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Friday, September 1, 2017

The Real Threat to Our Government Is Tech Illiteracy

In February 2016, two months after Rizwan Syed Farook killed 14 people in San Bernardino, California, FBI director James Comey spoke before the Senate Intelligence Committee to discuss the...

We Shouldn’t Have to Ask if a Russian Photog Bugged the White House

When President Donald Trump fired James Comey as director of the FBI on Tuesday evening, the move immediately sparked controversy. Some saw in the dismissal an attempt to...

The Urgent Challenge of Replacing Comey Amid a Firestorm

James Comey’s ouster as director of the FBI on Tuesday raises plenty questions about why Donald Trump fired him, the timing of the Trump administration’s decision, and the extent to which it...

The NSA Confirms It: Russia Hacked French Election ‘Infrastructure’

Two days before France’s recent presidential election, hackers leaked nine gigabytes of emails from candidate Emmanuel Macron’s campaign onto the web. Since then, the Kremlin has once again...

A Vicious Microsoft Bug Left a Billion PCs Exposed

Microsoft’s security team had a busy weekend. On Friday night, security researcher Tavis Ormandy of Google’s Project Zero announced on Twitter that he had found a Windows bug....

Trump Firing FBI Director Comey Won’t Slow Down the Russia Investigation—Yet

President Donald Trump has fired Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey, smack in the middle of the FBI’s ongoing investigation into potential ties between the Trump administration...

Microsoft Is Right: We Need a Digital Geneva Convention

State-sponsored hackers may have meddled in political campaigns from the US to France to the Netherlands. And while nations are finding it tough to cooperate on the issue,...

Fixing the Cell Network Flaw That Lets Hackers Drain Bank Accounts

Recently, hackers managed to drain bank accounts across Germany. They did so not by hacking the banks themselves, but by exploiting a long-known flaw in a global telephony...

Don’t Pin the Macron Email Hack on Russia Just Yet

After a hacked US election covered in Russian fingerprints, it’s easy to assume that Friday’s megaleak of emails from France’s president-elect Emmanuel Macron was the Kremlin’s work, too....

South Korea’s New Missile Defense Tech Isn’t a Cure-All For North Korea

A year after it was first announced, the United States-provided missile defense system meant to guard South Korea is fully operational. The device has sparked controversy and pushback...

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Female Dragonflies Fake Their Death To Avoid Mating

A new study revealed that female dragonflies literally “play dead” to avoid non-consensual mating A new study revealed that female dragonflies literally “play dead”...

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