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Battling over the Internet

Binoy Kampmark, dissidentvoice.org | It was once deemed the ungovernable frontier, ironic for the fact that it, itself, arose as a feature of the U.S. state apparatus.  But states have been attempting to impose some regulatory framework over the internet since ...

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Anonymous Surfing – No Chance in the UK

If anyone had any vague ideas that what they do online is private then the recently released figures from Google should dispel that myth. Google has released figures based on the following – “Requests from government agencies around the world ...

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SEO Internet Marketing Is Changing

As Google recently announced they are to include site speed when deciding on where to place a website in its search rankings, the face of Internet marketing, specifically SEO, is changing for the better. What does this mean to Internet users? A ...

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Phorm raises £15m for web monitoring

The company said on Wednesday that it raised £15m through a placing of 3.3m shares at £4.50 each, a discount of 85p on Tuesday’s closing price. The placing represents 19.4pc of Phorm’s enlarged share capital. It comes just a week ...

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Web Bugs & Your Privacy

Web bugs are small bits of code embedded in Websites that add functionality and share information. They’re almost impossible to ignore, but Jim Rapoza has some advice for keeping your privacy healthy nonetheless. Achooo! Sorry, there are these bugs going ...

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How To Protect Your Privacy In IE8

There will always be times when you don’t want other people to know which sites you’ve been visiting, whatever you use the Internet for. The problem is that we all leave a trail of evidence about our whereabouts and whimsies ...

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How surfers can protect private info

Kiel, Germany – Web browsers are not particularly loyal programs. When pushed, they reveal more about our surfing behaviour than we might prefer. A few tweaks can help protect your private sphere, but they do impact browser performance. It’s amazing ...

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Google knows more about you than your mother

Kevin Bankston of the Electronic Frontier Foundation recently said: “Google knows more about you than your mother.” A few years ago, it might have sounded far-fetched. But if you’re one of the growing number of people who are using more ...

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An Expectation of Online Privacy

If your data is online, it is not private. Oh, maybe it seems private. Certainly, only you have access to your e-mail. Well, you and your ISP. And the sender’s ISP. And any backbone provider who happens to route that ...

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Tory Leader wants to give our medical records to Google

During the weekend, Tory Leader, David Cameron placed further scrutiny under the Labour Governments “Electronic Patient Records system” and has called for NHS records to be stored online with companies such as Google and Microsoft.  He stated “People can store their health ...

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How To Get Your Site To The Top On Google

THE RINF SEO MASTERCLASS VIDEO SERIES RINF founder, Mick Meaney explains how easy it is to get top search engine rankings, by just clicking your mouse. Even if you don’t have a website yet, this video series will show you how ...

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MPs to probe ISP snooping

By Chris Williams  | MPs have today launched an investigation into the use of snooping technology by ISPs which allows them to profile customers for advertisers and throttle or block specific types of traffic. An inquiry by the All-Party Parliamentary ...

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Security and fundamental freedoms on the Internet

  Increasingly, companies, governments, police and even criminals are seeking the greatest possible access to our private data. The internet provides a previously unimaginable level of access to information about our private lives, which unfortunately, can be abused by companies, ...

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Wired editor: Google has us all in its web

Google’s new Street View service – which displays 360-degree photographs of streetscapes in 25 British towns – has made it a challenge getting pages proof-read in the Wired offices this week. First, we spot the magazine’s associate editor in a ...

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Government may snoop on websites

By Stefano Ambrogi | Social networking websites like Facebook could be forced to pass on details of users’ friends and contacts under government proposals to fight terrorism. Millions of Britons use sites like Facebook, Bebo and MySpace to chat with ...

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Phorm – one year on

By Darren Waters | The controversial targeted advertising firm Phorm is to hold a second open Town Hall meeting, a year after it first met with the public to discuss plans to roll the technology out to Internet Service Providers. ...

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Facebook now owns your content – forever

By Verity Burns Facebook has updated its terms of service this month, claiming rights to all content uploaded to the site, even after you delete your account. Previously, the terms had read that Facebook’s rights to to any original content ...

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Analyst: Beware of the Google Gadgets

By William Jackson | One fun thing about the interactive world of Web 2.0 is the online applications you can take advantage of, such as Google Gadgets.   Google describes Gadgets as “miniature objects that offer cool and dynamic content ...

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U.S. military to patrol Internet

UPI | The U.S. military is looking for a contractor to patrol cyberspace, watching for warning signs of forthcoming terrorist attacks or other hostile activity on the Web. “If someone wants to blow us up, we want to know about ...

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RINF Launches Web Hosting Service

RINF has launched a new web hosting service for businesses, individuals, groups and campaigns. As dissident websites and blogs are increasingly being censored and in some cases shut down for their political views, our new service aims to protect free speech and ...

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MEP Tries to Certify Bloggers

Via Blairwatch | We earlier reported an initiative about the EU certifying bloggers. EU Observer has an interesting report about the outcry from this, correctly noting that this is just a proposal at the moment. However, further down the report ...

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Is the Creative Internet Just About Dead?

By Annalee Newitz | A couple of weeks ago I went to the annual Maker Faire in San Mateo, an event where people from all over the world gather for a giant DIY technology show-and-tell extravaganza. There are robots, kinetic sculptures, ...

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Your Privacy for Sale: Internet Providers Cash In

UPDATE: Thanks to information obtained by RINF readers, it appears Virgin Media are trying to distance themselves from Phorm. Virgin Media stated: “Virgin Media has signed a preliminary agreement with Phorm to understand in more detail how this technology works but ...

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The NSA, personal data and you

By Mitch Ratcliffe | Here’s a simple rule for preventing totalitarian rule in any nation: Don’t build the systems for monitoring people’s daily lives closely in the first place, and you will not be at risk of totalitarian rulers using ...

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eBay sues craigslist; cites dilution

By Larry Dignan | EBay said Tuesday that it is suing craigslist, Craig Newmark and Jim Buckmaster to “safeguard its four-year financial investment.” The auction giant bought a 28.4 percent stake in craigslist in 2004, but alleges that in January ...

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Superfast internet may replace world wide web

By Lewis Carter The internet could soon be made obsolete by a new “grid” system which is 10,000 times faster than broadband connections. Web could collapse as video demand soars Scientists in Switzerland have developed a lightning-fast replacement to the ...

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NSA releases new version of Linux software

WASHINGTON, March 24 (UPI) — The U.S. National Security Agency has released its own version of the open-source computer operating system Linux, which offers enhanced security for users. The new software was rolled out earlier this month to an e-mail ...

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Did BT spy on 36,000 customers?

By MATTHEW HICKLEY BT tested secret “spyware” on tens of thousands of its broadband customers without their knowledge, it admitted yesterday. It carried out covert trials of a system which monitors every internet page a user visits. Companies can exploit ...

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