Members of the European Parliament proposed new measures last week, which would legalize end-to-end encryption on all communications and technological devices by mid-2018. What are the pro’s and cons of end-to-end encryption and why have Governments all over the world continued to ban it over the years?
This weekend Uganda played host to the first annual Nile Basin Countries Summit. Most notably among to the attendees was President Sisi of Egypt and President Desalegne of Ethiopia. Historically Egypt has refused to negotiate their share of the Nile with African Nations up stream and unfortunately, this week was not much different.
Since August of 2016, more than 3,300 innocent civilians have been killed, 1.3 million people have become displaced and over 600 schools have been destroyed. As a result, the United Nations Council on Human Rights has sent in an international envoy to investigate these crimes and determine if Congolese Army leaders should be brought in front of the International Criminal Court.
Earlier today the Washington Post released an “exclusive report” outlining how President Obama and the US Government developed a secret plan to hack the Government of Russia, in retaliation for Russia’s interference in the US election earlier that year. However, while the Post’s article confirms that this operation was indeed real, it does not break down how the operation was logistically pulled off. Inside my report, I will explain how the Post’s article is far from an exclusive, but rather just one piece of a much larger puzzle.
At yesterdays Senate Intelligence Committee hearing, “classified” information regarding the size and scope of Russia’s hacking into the US election system was released to the Senate and members of the press “for the first time.” However, as I will demonstrate, for those of us who have been reading and reporting on international hacking news for the last several years, while members of the US Senate may have just learned all of this information for the first time, international reporters have already exposed this information dating as far back as December 2015.
This weekend Microsoft servers were hit with a significant DDoS attack, causing an outage on Skype which lasted the better part of two days. A new hacking group calling themselves CyberTeam has since claimed responsibility for the attack and promises more attacks are on the way
As the military of South Sudan is re-capturing land from “opposition control,” from January to May 2017, tens of thousands of people have been displaced, countless more have died and the humanitarian crisis facing the country at large continues to escalate.
On June 20th 2017, after years of planning and 4 months of beta testing, ProtonMail unveiled their latest service, an online Virtual Private Network Service. The VPN is available as both a paid or free service, though the company has already had to begin placing users on a waiting list for the free service due to an overwhelming amount of signups in the first hours of operation.
Taking the opportunity to educate people why refugees are not the enemy, but rather some of the most vulnerable people in society whom deserve our support. As well as to remind people why the notion of “Nationalism” is a complete fallacy.
US led coalition forces are using White Phosphorus munition against the Islamic State in both Mosul, Iraq and Raqqa, Syria. The use of these weapons is strictly forbidden in certain circumstances under international law, most notably as an “offensive weapon.” The US maintains they are using it as a “smokescreen” to shield fleeing escaping civilians from IS snipers. Despite this however, there are already reports circulating of civilian causalities, something which is not uncommon whenever these weapons are used.
According to a 2015 report which spurned the investigation, over 20,000 young men were arrested without trial and 8,000 more were killed, suffocated or tortured under the orders or senior members of Nigeria’s military.
After forcing further power cuts upon the residents of Gaza, Amnesty International is calling on the United Nations and international community to condemn Israel’s actions. Amnesty has taken the occasion to remind the world that Israel’s continued blockade of the region is illegal, that Israel is directly responsible for the humanitarian crisis which has ensued there and has been violating international law on this matter for decades.