A Bot Panic Hits Amazon Mechanical Turk

Concerned social scientists turned their analytical skills onto one of their most widely used research tools this week: Amazon’s Mechanical...

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Taking Away John Brennan's Clearance Threatens National Security

When Trump strips a former CIA director’s security clearance, the impact is more than just symbolic.

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Saving Lives With Tech Amid Syria’s Endless Civil War

A band of activist-entrepreneurs is building a sensor network to warn when and where air strikes will hit—a constant threat under Bashar al-Assad’s regime.

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Impostor 'Fortnite' Android Apps Are Already Spreading Malware

New analysis from mobile security firm Lookout shows that malware authors are taking full advantage of ‘Fortnite’ ditching the Google Play Store.

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Why Facebook Enlisted This Research Lab to Track Its Trolls

What can the 14-person Digital Forensics Research Lab discover about fake news on Facebook that the billion-dollar company doesn’t already know?

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Intel’s SGX blown wide open by, you guessed it, a speculative execution attack

Foreshadow explained in a video. Another day, another speculative execution-based attack. Data protected by Intel’s SGX—data that’s meant to be protected even from a malicious or hacked kernel—can be read by an attacker thanks to leaks enabled by speculative execution. Since publication of the Spectre and Meltdown attacks in January this year, security researchers have been taking a close look at speculative...

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