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Privacy vs. Surveillance in the Age of COVID-19

The trade-offs are changing:As countries around the world race to contain the pandemic, many are deploying digital surveillance tools as a means to exert social control, ...

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Hacking Voice Assistants with Ultrasonic Waves

I previously wrote about hacking voice assistants with lasers. Turns you can do much the same thing with ultrasonic waves:Voice assistants -- the demo targeted Siri, Goog...

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TSA Admits Liquid Ban Is Security Theater

The TSA is allowing people to bring larger bottles of hand sanitizer with them on airplanes:Passengers will now be allowed to travel with containers of liquid hand saniti...

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CIA Dirty Laundry Aired

Joshua Schulte, the CIA employee standing trial for leaking the Wikileaks Vault 7 CIA hacking tools, maintains his innocence. And during the trial, a lot of shoddy securi...

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Let's Encrypt Vulnerability

The BBC is reporting a vulnerability in the Let's Encrypt certificate service:In a notification email to its clients, the organisation said: "We recently discovered a bug...

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Firefox Enables DNS over HTTPS

This is good news:Whenever you visit a website -- even if it's HTTPS enabled -- the DNS query that converts the web address into an IP address that computers can read is ...

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Voatz Internet Voting App Is Insecure

This paper describes the flaws in the Voatz Internet voting app: "The Ballot is Busted Before the Blockchain: A Security Analysis of Voatz, the First Internet Voting Appl...

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Crypto AG Was Owned by the CIA

The Swiss cryptography firm Crypto AG sold equipment to governments and militaries around the world for decades after World War II. They were owned by the CIA:But what no...

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Attacking Driverless Cars with Projected Images

Interesting research -- "Phantom Attacks Against Advanced Driving Assistance Systems":Abstract: The absence of deployed vehicular communication systems, which prevents th...

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Modern Mass Surveillance: Identify, Correlate, Discriminate

Communities across the United States are starting to ban facial recognition technologies. In May of last year, San Francisco banned facial recognition; the neighboring ci...

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Brazil Charges Glenn Greenwald with Cybercrimes

Glenn Greenwald has been charged with cybercrimes in Brazil, stemming from publishing information and documents that were embarrassing to the government. The charges are ...

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Critical Windows Vulnerability Discovered by NSA

Yesterday's Microsoft Windows patches included a fix for a critical vulnerability in the system's crypto library.A spoofing vulnerability exists in the way Windows Crypto...

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USB Cable Kill Switch for Laptops

BusKill is designed to wipe your laptop (Linux only) if it is snatched from you in a public place:The idea is to connect the BusKill cable to your Linux laptop on one end...

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Mysterious Drones Are Flying over Colorado

No one knows who they belong to. (Well, of course someone knows. And my guess is that it's likely that we will know soon.)

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ToTok Is an Emirati Spying Tool

The smartphone messaging app ToTok is actually an Emirati spying tool:But the service, ToTok, is actually a spying tool, according to American officials familiar with a c...

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Attacker Causes Epileptic Seizure over the Internet

This isn't a first, but I think it will be the first conviction:The GIF set off a highly unusual court battle that is expected to equip those in similar circumstances wit...

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Reforming CDA 230

There's a serious debate on reforming Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act. I am in the process of figuring out what I believe, and this is more a place to put r...

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Cameras that Automatically Detect Mobile Phone Use

New South Wales is implementing a camera system that automatically detects when a driver is using a mobile phone.

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DHS Mandates Federal Agencies to Run Vulnerability Disclosure Policy

The DHS is requiring all federal agencies to develop a vulnerability disclosure policy. The goal is that people who discover vulnerabilities in government systems have a ...

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Iran Has Shut Off its Internet

Iran has gone pretty much entirely offline in the wake of nationwide protests. This is the best article detailing what's going on; this is also good.AccessNow has a globa...


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