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Kevin Poulsen / The Daily Beast:
Former NSA employee Nghia Hoang Pho sentenced to 5.5 years in prison for taking home classified files that were then allegedly stolen by Russian hackers   —  A mysterious hacker clan.  A controversial Russian cybersecurity specialist.  A top-secret developer with sticky fingers.
Sep 25, 2018, 6:10 PMIn context
Kelly Weill / The Daily Beast:
Cody Wilson, 3D printed gun advocate, charged with a second degree felony count of sexual assault of a child   —  The far-right figure allegedly met a teen on SugarDaddyMeet.com, where he told her he was a ‘big deal.’  —  The founder of a an alt-right crowdfunding site and a 3-D gun-printing company …
Sep 19, 2018, 1:17 PMIn context
Will Sommer / The Daily Beast:
A look at Liker, a social networking site from the founder of Occupy Democrats Facebook page, which is now filled with inaccurate claims about Trump   —  The founder of Facebook's Occupy Democrats page has launched a new social-media front in the battle against President Trump.
Aug 30, 2018, 5:40 AMIn context
Bethany Allen-Ebrahimian / The Daily Beast:
A look at how China is compiling a global registry of Uighurs to better surveil those who live outside the country, including in the US   —  A major human rights crisis is unfolding in northwestern China, according to the United Nations, which said last week that there were credible reports …
Aug 14, 2018, 4:00 PMIn context
Kevin Poulsen / The Daily Beast:
The FBI used a court order to seize a key server in the Russia-linked VPN Filter botnet, stopping its ability to reactivate when an infected router is rebooted   —  FBI agents armed with a court order have seized control of a key server in the Kremlin's global botnet of 500,000 hacked routers, The Daily Beast has learned.
May 23, 2018, 8:00 PMIn context
The Daily Beast:
Source: US investigators identify Guccifer 2.0 as a GRU officer, attributed via hacker's login to US social media service without a VPN from a Moscow IP address   —  Guccifer 2.0, the “lone hacker” who took credit for providing WikiLeaks with stolen emails from the Democratic National Committee …
Mar 22, 2018, 10:15 PMIn context
Spencer Ackerman / The Daily Beast:
Source: Zuckerberg and Sandberg weren't at staff Q&A on Facebook role with Cambridge Analytica; Facebook says execs are “working around the clock” on the issue   —  It's not just that he's silent in public.  Facebook CEO and co-founder Mark Zuckerberg declined to face …
Mar 20, 2018, 3:45 PMIn context
Taylor Lorenz / The Daily Beast:
Vero's rise has put a spotlight on founder's past as an exec at his family's controversial construction firm and the social network's Russian development team   —  Every few years, a new viral social platform emerges to supposedly rescue us from the clenches of Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and all their associated problems.
Mar 1, 2018, 2:25 AMIn context
Taylor Lorenz / The Daily Beast:
Popular meme pages are skirting Facebook's spam detection by overlaying static videos with watermark-like white arrows and triangles, reaching millions of users   —  Viral meme pages have developed a new trick to reach millions of users and generate big money from publishers and brand pages.
Feb 15, 2018, 9:30 AMIn context
Taylor Lorenz / The Daily Beast:
750K+ people sign Change.org petition calling for Snapchat redesign to be reverted as celebs including Chrissy Teigen, Kylie Jenner, MKBHD criticize update   —  Last week Snapchat rolled out its biggest redesign since the app launched in 2011.  —  The company split the app into two sections …
Feb 12, 2018, 3:30 PMIn context

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