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After Glenn Greenwald's partner was detained by UK authorities for nine hours at the airport, Andrew Sullivan wrote that 'any journalist passing through London’s Heathrow has now been warned: do not take any documents with you.' Actually, they've been warned to encrypt them.
The Senate Committee on Homeland Security sent a letter to DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano asking what the agency is doing to crack down on the illicit use of Bitcoins.
Security researchers have discovered that a bunch of 'smart' devices for the home that are currently on the market are pretty dumb when it comes to security. That includes toilets.
A Houston couple heard an unfamiliar voice talking to their sleeping 2-year-old daughter on Saturday night and realized that a stranger had taken control of their camera-enabled monitor. And he wasn't a very nice stranger.
Declaring Bitcoin 'a virtual Wild West for narcotraffickers and other criminals,' the New York State Department of Financial Services is stepping into the sheriff's boots.
On Friday, Obama addressed the spying scandal in a press conference, suggesting reforms are coming for the NSA and the country's surveillance laws.
In an unprecedented move, Ladar Levison shut down his encrypted email company rather than cooperate with a government investigation. NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden was one of his customers.
When Edward Snowden emailed journalists and activists in July to invite them to a briefing at the Moscow airport during his long stay there, he used the email account “email@example.com” according to one of the invitees. That led to a flurry of attention for the Texas-based secure email provider, from journalists and also, apparently, from [...]
The NSA does for surveillance what Google does to place ads around Gmail.
Researchers reveal the personality traits that make people most likely to interact with a Twitter bot.
Trendon Shavers is accused of running a Ponzi scheme with Bitcoin that deprived investors of millions of dollars. He tried to argue that the SEC shouldn't prosecute him because Bitcoin isn't real money. A federal judge disagreed.
The surveillance society has gone wireless.
On Wednesday morning, six law enforcement officers visited a house in Long Island. They were there to ask whether the residents — a married couple and their son — were involved in terrorism. The female half of the couple, freelance journalist Michele Catalano, who was at work when the visit occurred, blogged about the incident [...]
A privacy issue has been brewing in the U.S. for years now: if the police arrest you, should they be able to snoop through your phone like a jealous lover?
The "Snowden Effect" was in full force on Wednesday.
I've long advised people to put a "Google alert" on their name as a very simple way to monitor what's being said about them online. That's no longer good advice.
Getting to live the Jetsons' lifestyle has downsides; as we bring the things in our homes onto the Internet, we run into the same kind of security concerns we have for any connected device: they could get hacked.
Blueprints of the facility obtained by FORBES – and published here for the first time -- reveal its storage capacity of the data center is lower than has previously been reported, given the technology currently available and the square footage that the center has allocated for its servers.
The NSA spying scandal is fueling consumer and investor obsession with online cloaking tools like Disconnect.
Digital trails get Anthony Weiner in trouble. Again.