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Contempt laws are still valid in the internet age | Dominic Grieve

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Social media undoubtedly poses a challenge for enforcement, but the Contempt of Court Act is a sound piece of legislationIt is not always easy to balance freedom of expression with the needs of the justice system. As attorney general I see my role as defender both of press freedom and...
Contempt laws are still valid in the internet age | Dominic Grieve

Pirate Bay 'breaches' BT block

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BT joins other UK internet service providers (ISPs) in blocking access to The Pirate Bay, a ban the group says users have already circumvented....
Pirate Bay 'breaches' BT block

Revenge of the pirates: Anonymous downs Pirate Bay censor

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God forbid anyone incur the combined wrath of both The Pirate Bay and Anonymous. The hacking collective is claiming responsibility for levelling a successful distributed denial of service (DDOS) attack on the websites of Virgin Media. Virgin became the first UK ISP to block its subscribers’ access to The Pirate...
Revenge of the pirates: Anonymous downs Pirate Bay censor

Internet biggest breeding ground for violent extremism, ministers warn

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Websites now pose bigger risk than prisons, says report, prompting call to clamp down on 'unregulated' materialThe internet now plays a part in most, if not all, cases of violent radicalisation and is a more significant recruiting ground than prisons, universities or places of worship, according to report by a...
Internet biggest breeding ground for violent extremism, ministers warn

Apple Share Price Breaches $500, Hits All-Time High

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Apple's share price pushed through the $500 barrier as trading opened this morning, reaching an important psychological figure. The stock price has been on a tear ever since Apple reported blowout earnings for the first fiscal quarter of 2012, rising more than $75/share, or nearly 18%, in just under three...
Apple Share Price Breaches $500, Hits All-Time High

Facebook loses friends in Germany over privacy breaches

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Before you've even sipped your morning brew, a regional German court has delivered yet another stern judgement affecting a multinational organization. This time it's Facebook back in the dock over the Friend Finder feature, which uploads a user's contact list to Zuckerberg's bunker without proper warning. Another offense involves the...
Facebook loses friends in Germany over privacy breaches

Google privacy policy changes - live Q&A with Google's Peter Barron

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Post your questions in the comments about Google's new privacy rules for Peter Barron, Google's director of external relations for Europe, the Middle East and Africa. He will be online to answer them from 12-1pm GMTNew privacy rules from Google, which come into effect on Thursday 1 March, will allow...
Google privacy policy changes - live Q&A with Google's Peter Barron
Groupon UK told to clean up after record complaints

Groupon guilty of 'widespread' breaches of consumer protection laws

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OFT says it has concerns over reference pricing, advertising, refunds, unfair terms, and interactions with merchantsAn Office of Fair Trading investigation has found Groupon guilty of "widespread" breaches of consumer protection laws, relating to issues including the pricing, advertising and unfair terms attached to its daily deals.Groupon, which offers promotional...
Groupon guilty of 'widespread' breaches of consumer protection laws

Google to be criticised by MPs over links to controversial content

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Search engine to be censured by committee next week over slowness to remove content such as Max Mosley orgy videoGoogle is expected to come in for heavy criticism from a parliamentary committee set up by David Cameron, with MPs and peers unhappy with what they say is the search engine's...
Google to be criticised by MPs over links to controversial content

What the web is saying about Google’s privacy policy

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Google’s new privacy policy, which launched today and allows personal data to be shared across the entirety of the company’s services, is taking serious fire — not least in Europe, after the French data protection watchdog CNIL said it believes that the new policy breaches European law. The French have...
What the web is saying about Google’s privacy policy

UK Ministry of Defence admits that it’s “too old” to keep up with hackers

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According to an interview with The Guardian, the Ministry of Defence (MoD) in the UK has admitted to being the target of multiple breaches of its systems thanks to unknown hackers. While the number of attacks, or what systems were breached exactly, aren’t known, the MoD admits that it’s enough...
UK Ministry of Defence admits that it’s “too old” to keep up with hackers

Japan Government Investigating Small Web Breaches After Anonymous Attack Threats

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Several Japanese government ministries were investigating minor Web breaches Thursday, after what appeared to be threats of cyber attacks by the hacker......
Japan Government Investigating Small Web Breaches After Anonymous Attack Threats

How Much Have Foreign Hackers Stolen?

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Security experts warn that digital espionage by entities in China and Russia is a real and growing threat. It is difficult to quantify the scope of the problem as companies are hesitant to discuss breaches, or are unaware they were breached. But most experts agree that the problem is only...
How Much Have Foreign Hackers Stolen?

