Monthly Archives: October 2016

27 Oct

American government sued for DMCA

The Electronic Frontier Foundation, which fights for digital citizens' rights, has sued the US government for its Digital Millennium Copyright Act, a statutory law that protects intellectual property. According to the EEF, the law threatens the security of citizens, limiting research into computer security systems.

The Digital Millennium Copyright Act, a DMCA in brief, is a law that has been in force in the United States since 1998, whose primary purpose is to protect intellectual property. Under the assumption, the project was of course justified because it provided legal protection for the owners of the property. In practice, the regulations quickly became a menacing force in the hands of powerful music and film studios that began using the Digital Millennium Copyright Act to attack everything and everyone by claiming to remove content from the Web and claiming compensation for unlawful use of material.

It's no secret that the DMCA claims are becoming more and more absurd, and each year their numbers are growing, what the Electronic Frontier Foundation does not like very much is the fact that it has come to an end and the United States has been suing the United States for damaging its laws. Work on security systems.

The case concerns Section 1201 of the DMCA, which explicitly limits the functioning of reverse engineering systems, that is, the analysis of the finished software or device and determines on the basis of the data collected as to the process of its creation. This provision protects intellectual property including computer code.

The EFF, however, believes that the rule restricts research into security systems that use reverse engineering very often to find the causes of errors and gaps that threaten computer systems that often affect our lives. Regulations therefore not only pose a threat but also significantly increase the cost of these studies.

The EFF also argues that Section 1201 also violates the rights of programmers resulting from the First Amendment to the US Constitution on the sharing of information related to security and protection, as programmers are often silenced by lawsuits.

23 Oct

Vozz Helmets has created a helmet that makes life easier for rescuers

The biggest problem of medical rescuers who have to bring to the hospital the victim of a motorcycle accident is to take a picture of a helmet from her head, especially in case of suspected damage to the cervical vertebrae. Engineers from the Australian company Vozz Helmets have developed a special design helmet, which breaks down into two halves.

The Vozz RS 1.0. helmet, designed for two wheelers, is unusual in many respects. Its biggest advantage is its construction, which prevents it from slipping off its head during an accident. It was designed in such a way that it locks on the chin of the motorcyclist, so it keeps very solid. Moreover, this type of construction provides less air resistance, so the helmet is quieter and has better insulation against cold. In addition, the length of the chin guard element is adjustable.

Unlike other helmets, the chin part is completely static in this case, while the helmet decomposes into two parts, and the attachment point is roughly halfway in the helmet just below the helmet. The whole is locked in front of the double locking mechanism of both halves, which is easily accessible also when the hands are dressed in gloves.

The innovative fastening system has many advantages, and one of them is the ability to easily remove the helmet from the head of the motorcyclist who has suffered an accident. Vozz RS 1.0 has an emergency download system. All you have to do is to unscrew the two screws and the helmet will split into two separate halves.

16 Oct

Google bought the domain with the entire alphabet

A few weeks ago, Google announced the launch of a new Alphabet brand, which will include all of the existing US troops. Just after the announcement, the race began to take over internet addresses that could soon be worth the price. Google has therefore decided to secure and purchase a domain with the entire alphabet.

Initially, the Mounaint View company bought a domain that had previously been incorporated into the company, according to LCC, as it would be best suited to the new brand. It also wanted to take over the address, but for many years it belongs to the German concern BMW, which uses it in one of its services and under no circumstances did not intend to get rid of it.

The online giant had to go in a different direction and bought a domain containing the entire alphabet. It was registered in 1999 and since then the domain was parked because the owner did not use it.

Google also probably will not use it because the address is difficult to remember and no Internet user would rather not manually enter it. It was probably only a domain security against the competition of an American giant that could use it for its own purposes.

The financial details of the purchase of an alphabetical domain have not been disclosed.