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2012-09-13 23:00:11

Organization deploys OpenDNS Enterprise Insights to five locations for comprehensive Web filtering that meets CIPA compliance without agonizing appliance-management. SAN FRANCISCO (PRWEB) September 12, 2012 OpenDNS, the world's largest Internet-wide security network — making the Internet safer, faster and more reliable for more than 50 million people every day — today announced the San Diego Center for Children is using OpenDNS Enterprise Insights to meet CIPA compliance and...

GoDaddy Denies They Were Hacked
2012-09-11 14:47:59

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Yesterday´s news cycle was filled with complaints about downed servers and websites, not to mention plenty of jokes at Danica Patrick´s expense. A member of the Anonymous hacking collective known on Twitter as @Anonymousown3r took to the microblogging site yesterday to take credit for bringing GoDaddy.com to its knees using a DDoS attack. In an odd turn of events, however, GoDaddy has issued a press statement today...

GoDaddy Hacked by Anonymous Hacker
2012-09-10 16:29:01

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online A hacker from the shadowy group Anonymous is claiming to have taken down the domain registry and web hosting company GoDaddy.com today, bringing down thousands of Web sites for small businesses and blogs who were likely not intentional targets. The hacker known as AnonymousOwn3r on Twitter has made a point to mention several times that he or she acted alone in the hack-attack and is not working on behalf of the larger...

Social Media Sites Under Siege, India Blocks Access For “Inflammatory” Content
2012-08-22 10:39:45

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Twitter and Facebook are among the social media websites that are being urged to remove content that is deemed “inflammatory” by the Indian government, in a move to quell fears of communal violence in India. An Indian federal minister said on Tuesday that social networks need to be more responsive and responsible, even if their headquarters are abroad. The government said in a statement that it had already blocked...

Assange To Obama: End The Witch Hunt
2012-08-20 05:43:42

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange used his first public appearance in months to chide President Obama and the United States Government for their “Witch Hunt” against “whistle blowers”. Assange appeared on Sunday for the first time since he took refuge in the Ecuadorian embassy in London two months ago. Earlier this week, Assange was granted diplomatic asylum by Ecuador, though only on Ecuadorian soil. As...

Ecuador Grants Wikileaks Founder Assange Political Asylum
2012-08-16 12:37:39

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Wikileaks founder Julian Assange has just been granted political asylum by the country of Ecuador, according to an announcement by the country. Assange has been in hiding in the Ecuadorean Embassy in London for two months as he awaited this decision. “The government of Ecuador, faithful to its tradition of protecting those who seek refuge in its territory or in its diplomatic missions, has decided to grant diplomatic...

YouTube Wants You To Use Your Real Name For Commenting
2012-07-24 12:14:00

John Neumann for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online It wasn´t always this way. Back before the internet (if you are old enough to remember such a time) there was little opportunity to post anonymous dirty comments, apart for rest room stalls. However, since the advent of internet social media, it seems like everyone is a critic. Many times it seems as if everyone is a foul-mouthed, brain-dead, ignorant critic. You know...a comment troll. Comment sections on YouTube videos can be...

WikiLeaks Victory Against Visa A "Significant Victory"
2012-07-14 05:58:22

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online An Icelandic court ordered a local Visa affiliate - which had broken contract laws by refusing to process credit card donations to WikiLeaks - to resume processing transactions in what officials at the website dubbed a "significant victory" in its ongoing battle with governments and financial institutions, various media outlets are reporting. According to the Associated Press (AP), a District Court ordered Valitor, a local Visa...

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2012-07-12 13:49:45

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The Russian parliament yesterday unanimously decided to adopt a bill which allows them to exercise a greater control over the Internet. Now, many Russians are worried this is just the first step to widespread censorship by the Russian government. Only one man stands between this bill and the law: Russia´s president, Vladimir Putin. Similar to the Internet protests which occurred when the U.S. Government voted on bills SOPA...


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  • A spider.
  • Figuratively, a peevish, testy, ill-natured person.
'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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