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These are the easiest passwords to hack - is yours one of them?  Sky News · 5 hours
The most common passwords have been revealed, as a survey shows many British internet users do not know the best way to... more
Detection tech traces illegal mobiles to exact prison cells  Sky News · 5 hours
Prison staff are using specialist detection equipment to pinpoint where inmates are using illegal mobile phones down to the precise cell, the Ministry of Justice has said. more
Prisons using tech to trace illegal mobiles to precise cells  Sky News · 10 hours
Prison staff are using specialist detection equipment to pinpoint where inmates are using illegal mobile phones down to the precise cell, the Ministry of Justice has said. more
People still using weak passwords - these are the most common  Sky News · 12 hours
The most common passwords have been revealed, as a survey shows many British internet users do not know the best way to protect themselves from cyber... more
British cyber expert pleads guilty to creating malware  ABC NEWS · 22 hours
A British cybersecurity researcher credited with stopping a worldwide computer virus in 2017 has pleaded guilty to developing malware to steal banking information more
Ransomware 'hero' pleads guilty to US hacking charges  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
A British computer security researcher once hailed as a "hero" for helping stem a ransomware outbreak and later accused of creating malware to attack the banking system said Friday he pleaded guilty... more
NHS hack hero pleads guilty to cyber crime charges in US  Sky News · 1 day
The British hacker who helped stop the ransomware attack on the NHS has pleaded guilty to criminal charges in the US, according to court documents. more
Malware researcher Marcus Hutchins pleads guilty, ending his legal case  TechCrunch · 2 days
Malware researcher Marcus Hutchins has pleaded guilty to two counts of creating and selling a powerful banking malware, ending a long and protracted battle with U.S. prosecutors. Hutchins,... more
Leica censored in China for ad that dramatizes the Tiananmen Square protests  THE VERGE · 2 days
German camera maker Leica is facing heat from Chinese censors and nationalistic internet users who are leaving angry comments after it launched an ad... more
Hacker dumps thousands of sensitive Mexican embassy documents online  TechCrunch · 2 days
A hacker stole thousands of documents from Mexico’s embassy in Guatemala and posted them online. The hacker, who goes by the online handle @0x55Taylor, tweeted a link to the data... more
Uber Unveils Safety Measures After College Student's Murder  Gadgets 360 · 2 days
Uber Technologies said it was rolling out new safety features to help riders avoid fake rideshare drivers. more
Investigation of illegal painkillers targets 30 in Tennessee  ABC NEWS · 3 days
Federal authorities have charged more than 30 medical professionals in Tennessee with illegally prescribing and distributing millions of prescription painkillers, many of which contained opioids more
Snap CEO Evan Spiegel will reappear at Disrupt SF  TechCrunch · 3 days
He invented modern social media, then had it stolen from him. So how does Evan Spiegel feel about it, and how will he turn Snapchat’s product leadership into a profitable... more
Snapchat CEO Evan Spiegel will reappear at Disrupt SF  TechCrunch · 3 days
He invented modern social media, then had it stolen from him. So how does Evan Spiegel feel about it, and how will he turn Snapchat’s product leadership into a profitable... more
Uber, Lyft implement new safety measures  TechCrunch · 3 days
Uber and Lyft instituted new safety features and policies this week. The move follows the death of Samantha Josephson, a student at the University of South Carolina, who was kidnapped and murdered in late March. She... more
New Uber program aims to boost rider safety on college campuses - CNET  CNET · 3 days
Initiative is in response to the murder of a college student who mistakenly got into a car she thought was her Uber... more
100 Car2go Mercedes hijacked in Chicago crime spree  TechCrunch · 4 days
Car2go, free-floating car-sharing service owned by Daimler, temporarily shut down its service in Chicago on Wednesday after dozens of Mercedes-Benz vehicles were stolen using the app. The Chicago Police Department was alerted... more
Student used ‘USB Killer’ device to destroy $58,000 worth of college computers  THE VERGE · 4 days
A former student of The College of Saint Rose in Albany, New York, has pled guilty to charges that he destroyed tens of thousands... more
60 people charged in illegal prescription opioid crackdown  ABC NEWS · 4 days
Federal authorities say they have charged 60 people, including 31 doctors, for their roles in illegal prescribing and distributing of opioids and other dangerous drugs more
Worse Than Death is a high school reunion from hell  THE VERGE · 4 days
High school reunions exist for adults so that they can revisit their teenage angst and compare... more
Google to police new app developers more closely  BBC · 4 days
Apps from unfamiliar developers will be scrutinised more deeply before they go on the Play Store. more
School shootings' effects on police officers understudied  ABC NEWS · 4 days
Twenty years after Columbine, states are beginning to recognize psychological impact of mass shootings on police officers more
DJI drones helped track and stop the Notre Dame fire  THE VERGE · 5 days
Parisian firefighters used DJI drones to track the progression of the Notre Dame fire and to... more
Climate change protests snarl London traffic, 120 people arrested  CBC · 5 days
Police have arrested more than 120 people in two days of protests after climate-change activists blocked some of... more
