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Kashmir Hill / Fusion:
Ex-employees say staff warned Sony of lax security for years and company failed to act on risk assessment advice   —  Sony Pictures hack was a long time coming, say former employees  —  We still don't know exactly how Sony Pictures got hacked or who did the hacking.
Dec 4, 2014, 7:55 PMIn context
Kashmir Hill / Forbes:
Expanded encryption in iOS and Android will provoke new legal battles over the privacy of passcodes   —  Apple And Google Will Force A Legal Battle Over The Privacy Of Your Passcode  —  Apple wants the world to know that it's really, really serious about privacy.
Sep 20, 2014, 1:55 AMIn context
Kashmir Hill / Forbes:
NSA employees increasingly leave the agency to start security companies like Synack, Virtru, and Morta Security   —  The NSA Gives Birth To Start-Ups  —  Former NSA chief Keith Alexander has been sweating it out in the spotlight this summer for converting his spy cred into a lucrative …
Sep 14, 2014, 4:50 PMIn context
Kashmir Hill / Forbes:
The Snowden Effect: Yahoo To Join Gmail In Offering Users End-To-End Encryption   —  Yahoo users may have benefited most from the “Snowden effect.”  The tech company was a laggard when it came to security practices until the NSA leaker's disclosures made clear the extent to which weak security practices …
Aug 7, 2014, 4:40 PMIn context
Kashmir Hill / Forbes:
Firm That Exposed Breach Of ‘Billion Passwords’ Quickly Offered $120 Service To Find Out If You're Affected   —  The New York Times dropped the freakiest security story since Heartbleed Tuesday, warning people that a “Russian gang has amassed over a billion passwords.”
Aug 5, 2014, 11:30 PMIn context
Kashmir Hill / Forbes:
How Your Security System Could Be Hacked To Spy On You   —  On a recent Friday evening, Logan Lamb and his girlfriend turned up at a co-worker's birthday party in Knoxville, Tennessee with a 12-pack of cheap beer, 4 craft beers for the birthday boy, and some hacking tools, namely a software-defined radio …
Jul 28, 2014, 6:40 AMIn context
Kashmir Hill / Forbes:
Profile of Del Harvey, Twitter's VP of trust and safety who deals with the worst of Twitter   —  Meet Del Harvey, Twitter's Troll Patrol  —  The gala on a recent Thursday evening was typical boom-time San Francisco glitz.  Attendees from Google , Yahoo and Facebook traded in jeans and hoodies …
Jul 2, 2014, 9:30 PMIn context
Kashmir Hill / Forbes:
Facebook Added ‘Research’ To User Agreement 4 Months After Emotion Manipulation Study   —  Unless you've spent the last couple of days in a Faraday pouch under a rock, you've heard about Facebook's controversial ‘emotion manipulation’ study.  Facebook data scientist Adam Kramer ran an experiment …
Jun 30, 2014, 9:40 PMIn context
Kashmir Hill / Forbes:
Facebook Doesn't Understand The Fuss About Its Emotion Manipulation Study   —  * Updated with an additional statement from Adam Kramer, the Facebook data scientist who conducted the study.  —  This weekend, the Internet discovered a study published earlier this month in an academic journal …
Jun 29, 2014, 4:55 PMIn context
Kashmir Hill / Forbes:
Mathematicians Urge Colleagues To Refuse To Work For The NSA   —  In January, the math community had its big event of the year — the Joint Mathematics Meeting — where 3,000 mathematicians and math students gathered to talk about new advances in the field and jostle for jobs.
Jun 7, 2014, 11:50 AMIn context

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