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Madeline Brownstone

SOME SOFTWARE CAN TURN MOBILE DEVICES INTO TOOLS OF ESPIONAGE, HARASSMENT | Media & Tel... - 0 views

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    "Sneaky people and technology can turn your cell phone against you.

    Cell phone spyware makes it easy for someone to eavesdrop on your conversations, intercept text messages and identify your location. And you may never know it's happening, experts say."
Madeline Brownstone

BBC News - South Korean children face gaming curfew - 6 views

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    I claim this article.
Madeline Brownstone

BBC NEWS | Technology | Aboriginal archive offers new DRM - 0 views

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    "A new method of digital rights management (DRM) which relies on a user's profile has been pioneered by Aboriginal Australians."
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    Not your usualy DRM issues. Interesting twist.
Madeline Brownstone

Technology News: Handheld Devices: Road Warning: Swarms of Texting Teens Ahead - 1 views

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    "Textecution, for example, is an app for the Android platform that uses GSP technology to disable a phone's text function when the device is traveling more than 10 miles per hour.

    Jonathan Young, developer of Textecution, told TechNewsWorld he originally thought up the app when his teenage son was getting ready to get his driver's license.

    "This is a huge problem, and parents are finally becoming aware of it," he said. "Sure, you can preach to your children, but what they do when they are not around you is another "
Madeline Brownstone

Clinton Urges Global Response to Internet Attacks - NYTimes.com - 0 views

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    "Mrs. Clinton also identified Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Tunisia, Vietnam and Uzbekistan as countries that constrain Internet freedom or persecute those who use the Web to circulate unpopular ideas. She pointed to an Egyptian blogger, Bassem Samir, who was in the audience at the Newseum in Washington for Mrs. Clinton's speech and had been imprisoned by Egyptian authorities."
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    How far can a nation go to block information the Internet? What methods are being used? Is it working? What are the consequences?
Madeline Brownstone

Text Messages in China to Be Scanned for 'Illegal Content' - NYTimes.com - 2 views

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    ""It really is quite a program to seize control of all the new forms of media, one by one," said Jeremy Goldkorn, editor and publisher of Danwei.org, an English-language Web site about the Chinese media and Internet that is currently blocked in China. "It has been a bad half year for censorship.""
Madeline Brownstone

BBC News - Ministers offer concessions on copyright changes - 0 views

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    "Critics said the proposed powers were disproportionate and would damage one of the UK's fast-growing industries.

    Section 17 of the bill, which has attracted the most anger, would give ministers "reserve powers" to draft fresh laws to tackle net-based copyright infringement without needing parliamentary approval.

    Ministers argued that such powers were needed to support copyright laws against future, more technically advanced forms of piracy. "
Madeline Brownstone

BBC NEWS | Technology | Software blocks car phone users - 0 views

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    "A safety device which prevents drivers using mobile phones by automatically intercepting calls and text messages when they are moving has been unveiled.

    The software tells callers the person they are trying to reach is driving and asks them to leave a message. "
Madeline Brownstone

Activists utilizing Twitter, Web proxies to sidestep Iranian censorship - The Boston Globe - 0 views

  • Derek Lowe and his Iranian-born wife were appalled by the violence that came in the wake of Iran’s disputed presidential election, and by the Tehran government’s attempts to censor news of the upheavals. And so they joined the protest, as best they could from their home in Acton. They decided to become members of the legion of Internet activists fighting the Iranian government’s aggressive attempts at post-election censorship. Armed with their computers and Internet access, they are helping Iranian protesters get the words and images out of their country for the world to see.
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    "Derek Lowe and his Iranian-born wife were appalled by the violence that came in the wake of Iran's disputed presidential election, and by the Tehran government's attempts to censor news of the upheavals. And so they joined the protest, as best they could from their home in Acton. They decided to become members of the legion of Internet activists fighting the Iranian government's aggressive attempts at post-election censorship. Armed with their computers and Internet access, they are helping Iranian protesters get the words and images out of their country for the world to see."
Madeline Brownstone

BBC NEWS | Technology | Wikipedia to launch page controls - 1 views

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    "The site will require that revisions to pages about living people and some organisations be approved by an editor.

    This would be a radical shift for the site, which ostensibly allows anyone to make changes to almost any entry. "
Madeline Brownstone

BBC News - Opera web browser 'censors' Chinese content - 0 views

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    "Previously traffic ran over Opera servers bypassing the so-called Great Firewall of China, making the browser popular with Chinese users. "
Madeline Brownstone

BBC NEWS | UK | Hi-tech tool spots child drinkers - 0 views

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    The supermarket chain Budgens has installed face recognition cameras in one of its stores to stop children buying alcohol and cigarettes.

    It is thought to be the first time a UK retailer has used the technology to identify underage customers.
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    The supermarket chain Budgens has installed face recognition cameras in one of its stores to stop children buying alcohol and cigarettes.

    It is thought to be the first time a UK retailer has used the technology to identify underage customers.
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