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The Most Controversial Hacking Cases of the Past Decade

The Most Controversial Hacking Cases of the Past Decade

The Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, also known as the federal anti-hacking statute, has been used to prosecute a growing list of non-hacking behavior.

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A Jailed Activist’s 3-D Models Could Save Syria’s History From ISIS

A Jailed Activist’s 3-D Models Could Save Syria’s History From ISIS

ISIS is destroying the ancient city of Palmyra. Now a new group hopes to virtually preserve it with files created by imprisoned activist Bassel Khartabil.

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5 Lessons From the Summer of Epic Car Hacks

5 Lessons From the Summer of Epic Car Hacks

For the last three months, car hackers’ terrifying abilities have been on full display. Now we filter out the fear and focus on what we’ve learned.

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Imploding Barrels and Other Highlights From Hackfest DefCon

Imploding Barrels and Other Highlights From Hackfest DefCon

As this year’s DefCon draws to a close, here’s a compendium of some of the con’s highlights.

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Spying on the Spies—With Google Maps

Spying on the Spies—With Google Maps

Florian Freier spies on Germany’s surveillance state, and his computer spies on him.

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Silicon Valley Has Lost Its Way. Can Skateboarding Legend Rodney Mullen Help It?

Silicon Valley Has Lost Its Way. Can Skateboarding Legend Rodney Mullen Help It?

More than 30 years after he invented most of the gravity-defying maneuvers that still form skateboarding’s basic vocabulary, Rodney Mullen is enjoying a strange sort of second act as a Silicon Valley thought leader.

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