Tag Archives: Cyberspace

The rise of cyber weapons and relative impact on cyberspace

Source: Pierluigi Paganini, InfoSec Institute

Cyberspace is considered by the principal governments to be the fifth domain of warfare such as space, land, sea and air, and due to this reason, principal countries are mass investing in the development of new cyber capabilities to protect it.

300,000 Android ‘phones’ roam a virtual town

Source: John Markoff, The New York Times

A small team of cybersecurity researchers have lashed the computers together to form a homebrew computing cluster.

Use of social media to instigate communal tension worrying: PM

Source: Sudhi Ranjan Sen, NDTV

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh today raised alarm over the use of new tools – bulk SMS, social media, and internet – to stir an old problem – communal violence.

Analysing latest list of blocked sites

Source: Pranesh Prakash, CIS India

Pranesh Prakash does preliminary analysis on a leaked list of the websites blocked from August 18, 2012 till August 21, 2012 by the Indian government.

Russia’s top cyber sleuth foils US spies, helps Kremlin pals

Kaspersky Lab isn’t just an antivirus company; it’s also a leader in uncovering cyber-espionage.

Citizen Lab Director Ron Deibert on the politics of Big Data

In the June 19 2012 issue of the World Politics Review, Citizen Lab Director Ron Deibert explores the role of Big Data and the growing political importance of the corporate giants that own and operate cyberspace.

The U.N.’s Internet power grab

Source: L. Gordon Crovitz, Wall Street Journal

It’s easy to understand why countries like Russia, China and Iran would want to rewire the Internet, cutting off access to their citizens and undermining the idea of a World Wide Web.

McCain promotes offensive cyber capabilities

Source: Steven Aftergood, Secrecy News

The U.S. military is placing too much emphasis on defense against cyber attacks when it should be developing offensive cyber capabilities, according to Sen. John McCain.

Chinese censors accidentally block Shanghai Index

Source: Slashdot

Today is the 23rd anniversary of the Tiananmen Square crackdown. Naturally, the Chinese Censors were working overtime to block anything that made remote or oblique references to that event.

Access announces Innovation prize

Source: Access

The Access Innovation Prize is a new initiative that will award 5 lots of US$20,000 to individuals, organizations or networks that have the best actionable ideas of how to use information technology to promote and enable human rights or deliver a social good outcome.