In the UK, a new government directive requires all school strengthen measures to prevent children cyber-bullying, pornography and radicalization. The changes will mean children as young as 5 will receive online education about social media use and other issues online.
The plans, created by Education Secretary Nicky Morgan and announced today, aim to prevent children from experiencing questionable materials online.
“Recent events have shown that the risks to young people being targeted by radical groups have risen and should not be underestimated,” a UK government announcement read.
Schools will be required to apply filters and monitoring systems so children [...]
In a move that takes its cue from China, Thailand’s military government is all set to substantially diminish the country’s Internet freedom and the right to privacy among its citizens with the introduction of a new Internet firewall. The goal, as with any state-imposed firewall, is to control and monitor the flow of information coming into the country on the Internet.
The Thai government is officially looking into setting up a firewall in the country, with a resolution passed by General Prayut Chan-o-cha, the Prime Minister of Thailand and his cabinet. The official government release can be found here.
General Prayut’s cabinet ordered Thailand’s National Police [...]
TLS is flawed. The decades-old protocol is vulnerable to man-in-the-middle attacks throwing into question the nature of encryption on the world wide web. An Austrian IT firm has prevented a security disaster threatening many popular Internet websites and applications by compiling research on a new vulnerability in the twenty year old cryptographic system.
Austrian researchers from Research Industrial Systems Engineering GmbH (RISE) unveiled last month vulnerabilities found in the TLS (Transport Layer Security) protocol at a USENIX WOOT conference. TLS, most commonly known as a wrapper around HTTP as HTTPS, evolved from SSL (Secure Sockets Layer).
The new vulnerability, [...]
According to Neocities Founder Kyle Drake and Brewster Kahle, a programmer and Internet entrepreneur known for founding the Internet Archive, the Internet Credit Union, Alexa, and the early supercomputer company Thinking Machines, HTTP is obsolete. It’s time for a distributed, permanent web based on IPFS.