Massive Cyber-Espionage Campaign Targeting US

A new intelligence assessment has concluded that the United States is the target of a massive, sustained cyber-espionage campaign that is threatening the country’s economic competitiveness, The Washington Post reported, citing unnamed officials. According to the newspaper, the National Intelligence Estimate identifies China as the country most aggressively seeking to penetrate the computer systems of […]

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‘Anonymous’ Hacks Govt Website, Vows to Release Classified Info

Activists from the infamous hacker group known as Anonymous have disabled the United States Sentencing Commission’s website and have vowed to release classified government information in revenge for the death of Internet freedom advocate Aaron Swartz. The hackers replaced the website of the commission, an independent agency of the U.S. Justice Department involved in sentencing, […]

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US Charges Three Over ‘Gozi’ Computer Virus that Cost Millions of Dollars

United States law enforcement officials on Wednesday announced charges against three alleged East European cyber thieves accused of stealing banking information from computers across Europe and the United States, including at the space agency NASA. The “alleged international cyber criminals (were) responsible for creating and distributing a computer virus that infected over one million computers […]

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Facebook Censors Those Critical of the Palestinian Authority

The American Jewish Committee (AJC) expressed outraged on Tuesday over Facebook’s treatment of the internationally acclaimed Arab journalist Khaled Abu Toameh, whose reports are often critical of the Palestinian Authority leadership. Toameh’s Facebook account was suspended after a campaign of online vilification and threats convinced the social networking site to temporarily deactivate his account, removing […]

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Google and the FTC: Searching (in Vain) for a Violation

Sure, you’re smart enough to use the Internet. That’s how you found this post. But are you smart enough to be trusted with the power to select your own Internet search engine? Some—mostly competitors of Google—aren’t so sure. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has decided (after an almost two-year-long investigation) that Google isn’t violating antitrust […]

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Clinton: Facebook and Twitter are Not Evidence

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton downplayed the suggestion that emails implicating an Al Qaeda-linked group in the attack on the American embassy in Benghazi were proof of terrorist involvement, saying their claims of responsibility on Facebook and Twitter were not “evidence.” The recently obtained emails, which raise questions about whether the White House was […]

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