Internet - Infoworld http://www.infoworld.com/t/2088 en 'Canvas fingerprinting' tracking method is sneaky but easy to halt http://www.infoworld.com/d/security/canvas-fingerprinting-tracking-method-sneaky-easy-halt-247011?source=rss_internet <p>A method for tracking users across the Internet called "canvas fingerprinting" is simple to stop, but average Internet users may not know how to do it.</p> <p>A <a href="https://securehomes.esat.kuleuven.be/~gacar/persistent/the_web_never_forgets.pdf" target="_blank">research paper</a> concluded that code used for canvas fingerprinting had been in use earlier this year on 5,000 or so popular websites, unknown to most. Most but not all the sites observed used a content-sharing widget from the company AddThis.</p> Security Internet Internet Privacy Fri, 25 Jul 2014 11:42:29 +0000 admin 247011 at http://www.infoworld.com Broadband bullies: Cable companies, lawmakers gang up on local providers http://www.infoworld.com/t/internet/broadband-bullies-cable-companies-lawmakers-gang-local-providers-246976?source=rss_internet <div id="blog-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 182px;"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/Web_Apps_hp.jpg" alt="Broadband bullies: Cable companies, lawmakers gang up on local providers" width="243" height="182" align="right" /></div><p>You love your broadband provider, don't you? Right down to the Netflix slowdowns and inscrutable surcharges. You'd never, ever consider switching to faster, cheaper public broadband run by your local municipality.</p> Networking Internet Government Fri, 25 Jul 2014 10:00:00 +0000 InfoWorld Tech Watch 246976 at http://www.infoworld.com Net neutrality a key battleground in growing fight over encryption, activists say http://www.infoworld.com/d/security/net-neutrality-key-battleground-in-growing-fight-over-encryption-activists-say-246574?source=rss_internet <p>Plans to favor some Internet packets over others threaten consumers' hard-won right to use encryption, a digital privacy advocate says.</p> <p>Activists and tech companies fended off efforts in the U.S. in the 1990s to ban Internet encryption or give the government ways around it, but an even bigger battle over cryptography is brewing now, according to Sascha Meinrath, director of X-Lab, a digital civil-rights think tank launched earlier this year. One of the most contested issues in that battle will be Net neutrality, Meinrath said.</p> Networking Security The Industry Standard Internet Federal Regulations Encryption Internet Privacy Mon, 21 Jul 2014 11:08:00 +0000 admin 246574 at http://www.infoworld.com Mozilla's JPEG compression slims down file sizes http://www.infoworld.com/d/applications/mozillas-jpeg-compression-slims-down-file-sizes-246349?source=rss_internet <p>Mozilla has released an updated version of its JPEG compression tool that shaves down file sizes by 5 percent, a small figure but one that is significant for image-intensive Web services such as Facebook.</p> Applications Mozilla Internet Applications Wed, 16 Jul 2014 11:36:06 +0000 admin 246349 at http://www.infoworld.com Black Tuesday patch KB 2962872 crashes InstallShield, causes slowdowns http://www.infoworld.com/t/microsoft-windows/black-tuesday-patch-kb-2962872-crashes-installshield-causes-slowdowns-246112?source=rss_internet <div id="tw-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 182px;"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/internet_explorer_galaxy_hp.jpg" alt="Black Tuesday patch KB 2962872 crashes InstallShield, causes slowdowns" width="243" height="182" align="right" /></div><p>Although Microsoft hasn't yet acknowledged it, Flexerasoft -- the company that makes InstallShield -- has <a href="https://community.flexerasoftware.com/showthread.php?217569-InstallShield-Crashes-and-Microsoft Microsoft Windows Security Internet Explorer Microsoft Patch Tuesday patches security Internet Microsoft Windows Application Security Mon, 14 Jul 2014 12:35:06 +0000 InfoWorld Tech Watch 246112 at http://www.infoworld.com Mt. Gox CEO selling Bitcoins.com, will give some proceeds to burned investors http://www.infoworld.com/d/the-industry-standard/mt-gox-ceo-selling-bitcoinscom-will-give-some-proceeds-burned-investors-245832?source=rss_internet <p>Mark Karpeles, CEO of the now-bankrupt Bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox, is auctioning off Bitcoins.com, a site Karpeles launched last year to provide information around the digital currency.</p> <p><a href="http://domains.ha.com/itm/bitcoinscom/a/1120-49.s" target="_blank">The domain will be sold</a> July 24 by the U.S.-based auction house Heritage Auctions, with an opening bid set at $185,000. The sale is expected to fetch as much as $750,000.