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Show summary: The backlash against the SOPA and PIPA anti-copyright bills continues. Major sites took themselves offline. The U.S. government shut down MegaUpload. Anon launched a successful attack against government Web sites. All of these events are related, and the stories are still developing. That's what we're talking about today, with CNET experts Declan McCullagh, Greg Sandoval, and Elinor Mills.
Category: Reporters' RoundtableJanuary 20, 2012
Show summary: We talk with our reporters covering the twin security conferences in Las Vegas this week about the massive Shady RAT hack, and research reports on hacking everything from nuclear plants to laptop batteries to insulin pumps.
Category: Reporters' RoundtableAugust 5, 2011
Show summary: There's a fundamental social shift occurring in the hacker culture and in media. Activists are disrupting major corporate and government Web sites, stealing and leaking sensitive data, and changing how we all use the Web. Join me, Elinor Mills, and Jennifer Granick as we discuss.
Category: Reporters' RoundtableJuly 1, 2011
Show summary: Security reporter Elinor Mills joins us today to discuss the large data breach at marketing services company Epsilon, which most likely landed your e-mail address in a hacker's database. What can you do about this breach, and how can you protect against future ones? Elinor explains.
Category: CNET to the RescueApril 6, 2011
Show summary: Playing a game like Paper Toss on your smartphone sounds like a benign activity. But now, the feds are starting to investigate makers of such applications for privacy violations--sharing your personal information without you knowing it. CNET's Kara Tsuboi reports.
Category: NewsApril 5, 2011
Show summary: We sent three reporters to the dual security conferences, Black Hat and Defcon, last week in Las Vegas. Each--Declan McCullagh, Elinor Mills, and Seth Rosenblatt--has a different coverage area and perspective. Today we talk with them about their experiences and their takeaways from the annual hackathon in the desert.
Category: Reporters' RoundtableAugust 6, 2010
Show summary: In light of the hack on the iPad 3G that matched device identifier codes to e-mail addresses of users, today we're focusing on wireless device security and cellular network safety. Hear from security expert John Hering (Lookout Security) and CNET News reporter Elinor Mills on the current and future threats to your mobile data.
Category: Reporters' RoundtableJune 18, 2010
Show summary: This week, an inconvenient truth. We're talking about our national infrastructure--power, water, transportation, and the like--and how it's a mess from a security perspective thanks in no small part to the growth of the Internet. With special guest, nuclear engineer Joe Weiss.
Category: Reporters' RoundtableMay 21, 2010
Show summary: It may be the biggest story of the year: On January 12 the search company announced it was pulling out of China. We're going to discuss why Google did that, what's new in the story, and what's likely to happen as this story continues to unfold. Guests are Google reporter Tom Krazit, security writer Elinor Mills, and politics and policy writer Declan McCullagh.
Category: Reporters' RoundtableFebruary 5, 2010
Show summary: Rafe Needleman is joined by CNET security expert Elinor Mills in a discussion with Mint CEO Aaron Patzer, whose personal finance site is being acquired by Inuit. Rafe and Elinor grill Patzer on why he sold the company, the future of Quicken, and the security of users' financial data on his service.
Category: Reporters' RoundtableSeptember 25, 2009