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Twitter Cracks Down on Archiving Politicians’ Deleted Tweets

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In a controversial move, Twitter has completely cracked-down on third-parties making use of the Twitter APIs to archive politicians’ deleted tweets. While this move may come as a shock to some people, it’s actually in accordance with Twitter’s longstanding policy that developers making use of the API’s must delete content that Twitter reports as deleted. Back in May, Twitter had ... Read More »

Chicken Nugget 3.0 Update Brings Big Fixes and Features

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People who utilize adaptive technology have to resort to specially designed applications because the websites and software do not meet their accessibility needs. That’s why blind developers are very welcomed in the blind community. Not only do they create applications that often excel past the mainstream while being accessible, there’s a level of security when a visually impaired computer user ... Read More »

AT&T Hotspot Caught Injecting Advertisements Into Web Pages

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AT&T was caught injecting advertisements into traffic that goes through its free Wi-Fi hotspots, which is not only an inconvenience to the user, but may also introduce privacy and security concerns. This was discovered by Jonathan Mayer, a computer scientist and lawyer at Stanford University, while he was waiting for a delayed flight at Dulles Airport. Mayer noticed many of ... Read More »

UN Privacy Chief Calls UK Surveillance Worse than Orwell Could Have Imagined

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The United Nations appointed Joseph Cannataci as its first privacy chief in July. Perhaps unsurprisingly, Cannataci has called out the UK for being especially egregious in violating its citizens privacy with its extensive surveillance apparatus. He considered it worse than the mass surveillance depicted in George Orwell’s dystopian novel 1984, stating, “at least Winston was able to go out in ... Read More »

NVIDIA Announces GTX 950 is Now Available Worldwide

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The official NVIDIA blog has announced that the GTX 950 is now available for purchase worldwide and retails for $159. While the 950 is less impressive than the other members of the 900 series, like the GTX 960, 970 and 980, it does offer a significant improvement over previous generations. NVIDIA claims that it offers 3 times the performance of ... Read More »

Jeb Bush Wants to Give the NSA Broader Powers

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While attending a national security forum in South Carolina, presidential hopeful Jeb Bush made it clear that he believes the government should have broad surveillance powers in order to fight “evildoers.” Bush criticized the recent changes to the Patriot Act which were passed by Congress in June. The changes in the law will lead to a phasing out of the ... Read More »

Does Windows 10 Disable Pirated Games?

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It is now being widely reported that Microsoft will disable any unauthorized hardware peripherals as well as any pirated software installed on Windows 10 machines, based on semi-recent changes to the Microsoft Services Agreement. It was initially reported at Alphr, and picked up by pretty much every tech and gaming site on the net. The full services agreement can be ... Read More »

Windows 10 Services Contact Microsoft Servers Despite Privacy Settings

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Windows 10 is quickly turning out to not be all its cracked up to be. As the recent Lenovo debacle demonstrated, a feature from Windows 8, which remains a part Windows 10, can be exploited by hardware manufacturers for nefarious purposes. Now, concerns are being raised about Windows 10’s privacy settings. Many of Microsoft’s services, like OneDrive, Cortana and Bing, ... Read More »

Documents Show AT&T’s Close Collaboration With NSA to Spy on Customers

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Yesterday, The New York Times and ProPublica jointly revealed some NSA documents that were provided to them by Edward Snowden. These documents show AT&T had an extremely close relationship with the NSA. Although bulk collection of phone records by the NSA is well known, telecommunications companies are legally obligated to cooperate with the NSA in that case thanks to The ... Read More »

BitTorrent Users Can Be Exploited for DDoS Attacks Without Their Knowledge

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A new paper published by researchers from City University London reveals how unsuspecting users of file sharing clients like BitTorrent are vulnerable to being exploited in DRDoS attacks. Most people are familiar with DDoS attacks, which aim to flood a server with so much traffic that it can’t respond to all the requests, effectively taking the site down. A DRDoS ... Read More »