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Challenges in Prosecution of Electronic Crimes

Challenges in Prosecution of Electronic Crimes

In November 2016, I participated in a workshop organized at the University of Cardiff on the use of open source communications (OSC) in investigation of cybercrime. Professor Martin Innes, director of the university’s Crime and Security Research Institute, shared his research analysing the …Continue reading

Examining the Cybercrime Law

Nearly a year has passed since the Parliament of Pakistan promulgated a law to regulate electronic crimes. The Prevention of Electronic Crimes Act of 2016 covered an array of offences related to cyberspace. In all, it listed 23 offences: unauthorized access to …Continue reading

Nasa’s Kepler Telescope Finds 10 More Planets That Could Sustain Life

NASA has released its most detailed and comprehensive mission catalog of planets detected by its Kepler telescope. The telescope team has discovered 219 new planets, 10 of which are alike in size to Earth and orbit in the habitable zone of a …Continue reading

Global Stocktake Shows the 43 Greenhouse Gases Driving Global Warming

The most comprehensive collection of atmospheric greenhouse gas measurements, published today, confirms the relentless rise in some of the most important greenhouse gases. The data show that today’s aggregate warming effect of carbon dioxide (CO₂), methane (CH₄) and nitrous oxide (N₂O) is …Continue reading

From Botnet to Malware: A Guide to Decoding Cybersecurity Buzzwords

Words like worm, trojan horse and phishing may seem like the stuff of science fiction, but they’re part of the reality of online life. Now that we communicate, work and entertain ourselves on the internet, these familiar terms start to take on …Continue reading

Blockstack Unveils Its Blockchain-Powered Browser

The internet was born on October 29, 1969. Twenty years later in 1989 Tim Berners-Lee, a British computer scientist, invented the World Wide Web leading to the version of Internet we know and use today. Now a startup called Blockstack is claiming …Continue reading

Global Data Held Hostage Through Ransomware

100,000 computers across nearly 100 countries infected over two days. On Friday, May 12, a global ransomware attack was launched across the world, infecting over 100,000 computers across nearly 100 countries in a course of two days. On Monday, a second surge …Continue reading

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