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Photo: Nearly A Week After Atlanta's Cyberattack, Things Are Nowhere Near Normal Nearly A Week After Atlanta's Cyberattack, Things Are Nowhere Near Normal
Huffington Post - Thu Mar 29, 2018
A ransomware cyberattack last Thursday forced the city of Atlanta to shut down substantial portions of its city government. More»

Photo: FBI's Use of Paid Best Buy Informants Goes Deeper Than We Knew FBI's Use of Paid Best Buy Informants Goes Deeper Than We Knew
Gizmodo - Sat Mar 10, 2018
Questions were raised last year about whether FBI agents were actively recruiting technicians at Best Buy's Geek Squad to search for illegal content on customer devices. More»

Photo: California Warns About Cell Phone Exposure And Health Risks California Warns About Cell Phone Exposure And Health Risks
Forbes - Sun Dec 17, 2017
The connection between cell phone radiation and health risks is far from settled, but it's strong enough that the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) has issued guidelines on how to minimize one's exposure. More»

Photo: U.S. regulators ditch net neutrality rules U.S. regulators ditch net neutrality rules
Reuters - Fri Dec 15, 2017
WASHINGTON - The US Federal Communications Commission voted along party lines on Thursday to repeal landmark 2015 rules aimed at ensuring a free and open internet, setting up a court fight over a move that could recast the digital landscape. More»

Photo: Critical Flaws in Intel Processors Leave Millions of PCs Vulnerable Critical Flaws in Intel Processors Leave Millions of PCs Vulnerable
The Hacker News - Wed Nov 22, 2017
In past few months, several research groups have uncovered vulnerabilities in the Intel remote administration feature known as the Management Engine (ME) which could allow remote attackers to gain full control of a targeted computer. More»

Photo: Justice Department Drops Request for Names of People Who 'Liked' Anti-Trump Facebook Page Justice Department Drops Request for Names of People Who 'Liked' Anti-Trump Facebook Page
Gizmodo - Wed Oct 18, 2017
In a court hearing today, the Department of Justice dropped its request for the names of an estimated 6,000 people who "liked" a Facebook page about an Inauguration Day protest, the American Civil Liberties Union said. More»

Is Facebook Blocking Access to Data for Reporters Seeking to Probe Russian Infiltration in 2016 Election?
AlterNet - Tue Oct 17, 2017
The mystery is deepening over how much Facebook knows about Russian use of the social media platform to inject content and messaging intended to influence voters during the 2016 presidential election. More»

Photo: It's 3 Billion! Yes, Every Single Yahoo Account Was Hacked In 2013 Data Breach It's 3 Billion! Yes, Every Single Yahoo Account Was Hacked In 2013 Data Breach
Hacker News - Wed Oct 4, 2017
The largest known hack of user data in the history just got tripled in size. More»

Photo: Hackers Crack Voting Machines Within Minutes At DEF CON In Vegas Hackers Crack Voting Machines Within Minutes At DEF CON In Vegas
Huffington Post - Sun Jul 30, 2017
We already knew US voting systems had security flaws ― the federal government put that nail in the coffin when it repeatedly confirmed that Russian hackers breached systems in at least 21 states during the election last year. More»

Over 14 Million Verizon Customers' Data Exposed On Unprotected AWS Server
Hacker News - Thu Jul 13, 2017
Verizon, the major telecommunications provider, has suffered a data security breach with over 14 million US customers' personal details exposed on the Internet after NICE Systems, a third-party vendor, mistakenly left the sensitive users' details open on a server. More»

Photo: Malicious web ad infecting Android phones Malicious web ad infecting Android phones
Fox News - Sun Jul 2, 2017
Savvy Internet users know not to click on strange links, but malvertising - malicious code hidden within otherwise innocuous advertisements - presents a more pernicious problem. More»

Photo: NSA 'WannaCry' hackers have 'compromised' data that could include foreign nuclear codes NSA 'WannaCry' hackers have 'compromised' data that could include foreign nuclear codes
Raw Story - Wed May 17, 2017
Last week's 'WannaCry' ransomware attack rocked networks and became the biggest cyberattack of its kind in history - and now, the group behind it is threatening to release more data as part of a Spotify-like subscription plan. More»

Russian arrested in Spain 'over US election hacking'
BBC - Mon Apr 10, 2017
Spanish police have arrested a Russian programmer for alleged involvement in "hacking" the US election, Spanish press reports have said. More»

Feds find evidence Russians hacked Florida election-systems vendor
CNN - Mon Nov 21, 2016
Federal investigators believe Russian hackers were behind cyber attacks on a contractor for Florida's election system that may have exposed the personal data of Florida voters, according to US officials briefed on the probe. More»

Photo: AT&T is making 'millions' by helping the government 'spy' on its citizens with a secretive telephone surveillance program AT&T is making 'millions' by helping the government 'spy' on its citizens with a secretive telephone surveillance program
Daily Mail - Wed Oct 26, 2016
AT&T is earning millions from taxpayers by secretly helping the government and its law enforcement organs crack cases by providing information on trillions of telephone calls. More»

