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A hacker called The Shadow Brokers claims to have hacked the NSA. The leak includes what the Shadow Brokers claim to be exploits and malware from the infamous NSA-funded hacking firm the Equation Group. The leak has not been confirmed by a reputable security firm. Early indications are that it is legit. Individual security experts...
If news goes unnoticed for years, is it still new news, especially if the present brings new perspectives to light? While researching another article I came across an internal NSA document that was written in 1995 and declassified in 2008, not long before the invention of Bitcoin. The document, which is...
OpenBazaar Lead Developer Brian Hoffman was recently interviewed on This Week in Startups (TWIS), and he was asked a few different questions about the controversial nature of his platform for decentralized online commerce. On more than one occasion, TWIS Host Jason Calacanis brought up the topic of how governments...
Various federal law enforcement agencies in the United States have let it be known that they’re not fans of the kinds of encryption technologies that are becoming more widely-used by the general public. Whether it’s the NSA’s preference for “front door” access to user accounts, the Department of Justice’s...

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