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China Operates Secret ‘Police Stations’ in Other Countries

For years, AlphaBay ruled the dark web. If you were in the market to buy drugs or stolen credit cards, the digital bazaar...

TikTok’s Security Threat Comes Into Focus

As Russia’s war in Ukraine drags on, Ukrainian forces have proved resilient and mounted increasingly intense counterattacks on Kremlin forces. But as the...

Elon Musk’s SpaceX Bails on Starlink Funding for Ukraine

Users of the cryptocurrency exchange Celsius are in danger. Last week, as part of its bankruptcy proceedings, the company submitted a 14,500-page document...

Binance Hackers Minted $569M in Crypto—Then It Got Complicated

As A Swatting spree spreads across the US, in which false reports of active shooters send police charging into schools, WIRED investigated more...

Microsoft Exchange Server Has a Zero-Day Problem

There were global ripples in tech policy this week as VPN providers were forced to pull out of India as the country’s new...

Child Predators Mine Twitch to Prey on Kids

Some churches across the United States are using invasive phone-monitoring technology in efforts to discourage “sinful” behavior, a WIRED investigation revealed this week....

US Border Agents May Have a Copy of Your Text Messages

Welp, Uber got hacked. The attacker, who claims to be 18 years old, appears to have gained full access to Uber’s systems. And...

Hackers Target Los Angeles School District With Ransomware

Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine hasn’t gone to Vladimir Putin’s plan: Its troops have suffered devastating losses, failed to capture key Ukrainian cities,...

Police Across US Bypass Warrants With Mass Location-Tracking Tool

As summer winds down, researchers warned this week about systemic vulnerabilities in mobile app infrastructure, as well as a new iOS security flaw...

A US Propaganda Operation Hit Russia and China With Memes

This week, former Twitter chief security officer Peiter “Mudge” Zatko filed an explosive whistleblower complaint against the company. The allegations, which Twitter contests,...

Janet Jackson’s ‘Rhythm Nation’ Can Crash Old Hard Drives

A new jailbreak for John Deere tractors, demonstrated at the Defcon security conference in Las Vegas last Saturday, put a spotlight on the...

The Feds Gear Up for a Privacy Crackdown

We’ve also looked at how new data rulings in Europe could stop Meta from sending data from the EU to the US, potentially...

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