Interwebbed: Cyber and Crypto #News for Nov 19



Happy hump day, kittens! We’re still catching up from our mega-Monday Anonymous wave of traffic and thinly-veiled libelous comments from butthurt Sea Shepherd supporters. Remember, on the internet you’re nobody till somebody hates you! MISSION ACCOMPLISHED!

I didn’t want to visit Sheffield anyway.

Now let’s ease back into our cyber-routine with a few news links.

Google’s Brain-Inspired Software Describes What It Sees in Complex Images (MIT)

Uber Chief Tweets Apology For Exec’s “Terrible” Remarks (WealthX)

Introducing AfriLeaks (Shhh-cretly)

NSA Reform Stalls, Rand Paul Votes No (NationalJournal)

Yahoo’s oral argument against cooperating with PRISM (PDF! via USgov)

The real reason ISIS beheads prisoners (DefenseOne)

What the heck is FVL and why should we care? (BreakingDefense)

Deaths Linked to Terrorism Are Up 60 Percent, Study Finds (NYT)

Major Management and Performance Challenges Facing the Department of Homeland Security (PDF via DHS)

One-in-four have been victims of identity theft (HelpNet)

Ethereum’s Vitalik Buterin Wins World Technology Awards Victory Over Mark Zuckerberg (CoinTelegraph)

Should science end humankind? (NPR)

Brazil in meltdown (BusinessInsider)

The ‘Caliphate’s’ Colonies: Islamic State’s Gradual Expansion into North Africa (Spiegel)

Law and Disorder in Mexico (FP)

America’s overlooked strategic asset: Artists (WarOnTheRocks)

A Look Inside a Secret US Air Force Intelligence Center (DefenseOne)

You can run, but you can’t hide: watch this wild heat-vision helicopter pursuit (DangerousMinds)

MPAA pays university $1,000,000 for piracy research (Torrentfreak)

Commissioner Claims CFTC Can Intervene in Bitcoin Markets (CoinDesk)

State Department has a poor history of cybersecurity (Politico)


New York launches school emergency intel security program (HSToday)

WhatsApp gets serious end-to-end encryption (TechDirt)

13 indicted for tapping Turkish PM’s phone (IntelNews)


Featured Image Crochet by Anua22a on Flickr

Categories: Aircraft, Billionaires, Bitcoin, CIA, Crime, Cryptocurrency, Encryption, FBI, Futurism, Hackers, Interwebbed, ISIS, News, NSA, Propaganda

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