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July, 2009

  • 20 July

    Woman changes name to Princess-Rainbow.com

    A twenty-four-year-old woman in Manchester, formerly known as Claire Forshaw, has officially changed her name to Princess-Rainbow.com. She had apparently been contemplating such a move for quite some time, but her boyfriend dissuaded her, arguing that it would cost a lot of money. She finally investigated and found that she …

  • 10 July

    Korean DDoS malware may self destruct

    Earlier this week, we reported a series of attacks on key South Korean and U.S. government servers that took some of them offline. The attacks are still under investigation, but a blog post on the Washington Post’s website suggests that the botnet being used to deliver the DDoS (distributed denial …

  • 8 July

    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, …

  • 8 July

    Google Announces Chrome Operating System

    In a move that has surprised few in the tech world, Google has announced plans to release an operating system for netbooks in 2010. Analysts have long speculated that the search giant would release a desktop OS to compete with Microsoft on its largest front. Not surprisingly they intend to …

  • 1 July

    U.S. to team with Italy in fight against cyber crime

    The U.S. Secret Service has signed an agreement to join forces with the Italian Police and Postal Service to fight cyber crime. The new team will be called The European Electronic Cime Task Force and will specialize in fighting identity theft, malicious hacking and other forms of cyber crime. The …

June, 2009

  • 25 June

    UK to get its own "Cyber Czar"

    Following suit with the American announcement of a new cyber security advisor position, UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown is expected to announce the creation of Britain’s own cyber security chief. The new chief will be responsible for protecting the country from hackers, cyber spies and every other sort of tech …

  • 23 June

    PIR advocates to keep registries and registrars separate

    The Public Interest Registry (PIR), the non-profit organization responsible for the management of .ORG top-level domains (TLD), is raising its voice to advocate registry-registrar separation. The organization is concerned that ICANN is moving toward removing restrictions that prevent a registry, responsible for maintaining the infrastructure and management of a Top-level …

  • 17 June

    UK government to restrict Internet access of pirates

    The British government has announced plans to curb Internet piracy by restricting access of repeat offenders. In collaboration with the entertainment industry and Ofcom, Britain’s broadcasting regulator, the plan includes sending letters to customers who have been suspected of downloading illegal files, such as movies. Internet service providers would be …

  • 17 June

    Opera to turn browser into web server

    Opera is introducing a new service called Opera Unite that will run a tiny web server on a user’s computer, allowing them to sharing media over he web. The services are loaded on demand and can share files, stream MP3’s and share photos. Users can even create their own web …

  • 17 June

    Government to Bring Broadband to Rural Areas with Telephone Tax

    To help pay for a government plan that would beef up the UK’s communications infrastructure and bring broadband Internet access to all homes by 2012, a 50p telephone tax will be charged to all landlines each month. The new tax was just of many things discussed in “Digital Britain,” a …