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Hackers Corrupt Data For Cloud-Based Medical Marijuana System 138 comments
Student Hacker Faces 10 Years in Prison For Spyware That Hit 16,000 Computers 174 comments
Tor Onion Browser's Creator Explains Free Version For iOS 26 comments
Petition With Over 1 Million Signatures Urges President Obama To Pardon Snowden 268 comments
Trump's Cyber Security Advisor Rudy Giuliani Runs Ancient, Utterly Hackable Website 273 comments
Switzerland Agrees To Its Own New Data Sharing Pact With the US 15 comments
Fingerprinting Methods Identify Users Across Different Browsers On the Same PC 88 comments
Obama Changed Rules Regarding Raw Intelligence, Allowing NSA To Share Raw Data With US's Other 16 Intelligence Agencies 200 comments
Japan Researchers Warn of Fingerprint Theft From 'Peace' Sign 119 comments
Latest Adobe Acrobat Reader Update Silently Installs Chrome Extension 144 comments
Microsoft Anti-Porn Workers Sue Over PTSD 297 comments
Windows 10 Will Soon Lock Your PC When You Step Away From It 172 comments
Why You Shouldn't Trust Geek Squad 389 comments
Microsoft To Enhance User Privacy Controls In Upcoming Windows 10 Update 183 comments
WhatsApp, Gmail Roped Into Tougher EU Privacy Proposal 36 comments
Ask Slashdot: What Is the Best Way To Thank Users For Reporting Security Issues? 128 comments
Lawyer Rewrites Instagram's Privacy Policy So Kids and Parents Can Have a Meaningful Talk About Privacy 95 comments
IMDb Ignores New Law Banning It From Publishing Actors' Ages Online, Cites Free Speech Violations 217 comments
Browser Autofill Profiles Can Be Abused For Phishing Attacks 112 comments
Richard Stallman Acknowledges Libreboot Is No Longer A Part of GNU 397 comments
FBI Releases (Redacted) Documents About The San Bernardino iPhone Case 35 comments
WikiLeaks Threatens To Publish Twitter Users' Personal Info 211 comments
US Releases Declassified Report On Russian Hacking, Concludes That Putin 'Developed a Clear Preference' For Trump 732 comments
Fake Malware-Filled Super Mario Run Apps Take Advantage of Android Absence 34 comments
Ultrasound Tracking Could Be Used To Deanonymize Tor Users 207 comments
Over 1,800 MongoDB Databases Held For Ransom By Mysterious Attacker 115 comments
Koolova Ransomware Decrypts For Free If You Read Two Articles About Ransomware 80 comments
Norton Announces Core, a Smart Router To Protect Domestic IoT Devices 119 comments
Creepy Site Claims To Reveal Torrenting Histories 211 comments
How Russia Recruited Elite Hackers For Its Cyberwar 236 comments
Smart Electricity Meters Can Be Dangerously Insecure, Warns Expert 163 comments
Firefox 52 Borrows One More Privacy Feature From the Tor Browser 81 comments
FBI and Homeland Security Detail Russian Hacking Campaign In New Report 404 comments
Snowden Doc Shows NSA Blamed Russia For Hack of Murdered Journalist 110 comments
Singapore Will Add Iris Scans As Identifier For Citizens And Permanent Residents Starting January 1 57 comments
Nevada Website Bug Leaks Thousands of Medical Marijuana Dispensary Applications 55 comments
Ask Slashdot: Is Computing As Cool and Fun As It Once Was? 449 comments
Destructive KillDisk Malware Turns Into Ransomware 56 comments
North Korea's Android Tablet Takes a Screenshot Every Time You Open an App 85 comments
Amazon Patents System To Defend Drones Against Hackers, Jammers and Arrows 122 comments
Millions of Websites Vulnerable Due To Security Bug In Popular PHP Script 104 comments
Police Request Amazon Echo Recordings For Homicide Investigation 168 comments
Turkey Says It's Investigating 10,000 Social Network Users 83 comments
Sony Music Apologises To Britney Spears, Fans After Fake RIP Tweet Sent 52 comments
Uber Says App Doesn't Keep Track of Location; iOS Maps Extension to Blame 38 comments
China 'Smart Restaurant' Uses Facial Recognition To Make Meal Suggestions 61 comments
US Court Demands Documents On AT&T/Police Collaboration 48 comments
U2F Security Keys May Be the World's Best Hope Against Account Takeovers 162 comments
US Government Begins Asking Foreign Travelers About Social Media 121 comments
