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Lucy Teitler / Motherboard:
Hackers are building and open-sourcing spy tools based on leaked NSA documents   —  Let's Play NSA!  The Hackers Open-Sourcing Top Secret Spy Tools  —  Last August, at Defcon, the hacker conference in Las Vegas, a boyish 40-year-old engineer and security researcher named Michael Ossmann stood …
Nov 18, 2014, 10:55 AMIn context
Patrick McGuire / Motherboard:
Motherboard contacts two people in control of Bitcoin founder's email, and one claims the other is Satoshi   —  The Satoshi Nakamoto Email Hacker Says He's Negotiating with the Bitcoin Founder  —  Last night, an anonymous poster published a ransom note on Pastebin, saying he or she would release …
Sep 9, 2014, 7:25 PMIn context
Jason Koebler / Motherboard:
Researchers created fake social network to access & understand China's internet censor systems   —  Researchers Made a Fake Social Network to Infiltrate China's Internet Censors  —  It's no secret that China has been censoring and controlling the information its citizens can send and receive, especially on the internet.
Aug 24, 2014, 12:40 AMIn context
Sam Gustin / Motherboard:
FCC Chairman: Verizon Uses a ‘Disturbing’ Loophole to Throttle Unlimited Data   —  Federal Communication Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler is “deeply troubled” about Verizon Wireless's recently-announced plan to begin slowing down data speeds for some customers, he wrote in a strongly-worded letter to the company's CEO on Wednesday.
Jul 30, 2014, 7:20 PMIn context
Motherboard:
How Sabu, as an FBI informant, helped coordinate the 2011 hack of FBI IT contractor ManTech   —  How an FBI Informant Helped Orchestrate the Hack of an FBI Contractor  —  Weeks after he started working quietly as an FBI informant, Hector Xavier Monsegur, known by his online alias “Sabu,” …
Jun 21, 2014, 6:45 PMIn context
Sam Gustin / Motherboard:
The FCC Was Hacked After John Oliver Called for Net Neutrality Trolls   —  When HBO host John Oliver called for Internet trolls to deluge the Federal Communications Commission with comments about net neutrality, he may not have expected for the FCC's site to get shut down.
Jun 10, 2014, 9:50 PMIn context
Motherboard:
How Sabu as FBI informant directed hackers to attack Brazilian government and corporate sites   —  Exclusive: How FBI Informant Sabu Helped Anonymous Hack Brazil  —  In early 2012, members of the hacking collective Anonymous carried out a series of cyber attacks on government and corporate websites in Brazil.
Jun 5, 2014, 10:30 PMIn context
Jason Koebler / Motherboard:
Hundreds of Cities Are Wired With Fiber—But Telecom Lobbying Keeps It Unused   —  In light of the ongoing net neutrality battle, many people have begun looking to Google and its promise of high-speed fiber as a potential saving grace from companies that want to create an “internet fast lane.”
Jun 4, 2014, 9:25 PMIn context
Steven Melendez / Motherboard:
How Non-Profits Are Cashing In on the Cryptocurrency Boom   —  Bitcoin is often discussed as the backbone of the online drug trade, an interesting speculative investment, or simply a futuristic way to order pizza.  But proponents say the cryptocurrency also has great potential for the nonprofit world.
May 13, 2014, 6:10 AMIn context
Jason Koebler / Motherboard:
Commercial Drones Are Completely Legal, a Federal Judge Ruled   —  For the moment, commercial drones are, unequivocally, legal in American skies after a federal judge has ruled that the Federal Aviation Administration has not made any legally binding rules against it.
Mar 6, 2014, 8:20 PMIn context

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