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#MitTırlarındanSilahÇıktı- Cumhuriyet daily claims Syria-bound Turkish intelligence trucks were full of weapons to Syrian Jihadis and now under probe…In Uncategorized on May 29, 2015 at 11:20
For the past several years and particularly in the wake of the Edward Snowden revelations, interest in encrypted and anonymous communications has spread to a much wider audience.
As reported by SocialTimes last year, many users are signing user agreementswithout reading them. As a result, they are giving away the rights to the reproduction of their content often without even realizing. A recent survey fromScoopshot, a photo and video service that connects content creators with advertisers, shows that the situation has not improved.
The discovery last week of another major flaw in TLS was announced, nicknamed “Logjam” by the group of prominent cryptographers who discovered it. It’s getting so hard to keep track of these flaws that researchers at INRIA in France created a “zoo” classifying the attacks (which is not yet updated to include Logjam or the FREAK attack discovered in March). Despite the fact that these attacks seem to be announced every few months now, Logjam is a surprising and important finding with broad implications for the Internet. In this post I’ll offer a technical primer of the Logjam vulnerability.
In part 1, we described the technical details of Logjam. Here we’ll discuss some of the disturbing questions this vulnerability raises about secure communication on the Internet and NSA’s apparent failure in its “information assurance” role to keep the Internet safe from large-scale threats.
Every year, Mary Meeker, partner at Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, releases her internet trends report full of insight about everything from mobile device usage to internet usage breakdowns. Meeker unveiled the 2015 report at Recode’s Code conference today. Here’s the full report:
In the beginning there was SMS. Then came emoji. Now, there is MimeChat. If you’ve ever wanted to dye your hair purple or fish-slap a friend in the face but didn’t quite have the nerve, now’s your chance. Virtually, of course. A free app for iPhone and Android, MimeChat allows you to create an animated avatar that can converse with others through the act of mime. Choose from more than 60 mimes expressing the full spectrum of human emotion, from happy, excited and in love to mildly violent. You can also customize your avatar with an array of skin tones, hairstyles, clothes and accessories. If you…
The National Security Agency and its closest allies planned to hijack data links to Google and Samsung app stores to infect smartphones with spyware, a top-secret document reveals.
The surveillance project was launched by a joint electronic eavesdropping unit called the Network Tradecraft Advancement Team, which includes spies from each of the countries in the “Five Eyes” alliance — the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, New Zealand and Australia.
The story of Silk Road, how it grew into a $1.2 billion operation, and how federal law enforcement shut it down.
“The conversation is constructed as being about student privacy, but it’s really about who has the right to monitor which youth“.
Earlier this week the Stockholm District Court ordered the Pirate Bay’s .SE domains to be handed over to the Swedish state, arguing that they were linked to copyright crimes.
Emoji are incredibly popular. Our traffic stats show that unequivocally. Stories about new emoji, how we use them and just about every other aspect of the culture around them do incredibly well.
Search giants Google and Yahoo are interested in buying Flipboard, a newsreader app, according to the Wall Street Journal.
Another day, another hack. The Associated Press is reporting that hackers stole sensitive tax information from over 100,000 taxpayers.
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In light of the slow, almost non-existent, progress of in Turkey’s EU accession talks, some political groups in the European Parliament have called for a reassessment of the relationship. It would be a terrible mistake, write Ernest Maragall and Laura Batalla.
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Two new, anti-establishment parties (including one that grew out of the indignados movement — a kind of Spanish precedent to Occupy) took key seats in regional and municipal elections in yesterday’s Spanish election, which is a kind of dress rehearsal for the upcoming national elections.
Two new forces, anti-austerity Podemos and market-friendly Ciudadanos, made strong gains in Spain’s local and regional elections on Monday (25 May), overturning a two-party system that has seen the PP and rival Socialists alternate in power since the end of dictatorship 40 years ago.
What the Spanish media ignore about this new generation of activist-politicians is why they became famous enough to put on a ballot in the first place: their roots in prominent local struggles and their willingness to spearhead radical democratic participation.
Spain: No country for absolute majorities
Polish President Bronisław Komorowski conceded defeat to conservative challenger Andrzej Duda in Sunday’s presidential election, a result that will set alarm bells ringing for the government, which faces its own election race later this year.
Federica Mogherini said yesterday (25 May) that the results of the presidential election in Poland, the municipal elections in Spain, as well as the news from Greece and the UK, were a reason for the EU to re-think its project.
Andrzej Dudas’ victory in Poland’s presidential election on Sunday means that for the first time in five years a politician belonging to the nationalist conservative PiS party will occupy a leading position in Poland. Some commentators say that current president Bronisław Komorowski’s defeat was the result of his arrogance. Others point out that Duda owes his victory mainly to Poland’s young.
The EU’s Eastern Partnership summit begins in Riga today, Thursday. The Ukraine conflict is dominating the meeting and concrete results for the six partnership countries are not expected. The EU is leaving these countries in the lurch, some commentators criticise. Others show understanding for the EU’s hesitant stance, pointing out that it doesn’t want to cause the countries any moreproblems with Russia.
2016 EU budget: Cameron avoids an immediate headache
Denmark’s Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt on Wednesday (27 May) called a general election, to be held on 18 June. Recent polls suggest the election could become a true thriller.
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From the tolerant Anatolia: “Mall in Bursa cancels opening of Christian and Jewish prayer rooms upon attacks “repeated rape of young girl by all the village…In Uncategorized on May 28, 2015 at 12:20
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