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Police, security officials meet on cybercrime strategies

When the “ILOVEYOU” worm crippled computer systems worldwide 10 years ago this spring, authorities in the Philippines didn’t even have a law to properly charge its author.

Since that time, many countries have developed computer crime laws in part due to the 2001 Convention on Cybercrime, an international treaty that lays out legal guidelines for high-tech crime legislation. …read more

Breaking Domain News

We have just learned, from Sedo, that an Involuntary Chapter 11 petition has been filed against Escom, owner of the domain name.

This could mean the scheduled foreclosure auction of the domain,, will not take place tomorrow as previously planned.

Sedo will keep you informed of any further updates regarding this breaking news. …read more

Google probes for enemies within

Google is investigating whether one or more employees may have helped facilitate a cyber-attack that the US search giant said it was a victim of in mid-December, two sources have told Reuters.

Google, the world’s most popular search engine, said last week it may pull out of the world’s biggest Internet market by users after reporting it had been hit by a “sophisticated” cyber-attack on its network that resulted in theft of its intellectual property. …read more

Aussie Googlers gather for Street View stunt

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Passers-by could be forgiven for thinking the entire Google Australia team was on strike today after staff gathered outside the company’s headquarters for a Street View stunt.

The search giant’s army of camera-equipped Holden Astra cars are preparing to traverse the country again from this week to take new, higher quality pictures of Australia’s capital cities for the Google Maps feature. …read more

Picking a domain name ‘is an important task’

pick-domain1You should think carefully before they make a final decision because their selection is an important choice, it has been claimed. “In the Ultimate Guide to Search Engine Marketing published at, Jon Rognerud advised against opting for a URL stuffed with keywords unless they make sense for the site.

He said it is also advisable to avoid abbreviations and to try and select a domain name that is short and easy to remember. …read more