Top 11 Most Fascinating International Borders in the World

What do you imagine when you think of international borders between countries? For me, I imagine a heavily armed security checkpoints, or, perhaps, unremarkable, isolated, and imaginary dividers between two pieces of land. In reality, however, a political map shows how messy these boundaries—often invisible, but occasionally obvious—can be. You’ll find countries surrounded on all … Continue reading Top 11 Most Fascinating International Borders in the World

“We Took Down Trump Tower’s website”, Anonymous Claims

A group of cyber activist has claimed that it downed Donald Trump’s website after the later said the United States government should ban muslims from entering the US. The statement has since triggered missed reaction around the globe including a threat YouTube video by Anonymous – a group of online activist allegedly fighting ISIS the cyber way – citing … Continue reading “We Took Down Trump Tower’s website”, Anonymous Claims

The US Government finally put an End to Phone Records Collection Program

Yesterday marked the end of NSA’s program to collect bulk phone records in the United States. Advocates all over the world questioned the The US government fairness about surveillance technology and started pushing for privacy since former NSA contractor Edward Snowden exposed the program to journalists 2 years ago. The masses gained the government attention earlier this … Continue reading The US Government finally put an End to Phone Records Collection Program

Sweden Government Unwilling to Place Ban on The Pirate Bay

After one month of intense debate, a Swedish court has ruled that it cannot force ISPs to block their customers’ access to file-sharing site The Pirate Bay. Reports reaching us says that TheLocal.se and safeguards citizens’ access to the site, despite it being used to distribute copyrighted material. Pirate Bay for the past 10 years … Continue reading Sweden Government Unwilling to Place Ban on The Pirate Bay

US spy court appoints lawyers to panel of advisers

Under the USA Freedom Act, the panel is to advise the judge on privacy and technical matters A secret U.S. spy court has appointed a five-member panel of advisers as part of the reform of the surveillance of the National Security Agency. The presiding judges of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court and the Foreign Intelligence … Continue reading US spy court appoints lawyers to panel of advisers

Russia offers its support to North Korea amid the Sony Hack

EWT is following the Sony Hacks, North Korea’s internet outages, and all other related topics as they develop. See bottom of article for further reading. MOSCOW –  Russia on Thursday offered sympathy to North Korea amid the Sony hacking scandal, saying the movie that sparked the dispute was so scandalous that Pyongyang’s anger was “quite … Continue reading Russia offers its support to North Korea amid the Sony Hack

Facebook is facing a law suit. Reason? Scanning user’s Messages

From the revelation that Facebook scans through its user’s messages to deliver “tailored” ads, a U.S. judge has ruled that they must face a class-action lawsuit. Facebook’s bid to dismiss the lawsuit, filed by users Matthew Campbell and Micheal Hurley back in 2013, was dismissed by U.S. District Judge Phyllis Hamilton in Oakland. According to … Continue reading Facebook is facing a law suit. Reason? Scanning user’s Messages

North Korea’s Internet goes Offline

DEVELOPING – Just days after the U.S. government accused North Korea of hacking Sony Corp’s computers, outages have occurred to North Korea’s internet, eventually going completely offline. The country has four official networks that connect them to the internet, all of which are ran through China. The connections began experiencing problems yesterday, and as of … Continue reading North Korea’s Internet goes Offline

Sony Hack: President of United States vows responsibility for FBI claims

A couple of days ago, North Korea was posed as the fault to the SONY FILMS hack, formally by the FBI. This all followed the major GOP hack on SONY FILMS databases, media, and employees. There is no doubt that the news of and following the SONY FILMS hack is the most breaking and worrisome … Continue reading Sony Hack: President of United States vows responsibility for FBI claims

US Court Officially bans Aereo from streaming live TV to devices

Aereo can no longer relay TV shows to its customers using its teeny-tiny antennas (for now, that is), according to US District Judge Alison Nathan.  It’s been a while since the Supreme Court decided that the service violates the law by “transmitting performances of copyrighted work to the public,” but it’s only now that a … Continue reading US Court Officially bans Aereo from streaming live TV to devices

Obama Gives Smartphone Users the Freedom to Unlock their Devices

The President has signed a bill into law that allows American citizens to legally unlock their phones. That means you can take your mobile device, no matter which carrier subsidized it, and move with it to a competing carrier. Unlocking phones was made illegal in January of 2013, when an exemption to the DMCA expired. … Continue reading Obama Gives Smartphone Users the Freedom to Unlock their Devices

Microsoft And Dell Sign Patent Royalty Agreement For Google’s OS

Today Dell and Microsoft announced that they have signed an agreement relating to intellectual property, which will see the two companies “license each company’s applicable” patents regarding Android and Chrome OS devices, as well as Xbox consoles. So Dell will pay Microsoft dollars when it ships devices running Google’s operating systems. The companies mention Xbox … Continue reading Microsoft And Dell Sign Patent Royalty Agreement For Google’s OS

German federal prosecutor considers formal NSA investigation

Germany’s federal prosecutor is considering if there is enough evidence to warrant a formal, criminal investigation into the German government’s alleged involvement in the U.S. National Security Agency (NSA) data collection program, a spokeswoman said Monday. Privacy and human rights campaigners including the Chaos Computer Club (CCC), the International League for Human Rights (ILMR) and … Continue reading German federal prosecutor considers formal NSA investigation

EU’s copyright do-over delayed a month

The planned overhaul of the European Union’s copyright laws has been set back by a month as a public consultation was extended. The European Commission had asked for feedback by Feb. 5, but following strong lobbying from all sides, has decided to extend that to March 5. The internal market department said that some interested … Continue reading EU’s copyright do-over delayed a month

President Obama: Learning Coding is Important for the Future of America

To commemorate the Computer Science Education Week, President Barack Obama has re-awaken a long time Internet’s debates: whether it’s appropriate to take selfies at funerals, and whether everyone should learn to code. In a YouTube video titled “President Obama calls on every American to learn code.” (watch video below). “Learning these skills isn’t just important … Continue reading President Obama: Learning Coding is Important for the Future of America