The Pentagon has developed a list of cyber-weapons and -tools, including viruses that can sabotage an adversary’s critical networks, to streamline how the United States engages in computer warfare.
The Pentagon has concluded that computer sabotage coming from another country can constitute an act of war, a finding that for the first time opens the door for the U.S. to respond using traditional military force.
In retaliation for a PBS documentary on WikiLeaks, attackers also planted a message at pbs.org/lulz which read, "All your base are belong to Lulzsec." The title of the page was "FREE BRADLEY MANNING. FUCK FRONTLINE!"
If Oscar Wilde had been able to see the president of France going on last week about bringing the internet to heel, he might have updated his hunting metaphor to "the clueless in pursuit of the unattainable" perhaps.
As a host of the G8, France's Nicolas Sarkozy wants to step up centralized control over the Internet. He has convened world leaders to a summit aimed at working towards a 'civilized Internet' a concept he borrowed from the Chinese government.
Sarkozy's problem is that, like other political leaders, he doesn't like a medium over which the government does not have final authority. With the Internet's arrival, lofty concepts such as freedom of speech and freedom of thought are actually gaini
Google (Nasdaq: GOOG) yesterday unveiled its rumored cellphone payments initiative that employs Near Field Communication (NFC) technology, mobile wallet software, and mobile coupons, and involves a variety of financial and retail partners.
The controversial Protect IP Act unanimously passed the Senate Judiciary Committee. When the Protect IP Act becomes law U.S. authorities and copyright holders will have the power to seize domains, block websites and censor search engines...
Politico reports that the Justice Department wants Congress to make Internet service providers store data about their users for a specified length of time to facilitate federal investigations.
Homeland Security’s ICE unit is not happy with a Firefox add-on that allows the public to circumvent the domains seizures carried out during the past several months.
You can command your entire “Social Universe” by broadcasting your RTR “status update” to Facebook, MySpace, Twitter and LinkedIn, with just one click. Likewise, at RTR, when you post a video, create an event, join a group or upload a picture from ra
Among other measures, the act also authorizes a rights holder who is a victim of copyright infringement to take court action against a domain name owner or registrant.
Philip Reitinger, DHS bigwig, seemed to imply that the military would lead on cybersecurity even in the domestic sphere.
Sarkozy, before an audience that included top executives, said: The universe you represent is not a parallel universe.Nobody should forget that governments are the only legitimate representatives of the will of the people in our democracies.
What PIPA would create is the Great Firewall of America. US authorities, on the behest of a copyright complaint or other legal action, or even their own behest, can file an action to force DNS providers to block certain websites deemed infringing.
Lieberman’s vision for the Internet is less of an information superhighway and more of a government-controlled sanitized clone of cable television, where the web is purged entirely of dissent in a system even more draconian than that employed by...
Members of the Falun Gong spiritual movement have filed a lawsuit against Cisco Systems Inc. accusing it of supplying the Chinese government with computer-networking equipment used to spy on and persecute dissidents. In a lawsuit filed last week,
Committee Chairman Joe Lieberman, ID-Conn., said he was pleased with much of the White House Cyberspace Policy Review released last week. Unless Congress acts, he said, the Internet will devolve into a “digital Dodge City.”
One made public today, one in February, Google itself was very much looking into crossing the line, at one point. Teams of engineers in Mountain View appears to have filed at least two patent applications for facial recognition technology...
The soccer player was granted a super-injunction, a stringent and controversial British legal measure that prevents media outlets from identifying him, reporting on the story or even from revealing the existence of the court order itself. But tens of
They’re impossible to miss online: all those ads hawking cheap drugs, penny stock fortunes, low mortgage rates and instant wrinkle-zapping solutions. For consumers, it’s not always obvious which operators are legitimate. Search companies such
The FbF MobileOne biometric accessory that was specially built for the iPod touch, where it will turn that hugely popular portable media player into a fingerprint scanner which is capable of sending data over to wireless networks...
Those who illegally stream live video or audio over the Internet could face up to five years in prison under legislation recently introduced to the U.S. Senate. Ars Technica reported that Senators Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), John Cornyn (R-TX) and Chris
Adam discusses internet activism with the founder of WeAreChange, Luke Rudkowski, and Alex Jones, a man who has built one of the largest audiences online with his message of freedom and refocusing our fears towards the government.
Ernest share's his weekend tour at GardenPool.org in Mesa, Arizona / Nick Barnett - WalletVoting.com / Gary Franchi - Ron Paul Contest
For the last several months, Democratic members of Congress have been asking the Department of Homeland Security/ICE to clarify the policy behind its seizures of the domain names of websites that are alleged to be involved in copyright violations.
"Every time you log in, it reads your iris and creates a unique key, which is a series of numbers, and this key changes every time you log in, so no one can hack it," Tracy Hoyos, assistant marketing director, said in an interview with CNN.
“Change is always a shock for people, and there is always going to be some resistance, but once they see all that it can do and how easily it will protect their identities, their money and their families, I think it will catch on," said Hoyos.
The approach is similar to congressional legislation already in the works, but some criticized it as being too weak Thursday, while the business community said it preferred a voluntary program rather than government mandates. Under its proposed le