Twitter is the next giant social network with plans to cash in.
New research shows China?s online censorship relies on a competitive market where companies vie to offer the best speech-suppressing technology and services.
As the Snowden leaks (and the materials that the Electronic Frontier Foundation has compelled the DoJ to publish) show, the NSA is out of control. The laws that supposedly limit its activities are routinely flouted; the court that is supposed to oversee its activities is a rubber-stamp machine; and the supposed Congressional oversight of its activities are kept in the dark and denied any real authority.
The National Security Agency shares raw surveillance data with Israel without first removing information about US citizens
Redhack has identified the Computer Supported Central Voter Registry System as their next big target
Infopolicy:?The NSA has forged web security certificates. What?s worse, we knew that they could, and we still trusted certificate-based web security. Web security as we know it is dead and worthless ?worse than worthless, even ? and must be rebuilt from the ground up.
As the astonishing news that the NSA spent $250M/year on a sabotage program directed against commercial security systems spreads, more details keep emerging. A long and interesting story on Mashable includes an interview with Peter Biddle, an ex-Microsoft security engineer who worked extensively on BitLocker, a full-disk encryption tool with a good reputation that was called into question by the latest leaks. Biddle (disclosure: a friend of mine) describes how he was approached to add a backdoor to BitLocker, and how he rebuffed various government agencies.
Swarm Economy:?Bitcoin is soaring again. On examining the market size and market share for bitcoin, the valuation is unwarranted by several orders of magnitude. On closer inspection, illegal price-fixing is going on ? illegal in most parts of the world, anyway.