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Kashmir Hill / Forbes:
Parody Twitter account that apparently duped Costolo temporarily suspended without explanation   —  The Death And Rebirth Of @ProfJeffJarvis, The Best Parody Account On Twitter  —  For the Internet thinkeratti, @ProfJeffJarvis is a Twitter must-follow.  It's a satirical account that takes …
Nov 4, 2013, 6:50 PMIn context
Kashmir Hill / Forbes:
Lavabit And Silent Circle Join Forces To Make All Email Surveillance-Proof   —  In recent months, Lavabit, based in Texas, and Silent Circle, based in Washington, D.C., both shuttered their encrypted email services.  The companies said they couldn't keep them running knowing they were vulnerable …
Oct 30, 2013, 3:10 PMIn context
Kashmir Hill / Forbes:
Medical Start-up Invited Millions Of Patients To Write Reviews They May Not Realize Are Public.  Some Are Explicit.   —  Medical records start-up Practice Fusion has attracted a whopping $134 million in venture capital thanks to its appealing business model: it offers 100,000 (and counting) …
Oct 22, 2013, 6:25 PMIn context
Kashmir Hill / Forbes:
How To Opt Out Of Google's Plan To Sell Your Endorsements To Advertisers   —  Google announced Friday that it is “pulling a Facebook.”  Google is making a change to its terms of service that will allow it to monetize the reviews, comments and “+1″s its users have doled out around the Web.
Oct 11, 2013, 4:50 PMIn context
Kashmir Hill / Forbes:
FBI can't find Ulbricht's personal 600k Bitcoins, plans to sell 26k seized from Silk Road users   —  The FBI's Plan For The Millions Worth Of Bitcoins Seized From Silk Road  —  When the FBI arrested Silk Road boss Ross William Ulbricht and took his site down, they seized the site's assets …
Oct 6, 2013, 3:15 PMIn context
Kashmir Hill / Forbes:
E-ZPasses Get Read All Over New York (Not Just At Toll Booths)   —  A New Jersey hacker altered his E-ZPass to set off alerts whenever it was being read  —  After spotting a police car with two huge boxes on its trunk — that turned out to be license-plate-reading cameras …
Sep 14, 2013, 8:35 PMIn context
Kashmir Hill / Forbes:
The Terrifying Search Engine That Finds Internet-Connected Cameras , Traffic Lights, Medical Devices, Baby Monitors And Power Plants  —  Marc Gilbert got a horrible surprise from a stranger on his 34th birthday in August.  After the celebration had died down, the Houston resident heard …
Sep 5, 2013, 1:55 AMIn context
Kashmir Hill / Forbes:
Email Company Reportedly Used By Edward Snowden Shuts Down Rather Than Hand Data Over To Feds   —  When Edward Snowden emailed journalists and activists in July to invite them to a briefing at the Moscow airport during his long stay there, he used the email account “edsnowden@lavabit.com” according to one of the invitees.
Aug 8, 2013, 6:50 PMIn context
Kashmir Hill / Forbes:
When ‘Smart Homes’ Get Hacked: I Haunted A Complete Stranger's House Via The Internet   —  “I can see all of the devices in your home and I think I can control them,” I said to Thomas Hatley, a complete stranger in Oregon who I had rudely awoken with an early phone call on a Thursday morning.
Jul 26, 2013, 2:40 PMIn context
Kashmir Hill / Forbes:
Blueprints Of NSA's Ridiculously Expensive Data Center In Utah Suggest It Holds Less Info Than Thought   —  The NSA data center in Utah will be up and running by the end of September  —  For the last two months, we've been bombarded with stories about the information-collection practices …
Jul 24, 2013, 6:35 PMIn context

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