Handing The Reigns of Censorship to Hackers, an Incredible Tech Partnership and More in Liberty Technology’s Links of the Week


Information security researcher and journalist Brian Krebs’ site was hit with a truly massive DDOS attack. The attack was mostly performed not with bot-netted computers, but with unsecured internet of things devices (like smart alarms, thermostats, refrigerators, and televisions). Unsecured equipment so widely distributed could mean that we’ve democratized the means to censor any site on the internet.

Facebook, Amazon, Google, IBM, and Microsoft have joined together and created the Partnership on AI – a historic partnership to benefit people and society.

Blockchain, the electronic transaction-processing and record-keeping system behind cryptocurrency Bitcoin, is being adopted by banks much faster than expected. What’s the benefit? What are the risks?

Yahoo’s breach is the biggest in history. Why was their leadership so reluctant to put any measures in place to prevent something like this from happening?

Samsung’s exploding equipment woes are not being helped by these latest reports of Samsung washing machines exploding.