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Google Handed Stacks Of WikiLeaks Email Straight To The FBI In 2012

WikiLeaks is demanding explanations after it has come to light that Google gave the FBI emails and digital data belonging to three WikiLeaks staff members when warrants were served in March 2012. It’s taken almost three years for Google to admit to WikiLeaks that it handed over the data to US authorities.


I2P: The Super-Anonymous Network Silk Road Calls Home

The infamous Silk Road resurrected itself like a junkie phoenix this month, leaving its long-time residence on Tor for a new anonymizing service called the Invisible Internet Project, or I2P. News of the high-profile dark market’s new address nudged the little-known I2P into the spotlight. Now, after a decade in the dark, the project is emerging as an alternative destination for cybercrime, and a strong complement or even alternative to its older sibling Tor.


Barrett Brown Will Spend 5 Years In Jail For Linking To Hacked Material

A US judge just sentenced journalist Barrett Brown to 63 months in prison and ordered him to pay nearly $US890,000 in restitution for charges related to the 2011 hack of Stratfor Global Intelligence. Brown’s supporters maintain that the young writer and activist was “merely linking to hacked material”. For that, he’ll spend about five years behind bars. That sucks.


Smart Home Security Guard Piper Now Has Night Vision

Piper is many things in a tiny package. The pint-sized home security device — it’s literally the size of a pint glass — watches over your house, automates your connected devices and helps you keep in touch with friends. And now with night vision too.


Smart Keyboard That Knows Who's Typing Could Make Passwords Stronger

If you’ve ever worked in an office with someone who types like a jackhammer, it’s obvious we all type a little differently. Now scientists have created a prototype of a keyboard that can identify users by their unique typing patterns. It could point to a next generation of passwords that don’t just take into account what you’re typing, but how.


US Police Have Used A Secret Radar That 'Sees' Through Walls For Two Years

A new device that can “see” through walls using radio waves started stirring up privacy concerns in a federal appeals court just last month. And it’s about damn time; according to a recent report from USA Today, over 50 law enforcement agencies have secretly been using the new radars for the past two years.


Obama's War On Hackers Is Turning Everyone Into A Suspect

So there’s good news, and there’s bad news. The good news is that Obama mentioned a sprawling set of cybersecurity initiatives at the State of the Union tonight. The bad news is that they suck.


The 25 Most Popular Passwords Of 2014: We're All Doomed

It’s 2015 and it would be nice to think that people had learned what makes a good password by now. They haven’t. And this list of the 25 most popular passwords of 2014 — maybe also make that the worst — proves it.


British Spies Hacked The Emails Of Journalists All Over The World

New documents leaked by Edward Snowden to The Guardian reveal that the British spy centre GCHQ collected email messages from major news outlets around the world, including the BBC, Le Monde, New York Times and the Washington Post.


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