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Hackers Find IP Addresses Of All Skype Users

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News updates all day from your Fast Company editors.A script was found on GitHub this past weekend that uses security holes in Skype to display a user's remote and local IP addresses.The script exploits a security hole in Skype 5.5 to fish out all IP information related to an individual...
Hackers Find IP Addresses Of All Skype Users

'Enemies of the internet' named

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Bahrain and Belarus join Reporters Without Borders' annual list of the countries with the most repressive policies against cyber-dissidents....
'Enemies of the internet' named
If Brands Hate Web Ad Trading Desks So Much Why Are They Throwing Hundreds Of Millions Of Dollars At Them?

Obama announced crackdown on Iran and Syria's cyber oppressors

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US president signs executive order targeting people and firms that help authoritarian regimes clamp down on dissidentsPresident Barack Obama has signed an executive order targeting people and entities who use technology to help authoritarian regimes in Iran and Syria suppress their people."Technologies should be in place to empower citizens, not...
Obama announced crackdown on Iran and Syria's cyber oppressors

Today's Scuttlebot: Protecting Dissidents on YouTube, and Running Late

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The technology reporters and editors of The New York Times scour the Web for important and peculiar items. Wednesday's selection includes a face-blurring tool on YouTube and one of the first photos of what became the iPad....
Today's Scuttlebot: Protecting Dissidents on YouTube, and Running Late

Cyberwar, Syrian Style

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Syrian and Tibetan activists have recently been the targets of sophisticated cyberattacks in spoofed emails and Skype messages. Syrian rebels and Tibetan rights activists were the targets of two major cyberwarfare attacks in the past week--both of which used novel methods. Syrian opposition members were attacked by a Skype trojan...
Cyberwar, Syrian Style

Daily Report: A Surveillance Product Is Aimed at Dissidents

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Two researchers have spent the summer chasing an elusive surveillance tool from Bahrain across five continents, Nicole Perlroth reports on Friday in The New York Times. What they found was the widespread use of sophisticated, off-the-shelf computer espionage software by governments with questionable records on human rights....
Daily Report: A Surveillance Product Is Aimed at Dissidents

BBC criticised over 'pro-Putin' documentary

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Russian dissidents and exiles claim BBC2 series, Putin, Russia and the West, is 'utter apology for Putin and his regime'A landmark BBC documentary chronicling the difficult and often stormy relationship since 2000 between Vladimir Putin's resurgent Russia and the west has provoked a furious backlash from Russian exiles in Britain,...
BBC criticised over 'pro-Putin' documentary

Iranian and Syrian dissidents targeted by spyware

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A proxy tool used by people in Iran and Syria to bypass local censorship controls seems to be the victim of a new strain of spyware. [Read more]...
Iranian and Syrian dissidents targeted by spyware

Anonymous takes credit for hack that exposes 2.4 million Syrian e-mails

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Members of the Anonymous hacking collective are taking credit for the theft of more than 2.4 million e-mails from Syrian governmental officials and contractors that were later published by WikiLeaks. The whistle-blower website announced the massive document dump on Thursday. The cache includes communications from 680 Syria-related entities or domain...
Anonymous takes credit for hack that exposes 2.4 million Syrian e-mails

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
Activists vow to defeat Iran’s Internet censorship

Tech journalists: Stop hyping unproven security tools

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Preface: Although this essay compares the media's similar hyping of Haystack and Cryptocat, the tools are, at a technical level, in no way similar. Haystack was at best, snake oil, peddled by a charlatan. Cryptocat is an interesting, open-source tool created by a guy who means well, and usually...
Tech journalists: Stop hyping unproven security tools

Andy Carvin on Twitter as a newsroom and being human

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By now, many people are familiar with the story of how NPR editor Andy Carvin used Twitter to create a kind of crowdsourced newswire during the Arab Spring revolutions in the Middle East last year, inventing a brand-new kind of journalism on the fly and in full public view....
Andy Carvin on Twitter as a newsroom and being human
Internet Freedom: Diplomats Join The Dissidents, Geeks And Censors

Syrian government blocks live video streaming site Bambuser

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Bambuser chief executive says Syrian activists are working around attempted blackout to continue to post videosThe Syrian government has blocked a premiere live stream website a day after one of its users broadcast images of a bombing believed to have been carried out by President Bashar al-Assad's forces.Bambuser – a...
Syrian government blocks live video streaming site Bambuser

