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Violet Blue
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Awarded author, freelance reporter, hacking/cybercrime. Engadget columnist, Internet Press Guild member; recent work at CNET, ZDNet, Engadget. Advisor to Peerlyst, Without My Consent.
Awarded author, freelance reporter, hacking/cybercrime. Engadget columnist, Internet Press Guild member; recent work at CNET, ZDNet, Engadget. Advisor to Peerlyst, Without My Consent.

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This is a pretty amazing article.

Open question: What groups, Google+ accounts, people or communities are you following here for news and/or culture?

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If you missed my hacking news roundup yesterday morning... 

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People have asked me to hang out here more. So, hi! I just published this post, it's the weirdest, oddest, strangest (but true) sex news items I saw come across my screen this year. Enjoy! FYI, the rest of the site might be NSFW for some of you.

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I tweeted this last night but wanted to say it here, too. Thank you, warmth, and deep gratitude to the people supporting my work on Patreon.

Your support means I can do everything from work on my next book, to being able to give talks about digital privacy to different companies, schools, and organizations. It's everything. Thank you.

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If you missed my newest article:

"Attorney General Leslie Caldwell likened the computers of botnet victims to a crime scene -- that authorities need access to.

Unlike a regular warrant for search, in which the homeowner is notified by authorities before they enter and search the premises, targets under Rule 41 are notified only after they've been hacked and searched.

Imagine the FBI breaks into and enters your house in order to find out who you are, to tell you that your house was burgled. And after, it's like oh, here's the paperwork that gave us permission to burgle you in the first place."

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On Brexit and cybersecurity: I collected a few thoughts and reporting that covers it. Includes hacking crime, policy, business, startups, and why I'm worried about friends and colleagues in the British infosec scene.

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Less than a day left on the pay-what-you-want hacking book bundle -- it's so worth it! Books on hacking, preparing for the zombie apocalypse, my guide to online privacy, xbox hacking, malware analysis, bitcoin and more. Don't miss out!

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This is huge, and if you're in infosec you need to know about it. I'm still surprised no one has covered it. The CA Attorney General has set standards for "reasonable security" in businesses and organizations, and chances are high that no one can comply...

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If you missed my newest column (yesterday) I analyzed the ransomware attack on Hollywood Presbyterian (and the hospital's troubling delay in paying the ransom).
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