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2020-01-22 - Report: Bezos’ phone uploaded GBs of personal data after getting Saudi prince’s WhatsApp message

Wed, 22/01/2020 - 18:13
Enlarge (credit: WhatsApp) It's like a plot from a bad thriller: a forensic analysis paid for by Jeff Bezos found that his cell phone coughed up massive amounts of personal information within hours of receiving a WhatsApp-attached video file sent by the future king of Saudi Arabia, the... Security

2020-01-21 - In Serving Big Company Interests, Copyright Is in Crisis

Wed, 22/01/2020 - 18:13
We're taking part in Copyright Week, a series of actions and discussions supporting key principles that should guide copyright policy. Every day this week, various groups are taking on different elements of copyright law and policy, addressing what's at stake and what we need to do to... Human Rights Economic Security Legal

2020-01-21 - California's Ban Of Facial Recognition Tech Killed Off San Diego's Mostly Useless Biometric Program

Wed, 22/01/2020 - 18:13
California's ban on use of facial recognition tech by law enforcement showed the state's government is willing to get out ahead of potential privacy issues. The tech is as popular as it is unproven. Law enforcement agencies strongly believe facial recognition will help it apprehend... Legal

2020-01-21 - Brazil prosecutes Glenn Greenwald in “attack on press freedom”

Wed, 22/01/2020 - 18:13
Enlarge / Glenn Greenwald speaks during a hearing at the Lower House's Human Rights Commission in Brasilia, Brazil, on June 25, 2019. (credit: Getty Images | Evaristo Sa) Brazilian prosecutors today charged journalist Glenn Greenwald with cybercrimes related to the publication of articles... Security Legal

2020-01-21 - EFF Statement on Glenn Greenwald Charges

Wed, 22/01/2020 - 18:13
EFF is dismayed to learn of the decision by Brazilian prosecutors to charge journalist Glenn Greenwald under the country’s computer crime law. EFF has long warned that cybersecurity laws in the Americas have been written and interpreted so broadly as to invite misuse. Computer crime laws should... Security

2020-01-21 - Italian Court Orders ISPs to Block IPTV Sites Over Serie A Piracy

Tue, 21/01/2020 - 18:12
In common with several top football leagues around Europe, Italy’s Serie A has an ongoing problem with piracy of its live broadcasts. Sites with embedded streaming players regularly show Serie A matches but perhaps the biggest threat is posed by unlicensed IPTV services. These offer subscription... Economic Legal

2020-01-20 - Addressing 2019

Tue, 21/01/2020 - 18:12
Geoff Huston analyzes the trends in IPv4 and IPv6 addressing in 2019 and makes some predictions about what the future holds. Infrastructure and Standardisation

2020-01-20 - Zim Broadband 147th Most Expensive Among 206 Countries

Tue, 21/01/2020 - 18:12
Two things are certain in life: death and taxes. If you’re Zimbabwean however expensive internet is a third thing you can add on that list because the cost of broadband in Zim is out of the reach of many. Over the past few months that has gotten worse because of our crumbling economy and POTRAZ... Development Economic

2020-01-20 - UFC 246 Twitch Piracy Fail Raises Questions For Amateur Pirates & UFC Alike

Tue, 21/01/2020 - 18:12
Conor McGregor is without doubt the biggest star the world of mixed martial arts has ever seen. Often controversial but always entertaining, the Irishman’s name on a pay-per-view event represents a financial windfall for everyone involved. As a result, any card displaying McGregor’s name as one... Economic Legal

2020-01-20 - The Final Frontier: Phone Company Plans Bankruptcy Reorganization by March

Tue, 21/01/2020 - 18:12
Frontier Communications will file Chapter 11 bankruptcy by March, according to a report by Bloomberg News citing unnamed sources, leading to a major reorganization of a struggling phone company that has been losing customers for years. Bernie Han, Frontier’s new CEO, reportedly met with creditors... Development Infrastructure and Standardisation Legal

2020-01-20 - Liquid Telecom annonce la 5G en Afrique du Sud

Tue, 21/01/2020 - 18:12
Infrastructure and Standardisation

2020-01-20 - Y2038: It's a Threat

Tue, 21/01/2020 - 18:12
Last month, for the 20th anniversary of Y2K, I was asked about my experiences. (Short answer: there really was a serious potential problem, but disaster was averted by a lot of hard work by a lot of unsung programmers.) I joked that, per this T-shirt I got from a friend, the real problem would be... Security

2020-01-20 - After 10 Years and $34B, Australia's NBN Falls Short

Mon, 20/01/2020 - 18:12
Despite Australian ambitions to build a world-leading broadband network, the state-funded project has left the country trailing in broadband rankings. Development

2020-01-20 - Bank Foreign Currency Exchange Rates Today – 20 January 2020

Mon, 20/01/2020 - 18:12
Here are the foreign currency exchange rates for the US$, ZW$ and Rand on the interbank and black market… Interbank rate USD to ZWL$: 17.1410 ZWL$ to RAND: 0.8433 Data according to the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe Black Market rates OMIR24.67USD / ZWL$ zimrates.com23.7USD / ZWL$ zwl365.... Economic

2020-01-20 - Judicial Service Commission To Introduce Electronic Case Management System

Mon, 20/01/2020 - 18:12
When covering the opening of the Legal Year last week, we talked about live streaming of court cases deemed of national interest. We missed one other tech-related development from the opening of the Legal Year, which is the introduction of the Integrated Electronic Case Management System. Stand... Economic Legal

2020-01-20 - Access Now at Privacy Camp and CPDP 2020

Mon, 20/01/2020 - 18:12
This week, the EU policy team of Access Now will be participating in the Privacy Camp and the Computers, Privacy %26 Data Protection (CPDP) conference in Brussels, Belgium. These events takes place between 21-24 January 2020. Below is a snapshot of the sessions we will be participating in this year... Human Rights Security

2020-01-20 - Creators, Multiply Your Income By Expanding Your Product’s Reach

Mon, 20/01/2020 - 18:12
Are you a creator? – perhaps you do sculpting, you’re a musician, an author, you’re designer, you sell designer T-Shirts, you sew extravagant clothes, you’re a designer, online tutor, game developer etc. Well, I have good news for people like you. Through Gumroad, you could reach more audiences... Economic

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