Wesley Stuart

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Hackers: they're 'superheroes' that 'change the world'

Hackers, CyFI tells the audience at WIRED Next Generation, are good people. "They're the superheroes that help fix flaws in the internet so that it's …

Samsung revamps its lower-end Chromebook with faux leather

It's taken a while, but people finally seem to be embracing Chromebooks as the low-cost laptops that they were designed to be. Samsung's already earned our plaudits for this year's Chromebook 2, but what if you just don't have $400 to spend on a new piece of hardware? Never fear, for the company …

Jolla Does Angry Birds Themed Android Launcher To Fling Its Sailfish OS Further

Jolla, the Finnish smartphone startup that expanded the MeeGo open source project into its own Sailfish OS, has released its first Android launcher — to give users of Google’s mobile platform a taster of what its alternative OS has to offer.<p>Jolla co-founder Marc Dillon, now its COO, previously told …

Anonymising router Anonabox suspended from Kickstarter campaign

An internet router that promised to anonymise online activity and raised over $600,000 in funds has been suspended from the Kickstarter fundraising site after an online backlash.<p>Anonabox developer August Germar confirmed to the Guardian on Friday that the fundraising site had suspended its pitch. …

Unfortunately, no clever gadget can keep you entirely safe online

Since the revelations last year of widespread snooping into personal communications by US spying authorities, Silicon Valley has seen a wave of privacy-focused startups. Many of these companies have used Tor, the open-source network that allows users to browse the web anonymously by encrypting the …

At Whisper's news-gathering operation, data collection comes under siege

Can an app that people anonymously share confessions on, some of which become fodder for news stories, protect the users' identities?<p>That's the issue surrounding Whisper this week.<p>When opening the anonymous message board app Whisper on an iOS device for the first time, users are twice prompted to …

A Web encryption vulnerability opens ‘encrypted’ data to hackers

Turns out that the Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) encryption we’ve relied on for secure communication on the Internet has a vulnerability.<p>Today Google researchers announced (PDF link) that they have found a bug in the SSL 3.0 protocol. The exploit could be used to intercept critical data that’s …