Last week the ICIJ released the largest data leak known to date, exposing some of the most lucrative deals and covert assets in the world. This has been the largest-known collection of leaked offshore data in history and it targets the world's richest and most powerful people. Known as the Pandora papers, the leak includes … Continue reading Pandora Leak
Biometrics Beware: an Advancement in Modern Warfare
The world seems to be confronting the same news articles that surfaced around 20 years ago. “USA enters the Middle East” “Is the US military pulling out of the Middle East?” The newsstands, internet, and entire world seemed to become consumed by the political affairs between the US and the Middle East. Today, more than … Continue reading Biometrics Beware: an Advancement in Modern Warfare
EU Digital Green Certificate Implementation and Privacy Concerns in the Italian Context
This 1st of July saw the adoption of the EU Digital Green Certificate, introducing Europe-wide rules relating to the freedom of movement of both EU and non-EU citizens in the European area during the current pandemic crisis. The EU Digital COVID-19 Certificate Framework legislation is specifically comprised of Regulation EU 2021/953 and Regulation EU 2021/954. … Continue reading EU Digital Green Certificate Implementation and Privacy Concerns in the Italian Context
Whose Problem is Kashmir: The Empire Strikes Back
Will Kashmir finally be like the rest of India, or will the rest of India be made into another Kashmir?
Pegasus: the Modern Trojan Horse
Mobile attacks have become evermore common as the progress of technology marches on. The commonality of these attacks are becoming more concerning as they are evolving into silent killers. On July 18, 2021, multiple news outlets such as The Washington Post, reported that the spyware Pegasus has infiltrated the devices of human rights activists, academics, … Continue reading Pegasus: the Modern Trojan Horse
The Middle-Class VS Automation
As the world grapples with the remnants of an economy that has been devastated by a global pandemic, there are plenty of pieces that must be picked up and rearranged. While the global economy had never truly recovered from the crisis of 2008, there had been a lot of movements made to secure the global … Continue reading The Middle-Class VS Automation
Are Social Media Giants a Threat to Freedom of Expression or Politicians?
When former U.S. President Donald Trump was suspended from Twitter, Facebook, Snapchat, Spotify, Twitch, Shopify, Stripe, Reddit, Tik-Tok, YouTube and Pinterest over his false and malicious statements as well as violent political rhetoric, it became a subject of debate as to whether social media platforms have the right to suspend or delete postings from political … Continue reading Are Social Media Giants a Threat to Freedom of Expression or Politicians?
LFR: The Future or The Fall?
Technology has always been both a blessing and a curse. As humans further develop and expand our technological horizons, it is consistently a sight to see. However, we tend to develop technologies and monetize them exponentially before we are aware of how they work. This has been seen throughout history and can be depicted through … Continue reading LFR: The Future or The Fall?
The U.S. and Ransomware: How Much Are You Willing to Pay for Your Information?
In early 2021 the Colonial Pipeline Company, the largest system of pipelines for oil products in the US, paid out over 4 million USD in ransom following a cyber attack. This means that hackers gained access to the company’s computerized controls over the pipeline and requested that the company pay the ransom in order to … Continue reading The U.S. and Ransomware: How Much Are You Willing to Pay for Your Information?
EU Digital Strategy
In February 2020, the European Commission presented the Communication, COM (2020) 67 final on Shaping Europe's digital future. Communication COM (2020) 67 final reiterates the principles and continues the actions already present in Digital Agenda for Europe communication. In the Shaping Europe's digital future communication, the European Commission is expressing its vision on digital technologies, calling for a "European society powered … Continue reading EU Digital Strategy