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Strava’s fitness heatmaps are a ‘potential catastrophe’

The 2018 cybersecurity race to the bottom is off to an exciting start. First out of the gate is Strava — now widely known as the "social network for athletes" -- and its reckless data-visualization "heat map" gimmick that revealed details of se...

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As online ads fail, sites mine cryptocurrency

Between the incessant headlines and chatter on social media, it feels like everywhere we go some libertarian evangelist appears asking us if we have a second to talk about the blockchain -- like a religious wingnut lurking outside the grocery store.

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Uber, but for toxic techbro culture

Some companies are just born with an infinite number of chances to keep doing everything wrong and yet somehow seem immune to the consequences. Uber is one of those companies.

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Americans are horrified by DHS plan to track immigrants on social media

Starting October 18th, the Department of Homeland Security will collect and store "social-media handles, aliases, associated identifiable information and search results" in the permanent files of all immigrants. This will include new immigrants, in a...

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Kaspersky in the crosshairs

Kaspersky is in what you might call "a bit of a pickle." The Russian cybersecurity firm, famous for its antivirus products and research reports on active threat groups is facing mounting accusations of working with, or for, the Russian government.

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Now doctors need to be hackers, too

As far as anyone knows, there hasn't been a real-life hack attack on someone's pacemaker. Which is surprising. Security researchers have shown us that it's a very real possibility.

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Dallas siren hack: Coming to a city near you

At 11:42pm last Friday night in Dallas, suddenly and for no apparent reason, what locals call the 'tornado sirens' went off. All of them.

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Good luck finding a safe VPN

If you're most people, you just found out about the FCC's internet privacy rules by way of their untimely demise. Thanks to the FCC's new chief, Congress, and Donald Trump, ISPs are now free to track you like crazy and sell your data to the four dire...

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When vending machines attack (a university)

We are marching toward certain doom at the hands of an angry Skynet of our own invention. Need proof? This week a school was attacked by its own soft drink vending machines.

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A whole new low in government trust

Our country changed so quickly in the past week that it feels like the pod doors have been sealed shut and an anti-gravity switch flipped inside our borders.

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