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Ben Sullivan / Motherboard:
DJI is updating firmware on its drones to prevent hackers from circumventing flight restrictions   —  The tension between drone pilots who want complete control over their aircraft that they bought and DJI, the world's biggest consumer grade drone maker, has come to a head.
Jul 9, 2017, 1:40 AMIn context
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai / Motherboard:
Interviews reveal a slow start for Apple's bug bounty program as some feel financial rewards are too small or reporting bugs would prevent research   —  In August 2016, Apple's head of security Ivan Krstic stole the show at one of the biggest security conferences in the world with an unexpected announcement.
Jul 6, 2017, 4:35 PMIn context
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai / Motherboard:
NotPetya malware-linked hackers empty BTC wallet, ask for 100BTC for private decryption key in attempt to reset narrative that it's ransomware, not wiperware   —  Hackers connected to the disruptive world-wide ransomware attack that crippled Ukraine and hit computers all over the world have surfaced online.
Jul 5, 2017, 1:33 PMIn context
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai / Motherboard:
How iPhone jailbreaking has evolved over the years, from a widespread phenomenon to an individual pursuit, as Apple and hackers played a game of cat and mouse   —  How a ragtag group of young hackers made the iPhone what it is today.  —  The window shades are halfway down, leaving the bedroom dim.
Jun 29, 2017, 2:45 PMIn context
Joseph Cox / Motherboard:
Internet radio service 8tracks hacked, usernames, email account details, and passwords stolen; LeakBase says 18M accounts, some from 2008, affected   —  The data includes usernames, email addresses, and hashed passwords.  —  Millions of accounts for internet radio service 8tracks are being traded …
Jun 28, 2017, 10:25 PMIn context
Joseph Cox / Motherboard:
German email host closes account of hacker behind ransomware outbreak, but because victims can't reach hacker, they can't decrypt files even if they pay   —  On Tuesday, a new, worldwide ransomware outbreak took off, infecting targets in Ukraine, France, Spain, and elsewhere.
Jun 27, 2017, 3:40 PMIn context
Corin Faife / Motherboard:
Status, a messaging app and mobile browser to help users interact with apps on the ethereum network, raises $44M in its ICO   —  Starting a little before 12pm EST today, Status, a messaging app and mobile browser enabling smartphones to connect to decentralized applications on the ethereum network …
Jun 20, 2017, 2:55 PMIn context
Stephen Vladeck / Motherboard:
SCOTUS to hear case on the legality of warrantless access to historical cell-site location information this year   —  Later this year, the Supreme Court will decide if police can track a person's cell phone location without a warrant.  It's the most important privacy case in a generation.
Jun 18, 2017, 8:25 PMIn context
Daniel Oberhaus / Motherboard:
Study: after switching exclusively to HTTPS, Wikipedia saw fewer instances of government censorship   —  Harvard researchers found fewer instances of Wikipedia censorship after the site started encrypting all of its traffic.  —  “Knowledge is power,” as the old saying goes …
May 29, 2017, 11:30 AMIn context
Rita Katz / Motherboard:
How ISIS and other terrorist groups evade YouTube's censors: unlisting explicit videos from search, linking to explicit content in video descriptions, more   —  Other jihadi propaganda on the video-sharing platform may be visually more low-key, but are just as insidious in their own ways.
May 27, 2017, 2:00 AMIn context

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IBM:
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