Security and privacy

Wikileaks has competition
Wikileaks has competition 06 May 2011 grady

Want the Wikileaks without the Julian Assange? Well the Wall Street Journal has the answer. It recently introduced SafeHouse, an online drop box for whistleblowers to release documents anonymously. And they are not alone.

Social empowerment, media literacies and the relevance of Social Media
Social empowerment, media literacies and the relevance of Social Media 05 May 2011 César Viana

How spontaneous and public conversation among people who use the internet can be organized as citizen news agencies? Maybe you have a profile on a social media service. If not, for sure you have many friends who are already there talking about themselves, news, music, entertainment and cool things they think you might want to know about.

Sony Network Suffers Massive Intrusion
Sony Network Suffers Massive Intrusion 28 April 2011 grady

Sony announced yesterday that the PlayStation Network was currently down. As if we hadn’t noticed.

Freedom on the Net 2011
Freedom on the Net 2011 27 April 2011 grady

As part of its 70th anniversary, Freedom House has published its 2011 report on Freedom on the Net. The publication includes in-depth and detailed country reports on restrictions to internet rights, as well as a global overview of freedom on the internet.

Uganda orders blocking of Facebook, Twitter
Uganda orders blocking of Facebook, Twitter 20 April 2011 Grady

Amid mounting protests over fuel and food prices, the Ugandan government called on ISPs to block access to Facebook and Twitter.

A Chinese Facebook?
A Chinese Facebook? 15 April 2011 grady

Mark Zuckerberg’s latest trip to China appears to have borne fruit. You know — that unidentifiable spiky fruit you just bought at the Chinese grocery store and now you’re not sure which part you’re supposed to eat.

I Can Stalk U - Raising awareness about inadvertent information sharing
I Can Stalk U - Raising awareness about inadvertent information sharing 04 April 2011 GJ

The aptly named icanstalku.com attempts to expose the dangers inherent in posting information — in this case pictures — online in a rather unconventional way: the site regularly updates its news feed with individuals’ user names and locations, all gleaned from photos posted to Twitter.

Internet Rights and Principles Coalition publishes its Internet Bill of Rights
Internet Rights and Principles Coalition publishes its Internet Bill of Rights 01 April 2011 grady

The Internet Rights and Principles Coalition officially published its Internet Bill of Rights on March 31st as part of their second expert meeting in Sweden.

I Can Stalk U - Raising awareness about inadvertent information sharing
I Can Stalk U - Raising awareness about inadvertent information sharing 07 March 2011 GJ

The aptly named icanstalku.com attempts to expose the dangers inherent in posting information — in this case pictures — online in a rather unconventional way: the site regularly updates its news feed with individuals’ user names and locations, all gleaned from photos posted to Twitter. For ex

Wordpress becomes target of massive DDoS attack
Wordpress becomes target of massive DDoS attack 07 March 2011 grady

Late last week, the popular hosting service Wordpress had been hit by massive and sustained distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks .

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