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The Government-Funded Technology Of DARPA Is The Most Insane In The World

Deep within the Pentagon, there is special place just for mad scientists and it’s called DARPA—otherwise known as the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency. For about sixty years, this rather infamous tech branch of the U.S government has defined themselves as having one “singular and enduring mission,” to innovate breakthroughs technologies in the name of

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Why Facebook Is Now Seeking A Friend In The Security Business

Facebook may not be seeking world domination (just yet), but they are seeking some cybersecurity support in the form of a big acquisition—and for good reason. The social media demigod has had a rough go as of late, with their recent hack compromising the data of over 30 million users (slightly lower than the initial report

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The Audacity Of WannaCry Ransomware Is A Warning Not To Ignore

If history is any indication, all you need to unleash a memorable and highly debilitating cyberattack is some government hacking tools, an unpatched system, and some devious North Korean operatives. And in the case of WannaCry Ransomware, which did precisely that, it is possible to effectively paralyze one of the most vital industries in the

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Surprising Moments When Computer Forensics Saved The Day

In the mid-1980’s, the criminal and judicial world underwent a serious transformation as the role of DNA evidence swept onto the scene and established the field we now know as forensics. This process allowed experts to collect, preserve, and analyze any physical evidence found at a crime scene, which could then be used to unravel

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The Truth About Government Surveillance Will Make You Sick

Shut the door, close the blinds, pull the covers over your head—it doesn’t really matter—because you’re never completely protected from the digital eyes around you. If this assertion sound outlandish or downright impossible, just consider the Internet of Things (IoT) and how it has changed the ongoing state of our privacy. As you sit in

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This Is What Happened When Alan Turing Revealed The Truth Of Machine Learning

As the father of computer science and one of the greatest mathematicians, pioneers, cryptographers, logicians, and code-breakers of the 20th century, Alan Turing was nothing short of a technological superhero. Sure, he’s been credited with creating one of the first universal computers and helping the British intelligence service break the German “Enigma” code during WWII,

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What Will Be Tor’s Destiny In The Fight For Digital Freedom?

Because the internet is possibly one of the greatest inventions in human history, it is also an ideal medium for discussing our rights as citizens. As a resource, it has become a phenomenal learning and communication tool— but it has also become a virtual playground for cybercrime, data theft, and government surveillance. Under the auspices

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Spotlight On The Fourteen Eyes And Their Brazen World Vision

With our eyes, we see the world. We can watch the birds, the ocean, the moon. Sight is powerful and gives us the ability to enjoy the vastness of our surroundings and the beauty of what exists outside ourselves. But our eyes can also be used to study the movements around us, gathering more information

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Is The Right To Internet Access Really Just A Privilege?

Since the creation of the internet, the question of who is allowed to do what and to whom has been an ongoing issue—much like the real world itself. With more than three billion people signing on each day, the world’s biggest public network has come to symbolize the struggle for regulation and the need for

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