2018/09/20: it is incumbent on the civic technology community to navigate these challenges and assume their duty to democracy, as their "public work," to deliver truly empowering technology.
Participatory democracy also demands that citizens hold these engineers and designers accountable for this responsibility, forming another virtuous cycle.
The Internet is abuzz with reports of the first intelligent sex toy.
I veicoli interessati a questa operazione sono quelli con sistema radio touchscreen da 8,4 pollici Nuova svolta dopo il famoso caso in cui alcuni hacker avevano violato il sistema multimediale UConnetc di una Jeep Cherokee: FCA, dopo aver rilasciato immediatamente un aggiornamento di software
I was driving 70 mph on the edge of downtown St. Louis when the exploit began to take hold.
Jeep owners are urged to update their car's software after a vulnerability was found.
We're taking part in Copyright Week, a series of actions and discussions supporting key principles that should guide copyright policy. Every day this week, various groups are taking on different elements of the law, and addressing what's at stake, and what we need to do to make sure that copyright...
I spent last weekend elbow-deep in engine grease, hands tangled in the steel guts of my wife's Mazda 3. It's a good little car, but lately its bellyachings have sent me out to the driveway to tinker under the hood. I regularly hurl invectives at the internal combustion engine-but the truth is, I live for...
SIM cards can do more than just authenticate your phone with your carrier. Small apps can be installed and run directly on the SIM separate from and without knowledge of the phone OS. Although SIM Applications are common in many parts of the world, they are mostly unknown in the U.S. and the closed nature of the ecosystem makes it difficult for hobbyists to find information and experiment.
Bitcoin is doomed! Or not. Actually, this might be a real danger to the cryptocurrency.
Rural towns often suffer abuses motivated by engineering consultancies and large corporations' financial interests. Certain hackerlands arise as an alternative to these structures, turning into local, non-profit consultants of sorts. They meet some of the rural area's needs - particularly digital de-isolation - by creating independent Internet networks that work in mountainous or isolated areas, setting up local, democratic servers, regional Internet radios, etc.
I was a historian before I was an activist, and I've been reminded recently that a lot of younger hackers have a simplified and somewhat mythologized view of how our culture evolved, one which tend...
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How schools, administrators, and teachers can learn how to education kids through hacking and the open source way.
My neighbours are stealing my wireless internet access. I could encrypt it or alternately I could have fun.
We discovered an attack against the Bitcoin mining protocol that can have a significant impact on the Bitcoin community.
We already know the NSA wants to eavesdrop on the Internet. It has secret agreements with telcos to get direct access to bulk Internet traffic. It has massive systems like TUMULT, TURMOIL, and TURBULENCE to sift through it all. And it can identify ciphertext -- encrypted information -- and figure out which programs could have created it.
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Up to 750 million mobile phones around the world carry SIM cards that contain a programming flaw that could leave their owners vulnerable to fraud. The bug allows a hacker to remotely access personal data and authorise illegal transactions within minutes.
My name is Andrew Auernheimer. I used to believe problems could be solved with criticism and discourse in our marketplace of ideas. Three years ago I incremented an integer on a public web API and analyzed the output for all to read. It was then demanded I apologize for abusive arithmetic. I disagr