From the United Nations, theNew York Times reports thatRussia was involved in shooting down Malaysia Airlines Flight 16 over Ukraine, to which Jason Pontin said, “But I was told deploring Russia was the neo-McCarthyism.”
The BBC confirmed it, citing a Dutch-led investigation.
Speaking of hackers, BuzzFeed reports that The White House Asked Congress To Keep Quiet On The Whole Russia Hacking Thing, courtesy of Ali Watkins’ “late-night scoop.”
Also from the Times, there’s an article about how Defending Against Hackers Took a Back Seat at Yahoo. This story comes in light of last week’s hacking revelation. Runa A. Sandvik explains, “Yahoo's execs allegedly slow to invest in security, including intrusion-detection mechanisms for production systems.” While Hakan Tanriverdi just wrote, “Well, this one burns.”
And in other tech news,Propublica has a feature onWhat Facebook Knows About You. Rasmus Nielsenexplains, “Algorithms are often black boxes. @propublicadoing experiments to help us see inside.”