Monthly Archives: July 2010

BBC News – BT and TalkTalk challenge Digital Economy Act

BBC News – BT and TalkTalk challenge Digital Economy Act.  8 July 2010 The two service providers wish to challenge the Act before the High Court. Obviously the legal argument is about rights and freedoms, but the motivation is … … Continue reading

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Indian Government Demands Right To Spy On Skype, Gmail, Blackberry Messages | Techdirt

Indian Government Demands Right To Spy On Skype, Gmail, Blackberry Messages | Techdirt. 07 July 2010 Don’t know to which extent it is true, but I would not be surprised that governments start finding ways to crack down codes and … Continue reading

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Lawyers Doing Real Time Jury Googling | Techdirt

Lawyers Doing Real Time Jury Googling | Techdirt. 9 July 2010 An interesting post that describes the use of technology probably for the better.  Instead of extensive searches outside the courtroom about potential jurors, lawyers work in situ with computers … Continue reading

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Are Geographic Restrictions On Content Obsolete? | Techdirt

Are Geographic Restrictions On Content Obsolete? | Techdirt. 9 July 2010 An interesting post which points out the obvious (no sarcasm intended). Boundaries in terms of filtering are disappearing, at least the way they used to be. It reminds me … Continue reading

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ICO issues guidelines for data privacy in the cloud | Security Management | ZDNet UK

ICO issues guidelines for data privacy in the cloud | Security Management | ZDNet UK. 07 July 2010 The Information Commissioner Office issued a warning and guidelines for small businesses to protect their consumers’ data when they resort to cloud-computing. … Continue reading

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5 cybercriminels parmi les plus recherchés – Journal du Net Solutions

5 cybercriminels parmi les plus recherchés – Journal du Net Solutions. 24 June 2010 In French, but a highlight of FBI public information about cybercriminals searched for. No need to understand French to get the message

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Google’s Wi-Fi net caught passwords, says France | Security | ZDNet UK

Google’s Wi-Fi net caught passwords, says France | Security | ZDNet UK. 21 June 2010 the CNIL looked at the details after Google was ordered to give the information on 4 June 2010. The infringement is real.

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Chip-and-PIN fraud gang jailed | ZDNet UK

Chip-and-PIN fraud gang jailed | ZDNet UK. 22 June 2010 Southwark Crown Court found guilty the four persons involved in the hack of Chipandpin machines and who gained £725,000. Cybersecurity is not perfect … for both sides! On a similar … Continue reading

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Government to consult businesses on e-crime policy | Security | ZDNet UK

Government to consult businesses on e-crime policy | Security | ZDNet UK. 1st July 2010 I found this assertion that private businesses know more about cybersecurity than government quite disturbing. It sounds more ideological than the result of an informed … Continue reading

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Work starts to reverse ban on using intercept evidence in criminal trials | Law | The Guardian

Work starts to reverse ban on using intercept evidence in criminal trials | Law | The Guardian. 17 May 2010 The UK contemplates allowing intercepted data to be admissible for evidence at trial. Two issues with potential waiver of this … Continue reading

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