</p> Application Development The Industry Standard bitcoin Mt. Gox Internet E-commerce Startups Web Services Wed, 09 Jul 2014 12:02:49 +0000 admin 245832 at http://www.infoworld.com Zuckerberg says basic Internet should be as universal as 911 service http://www.infoworld.com/d/networking/zuckerberg-says-basic-internet-should-be-universal-911-service-245738?source=rss_internet <p>Mark Zuckerberg sees the Internet as a vital service that should be made available to everyone across the world -- a service that can be as vital as, say, the ability to call for emergency help on a telephone.</p> Networking Internet Data Plan Tue, 08 Jul 2014 11:00:50 +0000 admin 245738 at http://www.infoworld.com The Internet of things at home: 14 smart products that could change your life http://www.infoworld.com/slideshow/158395/the-internet-of-things-home-14-smart-products-could-change-your-life-245528?source=rss_internet <!--paging_filter-->The Internet of things is changing simple homes into smart homes, where everything from your lights to your locks can be controlled from your smartphone. Here are a few products that can help you get started<div class="field field-type-text field-field-slideshow-dek"> <div class="field-label">Dek:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Internet of things is changing simple homes into smart homes, where everything from your lights to your locks can be controlled from your smartphone. 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Oh, never mind http://www.infoworld.com/t/it-jobs/what-porn-in-the-office-oh-never-mind-245439?source=rss_internet <div id="blog-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 192px;"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/peekaboo.jpg" alt="What! Porn in the office? Oh, never mind" width="243" height="182" align="right" /><br /><em><p align="right">Credit: iStockphoto</p></em></div> your IT tales Internet IT Jobs IT Management Network Monitoring Tech Support Wed, 02 Jul 2014 10:00:00 +0000 Anonymous 245439 at http://www.infoworld.com Google launches 'cookie choices' site to let users know how they're being tracked http://www.infoworld.com/d/applications/google-launches-cookie-choices-site-let-users-know-how-theyre-being-tracked-245321?source=rss_internet <p>Google has launched a new site, <a href="http://www.cookiechoices.org/" target="_blank">CookieChoices.org</a>, to help visitors of European sites learn more about the digital breadcrumbs they leave behind through cookies.</p> <p>The <a href="http://www.cookiechoices.org/" target="_blank">site</a> includes code that publishers can use to incorporate notifications into their own sites and apps. The notifications could take the form of pop-up alerts or a bar at the top of the screen, ostensibly to give details like the visitor's browsing history or profile information.</p> Applications Networking Security Google Internet Internet Privacy Search Engines Tue, 01 Jul 2014 11:51:30 +0000 admin 245321 at http://www.infoworld.com No more excuses: Time to roll out IPv6 http://www.infoworld.com/d/networking/no-more-excuses-time-roll-out-ipv6-245144?source=rss_internet <p>As the dwindling number of IPv4 addresses starts to cause problems for organizations around the world, time has come to roll out IPv6 on a larger scale and leave behind dead-end technologies that delay the inevitable, according to the chief of the regional Internet registry in Asia-Pacific.</p> Networking Internet IPv6 Fri, 27 Jun 2014 11:14:24 +0000 admin 245144 at http://www.infoworld.com Beware AT&T's dismal record of unkept broadband promises http://www.infoworld.com/d/the-industry-standard/beware-atts-dismal-record-of-unkept-broadband-promises-245080?source=rss_internet <div id="blog-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 192px;"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/randall_stephenson_att_0.jpg" alt="TITLE" width="243" height="182" align="right" /><br /><em><p align="right">Credit: Reuters/Kevin Lamarque</p> Mobile Technology The Industry Standard AT&T Internet Federal Regulations Thu, 26 Jun 2014 10:00:00 +0000 Bill Snyder 245080 at http://www.infoworld.com Privacy concerns loom over 'new' Google domain registration service http://www.infoworld.com/t/internet-privacy/privacy-concerns-loom-over-new-google-domain-registration-service-244927?source=rss_internet <div id="tw-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 182px;"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/Google_Scrutiny_hp.jpg" alt="Privacy concerns loom over new Google domain registration service" width="243" height="182" align="right" /></div><p>The <a href="http://www.infoworld.com/d/networking/google-tests-domain-registration-service-244923">recently announced Google Domains registration service</a> will go up against the likes of GoDaddy in the domain name regist Cloud Computing Google Internet Internet Privacy Tue, 24 Jun 2014 12:56:31 +0000 InfoWorld Tech Watch 244927 at http://www.infoworld.com New software analyzes hard-to-understand privacy policies http://www.infoworld.com/d/security/new-software-analyzes-hard-understand-privacy-policies-244897?source=rss_internet <p>Have you ever tried to read a website's privacy policy only to give up after slogging through paragraphs and paragraphs of dense, lawyerly language? Privacy-focused companies Disconnect and TRUSTe have released a new browser add-on that attempts to translate those policies into easy-to-understand terms.