190 Democrats when he voted against allowing Internet providers to snoop on users and sell their personal online history. The Kansas Republican rightly favored ... Internet privacy Miami Herald The Internet Privacy Rule Is Dead, But Could Anyone Bring It Back? Consumerist Editorial: Minnesota lawmakers move to protect internet privacy Albert Lea Tribune Grand Forks Herald  - The Hill  - AppsforPCdaily all 23 news articles »
Tossing citizens' Internet privacy - Kearney Hub
Mon Apr 10 15:33, 2017 GMT
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Dangerous words, words in danger
Mon Apr 10 14:51, 2017 GMT
Join us for a discussion to analyse the result of the referendum on Turkey’s domestic and foreign policies and freedom of expression in particular. The post Turkey, free speech and the referendum appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Turkey, free speech and the referendum
Mon Apr 10 06:22, 2017 GMT
The San Diego Union-Tribune Editorial: Minnesota lawmakers move to protect internet privacy Albert Lea Tribune The GOP Congress last week passed a bill that repeals Federal Communications Commission rules that protect the privacy of computer browsing and opens the way for a host of people's personal information to be sold. The move by Congress can only be ... In a long career where Rep. Darrell Issa protected online privacy , a crack forms The San Diego Union-Tribune all 5 news articles »
Editorial: Minnesota lawmakers move to protect internet privacy - Albert Lea Tribune
Mon Apr 10 13:35, 2017 GMT
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Past cyber attacks on scores of organizations around the world were conducted with top-secret hacking tools that were exposed recently by the Web publisher Wikileaks, the security researcher Symantec Corp said on Monday.
Symantec attributes 40 cyber attacks to CIA-linked hacking tools
Mon Apr 10 14:02, 2017 GMT
The conclusion was a result of the disclosures of the hacking tools from WikiLeaks.
Scores of cyber attacks tied to CIA tools, Symantec says - CNET
Sun Apr 9 18:40, 2017 GMT
The Hill (blog) Is Congress encroaching on Americans' Internet privacy ? The Hill (blog) At a time when American politics is perhaps more divided than ever, one issue has emerged that the vast majority of people, regardless of their political affiliation, can agree on: Internet privacy . On March 23, Republicans in the U.S. Senate voted ... Connecticut lawmakers push to protect Internet privacy CT Post Mass. GOP Senators Push For Internet Privacy Protections WBUR Not all agree with lifting internet privacy rules Victoria Advocate Northern Star Online  - Small Business Trends  - The White House  - Comcast Corporation all 473 news articles »
Is Congress encroaching on Americans' Internet privacy? - The Hill (blog)
Mon Apr 10 11:18, 2017 GMT
Maldives Independent, one of the country's few remaining independent media outlets, has faced repeated harassment, from violent attacks to raids by police The post #IndexAwards2017: Maldives Independent continues to hold government to account despite pressures appeared first on Index on Censorship .
#IndexAwards2017: Maldives Independent continues to hold government to account despite pressures
Mon Apr 10 11:21, 2017 GMT
Letter: Cramer's vote helped shred Internet privacy Grand Forks Herald Recently, Cramer voted to reverse a landmark Federal Communications Commission privacy rule. The change will let Internet Service Providers sell our (their customers') personal data for the purpose of making huge profits. A quick check of the campaign ...
Letter: Cramer's vote helped shred Internet privacy - Grand Forks Herald
Mon Apr 10 11:10, 2017 GMT
In the latest issue of Index on Censorship magazine, Mark Frary looks at how it is becoming increasingly difficult for journalists and activists to remain anonymous online The post Mark Frary: The importance of encryption in anonymity appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Mark Frary: The importance of encryption in anonymity
Mon Apr 10 07:02, 2017 GMT
The Spokesman-Review Kai Teoh: Our internet privacy is dead. Congress sold us out. The Spokesman-Review ... privacy is dead, long live internet privacy . After a long, hard-fought battle for better privacy protections that both ordinary Republicans and Democrats wanted (an overwhelming 72 percent), President Donald Trump signed a bill repealing the rules ... and more »
Kai Teoh: Our internet privacy is dead. Congress sold us out. - The Spokesman-Review
Mon Apr 10 04:17, 2017 GMT
Authorities in Spain have arrested a Russian computer programmer thought to be one of the world's most notorious spam kingpins. Spanish police arrested Pyotr Levashov under an international warrant executed in the city of Barcelona, according to Reuters. Russian state-run television station RT (formerly Russia Today) reported that Levashov was arrested while vacationing in Spain with his family. According to numerous stories here at KrebsOnSecurity, Levashov was better known as "Severa," the hacker moniker used by a pivotal figure in many popular Russian-language cybercrime forums. Severa was the moderator for the spam subsection of multiple online communities, and in this role served as the virtual linchpin connecting virus writers with huge spam networks that Severa allegedly created and sold himself.
Alleged Spam King Pyotr Levashov Arrested
Sun Apr 9 19:12, 2017 GMT
The group behind the popular Kodi software is not happy that their media player is often linked to piracy. Copyright holders would like Kodi to block certain pirate add-ons, but the team doesn't believe that would be effective. Instead, they're inviting rightsholders to join their platform and are considering the addition of DRM to make that easier. Source: TF , for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing, torrent sites and ANONYMOUS VPN services .
Kodi Wants to Beat Piracy With Legal Content and DRM
Wed Mar 29 23:21, 2017 GMT
WBUR Internet Privacy And You WBUR ... be sliced, diced, and sold by internet service providers. Yesterday, the Republican House followed the Senate in voting to block those protections. This hour On Point, privacy , the ISPs and you. ... NPR News: As Congress Repeals Internet Privacy ... 'A good thing': Sen. Jeff Flake defends blocking internet privacy rule AZCentral.com Republicans Attack Internet Privacy New York Times Vote correlation: Internet privacy resolution and telecom contributions Center for Responsive Politics Common Dreams  - The White House all 1,178 news articles »
Internet Privacy And You - WBUR
Sun Apr 9 17:43, 2017 GMT
The Hill (blog) Connecticut lawmakers push to protect Internet privacy CT Post The Republican-controlled Congress recently passed a bill, which was signed into law by Trump, repealing Federal Communications Commission privacy rules adopted in October requiring Internet Service Providers to obtain customer permission before ... Is Congress encroaching on Americans' Internet privacy ? The Hill (blog) Internet privacy Miami Herald The uncertain future of Internet privacy CNNMoney New York Times  - National Review  - Comcast Corporation  - Verizon all 410 news articles »
Connecticut lawmakers push to protect Internet privacy - CT Post
Sun Apr 9 15:01, 2017 GMT
Internet privacy Miami Herald The Miami Herald's coverage of the recent internet privacy vote in Congress overlooked an important perspective. As an educator, nothing is more important than protecting students' safety and privacy – especially on the internet , where so many new ...
