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23.02.2024 Mikhail Gamandiy-Egorov

The Games of the Future 2024 began in the capital of Tatarstan, the city of Kazan. This international event in the field of sports and high technologies can be considered without the slightest doubt as one of the first major steps in the victory not only of Russia as organizer of these games, but also of the multipolar world in its entirety – freed from the influence of the geopolitical interests of the world minority on the fields of sport and major international competitions.

21.02.2024 Henry Kamens

When a politician, even a figurehead one, such as Georgian President Salome Zurabishvili, goes against the official policy of her government, in this case the ruling Georgian Dream Party, by showing up for the recent Munich Security Conference…

16.02.2024 Phil Butler

New revelations are shedding more light on the CIA and Massad’s involvement in the Obama administration’s sabotage of the Iranian nuclear program. Dutch media have identified the man who played a crucial role in the U.S.-Israeli operation to disrupt Iran’s nuclear program in 2007. Given the Biden administration’s threat diplomacy and fearmongering aimed at Iran on Israel’s behalf recently, we should expect even more colorful espionage that targets the Iranians. In addition, the Dutch espionage revelations provide circumstantial evidence…

10.02.2024 Mikhail Gamandiy-Egorov

The capital of Tatarstan, Kazan, is preparing to host the major international tournament Games of the Future. This event once again proves Russia’s ability not only to organize international top meetings and competitions at the highest level, but also and in general, the country’s confirmed position in the field of high technologies – at the time when the growing national independence in such a key sector maintains its openness to the world and joint interactions. The Games of the Future will therefore be held in Kazan…

10.11.2023 Ivan Kopytsev

At the end of October 2023, Amnesty International* published a report implicating Meta**, the company that owns, inter alia, Facebook** and Instagram**, in widespread human rights violations during the 2020-2022 conflict in the Tigray region. Thus, according to the human rights organization, Meta* failed to take effective measures to curb the spread of content advocating ethnic hatred and violence. Although the signing of agreements in Pretoria effectively ended the conflict-active…

03.08.2023 Phil Butler

Definitions: “impunity, noun, the exemption from punishment or freedom from the injurious consequences of an action.” In 2013, Edward Snowden leaked information from the U.S. National Security Agency (NSA) about massive surveillance being carried out on individuals, companies, and governments on a global scale. Snowden released to the media millions of documents and kept essential files to prove his allegations that U.S. agencies, especially the NSA, operate with impunity, spying on anyone in the agency’s sights. Even though Edward Snowden’s whistleblowing unveiled heinous operations by the NSA in close cooperation with three…

10.07.2023 Brian Berletic

A recent row between US-based social media giant Meta* (also known as Facebook*) and Cambodia’s Prime Minister Hun Sen, saw the Southeast Asian leader migrate from Facebook* to Telegram, a social media application popular in former Soviet republics and in a growing number of other nations around the globe. Global Voices, a Western foundation-funded media outlet, in an article titled, “Cambodian Prime Minister quits Facebook* after Oversight Board review,” claimed that Facebook* representatives decided to suspend Prime Minister Hun Sen’s account for six months after allegedly “inciting violence”…

21.01.2023 Viktor Mikhin

The leadership of the social media giant Twitter (access to this social network is prohibited in the Russian Federation on the basis of Article 15.3 of the Federal Law “On Information, Information Technologies and Information Protection”) stated before the New Year that it had long adhered to clear positions...

13.01.2023 Konstantin Asmolov

On April 12, 2022, the Southern District Court of New York sentenced American programmer and former Ethereum cryptocurrency developer Virgil Griffith to 5 years and 3 months in prison for visiting DPRK and giving a lecture on cryptocurrency technologies. He initially received 20 years in prison, but his sentence was reduced after...

06.01.2023 Konstantin Asmolov

Generally, when it comes to cybercrime, the author writes about North Korean hackers, but an overview of what the issue of hackers in the ROK in general looks like is also noteworthy. First, some general statistics on hacker attacks in the ROK.  Back in 2021, following the attempted hacking of the Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute and Korea Aerospace Research Institute servers...

21.02.2022 Konstantin Asmolov

More recently NEO wrote that the termination of the DPRK moratorium and a potentially new round of tension could have been caused by a series of hacker attacks on the North Korean Internet in the second half of January 2022, since fortunately back in 2018, the United States stated that the first shot of this war would be fired in cyberspace. Yes, it was not possible to collapse...

05.02.2022 Konstantin Asmolov

When talking about the reasons for the end of the North Korean moratorium, global media and most pundits have disregarded one factor that could have played a key role in the DPRK leadership’s decision. On January 14, 2022, NK News reported about North Korea’s disappearance from the Internet that lasted several hours...