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US Judge grants WannaCry stopper $30,000 bail

At the end of last week, we learned that the 23 year old security researcher responsible for halting WannaCry had been arrested by the FBI, with the feds claiming that he wrote and sold a piece of banking malware on the dark web. Since then, some new details surrounding the …

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LeakedSource owner reportedly raided, servers seized

LeakedSource, a for-profit database of hacks and security breaches has been taken down this week, leading to reports of an FBI raid, during which all servers are said to have been seized. News of the raid first broke last night and while the US authorities have yet to confirm or …

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FBI lets Clinton off in email investigation… again

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Never fear guys, we’re almost there. Just a few more days and U.S. election coverage can rest easy for another 2.5 years or so. Still, the lead up to this one has been quite unbelievable in many ways, like how the FBI investigated candidate Hilary Clinton’s email server, not once, …

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Twitter blocks sale of mass user data to FBI, CIA

Most companies strictly control the data that they put out there into the world and that includes what goes to intelligence and law enforcement agencies, especially if they don’t have a warrant. Twitter has just entrenched that ideal, by blocking a loophole that the FBI and CIA had been using …

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Encryption finds ally in form of U.S. senator Ron Wyden

Often it seems that politicians are either wilfully ignorant, or unconsciously so, about encryption, with the legislative changes they propose almost always railing against the obfuscating technology. Not so with all of them though, as U.S. senator Ron Wyden has promised to protect it by fighting against a push to …

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Apple receives further court support from Lavabit

Once upon-a-time encrypted email service, Lavabit, has thrown its lot in to support Apple in its ongoing legal dispute with the FBI and American government over weakening iPhone security. Although not called on by the court to do so, it submitted an amicus brief, explaining just why it believes the authorities should …

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FBI, authorities admit they would use iPhone hack again

In the case of Apple vs the FBI over hacking the San Bernardino attacker’s iPhone, the authorities have made the case that this is about one device. However countering that claim, the FBI and the Manhattan district attorney, have now both admitted that they would use an Apple back door …

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Apple protected by Judge in separate phone cracking case

A judge has ruled that the American government is not legally entitled to force Apple to unlock an iPhone in a drug case, currently taking place in New York. Although entirely unrelated to the ongoing FBI demands of Apple with regards to the San Bernardino attacker’s phone, this case is …

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Gates, Zuckerberg stand with FBI in Apple phone hack case

More tech firms are picking sides in the ongoing battle between Tim Cook’s Apple and the FBI over cracking iPhone security for the handset of one of the San Bernardino attackers. This time around though they’re siding with the FBI, with both Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and Microsoft founder Bill …

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Police request DNA data from Ancestry and 23andMe databases

Both Ancestry.com and 23andMe.com are services designed to help you trace your relatives or ancestors.  Customer data is sometimes requested by police to test it against crime scene evidence. Although this is par for the course with technology firms, these are two of only a few companies which store large collections …

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Apple to fight US order to build iPhone encryption backdoor

Earlier this morning, news spread that the FBI has given Apple a court order to help them break the security on the iPhone previously owned by the deceased gunman behind the San Bernardino attacks last year. Now, Apple is formally contesting the order and has said that it will fight the …

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