06 Jun 2017

Supreme Court Accepts Major Cellphone Privacy Case

“The Supreme Court has accepted a challenge to the warrantless collection of historical cellphone location data in a case that could curtail U.S. government surveillance and expand American privacy rights.” Source: Supreme Court Accepts Major Cellphone Privacy Case | US News

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05 Jun 2017

Forget far-right populism – crypto-anarchists are the new masters

“The rise of crypto-anarchism might be good news for individual users – and there are plenty working on ways of using this technology for decent social purposes – but it’s also bad news for governments. It’s not a direct path, but digital technology tends to empower the individual at the

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02 Jun 2017

Putin: Russia doesn’t hack but ‘patriotic’ individuals might

“President Vladimir Putin acknowledged that some ‘patriotic’ individuals may have engaged in hacking but insisted Russia as a country has never done it, and he pledged Thursday to wait out U.S. political battles to forge constructive ties with President Donald Trump.” Source: Putin: Russia doesn’t hack but ‘patriotic’ individuals might

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01 Jun 2017

Ethiopia blocks internet ‘to stop exam cheats’

“Internet access across Ethiopia has been blocked to prevent national exam papers leaking online, a government spokesman has claimed. ‘The shutdown is aimed at preventing a repeat of leaks that occurred last year,’ Mohammed Seid at the Office for Government Communications Affairs, told the Reuters news agency.” Source: Ethiopia blocks

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01 Jun 2017

OMB tells agency leaders how to meet cyber executive order

“Senior accountable officials tasked with managing federal agency risks and reports under the ‘Strengthening the Cybersecurity of Federal Networks and Critical Infrastructure’ executive order can look to an Office of Budget and Management memo for assistance on meeting deadlines.” Source: OMB tells agency leaders how to meet cyber executive order

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01 Jun 2017

NATO might trigger Article 5 for certain cyberattacks

“NATO will not rule out invoking Article 5 of its charter should one or more member nations find themselves under a serious cyberattack that threatens critical military and civilian infrastructure.” Source: NATO might trigger Article 5 for certain cyberattacks

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01 Jun 2017

China postpones portion of cybersecurity law

“China has postponed enforcement of part of a cybersecurity law that companies warn violates Beijing’s free-trade pledges but says most of it will take effect Thursday as planned.” Source: China postpones portion of cybersecurity law – Fifth Domain | Cyber

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31 May 2017

Top Defense Contractor Left Sensitive Pentagon Files on Amazon Server With No Password

“Sensitive files tied to a US military project were leaked by a multi-billion dollar firm once described as the world’s most profitable spy operation, Gizmodo has confirmed. A cache of more than 60,000 files were discovered last week on a publicly accessible Amazon server, including passwords to a US government

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30 May 2017

Linguistic analysis shows WannaCry ransom notes written by southern Chinese, says US intelligence firm

“The WannaCry Malware that affected as many as 300,000 computers worldwide are likely authored by hackers from southern China, Hong Kong, Taiwan or Singapore, said a US intelligence company.” Source: Linguistic analysis shows WannaCry ransom notes written by southern Chinese, says US intelligence firm, East Asia News & Top Stories

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30 May 2017

JPMorgan Marshals an Army of Developers to Automate High Finance

“At JPMorgan Chase & Co., a learning machine is parsing financial deals that once kept legal teams busy for thousands of hours. The program, called COIN, for Contract Intelligence, does the mind-numbing job of interpreting commercial-loan agreements that, until the project went online in June, consumed 360,000 hours of work

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