Malaysia arrests Vietnam poachers, seizes tiger, bear parts  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
Malaysian authorities have arrested two suspected poachers from Vietnam and seized body parts from tigers and bears, a minister said Tuesday, as the country clamps down on rampant wildlife trafficking. more
China seizes nearly 2,750 elephant tusks in huge bust  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
Chinese authorities have seized 7.5 tonnes of ivory—2,748 elephant tusks—in one of the biggest busts in recent years as the country cracks down on the sale of illegal wildlife products. more
Ecuador says hit by 40 million cyber attacks since Assange arrest  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
Ecuador said on Monday it has suffered 40 million cyber attacks on the webpages of public institutions since stripping Wikileaks founder Julian Assange of political asylum. more
Apple Hires New Head of Documentaries for Apple TV+  MacRumors · 6 days
Apple has hired Molly Thompson, founder of A&E Indie Films, as its new head of documentaries, reports Variety.... more
Internet Explorer Security Flaw Lets Hackers Steal Files From Windows PCs: Report  Gadgets 360 · 6 days
Internet Explorer (IE) browser now makes PCs vulnerable even if it is just installed in them, a security researcher claims. more
Study of Perry Mason is bid to combat 'innocence fatigue'  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
A University of Manchester historian is to study the influence of Erle Stanley Gardner, creator of renowned TV attorney Perry Mason, in a bid to reveal the roots... more
Microsoft Outlook hack gave full access to email contents - CNET  CNET · 6 days
Hackers stole login credentials for a Microsoft customer support agent and were able to read emails from people using services like Outlook, Hotmail and MSN. more
Google location data tapped by law enforcement, Stratolaunch takes off video - CNET  CNET · 6 days
In today's news, police are using Google's Sensorvault for location data, the world's largest airplane takes flight and Facebook faces its third... more
The arrestin-GPCR connection  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
G-protein coupled receptors (GPCRs) are the "inbox" of environmental messages in mammalian cells. Because of their central role in signaling pathways, mutations resulting in abnormal GPCR functions cause a wide variety of diseases. Therefore, GPCRs are the most intensively studied... more
Pilfering from puffins: How sneaky seagulls steal for survival  CBC · 6 days
A researcher spent the last two summers watching gulls and studying kleptoparasitism — or, their habit of stealing... more
Knife crime: Assault data can help forecast fatal stabbings in London, study suggests  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
Knife crime data from a 12-month period could be used to help forecast the London neighbourhoods most likely to suffer a fatal... more
Gatwick drone attack possible inside job, say police  BBC · 7 days
The drone operator was monitoring activities at the airport during the attack, officials believe. more
Law enforcement taps Google’s Sensorvault for location data, report says - CNET  CNET · 1 week
The database is for targeting ads and seeing how effective they are. But it's reportedly also been a treasure trove for police. more
Four theories about Julian Assange’s cat  THE VERGE · 1 week
Thursday’s arrest of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has provoked complicated reactions. There’s one place, however, where everyone seems to agree: we really hope his... more
Hackers Publish Personal Data of FBI Agents, Police Officers  Gadgets 360 · 1 week
The hacker claimed to have "over a million data" on employees across several federal agencies and public service organisations in the US. more
Hacker group posts hundreds of law officer records  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
A hacker group has posted online the personal information of hundreds of federal agents and police officers apparently stolen from websites affiliated with alumni of the FBI's National Academy. more
Hacker group posts hundreds of law officer records  ABC NEWS · 1 week
A hacker group has posted online the personal information of hundreds of federal agents and police offers apparently stolen from websites affiliated with alumni of the FBI's National Academy more
PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds is now banned in Nepal  THE VERGE · 1 week
Battle royale shooters Fortnite and Apex Legends may have surpassed PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds in some ways, but PUBG is back in the headlines... more
Hackers publish personal data on thousands of US police officers and federal agents  TechCrunch · 1 week
A hacker group has breached several FBI-affiliated websites and uploaded their contents to the web, including dozens of files containing the personal... more
Despite recent spate of knife crime, UK sees decline in serious violence  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Despite the recent spate of knife violence and homicide in some UK cities, the number of people injured in serious violence in England and... more
Upskirting now a crime after woman's campaign  BBC · 1 week
A woman campaigned after a man photographed her at a festival, leading to a law change in England and Wales. more
Police detectors to warn mobile phone-using drivers  BBC · 1 week
Two police forces will use detectors in a bid to deter drivers using mobile phones at the wheel. more
Journalism or not? WikiLeaks' status in media world complex  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
After the arrest of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange in London, his lawyer was quick to characterize it as an assault against the rights of journalists all over the world who... more
