Police seek powers to shut websites

´┐Ż Soca wants Nominet to be able to shut down sites deemed to be “criminal” Related stories Call to fix ‘inaccessible’ sites Student fees riot images released Government tackles data disputes The police are seeking powers to shut down websites deemed to be engaged in “criminal” activity. The Serious and Organised Crime Agency...

OpenDNS: We’re Being Blocked

OpenDNS was founded in 2006 and quickly made a lot of fans around here due to their fast, reliable DNS servers and DNS services. It has been a profitable business; in 2008 it was estimated that OpenDNS generates a whopping $20,000 per day off of their DNS redirection relationship with Yahoo. Every DNS outage over the last four years effectively acted as an...

Chrome OS consumer launch pushed to 2011, Google-branded Chromebook could still arrive this year

Chrome OS consumer launch pushed to 2011, Google-branded Chromebook could still arrive this year By Joanna Stern posted Nov 24th 2010 12:10PM It’s almost time to eat turkey and then jet out to Best Buy to be trampled by mad shoppers. Oh yes, the holiday season is just about here, which according to a few posts we’ve written in the last year means...

ChangeWave: Apple headed for “most explosive holiday season in its history”

´╗┐ChangeWave: Apple headed for “most explosive holiday season in its history” Posted by Philip Elmer-DeWitt November 24, 2010 2:44 PM Planned consumer electronics spending is up this year, and Apple is driving much of it Click to enlarge. Source: ChangeWave Research Apple (AAPL) is the hero of a survey of 2,812 American consumers released Wednesday...

Deep packet inspection, a creepy and invasive targeting technology, is looking to make a comeback

Deep packet inspection, a creepy and invasive targeting technology, is looking to make a comeback, this time armed with opt-in consent and incentives for users. The technology, which involves scanning data packets for information on where they come from and what they contain, fell out of favor a few years ago following consumer uproar and congressional...