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It's Time to Switch to a Privacy Browser

Wired Security - 12 hours 44 min ago
Ad trackers are out of control. Use a browser that reins them in.
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Security News This Week: Telegram Says China Is Behind DDoS

Wired Security - Sat, 06/15/2019 - 9:00am
Voting machine security gets a boost, Have I Been Pwned is for sale, and more of the week's top security news.
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Cellebrite Now Says It Can Unlock Any iPhone for Cops

Wired Security - Fri, 06/14/2019 - 6:05pm
In a strangely public product announcement, the phone-cracking firm revealed a powerful new device.
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Hackers Target US Power, Amazon Clones a Neighborhood, and More News

Wired Security - Fri, 06/14/2019 - 4:16pm
Catch up on the most important news from today in two minutes or less.
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The Highly Dangerous 'Triton' Hackers Have Probed the US Grid

Wired Security - Fri, 06/14/2019 - 7:00am
The same hackers behind a potentially lethal 2017 oil refinery cyberattack are now sniffing at US electrical utility targets.
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Google's Push to Close a Major Encrypted Web Loophole

Wired Security - Thu, 06/13/2019 - 10:26am
By building security into top-level domains, Google makes it harder for HTTPS to fall short.
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Google Says It Won't Kill Ad Blockers. Ad Blockers Disagree

Wired Security - Wed, 06/12/2019 - 1:11pm
Upcoming changes to Chrome has left ad blockers up in arms. But Google insists it won't stifle the extensions.
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Jigsaw Bought a Russian Twitter Troll Campaign as an Experiment

Wired Security - Wed, 06/12/2019 - 10:12am
In a controversial move, the Alphabet-owned tech firm played both sides of an online argument in Russia with the aim of testing disinformation-for-hire services.
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Cloudflare’s Five-Year Project to Protect Nonprofits Online

Wired Security - Wed, 06/12/2019 - 9:00am
Cloudflare's Project Galileo has helped vulnerable organizations fend off DDoS and other attacks for the last five years.
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The Next Big Privacy Hurdle? Teaching AI to Forget

Wired Security - Wed, 06/12/2019 - 8:00am
Opinion: The inability to forget doesn’t only impact personal privacy—it could also lead to real problems for our global security.
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Radiohead Gets ‘Hacked,’ a T-Mobile/Sprint Hiccup, and More News

Wired Security - Tue, 06/11/2019 - 6:46pm
Catch up on the most important news from today in two minutes or less.
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A Top Voting-Machine Firm Is Finally Taking Security Seriously

Wired Security - Tue, 06/11/2019 - 6:30pm
The long-awaited shift from paperless ballots could make elections more secure.
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Radiohead Dropped 18 Hours of Unreleased Music to Screw Pirates

Wired Security - Tue, 06/11/2019 - 1:42pm
You can listen to the _OK Computer_-era tracks right here.
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Hackers Stole a Border Agency Database of Traveler Photos

Wired Security - Mon, 06/10/2019 - 6:43pm
When hackers compromised a Customs and Border Protection subcontractor, they walked away with photos of travelers and license plates.
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How to Stop Robocalls—or At Least Slow Them Down

Wired Security - Sun, 06/09/2019 - 7:00am
Let's be honest, you can't kill robocalls completely. But you can block more of them than you might think.
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Cryptocurrency Company Hacks Itself Before Hackers Can Hack It

Wired Security - Sat, 06/08/2019 - 9:00am
Microsoft deletes its facial recognition database, hackers hit health care, and more of the week's top security news.
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How a Google Cloud Catch-22 Broke the Internet

Wired Security - Fri, 06/07/2019 - 12:26pm
A Google Cloud outage that knocked huge portions of the internet offline also blocked access to the tools Google needed to fix it.
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Russia and Iran Plan to Fundamentally Isolate the Internet

Wired Security - Thu, 06/06/2019 - 8:00am
Opinion: Russia and Iran’s decisions to build isolated, domestic internets represent a new form of internet fragmentation—one that is far more physical than what we’ve seen before.
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Election Security Is Still Hurting at Every Level

Wired Security - Thu, 06/06/2019 - 12:01am
With the 2020 election fast approaching, too many problems from 2016 persist.
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A Push to Protect Campaigns from Hackers Hits an FEC Roadblock

Wired Security - Wed, 06/05/2019 - 4:18pm
The FEC may prevent an anti-phishing firm providing its services to campaigns for free or cheap.
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