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Posted on 01/07/2017
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The Federal Trade Commission has filed a lawsuit against the Taiwan-based D-Link Corporation and its US subsidiary, D-Link Systems, Inc., for not taking steps to secure their devices, which left them vulnerable to hackers.
Posted on 01/06/2017
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The Office of the Director of National Intelligence has released its public report on Russian hacking operations in the United States.
Posted on 01/06/2017

Hot off a critically-acclaimed second season of Mr. Robot, show stars Rami Malek and Christian Slater have received Golden Globes nominations. They will appear at the Los Angeles-based awards ceremony this Sunday, Jan. 8.

Posted on 12/31/2016
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A utilities company in Vermont has detected evidence of Russian malware, according to a report this evening from The Washington Post, which cited anonymous US officials. The code is said to be connected to a Russian hacking outfit the US government has named Grizzly Steppe.
Posted on 12/27/2016
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Police in Bentonville, Arkansas are turning to Amazon to help prosecute a suspected murderer. The case, which was first spotted by The Information and goes back to 2015, shines a light on how smart home devices might start playing a larger role in future criminal investigations.
Posted on 12/26/2016
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Some Twitter accounts related to Sony Music were apparently accessed by hacker group OurMine this morning. The handles for Sony Music Global and Bob Dylan tweeted that Britney Spears was dead shortly after 8AM ET. “britney spears is dead by accident! we will tell you more soon,” the @SonyMusicGlobal account read before the tweets were deleted. A rep for Spears confirmed to CNN that the singer was, in fact, still alive.
Posted on 12/23/2016
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The cybersecurity firm tasked with investigating the hack of the Democratic National Committee has published a new report claiming that the group that hit the DNC also targeted Ukrainian military units. This connection increases the likelihood that the hackers — dubbed Fancy Bear by cybersecurity firm CrowdStrike — are a unit working for Russia’s military intelligence agency, the GRU.
Posted on 12/19/2016

There are only so many shopping days left, and, fortunately, the official Mr. Robot companion book has all the cred you need to impress the most discerning gift recipient this year. (Not to mention, it has two-day free shipping on Amazon Prime...)

Posted on 12/16/2016
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FBI director James Comey has signed on to a previously reported CIA assessment that Russian President Vladimir Putin directly intervened in the US presidential election in aid of Donald Trump, according to a report published today in The Washington Post. The report has also been endorsed by the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, giving it the unanimous support of US intelligence agencies.
Posted on 12/16/2016
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Evernote has performed an abrupt about-face on a controversial new privacy policy. The policy, released earlier this week, caused some upset, with users objecting to a clause that stated: “you cannot opt out of employees looking at your content.” Evernote tried to clarify that this employee snooping was only done to improve machine learning analysis, and that personal details were censored, but the damage has been done. Now, the company says it’s making this part of the privacy policy opt-in instead.