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Twitter becoming the latest instrument of terrorism

Terrorist groups have been targeting Twitter to put out fake warnings and alerts. But this is only the beginning of social media terrorism.

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Bitcoin’s rollercoaster ride: Aussie brokers see the positives

Bitcoin has endured a tumultuous week, sending jitters through digital economic markets. Rose Powell of StartUp Smart talks to the Australian brokers.

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Assad’s army: the future of hacking is here, with a new target

Syrian interests have brought down the New York Times via a Melbourne IT company. Hacking is changing, new targets are in sight — and it could lead to a surveillance society or total chaos.

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Obama’s surveillance state revealed in detail

Two major revelations have exposed the extent of the Obama Administration’s mass surveillance of phone and internet use.

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Cybersecurity awareness week: be aware you’re being lied to

It’s cybersecurity awareness week. So you should be aware that you’re being lied to about cybercrime, who’s behind it, and how your rights and freedoms are under threat.

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Reserve Bank hacking raises questions — and false alarm

Some malicious hackers — potentially from China — hacked the RBA in 2011. But is it really the international online security threat everyone is claiming?

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ABC hack attack: online security is getting worse

Hacking is getting easier, and any criminal with a cause — or even without one — can now bring down companies’ websites and access users’ personal information. The latest victim is the ABC.

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China not the only ones taking part in cyber spookery

China authorities have allegedly been caught hacking into The New York Times database to access journalist emails. But the Chinese aren’t alone in engaging in cyber espionage.

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Can govts ever discuss cybersecurity without going over the top?

Occasionally, someone in government can talk about cybersecurity without becoming hysterical. But it’s rare.

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An Anonymous attack in search of a purpose

The problem with Anonymous is that it’s like a bloke with a hammer forever wandering around looking for nails. Last week’s hack of telco AAPT is a case in point.

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Federal Bureau of Facilitation — what was the FBI doing with Stratfor and WikiLeaks?

Revelations about the role of an FBI informer raise further questions about the FBI’s facilitation of crime.

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Media’s internet cluelessness is unacceptable and they will die

The NBN was not hacked. The NBN couldn’t possibly have been hacked.

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LulzSec 1, Murdoch 0: News Int, the hacker, becomes the hacked

Today News International’s websites went down, including The Sun, The Times and the News International corporate site. Hacking group LulzSec has struck again.

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Journo arrest: recipe for clicks turns into a recipe for disaster

The Queensland Police Service’s heavy-handed approach towards a journalist trying to do his job should ring alarm bells for the media, writes Charis Palmer, editor of Technology Spectator.

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Iranian hackers prove internet security is rubbish

Hackers presumed to be from Iran compromised internet security earlier this month, but it’s not a meltdown, as one analysis put it.

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WikiLeaks, hackers and conspiracy
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Even if there’s no conspiracy against Wikileaks, there’s a persistent effort to portray it as an unethical or even illegal organisation, rather than a media outlet.

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TechCrunch crowdsources hacker revenge

Tech news site TechCrunch was hacked earlier this year, and police have finally found the culprit. So should it press charges? The site is letting readers decide.

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It’s my iPhone, and I’ll break it if I want to

Companies like Apple and Sony are doing everything they can to stop users from modding, hacking and jailbreaking their gadgets. But if people want risk poking and playing around with their expensive tech toys, that’s their right, argues Devin Coldewey.

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