Internet privacy - Miami Herald
Sun Apr 9 14:35, 2017 GMT
WBUR Mass. GOP Senators Push For Internet Privacy Protections WBUR State Senate Republicans have filed legislation that would prevent internet service providers from using or selling customer information without their permission. The bill is in response to a move by Republicans in Washington to repeal Obama-era ... Mass. GOP senators file Internet privacy bill The Boston Globe The uncertain future of Internet privacy CNNMoney The Path to Protecting Americans' Online Privacy National Review New York Times  - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette  - Comcast Corporation  - Verizon all 411 news articles »
Mass. GOP Senators Push For Internet Privacy Protections - WBUR
Sun Apr 9 12:32, 2017 GMT
Editorial: State right in moving to protect internet privacy Bloomington Pantagraph Internet privacy is among the latest hot-button debates, in part, because of a likely rollback of Obama-era privacy protections that were supposed to take place later this year. That got the attention of some Illinois lawmakers who are looking to ...
Editorial: State right in moving to protect internet privacy - Bloomington Pantagraph
Sun Apr 9 11:04, 2017 GMT
McKay letter: Chestek has it wrong on internet privacy Laramie Boomerang In regards to Mr. Chestek's letter about ISP companies consumer data, there is much hyperbole but little substance. The letter makes it sound as if the legislation alters the status quo; nothing could be further from the truth. Brent Skorup, a ...
McKay letter: Chestek has it wrong on internet privacy - Laramie Boomerang
Sat Apr 8 19:51, 2017 GMT
CBS Boston / WBZ Internet Privacy Bill Filed By Mass. GOP Senators CBS Boston / WBZ Senate Republican Leader Bruce Tarr says Congress “has created a situation that threatens consumer privacy .” Sen. Donald Humason, a Westfield Republican, says the bill would protect Massachusetts residents against the sale of their personal information. and more »
Internet Privacy Bill Filed By Mass. GOP Senators - CBS Boston / WBZ
Sat Apr 8 17:21, 2017 GMT
Internet privacy bill filed by Massachusetts GOP senators Sacramento Bee Senate Republican Leader Bruce Tarr says Congress "has created a situation that threatens consumer privacy ." Sen. Donald Humason, a Westfield Republican, says the bill would protect Massachusetts residents against the sale of their personal information. and more »
Internet privacy bill filed by Massachusetts GOP senators - Sacramento Bee
Sat Apr 8 16:47, 2017 GMT
After irritating copyright holders once too often, RuTracker, one of the world's largest torrent sites, was blocked by Russian authorities forever. Somehow, however, the site still helps its users grab a million downloads every day, a figure completely unchanged from one year ago, when the site was open to all. Source: TF , for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing, torrent sites and ANONYMOUS VPN services .
RuTracker Clocks a Million Downloads a Day, Despite Being Completely Blocked
Sat Apr 8 04:03, 2017 GMT
National Review The loss of internet privacy protection is outrageous Pittsburgh Post-Gazette How would you feel if your telephone service provider (Comcast, Verizon, AT&T), without your permission, was listening to and recording every phone conversation you made, including the identities of everyone you talked with? Imagine that, in addition ... The Path to Protecting Americans' Online Privacy National Review The uncertain future of Internet privacy CNNMoney For Internet Privacy , VPNs Are an Imperfect Shield New York Times ZDNet  - AdAge.com (blog)  - The Boston Globe  - Comcast Corporation all 318 news articles »
The loss of internet privacy protection is outrageous - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Sat Apr 8 02:41, 2017 GMT
South Whidbey Record (subscription) Repeal of internet privacy rules prompts Whidbey Telecom response South Whidbey Record (subscription) The Trump administration's repeal of Obama-era internet privacy rules has caused concern and confusion nationwide and has triggered a response from Whidbey Telecom in an attempt to nullify customer fears. Whidbey Telecom Co-CEO George ... It remains ...
Repeal of internet privacy rules prompts Whidbey Telecom response - South Whidbey Record (subscription)
Sat Apr 8 04:03, 2017 GMT
Congress and the president are destroying internet privacy Pittsburgh Post-Gazette How besotted with the GOP and Donald Trump must one be to be unalarmed that they have given internet service providers the right to sell everything about a person that can be derived from the person's online activities? To get an idea how valuable ...
Congress and the president are destroying internet privacy - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Sat Apr 8 03:02, 2017 GMT
Rep. Doug LaMalfa explains his internet privacy vote Oroville Mercury Register Under the Obama administration, Congress voted to change the status quo and make it so that consumers would have to opt-in, allowing companies to collect and share their internet browsing history with advertisers. That bill had not gone into effect yet.
Rep. Doug LaMalfa explains his internet privacy vote - Oroville Mercury Register
Fri Apr 7 20:27, 2017 GMT
The Boston Globe Mass GOP senators file Internet privacy bill The Boston Globe A group of Massachusetts Republican lawmakers are breaking with the national GOP in a dispute over Internet privacy . Six Republican state senators have filed legislation that would bar Internet service providers in Massachusetts from using or selling ...
Mass GOP senators file Internet privacy bill - The Boston Globe
Fri Apr 7 06:07, 2017 GMT
Omaha World-Herald Stephen L. Carter: There is no Internet privacy Omaha World-Herald A National Security Agency data center that opened three years ago in Utah is estimated to be able to store several exabytes (a quintillion bytes) of data. Privacy advocates believe that considerable information about our Internet usage might be ... Why AT&T Inc. (T) Stock Should Weather the Internet Privacy Storm Investorplace.com all 8 news articles »
Stephen L. Carter: There is no Internet privacy - Omaha World-Herald
Fri Apr 7 18:47, 2017 GMT
Jezebel Internet Privacy Explained For People Who Have Never Thought About Internet Privacy Before Jezebel Last month, Republicans put your internet privacy on the chopping block and on Monday, Trump dropped the axe on it. That seems like not a small thing to do, but then the U.S. bombed Syria and now that everyone is muttering “nuclear war” between panic ... and more »
Internet Privacy Explained For People Who Have Never Thought About Internet Privacy Before - Jezebel
Fri Apr 7 17:29, 2017 GMT
National Review The Path to Protecting Americans' Online Privacy National Review Over the past few weeks, an extensive scare campaign has misled many Americans into believing that Congress and the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) are threatening their Internet privacy . These untrue accusations have generated borderline ... The uncertain future of Internet privacy CNNMoney For Internet Privacy , VPNs Are an Imperfect Shield New York Times Democrats draft laws in futile attempt to protect US internet privacy The Register ZDNet  - The Boston Globe  - OCRegister  - Comcast Corporation all 276 news articles »
The Path to Protecting Americans' Online Privacy - National Review
Fri Apr 7 13:55, 2017 GMT
Germany has approved a draft law that will enable businesses to run open WiFi hotspots without being held liable for the copyright infringements of their customers. Copyright holders will still have the ability to request that certain sites are blocked to prevent repeat infringement. Source: TF , for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing, torrent sites and ANONYMOUS VPN services .
