Israeli Bill Would Allow Secret Blacklists For Websites
In 2005 such a DNS based filter was rolled out here in Denmark, First toured as a filter against Child pornography, as a none binding aggrement between the danish branch of save the children and the biggest Isp.
By design its ofcause a none public liste, later in 2006 allofmp3.com was blocked using the same system, then the pirate bay was added, then sites that sells medicin that requires a prescription, and the lates addion was gamling sites that doesnt pay danish tax.
In 2008 the list was leaked ( http://wikileaks.org/wiki/Denmark:_3863_sites_on_censorship_list%2C_Feb_2008 ) , was found to be blocking sites not related to what it was intented to, legitime sites.
It always starts out as against Child pornography, and then they will start put more and more into it.
Is Your Antivirus Made By the Chinese Government?
symantec antivirus products dont spare enough cpu cycles for the backdoor to do any real work, so you should be perfectly safe, its a good as locked up.
Apple AirPlay Private Key Exposed
he did a post to the vlc-devel list here,
It private rsa key is there, might be a good thing to download, if you are worried apple might do something stupid.
UK ISPs Hatch Plan To Block the Pirate Bay and Other File Sharing Sites
well we have this system here in denmark, dns based blocking of child pronograf sites, then allofmp3 was added to the list, thepiratbay was next.
Now "illegal" gamling sites, aka we have single monoply for gamling in danmark, Next up sites selling medicin....
all this controlled in a none transpart way, just like the politicians like it.
Fight it, any way you can, onces its inplace its too late, and it WILL expand to block things others than its original purpose.
Text Messages To Replace Stamps In Sweden
Great way to track peoples communication, you order the stamp with your mobil phone, so unless its a prepaid they can now check who you send snailmails to easy.
Teenagers Jailed For Criminal Version of Facebook
it was a plain and normal forum from what I read, or is suddenly anything facebook, even when you aint having your personal data analysed and sold ?
Chrome May Drop the URL Bar
to do it right one would have to say look at the certificate, https:/// was good enough to tell peopel not so much into computers, and it was always at the top, where as the padlock wasnt always in the same place.
Chrome May Drop the URL Bar
Now we have spend years telling people to look at the url for https, to look there if the bar is green fro those extented certificates things, and now they want to do away with it.
Oh and that window that just totally locks up your browers, naa you dont want to know that url anyway, you are smart enough use another brower to get that.
Proposed Standard Would Address Video Buffering
Sony's autoupdater they install on vaio laptop, downloads video ads in the 100mb once in a while to show off new products.
Sounds great, push ads over a metered slow mobil connection.
US May Disable All Car Phones, Says Trans. Secretary
so what kind of range are we talking here, jamming phones on the sidewalks and further in from the street where there happen to be driving cars by ?
Could be fun, on the otherhand not having to navivate around people talking away on their phone, and ignore people around might be concideret a bonus.
Windows Phone Permanently Modifies MicroSD Cards, Warns Samsung
best guess is this socalled permant modification is changes to the filesystem nothing more, which for normal users would amount to the same, if their windows platform cant see the card anymore, inserting such a card would not be shown by windows except for people entering the computer management/ disk management and repartiton/format it again.
Adobe Warns of Critical Flash Bug, Already Being Exploited
one has to wonder this days if they even try to fixer their products. Given the rate this problems show up, it maybe they should start to think about starting from scratch with a bloatless reader. Wishful thinking I know, they have gotten everyone to use the bloat in one way or another :(
Gosling Reacts To Apple's Java Deprecation
unless oracle steps up and do provide java for future osX systems, it will be apple that is lossing out. An operating system without java will be unable to provide homebanking for a lot of users, hard to imagine consumers giving up on that.
Having to use a virtual machine just to run an operating system, which has java support, will be a hard sell, especial with the "just works" motto of osx.
UK To Track All Browsing, Email, and Phone Calls
we have excatly that system here, with 1year backlog of what sites people have visited,whom you have emails, phoned, etc. But atleast our politicians are begining to question if this is needed, and have talked openly about removing it. that comes after a simular law in germany was found to be illigal accoding to their constitution, and they where forced to scrap it, afterwards there was alot of discustion about if it was even needed.
A study showed data collected with was only used in 0.0005% procent of criminal cases in germany, they still have the option to log data, but now they need prof and can only activate per person and not for the whole population. Lets hope UK looks at germany and act accordingly.
Five Times the US Almost Nuked Itself
too bad the banks did set off a economical based nuke that didnt miss :(
SEC Blames Computer Algorithm For 'Flash Crash'
stock markets has never been anything but a glorified Ponzi scheme, not based on the actual value, skilled works or goods of the companies involved. The more they try to fix they little scheme with rules, the more it should be obvious to even the most diehard liberalist.
Is the Web Heading Toward Redirect Hell?
those tinyurl makes archives mailing lists hell also, have anyone seen or code a tool automatic lookup the real url and replace the tinyurl for archival purposes ?
Lightspark 0.4.2 Open Source Flash Player Released
Lightspark is using a Jit(just in time) compiler framework that as it stands right now is x86 only, there will go a long time before this project can help those that adobe doesnt support with their flash player.
Those using Powerpc, arm are still without any working flash implementation, can only hope it will support those at a later stage, but I am rather pesemistic.
Volume Shadow Copy For Linux?
Nilfs will have those things, but you`ll have to wait till its production ready.
RFID Checks Student Attendance in Arizona
Seems like they have been reading Cory Doctorow`s little brother and got loads of great ideas from it.
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