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The Japanese cat that holds the clues to an internet prankster | Fruzsina Eordogh

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When a real life feline becomes part of the cat-and-mouse game between hackers and authorities, a global audience is assuredThere is a hacker terrorising Japan with a computer virus, bomb threats and riddles. Meanwhile, a stray cat wandering a small island near Tokyo holds important clues on its collar. This...
The Japanese cat that holds the clues to an internet prankster | Fruzsina Eordogh

Enemies of the Internet: KSA, Egypt, Iran, Syria

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Middle Easterns, Rejoice! If the Axis of Evil wasn’t enough, 4 of our countries have made it to the top 12 “Enemies of the Internet”.The list, drawn up every year by Reporters Without Borders, presents the worst violators of freedom of expression on the Net. This year’s list includes: Saudi...
Enemies of the Internet: KSA, Egypt, Iran, Syria

Editor's Note to Quinn Norton's Account of the Aaron Swartz Investigation

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We have just published Quinn Norton's account of her life inside the Federal investigation of Aaron Swartz for the alleged crime of downloading too many JSTOR articles too quickly. The story fills in a key time in the investigation, from Swartz's arrest on January 6 until about June of that year. Norton's...
Editor's Note to Quinn Norton's Account of the Aaron Swartz Investigation
New 'nano-code' could help fight banknote forgery by embedding invisible QR-style ciphers

Mobile: Far From Apple's Servers, an App-Bribe Fight Erupts

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Photo: Doug Haslam/Flickr In April 2011, Apple banned “incentivized installs,” a shady practice that artificially inflates iPhone app rankings. But like so many prohibitions, Apple’s ban just drove the problem underground. A fight over incentivized installs erupted again this week, outside of Apple’s direct control. Tapjoy, which was stung by...
Mobile: Far From Apple's Servers, an App-Bribe Fight Erupts

Sound Of Silence: Researchers Nearly Shut Down Grum Spam Network

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Notice anything weird about your email inbox? If you said there wasn’t as much spam lately that’s because researchers at FireEye and the venerable SpamHaus have essentially shut down the Grum botnet by marking and banning IP addresses. The bonnet was responsible for 18% of the world’s spam and had...
Sound Of Silence: Researchers Nearly Shut Down Grum Spam Network

Second Apple Store in Hong Kong confirmed for Festival Walk mall in Kowloon Tong

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Telltale under-construction hoardings have gone up for Apple’s second retail store in Hong Kong, with the new location situated in the Festival Walk mall in the Kowloon Tong area. Engadget China (translation) posted pictures of the new signs, which simply directs shoppers to its website. According to the report, an...
Second Apple Store in Hong Kong confirmed for Festival Walk mall in Kowloon Tong

VIDEO: Cat and mouse game with China's censors

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Internet users in China are involved in a 'cat and mouse' game with censors and according to the BBC's Hong Kong correspondent micro bloggers are showing no intention of retreat....
VIDEO: Cat and mouse game with China's censors

Ad networks thumb nose at iPhone privacy settings

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Apple’s tightened iPhone and iPad security meant advertisers had to seek alternative ways of targeting users with in-app ads. In a cat-and-mouse game, advertisers are succeeding....
Ad networks thumb nose at iPhone privacy settings
5 Absurd Copyright Takedowns That Make The Law Look Outdated

Report On Internet Freedom Shows We're Seeing Less And Less Of It

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During the revolutions in the Arab World since December 2010, standing government's fates were determined partly by the ability of their people to communicate via online tools and mobile phones. Whenever an uprising started in a new territory, dictators and government officials scrambled to halt the ability for protestors to communicate...
Report On Internet Freedom Shows We're Seeing Less And Less Of It

Creative Hacker Attaches Clue to Cat and Waits for Lulz

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(Photo: Veterinary Practice News) A clever hacker has dispatched Japan’s National Police Agency on a fruitless chase to find him after he sent emails from various computers that included bomb threats against elementary schools. According to Wired, the agency has released a bounty of 3 million Yen (about $34,000) for...
Creative Hacker Attaches Clue to Cat and Waits for Lulz

Censoring Pirate Sites Doesn't Work, Researchers Find

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The file-sharing landscape has often been described as a hydra. Take one site down, and several new ones will take its place. Blocking or censoring sites and files may have a short-lived effect, but it does very little to decrease the availability of pirated content on the Internet. Researchers from...
Censoring Pirate Sites Doesn't Work, Researchers Find

Yelp Is Going To Extreme Lengths To Crack Down On Fake Reviews

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Yelp has become the go-to place for posting and reading reviews on local businesses. As Yelp has grown increasingly popular, it has had its fair share of sketchy, incentivized reviews posted to the site. Its number one line of defense is the review filter, which tracks all the signals coming...
Yelp Is Going To Extreme Lengths To Crack Down On Fake Reviews

Why Discussing New Business Models That Work Is A Good Idea

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Jack Zeal has a really interesting post over on Rick Falkvinge's InfoPolicy site, in which he argues that it's not "our" job to "fix" the broken business model of those who rely on copyright. He talks about having yet another discussion with the typical copyright system supporter, in which they...
Why Discussing New Business Models That Work Is A Good Idea

