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Viral Disinformation Warning: Fake News Are Taking over Facebook

Posted on November 14th, 2016.

Today’s news: Brad Pitt and Harrison Ford voted for Donald Trump, the Republican President-elect of the US, because the liberals want to take away their money; Melania Trump filed to divorce her husband, Donald Trump; Donald Trump himself said to People Magazine that Republicans are the dumbest group of voters; All the news above...

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Communication

FBI and Carnegie Mellon Possibly Colluded in Tor Uncloaking Scheme

Posted on November 12th, 2015.

Reports have come out recently that paint an interesting picture of the Federal Bureau of Investigation and Carnegie Mellon University. For starters, a court document acquired by Vice showed that the FBI was crediting an unnamed academic institution with helping it in locating a child pornography suspect as well as the people behind Silk...

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Op-Ed

Are SJWs Trying to Frame Linux Creator Linus Torvalds With Fake Sexual Assault Charges?

Posted on November 12th, 2015.

Last week open-source software developer and Libertarian activist Eric Raymond published a disturbing post that went viral on the Internet. The post, titled “From kafkatrap to honeytrap,” reports that militant feminist groups and “Social Justice Warriors” (SJWs) are trying to frame Linux kernel creator Linus...

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Business

Wall Street Journal Speculates that Android and Chrome OS Could Become One

Posted on October 30th, 2015.

A new report by the Wall Street Journal has tech journalists on a speculation bender regarding the possibility of Google merging its Android and Chrome OS platforms into one. According to the WSJ, it could be as early as next year. The move would put Android developers on their toes, requiring a great deal of extra work to catch up with...

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Cybersecurity

U.S. Holding Back on Cyber Sanctions against China before President Xi’s Visit

Posted on September 15th, 2015.

According to a U.S. official, there are no plans to impose sanctions on China by the United States ahead of Chinese President Xi Jinping’s visit next week. A senior U.S. administration official with insider White House knowledge, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, confirmed there are no plans by the White House to impose sanctions...

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Opinion

Do New Images Show Dick Cheney a Bit Too Relaxed on September 11th, 2001?

Posted on July 25th, 2015.

If you’re reading this, there’s a chance you weren’t old enough to vote when the World Trade Center’s Twin Towers were struck down on September 11th, 2001. An event that caused a tectonic shift in US foreign policy and led to two US engagements in the Middle East (Iraq and Afghanistan) – followed by proxy...

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Opinionated

WikiLeaks: Steinmeier Spying Was About Covering Up Torture

Posted on July 24th, 2015.

According to recent revelations from WikiLeaks dumps, the NSA routinely spied on German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier for reasons that are yet unclear. This is the second major time the United States has been accused to officially spying on Germany, an ally, in recent times. Last summer, there were reports that Chancellor...

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Rumors

Breaking Bad – Explosion at NIST, Secret Meth Lab Suspected

Posted on July 23rd, 2015.

In the popular TV show Breaking Bad, a high school chemistry teacher who used to be a research scientist and a former student turned drug dealer to produce and sell crystallized methamphetamine (meth), an illegal stimulant often “cooked” in home laboratories. Initially, they use chemical equipment taken from the school. Now, Breaking Bad...

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Cybersecurity

What Lurks in the Theme Forest?

Posted on July 10th, 2015.

Theme Forest, Hacked’s own theme provider and a popular destination for both designers and site administrators worldwide, is currently down (as it has been quite often recently). The site was also down on July 1st creating dashboard problems for different websites around the world. Their response was posted here which is also...

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Business

MegaNet: Kim Dotcom’s Encrypted Networking for All

Posted on July 1st, 2015.

Which is preferable, free Internet susceptible to spying and tampering, as is the case with Mark Zuckerberg’s next big project, or encrypted, potentially very expensive, crowdfunded Internet provided by the Web’s most legendary pirate king? If you believe Kim Dotcom, world citizens will soon enough have a choice. The...

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Business

Google Robot Car Cuts of Delphi Competitor

Posted on June 30th, 2015.

On a California Road in Palo Alto the driver-less cars met – one built by Google, the other by Delphi Automative. The laser-modified, radar equipped Delphi Audi Q5 self-driving car began changing lanes. Abruptly the Google Robot car (Lex RX400h) moved in front of the Audi forcing it to abandon the crossover. Although the autonomous...

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Breaches

Al-Jazeera Obtains Confidential Spy Cables from MI6, Mossad and the FSB

Posted on February 25th, 2015.

In what some are calling the “largest intelligence leak since Snowden” Al-Jazeera has obtained hundreds of confidential files from some of the world’s most well-known intelligence agencies. They are calling the leaked information “Spy Cables.”

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Politics

Hacker Claims FBI Threatened Prison If He Didn’t Work For Them

Posted on February 21st, 2015.

A 28-year-old hacker named Fidel Salinas is currently serving a six-month prison sentence after pleading guilty to a misdemeanor count of computer fraud and abuse. What’s interesting is that only a few months before, he was faced with 44 felony charges of hacking and cyber stalking. All of his felony charges were later dismissed,...

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Politics

President Obama Rumored to Create Government Agency for Cyber-Attacks

Posted on February 13th, 2015.

President Obama is working to create a new government agency to assess and combat the increasing cyber security threat. According to a senior administration official speaking to Bloomberg, the new agency will act as a central point of discussion among other agencies that handle these sort of attacks.

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Breaches

Hacked Ukraine Military Documents Spell Out Disastrous Situations

Posted on February 7th, 2015.

The hacker group known as Cyber Berkut gained access to a computer belonging to a chief military prosecutor on January 28, grabbing documents that show that Ukraine is not in good shape.

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Business

6 Things We Learned From the Unofficial Netflix “Ask Me Anything” on Reddit

Posted on January 23rd, 2015.

Yesterday, the Ask Me Anything community on Reddit was surprised to see a Netflix employee on the site offering to answer any questions the community had. A customer service representative opened an AMA to answer questions, providing a picture of their lanyard as proof.

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Rumors

US Government Complicates Kim Dotcom’s Divorce

Posted on January 16th, 2015.

Mona Dotcom, somewhat recently estranged wife of Kim Dotcom, has petitioned the government that she has a 50% stake in the assets frozen and seized with the co-operation of New Zealand. Under New Zealand law, she would be entitled to her share of these assets if she could prove that she had no knowledge of the criminal activities of her...

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Companies

‘No One Likes Working with Elon Musk,’ Says Supposed SpaceX Engineer

Posted on January 5th, 2015.

An anonymous SpaceX engineer took to the keyboard to answer the question of what it’s like working with Elon Musk recently, divulging secrets of the crazy workplace Musk operates.

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Breaches

WikiLeaks To Monetize Using Slur.io

Posted on January 1st, 2015.

The @wikileaks Twitter account announced the next generation of the platform slur.io with a pair of tweets on Christmas Eve.

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Decentralization

Pirate Bay Domain Online, Waving Black Sails

Posted on December 22nd, 2014.

Since the December 9th raid of the Pirate Bay servers in Stockholm, Sweden, many imposters and rumors surfaced surrounding the future of the flagship torrent sites. All the while, the domain remained inaccessible. On December 21st, with The Pirate Bay domain online, black sails are raised once more. The site’s new IP address is...