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Andy Greenberg / Wired:
DEA pushes legal limits of surveillance, setting precedents used to justify spying elsewhere   —  Want to See Domestic Spying's Future?  Follow the Drug War  —  The NSA isn't the only three-letter agency that's been quietly collecting Americans' data on a mind-boggling scale.
Apr 13, 2015, 8:50 PMIn context
Andy Greenberg / Wired:
Anonabox Recalls 350 ‘Privacy’ Routers for Security Flaws   —  The project to build a tiny, anonymity-focused router known as Anonabox has overcome plenty of hurdles to get to market: critics who pointed to gaping flaws in its promised security, others who argued that it was a mere repackaging …
Apr 7, 2015, 3:25 PMIn context
Brian Barrett / Wired:
Netflix molds TV's future with 4K and HDR content, by pushing for faster internet and recommending TV sets   —  How Netflix Is Creating the Ultra-High-Def Future of TV  —  Netflix crystallized the idea of an internet service that streamed unlimited amounts of TV and movies into your home.
Apr 5, 2015, 6:50 AMIn context
Alex Davies / Wired:
Delphi created an autonomous car that drove across US without human input for 99% of the time   —  This Is Big: A Robo-Car Just Drove Across the Country  —  An autonomous car just drove across the country.  —  Nine days after leaving San Francisco, a blue car packed with tech …
Apr 4, 2015, 9:20 PMIn context
Cade Metz / Wired:
Mark Russinovich, Microsoft's Azure CTO, said in an off hand remark at a ChefCon panel discussion that an open source Windows is “definitely possible”   —  Microsoft: An Open Source Windows Is ‘Definitely Possible’  —  Microsoft's software empire rests on Windows …
Apr 3, 2015, 5:10 PMIn context
David Pierce / Wired:
iPhone Killer: The Secret History of the Apple Watch   —  The inside story of the Apple Watch: the people who made it, why it's important, and just how much the world's largest company has riding on it.  —  The post iPhone Killer: The Secret History of the Apple Watch appeared first on WIRED.
Apr 2, 2015, 7:05 AMIn context
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

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