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Pompeo confirmed as CIA head as Dems raise surveillance concerns - CNET
CNET The Republican representative from Kansas who'll lead the spy agency has written op-eds calling for more data collection by the federal government. 19 hours
meitu has a tracking problem not a spying problem Meitu has a tracking problem, not a spying problem
THE VERGE Is the hot new camera app hiding something? That was the question bubbling up this week, as a... 4 days
Edward Snowden's asylum in Russia extended - CNET
CNET The whistleblower can stay there for another three years and continue to avoid charges in the US of espionage and theft of government property. 6 days
canadian energy firms at risk from cyber bomb attacks csis Canadian energy firms at risk from cyber, bomb attacks: CSIS
CBC Canada's main spy agency last year warned energy companies about an increasing risk of cyber espionage... 7 days
amc and the bbc are teaming up to adapt john le carr s spy who came in from the cold AMC and the BBC are teaming up to adapt John le Carré’s Spy Who Came in From the Cold
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Report: EU unhappy with US response to Yahoo email scanning scandal
TechCrunch  The European Union is not happy with the explanation provided by the US government... 2 weeks
Researchers teach a flying robot to perch like a bird
TechCrunch  If you’ve ever flown an RC plane or even a quadcopter you’ll know the exciting experience... 2 weeks
Monkeys grieve over 'death' of robotic spy monkey-baby - CNET
CNET VIDEO A lifelike animatronic monkey takes a tumble and sets off a chain reaction of sadness throughout a Langur colony in a preview for "Spy in the Wild." 2 weeks
UK spy agency-backed cyber security incubator picks first seven startups
TechCrunch  A GCHQ-backed startup incubator has opened its doors in the UK, announcing its first cohort of... 2 weeks
Two of Razer’s crazy concept laptops were stolen at CES and the company is offering a big reward
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Spy Chief Says Germany Needs Ability to Counter Cyberattacks
ABC NEWS The head of Germany's domestic intelligence agency says the country needs to be able to return fire during a cyberattack, including the ability to destroy infrastructure that's being used to... 2 weeks
Smile! Man tries to rob store that sells surveillance cameras - CNET
CNET Commentary: Burglarize a store called Spy-Spot Investigations? Sure. What could possibly go awry? 3 weeks
FridgeCam spies on your fridge and tells you what to cook
THE VERGE Your fridge is old and boring. Maybe it came with your apartment, or maybe you inherited it from a Craigslist rando, but one thing is certain:... 3 weeks
The Latest at CES: Spy on Your Fridge to Restock
ABC NEWS British company Smarter is launching the Fridge Cam, a small camera that takes a picture every time you close your fridge door, so you can see if you... 3 weeks
Gartner spies growing opportunity for voice-driven devices
TechCrunch  Analyst Gartner is projecting flat growth for worldwide device shipments; it says the combined shipments of PCs, tablets, ultramobiles and mobile phones will total just 2.3 billion in 2017, the same as 2016 estimates... 3 weeks
No Signal: Egypt blocks the encrypted messaging app as it continues its cyber crackdown
TechCrunch  Egypt has intensified its cyber crackdown under president Abdel Fattah El Sisi. In recent years authorities have blocked Facebook’s controversial... 4 weeks
Barnes and Noble's $50 tablets infected with spyware - CNET
CNET The tablets have malware that grant a third party total control privileges over the device. 1 month
US Privacy Board in Disarray Before Trump Takes Office
ABC NEWS A federal board responsible for protecting Americans against abuses by spy agencies is in disarray just weeks before President-elect Donald Trump takes office 1 month
Before Trump's Presidency, US Privacy Board in Disarray
ABC NEWS A federal board responsible for protecting Americans against abuses by spy agencies is in disarray just weeks before Donald Trump takes office 1 month
How Rogue One complicates the Rebellion's moral superiority
THE VERGE By Star Wars standards, Rogue One is a morally complex story. From beginning to end, it’s a film about war and espionage, and it provides some surprising depth to the nature of... 1 month
Google employee lawsuit claims company violates CA laws, details clandestine ‘Stop Leaks’ program
9to5Google Google has been hit with a lawsuit by one of its project managers that alleges it goes so far with its internal... 1 month
A Google employee is suing the company for being too confidential
THE VERGE A Google product manager has filed a lawsuit against the company for its confidentiality policies on the grounds they violate California labor laws, according to a... 1 month
A filmmaker installed security software on a decoy phone to spy on smartphone thieves
THE VERGE Ever reached into your pocket to find your phone had been snatched? Dutch film student and former iPhone owner Anthony... 1 month
A filmmaker installed spyware on a decoy phone to spy on smartphone thieves
THE VERGE Ever reached into your pocket to find your phone had been snatched? Dutch film student and former iPhone owner Anthony van der... 1 month
Chrysler and Waymo unveil the design of first fully self-driving electric Chrysler Pacifica; 100 of them produced for test fleet
9to5Google In October, we got our first look through... 1 month
Evernote wants to review your notes to improve its machine learning
