Criminals and the Normalization of Masks

I was wondering about this: Masks that have made criminals stand apart long before bandanna-wearing robbers knocked over stagecoaches in the Old West and ski-masked bandits held up banks now allow them ...

Clarifying the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act

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A federal court has ruled that violating a website's terms of service is not "hacking" under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act. The plaintiffs wanted to investigate possible racial discrimination in online ...
Villainy Of The Most Atrocious Sort

Villainy Of The Most Atrocious Sort

via Raphael Satter, Jack Stubbs and Christopher Bing, writing at Reuters comes this well-crafted reportage, detailing a new malicous attack on the World Health Organization and mounted by currently-surveilled foul-villains-of-the-cyber-kind. Most Assuredly ...
First Amendment

First Amendment Fight: Twitter Threat Ends in Conviction

First amendment rights in the United States only go so far. Shout “fire” in a crowded room for thrills or threaten to kill someone and you will find yourself on the wrong ...
Security Boulevard

Attacker Causes Epileptic Seizure over the Internet

This isn't a first, but I think it will be the first conviction: The GIF set off a highly unusual court battle that is expected to equip those in similar circumstances with ...

Scaring People into Supporting Backdoors

Back in 1998, Tim May warned us of the "Four Horsemen of the Infocalypse": "terrorists, pedophiles, drug dealers, and money launderers." I tended to cast it slightly differently. This is me from ...

Using Machine Learning to Detect IP Hijacking

This is interesting research: In a BGP hijack, a malicious actor convinces nearby networks that the best path to reach a specific IP address is through their network. That's unfortunately not very ...

Illegal Data Center Hidden in Former NATO Bunker

Interesting: German investigators said Friday they have shut down a data processing center installed in a former NATO bunker that hosted sites dealing in drugs and other illegal activities. Seven people were ...
Classic Facebookery: Zuckerberg, Harms Suffered

Classic Facebookery: Zuckerberg, Harms Suffered

via Kate Cox, come this well-crafted piece at Ars Technica, detailing new defensive machinations underway by Facebook, Inc. (Nasdaq: FB), and (as a matter of course - Mark Zuckerberg)... "Facebook's $5 billion ...
Who’s Watching The Criminal Enterprise Known As Facebook Watch You?

Who’s Watching The Criminal Enterprise Known As Facebook Watch You?

via Bhaskar Chakravorti, PhD - the Dean of Global Business, The Fletcher School at Tufts University, comes this thought provoking piece targeting Facebook Inc.'s (NASDAQ: FB) new 'Privacy Cop'. Certainly, today's Must ...