A Japanese minister in charge of cybersecurity has provoked astonishment by admitting he has never used a computer in his professional life, and appearing confused by the concept of a USB drive.
he spectrum of organisations to which former suffragettes pinned their allegiances after the war, ranging from the British Union of Fascists to the Communist Party – and everything in between – prove that the movement was far from homogeneous.
From the bedroom of the Leicestershire home he shared with his mother, Kane Gamble used “social engineering” to access the personal and work accounts of some of America's most powerful spy chiefs.
Spanish authorities used the geolocation service on the mobile phone of at least one of Puigdemont’s companions to monitor his movements, as well as fitting a tracking device to the Renault Espace the group had been travelling in.
We should be wary of many of the solutions to fake news proposed by politicians. Such solutions do little to challenge the culture of fragmented truths. They seek, rather, to restore more acceptable gatekeepers – for Facebook or governments to define what is and isn’t true.
The Department of Homeland Security uses facial recognition to ensure people haven’t overstayed their visas. But according to a report by the Center on Privacy and Technology at Georgetown University, that can end up violating the privacy of American citizens.
The problem for the FBI, and others of a similar mind, is that there isn't some rainbow unicorn software solution to implementing a cops-only backdoor in secure end-to-end or storage encryption. The finest minds in cryptography – and the NSA – are united on this score. It's mathematically impossible to introduce an encryption backdoor that only law enforcement can find and use.
In most cases, it appeared that police-related deaths were not counted because the coroner or medical examiner failed to mention police involvement on the death certificate, according to the authors.
FinFisher is marketed as a law enforcement tool.The software offers covert surveillance through keylogging, and exfiltration of files, as well as live surveillance through webcams and microphones. When a user is about to download Skype, Whatsapp or VLC Player they are redirected to the attacker's server where they are served up a trojanised version of the app they were seeking that comes contaminated with FinFisher.
A paper by a team of researchers describes how a convolutional neural network can be trained for so-called disguised face identification (DFI).
Bitcoin was devised in reaction to what happened in 2008 during the financial crisis: printing money, bailing out banks, suppressing rates. The idea was to create a system of money beyond the manipulative hands of government. Bitcoin is perhaps the most transparent system of money ever invented. The whole system is built on mathematical proof.
AI-enabled computing can recognise faces and vehicles. What city administration will be able to resist using these technologies to detect citizens infringing rules and regulations; jaywalkers where that is illegal for example; invalid vehicle parking; vehicle speeding; citizens entering prohibited areas; illegal gatherings; crowd control; and so forth.
On the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, the professor of law calls for an end to the ‘absurd, monopoly power’ of the national passport: "Bedazzled by the power of statehood – that most artificial and fake of constructs – are we not also citizens of our home, our street, our borough, our city, our Europe and our world? The reform is clear: to recognise that our essential rights flow not from the happenstance of nationality – and certainly not just from our national passport – but from our essence as individual human beings."
Intelligence services make their case for continued extraordinary powers even after it's shown they abused those same powers.
India’s top court has ruled that individual privacy is a fundamental right, a verdict that could derail the world’s largest biometric ID card programme now under way.
The UDBA is probably the least known major espionage agency of the Cold War. It remains influential, despite the break-up of the country it was formed to defend.
When politicians talk of mandatory backdoors, this is probably what they mean: not necessarily backdoors in the cryptography, but back passages into suspects' software and apps.
After watching the destructive and unjust workings of international relations, former diplomat Carne Ross explains why direct democracy now makes more sense to him. To solve the world’s manifold problems, from political violence to climate change, no one should rely on the creaking machinery of formal diplomacy or the governments that run it. A wider mobilisation is necessary.
These guardians of order were the paradigm of misogynist, patriarchal machismo. They not only tortured women, they raped them and then appropriated their children.
The founder of chat app Telegram has publicly claimed that feds pressured the company to weaken its encryption or install a backdoor.