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Mexico Is Hacking Team’s Biggest Paying Client — By Far | VICE News

Mexico is by far the biggest paying client of Hacking Team, the Italian cyber-surveillance firm now at the center of a massive hack of its internal data, documents show.<p>The country has paid more than $6.3 million to help it spy on its targets, topping the nearest state client Italy by $1.9 million. …

The hack that took down a global spyware vendor

At the end of last month, Hacking Team seemed untouchable. The company occupied a controversial niche in the security space, contracting out surveillance software to law enforcement agencies around the world. If your phone got stuck with a wiretapping implant, there's a good chance it came from …

Apple urges Obama to block government snooping

Apple has put its name to a letter which will be sent today, appealing to the White House to protect individual privacy rights in the face of suggestions that law enforcement should be able to access encrypted smartphone data via a backdoor.<p>“Strong encryption is the cornerstone of the modern …

Cybersecurity firm accused of staging data breaches to extort clients

Have you ever heard of a cybersecurity firm called Tiversa? No? Well, you'll likely be hearing about it a lot in the coming weeks, because an ex-employee is accusing it of fraud. Richard Wallace, one of its former investigators, has recently testified against the firm in a Washington DC courtroom. …

See How What Makes Us Happy Has Changed Over the Past 80 Years

Psychologists from the University of Bolton in the U.K. have re-created a famous study conducted in the same town almost eight decades ago that …

Security Companies Hire Hackers, Ex-Spies to Fight Cyber Attacks

It's a seller's market for the cyber war's special forces.<p>Just ask Scott Davies, 30, who left a career snooping on Australia's enemies in December …

Does Your Whole Home Need Antivirus Now?

Bitdefender Box has the right idea about smart-home security, but it still needs work<p>Lots of people spend money on a home security system. So why are we leaving more and more of our digital property defenseless?<p>If you’re diligent, you’ve kept the bad guys at bay by running antivirus software on a …

Defenseless

The Science Of Why You Should Spend Your Money On Experiences, Not Things

You don’t have infinite money. Spend it on stuff that research says makes you happy.<p>Most people are in the pursuit of happiness. There are economists who think happiness is the best indicator of the health of a society. We know that money can make you happier, though after your basic needs are met, …

The hidden tricks of powerful persuasion

Are we always in control of our minds? As David Robson discovers, it’s surprisingly easy to plant ideas in peoples’ heads without them realising.<p>Are we all just puppets on a string? Most people would like to assume that they are free agents – their fate lies in their own hands. But they’d be wrong. …

Psychology

Do your genes determine your entire life?

Some scientists claim that new discoveries have proved free will is an illusion. Nonsense, says Julian Baggini<p>Whenever you read stories about identical twins separated at birth, they tend to follow the template set by the most remarkable of them all: the “two Jims”. James Springer and James Lewis …

Genetics

Sony Pictures Employees Now Working In An Office “From Ten Years Ago”

It’s been different for everyone,” she said. She was upbeat, optimistic, even after finding out her bank account information had been traded on a black market website. She was worried her identity had also leaked. She imagined her private information on some forum somewhere and shuddered. She had …

Undercover CHP officer pulls gun at Oakland protest after outing

An undercover California Highway Patrol officer who was attempting to infiltrate a demonstration against police brutality in Oakland pulled a gun on the protesters after he and his partner were outed and the partner was attacked.<p>The undercover work — captured by a freelance photographer working for …

Here’s A Carry-On Bag That James Bond Could Get Behind

If you’ve ever faced the prospect of attending a wedding in sweatpants, due to a missing bag; paid a fine for exceeding a carry-on weight limit; or boxed out fellow passengers for access to your gate’s lone electrical socket, the Bluesmart suitcase may be the answer to your prayers.<p>The connected …

What Makes a Face Cream Cost $900?

