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Convicted operator of “revenge porn” site sentenced to 18 years
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Kevin Bollaert, the 28-year-old convicted of operating the “revenge porn” website UGotPosted.com, was sentenced on Friday to 18 years behind bars. Bollaert, of San Diego, was also convicted in February on several counts of identity theft and extortion. His website allowed people to submit nude photos of their ex-partners—mainly women—accompanied by the victim’s name, age, and […]

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DHS seeks bids for access to license-plate tracking systems
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The Department of Homeland Security wants access to data about when and where suspects have traveled, and it could get that information from a license-plate tracking system. According to The Washington Post, the DHS first sought a private company tha…

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Obama signs executive order imposing sanctions on overseas hackers
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President Barack Obama has signed a new executive order that imposes new economic sanctions on anyone who perpetrates cyber attacks against American interests, putting into practice an idea that has been floated for at least two years. That would mean that if the United States can effectively identify a person or group of people conducting […]

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Security conference effectively bans booth babes from its show floor
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The issue of booth babes — scantily clad people attempting to lure unsuspecting buyers towards second-rate products — has once again reared its head within the industry. This time out, cryptography and information security gathering RSA has effecti…

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Feds Nabbed For Big Bitcoin Heist Involving Gox And Silk Road
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 New information in the Silk Road case is sending ripples of schadenfreude through the cryptocurrency community as it reacts to a foiled effort by two US Federal Agents to skim thousands of Bitcoin out of Silk Road and Mt. Gox coffers. Read More

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WhatsApp Calling Is Coming To Windows Phone As Well
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An Italian website has revealed information that the hot new calling feature on WhatsApp for Android will soon head to the Windows Phone platform as well. The information has leaked out, thanks to the presence of translation requests for texts and prompts within the app, which is again similar to the leaks that we saw […]

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Stolen Uber Accounts Are Selling for a Dollar on the Dark Net  
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Anyone with a spare dollar can buy access to stolen, active Uber account information. Vendors on the new darknet market AlphaBay are peddling Uber user details. Read more…

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How “standby” modes on game consoles suck up energy
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The National Resources Defense Council recently put out an alarming press release claiming the Xbox One is causing consumers to waste an aggregate of $250 million annually in energy costs. The culprit: the “instant on” mode that draws significant power 24 hours a day, even when the system is supposedly “off.” The NRDC put out the […]

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Lessons From The New Threat Environment From Sony, Anthem And ISIS
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 The cyberattack on Sony Pictures entertainment left plenty of roiled waters in its aftermath. Lawsuits from employees whose personal information was leaked … apologies to President Obama and other subjects of hasty emails … U.S. sanctions against North Korea and a war of words back and forth … and the irony of Sony turning to […]

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