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FACEBOOK UNDER ATTACK

Hacker netwrok “Anonymous” say they are going to take it down on November 5th

HOW MEXICO’S DEADLY GANG TACTICS ARE SPREADING

Unpleasant stories about the Mexican drug cartels moving into the migrant trade. Its really a puff for a BBC radio programme, but it suggests that los/las Zetas are spreading their power beyond Mexico.

SHOPPING RIOTS?

Weird stuff. Sort of cod sociology crossed with journalism. going to be a lot of analysis of the riots over the next few days.

ITALIAN JOURNALISTS AND MAFIAS

An interesting inquiry on the risks faced by journalists in Italy because of the mafias operating in the country. Here something shorter in english from Reporters Without Borders: http://en.rsf.org/report-italy,111.html

ENTER THE CYBER-DRAGON

Operation Shady Rat…For some bizarre reason, security folk decided to use Vanity Fair to release their critique of alleged Chinese hacking.

GUARDIANS OF INTERNET SECURITY ARE TARGETS

Broader article developing thoughts on McAfee’s report yesterday. Points out that companies like mcAfee are themselves targets and that the computer security industry is having to raise its game.

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