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The Canadian Progressive: Ashley Madison’s misguided attempts to put the genie back in the bottle

Ashley Madison’s use of DMCA takedown notices to social media platforms in an attempt to stop the dissemination of the site users’ hacked personal information “may violate the DMCA itself,” argues Mitch Stoltz, an attorney with the Electronic Frontier Foundation.

The post Ashley Madison’s misguided attempts to put the genie back in the bottle appeared . . . → Read More: The Canadian Progressive: Ashley Madison’s misguided attempts to put the genie back in the bottle

OpenMedia.ca: Motherboard: Canadian police looked into buying hacking software

The Internet, the greatest tool for connectivity that humankind has ever invented,  ins in danger of being turned into something it was never intended to be— a tool for governments to spy on the private lives of everybody.

Article by Matthew Braga for Motherboard

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The Canadian Progressive: Canada’s Electronic Spy Agency Steals From Criminal Hackers

A report just published by Glenn Greenwald reveals that the Communications Security Establishment (CSE), Canada’s electronic spy agency, steals email content obtained by criminal hackers.

The post Canada’s Electronic Spy Agency Steals From Criminal Hackers appeared first on The Canadian Progressive.

Politics and its Discontents: Did They Get Yours?

A Russian criminal gang is said to have stolen internet credentials including 1.2-billion username and password combinations plus half a billion e-mail addresses. Milwaukee-based, Hold Security, says the data was hacked from some 420,000 web sites. The company says confidentiality agreements prevent it from disclosing the names of web sites that were hacked but . . . → Read More: Politics and its Discontents: Did They Get Yours?

CuriosityCat: Rupert Murdoch: And the lawyers just got rich going through millions of e-mails

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Read this secretly taped recording of a private meeting of Rupert Murdoch and about 25 people on the 10th floor of the newspaper’s headquarters in Thomas More Square, on St Katharine’s Dock in Wapping, when Murdoch made several startling statements: Now Mr Murdoch himself appears to regret the level . . . → Read More: CuriosityCat: Rupert Murdoch: And the lawyers just got rich going through millions of e-mails

eaves.ca: How Hackers Will Blow Up The World: China, Cyber-Warfare and the Cuban Missile Crisis

I have a piece on TechPresident I really enjoyed writing about how certain technologies – as they become weaponized – can in turn become highly destabilizing to global stability. The current rash of Cyber-Warfare, or Cyber-Spying or Cyber-crime (depending on the seriousness and intent with which you rate it) could be one such destabilizing technology.

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The Canadian Progressive: Jeremy Hammond: Aaron Swartz & the Criminalization of Digital Dissent

It is not the “crimes” Aaron (Swartz) may have committed that made him a target of federal prosecution, but his ideas – elaborated in his “Guerrilla Open Access Manifesto” – that the government has found so dangerous. By Jeremy Hammond – #18729-424 | Metropolitan Correctional Center, Feb. 20, 2013: The tragic death of internet . . . → Read More: The Canadian Progressive: Jeremy Hammond: Aaron Swartz & the Criminalization of Digital Dissent

Art Threat: Hacking the border to pieces: technology, poetics, and protest at the speed of dreams – An encounter with Ricardo Dominguez

Ricardo Dominguez (center), with Electronic Disturbance Theater 2.0. (Photo by Kinsee Morlan.)

It’s a staging that feels, if not inappropriate, then at least a little unconventional:

I’m seated in front of my laptop in the living room of my East Vancouver home, trying (and mostly failing) to ward off the September cold . . . → Read More: Art Threat: Hacking the border to pieces: technology, poetics, and protest at the speed of dreams – An encounter with Ricardo Dominguez

The Disaffected Lib: How Much American Stealth Technology Does China Already Have?

Recent images of two Chinese stealth fighters, the J-20 that appeared almost two years ago and the J-21 that surfaced this past week, have stymied American observers.   No one knows how advanced these aircraft may be.   They look like carbon copies of America’s top stealth fighter, the F-22 (no, not the dog F-35 the U.S. . . . → Read More: The Disaffected Lib: How Much American Stealth Technology Does China Already Have?

eaves.ca: Is Civic Hacking Becoming ‘Our Pieces, Loosely Joined?’

I’ve got a piece up over on the WeGov blog at TechPresident – Is Civic Hacking Becoming ‘Our Pieces, Loosely Joined?‘

Juicy bit:

There is however, a larger issue that this press release raises. So far, it appears that the spirit of re-use among the big players, like MySociety and the Sunlight Foundation*, only goes . . . → Read More: eaves.ca: Is Civic Hacking Becoming ‘Our Pieces, Loosely Joined?’

CuriosityCat: Bob Dylan’s Ladder of the Law and Rupert Murdoch

The bombshell findings of the UK Parliamentary Committee that heard the two Murdochs testify about their role and their innocence in the phone hacking case, gave rise to Bob Dylan being quoted: Bob Dylan

The report’s findings – including the claim that Rupert Murdoch was “not a fit person” to run an international . . . → Read More: CuriosityCat: Bob Dylan’s Ladder of the Law and Rupert Murdoch

CuriosityCat: Out of the Mouth of Murdoch

Deep Throat is on the job, bringing you the latest news from around the globe, just for you political junkies out there .. today he reports from London, where the phone hacking saga is grinding remorselessly on, slowly devouring the Murdoch clan and now  nibbling at the feet of Prime . . . → Read More: CuriosityCat: Out of the Mouth of Murdoch

DeSmogBlog: Did UK Police Quietly Sideline ‘Climategate’ Hacker Investigation?

