Security

School Beating

Oakland School Board Meeting To Address Allegations Of Students Beaten By Campus Security Guards

Students, parents and community members plan on attending Wednesday night’s Oakland school board meeting to speak out about several incidents in the past 15 months in which security guards have allegedly beaten students.

03/25/2015

A man uses 'Siri' on the iPhone 4S. (Oli Scarff/Getty Images)

Strangers Are Listening To Everything You Ask Apple’s Siri

People may be disturbed to know everything they whisper to Apple’s personal assistant software Siri is not only recorded, but has also been listened to by a total stranger.

03/12/2015

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Documents Reveal CIA’s Efforts To Penetrate Apple’s Core Allowing Access To Customer Data

The Central Intelligence Agency has been conducting research for years to break Apple’s encryption security for its iPhone and iPad products, according to new documents.

03/10/2015

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Millions Of Phones Potentially Susceptible To Snooping After British, NSA Allegedly Team Up To Hack Sim Card Maker

Rights organizations on Friday called for urgent steps to be taken to protect private calls and online communications after allegations that U.S. and British agencies hacked into the networks of a major SIM card maker.

02/20/2015

Computer Server

NSA Eavesdropping On Countless Hard Drives With Spyware New Report Reveals

The National Security Agency has found a way to eavesdrop on countless computer hard drives by installing spyware deep within the drives made by major manufacturers, according to a new report.

02/17/2015

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VIDEO: Apple Pay Will Get You Into National Parks Starting In September

Apple CEO Tim Cook announced during a White House summit on cybersecurity at Stanford Friday that Apple Pay is partnering with the federal government for some financial transactions.

02/13/2015

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Credit Freeze: The Best Way To Prevent Identity Thieves From Opening Credit In Your, Or Your Child’s Name

It’s called a credit freeze or security freeze and it’s the number one tool to prevent crooks from opening a credit account in your — or your child’s — name. Trouble is, not many people are using it.

02/04/2015

Automatic License Plate Reader installed on a police car. (The Denver Post via Getty Images)

If You Drive In Oakland, Police Probably Know Where You’ve Been

A San Francisco-based civil liberties group is painting a stark portrait of what it looks like when tens of thousands of cars are tracked on the streets of Oakland over an eight day period.

01/21/2015

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Drone-Hunter Scans For Peeping Drones Then Knocks Them Out

People frustrated by drones flying over their neighborhoods may have a new way to fight back.

01/19/2015

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Report: US Border Patrol Should Abandon Plans To Buy New Drones

The Homeland Security Department’s border drones program costs far more than the government estimates, helps in the arrests of just a fraction of the number of people trying to cross the border illegally and flies far fewer hours than the government claims, an internal watchdog asserted in a report released Tuesday.

01/08/2015

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