Tech Companies Want Senate To End NSA Collection Programs Before Republicans Take Control

Tech companies coming together to get the Senate to act to eliminate the NSA's bulk data collection programs. Companies like Google and Microsoft etc... are worried about losing business around the world as foreign governments might fear that the U.S. government can gain easy access to the data of their citizens. With the change of power in the Senate there is a fear among tech leaders that this … [Read more...]

Law Enforcement Cracks Down on the Dark Web, Seizes 400 .onion domains

We have had news stories before about international law enforcement agencies banding together to take down websites that deal in illicit goods or counterfeit merchandise. Yesterday the U.S, Canada and European agencies made another round of takedowns, the difference this time is that they hit the "Dark Web" websites using stuff like the onion router or TOR. USA Today covered the story: Police … [Read more...]

England Turning Up The Heat on Internet Trolls

England is getting tougher on Internet trolls it seems, the BBC is out along with a host of other publications, that the most serious offenders could now see their sentence quadrupled from 6 months in jail to 24 months in jail. I remember last year reading an article about a British boxer, The Guardian covered it, When Curtis Woodhouse lost his English light-welterweight title on points to Shane … [Read more...]

Reforms Needed Before U.S. Hands Over Control of ICANN

Senator Mark Warner (D-Va) wrote a piece on Information Week that discusses the reforms that need to be addressed before the keys to ICANN are handed over. He touches upon things like, Who will hold ICANN accountable, transparency with the public and the sanctity of the DNS. From the article: The FCC recently received more than 3.7 million comments on its proposed rules to govern how … [Read more...]

News Corp Acquires Publicly Traded For $950M

News Corp has agreed to acquire Move, Inc. (NASDAQ:MOVE) "a leading online real estate business that brings consumers and Realtors® together to facilitate the sale and rental of real estate in the United States." "The Move Network of websites, which also includes, reaches approximately 35 million people per month, who spend an average of 22 minutes each on its sites1. REA Group … [Read more...]

The Bash Bug Has No Easy Fix and Could Be More Problematic Than Heartbleed

Earlier in the year it was Heartbleed and now there is another bug that has been uncovered, Shell Shock, which could be even more problematic. Many outlets have covered the topic and NPR did a good job breaking down, the who, what, where and what potential steps to take. From the article: Hundreds of millions of computers and networks are at risk after a bug called Shellshock was found this … [Read more...]

SeekingAlpha: Facebook May Become Bigger Than Google AdSense

In very interesting post was just published on, entitled "Facebook May Become Bigger Than Google AdSense" The author of the post is Alex Cho who is according to his bio a  "top contributor on Seeking Alpha in both the long ideas and technology section of the website. Alex Cho's articles have been featured on The Motley Fool, The Street, and Benzinga. Alex Cho has been featured … [Read more...]