US agrees to pay $50m after ‘piracy’ of software

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Discussion: Piracy of software has become a major issue for software companies. How do they trust that the companies who bought their software are keeping to their contract? In this case the US government bought the right to have 500 users, but were caught having 9,000 users. Source: BBC News Date: November 30, 2013 Link: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-25137089 Questions for… Read more »

Explaining the Internet’s new domain endings

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Discussion: ICANN, which stands for the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, is the nonprofit group that assigns addresses to Internet service providers.  They have recently announced that they will now be taking applications so that private companies and governments can purchase their own domain endings.  Right now there are only 22 domains, including… Read more »

How Stuff Works – Protection from Phishing

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                  Description: Link to How Stuff Works for discussion about how to protect from phishers. Source: Tracy Wilson, How Stuff Works Link: http://computer.howstuffworks.com/phishing3.htm Discussion Questions: Is the protection against phishers effective?

How Stuff Works – Phishing

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                    Description: Link to foundational knowledge to do with phishing for discussion. Source: Tracy Wilson, How Stuff Works Link: http://computer.howstuffworks.com/phishing.htm Discussion Questions: What is phishing?