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The internet, the perfect tool for the surveillance state? Further reading (and watching) on the state of digital privacy

The internet, the perfect tool for the surveillance state? Further reading (and watching) on the state of digital privacy

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“We already knew this.” “It’s necessary for the War on Terror.” “Other countries are doing it too.” “But I have nothing to hide.” These are the most common reasons people express for not feeling outrage over the revelations this year that the United States’ National Security Agency has been involved in widespread surveillance. In today’s []

How to spy on hackers: James Lyne at TED2013

How to spy on hackers: James Lyne at TED2013

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Cybersecurity specialist James Lyne takes the TED2013 stage to show us some of the newest and nastiest creations that cybercriminals have designed to steal data, make off with billions of dollars, watch people through their webcams and target power and utility companies. Every day, he says, about 250,000 new pieces of malware are created and 30,000 websites infected. “People think []

Playlist: 12 powerful talks on terrorism

Playlist: 12 powerful talks on terrorism

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With just over a month to go before the 2012 presidential election, eyes around the world are on the United States. Will Americans vote to give Barack Obama another four years in the White House, or will the country opt for a turnabout and vote Mitt Romney into office? The election may well come down []