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The Countries Most Vulnerable To an Internet Shutdown

December 3rd, 2012 12:30 admin View Comments

Censorship

Sparrowvsrevolution writes “In the wake of Syria’s 52-hour digital blackout last week, the networking firm Renesys performed an analysis of which countries are most susceptible to an Internet shutdown, based simply on how many distinct entities control the connections between the country’s networks and those of the outside world. It found that for 61 countries and territories, just one or two Internet service providers maintain all external connections–a situation that could make possible a quick cutoff from the world with a well-placed government order or physical attack.”

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Mandriva Juggles Multiple Codebases

July 9th, 2012 07:00 admin View Comments

Businesses

jfruh writes “In the wake of its decision to cede control of its Linux distro to its community, Mandriva is trying a tricky balancing act: offering Linux products based on two different code bases. Desktop and OEM offerings will be based on the Mageia distro, while server products will be based on the traditional Mandriva codebase.”

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Pentagon Contractors Openly Post Job Listings For Offensive Hackers

June 15th, 2012 06:57 admin View Comments

The Military

Sparrowvsrevolution writes “In the wake of confirmation that the U.S. government was involved in the creation of Stuxnet and likely Flame, a look over job listings on defense contractor sites shows just how explicitly the Pentagon and the firms that service it are recruiting offense-oriented hackers. Northrop Grumman, Raytheon, Lockheed Martin, SAIC, and Booz Allen have all posted job ads that require skills like ‘exploit development,’ have titles like ‘Windows Attack Developer,’ or asks them to ‘plan, execute, and assess an Offensive Cyberspace Operation.’”

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Pentagon Contractors Openly Post Job Listings For Offensive Hackers

June 15th, 2012 06:57 admin View Comments

The Military

Sparrowvsrevolution writes “In the wake of confirmation that the U.S. government was involved in the creation of Stuxnet and likely Flame, a look over job listings on defense contractor sites shows just how explicitly the Pentagon and the firms that service it are recruiting offense-oriented hackers. Northrop Grumman, Raytheon, Lockheed Martin, SAIC, and Booz Allen have all posted job ads that require skills like ‘exploit development,’ have titles like ‘Windows Attack Developer,’ or asks them to ‘plan, execute, and assess an Offensive Cyberspace Operation.’”

Source: Pentagon Contractors Openly Post Job Listings For Offensive Hackers

Do Unhatched Chicks Sleep and Wake In Their Eggs?

May 8th, 2012 05:07 admin View Comments
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Internet Responds To Racist Article, Gets Author Fired

April 9th, 2012 04:56 admin View Comments

Censorship

In the wake of the Trayvon Martin tragedy in February, many publications posted articles about “the talk” — a phrase denoting the conversation many black parents have at some point with their children to explain the realities of racism. Last Thursday, writer John Derbyshire penned an article titled “The Talk: Nonblack Version,” which codified a similar set of lessons he had given to his children over the years. Unfortunately, those lessons turned out to be horribly racist themselves. “The remarkably long list of how to teach children to stay safe by avoiding black people goes on for two pages and Derbyshire contends is a true lifesaver. There is no irony or clarification that, perhaps, this is a joke, no matter how much you may want to find a disclaimer after you’re done reading.” Reader concealment writes to point out that the internet and the media vocalized their disgust quickly and at length, and now Derbyshire has been fired from his position at the conservative National Review magazine (the offending article appeared in a different publication called Taki’s Magazine).

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Researchers Seek Help In Solving DuQu Mystery Language

March 7th, 2012 03:39 admin View Comments

Security

An anonymous reader writes “DuQu, the malicious code that followed in the wake of the infamous Stuxnet code, has been analyzed nearly as much as its predecessor. But one part of the code remains a mystery, and researchers are asking programmers for help in solving it. The mystery concerns an essential component of the malware that communicates with command-and-control servers and has the ability to download additional payload modules and execute them on infected machines.”

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Big Question (Answered): “Should Apple Build Its Own Social Network?”

February 17th, 2012 02:04 admin View Comments

big-question-150.pngIn the wake of several companies admitting to uploading iPhone address book data without permission, Dan Frommer wonders if Apple should consider another go at social. While Ping wasn’t the success Apple hoped, Frommer suggests Apple may still be smart to return to the drawing board and create full featured social network for iOS users.

Should Apple build its own social network? Does it make more sense to merely continue supporting other social networks instead?

We asked and culled your responses from Facebook, Google+ and Twitter and presented them back to you with Storify. If you have additional responses, please leave them in the comments.

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Big Question (Answered): “Should Apple Build Its Own Social Network?”

February 17th, 2012 02:04 admin View Comments

big-question-150.pngIn the wake of several companies admitting to uploading iPhone address book data without permission, Dan Frommer wonders if Apple should consider another go at social. While Ping wasn’t the success Apple hoped, Frommer suggests Apple may still be smart to return to the drawing board and create full featured social network for iOS users.

Should Apple build its own social network? Does it make more sense to merely continue supporting other social networks instead?

We asked and culled your responses from Facebook, Google+ and Twitter and presented them back to you with Storify. If you have additional responses, please leave them in the comments.

Source: Big Question (Answered): “Should Apple Build Its Own Social Network?”

Filesonic Removes Ability To Share Files

January 22nd, 2012 01:00 admin View Comments

Your Rights Online

Ihmhi writes “In the wake of the Megaupload takedown, Filesonic has elected to take preventative measures against a similar fate. The front page and all files now carry the following message: ‘All sharing functionality on FileSonic is now disabled. Our service can only be used to upload and retrieve files that you have uploaded personally.’ Whether or not this will actually deter the U.S. government from taking action remains to be seen.”

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