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​West losing social media war with extremists – Joint Force commander
Fanatics are beating the West in the social media war to win hearts and minds through “lies,” according to the head of Britain’s Joint Forces Command, which includes Special Forces, defense intelligence and cyber warfare units.

01.07.2015 09:29

Parliament approves amendments to ‘right to be forgotten’ bill
Russia’s lower house of parliament, the State Duma, has passed in a second reading a bill ordering internet search engines to delete links to information about users, but altered it so that it does not include data that is truthful and up to date.

30.06.2015 13:00

New Zealand law on cyber-bullying criticized for curbing ‘freedom of speech’
New Zealand’s government has passed a controversial law designed to protect children from cyber-bullying. It will create a new criminal offense, punishable by up to two years in prison, for posting material online that deliberately causes serious harm.

30.06.2015 08:08

Google searches give own services priority, ‘yield inferior results’ – new study
A hard-hitting new study claims that Google’s search results not only favor its own internal websites over competing destinations, but also degrade social welfare and freeze out potential rivals in doing so.

30.06.2015 03:24

GCHQ secret unit involved in domestic internet manipulation - report
A secretive unit of the UK’s GCHQ intelligence agency reportedly helps traditional law enforcement with domestic spying and online propaganda, recently published documents reveal.

29.06.2015 12:59

​MoJ profiting from ‘notorious’ Saudi prison contracts challenged in High Court
Revelations that the secretive commercial wing of the UK’s Ministry of Justice (MoJ) is providing services to Saudi Arabia’s prisons have led to a High Court challenge.

29.06.2015 08:48

Google’s ‘listening network’ could be vulnerable to US govt, NSA – Falkvinge to RT
Voice recognition technologies are part of the future, but should trigger concern that IT companies are essentially building “listening networks” which can be exploited by the likes of the NSA, Swedish Pirate Party founder Rick Falkvinge told RT.

27.06.2015 03:13

NASA taking Microsoft’s virtual reality HoloLens into space
NASA astronauts will subject Microsoft’s HoloLens to a different kind of road-test when they take the virtual reality holographic headset on a space mission to the International Space Station.

27.06.2015 03:18

New police tech has cops scanning license plates to trace criminals
A little-noticed surveillance technology equips police vehicles with infrared cameras that can record car license plate numbers then log the data for tracking outstanding warrants, suspended licenses and stolen vehicles.

27.06.2015 00:26

GOP candidates embrace mega-donor's cause, seek ban on online gambling
Republican presidential hopefuls Lindsey Graham and Marco Rubio are sponsoring legislation that would outlaw casino-style gambling online. The US senators' bill aligns them with top political donor Sheldon Adelson, a casino owner against online gambling.

26.06.2015 18:05

Britain a magnet for cyber-attacks, intl espionage, says MoD chief
Britain’s military must grapple with “hundreds if not thousands” of attempted cyber-attacks each day and is a magnet for international espionage, a Ministry of Defence (MoD) chief says.

26.06.2015 11:10

Snowden, Assange could get ‘symbolic’ asylum offers – French justice minister
The French justice minister said she would not be surprised if, in light of the latest revelations about the NSA spying on country’s leaders, France offers political asylums to Edward Snowden and Julian Assange, as a “symbolic gesture.”

26.06.2015 04:05