Internet

Is Fake News On Facebook Actually Killing People In Nigeria?

Facebook’s global growth has skyrocketed in the last ten years, way beyond anyone’s wildest dreams. With such rapid adoption and acceleration, it’s hard to imagine there was ever a time when Facebook wasn’t the biggest fish in the ocean. But it was—even smaller than the way outdated MySpace. Remember? During this time, the social-network-turned-media-platform, has

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Artificial Intelligence To The Rescue: Predicting Natural Disasters

There is nothing artificial about climate change. The weather patterns we see around the planet, from colossal floods to catastrophic fires to devastating drought, there is no mistaking the fact that we need to use all the resources in our technological toolbox to fight natural or human-caused disasters. One such advancement is Artificial Intelligence (AI).

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Is The Internet A Solution To Better Human Rights In The World?

We often spend so much time thinking about the internet as a perfect tool for our capitalist pursuits, that we forget some of its more meaningful abilities. Although it certainly has many—from education to healthcare to business—it would be difficult to find one aspect more important than its power to enhance human rights around the

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Cyber MAD: Are We In A New Cold War With China?

The classic 1964 film “Dr. Strangelove or: How I learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb,” parodied the Cold War between the U.S. and the Soviet Union, and in particular, made fun of the “deterrence” military strategy—the strategy that we all must hope governs the use or lack thereof of nuclear arsenals. Nah-nah, nah…

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Big Tech Now In Big Trouble With New GDPR Laws

America prides itself on being innovative, industrious, and independent—all commendable attributes. Until, as with any polarity, they swing too far in one direction. This appears to be the case when it comes to being slow on the uptake in regulating consumer privacy and data protection on the internet. Today’s commercial practices have grown over the

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Death And Passwords: When You Don’t Have A Digital Estate Plan

Estate planning is about setting your affairs in order, making your final wishes known—and from an execution perspective, making it easier for your family to settle obligations and distribute your possessions after you’re gone. Sure, a lot of people don’t like to think, let alone talk, about the possibility of an untimely death, but the

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Is The Backlash Of China’s Relentless Cyberwar Crippling America?

Times sure have changed.  It used to be, if you were interested in politics, you went into politics—maybe built up credentials in foreign affairs or law. And if you liked technology, you went into science, computer science, or some related discipline. But those idyllic days of relative separation are long gone. Now, we inhabit a

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Why Cryptocurrency’s Future Needs More Women Behind The Scenes

Although recent gains within the realm of digital currencies like Ether and Bitcoin have generated considerable wealth for savvy investors, this landscape of beneficiaries is not particularly diverse in gender. In fact, most estimates suggest female participation in crypto—from adoption, to investment, to general use—only hovers somewhere around​ one to five percent.​ This reality stems

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STIX And TAXII: Know How To Speak The Innovative Language

Drop the terms “STIX” and “TAXII” into general conversation at the dinner table, and it’s likely the kids will think you’re talking about a nature project, while the adults will be ordering you an Uber home to sleep it off. But in a different environment—say, across a boardroom table of IT executives or cybersecurity specialists,

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The Revealing Truth About The Poor Security Of IP Targeting

An Internet Protocol (IP) address is like a digital passport to the wonderful world of the web. Right now, this post is being written from this location on the internet: 2605:6000:e9c4:b700:304a:2f6c:23bc:3333. It’s not just a virtual address—it’s also tied to my specific physical geographical location. That is, unless I’m using a VPN. Can you figure

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