25 Jan 2021

Alphabet Shuts Down Loon

Alphabet has pulled the plug on its plan to bring internet access to remote areas via balloons. Meanwhile, Apple is reportedly working on a new MacBook Air. The project started out as an experiment conducted by Apple’s parent company before breaking off into its own entity in 2018. Although the

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08 Sep 2020

Researchers develop secure multi-user quantum communication network

The University of Bristol has developed a secure multi-user quantum communication network, pushing the world one step closer to achieving a totally secure internet. This would eliminate most of the growing threat of cyberattacks such as ransomware and malware attacks. The network could transform how citizens across the world communicate

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01 Apr 2020

NATO Report Warns of New Authoritarian Chinese Splinternet

The Chinese government, according to a new NATO report, plans to create a new internet architecture that could potentially broaden the threat landscape, destabilize privacy, and fragment the global internet. The report also states that the standardization was first proposed at the UN’s International Telecommunication Union last September. The plan

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19 Feb 2020

North Korea’s Internet Use Surges, Thwarting Sanctions and Fueling Theft

North Korea has reportedly expanded its use of the internet to enable Kim Jon-un to evade American sanctions and promote new forms of cybercrime. A study that has investigated North Korea’s internet use since 2017 suggested that since America introduced “maximum pressure” sanctions to the country, North Korea’s use of

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11 Feb 2020

The Night Sky Will Never Be the Same

Satellites could pose a threat to the visibility of the night sky, and managing the competing interests of science and commerce has been a source of recent controversy. The use of outer space has never been tested as it has in recent months, and historically passing satellites have rarely caused

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11 Feb 2020

How North Korea’s Senior Leaders Harness the Internet

A new report published by the firm Recorded Future has illuminated how North Korea’s authorities are changing how it uses the Internet. In recent years, its use of the internet has evolved into a professional tool used by the country’s leaders to generate revenue and evade international sanctions, as well

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29 Dec 2019

Russia successfully disconnected from the internet

On Monday, the Russian government announced that they had conducted a series of tests in which the entire country was successfully disconnected from the internet. The tests lasted multiple days and involved government agencies, internet providers, and internet companies. The tests aimed to assess RuNet (Russia’s internet infrastructure) and determine

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29 Oct 2019

Putin Now Has Russia’s Internet Kill Switch To Stop US Cyberattacks

After years of preparation, Russia will begin testing the independence of the country’s internet, known as Runet, next month. The plan, which was signed into law earlier this year, will see Runet entering “combat mode,” which means that it is being disconnected from the global Internet. According to Russia, the plan

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25 Sep 2019

Putin Begins Installing Equipment To Cut Russia’s Access To World Wide Web

Russia will begin testing the independence of the country’s internet, known as Runet, in October of this year. The plan, which was signed into law earlier this year, will see Runet entering “combat mode,” which means that it is being disconnected from the global Internet. The latest news about the

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22 Aug 2019

Companies Act to Defend Privacy of Kazakhstanis

Google and Mozilla this week took steps to undermine the efforts of the Kazakhstan government to intercept all HTTPS traffic within its borders. Kazakhstan started the practice last month. A report by Censored Planet found evidence that the government was ordering local Internet providers to enforce the installation of a

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