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US Officials: Info About Trump Comrades Working With Russian Operatives May Be On The Menu
Wed, 22 Mar 2017 20:52:00 -0400
In a blockbuster announcement, FBI director James Comey told Congress that his agency is in fact investigating whether Russia interfered with the U.S. presidential election and whether the Trump campaign colluded to affect the outcome. Where this goes from here, nobody knows. Cartoon by Joe Heller.

36 Of The Most Big League Donald Trump Cartoons You'll See, They're Fantastic, The Best Cartoons
Wed, 22 Mar 2017 20:52:00 -0400


This 'Killer' American Surveillance Tech Helped Russians Spy On iPhones
Wed, 22 Mar 2017 10:30:00 -0400
A Las Vegas company's iPhone and Android malware spreads to Russia, in an unparalleled spread of American surveillance tools.

Google's 'Protect Your Election'--Exporting Cloud Security To Government
Wed, 22 Mar 2017 10:27:00 -0400
Alphabet Jigsaw’s latest release “Protect Your Election” offers a powerful glimpse at what’s possible when Google’s externalization of security to the cloud is in turn externalized to government

Google's Android Defenders Have A Plan To Fight Government Spyware
Wed, 22 Mar 2017 10:00:00 -0400
Google says it'll let machines squash the likes of SMS fraud within a year so it can focus more resources of government surveillance tools.

Hackers Threaten To Wipe 300M iPhones, iCloud Accounts Unless Apple Pays
Wed, 22 Mar 2017 10:00:00 -0400
Hackers claiming to have access to hundreds of millions of iCloud accounts approached Apple recently with their demands: pay up, or we'll starting wiping your users' data.

This Smart Doorbell Was Accidentally Sending Data To China, Until People Started Freaking Out
Wed, 22 Mar 2017 09:00:00 -0400
Many companies building Internet of Things devices simply don't know what kind of information they're sending out into the world.

Net Neutrality And The Unfortunate Politics Of Digital
Tue, 21 Mar 2017 23:27:00 -0400
Net neutrality is critical as more and more of the Internet is connected. How do we assess what makes sense about net neutrality? How do we determine the degree of regulation necessary to protect consumer versus corporate rights?

Finally! Proof Russia Hacked The Election
Tue, 21 Mar 2017 20:50:00 -0400
With great anticipation, Americans gathered around their TVs to watch the hearings of the Senate Intelligence Committee. Would FBI director James Comey reveal evidence that Donald Trump or his underlings colluded with Russia to steal the 2016 presidential election? Not so much. Cartoon by Ted Rall.

29 Of The Most Fantastic Donald Trump Cartoons About The Bigliest First 100 Days Ever
Tue, 21 Mar 2017 20:50:00 -0400


'Slack Meets Tinder' Matchpool Launching Crowdfund For Dating Scene Disruption
Tue, 21 Mar 2017 19:34:00 -0400
With dating and matchmaking services estimated to be a $2.5 billion business in the U.S. alone and online services accounting for around 70% of the market, Matchpool, an incentive-based platform using blockchain technology, is to launch a crowdfund with the aim of disrupting this market globally.

Is This Massive Power Struggle About To Blow Up Bitcoin?
Tue, 21 Mar 2017 17:23:00 -0400
A philosophical debate in bitcoin that at first caused a two-year-long stalemate has now brought the cryptocurrency to the precipice. Will the two sides work it out or is digital gold about to go poof?

The Security Illusion Of The New Airline Electronics Ban
Tue, 21 Mar 2017 16:52:00 -0400
Lithium-ion batteries are a known fire hazard, which is why you're not allowed to pack spare batteries in your checked luggage. In the event a battery should catch fire, it would go undetected in the bowels of the airliner. Now in the name of security, TSA is increasing that safety risk.

To Revitalize Small-Town America, Focus On The Future Of Work
Tue, 21 Mar 2017 15:19:00 -0400
If the same incentives that were applied to big companies were instead given to workers, we would witness far better results. Communities should consider offering freelancers breaks on property taxes, subsidies for learning new skills, and help with securing loans.

Wikileaks Only Told You Half The Story -- Why Encryption Matters More Than Ever
Tue, 21 Mar 2017 11:05:00 -0400
As careful as media has been to use words like 'bypass' or 'defeating,' the implication for readers is 'Oh, they found a way to break the encryption.' In fact, that’s not at all what happened.

