On 17 August, 2015, famous Washington Post associate editor Bob Woodward appeared on MSNBC and likened the highly controversial Hillary Clinton email case to the most remarkable political scandal in United States history: Watergate. Stay with us to understand why this particular historical comparison is dangerously inappropriate, but also how Clinton and her team seem to have missed one of Watergate’s most important lessons.
Tell me how you type, and I’ll tell you who you are… BankID, an electronic identification solution used by all Norwegian banks, has been using behavioral biometrics to store profiles on its 3.2 million Norwegian users since fall 2014. More specifically, BankID has been relying on keystroke dynamics, a method for identifying an individual based on the way they type.
What is the Arctic? Alternately pictured as a collection of monumental ice cubes floating around a very large pond or as the inhospitable scenery in Fridtjof Nansen’s adventures aboard the Fram, the Arctic is, most of all, an invaluable economic treasure.
This week in review: golden spirals dating from the Bronze Age; Chadian dictator Hissène Habré is finally facing justice; Scientists connect monkeys’ brains to create a superbrain; Building an overpass to save Californian mountain lions; Tony Abbott’s new display of ignorance; and New Horizon has reached Pluto!
On 12 December 2014, after weeks of intensive research conducted by a team of journalists and technical experts, Norwegian newspaper Aftenposten exposed evidence of widespread espionage of Norwegian political and economic actors in central Oslo. On 23 June, Aftenposten presented a new report, based on Delma’s analysis, which confirmed that IMSI catchers were being used all over Oslo, from the Parliament to Prime Minister Erna Solberg’s office, to Aker Brygge and around Parkveien, home to many foreign embassies.
This week in review: Love wins; Three separate terrorist attacks strike three continents; Reading Eudora Welty; and Kanye West being his ridiculous self.
This week, Wikileaks, the infamous journalistic non-profit specialized in leaking secret information, revealed a new report, “Espionnage Elysée,” a collection of “top secret intelligence reports and technical documents from the US National Security Agency (NSA) concerning targeting and signals intelligence intercepts of the communications of high-level officials from successive French governments over the last ten years”.
This week in review: Let us not forget how horrifying the Charleston shooting was; Chinese officials seize contraband meat that was packed 40 years ago; species are going extinct at unprecedented rates; the story of a globe-trotter cat; and the US wins 2 victories, one at the Women’s World Cup, and one on home turf by making same-sex marriage legal.
This week in review: Rachel Dolezal; the Googleplex annex; and Tim Hunt’s laughable sexist comments.
On 15 March 2011, civil protests erupted in the Syrian cities of Aleppo and Daraa. Four years later, the unrest has turned into a seemingly endless war, causing the death of thousands, the exile of millions, and the rise to international fame of Daesh / ISIS. Faced with no other option, many Syrians have fled to neighboring countries; thus began the slow and steady trickle of refugees into Syria’s smallest neighbor, Lebanon.