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UK wants to tax Twitter and Facebook in the fight against cyber-bullying

UK ministers said today Facebook and Twitter could be asked to pay a levy for the “undeniable suffering” they have caused amongst young people.

Culture secretary Karen Bradley suggested an “industry-wide levy,” where social media companies and service providers fund campaigns to raise awareness of the dangers of the internet, amongst other proposals. She also indicated she wants social media platforms to reveal the scale of online hate found on their websites in order to take a more direct approach towards these issues.

Various foundations which promote internet safety awareness and those who help tackle these problems would receive the money collected, in hopes of building a safer internet community. No specific figures have been declared yet as the options are still in discussion.

Bradley urged for a voluntary social media “code of practice” to take down any offensive or bullying online content as quick as possible. She added, “Collaboratively, government, industry, parents

Read more at: https://thenextweb.com/insider/2017/10/11/uk-wants-to-tax-twitter-and-facebook-in-the-fight-against-cyber-bullying/

This cheap and nasty malware wants to steal your data

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This cheap malware can provide attackers with passwords and more.


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Hackers have launched a string of campaigns against defence, aerospace and manufacturing contractors in the US and South Korea in an effort to install data-stealing malware.

The campaigns have used a data stealing software package being sold online at relatively

Read more at: http://www.zdnet.com/article/this-cheap-and-nasty-malware-wants-to-steal-your-data/

This cheap and nasty malware wants to steal your data | ZDNet

istock-468347435.jpg

This cheap malware can provide attackers with passwords and more.


Image: iStock

Hackers have launched a string of campaigns against defence, aerospace and manufacturing contractors in the US and South Korea in an effort to install data-stealing malware.

The campaigns have used a data stealing software package being sold online at relatively

Read more at: http://www.zdnet.com/article/this-cheap-and-nasty-malware-wants-to-steal-your-data/

This cheap and nasty malware wants to steal your data | ZDNet

istock-468347435.jpg

This cheap malware can provide attackers with passwords and more.


Image: iStock

Hackers have launched a string of campaigns against defence, aerospace and manufacturing contractors in the US and South Korea in an effort to install data-stealing malware.

The campaigns have used a data stealing software package being sold online at relatively

Read more at: http://www.zdnet.com/article/this-cheap-and-nasty-malware-wants-to-steal-your-data/

State Lawmaker Wants To Make Cyber Bullying A Crime

Lawmakers in Michigan say more needs to be done to fight cyberbullying.  A new bill is aimed at doing just that.

A misdemeanor with up to one year in jail.  That’s what someone would face if convicted of cyberbullying.  The bill makes it a crime to intimidate or harass someone online.  It’s waiting for a hearing. 

Republican Representative Peter Lucido is a bill sponsor.  He says this will help prevent what he calls a growing cyberbullying epidemic. 

“If we have these into place, we will put and reign in a lot of the unnecessary behavior of individuals, criminal behavior.” 

Law enforcement say they still investigate and request charges for cyberbullying incidents.  They can charge stalking and computer-related crimes.

Non-commercial, fact

Read more at: http://wemu.org/post/state-lawmaker-wants-make-cyber-bullying-crime

State Lawmaker Wants To Make Cyber Bullying A Crime | WEMU

Lawmakers in Michigan say more needs to be done to fight cyberbullying.  A new bill is aimed at doing just that.

A misdemeanor with up to one year in jail.  That’s what someone would face if convicted of cyberbullying.  The bill makes it a crime to intimidate or harass someone online.  It’s waiting for a hearing. 

Republican Representative Peter Lucido is a bill sponsor.  He says this will help prevent what he calls a growing cyberbullying epidemic. 

“If we have these into place, we will put and reign in a lot of the unnecessary behavior of individuals, criminal behavior.” 

Law enforcement say they still investigate and request charges for cyberbullying incidents.  They can charge stalking and computer-related crimes.

Non-commercial, fact

Read more at: http://wemu.org/post/state-lawmaker-wants-make-cyber-bullying-crime

Los Angeles wants businesses to team up to fight cyber crime

Los Angeles wants to join forces with businesses to fight cyber crime.

It announced the first collective regional cybersecurity defense effort in the United States on Tuesday, called the Los Angeles Cyber Lab. 

The goal is to disseminate knowledge gained from analyzing “one billion security-related events and over four million attempted intrusions into city networks per day” to businesses across the city, according to a press release put out by Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti. 

“The lab will alert small and medium-sized business partners to attacks as they occur, and larger businesses can receive automated updates to their own cyber defense systems,” wrote the authors of the press release. “Over time, the platform will evolve into a mutual exchange of threat information with private sector partners, further fortifying L.A.’s capacity to thwart cyber criminals.”

Joining the

Read more at: http://mashable.com/2017/08/15/los-angeles-cybersecurity-lab/

Los Angeles wants to fight cyber crime as a region

Los Angeles wants to join forces with businesses to fight cyber crime.

It announced the first collective regional cybersecurity defense effort in the United States on Tuesday, called the Los Angeles Cyber Lab. 

The goal is to disseminate knowledge gained from analyzing “one billion security-related events and over four million attempted intrusions into city networks per day” to businesses across the city, according to a press release put out by Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti. 

“The lab will alert small and medium-sized business partners to attacks as they occur, and larger businesses can receive automated updates to their own cyber defense systems,” wrote the authors of the press release. “Over time, the platform will evolve into a mutual exchange of threat information with private sector partners, further fortifying L.A.’s capacity to thwart cyber criminals.”

Joining the

Read more at: http://mashable.com/2017/08/15/los-angeles-cybersecurity-lab/

Sorry, crazy girlfriends: Illinois wants to ban unauthorized “on-location” tracking through smartphones

A new bill recently passed in both houses of the Illinois state legislature will require companies to obtain express permission to track geolocation information from someone’s mobile device.

RELATED: Finally: Texas is set to ban texting while driving

If it is signed into law, the Geolocation Privacy Protection Act (HB3449) would implement fines for any company failing to follow these new regulations.

Companies violating the legislation would be in breach of the Consumer Fraud and Deceptive Business Practices Act, which could result in at least $1,000 of damages and criminal penalties.

Gizmodo writes geolocation tracking is common on many apps, and, although many already provide this feature, not all do.

Additionally, not all make it as simple as it could be, and this can lead to less tech-savvy users being unwittingly and unknowingly tracked, or in the dark on what the tracking is being used for.

There would be exceptions to the law such, such

Read more at: http://rare.us/local/chicago/sorry-crazy-girlfriends-illinois-wants-to-ban-unauthorized-on-location-tracking-through-smartphones/

Microsoft Really Wants You To Upgrade To The Latest Windows 10 Version

Microsoft Windows 10 version 1507 has not been getting monthly security updates since May 9. However, there is still a large number of users sticking to the version, so Microsoft has decided to send them desktop notifications pushing them to upgrade to the latest version, which is currently Windows 10 Creators Update version 1703, notes Engadget.

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Please use latest Windows 10 version: Microsoft

Over the past couple of months, ransomware has disrupted industries around the globe. Older versions of Windows have helped spread such cyber-attacks. Thus, Microsoft has been asked repeatedly to offer better security updates to those versions. So the company is not taking any chances

Read more at: http://www.valuewalk.com/2017/07/microsoft-upgrade-windows-10-version/