Archive for October 2012

 

Friday 05 October, 2012

The Internet Association – Fighting for Online Freedom?

The Internet Association is a new lobbying group active in Washington DC. The organization, which was launched on September 21, was formed to represent the interests of major Internet companies in the Congress of the United States. According to its site, it also represents its ‘global community of users.’ It seeks to influence public policy […]

 
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Thursday 04 October, 2012

Apple Maps Doesn’t Live up to Its Promise

Apple is a company that prides itself on the high quality of its offerings. In September 2012, it launched its Apple Maps for iOS6 for iPhones and iPads. According to those who have tried it out, Maps is full of bugs and problems that need to be fixed. It falls very short of expectations for […]

 
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Wednesday 03 October, 2012

Groupon Launches Mobile Payments

Daily deal social media website Groupon recently announced that it’s going to offer its own credit card payment system called Groupon Payments. It will be built into the Groupon Merchants app for iPhone and iPod Touch. The app can be used not only for running credit card payments, but also for scanning and redeeming groupons […]

 
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Tuesday 02 October, 2012

New Hampshire Prison System Hacked by Inmates

In the old days, prison inmates escaped by tunneling through a wall and making a break for it. Now, all they have to do is hack into the Justice Department’s computers and turn a 13-year-sentence into four months with good behavior. A new age of prison breaks has dawned. On August 24, 2012, a major […]

 
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Monday 01 October, 2012

A Zero Day Threat for Internet Explorer Users

Recently a flaw was discovered in Internet Explorer that posed a serious threat to users.  In mid-September, the German Federal Office for Information Security, a government agency that oversees the country’s IT safety, warned that it had discovered a security breach in Internet Explorer that was already being exploited by hackers to infect computers with […]

 
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