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North Korea Advertises Military Hardware on Twitter, YouTube, Defying Sanctions

Glocom is a front company for North Korea to sell sanctions violating military equipment. But, even after some tech companies clamped down, Glocom kept up its presence on YouTube, Twitter, and Facebook.
Joseph Cox
3.13.19
iran

Slack Bans Iranian Academic Living in Canada Because of Sanctions

An Iranian academic says Slack banned him from the communication platform due to US sanctions. But the academic does not live in Iran; he’s in Canada.
Joseph Cox
12.20.18
ozone layer

China’s Construction Industry Is Putting Earth’s Ozone Layer Back At Risk

A rise in atmospheric levels of CFC-11, a substance banned by the Montreal Protocol, prompted environmental investigators to find the source.
Becky Ferreira
7.9.18
Internet Insecurity

Founder of Cybersecurity Company Says His Firm Was Sanctioned Because He was Born in Russia

The US Treasury sanctioned five companies accusing them of helping the Russian government hack. But the founder of one of those companies vehemently denied the accusations.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
6.11.18
Banhammer

Trump Signs Executive Order Banning Venezuela's 'Petro' Cryptocurrency

The Petro was meant to boost Venezuela’s economy, but it’s faced harsh criticism at home and abroad.
Jordan Pearson
3.19.18
The Hermit Kingdom

The US Has Officially Blacklisted North Korea’s Tech And Defense Contractor

The US government just forbid any American citizen and company from dealing with North Korea’s unofficial tech department, but this will probably not change anything about North Korea’s internet.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
6.2.17
Obama

US Response to DNC Hack Targets One of the Most Notorious Russian Cybercriminals

It's unclear whether this means the hackers are suspects in the DNC hack.
Joseph Cox
12.30.16
News

Italy Should Investigate Hacking Team, European Parliament Member Says

The company might have violated European sanctions regime, according to the Parliament member.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
7.7.15
Features

Cuba's Bitcoin Evangelist

“We gave ourselves the task of studying Bitcoin because we are against government.”
Daniel Oberhaus
6.30.15
politics

You Probably Won't Get Sanctioned for Donating Bitcoins to Edward Snowden

Fears stoked by President Obama's executive order may be premature.
Janus Kopfstein
4.3.15
Culture

As Tech Giants Enter Iran, Microsoft Hangs Back

Despite sanctions lifting, the Microsoft Store still isn't available in Iran.
Joseph Cox
10.20.14
Motherboard Blog

To Protect Soldiers from Snakes, the U.S. Turns to Iran

Despite sanctions, the Pentagon's best source of antivenin comes from an Iranian research institute.
Derek Mead
12.3.12
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