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By Valdis Krebs | Who is mining, mapping and measuring the tracks you leave behind on the Internet.
In the movie Her, Joaquin Phoenix’s character falls in love with his computer’s operating system, which through the magic of machine learning — and …
Governments are snooping on everything we do online. State intelligence and security agencies are using mass surveillance to hoover up our private …Surveillance
The big players in finance and technology misuse their power over our lives, says Paul Bernal
This book’s subtitle could easily have been taken …Blackbox
In the last decade, Russia's intelligence services and law enforcement agencies have vastly increased their capability in this area. Seven separate …
Right now, someone is stalking Maggie McKethan. As she strolls around Rice Village, someone is monitoring her calls, reading her texts, tracking her …
Libertarians and hawks will disagree about what intelligence agencies should be licensed to do, but both should surely agree that they shouldn’t break the law. A court ruled on Friday, however, that, in its dealings with the NSA, GCHQ had done that.
The court in question, the Investigatory Powers …National Security Agency
If you are a person in America, then there are equations trying to learn more about you. Some of these equations work for private companies and some …Algorithms
An excellent op-ed from the Open Rights Group: "When ORG defends privacy, we are fighting to protect people from abuses of power that leave them vulnerable."
Yet for many people surveillance makes them less safe: it's not the security blanket politicians are holding it up to be. Job-seekers under …
Google has done a good job at keeping data-stealing Trojan apps out of Google Play, but attackers still find ways to monetize rogue apps through the …
Whenever regulators gather to discuss market failures, the cliche “level playing field” eventually surfaces. When regulators finally get around to thinking about what happens in the online world, especially in the area of personal data, then they will have to come to terms with the fact that the …Jaron Lanier
30 January 2015 | News
Scientists can no longer guarantee patients' privacy. they're looking for new ways to build trust.
30 January 2015 | …
Even when real names and other personal information are stripped from big data sets, it is often possible to use just a few pieces of the information to identify a specific person, according to a study to be published Friday in the journal Science.
In the study, titled “Unique in the Shopping Mall: …Research
WASHINGTON — The trail that led American officials to blame North Korea for the destructive cyberattack on Sony Pictures Entertainment in November winds back to 2010, when the National Security Agency scrambled to break into the computer systems of a country considered one of the most impenetrable …North Korea
Maybe there's something meaningful hidden in my spam folder.Image from Gmail
During David Petraeus and Paula Broadwell's affair, the two would …
Privacy in a Networked World
This one-day annual event brings leaders in industry, government, and academia, as well as students …
In the fall of 2008, a 30-year-old computer expert named Zarrar Shah roamed from outposts in the northern mountains of Pakistan to safe houses near the Arabian Sea, plotting mayhem in Mumbai, India’s commercial gem.
Mr. Shah, the technology chief of Lashkar-e-Taiba, the Pakistani terror group, and …Spying
Twitter opened up its analytics platform to all users in mid-2014, but is it any good? Contributor Larry Kim explores this question.
The future of wearable technology in fitness and health isn’t about the fitness bands and health monitors – it’s about what can be done with the data they collect, according to the founder of health firm LifeQ.
The focus from the technology industry has been on getting gadgets on to wrists, but that …Wearable Tech
The FBI has attributed the Sony hack to North Korea, in part by analyzing the messages left by the "G.O.P." attackers. But linguistics expert Shlomo
Two of the largest companies in the world are bickering with each other about how best to protect users. I won’t get into just how historically …Vendor
MY mother received the ransomnote on the Tuesday before Thanksgiving. It popped up on her computer screen soon after she’d discovered that all of her files had been locked. “Your files are encrypted,” it announced. “To get the key to decrypt files you have to pay 500 USD.” If my mother failed to …Security
Will the U.S. Government seek to designate Anonymous under its new authority? Based on Anonymous’ previous work, that might not be the best idea.On …Cyberspace
A user recommended as “similar to you” might be dangerous.
Several years ago, long before Spotify, I regularly listened to music through Last.fm. I …
Alexander Zemlianichenko/AP Linguists identified foreign phrasing in about 2,000 words from hacker emails and posts that may have been penned by a …
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The best passwords are long strings of letters, numbers, and symbols that you can't remember. So you'll need a tool to …
The gift-giving season was very good to Amazon, judging by the e-commerce giant's holiday tallies. It boasted some eye-opening wins, and a revealing look at what and how we shopped during the holidays.
While the company can't resist bragging about how its own devices ruled some categories, the real …
From the moment the Federal Bureau of Investigation identified North Korea as the culprit behind the devastating cyber attack on Sony Pictures Entertainment, private security experts not employed by the studio have sprung into action, spinning alternative narratives about what might have …
Since the day President Obama took office, he has failed to bring to justice anyone responsible for the torture of terrorism suspects — an official government program conceived and carried out in the years after the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.
He did allow his Justice Department to investigate the …Torture