U.S. Officials Confirm North Korea Responsible For WannaCry Ransomware Cyberattack (VIDEO)

The U.S. blamed North Korea for the WannaCry ransomware attack that affected hundreds of thousands of computers globally this year, offering further justification for the White House’s campaign to step up international pressure on the regime.

“After careful investigation, the United States is publicly attributing the massive WannaCry cyberattack to North Korea,” White House homeland security adviser Tom Bossert told reporters Tuesday. “We do not make this allegation lightly. We do so with evidence, and we do so with partners.”

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Aaron Swartz Story: “The Internet’s Own Boy” Created RSS, Creative Commons, and Reddit In His Teens (Full Documentary)

This film follows the story of programming prodigy and information activist Aaron Swartz.

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Watch Edward Snowden’s Famous Remote Controlled TED 2014 Talk From Russia: “How we take back the internet”

Appearing by telepresence robot, Edward Snowden speaks at TED2014 about surveillance and Internet freedom. The right to data privacy, he suggests, is not a partisan issue, but requires a fundamental rethink of the role of the internet in our lives — and the laws that protect it. “Your rights matter,” he say, “because you never know when you’re going to need them.” Chris Anderson interviews, with special guest Tim Berners-Lee.

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