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Aaron Swartz Can’t Fight the New Cybersecurity Bill, So We Must Do It

A year-and-a-half after Swartz killed himself because of pressure from felonies he faced over alleged “cyber crimes,” the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act is set to give the government the power to collect and share content from emails, texts or other written communications without a warrant, ACLU adviser Gabe Rottman says.

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Guardian Launches ‘SecureDrop’ System for Whistle-Blowers

A year to the day after The Guardian first reported on NSA leaks by former contractor Edward Snowden, the newspaper launched a service for whistle-blowers to securely submit confidential documents to its reporters.

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British Military Bends the Rules for Out of Shape Computer Warriors

If you’re good with technology, Her Majesty’s military no longer cares how many push-ups you can do.

Posted on Jul 3, 2013 READ MORE



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Iran’s Cyber Threats Showing Some Energy

Hackers backed directly by the Iranian government “are targeting critical infrastructure and developing the ability to cause serious damage to the United States’ power grid,” Dana Liebelson reports at Mother Jones.

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Giffords ‘Furious’ Over Gun Vote, Stewart Mocks ‘Human Centipede’ CNN, and More

A look at the day’s political happenings, including a setback for privacy rights advocates and the bizarre connection between the alleged sender of ricin-laced letters and one of the targets.

Posted on Apr 18, 2013 READ MORE



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250,000 Twitter Accounts Hacked

Anonymous hackers gained access to the usernames, email addresses and passwords associated with a quarter of a million Twitter accounts before the company noticed “unusual access patterns” across its network Friday, The Guardian reports.

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China Wages Secret Cyber War Against The New York Times

“Revelations that China apparently targeted the New York Times in a campaign of cyber-espionage have cast a rare spotlight on attempts by Beijing to crack down on any criticism of its ruling elite,” The Guardian reports.

Posted on Jan 31, 2013 READ MORE



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White House Confirms Cyberattack, Won’t Blame China

Off the record, the administration has confirmed an Internet-based attack on the White House, but says “These types of attacks are not infrequent and we have mitigation measures in place.”

Posted on Oct 1, 2012 READ MORE



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Chick-fil-A May Be Cooked

This week on Truthdig Radio in association with KPFK: The editor in chief of The Advocate talks chicken and bigotry, the tea party wins big in Texas, cybersecurity from the inbox to the nuclear power plant, race and politics, and we remember Gore Vidal.

Posted on Aug 5, 2012 READ MORE


Chick-fil-A May Be Cooked

Last time on Truthdig Radio in association with KPFK: The editor in chief of The Advocate talks chicken and bigotry, the tea party wins big in Texas, cybersecurity from the inbox to the nuclear power plant, race and politics, and we remember Gore Vidal.

Posted on Aug 5, 2012 READ MORE



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Does Cybercrime Really Cost $1 Trillion?

A handful of media stories, blog posts and academic studies have been skeptical about such attention-getting figures. But that has not stopped an array of government officials and politicians from continuing to cite them as authoritative. Now, ProPublica has found new grounds to question the data and methods used to generate them.

Posted on Aug 2, 2012 READ MORE



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Your CISPA Primer

The U.S. House of Representatives will vote Friday on the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act. What is it, and what does it mean for freedom and security on the Web? RT has assembled a quick guide to answer those questions.

Posted on Apr 26, 2012 READ MORE



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Prison Doors Vulnerable to Hacking, Researchers Say

The same devices that enabled hackers to sabotage centrifuges at an Iranian nuclear plant last year are being used to control access to jail cells in some of the United States’ most important high-security prisons. (more)

Posted on Aug 1, 2011 READ MORE


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