NextGov.com: “The group of hacktivists, Anonymous, claimed in a tweet on Wednesday they hacked the Census Bureau and leaked employee details online. The hack was in protest of TTIP (Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership), which is an agreement being negotiated between the U.S. and E.U. critics say would increase corporate power and make it more difficult to regulate markets. The leaked Census Bureau data includes names, emails, phone numbers, positions and password hashes of employees.”
Mt. Gox head arrested over loss of 650,000 bitcoins ars technica. As we’ve said, Bitcoin = prosecution futures.
Washington Post, 16/7/15. A major cybercrime forum was just taken down by coordinated action between law enforcement agencies in nearly 20 countries. But that site, called Darkode, is just one of many forums that have become the primary hub for criminal hackers.
The New South Wales (NSW) government will audit public school prayer groups because of concerns students are being exposed to violent ideologies.NSW school prayer groups audited for extremist ideology
“As part of the International Open Data Conference (IODC) on May 28-29, 2015, a group of experts, officials, and advocates in the open data field committed to join forces in a multi-stakeholder international partnership for open data. This group will support the development, launch, and implementation of a new International Open Data Charter, articulating global open data principles and best practices. We believe that a first step in achieving the benefits of open data is taking deliberate action, starting with public commitments to the core principles of transparency, accountability, and openness. We’re proud that Canada is a member of that partnership, and we’d like to invite you, on behalf of the members, to review and provide feedback into the International Open Data Charter until July 31, 2015. You can read more on the charter website or on our blog: Help Create the International Open Data Charter.” [Darlene Fichter]