New anti-censorship scheme could make it impossible to block individual sites
A radical new approach to thwarting Internet censorship would essentially turn the whole web into a proxy server, making it virtually impossible for a censoring government to block individual sites.
Google search detects infected computers
Google on Tuesday began warning some users of its popular Internet search service that their computers may be infected with a virus.
Internet blocks return in Iran after brief opening (Update)
Word of the opening of Iran's blocked social media sites was spread, of course, by social media itself: in celebratory tweets and breathless Facebook posts. Hours later, the same sites Tuesday chewed over ...
Cisco shines light on dark corners of the Web
Cisco launched software that shines light on potentially troublesome websites hidden in what the US computer security firm dubbed the "Dark Web."
Dotcom celebrates 25th birthday
Recognize Symbolics.com? Probably not. But 25 years ago this week the Massachusetts computer maker played a bit role in history -- it was the first company to register a .com address on what would eventually ...
Cyber war on Iran has only just begun
A US cyber war against Iran's nuclear program may have only just begun and could escalate with explosions triggered by digital sabotage, experts say.
Company alleges Chinese software has stolen code
(AP) -- A California company claims that the Internet-filtering software China has mandated for all new personal computers sold there contains stolen programming code.
US mulls stiffer sentences for common Net proxies
(AP) -- "Proxy" servers are an everyday part of Internet surfing. But using one in a crime could soon lead to more time in the clink.
Gov't won't classify proxies as 'sophisticated' (Update)
(AP) -- The U.S. government has dropped - for now - a plan to classify the use of "proxy" servers as evidence of sophistication in committing a crime.
Chinese site bans Web tools used to evade filters
(AP) -- A major Chinese online commerce site has banned sales of software used to bypass Internet censorship amid Beijing's efforts to block the development of a Middle East-style protest movement.
Google accuses China of blocking Gmail
Google accused the Chinese government on Monday of interfering with its Gmail service, after weeks of online disruptions that have coincided with calls for protests emulating those in the Middle East.
Unlocking the geoblock with VPNs
In recent months there have been many reports of Australians covertly signing up for the US streaming service Netflix, using fake postcodes and software workarounds to fool its geo-blocking system.
First Manhattan sues Vivus over shareholder vote
Vivus Inc.'s biggest shareholder said Tuesday it is suing the obesity drug maker as it continues to fight for greater control of the company.
North Korea seeks social network publicity
North Korea's main government website has begun adding icons for users to post its statements fiercely criticising the United States and South Korea on popular social networks including Facebook.