Technology legal news site, Groklaw, has officially closed its doors today. The site has shut down due to email security issues. This is the third website to go offline because of government surveillance within the United States. The closings began with Lavabit, followed by Silent Circle, and now Groklaw.
Canada wants to move forward in the cloud world in order to be on par with the UK and the US. As such, Canadian cloud industry leaders are trying to implement a G-Cloud policy (‘Government Cloud’), which is based on the UK’s own ‘Cloud First’ policy.
There’s no doubt about it: the cloud is here, and will only get bigger. A recent report by Morgan Stanley confirms this: AWS revenue is expected to hit $24 billion by 2023. It stands to reason that other cloud computing companies will see similar growth. However, it’s not all sunshine and rainbows.
What happens if you have been told by the government to hand over encrypted email information? What if that information is included in the same email service that Edward Snowden used? If your name is Ladar Levinson and you are the owner of Levabit LLC, you shut your service down.
Eric Eoin Marques, arrested on a warrant issued from United States authorities on online child pornography charges, was called “the largest facilitator of child porn on the planet” by the FBI. He was a resident of Dublin, Ireland, and operated hidden services hosted by the hosting company he founded, Freedom Hosting, to host the highly illegal material.
Cyber bullying is a big problem. It’s a problem that we’ve addressed on this site. We’ve also talked a lot about cyber squatting via cheap hosting sites. In a sort of mix of both forms of cyber crime, the state of Arizona has made an interesting move.