Germany Approves Draft Law to Protect WiFi Operators From Piracy Liability
Fri Apr 7 06:29, 2017 GMT
Bejin Na/Say No was recently banned in the Şırnak province for inciting "inciting the public hate" and unrest The post Turkey: Court bans pro-Kurdish HDP’s referendum song appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Turkey: Court bans pro-Kurdish HDP’s referendum song
Fri Apr 7 13:00, 2017 GMT
KGMI State lawmakers support new internet privacy proposals KGMI OLYMPIA, WASH. (AP) – A bipartisan group of state lawmakers is supporting new internet privacy proposals. The measures follow President Trump's roll-back of internet privacy protections. Those protections would have made it harder for companies to ... Lawmakers seek internet privacy protections Sacramento Bee Washington state lawmakers move to secure internet privacy after changes to federal law The Seattle Times Message Received: You Want Privacy Protections While Surfing Internet NW News Network Crosscut  - MyNorthwest.com  - Columbia Basin Herald  - Washington State Legislature all 15 news articles »
State lawmakers support new internet privacy proposals - KGMI
Fri Apr 7 04:31, 2017 GMT
Kansas City Star Watertown Daily Times | Sacramento Bee: Trump just gave your ... WatertownDailyTimes.com SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Tribune News Service) — If we've learned anything from reports of Russians hacking political campaigns and Silicon Valley corporations, ... Students weigh in on repeal of internet privacy protection Daily Sundial Johnson County lawmaker introduces bill to protect internet privacy in Kansas Kansas City Star CT lawmakers propose internet privacy bill | FOX 61 FOX 61 Investorplace.com  - Sputnik International all 9 news articles »
Watertown Daily Times | Sacramento Bee: Trump just gave your ... - WatertownDailyTimes.com
Fri Apr 7 12:58, 2017 GMT
Each week, Index on Censorship’s Mapping Media Freedom project verifies threats, violations and limitations faced by the media throughout the Europe. Here are recent reports that give us cause for concern. The post Mapping Media Freedom: Putin signs law restricting media coverage of court sessions appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Mapping Media Freedom: Putin signs law restricting media coverage of court sessions
Fri Apr 7 11:10, 2017 GMT
LETTER: Thanks to the senators who voted against repealing internet privacy rule Peninsula Daily News I would like to thank two of four Washington state GOP representatives for voting against Senate Joint Resolution 34, the nullification-of- internet - privacy rule. The resolution got rid of the Federal Communications Commission rule that protected ...
LETTER: Thanks to the senators who voted against repealing internet privacy rule - Peninsula Daily News
Fri Apr 7 10:01, 2017 GMT
KFGO "Talking Technology" covers internet privacy and phone batteries KFGO KFGO IT expert Luke Beneke joined Bonnie and Doug on the morning show as he does every Thursday at 7:40 a.m. Today we talked about internet privacy and cell phone batteries. (Listen to Bonnie and Doug every Monday through Friday from 5-8am on ...
"Talking Technology" covers internet privacy and phone batteries - KFGO
Fri Apr 7 06:37, 2017 GMT
TNW Is there still hope for internet privacy in the US? TNW Is there a way out? Some government representatives are giving it a go. Last week, Congresswoman Jacky Rosen of Nevada introduced her first bill, the Restoring American Privacy Act of 2017, to reverse the Congressional resolution that President Trump ...
Is there still hope for internet privacy in the US? - TNW
Wed Apr 5 13:03, 2017 GMT
MyNorthwest.com Lawmakers unite to protect internet privacy in Washington MyNorthwest.com President Trump recently signed a bill that strips away internet privacy protections for consumers. Now, internet providers can access and sell information ranging from users' browsing history to the TV shows they watch. But in Washington state, a bi ... Washington fights for internet privacy that Congress took away Crosscut State effort to restore internet privacy welcome Walla Walla Union-Bulletin Trespassing on Internet privacy : Our view USA TODAY Los Angeles Times  - CNNMoney  - The Hill  - The White House all 716 news articles »
Lawmakers unite to protect internet privacy in Washington - MyNorthwest.com
Fri Apr 7 00:21, 2017 GMT
Market Realist Lawmakers Seek Internet Privacy Protections U.S. News & World Report Those protections would have made it harder for companies to track and sell their customers' data, such as web browser histories and app usage. The bills introduced this week seek to fold internet - privacy protections into the state's consumer ... Making a buck on our internet privacy Milton Daily Standard all 7 news articles »
Lawmakers Seek Internet Privacy Protections - U.S. News & World Report
Thu Apr 6 21:31, 2017 GMT
The Register Democrats draft laws in futile attempt to protect US internet privacy The Register Less than a week after President Trump signed the law allowing ISPs to sell customers' browsing habits to advertisers, Democratic politicians are introducing bills to stop the practice. On Thursday, Senator Ed Markey (D-MA) submitted a bill [PDF] that ... For internet privacy , a VPN won't save you ZDNet Internet privacy rule should have been saved OCRegister For Internet Privacy , VPNs Are an Imperfect Shield New York Times The Seattle Times  - The Boston Globe  - CNNMoney  - Comcast Corporation all 178 news articles »
Democrats draft laws in futile attempt to protect US internet privacy - The Register
Fri Apr 7 00:18, 2017 GMT
NW News Network Lawmakers seek internet privacy protections The News Tribune A bipartisan group of lawmakers in Washington state have signed on in support of proposals that seek to secure internet privacy . The measures, which were introduced in both the House and Senate, come following President Donald Trump's signature on a ... Message Received: You Want Privacy Protections While Surfing Internet NW News Network Inslee: “One way or another,” Washington should have new protections for sale of internet data The Olympian all 10 news articles »
Lawmakers seek internet privacy protections - The News Tribune
Tue Apr 4 13:19, 2017 GMT
Springfield News-Leader ISPs can now collect and sell your data: What to know about Internet privacy rules USA TODAY On Monday, President Trump signed a Congressional resolution repealing rules that would have required Internet service providers to get customer permission to collect, use and sell information about your online habits. The pending regulations had been ... Trespassing on internet privacy Springfield News-Leader Trump has signed repeal of FCC's Internet privacy rule. Here's what happens next Los Angeles Times RIP Internet privacy rules. Is net neutrality next? CNNMoney The Hill  - Walla Walla Union-Bulletin  - WTNH Connecticut News (press release)  - The White House all 716 news articles »
ISPs can now collect and sell your data: What to know about Internet privacy rules - USA TODAY
Thu Apr 6 19:25, 2017 GMT
KEVN Black Hills Fox Thune supports internet privacy repeal bill KEVN Black Hills Fox Senator John Thune says, "We all believe that people have a right, that privacy needs to be protected when they use the internet , but there is a right way and a wrong way to do that and what the FCC had proposed to do, we think was headed in the wrong ... Lawmakers unite to protect internet privacy in Washington MyNorthwest.com CT lawmakers propose internet privacy bill | FOX 61 FOX 61 Leahy, Sanders push for internet privacy protections Bennington Banner (subscription) Kansas City Star all 16 news articles »
Thune supports internet privacy repeal bill - KEVN Black Hills Fox
Thu Apr 6 15:37, 2017 GMT
Kansas City Star Internet privacy bill introduced by Stephanie Clayton in Kansas after ... Kansas City Star A Johnson County lawmaker introduced legislation Thursday that would prevent internet service providers from selling customers' information without their ... and more »
Internet privacy bill introduced by Stephanie Clayton in Kansas after ... - Kansas City Star
Thu Apr 6 16:23, 2017 GMT
ZDNet For internet privacy , a VPN won't save you ZDNet Last week, Congress voted to gut proposed internet privacy rules set out by the outgoing Obama administration that would have prevented your internet provider from selling your browser history to advertisers. President Donald Trump signed the bill a ... Internet privacy rule should have been saved OCRegister For Internet Privacy , VPNs Are an Imperfect Shield New York Times Users are losers as Trump erodes Internet privacy The Boston Globe Hightech Forum  - No Jitter  - Diplomatic Courier  - Comcast Corporation all 150 news articles »
For internet privacy, a VPN won't save you - ZDNet
Wed Apr 5 00:12, 2017 GMT
Ravalli Republic New internet privacy rules won't impact local ISP customers Ravalli Republic New rules that allow internet service providers to collect and share their client's information with a third party won't change a thing for customers of smaller ISPs like Stevensville-based Rocky Mountain Internet . “None of our client's information is ... and more »
New internet privacy rules won't impact local ISP customers - Ravalli Republic
Thu Apr 6 03:01, 2017 GMT
FOX 61 CT lawmakers propose internet privacy bill FOX 61 Those rules prohibited internet service providers from selling information on you, The consumer. For example, your browsing history without your consent. State senate Democrats responded Wednesday by announcing legislation that would do just that, in ...