Photo: What We Know About Friday"s Massive East Coast Internet Outage What We Know About Friday"s Massive East Coast Internet Outage
Wired - Sat Oct 22, 2016
Friday morning is prime time for some casual news reading, tweeting, and general Internet browsing, but you may have had some trouble accessing your usual sites and services this morning and throughout the day, from Spotify and Reddit to the New York Times and even good ol" WIRED.com. More»

Photo: Yahoo 'secretly scanned the incoming emails of hundreds of millions of customers for the FBI and NSA' Yahoo 'secretly scanned the incoming emails of hundreds of millions of customers for the FBI and NSA'
Daily Mail - Tue Oct 4, 2016
Yahoo secretly scanned the emails of hundred of millions of customers, it has been revealed. More»

Roger Ailes is accused of hacking Media Matters
Daily Mail - Sat Sep 3, 2016
Roger Ailes is accused of hacking the phones of employees and chief reporter of liberal watchdog site which monitors conservative news 'misinformation". More»

Photo: IRS hack keeps getting worse, more taxpayers affected IRS hack keeps getting worse, more taxpayers affected
WSB-TV - Sun Feb 28, 2016
The Internal Revenue Service revealed hackers gained access to personal information for more than 700,000 individuals, more than twice as many as previously thought. More»

Photo: Amazon 1p sales bonanza after computer glitch misprices thousands of items, leaving angry retailers 'losing £20,000 overnight' Amazon 1p sales bonanza after computer glitch misprices thousands of items, leaving angry retailers 'losing £20,000 overnight'
Daily Mail - Sun Dec 14, 2014
Shoppers have cashed in on a technical glitch on Amazon after a malfunction saw thousands of items listed on the site for just 1p. More»

Photo: Pentagon Review Says America's Nukes Are FUBAR Pentagon Review Says America's Nukes Are FUBAR
Mother Jones - Sun Nov 16, 2014
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel is ordering a massive overhaul of America's nuclear weapons program after finding that "we've taken our eye off the ball," he said at a press conference on Friday morning. More»

Photo: Vodafone exposes secret worldwide network of government wiretaps Vodafone exposes secret worldwide network of government wiretaps
Raw Story - Thu Jun 5, 2014
Wires allow agencies to listen to or record live conversations, in what privacy campaigners are calling a 'nightmare scenario'. More»

NSA reportedly intercepts computer deliveries
Associated Press - Sun Dec 29, 2013
LONDON - A German magazine has lifted the lid on the operations of the National Security Agency's hacker unit, revealing how American spies intercepted computer deliveries, exploited hardware vulnerabilities, and even hijacked Microsoft's bug report system to spy on their targets. More»

Report: US military cracked most online encryption
Associated Press - Fri Sep 6, 2013
WASHINGTON - The National Security Agency, working with the British government, has secretly been unraveling encryption technology that billions of Internet users rely upon to keep their electronic messages and confidential data safe from prying eyes, according to published reports Thursday based on internal U. More»

Photo: Aaron Swartz: 'Killed By The Government' Aaron Swartz: 'Killed By The Government'
Huffington Post - Tue Jan 15, 2013
HIGHLAND PARK, Illinois - Internet freedom activist Aaron Swartz was "killed by the government," his father told mourners Tuesday during his son's funeral in suburban Chicago. More»

Symantec anti-virus update makes some PCs inoperable
Reuters - Fri Jul 13, 2012
BOSTON - A bug in an update of Symantec Corp's anti-virus software caused some Windows PCs to crash late this week, making machines inoperable until they were serviced in an embarrassing episode that angered some customers. More»

Photo: U.S. Government blocks sales of fuel-efficient cars U.S. Government blocks sales of fuel-efficient cars
Natural News Buzz - Tue Jun 19, 2012
The development of affordable "green" cars and trucks - electric vehicles or hybrids designed to dramatically curb the nation's reliance on fossil fuels - is supposed to be a primary goal for the Obama administration and a number of government and industry leaders. More»

Photo: Assange wins latest round in extradition fight Assange wins latest round in extradition fight
CNN - Sun Dec 4, 2011
London - WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange will be allowed to appeal against extradition to Sweden on sex allegations, the British High Court announced Monday. More»

Photo: Carrier IQ: Researcher Trevor Eckhart Outs Creepy, Hidden App Installed On Smartphones Carrier IQ: Researcher Trevor Eckhart Outs Creepy, Hidden App Installed On Smartphones
Huffington Post - Tue Nov 29, 2011
A security researcher has posted a video detailing hidden software installed on smart phones that logs numerous details about users' activities. More»

Photo: UK tabloid reporter: Phone hacking a regular tool UK tabloid reporter: Phone hacking a regular tool
Associated Press - Mon Nov 28, 2011
LONDON - A former reporter at Britain's News of the World made a rare, robust defense of phone hacking Tuesday, telling Britain's media ethics inquiry that eavesdropping on voicemails was a "perfectly acceptable tool" to help journalists uncover stories. More»

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