Now that we know we are surveilled 24/7 by the National Security Agency, Facebook, Google, hackers, the Russians, the Chinese and companies from which we've ordered swag on the internet, is there still any "right to be forgotten"?
With the midterm elections approaching, the Department of Homeland Security says it has completed on-site risk assessments of election systems in just nine of 17 states.
Despite all the fearmongering about Russian hackers, there's a vulnerability closer to home that could compromise the November election; purebreds may not actually fit under the definition of a dog; meanwhile, a pirate party may be taking over Iceland's government. These discoveries and more after the jump.
Andrés Sepúlveda secretly manipulated political campaigns across Latin America for years, and he says the same kind of thing is happening in the United States now.
The "Last Week Tonight" host delves into the complex issues Apple and the U.S. government are battling over since the FBI decided it needs a back door into the company's products.
A software vulnerability on hundreds of millions of Samsung Galaxy phones allows hackers—civilian or government—to “look through the phones’ camera, listen to the microphone, read incoming and outgoing texts and install apps,” according to researchers cited in The Independent.
The U.S. Committee on Oversight and Government Reform considered Wednesday whether Congress should pass laws requiring companies to add "back doors" to their tech products. In other words, the FBI wants a way to get into consumer data that theoretically only law enforcement—and not hackers—can exploit.
As the surveillance state has harnessed the very technologies that were supposed to liberate us, a new book explores the shadowy world of Anonymous, an online "community" that has targeted corporations and governments guilty of perceived offenses against digital liberty.