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February 25, 2010 in Corporate
February 24, 2010 in Corporate
Information that may be disclosed with a subpoena. Basic subscriber information includes name, address, length of service (start date), screen names, other email accounts, IP address/IP logs/Usage logs, billing information, content (other than e-mail, such as in Windows Live Spaces and MSN Groups) and e-mail content more than 180 days old as long as the governmental entity follows the customer notification provisions in ECPA (see 18 U.S.C. §§ 2703(b), 2705.)
February 24, 2010 in News
As of February 24, 2010, the main site at cryptome.org is no longer accessible and any requests via that domain return a 404 error message. The site’s hosting was deactivated by Network Solutions at the request of Microsoft’s Anti-Piracy team in response to the publication of Microsoft Online’s Global Criminal Compliance Guide.* Graeme Grant, a anti-piracy investigator working for Microsoft, served both Cryptome and Network Solutions with a takedown notice on February 22, 2010. John Young, owner and administrator of cryptome.org, served a counterclaim on February 23, 2010 stating that the document “provides important information for the public to understand how Microsoft violates the trust placed in it by customers to protect their privacy and confidentiality of personal data and usage of Microsoft products. Microsoft is improperly using copyright violation claim to conceal this violation of customer trust, a purpose not intended nor supported by copyright law.” Network Solutions responded on February 24, stating that the site would be disabled for “not less than 10 days, nor more than 14 business days following receipt of the Counter Notification. During this time, the complaining party must initiate litigation.” This is supposedly in accordance with Network Solutions’ DMCA policy.
January 18, 2010 in News
The German government has warned web users to find an alternative browser to Internet Explorer to protect security. The warning from the Federal Office for Information Security comes after Microsoft admitted IE was the weak link in recent attacks on Google’s systems. Microsoft rejected the warning, saying that the risk to users was low and that the browsers’ increased security setting would prevent any serious risk.
November 20, 2009 in News
The National Security Agency (NSA) worked with Microsoft on the development of Windows 7, an agency official acknowledged yesterday during testimony before Congress. “Working in partnership with Microsoft and elements of the Department of Defense, NSA leveraged our unique expertise and operational knowledge of system threats and vulnerabilities to enhance Microsoft’s operating system security guide without constraining the user to perform their everyday tasks, whether those tasks are being performed in the public or private sector,” Richard Schaeffer, the NSA’s information assurance director, told the Senate’s Subcommittee on Terrorism and Homeland Security yesterday as part of a prepared statement.
August 29, 2009 in Non-Profit Organizations
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