AIWS and the Age of Global Enlightenment

Two men sentenced for using malware in massive thefts

( May 2nd, 2016) The Guardian reports that the Russian creator of a computer program that let cybercriminals infect millions of computers and drain bank accounts in several countries has been sentenced to serve nine and half years in a U.S. prison. Aleksandr...

Google says its site is ‘partially dangerous’

( April 25th, 2016) This news is not confidence-building, especially because Google is so huge and pervasive. Using paper, old-fashioned typewriters, land-line telephones and libraries with books looks increasingly attractive…. The company says that Google.com is a...

U.S. officials’ requests for Apple user data rises

(April 25th, 2016) Apple has released figures indicating that U.S. authorities asked for user data from Apple accounts 1,015 times during the second half of 2015. The requests pertain to information on such services as iMessages, e-mails, photos and device backups....

Congressman asks U.S. probe of cellphone security gap

(April 25th, 2016) U.S. Congressman Ted Lieu called for a federal investigation of a gap in security that lets people get into others’ phones to record calls, texts and locations. The Guardian reports that security flaws within the system that brokers connections,...

Japanese spokesman discusses BGF-G7 Summit Initiative issues

( April 25th, 2016) In a wide-ranging conversation on April 18 with Harvard Prof. Thomas Patterson of The Boston Global Forum,  Yasuhisa Kawamura, Director-General for Press and Public Policy of the Japanese government, discussed Japan’s hopes and concerns as the G7...

BGF’s CEO meets with MIT cyberexpert

(April 18th, 2016) Nguyen Anh Tuan, chief executive of The Boston Global Forum (BGF), met on April 13 with Nazli Choucri, a professor of political science at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and an expert in international cyberrelations.   She was...