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Surveillance Kills Freedom By Killing Experimentation

Wired Security - 2 hours 43 min ago
When we're being watched, we conform. We don't speak freely or try new things. But social progress happens in the gap between what’s legal and what’s moral.
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The Mueller Investigation May Be Safe Despite Matt Whitaker

Wired Security - Wed, 11/14/2018 - 12:10pm
Robert Mueller's work as special counsel may seem imperiled by the acting attorney general, but there's plenty of reason for optimism.
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Mozilla's 'Privacy Not Included' Gift Report Highlights Security Concerns

Wired Security - Wed, 11/14/2018 - 11:00am
In its second annual “Privacy Not Included” guide, the nonprofit highlights internet-connected gifts that value your privacy—and the ones that may not.
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DARPA's Hail Mary Plan to Restart a Hacked US Electric Grid

Wired Security - Wed, 11/14/2018 - 7:00am
On tiny Plum Island, DARPA stages a real-life blackout to put its grid recovery tools to the test.
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Why Google Internet Traffic Rerouted Through China and Russia

Wired Security - Tue, 11/13/2018 - 11:23am
For two hours Monday, Google internet traffic rerouted through China, Russia, and elsewhere. Here's why.
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The US Didn’t Sign the Paris Call for Trust and Security in Cyberspace

Wired Security - Mon, 11/12/2018 - 7:37pm
Corporations have taken the lead over nations on governing the internet: The initiative might not have counted the US as a signatory, but did include Microsoft, Facebook, Google, and others.
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The US Is the Only Country Where There Are More Guns Than People

Wired Security - Mon, 11/12/2018 - 6:25pm
The US has worst rate of gun violence among all developed countries, and still we fail to regulate.
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How to Safely and Securely Dispose of Your Old Gadgets

Wired Security - Sun, 11/11/2018 - 7:00am
Keep your data private and the environment protected.
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An Elon Musk Imposter, Foreign Malware Samples, and More Security News This Week

Wired Security - Sat, 11/10/2018 - 10:00am
Compromised crypto, flawed SSDs, and more of the week's top security news.
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Sue Gordon: Silicon Valley Should Work With the Government

Wired Security - Fri, 11/09/2018 - 12:05pm
In an expansive on-the-record interview with WIRED, the principal deputy director of national intelligence made her pitch for public-private partnerships.
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A DJI Bug Exposed Drone Photos and User Data

Wired Security - Thu, 11/08/2018 - 9:00am
Researchers found that they could compromise DJI's single sign-on tokens, similar to the issue behind Facebook's massive breach this September.
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Midterm Elections 2018: Voting Machine Meltdowns Are Normal—That’s the Problem

Wired Security - Tue, 11/06/2018 - 8:58pm
Americans watched their voting technology break down right in front of their eyes—or on social media—Tuesday, but it's too soon to tell if the problems reached historic proportions.
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Midterm Elections 2018: All the Hoaxes and Viral Misinformation

Wired Security - Tue, 11/06/2018 - 11:16am
WIRED is looking out for the biggest stories, the most common hoaxes, and the likeliest sources of confusion as they emerge throughout the day.
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Midterms 2018: The Unprecedented Effort to Secure Election Day

Wired Security - Tue, 11/06/2018 - 7:00am
Ninety-four district election officers. Thirteen hundred electoral jurisdictions. Multiple law enforcement agencies. The fight to keep the midterms safe has an unimaginable scope.
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Trump’s ‘Racist’ Midterms Ad Backs Facebook Into a Corner

Wired Security - Mon, 11/05/2018 - 7:40pm
Facebook took down Donald Trump’s ad for violating its policies, but you can still watch the video on his profile.
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Can I Vote Online? Your Voting Questions, Answered

Wired Security - Mon, 11/05/2018 - 12:04pm
The Know-It-Alls: Our in-house experts answer questions about your interactions with technology.
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Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp Accuses Georgia Democrats of Hacking

Wired Security - Sun, 11/04/2018 - 5:08pm
Georgia's secretary of state is also its GOP gubernatorial candidate. And he just claimed that Democrats committed "cyber crimes."
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How to Control What Websites Can Do on Your Computer

Wired Security - Sun, 11/04/2018 - 7:00am
If you're not careful, websites can grab all kinds of permissions you don't realize or intend. Take back control in your browser.
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A New Privacy Bill, Safer White Hat Hacking, and More Security News This Week

Wired Security - Sat, 11/03/2018 - 9:00am
A CIA debacle, a new side channel attack, and more security news this week.
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Hack Brief: Someone Posted Private Facebook Messages From 81,000 Accounts

Wired Security - Fri, 11/02/2018 - 4:31pm
The data appears to have been stolen with malicious browser extensions, and not by exploiting an issue with Facebook’s platform.
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