Woah! What are these 2 guys smoking? They are beating the wrong horse or did I misunderstand the whole proposal? Not that I agreed with it but the GCHQ never recommended modified clients: “In a world of encrypted services, a potential solution could be to go back a few decades. It’s relatively easy for a service provider to silently add a law enforcement participant to a group chat or call” which, to me, meant server side protocol level interception and adding/replicating a ghost end in an architecture where clients do not authenticate and communicate directly with each other but rely on server authentication, notification and group chat service management. Which stupid f***king client the EFF guys know of that currently sends each message to every client in a group chat?
GCHQ’s proposal to allow governments to eavesdrop on encrypted communications with a warrant is a backdoor by another name.
Source: Detecting Ghosts By Reverse Engineering: Who Ya Gonna Call?
Inauthentic pages linked to Sputnik promoted its content
Source: Facebook’s Sputnik Takedown — In Depth – DFRLab – Medium
According to a new MLI paper the Canadian government should prepare for a protracted and aggressive disinformation campaign emanating from Russia.
Source: Protecting Canada in the Face of Russian Disinformation: New MLI Report
Certainly a strong perspective on the issues: Typhoid Mary, colonial conquest … Understandably she is on one extreme, so she misses counter affects including market forces, regulation and uselessness of much data presumed to have value.
Shoshana Zuboff’s new book is a chilling exposé of the business model that underpins the digital world. Observer tech columnist John Naughton explains the importance of Zuboff’s work and asks the author 10 key questions
Source: ‘The goal is to automate us’: welcome to the age of surveillance capitalism
PSA: This is a security and privacy nightmare that will get your Facebook account banned.
Source: People Are Renting Out Their Facebook Accounts In Exchange For Cash And Free Laptops
Using historical data to train risk assessment tools could mean that machines are copying the mistakes of the past.
Source: AI is sending people to jail—and getting it wrong
Algorithms are best at pursuing a single mathematical objective—but humans often want multiple incompatible things.
Source: Giving algorithms a sense of uncertainty could make them more ethical
For months, the FBI listened as Mexico’s infamous drug kingpin allegedly trafficked drugs and arranged assassinations. Here’s how.
Source: The Spyware That Brought Down El Chapo’s Drug Empire
The document offers one of the clearest policy positions articulated yet by any national government.
Source: What to Make of the U.K.’s New Code of Practice on Internet-of-Things
A new frontier in cyber security is opening. Cyber powers like China are stealing data of private citizens, including Americans. But why exactly?
Source: Weapons of Mass Consumerism: Why China Wants Your Personal Information