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Low Orbit Ion Cannon ( LOIC ) is an open source network stress testing and denial-of-service attack application, written in C# . LOIC was initially developed by Praetox Technologies, but was later released into the public domain , [ 1 ] and now is hosted on several open source platforms. [ 2 ] [ 3 ]
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<img src="http://www.wired.com/images_blogs/threatlevel/2011/01/twwet_home.jpg" alt="" title="twwet_home" width="660" height="495" class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-22640" /> ANALYSIS: Twitter introduced a new feature last month without telling anyone about it, and the rest of the tech world should take note and come up with its own version of it. Twitter beta-tested a spine.
The world's media has jumped on the news that the US Department of Justice has sought, and obtained a court order seeking to compel Twitter to reveal account information associated with several of its users who are associated with Wikileaks. Communications privacy law is exceedingly complex, and unfortunately, none of the legal experts who actually specialize in this area (people like Orin Kerr , Paul Ohm , Jennifer Granick and Kevin Bankston ) have yet to chime in with their thoughts. As such, many commentators and journalists are completely botching their analysis of this interesting event.
There is a lot of discussion about Do Not Track at the moment. The FTC has announced support for the idea; Mozilla has added a Do Not Track header option into Firefox betas, and Congresswoman Jackie Speier has introduced a Do Not Track bill . Other proposed privacy legislation, such as Rep.
This page describes how to write rulesets for HTTPS Everywhere , the Firefox plugin that switches sites over from http to https automatically. HTTPS Everywhere comes with thousands of rulesets, but you might want to edit them, or write new ones.
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How easy is it for the average internet user to make a phone call secure enough to frustrate the NSA's extrajudicial surveillance program? Wired News took Phil Zimmermann's newest encryption software, Zfone , for a test drive and found it's actually quite easy, even if the program is still in beta.
By Paul B. Farrell , MarketWatch
Here's a nerve-wracking notion. Let's say you have an illegal plant in your garden or even in your home. And let's presume this plant (because it's marijuana, or some genetically altered vegetable that's illegal in Europe) will get you in trouble if the police find out.