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I Visited Pirate Bay’s Peter Sunde in Prison, Here’s What he Had to Say  17 August 2014 
Source: TorrentFreak - Posted by Anthony Pell   
This week Julia Reda, Member of the European Parliament for the Pirate Party, visited Pirate Bay founder Peter Sunde in prison to show her support. Today she shares a detailed account of the visit on TorrentFreak, with Sunde sharing his thoughts on prison life, the commercialized Pirate Bay, and the future that lies ahead.
 
Google Tweaks Gmail to Help Limit Spam  14 August 2014 
Source: ThreatPost - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Google is making a small, but potentially important, change to the way that Gmail handles some special characters in messages as a way to defeat a common tactic used by spammers to confuse recipients and trick them into opening emails.
 
Disclosure of Russian password hack seems like fake antivirus scam  08 August 2014 
Source: CSO Online - Posted by Alex   
There were plenty of hyperbolic, sky-is-falling headlines yesterday about news that a Russian criminal organization has amassed over a billion compromised passwords. The information was vague and scarce on details, though, and accompanied by a pitch to sell a service from a virtually unknown security vendor. The whole thing feels like a marketing stunt, or a fake antivirus scam perpetrated on a global level.
 
Snowden is FREE to ESCAPE FROM RUSSIA, say officials  07 August 2014 
Source: The Register UK - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Russia has given fugitive NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden a three year residency permit after his previous visa expired at the end of July. Snowden's lawyer, Anatoly Kucherena, told journalists that Snowden's request for a residence permit had been granted.
 
Developers Told to Change Passwords After ‘Accidental’ Mozilla Password Dump  04 August 2014 
Source: ThreatPost - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Some members of the Mozilla Developer Network are being advised to change their passwords after email addresses and encrypted credentials were disclosed on a public server.
 
Hacker Gary McKinnon turns into a search expert  28 July 2014 
Source: BBC - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Gary McKinnon, the computer hacker who was the subject of a 10-year legal battle over US extradition, has reinvented himself as a search expert. Mr McKinnon launched Small SEO, a site where he charges £40 an hour to help businesses get mentioned in search results.
 
The Barnaby Jack Few Knew: Celebrated Hacker Saw Spotlight as 'Necessary Evil'  25 July 2014 
Source: Bloomberg BusinessWeek - Posted by Dave Wreski   
When celebrated computer hacker Barnaby Jack died suddenly a year ago at the age of 35, headlines around the world touted the Steve Jobs-style pizazz he brought to cyber-security conferences and his show-stopping stunts such as breaking into ATMs and pacemakers. In hacker circles, he was known as the life of the party.
 
Homeland Security gets into software security  24 July 2014 
Source: ZDNet Blogs - Posted by Dave Wreski   
No, I am not making this up. At OSCon, The Department of Homeland Security (DHS), best known to you as the people checking up on you between the airport parking lot and your flight, quietly announced that they're now offering a service for checking out your open-source code for security holes and bugs: the Software Assurance Marketplace (SWAMP).
 
Google recruits top PS3 hacker for Project Zero  17 July 2014 
Source: ZDNet Blogs - Posted by Anthony Pell   
Google has hired a prolific hacker by the name of George Hotz to join the Project Zero team. Hotz is well-known for hacking Sony's PlayStation 3 and Apple's iPhone. The 24-year-old — also known as geohot — hacked into the PlayStation 3 in order to install alternate operating system software, with the intention of playing pirated games.
 
EFF lies about NetNeutrality  16 July 2014 
Source: Errata Security - Posted by Dave Wreski   
This tweet is lie. Congress can't "kill Net Neutrality" because Net Neutrality doesn't currently exist. Net Neutrality proponents don't want to maintain the status quo, but radically change the Internet, converting it from the private network it is now into a public utility, regulated by the government.
 
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