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Cyber Security

Hackers Are Actively Trying to Steal Passwords from Two Widely Used VPNs

ARS TECHNICA – Dan Goodin, 24 August 2019: Hackers are actively unleashing attacks that attempt to steal encryption keys, passwords, and other sensitive data from servers that have failed to apply

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Microsoft Wants Rules For Facial Recognition, But…

WIRED –TOM SIMONITE – 21 February, 2019 – IN DECEMBER, MICROSOFT President Brad Smith urged lawmakers to set rules on facial-recognition technology to prevent a privacy-threatening “race to the bottom.” Now the

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Georgia Could Pass a Vaguely Written ‘Unauthorized Computer Access’ Law This Week

(GIZMODO) – Tom Mackay, 4 May 2018 – Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal has until Tuesday to decide whether to approve a dubious bill that would make it illegal to access

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Police Asking Google for Data About All Devices Close to Certain Crimes

(TECHCRUNCH) 19 March 2018, by Connie Lozios – According to a new report from Raleigh, N.C. television affiliate WRAL, Google might have quietly helped local detectives in their pursuit of two gunmen who committed

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Intelligence Bill Drops FBI Bid to Read Americans’ Browser History, Email Records

(ZDNet) – An expansion of powers that would have allowed the government access to Americans’ browsing history and email records has been dropped from the latest intelligence authorization bill. The

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Detect and Disable an Airbnb’s Hidden Wi-Fi Cameras With This Script

(LIFE HACKER) – Airbnb renters keep finding hidden Wi-Fi cameras watching them without them knowing. If you want to ensure your privacy in a rental, this shell script will find

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Robots Need ‘Kill Switches’, Warn Euro MPs

(SPACE DAILY) – The unstoppable rise of robots in our everyday lives requires urgent EU rules such as “kill switches”, European Parliament members warned Thursday as they passed a resolution

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Fraugster, a Startup That Uses AI to Detect Payment Fraud, Raises $5M

(TECH CRUNCH) – Fraugster, a German and Israeli startup that has developed Artificial Intelligence (AI) technology to help eliminate payment fraud, has raised $5 million in funding.  By Steve O’Hear Earlybird

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This Is the Year Donald Trump Kills Net Neutrality

(WIRED) – 2015 WAS THE year the Federal Communications Commission grew a spine. And 2017 could be the year that spine gets ripped out.  By Klint Finley Over the past

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Mark Zuckerberg Says Fake Facebook News Had No Impact on Election

(GIZMODO) – On Thursday, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg disputed the suggestion that hoax news stories circulating on the social network affected the outcome of this year’s election, characterizing claims otherwise

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