Thursday, May 28, 2009
Wednesday, May 27, 2009
Businesses cough up for piracy
Companies caught using illegal software paid out more than R3.4 million, following its piracy reporting campaign, says the Business Software Alliance (BSA).
Facebook users under attack by scammers
One of the Internet's most popular social networking websites, Facebook, has been hit by scammers trying to lure users to a number of fake websites which ask for their passwords and login details.
Google drops trademark bomb
South African companies are going to have to realise that Internet search giant Google will no longer protect their trademarks, and their competitors or others may bid for their brands, says Clicks2Customers director Jonathan Gluckman.
Sentencing delayed in MySpace suicide case
A US federal judge on Monday questioned whether prosecutors were correct in bringing charges against a Missouri mother who was involved in a MySpace hoax directed at a 13-year-old neighbour who ended up committing suicide.
Technology, Media and Telecommunications Industries Spending on Security and Privacy Declines With Economy
Companies in the technology, media and telecommunications industries (TMT) significantly reduced investment in security spending in 2008, according to a new survey from Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu. The third edition of the Deloitte TMT Global Security Survey reveals that 32 percent of respondents reduced their information security budgets, while 60 percent of respondents believe they are 'falling behind' or still 'catching up' to their security threats -- a significant increase from 49 percent over the previous year.
Web 2.0 Initiatives Continue to Gain Acceptance at Companies, Watson Wyatt Survey Finds
Despite their relative newness, companies are embracing Web 2.0 technologies such as social networking tools, blogs and webcasts for internal communications and as part of their overall technology mix, according to a new survey by Watson Wyatt, a leading global consulting firm.
Music giants renew attack on Pirate Bay
Stockholm - Four music industry giants want heavy fines imposed on the three founders of The Pirate Bay file-sharing website as long it keeps running, the Swedish newspaper Dagens Nyheter reported Tuesday.
Billy Bragg calls three-strikes lobbying 'shameful' | OUT-LAW.COM
Record labels have given up on copyright law and are trying to make internet service providers (ISPs) fight their battles for them in a 'shameful attempt to pass [on] responsibility', singer songwriter Billy Bragg has said.
Maties link to sex pest: South Africa: News: News24
Cape Town - The internet sex pest who has been targeting a teacher from Pretoria with hundreds of vulgar and obscene phone calls, used, among others, a telephone line at Stellenbosch University (SU).
Web a weapon of lovers’ revenge
The Internet is increasingly being used to cause hurt to former partners after love goes sour — and the malice lasts forever.
Social sites 'pose security risk'
Johannesburg - Social network sites, such as Facebook, pose risks to the information security of businesses and other organisations, a technology law expert said on Monday.
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