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Hotmail users advised to change passwords following information theft

Hotmail users are being advised to change their passwords, after thousands of account details were posted online. A list containing more than 10,000 apparently genuine account names and passwords was posted to a website last week, where it remained until being spotted over the weekend by Microsoft security researchers. From The Guardian

Yemen: Editor of an opposition website kidnapped

On the night of Friday, September 18th, 2009, the Yemeni Editor of the opposition Socialist Party’s website, Al Eshteraki, Mohammed al Maqaleh has been kidnapped in the capital Sana’a by security forces. From Global Voices

Foreign Journalists Still Stymied in China

WASHINGTON—The U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission (USCC) heard testimony on Sept. 10 from China experts on how well the new press rules, presenting fewer obstacles to access for foreign journalists, were working in the People’s Republic of China. Additionally, the commission heard from experts on the regime’s response to the protests following the Iranian… Read more »

InfoWar Monitor Website Redesign and ReLaunch

We are pleased to announced that we have re-designed and re-launched the Infowar Monitor website. Stay tuned for more regular blog postings, research outputs, and news postings from the IWM team. Thanks to Nart Villeneuve and Jane Gowan for the fine site redesign.

China: Blue Dam Activated

Beijing government has recently required all Internet service providers (ISPs) and data centers to install a software called Blue Dam in all their servers. According to today’s Taiwan Apple Daily News, the Blue Dam has to be activated by today (September 13) or the companies have to subject to punishment. From Global Voices

Media Coverage

Read an interview with Citizen Lab Director Ron Deibert on cyber security policies and the GhostNet investigation here