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2019-05-23 - Baltimore Gets Hacked: Main Computer Systems Crippled, Experts Estimate Months to Recover

Thu, 23/05/2019 - 09:04
Director of the Mayor's Office of Information Technology, Frank Johnson, gives an update on the ransomware attack that took control of the city's computer system the day prior. On May 7, hackers breached parts of the computer systems that run Baltimore's government, taking down... Security

2019-05-23 - US Huawei Ban Threatens Internet Access in Rural Areas, Some Providers May Fold

Thu, 23/05/2019 - 09:04
Much of rural America with very low population density, depends on small wireless carriers for their internet access as AT%26T, T-Mobile and other large providers have no interest in providing services. Many of these small carries can't afford equipment from suppliers such as Ericsson and... Development

2019-05-22 - DDoS Storm Is Coming, Warn Researchers Noting an 84% Surge in the First Quarter of 2019

Thu, 23/05/2019 - 09:04
Dynamics of the number of DDoS attacks in Q1 2019 (Source: Kaspersky Lab) The number of DDoS attacks during the first three months of 2019 increased by 84%25, compared with the previous quarter. The most noticeable area of DDoS attack growth observed was in the number of DDoS attacks that lasted... Security

2019-05-22 - Qualcomm’s Licensing Practices Are Illegal, U.S. Judge Rules

Thu, 23/05/2019 - 09:04
A U.S. district court judge rules that Qualcomm violated anti-trust laws and has ordered the chip maker to change some of its licensing and negotiation practices. The case brought to court in 2017 by the US Federal Trade Commission, accuses Qualcomm of illegally suppressing competition in the... Legal

2019-05-22 - GDPR: One Year Down…Now What?

Thu, 23/05/2019 - 09:04
On May 25, 2018 the General Data Protection Regulation came into law for European Union countries, created to protect data relating to E.U. citizens, ensuring the right to know what is being stored, where and why.  read more Security

2019-05-22 - SET TV IPTV Reseller A-Box TV Ordered to Pay Dish $2 Million in Damages

Thu, 23/05/2019 - 09:04
Last June, popular ‘pirate’ IPTV service SET TV went offline after being sued by DISH Network and encryption partner NagraStar. In a Florida court, the defendants were accused of creating and selling subscriptions to the SET TV service which, among other things, offered numerous television... Economic Security Legal

2019-05-22 - Mentor Spotlight: Glo Gordon Shines a Light on Boardroom Diversity

Thu, 23/05/2019 - 09:04
Matrixx Software board member Glo Gordon addresses initiatives and legislation that will support more diversity in corporate boardrooms. Legal Sociocultural

2019-05-22 - Facebook’s Oversight Board needs a broader mandate that integrates human rights principles

Thu, 23/05/2019 - 09:04
Image from Facebook This week, Ranking Digital Rights has submitted a set of recommendations in response to Facebook’s call for feedback on its Draft Charter for its recently proposed Oversight Board—an independent body to which people can appeal Facebook’s content moderation decisions. Facebook... Human Rights Legal

2019-05-22 - True Leadership; Signs You Should Watch Out For

Thu, 23/05/2019 - 09:04
The achievements and success of a business, lies, mostly, on the leadership of such an organization. An organization will, most likely, crumble, if it does not have true and good leaders. Leaders who are go-getters, visionaries, good communicators and humble personalities. With the right leaders in... Economic Sociocultural

2019-05-21 - Reddit Commenter's Fight for Anonynmity Is a Win for Free Speech and Fair Use

Wed, 22/05/2019 - 09:04
A fight over unmasking an anonymous Reddit commenter has turned into a significant win for online speech and fair use. A federal court has affirmed the right to share copyrighted material for criticism and commentary, and shot down arguments that Internet users from outside the United States can’t... Economic Legal Security

2019-05-21 - Maine Considers New Law Forcing Cable Companies to Sell TV Channels A-La-Carte

Wed, 22/05/2019 - 09:04
Charter Spectrum serves a significant part of the state of Maine. The Maine state government is reviewing a measure that would require all cable operators in the state to offer customers the chance to buy individual cable channels instead of being forced into a large and costly package of dozens,... Legal

2019-05-21 - Dot-brand .bond has been acquired and will relaunch as a generic this July

Wed, 22/05/2019 - 09:04
The domain name’s Bond, dot Bond… or something. Sorry. ShortDot, the registry behind the .icu top-level domain, has acquired a dot-brand gTLD and plans to repurpose it as a generic. The seller is Bond University, a newish, smallish university in Queensland, Australia, and the gTLD is .bond.... Infrastructure and Standardisation

2019-05-21 - Game of Thrones Piracy in Russia: 180,000 Takedowns, Mirror Wars & Capitulation

Wed, 22/05/2019 - 09:04
There have been many stories published about Game of Thrones, mostly due to its massive viewing figures. However, the now-concluded show wasn’t always viewed on legitimate platforms, something which made it the most-pirated show in TV history. While breaking records on all platforms is... Infrastructure and Standardisation Economic

2019-05-21 - Prince Harry Uses GDPR To Obtain Payout From Photographer Who Shot Photos Of His Rental Home

Wed, 22/05/2019 - 09:04
The repeated answer to the question, How does the GDPR work? is: Not well. The privacy law enacted by the European Union is a regulatory omnishambles that was first greeted by non-European websites telling Europeans their business was no longer welcome. From there, the convoluted law the EU... Legal Security

2019-05-21 - Daily Deal: The Cloud Computing Architect Certification Bundle

Wed, 22/05/2019 - 09:04
Cloud computing has revolutionized industry and changed the way businesses manage their digital infrastructure.The Cloud Computing Architect Certification Bundle has nine courses geared to help you get familiar with one of technology's fastest growing fields. There are 3 introductory courses... Legal

2019-05-21 - Trump Orders Cyberattacks by US Companies

Wed, 22/05/2019 - 09:04
It is supremely ironic. A rogue national leader with the stroke of a pen, dictates that its companies will expose a foreign company's end users to cyberattacks. This is the net effect of denying security patches or operating system updates pursuant to Trump's order. In the US Great Rogue... Economic Security Legal

2019-05-21 - How to Go Beyond Section 230 Without Crashing the Internet

Wed, 22/05/2019 - 09:04
The previous post was about what Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act does, and why it does it. One theme is that Section 230 is a very broad and powerful statute. But the law can change, and given that digital platforms have a very different role in society and the economy now than they... Infrastructure and Standardisation Development Human Rights Economic Legal

2019-05-21 - Huge New Study Finds Almost No Evidence That Social Media Makes Kids Unhappy

Wed, 22/05/2019 - 09:04
Among the many narratives making the rounds these days about how terrible the internet and social media apparently are, one popular trope is the idea that using social media makes people depressed. Just last year there was a study purporting to show that limiting your social media use could limit... Legal

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