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|1:|| Crime Ring Amasses 1.2 Billion Usernames and Passwords Via Botnet|
According to the NYT and security researchers, a crime ring has amassed over 1.2 billion username and passwords harvested via botnets.
|Aug 6, 2014|
|2:|| The Recent U.S. Supreme Court Ruling May Point to Protection of Your Privacy in the Cloud|
The ruling may indicate how the court sees privacy of data in the cloud.
|June 27, 2014|
|3:|| LulzSec Hacker Gets Off With Light Sentence For Helping Thwart Further Attacks|
A convicted hacker turned informant, who was facing in excess of 20 years in prison, has been handed a sentence of a year's supervision.
|May 27, 2014|
|4:|| FCC Votes For Lane Speeds In Net Neutrality, But May Change Its Mind Later|
FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler, despite weeks of backlash, still wants to allow Internet Service Providers like Comcast and Verizon to "offer" different levels of service to internet companies, although he refused to call them a "fast lane" and a "slow lane" and refused to recognize how those arrangements up the food chain affect consumers and a neutral internet.
|May 16, 2014|
|5:|| FCC's Open Internet Rules Update: Net Neutrality|
The F.C.C. has just published its latest information on Net Neutrality.
|Apr 24, 2014|
|6:|| Report: Net Advertising Rises To $42.8 Billion in 2013, With Mobile Ads Up 110 pct|
"Our survey confirms that we are fully in transition to the post-desktop era,"
|Apr 10, 2014|
|7:|| FCC Rewrites Open Internet Rules: Net Neutrality|
"I intend to accept that invitation by proposing rules that will meet the court's test for preventing improper blocking of and discrimination among Internet traffic, ensuring genuine transparency in how Internet Service Providers manage traffic, and enhancing competition."
|Feb 19, 2014|
|8:|| U.S. Court Rules FCC Cannot Impose Net Neutrality Rules|
In a ruling that has significant implications for the future of the internet, an appeals court has ruled that the FCC cannot impose so-called "net neutrality rules."
|Jan 15, 2014|
|9:|| Tech Giants Call for End to NSA Data Surveillance|
...companies, led by Google and Microsoft, presented a plan to regulate online spying and urged the United States to lead a worldwide effort to restrict it.
|Dec 10, 2013|
|10:|| U.S. F.T.C.: Online Ads Must Be Clearly Marked as Ads To Avoid Deception|
"Marketers have ... moved past the banner ad into advertising that is more seamlessly, and inconspicuously, integrated into digital content,"
|Dec 5, 2013|
|11:|| Report: NSA Infiltrates Links to Yahoo, Google Data Centers Worldwide|
"According to a top secret accounting dated Jan. 9, 2013, the NSA's acquisitions directorate sends millions of records every day from internal Yahoo and Google networks to data warehouses at the agency's headquarters at Fort Meade, Md."
|Oct 31, 2013|
|12:|| ITU: 40 pct of the World Online; 4.4 Billion People Unconnected|
Mobile broadband connections over 3G and 3G+ networks are growing at an average annual rate of 40 per cent, equating to 2.1 billion mobile-broadband subscriptions and a global penetration rate of almost 30 per cent.
|Oct 11, 2013|
|13:|| Adobe Confirms Customer Data and Source Code Breach|
"The attackers accessed encrypted customer passwords and payment card numbers, the company said."
|Oct 4, 2013|
|14:|| 500,000 ZeroAccess Botnet-Infected Computers Disabled - Implicated in Click Fraud|
"About 500,000 hijacked computers have been taken out of the 1.9 million strong ZeroAccess botnet,..."
|Oct 1, 2013|
|15:|| US: New York Attorney General's Operation "Clean Turf" Fines Companies For Writing False Online Reviews|
The authorities fight back over false online reviews!
|Sept 25, 2013|
|16:|| I Want a New Search Engine|
"The search engines are failing me. I spend more time trying to push the search engines out of the way, than finding stuff."
|Sept 23, 2013|
|17:|| NYT And Twitter Problems Continue Following DNS Hack|
In recent months, the hackers have targeted major media companies including the Financial Times, Washington Post, CNN and BBC.
|Aug 28, 2013|
|18:|| LinkedIn Opens Sponsored Updates Advertising To All|
These updates, which look like regular posts, are clearly labeled "Sponsored" and give you the option to "Like," "Comment" and "Share" the updates, as well as "Follow" the company.
|July 23, 2013|
|19:|| U.S. Court Rules Disputed Web Patent Claim Is Invalid|
A US court has upheld a decision to invalidate a tech firm's claim to own technologies underpinning the web.
