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1401: new post   Facebook and Google Chiefs Warn on Over-Regulation Of The Net
"People tell me on the one hand 'It's great you played such a big role in the Arab spring [uprisings], but it's also kind of scary because you enable all this sharing and collect information on people'," said Facebook's founder.[br][br]"But it's hard to have one without the other. You can't isolate some things you like about the internet and control other things that you don't."[br][br]Mr Schmidt echoed his sentiments: "Technology will move faster than governments, so don't legislate before you understand the consequences".
Webmaster GeneralMay 26, 2011
1402: new post   Blocking Scrapers That Are Wasting Bandwidth
Is there any way to protect my site from the scraper bots. They are eating my website bandwidth and I am very tired of this now. Almost 600% bandwidth is used by the spam bots in comparision of my real user viewed bandwidth.
Webmaster GeneralMay 23, 2011
1403: new post   Top 30 Net Properties In Europe: Google, Microsoft and Facebook Lead The Pack
Google Sites ranked as the top European web property in March, attracting 330.3 million unique visitors and reaching 90.8 percent of the total European Internet audience. Microsoft Sites ranked second with 272.8 million visitors (75.0 percent reach), followed by Facebook.com in third place with 234.6 million visitors (64.5 percent reach).
Webmaster GeneralMay 4, 2011
1404: new post   Amazon Cloud Outage Affected Major Sites
We'd like to provide additional color on what were working on right now (please note that we always know more and understand issues better after we fully recover and dive deep into the post mortem).[br][br]A networking event early this morning triggered a large amount of re-mirroring of EBS [Elastic Block Storage] volumes in US-EAST-1. This re-mirroring created a shortage of capacity in one of the US-EAST-1 Availability Zones, which impacted new EBS volume creation as well as the pace with which we could re-mirror and recover affected EBS volumes.[br][br]Additionally, one of our internal control planes for EBS has become inundated such that it's difficult to create new EBS volumes and EBS backed instances. We are working as quickly as possible to add capacity to that one Availability Zone to speed up the re-mirroring, and working to restore the control plane issue.[br][br]We're starting to see progress on these efforts, but are not there yet. We will continue to provide updates when we have them.
Webmaster GeneralApr 22, 2011
1405: new post   Coreflood Botnet Shut Down
"This was big money stolen on a large scale by foreign criminals. The FBI wanted to stop it and they did an incredibly good job at it," said Alan Paller, director of research at the SAN Institute, a nonprofit group that helps fight cyber crime.[br][br]The vast majority of the infected machines were in the United States, but the criminal gang was likely overseas.
Webmaster GeneralApr 14, 2011
1406: new post   New Techniques Can Track Net Location Within 690 Metres
The new method zooms in through three stages to locate a target computer.
Webmaster GeneralApr 9, 2011
1407: new post   Salesforce Acquires Radian6 for $326 Million
Salesforce.com on Wednesday said it acquired Radian6, a social media monitoring service, for $326 million in cash and stock.[br][br]The deal, which is expected to close in the quarter ending July 31, gives Salesforce technology to monitor, track and analyze social media across properties like Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, youTube and other sites.
Webmaster GeneralMar 30, 2011
1408: new post   Microsoft Takes Down Rustock Botnet - Removes 39% of Email Spam
How about some good news? The Microsoft Digital Crimes Unit has dismantled a huge and complex botnet called Rustock, an operation given the credit (or blame) for 39% of all email spam. [br][br]Writing on the TechNet blog, Richard Boscovich, Senior Attorney for the Microsoft Digital Crimes Unit explained the complex of legal and technical action that lead to this success.
Webmaster GeneralMar 19, 2011
1409: new post   New Rules On Cookies to Come Into Effect in Europe
Businesses are being urged to sort out how they get consent so they can keep on using cookies.[br][br]The changes are demanded by the European e-Privacy directive which comes into force in the UK in late May.[br][br]However, the directive is likely to have an impact on the more general use of cookies that remember login details and enable people to speed up their use of sites they visit regularly.[br][br]It could mean that after 25 May, users see many more pop-up windows and dialogue boxes asking them to let sites gather data.
