The Russians tried to hack the American elections. But not in the way that we’re used to. This piece treats some possible consequences for the West of the information war Russia has taken outside of its borders.… Read More How the Russians really hacked the 2016 election
(this article previously appeared on Knack-Datanews) October 21, the world is confronted with an unprecedented DDoS attack, mostly caused by insecured Internet of Things devices. IoT manufacturers were put under scrutiny, and we were all given a sneak peek of the consequences when we don’t include including Security by Design. Where do we go from… Read More The IoT Zombie army is knocking on our door, what are we going to do about this?
(This article appeared earlier on Vice: The Motherboard NL) With all this talk about ‘digibesitas’, let’s add one more new-society disease to our vocabulary: Digital amnesia. It’s the act of forgetting certain things when you store them on you digital devices. I started to notice that my memory is failing me lately, and it’s was really beginning… Read More Digital Amnesia
Reddit’s foundations are crumbling. Disturbances are happening within the headquarters and the leadership. The frontpage of the internet is in anarchy. (Addendum: 2,5 years after I wrote this post, I came back on a lot of the opinions expressed in this post. The world had changed and I had been too naive to notice. I… Read More The Great 2015 Reddit revolt
How the Sony hacks made the US go into a cyber war frenzy Is this really how we’ll deal with cyberattacks in the future? (this article was previously published in Dutch on Datanews) Whether the Interview is a good movie or not is debatable, but we can all agree that it has caused a lot… Read More How the Sony hacks made the US go into a cyber war frenzy
Vrouw zijn op zich is geen sinecure. Maar vrouw zijn op het internet is een zeer zware identiteit om te dragen. Het is best mogelijk dat de volgende feministische golf zich online zal voordoen. En dan heb ik het niet over propaganda verspreiden via het medium ‘internet’ in plaats van met borden de straat op… Read More There are no girls on the internet.
Following the revelation of Edward Snowden of the global mass surveillance by the NSA, Brazil is the first to undertake great measures to govern their citizens’ rights on the Internet. NET Mundial, The two-day conference on global Internet governance has just taken place in Sao Paulo Brazil. It opened with the historic signing of the… Read More NetMundial and Marco Civil: Brazil’s attempt at protecting Privacy and Human Rights on the Internet
(voorheen verschenen in Mo*) Sinds enkele dagen woedt er een grotendeels geheime discussie in de Amerikaanse veiligheidsraad om Amerika’s cyberwapens in te zetten in de burgeroorlog in Syrië. Er gaan in de VS al langer stemmen op voor een humanitaire interventie in Syrië, en toen er chemische wapens gebruikt werden tegen de bevolking, stond de… Read More Cyberinterventie in Syrië, een potentieel gevaarlijk precedent