Good skin doesn't come cheap.<p>Skin care makes a lot of tempting promises—take 10 years off your eyes in six weeks! diminished fine lines after just one use! shrink your pores for good!—and they hook us every time. We buy serum after moisturizer after mask in the hope that this one will be <i>the</i> one, …

Skin Care

Why Your Doctor Wants You to Have Sex Tonight

He's only looking out for your health—really!<p>Quick, tell your partner: If you’re not having sex at least a few times a week, your health may be in danger.<p>No, seriously! Compared to guys in their 20s who ejaculate just once a week, men who orgasm 21 times or more every month are about 15 percent …

Cancer

Army major general, troops quarantined

Thirty soldiers until recently stationed in West Africa will be quarantined in Italy when they arrive Wednesday after leaving the Ebola-stricken region this morning, Army officials tell CNN.<p>The soldier will join Army Major General Darryl A. Williams, commander of U.S. Army Africa, and approximately …

Charles Barkley: 'Brainwashed' blacks hold up success - CNN.com

More than 80,000 people have signed a petition to cancel the TLC reality show "19 Kinds and Counting" for what the petition says is an anti-LGBT stance. According to the petition, Michelle Duggar's voice can be heard on a recorded call from this past summer urging the citizens of Fayetteville, …

How ISIS Became The Richest Terrorist Group In The World

“They are looking towards a long-term economic model."<p>IRBIL, Iraq — Muhammed Jamal can understand why many want to join ISIS.<p>"You get paid the most, you have the most weapons, you are with the most powerful group," said Jamal, who as a Sunni Iraqi would have little trouble joining up with the …

Everything We Know About Facebook's Secret Mood Manipulation Experiment

It was probably legal. But was it ethical?<p><i>Updated, 09/08/14</i><p>Facebook’s News Feed—the main list of status updates, messages, and photos you see when you open Facebook on your computer or phone—is not a perfect mirror of the world.<p>But few users expect that Facebook would change their News Feed in …

Follow Airbnb's journey from scrappy startup to $10B company (video)

After Airbnb raised its latest funding megaround, the company attained a massive $10 billion valuation. But the home-sharing startup faced plenty of obstacles on its path to success, as a new video and infographic from Funders and Founders remind us.<p>Airbnb still has plenty of challenges ahead of …

This Site Shows Who Is Hacking Whom Right Now — And The US Is Getting Hammered

U.S.-based computer security firm Norse has released a real-time animated map that illustrates ongoing cyberattacks around the world. Without a doubt, the U.S. is getting constantly hammered by hackers.<p>In just 45 minutes, the U.S. was the victim of 5,840 cyberattacks.<p>The Norse map does not …

Judge Gives Deployed Sailor Ultimatum: Appear In Court Or Lose Your Daughter

Matthew Hindes is currently serving on the USS Michigan under the Pacific Ocean, so there is no way he can appear in court.<p>"He's protecting the rights of others, but who is protecting his rights?" Hindes' wife Benita-Lynn told CBS Local.<p>Hindes was awarded custody in 2010, after his daughter Kaylee …

The Internet's Aswarm In Denial Of Service Attacks And It's Getting Worse

The denial of service attack gets few props for novelty in a field that prizes novelty. In a denial of service (DoS) attack, hackers flood a Web site or application with pointless requests that clog or overwhelm network resources and potentially shut it down. DoS is a cudgel, not a lockpick …

Obamas Want Daughters To Get Taste Of Life On Minimum Wage

By Roberta Rampton<p>WASHINGTON, June 20 (Reuters) - President Barack Obama and wife Michelle both worked minimum-wage jobs before they got law degrees: a character-building experience they said they also want their teenage daughters to share.<p>The president scooped ice cream at Baskin-Robbins, waited …

How Running Makes You High

Nature's incentive program still isn't fully understood, but this video seeks to explain the current theory<p>We all know the runner's high is real, but science still isn't certain about why it occurs. We spoke with Greg Gerdeman, Ph.D., an assistant professor of biology at Eckerd College, to …

Men's Health

The Foods That REALLY Cause Zits

Eat right to keep your complexion clear<p>Face it: A bad diet can have ugly consequences. Scientists at New York University report that high-glycemic foods, such as rice, potatoes, bread, and sugary snacks and drinks, may contribute to acne.<p>A diet loaded with sugars and starches causes a rise in …

Nutrition