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Mozilla wants woeful WoSign certs off the list

Mozilla wants to kick Chinese certificate authority (CA) WoSign out of its trust program. As well as being worried about the certs issued by WoSign, Mozilla accuses the company of buying another CA, StartCom, without telling anyone. In this lengthy analysis posted to Google Docs, Mozilla says its certificate wonks have "... …

Symantec/GeoTrust revokes some SSL certificates for .pw TLD

Symantec-owned certificate authority GeoTrust has revoked some SSL certificates for a small number of (unspecified) .pw domains. Digital certificates for addresses using the top-level domain are still available from other providers. Symantec said it will continue to offer organisations extended validation certificates for the …
John Leyden, 11 Sep 2015
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Fancy a .trust domain? How's $150,000 sound?

The NCC Group has revealed how much it expects to sell new .trust domains for: $150,000. And that's just the wholesale price. The idea for the new domains is that they will be super-secure. Back in October, NCC Group published an extensive security rulebook that all .trust domains will be expected to follow. The company is …
Kieren McCarthy, 22 Dec 2014
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Facebook's Winklevoss Bros file to launch Bitcoin Trust for investors

The Facebook-famous Winklevoss twins are set to become the first investors to launch an official Bitcoin-related IPO, with a new trust. Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss, notorious for their battle with social network impresario Mark Zuckerberg over the creation of Facebook, said in April that they had hoovered up around one per …

My bleak tech reality: You can't trust anyone or anything, anymore

Opinion Virtually everything we work with on a day-to-day basis is built by someone else. Avoiding insanity requires trusting those who designed, developed and manufactured the instruments of our daily existence. All these other industries we rely on have evolved codes of conduct, regulations, and ultimately laws to ensure minimum …
Trevor Pott, 3 Jun 2013
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New I-hate-my-neighbour stickers to protect Brits' packages

From Monday the Post Office will deliver letters and parcels to the house next door if you're out - and hand out new "don't trust the people next door" stickers that will tell you at a glance what type of neighbourhood you're living in. The Post Office asked for permission for surrogate deliveries back in July, and following a …
Bill Ray, 27 Sep 2012
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Trusted computing: It's BACK, and already in a pocket near you

MWC Trusted Computing, the widely-derided idea of computing secured for, and against, its users, is back and the necessary hardware is already in the majority of pockets. When Intel and Microsoft tried to introduce Trusted Computing, under the Palladium brand, they were pilloried as betraying the freedoms which had made desktop …
Bill Ray, 29 Feb 2012
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LinkedIn U-turns to appease peeved users

LinkedIn has admitted that it screwed up with its latest tweak to the social-network-for-suits, after the company started using names and photos in third-party advertising. "Our core guiding value is Members First. And, with regards to the social ads we've been testing, we're listening to our members. We could have …
Kelly Fiveash, 12 Aug 2011
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MIT win DARPA's flashcrowd balloon-hunt compo

An MIT-organised crowdsourced network of spotters was the first to locate ten large red balloons placed around the USA on Saturday, winning a $40k prize from DARPA. Most of the cash will be distributed among the network's members according to a simple formula whose design lay behind the MIT team's success. DARPA announced the …
Lewis Page, 7 Dec 2009
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Vulcan appeal in emergency tin-rattling

The Vulcan to the Sky trust - which after years of restoration and around £7m succeeded in getting Vulcan XH558 back into the air - is looking for an emergency injection of cash to keep the aircraft flying: Pledges as of this morning stood at £951,163 - a tad short of the £1m required. However, today is pretty well the …
Lester Haines, 6 Mar 2009
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Gov consults on biofuels-quota postponement

The Brown government has turned unenthusiastic on biofuels, with new Transport minister Andrew Adonis proposing that quotas for biosourced ingredients in ordinary motor fuel be moved back by some years. "Everyone agrees that to tackle climate change we must develop new and cleaner fuels. But we are clear that biofuels will …
Lewis Page, 15 Oct 2008
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eBay: Botnets are Linux-happy

eBay may soon offer online banking. It would seem. This afternoon, while fielding questions about PayPal at Santa Clara University conference obsessed with "trust online," chief information security officer Dave Cullinane seemed to indicate eBay is interested in extending the popular online payment system to its logical …
Cade Metz, 3 Oct 2007

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