Hacktivism has been the hot topic for V3 readers this week. The Met Police took to Twitter to remind potential hackers which computer crime laws they would break if they stole and exposed data, while the US Department of Homeland Security has taken the step of releasing a bulletin on Anonymous and LulzSec, warning that its activity could increase in scope and skill.
The hacktivist groups remained unmoved, and are no doubt planning counter attacks any time soon to follow up recent activity against the FBI and NATO.
The Sun newspaper has also had a security-themed week, having been forced to warn its readers their personal details could be exposed as result of a hack attack on its systems in July. Then it exposed yet another 'overseas call centre workers sell data' scandal. Sure we’ve heard that one before.
No wonder then that our Top 10 list on the best security experts to follow on Twitter proved so popular by offering a handy way of keeping up with all the latest on the hacktivist groups and data leaks. Also hot was our top 10 list of tech writers on Twitter – and don’t worry, it’s not just a list of the V3 journalists.
The other big news of the week was the government's response to the Hargreaves Review, which aims to bring copyright and intellectual property laws up to date for the digital era.
Shame then that Whitehall's admission that making a copy of your own CD for an MP3 player or other digital device should be legal comes about five years too late as high street music stores have all but closed down due to a massive drop in CD sales and even car manufacturers like Ford are phasing out CD players in its vehicles.
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