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2011-07-25 13:15:00

The hacker group Anonymous has released gigabytes of secret documents stolen from an Italian cybercrime unit. The 8 gigabytes of data has allegedly been taken from the network of the Italian CNAIPIC, which oversees the country's critical IT infrastructure. Anonymous said on its Twitter account that it received the files from a "source." The attack on CNAIPIC is thought to be in retaliation for the arrest of Italian members of Anonymous. Links to the first few files stolen from CNAIPIC were...

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2011-07-18 11:35:00

Hacktivist group Anonymous announced plans for a new social network after the group's Google+ accounts were shut down. The group said its AnonPlus service will be free "of fear...of censorship...of blackout" and "for all people not just Anonymous." The project was announced over the weekend after several pseudonymous Google+ accounts supporting Anonymous were shut down. "As some of you know we got banned from Google+ due to some of our content," said YourAnonNews, one of the affected...

2011-07-14 00:00:28

YadaMe, an online anonymous message system, allows people to report cheating, and catch a cheating spouse. Kansas City, MO (PRWEB) July 12, 2011 Researchers from Indiana University in Bloomington conducted a survey of over 900 participants. The survey revealed that 19% of women and 23% of men engaged in cheating. Regardless of where or when it happens, it can be embarrassing, hurtful and damaging. YadaMe helps to catch a cheating spouse through our anonymous messaging system. "YadaMe is...

2011-06-16 13:00:19

Report dispels myths of de-identification Canadian privacy experts have issued a new report (link will go live after embargo lift) today that strongly backs the practice of de-identification as a key element in the protection of personal information. The joint paper from Ontario's Information and Privacy Commissioner, Dr. Ann Cavoukian, and Dr. Khaled El Emam, the Canada Research Chair in Electronic Health Information at the University of Ottawa and the Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario...

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2011-05-06 05:35:00

The Internet activist group Anonymous denied any involvement in a cyber-attack on Sony Corp.'s networks that exposed the personal data of more than 100 million PlayStation and Online Entertainment network accounts. "Let's be clear, we are legion, but it wasn't us. You are incompetent Sony," wrote Anonymous on its blog (anonops.blogspot.com) on Thursday. Sony had claimed that its video game network was breached at the same time it was defending itself against a major denial of service (DoS)...

2011-04-11 07:20:00

SALT LAKE CITY, April 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- CrimeReports, creators of the National Crime Map, today announced the launch of the TipSubmit Mobile app for Android and iPhone. The app is the first mobile application that lets the public anonymously submit tips to law enforcement agencies to help solve and prevent crime. Users of the free app may now submit secure and anonymous tips to Crime Stoppers programs, law enforcement agencies or school safety officers and administrators. The...

2011-02-15 08:00:00

The new software tool is the first anonymous and fully featured crime tipping mobile app for iPhone SALT LAKE CITY, Feb. 15, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- CrimeReports, creators of the National Crime Map, today announced the launch of the TipSubmit Mobile app for iPhone. The app is the first anonymous and fully featured iPhone application that lets the public submit tips to law enforcement agencies to help solve and prevent crime. Users of the free iPhone app may now submit secure and...

2010-10-20 06:20:00

SAN DIEGO, Oct. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Anonymizer, Inc., www.anonymizer.com, the leader in consumer online anonymity solutions, today announced the results of a survey, which found that while consumers were very aware of the risks associated with being online and engaging in ecommerce, the majority of respondents relied on inadequate measures to protect their privacy and identity. As more and more people use the Internet as their primary medium for banking, checking account balances and...

2010-03-01 14:27:04

Darkness can conceal identity and encourage moral transgressions; thus Ralph Waldo Emerson wrote in "Worship" in The Conduct of Life (1860), "as gaslight is the best nocturnal police, so the universe protects itself by pitiless publicity." New research in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science, shows that darkness may also induce a psychological feeling of illusory anonymity, just as children playing "hide and seek" will close their eyes and believe that...

2009-02-24 08:00:00

NEW YORK, Feb. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- A pending application to the New York Supreme Court seeks to force Google to divulge the identity of an anonymous blogger because of a few comments made on the Internet on one single day. The application brings to the fore the need to ensure that First Amendment free-speech protections continue to extend to anonymous web-based commentary. A hearing on the motion to reveal the anonymous blogger's identity is scheduled for Wednesday, February 25th. The...


Word of the Day
omadhaun
  • A fool; a simpleton: a term of abuse common in Ireland and to a less extent in the Gaelic-speaking parts of Scotland.
This word is partly Irish in origin.