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Post SOPA, influential tech investor favors 'blacklisting' pirate sites

VC Fred Wilson says Google, Bing, Facebook, and Twitter should warn people when they try to log in at known pirate sites: "We don't need legislation."

By February 15, 2012


China consumer group blacklists Apple

Guangdong's watchdog has placed Apple on a "company integrity" blacklist because of after-care and policy concerns.

By July 30, 2012


Russia's parliament approves Internet blacklist law

Russia is the latest country to enact Web censorship-style laws. Sites deemed "illegal" under Russian law now face near-immediate blacklisting.

By July 11, 2012


Russia's Internet blacklist looms in freedom crackdown

The country's move to strengthen its "Internet blacklist" could lead to blockage of porn, drug-related, and "extremist" sites. Would it also threaten political protests?

By July 6, 2012


Essential steps for securing your phone, and what else can be done to foil thieves

As smartphone theft grows, handset owners need to do all they can to secure their devices. Read the steps you can take and find just what else the industry is, and is not, doing.

By November 19, 2013


Chrome's parental controls step closer to adulthood

The previously-announced "Supervised Users" option moves into Google Chrome beta, and two Chrome security engineers begin work on a "paranoid mode."

By October 22, 2013


Microsoft issue fixes, blacklists more DigiNotar certificates

Microsoft fixes 15 holes in Windows, Office, and other software, and blacklists six more root certificates. Also, Adobe issues critical security updates for Reader and Acrobat.

By September 13, 2011


How to screen unwanted calls on iPhones and Android phones

You can ask your phone service provider to block calls from specific numbers, but it may be more practical to screen all calls from unfamiliar numbers and respond only to the legitimate callers. Doing so is easy using the Do Not Disturb feature for iPhones running iOS 6, and Groups on Android phones.

By February 5, 2013


Google saves $2B in taxes by sheltering $10B in revenue in Bermuda

The search and software giant's tax avoidance is being investigated by governments in France, the U.K., Italy, and Australia, Bloomberg reports.

By December 10, 2012


Phishers use HTML attachments to evade browser blacklists

Successful attacks require recipients of phishing e-mails to open an HTML attachment and fill out a form before data is sent to a compromised Web server for harvesting.

By March 16, 2011