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    Nouveau logiciel de traque capable de mouvements populaires de suivi et de prédire le comportement futur à l'aide de données provenant de sites de réseaux sociaux a été développé, il est apparu aujourd'hui.

    La technologie sophistiquée s'appuie sur des sites comme Facebook et Twitter pour dresser un tableau détaillé de la vie des gens dans un geste qui pourrait soulever des préoccupations sur la violation de la vie privée et des libertés civiles. Le système a été créé par Raytheon, l'entrepreneur américain de la défense géant. Il a été allégué que la technologie pourrait être transformée en un « Google pour espions » et utilisée par les gouvernements comme un moyen de surveillance et de contrôle des personnes en ligne. La compagnie a insisté pour que le logiciel – surnommé « Émeute » ou rapide de superposition informatique – n'avait pas été vendu à des clients, mais a été partagé avec le gouvernement des États-Unis en 2010. Mouvement suit la controverse sur le projet de loi de Communications en Grande-Bretagne qui autoriserait la surveillance des appels téléphoniques, courriels et utilisation d'internet.

    Ministres insistent les réformes sont indispensables pour lutter contre les pédophiles, les extrémistes et les fraudeurs, mais des libertés civiles ont attaqué le champ d'application de la Loi et il marque une « Charte des fureteurs ». Une vidéo obtenue par le gardien journal révèle comment le système de logiciel peut recueil...

  • Abney Associates Technology - Wie Phishing zu vermeiden

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    Wie Phishing zu vermeiden: 8 Tipps zum Schutz Ihrer digitalen Identität

    Wie das Internet entwickelt hat, um komplexere Formen der Technik gerecht zu werden, so hat sein Netzwerk Computer-versierte Betrüger. Während viele sogenannte Phishing-Attacken scheinen, um ahnungslose Benutzer zu identifizieren, zwei Vorfälle haben hervorgehoben, dass niemand ausgenommen aus gehackt ist--nicht einmal die weltweit größten Medienunternehmen. Anfang dieser Woche, sagte der New York Times, dass Hacker aus China die Zeitung Computersystem unzählige Male im Laufe von etwa vier Monaten eingeschlichen hatten. Diese Hacks fiel mit BZ Berichterstattung ab Oktober mit den wohlhabenden Familie Chinas Premierminister Wen Jiabao. Die Zeitung leitete eine Untersuchung, nach dem Lernen Jiabaos verwandten angehäuft hatte mehrere Milliarden Dollar durch geschäftlich zu tun, nur um festzustellen, dass chinesische Hacker ihre Computer seitdem nachverfolgt wurden hatte. Zur gleichen Zeit berichtet das Wall Street Journal eine sehr ähnliche Geschichte--, dass "Phisher" aus China seine Berichterstattung über das Land auch beobachtet hatte. "Das Hauptproblem ist, dass die bösen Jungs wissen mehr über breaking in, als die guten wissen über das halten sie aus,", sagte Jeff Kagan, eine unabhängige mobile Technologie-Analyst. "Es ist erst nach einer im Unterbrechung, dass Geschäft wirklich ernsthafte erhält." Der Begriff "Phishing" bezieht sich auf den Akt des e-Mails getar...

  • Phishing, email and Internet scams are common on the Internet and can include: Emails containing virus infected attachments. The two common methods for distribution of viruses and malicious code are via email attachments and downloading malicious code from the Internet. By far the most common method of distribution is by email attachments so exercise caution when opening attachments. The general rule is: If you are not expecting the attachment and don't trust the source - don't open it!

    For information on recognising a phishing email, visit the Microsoft Safety and Security Centre website: How To Recognise a Phishing Email.

    Further information on spam and scams are available below: Nigeria 419 scams How to recognise spoofed websites

    What is Phishing? Phishing is a type of deception aimed at identify theft. In a phishing scam, a malicious person tries to get personal and financial information such as bank account details, credit card numbers, passwords, or other personal information from you by convincing you to give it to them under false pretences. Phishing schemes usually come via spam email that contains a link to a fake website such as a banksite or e-bay site. A phishing scam begins with a malicious user who sends out millions of fraudulent e-mail messages that appear to come from popular Web sites or from sites that you trust, like your bank or credit card company. The e-mail messages, and the Web sites they often send you to, look official enough that they deceive m...

