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Andy Greenberg / Wired:
Google's new Password Alert Chrome extension combats phishing and risk from password reuse by warning users who enter their Google password at a non-Google site   —  Chrome Can Now Warn Users Who Type Gmail Passwords in Dumb Places  —  No matter how much Google does to harden its servers …
Apr 29, 2015, 11:20 AMIn context
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
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
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
Andy Greenberg / Wired:
Researchers rate backdoors to cryptographic systems based on effectiveness, detectability, ease of use, and other factors   —  How to Sabotage Encryption Software (And Not Get Caught)  —  In the field of cryptography, a secretly planted “backdoor” that allows eavesdropping on communications is usually a subject of paranoia and dread.
Mar 1, 2015, 1:20 PMIn context
Andy Greenberg / Wired:
Ross Ulbricht's closest confidant at Silk Road, known as Variety Jones, remains elusive   —  Ross Ulbricht Didn't Create Silk Road's Dread Pirate Roberts.  This Guy Did  —  More than 14 months after his arrest, Ross Ulbricht has been convicted of being the Dread Pirate Roberts …
Feb 10, 2015, 6:05 AMIn context
Andy Greenberg / Wired:
Prosecutors Trace $13.4M in Bitcoins From the Silk Road to Ulbricht's Laptop   —  If anyone still believes that bitcoin is magically anonymous internet money, the US government just offered what may be the clearest demonstration yet that it's not.  A courtroom PowerPoint presentation traced hundreds …
Jan 29, 2015, 8:40 PMIn context
Andy Greenberg / Wired:
Ulbricht Confessed to Running Silk Road, His College Friend Testifies   —  In this courtroom sketch, defendant Ross Ulbricht listens to proceedings from the defense table during opening arguments in his criminal trial in New York, Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2015.  Elizabeth Wlliams/AP
Jan 23, 2015, 10:45 AMIn context

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