Homeland Security spent $430M on radios its employees don’t know how to use

Nick Getting the agencies responsible for national security to communicate better was one of the main reasons the Department of Homeland Security was created after the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. But according...

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Wednesday, November 21st, 2012 Net News No Comments

Patent suits target Google, Intel, hundreds more for encrypting web traffic

Enlarge / A figure from the patent that has been asserted against Intel, Google, and hundreds of other companies providing SSL and TLS on their websites. Google An unknown company's four-year campaign to...

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Wednesday, November 7th, 2012 Net News No Comments

Week in tech: hacktivism, Slowloris, warrantless spying, and insecure keys

From encryption to darknets: As governments snoop, activists fight back : Governments around the world routinely track and monitor cell phones and Internet use. Activists—some funded by the US government—are fighting back with...

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Saturday, February 18th, 2012 Net News No Comments

Glass Houses: In Defense of CNET’s Secure Software Installer, and the Irony of Ad-Supported Critics

Ghacks criticizes Cnet's software installer and promotes a user script that replaces its Secure Software Installer links with direct download links, but ignores the obvious and ironic: already offers direct download links and Ghacks...

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Friday, February 17th, 2012 Net News No Comments

µTorrent 3.0 Beta – Drop Files to Share, Run from USB

First beta build of µTorrent 3.0 comes packed with a host of new features and updates like quicker streaming, torrent ratings, and portability options that promise to make the user experience better than...

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Tuesday, April 19th, 2011 Net News No Comments
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