NSA Didn’t Have Latest Anti-Leak Software Installed at Snowden Site

NSA contractor Edward Snowden was able to download thousands of classified documents from the U.S. National Security Agency partly because of a weakness in the agency’s IT infrastructure, Reuters has learned exclusively. Current and former U.S. officials said the intelligence service had not installed the most up-to-date anti-leak software at the site in Hawaii where Snowden worked due to a lack of bandwidth […]

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Of Course iMessages Isn’t Perfectly Secure — Nothing Is

iMessages is supposed to be bulletproof. Apple claims its end-to-end encrypted messaging service, as well as its video messaging app FaceTime, are so secure that even it lacks the means to decrypt the data sent between sender and receiver. No backdoors, no workarounds, nothing. But security researcher QuarksLAB suggested on Thursday that Apple’s playing a kind of semantic game, that […]

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Windows 8.1 Is Now Available to Download

As of 7am Eastern, Microsoft has started rolling out the Windows 8.1 update through the Windows Store. If it’s not available on your device right away, keep checking. It’s a free update for those of you with Windows 8 computers and tablets. Aside from several fixes and speed enhancements, Windows 8.1 brings with it Internet Explorer 11, improved search, additional […]

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The Incredible Shrinking Tweet

Tweets these days ain’t what they used to be. They’re getting smaller. Between 2009 and 2012, the median length of Twitter posts decreased from 10 words to eight words, according to a recent study by researchers at the University of the Philippines. The study, published Oct. 9, found that “utterances,” which the researchers defined as tweets beginning with the @ […]

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