Monthly Archives: December 2010

Fighting cyber crime takes cooperation

Today’s Volkskrant published an article under the header “Cyber criminals run free too often”. The reason for this article is the presentation of a study by Faber organisatievernieuwing on behalf of two Dutch ministries: Economy and Security & Justice. The … Continue reading

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Internet security? Nothing’s changed from the 70s, really.

A post from Neil Schwartzman that I think is fun to read in case you’re not familiar with the CAUCE website yourself. The blog reminds me of a whisky commercial of a couple of years back: (Think of a husky, … Continue reading

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Hi-tech suppliers link up to fight cyber-crime

Several high-tech companies link up to set world wide best practices that governments can use as a reference point in setting standards or laws to prevent cyber crime. The idea behind this is that if governments set a national standard, … Continue reading

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Network and states by Milton L. Mueller

A few minutes ago I recommended Milton’s book on Internet governance on my LinkedIn site. It’s not that I agree with everything he writes, simply because I do not have an opinion on it or were unaware of the debates … Continue reading

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Dutch court fines spammer

A Dutch court fined a spammer for €5.000,= for breach of the forum agreements to a website, gay.nl. The spammer used the website for commercial purposes luring members to a premium rate number service. The site owners took the spammer … Continue reading

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Crimes and policing in virtual worlds, an article by Marc Goodman

With the growth of virtual worlds and the virtual economy, the virtual has become interesting for real world criminals. But also for acting out fantasies that are forbidden in the real world. In his article for Freedom from fear magazine … Continue reading

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BBC news: Europol announces EU cyber crime data base

I won’t claim influence on basis of previous blogs, but it is good to read that Europol director R. Wainwright explained to the House of Lords that Internet users can help in fighting cyber crime and that a database in … Continue reading

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