Webwire: Web firms crosshair phishing; Netherlands considers ISP bans

Google, Yahoo and Microsoft are among leading lights in a new organization pledged to wiping out phishing e-mails. The group proposes deploying domain-based message authentication technology to sort legitimate messages from bogus.
 
The Dutch government is planning new legislation requiring ISPs to block access to file sharing sites, in response to a court order demanding that two providers bar access to the Pirate Bay.
 
Apple has poached John Browett, chief of UK electrical retailer Dixons, to head up its retail operations in the US and drive international expansion.
 
Ukraine plans to launch its first telecoms satellite next year. The craft will likely be used to offer services in Central Asia and North Africa.
 
A US congressman proposes laws that would require companies to disclose when they install tracking software on mobile phones, and where the tracking data goes.

 

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