DarkSide: A platform for cyber crime

May 14, 2021

A good measure of a society is not just how it treats its most vulnerable, but also how it responds in a crisis. When there is little faith or trust in institutions, people are more prone to panic and focus on their perceived self-interest.


The ‘Take This Job and Shove It’ Recession

May 12, 2021

So hey there Corporate America, the Fed and your neofeudal cronies: take this job and shove it. This time it really is different, but not in the way the Wall Street shucksters are claiming. Conventional economists, politicos and pundits are completely clueless about the unraveling that’s gathering momentum beneath the superficial surface of “reflation” because they don’t yet grasp we’re entering an unprecedented new type of recession: a ‘Take This Job and Shove It’ recession which is unlike any previous downturn.


#AxisOfEasy 195: Major US Fuel Pipeline Shutdown By Cyber-Attack

May 11, 2021

Major US pipeline shutdown by cyber-attack,
New DNS bug targets authoritative nameservers,
Network Solutions and experience major DNS outages…and more in Axis of Easy #195


Cyber crime as a post-national activity

May 10, 2021

Sometimes the most interesting aspects of society are where sectors and perspectives overlap. Moving beyond binary distinctions towards a more nuanced and inclusive understanding of how identity and organization are constructed.


Should influencers be regulated as broadcasters

May 10, 2021

Here in Canada we’re in the middle of a rather silly and distracted discussion around the regulation of social media. Which is tragic, as it is an important and timely issue, but not one that is being dealt with as such by anyone currently involved.


Here’s How ‘Everything Bubbles’ Pop

May 9, 2021

But weirdly, and irrationally, bubbles pop anyway. At long last, the moment you’ve been hoping for has arrived: you’re pitching your screenplay to a producer. Your agent is cautious but you’re confident nobody else has concocted a story as outlandish as yours.




Mark E. Jeftovic

Mark is the co-founder of easyDNS and the editor-in-chief of #AxisOfEasy. He is the author of Managing Mission Critical Domains & DNS (Packt UK, 2018) and Unassailable: Protect Yourself from Deplatform Attacks & Cancel Culture. 


Jesse Hirsh

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