With its continuous economic growth, soaring exports and growing military, China’s rise and its implications for the existing super power the United States and more generally the world order is one of the predominant topics in strategic IR discourse. Issues like trade, monetary policy, intellectual property, military affairs or human rights on the other hand are the more prominent issues of the official bilateral US and Chinese policy agenda.
HANCOCK FIELD AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE, NY: From his computer console in the suburbs, Colonel D. Scott Brenton remotely flies a Reaper drone that beams back hundreds of hours of live video of insurgents, his intended targets, going about their daily lives 11,000 kilometres away in Afghanistan. Sometimes he and his team watch the same family compound for weeks.
“I see mothers with children, I see fathers with children, I see fathers with mothers, I see kids playing soccer,” Brenton said.
The Stuxnet computer virus, suspected to have been created by the CIA to impede Iran’s nuclear program, may have led to extensive collateral damage by affecting Siemens control software in India and Indonesia to a large extent and in over 100 other countries to a smaller extent.
Since first being detected in 2010, Stuxnet infected over 8,500 Indian systems in the first five days, another 5,000 in Indonesia and about 3,000 in Iran, according to media reports. In all Siemens control software systems in 115 countries are suspected to have been affected.
Members of civil society, donor agencies and government representatives from various countries converged in Nairobi, Kenya to discuss ways to make the Internet free under the discussion topic “Who Controls the Internet.” Civil society representatives were mainly from African countries and the Kubatana Trust of Zimbabwe was part of the workshop. Global Partners and Associates organized the workshop with support from the Kenya Human Rights Commission, Ford Foundation and Association for Progressive Communication (APC).
Police said Sunday they have arrested two people for allegedly hacking into the network system of KT Corp., South Korea's No.2 mobile carrier, and selling the data.
The 40-year-old suspect, identified only by his family name Choi, and another were accused of leaking personal information of about 8.7 million mobile phone subscribers from February until recently, the National Police Agency's cyber terror response team said.
US cyber security experts say that Herman Van Rompuy and senior officials, including EU Counter Terrorism head, Giles de Kerchove have had their emails hacked.
The break in began at 9.23 am on 18 July last year, according to logs, shown to Bloomberg. The hackers were inside the EU systems, gaining control of the exchange server, allowing access to all emails for just 14 minutes, but long enough to take vital data. The hackers continued to invade the systems for 10 days.