John Matherly, founder of internet search engine Shodan, created a map that shows the location of internet-connected devices across the globe.
In the wake of Edward Snowden’s revelations about the NSA collecting massive amounts of user meta-data, many people went in search of safer, more secure ways to use the internet anonymously. Once thought to be something only used by the tech-savvy, increased interest in end-to-end e-mail encryption has prompted both Google and Yahoo to develop user-friendly versions of the protocol that would, in theory, make personal messages exceedingly difficult to intercept. Continue reading
The official says the estimate of Homeland Security workers affected by the breach at USIS may rise further. The official spoke on condition of anonymity in order to discuss details of an incident that is under active federal criminal investigation. Homeland Security will soon begin notifying employees whose files were compromised and urge them to monitor their financial accounts, the official said. Continue reading
The problem? The global routing table has just grown past the 512k mark by about 15,000, causing widespread network instability. Verizon is primarily responsible for the creation of the new entries that pushed the net over the edge, but in fact, the problem is not as serious as it sounds. IT analysts have been anticipating “512k Day” since the mid-1980s, and Cisco addressed its inevitability mid-May of this year. Continue reading
By choosing to “like” or “follow” specific stories, pages and users, we paint a picture for sites like Google and Facebook of our interests, preferences and worldview. These sites’ algorithms then set to work ensuring we are shown more of the same. Continue reading
The indictments will accuse individuals of participating in cyber-espionage on behalf of a foreign government, said the official, who revealed this information only on grounds of anonymity because this person wasn’t authorized to publicly discuss the case in advance of the official announcement. Continue reading
Putting the widely cherished principle of net neutrality at stake, the Federal Communications Commission voted 3 to 2 to allow broadband providers to charge for faster access in how online content is prioritized and delivered. Gwen Ifill talks to Cecilia Kang of The Washington Post about the debate and protest swirling around the decision. Continue reading
Pew Research Center surveyed 1,501 American adults and asked them what steps, if any, they took following the Heartbleed revelation. Continue reading