“right to be forgotten” demands on Google to affect Wikipedia links

Request for blocking of search results granted to anonymous applicant is first to affect an entry in the online encyclopaedia.   Google is set to restrict search terms to a link to a Wikipedia article, in the first request under Europe‘s controversial new “right to be forgotten” legislation to affect the 110m-page encyclopaedia.   The …

Filipino hackers wage cyberwar on Chinese Web sites

  Attention this week has centered on the covert cyberwar taking place between the United States and China. Chinese authorities pointed to the supposed hypocrisy of Washington leveling cyberspying charges against China, even while the United States maintains its own vast network of clandestine surveillance and monitoring.   There are myriad other stealth attacks launched …

Warning: MI5 to large corporations, Foreign Spy Agencies may be secretly recruiting your IT staff

Foreign intelligence agencies are targeting IT workers at big businesses to gain access to sensitive information, MI5 warns British corporations Security service warns of the threat posed to firms by members of staff Fears junior IT workers could infiltrate systems and sell vital information Could also upload malicious software to cause a business serious harm …

Frédéric Riehl on NETmundial: ‘We’re not going to pull a rabbit out of a hat’

Brazil is playing host this week to the “World Cup of internet governance”, as technology magazine Wired put it. States, hi-tech firms and civil society players will compete over how the net is managed. A Swiss negotiator gives his insights.   Frédéric Riehl, deputy director of the Federal Communication Office, is one of three Swiss …

ISOC Calls for Restoration of Full Internet Access in Turkey

31 March 2014   Internet Society President and CEO Kathy Brown issued the following statement today:   We are deeply concerned with recent reports that the Turkish government is mandating curtailed access to key social media sites for millions of users across Turkey. Recent actions to implement the Turkish government’s requirement include the redirection of …

Sarah Palin slams Obama administration’s decision to withdraw its oversight of ICANN

Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin on Wednesday slammed the administration’s decision to withdraw its oversight of an Internet governance board, calling it a “colossal” error.   The former Republican vice presidential candidate echoed concerns from other conservatives Wednesday in a Facebook post about the Obama administration’s move to cede oversight over the Internet Corporation for …

Vodafone accused of secretly sharing data with British agency: Home ministry

Major telecom player Vodafone has been accused by the Union Home ministry of secretly sharing subscriber data with a British intelligence and security organisation, a charge denied by the company.   According to documents of the Internal Security Division of the Home Ministry, Vodafone is alleged to have given the UK-based Government Communication Headquarters (GCHQ) …