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Counting down to the inauguration, +Garry Kasparov writes about Donald Trump, Vladimir Putin, and the dangers of fake news https://www.the-parallax.com/2017/01/16/kasparov-trump-putin-fake-news/
Information “starvation” under closed regimes and fake news prevent informed decision making, argues Garry Kasparov, and the antidote isn’t easy to swallow.
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Once an obscure app offering protection for which most people couldn’t contemplate a use, Signal is being rapidly adopted by tech titans and rebels alike.
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Your next flight itinerary could be easily hacked - through your boarding pass https://www.the-parallax.com/2016/12/29/flight-itinerary-boarding-pass-hacked/ by +Seth Rosenblatt #CCC

With nothing more than a boarding pass bar code, someone could steal your airline miles, access your personal data, stalk you, and even cancel or register your flight to himself, a security researcher demonstrates.
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Feeling lonely for the holidays? Follow our new guide on how to swipe (and date!) safely online https://www.the-parallax.com/2016/12/21/swipe-safe-tips-tricks-dating-online/ by +Lindsay Goldwert #privacy #dating #swipe #safe 
Online dating is rife with potential pitfalls, but you can arm yourself against scammers—and ensure your quest to not die alone proceeds safely. Here’s how.
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Massive +Yahoo breach highlights why to hit 'delete' https://www.the-parallax.com/2016/12/16/yahoo-breach-hit-delete/ +Jeremiah Grossman talks #YahooBreach consequences
Far beyond Yahoo's services, it’s time to delete your archived email, private messages, contacts, files, photos—anything you don't want publicly published.
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Cybercriminals’ money-laundering backbone: Cash-strapped consumers used as #moneymules https://www.the-parallax.com/2016/12/14/cybercriminals-money-muling-consumers/ by +Seth Rosenblatt #security
Money mules help online thieves by transferring funds through their bank accounts. Here’s how to tell if you’ve been money muling—and what to do about it.
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Protected by built-in economic incentives, bitcoin transactions can secure private record systems but only if they use bitcoin’s public ledger, say experts.
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Post-recount, electronic voting security researchers +J. Alex Halderman & +Matt Bernhard say e-voting remains ‘shockingly’ vulnerable https://www.the-parallax.com/2016/12/30/electronic-voting-shockingly-vulnerable/ by +Seth Rosenblatt #33C3
After aborted recounts in contested states, security researchers argue that to prevent election hacking, municipalities must use and audit paper ballots.
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If you make a new year’s resolution to clean up your digital-security act, give these 10 secure apps a shot.
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Is tech good or evil? Depends on who controls it, says +Garry Kasparov, the first regular columnist for The Parallax! https://www.the-parallax.com/2016/12/19/techs-power-good-evil-who-controls/
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Following two of the biggest user account breaches ever, ex-Yahoo engineers are advocating ditching all of its services, including Mail, Flickr, and Tumblr.
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The ways private companies and government agencies use information created by and attached to all forms of digital communication are far-reaching and, in some cases, vital.
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