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Google Glass security failings may threaten owner’s privacy – May 1, 2013

5/1/2013 – The Guardian Google Glass security failings may threaten owner’s privacy

How to explain Bitcoin to your grandmother – April 22, 2013

4/22/2013 How to explain Bitcoin to your grandmother

China hacker’s angst opens a window onto cyber-espionage – March 12, 2013

3/12/2013 – LA Times China hacker’s angst opens a window onto cyber-espionage

Stomping cognitive bias – November 12, 2012

11/12/2012 – Deep Dive Intel Stomping cognitive bias

ME.GA HACKERS: WE’RE REAL PIRATES & WE’LL SELL DOTCOM’S DOMAIN TO UNIVERSAL – November 7, 2012

11/7/2012 – Torrent Freak ME.GA HACKERS: WE’RE REAL PIRATES & WE’LL SELL DOTCOM’S DOMAIN TO UNIVERSAL

When His Project Was Canceled, an Unemployed Programmer Kept Sneaking Into Apple to Finish the Job – July 2, 2012

7/2/2012 – Mental Floss When His Project Was Canceled, an Unemployed Programmer Kept Sneaking Into Apple to Finish the Job

Mapping and Monitoring Cyber Threats – June 19, 2012

6/19/2012 – Recorded Future Mapping and Monitoring Cyber Threats

How Target Figured Out A Teen Girl Was Pregnant Before Her Father Did – February 16, 2012

2/16/2012 – Forbes How Target Figured Out A Teen Girl Was Pregnant Before Her Father Did

Market watchdog warns on danger of cyber attack- 24 August 2014

24 August 2014- by Sam Fleming- “Financial Times” The Chairman of the Board of the International Organisation of Securities Commissions (IOSCO) has predicted that the next “Black Swan” event will take the form of a cyber attack on financial players … Continue reading

In India, an App for Chats and for Keeping Secrets- 25 August 2014

25 August 2014- By Saritha Rai- “The New York Times” A new messaging app, called Hike, has become popular among Indian teens because of the fine grained control the app gives users  in regards to who can see what kinds … Continue reading

California Governor Signs Law Requiring a ‘Kill Switch’ on Smartphones- 25 August 2014

25 August 2014- By Brian Chen- “The New York Times” In an effort to reduce cell phone theft, California Governor Jerry Brown signed a law requiring cell phone manufacturers to include a “kill switch” functionality on their devices, allowing them … Continue reading

Facebook is Cracking Down on Click-Bait- 26 August 2014

26 August 2014- By Gail Sullivan- “The Washington Post” Facebook has announced efforts to reduce the amount of gratuitous click-bait that is seen in user feeds. This is in response to user discontent with the low quality of this genre … Continue reading

The Chief Technology Officer of the United States is leaving. What now?- 25 August 2014

25 August 2014- by Nancy Scola- “The Washington Post” The nation’s current “Chief Technology Officer”, Todd Park, is resigning his position. Mr Park will remain associated with the Obama Administration, and is the second technologist to hold the role.

Researchers Present Evidence Smart Phone Gyroscopes Can Be Used to Record Speech- 14 August 2014

14 August 2014- By Andy Greenberg- “Wired” Researchers have presented a proof of concept at the USENIX security conference which shows the feasibility of eavesdropping on nearby conversations using the gyroscope included in smartphones. This is especially concerning because in … Continue reading

Cell-Phone Data Might Help Predict Ebola’s Spread- 22 August 2014

22  August 2014- By David Talbot- “MIT Technology Review” Using cell phone data provided by carriers, researchers have been able to map population movement in West Africa. This data could provide important assistance to the medical community as they attempt to … Continue reading

New Variant of Bugat Malware Borrows Lucrative Gameover Zeus Techniques- 14 August 2014

14 August 2014 by Etay Maor- “IBM’s Security Intelligence” A new version of the Bugat/Cridex/Feodo/Geodo malware family has adopted techniques of HTML injection used in the highly successful but now largely defunct GameOver Zeus botnet. The new versions have been … Continue reading

UPS Stores hacked, possibly compromising user data 20 August 2014

20 August 2014 by Dara Kerr- “CNET” UPS has disclosed a malware attack on at least 51 of its branch locations which has resulted in the possible compromise of consumer credit and debit card information. An incident response company has … Continue reading

Twitter Steps Up, Suspends Accounts That Share Horrific Beheading Video- 20 August 2014

20 August 2014 by Issie Lapowsky- “Wired” Twitter has announced plans to suspend any accounts which share the video of the beheading of journalist James Foley at the hands of the Islamic State. This marks a continuing evolution in policy … Continue reading

How to Break Cryptography With Your Bare Hands- 20 August 2014

20 August 2014 by David Talbot- “MIT Technology Review” Researchers have found a new method of breaking encryption, by measuring the electrical potential changes in the chassis of the device as it performs cryptographic operations. The attack can even be … Continue reading

BuzzFeed Receives $50 Million Investment – 11 August 2014

11 August 2014 by Steve Inskeep – “NPR: Morning Edition” BuzzFeed Receives $50 Million Investment. Listicle giant BuzzFeed has received $50m from a venture capital firm. The company is expected to use that money to add a number of new … Continue reading