Webmaster GeneralMar 8, 2011
1410: new post   Skype Launches Ads Service On Skype
Today we announce something new, the launch of advertising in Skype, which will appear in the Home tab in Skype starting this week.[br][br]Ads will appear in the US, UK and Germany and advertising sales for Skype are initially focused in those markets. [br][br]
Webmaster GeneralMar 7, 2011
1411: new post   Microsoft and Google Together Sue GeoTag Inc Over Patent
Google and Microsoft have joined forces to take down a Texas company's geotagging patent that they claim has been used in lawsuits against more than 300 entities, many of which are customers of the two companies. Microsoft and Google want to protect Google Maps and Bing Maps against this kind of activity.[br][br]The complaint, filed in Delaware on March 1, 2011, asks for declaration of invalidity of the patent asserted, judgment that Google's and Microsoft's customers do not infringe any valid claim of the patent, and "a preliminary and permanent injunction precluding GeoTag (and affiliated persons and entities) from suing for infringement or otherwise asserting infringement of the (patent in question) against customers of (Microsoft's and Google's) Mapping Services for store locators or other locators on websites."
Webmaster GeneralMar 3, 2011
1412: new post   U.S.: New Do Not Track Privacy Bill Introduced
The bill is the first in this session to specifically tackle the creation of a do-not-track system, according to a spokesman for Ms. Speier. In December, the FTC issued a report recommending the creation of a do-not-track system and suggested that lawmakers use the report as a template for legislation.

Since the FTCs recommendation, Mozilla Corp. has said it will include a do-not-track feature in an upcoming version of its Firefox Web browser. But so far, no tracking companies have publicly stated that they will participate in a do-not-track system.
Webmaster GeneralFeb 14, 2011
1413: new post   vBulletin Issues Warning : Google reCAPTCHA System Cracked
"Despite denials from Google, a security researcher continues to assert that the Search King's reCAPTCHA system for protecting Web sites from spammers can be successfully exploited by Internet junk mail panderers.[br][br]Researcher Jonathan Wilkins published a paper recently that included an analysis of reCAPTCHA's security. In automated attacks he conducted against the system, he reported he had an alarming success rate of 17.5 percent.[br][br]vBulletin issues the following warning to those running vBulletin with reCAPTCHA system:[br]"[i]It has become apparent from our customers and customers of other BB Systems that there is a targeted effort being made to spam forums world-wide. Unfortunately as part of that effort it appears that ReCaptcha may have been cracked...[/i]"
Webmaster GeneralJan 11, 2011
1414: new post   GNU Founder Warns of Loss of Data Control In The Cloud
"Google's new cloud computing ChromeOS looks like a plan "to push people into careless computing" by forcing them to store their data in the cloud rather than on machines directly under their control,"
Webmaster GeneralDec 14, 2010
1415: new post   Browser History File Hijack
"Our study shows that popular Web 2.0 applications like mashups, aggregators, and sophisticated ad targeting are rife with different kinds of privacy-violating flows,"
Webmaster GeneralDec 2, 2010
1416: new post   Tim Berners Lee: A Call for Continued Open Standards and Neutrality
"Why should you care? Because the Web is yours. It is a public resource on which you, your business, your community and your government depend."
Webmaster GeneralNov 23, 2010
1417: new post   DDos Blackmail: Pay Up Or Your Server Goes Down
"What would you do?"
Webmaster GeneralOct 20, 2010
1418: new post   'Free Public WiFi', The Zombie Network
"...when a user selects it, he or she isn't connecting to a router or hot spot, but rather directly to someone else's computer in the area."
Webmaster GeneralOct 12, 2010
1419: new post   SORBS Problem Blocks Legitimate Email
"To make matters worse, the database problem coincided with a denial-of-service attack that made it hard for people to reach the SORBS website."
Webmaster GeneralOct 8, 2010
1420: new post   Proposals For a Global 'Internet Treaty' Are Put Forward
"The draft law has been likened to the Space Treaty, signed in 1967, which stated that space exploration should be carried out for the benefit of all nations, and guaranteed 'free access to all areas of celestial bodies'."
Webmaster GeneralSept 21, 2010
1421: new post   Nielsen Says Microsoft's Bing Takes Number 2 Slot In August US Search
"MSN/Windows Live/Bing's share has grown from 10.7pct in August 2009 to 13.9pct (a delta increase of 3.2pct or a relative increase of 30pct)."
