Officials at the Tor Project are continuing to look for answers following the takedown late last week of hundreds of Tor hidden services, including the popular black market website Silk Road 2.0. In a blog entry yesterday Tor made it clear that it wasn’t entirely sure how or why the services that ran on its platform were seized, adding that it was “as surprised as most” but that it was still trying to learn more in the wake of the digital sting.
WASHINGTON — Devoted customers of Apple products these days worry about whether the new iPhone 6 will bend in their jean pockets. The National Security Agency and the nation’s law enforcement agencies have a different concern: that the smartphone is the first of a post-Snowden generation of equipment that will disrupt their investigative abilities.
File this one under speculation/unsupported in your bad news inbox, but it seems that Arcsoft has ended support for their popular media player, Total Media Theater. This is particularly bad news for many home theater computer users, since TMT was one of the very best programs for playing Blu-ray video.
Weeks after an infamously exasperating exchange went public between a customer service person and a customer wishing to disconnect their service, the mega ISP spent most of the weekend defending itself from charges it was discouraging customers from using the Tor browser.
Microsoft's Windows software is used around the world by everyone from consumers to governments - the footprint of Windows is massive. But if you live in Russia, your dependence on Windows might be about to stagnate if the government has its way.
While we all wait for update 2 to arrive, supposedly on August 12th, it looks like another set of Start menu images have appeared on the web. This time though, we get a bit more information with the addition of a windowed modern app that shows the Windows Store.
Of all the sites you'd expect to get hit by a security exploit, a website dedicated to computers and technology is not one of them. But CNET learned the hard way on Monday that editorial focus is no substitute for proper security.
The FBI and CIA can also query the content of U.S. residents’ electronic communications that the National Security Agency inadvertently collects when targeting foreign terrorism suspects, an intelligence official said.
Microsoft admitted Tuesday it made a technical error after it commandeered part of an Internet service’s network in order to shut down a botnet, but the Nevada-based company says its services are still down.
Britain’s Vodafone revealed Friday that several governments are collecting surveillance data directly from its networks without any legal review and publicly urged more safeguards against such unfettered access to the private communications of its customers.