Over-Sharing vs. Government Snooping
With the recent uproar coming out of Edward Snowden’s leak on PRISM, it begs the question, what’s hurting us more? Over-sharing on social media or government snooping on our private conversations?
Voluntary self disclosure of information vs. Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act: who’s the Big Brother watching you?
Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA), formally known as H.R. 3523, is a cybersecurity bill currently in the House of Representatives that allows the US Government to share confidential “cyber threat intelligence” with private companies, and the other way round.
There have been rumours recently that mobile phones may be allowed to be turned on on planes in the near future. So what was the risk of having them turned on anyways? Would the plane really fall out of the sky?
Do you ever get emails promoting miraculous weight-loss pills or counterfeit Viagra? These are probably the spam emails that everyone’s heard of and that frequently land in our inboxes. And they are exactly the type of web content Spamhaus fights against.
Def Con is a long running conference for hackers to meet live and discuss all things hacking. Last year marked the second year for the Def Con Kids program, an initiative aimed at educating young children/hackers on the skills and ethics they will need. Topics include competing to find the most bugs in a mobile app, general hacking ethics to understanding digital forensics of an investigation of a crime scene.