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Just Because It's Now Cheaper And Easier To Spy On Everyone All The Time, Doesn't Mean Governments Should Do It

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Rick Falkvinge has another of his fascinating posts up on his Web site, but this one's slightly different from his usual insights into the dysfunctional nature of copyright and patents. It concerns some little-known (to me, at least) history of how Sweden went from being a beacon of freedom to...
Just Because It's Now Cheaper And Easier To Spy On Everyone All The Time, Doesn't Mean Governments Should Do It

Google buys browser-based malware scanner VirusTotal

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The database of infected sites and other pests will likely bolster Google's existing security services....
Google buys browser-based malware scanner VirusTotal

Security startup Cylance nets $15M to predict future attacks

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Stealthy security startup Cylance, which plans to help enterprises secure their  infrastructure secure by assessing potential threats on the fly as well as tackling known issues, has secured $15 million in funding from Khosla Ventures and Fairhaven Capital. It will use the Series A money to speed the delivery of Cylance’s...
Security startup Cylance nets $15M to predict future attacks

PayPal Bans BitTorrent VPN / Proxy Service

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PayPal is widely known for their aggressive stance towards BitTorrent sites, Usenet providers and file-hosting services, and now this policy has also been actively applied to a VPN provider. PayPal has stopped providing service to the Germany based VPN provider GT Guard. In addition, all the company’s funds have been...
PayPal Bans BitTorrent VPN / Proxy Service

Government's data powers ineffective against terror, says watchdog

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Information commissioner says drat data communications bill will only catch 'the incompetent criminal and the accidental anarchist'Controversial new powers for the police and security services to access personal communications data will be ineffective against terrorism or serious organised crime, the official information watchdog has warned.Christopher Graham, the information commissioner, said...
Government's data powers ineffective against terror, says watchdog

OpenDNS introduces VPN, content filtering for mobile devices

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OpenDNS, a company that specializes in secure Domain Name System lookups, has released a suite of security services built around its core DNS product that are intended to provide safer browsing outside of a corporate network. Called Umbrella, the service allows administrators to enforce content-specific browsing policies while a...
OpenDNS introduces VPN, content filtering for mobile devices

Thwart Social Media Crisises With Brand New Hootsuite Security Suite Social Tool

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With the overwhelming number of recent hacks social security has been one of the hottest topics in social. The popular social media management platform Hootsuite is looking to capitalize on this growing trend with their new Security Services feature. This new suite of services is available today... Please visit Marketing Land for the...
Thwart Social Media Crisises With Brand New Hootsuite Security Suite Social Tool

One Year After The Breivik Massacre, Norway Continues To Fight Terrorism With Democracy, Openness And Love

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 It's been a little over a year since Anders Breivik committed the greatest act of terrorism in Norway's history. The response to the horrific violence was completely unexpected. In a world where most countries would consider drafting major legislation and beefing up security, Norway's response seemed almost out-of-touch with the...
One Year After The Breivik Massacre, Norway Continues To Fight Terrorism With Democracy, Openness And Love

Google packs more of Postini into Google Apps

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Google Apps will soon gain an email routing and filtering feature from Google's Postini suite of email security services, part of an effort to eventually replicate all Postini functionality in Google Apps....
Google packs more of Postini into Google Apps

Billions Of Mobile Devices Are Revolutionizing How We Do Business

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This video is sponsored by IBM. By 2016, there will be more mobile devices than people on Earth. Mobile is changing how we do everything, from booking plane tickets to depositing money and even buying that cool pair of shoes. In fact, mobile commerce is expected to increase by more than...
Billions Of Mobile Devices Are Revolutionizing How We Do Business

Poland wants Kaczyński's plane crash photos deleted from sites hosted in Russia, Germany, and the US

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The public prosecution office of Warsaw has demanded law-enforcement authorities of the US, Germany, and Russia block access to photos made after the plane crash that killed the country’s president Lech Kaczyński last May. The websites where photos are published are allegedly hosted in these three countries, RIA Novosti reports. Graphic...
Poland wants Kaczyński's plane crash photos deleted from sites hosted in Russia, Germany, and the US
With $10 Million In Funding, All-In-One Security App AirCover Launches On Android, iOS

Britain weighs proposal to allow greatly increased Internet ‘snooping’

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LONDON — Under daily observation from thousands of surveillance cameras mounted everywhere from street corners to taxicabs to public parks, Britons rank among the most-watched people on Earth. But a new government plan is poised to take the gaze of this nation’s security services dramatically deeper: letting them examine the...
Britain weighs proposal to allow greatly increased Internet ‘snooping’

Lookout's Signal Flare Helps You Find Lost Android Phones That Have Dying Batteries

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Lookout, a company that offers security services for a number of smartphone platforms, is upgrading its mobile security app for Android phones today. The new version includes a sleeker management console, as well as a nifty feature in case your phone is lost and is losing battery life. For background,...
Lookout's Signal Flare Helps You Find Lost Android Phones That Have Dying Batteries

