ScrapeDefender Protects Website Content With New Anti-Scraping Software

These days every company conducting business on the Internet must be vigilant to stave off the endless onslaught of viruses and other malware.  Attackers who use software programs to make unauthorized intrusions are eager to steal website content and gain access to the content and databases behind each website. Then these thieves use the stolen…

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U.S. Lifts Gag Order on Government Requests for User Data

Under new Department of Justice rules, technology and telecommunications companies are now allowed to provide more information about government requests for customer data. However, they will still be restricted from disclosing what is being collected, or how much. The new rule comes days after President Obama promised changes in how long requests from the Foreign Intelligence…

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Lockheed Martin and EMC to Invest in Advanced Technology Projects in Israel

Global security company and defense contractor Lockheed Martin Corp and data storage equipment maker EMC Corp, RSA’s parent company, have announced that they will jointly invest in technology projects including cloud computing, data analytics and cyber technology. Under the arrangement, Lockheed Martin and EMC will identify a series of development opportunities that can be contracted…

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New Reports that NSA Searches Angry Birds and Other Apps for Personal Data

Late Monday three separate media outlets reported on how the NSA snoops on data transmitted from cell phone apps.  The New York Times, The Guardian, and ProPublica each covered how apps like Angry Birds, report geo-location, buddy lists, and URLs visited, obviously in clear text, to be hoovered up by the NSA’s taps on global…

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Bitcoin Exchange CEO Arrested for Money Laundering

The CEO of Bitcoin New York-based exchange BitInstant, Charlie Shrem, was arrested and charged with money laundering. In the federal criminal complaint, the Southern District of New York charges that Shrem knowingly helped underground Bitcoin exchanger Robert M. Faiella, known as “BTCKing,” purchase bitcoins for his customers to use to make illicit purchases on the notorious…

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Schneier Predicts Ramping Up of Cyber Crime

In an interview with the BBC well know security expert Bruce Schneier declaimed that intelligence agency attacks on Internet infrastructure have broken trust. “The fact that it has been subverted in ways we don’t understand… we don’t know what to trust. And that is an enormous blow to the global promise of the Internet.” In the short…

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Blending Two Cultures: Management Perspectives on Converging Physical and Information Security

Hey, here’s a good idea: let’s have the part of facilities management that deals with the physical security of the office park, the factory, and the government facility work with the folks that handle IT Security. Let’s put those folks together in a room, see where there’s overlap, eliminate duplication of effort and maybe even…

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