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WikiLeaks delays more secure whistleblower system

WikiLeaks has indefinitely delayed the release of a new system for whistleblowers to remain anonymous while submitting tips. Read the full story.

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Safeguards for ethical hackers spurned by Australian government

  The Australian government has thumbed its nose at legal safeguards for ethical hackers, according to security researcher Alana Maurushat.industry professionals say they went out of their way to submit proposals for recent reviews of cybercrime laws, but the government decided to reject them all. Read the full story here.

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UK police foiled attack on royal wedding website

UK police were able to foil attempts at disrupting the international web presence of the royal wedding. The site remained online despite record interest in the ceremony. They’ve fingered a 16-year-old for triggering the DDoS: Another clear indication of why kids should be cocooned until they’re 30, or possibly work on something a little more […]

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Divorcing couple must swap Facebook and dating site passwords

The courts have no problem separating individuals from their supposed privacy and confidentiality, regardless of what Twitter, Facebook et al. might state in their terms of service. Here’s the story.

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Anonymous takes down El Salvadoran sites

Anonymous launched DDoS attacks against El Salvador’s government, forcing several websites to be temporarily taken offline. The full story’s here.

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DARPA pleads with hackers for help in cyberspace war

In a first-ever conference, officials warned that bloated security software is no match for lean, nimble malware as the country battles unnamed enemies. Here’s the full story.

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A *really* crazy way to stay private and baffle the FBI

Instead of fighting an FBI investigation based on an erroneous report, Hasan Elahi instead resorted to data bulimia, giving them, and anyone wishing to access his site, more data than they could ever wish for. Question is, does this approach give Mr Elahi better privacy? I vehemently agree with those who suggest that guarding one’s […]

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