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2019-04-22 - Loose online lips sink hack targeting governments and embassies

Tue, 23/04/2019 - 09:04
Enlarge (credit: Frank Lindecke / Flickr) Security researchers gave mixed grades to a recently discovered hacking campaign targeting government finance authorities and embassies. On the one hand, the attacks used carefully crafted decoy documents to trick carefully selected targets into... Security

2019-04-22 - Stop the Cap! Analysis: Charter Spectrum and New York State Reach Tentative Deal

Tue, 23/04/2019 - 09:04
Charter Communications and the New York Department of Public Service announced a tentative settlement Friday that would allow Spectrum to continue providing cable TV, phone, and internet service in New York in return for a renewed commitment from the cable company to meet its 145,000 new passings... Development Economic

2019-04-22 - David Janes

Tue, 23/04/2019 - 09:04
David Janes is Senior Advisor for Institutional Development in the Office of the President at the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University. In this role he leads OIST’s development efforts in the United States and assists OIST in connecting to the U.S.-Japan world. Aiming to... Sociocultural

2019-04-22 - Chris Jordan: Preparing for Potentially Dire Consequences of California Consumer Privacy Act

Tue, 23/04/2019 - 09:04
The California Consumer Privacy Act passed into law in 2018 is scheduled to go into effect January 2020. It could potentially have dire consequences for unprepared businesses serving their customers especially when they demand to be forgotten. The new law affects everyone from internet service... Development Legal Security

2019-04-22 - TiVo Fires Another Lawsuit at Comcast

Tue, 23/04/2019 - 09:04
This time around, TiVo/Rovi accuses Comcast of infringing on six patents and technologies used in a variety of DVR and non-DVR video devices, as well as broadband gateways. Development Economic

2019-04-22 - ACE Sees “Piracy Reduction” Efforts Pay Off, But Work is Not Done Yet

Tue, 23/04/2019 - 09:04
During the summer of 2017, several of the largest entertainment industry companies in the world teamed up to create a new anti-piracy coalition. The Alliance for Creativity and Entertainment (ACE) brought together well-known Hollywood outfits including Disney, Warner Bros, NBCUniversal, media... Infrastructure and Standardisation Economic Legal

2019-04-22 - Extreme Violence in 'Mortal Kombat 11' Still Feels Wrong, and That's a Good Thing

Tue, 23/04/2019 - 09:04
They called it Mortal Monday. It was September 13, 1993 and I had just turned 10. Mortal Kombat was moving from the arcade to the home console and every kid I knew wanted to get their hands on the brutal fighting game. I had poured over the pages of GamePro, learning how Kano would rip the beating... Legal

2019-04-22 - Edward Snowden: Assange’s Arrest and the Mueller Report Show a ‘Two-Tiered System of Justice’

Tue, 23/04/2019 - 09:04
When Edward Snowden was stranded in a Russian airport, before the government of Vladimir Putin granted him asylum, he turned to WikiLeaks and their lawyers for help. Since then, Snowden has inevitably been linked to WikiLeaks and its founder Julian Assange. Naturally, when Snowden sat down with... Security

2019-04-22 - Charter avoids getting kicked out of New York, agrees to new merger conditions

Tue, 23/04/2019 - 09:04
Enlarge / A Charter Spectrum vehicle. (credit: Charter) Charter Communications won't be kicked out of New York after all. Nine months after a New York government agency ordered Charter to leave the state over its alleged failure to comply with merger conditions, state officials have... Development

2019-04-21 - Funniest/Most Insightful Comments Of The Week At Techdirt

Mon, 22/04/2019 - 09:04
This week, both our winners on the insightful side come in response to our post about Zoe Keating's detailed look at the problems with last year's Music Modernization Act and its impact on independent musicians. In first place, it's Rico R. highlighting how little many musicians even... Economic

2019-04-21 - How 114 million Internet users in Nigeria can be protected – NCC

Mon, 22/04/2019 - 09:04
The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has reiterated how the over 114 million Internet users in the country can be properly protected while online. According to the Commission, one of the key ways to achieve this is through enlightenment and awareness programmes where consumers are informed... Development Security Legal

