Yesterday the famous Paypal 14 hacktivists were sentenced: all their felony charges were dropped, leaving them with misdemeanors and a bill for restitution. The Cryptosphere correspondent Douglas Lucas was the only journalist actually present at the sentencing. Since the conditions… Read More ›
Month: October 2014
Faking it: Facebook Fraud Exposed
Every big-money corporation attracts fraud, for the same reason Dillinger used to rob banks. “That’s where the money is.” This video will introduce you to a type of Facebook fraud that may, at first glance, appear harmless. In reality, it’s… Read More ›
Interwebbed: Cyber and Crypto News for Halloween
Happy Halloween, kittens! Before you go out a-haunting this evening, it’s best to catch up on your cybernews, for safety’s sake. You never know who you might meet out there in the darkness: A would-be loverboy ready to sell you… Read More ›
Pro-ISIS hackers Team System DZ take on Sweden
They’re at it again. Or perhaps they never stopped. The last we heard from the Algerian hacking crew of anti-Israeli ISIS sympathizers called Team System DZ, they were exulting in very poor English about a string of over 200 defaces. The attacks… Read More ›
Omidyar-funded candidate takes seat in new Ukraine parliament
Yes, two panderdaily reblogs today. Because I don’t see this story anywhere else, do you? To what extent should people who don’t live in a country affect the outcome of elections in that country?
Freaked out by artificial intelligence? Don’t watch the trailer to “Ex Machina”
Tron now looks actually retro. Check out this trailer and see what digital artists can do in the scope of cyborglandia. My first interview as a journalist was with John Lassetter of Pixar and he told me, “Right now we’re… Read More ›
Interwebbed: Cyber and Crypto News for October 30
Welcome to All Hallows Eve Eve. Have you got your costume ready? Which is it to be: InfoSec Taylor Swift or Slutty Jian Ghomeshi? Perhaps an ISIS Social Media Consultant, with burnoose in a QR code pattern. If you’re all… Read More ›
Social Experiment: Muslims in Canada, post-Ottawa Shooting
This is what you call “a learning experience.” Despite Prime Minister Harper predictably using the shooting of Corporal Nathan Cirillo on Parliament Hill to rush through legal approval for spy powers he’s been asking for for years, Canadians themselves reject the notion… Read More ›
The New Hercule Poirot mystery: The Monogram Murders
Originally posted on Brown Paper:
Hercule Poirot is back, mes amis! As you probably know, crime novelist Sophie Hannah received permission from the Christie Estate to resurrect Poirot for a new 1929 adventure in The Monogram Murders (William Morrow, Sept.…
Why teaching Kindergarten is among the scariest jobs in America
Americans are scared of 5 year olds.
Interwebbed: Cyber and Crypto News for October 29
Happy hump day, kittens! Grab yourself some warming caffeine and settle in for your morning homework. Hey, what are commutes for, amirite? That’s right: they are a carefully socially engineered phenomenon designed specifically to give North America and Europe enough… Read More ›
Taibbi takes time out from First Look after “disagreements.” Can I publish our emails now, Matt?
This media scandale du jour says a lot about an organization that could well be the premiere media outlet of our age, if it ever matures.
Drone Wars: The Eagle Attack!
The latest in our ongoing coverage of the escalating Drone wars. Currently, biowarriors are kicking drone ass: first former sheeple, current rebel Rambro, and now this Unnamed Terror from the Skies. RMIT UAS Research team dogfights with the king of… Read More ›
Kevin Vickers, Canadian badass and a new standard for security and law enforcement
Today we’re pleased to welcome seasoned political journalist and editor Ian King to the Cryptosphere. His debut is this portrait of quiet Canadian hero Kevin Vickers, who took down Michael Zehaf-Bibeau, the would-be jihadi and crack addict who’d invaded Parliament… Read More ›
Interwebbed: Crypto and Cyber News for October 28
I shall never be silent. Because that’s lousy for hits. Welcome to Tuesday, kittens. In glamourous Scamcouver it’s a moist, drizzly morning illuminated by neon reflected in greasy puddles and tail lights receeding into the distance, desperately questing for the… Read More ›