Bill Clinton's call for this new federal agency comes on the heels of similar rantings by a man named Cass Sunstein, the Obama administration's info-czar, who all Web sites should be forced to link to opposing viewpoints or contain pop-ups...
Spanish police said Friday they had nabbed three hackers from vigilante group Anonymous for online attacks on Sony PlayStation and the governments of Egypt, Libya and Iran among others.
A Cabinet Office spokeswoman confirmed to us this morning that the department was speaking to "a range of industry" about its ID assurance scheme, a prototype for which is expected in October this year.
The Huffington Post received more traffic than the website of The New York Times in May, the first time it has surpassed NYTimes.com in unique visitors, tracking firm comScore said Thursday.
The Internet barter system known as "Bitcoin," makes it difficult for law enforcement to monitor online transactions, has raised the ire of two U.S. Senators who learned recently about a new website that lets Bitcoin users buy and sell illegal drugs.
A computer expert and vocal supporter of the Army private accused of leaking classified documents to WikiLeaks has been served a subpoena compelling his testimony in the Grand Jury investigation of the leaked documents.
Google Earth broke new ground (new water?) when they took the world of virtual-earth-exploring oceans. Of course, the oceans are kind of big. They fill up nearly three-quarters of the earth's surface area, and most of that area hasn't been mapped.
In the 18th century, if you wanted to draft a democratic constitution you crowded a handful of men into a room and hashed out the finer points of policy and philosophy until you had a document that was declared the law of the land.
Social network turns on new feature to automatically identify people in photos, raising questions about privacy implications of the service
Bitcoin is a new digital currency traded over p2p connections that is essentially untraceable and not connected to any bank. This has made it a favorite of the tech-literate crowd, but 2 US Senators are looking to crackdown on Bitcoin after
A worldwide test was under way on Wednesday of the next generation of Internet addresses designed to replace the dwindling pool of 4.3 billion unique identifiers in the original system.
A team of computer scientists has come up with a way to automatically defeat the systems that prevent spammers from creating new accounts on sites like Yahoo, Microsoft's Hotmail, and Twitter.
The Pentagon will soon release a strategy that formalizes a long-articulated position: the United States reserves right to launch conventional attacks in response of cyber kind. But figuring who is behind such attacks may be difficult, or impossible.
Facebook has rolled out its facial recognition technology to countries outside of the US, but has switched the feature on by default without telling its users first.
The company blames China, but none of the evidence is definitive—which is the nature of such attacks.
Why Google, Facebook, and others are taking part in World IPv6 Day this week.
One development overseas that may be coming to the US is using Facebook to send legal notices, such as foreclosure notices. As Bloomberg informs us, this practice has been accepted by courts in Australia, Canada, and the UK.
d1g.com shows the value of building a social networking site around local customs.
The Chinese military accused the U.S. on Friday of launching a global "Internet war" to bring down Arab and other governments, redirecting the spotlight away from allegations of major online attacks on Western targets originating in China. The a
'Why give preference to Facebook, when there are many other social networks?'
Techdirt reports that Senate bill 978 – a bill to amend the criminal penalty provision for criminal infringement of a copyright, and for other purposes – may be used to prosecute people for embedding YouTube videos.
According to Mark Masnick, if a website embeds a YouTube video that is determined to have infringed on copyright and more than 10 people view it on that website, the owner or others associated with the website could face up to five years in prison.
Editor Note: This reminds me of a 10 year old Disney show called Rolie Polie Olie, where everything you saw was alive and communicating with one another. The main characters were cute robots with antenna sticking out of their heads.
The internet shouldn't be "a parallel universe outside laws and morals," he said, adding that now "the internet is an integral part of most people's lives, it would be contradictory to exclude governments".
At issue is a proposal from the IP Enforcement Czar, backed by the White House, to upgrade illegal online streaming from a misdemeanor to a felony. The government currently treats unauthorized reproductions and distributions as potential felonies...
Try asking a web site for directions without typing in a starting point. The web page will rightly tell you that this is impossible. If you are lost on the ocean, you cannot plot a course for Tahiti.
More news on the cyber warfare front today as more details leak out about the Pentagon’s ongoing efforts to produce a cyber operation framework.
It’s a fully-fledged war on the internet. It is fought across multiple fronts, as governments respond to the threat posed by their citizens connecting up with one another and with citizens of other states. And it is being fought in the US, the EU...
PROTECT IP Act would give the Department of Justice the power to force ISPs and search engines to block access to infringing sites. Bill now moves forward to a full vote by the Senate.