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Stratfor Hacked: 860,000 Subscribers’ Data Compromised

If you’re in the security community (or even if you’re not), I’m sure you’ve heard of it. If not, well I hope you enjoyed your Christmas and New Year vacations under that big rock in some unknown cave. So, remember the 2011 back-to-back incident at SONY? Well, that was stupidity. You’d think other companies and … Continue reading

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The clock is ticking – no time to lose in Syria and Iran

2011 was not a good year for dictators and tyrants, as Ben Ali, Mubarak and finally Gaddafi were all successfully unseated from power. But let us not forget that many are still killing, torturing, and raping their own people – right now.

Leaders of 23 European countries desperate to save the continent's shared currency agreed in all-night talks Friday to surrender some sovereignty in a new treaty - but failed to get all 27 European Union members to join in.

The Euro Deal: EU’s Closer Integration; UK’s Isolation

Summits. With all the fanfare and hours of squabbling, you have to give it to the European Union. They do it best and they do it often. With the gruelling negotiations on addressing the looming Euro tragedy one can’t help but as why oh why must the EU’s answer to everything be to call a … Continue reading

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Swiss Scientists Prove Durability of Quantum Network, So what?

So, probably you’ve already heard–most probably not. The Institute of Physics and the New Journal of Physics recently released a paper on the long term performance of the SwissQuantumat CERN on field environment. And since I have taken the ambitious task of making all this technical stuff understandable to the average reader, I decided to try and write in … Continue reading

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One-Time Pa(d)sswords

Remember that time when I talked about how you should never recycle passwords? Yeah, I know, I don’t stop telling you that. And most of you don’t stop recycling passwords either! And no, recycling passwords is not helpful to the fight against climate change. Who told you that? It is, however, very harmful to your privacy! And I … Continue reading

Crypto Class

Stanford education at your fingertips!

Have you heard yet? Stanford University Online Education is offering several courses online on Entrepreneurship and Computer Science. These courses will be taught by renowned Stanford professors. And the best bit is that they’re free!

Of course these classes can’t replace the value of a full university experience. However, this is an opportunity to learn from leading experts from one of the best Universities in the world, so go learn something if you aren’t that busy!

EU Currency for the UK

Should the UK join the EU Monetary Union?

When the single currency was introduced in 1999, eleven out of the fifteen European states joined the EMU. The UK however, one of the largest economies in the Union, declined to participate. The choice of whether or not joining the Euro zone was a fiercely contested issue in Britain with the government and business circles … Continue reading