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Russia's parliament approves Internet blacklist law

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Russia is the latest country to enact Web censorship-style laws. Sites deemed "illegal" under Russian law now face near-immediate blacklisting. [Read more]...
Russia's parliament approves Internet blacklist law

Google criticizes Russian authorities over service blockages and non-transparent blacklisting procedures

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In less than a month since the Russian authorities created the blacklist of websites distributing illegal content, Google’s services have been put there and blocked several times. Since November 1, Russian media watchdog Roskomnadzor can order local hosting providers and ISPs to block access to any website by putting it...
Google criticizes Russian authorities over service blockages and non-transparent blacklisting procedures

Facebook Beefs Up Security, Launches Antivirus Marketplace Free Software From Microsoft, McAfee, TrendMicro, Sophos, Symantec

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As Facebook pushes ever closer to one billion users, one of the biggest issues it has faced has been backlash from consumers around the areas of privacy and security. Today, the social network is taking two steps in an effort to improve its image around that area, and potentially positioning...
Facebook Beefs Up Security, Launches Antivirus Marketplace Free Software From Microsoft, McAfee, TrendMicro, Sophos, Symantec

Internet censorship: how does each country compare? | Datablog

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Where is the internet the most open? Where is it the most restricted? Debate the ranking here• Get the data• Interactive map of this dataCensorship of internet content can take many forms and ranges from governments blocking the dissemination of political opinion to blacklisting pornographic and pirate websites. The OpenNet...
Internet censorship: how does each country compare? | Datablog

Clay Shirky Q&A: online creativity and intellectual property

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Join our live webchat with prominent thinker and academic Clay Shirky to talk about the future of Sopa, online piracy and the threat of a 'consumption-only internet' (7pm UK time; 2pm EST)In January, after a lengthy online battle involving the "blackouts" of key websites such as Reddit, Tumblr and Wikipedia,...
Clay Shirky Q&A: online creativity and intellectual property
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Peter Lazenby | The police link to industrial blacklists demands a response

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The police or members of the security services who helped to compile industrial blacklists should face actionThe disclosure of a police or MI5 link to a blacklist of construction workers known for political and trades union activity, revealed by the Observer, comes as no surprise. Industrial blacklists of workers with...
Peter Lazenby | The police link to industrial blacklists demands a response

SOPA-style protests reject Russian bill to blacklist websites

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Russian-language sites are protesting a bill submitted to the lower house of Russian parliament this week. The bill would create a national registry of blacklisted sites that contained child pornography, extremist ideas, and suicide- or drug-related content. Many of the bill's opponents say Duma Bill 89417-6 (titled "On protection of children...
SOPA-style protests reject Russian bill to blacklist websites

Censorship row over Russian internet blacklist

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Claims that law aimed at blacklisting websites devoted to drugs, suicide and paedophilia is being used as a censorship toolRussian internet users warned on Monday that a new law aimed at blacklisting websites devoted to drug use, suicide promotion and paedophilia was being used as a tool for censorship after...
Censorship row over Russian internet blacklist
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The European Parliament rejects ACTA, with a 478 to 39 majority

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Back in January, 22 European Union states, and the EU itself, signed the controversial ACTA treaty, which many argued could lead to severe restrictions on freedom and civil liberties on the Internet. Whilst protests did follow, and many a debate did rage, it has taken until today for the European Parliament...
The European Parliament rejects ACTA, with a 478 to 39 majority

11 February will be a day of protest in Europe against the controversial ACTA treaty

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With calls to fight the controversial SOPA and PIPA bills in the US — which Google, Wikipedia and other technology giants moved to campaign against – proving a success, similar calls are being made to rally against the Anti-Counterfeiting Trademark Agreement (ACTA) in Europe, by joining a day of protest. Access, an organisation that says...
11 February will be a day of protest in Europe against the controversial ACTA treaty

We need an inquiry into the construction blacklisting scandal | John Mann

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I was once blacklisted and denied work by the Economic League. MPs must help end this secretive, damaging practiceI intend to speak in today's parliamentary debate on the blacklisting of construction workers. This is not a new problem. In the 1980s I was refused a job because my name was...
We need an inquiry into the construction blacklisting scandal | John Mann

Post SOPA, influential tech investor favors 'blacklisting' pirate sites

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Fred Wilson says Google, Bing, Facebook and Twitter should warn people when they try to log in at known pirate sites. 'We don't need legislation.'...
Post SOPA, influential tech investor favors 'blacklisting' pirate sites

