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World Economic Forum Tackles The Future Of The Internet

Who runs the Internet? Up to now the private sector has exerted the most influence, but some countries are moving to take control and fracture the Internet, undermining its usefulness and its democratizing energy, while hacktivists, criminals and terrorists make divulging personal information, conducting government affairs and doing business online ever more dangerous. So it

Mobile Security Poses Threats and Opportunities

With some two-thirds of adults using the Internet to access personal and business information on the go, cyber criminals are finding mobile devices an increasingly attractive target.As more people store things of value – whether it be passwords, corporate secrets, or money — on their mobile devices, the darker side of cyberspace is finding its

Privacy Is Dead: Now What?

One mobile app getting a lot of buzz is Snapchat, a social media message service that is transferring some 60 million messages and videos per day. Part of the platform’s draw is that the user determines how long friends can view messages before they disappear.The app’s popularity underscores peoples’ desire to have more control over

The Darker Side Of CyberSpace

It is something of a cliché to refer to 1984, George Orwell’s dystopian vision of the future, as an indicator of the direction society is heading in the early 21st century. But when you hear respected voices such as Mikko Hypponen, chief research officer at Internet security company F-Secure, talking about how the German government

Data Loss Protection: The Next Frontier

The IT security landscape was a very different place in 1997. Hardly anybody was online and computers were mostly threatened by macro viruses that arrived via infected documents that people shared via floppy disk. Spotting the potential market for software that combated the growing menace of malware, Russia-based Eugene and Natalya Kaspersky founded their eponymous