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This Surveillance System Tracks Inmates Down to Their Heart Rate

Documents WIRED obtained detail new prison-monitoring technology that keeps tabs on inmates' location, heartbeats, and more.
Security Roundup

9 Years After the Mt. Gox Hack, Feds Indict Alleged Culprits

The Bold Plan to Create Cyber 311 Hotlines

UT-Austin will join a growing movement to launch cybersecurity clinics for cities and small businesses that often fall through the cracks.

Hacks Against Ukraine's Emergency Response Rise During Bombings

Data from Cloudflare's free digital defense service, Project Galileo, illuminates new links between online and offline attacks.

AI Is Being Used to ‘Turbocharge’ Scams

Plus: Amazon’s Ring was ordered to delete algorithms, North Korea’s failed spy satellite, and a rogue drone “attack” isn’t what it seems.

How AI Protects (and Attacks) Your Inbox

Criminals may use artificial intelligence to scam you. Companies, like Google, are looking for ways AI and machine learning can help prevent phishing.

Apple Expands Its On-Device Nudity Detection to Combat CSAM

Instead of scanning iCloud for illegal content, Apple’s tech will locally flag inappropriate images for kids. And adults are getting an opt-in nudes filter too.

The Messy US Influence That’s Helping Iranians Stay Online

Newly announced sanctions against Iran-based Avaran Cloud underscore the complexity of crafting Washington’s internet freedom efforts.

Chinese Labs Are Selling Fentanyl Ingredients for Millions in Crypto

And it's happening in plain sight.

Leaked EU Document Shows Spain Wants to Ban End-to-End Encryption

In response to an EU proposal to scan private messages for illegal material, the country's officials said it is “imperative that we have access to the data.”

Google May Delete Your Old Accounts. Here’s How to Stop It

Your inactive profiles, like Gmail or Docs, could turn into digital dust later this year. A few clicks can save them.

How to Boost WhatsApp’s Privacy and Better Protect Your Data

The Meta-owned app offers end-to-end encryption of texts, images, and more by default—but its settings aren't as private as they could be.

How to Use Google Authenticator

The two-factor authentication tool got some serious upgrades that can help you bolster security for your online accounts.

How ChatGPT—and Bots Like It—Can Spread Malware

Generative AI is a tool, which means it can be used by cybercriminals, too. Here’s how to protect yourself.

Inside 4chan’s Top-Secret Moderation Machine

Internal company documents reveal how the imageboard’s chaotic moderation allowed racism and violence to take over.

Kaspersky Says New Zero-Day Malware Hit iPhones—Including Its Own

On the same day, Russia’s FSB intelligence service launched wild claims of NSA and Apple hacking thousands of Russians.

Millions of PC Motherboards Were Sold With a Firmware Backdoor

Hidden code in hundreds of models of Gigabyte motherboards invisibly and insecurely downloads programs—a feature ripe for abuse, researchers say.

Netflix’s Password-Sharing Crackdown Has Hit the US

TikTok user data is exposed to Chinese ByteDance employees, a screen recording app goes rogue in Google Play, and privacy groups want Slack to expand encryption.


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Toyota Leaked Vehicle Data of 2 Million Customers

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