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Parts of Patriot Act Expire Tonight After Senate Fails to Pass Reform

Parts of Patriot Act Expire Tonight After Senate Fails to Pass Reform

US senators failed to pass a bill tonight that would reform one of the NSA’s most controversial surveillance programs. Without it, sections of the Patriot Act expire at midnight.

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Security News This Week: If the Patriot Act Expires It Won’t Spell Doom

Security News This Week: If the Patriot Act Expires It Won’t Spell Doom

Every weekend, WIRED Security rounds up the security vulnerabilities and privacy updates that didn’t quite rise to our level for in-depth reporting this week, but deserve your attention nonetheless.

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The Silk Road Saga Is Way More Than a Crime Story

The Silk Road Saga Is Way More Than a Crime Story

The Silk Road story turned out to be much more than a crime narrative.

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The US Tried to Stuxnet North Korea’s Nuclear Program

The US Tried to Stuxnet North Korea’s Nuclear Program

Stuxnet had a fraternal twin that was designed to attack North Korea’s nuclear program.

The post The US Tried to Stuxnet North Korea’s Nuclear Program appeared first on WIRED.

Silk Road Creator Ross Ulbricht Sentenced to Life in Prison

Silk Road Creator Ross Ulbricht Sentenced to Life in Prison

Ross Ulbricht conceived of his Silk Road black market as an online utopia beyond law enforcement’s reach.

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Inside a Giant Dark-Web Scheme to Sell Counterfeit Coupons

Inside a Giant Dark-Web Scheme to Sell Counterfeit Coupons

The FBI indicted 30-year-old Beau Wattigney on charges of wire fraud and trademark counterfeiting.

The post Inside a Giant Dark-Web Scheme to Sell Counterfeit Coupons appeared first on WIRED.

Inside a Giant Dark-Web Scheme to Sell Counterfeit Coupons

Inside a Giant Dark-Web Scheme to Sell Counterfeit Coupons

The FBI indicted 30-year-old Beau Wattigney on charges of wire fraud and trademark counterfeiting.

The post Inside a Giant Dark-Web Scheme to Sell Counterfeit Coupons appeared first on WIRED.

Hack Brief: There’s a New iPhone Text Message Attack

Hack Brief: There’s a New iPhone Text Message Attack

It turns out pranksters can crash an iPhone merely by texting it the exact right string of English and Arabic characters.

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Hack Brief: There’s a New iPhone Text Message Attack

Hack Brief: There’s a New iPhone Text Message Attack

It turns out pranksters can crash an iPhone merely by texting it the exact right string of English and Arabic characters.

The post Hack Brief: There’s a New iPhone Text Message Attack appeared first on WIRED.

Silk Road Prosecutors Ask Judge to ‘Send a Message’ In Ulbricht Sentencing

Silk Road Prosecutors Ask Judge to ‘Send a Message’ In Ulbricht Sentencing

Prosecutors are determined to make an example of Ross Ulbricht—to deter other Dark Web market administrators from following in his footsteps.

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