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Hacker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy: The Future Is Cyberwar - Vocativ

We've seen data theft, energy grid hacks, and Stuxnet, but not open cyberwar — yet.

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Why cheap, outdated Android phones widen the digital security divide

Millions of Android users are running out-of-date software that leaves them vulnerable to a whole host of publicized security flaws.

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Dark Patterns are designed to trick you (and they're all over the Web ...

No, it's not only you--some user interfaces intentionally want to confuse and enroll.

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This Tabletop Game Forces You To Confront Humanity's Future ...

The horrors of the future, from nuclear proliferation to plagues, are on full display in Eclipse Phase.

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Not All Swastika Tattoos Are The Same

Algorithmic tattoo identification for law enforcement could have all sorts of scary consequences.

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The impossible task of creating a “Best VPNs” list today | Ars Technica

Our writer set out to make a list of reliable VPNs; turns out the task is complicated.

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Meet the Plaid Parliament of Pwning

One of the world's elite hacking teams.

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Apple Bug Exposed Chat History With a Single Click | The Intercept

A security vulnerability in the Mac version of Apple’s Messages app allowed users to be compromised by malicious links.

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A Peek Inside Mr. Robot's Toolbox | WIRED

A round up of the mostly free and open source hacking tools used on the show.