Hackers shut down plant by targeting its safety system

Hackers have already attacked critical infrastructure, but now they're launching campaigns that could have dire consequences. FireEye reported that a plant of an unmentioned nature and location (other firms believe it's in the Middle East) was force…

Windows 10 included password manager with huge security hole

There's a good reason why security analysts get nervous about bundled third-party software: it can introduce vulnerabilities that the companies can't control. And Microsoft, unfortunately, has learned that the hard way. Google researcher Tavis Ormand…

YouTube took down FCC’s ‘Harlem Shake’ video for 7 hours

Remember when "Harlem Shake" musician Baauer said he'd take down FCC chairman Ajit Pai's video marking (and really, trivializing) the death of net neutrality? He meant it… although his effort didn't last long. The Verge notes that Baauer's label Ma…

North Korea hackers steal bitcoin by targeting currency insiders

Bitcoin values are skyrocketing, and North Korea appears to be trying to profit from that virtual gold rush. Secureworks reports that the Lazarus Group (a team linked to the North Korean government) has been conducting a spearphishing campaign again…

Netflix may run Watergate series developed by George Clooney

Netflix's ability to reel in big-name stars may have just secured a very topical political drama. Sources for Hollywood Reporter and Variety have learned that George Clooney and Bridge of Spies writer Matt Charman are working on Watergate, an eight-e…

5 of Google’s Best New Apps and Updates You Need to Know

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Google is doing so many things all the time, it’s difficult to keep a track of every new release or update. Plus, not everything that the internet giant releases is gold. But in the past few months, five of their launches are worth knowing. From freeing up space on your phone to weekend techie projects for beginners and kids, there’s a little something for everyone here. It’s all free, of course, but there is the cost of giving Google access to your information. 1. Google Maps Space (Web): Explore the Great Beyond With Google Maps You’re probably familiar with Google…

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Mark Zuckerberg Warns of Too Much Net Neutrality

There is such a thing as too much freedom. If nothing was illegal, people would rob and kill each other! There’s no such thing as too much net neutrality, however. Unless you’re talking to the billionaire son of a dentist who’s trying to make every person on the planet sign up for his internet website.

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The EU Tried to End Roaming Fees and Ended Net Neutrality Instead

The internet is a global network. That means if one part of the world decides to start pulling the wrong levers, we could be dealing with the consequences. And the European parliament just pulled a very big lever by voting down amendments to net neutrality rules that include dangerous loopholes.

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The Bill That Could Vastly Improve America’s Internet 

My job depends on the internet. Yours probably does too. But for such a vital technology, the US doesn’t have a solid way to expand its internet infrastructure. Now, a pair of congresspeople—one a Democrat and one a Republican—are proposing a new way to ensure the web’s health.

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How Playboy Used to Be an Innovator in Porn Technology 

Come March of 2016, Playboy magazine is ditching nude photos in favor of the merely scantily clad. (Go ahead and make the joke about reading it for the articles. I’ll wait.) The magazine has struggled to make a profit in a world brimming with free internet pornography. Which is interesting, given Playboy’s long history of experimenting with new media forms.

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