Canada unveils new cyber monitoring rules. Rick Mercer: Rant: Be Afraid. Millennium Ark: Hot News. February 17, 2012 © Holly Deyo standeyo.com In light of repeated privacy invasions from Google, many of you have asked for direction.
What do I replace Google and other major search engines with? A good number of people have already opted out of their services. Additionally, we have long advised people not to become ensnared by social media like Facebook, Twitter and the like. It's not as though any of us have things to hide, but Google's tracking and information sharing, along with Bing, Lycos, Yahoo, AOL, and others is untenable. Busted For a decade now, Stan and I noticed that we could make a Net search for say, pressure cookers. This became really obvious a month ago when I had visited the Sofft shoe site – just for a minute – to see what was new for Spring. Just this morning, it was revealed that Google, Facebook and others were bypassing Safari's web settings to spy on users for advertising purposes.
All email services check your email to filter spam and detect viruses, etc. Holly. Layer 8: Super Bowl super bust: US seizes 307 websites; grabs $4.8M in fake NFL merchandise. The piracy, counterfeit and copyright battle has moved to the Super Bowl.
Speaking a National Football League press conference ahead of this weekend's Super Bowl the US Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency said special agents this week seized a total of 307 websites and snatched up 42,692 items of phony Super Bowl-related memorabilia along with other counterfeit items for a total take of more than $4.8 million - up from $3.72 million last year.
Sixteen of the sites the agency shut down during this operation known as Fake Sweep, were illegally streaming live sporting telecasts over the Internet, including NFL games. Two hundred ninety-one website domain names were illegally selling and distributing counterfeit merchandise, ICE stated. More on high-tech crime: From Anonymous to Hackerazzi: The year in security mischief-making Counterfeit merchandise seized included fake jerseys, ball caps, t-shirts, jackets and other football souvenirs. Layer 8 Extra Check out these other hot stories: Website accused of defamation is closed by judge - Courts, National News. A JUDGE yesterday ordered a website to be shut down and said lawmakers should think about making it illegal to post "patently untrue" allegations about people on the internet. Mr Justice Michael Peart was speaking after he granted Damien Tansey various orders, effectively ending the operation of the website www.rate-your-solicitor.com.
The Sligo-based solicitor brought defamation proceedings to the High Court arising out of comments on the website. The action was against site operators John Gill, of Drumline, Newmarket-on-Fergus, Co Clare; and Ann Vogelaar, of Parklands, Westport, Co Mayo. It is also against the US-based internet services provider, Dostster Inc, which hosts the site. Both Mr Gill and Ms Vogelaar denied the claims against them. In his ruling, the judge said he was satisfied to grant injunctions against Mr Gill and Ms Vogelaar, pending the full hearing of the action, requiring them to end the operation of the website. . - Tim Healy Irish Independent. Downloading Empowerment: Application Gives Citizens Control Over Crime. Robert McDowell: The U.N. Threat to Internet Freedom. On Feb. 27, a diplomatic process will begin in Geneva that could result in a new treaty giving the United Nations unprecedented powers over the Internet.
Dozens of countries, including Russia and China, are pushing hard to reach this goal by year's end. As Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin said last June, his goal and that of his allies is to establish "international control over the Internet" through the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), a treaty-based organization under U.N. auspices. If successful, these new regulatory proposals would upend the Internet's flourishing regime, which has been in place since 1988. That year, delegates from 114 countries gathered in Australia to agree to a treaty that set the stage for dramatic liberalization of international telecommunications.
I'm not sure, but I'm assuming that if it was previously on, then turned off, the history isn't actually deleted. So, clearing it seems like a wise precaution.