NSA would also monitor online games

According to a new document released by Edward Snowden, the former NSA agent, and published on ProPublica website, online games such as World of Warcraft and Second Life are being monitored, since 2008, by American and British intelligence agencies. Indeed, according to the document, terrorist and criminal organizations would be using online games to communicate

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NSA also monitors millions of mobile phones

Another NSA scandal is spreading, as some new revelations show that the NSA can keep track of millions of people around the world, by locating their mobile phone. A real Big Brother and omniscient super- power… Since June 2013, when the first revelations were made by the former NSA consultant Edward Snowden, who is now

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Vietnam also bans comments on the Internet

Vietnam applies a new decree which shall sanction comments on social media that criticize the government with prison sentence or the equivalent of a $ 4,740 fine – which represents a non- negligible amount in this country. Writers of such comments that what can be considered as criminal offenses shall lead to a prison sentence.

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Google condemns but supports censorship

Eric Schmidt, Google’s CEO, recently commented about his conviction before the U.S. Johns Hopkins University that Internet censorship should end within a decade. Google boss also said that a better encryption use shall allow users to fight against governments’ oversight. Eric Schmidt clearly targets dictatorial regimes or those practicing a strict control of the Internet

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Microsoft launches its cybercrime center

Microsoft just announced the launch of a center to “boost the global fight against cybercrime.” This new center called the Cybercrime Center recently opened on the campus of Microsoft’s U.S. headquarters. The center “will combine the legal and technical expertise of Microsoft and the existing developed innovative tools and technologies” to fight against viruses, infringement

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Internet security is everyone’s business

Cybercrime is booming, with data hacking, identity theft and other malicious practices that continue to be practiced worldwide. Our digital lifestyle generates an impressive amount of information 2.5 trillion bytes of data each day. This figure reflects the growing number of computers, sensors and screens that surround us. The era of “surround computing” improves our

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Towards the end of using Internet passwords?

Passwords play a crucial role in helping us to protect our privacy, but … are they as secure as they should be? And are there other ways for reinforced security ? In our society, based on property, privacy and confidentiality , it is crucial to be able to identify oneself safely . The key you

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Tajikistan filters Internet before the presidential election

Just before the presidential elections in Tajikistan, several websites have been censored in the country, including Youtube and Ozodagon a media website. Tajikistan voters re-elected without surprise President Emomali Rahmon on November 6th, for his fourth term since 1992. To demonstrate how open he is, Rahmon had ensured that the opposition could hardly be heard

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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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The map of countries monitored by the NSA

Since last June, the media reported much about the American National Security Agency (NSA) worldwide monitoring program. More than a dozen countries have been affected by this oversight, to varying degrees. Imagine an absolute Internet monitoring system that sneaks into your privacy: your audio and video p2p activities, photos, e- mails, passwords are intercepted and

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