EU copyright rules need to be rebalanced to give internet users more rights as compared to creators and rights holders according to a draft European Parliament report published today (19 January).

We Are Social’s huge report on the state of Digital in 2015, packed with all the stats and data you need to understand internet, social and mobile trends.
Find How Many “Eggs” Follow you on Twitter

When you join Twitter, it sets your profile picture as a colored egg but for people to take you seriously, you replace that egg with your face. This is the first rule of the Twitter book but some users aren’t paying attention. Maybe they are too lazy to change the avatar, maybe they want to stay anonymous or maybe they are bots and fake users created by spammers who “sell” Twitter followers.

 

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After announcing his plans to step down from 4chan, the online community he founded 11 years earlier, Christopher Poole spent much of Wednesday morning lounging around his home before going out to grab a cheap slice of pizza.

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Last year we wrote about We Are Social’s huge report on everything internet, mobile and social and the company is back with an even bigger report on trends than last year. In this year’s huge 376 page report, the social marketing agency details how the internet has changed in the last year in-depth.
A second man has been arrested in connection with running Silk Road 2.0,the anonymous online marketplace that sprang up after the original Silk Road was shut down in 2013.

Pinterest recorded the biggest percentage rise in active users of every major social network in 2014, reveals a new study.

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Hacker Lexicon: What Is a Breach Notification?

Hacker Lexicon: What Is a Breach Notification?

TL;DR: Breach Notification refers to the notification that businesses, government agencies and other entities are required by law in most states to do when certain personally identifiable information is obtained, or believed to have been obtained by an unauthorized party. Breach Notification refers to the notification that businesses, government agencies and other entities are required […]

UK and US to stage ‘cyber war games’

 

The UK and US are to stage cyber attack “war games” against Wall Street and the City of London in a new joint defence against hackers.

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Hacker’s List, a website that offers to connect customers and “professional” hackers for hire, would have you believe that just about everyone, at one point or another, needs to hack into something. And it wants to help.

 

opencultureDespite the growing availability of legal services in many countries, movie studios face a constant stream of pirated films.

In an attempt to deter these infringements, the MPAA and individual movie studios send thousands of takedown notices to Internet services every month. Most of these requests are directed at Google.

 

Elon Musk is going to build an internet for space

 

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Last night at a SpaceX event in Seattle, Elon Musk revealed that he plans to spend $10 billion building out the internet in space.

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