If the Feds Did Wiretap Trump Tower, It’s Not Obama Who Should Worry

If the Feds Did Wiretap Trump Tower, It’s Not Obama Who Should Worry

President Trump made extraordinary claims about Obama wiretapping Trump Tower. If true, it may say more about Trump and his associates. The post If the Feds Did Wiretap Trump Tower, It’s Not Obama Who Should Worry appeared first on WIRED.

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Security News This Week: An IoT Teddy Bear Leaked Millions of Parent and Child Voice Recordings

Security News This Week: An IoT Teddy Bear Leaked Millions of Parent and Child Voice Recordings

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: An IoT Teddy Bear Leaked Millions of Parent and Child Voice Recordings appeared first on WIRED.

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Thank Goodness Nukes Are So Expensive and Complicated

Thank Goodness Nukes Are So Expensive and Complicated

Physics and economics have partly protected humans from weapons of mass destruction, but what if WMD of the future are both devastating and cheap?
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The Golden Age of Email Hacks Is Only Getting Started

The Golden Age of Email Hacks Is Only Getting Started

Mike Pence joins an ever-growing list of public figures whose email account fell to hackers. It only gets worse from here. The post The Golden Age of Email Hacks Is Only Getting Started appeared first on WIRED.

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Hack Brief: A Slack Bug Could Have Been Everyone’s Worst Office Nightmare

Hack Brief: A Slack Bug Could Have Been Everyone’s Worst Office Nightmare

A vulnerability in Slack left every account potentially exposed. Thank goodness the caught it in time. The post Hack Brief: A Slack Bug Could Have Been Everyone’s Worst Office Nightmare appeared first on WIRED.

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Medical Devices Are the Next Security Nightmare

Medical Devices Are the Next Security Nightmare

More internet-connected medical devices flood into healthcare industry every day, but we’re not moving fast enough to defend them. The post Medical Devices Are the Next Security Nightmare appeared first on WIRED.

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Mass Spying Isn’t Just Intrusive—It’s Ineffective

Mass Spying Isn’t Just Intrusive—It’s Ineffective

Mass surveillance seems like it would be a valuable national security tool. In reality, it’s doesn’t help much at all. The post Mass Spying Isn’t Just Intrusive—It’s Ineffective appeared first on WIRED.

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How Trump Should Spend That Extra $54 Billion on Defense

How Trump Should Spend That Extra $54 Billion on Defense

Even if all of President Trump’s proposed new defense spending goes through, figuring out what to spend it on will be its own battle The post How Trump Should Spend That Extra $54 Billion on Defense appeared first on WIRED.

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The Curse of the Bahia Emerald, a Giant Green Rock That Ruins Lives

The Curse of the Bahia Emerald, a Giant Green Rock That Ruins Lives

It’s a one-of-a-kind geological artifact. What’s it worth? Maybe $100 million, maybe nothing. But those who’ve pursued it have definitely paid a price. The post The Curse of the Bahia Emerald, a Giant Green Rock That Ruins Lives appeared first on WIRED.

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The Army Is Converting Missiles Into Ship-Killers. Why? China

The Army Is Converting Missiles Into Ship-Killers. Why? China

An Army missile converted into an anti-ship weapon could prove a powerful deterrent against China’s naval power. The post The Army Is Converting Missiles Into Ship-Killers. Why? China appeared first on WIRED.

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After 3 Years, Why Gmail’s End-to-End Encryption Is Still Vapor

After 3 Years, Why Gmail’s End-to-End Encryption Is Still Vapor

Is the effort to end-to-end encrypt Gmail dead, or just a lot harder than it looks? The post After 3 Years, Why Gmail’s End-to-End Encryption Is Still Vapor appeared first on WIRED.

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A Murder Case Tests Alexa’s Devotion to Your Privacy

A Murder Case Tests Alexa’s Devotion to Your Privacy

Opinion: An Arkansas legal case is testing whether Amazon can be forced to share information collected by Alexa with law enforcement. The post A Murder Case Tests Alexa’s Devotion to Your Privacy appeared first on WIRED.

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