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Kim Dotcom. Photo by Andreas Bohnenstengel, Wikipedia Commons.
Kim Dotcom. Photo by Andreas Bohnenstengel, Wikipedia Commons.


Judge Foils US Investigators’ Attempt To Seize Kim Dotcom’s Decryption Keys

Investigators in the United States won’t be handed over the decryption keys necessary to access digital data seized from the home of internet entrepreneur Kim Dotcom in early 2012, a New Zealand judge ruled this week. Authorities raided Dotcom’s mansion outside of Auckland, New Zealand, nearly two-and-a-half years ago as part of an operation conducted […]

Andrew Salway is researching the automated analysis of blog texts and blogging communities. (Photo: Helge Skodvin)
Andrew Salway is researching the automated analysis of blog texts and blogging communities. (Photo: Helge Skodvin)


Getting Computers To Analyse Opinions In Blogs

Andrew Salway and his colleagues have collected 1.4 million blog posts about climate change. They aim to create a tool which will allow computers to analyse opinions expressed in large volumes of text. There is an enormous number of blogs about climate change. If you google climate change, you get a lot of hits, but […]

Fort Huachuca. Photo by Vanessa Valentine USAF, Wikipedia Commons.
Fort Huachuca. Photo by Vanessa Valentine USAF, Wikipedia Commons.


US Army Declares War On Press Freedom – OpEd

By Gordon Duff The United States Army, operating from a secret base in Arizona, has declared war on independent media through hacking, blocking communications and sabotaging both radio broadcasts. Computer security teams working with Veterans Today traced a pattern of attacks to Fort Huachuca, headquarters of the US Army Intelligence School. This base, in the […]

Cybersecurity


NATO Updates Cyber Defense Policy

NATO has updated its cyber defense policy to make it clear that a cyber attack can be treated as the equivalent of an attack with conventional weapons, ZDNet reports. The organization’s new cyber defense policy clarifies that a digital attack on a member state is covered by Article 5, the collective defense clause. That states […]

Saudi Arabia
Saudi Arabia


Malicious Spyware App Identified In Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia’s government should clarify whether it is infecting and monitoring mobile phones with surveillance malware, Human Rights Watch said today. Saudi officials should also say whether and how they intend to protect the rights of those targeted to privacy and free expression. Independent security researchers, in a June 24, 2014 report, identified surveillance software […]

Germany's Angela Merkel
Germany's Angela Merkel


Germany Gives Verizon The Boot Over NSA Spying Scandal

Citing concerns over the NSA’s wiretapping of Chancellor Angela Merkel and other top officials’ phones, the German Interior Ministry announced Thursday that it will not renew its contract with Verizon to provide service for government ministries. As part of an effort to revamp its secure communications networks, the country will instead rely on Germany’s Deutsche […]