Congress wants to put a stop to illegal robocalls - CNET  CNET · 1 week
At a hearing on Capitol Hill, lawmakers expressed frustration and questioned experts on what it will take to end these annoying calls. more
The Latest: Uber navigating criminal probes on road to IPO  ABC NEWS · 1 week
Uber is forging ahead with its initial public offering of stock while the government authorities and regulators investigate whether the company broke any laws while building the world's... more
Takeaways from the case of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange  ABC NEWS · 1 week
WikiLeaks founder Assange's arrest in London opens the next chapter in his saga: an expected extradition fight over a pending criminal prosecution in the United States more
Julian Assange and WikiLeaks: Events leading to founder's arrest - CNET  CNET · 1 week
Assange was taken into custody in London after living in the Ecuadorian Embassy for almost seven years. more
After Julian Assange's arrest, the US DoJ piles on video - CNET  CNET · 1 week
From The 3:59 show: We break down whether his use of journalism as defense holds water. more
The Twilight Zone takes aim at police shootings: 'This is urgent' - CNET  CNET · 1 week
Selwyn Seyfu Hinds, who wrote the episode Replay, talks about putting a fantasy spin on this twisted but all-too-real tale of the... more
WikiLeaks founder charged with hacking, now faces US extradition  TechCrunch · 1 week
In a fast-moving development since Julian Assange’s arrest inside the Ecuadorian embassy earlier today for breaching U.K. bail conditions, the WikiLeaks founder has been rearrested on behalf of the U.S.... more
Daily Crunch: WikiLeaks founder arrested  TechCrunch · 1 week
The Daily Crunch is TechCrunch’s roundup of our biggest and most important stories. If you’d like to get this delivered to your inbox every day at around 9am Pacific, you can subscribe here. 1. WikiLeaks founder charged with... more
Julian Assange arrested after U.S. extradition request, charged with hacking government computer  CBC · 1 week
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange was arrested by British police on Thursday in the Ecuadorian Embassy where he'd been holed up since 2012 after the... more
WikiLeaks founder charged with hacking, now faces U.S. extradition  TechCrunch · 1 week
In a fast-moving development since Julian Assange’s arrest inside the Ecuadorian embassy earlier today for breaching U.K. bail conditions, the WikiLeaks founder has been rearrested on behalf of the U.S.... more
Julian Assange arrested after U.S. extradition request, charged for hacking government computer  CBC · 1 week
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange was arrested by British police on Thursday in the Ecuadorian Embassy where he'd been holed up since 2012 after the... more
Read the United States’ indictment against Julian Assange  THE VERGE · 1 week
The United States has unsealed an indictment against Julian Assange, accusing the WikiLeaks founder of conspiring to steal secret government... more
Arrested WikiLeaks founder now faces U.S. extradition  TechCrunch · 1 week
In a fast-moving development since Julian Assange’s arrest inside the Ecuadorian embassy earlier today for breaching U.K. bail conditions, the WikiLeaks founder has been rearrested on behalf of the U.S. — confirming that he... more
Julian Assange arrested in London as US awaits his extradition - CNET  CNET · 1 week
The WikiLeaks founder faces charges in the US tied to his alleged role in a massive leak of classified information. more
When science is put in the service of evil  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
The Holocaust is one of the worst collective crimes in the history of humanity – and medical science was complicit in the horrors. more
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange arrested, U.K. police say  CBC · 1 week
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has been arrested by British police after police were invited into the Ecuadorian embassy where he... more
Arrested Wikileaks founder is now facing U.S. extradition  TechCrunch · 1 week
In a fast-moving development since Julian Assange’s arrest inside the Ecuadorian embassy earlier today for breaching UK bail conditions, the Wikileaks founder has been rearrested on behalf of the U.S. — confirming... more
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange arrested by British police  THE VERGE · 1 week
British police have arrested Julian Assange after Ecuador withdrew his asylum status. The arrest was made at the Ecuadorian embassy... more
Julian Assange arrested in London after Ecuador withdraws asylum  TechCrunch · 1 week
London Metropolitan police has arrested WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange in London. He has been holed up in the Embassy of Ecuador in London since 2012 in order to avoid a... more
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange arrested 'on behalf of the United States'  CBC · 1 week
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange was arrested by British police on Thursday in the Ecuadorian... more
Julian Assange arrested at Ecuadorian Embassy in London - CNET  CNET · 1 week
UK law enforcement officers were invited into the embassy to take the WikiLeaks founder into custody. more
Senate bill would require tech companies to police their algorithms for bias - CNET  CNET · 2 weeks
Automated decision systems would have to be tested for accuracy, fairness, discrimination, privacy and security under the bill. more
The Latest: Supporters laud bill banning abortion procedure  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
Supporters of a North Dakota bill that makes it a crime for a doctor performing an abortion to use instruments such as clamps, scissors and forceps to remove a fetus from the... more
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