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Hoping to scour through public records and expose corruption, crime or wrongdoing? The Investigative Dashboard might be your best bet. Developed by the Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP), Investigative Dashboard contains a number of tools and resources meant to make i...
What’s that thing Bill Gates said? “The Internet is becoming the town square for the global village of tomorrow.” When Robert Kahn and Vincent Cerf laid the bedrocks to what we call the modern cyberspace in 1973, they envisioned the Internet to be a storehouse of information, a massi...
  • Saturday, 04 February 2017 13:32
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Introduction : Cyber law is the law governing cyberspace. Cyberspace jurisprudence is evolving rapidly with various technological developments. Due to immense increase in the use of computers and other communication devices, there has been increase in cyber crimes worldwide. It has also given rise t...
  • Monday, 30 January 2017 17:56
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Since last week, ransomware attacks on Elasticsearch have quadrupled. Just like the MongoDB ransomware assaults of several weeks ago, Elasticsearch incursions are accelerating at a rapid rate. The vast majority of vulnerable Elasticsearch servers are open on Amazon Web ...
The Copyright Industry, especially the RIAA (Recording Industry Association of America), and MPAA (Motion Picture Association of America) have suppressed every form of innovation, and technology to protect their questionable rights.  In the 80s, they sued to stop video recor...
  • Thursday, 19 January 2017 23:01
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Fraudulent transactions can occur for most any ecommerce company. Larger companies can invest in sophisticated fraud protection services. But smaller merchants sometimes attempt to detect fraud themselves. Back in 2014 we addressed do-it-yourself fraud detection. The article, from columnis...
  • Friday, 06 January 2017 11:20
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Marketing exists at an intersection of innovation, data-mining, creativity, deadlines, and technical know-how. And possibly five other things, at any given moment. A lot, a lot, goes into creating marketing materials, campaigns and content.  You have to find images, research your topic, and com...
In an opinion yesterday, Judge Oetken ruled that internet search engines are immune from liability under the Communications Decency Act (CDA) for indexing websites with negative articles about the plaintiff, a lawyer: Courts have interpreted the CDA to give search engines broad immunity from defamat...
New technologies inspire clever criminals, requiring more advanced law enforcement crime fighting methodologies. This "circle of life" inevitably includes post-arrest motions questioning the existence of "probable cause" to arrest and/or search1 by criminal defense attorneys duty-bound to zealo...
The Internet Society has released the findings of its 2016 Global Internet Report in which 40% of users admit they would not do business with a company which had suffered a data breach. Highlighting the extent of the data breach problem, the report makes key recommendations for building user trust i...
Following a cyberattack at a local healthcare facility, Rhode Island Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse introduced legislation to deal with such cybercrime. According to NBC News, a ransomware attack compromised the personal healthcare information of 14,000 New Englanders. Whitehouse claimed, in an interv...
Many of us have changed our reading habits from hardcopy newspapers and magazines to digital and online services from social media and news aggregators. In the process the original writer, journalist or newspaper owner who developed the content has been lost, ignored and deprived of income due. The ...
  • Saturday, 01 October 2016 11:28
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Copyright law is one of the grayest areas on the internet, and violations happen more often than a troll comment gets posted to YouTube. Well maybe not, but potential copyright violations can be confusing to navigate if you don’t know how the laws apply to your particular situation, espe...
As many hotels have noticed over the last 12 months, the landscape of hotel traffic is changing. In a time when digital activity is increasing, online bookings are growing and many hotels are becoming more sophisticated in their approach to digital channels, a drop in traffic from any channel may co...
The proposals aren’t just bad for Google, but for everyone. There’s a lot to like about the copyright proposals that the European Commission unveiled Wednesday—easier access to video across the EU’s internal borders, more copyright exceptions for researchers, and more access to bo...
  • Thursday, 15 September 2016 18:43
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Federal regulators just suffered a major setback in their efforts to help cities build Internet services that compete with large providers such as Comcast and Time Warner Cable. In a federal court decision Wednesday, the Federal Communications Commission was told that it doesn't have the power to bl...
  • Friday, 19 August 2016 08:29
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  The domain name of your website needs to be catchy and descriptive of the content that one would find by visiting. It needs to be memorable and easy to type by even the most novice of Internet users. Although you might have the perfect name for your site in mind, there are several ways that i...
Is the Net inherently unethical, or does it simply make it too easy for users to act immorally? Either way, tech too often brings out the worst in even the best of us. Some people see the Internet as a mirror held up to our culture. If it is, the mirror shows us in an unflattering light. From newsro...
Definition of Computer Ethics Ethics are a set of moral principles that govern an individual or a group on what is acceptable behaviour while using a computer. Computer ethics is a set of moral principles that govern the usage of computers. One of the common issues of computer ethics is violation of...
  • Wednesday, 22 June 2016 12:23
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1. “Today's revolution in social communications involves a fundamental reshaping of the elements by which people comprehend the world about them, and verify and express what they comprehend. The constant availability of images and ideas, and their rapid transmission even from continent to continen...
Technology has become so deeply rooted in business, non-IT managers can't afford not to learn about IT basics. These 10 fundamental IT topics and practices need to be on every business manager's list for developing their tech skills and knowledge. 1: How to define a business case for a new applicati...
Okay, so maybe that’s a little extreme – a murderer is likely either sitting in prison, or doing everything in his or her power to avoid being found. So, in a world where virtually everything can be found online, and once something’s posted it never really goes away, people rely on online repu...
  • Thursday, 09 June 2016 12:26
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Ever signed up for something online and then found it very difficult to unsubscribe? Then you've been to a roach motel - one of many web design tricks employed by some firms to drum up more trade. Microsoft provoked outrage recently when it was revealed that closing a pop-up box reminding Windows us...
How many times have you hit that publish button, not 100% sure about your content and if it’s really worthwhile? A feeling that becomes more definite as weeks pass and you get fed up with waiting for your post to pick up traffic and results? Whatever the case, there are things you should be doing ...
What are CISO’s (Chief Information Security Officers) worrying about in 2016? According to the recent 2016 Security Pressures report from Trustwave, theft of information from a successful breach or cyber-attack ranks as the top worrying outcome for nearly two-thirds of respondents. With the Identi...
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