Australia’s Watchdog Alleges Apple Misled On iPad 3

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By Enda Curran Australia’s consumer watchdog Tuesday alleged that Apple Inc. made misleading claims regarding 4G capability in the promotion of its new third generation iPad product in Australia. The Australian Competition & Consumer Commission, or ACCC, said it will make an application to the Federal Court in Melbourne Wednesday...
Australia’s Watchdog Alleges Apple Misled On iPad 3

Loeb Again Calls for Thompson Firing From Yahoo, as Former eBay Boss Supports Him

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As expected, Yahoo activist shareholder Daniel Loeb released a new letter on the bio controversy he set off at Yahoo, again calling for the firing of CEO Scott Thompson. “It seems farcical to us that the Board will most likely spend more time deliberating over whether Mr. Thompson should be...
Loeb Again Calls for Thompson Firing From Yahoo, as Former eBay Boss Supports Him

ARM inside: AMD cozies up to Intel’s design rival

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AMD has taken a license for one of ARM’s core designs, a huge step for a company that has spent its entire existence as the underdog holding the only license to make chips using Intel’s x86 architecture. But in taking an ARM license, which gives AMD the ability to design...
ARM inside: AMD cozies up to Intel’s design rival

Portugal plans a digital storage tax that could cost €21 per terabyte

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The Portuguese government is considering a tax on digital storage devices. This is an apparent action to try to fight copyright breaches, but it also rather looks like an attempt to gather funds in a time of economic crisis. According to a report in TechEye the legislative update is being proposed...
Portugal plans a digital storage tax that could cost €21 per terabyte

Why Hackers Set Their Sights on Small Businesses

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New security report reveals that 97 percent of all breaches were avoidable. Here are some tips to keep your business out of trouble....
Why Hackers Set Their Sights on Small Businesses

The Pirate Bay to defy crackdown

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Site says it will bypass attempts to shut it down with a more covert system for illicitly downloading films and musicThe Pirate Bay is planning to defy an international crackdown on filesharing websites after the high court in London signalled that the site should be blocked in the UK.The filesharing...
The Pirate Bay to defy crackdown

EU: Google's new privacy policy breaches European law

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Remember how proud Google was when it unified all of its services under a single privacy policy? Well, Big G's excitement was tempered when the EU asked it to hold off on the policy's implementation while it investigated the changes. And its enthusiasm is likely all but extinguished now...
EU: Google's new privacy policy breaches European law
Breaches galore as Cryptome hacked to infect visitors with malware

As Europe Bats Around ACTA, UK Proposes Rules For ISPs Policing Copyright Breaches

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With Europe preparing for a big vote next week on ACTA, the sweeping online copyright and counterfeit trade treaty, today the UK regulator Ofcom set out a proposal for how large ISPs in this country (ie more than 400,000) should tell their users when they’ve been found to be infringing...
As Europe Bats Around ACTA, UK Proposes Rules For ISPs Policing Copyright Breaches

Senator raises concern over Apple, Google mapping 'spy planes'

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U.S. Senator Charles Schumer (D-NY) on Monday wrote a letter to the CEOs of Apple and Google expressing his concern with next-generation mapping technologies the two companies are employing, saying that the information gathered by highly-sensitive imaging equipment could lead to inadvertent privacy breaches and even aid in terrorism....
Senator raises concern over Apple, Google mapping 'spy planes'

Facebook beefs up security of logins on new devices in face of industry breaches

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According to Facebook, it would like to make your mobile experience a tad more secure. In a blog post from the security team today, it outlined some of the initiatives that the company is using to make that happen. Here’s what Facebook If you’ve found something on your News Feed...
Facebook beefs up security of logins on new devices in face of industry breaches

Avoiding Password Breaches 101: Salt Your Hash

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“Change you passwords now. Like, every password you use on every website you have ever visited.” You may have heard this advice from tech publications and mainstream rags after password leaks were discovered at LinkedIn, eHarmony and Last.fm. It is a good idea to change passwords at least a couple...
Avoiding Password Breaches 101: Salt Your Hash

Facebook’s $10 million privacy payout: why you get nothing

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The technology industry is trapped in a cycle of privacy breaches and class action lawsuits that does nothing for the average internet user. The new Facebook settlement is just the latest example. If you missed it, Facebook says it will pay $10 million to compensate users who were turned into...
Facebook’s $10 million privacy payout: why you get nothing

Cost of a Data Breach Declines For First Time, According to Ponemon

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For the first time in seven years, both the organizational cost of data breach and the cost per lost or stolen record have declined. The organizational cost has declined from $7.2 million to $5.5 million and the cost per record has declined from $214 to $194. These according to the...
Cost of a Data Breach Declines For First Time, According to Ponemon

UK hacking accused breaches bail

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Teenager Ryan Cleary, who is accused of being part of a notorious hacking group, is held in custody after breaching his bail conditions....
UK hacking accused breaches bail

European Court of Justice To Examine ACTA For Rights Breaches

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In an announcement this morning, EU trade chief Karel De Gucht said that following discussion with fellow Commissioners, the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA) will be referred to the European Court of Justice. ACTA, a treaty aimed at harmonizing copyright enforcement globally, has been mired in controversy from its inception not...
European Court of Justice To Examine ACTA For Rights Breaches
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