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  • “451″ Error Will Tell Users When Governments Are Blocking Websites
    By on August 15, 2013 | Comments Off  Comments


    Daniel_Stuckey writes “To fend off the chilling effects of heavy-handed internet restriction, the UK consumer rights organization Open Rights Group wants to create a new version of the ’404 Page Not Found’ error message, called ’451 unavailable,’ to specify that a webpage wasn’t simply not there, it was ordered to be blocked for legal reasons.”

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  • Chrome Feature Helps Shield Websites From DDoS Attacks
    By on April 18, 2011 | Comments Off  Comments

    An anonymous reader writes “Google has an interesting idea on how to take the edge off denial of service attacks. The latest developer builds of Chrome 12 have an option called ‘http throttling,’ which will simply deny a user access to a website once the browser has received error messages from the URL. Chrome will react with a ‘back-off interval’ that will increase the time between requests to the website. If there are enough Chrome requests flooding (more…)

  • China Blocks News Websites In Protest of Nobel
    By on December 9, 2010 | Comments Off  Comments

    DaveNJ1987 writes “The Chinese Government has blocked the websites of the BBC, CNN and Norwegian public service broadcaster NRK, less than 24 hours before dissident Chinese writer Liu Xiaobo is due to be awarded the Nobel peace prize. China has been vocally critical of the plans to award the jailed writer the prize and has even gone as far as setting up its own ‘Confucius peace prize’ to rival the awards being held in Oslo tomorrow.”

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  • Cyber-criminals Targeting Online Gaming Websites
    By on October 12, 2010 | Comments Off  Comments

    adeelarshad82 writes “According to a June 2010 Nielsen NetView survey on Internet usage, online gaming has overtaken e-mail in terms of the total percentage of time Americans spend online. Only social networking scores higher. On average, online gaming now consumes a staggering 407 million hours of U.S. citizens’ time per year. Unfortunately, Nielsen’s not the only one that noticed this trend; cybercriminals have taken note as well and are taking (more…)

  • Thailand Shuts Down 43,000 More Websites
    By on June 17, 2010 | Comments Off  Comments

    An anonymous reader writes “Bangkok Post reports that the Thai government has now shut down over 43,000 websites deemed defamatory to the royal institution. Thai ISPs are warned to cooperate ‘voluntarily’ or lose their license. This is in addition to 17,000+ that were recently blocked for ‘national security,’ including both Facebook and Twitter accounts.”

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  • Top 25 Soccer Websites for Fans (Must See)
    By on September 25, 2009 | Comments Off  Comments

    Here are 25 best soccer websites for videos, pictures, statistics, news, blogs and gossip. This is a great list for true fans.

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