Articles by Lisa Vaas
Edward Snowden released "A manifesto of truth" to Der Spiegel on Sunday. In the letter, he asserts that his leaking of classified information is justified by the subsequent debate sparked over NSA spying. What do you think?
It's easier than tracking our eyeballs, and as it turns out, our mouse movements and hovers correlate quite well to where our gazes wander. That, of course, is a tasty way to amass a few more oceans' worth of data about Facebook users and how much time we look at those nice, revenue-producing ads.
The goal is to ditch the current email protocol SMTP and to create an alternative, private, next-generation, end-to-end encrypted protocol that will hopefully give the world a fighting chance to fight spying.
House Intelligence Committee Chairman Mike Rogers suggested during a hearing at the US National Security Agency (NSA) on Tuesday that it’s impossible to have your privacy violated if you don’t know that your privacy is being violated.
US President Barack Obama has initiated a review to make sure that the NSA is doing what it should be doing, as opposed to doing whatever it can do with its continues-to-amaze data-vacuuming capabilities.
The FBI has put out a wanted poster and Interpol has issued red notices looking for help in tracking down a gang of seven swindlers who allegedly ran a $3 million (£1.8m) scam, selling cars that were just figments of their very active imaginations.
The fifth grader from Montreal pleaded guilty to DDoS, website defacement and accessing databases by exploiting security holes. He wasn't politically motivated, his lawyer said, and swapped his ill-gotten information for video games.
A US government contractor was given an order that allowed it to seize his hard drive without warning, largely because the ex-employee started a new software company whose site said "We like hacking things and we don’t want to stop."
The New York Mets fan reportedly is being held in connection with tweeted threats that include sneaking into the clubhouse and putting bombs in everyone's cleats. If this is the work of a fan, who needs enemies?
PR firms willing to make a buck by gaming Wikipedia's editing processes are starting to threaten users' trust of the service, to the extent that alarmed watchers are predicting that, in a few years, a significant portion of Wikipedia's content could well be spam.
Slapping a tracker on a car without having established probable cause goes against the Fourth Amendment, the US Court of Appeals has ruled.
Facebook temporarily banned decapitation videos in May after receiving complaints about the potential of long-term psychological damage from watching such horrific material, but has since quietly changed its stance.
Former US Vice President Dick Cheney's doctors disabled his pacemaker's wireless capabilities to thwart possible assassination attempts, he said in an interview with CBS's "60 Minutes".
The crooks who pilfered Adobe's source code are likely the same ones who went on to exploit Adobe ColdFusion code to breach the PR Newswire press release service.
Now, the world is their oyster. In new Facebook privacy changes, while the default setting for users aged 13-17 is to share information only with friends, they can now choose to post to the general public. Teens are free to share their embarrassing stories with the world, or, as privacy watchdogs see it, are now succulent morsels for marketers to slurp up.
It might have been an innocent mistake, but when an intruder attempted to access the email account of an Indian conservationist, fears went up that poachers were after the location data for one of a dwindling number of endangered tigers, the parts for which bring huge profits on the wildlife black market.