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  • Kickstarter Puts Kibosh on Tor-Based Router Funding

    1h By Katherine Noyes
    Kickstarter on Friday suspended a crowdfunding campaign for Anonabox, a portable networking device designed specifically to run Tor. The campaign for the privacy-minded router, which launched earlier last week, was wildly successful. In just a few days, it…
  • Black Box Keeps Cybersnoops in Dark

    3h By John P. Mello Jr.
    Following Edward Snowden's revelations about indiscriminate government snooping on U.S. citizens, many Net surfers would like to find a way to lower their visibility on the Internet. There are a number of tools in cyberspace that can help a soul do that, but…
  • FOSS and the Fear Factor

    Mon 12:17pm By Katherine Noyes
    In a world that's been dominated for far too long by the Systemd Inferno, Linux fans will have to be forgiven if they seize perhaps a bit too gleefully upon the scraps of cheerful news that come along on any given day. Of course, for cheerful news, there's…
  • FBI's Comey Argues Against Encryption: Trust Us

    Mon 11:44am By Richard Adhikari
    FBI director James Comey, in a speech last week at the Brookings Institute, reiterated his concerns about encryption built into iOS 8 and Android stymieing law enforcement.…
  • Tablet Wars: The iPad Drifts Toward Mediocrity

    Mon 9:26am By Rob Enderle
    There have been a lot of interesting tablets launched over the last month, but Apple -- the primary driver in this market -- didn't launch one of them. Remember when the first and second iPads came out? They were magical, amazing devices. Fifty percent of the…
  • Gadget Ogling: Apple vs. Google, a Bossy Activity Tracker, and Feeling Your Path

    Sat 9:00am By Kris Holt
    There was plenty of focus on the cameras at Apple's presentation, as it tries to promote the tablet as an ideal viewfinder for taking high-quality images, while adding iPhone features like time-lapse and burst mode. However, the new push of iPad photography is…
  • BBC to Preserve Memory of Its 'Forgotten' Articles

    Fri 6:45pm By Katherine Noyes
    The BBC will publish and continually update a list of its published articles that were removed from Google searches under Europe's "right to be forgotten" rule. David Jordan, director of editorial policy and standards for the BBC, announced the move. The…
  • The iPad Air 2 Reveals Chink in Apple's Armor

    Fri 4:38pm By Chris Maxcer
    The launch of the faster, thinner, goldier iPad Air 2, revealed a gap in Apple's shiny armor. This gap is the place where competitors have a chance to attack. However, the gap remains protected by a suit of chain mail. Let me explain. The iPad Air 2 sure looks…
  • Microsoft Patch Blocks Sandworm Tunnels

    Fri 2:05pm By Richard Adhikari
    iSight Partners this week revealed that a cybergang it dubbed "Sandworm" has been exploiting a zero-day vulnerability that impacts all supported versions of Microsoft Windows, including Windows Server 2008 and 2012. The announcement was held off until…
  • Tide Starts to Turn Against Gamergate's Women-Hating Campaign

    Fri 10:22am By Katherine Noyes
    Backlash against the #Gamergate movement escalated several notches this week, thanks to high-profile newspaper reports and a public statement from the Entertainment Software Association. "Threats of violence and harassment are wrong," the ESA said. "They have…
  • Enter the Nexus Dragon

    Thu 5:52pm By Richard Adhikari
    Google on Wednesday announced three new devices in its Nexus line: a tablet, a phablet, and a streaming media game player-cum-Android TV device, all of which run Lollipop, the latest version of its Android OS. Lollipop lets users sync content from phones to…
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