US Opinion and Commentary

“VOA will present the policies of the United States clearly and effectively, and will also present responsible discussion and opinion on these policies.” — VOA Charter

Showing Archived Posts

Busted: The Implications of Hacking an Adult Cheating Website

Posted August 21st, 2015 at 2:12 pm (UTC-4)
Comments are closed

The data breach of the marital cheating site Ashley Madison may result in much more than public shame and broken marriages. It could turn out to be a security threat given that the stolen data includes 10,000 email addresses belonging to U.S., British and Australian government officials. It is not known if these addresses are real or fake. But the possible compromised security of U.S. military officials has prompted the Pentagon to investigate. Although adulterers are – by definition -untruthful, it remains to be seen if the personal data of more than 33 million Ashley Madison members poses a real threat to national security.

China Crosses Obama’s Cyber ‘Red Line’

Posted July 1st, 2015 at 10:11 am (UTC-4)
Comments are closed

Remember how President Obama failed to enforce his “red line” in Syria? Well, it’s happening again — this time in cyberspace.

Damage from Cyber Attack on US Agency Called a ‘Disaster’

Posted June 16th, 2015 at 1:04 pm (UTC-4)
Comments are closed

Hackers, believed to be Chinese, have stolen the personal information of millions of federal employees at the Office of Personnel Management – including the private data of those with security clearances. With the scope of the attack apparently growing by the day, US officials are wondering: how bad is it?