Google and Microsoft take steps to block Internet search results linked to child porn

Google revealed today that it has been putting more than 200 people to work in the last three months to develop new technologies to block Internet search results linked to child porn, after UK Prime Minister David Cameron in June demanded Google and other Internet giants to get rid of child abuse images online.

NSA Asked Linus Torvalds To Install Backdoors Into GNU/Linux

Infopolicy ? Christian Engström:?The NSA has asked Linus Torvalds to inject covert backdoors into the free and open operating system GNU/Linux. This was revealed in this week?s hearing on mass surveillance in the European Parliament. Chalk another one up of the United States NSA trying to make information technology less secure for everyone.

Pew: YouTube is bigger than Twitter for news

Pew Research has a study out today on news and social media. Most of the findings aren?t particularly surprising ? people who use Facebook also use other platforms; younger people are more likely to use Twitter, while middle-aged people are more likely to use Facebook; Democrats are more active social news consumers than Republicans across platforms. Anther expected outcome: Twitter and Reddit are the platforms where the largest shares of their users use them to get news.

Feds Reveal What They Really Think About Bitcoin

First, the feds shutdown Liberty Reserve, a Costa Rican digital currency service. Then, they busted the Silk Road, an online drug marketplace that used bitcoin, the world’s most popular digital currency. And, now, they’re really starting to think hard about this new breed of internet money.

After NSA Spying Revelations, US Must Reform Rules on Secrecy and Data

The U.S. should make two key reforms. First, the over-designation of material as classified makes it is harder to protect the few real secrets; this must be change. Second, the FISA court must become a gatekeeper for NSA access to communications data.

FBI Memo: Anonymous Has Compromised US Government Websites

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Members of the hacking collective known as Anonymous have been secretly accessing US government agency computers for almost a year, according to a Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) memo obtained by Reuters last week. As Jim Finkle and Joseph

 

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