Encrypting Websites

Encrypting news websites is being pursued to enhance the privacy of readers. The Washington Post wants readers to feel safe from monitoring eyes. Intelligence agencies are routinely seeking to monitor readership and their internet access. But when social media sites and newspaper sites exert efforts to protect its readership and users, they thwart governmental agencies…

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FCC Limiting Mhz Spectrum

FCC limiting Mhz spectrum to creat balance.  FCC is seeking to limit Mhz spectrum.   In July, the Federal Communications Commission will vote on auction rules for low band spectrum. Smaller wireless providers seek expansion of the spectrum from 30 megahertz to 40 megahertz. Low band spectrum was reserved to keep larger wireless providers from…

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Internet Freedom – Could it be at Risk?

Internet Freedom – Internet Regulation – Internet Law Internet freedom and it regulation is foreseen as the Administration is seeking to not renew the contract with ICANN.  to shifting as Few know that the U.S. Department of Commerce’s (USDC) contract with the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) ends September 2015. ICANN would…

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Facial Recognition and Social Media

The use of facial recognition by social media platforms is drawing concern from European regulators.   The ramifications impinging on privacy by the social media networks’ use of facial recognition technology are foreseen as limitless.  For instance, facial recognition technology can identify Facebook friends to whom users can then forward the photos.  Canadian authorities share…

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Copyright Differing from Digital Content

Intellectual Property Law – Copyright Law UK Court’s recent ruling prohibits copying, transferring, backing up, and combining of device usage of lawfully owned digital content. While this may impinge on right holders, it is still permissible to share books, tapes, and CD. Throughout the EU, UK does not stand alone dealing with the dilemma of…

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Concerns with Facial Recognition

The EU has concerns with facial recognition used in social media.  The concerns with facial recognition stems from technology being able to identify Facebook friends to whom users can then forward the photos. Canadian and European regulators are not favorable of social network’s use of facial recognition technology. The general concern is that with the…

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Internet of Things and Google

Internet of things and Google is the theme underlining Google establishing an internet of things (Iot) central system called Brillo. Google Brillo is designed to run on and connect multiple low-power devices, connecting anything from a washing machine to a rubbish bin and linking in with existing Google technologies. The move is an expansion of the company’s…

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Spying On Emails

(Reuters) – Spying on emails has drawn the attention of the courts. A U.S. judge ordered Yahoo Inc to face a nationwide class-action lawsuit accusing it of illegally intercepting the content of emails sent to Yahoo Mail subscribers from non-Yahoo Mail accounts, and using the information to boost advertising revenue. In a decision late Tuesday…

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Email Vulnerability

Email vulnerability to hackers has many cyber security experts concerned.  With the White house emails being hacked, along with the former Secretary of State’s in private servers, encrypted email system are too vulnerable to attack by sophisticated hackers who may be working for foreign powers. Obama carries a specially secured BlackBerry device for top-secret communications. It appears…

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