Arguments have begun in a class action suit that claims Apple violated antitrust laws. What impact will ithis case have on the future of consumers' digital rights?
Sony Pictures was the victim of a sophisticated cyber-attack late last month which crippled many of its computer systems. The company was quick to blame North Korea, saying the massive security breach was a retaliation for the upcoming comedy The Interview.
The elite British globalist group the Royal Institute of International Affairs issues its report on international “governance” of the Internet, as the 2015 transition deadline looms.
The Obama administration has already begun the phased transfer of Internet control to a vague and uncertain governance structure that has been set up as an innocent-appearing transition platform that, ultimately, is set for transfer to UN control.
Since 2011, a Russian "Trojan Horse" has been in place, threatening computer systems vital to our infrastructure. It was only discovered last week.
British spy chief Robert Hannigan has called Internet services such Twitter, Facebook, WhatsApp, and others “the command-and-control networks of choice for terrorists” and says he wants “better arrangements” with tech companies.
The recent intrusion into a computer network at the White House, made public last week, appears to have been carried out by hackers working for the Russian government. This is not an isolated incident. Over the past several years Russia has been responsible for multiple, sustained attacks on computer systems belonging to governments and security firms with government contracts.
There have been hints about the possibility of a second person leaking classified documents to reporters close to the Snowden story. Now the FBI has identified a suspect.
Confronted with the fact that they are being spied on by their own government, many law-abiding Americans claim they don't care because they have nothing to hide. But in reality, they should care very deeply.
Already under fire for seeking to usurp new powers to control the Internet, the United Nations International Telecommunications Union (ITU) is facing intense criticism after appointing a Chinese Communist to lead the controversial UN agency starting next year. Even more alarming, perhaps, is that the new ITU boss claims censorship is in the eye of the beholder. On October 23, at an ITU summit in Busan, South Korea, member governments and dictatorships overwhelmingly selected Houlin Zhao of mainland China — where the dictatorship operates among the most Orwellian censorship regimes on Earth, currently working on overdrive to spin and conceal the uprising in Hong Kong — to serve as the UN outfit’s secretary general. Zhao joins a growing roster of Chinese Communist operatives in charge of powerful UN agencies.
Most people don't need to be convinced that data-mining by government agencies and irresponsible corporations is a real problem that threatens our liberties in the digital age, but what can you do about it?