In recent weeks, I have seen several stories in which those on the right claim that the FBI and/or Special Counsel Robert Mueller are conducting a "soft coup" against President Trump. Though some have used this rhetoric in the past, it seems that it has migrated recently to more mainstream voices on the right, including former officials, Congressmen, and popular talking … [Read more...] about Coup Watch: Is The United States On the Verge Of A Coup?
Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission made headlines today with his latest comments on net neutrality. The Trump-appointed FCC Chairman, Ajit Pai, criticized large internet companies like Google, Facebook, and Twitter for undermining a free and open internet and censoring conservatives online. His remarks were in response to criticism over the agency's plan to … [Read more...] about Net Neutrality: FCC Echoes RT Criticism of Internet Companies
The new Pew Survey on American's attitudes and practices related to cybersecurity is out. Basically, it's not good. A majority of Americans (64%) have personally experienced a major data breach, and relatively large shares of the public lack trust in key institutions – especially the federal government and social media sites – to protect their personal information. via … [Read more...] about Pew Cybersecurity Survey: Americans Don’t Trust Gov’t or Industry
President Trump's early tenure has been marked by reports of slipshod cybersecurity practices, and dysfunction among the country's intelligence agencies. But behind the scenes, Trump has shown he is attuned to hacking threats, and prepared to defend the U.S. in cyber-space, according to the former head of the National Security Agency. Speaking at a breakfast in San Francisco … [Read more...] about Keith and Donald Sittin’ in a Tree; Or, Why Fmr NSA Chief Has a Cyber Crush on Trump
A piece at euobserver today purports to tell the past, present, and future of Russian cyberwar. All the usual suspects make an appearance: Estonia, Georgia, Ukraine. These operations are portrayed as successful and a portent of dangerous things to come. A couple recent analyses are more balanced, I think. Check out Jason Healey's 2016 CyCon essay [PDF] on winning and losing … [Read more...] about Russian Cyberwar: Don’t Hype its Effects