internet

Qatari News Site Says Website Blocked, Blames State Censorship

DOHA, Dec 1 – An independent English-language news site in Qatar accused the Gulf state of censorship on Thursday, saying two internet service providers had blocked access to its website. The Doha News, which stirred a debate about the limits of tolerance in the conservative country in August with an opinion column on gay rights

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Hackers Attack EU Executive but no Data Breach -spokesman

BRUSSELS, Nov 25 – Hackers attacked the European Commission’s computers on Thursday, flooding the EU executive’s servers with digital service requests, but while connection speeds were affected, there was no data breach, the Commission said. “Yesterday afternoon the Commission was targeted by an attempt to saturate our internet connection,” Commission spokesman Margaritis Schinas told a

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Twitter Announces Crackdown After Online Abuse of “Ghostbusters” Actor

SAN FRANCISCO, July 20  – Twitter Inc said Tuesday it had moved to permanently suspend a number of user accounts for abuse and harassment after Ghostbusters actor Leslie Jones on Monday drew renewed attention to the issue and announced she would quit the social media site. Jones retweeted and shared several abusive tweets she received

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Internet Hyperlinks Do Not Infringe Copyright, EU Court Advised

BRUSSELS, April 7 – A link to a website which publishes photos without authorization of the author does not in itself constitute a copyright infringement, an adviser to Europe’s top court said on Thursday. The opinion, by the European Court of Justice’s advocate general, is not binding but the court normally follows such advice. While

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Cybercrimes and Punishment

Companies all over the world need to protect themselves from the growing threat of cyber attacks By Gilbert Kamieniecky The former chief information officer at the FBI, Chad Fulgham, once said: “There are two types of businesses: those who have been hacked and those who don’t know they’ve been hacked.” During conversations held by global

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China Calls for Internet Front to Fight Hacking, Cyber “Arms Race”

By Paul Carsten WUZHEN, China, Dec 16 (Reuters) – China’s President Xi Jinping laid out his vision for the Internet on Wednesday, calling for a new status quo where Internet sovereignty rests in the hands of nations controlling the flow of information. “Each country should join hands and together curb the abuse of information technology,

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Cracking the Fake State

Can hackers and Western security services win the online war against Daesh? BY Mirren Gidda One day after the attacks in Paris on November 13—in which young men affiliated with Daesh killed a total of 130 people at six locations across the French capital—a video began making the rounds online. With its dramatic theme music

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