Interwebbed Cyber and Crypto News for Oct 28

Edward Snowdenhands via Meredith Yayanos on Twitter

Edward Snowdenhands via Meredith Yayanos on Twitter

Well, that’s the Halloween costume sorted. I was going as Edgar Allan Ho, but Edward Snowdenhands takes it. Scissors always beat paper.

Now that we’ve got that decided, we can move on to the news roundup for this morning. If you were wonder what that smell was, it’s CISA, bringing a whiff of End Times to your cosy morning routines, now with 40% less privacy!

What is CISA? (Gizmodo) The gubmint’s got you surrounded!

The Splinter Communist Party Generator (DeadCells) Because collectives plus time equals dispersives.

Suspicious package triggers building evacuation (ChathamDailyNews) The Mysterious Package Company really lives up to the name!

American military sites secured with dud SHA-1 cipher (TheRegister) Enemies of freedom? Launch your minuteman-in-the-middle attacks now!

From start to finish, inside a PayPal Phishing scam (CSO) You’ve been on the recieving end, I’m sure, but not inside.

Belgian Scientologists go on trial for fraud and extortion (Guardian) Project Chanology finally takes some trophies

Saudi Regime Detains Brother of Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr (AlManar) Father of Ali Mohammad al-Nimbr arrested, detained, released in the same day.

This Is Not a Game: How SXSW Turned GamerGate Abuse Into a Spectator Sport (DailyBeast) It’s supposed to be the perpetrator who’s punished, not the victim. Too much to ask?

Israeli arms exports take dramatic hit amid growing boycott campaign (MondoWeiss) Maybe arms dealers don’t support protest-based boycotts, but maybe their institutional clients do.

A decade on, are the secrets of the Iraq war about to unravel? (VuePost) Not if Janet Malcolm can help it.

This Heroic Captain Defied His Orders and Stopped America From Starting World War III (Paleofuture) Kind of terrifying how many of these guys there are.

Petition of the Day: Free Rasool (Change) Turkish translator and fixer for Vice News has been in a Turkish prison since August on spying charges.

Categories: Crime, Cyber, Gamergate, Hackers, Hacktivism, News, Politics, Security, Trolls

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