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Nude-Photo Hackers Are Sad Apple Ruined Their Fun

Nude-Photo Hackers Are Sad Apple Ruined Their FunThe fixes Apple bolted on to iCloud’s security following its epic spill of stolen celebrity nudes may be far from perfect. But give Apple credit: It made a lot of sex-starved hackers very unhappy. The post Nude-Photo Hackers Are Sad Apple Ruined Their Fun appeared first on WIRED.  read more »

Arizona Could Send You to Prison for Sharing Nude Celebrity Pictures

Arizona Could Send You to Prison for Sharing Nude Celebrity PicturesIf you shared or re-published any of the images of nude celebrities that leaked online earlier this month, you could be charged with a felony under a new Arizona law. The post Arizona Could Send You to Prison for Sharing Nude Celebrity Pictures appeared first on WIRED.  read more »

MIT Students Battle State’s Demand for Their Bitcoin Miner’s Source Code

MIT Students Battle State’s Demand for Their Bitcoin Miner’s Source CodeFour MIT students behind an award-winning Bitcoin mining tool will face off against New Jersey state authorities in court today when they attempt to fight back against a subpoena demanding their source code. The Electronic Frontier Foundation is representing 19-year-old MIT student Jeremy Rubin and three classmates in a remarkable case that stands out for […]  read more »

Upcoming Book Charts Anonymous’ Rise, From Silly Pranks to Serious Power

Upcoming Book Charts Anonymous’ Rise, From Silly Pranks to Serious PowerHow did Anonymous make the leap from a rather amusing anti-Scientology society to a global protest movement whose force was felt in the highest circles of power? Well, as Anonymous anthropologist Gabriela Colemen describes it in her upcoming book on the hacking collective, Hacker, Hoaxer, Whistleblower, Spy: The Story of Anonymous, it was a bit of a fluke.  read more »

Google and Apple Won’t Unlock Your Phone, But a Court Can Make You Do It

Google and Apple Won’t Unlock Your Phone, But a Court Can Make You Do ItSilicon Valley's smartphone snitching has come to an end. Apple and Google have promised that the latest versions of their mobile operating systems make it impossible for them to unlock encrypted phones, even when compelled to do so by the government.  read more »

The Dark Web Gets Darker With Rise of the ‘Evolution’ Drug Market

The Dark Web Gets Darker With Rise of the ‘Evolution’ Drug MarketEvolution’s popularity has been driven not only by a more secure and professional operation than its competitors, but also by a more amoral approach to the cryptomarket than the strict libertarian ethos the Silk Road preached.  read more »

Despite Apple’s Privacy Pledge, Cops Can Still Pull Data Off a Locked iPhone

Despite Apple’s Privacy Pledge, Cops Can Still Pull Data Off a Locked iPhoneA reminder to iPhone owners cheering Apple’s latest privacy win: Just because Apple will no longer help police to turn your smartphone inside out doesn’t mean it can prevent the cops from vivisecting the device on their own. On Wednesday evening Apple made news with a strongly-worded statement about how it protects users’ data from […]  read more »

Middle-School Dropout Codes Clever Chat Program That Foils NSA Spying

Middle-School Dropout Codes Clever Chat Program That Foils NSA SpyingThe best hope of shielding your metadata from the NSA was invented by a middle-school dropout in his spare time. The post Middle-School Dropout Codes Clever Chat Program That Foils NSA Spying appeared first on WIRED.  read more »

Three Things Apple Can Do to Fix iCloud’s Awful Security

Three Things Apple Can Do to Fix iCloud’s Awful SecurityApple’s reality distortion field makes for epic product launches. But it doesn’t keep sext-snatching hackers out of your iCloud account. As the glow of Apple’s new iPhones and watch announcements fades, the company has yet to fix the security issues that resulted in a highly public violation of its users’ privacy: the leak of dozens […]  read more »

Feds Threatened to Fine Yahoo $250K Daily for Not Complying With PRISM

Feds Threatened to Fine Yahoo $250K Daily for Not Complying With PRISMA secret and scrappy court battle that Yahoo launched to resist the NSA’s PRISM spy program came to an end in 2008 after the Feds threatened the internet giant with a massive $250,000 a day fine if it didn’t comply and a court ruled that Yahoo’s arguments for resisting had no merit. The detail of […]  read more »