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Would Obama Pardon Edward Snowden?

September 15, 2016 Last month, Josh Earnest, the White House press secretary, wrote a letter to the editors of The New York Times. He argued a recent column that attacked President Obama’s record on government transparency had failed to take into account the steps the administration took to fulfill Obama’s campaign promise of...

The Strange Way People Perceive Privacy Online

September 13, 2016 If you knew someone was rifling through your things at work, or suspiciously idling near your house every night, you might go to extra lengths to secure yourself. Maybe you’d start locking important documents away in a cabinet, or invest in a home alarm system. And if you knew someone...

How Electronic Voting Could Undermine the Election

August 30, 2016 It's 2016: What possible reason is there to vote on paper? When we use touchscreens to communicate, work and shop, why can't we use similar technology to vote? A handful of states, and many precincts in other states, have already made the switch to voting systems that are fully digital,...

Update Your iPhone Now

August 25, 2016 The software update Apple just released for every iPhone and iPad doesn’t activate any new features—but it does patch three enormous security holes that would allow a savvy hacker to access just about every corner of an iOS device. If exploited correctly, those flaws allow an intruder unprecedented access to...

All the Ways Your Wi-Fi Router Can Spy on You

August 25, 2016 City dwellers spend nearly every moment of every day awash in Wi-Fi signals. Homes, streets, businesses and office buildings are constantly blasting wireless signals every which way for the benefit of nearby phones, tablets, laptops, wearables and other connected paraphernalia. When those devices connect to a router, they send requests...

Yup! NSA Got Hacked

August 20, 2016 After a never-before-seen group announced it was in possession of a trove of malware developed by the elite hacking arm of the National Security Agency early this week, professional security researchers began working to try and determine whether the code the group released was truly developed by NSA. Working off...

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Report: The NSA Got Hacked

August 19, 2016 After a never-before-seen group announced it was in possession of a trove of malware developed by the elite hacking arm of the National Security Agency early this week, professional security researchers began working to try and determine whether the code the group released was truly developed by the NSA. Working...

Did the NSA Get Hacked?

August 17, 2016 A group calling itself the “Shadow Broker” posted a trove of files online Monday, claiming it contains cyberweapons stolen from hackers called the Equation Group—allegedly the elite hacking arm of the National Security Agency. The announcement appeared in broken English on a Tumblr account—now inactive but preserved in Google’s caches—along...

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Did the NSA Get Hacked?

August 16, 2016 A group calling itself the “Shadow Broker” posted a trove of files online Monday, claiming it contains cyberweapons stolen from hackers called the Equation Group—allegedly the elite hacking arm of the National Security Agency. The announcement appeared in broken English on a Tumblr account—now inactive but preserved in Google’s caches—along...

Did NSA Get Hacked?

August 16, 2016 A group calling itself the “Shadow Broker” posted a trove of files online Monday, claiming it contains cyberweapons stolen from hackers called the Equation Group—allegedly the elite hacking arm of the National Security Agency. The announcement appeared in broken English on a Tumblr account—now inactive but preserved in Google’s caches—along...