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Coinbase Reportedly Bans Personal Account of Social Media Platform Gab Founder

The personal Coinbase merchant account of Andrew Torba, social media platform Gab’s founder, has been terminated, the official Gab.com account tweeted on Jan. 4. As blockchain blog Breaker reported earlier, Gab’s business account on Coinbase was allegedly closed in December. The news source put forw


The importance of privacy coins

George Orwell’s 1984 portrays a dystopian future where Big Brother is everywhere. The society is controlled as there is no privacy – cameras can follow you everywhere and your news is edited to ensure you praise the leader and the State.


Snakes on a stage: Opera focuses on a Pentecostal pastor

Composer Kamala Sankaram’s last full-length chamber opera, “Thumbprint,” was set in Pakistan — the true story of a gang-rape victim who broke with tradition by taking her assailants to court instead of killing herself. Sankaram’s new work, however, is all-American.


Exporting the Technology of Occupation

Speaking recently to an audience in Tel Aviv via satellite from Moscow soon after the murder of the journalist Jamal Khashoggi in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, National Security Agency whistleblower Edward Snowden alleged that Saudi Arabia had used Israeli-made spyware to track Khashoggi’s moveme


What does the UK government know about you?

Mass surveillance is carried out by governments around the world and is often cited as necessary in order to fight crime, combat terrorism and protect national security. Yet surveillance has often been criticised for violating the rights and freedom of the very people it’s designed to protect.


The Hidden Structure of U.S. Empire

My father was a doctor in the British Royal Navy, and I grew up traveling by troop-ship between the last outposts of the British Empire - Trincomalee, Gibraltar, Hong Kong, Malta, Aden, Singapore - and living in and around naval dockyards in England and Scotland.


Germany’s leading magazine published falsehoods about American life

The word spiegel means “mirror” in German, and since its postwar founding, Der Spiegel has proudly held a mirror up to the world. When the magazine published top-secret information about the dire state of West Germany’s armed forces in 1962, the government accused it of treason, raided its offices,


INTERVIEW: Navy Vet Changing How Companies Handle Cybersecurity

Get started on your cybersecurity degree at American Military University. Note: This article is Part 1 of a three-part series on Navy Veteran and cyber-CEO Angela Hill. While governments and corporations struggle to stay ahead of the ever-evolving threats to cybersecurity, the Michigan Economic Deve


Security services can get "total control" of smartphones says Snowden - BBC News

Smartphone users can do "very little" to stop security services getting "total control" over their devices, US whistleblower Edward Snowden has said. The for...


‘TheDarkOverlord’ demands bitcoin payment for hacked 9/11 insurance documents

A hacker or hacking group going by the name of “TheDarkOverlord” is demanding to be paid bitcoin for access to documents that are allegedly linked to litigation for the 9/11 terror attacks.


Stay Curious with Curiosity Stream From The Founder of The Discovery Channel

If you miss the days of watching educational series and documentaries on The Discovery Channel, you’re in luck. You can still find the content you love on Curiosity Stream, created by the founder of the Discovery Channel.


Hacker Group Dark Overlord Claims to Have Proof of 9/11 Conspiracy, UFOs

Hacker group TheDarkOverlord claims to have stolen 18,000 documents from business insurer Hiscox and several other law firms involved in litigation surrounding the September 11 attacks. The hacker group, previously responsible for the theft of Netflix episodes and several other cyber-extortion attac


The Long Fight to Stop Mass Surveillance: 2018 in Review

EFF is in it for the long run, especially in the important, hard fights for your rights. One of the longest running fights in online civil liberties is over your right to have a private conversation over a digital network. Whether it’s for our intimate relationships, our healthcare, our associations


Who Will Lead In The Age Of Artificial Intelligence?

Accelerating trends in artificial intelligence (AI) point to significant geopolitical disruption in the years ahead. Much as mass electrification enabled the rise of the United States and other advanced economies, so AI is poised to reshape the global order. Forecasts suggest that AI will add a mass


Letter of warning to a U.S. patriot

I’m writing from England. Your Godmother, home of your brothers. I’m writing to implore wisdom on your part, that you do not forsake what you have in your Second Amendment of the American Constitution:


‘Snowden Refugee’ Has No Regrets for Helping Whistleblower

LEIPZIG, GERMANY – Refugee families located in Hong Kong that helped shelter Edward Snowden in 2013 are under crushing pressure to cooperate with local authorities or face deportation to their countries of origin, where they face an uncertain fate. However, despite years of what their lawyer calls i


Bitcoin cryptocurrency’s Liberating Potential

As per the report published in one of the American based newspapers, Time, on 28th December 2018, it describes the characteristics of Bitcoin cryptocurrency as “speculation, fraud, and greed in the cryptocurrency and blockchain industry have overshadowed the real, liberating the potential of Satoshi


Time Magazine: Bitcoin Matters For Freedom

On December 28, Time Magazine reported that Bitcoin has a real shot at liberation. The article made various claims, one of them being that “speculation, fraud, and greed in the cryptocurrency and blockchain industry have overshadowed the real, liberating potential of Satoshi Nakamoto’s invention.”


The Secret World by Christopher Andrew review – espionage through the ages

Every Friday during term-time, the convenors of the Cambridge Intelligence Seminar meet for tea in an old college’s combination room, beneath the gaze of a portrait of Christopher Marlowe. One of Elizabethan England’s greatest writers, Marlowe makes good company for those interested in the history o


Government Surveillance Is Terribly Threatening

Though the U.S. claims its spying is for our own good, government surveillance is detrimental to the success of a free country. “Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety.” This is a notorious quote by Benjamin Franklin, usef