CT lawmakers propose internet privacy bill - FOX 61
Thu Apr 6 14:22, 2017 GMT
The author of a banking Trojan called Nuclear Bot -- a teenager living in France -- recently released the source code for his creation just months after the malware began showing up for sale in cybercrime forums. Now the young man's father is trying to convince him not to act on a job offer in the United States, fearing it may be a trap set by law enforcement agents.
Self-Proclaimed ‘Nuclear Bot’ Author Weighs U.S. Job Offer
Thu Apr 6 14:17, 2017 GMT
While still a PhD student, the activist exposed the first known zero-day remote jailbreak, which made it possible to control any iPhone The post #IndexAwards2017: Bill Marczak uncovered the selling of iPhone spyware to corrupt governments appeared first on Index on Censorship .
#IndexAwards2017: Bill Marczak uncovered the selling of iPhone spyware to corrupt governments
Thu Apr 6 13:45, 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 activist and Berkman Center fellow Samer Hassan. Source: TF , for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing, torrent sites and ANONYMOUS VPN services .
Steal This Show S02E13: ‘How P2P Will Save The World’
Thu Apr 6 02:46, 2017 GMT
Springfield News-Leader Trespassing on internet privacy Springfield News-Leader On Monday night, Trump quietly put his name to a bill stripping consumers of internet privacy protections drafted by the Federal Communications Commission. The move, which breezed through the GOP-controlled Congress, thwarts an effort by the FCC and ... Internet Privacy 2017: What You Need to Know AdAge.com (blog) CT lawmakers propose internet privacy bill FOX 61 State effort to restore internet privacy welcome Walla Walla Union-Bulletin WTNH Connecticut News (press release)  - Los Angeles Times  - CNNMoney  - The White House all 716 news articles »
Trespassing on internet privacy - Springfield News-Leader
Thu Apr 6 12:15, 2017 GMT
Unsettled by Trump's rollback of internet privacy? Startup Brave is working to build Tor's privacy technology directly into its browser.
Want true privacy? You need to check out this browser - CNET
Wed Apr 5 12:01, 2017 GMT
Crosscut Washington fights for internet privacy that Congress took away Crosscut On Monday, President Donald Trump signed a law that allows internet providers to sell your personal information without your permission. On Tuesday ... and more »
Washington fights for internet privacy that Congress took away - Crosscut
Thu Apr 6 08:15, 2017 GMT
The UK's Police Intellectual Property Crime Unit has partnered with the International Anti Counterfeiting Coalition's 'RogueBlock' program to take down websites offering infringing goods and content. PIPCU will augment RogueBlock's ability to remove payment systems from cyberlockers and similar sites but the EFF has criticized the lack of accountability and transparency. Source: TF , for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing, torrent sites and ANONYMOUS VPN services .
EFF Criticizes PIPCU’s New Domain Name Policing Effort
Thu Apr 6 07:03, 2017 GMT
Trump Repeals Internet Privacy Protections Santa Barbara Independent Naturally, I mustered all the requisite indignation expected when it was revealed ​— ​post-9/11 ​— ​that thousands of card-carrying American citizens had been “inadvertently” spied on by the National Security Agency ​— ​without benefit of warrant or ... and more »
Trump Repeals Internet Privacy Protections - Santa Barbara Independent
Thu Apr 6 07:24, 2017 GMT
LA Daily News Internet privacy rule should have been saved LA Daily News Kudos to President Trump and Congress for rolling back burdensome Obama-era regulations. But there is one rule they should have let stand. Republicans have rediscovered a useful regulation-busting tool in the form of the Congressional Review Act of ... and more »
Internet privacy rule should have been saved - LA Daily News
Wed Apr 5 17:11, 2017 GMT
New York Times Letter: Internet privacy vote explained Kendall County Now (subscription) When proposed, the FCC claimed the rules would provide broadband customers meaningful choice, greater transparency and strong security protections for their personal information collected by Internet Service Providers (ISPs). ISPs only include a ... Consumers need to be vigilant on internet privacy Iron Mountain Daily News all 35 news articles »
Letter: Internet privacy vote explained - Kendall County Now (subscription)
Wed Apr 5 23:29, 2017 GMT
vtdigger.org Leahy, Sanders push for internet privacy protections vtdigger.org WASHINGTON — A coalition of eight Senate Democrats — including Vermont's Patrick Leahy and Bernie Sanders — sent a letter to the largest Internet providers in America Wednesday requesting specific details on their policies for protecting the privacy ... Prefer privacy as you surf the web? Bills want providers to ask before selling data The News Tribune Montana joins others in effort to bolster internet privacy ABC News How Donald Trump can protect Americans' internet privacy The San Diego Union-Tribune Ravalli Republic all 37 news articles »
Leahy, Sanders push for internet privacy protections - vtdigger.org
Wed Apr 5 13:01, 2017 GMT
AdAge.com (blog) Internet Privacy 2017: What You Need to Know AdAge.com (blog) There has never been a reasonable expectation of online privacy , and there never will be. Regardless of what you may have recently heard about joint resolutions or nullifications, nothing has changed. Internet service providers have always had the ... State lawmakers look to protect internet privacy after FCC decision WTNH Connecticut News (press release) Trespassing on Internet privacy : Our view USA TODAY Trump has signed repeal of FCC's Internet privacy rule. Here's what happens next Los Angeles Times Walla Walla Union-Bulletin  - KLAS-TV  - CNNMoney all 756 news articles »
Internet Privacy 2017: What You Need to Know - AdAge.com (blog)
Wed Apr 5 22:16, 2017 GMT
Washington Post Internet privacy is a national security issue Washington Post Internet privacy is a national security issue. If Congress is so worried about foreign agents meddling in our political process, then why did it vote to allow the sale of Americans' Internet information to the highest bidder? Who might be interested in ...
