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Edward Snowden: I’m not a traitor

Edward Snowden is currently living in Moscow (Photo: Reuters) Photo: Reuters

Gerard O’Donovan talks to reporter Peter Taylor about his Panorama interview with NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden “It took three months to arrange it through intermediaries. We were told to go to Moscow, check into a hotel, provide a room number, and Mr Snowden would come and knock on the door …

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Here’s How Edward Snowden Was Welcomed on Twitter

Edward Snowden in 2013./Getty Images

The best Tweets from high-profile figures Whistleblower Edward Snowden joined Twitter Tuesday with the handle @Snowden and a profile that reads “I used to work for the government. Now I work for the public. Director at @FreedomofPress.” He is only following one other account: the National Security Agency (@NSAGov) — …

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Has Our Faith In C Been Misplaced?

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Today, we find ourselves in the midst of a data revolution so vast, pervasive—and young—that it’s hard to take it all in. It is likely to lead to a transformation no less consequential than the Industrial Revolution, creating new wealth, prosperity and convenience on a truly massive scale. Yet like …

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Someone Has Hacked 10,000 Home Routers To Make Them More Secure

BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA – DECEMBER 20: Members from the protest group Anonymous pose for a photo during the vigil held at the Roma Street Parklands on December 20, 2014 in Brisbane, Australia. Were such vigilantes responsible for the router fixing “malware”?. (Photo by Bradley Kanaris/Getty Images)

Most router malware just sits on your home network and uses the device to launch further attacks. In particular, infected routers are useful for generating power for distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks, where servers are flooded with traffic from hacked machines. But there’s a curious kind of malware (if …

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Where Cybercrime Threatens the Internet of Things

Peter Tran, senior director of worldwide advanced cyberdefense practice at data security firm RSA. RSA

Peter Tran, senior director of worldwide advanced cyberdefense practice at RSA, the security division of EMC Corp.EMC +4.45%, talks about security concerns with the Internet of Things and how the education sector could be the next big target for cybercriminals. What are the two most prevalent sectors for cyberthreats this …

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How to protect yourself from SIM-swap scams

Scammers are impersonating victims to their phone companies, to swap their SIM cards Photo: Alamy

There’s been an increase in SIM-swap fraud cases, where scammers cancel and re-activate new SIM cards to hack into bank accounts. With mobile phones becoming a prevalent tool for banking transactions, criminals have started seizing control of your phone number to get into your bank account. The scammers try to …

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