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Andy Greenberg / Wired:
Google tests a type of encryption in Chrome called Ring-LWE that could be immune to attacks from quantum computers   —  For anyone who cares about Internet security and encryption, the advent of practical quantum computing looms like the Y2K bug in the 1990s: a countdown to an unpredictable event that might just break everything.
Jul 7, 2016, 6:20 PMIn context
Andy Greenberg / Wired:
Apple boasts using differential privacy techniques, like sub-sampling and noise injection, to collect data while protecting user privacy, but some are skeptical   —  Apple, like practically every mega-corporation, wants to know as much as possible about its customers.
Jun 13, 2016, 11:00 PMIn context
Andy Greenberg / Wired:
Jun 13, 2016, 10:55 AMIn context
Andy Greenberg / Wired:
Researchers demonstrate ability to pinpoint users of Grindr, other gay dating apps with “colluding” trilateration attack   —  A few days ago, I warned my wife that the experiment I was about to engage in was entirely non-sexual, lest she glance over my shoulder at my iPhone.
May 21, 2016, 6:15 AMIn context
Andy Greenberg / Wired:
Bitcoin Foundation chief scientist Gavin Andresen, who visited Wright in person to see additional evidence, remains convinced Wright is Satoshi   —  How Craig Wright Privately ‘Proved’ He Created Bitcoin  —  When rumors surfaced early last month that Australian cryptographer Craig Wright …
May 2, 2016, 3:25 PMIn context
Andy Greenberg / Wired:
Toosheh lets Iranians use their ubiquitous satellite TV dishes to download videos, cirumventing the nation's slow, expensive, censored internet   —  The Ingenious Way Iranians Are Using Satellite TV to Beam in Banned Internet  —  Reza, a 20-something mechanical engineer working …
Apr 23, 2016, 10:35 PMIn context
Andy Greenberg / Wired:
Researchers detail how they brute forced shortened URLs from OneDrive and Google Maps to access private information; Microsoft and Google respond   —  Researchers Crack Microsoft and Google's Shortened URLs to Spy on People  —  For anyone with minimalist tastes or an inability …
Apr 15, 2016, 12:25 PMIn context
Andy Greenberg / Wired:
Security experts say Burr-Feinstein draft encryption bill is flawed and dangerous   —  The Senate's Draft Encryption Bill Is ‘Ludicrous, Dangerous, Technically Illiterate’  —  As Apple battled the FBI for the last two months over the agency's demands that Apple help crack its own encryption …
Apr 8, 2016, 12:55 PMIn context
Andy Greenberg / Wired:
Hackers post personally identifiable information of 50M Turkish citizens online, more than half the country's 80M population   —  Hack Brief: Turkey Breach Spills Info on More Than Half Its Citizens  —  The nation of Turkey has been reeling from terrorist bombings in its biggest cities …
Apr 6, 2016, 8:30 PMIn context
Andy Greenberg / Wired:
71% of people want the dark web shut down, according to global survey of 24K respondents   —  Dark Web's Got a Bad Rep: 7 in 10 People Want It Shut Down, Study Shows  —  Speculation—no matter how baseless—that online black markets for weapons helped make the terrorist attacks in Paris …
Mar 30, 2016, 8:20 AMIn context

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