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Why cheap, outdated Android phones widen the digital security divide

Millions of Android users are running out-of-date software that leaves them vulnerable to a whole host of publicized security flaws.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

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Migrants Gone Missing: Healing and Closure for Families

The Colibri Center works with forensic scientists to help Central American families identify loved ones who died crossing the border.

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Report: Government surveillance planes spotted over Baltimore ...

Report: Government surveillance planes spotted over...

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Peerio Co-Founder On Why He Left The Company

(Hint: It Had To Do With Admin Backdoors)

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Whisper Says It Doesn't Track Your Exact Location—But It Still Could ...

The app collects enough info to pinpoint user locations, though it says it doesn't use it.

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2015's Worst Passwords Are Still Really Bad (So Please Tell Me Yours Is Not On The List)

The list of worst passwords used in 2015 includes longer passwords, but they're not exactly stronger.