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  • Cry havoc! — and let slip the IP addresses of war

    04/27/2021 9:40:16 AM PDT · by bitt · 18 replies
    / ^ | 4/25/2021 | J.E.DYER
    Saturday 24 April brought a little information cluster bomb in the Washington Post with the promising headline “Minutes before Trump left office, millions of the Pentagon’s dormant IP addresses sprang to life.” It turned out, on investigation, that the “minutes” were a literal reference. The statutory end of Trump’s term was 12 noon EST on 20 January 2021, and according to computer records, the floodgate on the “dormant IP addresses” opened at 11:57:35 AM EST. This appears to be the only thing any of this had to do with Trump. We’ll look at that below. The long-story background is at...
  • Justice Dept. Asked For News Site's Visitor Lists

    11/10/2009 9:55:57 AM PST · by Nachum · 44 replies · 2,047+ views
    CBS News ^ | 11/10/09 | Declan McCullagh
    In a case that raises questions about online journalism and privacy rights, the U.S. Department of Justice sent a formal request to an independent news site ordering it to provide details of all reader visits on a certain day. The grand jury subpoena also required the Philadelphia-based Web site "not to disclose the existence of this request" unless authorized by the Justice Department, a gag order that presents an unusual quandary for any news organization.
  • Visit the Wrong Website, and the FBI Could End Up in Your Computer

    08/05/2014 10:18:32 PM PDT · by Utilizer · 58 replies
    W I R E D ^ | 08.05.14 6:30 am | Kevin Poulsen
    Apparently, the feebs have been using malware and the TOR network to snoop on quite a bit more information than one might have suspected. Use the following link here for more info:
  • Drumming Up More Addresses on the Internet

    02/15/2011 5:43:09 PM PST · by La Lydia · 20 replies
    New York Times ^ | February 15, 2011 | Laurie Flynn
    Who could have guessed that 4.3 billion Internet connections wouldn’t be enough? Certainly not Vint Cerf. In 1976, Mr. Cerf and his colleagues in the R.& D. office of the Defense Department had to make a judgment call: how much network address space should they allocate to an experiment connecting computers in an advanced data network? They debated the question for more than a year. Finally, with a deadline looming, Mr. Cerf decided on a number — 4.3 billion separate network addresses, each one representing a connected device — that seemed to provide more room to grow than his experiment...
  • The Internet Is Nearly Out of IP Addresses

    01/26/2011 12:18:01 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 45 replies
    The Internet Is Nearly Out of IP Addresses Published January 26, 2011 | News Corp Australian Papers It's the end of the web as we know it. Every Internet-connected computer, smartphone, car, gadget and gizmo is assigned a four-digit IP address that lets it communicate with the net, thanks to a system known as IPv4 (Internet Protocol version 4). And the flood of new gadgets means we're running out of those addresses. "That distribution system is coming to a close," said Geoff Hutson, the chief scientist at the Asia Pacific Network Information Center (APNIC). “In the coming few days and...
  • White House abandons YouTube

    03/03/2009 7:39:36 AM PST · by SLB · 11 replies · 589+ views
    Federal Computer Week ^ | March 2, 2009
    Also in the News: White House abandons YouTube Mar 02, 2009 Privacy complaints force a change in plans With complaints by privacy activists stacking up, the White House has quietly dropped YouTube as the supplier of embedded videos on the White House home page, according to CNET news. Instead, the Obama administration will use its own Flash-based solution. The decision came following growing criticism of Google-owned YouTube's use of tracking cookies. The White House counsel recently issued a waiver to the long-held no-cookie presumption of privacy for visitors to the White House Web site, a decision challenged by privacy groups...
  • Google's long memory stirs privacy concerns

    06/03/2005 10:00:08 AM PDT · by CHARLITE · 20 replies · 1,979+ views
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - When Google Inc.'s 19 million daily users look up a long-lost classmate, send e-mail or bounce around the Web more quickly with its new Web Accelerator, records of that activity don't go away. In an era of increased government surveillance, privacy watchdogs worry that Google's vast archive of Internet activity could prove a tempting target for abuse. Like many other online businesses, Google (GOOG.O: Quote, Profile, Research) tracks how its search engine and other services are used, and who uses them. Unlike many other businesses, Google holds onto that information for years. Some privacy experts who otherwise...