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Does the U.S. government want to seize The Pirate Bay's domain?
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Does the U.S. government want to seize The Pirate Bay’s domain?

 bittorrent site. Despite a government raid, large fines and jail time, the site is more popular than ever. But according to TorrentFreak, the United States government planned an operation in coordination with ICANN to seize thepiratebay.org. As part of a campaign called ‘Operation In Our Sites,’ the government has already illegally seized the domains of […]

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IT executives doubt time line of government data consolidation plan

The United States government has pledged to consolidate its data centers from its current over-bloated structure into a more efficient form. A survey of 143 federal IT executives reveals that 63% of believe the consolidation will take place, but an even greater 74% think it will take longer than the government estimates to carry out […]

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Bill could give United States right to seize Internet

Senator Joe Lieberman has introduced a bill to Congress that if enacted, would give the American government broad powers to direct Internet policy and seize control of critical infrastructure during emergencies. Called the Protecting Cyberspace as a National Asset Act (PCNAA), this legislation could effectively give the government control over the Internet. This is because […]

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UK Businessman in Heated Dispute Over .AE Domain

As if the .ae top-level domain craze could stand to get more sensational, Michael Reed, a businessman from the United Kingdom, is complaining that the UAE domain regulator, .aeDA unlawfully took back a domain he had legitimately registered. The domain in question is Irena.ae. Reed owns a 12-year-old trademark for Irena, a nutritional supplement, in […]

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More updates on call for U.S.-ICANN relationship

In a letter sent out on August 4, two Democratic congressmen called for a permanent relationship between the United States government and ICANN. Since the event made news yesterday, more details about the situation have emerged. The letter published by the congressmen calls for the following to occur at ICANN: Continuation of current Commerce Department […]

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Meet "The Bunker"

Last week, I covered what is undoubtedly one of the most secure data centers in the United States, if not the world. But a UK facility, dubbed “The Bunker,” may give the Americans a run for their money. The government-owned data center is located in Kent and sits 30 meters underground below a secure fenced-in […]

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Congressmen call for permanent ICANN relationship

With less than two months of ICANN‘s Joint Project Agreement with the United States Department of Commence remaining, two key House members are calling for permanent government involvement in the organization. House Energy and Commerce Chairman Henry Waxman, D.-Calif., and Communications Subcommittee Chairman Rick Boucher, D-Va., made a statement regarding their views today: Rather than […]

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Cyber czar resigns

Just a few months after being appointed, the director of the National Cyber Security Center, or cyber czar, has resigned. Melissa Hathaway was given the position temporarily pending further review, but now wishes to move on to other things. The post hasn’t fared well since it was created by President Obama shortly after taking office. […]

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Korean cyberattack may be wild goose chase

U.S. and South Korean agencies are still scratching their heads trying to track down the perpetrators of widely publicized July 4 attacks. South Koreans were quick to point the finger at North Korea or “North Korean sympathizers”, but as of yet, no concrete proof has emerged. The botnet infected 50,000 computers and then sent a […]

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Hackers attack South Korea and US

According to reports, North Korean hackers are believed to have launched cyber attacks on government offices in the US and South Korea. Some South Korean and US websites were momentarily taken down. Among the South Korean sites with service disruption were the Blue House, defense ministry, national assembly, Shinhan bank, Korean Exchange bank, and Internet […]

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