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Putting IT Standards Behind Paywalls Jeopardizes Our Security

Rick Falkvinge over at the Private Internet Access blog makes an interesting point. He notes that when we complain about paywalls, we typically think of them in terms of the impact they have on journalism and the news industry. I would also add that in academia we debate about paywalled research articles and the wider […]

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Top Cyber & Privacy News – 7 October 2017

A list of the top 10 cyber and privacy related stories shared online in the last 24 hours.   The NSA Officially Has a Rogue Contractor Problem USA Liberty Act: New ‘Foreign’ Intelligence Law Will Legalize Spying On Americans Mozilla to launch Firefox Cliqz Experiment with data collecting The Surveillance State Will Not Save Us […]

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On Cyber Threats U.S. Has Been “Looking In The Wrong Direction”

When it comes to cyber threats, the United States has been “thinking and looking in the wrong direction,” according to one expert at the recent Cambridge Cyber Summit. ThreatPost reports: The nature of cyberattacks is changing and increasingly leveraging social media as they take aim at new targets. That’s the consensus of cybersecurity experts discussing […]

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Who Was The First Person To Tweet About the Las Vegas Shooting?

Bottom Line Up Front The first person to tweet about the Las Vegas shootings is likely a real estate agent from Antioch, California. It is possible that he was on vacation in Las Vegas at the time.   Background Earlier today, Caroline Orr (rvawonk on Twitter) tweeted a screenshot of what she claims are the […]

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Russian Information Warfare Leaves Few Good Response Options

Levi Maxey over at The Cipher Brief echoes a few of the concerns I have had recently regarding Russia, information warfare, and cyber war. The first is that the West, the U.S. in particular, has been distracted by fears of cyber-doom when actual threats are both more mundane and potentially more difficult to prevent or mitigate. […]

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