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Ransomware Migrates to Apple Mac Computers
Science & Tech  (tags: computers, security, Scammers, hackers, ransomware )

Louise
- 276 days ago - computerweekly.com
Security experts have now found the. first active malware to encrypt Apple Mac computers and demand ransom to unlock them.
Does Obama Even Care? TAKE ACTION Against CISA!
Science & Tech  (tags: CISA, net neutrality, security, freedom of expression, cybersecurity, surveillance, Obama, petition )

Judy
- 361 days ago - obamadecides.org
President Obama stood up for net neutrality and claimed to support Internet freedom. But now he's poised to sign CISA, a bill that tech experts, major companies, and civil liberties groups agree would destroy our basic rights to security and freedom of ex
Paris and Beirut: More Mass Surveillance Won't Make Us Safer - TAKE ACTION!
Science & Tech  (tags: technology, encryption, security, attackers, Paris and Beirut, bad legislation, petition )

Judy
- 387 days ago - tumblr.fightforthefuture.org
Weakening the encryption that protects our hospitals, power plants, airports, and personal information isn't going to make us safer. Please sign!
Ban Killer Robots Before They Become Weapons of Mass Destruction
Science & Tech  (tags: world, technology, scientists, science, research, safety, interesting, humans, Gizmos, environment, discovery, computers, killer robots, weapons of mass destruction, autonomous, global, security, war )

Darren
- 490 days ago - scientificamerican.com
We need an international agreement to prevent the development of autonomous weapons before they threaten global security
NSA & FBI Seek New Backdoors Against Advice From Leading Security Experts
Science & Tech  (tags: world, technology, society, safety, research, investigation, humans, computers, NSA, FBA, Backdoors, Security, cryptography, confidential data, communications, infrastructure )

Darren
- 520 days ago - therealnews.com
Fourteen of the worldâEUR(TM)s pre-eminent cryptographers, computer scientists and security specialists have issued a paper arguing there is no way to allow the government such access without endangering all confidential data, as well as the broader
An NSA Whistleblower's Guide to Encryption
Science & Tech  (tags: world, technology, safety, performance, internet, interesting, humans, environment, design, computers, NDA, whistleblower, guide, encryption, password, security, Thomas Drake, USA Freedom Act, ersatz, phones, computers )

Darren
- 522 days ago - therealnews.com
Thomas Drake, a former senior executive at the NSA turned whistleblower, sat down with the Real News to talk about the USA Freedom Act as ersatz reform and how the public can take matters into their own hands by encrypting their phones and computers
Hate Passwords? Here's What Will Replace Them
Science & Tech  (tags: computers, security, Internet, electronics )

Freya
- 531 days ago - finance.yahoo.com
As more and more of our existence has moved online, weâEUR(TM)ve become ever more dependent on that bane of the connected life: passwords.
In the Future, Your Veins Could Replace Your Passwords
Science & Tech  (tags: security, computers, PayPal, passwords, cutting edge, Internet )

Freya
- 601 days ago - yahoo.com
Forget having to remember passwords for all of your favorite websites and apps. In the future, PayPal wants the very veins in your body to act as your password.
NSA Can Easily Bug Your Switched-Off IPhone: Here's How You Can Stop Them
Science & Tech  (tags: Hacking, Information Technology, Intelligence, Security, Snowden )

Raymond
- 912 days ago - rt.com
Edward Snowden's recent revelation that the NSA can bug cell phones even when they are turned off left some experts split on whether it is true or not. But a group of hackers claim that at least there is a way to protect your phone from spies' ears.
Internet Explorer Users Risk Having Their Computers Taken Over
Science & Tech  (tags: technology, Hacking, Internet, Security, USA )

Raymond
- 956 days ago - rt.com
A major security flaw affecting several versions of Microsoft's Internet Explorer web browser was discovered over the weekend, and the percentage of computer users that could be compromised by the exploit is absolutely staggering.
Nuclear-Scale Asteroid Blasts in Earth's Atmosphere Up to 10 Times 'More Common' Than Thought
Science & Tech  (tags: Russia, SciTech, Security, Space, USA )

Raymond
- 962 days ago - rt.com
There have been 26 nuclear-scale asteroid explosions in the Earth's atmosphere between 2001 and 2013, according to a new report. The most powerful of the impacts was dozens of times the magnitude of the atom bomb that devastated Hiroshima, Japan in 1945.
IRS Awarded Contract to Surveillance Company That Tracks License Plates
Science & Tech  (tags: Intelligence, Police, SciTech, Security, USA, Vehicles )

Raymond
- 966 days ago - rt.com
A California-based surveillance vendor that sells access to license plate databases and the devices that indiscriminately collect that information has been reportedly cashing checks from the Internal Revenue Service and other federal offices.
There's Really Bad Stuff Buried in Those 'Terms and Conditions' You're Expected Not to Read and Just Click Yes on
Science & Tech  (tags: smart phones, agreements, Terms and Conditions, banks, privacy, security, fascism )

Freya
- 1022 days ago - alternet.org
Last month, I had a chance to talk with John McAfee, the founder of the popular McAfee computer security programs. We talked about how people usually don't read the terms and conditions of the smartphone applications that they download onto their phones.
Why the Bad Guys Want Your Email
Science & Tech  (tags: Internet, e-mail, hackers, passwords, security, fraud, malware, ransomware )

Freya
- 1032 days ago - yahoo.com
Your email just got broken into? Sorry, it's not personal. It's business. That may not console you much when you realize that your email account was "pwned" through malware or deceit. But, really, the hackers who went after it probably had nothing...
 

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