</p> Business Intelligence Security Internet Internet Privacy Web Services Tue, 24 Jun 2014 11:16:44 +0000 admin 244897 at http://www.infoworld.com Google tests domain registration service http://www.infoworld.com/d/networking/google-tests-domain-registration-service-244923?source=rss_internet <p>If you fancy yourself as a .guru or any other newfangled Internet address, Google wants you to try out its new domain name registration service.</p> <p>The search giant quietly launched Google Domains on Monday as an invite-only beta service. It's being billed as an easy way to set up an address on the Web with simple management tools.</p> Networking Google Internet Web Services Tue, 24 Jun 2014 11:03:31 +0000 admin 244923 at http://www.infoworld.com Will full encryption sideline Google's targeted ads? http://www.infoworld.com/d/security/will-full-encryption-sideline-googles-targeted-ads-244556?source=rss_internet <p>Mining personal data to deliver targeted ads is the lifeblood of Google's business -- and of many other online firms. But what if that data dries up at the source?</p> <p>Google released an early version of a <a href="http://googleonlinesecurity.blogspot.com/2014/06/making-end-to-end-encryption-easier-to.html" target="_blank">new tool</a> recently that will provide full "end-to-end" encryption for email. It's a super-strong cloaking technology that scrambles messages before they leave their browser and keeps them that way until they're decoded by the recipient.</p> Business Intelligence Security The Industry Standard Google Internet Encryption Internet Privacy Web Services Wed, 18 Jun 2014 13:47:25 +0000 admin 244556 at http://www.infoworld.com 5 no-bull facts you need to know about the 'no-Internet-fast-lane' bill http://www.infoworld.com/t/net-neutrality/5-no-bull-facts-you-need-know-about-the-no-internet-fast-lane-bill-244476?source=rss_internet <div id="tw-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 182px;"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/Net_Neutrality_hp.jpg" alt="5 no-bull facts about the new 'no-Internet-fast-lane' bill" width="243" height="182" align="right" /></div><p>The <a href="http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-switch/wp/2014/06/17/this-new-bill-would-force-the-fcc-to-ban-internet-fast-lanes/" target="_blank">Washington Post reports</a> that a new bill is about to be put before Congress Networking The Industry Standard Internet Federal Regulations Net Neutrality Tue, 17 Jun 2014 17:04:52 +0000 InfoWorld Tech Watch 244476 at http://www.infoworld.com Better messaging means security can grow with IoT http://www.infoworld.com/d/security/better-messaging-means-security-can-grow-iot-244444?source=rss_internet <p>The brake pedal in your car probably isn't attached to the brakes. But don't worry, the pedal knows how to tell the brakes that you've pressed it. And now there's a new way to secure the messages they send each other.</p> Networking Security Internet of things Internet Encryption Tue, 17 Jun 2014 11:36:48 +0000 admin 244444 at http://www.infoworld.com Video: John Oliver lays a dingo trap for FCC chairman http://www.infoworld.com/t/net-neutrality/video-john-oliver-lays-dingo-trap-fcc-chairman-244399?source=rss_internet <p>In the midst of a piece about the FCC and Net neutrality, comedian John Oliver unflatteringly compared FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler to a dingo (though one wonders if there's a flattering way to compare someone to a dingo). It was a good metaphor that doubled as a quality joke, and we all had a good laugh. Then came an unexpected turn: A reporter asked Wheeler if he had heard Oliver's metaphor, and Wheeler replied with a denial that he is, in fact, a dingo.</p> Networking Internet Net Neutrality Mon, 16 Jun 2014 19:55:37 +0000 InfoTube 244399 at http://www.infoworld.com Popular HTTPS sites still vulnerable to OpenSSL connection hijacking attack http://www.infoworld.com/d/security/popular-https-sites-still-vulnerable-openssl-connection-hijacking-attack-244388?source=rss_internet <p>Some of the Internet's most visited websites that encrypt data with the SSL protocol are still susceptible to a <a href="http://www.infoworld.com/d/security/new-openssl-vulnerability-puts-encrypted-communications-risk-of-spying-243846">recently announced vulnerability</a> that could allow attackers to intercept and decrypt connections.</p> Security Internet Encryption Open Source Software Vulnerability Assessment Mon, 16 Jun 2014 16:10:26 +0000 admin 244388 at http://www.infoworld.com