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I can't remember any of my passwords and that's perfectly fine

Screenshot<p>I can't remember any of my passwords, and that's totally fine.<p>About a month ago, my editor-in-chief Gus Lubin told me that he literally …

Information Systems

The impossible task of creating a “Best VPNs” list today

Our writer set out to make a list of reliable VPNs; turns out the task is complicated.<p>For the security minded, one of the scariest revelations from …

South China Sea set to dominate Singapore security summit

SINGAPORE/HONG KONG (REUTERS) - Roiling tensions in the South China Sea are set to dominate Asia's biggest security summit starting in Singapore on …

Appeals court rules law enforcement can access your phone's location data without a warrant

With a 12-3 vote, 4th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled on Monday that the location data you share with a third-party is not protected by the Fourth …

Hacking Team Breach: A Cyber Jurassic Park

Paleontology is the scientific study of the life of long-extinct animals. Paleontologists hypothesize about the behavior of the different species of …

Hackers are using remote-control software Teamviewer to hijack PCs and drain PayPal accounts

Teamviewer, a piece of software that people can use to remote-control PCs, appears to have been hacked. Numerous user reports have indicated that …

Presenting Torus

Persistent storage in container cluster infrastructure is one of the most interesting current problems in computing. Where do we store the voluminous …

What You Should Know About the New Social Security Rules

Social Security is already a hot-button issue, and recent changes have people <i>really</i> freaking out about it, which makes it tough to get past the …

Retirement

From hacking to cyber espionage: US and China discuss security in the digital age

Officials from the US and Chinese governments have met for the first since an agreement was established last year in an attempt to curb the rising …

China’s Very Weird Campaign to Keep Its Citizens From Spying for the West

The Chinese Communist Party sees spies everywhere and is encouraging the masses to be vigilant, citing the threat posed by 007 and villains from …

German Spy Service Says Russia Behind Major Cyber Attacks

<b>'Evidence' Russia Behind Cyber Attacks in Germany: Secret Service</b><p><b>Germany's domestic secret service said Friday it had evidence that Russia was behind</b> …

Cybersecurity

After spying on social media, UK spy agency GCHQ officially joins Twitter

It’s a sign of our massively surveilled times that spy agencies have realized the importance of maintaining an approachable public face in the digital realm where they now derive so much of their signal noise.<p>GCHQ, the UK spy agency which specializes in garnering intelligence from communications …

Social Media

Licence to Tweet: Britain's top spy agency GCHQ has joined Twitter

And you thought everything had to be hush hush when it comes to the world of spying, espionage and national security?<p>These days, you'd be wrong - …

Social Media

UK spy agency joins Twitter, follows James Bond

Britain's top spy agency has joined Twitter, and naturally James Bond was one of the first accounts it followed.<p>The Government Communications Headquarters, better known as GCHQ, joined Twitter (TWTR) on Monday with a verified account and a simple tweet saying, "Hello, world."<p>The initial tweet …

What It’s Like to Read the NSA’s Newspaper for Spies

The men and women who work at the National Security Agency were greeted, on March 31, 2003, with a cheery notice on their office computers. “Welcome …

Surveillance

Justin Trudeau Says It Is 'Unacceptable' That Rogue Canadian Cops Spied on Two Journalists | VICE News

Canadian police spied on two journalists in 2007 without permission from their bosses, according to a document revealed by the CBC that has raised the ire of journalists and free speech advocates.<p>The revelation led Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to apologize to the journalists. "It was …

U.S. intelligence: Hackers tried to spy on 2016 candidates

Another presidential cycle, more foreign hackers spying on U.S. presidential candidates.<p>At least that’s according to Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, who said Wednesday that hackers are watching the people running for the White House.<p>“We’re aware that campaigns and related …

New whistleblower reveals legal path to expose NSA spying that Edward Snowden didn’t try

A former head of whistleblower protections has become a whistleblower himself, laying bare how official channels designed for government workers to …

Security News This Week: Apple Hires a Crypto Guru for Future Battles With the Feds

You are how you drive, we learned this week, when researchers showed how your car's computer can identify you based on patterns in your driving …

'Snowden’s two goals - alert people of mass spying, encourage future whistleblowers'

<b>RT</b>: <i>Mark, how did the government's attack on whistleblower Thomas Andrews Drake impact on the reactions which Edward Snowden would later take against</i> …

Portuguese, Russian espionage suspects arrested in Rome

ROME (Reuters) - A Portuguese and a Russian national were arrested in Rome at the weekend on suspicion of espionage, the European Union’s judicial cooperation unit Eurojust said on Tuesday.<p>Portuguese media said the arrested Portuguese citizen worked for the national SIS intelligence service and was …

European Union

Former Huawei employees to be rejected by Canadian immigration on suspicions of espionage

A few weeks ago, news broke of the Canadian government’s intention to reject the immigration application of two individuals, potentially due to their …

Canadian Government

FDA Looks to Cut Salt Content in Food

Agency seeks to lower individual daily salt intake<p>A fight at the dining table is escalating between regulators and the food industry, this time over government proposals to cut Americans’ average salt intake by almost one-third.<p>The Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday issued long-awaited …

​Windows Holographic devices coming 'in months' not years

When Microsoft's Mr. Virtual Reality, Alex Kipman, took to the stage at Computex in Taiwan today, there were plenty in the room who might have expected him to reveal a launch date for Microsoft HoloLens.<p>Those people were ultimately disappointed.<p>Instead, Microsoft revealed that it would be opening …

​The UK Is Using Bulk Interception to Catch Criminals—And Not Telling Them

"Suspects are being left in the dark."<p>UK authorities are collecting and analysing data in bulk to identify suspected child exploitation offenders on the dark web, but are not informing defendants of how they were caught.<p>The practice starkly highlights the UK government's stance on not including …

Firms too scared to report cyber crime, says police investigator

Organizations are too afraid about reporting cyber crime to police, says a Toronto police investigator, which impairs law enforcement’s ability to go …

Indians are turning to VPN services for anonymous and safe internet experience

At a time when security has become the foremost concern in browsing or sharing data online, people in India are progressively turning to virtual …