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Using a Password Manager on Android? It May be Wide Open to Sniffing Attacks

Proof-of-concept exploit against LastPass could easily be extended to other apps. Continue reading

Six Journalists Sue Over Surveillance by UK “Extremist” Police Unit

Intelligence unit keeps databases of activities of journalists, protestors. Continue reading

Seattle PD Cuts a Deal With Mass-Video Requestor, Institutes “Hack-a-Thon”

City said the original request put plans for police body-cams at risk. Continue reading

Google Tries Ad-free Net Experiment

Search giant Google has unveiled an experiment that lets people pay to visit sites rather than see adverts. Continue reading

Feds Proposed the Secret Phone Database Used by Local Virginia Cops

New docs: Prosecutors offered one-stop shop for seized phone data in Virginia. Continue reading

Police Make Computer Hijack Arrests

Fifteen people have been arrested, including four in the UK, in connection with the hijacking of computers. Continue reading

Warnings on ‘Complex’ Android Virus

Hundreds of thousands of Android phones have been infected with malware that uses handsets to send spam and buy event tickets in bulk. Continue reading

Researchers Craft Molecule that Works as Flash Storage

A cage containing a chemical that holds electrons. Continue reading

Finally, a New Clue to Solve the CIA’s Mysterious Kryptos Sculpture

Finally, a New Clue to Solve the CIA’s Mysterious Kryptos Sculpture

In 1989, the year the Berlin Wall began to fall, American artist Jim Sanborn was busy working on his Kryptos sculpture, a cryptographic puzzle wrapped in a riddle that he created for the CIA’s headquarters and that has been driving amateur and professional cryptographers mad ever since. To honor the 25th anniversary of the Wall’s […]

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Crowd Investing Opens up High Finance

How crowd investment platforms are shaking up start-up land Continue reading

Russian Site Lists Breached Webcams

Data privacy watchdogs are warning the public about a Russian website that provides links to breached webcams, baby monitors and CCTV feeds. Continue reading

Iran frees ‘Blogfather’ Derakhshan

Iran’s Supreme Leader has pardoned the pioneering Iranian-Canadian blogger Hossein Derakhshan after six years in prison, Iranian media report. Continue reading

‘Poorest of Poor’ Test Talking Tech

A charity is to give away 2,000 Talking Book audio computers to some of Ghana’s poorest communities after securing funds from Unicef and ARM. Continue reading

Disruptions: Social Media Bots Offer Phony Friends and Real Profit

Bots number in the millions, for good reason. Continue reading

How the Dark Web’s New Favorite Drug Market Is Profiting From Silk Road 2’s Demise

How the Dark Web’s New Favorite Drug Market Is Profiting From Silk Road 2’s Demise

The eBay-style contraband bazaar Evolution has grown more than 50 percent in drug offerings since September.

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How Splitting a Computer Into Multiple Realities Can Protect You From Hackers

How Splitting a Computer Into Multiple Realities Can Protect You From Hackers

Jelle Martens Eight years ago, Polish hacker Joanna Rutkowska was experimenting with rootkits—tough-to-detect spyware that infects the deepest level of a computer’s operating system—when she came up with a devious notion: What if, instead of putting spyware inside a victim’s computer, you put the victim’s computer inside the spyware? At the time, a technology known […]

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Amnesty Releases Anti-spying Program

Amnesty International has released a program that can spot spying software used by governments to monitor activists and political opponents. Continue reading

Hacker Lexicon: What Is the Dark Web?

Hacker Lexicon: What Is the Dark Web?

With the rise and fall of the Silk Road—and then its rise again and fall again—the last couple of years have cast new light on the Dark Web. But when a news organization as reputable as 60 Minutes describes the Dark Web as “a vast, secret, cyber underworld” that accounts for “90% of the Internet,” it’s time for a refresher.

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Critical NSA Reform Bill Fails in the Senate

Tonight, the lame duck senate still run by the democrats voted on the USA Freedom Act, a bipartisan-backed bill to usher in NSA reform. The post Critical NSA Reform Bill Fails in the Senate appeared first on WIRED. Continue reading

Google’s Project Loon Woos Telecom Giants

Some telecom analysts view Project Loon, Google’s effort to beam Internet signals from high-altitude balloons, as a threat to incumbent carriers. But Google wants to partner rather than compete, and some large wireless players have stepped forward. Continue reading