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  • Saudi royals seek ban on .virgin, .sex, .catholic, .wtf and 159 more

    Août 2018, par Rebekah Heacock
    Date: 14 August 2012 Teaser: The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has objected to the proposed new top-level internet domains .virgin and .baby – applied for by Virgin Group and Johnson & Johnson respectively – on the grounds that they will encourage pornography. Source: The (...)
  • Researchers Seek Help Cracking Gauss Mystery Payload

    Août 2018, par Rebekah Heacock
    Date: 14 August 2012 Teaser: Researchers at Kaspersky Lab in Russia are asking the public for help in cracking an encrypted warhead that gets delivered to infected machines by the Gauss malware toolkit. The warhead gets decrypted by the malware using a key composed of configuration data from (...)
  • Malaysia: Blackout Protest Against Internet Censorship Legislation

    Août 2018, par Rebekah Heacock
    Date: 14 August 2012 Teaser: This August 14, 2012, Malaysian netizens are blacking out in protest against the second of two recent amendments made to the Malaysian Evidence Act 1950. The amendment made by the Evidence (Amendment) (No2) Act 2012, Section 114A (S114A), deals with allegedly (...)
  • Australia calls for regulation of social media

    Août 2018, par Melody Zhang
    Date: 10 August 2012 Teaser: Australian MPs have started to call for legislative powers to compel social networks to swiftly remove offensive content, after Facebook failed to act decisively to remove a page containing numerous racist stereotypes of Australian aboriginals. Source: The (...)
  • Google censors left-wing Israeli ad campaign

    Août 2018, par Melody Zhang
    Date: 9 August 2012 Teaser: Online advertising giant refuses to run an ad campaign against Finance Ministry's decision to grant huge tax breaks to multinational firms operating in Israel, due to the sensitivity of the matter. Source: (...)
  • Attack traffic from China and the US increased in the first quarter of 2012

    Août 2018, par Melody Zhang
    Date: 9 August 2012 Teaser: China and the U.S. were the two largest sources of Internet-attack traffic in the first quarter of 2012, increasing to account for 16 percent and 11 percent respectively, according to Akamai Technologies. Russia ranks third in the top ten and generated 7 percent of (...)
  • Flame and Stuxnet cousin targets Lebanese bank customers

    Août 2018, par Melody Zhang
    Date: 9 August 2012 Teaser: A newly uncovered espionage tool, apparently designed by the same people behind the state-sponsored Flame malware that infiltrated machines in Iran, has been found infecting systems in other countries in the Middle East, according to researchers. Source: (...)
  • Second DDoS attack strikes WikiLeaks

    Août 2018, par Melody Zhang
    Date: 8 August 2012 Teaser: WikiLeaks has been hit by another distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack, according to the organisation, and some have already claimed a government entity is behind the hit. Julian Assange’s publishing body took to Twitter to note that its site was down, as was (...)
  • Brazil pioneers an Internet Bill of Rights

    Août 2018, par Melody Zhang
    Date: 7 August 2012 Teaser: The Marco Civil, a ‘bill of rights for Internet' users in Brazil, will come to a vote on August 8, 2012. While the majority seems to support the approval of the law, some are against the broad freedom that the initiative will bring. Source: Global (...)
  • Iran reschedules internet exit for 'next month'

    Août 2018, par Melody Zhang
    Date: 7 August 2012 Teaser: Iran is to move key ministries and state bodies off the worldwide internet next month in an effort to shield them behind a secure computer wall from disruptive cyber attacks like the Stuxnet and Flame viruses. Source: The (...)
  • Authors guild suing Google for $2 billion for book scanning

    Août 2018, par Melody Zhang
    Date: 7 August 2012 Teaser: Google is on the hook for as much as $2 billion in damages for digitally scanning 2.7 million university library books without permission, the Authors Guild claims in a long-running lawsuit testing the limits of U.S. copyright law. Source: (...)
  • Proposed Privacy Law Demands Court Warrants for Cloud Data

    Août 2018, par Melody Zhang
    Date: 6 August 2012 Teaser: Two Democratic congressman are proposing sweeping changes to U.S. privacy law that for the first time would always require the government to obtain a probable-cause warrant to access data stored in the cloud. This law would amend the Electronic Communications (...)
  • Baidu employees arrested on charges of bribery

    Août 2018, par Melody Zhang
    Date: 6 August 2012 Teaser: Three employees of China's main search engine Baidu have been arrested on suspicion of having accepted bribes to delete posts from its forum service. Baidu's spokeswoman Betty Tian said the sums involved amounted to "tens of thousands of yuan". Source: BBC (...)
  • Zambian Catholic priest deported for 'poverty' sermon, Netizens react

    Août 2018, par Melody Zhang
    Date: 6 August 2012 Teaser: A Catholic priest from a parish in the rural Eastern Province of Zambia has been deported by the Zambian government for a Sunday sermon in which he allegedly preached that the rich in the country were getting richer while the poor were getting poorer. Source: Global (...)
  • BlackBerry maker RIM agrees to hand over encryption keys to India

    Août 2018, par Malavika Jagannathan
    Date: 3 August 2012 Teaser: BlackBerry maker Research in Motion's (RIM) four-year standoff with the Indian government over providing encryption keys for its secure corporate emails and popular messenger services is finally set to end. RIM recently demonstrated a solution developed by a (...)
  • Yahoo Sued After Disclosure User Names, Passwords Stolen

    Août 2018, par Malavika Jagannathan
    Date: 3 August 2012 Teaser: Yahoo! Inc., the operator of the biggest U.S. Web portal, was sued for negligence over its disclosure that as many as 450,000 user names and passwords were stolen from one of its sites. A Yahoo user who said his login credentials were posted online after a hacker (...)
  • India's IT Minister: No policing of Internet content

    Août 2018, par Malavika Jagannathan
    Date: 2 August 2012 Teaser: The Government will not censor or manage Internet content, Communications and IT Minister Kapil Sibal said on Thursday. The Minister has consented to form a multi-stakeholder meeting involving industry, citizens, academicians and NGOs to discuss the IT rules (...)
  • Activists say mobile, Internet services cut off in Aleppo

    Août 2018, par Malavika Jagannathan
    Date: 2 August 2012 Teaser: Mobile phone and Internet services have been cut in Aleppo, Syria's second city, where a crucial battle is taking place between rebels and the army, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said on Thursday. An activist, who asked not to be identified, confirmed (...)
  • Twitter admits mistake in suspending reporter's account

    Août 2018, par Malavika Jagannathan
    Date: 1 August 2012 Teaser: Twitter is acknowledging a mistake in how it handled a tweet by a Los Angeles-based journalist that included the email of the NBC Olympics president. Alex Macgillivray, general counsel for the social media website, wrote in a blog post Tuesday that the company’s (...)
  • Internet activists in Jordan slam ministry’s call to block porn sites

    Août 2018, par Malavika Jagannathan
    Date: 1 August 2012 Teaser: Internet freedom activists are up in arms after the Ministry of Information and Communications Technology called on Internet Service Providers (ISPs) last week to block pornographic sites for their users. The activists say censoring these sites would set a bad (...)

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