Our top health and technology stories from the past year.
The latest revelations surrounding the Chinese cyberespionage group Axiom have once more highlighted the increasing tensions between the United States and the People’s Republic of China (PRC) in cyberspace.
However unpopular or uneasy it makes some, the Ebola quarantine protocol for medical workers returning from Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone is the right and safe thing to do.
It is expected that rates of Ebola infections is expected to reach 10,000 per week by December for Guinea, Sierra Leone, and Liberia. This begs the question why the borders to those country’s haven’t been closed by the UN and the WHO.
A growing chorus of health experts are expressing concern that the Ebola virus may be able to spread through droplets suspended in the air, which would explain the exponential risk in Ebola infections and deaths this year.
By Steven Davis
The Ebola epidemic dramatically illustrates developing countries’ dire need for their own home-educated health professionals.
By Arman Sidhu
Via Edward Snowden, he has issued his newest installment of the National Security Agency’s technological advances in cyberspace. MonsterMind, hunts down cyber threats and then retaliates against those systems.
Both Australian Prime Minister, Tony Abbott, and his Attorney-General, George Brandis, seem confused about what metadata actually constitutes.
Like other cyber celebrities, Biz Dotcom has sought to maximize his exposure and if he has his way he’ll make a mockery of the the New Zealand political scene.
The discovery of 60 year old vials of smallpox in a storage facility sheds light on how high-containment biolabs need better oversight.
Recently declassified documents from the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) present a clearer picture of the all-encompassing and wide reaching efforts to win the Cold War’s Space Race.
By Brian Hanley
Recent media attention has conveyed concern about possible exposure to anthrax at the CDC. However, unless it is weaponized, anthrax rarely causes respiratory illness.
The widely regarded, enormously feared, and in some cases much despised hacktivist, The Jester, plans to target NSA leaker Edward Snowden.
EastWest Institute’s Senior Vice President Bruce McConnell attended the NETmundial meeting in São Paulo. It was truly the first Internet town meeting.
If you live in Washington, DC and you generally hate your commute on the metro and find your fellow commuters photogenic, The People of the DC Metro is for you.
On its face the cyber domain and cyberwarfare seem to be unregulated and are essentially a free for all for states to exploit. However, dig deep enough and there are legal frameworks that address this grey area.
By Brian Hanley
Contrary to claims by Greenpeace and other NGO’s, golden rice does hold many benefits for the developing world.