« The information published this weekend is another revelation courtesy of leaker Edward Snowden. The 50,000-figure comes from a 2012 presentation slide explaining how the NSA acquired information worldwide. It described an initiative called « Computer Network Exploitation » (CNE), which NRC reports as « the secret infiltration of computer systems achieved by installing malware. » » (via Report: NSA-planted malware spans five continents, 50,000 computer networks | Ars Technica)
Internet et les réseaux sociaux encouragent de plus en plus les gens à s’organiser, à agir et faire éclater au grand jour des méfaits commis aux quatre coins de la planète. Cela menace certains gouvernements et entraîne une augmentation de la surveillance et de la censure, qui menace à son tour l’avenir de la démocratie.
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The government funded the early technologies that led to the Internet, venture capitalists are financed by nontechies’ retirement funds, and laws passed in Washington can determine the tech industry’s legal future. Companies launched in the Valley depend on the quick, widespread acceptance of their products by everyone who lives outside their shiny bubble.
You can’t beat politics with new technology all the time. Sometimes you have to actually make sure that politics are in line with what people want. A lot of people are giving up on politics and thinking they can solve issues with technology. These kind of arrogant behaviours towards the rest of the society are a bit disgusting.
Google’s chief internet evangelist, Vint Cerf, suggests that privacy is a fairly new development that may not be sustainable. “Privacy may actually be an anomaly,” Cerf said at an FTC event yesterday while taking questions.
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« top 10 non-numeric passwords are probably typical for a dating site, but still horrible nonetheless ». (Cupid Media Hack Exposed 42M Passwords — Krebs on Security)