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Mon
22
Nov
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China Denies Claims of Hijacking Internet Traffic

For eighteen minutes in April, around 15 per cent of all Internet traffic was incorrectly routed through Chinese-controlled servers. Nobody knows what was behind the move, but a US government agency suspects foul play. According to the US-China ... Economic and Security Review Commission, the incident involves servers belonging to China Telecom. That's the largest telecommunications company in China; it used to be government controlled but is now partially independent. The incident, which the commission described as "hijacking", involves the way Internet traffic travels between the computers ... (view more)

Tue
01
Dec
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Black Friday Online Sales Hit $595M, Up 11% Last Year

The dust has settled after another Black Friday and Cyber Monday , and already statistics are suggesting they've both been very successful for retailers. However, it seems online sellers have benefitted the most this year, with Amazon.com and ... Wal-Mart leading the pack. As the first nation-wide holiday within striking distance of the Christmas season, Black Friday has become renowned for big sales and big lineups at malls and big box retail stores (making it more or less infamous with consumers more prone to frustration). However, over the last few years more and more shoppers have been ... (view more)

Wed
26
Aug
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Pirate Bay Survives Swedish Scare, Returns Next Day

A Swedish court has failed to make The Pirate Bay walk the plank. A day after the Torrent site's primary ISP was ordered to stop traffic to the site, The Pirate Bay is once again up and running. Yesterday we reported ISP Black Internet's decision to ... terminate its connection with controversial download site The Pirate Bay. Facing a $70,000 USD fine had it failed to stop traffic, Black Internet pleaded poverty and complied with the order. In the hours that followed, Pirate Bay was inaccessible to global traffic. Pirate Bay Blames "Odious Apparatus of MPAA," IFPI However, by yesterday ... (view more)

Fri
31
Jul
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Dutch Court Makes Pirate Bay Walk the Plank

Illicit torrent site The Pirate Bay continues to face a wave of opposition in Europe. Yesterday it was revealed that a Dutch court had ordered the popular site out of the Netherlands, blocking traffic between it and anyone in the country. According ... to the Associated Press (AP), the Dutch court involved in the case told Pirate Bay founders that it must put in place measures to permanently block any traffic from Holland in the next ten days, or face hefty fines of 30,000 Euros each day. The court noted that Pirate Bay must "stop and keep stopped the infringements on copyright and related ... (view more)

Wed
20
May
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FAA's Air Traffic Control Apps Highly Vulnerable

A government audit has found more than 3,800 vulnerabilities were reportedly found in the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA's) web-based air traffic control system applications. 763 of the vulnerabilities are high-risk and some could put air ... travelers at risk. Congress requested the audit of air traffic control (ATC) computer systems in order to ensure air travelers were safe. (Source: cgisecurity.com ) The FAA has been using commercial software and Internet Protocol-based technologies in order to modernize ATC systems, moving away from the proprietary software the systems were ... (view more)

Tue
01
Jul
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Google Website Tracker Has Ironic Flaw

A new Google tool to track the comparative popularity of websites has a notable hitch: it doesn't measure Google itself. The service also doesn't cover sites owned by Google, such as YouTube or Blogger. Google Trends for Websites is an extension of ... the existing service which measures the phrases people are looking for most often and how popularity changes over time. The new service tracks websites, making it a competitor to established trackers such as Alexa.com. Any user can get a graph showing traffic over time, while registered users can get further details such as estimated numbers and a ... (view more)

Fri
11
Apr
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Microsoft Takes To The Road

Microsoft is applying the power of the microprocessor to a traditionally low-tech problem: traffic jams. The firm is launching a web service that will give driving directions specifically designed to avoid busy spots. It's based on a technology ... called 'Clearflow', which took researchers five years to develop. The idea is that every time traffic backs up, it causes an effect that spreads across adjoining roads. Clearflow can quickly measure and analyse the way live traffic problems affect side streets as well as major highways. The system will cover 72 cities and will be free to use as part of ... (view more)

Fri
05
Jan
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Santa Brings More iTunes Gift Cards than Apple Expected

Swarms of online shoppers wanting to redeem their new iPod and iTunes gift cards apparently overwhelmed the Apple iTunes music store over the holidays, prompting error messages and massive slowdowns of up to 20 minutes or more for downloads of a ... single song. (Source: technology.canoe.ca ) Users began posting urgent help messages on the store website both Christmas Day and Boxing Day. The average problem that customers encountered was that the system could not process their request to download songs and videos. Some people were not allowed into the iTunes music store altogether. It still ... (view more)

Tue
12
Sep
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Bittorrent Encrypted Downloaders Hit Wall

Besides the popular (and increasingly defunct) peer-to-peer music downloading programs like Kazaa and Napster, perhaps now the most widely-known file transfer system is BitTorrent. The distribution protocol originally designed by Bram Cohen was ... created for the purpose of providing huge amounts of data without incurring ridiculous costs to local bandwidth. Want clarity on that? Check out wikiPedia.org for the whole sha-bang on BitTorrent and why it's primarily used for illegal downloading. (Source: wikipedia.org ) With all of that said, new measures are becoming available for Internet Service ... (view more)

Wed
15
Feb
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5 Reasons to Blog with Infopackets

If you've subscribed to our email newsletter, you may have noticed that the format has changed. Specifically: Infopackets.com and the Infopackets Gazette email newsletter are now spotlighting articles written by other authors. With that said: Over ... the past few weeks, I've received *many* requests from our Readers to participate in writing articles (I.E., to "Blog with Infopackets"). Unfortunately, many of the letters I received were ambiguous, which tells me that perhaps the initial request to allow individuals from our audience to "blog" was not made clear. Allow me to ... (view more)

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