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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
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
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
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...
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...
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...
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...
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
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
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...
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...
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...
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
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...
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
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.
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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
Deal will expand Atlantic Broadband's presence in Southeastern Connecticut.
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...