Internet privacy is a national security issue - Washington Post
Wed Apr 5 18:50, 2017 GMT
CT Post Duff vows to protect Internet privacy CT Post HARTFORD — Senate Majority Leader Bob Duff said Wednesday that he will push for a state law to protect the Internet privacy of residents and counteract Congress's recent attempt to allow carriers to sell personal information and Internet browsing ... and more »
Duff vows to protect Internet privacy - CT Post
Wed Apr 5 21:33, 2017 GMT
La Crosse Tribune Wisconsin Senate approves bill to expand broadband, restore Internet privacy protection La Crosse Tribune If passed into law, that would restore privacy protections that were undone this week when President Donald Trump signed a bill that overturns Federal Communications Commission rules requiring service providers to receive permission from consumers ... and more »
Wisconsin Senate approves bill to expand broadband, restore Internet privacy protection - La Crosse Tribune
Wed Apr 5 21:40, 2017 GMT
WTNH Connecticut News (press release) State lawmakers look to protect internet privacy after FCC decision WTNH Connecticut News (press release) HARTFORD, Conn. (WTNH) — President Trump signed a bill this week that rolls back internet privacy rules passed during President Obama's administration. Now, state Democrats are taking steps that they said will protect Connecticut consumers most ... and more »
State lawmakers look to protect internet privacy after FCC decision - WTNH Connecticut News (press release)
Wed Apr 5 17:27, 2017 GMT
CNBC Op-Ed: Companies make billions off your data so you should be getting paid CNBC On Monday, President Trump signed into law a rollback of internet privacy rules in a decision widely condemned by Democrats and privacy advocates. Opposition to the bill centered on one flawed – though admirable – argument, namely that Corporate ...
Op-Ed: Companies make billions off your data so you should be getting paid - CNBC
Wed Apr 5 17:54, 2017 GMT
The Hill Lawmakers clash over internet privacy repeal The Hill House members clashed during a hearing on Wednesday over the recent repeal of Obama-era internet privacy regulations. A House Energy and Commerce technology subcommittee hearing focusing on the wireless spectrum economy took a detour when ... and more »
Lawmakers clash over internet privacy repeal - The Hill
Wed Apr 5 17:46, 2017 GMT
Software is increasingly becoming key to every enterprise’s innovation, competitive advantage, and bottom line. At the same time, it’s also increasingly becoming cyberattackers’ favorite target. Consequently, in the world of software security testing, slow and late are out. “The earlier the better” doesn’t apply in all circumstances, but it is certainly the case when it comes to security testing code. The earlier in the development process you identify security-related defects, the easier, faster, and cheaper they are to fix. According to NIST, fixing vulnerabilities at the coding stage provides a 10x cost savings versus fixing vulnerabilities in the testing stage. And a couple factors are combining to make this “find and fix early” focus even more critical: Enterprises’ increased focus on development speed: Getting apps in production fast has become a competitive advantage, and has led to the shift toward rapid development methodologies like CI/CD. In this environment, security solutions that slow things down by tacking testing onto the end of the development process are no longer feasible. Cyberattackers’ increased focus on the app layer: Ineffective application security isn’t an option anymore. Verizon recently studied 2,260 confirmed data breaches across 82 countries and found that  40 percent resulted directly from web app attacks , by far the largest category. In addition, according to  Akamai’s Q3 2015 State of the Internet Security Report , attacks at the application layer are growing by more than 25 percent annually. In the end, we need to secure apps, and we need AppSec solutions that work the way developers need to work today. Enter Veracode Accelerated Results As part of our continuing efforts to help developers secure their code at DevOps speed, our Static Analysis product now includes a feature called Accelerated Results. This feature gives developers security findings from static analysis earlier in the static scanning process so they can work on making fixes sooner. Applications in some languages, including .NET languages (over 25 percent of all enterprise applications), consist of multiple code “modules.” Veracode’s Accelerated Results feature provides results to developers as each module finishes scanning, providing developers with faster results turnaround and enabling them to start fixing issues sooner. Making Developers’ Lives Easier Ultimately, AppSec will not be effective going forward unless it aligns with development and supports the move toward more rapid development cycles. Accelerated Results takes another step toward that alignment by allowing developers to get started fixing vulnerabilities sooner, compressing overall development cycles and leading to higher fix rates earlier in the SDLC. For more details on securing code at DevOps speed, see 5 Principles for Securing DevOps .
Get Security Results Earlier in the Development Process: Introducing Veracode Accelerated Results
Wed Apr 5 16:25, 2017 GMT
New York Times For Internet Privacy , VPNs Are an Imperfect Shield New York Times When Congress voted to overturn online privacy rules last week, Steve Wilmot, a Los Angeles songwriter, reacted like many worried consumers: He looked into signing up for a technology service known as a virtual private network, or VPN. The online ... After Congress revokes Internet privacy rules, downloads double of VPN-equipped Opera browser Computerworld US Internet Privacy Rules: How Will The Changes Affect Aussie Expats? Lifehacker Australia all 30 news articles »
For Internet Privacy, VPNs Are an Imperfect Shield - New York Times
Wed Apr 5 16:53, 2017 GMT
Seattle Times State lawmakers move to secure internet privacy after changes to federal law Seattle Times But, “The governor agrees with the principles behind these bills as he believes that something needs to be done in light of the recent federal actions around internet privacy ,” Lee wrote in an email. State Attorney General Bob Ferguson's office, which ... and more »
State lawmakers move to secure internet privacy after changes to federal law - Seattle Times
Tue Apr 4 21:00, 2017 GMT
Daily Illini Take internet privacy into your own hands Daily Illini Despite wanting additional layers of privacy in terms of internet use, 34 percent of these young millennials reported feeling less than confident that they were protected from security problems. From these statistics, it's clear that college-aged ... and more »
Take internet privacy into your own hands - Daily Illini
Wed Apr 5 14:53, 2017 GMT
The company behind the popular Adblock Plus software has acquired Flattr, the micropayment service co-founded by Pirate Bay's Peter Sunde. With the deal the two companies hope to take their partnership to the next level, offering publishers a way to get paid without having to show annoying ads. Source: TF , for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing, torrent sites and ANONYMOUS VPN services .
Adblock Plus Acquires Pirate Bay Founder’s Micropayment Service Flattr
Wed Apr 5 14:23, 2017 GMT
Entrepreneur 'Downright Creepy': Internet Entrepreneurs Weigh in on Repeal of Internet Privacy Rules Entrepreneur President Donald Trump this week signed the repeal of FCC rules that were intended to prevent customer information from being used by internet service providers without the user's knowledge or permission. The rules ... With the regulations, ISPs would ...
