JustinLong.org: The Weekly Roundup, 3/10
Weekly Roundup, 03/10 Justin D. Long, ed. / www.justinlong.org / www.beyond.org
** New events ————————————————————
** Top of Fold: the Wikileaks dump on CIA’s hacking ———————————————————— The CIA didn’t crack Signal, WhatsApp. It can bypass those by cracking individual devices (www.wired.com/2017/03/wikileaks-cia-hack-signal-encrypted-chat-apps/) . … I keep my iPhone updated, and continue to trust Signal. … KrebsOnSecurity on the Wikileaks dump (krebsonsecurity.com/2017/03/wikileaks-dumps-docs-on-cias-hacking-tools/) . … Zeynep Tufekci on Wikileaks dump (www.nytimes.com/2017/03/09/opinion/the-truth-about-the-wikileaks-cia-cache.html) : basically, Wikileaks played the media … if anything, dump proves how strong end-to-end encryption apps are … Google says it has already fixed many of the flaws revealed in the data dump (www.recode.net/2017/3/8/14864186/google-security-wikileaks-cia) . … Apple says the same thing (appleinsider.com/articles/17/03/07/apple-says-many-exploits-revealed-in-cia-leak-already-patched-in-latest-ios-version) . … Seven companies providing secure messaging apps (www.cbinsights.com/blog/encrypted-messaging-app-startups) .
** North Africa ———————————————————— Chad: Fighting Boko Haram in Chad: Beyond Military Measures (reliefweb.int/report/chad/fighting-boko-haram-chad-beyond-military-measures) (ReliefWeb) Egypt: ‘We Want Bread’: subsidy cut sparks protests across Egypt (www.theguardian.com/world/2017/mar/08/egypt-protests-we-want-bread-subsidy-cut) … Al-Arabiya on What you need to know about Egypt’s bread crisis (english.alarabiya.net/en/News/middle-east/2017/03/09/What-you-need-to-know-about-Egypt-s-bread-crisis-.html) … Bread is an essential commodity in Egypt; without it many could starve. … also, Court clears way for Hosni Mubarak’s release (www.nytimes.com/2017/03/02/world/middleeast/hosni-mubarak-release-egypt-court.html) . … and, The Christians fleeing their homes after ISIS attacks in Egypt (www.cnn.com/2017/03/08/africa/egypt-isis-attacks/) . CNN Video. Libya: Migrants face abuses in Libya even before they risk death at sea (wapo.st/2lHwnHH) … ‘¾ children beaten, harassed; ½ of women raped/abused’ … ‘multibillion $ smuggling networks’ will not be easily taken apart Mali: Soldiers killed in Mali attack as violence surges (www.aljazeera.com/news/2017/03/soldiers-killed-mali-attack-violence-surges-170306043203675.html) around Timbuktu. … and, armed groups prevent interim government installing in Timbuktu (allafrica.com/stories/201703060410.html) . … ‘peace pact meant to end years of lawlessness’ ‘fill vacuum’ Niger: Recent tragedies reveal disturbing trend in Niger (www.mnnonline.org/news/recent-tragedies-reveal-disturbing-trend-niger/) (Mission Network News) … state of emergency in areas bordering Mali, extended by three months (www.janes.com/article/68608/niger-state-of-emergency-