internet

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)

Mon
23
Apr
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DNSChanger Malware Kills Internet Connection: FBI

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) says that computers infected with a particular type of malware could lose their Internet connections this coming summer. Fortunately, there appears to be relatively simple solution for the problem. According ... to the FBI, computers infected with the malware called "DNSChanger," which first emerged in 2007 and which has since infected millions of computers worldwide, could go offline in July, 2012, until repaired. Cybercriminals Have Re-Routed Internet Traffic Normally, when a computer user enters a web address into their browser, their computer ... (view more)

Fri
20
Apr
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Survey Reveals Why People Avoid Using Internet

These days there are fewer and fewer people who say they don't regularly use the world wide web. According to a new report from Pew, which frequently studies the evolving relationship between people and technology, in 1995 about one in ten adult ... Americans used the web. Today, the ratio is closer to 4 in 5. (Source: eweek.com ) Nevertheless, nearly everyone knows someone, somewhere, who outright refuses to go online. The new study reveals that a large chunk of those 'no-Net' people stay away because they simply have no interest in using the Internet. Bored With Online Technology According to ... (view more)

Fri
13
Apr
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Iran Denies Plans to Censor Internet

Iran's government has dismissed reports that it intends to block all Internet access for its citizens, starting in August. Spokespeople claim the shutdown reports stem from an April Fool's joke. Yet at least one part of the story appears to be true. ... The allegations of a coming shutdown are made by Reporters Without Borders, an international media and free speech advocacy group that in recent years has turned its attention to online censorship. Intranet Could Replace Internet According to Reporters Without Borders, Iran plans to simply cut all public access to the global Internet for its ... (view more)

Wed
18
Jan
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Wikipedia Shuts Down in Protest of Anti-Piracy Bill

Several major websites, including Wikipedia.org, will shut down all day today (Wednesday, January 18th) to raise awareness about new legislation for a proposed anti-piracy bill. Wikipedia on its website says that the new bill, if passed, will ... "fatally damage the free and open Internet." (Source: wikipedia.org ) Anti-Piracy Bill Could Block Internet Connections The anti-piracy bill is now expected to face considerable delay or a serious makeover. The change comes after a flood of negative criticism from a huge array of websites, most notably saying there is no penalty for falsely ... (view more)

Thu
01
Dec
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'7 Taskbar Tweaker', and 'Microsoft Internet Explorer 10.0 Platform Preview 2 (2.10.8103.0)'

7 Taskbar Tweaker This new tool is designed to tweak (and improve) the Windows 7 taskbar. It provides you with options like disabling "grouping," "middle-click" to close, and many more. Recently updated to version 3.1 with a slew of new features. ... http://rammmichael.com Microsoft Internet Explorer 10.0 Platform Preview 2 (2.10.8103.0) An updated platform preview of IE10 for the Windows Developer Preview is now available for download. This IE10 preview adds even more support for HTML5 technologies, enabling richer Web applications with significantly improved performance. IE10's hardware ... (view more)

Thu
11
Aug
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Comcast to Offer $10 Broadband, $149 Win7 PCs

Internet Service Provider (ISP) Comcast has announced it plans to cut the price of its service for families that can demonstrate financial need. The company, which also offers cable TV and telephone service, is calling this new, cheap web plan ... 'Internet Essentials'. Comcast's new plan has a lot to do with its recent acquisition of NBC Universal, a deal that was completed earlier this year. In order to complete the agreement, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) stipulated that Comcast would need to make broadband memberships available to 400,000 low-income households at a reasonable ... (view more)

Mon
16
May
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'Miro 4.0 Internet TV Viewer RC 1', and 'Data Crow 3.9.7'

Miro 4.0 Internet TV Viewer RC 1 Miro 4.0 is an open-source, non-profit Internet TV viewing program. It has a unique, elegant, and seamless user interface that makes watching Internet TV easier than ever before. Miro provides an extremely useful, ... built-in content guide that features thousands of free video feeds (many in HD) and streaming video sites. http://www.getmiro.org Data Crow 3.9.7 Data Crow is a media cataloger and media organizer. If you've always wanted to manage all your collections with one software program, Data Crow may be what you need. http://www.datacrow.net This freeware ... (view more)

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