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Cameron Comes Out in Support of Encryption Ban

UK Prime Minister David Cameron recently spoke out in support of enacting legislation that will enable the country’s security services to gain access to communications held through internet platforms, The Independent reported. A previous attempt to pass a communications data bill was blocked, adds the report. There has been a steady increase in the popularity of encrypted communications […]

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Cyber Round Up: Medical Devices as a Cyber Vulnerability; US Regulators Concerned about ‘Armageddon-Type’ Cyber Attack; Islamic State Takes Over Social Media; Taiwan Probes Xiaomi on Cyber Security; Cyber Attacks Hit Military Transport Companies

According to an article by the Washington Post, something people used to dismiss as a far-fetched idea is now getting main-stream coverage.  The article reports that the FDA is holding a conference open to the public to discuss the potential cyber vulnerabilities in the use of medical devices. New York State Department of Financial Services Chief Benjamin […]

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Cyber Roundup: Photos, Identification, and Corneas; Google Chromium Introduces Encrypted Cookie Feature; SEA Hacks Microsoft

Here’s a little roundup for your Saturday. The Huffington Post reports that JPMorgan Chase & Company reported early last month that up to 465,000 prepaid card holders’ personal information may have been accessed by hackers responsible for a July network attack. Rob Jenkins of the University of York and Christie Kerr of the University of […]

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AP Twitter hack prompts fresh look at cybersecurity needs: PCWorld

ICYMI, the Associated Press’ Twitter account was hacked on Tuesday, leading to a bogus tweet saying that there were “two explosions in the White House and Barack Obama is injured.” Zach Miners wrote for PCWorld on the ramifications of that hack, noting that “the Dow Jones industrial average took a nose dive immediately after it was […]

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Apr 24th, 2013 social media

Twitter sued £32m for refusing to reveal anti-semites: Wired.co.uk

This is a few days old, but still worth a look. On 3/22, Ian Steadman reported for Wired.co.uk on an interesting battle playing out between Twitter and the Union of French Jewish Students (UEJF).  Steadman explains: In January, a French court ruled that Twitter must hand over the details of people who had tweeted racist and anti-semitic […]

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Can internet activism turn into a real political movement? The Economist

On Jan 5, 2013, The Economist ran a wonderful article discussing internet users’ political power.  Opening with a discussion of netizen victories over SOPA, PIPA, ACTA, and other restrictive internet laws, the article suggested that internet users organized against restrictive laws bear similarity to both the Green Movement and the counter-culture movement of the 60s. […]

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How China Is Sealing Holes In Its Internet Firewall: Bloomberg

Interesting opinion piece by Philip Shiskin for Bloomberg.  Shiskin writes on his experiences with the internet blocking efforts of the Chinese government during a recent trip.  Saying that “neither the sun nor the Web is fully gone, merely crippled,” Shiskin described the censored version of the Chinese web and noted that the government has begun […]

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China tightening controls on Internet: AP

Joe McDonald reports for The Associated Press on the efforts of China’s communist leaders to impose new controls on the Internet.  Those controls include the controversial true name policy, which requires Chinese users to register using their real names rather than having the option of anonymous posting.  Furthermore, McDonald reports that Chinese authorities are getting […]

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Social media snags 4 U.S. residents allegedly supporting Taliban

“Social media snags 4 U.S. residents allegedly supporting Taliban,” headlines CNN.  “FBI: 4 Calif. men charged in alleged terror plot,” reporters Reuters.  Here is the Los Angeles Field Office of the FBI puts it: Four Men Charged for Conspiracy to Provide Material Support to Terrorism FBI Los Angeles November 19, 2012 RIVERSIDE COUNTY—Four men have […]

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Nov 20th, 2012 social media, terrorism

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Professor William Snyder

Professor William C. Snyderis a member of the faculty of the Institute for National Security and Counter-terrorism at Syracuse University after fifteen years with the United States Department of Justice.

Ryan D. White

Ryan D. WhiteRyan is currently a third year law student at Syracuse University College of Law, and is also pursuing a Master of Public Administration degree from Syracuse’s Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs. Ryan spent time with Homeland Security Investigations while pursuing his undergraduate degree at Wesleyan University, and spent his first summer of law school as clerk for the U.S. Attorney’s Office in the Western District of New York. He is a member of Syracuse Law Review, the Journal on Terrorism and Security Analysis, and participates in the Veteran’s Legal Clinic. Full biography

Shelby E. Mann

Ryan D. WhiteShelby is a second year law student at the Syracuse University College of Law. During her final year at the University of Missouri, she served as a full-time news producer for ABC 17 News. Shelby spent her first summer of law school at the Shelby County District Attorney General's Office in Memphis, Tenn., in the Public Corruption and Economic Crimes Unit. She is a member of Syracuse Law Review, the Journal on Terrorism and Security Analysis, and the senior editor for the Syrian Accountability Project. Full biography

Christopher w. FolkChristopher W. Folk

is a 2017 graduate of SU College of Law. A non-traditional student, Christopher returned to academia after spending nearly twenty years in the high tech industry. Christopher served in the Marine Corps, graduated from Cornell University with a B.S. In Applied Economics and Business Management, attended Northeastern University’s High-Tech MBA Program and received a M.S. In Computer Information Systems. Christopher previously worked in Software Engineering. Christopher is currently serving his second term as Town Justice for the Town of Waterloo. Christopher externed with a Cybersecurity firm in the Washington, D.C. area between his first and second year at SU College of Law. Full biography

Anna Maria Castillo

Anna Maria Castillois 2016 graduate of Syracuse College of Law. She also holds a Master of Arts in International Relations from Syracuse University's Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs. She has interned at a London-based think-tank that specializes in transnational terrorism and global security and at the legal department of a defense contractor. She served as an executive editor in the Syracuse Law Review. Full biography

Jennifer A. CamilloJennifer A. Camillo

is a 2015 graduate of Syracuse College of Law and is a prosecutor. She has served as a law clerk in the United States Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of New York and the Cayuga County District Attorney’s Office and as an extern in the Oneida County District Attorney’s Office. She was a member of the Syracuse National Trial Team and was awarded the Tiffany Cup by the New York Bar Association for her trial advocacy achievements.

Tara J. PistoreseTara J. Pistorese

holds Juris Doctor and Masters of Public Administration degrees from Syracuse University's Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs and its College of Law. She wrote for this blog when a student. She is now a member of the U.S. Army Judge Advocate General's Corps.

Benjamin Zaiser

is both a scholar and a Federal Agent of the Federal Criminal Police Office of Germany. (Opinions expressed here are his own and not any part of official duty.) Full biography

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