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What If Bill Gates Never Wrote the Trustworthy Computing Memo?  24 February 2010 
Source: ThreatPost - Posted by Anthony Pell   
The security industry has undergone massive changes in the last 15 years, and in some cases it's hard to imagine what things would be like had these events not taken place. Think of a world in which Google focuses on security and privacy and Microsoft never started Trustworthy Computing, and you get the idea.
 
Hacker 'Mudge' gets DARPA job  10 February 2010 
Source: CNET - Posted by Anthony Pell   
Peiter Zatko--a respected hacker known as "Mudge"--has been tapped to be a program manager at DARPA, where he will be in charge of funding research designed to help give the U.S. government tools needed to protect against cyberattacks, CNET has learned.
 
Security review: Good riddance to 2009  01 December 2009 
Source: Network World - Posted by Alex   
Looking back at 2009, I'm sure I will not be alone in celebrating the end of the year with gusto. 2009 was a difficult year for most, with a slow recovery and challenging business conditions. Let's see how I did predicting security trends in 2009.
 
Rights group throws the e-book at Google  16 November 2009 
Source: v3 (vnunet) - Posted by Alex   
Google is hoping to put an end to the controversy surrounding its e-book project with a revised settlement under which it would offer rights holders the opportunity to step in when Google has inappropriately printed an out of print book in the English language.
 
Pirate Bay clampdown prompted file sharing site spike  02 November 2009 
Source: The Register - Posted by Anthony Pell   
Attempts to shut down notorious torrent tracker site The Pirate Bay have spurred a four-fold increase in the number of file sharing websites during the third quarter of 2009.
 
Plug-in service to protect Mozilla browser - Update  14 October 2009 
Source: H Security - Posted by Anthony Pell   
The Mozilla Foundation has released a new Plug-in Finder Service on its website. The service checks plug-ins installed in the Mozilla browser to make sure they are the latest version. If a newer version is available, the service recommends an update which users can install with a mouse click. The new service is intended to keep browser plug-ins up to date to quickly close any security holes.
 
Man banished from PayPal for showing how to hack PayPal  07 October 2009 
Source: The Register - Posted by Anthony Pell   
PayPal suspended the account of a white-hat hacker on Tuesday, a day after someone used his research into website authentication to publish a counterfeit certificate for the online payment processor.
 
Google returns Pirate Bay after blocking search results  05 October 2009 
Source: Tech World - Posted by Anthony Pell   
The homepage of Bit Torrent site Pirate Bay was removed from Google’s search results Friday accidentally, after Google allegedly received a Digital Millennium Copyright Act takedown notice targeting the site.
 
The Pirate Bay Returns With Guns Blazing  25 August 2009 
Source: TorrentFreak - Posted by Anthony Pell   
After initially being taken offline by Swedish authorities, and after its first escape route failed, The Pirate Bay has returned with all guns blazing. With a modified copy of one of Churchill’s most famous speeches, The Pirate Bay team tells the public that they will defend the Internet, with or without the site.
 
Mozilla Security Chief Calls it Quits  15 December 2008 
Source: LinuxWorld.com - Posted by Burhan Syed   
"I am sad to be leaving, but I am excited to go work on something I have always been passionate about," Snyder wrote in the Mozilla security blog. "I wish I could tell you about it now, but that will have to wait for a while." The Head of Security at Mozilla, Window Snyder, will be resigning from her position by the end of the year. Read on for more information and share your comments.
 
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