NEW YORK (AP) -- The organization in charge of introducing new Internet addresses to rival ".com" says it briefly suspended access to some documents on its website after it discovered a privacy breach....
If you have watched the news or been online since last Monday, you might have heard something about the latest Internet threat to your privacy and online security — the Heartbleed bug.
The Heartbleed bug is a vulnerability in one of the principal tools used to encrypt sensitive information stored on Web servers. Information like usernames, passwords, and financial information like credit card numbers or bank accounts. The tool under attack, OpenSSL, is used by over two-thirds of all Web servers today to protect sensitive information on the Web.
When we reported early yesterday that Turkey's Prime Minister Erdogan warned that since Twitter had ignored court orders to remove content related to a government corruption scandal., that he would "destroy Twitter" and that "we'll dig up Twitter - all of them - from the roots," he raged, "they'll see the power of the Republic of Turkey" it may not have been quite clear what he meant.
Following our earlier comments on the vulnerabilities of the Obamacare websites, the fact that the United States National Security Agency suddenly went offline Friday is still surprising. As RT reports, NSA.gov has been unavailable globally as of late Friday afternoon, and Twitter accounts belonging to people loosely affiliated with the Anonymous hacktivism movement have suggested they are responsible.
OTTAWA — International Development Minister Julian Fantino’s office has said it had nothing to do with the posting of two partisan letters to a government website — but new documents appear to contradict that statement.
On Jan. 12, a series of opinion pieces penned by Fantino appeared on the Canadian International Development Agency website. Two of them included political content, with the titles “Dear NDP: CIDA does not need your economic advice,” and “Liberals make promises, Conservatives get results.”
TORONTO — The federal health minister’s move to let drug makers voluntarily alert doctors and pharmacists of medication shortages went against concerns the approach could put Canada’s drug supply at risk, documents show.
Civil servants at Health Canada warned in February of last year that the voluntary-notice option subsequently chosen by Leona Aglukkaq was “susceptible to bad company behaviour” because there would be no way to punish manufacturers who fail to report production gaps that leave health practitioners scrambling to get drugs to their patients.
TORONTO — A battle over access to sealed search warrants of homes associated with a video purportedly showing Mayor Rob Ford smoking crack cocaine was put to an Ontario judge Tuesday.
Media outlets want the courts to let them see the warrants as a matter of “great public interest” given the possible link to the mayor.