On April 28th 2017, the National Security Agency announced major overhauls in regards to how the agency will conduct investigations in the future. Why is this a small victory for the privacy community and what are the logistical, financial and political ramifications of these changes?
A recent study conducted by the National Crime Agency has concluded that the majority of hackers are not motivated by money, but rather by morality and idealism. With the results of the study in mind, what else can we learn about the general culture of hackers?
Ahead of the 2018 Presidential Election, Russia has blacklisted 7 Human Rights Groups from the country, including three more today. Russian officials say these groups could be used to disseminate information that might paint the Government of Russia and its leaders in a negative light, undermining the election in the process.
The phrase “One mans freedom fighter is another mans terrorist” could not be more applicable. Despite the US arming and funding Kurdish forces in Iraq and Syria, Turkish forces continue to bomb them. Whats behind this conflict of interest and what does it mean for NATO?
Denmark Defense Minister Hjort Frederiksen came out with a public statement this week, announcing how the Ministry and the emails of every employee attached to the Ministry had been hacked/breeched. Frederiksen went on to explain that Russian Operatives were behind the attack. More specifically, the Russian Fancy Bears.
Donald Trump has issued a full review of the Iran Nuclear Deal to gauge whether Iran has been living up to its end of the agreement and to determine what, if any, legal grounds the US has to impose new sanctions back upon the country. If the US chooses to back out of an internationally negotiated peace treaty, what implications would this have on the future?
Russia’s legislature is currently considering new laws which would ban privacy companies that allow access to banned websites and fine search engines that link to them. As it stands today, 10’s of thousands of websites and services are banned in Russia, including sites as large as LinkedIn.
An unknown vigilante hacker/programmer is attempting to hijack devices on the Internet of Things. Not to exploit them, but to inject them with malware which actually patches their vulnerabilities, preventing the devices from being hacked by other other BotNets in the future.
If it wasn’t obvious by now, Alt_Medi4 has absolutely nothing to do with the alt-right, it is just an unfortunate coincidence. Regardless, last year they were on top of the world, this year they have been fired, forced to resign or find themselves in court for the very work which once made them internet superstars. Chronicling the fall of 4 of the alt-rights most prominent leaders in 2017
On April 27th 2017, The United Nations Security Council will vote whether to renew or withdraw international peace keeping troops from several refugee camps in Western Sahara. Ahead of the vote, Amnesty International is raising awareness for the situation and urging the UN to renew their commitment to the area.
From Syria to Iran to North Korea, the US’s relationship with Russia is quickly deteriorating. Public poll data from inside Russia suggests that Russian citizens no longer feel that US relations with Russia will improve under Trump. Instead, more and more people believe the future is looking bleaker by the day.
Senator Brian Schatz (D-HI) has introduced new legislation aimed at updating the Cyber Security Enhancement Act of 2014, by mandating the National Institute of Standards and Technology to provide cyber security resources to American businesses in the future. Learn why Democrats are pushing this issue so heavily in 2017 and why ironically, this Bill may actually harm many small businesses in America.