Cost of cybercrime is booming

According to HP, the cost of cybercrime has increased by 78% in four years and in the same, the time required to respond to attacks has more than doubled. Moreover, attacks are getting much more frequent. Developed by the Ponemon Institute for HP, the 2013 edition of the Cost of Cybercrime study shows that cybercrime

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Censorship in China is growing

The censorship of the incident that happened on October 29th in the famous Tiananmen Square demonstrates the continued commitment of China to eliminate any challenge. But how does China manages to control internet and social networks? … The vehicle that drove into the crowd on Monday 29th and was set into fire under Mao’s portrait

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Which countries censor Facebook ?

With 1.2 billion users, Mark Zuckerberg’ social network is the most used web network in the world. However, it is still not available in many countries. Some governments block it, want to control the information or to use pure censorship … Here is a list of countries that block or censor Facebook. Bangladesh Internet and

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Vietnam, the 2nd prison in the world, after China, for bloggers and cyber-dissidents

 In Vietnam, bloggers and cyber-dissidents contribute to bring alternative information which is independent of the government. They can talk about topics that are forbidden for the regime, such as corruption, environmental issues, political prospects, etc… Unfortunately, the number of bloggers, netizens and journalists being arrested for the freedom of speech has risen for the last

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Jordan blocks 254 online news sites

The Jordanian government announced on June 3rd that unauthorized sites shall be blocked, which is now done: 254 local news sites have seen their access being denied, as they had not obtained a license, according to a controversial law in 2012. “16 local online news sites have been blocked in the last two days after

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Bloggers unleashed in Singapore against a too strict new Internet law

In 2013, Singapore was ranked 149th of 179 countries in the world ranking of press freedom by Reporters Without Borders. Part of bloggers unleashed since the beginning of June due to an Internet law which is now requiring information websites to get a license. Nearly 1,500 people marched on June 7th in Singapore streets against this

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In Belgium, the debate is growing around the websites blacklist

There are four major families of blocked sites (blacklist) in Belgium: those who sell drugs (real or faked ones), the illegal download sites, such as Megaupload, sites selling counterfeit goods and unauthorized gambling sites that represent the majority of them. 60 online gambling sites have been blacklisted since the existence of this list since 2009.

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