'Downright Creepy': Internet Entrepreneurs Weigh in on Repeal of Internet Privacy Rules - Entrepreneur
Wed Apr 5 13:14, 2017 GMT
CNNMoney The uncertain future of Internet privacy CNNMoney President Trump signed off on a repeal of the Internet privacy protections before they were able to take effect -- despite an outcry from consumer groups and privacy advocates. The White House, Republican Congress and the telecom companies argued the ... Internet Privacy 2017: What You Need to Know AdAge.com (blog) Trump has signed repeal of FCC's Internet privacy rule. Here's what happens next Los Angeles Times Trespassing on Internet privacy : Our view USA TODAY KLAS-TV  - Washington Post  - MyNorthwest.com  - The White House all 683 news articles »
The uncertain future of Internet privacy - CNNMoney
Wed Apr 5 13:53, 2017 GMT
TheStreet.com GOP Uses Obscure Law to Roll Back Internet Privacy Protections, Anti-Bribery Rules TheStreet.com Senator Jeff Flake (R-AZ) introduced the internet privacy resolution. Representative Bill Huizenga (R-MI) and Senator Jim Inhofe (R-OK) put forth a joint resolution on the extraction rule. Representative Bill Johnson (R-OH) introduced the resolution on ... and more »
GOP Uses Obscure Law to Roll Back Internet Privacy Protections, Anti-Bribery Rules - TheStreet.com
Wed Apr 5 13:18, 2017 GMT
Zimbabwean pastor Evan Mawarire, who was arrested upon his return after six months in exile, has risked his freedom to protest the lack of democracy in his country The post #IndexAwards2017: Evan Mawarire’s #ThisFlag protest brings hope to a nation appeared first on Index on Censorship .
#IndexAwards2017: Evan Mawarire’s #ThisFlag protest brings hope to a nation
Wed Apr 5 11:47, 2017 GMT
A popular Russia vlogger and comedian is facing condemnation and possible charges for a satirical video. The post Russia: Death threats force comedian into exile appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Russia: Death threats force comedian into exile
Wed Apr 5 12:55, 2017 GMT
BERLIN (Reuters) - The German military has the authority to respond with "offensive measures" if its computer networks are attacked, German Defence Minister Ursula von der Leyen said on Wednesday, amid growing concerns among German lawmakers about control of such actions.
German military can use 'offensive measures' against cyber attacks: minister
Wed Apr 5 04:16, 2017 GMT
KSN-TV Browsing information could be sold under new internet privacy bill KSN-TV WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW) – President Donald Trump signed a bill into law Monday that could eventually allow internet providers to sell information about their customers browsing habits. The bill would ultimately do away with an online privacy regulation ... After Congress revokes Internet privacy rules, downloads double of VPN-equipped Opera browser Computerworld After Congress Trashes Internet Privacy Rule, One State May Adopt Its Own Consumerist US Internet Privacy Rules: How Will The Changes Affect Aussie Expats? Lifehacker Australia all 53 news articles »
Browsing information could be sold under new internet privacy bill - KSN-TV
Wed Apr 5 08:10, 2017 GMT
Huffington Post Inventor Of The Web Skewers Donald Trump's 'Disgusting' Internet Privacy Rollback Huffington Post “That bill was a disgusting bill because when we use the web, we are so vulnerable,” Tim Berners-Lee said. By Lee Moran. The Trump administration's rollback on Obama-era internet privacy rules is “disgusting” and “appalling,” says the man who created ... Tim Berners-Lee calls internet privacy rollback 'disgusting' The Verge Inventor web disgusted by Trump's internet privacy rollback New York Daily News Tim Berners-Lee: selling private citizens' browsing data is 'disgusting' The Guardian BBC News  - The MIT Tech all 63 news articles »
Inventor Of The Web Skewers Donald Trump's 'Disgusting' Internet Privacy Rollback - Huffington Post
Tue Apr 4 21:21, 2017 GMT
Lifehacker Australia After Congress revokes Internet privacy rules, downloads double of VPN-equipped Opera browser Computerworld Opera Software today boasted that the number of new U.S. users of its namesake browser more than doubled days after Congress voted to repeal restrictions on broadband providers eager to sell customers' surfing history. Opera debuted a VPN -- virtual ... US Internet Privacy Rules: How Will The Changes Affect Aussie Expats? Lifehacker Australia all 48 news articles »
After Congress revokes Internet privacy rules, downloads double of VPN-equipped Opera browser - Computerworld
Wed Apr 5 10:01, 2017 GMT
STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - A large-scale cyber attack from a group targeting organizations in Japan, the United States, Sweden and many other European countries through IT services providers has been uncovered, the Swedish computer security watchdog said on Wednesday.
UK and Swedish watchdogs warn of international cyber attack
Sun Apr 2 14:54, 2017 GMT
Spring 2017 contributors include Richard Sambrook, Dominic Grieve, Roger Law, Karim Miské, Mark Frary and Canan Coşkun The post Contents: The big squeeze appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Contents: The big squeeze
Wed Apr 5 09:49, 2017 GMT
The post Editorial: Fact-filled future? appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Editorial: Fact-filled future?
Tue Apr 4 16:42, 2017 GMT
CNNMoney RIP Internet privacy rules. Is net neutrality next? CNNMoney That reclassification also laid the foundation for the FCC to approve Internet privacy protections last year. The privacy rules, which had not yet gone into effect, would have required providers to get your permission before collecting and sharing your ... Trump has signed repeal of FCC's Internet privacy rule. Here's what happens next Los Angeles Times Trespassing on Internet privacy : Our view USA TODAY On Your Side: Internet Privacy KLAS-TV Washington Post  - MSNBC  - Business Insider  - The White House all 649 news articles »
RIP Internet privacy rules. Is net neutrality next? - CNNMoney
Wed Apr 5 01:12, 2017 GMT
MarylandReporter.com Dems still hopeful on Internet privacy bill; Senate moves bill blocked in House MarylandReporter.com Democratic lawmakers in Annapolis get another bite at the apple to pass an Internet privacy law before the 2017 session ends next Monday. In a party-line vote on Tuesday the Senate voted, 33-14,to suspend the rules and approve introduction of a late ... and more »
Dems still hopeful on Internet privacy bill; Senate moves bill blocked in House - MarylandReporter.com
Tue Apr 4 07:55, 2017 GMT
Representatives from Israeli veterans’ group Breaking the Silence will be in London next week hoping to win a highly prestigious Index of Censorship Freedom of Expression Award. Read the full article The post Anti-occupation group ‘Breaking the Silence’ in London next week (Jewish News) appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Anti-occupation group ‘Breaking the Silence’ in London next week (Jewish News)
Mon Apr 3 07:53, 2017 GMT
As a British diplomat fresh in the country in 1990, Vicky Bowman dove enthusiastically into Burmese culture, mastering the language and making friends among the dissidents that operated, surreptitiously, in Yangon’s arts and literary scene—at a time when encounters with foreigners could earn locals heavy police harassment. Read the full article The post Vicky Bowman, the diplomat who caught the Burma bug (Mizzima) appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Vicky Bowman, the diplomat who caught the Burma bug (Mizzima)
Tue Apr 4 23:39, 2017 GMT
PBS NewsHour How will new a law blocking internet privacy rules affect you? PBS NewsHour New legislation signed by President Trump blocks the implementation of internet privacy rules that would have stopped service providers from collecting and selling information about your web browsing to advertisers without your permission. William ... and more »
How will new a law blocking internet privacy rules affect you? - PBS NewsHour
Tue Apr 4 22:54, 2017 GMT
New York Daily News Inventor web disgusted by Trump's internet privacy rollback New York Daily News The creator of the World Wide Web called the Trump administration's decision to scrape off Obama-era privacy rules as “disgusting.” Tim Berners-Lee — who launched the first website in 1991 — expressed his concerns over the weakening of net-neutrality. Tim Berners-Lee calls internet privacy rollback 'disgusting' The Verge Tim Berners-Lee: selling private citizens' browsing data is 'disgusting' The Guardian Web inventor Sir Tim Berners-Lee slams UK and US net plans BBC News all 53 news articles »
Inventor web disgusted by Trump's internet privacy rollback - New York Daily News
Wed Apr 5 01:50, 2017 GMT
GOP legislator bucks his party for internet privacy Minneapolis Star Tribune In the days before the current legislative session, Sen. Warren Limmer, R-Maple Grove, was cajoling his colleagues to remain vigilant, and healthy, because they only had a one-vote majority in the Senate. Every body was needed so Republicans could ...
