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Ståle Brokvam

Americans Elect 2012 - 1 views

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    An initiative that aims to use the wiki model to "nominate a presidential ticket that answers directly to voters" in the USA. An ambitious project, but not without critics: http://thesocietypages.org/cyborgology/2011/07/26/the-problem-with-americans-elect-2012/ lists some reservations.
samaraad

Google beats Egypt net blackout with voice tweets | News | PC Pro - 2 views

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    According to this Guardian article, it seems the automatic speech-to-text-to-tweet feature was dropped for some reason and instead a team of people transcribe/translate into English and manually post with the #egypt hashtag. http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/2011/feb/01/google-twitter-egypt?INTCMP=SRCH
samaraad

Burma hit by massive net attack ahead of election - 2 views

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    An ongoing computer attack has knocked Burma off the internet, just days ahead of its first election in 20 years. This can have political impacts!
Maliha Rahman

The Impact Red Light/Speeding Cameras- (newcarbuyingguide.com)) - 2 views

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    -how red light/speeding cameras can be taken as a violation of privacy and how increased potential of receiving tickets could affect one's auto insurance rate.
    -you have to face the cameras because they can't be used, but what are other solutions that could make this process easier and less of an issue?
Jeff Ratliff

Sexting: at least 15 percent of teens take part (The Christian Science Monitor) - 3 views

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    "I tell kids the five P's," Ms. Aftab says. "If you don't want your parents, your principal, a predator, the police, or your potential coach, college recruiter, or boss to see it, don't post it publicly."
Chalana Perera

Strategic Impact of Cyber Attacks (IRL Estonia) - 0 views

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    This article discusses the Russian cyber-attacks on Estonia and how it affected the country and what the country did to "Counter-attack" and prevent further attacks. It features several different opinions on cyber-attacks.
Chalana Perera

Cyber-attack Trends in US Corporations - Statistics (Biz Forum) - 1 views

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    This document gives an in-depth analysis into the impacts on US Corporations and non-government businesses/private firms and contractors. It includes many statistics and reviews as well as collected data from a variety of sources.
Chalana Perera

US plans for cyber attacks (News24) - 1 views

  • disabled US cell phone networks, slowed internet traffic to a crawl and crippled America's power grid
  • stealth cyber attack and a pair of bombings, cutting electricity to tens of millions of homes.
  • has the authority to use the full powers at his disposal
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    This article discusses the simulated cyber "shockwave" exercise that was carried out in Washington DC as to practice in preparation for predicted cyber-attacks against the US. It looks at the impacts on power systems, politics and the use of military intervention.
Chalana Perera

(J) What Is a Cyberattack? (WiseGeek) - 0 views

  • without the knowledge or consent of the owner of the equipment
  • main goal is usually to gather information that ranges from tracking the general movements and searches conducted by authorized users to copying and forwarding key documents or information that is saved on the hard drive or serve
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    This article goes in depth about the technology, hardware and software of cyber-attacks and discusses what is technically qualified as a cyber-attack and what isn't. It also discusses the different impacts that different attacks have and the different methods of attacking.
Chalana Perera

Protect the U.S. from cyber attacks (The Hill) - 0 views

  • technological fixes to this challenge may be easier to solve than the underlying policy questions
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    This article looks at some technological possibilities that would help prevent and prohibit extensive cyber-attacks.
Chalana Perera

(H) Security experts say Google cyber-attack was routine (BBC) - 0 views

  • hackers got very limited information
  • phishing
  • Once an e-mail account is compromised, attackers can piggyback on it to get access to confidential files and systems throughout an organisation.
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    This article discusses some minor impacts on a few stakeholders but goes well into detail about the IT features and explains the technology and methods involved in cyber-attacks.
Chalana Perera

Economic Impacts of Cyber-Attacks (CISCO) - 0 views

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    This PDF is a report that discusses research into the economic impacts of cyber-attack on private, small-scale, large-scale, multinational, local and international corporations as well as government financial institutions.
Chalana Perera

Debate over possible responses to cyber attacks (MSNBC) - 0 views

  • the U.S. military's secret offensive cyber capability
  • counterstrike on an attacker's computer network
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    This article discusses the idea of a cyber-war and promotes tit-for-tat solutions and counter-attack strategies that the US could use in a cyber war. It also discusses some short term solutions for small-scale cyber attacks.
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