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InfoWorld Jan 23, 2012 MegaUpload: The content cartel strikes back
QUOTE: Like SOPA and PIPA, the bust comes with its own collateral damage. Along with those pirated movies and music, the feds took down noninfringing data from thousands of legit MegaUpload users, who are howling in protest and demanding -- futilely, so far -- the return of their stuff.
InfoWorld Oct 06, 2011 Fired IT workers fight back against H-1B visa abuse: Hindi-only meetings and mass firings of experienced U.S. workers for cheaper foreign labor just as tech job demands grow
QUOTE: Skilled IT workers in the United States are fired and replaced with low-paid overseas employees and holders of H-1B visas....the story of Molina is a bit different than the usual outsourcing horror stories we hear all too often. Workers at Molina are fighting back with a lawsuit...
InfoWorld Sep 21, 2011 Facebook makes it easier than ever to eavesdrop: The new mini stream feature makes it simple to see what people are saying, even when they might not realize you're listening
QUOTE: any comment you make is potentially open to a new level of scrutiny by all of your peers and followers: casual acquaintances, family members, a boss, a co-worker, a business partner, your pastor....Making matters worse, Facebook doesn't provide much in the way of evident guidance or functionality to keep these privacy barriers intact. You can't easily flip a switch, for example, to prevent a Facebook friend from subscribing to your comments or links.
InfoWorld Aug 11, 2011 Court: Clogging email and voicemail systems can be legal: Court ruling means it's OK for protesters to shut down a company's communication systems under certain circumstances
QUOTE: The ruling can be viewed a victory for free speech because it means people can continue to freely launch legitimate protest campaigns against business and politicians alike via email and phone calls. But it also means that groups with questionable aims can engage in similar practices under the guise of fighting for a greater good when, in fact, they're acting out of selfish interests.
InfoWorld Aug 02, 2011 Car hacks loom as autos go wireless: Tomorrow's vehicles will communicate wirelessly to reduce accidents, and experts are working to ensure hackers can't abuse the technology
QUOTE: The experts involved believe that 83 percent of unimpaired vehicle-related fatalities (those not connected to drugs, alcohol, and so on) might be avoided by boosting vehicular intelligence. Still, any technology capable of transmitting personal data -- in this case, auto-related information -- and controlling our cars could be abused by hackers.
InfoWorld Jul 14, 2011 Hacktivism moves from pranks to problems: Far from being 'sophisticated' attacks, LulzSec and Anonymous are run of the mill, say experts.
QUOTE: a spate of cyber unrest that started last year with attacks by the group Anonymous on companies that took a stand against Wikileaks, a group dedicated to outing government secrets. While companies and government agencies had derided the efforts as pranks, the success that hactivists have had in penetrating networks has increasingly caused concern.
InfoWorld May 16, 2011 Dropbox caught with its finger in the cloud cookie jar: Online file storage and sharing site Dropbox admits that it can see the data you've stored. Oops...
QUOTE: Dropbox now asserts that it can decrypt and pass your data on to a third party if Dropfox feels it needs to do so, in order to protect its property rights. As a result, Soghoian has filed a 16-page complaint with the U.S. Federal Trade Commission...
InfoWorld May 12, 2011 Facebook's failed Google smear: Stupidity squared
QUOTE: In the universe of things that are not very bright, there are three basic categories: stupid, really stupid, and how-do-you-even-manage-to-get-your-pants-on-every-morning stupid. Now there's a fourth category: Facebook stupid. The world's largest social network earned this sobriquet via its shocking-yet-laughable attempts to launch a smear campaign against Google.
InfoWorld Apr 25, 2011 Email users still running amok despite years of warnings: A survey shows that email remains a major source of corporate data leakage, as users continue to break the rules
QUOTE: Despite years of regulations, fines, corporate policies, and data leakage prevention tools, companies are still remarkably vulnerable when it comes to employees' inappropriate use of email.
InfoWorld Apr 11, 2011 7 dirty consultant tricks (and how to avoid them)
QUOTE: Among their (IT consultants) favorite tricks: Using "scope change" to line their pockets, claiming expertise they do not actually possess, promising you their superstars and then sending in the rookies, purposely delaying decisions and sowing confusion as they rack up billable hours, and collecting kickbacks from other service providers. The worst ones may even hold your company's intellectual property or systems hostage until you pay up.
InfoWorld Mar 21, 2011 Google says Gmail problems designed by Chinese government
QUOTE: "There is no technical issue on our side. We have checked extensively," said a Google spokesperson. "This is a government blockage carefully designed to look like the problem is with Gmail…” The word "Jasmine" and terms relating to the anti-government protests in the Middle East can no longer be searched for on the country's microblogs. China has also responded by arresting activists, harassing foreign journalists and deploying large police forces to prevent unrest.
InfoWorld Mar 07, 2011 Developers rage after Facebook blocks Google AdSense
QUOTE: Facebook created... an official list of acceptable ad providers that developers can use to make money with their Facebook applications. Notably absent from the list is Google's popular AdSense service, an omission that has developers on various forums up in arms. Also missing: Amazon.com, which offers an advertising API.
InfoWorld Feb 17, 2011 Feds wrongly links 84,000 seized sites to child porn: Homeland Security overshoots as it takes down popular mooo.com domain alongside child porn sites
QUOTE: As part of the successful seizure of 10 Web domains suspected of storing, displaying, or peddling child pornography, the Department of Justice and Homeland Security's ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement) office also seized a domain called mooo.com....it's home to some 84,000 websites primarily belonging to individuals and small businesses.
InfoWorld Feb 02, 2011 How to expose empty office rhetoric -- constructively
QUOTE: ...First Liar Wins (FLW) rule...works because once uttered -- and because they are simple, plausible, and appealing -- any attempt to refute them sounds argumentative rather than constructive.
InfoWorld Jan 20, 2011 Amazon.com: The Wal-Mart of Android apps?
QUOTE: there's too much incentive for Amazon.com to undercut competing app stores as a way to drive business to its own....The net effect is that when you offer your apps on the Amazon Appstore, you agree to grant Amazon.com, in perpetuity, the right to offer a lower price for your apps than is available anywhere else
InfoWorld Jan 17, 2011 Facebook con artists on the rise
QUOTE: Leaving your social network profiles public could leave friends and colleagues at risk of fraudulent acts
InfoWorld Jan 06, 2011 Hackers find new way to cheat on Wall Street -- to everyone's peril
QUOTE: 'Side-channel' attack on high-frequency trading networks could net a hacker millions of dollars in just seconds -- and leave everyone else that much poorer
InfoWorld Jan 06, 2011 Software security: Honesty is the best policy
QUOTE: Admitting to flaws in your code can be embarrassing, but OpenBSD's hunt for a backdoor proves the alternative could be much worse
InfoWorld Dec 13, 2010 How spammers will poison your social network: Spammers wrecked e-mail, then they ruined search, and soon they'll go after your friends and family
QUOTE: your social graph is the next ripe target for shady marketers. As services increasingly enable you to search for things influenced by your social graph, spammer types will try to infiltrate your social group and sway the results. Here's how they'll do it:
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