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Archive for November 2012

Fast Company has a good article laying out the state of events regarding the Internet in Syria. Here is the short version. Syria has changed tactics from keeping the Internet available but highly monitored and surveilled, to turning off apparently absolutely all Internet connectivity within the country.  Syria was unique in its cyber response to […]

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Welcome to our November 2012 podcast. In this episode, I’ll be talking about the tactics websites use to charge one customer more than a customer in a different city, state, or country. After that, I’ll discuss the dangers of using the Internet while on the road – as many of you are likely to do […]

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Dictionary apps post false piracy confessions on Twitter – Crave The Oxford Deluxe dictionary app requests access to your twitter account when it is installed. In some cases it then uses that account to post hundreds of identical tweets saying that you will pledge to stop pirating software. It is not exactly clear what criteria […]

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Google Transparency Report shows government surveillance, takedown requests are up. The number of information requests coming to Google from governments around the world is growing fast. It is up 55% for the first half of 2012 vs. the first half of 2010. The linked article has some nice graphs showing the trend. It is interesting […]

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EU officials ‘hacked’ at Azerbaijan Internet Governance Forum | ZDNet It appears that the laptops of two EU officials at the Internet Governance Forum in Azerbaijan got hacked while they were in the hotel. Suspicion is immediately falling on the Azerbaijan government. No one is mentioning breaking and entering, so I would assume they were […]

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