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Anonymous Disrupts UK Government Sites

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10 Downing Street, others hit with distributed denial of service attack in a protest against hacker extraditions....
Anonymous Disrupts UK Government Sites

Anonymous hacks hundreds of Chinese government sites

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Anonymous has hacked hundreds of Chinese government websites. Some sites were just defaced, but others have had administrator accounts, phone numbers, and e-mail addresses leaked....
Anonymous hacks hundreds of Chinese government sites

Hack Job On A UK Government Site? Someone Inserts Ad For 'Secret Intelligence' Seeking 'Elimination Specialist'

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In the widest possible interpretation, this job ad could be UK government bureaucratic-speak for an operations efficiency expert (zzzzzz) but a closer look at the text — for the UK’s “Secret Intelligence Service” seeking a “Target Elimination Specialist” — and it looks like someone has managed to post a...
Hack Job On A UK Government Site? Someone Inserts Ad For 'Secret Intelligence' Seeking 'Elimination Specialist'

New book: WikiLeaks wanted LulzSec's help to hack Iceland

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Parmy Olson, the Forbes London bureau chief, is out with a new book called We Are Anonymous: Inside the Hacker World of LulzSec, Anonymous, and the Global Cyber Insurgency. While we're working on a review, one tidbit caught our eyes: the only alleged online meeting between WikiLeak's Julian Assange and...
New book: WikiLeaks wanted LulzSec's help to hack Iceland

UK Officials Duel Over Social Media Personal Data

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As the UK continues to struggle with their laws and the impact on free speech via social media, its citizens are receiving mixed messages from government officials. We've got competing ideas going on here, with one side advising citizens to give social media sites false information and the other suggesting...
UK Officials Duel Over Social Media Personal Data

European Commission Wants Single Set Of Website Accessibility Rules To Apply To Government Sites By 2015

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The European Commission has proposed new rules to improve public sector website accessibility for disabled people, describing the current situation as “dire” — with only one third of Europe’s 761,000 public sector and government websites described as fully accessible. The proposed Directive on the accessibility of public sector bodies’ websites would...
European Commission Wants Single Set Of Website Accessibility Rules To Apply To Government Sites By 2015

Anonymous takes down Indian government sites in response to clampdown on The Pirate Bay, Vimeo and others

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Anonymous have just successfully taken down their latest target, this time setting their sights on the Indian authorities, The DNetworks reports. One of the Anonymous Twitter accounts which has gained quite a following announced the attack earlier today: MT Operation #India: BREAKING: Tango Downs: supremecourtofindia.nic.in & aicc.org.in | Reason: Internet...
Anonymous takes down Indian government sites in response to clampdown on The Pirate Bay, Vimeo and others

Anonymous invites CIA, others to its weekend party

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Following its FBI shenanigans of last week, the loose-knit hacking collective claims to have taken down the CIA's Web site, along with the sites of the Mexican Senate and Interior Ministry. It also says it hacked into police and government sites in Alabama and pilfered personal info on 46,000 Alabamians....
Anonymous invites CIA, others to its weekend party

Google shuts down shopping service for China

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Google has shut down its online shopping service in China, further slimming down its product portfolio for the country after it pulled the plug on its free music service back in September. The Internet giant said it closed the site on Wednesday, and it no longer appears as a...
Google shuts down shopping service for China
Funding daily: Predict the future with tweets

Anonymous hacks hundreds of Web sites in China

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The online hacktivist group defaces government and commercial sites with a message predicting the downfall of the Chinese government, although no central government sites appear to have been compromised. [Read more]...
Anonymous hacks hundreds of Web sites in China

CloudFlare CEO: Despite outage, we're still getting 3,500 new customers a day

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                   Sept. 9 - 10, 2013       San Francisco, CA           Early Bird Tickets on Sale NEW YORK — It’s easy to make a lot of cheesy puns about web performance startup CloudFlare and its success — “it’s burning,” “it’s blazing,” “it’s hot,” “it’s on fire and...
CloudFlare CEO: Despite outage, we're still getting 3,500 new customers a day

Web Host Firms Flick The Switch On U.S.-Hosted Syrian Websites

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The services are a violation of U.S. sanctions on the civil war-riven country. American web hosting firms have been shutting down official Syrian websites after a human rights organisation warned them they were in breach of U.S. sanctions on the country. Citizen Lab, a research laboratory in Toronto, identified...
Web Host Firms Flick The Switch On U.S.-Hosted Syrian Websites

Anonymous hacks Cambodia's government in response to The Pirate Bay co-founder's arrest

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At the start of this month, news broke that The Pirate Bay co-founder Gottfrid Svartholm had been arrested in Cambodia, quickly followed by speculation that millions of dollars were exchanged for his capture. Svartholm was deported to Sweden today, and rather coincidentally, the Anonymous hacker collective announced that it had...
Anonymous hacks Cambodia's government in response to The Pirate Bay co-founder's arrest

Anonymous hits U.K. government sites over Assange situation

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The loosely-knit hacktivist group launches denial-of-service attacks against the U.K. Justice Department, as well as a handful of other government sites. [Read more]...
Anonymous hits U.K. government sites over Assange situation

