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How Ferguson brought live streams into the mainstream

Citizen footage widened the lens of civil unrest in Ferguson, Mo., and it brought live-streaming to popular attention in the US unlike any confrontation has before.

By August 26, 2014

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The metadata debate: What you need to know about data retention

The former head of the CIA has said "we kill people based on metadata", but as Australia introduces new data retention laws, the country's security chief says he's "not quite sure" what the fuss is about. So what is the truth behind data retention, and why does it matter?

By August 13, 2014

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BlackShades malware bust ends in nearly 100 arrests worldwide

Law enforcement agencies seize more than 1,000 computers, smartphones, and hard drives in a massive operation that goes after malware said to have "sophisticated" capabilities and "breathtaking" invasiveness.

By May 19, 2014

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Flash update fixes bug unrelated to IE zero-day flaw

Adobe and Microsoft patch a critical zero-day security flaw in Adobe's Flash Player that is actively being used to target Windows users, but the bug is different from an unpatched hole in Internet Explorer.

By April 28, 2014

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Syrian dissidents besieged by malware attacks

Under the guise of protecting users' computers from cyberattacks, AntiHacker instead infects computers with spyware. And its main target: Syrian activists.

By August 15, 2012

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Anonymous isn't synonymous with ominous

[commentary] Just because a site or app lets you post anonymously doesn't mean it's dangerous. There are lots of good uses for these services.

By April 14, 2014

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Iranian and Syrian dissidents targeted by spyware

A proxy tool used by people in Iran and Syria to bypass local censorship controls seems to be the victim of a new strain of spyware.

By May 30, 2012

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Amid censorship, China requires real-name use for video uploads

In a move that appears designed to limit anonymous free speech, the government orders all people to use their real names when uploading videos to the Internet.

By January 21, 2014

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Obama: Tech a 'tool for individual empowerment, not government control'

In his speech on recommended changes to the NSA, the president's rhetoric is in the right place. But are his efforts at reform?

By January 17, 2014

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Obama: NSA programs could be 'redesigned' to prevent abuses

After a week of fireworks over NSA spying, including a judge's use of the word "Orwellian" and a surprisingly critical report from the president's own advisory panel, Obama speaks of reform but says specifics will come later.

By December 20, 2013