Rare Earth / Available at / Designed by David Rudnick and Raf Rennie. An exhibition catalog that explores how today’s myths, identities, and cosmologies relate to current technology while challenging the rhetoric of immateriality. Rare earth elements are the game-changing foundation of our most powerful innovations—mobile phones, iPods and iPads, liquid crystal displays, LEDs, light bulbs, CDs and DVDs. Often described as conflict materials due to the limited number of accessible mines, they are also integral to cyber-warfare weapon systems, medical technologies, hybrid vehicles, wind turbines, and green energy applications. Consequently, rare earth elements play an increasing role in global affairs and facilitate our changing self-image. Rare Earth grounds our strange, seemingly weightless cultural moment, bringing together seventeen “elements”—work by 10 artists and 7 theorists including artists Camille Henrot, The Otolith Group, Ai Weiwei, sociologist and design theorist Benjamin H. Bratton, Finnish new media theorist Jussi Parikka and political theorist Jane Bennett, among others. Published by Sternberg Press and Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary. 272 pages #graphicdesign #typography #RareEarth #exhibition #SternbergPress

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Donald Trump revealed he has no idea what he’s talking about when it comes to cyber warfare

After the debate, it would appear Trump has very little clue what to do when it comes to the cybersecurity. While Hillary Clinton suggested Russia was one of the main culprits behind the DNC hack, Trump had his own take on the situation. In response to his suggestion it was a 400-pound hacker, everyone on Twitter referenced the same TV show.

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The groups Anonymous inspired are more powerful than Anonymous ever was

Anonymous’ latest exploits haven’t been impressive. It went after the Klu Klux Klan, but produced only a dubious list of alleged Klansmen. It went after Donald Trump, exposing some basic personal information and doing absolutely nothing to his campaign.

The age of Anonymous, the years it was known for exposing institutional corruption and taking down major government websites, might well be over. But Anonymous’ influence reaches far beyond its own operations. The secretive hacktivist group inspired a generation of rebels ready to wreak havoc. Hollywood Leaks, Ghost Sec, Lulzsec and more are carrying the torch.

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NATO Report Says Assassinating Hackers Is Justified In Cyber Warfare

A landmark document created at the request of NATO has proposed a set of rules for how international cyberwarfare should be conducted. Written by 20 experts in conjunction with the International Committee of the Red Cross and the US Cyber Command, the Tallinn Manual on the International Law Applicable to Cyber Warfare analyzes the rules of conventional war and applies them to state-sponsored cyberattacks.

Unsurprisingly, the manual advises that attacks must avoid targets such as hospitals, dams, and nuclear power stations in order to minimize civilian casualties, but also makes some bold statements regarding retaliatory conduct. According to the manual’s authors, it’s acceptable to retaliate against cyberattacks with traditional weapons when a state can prove the attack lead to death or severe property damage. It also says that hackers who perpetrate attacks are legitimate targets for a counterstrike.

Project leader Professor Michael Schmitt, the Chairman of the International Law Department at the United States Naval War College, tells The Guardian that countries “can only use force when you reach the level of armed conflict, explaining that in most cases the appropriate response to a cyberattack would be digital retaliation. “Everyone talks about cyberspace as though it’s the wild west,” says Schmitt, “we discovered that there’s plenty of law that applies to cyberspace.



(by Lily Hay Newman, 10.21.2016 13:04hrs)

FRIDAY MORNING IS prime time for some casual news reading, tweeting, and general Internet browsing, but you may have had some trouble accessing your usual sites and services this morning and throughout the day, from Spotify and Reddit to the New York Times and even good ol’ For that, you can thank a distributed denial of service attack (DDoS) that took down a big chunk of the Internet for most of the Eastern seaboard.

This morning’s attack started around 7 am ET and was aimed at Dyn, an Internet infrastructure company headquartered in New Hampshire. That first bout was resolved after about two hours; a second attack began just before noon. Dyn reported a third wave of attacks a little after 4 pm ET. In all cases, traffic to Dyn’s Internet directory servers throughout the US—primarily on the East Coast but later on the opposite end of the country as well—was stopped by a flood of malicious requests from tens of millions of IP addresses disrupting the system. Late in the day, Dyn described the events as a “very sophisticated and complex attack.” Still ongoing, the situation is a definite reminder of the fragility of the web, and the power of the forces that aim to disrupt it.

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