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Internet and Circumvention Correspondent — Voice of America
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Doug Bernard - VOA journalist, webnerd, exploring what happens when real world meets digital life. Particularly interested in security, censorship, privacy.

Social Media Network Wants Privacy in User’s Hands — In ways both obvious and subtle, Facebook may be the best proof of the old adage "there's no such thing as a free lunch." The social network is free for anyone to join but in exchange it's constantly vacuuming up public and private data about its members.

Russia Bans Internet Database Archive — Internet users in Russia will no longer be able to access a massive database of cached webpages, apparently due to one single website authorities in Moscow don't like. Russia's attorney general has ordered blockage of the site, known as "The Wayback Machine," citing legislation that bans minors from accessing sites that contain pornography, sexual abuse, or extremist activities.

Russians Get Glimpse of Internet ‘Troll Factory’ — A secretive Russian agency designed to flood the Internet with pro-Kremlin and anti-U.S. comments and posts has been brought into the public eye as a result of a lawsuit brought by a former employee. In a Russian court, Lyudmila Savchuk sued the Agency for Internet Studies, or AIS, on a variety of charges, including labor violations and lack of payment.

Report: Explosive Growth May Exhaust Web Space — A new report by the cloud-services firm Akamai says the global World Wide Web is getting significantly faster, but also warns that the explosive growth in the number of connected devices may exhaust the limited remaining space currently available on the Internet.

Author: Technology Not a Global Panacea — Kentaro Toyama always knew what he wanted to do for a living. And in 2004, he was lucky enough to be doing just that: working as a lead technology developer at Microsoft. "I grew up thinking I would always become a scientist or an engineer," Toyama said.

Hack Into Federal System Puts Millions at Risk — The computer breach of millions of U.S. government files appears to be growing both in size and scope. And that, increasingly, has both cyber-security professionals and legions of federal employees seriously concerned. An American labor union said on Thursday that hackers are now in possession of sensitive personnel information on all federal employees following a major cyber intrusion that U.S.

Study: Hackers Possibly Gaining in Cyber Attacks — A study released Wednesday suggests that despite the growing time and resources companies spend on cybersecurity, they're at best keeping even with the hackers, and may in fact be losing ground.

Column: China, Espionage and the Law of Cyberwar — The massive data breach announced last week of personnel records stored at the U.S. Office of Personnel Management has left many questions unanswered. Among them: was the theft of files filled with the private details of four million federal employees digital espionage?

US Data Breach Calls Cyber Security Into Question — New questions are emerging following Thursday's announcement of a massive cyber-attack that targeted the private records of some four million current and former U.S. federal employees. Analysts are asking why it took the U.S. government so long to make it public. U.S. officials say they are investigating whether Chinese-based hackers are behind the attack.

Russia’s Online Assault Evaporates Internet Freedom — The recent threats by Russian authorities to block access to popular U.S.-based websites such as Google come amid a larger and growing effort by the Kremlin to wall off sections of the Internet from Russians. What's more troubling: there's new research that suggests the Russian public may be ambivalent.
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Jul 05, 2015

The latest move by Moscow to erase what they don't like on the Internet. Russia Bans Internet Database Archive…

Jul 05, 2015

The Kremlin denied they existed, until a lawsuit brought it to light Russians Get Glimpse of Internet ‘Troll Factory’…

Jun 29, 2015

Cue the avalanche of rainbowed-pics of him, me thinks. Russian politician wants Facebook ban over rainbow pictures…

Jun 23, 2015

Anyone surprised? Popular Security Software Came Under Relentless NSA and GCHQ Attacks by @AndrewDFish @headhntr

Jun 23, 2015

What if computers didn't always make things better - but actually made them worse? Technology Not a Global Panacea…

Jun 13, 2015

Why is the #opmhack relevant? Blackmail, recruitment, spearphishing, contact tracing.This is not good.… #cybersecurity

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