Why we should all worry about being tracked online | James Ball

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'Riot' software developed to monitor people on social networks is as sinister as it sounds. We need legal safeguards, and fastSeparating paranoia from healthy caution in the 21st century is only getting harder, as it gets easier and easier for governments and corporations to track our online behaviour. The latest...
Why we should all worry about being tracked online | James Ball
Why Twitter is doing the right thing by refusing to identify users who posted anti-Semitic comments

China's Biggest Threat To Facebook Just Blew It

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WeChat was supposed to be the first Chinese internet service to become a global phenomenon--the Facebook of China, and just as internationally successful. But now it appears that WeChat is censoring words deemed taboo by the Chinese government--and not just in China, but for users everywhere. To say that this is a...
China's Biggest Threat To Facebook Just Blew It

Media Decoder Blog: YouTube Offers a Way to Blur Faces, Protecting Identities in Videos

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Human rights groups have had concerns about protecting activists, particularly in countries where authoritarian governments have been turning to citizen-generated videos to identify dissidents....
Media Decoder Blog: YouTube Offers a Way to Blur Faces, Protecting Identities in Videos
America, keep rewarding your dissidents

PGP Creator Phil Zimmerman Has A New Venture Called Silent Circle

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It’s been a long time since anyone thought seriously about the encryption debate that hang over the discussion around privacy rights in the 1990s. It’s also been a long time since Phil Zimmerman, the creator of the Pretty Good Privacy software that so many people adopted to encrypt their email,...
PGP Creator Phil Zimmerman Has A New Venture Called Silent Circle

Google-backed Netizen of the Year Award to be voted by the public this year

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Reporters Without Borders, the France-based NGO that advocates freedom of information, has announced its annual Netizen of the Year Award which seeks to honor a Web-based blogger or cyber-dissident who has fought to defend freedom of expression on the World Wide Web. However, this year it’s taking a slightly different...
Google-backed Netizen of the Year Award to be voted by the public this year
Vint Cerf calls for free and open Internet as ITU meet in Dubai

Obama moves to block sales of surveillance tech to Syria, Iran

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U.S. President Barack Obama has signed an executive order allowing the U.S. government to block the sale of any technology used to track or monitor dissidents in Syria and Iran by the governments there....
Obama moves to block sales of surveillance tech to Syria, Iran

RT @gchampeau: RT @manhack: Après avoir aidé l'Iran à surveiller ses dissidents, Nokia dénonce la société de surveillance http://j.mp/8YvReS

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RT @gchampeau: RT @manhack: Après avoir aidé l'Iran à surveiller ses dissidents, Nokia dénonce la société de surveillance http://j.mp/8YvReS

Dissidents Are Just the Latest Victims in the Blossoming Cyber Cold War

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Let slip the dogs of cyber war. (flickr.com/anhonorablegerman) Remember last summer, when all anyone could talk about was hacktivists? For a while there, we were living in a William Gibson novel, with hackers wreaking havoc and corporate types running scared. Well, so far, this June is shaping up a little...
Dissidents Are Just the Latest Victims in the Blossoming Cyber Cold War

Is Social Media Damaging To Government Control?

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March 12th was World Day Against Cyber Censorship, a campaign by Reporters without Borders intended to raise awareness of the power of the Internet to promote freedom of thought and speech. To mark this event, the international non-profit has released a list of “Enemies of the Internet“, holding nothing back...
Is Social Media Damaging To Government Control?

Obama Authorizes Sanctions Against Surveillance Tech in Syria, Iran

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U.S. President Barack Obama has signed an executive order allowing the U.S. government to block the sale of any technology used to track or monitor dissidents in......
Obama Authorizes Sanctions Against Surveillance Tech in Syria, Iran

Obama cracks down on Iran and Syria's surveillance of dissidents

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President Obama may be quite cozy with tech -- what with his predilection for the iPad and those town hall meetings on Facebook -- but he's well aware of its dark side, too. Today he announced that the US will freeze assets and cancel the American visas of Iranian...
Obama cracks down on Iran and Syria's surveillance of dissidents
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