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Entries by Gerry Smith from 07/2013

Andrew 'Weev' Auernheimer Appeals Conviction For Hacking AT&T Servers

Posted 07.02.2013 | Technology

Attorneys for hacker Andrew Auernheimer filed an appeal late Monday seeking to overturn his conviction for obtaining thousands of email addresses from...

Commerce Dept. Wasted $2.7 Million In 'Misunderstanding' Over Hacker Threat, Inspector General Finds

Posted 07.09.2013 | Technology

The U.S. Commerce Department destroyed more than $170,000 worth of desktops, printers, TVs, cameras and computer mice to remove from its network an in...

Secret Service Must Turn Over Files On Aaron Swartz, Judge Rules

Posted 07.09.2013 | Technology

The Secret Service must release documents about its investigation into Aaron Swartz to a journalist, a judge has ruled, potentially revealing for the ...

Inside The Massive Global Black Market For Smartphones

Posted 07.13.2013 | Technology

This article is part of a Huffington Post series exploring the global underground trade in stolen smartphones. Previous stories in the series can be f...

Apple, Samsung Anti-Theft Features Tested In Smartphone Crime Probe

Posted 07.18.2013 | Technology

Security experts on Thursday will test new antitheft features recently introduced by Apple and Samsung by employing the same tactics used by thieves t...

Meet Tor, The Military-Made Privacy Network That Counts Edward Snowden As A Fan

Posted 07.18.2013 | Technology

When the U.S. Navy created Tor, a software that enables people to use the Internet anonymously, it didn't envision someone like Edward Snowden. Qui...

Facebook, Apple, Microsoft Partner With Privacy Groups To Call For NSA Transparency

Posted 07.18.2013 | Technology

A coalition of major tech companies and civil liberties groups on Thursday sent a letter to President Barack Obama calling for more transparency aroun...

MIT Intervenes In Release Of Aaron Swartz Case Details

Posted 07.19.2013 | Technology

MIT attorneys have asked a judge to redact information from documents detailing the investigation into Aaron Swartz -- further delaying a full account...

Apple Criticized For Taking 3 Days To Disclose Developer Site Hack

Posted 07.22.2013 | Technology

Developers and security experts criticized Apple on Monday after the company waited three days before disclosing that its developer website had been h...

Hackers Cost U.S. Economy Up To 500,000 Jobs Each Year, Study Finds

Posted 07.25.2013 | Technology

Beginning in 2000, Chinese hackers began spying on Nortel Networks, one of the world's largest telecom equipment makers, breaking into executives' com...

How The Merger Of These 2 Advertising Giants Could Be Bad For Your Health

Posted 07.29.2013 | Technology

The fusion of the world's two largest advertising agencies heightens the prospect that some consumers could face discrimination the next time they buy...

MIT Did Not 'Call In The Feds' To Pursue Aaron Swartz, Report Finds

Posted 07.30.2013 | Technology

Officials at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology did not target the late Internet activist Aaron Swartz, but they failed to show leadership in a...