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The 404 1,251: Where we find the cipher in the sound (podcast)

Leaked from today's show: Facebook cryptography, steganography in social media, crowd-sourcing a witch hunt, and demonic portraits purposely hidden beneath waves of electronic music.

By Apr. 17, 2013

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Cipher glass knows what you're drinking

Designer Damjan Stanković has imagined a drinking glass that can indicate what it holds. The Cipher concept glass tells you when you're having OJ, milk, or Coke.

By Jan. 5, 2010

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Biting tweets get White House official fired

Jofi Joseph, a national security official, is fired after he's discovered to be behind the highly cutting @natsecwonk Twitter account that criticized, well, a lot of people.

By Oct. 23, 2013

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At Bletchley Park, breaking Enigma codes and winning WW II

Road Trip 2011: Code breakers led by Alan Turing were able to beat the Germans at their cipher games, and in the process shorten the war by as much as two years. At Bletchley Park, all the work took place in secret, where it stayed for decades.

By Jul. 4, 2011

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Remembering legendary Enigma code breaker Mavis Batey

If you don't know of Mavis Batey, you should. Her work cracking the Enigma machine's coded messages was crucial to the success of D-Day landings during WWII.

By Nov. 14, 2013

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How to fix corrupt DVD playback in OS X

Corruption in the handling of DVD encryption may lead to garbled DVD playback. Here's how to clear it up.

By Feb. 20, 2013

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BlackBerry teases Super Bowl ad with colorful, um, something

In attempt to get you excited about the Super Bowl ad for its Z10, BlackBerry tweets a still from the ad. But what is it?

By Feb. 1, 2013

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Medieval book in unknown language contains message

The Voynich Manuscript has eluded every attempt at deciphering. But new computerized statistical analysis suggests it has a genuine message and is not a hoax.

By Jun. 24, 2013

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The NSA and the erosion of trust

All those in the orbit of the NSA are looking for cover in the wake of the revelations about what might be called the excesses of the spy agency.

By Dec. 31, 2013

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Yahoo, ICQ chats still vulnerable to government snoops

Spy agencies and hackers at your local Starbucks can vacuum up Yahoo and ICQ chats and metadata about AOL's AIM users. These services are over a decade old -- why are they not fully encrypted?

By Feb. 28, 2014