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This week: Google to Shield DDoS Attacks?; Bitcoins Seized in Silk Road Shutdown; Telus gets Green Light for Public Mobile Takeover; New Europe Rules to Check NSA Prying; Apple OS for Free; New Google Tool shows Real-time DDoS Attacks

Each Monday we’ll pass on links to articles we thought were well worth reading from the previous week, for those who live where we do (British Columbia, Canada), work like we do (high speed business internet), and think about things we do (internet trends, internet privacy, internet censorship, cutting-edge technology, etc.). If you don’t want to wait ’til Monday, we usually tweet and link to these as we come across them

Information Week | Google Project Shield Promises DDoS Attack Prevention

Can Google’s new Project Shield save the world from packet storms, zombie PCs, low-orbit ion cannons or Armageddon attacks? Not yet. But Google’s latest endeavor, sounding a bit like a Marvel Comics creation, can provide distributed denial of service (DDoS) protection for static Web pages. “Project Shield is an initiative to expand Google’s own distributed denial of service (DDoS) mitigation capabilities to protect free expression online,” says Google’s related service page. “The service currently combines Google’s DDoS mitigation technologies and Page Speed Service to allow websites to serve their content through Google’s own infrastructure for DDoS mitigation.” Read More…

The Guardian | $28 Million in Bitcoins seized in Silk Road raid

Authorities in the US have seized an estimated $28m in bitcoins, a digital currency, from the alleged owner of Silk Road, the online marketplace for drugs and criminal activity that law enforcement shut down three weeks ago. Read More…

Business in Vancouver | Industry Canada okays Telus acquisition of Public Mobile

Industry Canada has approved a plan by Telus (TSX:T) to buy Ontario upstart mobile carrier Public Mobile. Telus said in a release it would own 100% of the company, provided the Competition Bureau approves the transaction. Read More…

NY Times | Rules Shielding Online Data From N.S.A. and Other Prying Eyes Advance in Europe

A panel of European Union lawmakers on Monday night backed a measure that could require American companies like Google and Yahoo to seek clearance from European officials before complying with United States warrants seeking private data. Read More…

Apple Insider | Apple Releases Latest Operating System, Mavericks, as Free Upgrade

Apple’s next-generation desktop operating system, OS X 10.9 Mavericks, is now available on the Mac App Store as a free upgrade for all Mac users running Snow Leopard or above. Read More…

Google Services | Digital Attack Map

New Google Map visualization shows real time DDoS Attacks, U.S. sites constant target. Have a look…


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