FBI Probes FDIC Hack Linked To China's Military: Reuters 22 comments
Leaked Files Reveal Scope of Cellebrite's Smartphone-Cracking Technology 37 comments
Russians Used Malware On Android Devices To Track and Target Ukraine Artillery, Says Report 101 comments
Congressional Report Claims Snowden In 'Contact With Russian Intelligence' 185 comments
Yahoo Email Scan Shows US Spy Push To Recast Constitutional Privacy 65 comments
White Hat Security Group Hacks Marvel Twitter Accounts 27 comments
Government Requests For Facebook User Data Up 27 Percent in First Half of 2016 19 comments
Google Employee Sues For $3.8 Billion Over Confidentiality Policies 102 comments
EU's Highest Court Delivers Blow To UK Snooper's Charter 156 comments
Barnes & Noble's Latest Tablet Is Running Spyware From Shanghai 63 comments
US Fails To Renegotiate Arms Control Rule For Hacking Tools 31 comments
Twitter Will Hand Over Data On the User Who Sent a Seizure-Inducing Tweet To a Journalist 492 comments
South Carolina Bill Wants To Put Porn Blocks On New Computers 351 comments
House Committee Urges Congress To Pass Stingray Surveillance Legislation 25 comments
LinkedIn Warns 9.5 Million Lynda Users About Database Breach 35 comments
EFF Begins Investigating Surveillance Technology Rumors At Standing Rock 147 comments
Massive Mirai Botnet Hides Its Control Servers On Tor 149 comments
Election Assistance Commission Hacked Using SQL Injection 103 comments
Yahoo's Billion-User Database Reportedly Sold On the Dark Web for Just $300,000 - NYT 71 comments
Evernote Reverses Course On Opt-out Privacy Policy That Would've Exposed Users' Content To Employees 52 comments
Twitter Blocks Government 'Spy Centers' From Accessing User Data 46 comments
A $300 Device Can Steal Mac FileVault2 Passwords 88 comments
White House Supports Claim Putin Directed US Election Hack 715 comments
Newly Uncovered Site Suggests NSA Exploits For Direct Sale 33 comments
Malvertising Campaign Infects Your Router Instead of Your Browser 137 comments
Most Businesses Pay Ransomware Demands, IBM Finds 69 comments
Yahoo Says Hackers Stole Information From Over 1 Billion Accounts 71 comments
Starting Next Year, Evernote Employees Could Access Your Unencrypted Notes 98 comments
A Typo Led To Podesta's Email Hack, Says Report 274 comments
Florida Court Says Suspected Voyeur Must Reveal His iPhone Passcode To Police 184 comments
Uber Defends Privacy Practices After Allegations It Spies On Riders 40 comments
Why China Can't Lure Tech Talent 219 comments
Quest Diagnostics Says Personal Health Information of 34,000 Customers Hacked 69 comments
First Version of Sandboxed Tor Browser Available 28 comments
Uber Employees Used the Platform To Stalk Celebrities and Their Exes, Says Former Employee 99 comments
NSA's Best Are 'Leaving In Big Numbers,' Insiders Say 412 comments
Does The 'Snoopers Charter' Also Enshrine Lying In Court? 123 comments
Researchers Point Out 'Theoretical' Security Flaws In AMD's Upcoming Zen CPU 57 comments
DHS Tried To Breach Our Firewall, Says Georgia's Secretary of State 146 comments
Twitter Cuts API Access For Media Sonar, Spy Tool Used To Target Black Lives Matter 104 comments
Watchdog Group Claims Smart Toys Are Spying On Kids 70 comments
NSA, GCHQ Have Been Intercepting In-Flight Mobile Calls For Years 99 comments
Nintendo Offers Up To $20,000 To Hack the 3DS 45 comments
Backdoor Accounts Found in 80 Sony IP Security Camera Models 55 comments
New Stegano Exploit Kit Hides Malvertising Code In Banner Pixels 207 comments
Google Preparing 'Invisible ReCAPTCHA' System For No User Interaction 57 comments
New Google Trusted Contacts Service Shares User Location In Real Time 89 comments
Does Windows 10's Data Collection Trade Privacy For Microsoft's Security? 181 comments
Virginia Police Spent $500K For An Ineffective Cellphone Surveillance System 36 comments
For The UK's 'Snoopers' Charter', Politicians Voted Themselves An Exemption 134 comments
iOS's 'Activation Lock' For Stolen iPads And iPhones Can Be Easily Bypassed 54 comments
