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Police fear the dark side of 'Pokemon Go'

The real world can be a dangerous place to play Pokemon Go, cops across Southern California are discovering, as the gaming app raises concerns about traffic problems and crime.<p>On Tuesday morning, Los Angeles Police headquarters was inundated with reports that a multi-car pileup had been caused by a …

Researchers Found a Hacking Tool that Targets Energy Grids on the Dark Web

The malware called “Furtim” was designed to target the energy grid, according to researchers.<p>A sophisticated piece of government-made malware, designed to do reconnaissance on energy grid's system ahead of an eventual cyberattack on critical infrastructure, was found on a dark web hacking …

Fight ransomware with data backups and gift cards

Ransomware is a hacker's cash grab. When this type of malware attacks your PC, it locks your precious files behind a password and demands payment for unlocking your docs. As in any other hostage situation, paying the ransom may or may not get you your files back. With ransomware, an ounce of …

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The UX Of Ethics: Should Google Tell You If You Have Cancer?

Big data can spot things we’d never see coming. But are companies like Google and Amazon responsible for telling us the bad news?<p>“If I’m on a park bench, and I’m next to someone, and I hear them talking about symptoms of cancer, am I obligated to turn around and tell them they might have …

The Cops May Soon Have a Tool to Bust You for Texting and Driving

Like a breathalyzer, but with metadata.<p>To crack down on distracted driving, New York lawmakers are proposing that police use a roadside phone analyzer to determine if drivers were texting while driving. Just as the breathalyzer lets cops know when someone has been drinking behind the wheel, the …

A Whole Lot of Nitwits Will Plug a Random USB Into Their Computer, Study Finds

A group of researcher proves the long-held conviction that hackers can trick users into inserting potentially dangerous USB drives into their computers.<p>In what's perhaps the most enthralling episode of the hacker drama Mr. Robot, one of F-Society's hackers drops a bunch of USB sticks in the parking …

This Yahoo executive has an incredible collection of encryption machines

Ever since encryption was invented, people have been trying to break it.<p>That was the main takeaway from my recent stroll through the history of …

Dell releases new Linux-powered laptops, including XPS 13

Linux users who’ve been looking for some new, quality hardware to run their preferred operating system on are in luck, as Dell has just released a …

Report: Apple Building iPhone It Can't Hack

After Controversial FBI Court Request, Apple Treats Itself as a Threat Mathew J. Schwartz (euroinfosec) • February 25, 2016<p>Apple is creating new …

Atlanta Braves player's cat sure enjoys a road trip

All cat lovers know how difficult it is to be separated from their feline friends, so we can’t blame Freddie Freeman for bringing his cat along for …

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Keeping It Casual: A Day with South Carolina's 21st Century Racists

In Laurens, South Carolina, there's a view that any racial prejudice tamer than snarling dogs, fire hoses, and "Whites Only" signs isn't really racism, but something ingrained in a lost culture, and therefore is forgivable.<p>It's early evening in Laurens, South Carolina, just a couple of days before …

A Brief History of the U.S. Trying to Add Backdoors Into Encrypted Data

A government agent uses an NSA IBM 360/85 console in 1971 (Photo: Wikimedia Commons/NSA).<p>It’s been a weird week for America’s most valuable company—a …

Hackers Distributed a Backdoored Version of Linux Through an Official Site

Users who recently downloaded Linux Mint might need to check they didn’t receive the compromised version instead, and the official site's userbase is ostensibly for sale on the so-called dark web.<p>Even when downloading data from a trusted site, users must check that those files haven't …

Why must Apple help the FBI? Because law enforcement is not surveillance

The FBI has been roundly criticized for using a law from 1789, the All Writs Act, to gain access to the data stored on one of the phones of the San Bernardino shooters. But critics ignore what the move indicates: that there has been little or no productive dialogue between the government and Apple …

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