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Snowden reveals US intelligence’s black budget: $52.6 billion on secret programs


courtesy rt.com – Former intelligence contractor Edward Snowden has leaked a new top-secret document that for the first time ever publically discloses how the United States spends tens of billions of dollars … Continue reading

August 30, 2013 · Leave a comment

Energy Dept. hacked; 14,000 employees affected


by Zack Colman, courtesy TheHill–   Personal information for roughly 14,000 past and current Energy Department employees was compromised in a recent hacking attack, the department said in a memo … Continue reading

August 20, 2013 · Leave a comment

Lavabit, email service linked to Edward Snowden, shuts down


by Raphael Satter, courtesy Associated Press A Texas-based email service reportedly used by National Security Agency systems analyst Edward Snowden said it was shutting down Thursday, explaining in a cryptic message … Continue reading

August 9, 2013 · Leave a comment

Ransomware Scams Prey on Your Sense of Guilt to Open Your Wallet


by Winston Ross, courtesy DailyBeast – So you’ve been looking at porn online—or something even more nefarious. Suddenly your computer freezes and an FBI warning appears. Winston Ross on the rising … Continue reading

August 3, 2013 · Leave a comment

Is That USB Charger Safe or Hacking Your Stuff


Fake USB Chargers Could Hack Into iPhones – – courtesy IDG News Service — You’re waiting at the airport and topping up your iPhone at a public USB charging station. … Continue reading

August 2, 2013 · Leave a comment

Hacker Asylum Granted Thru July 31, 2014


Russia Grants Snowden 1-Year Asylum – As reported by the New York Times reproters STEVEN LEE MYERS and ANDREW E. KRAMER MOSCOW — Brushing aside pleas and warnings from President Obama and other … Continue reading

August 1, 2013 · Leave a comment

A Self-Righteous Hacker Claims To Have Accessed BitTorrent’s Internal Network


by Dylan Love, courtesy BusinessInsider – A forum administrator going by the name “MentaL” on gaming site RageZone claims to have gained access to BitTorrent’s internal network. In the forum post … Continue reading

August 1, 2013 · Leave a comment

Texas students hijack superyacht with GPS-spoofing luggage


Don’t panic, yet by Iain Thomson, courtesy theregister – Students from the University of Texas successfully piloted an $80m superyacht sailing 30 miles offshore in the Mediterranean Sea by overriding the … Continue reading

August 1, 2013 · Leave a comment

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