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Carnegie Mellon Denies FBI Paid for Tor-Breaking Research

Carnegie Mellon Denies FBI Paid for Tor-Breaking Research

The university now implies it may have been subpoenaed to give up its anonymity-stripping technique.

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Here’s a Spy Firm’s Price List for Secret Hacker Techniques

Here’s a Spy Firm’s Price List for Secret Hacker Techniques

Zero-day exploit broker Zerodium has published a full chart of its prices for intrusion techniques affecting different software programs.

The post Here’s a Spy Firm’s Price List for Secret Hacker Techniques appeared first on WIRED.

Tor Says Feds Paid Carnegie Mellon $1M to Help Unmask Users

Tor Says Feds Paid Carnegie Mellon $1M to Help Unmask Users

The Tor Project’s director accuses Carnegie Mellon of providing its Tor-breaking research in secret to the FBI in exchange for a payment of “at least $1 million.”

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SecureDrop Leak Tool Produces a Massive Trove of Prison Docs

SecureDrop Leak Tool Produces a Massive Trove of Prison Docs

The Intercept confirms that its latest anonymous leak of secrets arrived through its use of SecureDrop, a WikiLeaks-like, Tor-based upload system.

The post SecureDrop Leak Tool Produces a Massive Trove of Prison Docs appeared first on WIRED.

Hack Brief: TalkTalk Now Says Hackers Only Hit 4 Percent of Its Users

Hack Brief: TalkTalk Now Says Hackers Only Hit 4 Percent of Its Users

The company’s worst fears about its hacker attack may have been overblown.

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Zerocoin Startup Revives the Dream of Truly Anonymous Money

Zerocoin Startup Revives the Dream of Truly Anonymous Money

After years of development, the perfectly anonymous cryptocurrency Zerocoin is finally showing signs of life, now as a stealthy startup.

The post Zerocoin Startup Revives the Dream of Truly Anonymous Money appeared first on WIRED.

Signal, the Snowden-Approved Crypto App, Comes to Android

Signal, the Snowden-Approved Crypto App, Comes to Android

One privacy app to rule your calls, and in the darkness encrypt them.

The post Signal, the Snowden-Approved Crypto App, Comes to Android appeared first on WIRED.

Hackers Claim Million-Dollar Bounty for iOS Zero Day Attack

Hackers Claim Million-Dollar Bounty for iOS Zero Day Attack

A middleman for hacking techniques has announced a taker for its million-dollar iOS hacking bounty.

The post Hackers Claim Million-Dollar Bounty for iOS Zero Day Attack appeared first on WIRED.

Tor Just Launched the Easiest App Yet for Anonymous, Encrypted IM

Tor Just Launched the Easiest App Yet for Anonymous, Encrypted IM

The new, dead-simple software—still in beta—promises to protect both the content and origin of instant messages from surveillance.

The post Tor Just Launched the Easiest App Yet for Anonymous, Encrypted IM appeared first on WIRED.

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