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How to get attention from internet celebrities (or, why we don't read your e-mails)

venturebeat.com
(Editor’s note: Jason Cohen is an angel investor and the founder of Smart Bear Software. This story originally appeared on his blog.) I get a constant stream of requests to look at new startups or to announce something that a startup just did. As you’d guess, I can’t do it,...
How to get attention from internet celebrities (or, why we don't read your e-mails)

Magazine article on Chinese online takedown services gets taken down

arstechnica.com
A recent magazine article detailing the baffling inner workings of China’s “black PR” industry—where companies pay to have bad press scrubbed from the Chinese Internet—has, itself, been taken down. The article reported on firms that had apparently figured out how to game China’s Internet monitoring and filtering system into...
Magazine article on Chinese online takedown services gets taken down

China's Great Firewall Infects Other Countries

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angry tapir writes "A networking error has caused computers in Chile and the US to come under the control of the Great Firewall of China, redirecting Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube users to Chinese servers. Security experts are not sure exactly how this happened, but it appears that at least one...
China's Great Firewall Infects Other Countries

Proposed Internet crackdown in Russia leads to Wikipedia blackout in protest

thenextweb.com
Compared our own battles in the US with SOPA and PIPA, other parts of the world have things way worse when it comes to freedom of information, especially when it comes to the Internet. For example, the Russian government is currently exploring amendments to the “Act for information” that could...
Proposed Internet crackdown in Russia leads to Wikipedia blackout in protest

Investing in the Cloud: Trending Topics for a New Fund

www.readwriteweb.com
Today we had the chance to get inside the head of one of the top entrepreneurs in cloud computing - a guy who also just happens to be an investor at one of the Valley's top firms. Satish Dharmaraj, former founder and CEO of Zimbra, spoke with us about the...
Investing in the Cloud: Trending Topics for a New Fund
AppScale's mission: Making your mobile apps really mobile

It's PingFederate 6.6 Versus "Identity as a Service"

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It's a demonstrated fact that as cloud application users find themselves logging on more and more often, they tend to oversimplify their passwords in an effort to avoid writing them all down someplace. It doesn't help that many IT shops' first course of action is to standardize identity around social...
It's PingFederate 6.6 Versus "Identity as a Service"

Google's Schmidt on China: 'Ultimately censorship fails'

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Google Chairman Eric Schmidt says the power of the Internet and citizens' desire for information will break down the Great Firewall of China. [Read more]...
Google's Schmidt on China: 'Ultimately censorship fails'
At HOPE, spies and the hackers who spy on them
Palo Alto Networks jumps 31 percent out of the IPO gate

Will Australia Follow China's Google Ban?

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gadgetopia writes "A news report in Forbes says that China has blocked Google with its great firewall, now the world waits to see if Australia's Minister for Censorship, Senator Stephen Conroy, will do the same following his outrageous attacks on Google." Read more of this story at Slashdot....
Will Australia Follow China's Google Ban?

Sponsored post: The need for mobile and cloud identity management

gigaom.com
With the growing deployments of mobile devices driven by the “bring your own device” trend and the increasing usage of multi-tenanted SaaS platforms, the end result is that more IT resources are not only physically moving outside the firewall but they are also outside the visibility, management and even ownership...
Sponsored post: The need for mobile and cloud identity management

Birst Lands $26M From Sequoia, Hummer Winblad To Bring Big Data Analytics To The Masses

techcrunch.com
Birst, a San Francisco-based startup that offers on-demand business intelligence and analytics solutions for companies big and small, has raised $26 million in series D financing, led by Sequoia Capital. Existing investors, including Hummer Winblad and DAG Ventures, also participated in the round, bringing Birst’s total funding to $46 million....
Birst Lands $26M From Sequoia, Hummer Winblad To Bring Big Data Analytics To The Masses

China's new internet backbone explained: verified sources, IPv6 at the core

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While most of the world is still coming to grips with malware and weaning itself off of IPv4, we're just learning that China has been thinking further ahead. A newly publicized US Navy report reveals that China's new internet backbone revolves around an IPv6-based architecture that leans on Source...
China's new internet backbone explained: verified sources, IPv6 at the core

