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Monday, June 29, 2009
  $1.92m fine for pirating 24 songs
A woman has been ordered to pay $1.92m for downloading 24 tracks from the Kazaa file sharing site - $80 000 per song.

Friday, June 26, 2009
  Manchester Council's unencrypted laptop loss broke data protection law, says regulator
Manchester City Council broke the Data Protection Act when it failed to encrypt laptop computers containing data on nearly two thousand workers. The local authority has promised to ensure all mobile computers are encrypted.

Thursday, June 25, 2009
  Fincher eyes Facebook
Oscar-nominated film director David Fincher is in talks to direct a movie based on the rise of social networking website Facebook, it has been reported.

CEOs snub blogs,Facebook
The heads of the top US companies might be engaged in the boardroom, but they're switched off when it comes to social media, according to a new study that said CEOs should be more connected to their customers.

Friday, June 19, 2009
  Defensive contract wranglings only prepare for failure, says negotiators' body
Contract managers are being more cautious than ever when they negotiate new agreements, contract managers' body IACCM has said. It has surveyed the most negotiated contract terms and says that the wrong terms get most attention.

Blogging detective has no right to privacy, rules High Court
A controversial blogging detective has failed in his attempt to protect his anonymity and The Times newspaper has named him. The High Court said it was not its job to protect blogging police officers from disciplinary action over broken police rules.

Invoice theft breached confidence, rules High Court
The handing over of a set of stolen invoices from one dairy wholesaler to its most bitter rival was a breach of confidence, the High Court has ruled. The taking of the invoices by an ex-employee and their user by the rival broke the law, it said.

Retailers must review own brand packaging after ECJ trade mark ruling, says expert
Supermarkets and other retailers who create own-brand goods must change the way they package them in the wake of a European court ruling on trade marks, according to a legal expert. The ruling outlaws packaging that imitates major brands, he said.

Thursday, June 18, 2009
  France to move ahead with new Internet law
The French Government will move ahead with a new Internet law even though a key aspect contravenes the 1789 Declaration of the Rights of Man, the Culture Minister said last week.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009
  Ruling on NightJack author Richard Horton kills blogger anonymity - Times Online
Thousands of bloggers who operate behind the cloak of anonymity have no right to keep their identities secret, the High Court ruled yesterday.

Friday, June 12, 2009
  Nucleus Graphics: A New Approach to User Interface Creation for Consumer Electronic Devices
The success of any consumer electronic device depends to a large extent on the appeal of the user interface (UI) and how easy the device is to use. Studies show that a good cosmetic design can encourage users to explore the full range of features and often engenders the perception that a product is easier to use.

Thursday, June 11, 2009
  Personalise your facebook URL
Popular online social networking service Facebook has announced that it will let members use their full names in online addresses for profile pages.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009
  Are IT staff snooping on you?
More than one-third of information technology professionals abuse administrative passwords to access confidential data such as colleagues' salary details, according to a survey.

Tuesday, June 09, 2009
  Obama unveils cyber security plan
President Barack Obama has outlined his plan to enhance cyber security protections in the US

Monday, June 08, 2009
  Britons confused by legality of downloads
Consumers are spoilt for choice when they seek content online and are confused about what is legal and not legal.

Friday, June 05, 2009
  A few do all the tweeting
"Companies are increasingly turning to Twitter to improve their understanding of how consumers view them"

Thursday, June 04, 2009
  Online 'speed humps' to protect against piracy
The UK film and television industry is calling on the government to introduce online 'speed humps' that would slow down or restrict the broadband access of people who illegally share copyrighted material, and slap pop-up warnings on Web sites to stem the rising tide of Internet piracy.

Wednesday, June 03, 2009
  New adminstrator
Hi everyone,

My name is Candice Govender from Deloitte & Touche. I will be assisting Reinhardt with posting hot topics on the blog.

Watch this space!!

Cops fight evolving cyber threat
Cyber crime-fighting efforts have to be improved, or SA could face a bigger problem in 10 years, says the South African Police Service (SAPS).

Cops fight evolving cyber threat
Cyber crime-fighting efforts have to be improved, or SA could face a bigger problem in 10 years, says the South African Police Service (SAPS).

Britons confused by legality of downloads, finds report | OUT-LAW.COM
Consumers are spoilt for choice when they seek content online and are confused about what is legal and not legal, according to a report published on Friday. That confusion, and the ease of lawbreaking, present challenges for Government, the authors say.

Tuesday, June 02, 2009
  Social network sites endanger businesses
Social network sites, such as Facebook, pose risks to the information security of businesses and other organisations, says a Johannesburg technology law expert.







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