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Two new Google domains: Iraq and Tunisia
3/31/2011 12:05:00 PM
We offer search on different regional domains, such as google.fr for France and google.dj for Djibouti, in order to provide the most locally-relevant results. We’ve steadily brought Google to many of the world’s domains, and today we announced on our Google Arabia Blog that we’re adding two more: google.iq for Iraq and google.tn for Tunisia. This brings the number of local Google search domains worldwide to 184, with 15 domains in Arab countries.
The new domains will help people in Iraq and Tunisia find locally relevant information, faster. For example, a search for [central bank] on the Iraq domain yields results relevant to someone in Iraq, such as the Read the rest of this entry »
by Declan McCullagh
“A recent court case provides a rare glimpse into how some federal agents deal with encryption: by breaking into a suspect’s home or office, implanting keystroke-logging software, and spying on what happens from afar.
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IT security professionals are only marginally more likely to use passwords than standard users, according to a new survey.
A concerning 35 per cent said that they just don’t get around to using a password on their business smartphones, compared to 40 per cent of the general population. Read the rest of this entry »
by Bogdan Calin
An anonymous user posted usernames and passwords of over 10,000 Windows Live Hotmail accounts to a web site called PasteBin. PasteBin is currently down for maintenance but I managed to get a copy of the list, and quickly generated some statistics from these passwords. Read the rest of this entry »
Seoul: The first Internet addresses containing non-Latin characters from start to finish will soon be online thanks to today’s approval of the new Internationalized Domain Name Fast Track Process by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers board. Read the rest of this entry »
“A controversial provision in the UK’s Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act (RIPA) allows investigators to demand access to cryptographic keys or fully decrypted data. Failure to comply leads to jail time”