TGIF, kittens! All ready for Friday the 13th? Rabbit’s foot at the ready? Crucifix firmly affixed? Four leafed clovers all over? Excellent. Now you’re ready for today’s news links. Military approves hormone therapy for Chelsea Manning (USAToday) Download the first… Read More ›
Month: February 2015
Originally posted on THE DEFINITIVE SOURCE:
The Associated Press has joined 25 other news organizations and journalism groups in endorsing an unprecedented set of safety standards designed to protect freelance reporters on dangerous assignments. A document spelling out the safety…
Occasionally we at The Cryptosphere feel that the cyberwar/hacktivism world could use a little levity, and therefore we are pleased to present this otherwise news-value-free video by Xylergeist. It is nothing more nor less than a drag king recreation of Barrett Brown’s second most-famous… Read More ›
In our tradition of featuring the defining documents of the internet, today we offer you John Perry Barlow’s A Declaration of the Independence of Cyberspace, reprinted from the Electronic Frontier Foundation. This 1996 Outsider manifesto articulates a philosophy of not simply… Read More ›
Court Rules Occupy Houston Assassination Plot Records Are Exempt From The Freedom Of Information Act
Originally posted on LibertasIntel:
Details of a plot to kill Occupy Houston leaders won’t be released after a federal court upheld the FBI’s claim that the documents are legally exempted from the Freedom of Information Act. The FBI argued information…
You’re doing a heckuva job there, Bushie! Jeb “The Smart One” Bush, presidential light horse, GOP heir apparent, and Governor of the state of Florida, is truly a man of the people. If by “people” you mean “Florida Man.” Approximately… Read More ›
Happy Tuesday afternoon, kittens! Travel day chez Cryptosphere, so today will be light, posting-wise. We’ve already got a couple of reblogs up, and we’ll probably serve you another lulzvideo and a manifesto, but that OpISIS tome we’ve been working on… Read More ›
It’s looking more and more like the CyberCaliphate and the Syrian Electronic Army are the same people (or at least sharing a playbook).
How can anyone take this man seriously? I mean, I respect a good liar but there’s a certain point of egregiousness (let us call it the Donald Trump level) where you just have to say ENOUGH.
And the easiest way to protect yourself is to buy a car so old it doesn’t have an onboard computer at all. If you must get one, at least don’t get one with Onstar. If you get one with Onstar,… Read More ›
Well, at least they’ve stopped pretending to ignore them, and stopped claiming to resist them as a matter of principle.
At least, that’s what it looks like thanks to the sudden collapse of MyCoin, a Hong Kong Bitcoin investment company. Although referred to as an exchange, in reality it marketed (in extremely garbled English and Chinese) the opportunity to invest in… Read More ›
If you’re a newcomer to issues of privacy and security on the web, Julia Angwin’s 2014 Dragnet Nation: A Quest for Privacy, Security, and Freedom in a World of Relentless Surveillance is a good place to start. In accessible language and a… Read More ›