• Benelux ports use blockchain in major efficiency drive

    The Port of Rotterdam in the Netherlands is following the example set in Antwerp, Belgium and testing out a blockchain-based application for processing containers.

    A pilot of the technology, from Belgian startup T-Mining, was carried out in Rotterdam during the summer after it had earlier been deployed in Antwerp. The Secure Container Release application replaces the current method of container handling using PIN codes, which has been susceptible to fraud, and all the associated risks.

    Every year, millions of containers are unloaded in the Port of Rotterdam and then continue to their final destination over land. Picking up these

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  • WikiLeaks led the way for newsrooms to use encryption to protect sources says Italian journalist

    WikiLeaks pioneered the use of encryption and air gapped computers to protect sources and confidential documents later used in main stream news rooms, according to evidence by an Italian investigative journalist.

    Stefania Maurizi said that the organisation had taken extensive measures to protect thousands of state department documents leaked by Chelsea Manning in 2010.

    She gave written evidence during the four-week extradition trial of Julian Assange at the Old Bailey, which ended yesterday.

    According to her evidence, US cables published by WikiLeaks showed that the US had successfully placed pressure on Italian politicians not to extradite and prosecute the CIA

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