GOP legislator bucks his party for internet privacy - Minneapolis Star Tribune
Tue Apr 4 21:09, 2017 GMT
USA TODAY Trespassing on Internet privacy : Our view USA TODAY President Trump certainly has an odd idea of what it means to be a populist. Not only did he back a plan that would have stripped millions of people of their health insurance, he has undermined the notion that people might have some shred of privacy ... RIP Internet privacy rules. Is net neutrality next? CNNMoney Trump has signed repeal of FCC's Internet privacy rule. Here's what happens next Los Angeles Times Trump signs away your internet privacy Daily Kos Business Insider  - CNET  - MSNBC  - The White House all 602 news articles »
Trespassing on Internet privacy: Our view - USA TODAY
Sat Apr 1 12:05, 2017 GMT
Wyo.'s congressional delegates vote to strike down internet privacy ... - Wyoming Tribune. Wyo.'s congressional delegates vote to strike down internet privacy ...
Wyo.'s congressional delegates vote to strike down internet privacy ... - Wyoming Tribune
Tue Apr 4 17:31, 2017 GMT
Slate Magazine Russia Is Trying to Copy China's Approach to Internet Censorship Slate Magazine When you hear the words Russia and internet , you probably think of Kremlin-backed hacking. But the internet is also a powerful tool for Putin's opposition. Last month, the internet helped spark Russia's largest anti-government protests in five years ... Vladimir Putin Defends China's Internet Censorship Newsweek all 3 news articles »
Russia Is Trying to Copy China's Approach to Internet Censorship - Slate Magazine
Tue Apr 4 19:34, 2017 GMT
Daily Kos Trump signs away your internet privacy Daily Kos Hey, all you Twitter eggs out there so happily disrupting the system and helping to get popular vote loser Donald Trump into the White House to stick it to the man, or whatever. Wave good-bye to your internet privacy , courtesy of your "president ...
Trump signs away your internet privacy - Daily Kos
Tue Apr 4 15:08, 2017 GMT
Los Angeles Times Trump has signed repeal of FCC's Internet privacy rule. Here's what happens next Los Angeles Times President Trump signed legislation Monday night that repeals the Federal Communications Commission's privacy protections for Internet users, rolling back a landmark policy from the Obama era and enabling Internet providers to compete with Google and ... Trump signs bill repealing US internet privacy rules CNET Trump just destroyed internet privacy BGR ISPs can now collect and sell your data: What to know about Internet privacy USA TODAY CNNMoney  - Newsweek  - Business Insider  - The White House all 575 news articles »
Trump has signed repeal of FCC's Internet privacy rule. Here's what happens next - Los Angeles Times
Tue Apr 4 15:14, 2017 GMT
The News Tribune State lawmakers look to protect your internet privacy The News Tribune FILE - This June 19, 2015, file photo, shows the Federal Communications Commission building in Washington. Trumpism is slowly taking hold on your phone and computer, as the FCC starts rolling back Obama-era measures, known as "net neutrality" rules, ... and more »
State lawmakers look to protect your internet privacy - The News Tribune
Tue Apr 4 15:22, 2017 GMT
PoliticusUSA Nancy Pelosi Destroys Trump for Taking our Internet Privacy by Pointing to His Secrets PoliticusUSA Nancy Pelosi Destroys Trump for Taking our Internet Privacy by Pointing to His Secrets. By Hrafnkell Haraldsson on Tue, Apr 4th, 2017 at 11:10 am. “Someone with as many hidden secrets as President Trump should have greater respect for the privacy of ... Pelosi: US Internet Privacy Bill Allows Sale of Consumers' Data 'to Anyone' Sputnik International all 7 news articles »
Nancy Pelosi Destroys Trump for Taking our Internet Privacy by Pointing to His Secrets - PoliticusUSA
Tue Apr 4 16:20, 2017 GMT
Newsweek Vladimir Putin Defends China's Internet Censorship Newsweek Vladimir Putin has defended China's online censorship , declaring that the internet cannot be a place of excessive “quasi-freedom,” Russian news agency Interfax has reported. “We should not criticize what China is doing,” the Russian president said when ... Russia Is Trying to Copy China's Approach to Internet Censorship Slate Magazine all 3 news articles »
Vladimir Putin Defends China's Internet Censorship - Newsweek
Tue Apr 4 16:07, 2017 GMT
Media Matters for America (blog) How CNN Helped Dozens Of TV Stations Mislead Viewers About An Attack On Internet Privacy Media Matters for America (blog) CNN sent a script to local stations that highlighted a former Federal Trade Commission (FTC) head minimizing the measure's threat to privacy without informing viewers that he works on behalf of the telecommunications industry, which would benefit from ...
How CNN Helped Dozens Of TV Stations Mislead Viewers About An Attack On Internet Privacy - Media Matters for America (blog)
Tue Apr 4 10:00, 2017 GMT
Fast Company Now that Trump has signed the internet privacy repeal bill, here's how to set up a VPN for free Fast Company The bill overturns Obama-era regulations that would have required ISPs to get your permission before using your sensitive data to create targeted advertisements, reports the Hill. The good news is you can fight back by using a VPN. There are a lot of ... and more »
Now that Trump has signed the internet privacy repeal bill, here's how to set up a VPN for free - Fast Company
Tue Apr 4 14:30, 2017 GMT
President Trump has signed a bill which repeals Internet privacy rules passed last year by the Federal Communications Commission. Internet service providers are now free to spy on their customers' browsing activities in order to generate targeted advertising. Predictably, many users are considering counter-measures. Source: TF , for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing, torrent sites and ANONYMOUS VPN services .
