Scandals and Technology Vocabulary

Embargo
An order of a government prohibiting the movement of merchant ships into or out of its ports
Subpoena
A writ ordering a person to attend a court
Saturday Night Massacre
It was one of the most controversial episodes of the watergate scandal
Contra
Were the various U.S. backed and founded right wing rebel groups that were in opposition to the socialist sandinista Junta of National Reconstruction Government
Prejury
the intentional act of swearing a false oath of falsifying an affirmation to tell the truth
Indictment
A formal charge of accusation of a serious crime
Pardon (Presidential)
The right of the leader of a country, to forgive someone for a crime or to excuse someone from a punishment
Iran-contra affair
A political scandal in the U.S. that occured during the second term of the Reagan administration
Dot-Com bubble
Was a historic speculative bubble and period of excessive speculation mainly in the U.S. that occured roughly from 1994-2000, a period of extreme growth in the use and adoption of the internet
Tower Commission
A response to the iran-contra affair in which senior administration officials secretely facilitated the sale of arms to Iran.
Star Wars
A program with the intention to protect the U.S. from missile attacks.
Whitewater
American political controversy that began with the investigation in the investments of Bill and Hillary Clinton and her associates.
Kent Star
A former jufge and official in Reagan’s justice department who was under investigation after the Monica Lewinsky scandal
E-Commerce
A result of technological innovations in computers, the internet, and wireless communications
Cyber Warfare
The use of targetting in a battlespace or warfare context of computers, online control systems, and networks. It involves both offensive and defensive operations pertaining to the threat of cyberattacks, espionage, and sabotage
Obstruction of Justice
Is a process crime, consisting of obstructing prosecutors or other officials
Globalization
refers to the technological, political, economic, financial, and cultural exchanges between peoples and nations that have made and continue to make the world a more interconneted and interdependent place.
Open Source
Is a type of computer software in which source code is released under a license in which the copyright holder grants users the rights to study, change, and distribute the software to anyone and for any purpose.