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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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Manhattan DA: iPhone Crypto Has Foiled Cops 74 Times

Manhattan DA: iPhone Crypto Has Foiled Cops 74 Times

But the DOJ needs more than one stat and vague threats to prove that encryption backdoors are warranted.

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Turns Out the US Launched Its Zero-Day Policy in Feb 2010

Turns Out the US Launched Its Zero-Day Policy in Feb 2010

A newly released document from the FBI sheds a little more light on the government’s controversial policy around the use of zero-day exploits. Though there is still much we don’t know, the question of when the secretive policy was put into place is finally answered: February, 2010. It wasn’t until last year that the government […]

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What an NYPD Spy Copter Reveals About the FBI’s Spy Planes

What an NYPD Spy Copter Reveals About the FBI’s Spy Planes

It should have surprised no one that the FBI has a secret fleet of spy planes it uses domestically to watch us, as the Associated Press reported this week. WIRED published a story about surveillance aircraft spotted flying in unusual patterns in California and Virginia back in 2006. And the Wall Street Journal reported last […]

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Is It Possible for Passengers to Hack Commercial Aircraft?

Is It Possible for Passengers to Hack Commercial Aircraft?

Experts insist that what the FBI claims hacker Chris Roberts did on a flight is not possible. We examine why, and what is still unknown.

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Is It Possible for Passengers to Hack Commercial Aircraft?

Is It Possible for Passengers to Hack Commercial Aircraft?

Experts insist that what the FBI claims hacker Chris Roberts did on a flight is not possible. We examine why, and what is still unknown.

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Even the FBI Had Privacy Concerns on License Plate Readers

Even the FBI Had Privacy Concerns on License Plate Readers

Internal documents show that in 2012 the FBI was instructed to temporarily halt its purchase of automated license plate readers because of privacy concerns.

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Feds Warn Airlines to Look Out for Passengers Hacking Jets

Feds Warn Airlines to Look Out for Passengers Hacking Jets

In response to reports last week that passenger Wi-Fi networks make some planes vulnerable to hacking, the FBI and TSA have issued an alert to airlines advising them to be on the lookout for evidence of tampering or network intrusions. The FBI and TSA note that they currently have no information to support claims that […]

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Hacker’s Tweet Reignites Ugly Battle Over Security Holes

Hacker’s Tweet Reignites Ugly Battle Over Security Holes

The tweet that got a hacker banned from a flight has evoked a heated debate on the Cold War between security researchers and the industries whose faults they expose.

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Prosecutors Trace $13.4M in Bitcoins From the Silk Road to Ulbricht’s Laptop

Prosecutors Trace $13.4M in Bitcoins From the Silk Road to Ulbricht’s Laptop

If anyone still believes that bitcoin is magically anonymous internet money, the U.S. government just offered what may be the clearest demonstration yet that it’s not. A courtroom powerpoint presentation traced hundreds of thousands of bitcoins from the Silk Road anonymous marketplace for drugs directly to the personal computer of Ross Ulbricht, the 30-year-old accused of running that contraband bazaar.

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