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Hackers tweet photos with hidden code
A hack attack involving instructions hidden in photos, malicious tweets and the coding community Github is discovered by cybersecurity researchers.
[BBC News]

If phones were designed to please their owners
BoingBoing posted a short movie by The MIT Media Lab's Knotty Objects group and noted hardware hacker Bunny Huang ask the question, "What if phones were designed to please their owners, rather than corporations?" In Southern China, where the majority of the world's mobile phones are made, (...)
[OSNews]

France approves 'Big Brother' surveillance powers despite UN concern
UN says powers given to intelligence agencies, which include phone-tapping and computer-hacking, are ‘excessively broad’ and intrusive France’s highest authority on constitutional matters has approved a controversial bill that gives the state sweeping new powers to spy on citizens. The (...)
[The Guardian]

International hacker site Darkode taken offline by cross-borders task force
Over 70 hackers arrested including six in UK in joint operation between FBI, NCA, Europol and others in global crackdown on cybercrime black market Notorious cybercrime forum Darkode, frequented by Lizard Squad and other hacking groups, has been taken offline in a coordinated international law (...)
[The Guardian]

HackerRank Announces DbRank: The First Tool for Screening and Hiring the Best Database Programmers, Business Analysts, and Data Scientists - -
Today, HackerRank , the technical talent platform used by over one million programmers to sharpen coding skills and by thousands of companies to recruit tech talent, announces the launch of DbRank , the best way to hire the most talented database experts. The new product continues (...)
[WebWire Computer software]

Recruit Bets on Merit-Based Tech Hiring Platform HackerRank with $7.5M Strategic Investment -
HackerRank , the technical talent platform used by programmers to hone their coding skills and by companies to recruit tech talent, announces that it has received a $7.5 million strategic investment from Recruit Holding's  HR Technology Fund to rapidly accelerate its disruption of the tech (...)
[WebWire Computer software]

US data breach 'hit 21.5m people'
Hackers that breached US government databases stole the personal information of at least 21.5 million people, officials reveal.
[BBC News]

Hacking Team advises customers to stop using its tools after massive leak
Offensive cybersecurity firm warns clients to lie low while it assesses damage Hacking Team, the cybersecurity firm which saw 400GB of private data published on Sunday night in a humiliating hack, has been forced to advise customers to stop using its software while it assesses the damage caused (...)
[The Guardian]

Hacking Team hacked, attackers claim 400GB in dumped data
On Sunday, while most of Twitter was watching the Women's World Cup - an amazing game from start to finish - one of the world's most notorious security firms was being hacked. Specializing in surveillance technology, Hacking Team is now learning how it feels to have their internal matters (...)
[OSNews]

Inside China's iPhone jailbreaking industrial complex
In late March a handful of the western world's best-known iPhone hackers were flown business class to Beijing. They were put up in the five-star Park Hyatt and given a tour of the sites; the Great Wall, the Forbidden City. "They kept referring to us as 'great gods'. I'm guessing it just (...)
[OSNews]

Washington Post encrypts the news
The Washington Post begins encrypting parts of its website to make it harder for governments and hackers to monitor the articles people are reading.
[BBC News]

Canada government websites hacked
Multiple Canadian government websites have been brought back online after they went dark for several hours in a hacking attack.
[BBC]

Canada government websites hacked
Multiple Canadian government websites have been brought back online after they went dark for several hours in a hacking attack.
[BBC News]

Sony fail to dismiss hacking action
Nine former employees of Sony Pictures Entertainment gain permission to sue the company for negligence over last year's cyber hack.
[BBC]

Sony fail to dismiss hacking action
Nine former employees of Sony Pictures Entertainment gain permission to sue the company for negligence over last year's cyber hack.
[BBC News]

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