Demo shows how easily malicious extensions can infect Firefox

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Firefox is widely regarded as a very secure web browser, and that’s a reputation that Mozilla has worked tirelessly to build over the past eight years — blacklisting extensions, shutting down insecure plug-ins, revoking certificates, and patching holes as quickly as they appear. But even Firefox has some lingering security...
Demo shows how easily malicious extensions can infect Firefox

Twitter to Remove “Unofficial” Search Endpoint Next Week

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If you’re using Twitter’s Search API via the api.twitter.com sub-domain, you have a week to switch to search.twitter.com, according to a post from Twitter’s Taylor Singletary. The endpoint being removed has not been officially supported by Twitter, though other supported calls use the same sub-domain. Singletary writes: The only endpoint...
Twitter to Remove “Unofficial” Search Endpoint Next Week

Blacklisted building workers hope for day in court after ruling

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The Consulting Association, a shadowy organisation that compiled a list of 'troublemakers' — with the help of the security services — for Britain's biggest building companies was closed four years ago. Only now can its 3,200 victims go to court and hope to winAt first there was an audible gasp,...
Blacklisted building workers hope for day in court after ruling
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Signature-Based Endpoint Security on Its Way Out

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"We are seeing about 150,000 new pieces of malware every day now," says Simon Hunt, vice president and CTO of Endpoint Solutions at security vendor McAfee. "The attack is just impossible&we're purely on the defensive. Before we know about any new virus, somebody has to be a sacrificial lamb...
Signature-Based Endpoint Security on Its Way Out

Personalized voicemail app On Voicefeed rebrands and rolls out new blacklisting feature

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We first covered On Voicefeed back in January, describing it at the time as a “turbo-charged alternative to Apple’s Visual Voicemail”. Now, it has rebranded and rolled out some new features. Just to recap, ON Voicefeed is an iOS app that lets you set personalised voicemail greetings for when different...
Personalized voicemail app On Voicefeed rebrands and rolls out new blacklisting feature
Cisco's Fight With The State Of West Virginia Gets Even Weirder (CSCO)

Olympics workers cross-checked against unlawful blacklist

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Shadow business secretary Chuka Umunna calls for action over blacklisting databaseTwelve staff seeking work on Olympic projects for construction firm Balfour Beatty were cross-checked against an unlawful blacklist which over two decades barred thousands of people working on British building projects.The workers were subsequently employed by the firm who built...
Olympics workers cross-checked against unlawful blacklist

Chinese mobile firm Huawei facing international blacklisting

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Australia, the US and Canada have been moved to act over security fears at one of the world's fastest growing companiesHuawei is a poster child for Chinese capitalism. China's second biggest mobile phone business and one of the world's fastest growing companies, it has risen from humble beginnings in 1987,...
Chinese mobile firm Huawei facing international blacklisting
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The Top 15 Smartphone Apps Companies Forbid Their Employees To Use

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As more employees use mobile devices for work, IT departments are getting nervous. They are required, in some cases by law, to track and control the the data stored on these devices. A type of software called mobile device management (MDM) helps them do this. It can find a lost...
The Top 15 Smartphone Apps Companies Forbid Their Employees To Use

Letters: Shed some light on blacklisting conspiracy

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I support Michael Meacher's call for a public inquiry into the Consulting Association blacklisting conspiracy (Letters, 25 April). It was documents disclosed at my employment tribunal against the construction giant Carillion that brought to light the probable collusion by police and/or security services in the first place. I was granted...
Letters: Shed some light on blacklisting conspiracy
Could This Be The New Way To Stop Robocalls?
Pakistan's PKNIC Says Hackers Exposed A Hole During Security Upgrade To Redirect Google.pk, Apple.pk And Hundreds More; Now Resorting To Whitelisting

Researchers Say the Cloud Could Aid in Large-Scale Cyber Attacks

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Not all clouds are security threats. (flickr.com/kky) Researchers at North Carolina State University and the University of Oregon have discovered a way to turn cloud computing into hacker heaven. Utilizing the cloud-based processing that speeds up our mobile browsers, analysts found that these services could be tricked into assisting  password...
Researchers Say the Cloud Could Aid in Large-Scale Cyber Attacks

Letters: Government data-sharing and the blacklisting of union members

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One of the guiding principles of this government is the restoration of civil liberties and rolling back the intrusive state; that is why one of our first legislative acts was to scrap ID cards. So it is wrong to say our proposals are similar to the previous government's abandoned "database...
Letters: Government data-sharing and the blacklisting of union members
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