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The New Yorker has announced a new anonymous document sharing system called Strongbox, based on DeadDrop by Aaron Swartz and Kevin Poulsen, that will allow people to anonymously and securely submit documents to reporters from the New Yorker.
Samsung has claimed that they have developed a technology for improving data transmission rates that could become a central part of 5G networks, the successor to the 4G networks now being rolled out around the world.
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Syrian residents found themselves without the internet for some 19 hours on May 7 and 8, in what many see as a long-term government campaign to use the internet as method of state control.
Microsoft is reportedly offering $1 billion to acquire the digital assets of Nook Media LLC, the Barnes & Noble joint venture with other investors, taking the company’s eBook, college book, e-reader, and tablet businesses.
Syrian internet and phone services go dark over night, but it remains impossible to ascertain how or why the outage happened.
Several reports indicate that the Iranian regime has taken another step to control the already heavily censored Internet. According to an ITIran report [fa], the circumvention software Psiphon, as well as Kerio and Open VPN, are no longer effective against the Iranian state’s efforts to block websites and internet speeds have fallen sharply.
Taking its lead from the United Nations which voted to recognise Palestine as a non-member state in November, search giant Google has changed the tagline for the Palestinian edition of its Google.ps wesbite from “Palestinian Territories” to “Palestine”.
Since at least 1997, the National Security Agency (NSA) has been responsible for developing ways to attack hostile computer networks as part of the growing field of Information Warfare (IW), according to a recently declassified internal NSA publication
News organisations around the world have been warned by social networking site Twitter to tighten security in the wake of several high profile hacks including The Guardian and Associated Press.