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Kim Zetter / Wired:
US Used Zero-Day Exploits Before It Had Policies for Them   —  Around the same time the US and Israel were already developing and unleashing Stuxnet on computers in Iran, using five zero-day exploits to get the digital weapon onto machines there, the government realized it needed a policy …
Mar 31, 2015, 10:15 AMIn context
Andy Greenberg / Wired:
DHS subpoenas Reddit for personal data on users involved with defunct dark-web marketplace Evolution   —  Feds Demand Reddit Identify Users of a Dark-Web Drug Forum  —  Over the last year, Reddit's “dark net markets” discussion forum has grown into one of the central fixtures of the online drug scene.
Mar 30, 2015, 5:55 PMIn context
Andy Greenberg / Wired:
Former DEA agent who worked on Silk Road case charged with acting as paid mole for Ross Ulbricht; second agent charged with pocketing $800K in bitcoin   —  DEA Agent Charged With Acting as a Paid Mole for Silk Road  —  Nearly 18 months after the Silk Road online drug market was busted by law enforcement …
Mar 30, 2015, 4:10 PMIn context
Kim Zetter / Wired:
Vulnerability in InnGate routers, used in hotels worldwide, could let an attacker distribute malware to guests   —  Big Vulnerability in Hotel Wi-Fi Router Puts Guests at Risk  —  Guests at hundreds of hotels around the world are susceptible to serious hacks because of routers that many hotel chains depend on for their Wi-Fi networks.
Mar 30, 2015, 4:10 AMIn context
Jessi Hempel / Wired:
Zuckerberg downplays claim that Analytics for Apps, embeddable videos compete with Google products, talks about Facebook as a collection of services, more   —  Zuckerberg Wants to Move Fast and Help Everyone Make Money  —  In addition to preaching to developers, Facebook's CEO has long used …
Mar 25, 2015, 6:45 PMIn context
Cade Metz / Wired:
Facebook Unveils Immersive 360-Degree Video for News Feeds   —  Facebook is testing what it calls spherical videos, part of a new breed of online video you can “move through,” much like a 3D game.  —  Company founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg unveiled the technology on Wednesday morning …
Mar 25, 2015, 2:45 PMIn context
Kim Zetter / Wired:
Researchers uncover method to hack BIOS firmware, subvert secure operating systems like Tails   —  Hacking BIOS Chips Isn't Just the NSA's Domain Anymore  —  The ability to hack the BIOS chip at the heart of every computer is no longer reserved for the NSA and other three-letter agencies.
Mar 22, 2015, 10:30 PMIn context
Andy Greenberg / Wired:
Critics say CISA won't boost security, will allow private companies to share more user data with government   —  CISA Security Bill: An F for Security But an A+ for Spying  —  When the Senate Intelligence Committee passed the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act by a vote of 14 to 1 …
Mar 22, 2015, 6:15 PMIn context
Kyle VanHemert / Wired:
Apple's new haptic trackpad suggests a future in which we won't just see interfaces but also feel them   —  Apple's Haptic Tech Makes Way for Tomorrow's Touchable UIs  —  If you're into magic tricks, stop by an Apple Store and park yourself in front of a new 13-inch MacBook Pro.
Mar 21, 2015, 10:40 PMIn context
Brian Barrett / Wired:
Chrome extension Ugly Mail identifies which of your Gmail emails are being monitored using pixel tracking   —  A Clever Way to Tell Which of Your Emails Are Being Tracked  —  While you've likely never heard of companies like Yeswear, Bananatag, and Streak, they almost certainly know a good deal about you.
Mar 20, 2015, 5:15 PMIn context

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