It’s Now Legal for ISPs to Sell Your Online Browsing History

It’s Now Legal for ISPs to Sell Your Online Browsing History

Due to recent legislative activity, the rules and regulations that the Federal Communications Commission put in place to protect the personal data of Internet users have been struck down. This change now allows ISPs, or Internet Service Providers, to sell the browsing information of their customers to advertisers without consent--a move many consider to be a threat to net neutrality. This is what you need to know.

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This Cyber Crime Landed a Former IT Administrator 2 Years in Jail

This Cyber Crime Landed a Former IT Administrator 2 Years in Jail

Managing permissions for their network is something that many organizations may only consider when it’s too late to do anything about it. This can provide outsiders with access to sensitive information that shouldn’t be seen by anyone but your employees. To learn a few lessons about user permissions, let’s look at the misfortune of PA Online, a Pennsylvania-based Internet service provider.

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Software Patching and Its Effect on Your Business

Software Patching and Its Effect on Your Business

Software Patching and Its Effect on Your Business

Software patches. You’ve probably heard the term before, and may even have installed a patch on your home PC. You know how it works- you get a popup alert telling you that an update is available, and you can click to install. It happens pretty frequently, and you’ve probably never given much thought to it, especially when it’s coming from a trusted source like Microsoft.                       

These patches are usually used to update software, or fix an issue that has been documented and corrected. The fix might be a vulnerability or bug, but it might also be something to improve performance and efficiency on your machine. The size and importance of these patches varies, but they’re not always a good thing (more on that, later).

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Europe’s Great Debate: The Right to Be Forgotten

b2ap3_thumbnail_do_you_have_the_right_to_be_forgotten_400.jpgOne of the hot topics in recent news is a concept in European courts about the "right to be forgotten." The ruling, passed in May 2014, suggests that search engines must consider requests for removal of content that is, according to ZDNet, "inadequate, irrelevant, or no longer relevant." In some circles, this ruling is seen as controversial.

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