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New anti-bot code of conduct approved by FCC

An industry advisory group wants U.S.-based internet service providers (ISPs) to adopt a “code of conduct” for weeding out botnet infections.

Made up of more than 50 experts, the Communications, Security, Reliability and Interoperability Council (CSRIC), which reports to the Federal Communications Commission, drafted the code that gives ISPs a voluntarily blueprint to follow to address compromised computers belonging to their customers. Continue reading New anti-bot code of conduct approved by FCC

SOPA and PIPA: Just The Facts, make your own judgement

The Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and Protect IP Act (PIPA) have been making headlines, but what are they, exactly? Here are the facts.

The Stop Online Piracy Act and the Protect IP Act are getting more negative attention, as major websites such as Wikipedia plan to protest the bills with blackouts on Wednesday. Even Google will join the action, with a link on its homepage explaining why the company opposes the legislation.

But what are SOPA and PIPA, exactly, and why are tech luminaries lambasting legislation aimed at stamping out copyright infringement? Read on for a full explanation. Continue reading SOPA and PIPA: Just The Facts, make your own judgement