Anonymous attacks several U.S. government websites, the redesigning of Microsoft's Windows' logo, and the WSJ suggests that Google may be tracking Safari users without their consent
- Anonymous Hacks U.S. Government Consumer and Trade Commission Web Sites, Posts Anti-ACTA Video: Early this morning the infamous hacker group Anonymous took down a few U.S. government websites, including consumer.gov, ncpw.gov, and business.ftc.gov. The reasoning? To warn governments across the world that if ACTA is signed into action, further online attacks would be initiated. [International Business Times]
- Redesigning the Windows Logo: Due to Microsoft completely reimagining the Windows OS, so too has the Windows logo been redesigned. Sam Moreau, the Principal Director of User Experience for Windows, details the thought process behind the "logo overhaul." [Windows Team Blog]
- WSJ: Google Planted Cookies iPhones Without Anyone's Permission: A Wall Street Journal report suggests Google has been installing cookies that have the potential to track the browsing habits of Safari users without their prior knowledge (and even if they thought they had blocked them). Rachel Whetstone, Senior Vice President of Communications and Public Policy at Google has responded to the allegations by stating that, "…We used known Safari functionality to provide features that signed-in Google users had enabled. It's important to stress that these advertising cookies do not collect personal information." [Gizmodo]
- Feds Seize $50 Million in Megaupload Assets, Lodge New Charges: U.S. authorities announced today they have seized approximately $50 million in Megaupload assets. The seven individuals connected to the Megaupload service are also facing new charges that state that the file-sharing service falsely informed rights holders that they had removed works that infringed on copyrights. [Wired]
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