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    Ukraine to launch big blockchain deal with tech firm Bitfury
    Apr14

    Ukraine to launch big blockchain deal with tech firm Bitfury

    Ukraine has partnered with global technology company the Bitfury Group to put a sweeping range of government data on a blockchain platform, the firm`s chief executive officer told Reuters, in a project he described as probably the largest of its kind anywhere. Bitfury, a blockchain company with offices in the United States and overseas, will...

    Russian programmer reportedly suspected in U.S. election hacking arrested in Spain
    Apr11

    Russian programmer reportedly suspected in U.S. election hacking arrested in Spain

    A Russian computer programmer, Pyotr Levashov, has been arrested in the Spanish city of Barcelona, a spokesman for the Russian embassy in Madrid said on Sunday, according to The Age. It was unclear why Levashov was arrested. The embassy spokesman declined to give details for his arrest, and Spanish police and the interior ministry were not...

    Ukrainian military cadets win at NATO Enterprise Architecture Hackathon
    Apr11

    Ukrainian military cadets win at NATO Enterprise Architecture Hackathon

    Ukrainian cadets of Military Institute for Telecommunications and Informatization have won a NATO Enterprise Architecture Hackathon, according to the Ukrainian Defense Ministry. Three business areas were selected for the Enterprise Architecture Hackathon: Cyberspace, Verification and Validation, Command and Control. The participants of Modelling...

    Bitcoin investments in Ukraine quintuple throughout 2016 – NewsBTC
    Apr07

    Bitcoin investments in Ukraine quintuple throughout 2016 – NewsBTC

    Ukraine is the first country to launch sanctioned bitcoin futures trading on a national exchange, according to NewsBTC, a news service that covers bitcoin news. It is quite interesting to see bitcoin investments in Ukraine going up. It is important to note these figures are still relatively small, though. The year 2016 saw an average investment...

    NATO continues supporting Ukraine`s cyber defense
    Mar31

    NATO continues supporting Ukraine`s cyber defense

    The Alliance consistently supports Ukraine in the area of cyber defense, as well as command and control reform, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said in his doorstep statement ahead of the meetings of NATO Foreign Ministers in Brussels March 31. ”We will close the ministerial meeting with a meeting of the NATO-Ukraine Commission,”...

    British Home Secretary says WhatsApp must be accessible to intelligence services
    Mar27

    British Home Secretary says WhatsApp must be accessible to intelligence services

    Technology companies should no longer be able to provide encrypted messaging services that cannot be accessed in emergencies by the security services, British Home Secretary Amber Rudd said on Sunday, according to The Guardian. Speaking after it emerged that the police were investigating reports that Khalid Masood had used the encrypted WhatsApp...

    Desperate John Deere tractor owners download Ukrainian firmware hacks to get crops in
    Mar24

    Desperate John Deere tractor owners download Ukrainian firmware hacks to get crops in

    John Deere is notorious for arguing that farmers who buy its tractors actually ”license” them because Deere still owns the copyright to the tractors` software; in 2015, the U.S. Copyright Office affirmed that farmers were allowed to jailbreak their tractors to effect repairs and modifications, according to the Boing Boing group blog on technology...

    U.S. charges Russian spies, criminal hackers in Yahoo intrusion
    Mar16

    U.S. charges Russian spies, criminal hackers in Yahoo intrusion

    The Justice Department announced Wednesday the indictments of two operatives of the Russian intelligence agency FSB and two criminal hackers hired by Russians in connection with the heist of 500 million Yahoo user accounts in 2014, marking the first U.S. criminal cyber charges ever against Russian government officials, according to The Washington...

    Attacks on U.S.-linked Polish sites back higher cyber spending
    Mar15

    Attacks on U.S.-linked Polish sites back higher cyber spending

    Several Polish municipalities that have hosted U.S. troops under a planned NATO operation suffered cyber attacks in January, a senior government official told Reuters, saying it highlighted the need for Poland`s sharp increase in cyber-defense spending. Poland will spend about 1 billion zlotys ($250 million) a year on cyber security, several...

    Ukraine`s fight against fake news goes global – Politico
    Mar13

    Ukraine`s fight against fake news goes global – Politico

    As ”little green men” invaded Crimea in the spring of 2014, while Russian media went into overdrive, smearing Ukraine`s Euro-Revolution as a ”fascist coup d`etat,” a group of Ukrainian professors and students struck back launching StopFake.org, the first site to directly tackle and refute Russian propaganda, according to Politico. Now that the...

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