Hackers are making their attacks look like they came from the Chinese government

Because Chinese hackers often use publicly available tools for their operations, it is easy to mimic their signature viruses.

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Top security officials issue stark warning of Chinese espionage efforts

Top security officials called China one of the greatest global threats to the U.S. economy and national security.

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Your Apps Know Where You Were Last Night, and They’re Not Keeping It Secret – The New York Times

The millions of dots on the map trace highways, side streets and bike trails — each one following the path of an anonymous cellphone user.

One path tracks someone from a home outside Newark to a nearby Planned Parenthood, remaining there for more than an hour. Another represents a person who travels with the mayor of New York during the day and returns to Long Island at night.

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Sorry, your data can still be identified even if it’s anonymized

Urban planners and researchers at MIT found that it’s shockingly easy to “reidentify” the anonymous data that people generate all day, every day in cities.

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A Roadmap for Exceptional Access Research

Rather than continuing to politicize encryption, instead the lessons learned from the decades-long crypto policy debate should be used to inform the process of developing Exceptional Access

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In rare speech, MI6 chief says cyber brings ‘potentially existential challenge’

His specialty is secrecy, yet his warning was blunt.

In his second public speech in more than four years, the head of the British intelligence service said that a fourth industrial revolution is blurring the lines between the physical, digital and biological domains, a change that could present a “potentially existential challenge” to liberal democracies.

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In Video Debut, CIMON the ISS Robot Throws an Unexpected Tantrum

Who hacked it? And the ground crew confusion.

In terms of glitchy behavior, we’re not quite at HAL 9000 levels just quite yet—but during the debut demonstration of the International Space Station’s new AI-powered robot, CIMON, the free-floating device displayed some rather questionable behavior.

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