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Building a World Where Data Privacy Exists Online

Building a World Where Data Privacy Exists Online

Dawn Song, an expert in computer security and trustworthy artificial intelligence, is working on making that vision a reality.
Building a World Where Data Privacy Exists Online

Building a World Where Data Privacy Exists Online

Dawn Song, an expert in computer security and trustworthy artificial intelligence, is working on making that vision a reality.
Spyware Maker NSO Promises Reform but Keeps Snooping

Spyware Maker NSO Promises Reform but Keeps Snooping

Recent revelations in India show that the threat from the company’s spyware to activists and journalists isn’t limited to autocratic regimes.
Spyware Maker NSO Promises Reform but Keeps Snooping

Spyware Maker NSO Promises Reform but Keeps Snooping

Recent revelations in India show that the threat from the company’s spyware to activists and journalists isn’t limited to autocratic regimes.
Spyware Maker NSO Promises Reform but Keeps Snooping

Spyware Maker NSO Promises Reform but Keeps Snooping

Recent revelations in India show that the threat from the company’s spyware to activists and journalists isn’t limited to autocratic regimes.

Capital One replaces security chief after data breach

Capital One has replaced its cybersecurity chief four months after the company disclosed a massive data breach involving the theft of sensitive data on more than 100 million customers. A spokesperson
Most Hackers Aren’t Criminals

Most Hackers Aren’t Criminals

Professional hackers work to keep people safe by finding security vulnerabilities before criminals do.

Amazon Ring doorbells exposed home Wi-Fi passwords to hackers

Security researchers have discovered a vulnerability in Ring doorbells that exposed the passwords for the Wi-Fi networks to which they were connected. Bitdefender said the Amazon-owned doorbell was

Cyber-skills platform Immersive Labs raises $40M in North America expansion

Immersive Labs, a cybersecurity skills platform, has raised $40 million in its Series B, the company’s second round of funding this year following an $8 million Series A in January. Summit Partners
Whatever You Think of Facebook, the NSO Group Is Worse

Whatever You Think of Facebook, the NSO Group Is Worse

WhatsApp’s lawsuit against the spyware company NSO Group is a smart move for Facebook and an important defense of privacy and civil liberties.

Google launches OpenTitan, an open-source secure chip design project

Google has partnered with several tech companies to develop and build OpenTitan, a new, collaborative open-source secure chip design project. The aim of the new coalition is to build trustworthy chip
With a Laser, Researchers Say They Can Hack Alexa, Google Home or Siri

With a Laser, Researchers Say They Can Hack Alexa, Google Home or Siri

Researchers in Japan and at the University of Michigan said they have found a way to take over the voice-controlled digital assistants.
With a Laser, Researchers Say They Can Hack Alexa, Google Home or Siri

With a Laser, Researchers Say They Can Hack Alexa, Google Home or Siri

Researchers in Japan and at the University of Michigan said they have found a way to take over the voice-controlled digital assistants.
Hackers Dissect 'Mr. Robot' Season 4 Episode 5: ‘Method Not Allowed’

Hackers Dissect 'Mr. Robot' Season 4 Episode 5: ‘Method Not Allowed’

Technologists, hackers, and journalists recap the fifth episode of the final season of the realistic hacking show.
A network of ‘camgirl’ sites exposed millions of users and sex workers

A network of ‘camgirl’ sites exposed millions of users and sex workers

A number of popular “camgirl” sites have exposed millions of sex workers and users after the company running the sites left the back-end database unprotected. The sites, run by Barcelona-based VTS

Hackers can steal the contents of Horde webmail inboxes with one click

A security researcher has found several vulnerabilities in the popular open-source Horde web email software that allow hackers to near-invisibly steal the contents of a victim’s inbox. Horde is one of
2 Plead Guilty in 2016 Uber and Lynda.com Hacks

2 Plead Guilty in 2016 Uber and Lynda.com Hacks

Guilty pleas to charges of hacking and an extortion conspiracy cap a legal saga that ensnared the tech companies in data breach scandals.
2 Plead Guilty in 2016 Uber and Lynda.com Hacks

2 Plead Guilty in 2016 Uber and Lynda.com Hacks

Guilty pleas to charges of hacking and an extortion conspiracy cap a legal saga that ensnared the tech companies in data breach scandals.

IoT security startup Particle raises $40M in Series C

Particle, a platform for Internet of Things devices, has raised $40 million in its latest round of funding. Qualcomm Ventures and Energy Impact Partners led the Series C raise, with backing from

Very Good Security raises $35M in Series B in ‘zero data’ push

Data security startup Very Good Security has raised $35 million in its latest round of funding. Its Series B, announced Thursday, was led by Goldman Sachs, with participation from existing investors