China's New 'Social Credit Score' Law Means Full Access To Customer Data 83 comments
Encryption Backdoor Sneaks Into UK Law 137 comments
Hackers Steal $31 Million at Russia's Central Bank 78 comments
Facebook Knows What You're Streaming 100 comments
Multiple Vulnerabilities In AirDroid Opens At Least 10 Million Android Users To MITM Attacks, Hijackings 30 comments
Firefox Zero-Day Can Be Used To Unmask Tor Browser Users 55 comments
Trump Appoints Third Net Neutrality Critic To FCC Advisory Team 191 comments
Uber Wants To Track Your Location Even When You're Not Using the App, Here's Why 131 comments
FBI To Gain Expanded Hacking Powers as Senate Effort To Block Fails 153 comments
China Pilots a System That Rates Citizens on 'Social Credit Score' To Determine Eligibility For Jobs, Travel 204 comments
Muni System Hacker Hit Others By Scanning For Year-Old Java Vulnerability 30 comments
Holding Shift + F10 During Windows 10 Updates Opens Root CLI, Bypasses BitLocker 138 comments
Jolla's Sailfish OS Now Certified as Russian Government's First 'Android Alternative' 98 comments
The UK Is About to Legalize Mass Surveillance [Update] 394 comments
Microsoft Confirms Its Chinese-Language Chatbot Filters Certain Topics 19 comments
48 Organizations Now Have Access To Every Brit's Browsing Hstory 251 comments
Julian Assange Could Be Time's 'Person Of The Year', And Is Also Still Not Dead 145 comments
Delete Yourself From Many Internet Sites By Pressing This Button 46 comments
Trump National Security Adviser Michael Flynn Had 'Forbidden' Internet Connection At the Pentagon, Says Report 314 comments
Locky Ransomware Uses Decoy Image Files To Ambush Facebook, LinkedIn Accounts 36 comments
Edward Snowden Loses Norway Safe Passage Case 73 comments
Microsoft Shares Windows 10 Telemetry Data With Third Parties 175 comments
Security Researchers Can Turn Headphones Into Microphones 122 comments
Nearly 40% of Americans Would Give Up Sex For Better Online Security, Survey Finds 230 comments
Telegram Launches Telegraph, An Anonymous Blogging Platform 30 comments
Snowden Can Be Asked To Testify In Person In Germany NSA Probe 72 comments
FBI Hacked Over 8,000 Computers In 120 Countries Based on One Warrant 90 comments
Tech Firms Seek To Frustrate Internet History Log Law 85 comments
WordPress Auto-Update Server Had Flaw Allowing Persistent Backdoors In Websites 33 comments
Tor-Enabled Smartphone Is Antidote To Google 'Hostility' Over Android, Says Developer 39 comments
Surveillance Firm 'Geofeedia' Cuts Half of Staff After Losing Access To Twitter, Facebook 31 comments
Hacker Explains How He Hacked Into Tel Aviv's Public Wi-Fi Network In Three Days 45 comments
'ClickClickClick' Site Reveals How Much Browsers Know About Your Online Behavior 74 comments
President Obama Says He Can't Pardon Snowden 534 comments
Ask Slashdot: Could A 'Smart Firewall' Protect IoT Devices? 230 comments
Spammers Compromised Popular Twitter Accounts Including Viacom And Microsoft Xbox 23 comments
Should Domain-Name Registrations Require A Verifiable Real Name? 241 comments
Privacy Group Sues The FBI, Demanding Details About Biometric Database Sharing 16 comments
IRS Demands Identities of All US Coinbase Traders Over Three Year Period 124 comments
Antivirus Firm Kaspersky Launches Its Own Hackproof OS, Based On Microkernel 108 comments
LinkedIn-Russia: US Says Concerned Over Decision to Block Professional Networking Site 95 comments
Mozilla Launches Firefox Focus, a Stripped-Down Private Browser For iOS 35 comments
LinkedIn Blocked By Russian Government 68 comments
Facebook Stops Collecting WhatsApp User Data in Europe After Government Pressure 24 comments
Britain Has Passed the 'Most Extreme Surveillance Law Ever Passed in a Democracy' 359 comments
iPhones Secretly Send Call History To Apple, Security Firm Says 124 comments
A $5 Tool Called PoisonTap Can Hack Your Locked Computer In One Minute 172 comments
Office Depot Allegedly Diagnosing Computers With Nonexistent Viruses To Meet Sales Goals 161 comments
US Internet Firms Ask Trump To Support Encryption, Ease Regulations 173 comments
