The Cybersecurity Industry Makes Millions, But Is It Keeping Us Safe?
The cybersecurity industry is booming. As thousands meet at the RSA security conference, it's fair to wonder: What are all these companies actually doing?
How the Government Is Waging Crypto War 2.0
According to a senior attorney at the EFF, those who don’t know their history are already repeating it.
Quantum Computing Just Grew Way the Hell Up
Researchers implement a key piece of Shor's algorithm in a programmable quantum computer.
Female Hackers Still Face Harassment at Conferences
From sexist assumptions to ass-grabbing, women report problems at hacking and security conferences.
Government Must Prepare for When Quantum Computers Can Crack Its Encryption
The agency says the government must develop encryption strong enough to survive a quantum attack.
The NSA Has Quantum Fever
Conventional Suite B encryption is still basically brand new, but don't bother, says the agency.
A Love Letter to the Original Algorithm
The Euclidean algorithm can still crush numbers better than most anything.
Some Arguments Against Cyber-Utopianism, Neatly Illustrated
Evgeny Morozov delivers his fierce critique of "the Idea that Facebook Will Liberate the World":http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2011/mar/07/facebook-twitter-revolutionaries-cyber-utopians in this animated RSA clip. During Iran's 'Twitter...
Can We "Scale" Empathy?
"Either we have to go or we have to change." That's the way the social and ethical thinker Jeremy Rifkin puts it, and considering our unhealthy dependence on fossil fuels for everything we do, it's hard to argue with him. Enter empathy, which has...