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This week Stuxnet and especially Flame malware were in the news. But there is much more... maybe a good reason to collect some news I stumbled upon.
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Justice for Assange

16 AUGUST 2012: Ecuador has granted Political Asylum

Assange is currently under the protection of the Ecuadorean embassy. The Ecuadorean government has found that Mr. Assange has justified in his application and through additional material that he has a well-founded fear of political persecution, and risks torture or the death penalty in the United States in connection with the publication of truthful information of matters of interest to the public through his work with WikiLeaks.

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WikiLeaks revelations only tip of iceberg – Assange — RT

WikiLeaks revelations only tip of iceberg – Assange — RT | Cyberwars | Scoop.it
Facebook in particular is the most appalling spying machine that has ever been invented. Here we have the world’s most comprehensive database about people, their relationships, their names, their addresses, their locations and the communications with each other, their relatives, all sitting within the United States, all accessible to US intelligence. Facebook, Google, Yahoo – all these major US organizations have built-in interfaces for US intelligence. It’s not a matter of serving a subpoena. They have an interface that they have developed for US intelligence to use.
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Bashar Assad emails leaked, tips for ABC interview revealed

Bashar Assad emails leaked, tips for ABC interview revealed | Cyberwars | Scoop.it

This article was published on the Haaretz site around 7 february 2012

 

Hundreds of emails from Syrian President Bashar Assad's office were leaked on Monday after an attack by the hacker group Anonymous. One of the email files, which Haaretz has obtained, was a document preparing Assad for his December 2011 interview with ABC's Barbara Walters.

The attack took place overnight Sunday and the target was the mail server of the Syrian Ministry of Presidential Affairs. Some 78 inboxes of Assad's aides and advisers were hacked and the password that some used was "12345". Among those whose email was exposed were the Minister of Presidential Affairs Mansour Fadlallah Azzam and Assad's media adviser, Bouthaina Shaaban.

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Here's what Woz really thinks about Kim DotCom

Here's what Woz really thinks about Kim DotCom | Cyberwars | Scoop.it
exclusive MegaUpload's Kim DotCom caused a stir last week by releasing a photo of him with Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak. This week, Wozniak makes it clear to CNET which side he's on. Read this blog post by Greg Sandoval on Internet & Media.

Published on June 25, 2012

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VEVO Execs Must Face Criminal Charges For Copyright Infringement

VEVO, a music label joint venture, got caught with its pants down by TechCrunch’s Jason Kincaid – They illegally streamed a NFL game at a party they hosted at the Sundance festival. Yes, this is just too deliciously, hypocritically juicy.

In other circumstances whoever was responsible would face severe criminal and civil penalties for copyright infringement.

Unless, and I’m quite serious about this, the copyright laws apply to everyone, then they shouldn’t apply to anyone. The only way for the legislators and copyright holders who are fighting for tougher copyright laws to maintain any credibility whatsoever is for them to pursue any and all violators, even their own, as aggressively as they pursue everyone else.

Frankly, the VEVO execs should turn themselves in, not fight this in the least, and serve their jail time. I believe they’d serve five years.
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