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Blame game over ransomware attacks

There’s a blame game brewing over who’s responsible for the massive cyberattack that infected hundreds of thousands of computers around the world since late last week Microsoft is pointing its finger at the US

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Now, Obama, pardon Edward Snowden

So, Barack Obama has commuted the sentence of whistleblower Chelsea Manning. Manning will be released in May. Now the US president must follow up that decision, before he leaves office this week, by giving a full pardon to

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The dangerous new face of modern warfare

In the 21st century, the familiar form of warfare in which physical damage is meted out against the opponent’s military forces and infrastructure has become only one form of attack. Instead, states are increasingly launching non-lethal attacks against an enemy’s information systems

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Counting the cost of mass surveillance

The release of yet more of Edward Snowden’s leaked files reveals the still-astonishing scale and breadth of government surveillance after more than a year of revelations. These recent papers revealed to The Intercept website discuss a programme within Britain’s GCHQ known as Karma Police

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Why Adobe Flash must die

After more than 20 years making the Web a slightly more interesting and interactive place, albeit one that pandered to designers’ worst excesses and (in pre-broadband days) led to interminable download waiting times, the word on the Internet is that “Adobe

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It’s time to kill off the Sim card

The small microchips known as “subscriber identity modules” or Sim cards that are required for mobile phones to log on to a phone network will soon be 25 years old. While mobile phones and network technology have progressed in leaps and bounds, Sim cards are still

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What the great Sim heist means for you

Is it true spies hack technology companies? Can governments really listen to your phone calls? Should we care? The latest details of NSA and GCHQ intelligence agency activities to come from files leaked by Edward Snowden are of the apparently massive theft of mobile

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TalkCentral: Ep 122 – ‘In a jam’

Signal jamming in parliament, Cell C gaining market share, GCHQ hacking Gemalto, restructuring at Telkom. It’s all in this week’s packed episode of TalkCentral. Your hosts Duncan McLeod and Regardt van der Berg unpack the week’s biggest

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Nations fret over US Internet dominance

While there is only one world power on the Internet, that situation will not last forever. The Internet’s underpinning technologies were mostly created in the US, the initial networks were based there and today the US hosts the majority of the most powerful Internet companies. Although minor battles

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