Feeds from thousands of Trendnet home security cameras have been breached, allowing any web user to access live footage without needing a password. Users have expressed concern after finding others could view children's bedrooms, among other location
In reference to the recent change in Internet Protocol (IP) address for SurvivalBlog, I thought I'd describe a method to help people set up their computers to use it without DNS names.
ACTA will destroy Internet freedom as we know it
In what may be the first test of Twitter‘s new international censorship strategy, Brazil is suing the company over tweets that warn drivers of police roadblocks and speed traps. The suit is also going after users who compose the tweets. Brazil’s g
Pro-Kremlin organisation reportedly pays hundreds of thousands of pounds to network of internet users to help political cause
A controversial photograph that has been circulating on the Web in recent weeks is challenging such pre-Internet truisms as "seeing is believing" or "sharing is everything."
Arizona State University announced Saturday that it would no longer block the popular online petition website Change.org after receiving a flood of complaints from students and others. “The university acknowledges and understands the expression of
A new flyer released by the Department of Justice and the FBI, emblazoned with the logos of each agency and being circulated to Internet cafes and other businesses, warns of “potential indicators of terrorist activities.”
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WASHINGTON - Hacker group Anonymous released a recording on Friday of what appears to be a conference call between the FBI and Scotland Yard held last month to discuss operations against the group.
... on how to deal with hackers - A conference call between Scotland Yard and the FBI has been intercepted and published by a member of the computer hacking group Anonymous.
Most of Facebook Inc. (FB)’s more than 800 million users are women. You wouldn’t know it from looking at the board, whose seven directors are all men.
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It’s a tough day to be a pirate. Sweden’s Supreme Court decided today not to hear an appeal by The Pirate Bay’s four founders, which means their sentences of fines and jail time, originally imposed in 2009, will stand. Peter Sunde, Fredrik Neij, Gott
Round 1 to Anonymous as Dana White of UFC.com learned the hard way after he crossed the group and had his personal information disclosed online and his website "defaced!" In light of this, conventional wisdom has said that as we move further int
A virtual campaign featured on Reddit, seeks to oust SOPA's authoring lawmaker, Rep. Lamar Smith.
An astoundingly, ridiculously broad data retention bill in Hawaii that would require anyone who provides internet access to keep a detailed dossier on every website everyone who uses their service visits (tied to their name). The bill includes a broa
With all the headlines about SOPA and PIPA, it's easy to forget that President Obama already signed the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement way back in October. ACTA bypassed the World Trade Organization, the World Intellectual Property Organization
First federal prosecutors said that the file-sharing site Megaupload was responsible for hundreds of millions of dollars worth of damage to the music and film industry. Users of the now defunct site are making allegations of their own now too — and
Internet freedom on the line
While the EU did sign on to ACTA today, it still needs to be ratified by the European Parliament (more on that in a little while). Having Arif quit makes a pretty big statement, and hopefully makes it easier for Parliament Members to speak out loudly
The brouhaha over the American internet piracy bill has died down, giving way to proposed international legislation with many similar elements.
Policy would allow same message to be seen in some countries but not others
Just before Christmas the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) announced a small improvement to its 2,100 free online courses: The free online service will now grant, for a modest affordable fee, credentials for those online students who gain
White House bypasses Senate to ink agreement that could allow Chinese companies to demand ISPs remove web content in US with no legal oversight
In a rampage following the U.S. government’s takedown of file-sharing site MegaUpload, the hacktivist group Anonymous not only knocked the CBS.com website offline on Sunday, but deleted all its files.
The founder of the shuttered file-sharing site Megaupload appeared in a New Zealand court Monday, as the U.S. Department of Justice seeks to extradite him and other company officials on criminal charges.
At Thursday night's debate in South Carolina, Newt Gingrich painted himself as a friend of a free and open Internet, but in the past he's talked up pretty radical proposals to curtail free speech online.
Content-sharing Internet service Megaupload.com has lost the help of one of the best-known U.S. defense lawyers as it begins to fight charges of copyright infringement, a person familiar with the matter said. Robert Bennett was required to withdra
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nevada) on Friday delayed indefinitely a vote on the Protect IP Act, the proposed anti-piracy legislation that drew a widespread internet revolt Wednesday.