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2020-01-19 - Most Canadian ISPs Are Staying Quiet on Pirate Site Blocking

Mon, 20/01/2020 - 18:12
Last November, Canada’s Federal Court approved the first pirate site blockade in the country. Following a complaint from major media companies Rogers, Bell and TVA, the Court ordered several major ISPs to block access to domains and IP-addresses of the pirate IPTV service GoldTV. These types of... Infrastructure and Standardisation Economic Legal

2020-01-19 - [Video] Not All 5G Is The Same

Sun, 19/01/2020 - 18:11
2019 is when 5G became accessible to the masses with introduction of midrange offerings that were 5G enabled. But there isn’t 1 standard for 5G as you shall see in this video. Quick NetOne, Telecel, Africom, And Econet Airtime Recharge Number to recharge: Airtime amount... Economic

2020-01-19 - Updated: WhatsApp Users Unable To Send Media

Sun, 19/01/2020 - 18:11
WhatsApp’s media sharing option is down for a number of users around the world. It’s unclear exactly how long users have been unable to send media (audios/videos/images) but down detector notes an influx of 30 WhatsApp fault reports being logged between 1230-1 pm CAT. With WhatsApp yet to... Economic

2020-01-18 - Dr Cissé KANE: “Through the ECMAAA competition, we encourage innovation, research and emulation”

Sun, 19/01/2020 - 18:11
[Digital Business Africa] – The E-commerce Mobile Application African Award (ECMAAA) project of the African Civil Society ICT Network (ACSIS) was nominated for the WSIS PRIZE 2020 of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU). Digital Business Africa gave the floor to the president of ACSIS,... Security Economic

2020-01-18 - ‘Local’ Pirate Sites Are Thriving Around the World

Sun, 19/01/2020 - 18:11
When the hugely pirate site IndoXII announced that it would shut down a few weeks ago, drama ensued in Indonesia where most of its multi-million-user audience was based. This fuss was hardly noticeable in other countries, where even some of the most die-hard piracy ‘experts’ had never heard of it... Economic

2020-01-18 - This Week In Techdirt History: January 12th - 18th

Sun, 19/01/2020 - 18:11
Five Years Ago This week in 2015, New York's top prosecutor was jumping into the war on smartphone encryption alongside UK Prime Minister David Cameron who appeared to express a desire to undermine all encryption, while President Obama announced a broad plan for securing cyberpsace that... Infrastructure and Standardisation Economic Security Legal

2020-01-18 - Crazy Tech At CES 2020 Part 2

Sun, 19/01/2020 - 18:11
In this video we take a look at even more crazy tech from CES 2020. Heated and cooled beds, A digital piano made out of phones, a machine that harvests water from air. Quick NetOne, Telecel, Africom, And Econet Airtime Recharge Number to recharge: Airtime amount... Economic

2020-01-18 - A Georgia election server was vulnerable to Shellshock and may have been hacked

Sat, 18/01/2020 - 18:11
(credit: Jason Riedy / Flickr) Forensic evidence shows signs that a Georgia election server may have been hacked ahead of the 2016 and 2018 elections by someone who exploited Shellshock, a critical flaw that gives attackers full control over vulnerable systems, a computer security expert said in... Security Legal

2020-01-18 - ‘Casting Couch’ Movie Company Orders Cloudflare to Unmask Tube Site Pirates

Sat, 18/01/2020 - 18:11
Before taking direct legal action against alleged copyright infringers, it helps if the identities of those people are known to the potential plaintiff. One method to obtain this information is to file an application for a DMCA subpoena. Commonly filed against domain registries and Cloudflare, DMCA... Infrastructure and Standardisation Economic Legal

2020-01-18 - City Of Dallas Shuts Down Business Of Man Who Called Cops 414 Times In 20 Months To Deal With Criminals Near His Car Wash

Sat, 18/01/2020 - 18:11
Let's talk about nuisance abatement laws. These are laws cities can use to shut down businesses that appear to draw more than their fair share of the criminal element. If you're a fan of asset forfeiture, you'll love nuisance laws. By abdicating their law enforcement... Legal

2020-01-18 - ICANN Needs To Ask More Questions About the Sale of .ORG

Sat, 18/01/2020 - 18:11
Over 21,000 people, 660 organizations, and now six Members of Congress have asked ICANN, the organization that regulates the Internet’s domain name system, to halt the $1.135 billion deal that would hand control over PIR, the .ORG domain registry, to private equity. There are crucial reasons this... Infrastructure and Standardisation Human Rights Legal Economic

2020-01-17 - Airbus Asks Court To Dismiss Chuck Yeager's Lawsuit, Pointing Out It Doesn't Allege Anything Actionable

Sat, 18/01/2020 - 18:11
You may recall that last summer we wrote about how American aviation legend Chuck Yeager decided to sue Airbus when the company mentioned the fact that Yeager broke the sound barrier in marketing material. Yeager's lawyer is Lincoln Bandlow, who has spent much of the past few years as a... Economic Legal

2020-01-17 - The Business Value of a Diverse InfoSec Team: A Discussion on How Gender, Racial, Cognitive, and LGBTQ Diversity Improves Cybersecurity Outcomes

Sat, 18/01/2020 - 18:11
ICIT Diversity in Cybersecurity National security and critical infrastructure resiliency depend on the success of the cybersecurity community’s diversity efforts.  Reducing risk to an organization requires cross-functional stakeholder engagement within the business and its supply chain to balance... Security Sociocultural

2020-01-17 - CIPL Issues White Paper on the USMCA’s Impact on Federal Privacy Law

Sat, 18/01/2020 - 18:11
On January 16, 2020, the Senate approved the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (“USMCA”), sending it to the President’s desk for ratification. Mexico ratified the Agreement in June 2019, and Canada is expected to follow suit later this month. To coincide with its ratification, the Centre for... Legal

2020-01-17 - Manga Scanlation Teams Don’t Want War, They Want Accessible Content

Sat, 18/01/2020 - 18:11
In recent months there has been a notable increase in publicised anti-piracy actions against services offering manga content. Publishers have pressured a range of sites, hoping to shut down or at least make life more difficult for these hugely popular platforms. Among the targets was MandaDex, a so... Economic

2020-01-17 - EFF Asks the Supreme Court to Put a Stop to Dangerously Broad Interpretations of the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act

Sat, 18/01/2020 - 18:11
At EFF, we have spent years fighting the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA). The law was aimed at computer crime, but it is both vague and draconian—putting people at risk for prison sentences for ordinary Internet behavior. Now, we are asking the Supreme Court to step in and stop dangerous... Security Legal

2020-01-17 - Es tiempo que las ISPs chilenas se pongan del lado de sus usuarios

Fri, 17/01/2020 - 18:11
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2020-01-17 - The Evil List: Which tech companies are doing the most harm?

Fri, 17/01/2020 - 18:11
BKC fellow Mutale Nkonde responded to Slate with her views on Alphabet: “Unless we have strong privacy protections in place, Google can use our personal data to build advanced technological systems, which, if they are built using datasets with in-built bias, will have a discriminatory impact on... Security