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Cracking the code: The crowd vs the virus

Posted on by Ville Miettinen

… their own viruses into the wild is pretty sinister, but not quite as bad as the thought of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s finger hovering over a nuclear button. Stuxnet was specifically designed to target Iran’s illegally-imported Siemens supercomputers, so why should the rest of us worry? Besides, the threat seemed to be over.

But then 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 …

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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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