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Cracking the code: The crowd vs the virus

Posted on by Ville Miettinen

… in 2011 a new virus was discovered by analysts at Budapest University’s (awesomely named) CrySys Lab. It was called Duqu, and it shared some key similarities with the Stuxnet virus. But while Stuxnet’s purpose was obvious, Duqu worked in more mysterious ways. It passed through millions of machines without a trace, but wiped the hard drives of others. Much of its code was written in an unidentified language. What was its purpose? And how was it made? Even the experts at the big antivirus …

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Welcome to the Open Ministry

Posted on by Jack Reynolds

After casually revolutionizing the worlds of design, data-processing and translation, the crowd is now getting to work on the business of government. Iceland is preparing to implement a crowdsourced constitution, and this March the Finnish Parliament passed the Citizens’ Initiative Act. The Act allows any citizen to present a law to Parliament, providing they can get the …

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