House Passes Cybersecurity Bill Despite Privacy Protests

House Passes Cybersecurity Bill Despite Privacy Protests

The House of Representatives passed the Protecting Cyber Networks Act, a bill designed to allow more fluid sharing of cybersecurity threat data between corporations and government agencies.

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You Have to Hack This Massively Multiplayer Game to Beat It

You Have to Hack This Massively Multiplayer Game to Beat It

In this World of Warcraft-style game, hacking the game is the game.

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New Dark-Web Market Is Selling Zero-Day Exploits to Hackers

New Dark-Web Market Is Selling Zero-Day Exploits to Hackers

A darknet marketplace called TheRealDeal Market has emerged, focusing on brokering hackers’ zero-day attack methods.

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Want to See Domestic Spying’s Future? Follow the Drug War

Want to See Domestic Spying’s Future? Follow the Drug War

The early targets that have signaled shifts in America’s domestic surveillance techniques weren’t activists and political dissidents, or terrorists. They’ve been drug dealers.

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How Popcorn Time’s Piracy App Is Sneaking Onto iPhones

How Popcorn Time’s Piracy App Is Sneaking Onto iPhones

On Wednesday Popcorn Time plans to launch a version of its copyright-flouting bittorrent video player for iOS, potentially bringing its free, easy-as-Netflix form of movie and TV piracy to millions of iPads and iPhones.

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Anonabox Recalls 350 ‘Privacy’ Routers for Security Flaws

Anonabox Recalls 350 ‘Privacy’ Routers for Security Flaws

The first batch of routers lacked basic password protection, and had a bug that would allow any Wi-Fi intruders to completely hijack the device, snooping on or recording all of a user’s traffic.

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Bill to Ban Undetectable 3D Printed Guns Is Coming Back

Bill to Ban Undetectable 3D Printed Guns Is Coming Back

In the next few months, Congressman Steve Israel plans to reintroduce legislation that would ban 3-D printed guns or any other fully-plastic firearm.

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Silk Road Boss’ First Murder-for-Hire Was His Mentor’s Idea

Silk Road Boss’ First Murder-for-Hire Was His Mentor’s Idea

A newly revealed chat log shows it was not the creator of the Silk Road who first suggested enlisting the services of a hit man, but rather his top advisor and mentor.

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