UK government removal of ‘extremist online content’

First suggested in 1995, this idea was considered a potential police state mechanism and dropped by the then Government. Once made mandatory by law, this software could be used to remove any Internet content that the British Government disliked, including competing political Parties during an election period.  Ed

It has been reported today that the Home Office have announced new technology which will be made available to all internet platforms that could stop the majority of Isis videos from reaching the internet by analysing the audio and images of a video file during the uploading process, and rejecting extremist content.

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Government websites hacked to mine Bitcoin

Thousands of websites, including those belonging to NHS services, the Student Loans Company and several English councils, have been infected by malware that forces visitors’ computers to mine cryptocurrency while using the site. Late on Sunday, the website of the UK’s data protection watchdog, the Information Commissioner’s Office, was taken down to deal with the issue after it was reportedly infected by the malware.

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International cyber crime ring taken down by Feds after more than $530 million stolen

Earlier this week, news broke that residents of Britain, the United States, and several other countries, are among 36 defendants charged for their alleged involvement in a cyber crime operation responsible for more than $530 million (€433 million) of losses to consumers, businesses, and financial institutions.

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ESET to expose latest security and privacy risks of smart home devices at Mobile World Congress 2018

February 8, 2018 – ESET, the leading IT security vendor based in the European Union, will launch its latest IoT security solutions and share groundbreaking research into the security and privacy implications of smart homes and devices at Mobile World Congress (MWC) – taking place February 26 – March 1, 2018 in Barcelona

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