Edward Snowden has left a cryptic tweet sparking concern among the masses that his safety is in question.
The whistleblower recently tweeted a 64-character hex code that was traced to a bitcoin transaction amounting to 0.000911, leading many to question whether or not this was a dead man’s switch, which is an automatic message that is set to release if the user of an account does not check-in consistently.
In Snowden’s case, if he has been captured or killed, it would prompt journalists and friends to release encrypted files.
According to Sputnik News, Edward Snowden’s girlfriend thinks that he has been killed while others believe that the tweet [...]
A leak of information and data, so unprecedented in its size that it dwarves every other major leak in recent times, put together, recently came to light in what is being called as the Panama Papers.
The biggest ever leak of secret information saw an anonymous source help the Süddeutsche Zeitung (SZ), a German publication acquire some 2.6 terabytes of secretive data from Panamanian law firm Mossack Fonseca. The law firm is fundamentally a production line, churning out anonymous registered companies which it then sells to individuals and companies around the world. Mossack Fonseca is the fourth-biggest offshore law firm in the world.
The 2.6 TB data trove [...]
Britain recently permitted spies to disassemble and reverse engineer a wide range of popular software. The products range from online bulletin board systems to commercial encryption and anti-virus programs. Such activity violates copyright law. GHCQ purported sought warrants to protect itself from such scrutiny.
Despite its effort to immunize itself from legal troubles GHCQ appears to have stumbled into non-compliance. The warrant did not authorize the type of copyright infringement the GCHQ performed. The law pertained to property and wireless telegraphy law – not intellectual property.
The secret reinterpretation of powers, in entirely [...]