A great report by Human Rights Watch summarizes the worlds 10 most impactful human rights stories of 2017. If you haven’t been caught up on any of these news events to date, here is the perfect opportunity to do so.
Month: December 2017
I suppose it’s only fitting that one of my last articles of 2017 deals with one of the years most controversial subjects; the events leading up to and surrounding the election of Donald Trump in 2016. A man now in Russian custody for unrelated crimes has publicly admitted to carrying out the hacks on Hillary Clinton and the DNC, as well as to being the original author of the WannaCry Malware. Should we believe him?
The DHS recently concluded a 3 month long pilot program designed to test for any vulnerabilities which could possibly bring down or interfere with our nations emergency response telecommunications infrastructure. Now that the investigation has concluded, here is a look at what the DHS found and why they were compelled to launch this initiative in the first place.
Following the liberation of Mosul this past July, Iraqi’s began the long process of cleaning up and rebuilding the city. Now, those whom have been given the grim task of disposing of all the dead bodies claim that they have buried 10x more people than were originally estimated to be dead by the US coalition forces earlier this year.
Biometrics might become ‘the next big thing,’ but this does not mean it will be any more secure. Here is a look at how/why traditional passwords are actually much more secure and effective than biometric authentication at the present moment in time, as well as a look at why tech companies are now starting to make the switch.
Less than 3 weeks after the FCC officially voted to repeal net Neutrality rules established by the Obama Administration in 2015, it turns out I might have already been proven wrong for initially supporting it. Here is a first hand look at the real world effects of Net Neutrality repeal, using the most recent bills from my website as a guide.
Re-authorizing unquestioning Government mass surveillance for the next 4 years was quietly slipped in with the temporary budget funding measure just passed by Congress.
This past Monday Twitter and Facebook both unveiled new features and practices. Twitter is more concerned about deleting accounts used by extremists to spread hate or incite violence online, whereas Facebook is making changes to their algorithms to adjust how information gets shared across their network in the first place.
In conjunction with #OpISIS and #OpReverseCaliphate, Ghost Squad Hackers recently concluded a massive hack against the Islamic State. Included in the breach were +20 channels on Telegram used by the Islamic State, exposing countless individual accounts used by ISIS members on the service, as well as other websites and video hosting platforms used by the terrorists.