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How to Search the Deep Web Safely

The deep web and its inner recess, the dark web—those less well-trodden parts of the internet beyond the reach of Google and Bing—are not for the faint-hearted or untrained. With the right tools, however, there’s little to fear and plenty to discover. Here’s how you can start exploring the deep web without having to worry […]

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Creeps Are Using Neural Networks to Dox Porn Actresses

Earlier this April, a Russian photographer Egor Tsvetkov used photos and an app called FindFace, a neural network that can link photos with social media profiles using facial recognition, to show how much information we willfully give up online. Unfortunately the nightmare he was trying to warn against swiftly came true. Read more… Continue Reading […]

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Microsoft Sues DOJ Over ‘Unconstitutional’ Secret Data Searches 

You might never know if police or FBI agents are reading your emails or files stored in the cloud, because the DOJ frequently issues indefinite gag orders that block companies from telling you. Microsoft argues that this secrecy is unconstitutional—and now it’s suing the government to stop it. Read more… Continue Reading from the Source

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Canada’s Mounties Hold the Keys to Blackberry’s Encryption

Blackberry—the financially floundering smartphone maker that prides itself on end-to-end encryption—may have finally met its match in the form of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. Motherboard reports that the RCMP, as part of a criminal investigation, was able to intercept and decrypt more than a million Blackberry messages over the course of two years. Read […]

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Report: The FBI Paid Some Dodgy Hackers a One-Time Fee for a Zero-Day to Unlock the San Bernardino Phone

According to a report from the Washington Post, the Federal Bureau of Investigation paid a group of hackers a one-time fee to pinpoint a zero-day security flaw, which was used to create hardware to assist in unlocking the iPhone of the San Bernardino shooter. Read more… Continue Reading from the Source

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