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December 5, 2016, 8:50 AM

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Carole Cadwalladr / The Guardian:
Rupert Jones / The Guardian:
Researchers guessed valid Visa card expiry dates and CVV codes in seconds via queries to multiple commercial websites; Visa failed to detect the attack  —  Academics say working out card number, expiry date and security code of Visa card takes ‘as little as six seconds’
Ionut Arghire / SecurityWeek:
Experts find wireless communications protocol used by some new implantable cardiac defibrillators to be insecure, susceptible to spoofing, relay, DoS attacks  —  The communication protocol used by some of the latest generation of Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillators (ICDs) …
Nitasha Tiku / BuzzFeed:
Snapchat avoids the fake news epidemic by vetting publishers who appear in Discover, hiring human editors for Live Stories, and limiting re-sharing  —  Evan Spiegel, Snapchat CEO and cofounder  —  Facebook emerged during the U.S. election as a central political and news source …
Amanda Hess / New York Times:
A look at Gab, the social network launched in August that has become a haven for the far right and now hosts 98K accounts  —  When the white nationalist leader Richard B. Spencer was suspended from Twitter recently, he hopped over to YouTube to address his supporters.

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