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Obama Ducks Apple/FBI Conflict In Encouraging Innovation At SXSW

Posted on March 13th, 2016.

President Obama used his historic appearance at the South By Southwest (SXSW) festival Friday in Austin, Texas to expound on the importance of innovation, making a point of not taking a side in the Apple/FBI conflict over accessing the data in the smartphone used in the San Bernardino terrorist attack. He said he could not make an...

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The Facebook Hacker Cup 2016 Is Underway

Posted on January 9th, 2016.

Facebook’s annual worldwide programming competition for hackers, the Facebook Hacker Cup kicked off today, January 9th 00:00 hours UTC. Hackers from around the world will be allowed to participate in the Facebook Hacker Cup, a competition that began in 2011. The competition pits hackers against each other through various rounds of...

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Former Reddit Cryptocurrency Engineer Hosts Hackathon For Reddit Alternative

Posted on July 31st, 2015.

When fired from Reddit, the world’s first cryptocurrency engineer at a large corporation, Ryan Charles, hadn’t seen it coming. “I was shocked. Perhaps, I shouldn’t have been shocked in hindsight. It was obvious that my project was not going to work after some changes at Reddit, but only in hindsight,” Charles tells Hacked. He concluded...

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Cybersecurity

2015 Black Hat Asia Conference to Highlight Cloud Security & More

Posted on February 17th, 2015.

Black Hat Briefings, which have taken place since the late 90s, are the most important events of the year for security professionals. Sponsored by the likes of Microsoft and Cisco, they regularly feature prescient and grounded security concerns to IT professionals in ways that enable them to improve security within their domain. This...

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Snowden Documentary, Citizenfour, Nominated for Best Documentary Oscar

Posted on January 18th, 2015.

In the recent years, documentaries have been making a big impact on the topics of discussion we have in our daily life. Last year, Blackfish made headlines for highlighting the mistreatment of Orca whales, also known as “killer whales,” at SeaWorld. This year, it looks like the Edward Snowden documentary called Citizenfour, directed by...

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Companies

Watch the SpaceX Falcon 9 Makes an Almost-Successful Crash Landing

Posted on January 16th, 2015.

Elon Musk’s company SpaceX tried landing a rocket on a barge called the Falcon 9. They launched it off and hope to hit their bullseye on the target in the middle of the ocean, and it did. The mission was quite a success, and it went out with a bang.

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CES 2015 By the Numbers: Statistics From One of the Largest Technology Conferences in the United States

Posted on January 13th, 2015.

The 2015 Consumer Electronics Show (CES 2015) always brings attention to the tech industry. Down the Las Vegas streets, everyone seems to be embracing technology in one form or another, from Bitcoin ATMs to self-driving cars. Inside the conference room, thousands of people are packed in visiting booths while talking devices and watching...

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31st Chaos Communication Congress Offers Confirmation, Shocks

Posted on December 29th, 2014.

Speaking today in Hamburg at the 31st Chaos Communication Congress, documentary maker Laura Poitras and Tor team member Jacob Applebaum (ioerror) confirmed some things we’ve feared, reassured the world on a couple of things that were shaky, and provided one somewhat shocking revelation.