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The UK police force tasked with investigating the hacking of emails and documents from the Climatic Research Unit at the University of East Anglia (the debunked "Climategate") seems to have quietly de-prioritized its investigation earlier this year, according to documents released under the UK Freedom of Information Act (FOIA).

The Norfolk Constabulary . . . → Read More: DeSmogBlog: Did UK Police Quietly Sideline ‘Climategate’ Hacker Investigation?

CuriosityCat: News of the World hacking: Bullies in the newsroom?

Royal Courts of JusticeIn July UK PM David Cameron appointed Lord Justice Leveson, from the Court of Appeal, as Chairman of an Inquiry known as the Leveson Inquiry, into claims of phone hacking at the News of the World, and into the culture and ethics … . . . → Read More: CuriosityCat: News of the World hacking: Bullies in the newsroom?

CuriosityCat: Six degrees of separation, telephone hacking and Murdoch’s News of the World

Deep Throat says it’s unreal what is starting to happen right now in this ongoing saga of the missteps taken by the people at the News of the World!Check this site for a bigger picture of who has links to whom:And check this article about Murdoch’s mil… . . . → Read More: CuriosityCat: Six degrees of separation, telephone hacking and Murdoch’s News of the World

CuriosityCat: Nixon, the Rose Mary Stretch, and the James Murdoch 15 minute conversation

One day, when the history of the phone hacking done by News of the World reporters is finally written, will historians record that the 15 minutes of the disputed conversation during which James Murdoch may (according to some attendees) or may not (acco… . . . → Read More: CuriosityCat: Nixon, the Rose Mary Stretch, and the James Murdoch 15 minute conversation

Art Threat: Billy Bragg takes on News Corp in new song – Musician offers free MP3 download of "Never Buy The Sun"

Billy Bragg’s brand new song ‘Never Buy The Sun’ takes aim at the whole sorry story of News International’s systemic failure to understand that there are limits to legitimate news gathering. . . . → Read More: Art Threat: Billy Bragg takes on News Corp in new song – Musician offers free MP3 download of "Never Buy The Sun"

Those Emergency Blues: Hacked and/or Phished

My Twitter account was hacked yesterday evening. Apparently a very good imitation of me sent out a mass direct message. It read “lmao…omg i am laughing so hard at this pic u i just found” followed by a link to a page which asked you to “sign in” to your Twitter account — obviously a […] . . . → Read More: Those Emergency Blues: Hacked and/or Phished

CuriosityCat: Murdoch’s Man of the Uncompromising Scoops is Scooped up by Scotland Yard

This 13th hacking arrest as part of Operating Weeting was made yesterday:James Desborough, an award-winning reporter at the former News of the World newspaper, has been arrested by officers investigating the phone-hacking scandal.Desborough was arres… . . . → Read More: CuriosityCat: Murdoch’s Man of the Uncompromising Scoops is Scooped up by Scotland Yard

CuriosityCat: Deep Throat: Who told Murdoch to hack paragraphs from The Letter?

As in hacks paragraphs out, and then James (the junior Murdoch) tells the UK Parliamentary commission that Scotland Yard wanted the changes. Clive Goodman: The good man who wrote The Letter But Deep Throat can reveal that a newspaper today claims th… . . . → Read More: CuriosityCat: Deep Throat: Who told Murdoch to hack paragraphs from The Letter?

CuriosityCat: Murdoch’s Lawyers on "Find out what the hell is going on" …

Some interesting comments by Harbottle & Lewis LLP – a law firm retained by News of the World group to do some limited research concerning the firing of Goodman. Deep Throat in London, UK Deep Throat, back from vacation after the federal elect… . . . → Read More: CuriosityCat: Murdoch’s Lawyers on "Find out what the hell is going on" …

CuriosityCat: CNN’s Piers Morgan and Hacking

As the News of the World coverup starts to crumble, with fresh revelations of old letters (including two versions of one letter, with NOW issuing one letter with references to senior managers redacted), a well-known face on CNN seems to have his own ex… . . . → Read More: CuriosityCat: CNN’s Piers Morgan and Hacking

CuriosityCat: The Murdochs: It’s often the cover up that gets you – just ask Tricky Dick

Murdoch Senior and Junior (and PM David Cameron) are in for a few sleepless nights now that this has happened: Cameron and Coulson Phone hacking was widely discussed at Rupert Murdoch’s News of the World, according to a reporter who was blamed as th… . . . → Read More: CuriosityCat: The Murdochs: It’s often the cover up that gets you – just ask Tricky Dick

ParliamANT Hill: CEO deflects blame at hacking inquiry

Inspired by this story: http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/story/2011/07/19/phone-hacking-hearings.html . . . → Read More: ParliamANT Hill: CEO deflects blame at hacking inquiry

Blunt Objects: News of the World – You Shan’t Be Missed

Today saw the end of a century-and-two-thirds old British tabloid known as News of the World, publishing its very last issue with the sad spectacle of a headline, “Thank You & Goodbye.”If you haven’t followed the story of NotW, don’t hold it agains… . . . → Read More: Blunt Objects: News of the World – You Shan’t Be Missed