Tag: USA

Cyber Command Is Now Officially Its Own Combat Command

The United States and many other countries often engage in cyber attacks against business entities and geopolitical rivals. These clandestine operations range from barely noticeable to wholly disruptive. The U.S. has been the victim of many such attacks in recent memory, but our responses to them have been somewhat locked up in bureaucracy. President Donald Trump announced recently that the U.S. Cyber Command would be elevated to a Combat Command of …
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Electronic Frontier Foundation Tries to Raise Awareness on Internet Privacy

While millions of people are still trying to assimilate the fact that Donald Trump won the election, in the United States a movement of concerned activists is trying to warn the incoming administration and the general public about the dangers of massive state surveillance and privacy violations. President-elect Donald J. Trump made radical promises when he ran for office. The billionaire might sign policies that could compromise the rights of …
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Judge Approves IRS Tax Information Request to Coinbase

On November 20, the American IRS (Internal Revenue Service) submitted a request to Bitcoin startup, Coinbase. The document demanded detailed financial and personal information on all of the platform’s users. Now, the judge assigned to the case has ruled in favor of the government agency. The Internal Revenue Service has a judge’s green-light to serve Coinbase, one of the biggest Bitcoin startups, with a summons for detailed information about its users. Judge Jacqueline …
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Despite The Media and Public Opinion on the Matter Snowden Will Not Be Pardoned

Edward Snowden, the famous ‘whistle-blower’ who uncovered the biggest surveillance program in the history of humanity, has been the center of a humanitarian campaign asking president Obama to give the computer system’s administrator a full pardon.  Several human rights organizations –including International Amnesty– put forward an official campaign to raise support for a presidential pardon of Snowden’s alleged crimes. The initiative has quickly encountered a massive wall in the form of a …
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