Critic Of Chinese Censorship Censored: Microblog With 1.1 Million Followers Deleted

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It will hardly come as a surprise to anyone to learn that a popular writer and well-known critic of China's pervasive censorship system has run into trouble for his views. Fortunately, in this case that doesn't mean getting arrested, but nonetheless involves quite a dramatic slapdown: The online Sina...
Critic Of Chinese Censorship Censored: Microblog With 1.1 Million Followers Deleted

Security Manager's Journal: Can an enterprise run its security with Microsoft's tools?

www.computerworld.com
The desktop group is pushing to abandon enterprise-class tools for built-in antivirus, firewall and encryption software from Microsoft. Is that any way to run a business?...
Security Manager's Journal: Can an enterprise run its security with Microsoft's tools?
Multiple Google services, including search and Gmail, are currently blocked in China
'Big data' startup Sociocast has served 700M 'Prediction API' calls since shifting to SMBs (exclusive)

New App Plugs Data Leaks

www.readwriteweb.com
Anyone concerned about protecting personal data has to feel like their firewall is more of a pasta strainer right about now. You even leak data when you download apps. Here's an app desiged to help you understand what you're giving up when you download. Every time you download an app,...
New App Plugs Data Leaks

ShieldsUP Tests Your Firewall for Vulnerabilities [Security]

lifehacker.com
The best way to determine if your computer's (or router's) firewall is working and optimized is to effectively try to penetrate it. Browser-based utility ShieldsUP! tests your firewall for vulnerabilities and kinks in your computer's defense. More »...
ShieldsUP Tests Your Firewall for Vulnerabilities [Security]

Sponsored post: The need for mobile and cloud identity management

gigaom.com
With the growing deployments of mobile devices driven by the bring-your-own-device trend and the increasing usage of multitenanted SaaS platforms, the end result is that more IT resources are not only physically moving outside the firewall but they are also outside the visibility, management and even ownership of the IT...
Sponsored post: The need for mobile and cloud identity management

Zscaler finally accepts VC dollars -- and gets $38M

gigaom.com
Zscaler a four-year-old startup that has bootstrapped its business by providing a new form of security designed for a mobile and cloud-dependent workforce, has raised $38 million in first-time financing. The round was led by Lightspeed Venture Partners and an unnamed strategic investor. Zscaler has been fairly successful in its...
Zscaler finally accepts VC dollars -- and gets $38M

Five Lessons Learned from BMC's Cloud Planning Workshop

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Has your business already begun its cloud migration... and you were the last to know about it? In a nationwide role-playing event this afternoon, managers from BMC Software paired with independent analysts and members of the media, to recreate the hypothetical situation of a pharmaceutical company that had been planning...
Five Lessons Learned from BMC's Cloud Planning Workshop
‘Anonymous’ plans bigger and more serious attacks on Chinese government
Palo Alto Networks want its firewall to be worth $175M, files to go public

French Politician Wants Twitter To Help Censor Speech

www.techdirt.com
Glenn Greenwald recently wrote a wonderful post about a journalist's "praise" for a call by Najat Vallaud-Belkacem, a French politician, for Twitter to take responsibility for "hateful tweets" which are "illegal." I'll be doing another post specific to Greenwald's post, but for this one I just want to focus on...
French Politician Wants Twitter To Help Censor Speech
Google warning users in China of censor-prone searches
Got Git? Pre-IPO Atlassian makes biggest product launch in years

3 Approaches to Securing Identity in the Cloud

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There's one big problem with the growing number of cloud-based applications and platform services, and it's growing faster than its prospective solutions: They typically handle authentication for their users by themselves. And when they do enable OAuth or another method to share authentication duties between services and sites, their implementations...
3 Approaches to Securing Identity in the Cloud

It's Outage Week: Cloudflare Went Down This Morning

techcrunch.com
Apparently not wanting GoDaddy and GitHub to have all the outage fun this: Cloudflare confirmed on Twitter that it had issues this morning. Some sites may still be experiencing issues. [http://twitter.com/CloudFlare/status/247029059731722240] Cloudflare provides security for websites by acting as a sort of firewall between users and the servers where sites...
It's Outage Week: Cloudflare Went Down This Morning
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