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Opinion

The Internet Needs More Friction

Tech companies’ obsession with moving data across the internet as fast as possible has made it less safe.
Justin Kosslyn
a day ago
The Weakest Link

Patching Is Failing as a Security Paradigm

Many of the most damaging hacks in recent history were only possible because someone failed to update software.
Bruce Schneier
a day ago
nasa

Mars Opportunity Rover Appears to Send Data to Earth After Five Months of Silence

Unfortunately, NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory said that "further investigation shows these signals were not an Opportunity transmission" but was either test data or a false positive.
Daniel Oberhaus
2 days ago
climate refugees

California Wildfires Have Created Climate Refugees in a Walmart Parking Lot

California's Camp Fire has destroyed about 9,000 homes, creating climate refugees inside the state.
Caroline Haskins
2 days ago
Fight to Repair

'I’m Possibly Alive Because It Exists:' Why Sleep Apnea Patients Rely on a CPAP Machine Hacker

An Australian hacker has spent thousands of hours hacking the DRM that medical device manufacturers put on CPAP machines to create a free tool that lets patients modify their treatment.
Jason Koebler
2 days ago
deep fakes

Researchers Created Fake 'Master' Fingerprints to Unlock Smartphones

It’s the same principle as a master key, but applied to biometric identification with a high rate of success.
Daniel Oberhaus
2 days ago
Facebook

86 Organizations Demand Zuckerberg to Improve Takedown Appeals

Facebook is heeding criticism for its content takedown and account deactivation appeals process, which was initiated alongside the company’s expanding content moderation practices.
Caroline Haskins
2 days ago
The Weakest Link

How I Lost and Regained Control of My Microchip Implant

I learned the hard way that information security is a double-edged sword.
Daniel Oberhaus
2 days ago
The Weakest Link

Massive Data Leaks Keep Happening Because Big Companies Can Afford to Lose Your Data

When criminal hackers keep breaking into big company networks to grab consumer data, the reason comes down to dollars and nonsense.
Erik Sherman
2 days ago
The Weakest Link

The Hack Millions of People Are Installing Themselves

Security conscious users keep their operating system and other software up to date, but a huge risk is often overlooked: the underground trade of malicious browser extensions that people install themselves.
Joseph Cox
2 days ago
Opinion

The Internet Has a Huge C/C++ Problem and Developers Don't Want to Deal With It

What do Heartbleed, WannaCry, and million dollar iPhone bugs have in common?
Alex Gaynor
2 days ago
craters

Scientists Discover Hidden Asteroid Crater Under a Mile of Greenland Ice

Research partially funded by Carlsberg beer company found an asteroid impact underneath Greenland’s Hiawatha Glacier.
Becky Ferreira
3 days ago
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