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Congress Will Let Internet Providers Sell Your Data—So Rebels Devised a Way to Fool Corporations

April 3, 2017 Last week, Congress voted to overturn rules that would have prevented internet service providers from selling customers’ data without permission. Though the rules had not yet gone into effect, the vote drew considerable attention to the question of how people can better protect their online privacy and data. One increasingly...

The New Economics of Cybercrime

June 8, 2016 It’s a good time to be a cybercriminal. There are more victims to target, there is more data to steal, and there is more money to be made from doing so than ever before. It would seem to follow, then, that there’s been very little progress since 2007, when hackers...

Why Do Top Government Personnel Keep Using Private Email for Official Business?

October 23, 2015 Who knew people still used AOL? This was among the head-scratchers to emerge from the news this week that teenage hackers had gained access to CIA director John Brennan’s unfashionable email account, yielding more than 2,500 email and instant message addresses for high-ranking government officials. But the more important question...