Senate Conservatives Warn Reid Against PROTECT IP Blitz

Six conservative U.S. senators voiced concerns Friday over the substance and procedural context of controversial legislation to block Internet piracy, noting potential economic damages and free speech restrictions the legislation might impose. Sens. Chuck Grassley (R-IA), John Cornyn (R-TX), Orrin Hatch (R-UT), Jeff Sessions (R-AL), Mike Lee (R-UT), and Tom Coburn (R-OK), sent a letter […]

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Social Media Trends for 2012

It was the year of the tablet computer, the release of Apple’s iPad II and the birth of Amazon’s Kindle Fire. It was also the year Google challenged Facebook with Google+ and caught up to Apple with the Android mobile operating system. With such a dramatic year behind us, the question is, what next? It […]

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The Incredible Scale of the Internet

Sometimes my friends and colleagues wonder why I fixate on cybersecurity and the Internet. I tell them all the time that it is the single most important and misunderstood problem in the world today, but often I don’t think they understand the scale of the problem. So it was fascinating to see this end-of-year summary […]

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French MP Valerie Boyer Is Threatened and Her Website Is Hacked by Turks

The aftershocks of the French National Assembly’s law criminalizing denial of the Armenian genocide continue. Valerie Boyer, an author of the bill and Vice President of the France-Armenia Friendship group, has been threatened and the threats extend to her children and parents. “ Death threats, threats of rape and threats of destruction, name-calling and insults. […]

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Israel Defense Ministry Looking Into Israeli Spyware Sales to Iran

The Ministry of Defense said on Friday that it is looking into a report that Israeli-made internet-monitoring software was being used in Iran. Channel 10 News quoted the Defense Ministry as having said that the appropriate course of action will be decided upon based on the findings of the investigation. Earlier on Friday, Bloomberg reported […]

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IDF Pursues Loose Internet Lips: Seeks to Stop Release of Sensitive Operation Info on Internet

Following the old dictum that “loose lips sink ships,” IDF Information Security officers are seeking to keep soldiers from divulging sensitive operational information on the Internet. The most recent example involved soldiers posted in Israel’s north uploading autobiographical videos documenting their experiences to YouTube. According to IDF officials the videos, which were described as having […]

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