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Ransomware encrypts files claiming SOPA piracy charges

Ransomware encrypts files claiming SOPA piracy charges

A new variant of ransomware wants you to believe you have been caught pirating software, music and movies and you must pay a fine under the SOPA act. Except there is no SOPA act.

What is the TPP, and why should you care?

What is the TPP and why should you care

Have you heard of the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade agreement? It contains a number of controversial provisions, some considered even worse than ACTA...

Facebook Account Verification scam tricks unsuspecting users with SOPA/PIPA warning

Facebook Account Verification scam tricks unsuspecting users

Stop! If you've been told to verify your Facebook account before June 15th you may be about to be scammed.

CISPA debate rages on in the US, what's all the fuss about?

CISPA debate rages on in the US, what's all the fuss about?

A new law being debated in the US is causing concern among privacy advocates. The law is designed to encourage information sharing to thwart cybercrime, yet even the White House is expressing concerns over the privacy implications of the bill.

Megaupload takedown makes headlines and waves as Mr Dotcom applies for bail

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The FBI's takedown of file sharing site Megaupload continues to make both headlines and waves.

Whether company founder Kim Dotcom turns out to be GUILTY or GOOD, he's certainly in a lot of trouble right now. So is anyone who entrusted any files of value to his online empire.

Successful internet blackout, Zuck tweets, but has Don McLean been ripped off?

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As you can't have failed to have noticed, on Wednesday some of the world's most famous websites chose a variety of ways to protest against proposed anti-piracy legislation in the United States.

How to get around the Wikipedia blackout

How to get around the Wikipedia blackout

There's an easy way to get around Wikipedia's blackout, using a tool which can also boost your online security.

Find out how now.

Reddit joins anti-SOPA internet blackout

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Reddit plans to shut its doors on January 18th, in support of the anti-SOPA internet blackout.

Anonymous bullies Sony and Nintendo over SOPA support

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Anonymous is threatening companies like Sony and Nintendo over their support of the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA). Will this accomplish their goals, or simply create more victims?

Controversial SOPA bill gets more heat from internet giants YouTube, Google and Wikipedia

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Today is the day that the US's Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) bill is scheduled to be voted on. And unsurprisingly, the who's who of Silicon Valley are not happy. Several web gurus have banded together to voice their dislike of the bill in an open letter.

SOPA undermines security while not solving any problems

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The proposed SOPA law before the US Congress will not just restrict speech, it will make the internet less secure.