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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 April 17, 2013

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Martian meteorite, alien, robo-bunny head go up for bid

Here's a rare chance to own everything from an Enigma machine to a life-size alien statue when Christie's Out of the Ordinary auction kicks off.

By August 5, 2014

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Down the rabbithole of Alfa-Arkiv

A new iOS game seems to be reviving the five-year-old Junko Junsui ARG that had apparently vanished from the web.

By July 24, 2014

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NSA's coded tweet deciphered -- read what it says

The National Security Agency sent out a mysterious coded tweet Monday, which has since been deciphered.

By May 6, 2014

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New algorithms speed secure communications for Chrome on Android

Security is a constant cat-and-mouse game, and Google is promoting new algorithms that combine stronger security with faster performance to keep attackers at bay.

By April 25, 2014

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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 February 28, 2014

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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 December 31, 2013

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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 November 14, 2013

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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 October 23, 2013

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Silent Circle: NIST encryption standards untrustworthy

The secure-communications company says it's moving away from the the US government agency's standards after reports of NSA tampering.

By September 30, 2013