2019-04-21 - Netizen Report: If protecting your privacy is ‘part of a conspiracy,’ then we’re all in big trouble

Mon, 22/04/2019 - 09:04
“Hacker” by the Preiser Project via Flickr. (CC BY 2.0) The Advox Netizen Report offers an international snapshot of challenges, victories, and emerging trends in technology and human rights around the world. This report covers news and events from April 04 – April 19, 2019. On April 11, two... Security Human Rights Economic Legal

2019-04-21 - Vote for your favourite African creative in the DLA Online Pitch Competition

Mon, 22/04/2019 - 09:04
DLA Online Pitch Competition calls public to vote for favourite African creative. Public voting is now open until April 28 for the 30 African creatives selected to compete at the Digital Lab Africa (DLA) Online Pitch Competition. The DLA is a springboard and an incubation platform for African... Legal

2019-04-21 - A mystery agent is doxing Iran’s hackers and dumping their code

Mon, 22/04/2019 - 09:04
Enlarge (credit: Lino Mirgeler/picture alliance via Getty Images) Nearly three years after the mysterious group called the Shadow Brokers began disemboweling the NSA's hackers and leaking their hacking tools onto the open Web, Iran's hackers are getting their own taste of that... Infrastructure and Standardisation Security

2019-04-21 - Fake News is Coming? Game of Thrones Pirates Are Going to Jail

Mon, 22/04/2019 - 09:04
In case anyone hadn’t noticed, a new series of Game of Thrones started last week. That meant hundreds of articles about the show, especially since this is probably its last hurrah. We too did our bit, writing earlier this week how the first episode in the series had resulted in a flood of... Economic Legal

2019-04-21 - Innovative entrepreneurs need more opportunities to thrive [ICT Clinic]

Mon, 22/04/2019 - 09:04
A few weeks ago, Bloomberg published a scathing editorial on Nigeria titled, ‘Only Growth Can Defuse Nigeria’s Poverty Time Bomb’ and as a Nigerian, reading that piece made me wonder, what truly is the way forward? Here is the poser in that piece, that got me thinking; “Nigeria’s success or failure... Legal

2019-04-20 - This Week In Techdirt History: April 14th - 20th

Sun, 21/04/2019 - 09:04
Five Years Ago This week in 2014, the world was dealing with the Heartbleed bug and turning its attention to the NSA's possible awareness of it — leading Obama to tell them to start revealing flaws but with no particular incentive to actually do so. It wasn't clear if the NSA had... Economic Security Legal

2019-04-20 - Omniverse Wants “Scandalous” Claims Removed From ACE’s Piracy Lawsuit

Sun, 21/04/2019 - 09:04
In February, several major Hollywood studios, Amazon, and Netflix filed a lawsuit against Omniverse One World Television. Under the flag of anti-piracy group ACE, the companies accused Omniverse and its owner Jason DeMeo of supplying pirate streaming channels to various IPTV services. Omniverse... Economic Legal

2019-04-20 - Review: Santa Clarita Diet S3 blends slapstick, satire with genuine heart

Sun, 21/04/2019 - 09:04
Enlarge / Sheila (Drew Barrymore) and Joel (Tim Olyphant) Hammond are married real estate agents with an undead secret. (credit: Netflix) The Santa Clarita Diet, Netflix's smart, slyly satiric sitcom about a zombie outbreak in suburban Southern California, has largely flown under the pop... Legal

2019-04-20 - Strive Masiyiwa Advises Zim Businesses To Price In Rand, His Math Is Wrong BUT He May Still Be Right

Sun, 21/04/2019 - 09:04
A lot of publications have run with this story already. Here is what Zimbabwe’s richest man, Strive Masiyiwa said: Let me put the proverbial cat among the pigeons, a loaf of bread in South Africa costs R9.50. It costs R30 in Zimbabwe. 3x!!! Eighty percent of imported goods in Zimbabwe come from... Economic Legal

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