Tag Archives: ISP

Fighting Surveillance: What Canadian Companies Can Do

Canadians should demand more from government in reigning in electronic spying and cyber-policing. But we should also, as citizens, subscribers, and users, demand more from our internet and telecommunication service providers.

How millions of DSL modems were hacked in Brazil, to pay for Rio prostitutes

Source: Graham Cluley, Naked Security

Fabio Assolini, a researcher for Kaspersky Labs, gave a fascinating presentation at the Virus Bulletin conference in Dallas last week, describing how more than 4.5 million home DSL routers in Brazil were found to have been silently hacked by cybercriminals last year.

Burma liberalizes Internet access, but connectivity remains out of reach for vast majority

Source: Lisa Goldman, Tech President

Access to the Internet and mobile phones is extremely limited in Burma, but there have been some recent changes in government policy, according to a Freedom House report.

Government restrictions on websites resonate in Oman

Source :T. Ramachandran, The Hindu

Restrictions on access to Internet content through government action or court rulings in India seem to have affected not only netizens of the country but also those in faraway Oman.

SOPA-style protests reject Russian bill to blacklist websites

Source: Megan Geuss, Ars technica

Russian-language sites are protesting a bill submitted to the lower house of Russian parliament this week.

Iran curbs foreign-sourced email providers

Source: Al Arabiya

Iran’s telecommunications ministry has barred local banks, insurance firms and telephone operators from using foreign-sourced emails to communicate with clients, a specialist weekly said on Saturday.

New non-profit ISP will be surveillance resistant?

Source: Declan McCullagh, CNet

Nicholas Merrill is planning to revolutionize online privacy with a concept as simple as it is ingenious: a telecommunications provider designed from its inception to shield its customers from surveillance.

U.S. ISPs commit to new cybersecurity measures

Source: Grant Gross, CSO

A group of U.S. Internet service providers, including the four largest, have committed to taking new steps to combat three major cybersecurity threats, based on recommendations from a U.S. Federal Communications Commission advisory committee.

Why Bill C-30 gives government power to install surveillance equipment on ISP networks

Source: Michael Geist

While the bill includes some detail on surveillance capability requirements, perhaps the most dangerous provision is Section 14, which gives the government a stunning array of powers.

Canada ISPs not subject to content rules, court says

Source: Jameson Berkow, National Post

Canadian providers of Internet service are not “broadcasting undertakings,” the Supreme Court of Canada ruled Thursday, and will therefore not be required to help finance Canadian content.