internet

Wed
28
Nov
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Google Alarmed by Secretive UN Conference

Google is urging Internet users to join a campaign designed to discourage governments from wielding additional control over how the world wide web functions. According to a recent report, the search giant fears an upcoming international ... communications conference could change worldwide rules that affect how websites are regulated. The conference is being held by the International Telecommunication Union, a United Nations agency that develops worldwide communications standards. Conference Could Change Internet As We Know It: Google Observers expect officials attending the conference will ... (view more)

Tue
20
Nov
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'Free Internet Window Washer 3.1', and 'Remote Memory Info 1.0'

Free Internet Window Washer 3.1 Free Internet Window Washer is a privacy software utility for your Windows computer. As you work on your computer and browse the Internet, you accumulate traces of your visits and activity in hidden files on your ... computer. Windows makes no provision for protecting this personal information. Now, by using Free Internet Window Washer, you can securely erase your Internet tracks from your PC with a single click of your mouse. http://www.eusing.com Remote Memory Info 1.0 Remote Memory Info is a free utility that displays a remote network computer's memory usage and ... (view more)

Tue
20
Nov
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Court: Parents Not Liable for Son's File Sharing

A German court has found that a mother and father are not responsible for the extensive filesharing activity of their 13-year-old son. The finding could set a precedent for other such court cases around the world. Back in 2007 record producers found ... that more than 1,100 of their copyright-protected songs were downloaded by a single IP (Internet Protocol) address. Further investigation revealed that the downloading had been the work of a single 13-year-old boy. A search of his computer turned up several filesharing programs, including 'Morpheus' and 'Bearshare.' (Source: computerworld.com ) ... (view more)

Thu
27
Sep
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Google, Gmail Censored by Iranian Government

The Iranian government has blocked its citizens' access to Gmail and a secure version of Google. The move appears to be the first part of a larger plan to control exactly what Internet sites Iranians can access. An Iranian official who is part of a ... government group in charge of controlling Internet content says that "due to the repeated demands of the people, Google and Gmail will be filtered nationwide. They will remain filtered until further notice." (Source: com.au ) The official did not make clear exactly who made these demands. Insiders, however, note that many Iranian businesses use ... (view more)

Thu
06
Sep
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Sweden, US Benefit Most From Web Usage: Study

Tim Berners-Lee, the man many people credit with creating the World Wide Web, says Sweden has benefitted most from Internet usage. Berners-Lee ranks the United States and United Kingdom in second and third place, respectively. His rankings are based ... on data from multiple sources, including more than 80 factors across seven categories. The categories range from the availability of technology that allows the web to flourish (such as broadband cabling) to whether national laws and regulations promote or hinder the web. Berners-Lee's rankings also consider how useful and relevant the sites in ... (view more)

Tue
10
Jul
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DNS Changer: FBI, Internet Providers Avert Disaster

With their FBI-supplied lifeline severed, early Monday morning tens of thousands of computers still infected with dangerous DNS Changer virus lost their ability to surf the Internet. However, it appears that a flurry of media reports warning ... computer users about the potential problem has prevented the shut-down from having a significant impact. DNS Changer was a virus that spread across the Internet back in 2009. Originating in eastern Europe, an FBI investigation resulted in the operation's termination in 2011. The servers involved were seized. However, the FBI voluntarily refrained from ... (view more)

Fri
22
Jun
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Amazon Kindle Leads Android Charge Against Apple

According to a new survey, almost one in every three American Internet users owns a tablet computer of some kind. If the trend continues, by next year nearly half of U.S. web users will own an Internet device in this category. The report also showed ... that Amazon's affordable Kindle Fire tablet has Android surging in popularity. That means Apple's share of the market appears to be in serious decline. The survey was performed by the Online Publishers Association (OPA), which summarized the results in a report stating that tablet adoption is "exploding" among American Internet users. ... (view more)

Mon
04
Jun
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Iranian Anti-Censorship Software Laced with Malware

Software used by Iranian citizens to access the uncensored Internet anonymously has now been revealed to carry malware. Even worse, it carries a variant of malicious software that tracks everything any user types into an infected computer. The ... dangerous software is named Simurgh, after a mythical creature in Iranian folklore. The software is thought to help Internet users combat harsh government controls and shield users from being located and identified. Software Hides Identity of User From Watchers The software is mostly used by Iranians to hide their identity. Users believe it creates ... (view more)

Fri
11
May
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Another Court Orders ISPs to Block The Pirate Bay

The assault on The Pirate Bay continues with five Dutch Internet Service Providers (ISPs) ordered by The Court of The Hague to block all access to the file-sharing site. The ruling comes only a week after a number of British ISPs were given a ... similar order by the UK High Court. UK Internet providers Everything Everywhere, O2, Sky, TalkTalk and Virgin Media were told last week to block subscribers from accessing The Pirate Bay. The new ruling was motivated by the site's prolonged activity in providing users with access to content that, in some cases, violates copyright law. Supporters ... (view more)

Fri
04
May
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2012 Olympics Threatened by Hackers: UK Official

A British government official has said the online networks set to carry this summer's Olympic Games could be targeted for online attacks by cybercriminals. No specific threats have been identified, but officials are nevertheless employing ... professional hackers to test the networks' security and readiness to resist various methods of attack. Francis Maude, the UK's Cabinet Office minister, is charged with supporting the workings of the government across all departments. He made specific comments about the possibility of such attacks while visiting Estonia, the eastern European state that has ... (view more)

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