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Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai / Motherboard:
As Gemalto downplays breach by NSA and GCHQ, experts say six day investigation was likely insufficient   —  World's Largest SIM Card Maker Has No Clue Whether It Was Hacked by the NSA  —  Last week, new documents leaked by Edward Snowden revealed one of the NSA and GCHQ's most daring operations …
Feb 25, 2015, 12:30 PMIn context
Brian Merchant / Motherboard:
Majority of health sites send troves of data about your medical searches to third-party companies   —  Looking Up Symptoms Online?  These Companies Are Tracking You  —  It's 2015—when we feel sick, fear disease, or have questions about our health, we turn first to the internet.
Feb 24, 2015, 7:05 AMIn context
Jason Koebler / Motherboard:
The NSA's Undetectable Hard Drive Hack Was First Demonstrated a Year Ago   —  News broke earlier this week about the NSA's “most sophisticated” malware yet: An undetectable backdoor that can filter information to and from a hard drive, using the underlying framework of the drive itself.
Feb 19, 2015, 9:35 AMIn context
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai / Motherboard:
Babar, malware that monitors web activity and logs keystrokes, is tied to French spy agency   —  Meet Babar, a New Malware Almost Certainly Created by France  —  The NSA, GCHQ, and their allies in the Five Eyes are not the only government agencies using malware for surveillance.
Feb 19, 2015, 8:55 AMIn context
Casey Johnston / Motherboard:
How Pavel Durov lost control of Russia's largest social network VKontakte to the Kremlin   —  Crime, Punishment, and Russia's Original Social Network  —  Pavel Durov, founder of the Russian social network VKontakte, was home alone in his apartment in St. Petersburg on a weekend when a contingent …
Feb 14, 2015, 5:15 AMIn context
Erik Franco / Motherboard:
Inside Chinese factories that mine 4050 bitcoins/month, equivalent to about $1.5M, with computing power that amounts to roughly 3% of the bitcoin network   —  Inside the Chinese Bitcoin Mine That's Making $1.5M a Month  —  In October of last year Motherboard gained access to a massive …
Feb 9, 2015, 7:35 AMIn context
Jason Koebler / Motherboard:
Illinois law says schools can ask for students' Facebook passwords if they violate policy   —  Illinois Says Rule-Breaking Students Must Give Teachers Their Facebook Passwords  —  School districts in Illinois are telling parents that a new law may require school officials to demand …
Jan 21, 2015, 7:40 PMIn context
Jason Koebler / Motherboard:
Mt. Gox CEO Denies Silk Road Involvement: ‘I Am Not Dread Pirate Roberts’   —  Mark Karpeles, the CEO of Mt. Gox—which was once the world's most popular Bitcoin exchange—has denied any involvement in Silk Road and has told Motherboard that he's not Dread Pirate Roberts, the man who allegedly ran the site.
Jan 15, 2015, 10:30 PMIn context
Jason Koebler / Motherboard:
Sony Threatens to Sue Twitter Unless It Removes Tweets Containing Hacked Emails   —  Sony's battle on people disseminating its hacked and leaked emails has extended from news outlets to random Twitter users to, now, Twitter itself.  Sony's lawyer has threatened Twitter with legal action …
Dec 22, 2014, 8:10 PMIn context
Zoltan Istvan / Motherboard:
Flying smartphones, or personal drones with smartphone capabilities, to rise in popularity over the next ten years   —  The Dawn of the Flying Smartphone  —  Zoltan Istvan is a futurist, journalist, and author of the novel The Transhumanist Wager.  He writes an occasional column for Motherboard …
Dec 16, 2014, 8:50 AMIn context

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