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Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai / Motherboard:
Baidu's Internet traffic was hijacked to DDoS GitHub and GreatFire in a move that required access to network infrastructure; GitHub DDoS attack continues   —  Did China Just Launch a Cyber Attack on GitHub?  —  Late Thursday night, the popular coding site GitHub announced that someone …
Mar 27, 2015, 12:45 PMIn context
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai / Motherboard:
US Customs facial recognition pilot program at Dulles airport raises privacy concerns   —  US Customs Quietly Launches Facial Recognition Experiment at DC Airport  —  The next time you come back from overseas and flash your American passport at Washington, DC's Dulles airport …
Mar 21, 2015, 1:55 AMIn context
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai / Motherboard:
As Gemalto downplays breach by NSA and GCHQ, experts say six day investigation was likely insufficient   —  World's Largest SIM Card Maker Has No Clue Whether It Was Hacked by the NSA  —  Last week, new documents leaked by Edward Snowden revealed one of the NSA and GCHQ's most daring operations …
Feb 25, 2015, 12:30 PMIn context
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai / Motherboard:
Babar, malware that monitors web activity and logs keystrokes, is tied to French spy agency   —  Meet Babar, a New Malware Almost Certainly Created by France  —  The NSA, GCHQ, and their allies in the Five Eyes are not the only government agencies using malware for surveillance.
Feb 19, 2015, 8:55 AMIn context
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai / Mashable:
UK government releases “equipment interference” guidelines for spy and law enforcement agencies   —  UK government asks: How's our hacking?  —  We know that the NSA likes taking unsolicited action inside the computers of others.  We know the FBI is also very much into hacking.
Feb 7, 2015, 6:50 AMIn context
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai / Mashable:
Russian social network VKontakte starts shutting down accounts that promote ISIS   —  Russia's ‘Facebook’ Cracking Down on ISIS Accounts  —  The Islamic State may soon be running out of social networks  —  When Twitter ramped up its crackdown on several accounts in the wake of the brutal beheading …
Sep 14, 2014, 9:15 AMIn context
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai / Mashable:
Turkey Unblocks YouTube After 2 Months   —  Turkey has finally restored access to YouTube, 67 days after the government blocked the video-sharing website.  —  The Turkey's telecommunications authority (TIB) lifted the ban on Tuesday, removing YouTube from the “blocked sites” listed on its website.
Jun 3, 2014, 12:55 PMIn context
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai / Mashable:
Micah Lee: the man hired to keep First Look Media and the NSA documents secure   —  Meet the Man Hired to Make Sure the Snowden Docs Aren't Hacked  —  In early January, Micah Lee worried journalist Glenn Greenwald's computer would get hacked, perhaps by the NSA, perhaps by foreign spies.
Jun 1, 2014, 10:15 PMIn context
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai / Mashable:
Did the FBI Lean On Microsoft for Access to Its Encryption Software?   —  The NSA is reportedly not the only government agency asking tech companies for help in cracking technology to access user data.  Sources say the FBI has a history of requesting digital backdoors, which are generally understood …
Sep 11, 2013, 12:20 PMIn context
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai / Techdirt:
Broadband In Crisis: Does The US Need Regulation To Force Meaningful Competition?   —  Susan Crawford believes telecommunications in America are going through the biggest crisis ever, and this is just as bad as the banking crisis was.  Monday, at the Freedom 2 Connect conference …
May 25, 2012, 9:30 AMIn context

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