Shazam Keeps Your Mac's Microphone Always On, Even When You Turn It Off 126 comments
Hack Exposes 412 Million Accounts on AdultFriendFinder Sites 78 comments
Will Trump's Presidency Bring More Surveillance To The US? 412 comments
WikiLeaks Calls for Pardons From President Obama -- Or President Trump 445 comments
FBI Operated 23 Tor-Hidden Child Porn Sites, Deployed Malware From Them 176 comments
Researchers Set To Work On Malware-Detecting CPUs 40 comments
Russia To Block LinkedIn After Court Ruling on User Data 44 comments
iOS WebView Bug Can Force iPhones To Make Calls While UI Freezes 22 comments
Fake Fingerprint Stickers Let You Access a Protected Phone While Wearing Gloves 74 comments
Telco CEO: Consumers Have 'Double Standards' Over Data Privacy 67 comments
Researchers Hack Philips Hue Smart Bulbs Using a Drone 50 comments
Web of Trust, Downloaded 140M Times, Pulled From Extension Stores After Revelations That It Sells Users' Data 115 comments
Teachers 'Unwittingly' Spying On School Children With Surveillance Software 76 comments
DRM is Used to Lock in, Control and Spy on Users, Says Free Software Foundation 72 comments
Unsealed Court Docs Show FBI Used Malware Like 'A Grenade' 59 comments
UK Privacy Watchdog Says Facebook Agrees To Suspend Using WhatsApp Users' Data 18 comments
Fake Shopping Apps Are Invading the iPhone 41 comments
China Adopts Controversial Cybersecurity Law; Experts Say It Will Hurt Businesses 61 comments
Nvidia Adds Telemetry To Latest Drivers 243 comments
Ask Slashdot: What's the Best Way to Browse the Web Anonymously? 177 comments
A Powerful New Android Spyware Targets Business Executives 18 comments
New Software Remembers Everything Your Computer Has Ever Displayed 117 comments
Aaron Swartz Remembered With Annual Hackathon In San Francisco 18 comments
On Wall Street, a High-Ranking Few Still Avoid Email 168 comments
UK Auto Insurer Will Use Facebook Data To Set Premium 95 comments
Tim Berners-Lee Warns of Danger of Chaos in Unprotected Public Data 20 comments
Google Security Engineer Claims Android Is Now As Secure As the iPhone 173 comments
New, More-Powerful IoT Botnet Infects 3,500 Devices In 5 Days 56 comments
Montreal Police Monitored iPhone of La Presse Journalist Patrick Lagace 56 comments
Microsoft Says Russia-Linked Hackers Are Exploiting Newly Discovered Flaw In Windows OS 111 comments
Firefox Disables Loophole that Allows Sites To Track Users Via Battery Status 104 comments
Computer Scientists Believe a Trump Server Was Communicating With a Russian Bank 548 comments
NSA Hackers The Shadow Brokers Dump More Files 50 comments
EFF Suggests Halloween Costume To Protest Facial Recognition Databases 65 comments
Serious Hacks Possible Through Inaudible Ultrasound 109 comments
'Robocall Strike Force' Proposal Could Stop Caller ID Spoofing 97 comments
Police Used Cell Tower Logs To Text 7,500 Possible Crime Witnesses 153 comments
Apple Shared User Data With Governments, Says WikiLeaks Email 106 comments
US Bank Regulator Notifies Congress of Major Data Security Breach 48 comments
FBI Probes Newly Discovered Hillary Clinton Emails and Reopens Investigation 822 comments
WhatsApp-Facebook Privacy U-Turn Now Being Probed by EU Data Watchdog 25 comments
Red Cross Blood Service Admits To Personal Data Breach Affecting Half a Million Donors 32 comments
Feds Charge 61 People In Indian-Based IRS Phone Scam Case 139 comments
FCC Imposes ISP Privacy Rules and Takes Aim At Mandatory Arbitration 51 comments
How Vigilante Hackers Could Stop the Internet of Things Botnet 64 comments
Canadian Police Are Texting Potential Murder Witnesses 121 comments
Dyn DNS DDoS Likely The Work of Script Kiddies, Says FlashPoint 85 comments
The Phone Hackers At Cellebrite Have Had Their Firmware Leaked Online 29 comments
Snapchat, Skype Put Users' 'Human Rights at Risk', Amnesty Int'l Reports 47 comments
AT&T Is Spying on Americans For Profit, New Documents Reveal 161 comments
Rowhammer Attack Can Now Root Android Devices 100 comments
Alibaba Founder To Chinese Government: Use Big Data To Stop Criminals 46 comments
