internet security

  • An Excerpt from Jailed Journalist Barrett Brown's New Book

    Barrett Brown is an activist-journalist awaiting federal trial in the US. In this excerpt from his latest book, Keep Rootin' for Putin, Brown tackles former Director of the Office of the National Drug Control Policy William Bennett's assertion...

  • A Step-by-Step Guide to Making Your Online Life More Private in 2014

    If 2013 was the year of the whistle-blower waking the world up to vast state surveillance, then 2014 should be the year of encryption and privacy. Here are a few ways to avoid being spied on, aside from throwing your computer off a building.

  • Jacob Appelbaum Doesn't Have Much Hope for the Future of Privacy

    Jacob Appelbaum has been called the "most dangerous man in cyberspace." But he's not, and it's a label that pisses him off. In reality, Appelbaum is a renowned cybersecurity expert who happens to be one of the developers for the Tor Project and a...

  • Could a Terrorist Hold the Internet for Ransom with a Pair of Scissors?

    After the advent of wi-fi, web-enabled cellular networks, and cloud computing, I suppose it's not really a surprise that most of the populace thinks of the Internet as some sort of magic technology where your Google is beamed into your computer from a...

  • Can One Attack Shut Down The Entire Internet?

    Online hacktivist collective Anonymous has had its hands full lately. Between the "SOPA and ACTA protests":http://motherboard.vice.com/2012/1/20/when-the-noise-gets-louder-than-the-money-online-and-irl-anti-censorship-protests-are-really-raising-hell...

  • The Original Anti-Phishing Crusader: A Chat With Rod Rasmussen

    _Enormous news on the Internet security front broke this week: A bevy of major Internet players has announced the formation of a group called Domain-based Message Authentication, Reporting & Conformance, or DMARC, whose aim is to standardize email...

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