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China wants to give all of its citizens a score - and their rating could affect every a... - 0 views

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    "Imagine a world where an authoritarian government monitors everything you do, amasses huge amounts of data on almost every interaction you make, and awards you a single score that measures how "trustworthy" you are."
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Company's dystopian promotional video for drone armed with machine gun / Boing Boing - 0 views

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    "brings a fully robotic weaponry system to an airborne platform. TIKAD, "
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Philippine president admits he used an army of social media trolls while campaigning - 0 views

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    "It found that social media bots were used by many countries to drum up ideas aligning with party messaging, by inflating social media engagement, "creating an artificial sense of popularity, momentum or relevance."

    An army of 500 to "amplify" ideas

    In Duterte's case, his social media manager has said they've used some 400 to 500 people to "amplify" ideas. They individually handled groups on platforms like Facebook, that each had hundreds to hundreds of thousands of followers."
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British Parliament hit by cyber security attack - media reports - The Economic Times - 0 views

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    ""Closer investigation by our team confirmed that hackers were carrying out a sustained and determined attack on all parliamentary user accounts in an attempt to identify weak passwords. These attempts specifically were trying to gain access to our emails. "
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Democracy? There's an app for that - the tech upstarts trying to 'hack' British politic... - 0 views

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    "But, in fact, civic tech is a real thing, featuring real people, with real technical expertise, trying to hack around every democratic deficiency. They are trying to tackle everything from a sheer lack of easily accessible information to the shortcomings of the first-past-the-post system. "
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The great British Brexit robbery: how our democracy was hijacked | Technology | The Gua... - 0 views

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    "My entry point into this story began, as so many things do, with a late-night Google. Last December, I took an unsettling tumble into a wormhole of Google autocomplete suggestions that ended with "did the holocaust happen". And an entire page of results that claimed it didn't."
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GE2017: how are political parties targeting you on Facebook? | Politics | The Guardian - 0 views

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    "We now know targeted Facebook advertising played a big role in 2015's general election.

    The Conservatives spent £1.2m on Facebook advertising in 2015 - and it paid off with a majority, albeit a small one. It is understood both them and Labour plan on spending similar amounts on Facebook advertising. "
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In China, Daydreaming Students Are Caught on Camera - The New York Times - 0 views

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    "School officials see the cameras as a way to improve student confidence and crowdsource the task of catching misbehaving pupils. Parents use the feeds to monitor their children's academic progress and spy on their friendships and romances. But many students see live-streaming as an intrusion, prompting a broader debate in China about privacy, educational ethics and the perils of helicopter parenting."
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School for teenage codebreakers to open in Bletchley Park | Technology | The Guardian - 0 views

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    "The school will teach cyber skills to some of the UK's most gifted 16- to 19-year-olds. It will select on talent alone, looking in particular for exceptional problem solvers and logic fiends, regardless of wealth or family background, according to Alastair MacWillson, a driving force behind the initiative.

    "The cyber threat is the real threat facing the UK, and the problem it's causing the UK government and companies is growing exponentially," said MacWillson, chair of Qufaro, a not-for-profit organisation created by a consortium of cybersecurity experts for the purposes of education."
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Tech is disrupting all before it - even democracy is in its sights | Technology | The G... - 0 views

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    "It was robot accounts that caused "#TrumpWon" to trend after each TV debate and allowed Trump to claim "victory"."
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China launches quantum satellite for 'hack-proof' communications | World news | The Gua... - 0 views

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    ""The satellite's two-year mission will be to develop 'hack-proof' quantum communications, allowing users to send messages securely and at speeds faster than light," Xinhua reported."
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Researchers find over 100 spying Tor nodes that attempt to compromise darknet sites / B... - 0 views

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    "There aren't many exit nodes out there. Many people fear that running an exit node will put them in police crosshairs if it gets used in the commission of a crime. For the record, Boing Boing runs a very high-capacity exit node, and though we've received multiple contacts from US law enforcement, we've just explained that this is a Tor node that runs with logging switched off, and thus we have no information that'll be relevant to any investigations, and the officers involved have thanked us and gone away without further trouble. "
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Brazil judge orders WhatsApp blocked for 72 hours, affecting 100 million people / Boing... - 0 views

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    "A state judge in the Brazilian state of Sergipe has ordered all mobile phone operators in the country to block Facebook-owned WhatsApp for 72 hours, nationwide. Those five telecom providers put the ban into effect today, and it affects about 100 million people. In Brazil, WhatsApp is the most popular messaging app."
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China is blocking online searches about the Panama Papers - 0 views

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    "China's internet censors have cracked down on searches about the Panama Papers, a massive leak of documents that reportedly tie the relatives of current and retired Chinese politicians, including President Xi Jinping, to offshore companies used for tax evasion.

    The reports by an international coalition of media outlets working with the Washington-based International Consortium of Investigative Journalists, or ICIJ, are based on documents from the Panama-based law firm Mossack Fonseca, one of the world's biggest creators of shell companies."
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The UK government's voice-over-IP standard is designed to be backdoored / Boing Boing - 0 views

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    "GCHQ, the UK's spy agency, designed a security protocol for voice-calling called MIKEY-SAKKE and announced that they'll only certify VoIP systems as secure if they use MIKEY-SAKKE, and it's being marketed as "government-grade security."

    But a close examination of MIKEY-SAKKE reveals some serious deficiencies. The system is designed from the ground up to support "key escrow" -- that is, the ability of third parties to listen in on conversations without the callers knowing about it."
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Reddit kills snooping 'warrant canary' - BBC News - 0 views

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    "The FBI can issue national security letters to conduct online surveillance in the US without court approval, but requests often come with a gagging order, which prevents websites from publicly disclosing them.

    To get around this, many websites state that they have not received any classified requests."
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Google is giving a big boost to Gmail security - 0 views

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    "Google announced on its blog that it is expanding upon Safe Browsing to alert Gmail users about the possibility of suspicious government activity. Since 2012, Google has put a banner on top of users' Gmail pages that had a warning about state-sponsored attackers if Google believed they were in danger, but starting today people will get a full-page warning about it - very hard to miss."
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Government keeping its method to crack San Bernardino iPhone 'classified' | Technology ... - 0 views

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    "A new method to crack open locked iPhones is so promising that US government officials have classified it, the Guardian has learned."
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