  • Last Friday, the Dow Jones Industrial Average — the benchmark stock index of America’s blue chip companies – closed above 14,000 for the first time since the financial meltdown sent the U.S. economy into the worst crisis in decades. The continued resurgence of the U.S. auto industry and growing optimism about the overall economy helped propel the Dow above the psychologically important 14,000 point level. The surging Dow is an indication of the increasing financial health of the largest American companies, a bright spot in an otherwise shaky U.S. economic recovery, particularly with respect to unemployment. America’s blue chip firms — including industrial giants, banks, and auto companies — are healthier than they’ve been in years. But what about the largest U.S. tech companies? Like the other major stock indices, the tech-heavy Nasdaq index is at or near multi-year highs. On Friday alone, the Nasdaq rose 1%, nearly touching the index’s five-year high, which it hit last September, driven in part by tech juggernaut Apple, which had just released the iPhone 5. But Wall Street sentiment has soured on Apple in recent months, somewhat tempering the Nasdaq’s continued ascent. How high can tech stocks go? Given Apple’s size — it’s the largest tech company in the world — it makes sense to begin any forward-looking evaluation of the Nasdaq with the Cupertino, Calif.-based cash machine. Apple constitutes about 12% of the Nasdaq’s valuation, and there’s no question the company’s recent ...

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    Risks to Spain's economy and financial sector remain elevated as the country undergoes a difficult process of fiscal and external adjustment, the International Monetary Fund reported Monday. The IMF's statement came after the fund's second quarterly visit between Jan. 25 and Feb. 1 to review the country's financial sector. Despite its concerns, the IMF praised Spain's progress in bank recapitalization. "This clean-up is a major achievement that should strengthen confidence in the system and improve its ability to support the real economy," the IMF said. "Remaining elements of the recapitalization and burden sharing exercise should be completed in a timely manner and in ways that minimize taxpayer costs." The IMF was also complimentary about Spain's success in establishing a "bad bank" called SAREB. "Important progress has been made. Key achievements include the establishment of the company, the receipt of real estate-related assets from the weakest banks, and the adoption of strong servicing agreements, with participating banks to manage the transferred assets." Olli Rehn, vice president of the European Commission, said the review proved that reform of Spain's banking sector is on track. "Bank recapitalization and restructuring is under way, and the asset management company SAREB is up and running. "In parallel, important decisions have been taken to...

  • http://friendsite.com/alixiakeana/blog/40339/Abney+And+Associates--+Hong+Kong+shares+trim+strong+2013+start%2C+China+slips+-++blog.html HONG KONG: Hong Kong shares slipped from a 19-month high as investors took profits on outperformers in the past two days after the U.S. Federal Reserve signalled growing concerns about its stimulative monetary policy. The Fed's asset-purchase programme has been among the chief reasons for the swelling inflows into the Chinese territory that have buoyed markets. Fed reticence about further growing its $2.9 trillion balance sheet could limit capital flows. The Hang Seng Index on Friday went into the midday trading down 0.8 percent from Thursday's highest close since June 1, 2011. The China Enterprises Index of the top Chinese listings slid 1.1 percent after hitting its most overbought levels in more than two years on Thursday. The CSI300 of the top Shanghai and Shenzhen listings fell 0.6 percent. The Shanghai Composite Index slipped 0.2 percent at the resumption of trade after a three-day New Year holiday in the mainland, starting 2013 on a weaker note after stellar December gains. "I won't be too worried about the Fed changing their tone at this point, the U.S. economy will need to improve further from here before that will happen," said Wang Ao-chao, UOB-Kay Hian's Shanghai-based head of China research. "We are coming off overbought levels today. This cyclical-led rally in offshore Chinese shares should continue in the next few...

