773 million email addresses have been leaked – check if yours is on the list

What is it with the picture and the @ signs? “TheNextWeb” needs some web designers!

We’re just over two weeks into 2019, and one of the biggest data leaks in recent years has surfaced. Today, renowned security researcher Troy Hunt reported a massive leak consisting of  773 million unique email IDs and 21 million unique passwords, which he refers to as Collection #1.  Hunt said that multiple people reached out to him […]

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Evaluating the GCHQ Exceptional Access Proposal

​The Levy-Robinson proposal is no less dangerous a backdoor than any others that have been proposed.

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Three FISA Authorities Sunset in December: Here’s What You Need to

Thought we were done with surveillance-law debates, at least for a few years? Not by a long shot. A sunset is looming for three FISA provisions. What’s at stake? Here’s a guide to prep you for the

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Fake News as ‘Moral Imperative’? Democrats’ Alabama Move Hints at Ugly 2020

Reports about the use of homegrown disinformation online in a 2017 Senate race suggest foreign operatives may be just one thing threatening the integrity of the next presidential election.

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Wrest control from a snooping smart speaker with this teachable ‘parasite’

What do you get when you put one internet-connected device on top of another? A little more control than you otherwise would in the case of Alias the “teachable ‘parasite’” — an IoT project smart speaker topper made by two designers, Bjørn Karmann and Tore Knudsen. The Raspberry Pi-powered, fungus-inspired blob’s mission is to whisper […]

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The Globalization of Local Protests: The Case of France’s ‘Yellow Vests’

Bottom Line Up Front  For the ninth weekend in a row, protesters gathered in massive numbers in Paris and other French cities as part of the ‘Yellow Vests’ protests. On January 14, French President Emmanuel Macron expressed a desire to launch a months-long ‘national dialogue’ on issues raised by the gilets jaunes.  What was once … Continue reading “The Globalization of Local Protests: The Case of France’s ‘Yellow Vests’”

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