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UN Report: The Internet Is Dangerous Because It's Just So Darn Open!

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A recent UN report from the United Nations Counter-Terrorism Implementation Task Force reads like a primer on Internet control and censorship. Entitled “Use Of The Internet For Terrorist Purposes,” the document, which discusses the dangers of “open Wi-Fi” and suggests ISPs maintain retention standards, focuses on the possibility of “terrorists”...
UN Report: The Internet Is Dangerous Because It's Just So Darn Open!

Here We Go Again: Latest Draft Of White House Cybersecurity 'Executive Order' Is Leaked

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Back in September, we posted a leaked version of a draft for a cybersecurity executive order that the White House had been passing around, mainly to try to force Congress into passing a cybersecurity law. With the last ditch attempt by Senator Harry Reid to move that process forward failing,...
Here We Go Again: Latest Draft Of White House Cybersecurity 'Executive Order' Is Leaked

OpenStreetMap: 'It's the Wikipedia of maps'

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A map of the world that anyone can editWhen Steve Coast created OpenStreetMap in 2004, he had to build the world from scratch. "We started with absolutely nothing, a completely blank canvas. The first data came from me cycling around Regent's Park with a GPS puck the size of a...
OpenStreetMap: 'It's the Wikipedia of maps'

Here We Go Again: Latest Draft Of White House Cybersecurity 'Executive Order' Is Leaked

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Back in September, we posted a leaked version of a draft for a cybersecurity executive order that the White House had been passing around, mainly to try to force Congress into passing a cybersecurity law. With the last ditch attempt by Senator Harry Reid to move that process forward failing,...
Here We Go Again: Latest Draft Of White House Cybersecurity 'Executive Order' Is Leaked

Samsung "deeply apologizes" to Indian blogger: We put you through undue hardship

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Following our report chronicling the treatment of two Indian bloggers attending the IFA trade show in Berlin, Samsung has issued a response to the accusations that it forced bloggers to operate as Samsung representatives against their will. In its statement, Samsung highlights that its voluntary community of Mob!lers (the program...
Samsung "deeply apologizes" to Indian blogger: We put you through undue hardship

Rogers & Ruppersberger Reintroduce Cybersecurity Bill to Protect the American Economy

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Rogers & Ruppersberger Reintroduce Cybersecurity Bill to Protect the American Economy

UN: The Problem With The Internet Today Is It's Just Too Open & Terrorists Might Use It

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Ah, the UN. As highlighted by Declan McCullagh, a new report from the United Nations Counter-Terrorism Implementation Task Force, clocking in at an unwieldy 158 pages (pdf) warns that this old internet of ours is just too damn open, and that means terrorists can use it. Thus, it has to...
UN: The Problem With The Internet Today Is It's Just Too Open & Terrorists Might Use It

ACTA's Back: European Commission Trying To Sneak In Worst Parts Using Canada-EU Trade Agreement As A Trojan Horse

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Even in the face of a resounding rejection of ACTA by the European Parliament last week, the European Commission seems determined to keep pushing for its eventual adoption. Techdirt noted some ways in which it might try to do that, but an important article by Michael Geist lays out what...
ACTA's Back: European Commission Trying To Sneak In Worst Parts Using Canada-EU Trade Agreement As A Trojan Horse

"Irish SOPA" To Receive First Test in Pirate Bay Blocking Case

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In common with many of their counterparts around Europe, six ISPs in Ireland are currently under fire for providing access to The Pirate Bay, the world’s most controversial file-sharing site. The Internet service providers – UPC, Imagine, Vodafone, Digiweb, Hutchison 3G and Telefonica O2 – are being targeted by IRMA,...
"Irish SOPA" To Receive First Test in Pirate Bay Blocking Case

Leak implicates Microsoft, Google and others in NSA snooping -- but they deny it

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A classified training document, reported Thursday by the Washington Post and the Guardian, says a secret U.S. government program called PRISM has been accessing the servers of Microsoft, Google, Apple, Facebook and other tech giants for years to collect data including customer emails, audio and other documents as part...
Leak implicates Microsoft, Google and others in NSA snooping -- but they deny it

Finland postal service to launch “Open, Scan and Email” trial

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Finland’s postal service, Itella,  is to trial a new service which will see traditionally mailed letters opened and their contents scanned and emailed to recipients.The new system will initially operate on a voluntary basis only and is part of a drive to reduce CO2 emissions and cut staffing costs across...
Finland postal service to launch “Open, Scan and Email” trial
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