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The UN asks for control over the world’s Internet

The UN asks for control over the world’s Internet

Members of the United Nation’s International Telecommunications Union (ITU) have agreed to work towards implementing a standard for the Internet that would allow for eavesdropping on a worldwide scale. At a conference in Dubai this week, the ITU members decided to adopt the Y.2770 standard for deep packet inspection, a top-secret proposal by way of […]

Scholarship with benefits: Sex-for-tuition site exposed in UK

Scholarship with benefits: Sex-for-tuition site exposed in UK

A British website offered young women ‘sponsorship’ from strangers in exchange for private encounters. Allegedly a pretty student could cover up to US$24,000 a year of tuition fees depending on ‘the level of intimacy’ she was willing to demonstrate. The dubious business was exposed by The Independent newspaper, which sent an undercover journalist to pose […]

Israel faces 44 million attacks on websites in response to Gaza offensive

Israel faces 44 million attacks on websites in response to Gaza offensive

The Israeli government has become a victim of cyber-warfare attacks since Operation Pillar of Defense began four days ago. On Saturday, hacktivist group Anonymous launched a massive attack on over 700 Israeli websites. The country’s finance minister has acknowledged the recent wave of attacks, saying the government is now waging a war on a “second […]

Obama secretly signs the most aggressive cybersecurity directive ever

Obama secretly signs the most aggressive cybersecurity directive ever

Six years after the White House first started running amok on the computer networks of its adversaries, US President Barack Obama has signed off on a top-secret order that finally offers blueprints for the Pentagon’s cyberwars. Pres. Obama has autographed an executive order outlining protocol and procedures for the US military to take in the […]

Google confirms: ‘Government surveillance is on the rise’

Google confirms: ‘Government surveillance is on the rise’

The email accounts of Generals David Petraeus and John Allen aren’t the only ones being targeted by the feds. Google has released its bi-annual transparency report and says that the government’s demands for personal data is at an all-time high. Internet giant Google published statistics from their latest analysis of requests from governments around the globe this […]

McAfee bugs out: AntiVirus guru hits rock bottom after fleeing murder charge

McAfee bugs out: AntiVirus guru hits rock bottom after fleeing murder charge

Once the toast of the antivirus software world, John McAfee’s life has spiraled into a world of zombifying drugs, Belizean gangsters, illegal firearms and run-ins with authorities. He’s now on the run after being charged with murdering his neighbor. John McAfee, 67, is thought to be hiding somewhere in Belize as evidence continues to implicate […]

Craigslist Robber Arrested by Desert Hot Springs Police

Craigslist Robber Arrested by Desert Hot Springs Police

Chronology  of events: On 11/05/2012, the first victim located an ad on Craigslist regarding a 2000 BMW 328I for sale. The contact information located in the ad was the email address of DevinJones925@yahoo. The victim communicated back and forth with the suspect, which eventually led to the victim bringing $3,250 in cash to purchase the BMW […]

Stuxnet goes out of control: Chevron infected by anti-Iranian virus, others could be next

Stuxnet goes out of control: Chevron infected by anti-Iranian virus, others could be next

America’s cyberwar is already seeing collateral damage, and it’s hitting the country’s own billion-dollar companies. Oil giants Chevron say the Stuxnet computer virus made by the US to target Iran infected their systems as well. California-based Chevron, a Fortune 500 company that’s among the biggest corporations in the world, admits this week that they discovered […]

Cyberwar speeds up: US blames Iran for renewed attacks on American banks

Cyberwar speeds up: US blames Iran for renewed attacks on American banks

Iranian hackers intent on disrupting the United States’ financial sector are once again on the attack, this time with US officials claiming America’s biggest banks have been hit as a cyberwar against the country’s Middle East adversary intensifies. Capital One Financial Corp. and BB&T Corp. are two of the latest targets in a renewed assault […]

Philippines gags internet with ‘draconian’ cyber crime law

Philippines gags internet with ‘draconian’ cyber crime law

The Philippines has approved measures to prosecute users that post “defamatory” comments on social media websites such as Twitter and Facebook. They will be liable for a fine of 1 million pesos (US$24,000) or face up to 12 years in prison. Websites that publish the material may also be shut down. The cyber-law has been […]

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