ICANN (Photot: Wikipedia)
‘Stop Corporate Takeover of Internet Names Petition” launched
ECM Plus +++ An internet activist has launched a petition to prevent large companies control over Chinese, Japanese, English and many other new top internet addresses.
“We believe this is an abuse of the New gTLD Program and it poses great risk of harm to consumers, business, and internet users globally” declares Tom Gilles, NewgTLDsite.com TLD-vangelist and petition organizer. “These generic category top level domain names such as .app, .book, .music, and others should be open for the general public, not monopolized and closed off for use by one large corporation exclusively at their sole discretion.” Continue reading
New gallery for the rebuild of Colossus, the world’s first modern computer, gets underway
By ECM Plus Staff
ECM Plus +++ The National Museum of Computing (TNMOC) located on Bletchley Park is creating a completely new gallery for its most famous exhibit: the rebuild of Colossus, the world’s first electronic, programmable computer. Anyone can play a part in helping to build the new gallery by sponsoring a valve on a virtual Colossus at http://www.colossusonline.org.
The new TNMOC gallery in historic Block H is on the spot where Colossus No 9 stood during the war and where the rebuild took place. Continue reading
Supreme Court finds against Feds
Unanimous Supreme Court ensures Americans have protections from GPS surveillance – EFF amicus brief argued that government installation and use of GPS is a search
In a unanimous decision, the U.S. Supreme Court has confirmed that Americans have constitutional protections against GPS surveillance by law enforcement, holding in U.S. v. Jones that GPS tracking is a “search” under the Fourth Amendment. Continue reading
Howarth opens new intelligence centre in Farnborough, England. Image: stumayhew
“Minister For War” opens Lockheed Martin’s new cybersecurity intelligence centre in Hampshire
By ECM Plus staff
ECM Plus +++ Lockheed Martin has just opened its first Security Intelligence Centre in Farnborough, England, which the company said would extend its ‘global reach’ and would be ‘augmenting facilities in the United States’.
The new Farnborough centre was opened in the presence of Conservative Party Member of Parliament The Right Honourable Gerald Howarth representing the constituency of Aldershot, also in Hampshire, England. Continue reading
- GPS tracking abuse challenged in court
Coalition urges U.S. Supreme Court to block government abuse of surveillance technology
By ECM Plus staff
ECM Plus +++ The principal inventor of the Global Positioning System (GPS) and other leading technologists have joined the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) in urging the U.S Supreme Court to block the government from using GPS tracking without first getting a warrant, arguing that the massive collection of sensitive location data should require court oversight. Continue reading
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People switching on to content recommendations – ThinkAnalytics
By PAUL QUIGLEY
ECM Plus +++ Over the past year, ten major operators have switched on to using the ThinkAnalytics Content Recommendations Engine, the company said.
According to ThinkAnalytics, customers, including BSkyB and Virgin Media, have chosen ThinkAnalytics for personalised viewing with the roll-out of ThinkAnalytics’ complete recommendations engine. Continue reading