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Cyber Threats & Hacking Are A Concern For US Companies

Many companies are naive regarding sophisticated hacking.

(SALEM, Ore.) - Corporate cyber crime has become a commonplace in the US business industry. Last year saw a deluge of hacking attacks at banks, insurance companies and retailers.

According to one estimate, the attack at Sony Pictures forced a major company to abandon an $80 million dollar project, and ended up costing Sony around $150 million - $300 million.

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Facebook is Down for Everyone

No, you're not alone! 829 million daily active users are all on hold.

(SALEM, Ore.) - facebook down At 12:39 pm Pacific Time, millions of Facebook users went blank. It's been less than 20 minutes, but the fact that "Facebook is down" is creating a panic among social media fans everywhere.

For an unknown reason, the service is down and the site is offline. With an average of 1.32 billion monthly active users (as of June 30, 2014), and 81.7% of their daily active users outside the US and Canada, this impact is far reaching.

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Craigslist Ad for Car Turns Out to be Front for Armed Robbery

The suspects are described only as two white males, possibly in their 20's, wearing dark clothing and dark masks.

(BORING, Ore. ) - Oregon Police Lights The Clackamas County Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's help in locating the suspects involved in an armed robbery of a man, and his family, who were going to purchase a used car he found on Craigslist.

When the victim and his family arrived at a Boring, Ore. gas station at about 10:30 p.m., the seller called and told him to drive to "his" nearby home. When they arrived the victim noticed that the home was dark. They stopped in front of the home, and when they did they were confronted by two armed men with semi-automatic handguns.

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Young Women Posting Sexy Photos on Social Media in No-Win Situation

For the study, the researchers created two mock Facebook profiles for the fictitious 20-year-old Amanda Johnson.

(BEND, Ore. ) - Facebook Study Girls and young women who post sexy or revealing photos on social media sites such as Facebook are viewed by their female peers as less physically and socially attractive and less competent to perform tasks, a new study from Oregon State University indicates.

“This is a clear indictment of sexy social media photos,” said researcher Elizabeth Daniels, an assistant professor of psychology who studies the effect of media on girls’ body image. Daniels’ findings are based on an experiment she conducted using a fictitious Facebook profile.

Read Full Article (Jul-14-2014 14:47)

Oregon Senator Wants Free, Open Competition on the Internet

Wyden authored and pushed for the passage of legislation that protect the Internet from onerous litigation, discriminatory taxation, and excessive regulation.

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - Oregon Senator Ron Wyden Senator Ron Wyden, D-Ore., urged the Federal Communications Commission to preserve free and open competition on the Internet, in comments filed on Monday.

In his submission, Wyden called for the commission to do that by reclassifying broadband providers as Title II common carriers, enforcing rules to ban paid prioritization and ensuring more transparency for consumers.

Read Full Article (Apr-21-2014 16:58)

IAB: Online Advertising Will Increase by 3% in 2014

Mobile is the sector with the highest growth rate, growing from 27% to 39.8% in 2013.

(MADRID) - online advertising The industry association for digital advertising and communication and the Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB), presented its new Investment Study of Total Digital Advertising in 2013, which examines trends in media buying and investment in Internet, mobile and digital.

"The total investment in online media advertising in Spain is 878.4 million euros, of which 832.5 million were invested in internet PC, 39.9 million in the mobile sector and 6.1 million euros in digital signage," said Antonio Traugott, CEO of IAB.

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Incredible but True: Rich Countries Use Digital Media Less than Poor Countries

The richest countries occupy lower positions because its population is not predisposed to using digital media. In contrast, poorer countries use digital communication above average, because they are more motivated to use the four variables when compared with the quality of its infrastructure.

(MADRID) - Internet keyboard The agency Mindshare has conducted a study on the digital behaviors of people in 33 countries around the world.

The objective of this research is to know what really pushes humans to approach a digital communication environment and what motivations they have when in front of the screen.

Read Full Article (Mar-23-2014 13:38)

The Frustration of Media Power

Our crews often report straight from the source of the action, in places like Egypt, Sri Lanka, Palestine, Israel, the open expanses of the US and ancient cities of Europe and Asia.

(SALEM) - Frustration Who ever would have imagined that the power of media would fall to the people in the new millennium? The Internet has allowed this.

Sadly, Americans are so well ingrained at this point that it is hard to bring them back. This nation, the United States of America, has moved from being a world liberator, to a world threat. The dollars all flow to the media groups that nod their head accordingly; cash fills the coffers of those who don't ruffle the bed, and that is a proper descriptive because the corporations are only whores in this world of over control.

Read Full Article (Mar-17-2014 10:55)

Christie, Parker & Hale Client Vederi Wins Appeal Against Google

The original lawsuit filed by Vederi alleges that Google’s Street View infringes four of Vederi’s patents issued between 2007 and 2009.

(GLENDALE, CA) - David Dillard Christie, Parker & Hale, LLP (, a leading Southern California intellectual property law firm, today announced that its client, Vederi, LLC, won an appeal against Google, Inc. in a patent infringement case involving Google's Street View service.

Because the district court erred in its claim construction, the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit vacated a summary judgment of non-infringement and remanded the case to the district court for further proceedings.

Read Full Article (Mar-12-2014 16:37)

#InternetEnemies : Take action

The Internet is a collective resource. Don’t let the “Enemies of the Internet” turn it into a weapon in the service of special interests.

(PARIS Reporters WIthout Borders) - Internet freedom This year’s “Enemies of the Internet”report, which Reporters Without Borders publishes every year on World Day Against Cyber-Censorship (12 March), spotlights the government units and agencies that implement online censorship and surveillance.

Attention must be drawn to the practices of these Enemies of the Internet, which usually operate in the shadows. As many people as possible must be made aware of them.

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