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2020-01-13 - Safaricom Accused Of Selling Subscriber Data

Mon, 13/01/2020 - 18:09
An ex-Safaricom employee suggested that the biggest mobile network operator in Kenya sells data to micro-financing companies and betting agencies. Last year, the MNO was taken to court by a customer who alleged the company had sold personal data of 11.5 million customers to betting companies... Economic Legal Security

2020-01-12 - Kim Dotcom’s K.im Domain Goes Up For Sale, Displays Google SEO Rant

Mon, 13/01/2020 - 18:09
Megaupload founder Kim Dotcom has announced the development of many projects since the destruction of his file-hosting platform in 2012. With a stated aim of revolutionizing the file-sharing space, one of the most prominent was initially dubbed Megaupload 2 (MU2). Utilizing investment platform... Infrastructure and Standardisation Economic

2020-01-12 - Funniest/Most Insightful Comments Of The Week At Techdirt

Mon, 13/01/2020 - 18:09
This week, our first place winner on the insightful side is an anonymous comment about the use of FOSTA to go after companies that are totally disconnected from the content in question, like MailChimp: The FDA is participating in sex trafficking because it regulates the food being served by... Human Rights Economic Legal

2020-01-12 - Iranian hackers have been “password spraying” the US grid

Mon, 13/01/2020 - 18:09
Enlarge / Electricity pylons at sunset (credit: James O'Neill | Getty Images) In the wake of the US assassination of Iranian general Qassem Soleimani and the retaliatory missile strike that followed, Iran-watchers have warned that the country could deploy cyberattacks as well, perhaps even... Security

2020-01-12 - Dish Network Proposes Blockchain Based Anti-Piracy System

Mon, 13/01/2020 - 18:09
American satellite and broadcast provider Dish Network has fought several legal battles against alleged pirate streaming tools in recent years. The company filed a lawsuit against the people behind TVAddons, for example. More recently the company went after multiple pirate streaming sites and IPTV... Economic

2020-01-12 - 53 Organisations Ask Google To Do Away With Pre-installed Bloatware In Open Letter

Sun, 12/01/2020 - 18:08
Privacy International and 52 other organisations have penned an open letter to the CEO of Alphabet Sundar Pichai asking Google to take action against “exploitative pre-installed software on Android devices”. The letter basically complains about the existence of pre-installed apps that can’t be... Economic

2020-01-11 - ‘Copyright Troll’ Malibu Media Gets Sued By its Former Law Firm

Sun, 12/01/2020 - 18:08
Over the past several years, adult entertainment company Malibu Media has been one of the most active copyright litigants in the United States. Targeting large numbers of alleged file-sharers, the company has received potentially huge sums in cash settlements. But while the company usually makes... Economic Legal

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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