President Trump Signs Internet Privacy Repeal Into Law
Tue Apr 4 13:34, 2017 GMT
The Verge Tim Berners-Lee calls internet privacy rollback 'disgusting' The Verge Sir Tim Berners-Lee, the creator of the world wide web, has hit out at lawmakers rolling back internet privacy laws in the US. Speaking to The Guardian after receiving the Turing award (often described as the Nobel Prize of computing), Berners-Lee said ... and more »
Tim Berners-Lee calls internet privacy rollback 'disgusting' - The Verge
Tue Apr 4 11:24, 2017 GMT
Established in 2015, Turkey Blocks is an independent digital research organisation that monitors internet access restrictions in Turkey The post #IndexAwards2017: Turkey Blocks strives to win back the internet appeared first on Index on Censorship .
#IndexAwards2017: Turkey Blocks strives to win back the internet
Tue Apr 4 09:34, 2017 GMT
The Motion Picture Association has scored a victory in Ireland where several Internet providers have been ordered to block access to pirate streaming sites. The Hollywood studios claim that online piracy causes millions in losses and are likely to seek out several new targets now that movie4k.to, primewire.ag and onwatchseries.to have been dealt with. Source: TF , for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing, torrent sites and ANONYMOUS VPN services .
Hollywood Obtains Order to Block Pirate Streaming Sites in Ireland
Tue Apr 4 08:38, 2017 GMT
Nur Ener is one of over 150 journalists in prison in Turkey. She was arrested for using an obscure app after publishing critical interview. The post Turkey’s silenced: Journalist Nur Ener arrested after a tip-off appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Turkey’s silenced: Journalist Nur Ener arrested after a tip-off
Tue Apr 4 02:08, 2017 GMT
CNNMoney President Trump just signed off on killing your Internet privacy protections CNNMoney The White House gave a cold shoulder Monday to concerns about the future of Internet privacy . President Trump signed into law a resolution that repealed protections requiring Internet service providers to get your permission before collecting and ... Trump signs internet privacy repeal The Hill Trump Signs Repeal of FCC's Internet Privacy Rules Variety Trump signs bill repealing US internet privacy rules CNET Pittsburgh Post-Gazette  - TIME  - 9 to 5 Mac  - The White House all 468 news articles »
President Trump just signed off on killing your Internet privacy protections - CNNMoney
Tue Apr 4 06:17, 2017 GMT
The Missoulian How Congress can fix Internet privacy rule The Missoulian Last fall, the Federal Communications Commission ruled that if Internet service providers want to collect and sell personal information, like your browsing history, they needed to get your permission first -- that is, ask you to "opt-in" to their data ...
How Congress can fix Internet privacy rule - The Missoulian
Mon Apr 3 23:51, 2017 GMT
WZVN-TV ABC7 Investigation: Campaign donations and internet privacy vote WZVN-TV Florida lawmakers who recently voted to overturn internet privacy protections received campaign donations from the companies most likely to profit from the decision, an ABC7 investigation found. The law would have forced internet service providers to ...
ABC7 Investigation: Campaign donations and internet privacy vote - WZVN-TV
Mon Apr 3 21:23, 2017 GMT
CBS Minnesota / WCCO Minn., Others Consider Plans To Protect Internet Privacy CBS Minnesota / WCCO (AP) — States have started writing their own legislation to protect broadband privacy after Congress voted to repeal regulations that would have required internet providers to obtain their customers' consent before collecting their personal information. Repeal of internet privacy protection puts personal information up for sale Channel3000.com - WISC-TV3 all 7 news articles »
Minn., Others Consider Plans To Protect Internet Privacy - CBS Minnesota / WCCO
Tue Apr 4 01:40, 2017 GMT
Rules would have required wireless and broadband providers to get your permission before sharing your sensitive, private information.
Trump signs bill repealing US internet privacy rules - CNET
Tue Apr 4 01:25, 2017 GMT
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday signed a repeal of Obama-era broadband privacy rules, the White House said, a victory for internet service providers and a blow to privacy advocates.
Trump signs repeal of U.S. broadband privacy rules
Mon Apr 3 23:43, 2017 GMT
The Hill Trump signs internet privacy repeal The Hill President Trump signed a bill on Monday repealing internet privacy rules passed last year by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) that would have given internet users greater control over what service providers can do with their data, a White ... Republicans Gutting Your Internet Privacy Is Just the Beginning Vanity Fair Minn., Others Consider Plans To Protect Internet Privacy CBS Minnesota / WCCO Repeal of internet privacy protection puts personal information up for sale Channel3000.com - WISC-TV3 The Denver Post  - Columbia Missourian  - The White House  - Comcast Corporation all 425 news articles »
Trump signs internet privacy repeal - The Hill
Mon Apr 3 23:54, 2017 GMT
ProfNet Experts Available on Financial Literacy, Internet Privacy , More PR Newswire (press release) You didn't have online privacy to begin with, so you're not losing anything. The FCC had recently adopted new privacy rules that were set to go into place, but the new legislation stops that from happening. No, someone can't buy your specific internet ... and more »
ProfNet Experts Available on Financial Literacy, Internet Privacy, More - PR Newswire (press release)
Mon Apr 3 23:02, 2017 GMT
Channel3000.com - WISC-TV3 Repeal of internet privacy protection puts personal information up for sale Channel3000.com - WISC-TV3 The repeal by Congress of internet privacy protection is drawing both concerns and praise. The internet privacy protections were ... Of concern are who the information will be sold to, how it will be used and the security of the data. “We have to trust ... and more »
Repeal of internet privacy protection puts personal information up for sale - Channel3000.com - WISC-TV3
Mon Apr 3 15:22, 2017 GMT
SECURITY SOLUTIONS Illinois Moves To Implement Internet Privacy Safeguards Top Tech News Privacy advocates say such state protections are needed, particularly given what's happening in Washington, where the Republican-controlled Congress voted to block broadband privacy regulations issued during the end of the Obama administration. and more »
SECURITY SOLUTIONS Illinois Moves To Implement Internet Privacy Safeguards - Top Tech News
Mon Apr 3 22:46, 2017 GMT
Wyoming delegation votes against internet privacy rules Casper Star-Tribune Online The rules submitted to the Federal Communications Commission date from President Barack Obama's administration and never took effect. They would have prohibited broadband and other telecommunication service providers from selling customer data ... and more »
Wyoming delegation votes against internet privacy rules - Casper Star-Tribune Online
Mon Apr 3 20:40, 2017 GMT
Baltimore Sun Maryland Republicans head off Democrats' effort to introduce Internet privacy bill Baltimore Sun The Republican caucus of the House of Delegates scored a rare win Monday as they blocked the introduction of a bill sponsored by a Democrat that would have sought to extend to Marylanders privacy protections recently rejected in Congress. The vote was ... Maryland House Fails to File Internet Privacy Bill Late CBS Baltimore / WJZ all 3 news articles »
Maryland Republicans head off Democrats' effort to introduce Internet privacy bill - Baltimore Sun

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