Tag: Hacking

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Spy in the Machine

NSA-grade spyware is up for sale, and the world’s worst dictatorships are buying.

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The Digital Arms Race: NSA Preps America for Future Battle

Documents from Edward Snowden show that the intelligence agency is arming America for future digital wars—a struggle for control of the Internet that is already well underway.

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Chasing the Cicada

Exploring the darkest corridors of the Internet.

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The Truth About Anonymous’s Activism

“The Anonymous mystique had allowed a group of incompetents to hijack, then discredit, an important grassroots movement in the eyes of national media.”

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What Kind of Creep Sells a Celebrity's Naked Photos on the Internet?

The on and offline search for the prime suspect in last month’s celebrity nude photo hacking scandal.

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Kim Dotcom: From Playboy Entrepreneur to Political Firebrand

A profile of the Megaupload founder, who has started a political party in New Zealand as the U.S. continues to fight for his extradition.

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Every Thought, Every Motion

An Antarctic data hack.

"Still inside the joy, he moved quickly and quietly through the cold, barren corridor, past a row of humming, refrigerated steel doors labeled 'BSL-4 Biohazard,' into the sterile, white labs. Four five-thousand-liter liquid nitrogen tanks were lined up against the wall, the tubes that fed them thick with insulation against the extreme chill of the coolant. The third vat was open and breathing ice crystals into the air. He was glad he had loaded out with a virus filter in the mask. The power was still on, so the tank might freeze again. He pushed the lid shut, holding his breath just in case."

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Waiting for Dark

On Amir Taaki and Cody Wilson, two anarchists with a history of creating controversial software, and their dream of an economy based on untraceable, uncontrollable money.

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Mother Earth Mother Board

A 42,000-word, 3-continent spanning “hacker tourist” account of the laying of the (then) longest wire on earth.

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Mother Earth Mother Board

A 42,000-word, 3-continent spanning “hacker tourist” account of the laying of the (then) longest wire on earth.

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