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Issie Lapowsky / Wired:
How carriers' greed for additional revenue streams almost sabotaged the smartphone kill switch   —  How Greed Almost Sabotaged the Smartphone Kill Switch  —  About one third of robberies in major cities across the country involve the theft of a mobile phone, according to the Federal Communications Commission.
Apr 19, 2014, 1:55 AMIn context
Kim Zetter / Wired:
Certificate Revocation Lists increase sharply in size in the wake of Heartbleed, hogging bandwidth   —  Heartbleed Bug Sends Bandwidth Costs Skyrocketing  —  The exposure of the Heartbleed vulnerability last week had a number of repercussions, one of which was to set off a mad scramble …
Apr 18, 2014, 3:55 PMIn context
Kim Zetter / Wired:
Grams, a Tor-accessible search engine for contraband, aims to be the Google of Dark Web   —  New ‘Google’ for the Dark Web Makes Buying Dope and Guns Easy  —  The dark web just got a little less dark with the launch of a new search engine that lets you easily find illicit drugs and other contraband online.
Apr 17, 2014, 3:30 PMIn context
Klint Finley / Wired:
Tails: the privacy-focused Linux version Snowden, Greenwald, and Poitras used to communicate   —  Out in the Open: Inside the Operating System Edward Snowden Used to Evade the NSA  —  When NSA whistle-blower Edward Snowden first emailed Glenn Greenwald, he insisted on using email encryption software called PGP for all communications.
Apr 15, 2014, 1:55 AMIn context
Isadora Lapowsky / Wired:
With its latest redesign, Twitter imitates Facebook in an effort to appeal to the mainstream   —  The Reason Twitter Wants to Look Like Facebook: Your Parents  —  There's blatant imitation, and then there's thoughtful strategy.  At first blush, Twitter's new redesign …
Apr 8, 2014, 10:40 PMIn context
Robert McMillan / Wired:
NASA to release a searchable database of 1,000+ software projects, make some code open source   —  Wanna Build a Rocket?  NASA's About to Give Away a Mountain of Its Code  —  Forty years after Apollo 11 landed on the moon, NASA open sourced the software code that ran the guidance systems on the lunar module.
Apr 5, 2014, 11:25 PMIn context
Kim Zetter / Wired:
Barrett Brown Signs Plea Deal in Case Involving Stratfor Hack   —  Barrett Brown, whose case became a cause célèbre after he was charged with crimes related to the Stratfor hack, has agreed to a plea deal with prosecutors, according to court filings.
Apr 3, 2014, 5:05 PMIn context
Klint Finley / Wired:
Open-source laptop Novena launches crowdfunding campaign, allows hacking its hardware   —  The Almost Completely Open Source Laptop Goes on Sale  —  The Novena open source laptop.  Photo: Crowd Supply  —  Andrew “bunnie” Huang and Sean “xobs” Cross want to sell you a laptop you can completely trust.
Apr 3, 2014, 9:10 AMIn context
Cade Metz / Wired:
Twitter details its “Manhattan” real-time distributed database that helps it scale   —  This Is What You Build to Juggle 6,000 Tweets a Second  —  When you open the Twitter app on your smartphone and all those tweets, links, icons, photos, and videos materialize in front of you, they're not coming from one place.
Apr 3, 2014, 4:55 AMIn context
Kevin Poulsen / Wired:
Google Takes Wi-Fi Snooping Scandal to the Supreme Court   —  The biggest U.S. internet wiretapping program outside the NSA may be headed to the Supreme Court.  —  Google is asking the high court to rule on the legality of the company's past sniffing of unencrypted Wi-Fi traffic …
Apr 1, 2014, 9:50 PMIn context

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Silicon Valley Bank:
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