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2011-08-10 22:28:08

A radical new approach to thwarting Internet censorship would essentially turn the whole web into a proxy server, making it virtually impossible for a censoring government to block individual sites. The system is called Telex, and it is the brainchild of computer science researchers at the University of Michigan and the University of Waterloo in Canada. They will present it Aug. 12 at the USENIX Security Symposium in San Francisco. "This has the potential to shift the arms race regarding...

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2011-07-21 13:40:00

Hackers from the group Anonymous said on Thursday that they breached NATO security and accessed hoards of restricted material. The group said it would be "irresponsible" to publish most of the material it stole from NATO, but that it is sitting on about 1 gigabyte of data. "Yes, Nato was breached. And we have lots of restricted material"¦ In the next days, wait for interesting data," Anonymous said in a Twitter post. Anonymous posted a PDF file on its Twitter page showing a document...

2011-07-19 07:15:00

SAN DIEGO, July 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Following a thorough review and evaluation process, the Iowa Education Consortium (IEC) has awarded iBoss(TM) (http://www.iboss.com) a three-year contract to provide Internet content filtering and Children's Internet Protection Act (CIPA) compliance for over 300,000 students and staff in public schools throughout the state of Iowa. "Five Iowa Area Education Agencies (AEAs) partnered with the IEC to bid Web content filtering. IT staff from four of...

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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...

2011-07-18 07:47:00

LONDON, July 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Comprehensive Cloud e-Safety Solution Praised by Childcare Expert Professor Tanya Byron Two of the UK's leading suppliers of e-safety, Westcoastcloud and Forensic Software, have partnered up to offer the most comprehensive online child protection solution yet to the education sector. The all-in-one cloud service 'Netintelligence powered by Forensic Software,' offers schools and...

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2011-07-12 06:10:00

Senior figures of the hackers' collective Anonymous have threatened an attack to the Metropolitan police's computer systems and those controlled by the UK judicial system, warning that Tuesday will be the "biggest day in Anonymous's history," reports the Guardian. The collective seeks to express its anger over News International's phone hacking and the threatened extradition of Julian Assange, the Wikileaks founder. Sabu, a senior figure within the collective who founded the spin-off group...

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2011-07-10 08:35:00

An Icelandic bank that unknowingly provided a way for WikiLeaks supporters to fund the controversial website best known for publishing classified military and diplomatic websites earlier this week has closed the proverbial loophole, according to Reuters reports."¨In a story published Friday, Maria Aspan of the wire service revealed that Valitor had agreed earlier this week to accept payments processed by DataCell, a data hosting service provider and a WikiLeaks supporter. However, bank...

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2011-06-10 13:45:00

Spanish police arrested three suspected computer hackers who belonged to a loose-knit international hactivist group that has attacked corporate and government websites around the world. Spain's National Police said the three were part of the Spanish section of the famous hacker group called "Anonymous."  Manuel Vazquez, chief of the police's high-tech crime unit, said all three are Spaniards between the ages 30 and 32. Vazquez said a computer server in one of their homes was used to...

2011-05-24 18:01:00

GREENWOOD VILLAGE, Colo., May 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- zvelo, Inc., a leader in URL database, website categorization and malicious website detection, announced today it has reached 80 OEMs for its zveloDB(TM) offering. These OEMs include vendors in the UTM, endpoint security/anti-virus, mobile service provider, ad network, security analytics and other industries. The zveloDB offering combines superior accuracy, coverage, real-time contextual content categorization and malicious website...

2011-05-04 07:00:00

BLUE BELL, Pa., May 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Americans are significantly more concerned about nearly all aspects of their security compared to six months ago, according to new research conducted by Unisys Corporation (NYSE: UIS). The largest rise in concern centered on Internet security, measured at levels 35 percent higher than in August 2010, with approximately half of Americans seriously concerned about viruses, spam and the safety of online shopping. The bi-annual Unisys Security Index...


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