In a letter sent to Ecuador, Edward Snowden claimed that he is able to continue his whistleblowing activities unabated, despite his current legal and physical limbo.
Improved technology enabled the NSA?s mass surveillance programs. Future improvements will make collecting data on citizens easier and easier. Recent revelations about the extent of surveillance by the U.S. National Security Agency come as no surprise to those with a technical background in the workings of digital communications. The leaked documents show how the NSA has taken advantage of the
Here are five things that I imagine were on his mind (they would have been on mine) as that plane took off.
Russian President Vladimir Putin, who is under intense diplomatic pressure from the US over the Edward Snowden affair, says the former national security staffer accused of espionage won’t receive political asylum in Russia unless he stops publishing classified documents that harm the interests of the United States. But, you know, Putin would also like everyone to know that he’s no pushover. ?Russia never gives up anyone to anybody and is not planning to,? he said. Snowden has reportedly applied to 15 countries for political asylum, in desperation now that Ecuador seems to be shutting its door. [NYT]
Russian President Vladimir Putin and US President Barack Obama have ordered the chiefs of their respective security agencies
US leaker Edward Snowden has applied for asylum in Russia and President Vladimir Putin said
A study of the social network behind the Occupy movement shows that the most vocal participants were highly connected before the protests began but have now largely lost interest, say social network researchers
Porn Films Don?t Get Copyright Protection in Germany, Court RulesSo-called copyright-trolling in the file-sharing space was an activity pioneered in Germany around eight years ago.
Ever since, many hundreds of thousands of Internet users there have been plagued by threats from rightsholders of almost every kind of media, with many settling for amounts up to 1,200 euros a shot.
A decade after the Enron scandal, the company?s internal messages are still helping to advance data science and many other fields.
The National Academy of Engineering (NAE) and US Institute of Peace (USIP) co-organized a fascinating workshop on ?Sensing & Shaping Emerging Conflicts? in November 2012. I had the pleasure of speaking at this workshop, the objective of which was to ?identify major opportunities and impediments to providing better real-time information to actors directly involved in situations that could lead to deadly violence.? We explored ?several scenarios of potential violence drawn from recent country cases,? and ?considered a set of technologies, applications and strategies that have been particularly useful?or could be, if better adapted for conflict prevention.?