Swedish Administrative Court Bans Drones With Cameras 113 comments
A New Attack Allows Intercepting Or Blocking Of Every LTE Phone Call And Text 80 comments
Feds Walk Into a Building, Demand Everyone's Fingerprints To Open Phones 432 comments
Google Has Quietly Dropped Ban On Personally Identifiable Web Tracking 155 comments
WikiLeaks To Its Supporters: 'Stop Taking Down the US Internet, You Proved Your Point' 338 comments
Mirai and Bashlight Join Forces Against DNS Provider Dyn 56 comments
Prosecutors Say NSA Contractor Could Flee To Foreign Power 44 comments
43 Million Weebly and 22 Million Foursquare Accounts Stolen 15 comments
How Hackers Broke Into John Podesta and Colin Powell's Gmail Accounts 116 comments
Prosecutors Say Contractor Stole 50 Terabytes of NSA Data 90 comments
Researchers Bypass ASLR Protection On Intel Haswell CPUs 72 comments
Czechs Arrest Russian Hacker Wanted By FBI 55 comments
Your Dynamic IP Address Is Now Protected Personal Data Under EU Law 38 comments
Traditional Keyboard Sounds Can be Decoded By Listening Over a VoIP Connection, Researchers Say 57 comments
DNA Testing For Jobs May Be On Its Way, Warns Gartner 228 comments
CIA-Backed Surveillance Tool 'Geofeedia' Was Marketed To Public Schools 41 comments
Half of American Adults Are In a Face-Recognition Database 64 comments
Hackers Steal Credit Card Data From Visitors of US Senate GOP Committee Website 29 comments
UK Police Begins Deployment of 22,000 Police Body Cameras 65 comments
Journalists Face Jail Time After Reporting on North Dakota Pipeline Protest 357 comments
UK Security Agencies Unlawfully Collected Data For 17 Years, Court Rules 56 comments
Assange Internet Link Cut By State Actor, Claims Wikileaks 475 comments
Google Reveals It Received Secret FBI Subpoena 61 comments
Hackers Hit 6,000 Sites On Active 18-Month Carding Spree 39 comments
Top Democrats Request FBI Investigation of Trump Campaign Ties To Russia Over Hacking 493 comments
Android Trojan Asks Victims To Submit a Selfie Holding Their ID Card 25 comments
DHS Warns of Mirai Botnet Threat To Cellular Modems 21 comments
Android Devices That Contain Foxconn Firmware May Have a Secret Backdoor 95 comments
4Chan Hackers Claim To Have Remotely Wiped John Podesta's iPhone and iPad 269 comments
Yahoo Patents Smart Billboard That Would Deliver Targeted Ads To Passersby or Motorists 131 comments
Senator Wants Nationwide, All-Mail Voting To Counter Election Hacks 454 comments
US Military Is Looking At Blockchain Technology To Secure Nuclear Weapons 62 comments
White House Vows 'Proportional' Response For Russian DNC Hack 396 comments
How a Video Game About Sheep Exposes the FBI's Broken FOIA System 116 comments
Facebook, Instagram, Twitter Block Tool For Cops To Surveil You On Social Media 80 comments
WikiLeaks Publishes Cryptic UFO Emails Sent To Clinton Campaign From Former Blink 182 Singer 205 comments
Yahoo Disables Automatic Email Forwarding Feature, Making It Difficult For Users To Leave 205 comments
UK Is Banning Apple Watch From Cabinet Meetings Over Russian Hacking Fears 106 comments
WikiLeaks Posts 2,000 More Emails From John Podesta 377 comments
Physically-Secure 'ORWL' Computer Expands Its Open Source Policy 68 comments
As Contradictions Mount, Experts Call For Declassification of Yahoo's Email-Scanning Order 50 comments
UK's Chief Troll Hunter Targets Doxxing, Virtual Mobbing, and Nasty Images 100 comments
Feds Convinced Police To Use License Plate-Scanning Tech At Gun Shows 277 comments
CIA 'Siren Servers' Can Predict Social Uprisings Several Days Before They Happen 174 comments
Baltimore Police Took 1 Million Surveillance Photos of City 74 comments
FBI Looks Into Unlocking Minnesota Mall Stabber's iPhone 99 comments
Facebook Wins 'Big Brother' Award in Belgium After Being Declared Worst Privacy Villain 37 comments
US Intel Officially Blames the Russian Government For Hacking DNC 287 comments
Verizon Wants $1 Billion Discount On Yahoo Deal After Reports of Hacking, Email Scanning 77 comments
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