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Ukraine Blocks a Russian Hack, a Silk Road Arrest, and More Security News This Week

Wired Security - Sat, 07/14/2018 - 9:00am
Drone plans for sale, a Silk Road arrest, and more security news this week.
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Russians Found One Use for Bitcoin: Hacking the 2016 US Election

Wired Security - Fri, 07/13/2018 - 9:49pm
The 12 Russian intelligence officers accused of hacking the DNC allegedly used $95,000 worth of Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies to fund their operation.
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Robert Mueller's Indictment Today of 12 Russian Hackers Could Be His Biggest Move Yet

Wired Security - Fri, 07/13/2018 - 2:54pm
The special counsel has unleashed an international, geopolitical bombshell.
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How the US Government Planted 'Spy Phones' on Suspects

Wired Security - Fri, 07/13/2018 - 6:00am
In at least one instance, DEA agents sold an encrypted BlackBerry to a suspected drug smuggler—and kept the encryption key.
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Senators Fear Meltdown and Spectre Disclosure Gave China an Edge

Wired Security - Wed, 07/11/2018 - 5:53pm
By not informing the US government of two industry-wide hardware flaws, Intel may have inadvertently given ammo to China's hackers.
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Facebook Gave Russian Internet Giant Special Data Extension

Wired Security - Tue, 07/10/2018 - 5:31pm
Mail.ru also ran hundreds of apps on Facebook at a time when the platform’s policies allowed app developers to collect their users' friends' data.
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Apple's China-Friendly Censorship Caused an iPhone-Crashing Bug

Wired Security - Tue, 07/10/2018 - 3:22pm
The bug serves as a reminder of China-friendly censorship code hidden in all iOS devices.
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A Landmark Legal Shift Opens Pandora’s Box for DIY Guns

Wired Security - Tue, 07/10/2018 - 1:29pm
Cody Wilson makes digital files that let anyone 3-D print untraceable guns. The government tried to stop him. He sued—and won.
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The Worst Cybersecurity Breaches of 2018 So Far

Wired Security - Mon, 07/09/2018 - 7:00am
There haven't been as many hacks and attacks compared to this time last year, but that's where the good news ends.
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Apple iOS 12 Security: All the Improvements Coming to Your iPhone

Wired Security - Sun, 07/08/2018 - 7:00am
From hacking protections to smarter two-factor authentication, Apple's iOS 12 will lock down your iPhone better than ever.
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A Facebook Bug, Election Meddling, and More Security News This Week

Wired Security - Sat, 07/07/2018 - 8:00am
 Election meddling reports, an abundance of bugs, and more of this week's top security news.
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How to Check App Permissions on iOS, Android, Windows, and macOS

Wired Security - Thu, 07/05/2018 - 7:00am
It's never a bad time to audit your app permissions. In fact, it's more important than ever.
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How the Pentagon Keeps Its App Store Secure

Wired Security - Tue, 07/03/2018 - 1:23pm
To keep malware at bay, the GEOINT App Store has created a screening process that no commercial platform could ever match.
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SCOTUS and Congress Leave the Right to Privacy Up for Grabs

Wired Security - Tue, 07/03/2018 - 11:49am
As the push for more digital privacy grows, the question is whether the courts or lawmakers will step up to protect our rights—or if it will fall through the cracks.
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The Pentagon Is Building a Dream Team of Tech-Savvy Soldiers

Wired Security - Mon, 07/02/2018 - 8:00am
For years the Army has tried to recruit talent from Silicon Valley. A new initiative aims to nurture the rising technologists within its own ranks, too.
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NSA Spy Buildings, Facebook Data, and More Security News This Week

Wired Security - Sat, 06/30/2018 - 9:00am
Data leaks, NSA secrets, and more of this week's top security news.
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Wikimedia v. NSA Highlights the ACLU's Challenges in Fighting Mass Surveillance

Wired Security - Fri, 06/29/2018 - 10:00am
The ACLU has been trying to challenge the NSA's bulk surveillance for years. A hearing in *Wikimedia v. NSA* Friday could mark a breakthrough.
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California Unanimously Passes Historic Privacy Bill

Wired Security - Thu, 06/28/2018 - 5:57pm
The law will give Californians more control over the data that companies collect on them than ever before.
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Congress Grills Cambridge Analytica Alum on New Firm’s Data Use

Wired Security - Thu, 06/28/2018 - 2:36pm
Democrats on the House Energy and Commerce Committee are asking Matt Oczkowski about how his new firm, Data Propria, will treat consumer privacy.
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Anthony Kennedy’s Retirement May Have Huge Consequences for Privacy

Wired Security - Wed, 06/27/2018 - 6:06pm
Kennedy’s record is mixed, but he was a thoughtful voice on how to interpret Constitutional rights for the internet era.
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