5 Reasons Banning Laptops On Flights From Muslim Countries Is Stupid And Dangerous
Tue, 21 Mar 2017 09:24:00 -0400
Experts are stunned by the backwards thinking of the DHS decision, which could ultimately harm America rather than secure it.

Negative Unemployment: That Giant Sucking Sound In Security
Tue, 21 Mar 2017 08:00:00 -0400
Security teams are either understaffed or under-skilled, and so are falling further behind while our adversaries are getting more automated, more mature and more sophisticated. What's next?

Confirmed: U.S. Bans Electronic Devices On Flights From 10 Middle Eastern Airports
Tue, 21 Mar 2017 07:38:00 -0400
The Department of Homeland Security has banned devices larger than a cellphone from handheld luggage for travellers coming to the U.S. from 10 airports.

IBM And Hyperledger Launch Enterprise-Ready Blockchain
Mon, 20 Mar 2017 12:26:00 -0400
Blockchain is moving into commercial use faster than many predicted. IBM said the pull from clients has been greater than any tech innovation since the internet.

SD-WAN: Entry Point For Software-Defined Everything
Mon, 20 Mar 2017 11:07:00 -0400
From the business perspective, a network no longer consists of boxes, cables, and carrier-provided WAN connectivity. Instead, the network now connects people and the application resources they require – with central, flexible control and management of access and other security policies.

Recapping Google Next '17: Making Security Seamless
Mon, 20 Mar 2017 09:23:00 -0400
From its custom-designed Titan TPM and closed supply chains guarding its data centers to its instant 2-factor authentication and IAP and DLP offerings for the enterprise, security was a central theme of Google’s annual cloud conference this month.

The Hacker History Of Alexsey Belan, A Latvian Accused Of Attacking Yahoo For Russian Spies
Mon, 20 Mar 2017 09:00:00 -0400
Online monikers believed to belong to Alexsey Belan, alleged Yahoo hacker, show a decade-long assault on the web.

Fraud Alert: Watch Out For These Tax-Season Scams
Mon, 20 Mar 2017 07:30:00 -0400
In early March of 2017, the phone rang. Caller ID suggested it was from the IRS. My tax scammer had returned. The IRS warns taxpayers that imposter scams, W-2 phishing and tax refund fraud is rampant right now during tax season.

MacOS Is Not As Secure As Many People Believe
Mon, 20 Mar 2017 00:57:00 -0400
The bad news is that the MacOS's reputation for mythical-level security is only true if 'mythical' is understood as imaginary rather than legendary. The good news is that it's an easy problem to fix.

Scam Alert: How To Avoid Utility Fraud
Sun, 19 Mar 2017 13:21:00 -0400
Have you gotten a call about paying a utility bill? Here's how to avoid this classic scam.

Researchers Hacked A MacBook Pro And Hijacked Its Touch Bar
Sun, 19 Mar 2017 12:00:00 -0400
Apple says that Touch Bar on the new MacBook Pro offers "a revolutionary new way to use your Mac." It also introduces a revolutionary new way for hackers to compromise your system.

15 Top Paying IT Certifications In 2017
Sat, 18 Mar 2017 20:18:00 -0400
Amazon Web Services (AWS) Certified Solutions Architect – Associate is paying a median salary of $125,091. Citrix certifications have annual salaries that range from $99,411 to $105,086 with a median salary of $102,365. These insights are from Global Knowledge's latest research on certifications.

Google Invented A Way To Shrink JPEGs By 35% To Make Websites Load Faster
Fri, 17 Mar 2017 14:00:00 -0400
Over the years, Google has developed a number of new software tools that have made websites load faster. Their latest one aims to do that by crunching images.

Ransomware-As-A-Service: The Next Great Cyber Threat?
Fri, 17 Mar 2017 09:00:00 -0400
Educate yourself on the RaaS trend to prevent your business from becoming one of 2017's hostage situations.

Cops Demand Google Data On Anyone Who Searched A Person's Name... Across A Whole City
Fri, 17 Mar 2017 07:15:00 -0400
Google asked to hand over data on all searches for a fraud victim's name that were made in Edina, Minnesota, leading to serious questions about government overreach.