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This Amazon Dash button donates $5 to the ACLU whenever Trump tries your patience

aclu-dash Amazon’s Dash button is a mad genius-level exploit of consumer behavior, but one programmer decided to put its frictionless functionality to better use: Donating to the ACLU. Inspired by a friend’s exasperated wish for a Dash button that donates whenever you’re filled with rage at whatever Donald Trump’s done most recently to incense people with a sense of human… Read More

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Darrell Etherington

February 8th

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This Amazon Dash button donates $5 to the ACLU whenever Trump tries your patience

aclu-dash Amazon’s Dash button is a mad genius-level exploit of consumer behavior, but one programmer decided to put its frictionless functionality to better use: Donating to the ACLU. Inspired by a friend’s exasperated wish for a Dash button that donates whenever you’re filled with rage at whatever Donald Trump’s done most recently to incense people with a sense of human… Read More

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Darrell Etherington

February 8th

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This Amazon Dash button donates $5 to the ACLU whenever Trump tries your patience

aclu-dash Amazon’s Dash button is a mad genius-level exploit of consumer behavior, but one programmer decided to put its frictionless functionality to better use: Donating to the ACLU. Inspired by a friend’s exasperated wish for a Dash button that donates whenever you’re filled with rage at whatever Donald Trump’s done most recently to incense people with a sense of human… Read More

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Darrell Etherington

February 8th

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Trump Addresses the CIA, Guess What He Didn’t Talk About

In his first official stop to handle some presidential business, Donald Trump spoke to the men and women of the CIA. The bizarre speech that followed danced around the issues of cyber security and his penchant for comparing everyone in the room to “Nazis.”

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Rhett Jones

January 21st

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Open Bionics partners with NHS for a feasibility study to bring bionic hands to the U.K. health system

samantha-payne-open-bionics5 Open Bionics is a U.K. startup making bionic hands for patients needing prosthetics and co-founder of the company Samantha Payne came onstage today at TechCrunch Disrupt London to tell us about a new deal between Open Bionics and the National Health Service (NHS) to bring new technologies to amputees. The deal involves a feasibility study with the NHS through SBRI Healthcare to see if Open… Read More

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Sarah Buhr

December 6th

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Russian propaganda duped millions of Americans with fake election news, report claims

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The problem of fake news and the US election has been reported to death by this point. We've blamed Facebook, Google, the fake news writers, and the world's racist Facebook-sharing uncles by this point.

But one group that hasn't been blamed yet is the Russians, and it's about time that we did something about that. The Washington Post has seen a report that claims Russian propaganda websites were responsible for reaching 15 million Americans with fake news stories in the run-up to the election, and in a close race, that could feasibly have changed the outcome of the election.

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Chris Mills

November 25th

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This security camera was infected by malware in 98 seconds after it was plugged in

61zamoc36rl-_sl1001_ Here’s an object lesson on the poor state of the so-called Internet of Things: Robert Stephens plugged a wi-fi connected security camera into his network and it was compromised in… 98 seconds. Read More

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Devin Coldewey

November 18th

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The $5 PoisonTap quickly, completely hijacks even a locked computer’s internet

ptplug After I learned of this clever exploit from Samy Kamkar, my poor 2012 MacBook Air looks more vulnerable than venerable: Asleep on the table, its USB ports exposed, it could be hijacked in seconds by a malicious Raspberry Pi Zero called PoisonTap. No need for passwords, zero-days, or million-dollar back doors — although a little social engineering to get me to leave the room might help. Read More

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Devin Coldewey

November 16th

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The $5 PoisonTap quickly, completely hijacks even a locked computer’s internet

ptplug After I learned of this clever exploit from Samy Kamkar, my poor 2012 MacBook Air looks more vulnerable than venerable: Asleep on the table, its USB ports exposed, it could be hijacked in seconds by a malicious Raspberry Pi Zero called PoisonTap. No need for passwords, zero-days, or million-dollar back doors — although a little social engineering to get me to leave the room might help. Read More

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Devin Coldewey

November 16th

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Dyn DNS DDoS likely the work of script kiddies, says FlashPoint

troll 2 Business risk intelligence firm FlashPoint has put out a preliminary analysis of last week’s massive denial of service attack against Dyn DNS, and its conclusion is it was likely the work of amateur hackers — rather than, as some had posited, state-sponsored actors perhaps funded by the Russian government. Read More

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Natasha Lomas

October 26th

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