Pirate Bay founder - We’ve lost the internet, it’s all about damage control now

Pirate Bay founder: We’ve lost the internet, it’s all about damage control now

At its inception, the internet was a beautifully idealistic and equal place. But the world sucks and we’ve continuously made it more and more centralized, taking power away from users and handing it over to big companies. And the worst thing is that we can’t fix it — we can only make it slightly less awful. That was pretty much the core of Pirate Bay’s co-founder, Peter Sunde‘s talk at tech festival Brain Bar Budapest. TNW sat down with the pessimistic activist and controversial figure to ...

Russia calls for an investigation into the Moon landing

Russia calls for an investigation into the Moon landing

A Russian official has has cast doubt on the first moon landings and demanded an investigation into what really happened after original Nasa footage of the event disappeared. Vladimir Markin, a spokesman for the Russian government’s Investigative Committee, says he wants an inquiry after the video from 1969 and a piece of lunar rock, which was brought back to earth, went missing. In an opinion piece in the Russian newspaper Izvestia, Mr Markin says that such an inquiry is vital to reveal ...

John Kerry Calls For The Internet To Be Placed Under The Authority Of The United Nations

John Kerry Calls For The Internet To Be Placed Under The Authority Of The United Nations

Secretary of State John Kerry said that the Internet “needs more rules to be able to flourish and work properly.” This, according to Kerry, is necessary even for “a technology founded on freedom,” he said in a speech given in South Korea earlier this month, Speaking on behalf of the Obama administration, Kerry said that Internet policy is “a key component of our foreign policy.”   Kerry made his remarks in the context of talking about how international law is applicable to the ...

TOP COMPUTER SECURITY EXPERT WARNS – DAVID CAMERON’S PLAN TO BAN ENCRYPTION WOULD “DESTROY THE INTERNET

TOP COMPUTER SECURITY EXPERT WARNS – DAVID CAMERON’S PLAN TO BAN ENCRYPTION WOULD “DESTROY THE INTERNET

UK Prime Minister David Cameron’s idiotic, futile and extremely dangerous scheme to ban encryption BUSINESS INSIDER: What was your immediate reaction to Cameron’s proposals? Bruce Schneier: My immediate reaction was disbelief, followed by confusion and despair. When I first read about Cameron’s remarks, I was convinced he had no idea what he was really proposing. The idea is so preposterous that it was hard to imagine it being seriously suggested. But while Cameron might not understand what ...

Industry - Pentagon Moved Too Fast on Cyber Rules

Industry: Pentagon Moved Too Fast on Cyber Rules

Companies fear they’ll have to rewrite their Defense Department contracts when pan-federal regulations arrive. Aliya Sternstein reports on cybersecurity and homeland security systems. She’s covered technology for more than a decade at such publications as National Journal's Technology Daily, Federal Computer Week and Forbes. Before joining Government Executive, Sternstein covered agriculture and derivatives ... Full Bio Just this month, the Office of Management and Budget proposed ...

Developing a Proportionate Response to a Cyber Incident

Developing a Proportionate Response to a Cyber Incident

Cyber Brief Author: Tobias Feakin, Senior Analyst and Director, International Cyber Policy Centre, Australian Strategic Policy Institute As offensive cyber activity becomes more prevalent, policymakers will be challenged to develop proportionate responses to disruptive or destructive attacks. Already, there has been significant pressure to “do something” in light of the allegedly state-sponsored attacks on Sony Pictures Entertainment and the Sands Casino. But finding a timely, proportionate, ...