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New NSA chief says 'sky not falling down' after Snowden revelations

The new director of the National Security Agency, Admiral Michael Rogers, has played down the damage caused by Edward Snowden's revelations – in contrast to claims by his predecessor and British counterparts that it was one of the worst breaches in intelligence history.<p>Rogers said in an interview …

Spring cleaning: Going digital with your wallet

It's true, mobile payments aren't mainstream quite yet, but that shouldn't stop you from going digital with your wallet. Over the course of the last year how many times have you accidentally forgotten your wallet? How about your smartphone? I'm willing to bet your wallet is far more neglected, and …

Apple Pay

Serious security flaw in OAuth, OpenID discovered

Following in the steps of the OpenSSL vulnerability Heartbleed, another major flaw has been found in popular open-source security software. This time, the holes have been found in the log-in tools OAuth and OpenID, used by many websites and tech titans including Google, Facebook, Microsoft, and …

Information Security

The Ultimate NSA Debate Is Happening Today

Greenwald, the journalist who published many of the first stories based on Edward Snowden's National Security Agency leaks, will be debating former CIA and NSA Director Gen. Michael Hayden in Toronto tomorrow night.<p>Hayden, who has been a rather vocal critic of Snowden's leaks, will be arguing in …

Tech firms to increase alerts about police requests for data -- report

Despite Justice Department objections, Apple, Facebook, and Microsoft plan to expand their policies on notifying customers whose data has been requested by law enforcement, says a report.<p>The news comes as a digital-rights organization gets set to release an influential privacy scorecard, and as bad …

Surveillance

Anonymous OS reportedly used by Snowden reaches version 1.0

The operating system reportedly favored by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden to keep his conversations with journalists secret has graduated to 1.0 status.<p>The OS known as The Amnesiac Incognito Live System, or Tails, reached the milestone on Tuesday after nearly five years in development, …

Ocean Exploration

'The Internet's Own Boy': Aaron Swartz Documentary Trailer Debuts

Coder and digital-rights activists Aaron Swartz died over a year ago at 26, after he committed suicide in his New York City apartment.<p>Shortly after …

Dogecoin has its day: the unlikely success of a joke cryptocurrency

At the first DogeCon, enthusiasts celebrate 138 days of charity and community<p><i>Dogecoin creator Jackson Palmer at DogeCon SF</i><p>When dogecoin arrived on the cryptocurrency scene in late 2013, it was little more than a Twitter joke come to life — a play on bitcoin and the doge meme, two of the most …

MIT is about to become the world’s first Bitcoin economy

What would happen if every undergraduate student on a campus got $100 in Bitcoins? And what if that campus was the endlessly inventive MIT?<p>Those questions are behind a new Bitcoin experiment at MIT, which prides itself on pioneering emerging technologies. More than half a million dollars has been …

My First MOOC: The Planning Behind a Massive Open Online Course

5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>A free online course "Beyond Silicon Valley: Growing Entrepreneurship in Transitioning Economies" launches through Coursera next week on April 28. Come back to Entrepreneur.com as we feature additional interviews with course</i> …

Entrepreneurship

A lamp is spying on New Yorkers and tweeting their conversations

<i>Wired</i> tells the story of two artists, Kyle McDonald and Brian House, who wanted to experiment with surveillance. The pair installed simple Wi-Fi-enabled recording devices in lamps at McDonalds, a library, a bedroom, a bank, and in New York's Washington Square Park. The recordings are sent to …

Governments 'responsible for 87pc of online spying'

A new report reveals a three-fold increase in cyber espionage since last year<p>The vast majority of electronic spying attacks in 2013 can be attributed to governments, according to a new report.<p>The latest annual Data Breach Investigations Report by Verizon Communications reveals that there has been a …

Cybersecurity

Two more sweet iPhone 6 concepts Apple should (but won't) make

Two more epic iPhone 6 concepts get an "A" for imagination. We've already seen awesome but certainly impractical dual-screen and holographic iPhone 6 concepts, but the latest visions from the "If I were Tim Cook" department spotlight a new iPhone that borrows lots of practical features from the …

