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  • Citizenfour awarded Oscar for Best Documentary

    23.02.2015

    Film director Laura Poitras' Citizenfour has been recognized as past year's Best Documentary Feature by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

  • Gemalto announces investigation of massive SIM heist

    20.02.2015

    Yesterday's report by The Intercept hit the information security community like a ton of bricks, as a set of documents from Edward Snowden's trove indicate that the US NSA and the UK GHCQ have managed to compromise the networks of Dutch SIM card manufacturer Gemalto and acquire encryption keys that protect the privacy of cellphone communications of millions of users around the globe.

  • Researchers create inexpensive versions of NSA's spying tools

    21.01.2015

    ShmooCon, the hacker convention that welcomes individuals interested in all aspects of computer and information security, was held last week in Washington, D.C.

  • White House network breach was likely nation-sponsored

    29.10.2014

    The White House has confirmed that the unclassified Executive Office of the President network has been breached by unknown hackers.

  • Video: Reactions of engineers under GCHQ surveillance

    15.09.2014

    Filmmakers Katy Scoggin and Laura Poitras follow reporter Marcel Rosenbach as he informs the staff of a German communications firm that they have been targeted for surveillance by British spies.




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Cloned, booby-trapped Dark Web sites steal bitcoins, login credentials

Apart from being a way for dissidents and journalists to do their business without being spotted and identified by "the powers that be", the Dark Web is also a place where criminals sell and buy illegal wares and services and, apparently, where they also get robbed by scammers.


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