China Tries To Block Encrypted Traffic

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During the SOPA fight, at one point, we brought up the fact that increases in encryption were going to make most of the bill meaningless and ineffective in the long run, someone closely involved in trying to make SOPA a reality said that this wasn't a problem because the next...
China Tries To Block Encrypted Traffic

Apple iBooks Copy Protection Cracked for First Time

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The Digital Reader points to reports that Apple's iBooks Digital Rights Management (DRM) copy protection has been cracked for the first time: Reports are coming in today that the latest version of Requiem, an app that removes Fairplay DRM from music and videos sold via iTunes, will now also remove...
Apple iBooks Copy Protection Cracked for First Time
Apple seems to be disabling Siri on unsupported devices, Spire

Apple is opening its second retail store in Hong Kong on September 29

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We’ve known for a while that Apple is developing a new retail in Hong Kong and now the store has been given an official launch date, after the company revealed it will open its doors on September 29. The information for the Festival Walk-based store is up on the Apple Hong...
Apple is opening its second retail store in Hong Kong on September 29

Microsoft Bans Halo 4 Pirates, and Some Idiots Absolutely Deserved It

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Movies, music, software and games appearing online is nothing new, it’s been happening for many years and is not likely to stop anytime soon. The arguments over who is to blame and how it can be stopped have been countered hundreds of times, but still it occurs. Despite the prophecy...
Microsoft Bans Halo 4 Pirates, and Some Idiots Absolutely Deserved It

Blocked Pirate Bay Users Flock to Other Torrent Sites

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The Italian Pirate Bay case came to an end last week after a lengthy legal battle. The Court of Bergamo concluded that The Pirate Bay was engaging in criminal activity by linking to torrents that point to copyrighted material. The judge ordered all Italian ISPs to block the site’s DNS...
Blocked Pirate Bay Users Flock to Other Torrent Sites

iPhone 4 named latest recipient of untethered iOS 5.1 jailbreak, exploit remains MIA

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Apple's not gonna like this one, but news of the perpetual cat-and-mouse game between it and the hacking community continues with the announcement of an untethered jailbreak for iOS 5.1, which is now alive and kicking on the iPhone 4. The good news went out in the form of...
iPhone 4 named latest recipient of untethered iOS 5.1 jailbreak, exploit remains MIA

Boot up: Apple's Dutch loss, Google's crypto problem, Sony's PS3 hassle and more

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Plus Facebook data for sale (cheap), EC to tighten up on 'digital arms' sales, iZettle and O2 join the mobile money fight, and moreA quick burst of 10 links for you to chew over, as picked by the Technology teamApple loses touch patent smackdown to Samsung in Netherlands >> AllThingsDApple...
Boot up: Apple's Dutch loss, Google's crypto problem, Sony's PS3 hassle and more

Nook Tablet Gets Android Market Access Once Again Using New Root Method

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The cat-and-mouse game between Barnes & Noble and Android developers continues, with the latter just uncovering a method to get Android Market working once again on the Nook Tablet. This hack relies on a new rooting tool that allows Nook Tablet owners to gain superuser access by utilizing a special...
Nook Tablet Gets Android Market Access Once Again Using New Root Method

Hacker uses malware built-in chat to toy with researchers

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Malware researchers investigating a Trojan linked in a gaming forum as a how-to video for Diablo III got a surprise when the hacker started chatting with them—through a feature in the malware. Franklin Zhao & Jason Zhou of antivirus company AVG were looking for keylogging code in the malware with...
Hacker uses malware built-in chat to toy with researchers

Google testing new web search feature: In-depth articles

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Search Engine Land has an interesting snippit on a new web-search feature Google appears to be testing: in-depth articles. Embedded in the existing search results is a box-out with links to particularly detailed articles, in this case restaurant reviews in a search for Mexican restaurants …  As SEL notes, Google tests...
Google testing new web search feature: In-depth articles

Pew: 50 Percent Have Cleared Smartphone Search History

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There’s a cat and mouse game going on between developers, publishers and mobile users. The former group is often trying to “connect the dots” and gather as much data and information on user behavior and, in some cases, individual activity as possible. By contrast, mobile phone... Please visit Search Engine...
Pew: 50 Percent Have Cleared Smartphone Search History

Today's Scuttlebot: A Tech Cat-and-Mouse Game and Thinking About Innovation

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The technology reporters and editors of The New York Times scour the Web for important and peculiar news. Wednesday's selections include music made for shuffle mode, and Apple's chief eyes the mobile market....
Today's Scuttlebot: A Tech Cat-and-Mouse Game and Thinking About Innovation

Google's Chrome Web store used to spread malware

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Crooks have found a new venue to push malware: the official Google Chrome Web Store. It was recently used to hawk Chrome browser extensions secretly hijacking users' Facebook profiles. According to Kaspersky Lab expert Fabio Assolini, one malicious extension hosted on Google's own servers contained hidden code that "can gain...
Google's Chrome Web store used to spread malware

Google Cryptically Alerts The World That It Will Nudge Chinese Searchers Away From Censorship

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It's no secret that Google has a troubled relationship with China: at one point leaving the market entirely, and later going back but with significant limitations, though where Google tried to be as transparent as possible about when information was being censored on behalf of the Chinese government. Last week,...
Google Cryptically Alerts The World That It Will Nudge Chinese Searchers Away From Censorship
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