Judge allows suit against AT&T after $24 million cryptocurrency theft
Jul24

Judge allows suit against AT&T after $24 million cryptocurrency theft

Enlarge / An AT&T store in New Jersey. (credit: Michael Brochstein/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images) When Michael Terpin’s smartphone suddenly stopped working in June 2017, he knew it wasn’t a good sign. He called his cellular provider, AT&T, and learned that a hacker had gained control of his phone number. The stakes were high because Terpin is a wealthy and prominent cryptocurrency investor. Terpin says...

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Tech firms “can and must” put backdoors in encryption, AG Barr says
Jul24

Tech firms “can and must” put backdoors in encryption, AG Barr says

Enlarge / Graffiti urging people to use Signal, a highly encrypted messaging app, is spray-painted on a wall during a protest on February 1, 2017 in Berkeley, California. (credit: Elijah Nouvelage | Getty Images) US Attorney General William Barr today launched a new front in the feds’ ongoing fight against consumer encryption, railing against the common security practice and lamenting the “victims” in its wake....

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Before Mueller’s Testimony, Dems Demand More Election Security

Senate Democrats want to remind everyone that US elections are still at risk, and Congress could do more to protect them.

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A Preview of Mueller's Testimony, an Electric Ford F-150, and More News

Catch up on the most important news from today in two minutes or less.

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Popular Stream-Ripper Voluntarily Disables YouTube Conversion
Jul24

Popular Stream-Ripper Voluntarily Disables YouTube Conversion

With millions of visitors per day, Onlinevideoconverter.com is the most-visited stream-ripping site on the Internet. The service gained popularity by allowing users to convert and download videos from a wide variety of platforms, YouTube included. The site has operated without any issues for years, but earlier this month something changed. YouTube decided to actively block servers of so-called stream-rippers, hoping to prevent these...

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