Censoring the Web Isn't the Solution to Terrorism—It's the Problem

In politics, as with Internet memes, ideas don't spread because they are good—they spread because they are good at spreading. One of the most virulent ideas in Internet regulation in recent years has been the idea that if a social problem manifests on the Web, the best thing that you can do to address that problem is… » 11/26/14 5:15am Wednesday 5:15am

The Bizarre Story Behind Last Night's Craigslist Hack

If you tried to visit Craigslist late Sunday night, you probably had a very weird experience. Instead of arriving at that sultry sea of classifieds, you were probably sent to DigitalGangster.com. Then, you were likely redirected to YouTube, where a very strange animated rap video filled your ears with lyrics about… » 11/24/14 4:27pm Monday 4:27pm

You Can Get Android Lollipop's Best Feature on Older Android Phones

My favorite part of Android Lollipop is having a secure PIN code on my phone but never having to type it in, thanks to the new Trusted Devices and Trusted Places options that bypass the lock screen when I don't need it. If you've got an older Android phone, there's good news: An app can bring you the same great trick. » 11/24/14 11:08am Monday 11:08am

Download This Free Tool to See If the Government's Spying on You

It's been over a year-and-a-half since documents leaked by Edward Snowden shook our sense of privacy to the core. Those documents proved that government is spying on us pretty much all the time. And now that we know Congress isn't going to do anything about it right away, it's time to find the tools to protect… » 11/21/14 5:14pm 11/21/14 5:14pm

DOJ Says iPhone Encryption Will Kill a Child, Which, C'mon Man

Here we go again. Just a few days after a former FBI agent argued that the new iOS 8 encryption would cause somebody to die, a Department of Justice boss upped the ante. At a meeting on October 1, Deputy Attorney General James Cole told a room full off Apple executives that iPhone encryption would cause a child to… » 11/19/14 4:49pm 11/19/14 4:49pm

Keep Your Sensitive Info Off the Lock Screen in Android Lollipop

Android 5.0 Lollipop revamps the lock screen so you can see (and deal with) notifications without having to unlock your phone each time—great! That also means that anyone who picks up your handset can have a browse through your notifications—not so great! Here's how to make sure that nothing private shows up on the… » 11/19/14 12:09pm 11/19/14 12:09pm

Report: A Bunch Of Illegal Websites Seized By The FBI Were Fakes

The dark web owes the FBI a thank-you. It turns out that during its recent mass seizure operation against a number of Tor sites (including Silk Road 2.0), a little more than half of the sites taken down were either clones or scams — and, in a number of cases, the real, functional websites are still active. » 11/17/14 10:00pm 11/17/14 10:00pm

Apple Says So-Called Security Flaw Isn't Actually a Security Flaw

Earlier this week, the internet was up in arms about a new iOS vulnerability, dubbed 'Masque Attack', that was discovered by security firm FireEye. Apple have released a statement to iMore pointing out that Masque Attack isn't really a flaw at all, and that it's 'not aware' of anyone who's actually been affected by… » 11/14/14 1:00am 11/14/14 1:00am

Watch That Wi-Fi: Hackers Use Hotel Internet to Steal Nuclear Secrets

Security researchers recently identified an elite team of possibly state-sponsored hackers that infiltrate hotel Wi-Fi networks to gain access to the computers of high-level executives and leaders, probably to steal nuclear secrets. They're calling this band of cyber-spies DarkHotel. » 11/11/14 11:24am 11/11/14 11:24am

This Bizarre High-Security Lock Is Every Drunk Person's Nightmare

While some people are trying to reinvent the lock by eliminating keys altogether, others solutions, like the XPUZMAG from Taiwan, are going in decidedly different direction—by taking a traditional lock-and-key mechanism and just making it a thousand times more complicated. Warning to the belligerent drunk about town:… » 11/11/14 10:19am 11/11/14 10:19am