The Dark Web: haven for drugs, guns, sex slavery

Drugs, guns, and counterfeit cash are all for sale in the so-called Dark Web, a secret and sinister part of the internet that’s flourishing despite a massive crackdown. The Dark Web is the subject of an historic trial that begins in November in New York City. First some semantics. The Dark Web: what is it? […]

The Internet is broken

Reports of Internet bugs like like Heartbleed and the recent shellshock are growing more frequent and the problems they pose are increasingly more dangerous. Why? For two reasons that aren’t going to change anytime soon. The Internet was never meant for this. We use the Internet for banking, business, education and national defense. These things […]

Inventor of World Wide Web warns of threat to internet

London (AFP) – The British inventor of the World Wide Web warned on Saturday that the freedom of the internet is under threat by governments and corporations interested in controlling the web. Tim Berners-Lee, a computer scientist who invented the web 25 years ago, called for a bill of rights that would guarantee the independence […]

‘You are not a product’: Privacy-friendly ad-free ‘anti-Facebook’ network Ello explodes

A mostly obscure, privacy-orientated social network – an ‘anti-Facebook’ of sorts – has recently undergone meteoric growth. It poses itself as an advert-free enterprise which is not going to become a tool to manipulate its users. ‘Anti-facebook’ network Ello kicked off in July as an invite-only social network seeking to have an advert-free user-orientated role […]

High Speed Click Fraud: Over One Third Of All Internet “Traffic” Is Fake

“When you bundle bots, clicks fraud, viewability and the lack of transparency [in automated ad buying], the total digital-media value equation is being questioned and totally challenged,” warns one advertising group executive as theWSJ reports about 36% of all Web traffic is considered fake, the product of computers hijacked by viruses and programmed to visit sites. This […]

Why HTTPS and SSL are not as secure as you think

GIH: We are led to believe that by installing a certificate, or by other common security practices, we are safe.  The following shows that this may not be the case, especially considering the vulnerabilities of HTTPS protocol, the commonly accepted ‘safe’ way to browse: In this day and age of well-known NSA spying, everyone keeps […]

How the NSA Plans to Infect ‘Millions’ of Computers with Malware

GIH:  As more information comes out about various spy agencies and their cyber divisions, it seems that those such as the NSA pose a larger threat to internet security than the hackers they are supposedly protecting us from.  The following information should make any user of the internet, be it a business or individual or […]

Facebook click fraud revealed $600,000 small business nightmare

GIH: Click fraud is nothing new, but Facebook seems to be taking it to an entirely new level, according to this account of a small business operator who paid hundreds of thousands of dollars for fake profile likes, with no accounting of where his money went.  Now being a public company, this cannot be written […]

The Conspiracy Theory Is True: Agents Infiltrate Websites Intending To “Manipulate, Deceive, And Destroy Reputations”

GIH: Alarming information has been brought forth as part of an ongoing disclosure regarding activities of NSA and other intelligence agencies.  The following should be alarming for anyone using the internet – especially businesses, governments, and other organizations.  What SEO managers and forum administrators have suspected for years, government agent ‘shills’ are infecting the internet […]

Content restrictions and VPNs

Since when have content restrictions become normal?  China imposes a ‘great firewall’ on users where many sites such as blogger.com are completely blocked.  Is it more scary to realize that the site you are viewing may display different content based on your IP, or not at all?  Fortunately there is a solution, VPNs and proxy […]

BRICS building their own internet

Many governments and organizations are not taking the Spy Scandal lightly.  BRICS countries are building their own internet. As Reuters notes: * The BRICS countries make up 21 percent of global GDP. They have increased their share of global GDP threefold in the past 15 years. * The BRICS are home to 43 percent of […]

EU data regulations target data transfer to USA

It should come as no surprise to those who have been following the NSA Spy scandal unfolding that regulators are passing laws to protect data from prying agencies.  The Guardian reports from Brussels today: Regulations on European data protection standards are expected to pass the European parliament committee stage on Monday after the various political […]

The new model of synthesis

The security scandal, financial crisis, and other world events are changing the way users engage the internet and changing the way we do business.  Global Intel Hub proposes a new model based on synthesis which incorporate your internet activity (workflow), security, privacy, and filter out spam and other unwanted distractions and risks. Structured Consulting will […]

UK censorwall bans VPNs

UK mobile providers, including O2 and its reseller GiffGaff, areblocking commercial VPN providers that help to secure sensitive communications from criminals, hackers and government spies. In particular, O2/GiffGaff block IPREDator, my favorite VPN service. The carriers claim that because these services could be use to bypass their Internet censorship tools — switched on by default, a regime […]

Boing Boing’s Guide to Defeating Censorware

(see story here) “The Internet interprets censorship as damage and routes around it.” — John Gilmore If your employer or corrupt, undemocratic, dictator-based government uses a filtering service such as Secure Computing’s SmartFilter to block access to BoingBoing.net — or anything else online — you can try the following workarounds: Distributed BoingBoing mirrors everything on BoingBoing.net at random […]

Secure your browsing with the Tor Browser Bundle

What is Tor? The Tor software protects you by bouncing your communications around a distributed network of relays run by volunteers all around the world: it prevents somebody watching your Internet connection from learning what sites you visit, it prevents the sites you visit from learning your physical location, and it lets you access sites which are […]