Earlier this year the US Government announced it would be transferring 100% of systems over to Microsoft by 2018, despite other world leaders banning the company from Government use in their countries citing National Security concerns. Now, a new cyber security study has found Kapersky to be the safest and most effective anti-virus software specifically for Microsoft systems, two weeks after the US Government banned Kapersky from Federal use.
Yesterday, Russia became the first country in the world to completely ban access to VPN service providers, Proxies and the Tor network. Other countries have only partially or temporarily banned these types of service in the past, but before Russia, no one has ever completely banned every single one of them outright at the same time.
Speaking towards protestors at his 2nd State of The Union address, Duterte did not shy away from international criticism regarding his administrations brutal crackdown on drugs. On the contrary, Duterte promises to be even more “unrelenting” in his 2nd year in office.
Say it aint so! In a press release this past Monday, Microsoft announced it has added the Paint program to its “deprecated” list, meaning that the company plans on cancelling the program in future updates. Considering that Paint has been a staple on Microsoft systems dating back to 1985, it marks an end of an Era – R.I.P.
In Urumqi, China, an area of the country with a sizeable Muslim population, authorities have set up various check points around the city to ensure that residents have downloaded a Government sponsored application on their phones, or install it for them if they have not. Police warn that anyone whom refuses to comply and install the SpyWare on their phones will be imprisoned for up to 10 days.
International security researches came out with a warning about some of the internets most popularly used DDoS programs this week. Not necessarily concerned about the damage using these programs can cause for other people, but because so many of the people whom had started to download them were getting hacked themselves.
Another day and another Freedom of Information Act lawsuit has been filed against the United States Government. This time, the US Department of Justice is being sued for failing to comply with US law, which demands that the agency make all legal records and opinions afforded to them by the Office of Legal Council a matter of public record. The lawsuit hopes to establish whether or not the US Government knew it would be blatantly violating US Law while drafting and ultimately finalizing controversial surveillance laws dating back to 2001.
According to reports out of Washington, senior members of the Trump Administration, including CIA Director Mike Pompeo, have announced their decision to cut off funding to Syrian rebels fighting against the Government of Bashar al-Assad. Many are now suggesting that the move may be the deciding step ultimately resulting in the end of the Syrian Civil War as we have known it.
In this op-ed I will attempt to help you understand why it is fallacious to believe that we need to pay insurance companies for health care. Spoiler alert, insurance companies do not exist because they care about you and want to be there for you in your darkest hours of need, insurance companies are money making enterprises and some of the most profitable businesses in this country to boot. Moreover, because of this fact, the Federal Government only got involved with the health care/insurance market to skim a little money off the top for themselves.
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A recent study has found a link between swearing and higher intelligence, but can we make a similar connection between intelligence and browsing habits? In this Op-Ed, I will attempt to explain why swearing does not make you any smarter or intelligent, but learning about issues and events that are hard to talk about does build character, strengthens your convictions and builds intellectual awareness.
This is not another political back and forth about Trumps alleged connections to Russia. This article will simply attempt to explain why following Russia’s lead when it comes to cyber security, such as Trump proposed himself last weekend, would be a scary thought for “freedom” loving Americans. There is a reason why Russia has created a much more “secure” country than the United States and you might not like how they have accomplished it.