Janus Kopfstein

Art

Enter 'The Glass Room,' Where Privacy Goes To Die

A new temporary exhibition in New York City offers an up-close look at the tools of the surveillance state—and how to fight them.
Janus Kopfstein
12.3.16
Twitter

Secret Trade Proposal Would Give Facebook Free Reign to Censor by Algorithm

Leaked documents show TiSA would let companies escape legal liability when removing content—whether by human or algorithm.
Janus Kopfstein
11.27.16
san francisco

Hackers Are Giving San Franciscans Free Subway Rides for Thanksgiving Weekend

SF’s Muni is free this weekend after computer screens started displaying “You Hacked”
Janus Kopfstein
11.27.16
Donald Trump

Signal Downloads Spiked After Election Results

It’s privacy’s nightmare scenario, and rattled Americans are taking refuge in the popular encrypted messaging app.
Janus Kopfstein
11.12.16
Bitcoin

How to Get Zcash, Bitcoin’s Anonymous Baby Cousin

The most promising cryptocurrency since bitcoin is ready to be mined—if you dare.
Janus Kopfstein
10.30.16
DYN

Twitter Account Shows Mirai Botnets Using Your Security Camera In Cyber Turf War

Huge armies of infected devices are attacking everyone. Even each other.
Janus Kopfstein
10.22.16
security

Find Out If One of Your Devices Helped Break the Internet

If you own Internet of Things devices, it’s time to lock it down.
Janus Kopfstein
10.22.16
security

Hacker Releases Code That Powered Record-Breaking Botnet Attack

The Internet of Things-infecting malware that launched a historic DDoS attack is now free for anyone to use.
Janus Kopfstein
10.2.16
FBI

‘Shadow Brokers’ Whine That Nobody Is Buying Their Hacked NSA Files

The mysterious hacking group is lashing out at people for not bidding on their stolen malware tools.
Janus Kopfstein
10.1.16
security

Tor Users Might Soon Have a Way to Avoid Those Annoying CAPTCHAs

After complaints from privacy activists, CloudFlare seems to be making amends.
Janus Kopfstein
10.1.16
privacy

Neural Networks Are Alarmingly Good at Identifying Blurred Faces

Thanks to AI, it’s getting much harder to hide your face from machines.
Janus Kopfstein
9.25.16
peace

Changing Passwords After a Breach Is Still Way Too Hard

More people would use unique passwords if sites would play nice with password managers.
Janus Kopfstein
9.24.16
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