An Open Source Protocol for Digital Sovereign Identity

  Ashley Brooke Taylor cooperative systems for a circular economy September 7, 2017 Blockchain holds the potential to be a powerful accounting system for many transactions taking place today. Most importantly it can be a tool to account for sustainability and impact investment, things that money has had trouble accounting for truly. The decentralization blockchain…

Virtual currency offerings banned

By Wu Yiyao in Shanghai 2017-09-06 Initial coin offerings, raising funds through the launch of token-based virtual currencies, have been banned in China, according to an announcement made by several authorities on Monday. Analysts said that authorities move to ban ICOs is not surprising given that ICOs, with strong liquidity and great risk exposure, have…

EU Court to Rule on ‘Right to Be Forgotten’ Outside Europe

The Wall Street Journal Case could determine whether France can force Google to apply the right to be forgotten across the globe The European Court of Justice is to weigh in on a dispute between Alphabet’s Google and France’s privacy regulator. Photo: Matt Rourke/Associated Press By Nick Kostov and Sam Schechner Updated July 19, 2017…

Auf der schwarzen Liste der Banken

Süddeutsche Zeitung 24. Juni 2017, 06:21 Uhr Londoner Bankenviertel Canary Wharf. (Foto: Bloomberg) Der Medienkonzern Thomson-Reuters betreibt eine exklusive Datenbank, die Banken vor Kunden warnen soll, die möglicherweise kriminell sind. Kreditinstitute nutzen sie, um nicht in Geldwäsche oder Terrorfinanzierung verwickelt zu werden. Doch in der Liste tauchen auch Personen auf, gegen die ergebnislos ermittelt wurde.…

Cyber attacks: EU ready to respond with a range of measures, including sanctions

European Council Council of the European Union   9/06/2017 Press release 357/17 Foreign affairs & international relations The Council agreed to develop a framework for a joint EU diplomatic response to malicious cyber activities, the cyber diplomacy toolbox. The EU recognises that cyberspace offers significant opportunities, but also poses continuously evolving challenges for EU external…

Russia has developed a cyberweapon that can disrupt power grids, according to new research

Washington Post By Ellen Nakashima June 12 at 8:00 AM Russian government hackers have already shown their interest in targeting U.S. energy and other utility systems, researchers say. (Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/Agence France-Presse via Getty Images)   Hackers allied with the Russian government have devised a cyberweapon that has the potential to be the most disruptive yet…

U.S. Cyberweapons, Used Against Iran and North Korea, Are a Disappointment Against ISIS

By DAVID E. SANGER and ERIC SCHMITT JUNE 12, 2017 National Security Agency headquarters in Fort Meade, Md. Operation Glowing Symphony, launched against the Islamic State, was initially deemed a success because battlefield videos disappeared, but the results were temporary. Credit Jim Lo Scalzo/European Pressphoto Agency WASHINGTON — America’s fast-growing ranks of secret cyberwarriors have…