Showing Archived Posts

Four Degrees of Facebook?

Posted November 23rd, 2011 at 5:22 pm (UTC-4)
Leave a comment

And the Campaign Against “Breaking The Internet” Doug Bernard | Washington DC Periodically we like to share a few of the stories and posts from across the web that caught our eye.  There are no editorial threads implied connecting these items together, other than being interesting. #1: What’s With The “Weirdness” from China? There’s been […]

Anonymous vs. the Zetas

Posted November 1st, 2011 at 3:30 pm (UTC-4)
11 comments

And Taking the OWS Protests Online Doug Bernard | Washington DC Periodically we like to share a few of the stories and posts from across the web that caught our eye. There are no editorial threads implied connecting these items together, other than being interesting. #1: Anonymous vs. the Zetas.  Over the last year, the […]

Got “Goggles”?

Posted September 12th, 2011 at 2:28 pm (UTC-4)
Leave a comment

You Don’t Know What You Can’t See Once again, the morning headlines are bringing new – if slightly ominous – stories of increased hack attacks.   In today’s case, two different stories: the first, a growing series of Internet hacks designed to fool people about the websites they’re actually visiting, and second, a troubling GPS hack […]

Tags: , , Posted in Security

“Ethical” Hacking

Posted September 1st, 2011 at 1:42 pm (UTC-4)
4 comments

When a “Hack” Becomes a Virtual Sit-In Protest Correction: Sept 5th, 2011 I mistakenly identified Aatif Khan as being a part of the group “Anonymous India.”  He wrote my colleague Kate Woodsome to say that while he follows the activities of the group, “I am not a part of Anonymous India, And Moreover I do […]

Security in 60 Seconds

Posted August 22nd, 2011 at 3:36 pm (UTC-4)
1 comment

How to Fight Back Against Hackers and Protect Yourself on the Web Over the last few months we’ve discussed just a few of the many surfacing stories regarding breaches of computer or Internet security.  Whether the threats are from organized crime, shadowy  hacker groups like Anonymous or LulzSec, or coming with the alleged assistance of […]

The Night the Lights Went Off in Frisco

Posted August 15th, 2011 at 3:15 pm (UTC-4)
8 comments

Black-Out Leads to Hack-Back It has not been a good month for municipal riders of the “Bay Area Rapid Transit” or BART system in San Francisco, California. On July 3, at the Civic Center station, a BART police official shot dead a man who appeared “wobbly” and possibly a danger to others.  Locals immediately decried […]

Tags: , Posted in Security

From Russia With Malice

Posted July 18th, 2011 at 3:47 pm (UTC-4)
1 comment

The Dangers of Russian Hacking The attack began on April 27, 2007.   Friction between Russia and Estonia had been on the rise ever since Tallinn announced its intention to remove a Soviet-era war memorial from its capital square.  With nationalist feelings at play on both sides, tensions were high.  As the massive bronze statue was […]

Tags: , Posted in Security

Life in the Clouds

Posted July 13th, 2011 at 4:33 pm (UTC-4)
2 comments

The Benefits, and Pitfalls, of Cloud Computing If you’re wondering what the latest, biggest “New New Thing” on the web may be, just look up at the sky for a clue. It’s something called ‘cloud computing,’ and while there’s not much agreement what exactly it is, it’s clearly the topic of the moment. “Forecast: Increasing […]

While We’re Away

Posted July 7th, 2011 at 6:06 pm (UTC-4)
Leave a comment

Digital Frontiers editor Doug Bernard is off this week, but while he’s away, we’d like to highlight several stories elsewhere on voanews.com. On Wednesday, President Barack Obama went where no U.S. president has gone before, by holding his first-ever “Town Hall” meeting using the social media network Twitter.  The cyberspace event focused on the U.S. […]

Security or Idiocy?

Posted July 3rd, 2011 at 12:41 pm (UTC-4)
1 comment

Who, And Where, Are The Greatest Threats To Internet Security? The web has been humming with talk this week – talk, concern, worry and general shpilkes – about Internet security.  There’s good reason: not only are there renewed questions about just which hacker group is responsible for what cyber-attack, but the rate and severity of […]

What’s Digital Frontiers?

What’s Digital Frontiers?

The Internet, mobile phones, tablet computers and other digital devices are transforming our lives in fundamental and often unpredictable ways. “Digital Frontiers” investigates how real world concepts like privacy, identity, security and freedom are evolving in the virtual world.

Find us on twitter

Calendar

April 2018
M T W T F S S
« Aug    
 1
2345678
9101112131415
16171819202122
23242526272829
30