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NSA Document From 1996 Warns Of 'Insider-Gone-Bad'

Long before Edward Snowden leaked all those secrets, the National Security Agency published a report detailing the threats posed by rogue system administrators. Whoops.<p>A story quietly titled "Out of Control," published in a special 1996 issue of the National Security Agency's professional journal</i> …

Surveillance

iPhones hold top three spots in network usage ranking

Samsung claims fourth through sixth places in Actix's measurements of American and European users. Also: bigger screens and newer phones mean more data use.<p>What were the top three most used phones in 2013? The iPhone 4S, the iPhone 5, and the iPhone 4, according to an Actix study that tracked …

Mobile

Taiwan fines Apple for interfering with iPhone pricing

Taiwan’s Fair Trade Commission isn’t thrilled with Apple.<p>The organization has fined Apple 20 million New Taiwan dollars ($666,800 USD) after finding that the Cupertino-based gadget maker meddled with service providers’ iPhone pricing plans after selling them distribution rights, according to …

Security Researchers Gave Snapchat A Nasty Christmas Present By Telling The World How To Hack Snapchat

That's because these same researchers just published detailed instructions on how to hack Snapchat.<p>The researchers, who call their company Gibson Security, were frustrated that Snapchat had ignored their previous work, sent to Snapchat in August, they said. That's when they had found a bunch of …

Security

BlackBerry set to lose two more executives as leadership cull continues

A source close to the beleaguered BlackBerry has told <i>The Wall Street Journal</i> that two senior staff members will soon be leaving the smartphone manufacturer. Chris Wormald, head of BlackBerry's mergers and acquisitions, will reportedly be leaving by the end of December, while Rick Costanzo, …