Our Web freedom at the mercy of tech giants

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Discussion:  Big media companies, and their political agendas, may have enough power to influence free speech on the web.  These companies are currently dealing with the issue of whether or not speech involving slander, hatred or violence needs to be controlled.  It is an issue of genuine economic and security concerns on the one hand with… Read more »

Explain it to me: Cyber attacks

Posted by & filed under Cyber Security, E-Business, E-Commerce, IT Security, IT Strategy.

Description: CNN.com’s tech writer John Sutter explains why the recent denial-of-service cyber attacks were more a political protest than a breach in online security. Source: CNN.com Date: December 10, 2010 Link: http://www.cnn.com/video/#/video/tech/2010/12/09/explain.it.to.me.cyber.attacks.cnn Questions for discussion: How does a hacker wage a denial of service attack? Why were several credit card companies recently targeted this way… Read more »