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Yes, Donald Trump, the FBI Can Vet 650,000 Emails in Eight Days

Yes, Donald Trump, the FBI Can Vet 650,000 Emails in Eight Days

FBI director James Comey has had a rough week or so: First he was accu...

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Anonymous’ Most Notorious Hacker Is Back, and He’s Gone Legit

Anonymous’ Most Notorious Hacker Is Back, and He’s Gone Legit

Six months ago, Hector Monsegur hit send on an email to about a dozen ...

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Signal, the Cypherpunk App of Choice, Adds Disappearing Messages

Signal, the Cypherpunk App of Choice, Adds Disappearing Messages

Signal The encrypted messaging and calling app Signal built its rep...

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Judges Question Ross Ulbricht’s Life Sentence in Silk Road Appeal

Judges Question Ross Ulbricht’s Life Sentence in Silk Road Appeal

A Feb 2015 courtroom sketch depicting defendant Ross William Ulbric...

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Tesla Responds to Chinese Hack With a Major Security Upgrade

Tesla Responds to Chinese Hack With a Major Security Upgrade

Hacking any system as complex as a car requires digging up not just on...

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How the FBI Could Have Hacked the San Bernardino Shooter’s iPhone

How the FBI Could Have Hacked the San Bernardino Shooter’s iPhone

More than six months have passed since the FBI first ordered Apple to ...

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Russian Hackers Get Bolder in Anti-Doping Agency Attack

Russian Hackers Get Bolder in Anti-Doping Agency Attack

Not so long ago, the world learned about Russian cyberespionage attack...

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Machine Learning Can Identify Pixelated Faces, Researchers Show

Machine Learning Can Identify Pixelated Faces, Researchers Show

Pixelation has long been a familiar fig leaf to cover our visual media...

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Bill Clinton Staffer’s Email Was Breached on Private Server, FBI Says

Bill Clinton Staffer’s Email Was Breached on Private Server, FBI Says

Since it came to light that Hillary Clinton ran a private email server...

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Hack Brief: As FBI Warns Election Sites Got Hacked, All Eyes Are on Russia

Hack Brief: As FBI Warns Election Sites Got Hacked, All Eyes Are on Russia

In any other year, hackers breaking into a couple of state government ...

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