This is exactly like the Titanic if, instead of being a big boat they said was impossible to sink, the Titanic was a bunch of servers they said wouldn't go down while people tried to do the census that absolutely did. Despite the ABS claiming that the system was sufficiently tested and ready for the estimated 16 million people logging in to give away their personal details to some statistics nerds hidden in a bunker somewhere, the website has been intermittently going down tonight, with a complete outage occurring at time of writing.
Anyone using a VPN to visit illegal sites or dodge a ban on using unauthorised voice over IP (VoIP) service faces a £400,000 fine or prison under a new law brought in by the United Arab Emirates (UAE). The text of the new legislation says: "Whoever uses a fraudulent computer network protocol address (IP address) by using a false address or a third-party address by any other means for the purpose of committing a crime or preventing its discovery, shall be punished by temporary imprisonment and a fine of no less than Dh500,000 [£100,000] and not exceeding Dh2,0 00,000 [£400,000], or either of these two penalties
Australian tobacco executive bashed and stabbed in attempted kidnap
I am a modern speech recognition system: “The Scottish and our accent’s incompatibility with modern speech recognition systems has been well documented.”
Bitcoin’s Latest Economic Problem – Market Ouvert Or Squatters’ Rights Forbes. As we’ve said, Bitcoin = prosecution futures The Age Old Story About Bitcoin without clothes
This Boring Service Is Suddenly a Big Concern for Treasurys Wall Street Journal. Notice the lack of explanation as to why JP Morgan withdrew. You’d think they would have beefed about regulations, as Dimon is wont to do if that were the driver. So it must have been deemed to be too low margin, but weirdly no one is willing to say that. Or maybe those pesky IT systems were getting a bit too creaky, and JPM didn’t want to be caught out or have to invest more?
Step away from the ransom payment. That's the goal of the new "No More Ransom" initiative announced July 25 that aims to help PC users avoid becoming ransomware victims as well as to help victims decrypt their files. There's no law in the United States and Europe that prohibits paying ransoms
'No More Ransom' Portal Offers Respite From Ransomware
Warner, Richard and Sloan, Robert H., Defending Our Data: The Need for Information We Do Not Have (July 29, 2016). Available for download at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2816010
“Data breaches occur at the rate of over two a day. The aggregate social cost is high. Security experts have long explained how to defend better. So why does society tolerate a significant loss that it has the means to avoid? Current laws are ineffective in providing an adequate incentive to avoid the loss.
When the Democratic National Committee discovered in April that its computer networks had been hacked, leaders there did not just alert government intelligence. They called CrowdStrike, a 5-year-old cybersecurity firm that makes millions of dollars from mercenary work sold with a promise: "We Stop Breaches."
“During O.J. Simpson’s famous, slow-speed police chase in the summer of ’94, Domino’s Pizza reported record-breaking pizza sales. (According to the same company, not a single person in the entire country ordered a pizza from them during the five minutes the Simpson verdict was read out the following year.)”
“The magic of the Internet — the recession of the material world in favor of a world of ideas — is not pure delight. It seems we are missing something very worthwhile and identity-forming from our predigital lives. Is it a handwritten letter? Is it an analog phone call? Is it a quality of celluloid film, a multivolume encyclopedia, or a leather-bound datebook? Is it a way of thinking or being or even falling in love?”
Los Angeles Times
Suburban lawmaker abruptly resigns, citing hacked social media accounts
"Claiming 'conspiracy,' CBS lawyers ask Supreme Court to delay Alycia Lane lawsuit over email snooping": Joseph A. Slobodzian of The Philadelphia Inquirer has an article that begins, "After eight years of legal maneuvering and appeals, former CBS3 anchor Alycia Lane's negligence lawsuit against CBS for failing to stop former coanchor Larry Mendte from hacking her email and feeding salacious details and photos to gossip columnists was finally set for trial."
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