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Google rejects music industry request to remove Pirate Bay homepage  11 September 2013 
Source: RT - Posted by Dave Wreski   
The Pirate Bay has long been a thorn in the side of copyright holders, but when Britainís record industry trade association asked Google to remove the notorious file-sharing site from its homepage, the search engine refused to comply.
 
Startup Bugcrowd Raises $1.6 Million To Pay Hacker Hordes To Hunt Clients' Bugs  05 September 2013 
Source: Forbes - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Google, Facebook and PayPal offer thousands of dollars in rewards to friendly hackers who find and report security bugs in their products. Now a handful of venture capital firms are betting that your company will pay to have your products hacked, too.
 
Hacker Gets $12,500 For Finding A Way To Delete Anyone's Facebook Photos  03 September 2013 
Source: Fast Company - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Security researcher Arul Kumar has earned $12,500 after reporting a dramatic Facebook bug that allowed anyone with the right know-how to delete any image stored within the social network, no matter who owned the image in the first place.
 
How the Syrian Electronic Army and other hacker groups are attacking news Web sites  30 August 2013 
Source: Washington Post - Posted by Dave Wreski   
The hack of the New York Timesí Web operations this week has drawn renewed attention to a cyberattack that takes aim at a core function of the Internet: the Web address.
 
The Steve Jobs story you should see isn't told in 'Jobs'  19 August 2013 
Source: InfoWorld - Posted by Alex   
The "Jobs" movie starring Ashton Kutcher that debuted Friday is not as bad as many reviewers say it is. It's actually a decent if semi-accurate biopic that depicts Jobs's flaws only when it serves the plot, then whitewashes its hero where it serves the movie's purposes -- which is as much to tell the story of Apple as it is to profile Jobs.
 
Book Review: Rise of the Warrior Cop  13 August 2013 
Source: Schneier on Security - Posted by Dave Wreski   
War as a rhetorical concept is firmly embedded in American culture. Over the past several decades, federal and local law enforcement has been enlisted in a war on crime, a war on drugs and a war on terror. These wars are more than just metaphors designed to rally public support and secure budget appropriations. They change the way we think about what the police do. Wars mean shooting first and asking questions later. Wars require military tactics and weaponry. Wars mean civilian casualties.
 
Will Smith makes unexpected appearance at Defcon hacker conference  05 August 2013 
Source: CSO Online - Posted by Alex   
American actor Will Smith captured the attention of Defcon attendees when he showed up unexpectedly at the hacker conference on Sunday apparently to do research for an upcoming movie.
 
Leaker Snowden riles hacker conferences  02 August 2013 
Source: CNBC - Posted by Alex   
The Black Hat cybersecurity and hacking conference in Las Vegas this week is swarming with young, tech-savvy geeks, many of whom are devoted to the concept of an open and free Internet.
 
HP admits to backdoors in storage products  29 July 2013 
Source: The Register UK - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Hewlett-Packard has agreed that there is an undocumented administrative account in its StoreVirtual products, and is promising a patch by 17 July.
 
InfoSec community mourns the loss of well-known hacker Barnaby Jack  29 July 2013 
Source: CSO Online - Posted by Dave Wreski   
The security community remains in a mixed state of grief and confusion this morning, as word of Barnaby Jack's passing spreads. Known for his work on embedded devices, from the financial world to the medical one, the 35 year-old hacker was a beloved family member to the InfoSec community.
 
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