Webmaster GeneralSept 14, 2010
1422: new post   comScore: July Search Share, Google Down, Yahoo Up, Bing Stable
"The new numbers only measure 'explicit' searches, in which a user types a term in a search window and clicks 'search.'"
Webmaster GeneralAug 17, 2010
1423: new post   Skype Files For IPO
"The number of shares to be offered and the price range for the offering have not yet been determined."
Webmaster GeneralAug 9, 2010
1424: new post   Report: Global Internet Speed Comparisons Published
"The report looked for the first time at how mobile networks are holding up in the face of greater demand for data on the move."
Webmaster GeneralJuly 28, 2010
1425: new post   Storing and Displaying Chinese Characters in MySQL/PHP
"How to display Chinese characters stored in MySQL/PHP database."
Webmaster GeneralJuly 14, 2010
1426: new post   Best Practice For Website Maximum Fixed Width
"I'm looking for the maximum fixed width I can go on a websites and still be compatible across almost all resolutions/monitors."
Webmaster GeneralJune 8, 2010
1427: new post   Improving The Admin Experience
"Today I was doing the same old mundane maintenance tasks on a site that is a grueling task of stepping through thousands of pieces of data, back and forth, extra windows opening and closing, a real tiresome bunch of clicking and waiting."
Webmaster GeneralJune 7, 2010
1428: new post   Adobe Alerts Of Flash Player and Adobe Reader Vulnerability
"There are reports that this vulnerability is being actively exploited in the wild against both Adobe Flash Player, and Adobe Reader and Acrobat."
Webmaster GeneralJune 7, 2010
1429: new post   WordPress Attacked With Cloaking Malware
"the malware is now cloaking it's presence to avoid Google's Safe Browsing API!"
Webmaster GeneralMay 18, 2010
1430: new post   Wikimedia Founder Voluntarily Gives Up Special Account Status
"Co-founder Jimmy Wales gave up some of his site privileges following protests by contributors angered that he had deleted images without consultation."
Webmaster GeneralMay 17, 2010
1431: new post   IPv4 Pool To Run Out As Close As 2011
"In less than 18 months there will be no more big blocks of net addresses to give out, estimates suggest."
Webmaster GeneralMay 11, 2010
1432: new post   It's 'Website' Not 'Web Site'
"This was formally announced at the American Copy Editors Society conference Friday afternoon."
Webmaster GeneralApr 19, 2010
1433: new post   Populating City State Fields Based On User Zip Code Entry
"How to make the city and state fields pre-populate based on the zip code a user enters."
Webmaster GeneralApr 17, 2010
1434: new post   Unprecedented Internet Censorship Bill Passes UK House of Commons
"A draconian Internet censorship bill that has been long looming on the horizon finally passed the House of Commons in the UK yesterday, legislating for government powers to restrict and filter any website that is deemed to be undesirable for public consumption." - GlobalResearch.ca
Webmaster GeneralApr 12, 2010
1435: new post   Court Rules Against F.C.C. in 'Net Neutrality' Case
"Tuesday's ruling by the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia is a big victory for the Comcast Corporation,"
Webmaster GeneralApr 6, 2010
1436: new post   Cash is King
"WebmasterWorld members debate whether cash really is king."
Webmaster GeneralMar 21, 2010
1437: new post   Unix, Linux Command To List The Top IP's Accessing Your Site
"Nice little shell command to get a real-time list of the top IP's hitting your site at the moment..."
Webmaster GeneralMar 21, 2010
1438: new post   Hitwise: Facebook Visitors Are Regular Newshounds
"...visitors from Facebook are more loyal to News and Media websites than are visitors from Google News."
Webmaster GeneralMar 19, 2010
1439: new post   E-mail Spam Continues Despite Strikes Against Botnets and Operators
"The problem, say experts, is that those who send spam are not those that run the botnets. As a result, if one botnet disappears then spammers and other hi-tech criminals simply shop around for another."
Webmaster GeneralMar 18, 2010
1440: new post   Government Data Transparency Called For By Web Inventor, Berners-Lee
"I think obviously there are more fundamental ones, but within a democratic society if the democracy is going to work you have to have an informed electorate,"
Webmaster GeneralMar 18, 2010
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