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Ben Collins / The Daily Beast:
Twitter trolls are outing atheists and pro-LGBT women in repressive regimes   —  In Kuwait, the penalty for blasphemy can be a severe as death.  That's why a new campaign to dox young Kuwaiti women with independent minds is so dangerous.  —  A band of Twitter trolls alleging …
Jun 22, 2016, 6:25 AMIn context
Shane Harris / The Daily Beast:
OPM hackers obtained details more damaging than previously reported, including potentially humiliating “adjudication information” on federal workers   —  Hackers Stole Secrets of U.S. Government Workers' Sex Lives  —  Infidelity.  Sexual fetishes.  Drug abuse.  Crushing debt.
Jun 28, 2015, 7:10 AMIn context
Nina Strochlic / The Daily Beast:
Uber is dodging compliance with the Americans With Disabilities Act by claiming it's a technology company, not a transportation service   —  Uber: Disability Laws Don't Apply to Us  —  Is Uber letting its drivers dodge The Americans With Disabilities Act?  —  Sometimes it slips Kristin Parisi's mind that she's disabled.
May 22, 2015, 12:35 PMIn context
Shane Harris / The Daily Beast:
Samsung's SmartTV privacy policy warns that spoken personal or sensitive information captured by voice recognition may be transmitted to a third party   —  Your Samsung SmartTV Is Spying on You, Basically  —  You may be loving your new Internet-connected television and its convenient voice-command feature …
Feb 8, 2015, 7:20 PMIn context
Eli Lake / The Daily Beast:
Iranian hackers posed as former UN ambassador John Bolton to extract information on LinkedIn   —  Iran Is Using a Neocon to Hack Its Foes  —  John Bolton, the former U.N. ambassador under George W. Bush, is playing an unexpectedly prominent role in an Iranian cyberspying campaign.
Jun 1, 2014, 5:25 PMIn context
Julian Sanchez / The Daily Beast:
Of the three main NSA reform proposals, the USA Freedom Act limits the NSA powers the most   —  The Best NSA Fix Comes From the Patriot Act's Author  —  The White House would stop NSA's phone dragnet, but leave the power behind it intact.  An unlikely Republican's bill does better.
Mar 31, 2014, 4:20 AMIn context
Jake Adelstein / The Daily Beast:
Former employee says incompetent management and faulty accounting led to collapse of Mt. Gox   —  Inside Japan's Bitcoin Heist  —  A former Mt. Gox employee says incompetent management and faulty accounting—not virtual robbers—are the real culprits in the missing millions.
Mar 1, 2014, 6:25 PMIn context
Eli Lake / The Daily Beast:
Spy Chief: We Should've Told You We Track Your Calls   —  The U.S. government long considered its collection of Americans' call records to be a state secret.  Now the Director of National Intelligence admits it would have been better if Washington had acknowledged the surveillance in the first place.
Feb 18, 2014, 10:40 AMIn context
The Daily Beast:
The Secret FISA Court Must Go   —  We are assured the secret FISA court is keeping a close eye on government surveillance, but the truth of what it has done and justified is terrifying.  Law professors Christopher Sprigman and Jennifer Granick argue that the court must go.
Jul 28, 2013, 11:00 AMIn context
Eli Lake / The Daily Beast:
Greenwald: Snowden's Files Are Out There if ‘Anything Happens’ to Him   —  Snowden has shared encoded copies of all the documents he took so that they won't disappear if he does, Glenn Greenwald tells Eli Lake.  —  As the U.S. government presses Moscow to extradite former National Security …
Jun 25, 2013, 9:00 PMIn context

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