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2020-01-11 - This Week In Techdirt History: January 5th - 11th

GIPO observatory - Sun, 12/01/2020 - 18:08
Five Years Ago This week in 2015, the administration made the meaningless gesture of sanctioning North Korea over the Sony hack, while James Clapper was calling it the most serious cyberattack on the US to date, implying there have been no serious ones, and Neil deGrasse Tyson was offering up the... Human Rights Economic Security Legal

2020-01-11 - Google hackers successfully use remote exploit to hack iPhone

GIPO observatory - Sun, 12/01/2020 - 18:08
By Waqas From law enforcement to hacking firms everyone wants to hack iPhone security researchers at Google have done it again. This is a post from HackRead.com Read the original post: Google hackers successfully use remote exploit to hack iPhone Security

2020-01-11 - Replica Store Sells ‘Cheap’ Knock Off of €890 Pirate Bay Hoodie

GIPO observatory - Sun, 12/01/2020 - 18:08
During the early years, The Pirate Bay promoted an ‘official’ clothing store, which sold t-shirts and hoodies for reasonable prices. This site has since disappeared, but it’s not hard to find Pirate Bay-themed clothing elsewhere. Dozens of vendors have copied the iconic logo to sell cheap... Economic

2020-01-11 - Uber To Leave Colombia Following Regulatory Ruling

GIPO observatory - Sun, 12/01/2020 - 18:08
From February 1, Uber will no longer operate in Colombia after losing a case brought against it by taxi drivers who were alleging the company has unfair business practices. This will come as a big blow to the tech company which had around two million active users and 88 000 drivers in the... Economic

2020-01-11 - Here’s How Homomorphic Encryption Will Bring A Revolution In Computer Security

GIPO observatory - Sun, 12/01/2020 - 18:08
Encryption has many states. There’s encryption for data in transit which is typically encrypted using protocols such as HTTPS, SSL, TLS, FTPS. Data at rest – which is “data that is temporarily held in computer memory“. Traditional encryption methods can secure data in transit and data at rest... Economic Security

2020-01-11 - Ring Throws A Moist Towelette On Its Dumpster Fire With A Couple Of Minimal Security Tweaks

GIPO observatory - Sun, 12/01/2020 - 18:08
Things have gotten worse and worse for Amazon's Ring over the past several months. Once just the pusher of a snitch app that allowed city residents to engage in racial profiling from the comfort of their homes, Ring is now synonymous with poor security practices and questionable partnerships... Infrastructure and Standardisation Security

2020-01-10 - Indian Supreme Court finds 150-day Internet blackout in Kashmir illegal

GIPO observatory - Sat, 11/01/2020 - 18:08
Enlarge / Indian prime minister Narendra Modi addresses the United Nations General Assembly in 2019. (credit: Drew Angerer/Getty Images) The Indian region of Kashmir has had most Internet service blacked out since August. The government of Narendra Modi says the online blackout is a necessary... Legal

2020-01-10 - New Law Bans ISPs From Charging You A 'Rental' Fee For Hardware You Already Own

GIPO observatory - Sat, 11/01/2020 - 18:08
For much of this year, broadband customers have been complaining that Frontier Communications, the nation's third-biggest telco, had been charging its customers a rental fee for modems they already owned. Normally, you're supposed to be able to buy your own modem instead of paying your... Infrastructure and Standardisation Development

2020-01-10 - Pulse Secure VPN Vulnerability Still Widely Exploited, CISA Warns

GIPO observatory - Sat, 11/01/2020 - 18:08
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) has warned organizations that malicious hackers continue to exploit a widely known Pulse Secure VPN vulnerability. read more Security

2020-01-10 - FCC will pay ISPs to deploy broadband with 250GB monthly data cap

GIPO observatory - Sat, 11/01/2020 - 18:08
Enlarge (credit: Getty Images | Henrik5000) The Federal Communications Commission plans to grant a request from AT%26T and other ISPs to make more rural-broadband funding available for slower-speed services with lower data caps. FCC Chairman Ajit Pai initially proposed distributing $20.4 billion... Development Infrastructure and Standardisation

2020-01-10 - Atlantic Broadband Acquires Thames Valley Communications

GIPO observatory - Sat, 11/01/2020 - 18:08
Deal will expand Atlantic Broadband's presence in Southeastern Connecticut. Development

2020-01-10 - The Rorshach Test Of The Covington Catholic Boy's DC Encounter Now Extends To Bogus Lawsuits And Confidential Settlements

GIPO observatory - Sat, 11/01/2020 - 18:08
Buckle up folks, because this story takes a few twists and turns, and some of them may make you angry -- though I hope people will hold back their kneejerk reactions, because that kind of thing is what created this mess in the first place. As you probably recall, a year ago, there was a whole... Legal

2020-01-10 - Daily Deal: The Complete 2020 Cisco CCNA Certification Prep Course

GIPO observatory - Sat, 11/01/2020 - 18:08
As of February 2020, the existing CCNA certification will be obsolete. The NEW 2020 CCNA certification allows you to take one exam that encompasses a multitude of subjects, instead of several exams for all subjects. CCNA 200-301 is the new industry standard networking certification for network... Legal

2020-01-10 - Dixons Fined by UK Regulator Over Data Breach

GIPO observatory - Sat, 11/01/2020 - 18:08
The UK Data Protection Regulator (the Information Commissioner's Office - ICO) has issued a monetary penalty of £500,000 ($654,000) against Dixon Carphone for what it describes as multiple, systemic and serious inadequacies in the firm's security posture. read more Security

2020-01-10 - NYC's Transportation Authority Says It's Doesn't Use Facial Recognition Tech; Activists Say 'Prove It' With Public Records Lawsuit

GIPO observatory - Sat, 11/01/2020 - 18:08
Like pretty much everyone else, New York City's Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) is using facial recognition software. Like pretty much everyone else, it doesn't really have any success stories to share. According to the [MTA] email, the “initial period for the proof of... Legal

2020-01-10 - Year of the CCPA

GIPO observatory - Fri, 10/01/2020 - 18:08
2019 was the “Year of the CCPA” as companies around the world worked tirelessly to comply with the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018. The CCPA aims to provide data privacy rights for California residents and imposes significant new requirements on covered businesses. As we look toward forward... Security Legal

2020-01-10 - Kingdom Come Dev Warhorse Studios Decorates Office With Framed Codex ‘Pirate’ NFO

GIPO observatory - Fri, 10/01/2020 - 18:08
For most game developers around the world, piracy is no laughing matter. Particularly on PC, games are pirated in their millions, diverting large revenues away from creators thus damaging the market, many believe. But for Warhorse Studios, the developer behind Kingdom Come: Deliverance, having a... Economic Legal

2020-01-10 - NCC Hosts Swedish Ambassador, Deepens Talk on ICT Capacity Development and Broadband Penetration

GIPO observatory - Fri, 10/01/2020 - 18:08
The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), on Thursday (9th January 2020) hosted the Swedish Ambassador to ECOWAS, Ghana, Cameroon and Nigeria, Mr. Carl Grans at NCC Head Office with discussions centering on how the country can enhance Information and Communication Technology (ICT) capacity... Development Economic

2020-01-10 - .gay prices and availability revealed as registry promises to give 20% of revenue to charity

GIPO observatory - Fri, 10/01/2020 - 18:08
The long-fought, once-controversial gTLD .gay is to launch a month from now. Top Level Design, which won the string at auction against three other applicants last February, this week informed registrars that its sunrise period will begin February 10 this year. General availability will start May 20... Infrastructure and Standardisation

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