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The Obama years: novelists assess his legacy

Expectations were sky high when Barack Obama was elected president in 2008. As his term draws to a close, has he disappointed or delivered? From race to healthcare, from the drone war to the Iran deal, novelists in America appraise him<p>Tobias Wolff: ‘The coolness of his style has led to a lack of …

Michelle Obama

Almost 100 million people's passwords leaked online after the 'Yahoo of Russia' was hacked

The latest: Rambler.ru, a Russian web portal similar to Yahoo.<p>Data breach monitoring service LeakedSource has obtained almost 100 million user logins for Rambler.ru users, that were apparently obtained in hack of the site in February 2012.<p>Worryingly, users' passwords were not encrypted in any way — …

Vladimir Putin

Intel is buying Movidius, a startup that makes vision chips for drones and virtual reality

It’s the latest in a string of acquisitions for the chip giant.<p>Intel announced late Monday that it is buying Movidius, a small chipmaker that makes computer vision processors used in drones and virtual reality devices, among other products.<p><b>Recode</b> highlighted Movidius in March, noting that the …

Virtual Reality
Diversity

New Snowden documents confirm leaked NSA tools are real

Newly released documents from the Edward Snowden archive, published today by <i>The Intercept</i>, confirm what was already suspected this week: some of the NSA's secret malware is out in the open.<p>On Saturday, a group going by the name "the Shadow Brokers" began leaking what it said were NSA exploits and …

Surveillance

Russian man faces US trial in lucrative hacking scheme

SEATTLE (AP) — Prosecutors describe Roman Seleznev, the son of a Russian lawmaker, as a master hacker who orchestrated an international scheme that resulted in about $170 million in fraudulent credit card purchases.<p>In a federal jury trial that begins this week, they plan to lay out evidence that …

Secret Service

This wireless flaw leaves millions of Volkswagens cars vulnerable

A team of researchers has revealed a vulnerability of Volkswagen vehicles that leaves almost all its cars manufactured since 1995 vulnerable to theft.<p>Later this week at the Usenix security conference in Austin, Texas the same group from the University of Birmingham and German engineering firm …

Hackers arrested after stealing more than 30 Jeeps in Texas

<i>This article has been updated with comments from FCA.</i><p>It seems the news regarding vehicle hacking continues to get worse, especially when it comes to products from Fiat Chrysler Automobiles. Last year, a Jeep Cherokee in St. Louis, Missouri, was wirelessly hacked from Pittsburgh. Nissan had to shut …

Internaut day: The world's first public website went online 25 years ago today

On this day 25 years ago the world's first website went live to the public. The site, created by Sir Tim Berners-Lee, was a basic text page with hyperlinked words that connected to other pages.<p>Berners-Lee used the public launch to outline his plan for the service, which would come to dominate life …

Tim Berners Lee

ISIS Has Its Own Encrypted Chat App

Terrorists are communicating over a new secure Android app after getting kicked off WhatsApp, Telegram, and other messengers. Called “Alrawi”, the encrypted chat app makes it harder for governments and security agencies to spy on terrorist plans. It was discovered by counter-terrorism network known …

Privacy

U.S. government hacked; feds think China is the culprit

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> The massive hack that may have stolen the personal information of four million federal employees appears designed to build a vast database in what could be preparation for future attacks by China against the U.S., cybersecurity experts advising the government told CNN Friday …

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