Thomas Fox-Brewster

china

China Took Down a Chunk of the Web Ahead of a Major Internet Conference

For China, it seems like an odd time to be launching such an offensive on freedom of speech: The country will host the World Internet Conference this week.
Thomas Fox-Brewster
11.18.14
Culture

Anonymous Is Attacking the KKK After Threats to Ferguson Protesters

The KKK has become the hacktivist group's latest target after they threatened violence against protesters in Ferguson, Missouri.
Thomas Fox-Brewster
11.17.14
apps

The Privacy App That's Taking on Google

Disconnect has a deal with Blackphone and Deutsche Telekom. It's in the App Store too—But Google Play says no.
Thomas Fox-Brewster
11.13.14
Culture

The End of Silk Road 2.0 Means the Return of an Old War Between Coders and Cops

Operation Onymous is a harbinger of the Crypto Wars 2.0.
Thomas Fox-Brewster
11.12.14
Features

Did China Order Hackers to Cripple the Hong Kong Protest?

DDoS attacks of an unprecedented scale targeted pro-democracy websites in Hong Kong for months, and the Chinese government is likely to blame.
Thomas Fox-Brewster
11.5.14
Culture

Britain's Intel Chief: Our Spies Would Rather Quit Than Do Mass Surveillance

Outgoing director of GCHQ Iain Lobban said in his final speech that "the people who work at GCHQ would sooner walk out the door than be involved in anything remotely resembling ‘mass surveillance.’”
Thomas Fox-Brewster
10.21.14
Apple

China's Massive iCloud Hack Is So Obvious It May Be a Message to Apple

Either the Politburo isn’t worried about being seen as a digitally repressive state, or it’s sticking its middle finger up at Apple. It could well be both.
Thomas Fox-Brewster
10.20.14
Power

Forget Car Hacking: Phone Calls and Web Bots Are the True Security Threat

New, high-tech hacks win the headlines, but it's the oldest school scams still doing the real damage.
Thomas Fox-Brewster
8.8.14
Power

Promises Aside, There’s Still No Fix for Bitcoin’s Fatal Flaw

The GHash mining pool has said it will stop mining bitcoin after reaching 40 percent, but a technical solution is needed to fend off the risk of a 51 percent attack.
Thomas Fox-Brewster
7.17.14
Internet

The 'Digital First Aid Kit' Will Treat Your Cyber Cuts and Bruises

Digital rights organisations have released a kit aimed at activists and journalists faced with cyberattacks.
Thomas Fox-Brewster
7.9.14
ISIS

Chinese Hackers Are Monitoring Oil Interests in Iraq by Spying on US Think Tanks

According to a report by security company CrowdStrike, which has been following the Deep Panda hacker crew.
Thomas Fox-Brewster
7.8.14
Power

Police-Grade Mobile Spyware Is Spreading Through Saudi Arabia (and Beyond)

"It’s giving governments the power to impose ancient ideologies with modern technology.”​
Thomas Fox-Brewster
6.24.14
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