U.S. Financial Regulator onto Bitcoin…Megaupload vs. US Gov’t… A guide to staying anonymous online..Linkedin is 10

U.S. Financial Regulator Considering Setting Rules for Bitcoin

from Mashable! by Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai


U.S. Govt. Attack on Megaupload Bears Hallmarks of ?Digital Gitmo?

from TorrentFreak by Robert Amsterdam

Digital Gitmo, by Robert Amsterdam

New Zealand is celebrated worldwide for its human rights. Renowned as being the first country in the world to grant suffrage to women in 1893, the first nation to stand up to the United States and ban nuclear-powered ships from her harbors in 1984, the Kiwis have never backed down from difficult decisions.


Has Big Data Made Anonymity Impossible?

from Mashable! by MIT Technology Review



Anonymous May 7 Target List Includes 12 Large Credit Unions

Credit Union Times

The hacker group OpUSA, which is working with hackers Anonymous to launch distributed denial of service attacks against government and financial institution websites Tuesday, released of list of targeted institutions that includes 12 credit unions.


Top 10 HackerFilled Countries In The World


Redhack, a Turkish Marxist computer hacker group has claimed responsibility for hacking institutions that include the Council of Higher Education, Turkish police forces, the Turkish Army, Türk Telekom, and the National Intelligence Organization.


A guide to staying anonymous online


Long-time security expert Bruce Schneier isn’t the only pundit to point out that Facebook is not your product; rather, you are Facebook’s product, nicely packaged for sale to its advertisers. The same can be said of any free service online.


Anonymous takes charge, the Web takes down governments


Today, national security is fragile, with power shifting to technologically equipped terrorist groups, revolutionary movements, criminal enterprises, murky collectives such asAnonymous, and even isolated individuals with an Internet connection.


Experts hope for another failure in next Anonymous attack

Network World

CSO – Anonymous’ failed attack against Israeli websites last month has left security experts cautiously optimistic that the hacktivist group will be unsuccessful in its plans to disrupt U.S. government and banking sites. Anonymous plans to launch


Government-operated spyware on the rise around the world ? report


It first rose to prominence two years ago when documents published on whistleblower websiteWikileaks revealed that the Egyprian security services during the regime of Hosni Mubarak paid over $350,000 to use the software. … The newest detection scan


Worst Possible Cybersecurity Breaches Could Be Far Worse Than You Imagined

from Mashable! by Quartz


Busting World?s Biggest Movie Pirates Made Piracy Worse

from TorrentFreak by Andy

At the turn of the decade, one piracy release group was making its mark on the Internet like no other in recent times. After releasing countless movies and even opening their own BitTorrent tracker, predictably the IMAGiNE group was soon on the radars of Hollywood and U.S. authorities.


Megaupload Launches Frontal Attack on White House Corruption

from TorrentFreak by Ernest


?The Truth will come out.?


Kim Dotcom issues a white paper calling on US officials to investigate Megaupload prosecution by DOJ

from The Next Web by Nick Summers



Kickstarting taxation

from open Democracy News Analysis – by Josh Booth

The Starbucks and Googles of this world will always find tax loopholes. We need to link taxation once again to civic virtue and demonstratable social impact. We’ll get them on the spirit of the law, not the letter.


How Google Glass Will Confuse a Generation of Kids

from Mashable! by Lance Ulanoff


After nearly 10 years, Adobe abandons its Creative Suite entirely to focus on Creative Cloud

from The Next Web by Harrison Weber



10 years of Linkedin homepage design boiled down to 11 slides

from The Next Web by Ken Yeung



This is your life, LinkedIn: Ten milestones that have helped shape the company?s 10 year history

from The Next Web by Ken Yeung

LinkedIn is 10 years old today: Here?s the story of how it changed the way we work

from The Next Web by Ken Yeung



Here Is the New Face of TPP and ACTA in the US

from EFF.org Updates by Maira Sutton and Maira Sutton

Today, the White House announced that Michael Froman is the nominee to be the new U.S. Trade Representative. The U.S. Trade Rep is the office in charge of negotiating all trade agreements including theTrans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement, the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA), and the upcoming US-EU trade agreement. This office has therefore been a fundamental player in the game of international copyright policy laundering.


CISPA is not dead! It’s coming back — get ready!

from Boing Boing by Cory Doctorow


Google ‘recognizes’ Palestine

from FP Passport by Elias Groll

First the United Nations, now Google. On Thursday, the Palestine News Network noticed that the Internet giant had changed the tagline for the Palestinian edition of its search engine, Google.ps, from the “Palestinian Territories” to “Palestine.” The decision comes after a November vote by the U.N. General Assembly to recognize Palestine as a non-member state over the objections of Israel and the United States.


Israel isn’t happy about Google’s decision to recognize Palestine

from FP Passport by Elias Groll



EFF to Federal Judge: Don?t Let the DMCA be a Tool for Censorship

from EFF.org Updates by Daniel Nazer and Daniel Nazer

Together with the Digital Media Law Project, we filed an amicus brief today in federal court in Massachusetts. We are urging the court to ensure that the Digital Millennium Copyright Act provides protection for victims of abusive takedown notices?specifically, that the DMCA requires copyright owners to consider fair use before sending takedowns.

which they believe that political decision-making can be influenced through their own actions and through those of non-governmental organisations (NGOs). The first section examines the respondents? views of


The Ultimate DMCA Guide for Students

one year later . . . TOR is delighted to be 100% DRM-free

from if:book

Julie Crisp writing in the TOR blog


“Protecting our author’s intellectual copyright will always be of a key concern to us and we have very stringent anti-piracy controls in place. But DRM-protected titles are still subject to piracy, and we believe a great majority of readers are just as against piracy as publishers are, understanding that piracy impacts on an author’s ability to earn an income from their creative work. As it is, we’ve seen no discernible increase in piracy on any of our titles, despite them being DRM-free for nearly a year.


Enigma makes it easy for anyone to search, discover and analyze public data from over 100,000 sources

from The Next Web by Nick Summers

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