The Real Threat to Our Government Is Tech Illiteracy

The Real Threat to Our Government Is Tech Illiteracy

Drafting sane tech policy is hard. But that’s no excuse for not doing it, as Comey’s tenure as FBI Director proves. The post The Real Threat to Our Government Is Tech Illiteracy appeared first on WIRED.

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We Shouldn’t Have to Ask if a Russian Photog Bugged the White House

We Shouldn’t Have to Ask if a Russian Photog Bugged the White House

A Russian photographer in the White House has raised suspicions of surveillance. But the real issue is Trump’s lack of security care. The post We Shouldn’t Have to Ask if a Russian Photog Bugged the White House appeared first on WIRED.

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The Urgent Challenge of Replacing Comey Amid a Firestorm

The Urgent Challenge of Replacing Comey Amid a Firestorm

The contentious firing of James Comey will make finding a replacement the Senate can stomach particularly hard. The post The Urgent Challenge of Replacing Comey Amid a Firestorm appeared first on WIRED.

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Kids, parents alike worried about privacy with internet-connected toys

Researchers have conducted a new study that explores the attitudes and concerns of both parents and children who play with internet-connected toys. Through a series of in-depth interviews and observations, the researchers found that kids didn’t know their toys were recording their conversations, and parents generally worried about their children’s privacy when they played with the toys.

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Trump Firing FBI Director Comey Won’t Slow Down the Russia Investigation—Yet

Trump Firing FBI Director Comey Won’t Slow Down the Russia Investigation—Yet

The president has fired the FBI director in charge of investigating him. But that won’t slow the Russia probe. The post Trump Firing FBI Director Comey Won’t Slow Down the Russia Investigation—Yet appeared first on WIRED.

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A Vicious Microsoft Bug Left a Billion PCs Exposed

A Vicious Microsoft Bug Left a Billion PCs Exposed

A newly fixed flaw in Microsoft’s malware protection could have been bad news for a whole lot of PCs. The post A Vicious Microsoft Bug Left a Billion PCs Exposed appeared first on WIRED.

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The NSA Confirms It: Russia Hacked French Election ‘Infrastructure’

The NSA Confirms It: Russia Hacked French Election ‘Infrastructure’

NSA Director Michael Rogers provides the first US government confirmation that Russia successfully compromised elements of the French election. The post The NSA Confirms It: Russia Hacked French Election ‘Infrastructure’ appeared first on WIRED.

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Microsoft Is Right: We Need a Digital Geneva Convention

Microsoft Is Right: We Need a Digital Geneva Convention

Opinion: Just as nations have collaborated on rules of war, today tech companies can team up to stop cyber attacks. The post Microsoft Is Right: We Need a Digital Geneva Convention appeared first on WIRED.

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Fixing the Cell Network Flaw That Lets Hackers Drain Bank Accounts

Fixing the Cell Network Flaw That Lets Hackers Drain Bank Accounts

Security researchers have warned about SS7 for years. Now that hackers have used it to rob banks, here’s how telecoms can finally fix it. The post Fixing the Cell Network Flaw That Lets Hackers Drain Bank Accounts appeared first on WIRED.

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Don’t Pin the Macron Email Hack on Russia Just Yet

Don’t Pin the Macron Email Hack on Russia Just Yet

There are clues that the Kremlin hacked the French presidential candidate. But not yet enough to draw a conclusion. The post Don’t Pin the Macron Email Hack on Russia Just Yet appeared first on WIRED.

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Disposable Drones Could Deliver Supplies Under Enemy Fire

Disposable Drones Could Deliver Supplies Under Enemy Fire

The US Marines have been testing disposable drones that can deliver battlefield supplies without risking lives The post Disposable Drones Could Deliver Supplies Under Enemy Fire appeared first on WIRED.

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Security News This Week: Oh Good, Hackers Beat Two-Factor to Rob Bank Accounts

Security News This Week: Oh Good, Hackers Beat Two-Factor to Rob Bank Accounts

Each weekend we round up the news stories that we didn’t break or cover in depth but that still deserve your attention. The post Security News This Week: Oh Good, Hackers Beat Two-Factor to Rob Bank Accounts appeared first on WIRED.

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