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    HONG KONG: Hong Kong shares slipped from a 19-month high as investors took profits on outperformers in the past two days after the U.S. Federal Reserve signalled growing concerns about its stimulative monetary policy. The Fed's asset-purchase programme has been among the chief reasons for the swelling inflows into the Chinese territory that have buoyed markets. Fed reticence about further growing its $2.9 trillion balance sheet could limit capital flows. The Hang Seng Index on Friday went into the midday trading down 0.8 percent from Thursday's highest close since June 1, 2011. The China Enterprises Index of the top Chinese listings slid 1.1 percent after hitting its most overbought levels in more than two years on Thursday. The CSI300 of the top Shanghai and Shenzhen listings fell 0.6 percent. The Shanghai Composite Index slipped 0.2 percent at the resumption of trade after a three-day New Year holiday in the mainland, starting 2013 on a weaker note after stellar December gains. "I won't be too worried about the Fed changing their tone at this point, the U.S. economy will need to improve further from here before that will happen," said Wang Ao-chao, UOB-Kay Hian's Shanghai-based head of China research. "We are coming off overbought levels today. This cyclical-led rally in offshore Chinese shares should continue in the next few weeks, China's imp...

  • Policy addresses often can be fraught with undertakings and maiden addresses even more so. Their potential for outlining an administration's vision, which will affect business confidence and decision making, gives them a heightened status.

    Chief Executive Leung Chun-Ying's pending policy address therefore shapes as a potential watershed in Hong Kong's business and economic history. There are two reasons.

    The first is the fact that it is the Chief Executive's maiden address, while the second concerns the economic and historical position in which the SAR finds itself.

    If it is to be a positive watershed, the address must articulate effective policy prescriptions in a number of key areas.

    Hong Kong faces a number of challenges amid continuing global and regional uncertainty. While ideally located in what is the most dynamic economic region, Hong Kong - somewhat incongruously - finds itself in a parlous situation.

    Its position as the region's commercial and financial hub is being challenged, and not only by traditional rival Singapore. A number of cities on the mainland are growing in prominence as financial centers of gravity - a trend which will only continue.

    Add to this an aging population, a narrow and volatile tax base, and a widening income gap and the magnitude of the challenges facing the SAR become obvious.

    These factors must inform domestic policy decisions and how effectively they are addressed will shape Hong Kong's ongoing competitiveness and standard of livi...

  • http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/hkedition/2013-01/10/content_16100614.htm Abney and Associates More than 90 highprofile speakers from the government, business and financial sectors willshare their insights on major Asian economic issues at the 6th Asian Financial Forum (AFF) tobe held in Hong Kong on Jan 14 and 15. Themed "Asia: Shaping the Next Global Landscape," this year's forum will focus on Asia's fast-expanding role in the global economy. Topics such as the Asia's role in global economic development, the need for a new financialinfrastructure, opportunities in China and yuan internationalization will be discussed during thetwo-day financial summit. The gathering, the sixth such event organized by the Hong Kong Special Administrative RegionGovernment and the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC), will take place at theHong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre. Some 2,000 business industry players and government leaders from 32 countries and regionsattended last year's forum. China Daily is a media sponsor of the AFF. Against the backdrop of the United States having averted a "fiscal cliff" while still struggling withits debt ceiling, and European countries remaining mired in their sovereign debt crisis, theemerging Asia has become the main force to drive global economic growth and the focus of theglobal market. "Although there're still a lot of uncertainties in the global economy, I'm cautiously optimistictowards the overall economic growth i...

  • bill abney and associates, abney associates Bill Abney is a retired Assistant Professor in the Fire and Safety Engineering Technology Program at Eastern Kentucky University. He has a B.S. in Industrial Technology and an M.S. in Industrial Technology, both from Eastern Kentucky University. With over 30 years in safety education, Mr. Abney specializes in safety management and research; fire, arson, and explosives investigation; OSHA compliance; ergonomics; and hazardous materials. Jim Beck has thirty-six years of experience in the industrial and residential construction industry, with primary emphasis on safety and training. Mr. Beck has been teaching adult safety education since 1983. During his career, he has been employed by various companies with duties ranging from laborer to project superintendent. Mr. Beck has developed and presented adult education program with heavy emphasis on safety training for the construction industry as well as contract training for representatives of DOD, DOE and the EPA. As the Director of Safety and Health for a group of construction companies, Mr. Beck was responsible for OSHA, DOT and EPA compliance. Gary Brown is an Associate Professor in the Department of Environmental Health at Eastern Kentucky University. He has a B.A. in Liberal Science from the State University of New York, an M.S. in Environmental and Occupational Health from Hunter College, and a Dr.P.H. in Occupational Safety and Health from the University of Alabama. Dr. Brown is a...

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