A second Privacy Shield legal challenge increases threat to EU-US data flows

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The Privacy Shield transatlantic data transfer deal is now caught in a pincer action: A week after it emerged that Irish digital rights activists had filed suit to annul the deal come reports that a French campaign group has begun its own legal action. French civil liberties campaign group La Quadrature du Net filed suit…

Twitter’s impact on 2016 presidential election is unmistakable

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Twitter has played an outsized role in a 2016 presidential election that continues to test the electorate. Despite Twitter’s ongoing business problems, the ability of a single tweet to shape political conversation and drive media coverage has never been greater. A marked contrast exists between Twitter’s business acumen (or lack thereof) and the sometimes seemingly…

20 things you need to know about video SEO

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Video is now the most popular type of online content, according to a June 2016 HubSpot survey. HubSpot’s report suggests global internet users consume video “thoroughly,” instead of simply skimming it, as they often do with other forms of content. “If you want to make a big impact and keep people’s attention,” HubSpot said, video…

IT threat evolution Q3 2016. Statistics

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Download the full report (PDF) Statistics All the statistics used in this report were obtained using Kaspersky Security Network (KSN), a distributed antivirus network that works with various anti-malware protection components. The data was collected from KSN users who agreed to provide it. Millions of Kaspersky Lab product users from 213 countries and territories worldwide…

IT threat evolution Q3 2016. Statistics

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Download the full report (PDF) Statistics All the statistics used in this report were obtained using Kaspersky Security Network (KSN), a distributed antivirus network that works with various anti-malware protection components. The data was collected from KSN users who agreed to provide it. Millions of Kaspersky Lab product users from 213 countries and territories worldwide…

IT threat evolution Q3 2016

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Download the full report (PDF) Overview Targeted attacks and malware campaigns Dropping Elephant Targeted attack campaigns don’t need to be technically advanced in order to be successful. In July 2016 we reported on a group called Statistics Overview Targeted attacks and malware campaigns Dropping Elephant Targeted attack campaigns don’t need to be technically advanced in…

IT threat evolution Q3 2016

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Download the full report (PDF) Overview Targeted attacks and malware campaigns Dropping Elephant Targeted attack campaigns don’t need to be technically advanced in order to be successful. In July 2016 we reported on a group called Overview Targeted attacks and malware campaigns Dropping Elephant Targeted attack campaigns don’t need to be technically advanced in order…

DDoS attack on Dyn could have been prevented

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It didn’t have to happen. Last month’s massive distributed Denial-of-Service (DDoS) attack on Domain Name System (DNS) service provider Dyn, which used a botnet of thousands of Internet of Things (IoT) devices to disrupt dozens of major websites including Twitter, Spotify, PayPal, GitHub, CNN.com and the New York Times, could “easily” have been prevented. That…

10 AWS security blunders and how to avoid them

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The cloud has made it dead simple to quickly spin up a new server without waiting for IT. But the ease of deploying new servers — and the democratic nature of cloud management — can be a security nightmare, as a simple configuration error or administrative mistake can compromise the security of your organization’s entire…

10 AWS security blunders and how to avoid them

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The cloud has made it dead simple to quickly spin up a new server without waiting for IT. But the ease of deploying new servers — and the democratic nature of cloud management — can be a security nightmare, as a simple configuration error or administrative mistake can compromise the security of your organization’s entire…

Welsh Government Criticised for Delay to “Superfast Broadband” Rollout

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The Welsh Government’s Superfast Cymru contract with BT, which has been working to roll-out “fibre broadband” (FTTC/P) to 96% of the country, has been criticised by Assembly Members for failing to deliver on its original promise to bring 30Mbps+ capable networks to all premises by 2015. Back in 2011 the Welsh Government said they would…

EE Makes Progress on IPv6 Upgrade for their UK Mobile Network

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Mobile operator EE has revealed that they’ve “switched on” IPv6 Internet addresses for new subscribers during 2016 H2 (a mix of dual-stack with IPv4 and some IPv6-only), at least for those with supporting devices (legacy devices remain on IPv4). Work will now begin to migrate their existing users. Internet Protocol (IP) addresses are how you…

Uber faces lawsuit from courier claiming employee status

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Taking a cue from Uber drivers, a ‘foot and bike’ courier has filed a proposed class-action lawsuit against the ride-hailing company and a subsidiary, demanding minimum wages, and reimbursement of tools-of-the-trade expenses and gratuities as would be typically provided to regular employees. Uber has introduced its delivery services, called UberEats and UberRush, in some cities…

WightFibre Boosts Broadband Network Capacity on the UK Isle of Wight

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Cable operator WightFibre, which serves homes and businesses on the Isle of Wight (an island just off the south coast in Hampshire, England) with TV and broadband speeds of up to 152Mbps, has announced the completion of a major network upgrade that has “increased capacity 32 times over“. The upgrade affected Wight Fibre’s core street…

IBM engineer says AR will trump VR for data visualization

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When it comes to enterprise data visualization, IBM Software Engineer Rosstin Murphy thinks augmented reality trumps virtual reality. In his view, VR’s “transportational” nature makes it less suited to business applications. “It takes you and it sends you to the moon, or to outer space or to or an alien planet,” he said. “But augmented…