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The Internet Is Broken, and Shellshock Is Just the Start of Our Woes - BY ROBERT MCMILLAN 09.29.14 | 6:30 AM


Brian Fox drove from Boston to Santa Barbara, with two tapes stashed in his trunk.

These weren’t music tapes or video tapes. They were computer tapes—two massive reels loaded with software code and data, the sort you can see spinning on furniture-sized computers in classic movies like  789 more words


Ello and the High-Speed Hype Cycle of a New Social Network - By David Marchese September 29, 2014 4:35 p.m.

The internet hive mind is good at a lot of things. Telling the future is not necessarily one of them. Late last week, the new social network Ello reached a tipping point, moving from a weird, unfamiliar term you saw popping up on people’s Twitter feeds to the cause of a full-blown FOMO outbreak, with desperate would-be users even attempting to buy entrée into the invite-only site. 719 more words


(Windows users, you’re OK!) What Is the Shellshock Vulnerability? - Lily Hay Newman SEPT. 26 2014 6:04 PM

Here’s what you need to know.

I know that my computer still has the Shellshock bug because it returns “this is a test” when I enter this system check. 546 more words


Out in the Open: The Site That Teaches You to Code Well Enough to Get a Job - BY KLINT FINLEY 09.22.14 | 6:30 AM

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Wanna be a programmer? That shouldn’t be too hard. You can sign-up for an iterative online tutorial at a site like Codecademy… 579 more words


Despite Apple’s Privacy Pledge, Cops Can Still Pull Data Off a Locked iPhone - BY ANDY GREENBERG 09.18.14 | 12:18 AM

Tim Cook reveals the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus at Apple’s Sept. 9 event.  Alex Washburn/WIRED

A reminder to iPhone owners cheering Apple’s latest privacy win: Just because Apple will no longer  485 more words


iOS 8’s One More Thing: It Prevents Apple from Complying With Search Warrants - By Margaret Hartmann September 18, 2014 2:26 a.m.

Apple knows nobody read the new terms and conditions while they were installing iOS 8, so on Wednesday night they announced an important new feature we missed: Apple has changed the way its encryption works to make it  284 more words


Middle-School Dropout Codes Clever Chat Program That Foils NSA Spying - BY KIM ZETTER 09.17.14 | 6:30 AM


The National Security Agency has some of the brightest minds working on its sophisticated surveillance programs, including its metadata collection efforts. But a new chat program designed by a middle-school dropout in his spare time may turn out to be one of the best solutions to thwart those efforts. 496 more words