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  1. China hypocritically attacks the US for "upping the ante" on cyberwarfare arms race

    The United States isn't the only superpower that gets a little hypocritical when the topics of cyberwarfare or cyberespionage are brought up. China's defense ministry also condemns others' actions while the country builds up its own hacking abilities.

    By Nathaniel Mott , written on

    From the News desk

  2. German intelligence agency knew NSA was spying on European leaders as early as 2008

    Germany has been one of the harshest critics of the National Security Agency surveillance programs revealed by whistleblower Edward Snowden in 2013. Yet a new report from Der Spiegel indicates that the NSA spied on world leaders with the help of the country's electronic surveillance agency, the German BND.

    By Nathaniel Mott , written on

    From the News desk

  3. Apple's compromises to enter China paid off, as the country overtakes US in App Store downloads

    Apple's entrance into China's smartphone market was fraught with problems -- but a new report from App Annie offers more proof that it was totally worth it.

    By Nathaniel Mott , written on

    From the News desk

  4. Hackers are now stealing information, encrypting it, and holding it for ransom

    Encryption hasn't left the news since June 2013, when National Security Agency surveillance programs were revealed to the public for the first time. From efforts to undermine encryption standards to the FBI's attempts to force backdoors into products, the list of encryption-focused headlines goes on.

    By Nathaniel Mott , written on

    From the News desk

  5. China took down GitHub with the 'Great Cannon,' a tool similar to one made by the NSA

    GitHub experienced a prolonged outage in March, and reports indicated that the site was targeted by the Chinese government because the GreatFire advocacy group uses it to host anti-censorship tools that undermine the Great Firewall.

    By Nathaniel Mott , written on

    From the News desk

  6. Lawsuits in Chicago and Vienna challenge Facebook's data practices

    Facebook has been hit with a new class-action lawsuit in Vienna over alleged rights violations ranging from the company (allegedly) breaking European privacy laws to its (alleged) cooperation with the National Security Agency's surveillance programs.

    By Nathaniel Mott , written on

    From the News desk

  7. Human Rights Watch sues the DEA for a bulk records program that paved the way for the NSA

    Perhaps the most controversial National Security Agency surveillance program is the one that collects metadata describing Americans' phone calls with people in other countries. But the NSA didn't pioneer this practice -- it appears that similar data was collected by the Drug Enforcement Administration for more than two decades.

    By Nathaniel Mott , written on

    From the News desk

  8. Russians hacked the White House thanks to a simple phishing attack

    State Department hackers conducted a phishing attack that allowed them to access a White House network that had "real-time non-public information about the president's schedule," among other data, according to a report from CNN.

    By Nathaniel Mott , written on

    From the News desk

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