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Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai / Motherboard:
Mike Pompeo, Trump's pick for CIA director, is a strong supporter of mass surveillance but opposes mandating backdoors in encryption   —  Donald Trump announced on Friday that he's chosen Congressman Mike Pompeo to run the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), the premiere spy agency of the United States. .
Nov 19, 2016, 10:55 PMIn context
Joseph Cox / Motherboard:
IRS seeks identities of Coinbase US customers who traded bitcoin between 2013 and 2015   —  In bitcoin-related investigations, authorities will often follow the digital trail of an illegal transaction or suspicious user back to a specific account at a bitcoin trading company.
Nov 18, 2016, 12:25 PMIn context
Ben Sullivan / Motherboard:
Researchers phish their way into a 3D printer-connected computer to sabotage blueprints for a drone propeller, causing the drone to crash 2 minutes into flight   —  It's 2016, and mostly anything is hackable.  And while the ramifications of computer hacks are usually limited to leaks …
Oct 24, 2016, 10:55 AMIn context
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai / Motherboard:
How hackers used malicious short URLs hidden in fake Google emails to break into John Podesta's and Colin Powell's Gmail accounts   —  On March 19 of this year, Hillary Clinton's campaign chairman John Podesta received an alarming email that appeared to come from Google.
Oct 22, 2016, 9:45 PMIn context
Joseph Cox / Motherboard:
Man arrested in Czech Republic, Yevgeniy Nikulin, indicted in US on charges related to hacking of LinkedIn, Dropbox, and Formspring in 2012   —  Late on Friday, the Department of Justice unsealed an indictment against Yevgeniy Aleksandrovich Nikulin, who allegedly hacked LinkedIn, Dropbox, and Formspring, and stole customer details.
Oct 21, 2016, 9:20 PMIn context
Joseph Cox / Motherboard:
Researcher says some Trump company email servers use unpatched, end-of-life software, including Windows Server 2003, and only use single factor authentication   —  In what might be one of the more delicious cases of irony to ever grace a presidential election, a researcher has found that a number …
Oct 18, 2016, 10:05 PMIn context
Jason Koebler / Motherboard:
Samsung says it won't refurbish Note7s, choosing to “safely dispose” of them, which creates waste, loses rare earth elements, and could harm the environment   —  Lost in the hype about Samsung permanently pulling the plug on its exploding phone is this: The failure of the Galaxy Note 7 …
Oct 12, 2016, 4:00 PMIn context
Greg Sandoval / Motherboard:
France's transportation department launches Le.Taxi, a confusing platform that hosts cab-hailing apps from taxi companies; most taxi apps compare poorly to Uber   —  France's ailing taxi industry is supposed to benefit from a new government-funded mobile platform designed to help traditional cabs compete with ride-hailing service Uber.
Oct 10, 2016, 8:10 AMIn context
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai / Motherboard:
Source: email scanner installed after government order was not a modified spam filter; Yahoo's security team thought it was a rootkit when they discovered it   —  The spy tool that the US government ordered Yahoo to install on its systems last year at the behest of the NSA or the FBI was a …
Oct 7, 2016, 1:45 PMIn context
Bruce Schneier / Motherboard:
Internet of things devices, which are often impossible to patch, will remain insecure unless government steps in to regulate the industry   —  Brian Krebs is a popular reporter on the cybersecurity beat.  He regularly exposes cybercriminals and their tactics, and consequently is regularly a target of their ire.
Oct 7, 2016, 10:50 AMIn context

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