Mobile Technology

Chinese iOS malware stealing Apple IDs and passwords from jailbroken devices

Security researcher Stefan Esser (via <i>ArsTechnica</i>) has discovered that an issue reported on <i>Reddit</i> as causing crashes on jailbroken iPhones and iPads is actually a piece of malware designed to capture Apple IDs and passwords from infected devices.<p>This malware appears to have Chinese origin and comes …

Apple Reportedly Delaying Launch of 5.5-Inch 'iPhone Air' Due to Battery Issues

According to Taiwan's <i>Industrial and Commercial Times</i> [Google Translate, via <i>G for Games</i>] Apple's larger 5.5-inch iPhone 6 has been delayed and will launch in 2015. The report notes that the company is struggling with finding a sufficient battery that measures 2 mm or less to fit in the device's …

iPhone sales could be threatened as subsidized costs become more visible, say analysts

How much did your iPhone cost? If you said $199, $299 or even $399 you’re somewhere near $350 off. As some consciously forget, the carriers often shield the owner from the real total cost of the iPhone. That may not last.<p>iPhone sales could be hurt as carriers switch from so-called subsidized …

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Someone made real Spider-Man web shooters and they’re amazing (video)

The Internet age has brought us many treasures, including a non-lethal version of Thor’s hammer, a non-functional suit of Iron Man armor, and even the beginnings of a full-scale Millennium Falcon of <i>Star Wars</i> fame.<p>So, it’s about time someone made Marvel Comics’ signature character Spider-Man’s web …

Canadian Teen Is the First Hacker Arrested for Exploiting Heartbleed

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Last week, the world was made aware of Heartbleed, a flaw in a widely used security protocol that …

Putin tells Snowden live on air: no 'massive scale' surveillance of public communications

Edward Snowden is not only working the conference circuit, or playing a part in Pulitzer prize-winning journalism, he's now taking his cause to world leaders directly. This morning Snowden asked Vladimir Putin live on Russian television if his government intercepts the communications of its …

Galaxy S5 fingerprint scanner hacked

German researchers have hacked the Samsung Galaxy S5's fingerprint sensor just days after it launched<p>The fingerprint scanner on Samsung’s latest flagship handset, the Galaxy S5, has already been hacked, just days after the device went on sale.<p>Following in the footsteps of Motorola, Fujitsu, Apple …

Microsoft's Outlook.com Lets Users Import IMAP-Enabled Email

Microsoft today announced Outlook.com users can now import email from IMAP-enabled email providers, including Yahoo Mail. The addition is part of the service’s import wizard, which lets you keep your old email addresses, but manage them all from Outlook.com.<p>To import your Yahoo Mail into …

It Took Just Four Days to Hack the Samsung Galaxy S5's Fingerprint Scanner

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>It took German "researchers" at SRLabs just four days to created a fake fingerprint using wood glue …

Search

FORTUNE — Anki Drive’s toy-sized ecosystem just got bigger.<p>The San Francisco-based startup, which released its artificial intelligence-driven cars last October, unveiled two new tracks and two new cars Wednesday — the first new hardware of any kind since launch.<p>Available for $100 starting May 6, …

First Heartbleed attack reported; taxpayer data stolen

The Heartbleed bug has caused widespread anxiety, sent engineers scrambling into patch-mode, and likely prompted millions of users to re-invent their passwords, but so far there have been no accounts of attacks leveraging the bug... until now.<p>In the first known report of an attack using the …

Heartbleed Bug

T-Mobile: No more overage charges even on older voice and data plans

Starting in May T-Mobile (s tmus) plans to get rid of all overage charges on all of its customer bills, pushing a new marketing strategy that claims …

Google plugs more services vs Heartbleed; bug biting millions of Androids

While Google was quick to patch its services to close the security hole caused by the Heartbleed bug in OpenSSL, the same bug may still be hounding millions of Android devices worldwide.<p>Google patched most of its services last week (including Search, Gmail, YouTube, Wallet, Play, Apps, and App …

Dropbox stands firm on privacy, despite Heartbleed risk and board appointments

Dropbox says it is committed to security and privacy, despite admitting that its services were vulnerable to the Heartbleed internet encryption …

Google Hints It May Begin Favoring Encrypted Sites in Searches

Google is considering giving a boost to encrypted sites in its search-engine results, one of its top engineers has hinted.<p>Matt Cutts, an engineer in …

Encryption