Criminals With Computers

The phrase ‘cyber warfare’ appears as if it is ubiquitous at present. With the recent shocking Stuxnet attack, and attacks on a range of government sites across the globe, a number of observers have warned that we are heading into a new era of conflict. Some critics, on the other hand, argue that this couldn’t… Continue reading Criminals With Computers

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Open Source Intelligence

Open source intelligence, or OSINT, is defined by the ability to gather data (or intelligence) from documented sources that are accessible to the public. The “open” aspect refers to the information being observable and unconcealed from the international community. Basically anyone with a computer can have access to this information or intelligence. People research this… Continue reading Open Source Intelligence

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Distance Selling Regulations

The regulations would change the way people purchase things for the better. For online marketing, it gave people the feeling of safety they needed when buying through the Internet. Every day millions of people perform some sort of transaction online. Whether you’re buying your shopping through the local supermarket or using the ever popular auction… Continue reading Distance Selling Regulations

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Possible Punishments For Defamation of Character Via the Internet

These people tend to post offensive material solely using pseudonyms. In rare cases an offender may own top level domains, like .co.uk or.com. Where the offender owns a top level domain this is helpful because top level domains are issued by ICANN approved registries. In the UK Nominet is the central registry for.UK domain names.… Continue reading Possible Punishments For Defamation of Character Via the Internet

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Disclaimers in Social Media Policies Are Critical to Avoid Labor Law Problems

A recently complaint filed by a regional National Labor Relations Board office, alleging that an employee was unlawfully terminated under an overbroad social networking policy, should encourage companies to take a second look at the policies that govern employees’ internet communications. Although the NLRB’s press release made it appear that the employee was discharged solely… Continue reading Disclaimers in Social Media Policies Are Critical to Avoid Labor Law Problems

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Brawn Vs Brain in New Cyber-Bullying Lawsuit Involving Facebook

A story about an anti-bullying lawsuit involving Facebook was just mentioned on Digital Trends. A woman in the UK, who has been subject to various accounts of cyber-bullying (of course this is all “alleged”) has filed a lawsuit compelling Facebook to give up the identities of those cyber-bullies in question. Problem is if Facebook caves… Continue reading Brawn Vs Brain in New Cyber-Bullying Lawsuit Involving Facebook

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Cyber Law – How to Respond to Online Reputation Attacks?

Today, people are using internet far more than they used to just one year ago. The number of users was growing exponentially and is still growing. Unfortunately, people often use internet for wrong purposes and one of them is also reputation attacks on other people. Because people consider internet as a private and anonymous thing,… Continue reading Cyber Law – How to Respond to Online Reputation Attacks?

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