TNW's Daily Dose - Apple's OS in the wild, Sony's slimmer PlayStation and more

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Apple operating systems launched, Sony gets slimmer, Uber grabs taxis in Boston and China and Japan’s island conflict hits cyberspace. You can catch The Daily Dose every Monday through Friday right here on The Next Web. Make sure to hit the subscription button of your choice below to get The...
TNW's Daily Dose - Apple's OS in the wild, Sony's slimmer PlayStation and more

GoDaddy: thousands of websites down after domain registrar hacked

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A member of the Anonymous collective claims responsibility for hacking the internet's largest domain registrarGoDaddy, the internet's largest domain registrar, was hacked on Monday morning by a member of the Anonymous hacking group. Although it was not clear how many websites were affected, "DNS" or Domain Name System, "GoDaddy" and...
GoDaddy: thousands of websites down after domain registrar hacked
Mo’ Money, Mo’ Security Threats: CloudFlare Launches Business and Enterprise Services

Investigation Into 'Anonymous' Leads To More Confusion Than Ever

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Spalding railway station in Lincolnshire is not a big place. It takes me about two seconds to scan the platform and spot who I'm looking for: Jake Davis, aka Topiary, the computer hacker who at one point last year was the subject of one of the biggest manhunts on the...
Investigation Into 'Anonymous' Leads To More Confusion Than Ever

Cyber Attacks From Iran and Gaza on Israel More Threatening Than Anonymous's Efforts

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Anonymous has put forth tens of millions of hacking efforts on Israeli government sites and businesses in the last week, intermittently knocking hundreds offline, defacing some and erasing the databases for others. But compared with other recent cyber attacks on Israeli targets, the Anonymous efforts are a minor annoyance....
Cyber Attacks From Iran and Gaza on Israel More Threatening Than Anonymous's Efforts

WikiLeaks supporters take down Swedish government sites with DDOS attacks

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Multiple government and media websites in Sweden were taken down today by coordinated Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks at around 10AM local time. The Swedish Armed Forces, Sweden.se, the Swedish Institute, and the Swedish Courts websites were among those affected. At the time of writing, the first two were...
WikiLeaks supporters take down Swedish government sites with DDOS attacks

Foundation wants a better way of combing through isolated data on nonprofits

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Sure, plenty of websites maintain free data on public health, nonprofits and startups focused on health and governments’ health initiatives. The thing is, they don’t combine easily to show the bigger picture. The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is offering a $100,000 grant to solve the problem, which it calls...
Foundation wants a better way of combing through isolated data on nonprofits

The 7 Best Open Government Sites

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We've already established that members of Congress are pretty bad at informing the public via their websites. The good news is that you can find a number of excellent sites for keeping an eye on the U.S. government. Not surprisingly, most of these are provided by third parties, rather...
The 7 Best Open Government Sites

Opera's latest mobile Web report smashes a British stereotype and names Europe's sportiest country

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The latest edition of Opera’s State of the Mobile Web reports has a focus on the sites and topics people are browsing on their mobile devices in European countries. The results show that Cyprus has the sportiest browsers and one women’s site in particular has a strong hold on the European...
Opera's latest mobile Web report smashes a British stereotype and names Europe's sportiest country

Anonymous Disrupts UK Government Sites

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Three UK government websites, including one for the country's Prime Minister, were attacked by the hacker collective Anonymous late Saturday night in protest of extradition of British citizens to the United States and of a proposed law to broaden the snooping powers of the government there....
Anonymous Disrupts UK Government Sites

GhostShell claims breach of 1.6M accounts at FBI, NASA and more

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The hacktivist group says it obtained the records via SQL injection at government sites. [Read more]...
GhostShell claims breach of 1.6M accounts at FBI, NASA and more

ProgrammableWeb predicts that ‘Every Company Will Have APIs’

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The site ProgrammableWeb has been tracking web APIs since 2005, and that’s a long time in Internet years. Today, the site announced that it has crossed the 5,000 API mark in its directory, covering everything from Twitter to government sites. Here’s what they had to say about the mark: Our...
ProgrammableWeb predicts that ‘Every Company Will Have APIs’

Anonymous claims responsibility for taking down government sites

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Home Office, Ministry of Justice and No 10 sites fully operational after apparent denial-of-service attack by hacking collectiveA group of computer hackers have claimed responsibility for taking down the Home Office website, apparently in protest against government extradition and surveillance policies.Internet users were unable to fully access the department's homepage...
Anonymous claims responsibility for taking down government sites

Report: Pakistan Blocks Twitter Over Blasphemous Content, Facebook Complies?

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Another day, another example of a country making it harder for its people to use the web and some of its most effective channels of communication. There are reports coming in from Pakistan that it has become the latest country to ban the use of Twitter. According to the blog...
Report: Pakistan Blocks Twitter Over Blasphemous Content, Facebook Complies?
LulzSec leader Sabu turns FBI snitch, reportedly gives up five top hackers
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