|July 23, 2013|
|20:|| Cracking Tough Passwords Appears Just Too Easy|
The moral of the story: if a reporter with zero training in the ancient art of password cracking can achieve such results, imagine what more seasoned attackers can do.
|May 29, 2013|
|21:|| Apple Reveals Financial Bailout of California|
Apple Computer Inc, the world's largest corporation with an estimated $75 billion in cash which exceeds the current bank balance of the Federal Government, has finally decided what to do with all that surplus. announcing it publicly for the first time Thursday after the closing bell, as markets wouldn't be open on Good Friday.
|Apr 1, 2013|
|22:|| Google Pressurises Sweden To Drop The Word "Ungoogleable"|
The Language Council of Sweden has dropped the term "ungoogleable" from its list of new words, following pressure from Google to adapt its definition to something more flattering for the company.
|Mar 26, 2013|
|23:|| Study: 50pct of All Email Spam Comes From Only 20 ISPs|
Of the 42,201 ISPs studied about 50% of all junk mail, phishing attacks and other malicious messages came from just 20 networks,
|Mar 18, 2013|
|24:|| YouTube Co-Founder Working On New Video Collaboration Site|
"I wish [South by Southwest] was a month later because I could unveil the new product," Hurley said during a Q&A...
|Mar 11, 2013|
|25:|| Zendesk Security Breach Affecting Twitter, Tumblr and Pinterest |
Tumblr notified affected users in an email at approximately 6:35 p.m. PST; Twitter and Pinterest are expected to do so shortly.
|Feb 22, 2013|
|26:|| Path Settles With FTC Over Charges It Deceived Consumers and Improperly Collected Personal Information|
"This settlement with Path shows that no matter what new technologies emerge, the agency will continue to safeguard the privacy of Americans."
|Feb 1, 2013|
|27:|| Chinese Hackers Break Into New York Times Over Four Months|
For the last four months, Chinese hackers have persistently attacked The New York Times, infiltrating its computer systems and getting passwords for its reporters and other employees.
|Jan 31, 2013|
|28:|| Beware: Fake Google Security Certificate Discovered|
Google and other browser vendors have taken steps to block an unauthorized digital certificate for the " *.google.com" domain that fraudsters could have used to impersonate the search giant's online services.
|Jan 4, 2013|
|29:|| Happy 2013 WebmasterWorld!|
Happy New Year!
|Dec 31, 2012|
|30:|| US, Canada, Australia and UK Refuse To Sign New Communications Treaty|
The countries had objected to calls for all states to have equal rights to the governance of the internet.
|Dec 14, 2012|
|31:|| FBI Uses Facebook To Help Foil Yahos Botnet: Losses of $850 Million Attributed To The Gang|
In a statement, the US authority said 10 suspects had been arrested globally, including from the UK and US.
|Dec 12, 2012|
|32:|| Report: Facebook Works On Buying Microsoft's Ad Serving Product|
According to several industry sources, Facebook is in negotiations with Microsoft to buy Atlas Solutions, the ad-serving product Microsoft acquired when it bought aQuantive for $6 billion in 2007.
|Dec 6, 2012|
|33:|| Instagram Photo Sharing Site Launches Profiles|
"We're launching web profiles to give you a simple way to share your photos with more people and to make it easier to discover new users on the web."
|Nov 6, 2012|
|34:|| U.S. Judge Allows Piracy Trial To Test IP Evidence|
Such cases rely on identifying the machines the IP address of machines from which content was illegally downloaded as evidence of wrongdoing.
|Oct 10, 2012|
|35:|| LinkedIn Introduces Endorsements|
Starting today, Endorsements launches in English across the United States, India, New Zealand, and Australia.
|Sept 25, 2012|
|36:|| Account Hack, User Speaks Out: Lessons To Learn|
Had I used two-factor authentication for my Google account, it's possible that none of this would have happened, because their ultimate goal was always to take over my Twitter account and wreak havoc.
|Aug 7, 2012|
|37:|| Digg Relaunches With New Design|
"...you'll see these features as our v1, and August 1 as the first of many iterations on a new Digg.
|July 31, 2012|
|38:|| Grum Botnet Command and Control Servers Shut Down|
A botnet which experts believe sent out 18% of the world's spam email has been shut down, a security firm said.
|July 19, 2012|
|39:|| LinkedIn Adds Commenting and Liking, and Trending In Your Network|
LinkedIn Today will now include social gestures which will enable our 161 million member professionals to engage and create a dialogue around the news headlines that matter most to them, as well as learn what is currently trending online.
|July 14, 2012|
|40:|| Report: Hackers List Credentials of 400,000 From Yahoo Service|
Hackers posted what appear to be login credentials for more than 453,000 user accounts that they said they retrieved in plaintext from an unidentified service on Yahoo.
|July 12, 2012|