THE VERGE Evernote slightly botched its latest privacy policy release, leaving users worried about spying engineers invading their privacy. Now the company is trying to quell concerns. Evernote’s... 1 month
Vladimir Putin was directly involved in US Election hack, report says
THE VERGE Russian President Vladimir Putin was personally involved in the operation to use sensitive Democrat emails obtained by hackers to undermine the campaign of Hillary Clinton, according... 1 month
Future Ford cars could spy on other vehicles video - CNET
CNET A new patent filing from Ford envisions a world where its vehicles could identify other cars by license plate. 1 month
Uber accused of letting staff spy on celebs and exes
BBC Uber defends itself following accusations that a lack of internal security allowed employees to spy on rides in real-time. 1 month
Review: Furbo is an iPhone & Apple Watch-controlled, treat dispensing security camera for your dogs
9to5Mac Furbo is a camera made specifically to spy on your dogs, talk to them, and dispense treats from... 2 months
The NSA eavesdrops on in-flight mobile use too
TechCrunch  If you’ve been taking your sensitive phone calls at 30,000 feet, well, it’s time to stop. Apparently, the NSA knows about your extremely elaborate privacy workaround—putting your iPhone in the freezer is so 2013—and... 2 months
British spies targeted the CEO of a French web hosting company
THE VERGE In 2009, Britain’s GCHQ spying agency was actively targeting the CEO of one of Europe’s largest cloud hosting. A new report published by Le Monde (in... 2 months
'Fluffy' Seeds Grow Into Baby Planets
SPACE.COM The world's most powerful radio observatory has spied on the fluffy microscopic dust particles that will go on to form the building blocks of planets around a young star. 2 months
​Government spies surveil phones in flight, report says - CNET
CNET Documents leaked by Edward Snowden are the root of a report showing how US and British spy agencies can watch what you're doing with your phone on a... 2 months
'Spy' toys face complaints from EU, US watchdogs
PHYS.ORG EU and US consumer watchdogs announced Tuesday they are filing complaints against a clutch of smart toys that can "spy" on children and their homes, for allegedly breaching privacy and data protection... 2 months
Darktrace co-founder discusses the future of cybersecurity
TechCrunch  One of the cofounders of the tight-lipped cybersecurity firm Darktrace peeled back some of the secrecy around the company today at TechCrunch Disrupt London, describing how investor Mike Lynch brokered a meeting between Cambridge... 2 months
I guess Guillermo del Toro isn’t buying the next Metal Gear game
THE VERGE The breakup of Hideo Kojima and Konami — the creator and the publisher of the action-espionage video game franchise Metal Gear — was long,... 2 months
Spyware tracks child sex abuse site users
BBC A security flaw in the Firefox and Tor web browsers that tracked anonymous users is discovered. 2 months
Can cell providers tell when police spy on their networks?
CBC Privacy advocates say that the use of a type of surveillance technology called IMSI catchers is invasive. But for one cellular provider, the disruptive nature of the technology... 2 months
Russia hackers: German spy chief Kahl warns of election disruption
BBC Germany's spy chief warns Russia could seek to disrupt next year's elections with cyber attacks. 2 months
German spy chief Kahl warns Russia 'could disrupt elections'
BBC Germany's spy chief warns Russia could seek to disrupt next year's election with cyber attacks. 2 months
Top German Spy Warns of Political Cyberattacks, Russia Links
ABC NEWS Germany's foreign intelligence chief is warning of cyberattacks aimed at political destabilization as the country prepares for an election next year, and says evidence suggests Russian involvement in hacking during... 2 months
Meet TIM, the LHC tunnel's robot
PHYS.ORG The name's TIM, Robot TIM – meet the spy patrolling the 27-km tunnel of the Large Hadron Collider (LHC). TIM, the Train Inspection Monorail, is a mini vehicle transporting a set of instruments along tracks suspended... 2 months
GoCardless spies a glimmer of hope for UK fintech amid the Brexit gloom
TechCrunch  Despite ongoing uncertainty for business about the impact of the UK Brexit vote to leave the European Union, London-based fintech startup GoCardless... 2 months
The UK is about to wield unprecedented surveillance powers — here’s what it means
THE VERGE The UK is about to become one of the world’s foremost surveillance states, allowing its police and intelligence agencies to... 2 months
James Clapper, of NSA-scandal fame, is stepping down - CNET
CNET A remark to Congress by Clapper provided a key moment during the uproar over NSA spying. 2 months
Lamborghini Huracan RWD Spyder can walk on water - Roadshow
CNET Lamborghini has a new Huracan, and with this one, less is more. 2 months
2017 Lamborghini RWD Huracán Spyder Release Date, Price and Specs - Roadshow
CNET The joy of top-down motoring with the extra excitement of less grip. That's the new RWD Huracán Spyder. 2 months
Lamborghini Huracan RWD Spyder puts 580 horses through the rear wheels video - Roadshow
CNET Lamborghini's latest flavor of Huracan does more with less. 2 months
Edward Snowden: Augmented reality will bring political awareness - CNET
CNET He doesn't play much Pokemon Go, but the man who disclosed massive government spy programs thinks the game's tech will change how we relate to the world. 2 months
Monkeys grieve over 'death' of robotic spy monkey-baby - CNET