A New Bill In The US Could Help Companies Share Cybersecurity Threat Information

The House of Representatives Intelligence Committee in the US yesterday introduced a new bill that would allow American businesses to share knowledge of digital security threats with the US government without fears of legal of action.


Monica Lewinsky Is The Perfect Anti-Cyberbullying Advocate 

There are few people better-equipped to advocate for people humiliated online than Monica Lewinsky, former White House intern and current queen of my heart. Best-known as the poster girl for public humiliation, Lewinsky has transformed herself into the poster girl for surviving it and examining it.


Facebook Clarified Its Policies. Now How About Fixing Them?

Facebook recently updated its community standards. As the company noted in the announcement accompanying the change, their “policies and standards themselves are not changing,” but that they wanted to provide more clarity to a set of existing rules that have often been misunderstood by users.


Keep Older Versions Of Your Documents On Google Drive Forever

Google Drive does a decent job of managing older versions of non-native files, automatically keeping them for 30 days or 100 revisions. You can access these older versions from within the individual file options, but there’s also the opportunity to keep a particular version of a file for all time if you know that you want to hang on to it. Here’s where to find the relevant setting.


I Used A 56K Modem For A Week, And It Was Hell On Earth

In 1998, the year the first 56K modem was available for purchase, I was in the eighth grade. At that age anything that was not a video game was useless to me. Most of my reading material was still on paper. Porn was still the occasional nipple floating beneath a scrambled TV miasma. It was a simpler time.


20 Geeky TV Shows, None Of Them Available On Netflix Australia

Don’t chuck your VPN away just yet: Netflix’s Australian library has some serious content problems when it comes to geeky TV shows.


When Does Online Fantasy Become Criminal Conspiracy?

When does an online fantasy cross the line into criminal conspiracy? That’s the issue the Second Circuit Court of Appeals is currently weighing in United States v. Gilberto Valle, the so-called “cannibal cop” case. EFF filed an amicus brief in support of Valle today, arguing that finding him guilty of conspiracy based on his online statements would put us in the scary realm of “thoughtcrime”.


Leaked Documents Reveal Canada's Advanced Cyber Warfare Capabilities

While much attention has been paid to America’s National Security Agency over the last two years, reports now suggest that Canada’s Communications Security Establishment has been playing hardball too. A report by The Intercept claims that the agency’s “developed an arsenal of cyber weapons capable of stealing data and destroying adversaries’ infrastructure”.


iiNet Execs Don't Know If The Company Will Keep Fighting Piracy Cases After The TPG Sale

iiNet has a history of giving the finger to The Man, but after the news emerged that TPG plans to buy the company for $1.4 billion, executives have been cagey on whether or not it will continue to fight piracy cases brought against it by studios, or whether it will continue to oppose anti-piracy legislation from the Australian Government.


NSW Online Voting Platform Has A Massive Security Hole

If you’re one of the 66,000 people from New South Wales who voted in the state election using iVote between Monday March 16 and midday on Saturday March 21, your vote could have been exposed or changed without you knowing.