Government plans increased email and social network surveillance

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Proposal echoes Labour scheme that was scrapped in 2009 over concerns it would breach civil libertiesMinisters are to introduce a new law allowing police and security services to extend their monitoring of the public's email and social media communications, the Home Office has confirmed.It is expected that the new system...
Government plans increased email and social network surveillance

Britain won't be the only country snooping on people's internet use

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If the government gets its way and starts monitoring what you're emailing, it will join a list of countries with a draconian approach to the internetBig brother is eyeing your inbox. Under new government plans, the police and security services could soon have the right to monitor who you're emailing,...
Britain won't be the only country snooping on people's internet use

'Snooper's charter': leading Tories back Nick Clegg's call for complete rewrite

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No 10 concedes need to redraft parts of bill but former shadow home secretary David Davis says 'wholesale rewrite' requiredLeading Conservatives have backed Nick Clegg's call to send Theresa May's "snooper's charter" legislation back to the drawing board as Downing Street conceded that parts of the bill will have to...
'Snooper's charter': leading Tories back Nick Clegg's call for complete rewrite

TradeShift Launches To Disrupt The Financial System – And Morten Lund Is Advising It

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One of the most potentially disruptive startups of the last ten years is emerging into the light this week. And I honestly don’t say that lightly. Christian Lanng, a former builder of deep e-commerce and security services for the Danish government is co-founder of TradeShift along with a very hard-core...
TradeShift Launches To Disrupt The Financial System – And Morten Lund Is Advising It

Stealthy SDN security play vArmour gets $6M

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Networking security startup vArmour Networks raised $6 million in first round funding led by Highland Capital Partners, bringing the company’s total funding to $8 million. The startup, formed in January 2011 by two veterans from NetScreen, plans to use the funding to launch the company and for customer sales. The company...
Stealthy SDN security play vArmour gets $6M
One big cluster: How CloudFlare launched 10 data centers in 30 days

Sony K-12 initiative puts the Xperia Tablet S into schools

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The selection of tablets in education has been narrow, especially for teachers that want support after the hardware is on their doorstep. Sony figures that it can widen the field through its K-12 Education Initiative. The effort gives schools a discount on the Xperia Tablet S, but that's just...
Sony K-12 initiative puts the Xperia Tablet S into schools

BlackBerry details unique security features in OS 10

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The recent release of the BlackBerry 10 operating system sets the stage for a security evolution as well, according to Alex Manea, manager of security services at BlackBerry. For one thing, the BlackBerry 10 OS is distinct from any previous BlackBerry OS in that it provides a way to...
BlackBerry details unique security features in OS 10

DealBook: Cisco to Buy NDS, a Video Services Provider, for $5 Billion

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Cisco says it will buy the NDS Group, a provider of content streaming and security services, to help expand its own video offerings....
DealBook: Cisco to Buy NDS, a Video Services Provider, for $5 Billion

Monitoring Twitter and Facebook could foil terrorists

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The security services need to make greater use of social media such as Facebook and Twitter to track criminals and terrorists, the former head of GCHQ has said....
Monitoring Twitter and Facebook could foil terrorists

Snooping errors twice led to wrongful detention, watchdog reveals

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Mistakes in disclosure of personal communications data to police had 'very significant consequences' in two separate casesThe police have wrongly accused and detained two people in separate cases as a result of mistakes made in the disclosure of their personal communications data, a watchdog has revealed.The mistakes made by phone...
Snooping errors twice led to wrongful detention, watchdog reveals
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Over 19,000 Emails Sent Concerning UK 'Snooper's Charter' -- Not A Single One In Support Of It

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Back in June, Glyn wrote about the so-called "Snooper's Charter" in the UK. It was a draft Communications Bill that had some ridiculous surveillance measures, such as data retention by ISPs on all emails. There was an open comment period, and apparently over 19,000 emails were sent in. And, it...
Over 19,000 Emails Sent Concerning UK 'Snooper's Charter' -- Not A Single One In Support Of It

Zynga Spent More Than $1 Million To Protect Mark Pincus From His Creepy Stalker (ZNGA)

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Remember Vera Svenchina? She was a Russian amateur film artist that was allegedly stalking Mark Pincus, founder and CEO of Zynga. Apparently that was enough to prompt Zynga to spend a ton of money ramping up the security for Pincus. (To be fair, it probably wasn't all a result of...
Zynga Spent More Than $1 Million To Protect Mark Pincus From His Creepy Stalker (ZNGA)

AMD to add ARM processors to boost chip security

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Back in February, AMD raised the possibility that future processors from the company might include ARM cores. The assumption at the time was that these ARM cores would be used for computation. The company has revealed its first plans for chips combining x86 and ARM cores, but it turns out...
AMD to add ARM processors to boost chip security

AT&T Aims To Break Into the Home Security Business

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After hinting at opportunities in the automation and security markets, AT&T is just about ready to enter the fray. At CTIA on Monday, Ma Bell is announcing AT&T Digital Life, its competitor to ADT and other security services. The idea is that AT&T installs a home base unit that taps...
AT&T Aims To Break Into the Home Security Business
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