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A touch I.D. pad is seen on the new iPad Mini 3 during an Apple special event on October 16, 2014 in Cupertino. (tina display.  (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Watch: Fingerprint Scanning Becoming An Easy Target For Hackers

Millions of smartphones and tablets let you use a fingerprint in place of a password. But it’s becoming easier for hackers to create fingerprints with photos and widely available software.

01/06/2015

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Writers Express Surveillance Concerns On A Global Scale In New Survey

Writers around the globe are so concerned with government surveillance according to a new survey that they say they’re now avoiding or have considered avoiding writing about controversial topics.

01/05/2015

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Hacking Group Lizard Squad Takes Credit For Taking Xbox Live, PlayStation Network Offline

Both Microsoft and Sony said they are working to resolve the issue.

12/25/2014

Students walk through Sproul Plaza on the UC Berkeley campus. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

UC Berkeley Servers Hacked, Compromising Personal Data Of 1,600 People

UC Berkeley officials say that about 1,600 people may have had their Social Security or credit card numbers stolen by hackers who infiltrated campus servers and databases.

12/17/2014

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Sony Pictures Cancels Christmas Day Release Of ‘The Interview’

Hackers calling themselves Guardians of Peace made ominous threats Tuesday against movie theaters showing Sony Pictures’ film “The Interview” that referred to the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. The group also released a trove of data files including about 8,000 emails from the inbox of Sony Entertainment CEO Michael Lynton.

12/16/2014

A demonstrator wears a mask during a protest inside the Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) Civic Center station on August 15, 2011 in San Francisco, California. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Hacker Group Anonymous Claims Credit For Oakland, OPD Website Shutdowns

The city of Oakland and the Oakland Police Department websites have been out intermittently since Tuesday night and the hacker group Anonymous is taking responsibility.

12/10/2014

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Weekend Magazine: Cyber Security, Food Justice, And The Mexican Museum

You can listen to the broadcast of Weekend Magazine With KCBS Public Affairs Director Liz Saint John every Sunday morning from 3:00am-4:00am and again from 5:00am-6:00am on KCBS All News 740 AM and 106.9 FM. […]

12/03/2014

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Anonymous Hackers Take Over Ku Klux Klan Twitter Account, Reveal Members After Ferguson Taunts

As the nation waits for the grand jury to decide whether to indict a Ferguson, Missouri police officer of the shooting death of Michael Brown, the hacker activist group Anonymous has gone after the Ku Klux Klan’s Twitter accounts.

11/17/2014

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Bay Area Security Firm Hires ‘White Hat Hackers’ To Find Vulnerabilities In Digital Systems

Cyber-crime is big business in the digital age, so a Bay Area security firm has hired a sophisticated group of hackers to break into computer systems.

10/23/2014

The logo of mobile app 'Snapchat' is displayed on a tablet on January 2, 2014 in Paris. Hackers broke into Snapchat, the hugely popular mobile app, accessing the phone numbers and usernames of 4.6 million users and publishing them online, tech news website TechCrunch has announced. AFP PHOTO / LIONEL BONAVENTURE (Photo credit should read LIONEL BONAVENTURE/AFP/Getty Images)

Hackers Release 13 Gigabytes Of ‘Deleted’ Snapchat Photos

Many Snapchat users are nervously waiting for the other shoe to drop as hackers released hundreds of thousands of photos on Sunday that they thought were deleted, some of which are of nude minors.

10/13/2014

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