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Assange Claims Existence of Global Mobile Device Spy Network
2011-12-02 09:22:02

A new project launched by Wikileaks will reveal evidence of a global surveillance network that allows governments to spy on their citizens through their smartphones and other mobile devices, website founder Julian Assange told reporters Thursday. According to the Mirror, Assange has said that he has obtained evidence that companies are selling information that they have gathered by monitoring mobile phones and computers. In fact, he claims that over 150 different organizations worldwide...

2011-11-29 14:00:00

Joining TeleMate.Net Softwareâs broad customer baseâ”including over 18,000 deployments globallyâ”a Georgia-based charter system will receive a free web filter and realize significant cost savings. Norcross, GA (PRWEB) November 29, 2011 Now more than ever, the Internet is regarded as a powerful teaching tool in schools, but strictly enforced CIPA requirements, rising Internet security costs, and rapidly shrinking school budgets provide a...

Preliminary Hearing Set For Wikileaks Suspect Manning
2011-11-22 06:05:46

The US Army analyst accused of leaking a vast number of government secrets to the Wikileaks website will make his first court appearance on December 16, various media outlets reported Monday. According to Luis Martinez of ABC News, the Military District of Washington announced that the Article 32 hearing of Private Bradley Manning had been scheduled on that date. The hearing will take place at Fort Meade, Maryland, and will mark Manning's first public appearance since the former...

2011-11-16 08:00:00

SAN DIEGO, Nov. 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Responding quickly to concerns that its iBoss Web Filters were blocking access to LGBT websites for employees of Montgomery County, Maryland, Phantom Technologies assures customers that its web-filtering technology is designed to function within the guidelines of the ACLU's Don't Filter Me campaign, which seeks to curb illegal filtering of pro-LGBT content. Last month, a Montgomery County employee informed his network administrator that he was...

2011-11-09 11:24:00

SHORT HILLS, N.J., Nov. 9, 2011/PRNewswire/ -- In a verdict that could have significant implications for the Internet software industry, a federal court jury in Central Islip, N.Y. found AOL liable for infringing the patent of BASCOM Global Internet Services, Inc., a Long Island Internet software company. The jury also found that BASCOM's patent, which covers remote filtering of adult or other inappropriate content, among other things, is valid and enforceable. The jury awarded BASCOM $10...

2011-11-04 07:07:00

PHILADELPHIA, Nov. 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The ListenLogic Social Listening Intelligence Center (SLIC) today elevated the 'Occupy' threat advisory level for large U.S. corporations to "High" for the upcoming November 5th weekend. Ongoing ListenLogic analysis of several million online posts has identified a significant increase in support for key Occupy events during the November 5th weekend, as well as increases in: Threats made by protesters, with a 25% increase during the past week...

WikiLeaks Founder Says Site Is Running Out Of Money
2011-10-24 12:43:43

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange said on Monday that the site will have to stop publishing secret cables if it is unable to end a financial "blockade" by companies like Visa and Mastercard. He said that WikiLeaks would need $3.5 million over the next year to continue to operate. The financial institutions stopped processing donations for WikiLeaks in December 2010 after the site released tens of thousands of confidential U.S. government cables. "If WikiLeaks does not find a way to...

Anonymous Takes Down Child Pornography Sites
2011-10-24 11:34:39

The hacker group Anonymous busted a collection of child pornography Web sites and published the names of those who have participated in its illegal activities. The hacking group used a brute force attack to infiltrate a server called Freedom Hosting, which housed about 40 child porn sites. The biggest site, Lolita City, contained over 100 gigabytes worth of content. Anonymous said before taking down the sites that it issued a warning to Freedom Hosting to remove the illegal content....

Court Order Forces Release Of WikiLeaks Supporter’s Email
2011-10-10 08:54:35

The US government obtained a secret court order forcing Google Inc. and Internet provider Sonic.net Inc. to release data from email accounts of a WikiLeaks volunteer, the Wall Street Journal reported today. WSJ, citing reviewed documents, said that Sonic.net was forced to turn over data from the email account of Jacob Appelbaum, which includes email addresses of people he had corresponded with over the past two years. Sonic CEO Dane Jasper told WSJ that it fought the order legally and...

2011-10-05 16:00:00

The free resource helps K-12 districts balance the educational use of the Internet with online safety and security. Bakersfield, CA (PRWEB) October 05, 2011 In todayâs schools, web filters increasingly impact both IT staff and curriculum departments. Lightspeed Systems recognizes the need to share information, facts, and best practices that could help districts balance the needs of both departments. The newly-released guide, Web Filtering in Todayâs Schools:...