Interwebbed: Top Crypto and Cyber Headlines for Friday, August 1

yellow strings by Michael Glasgow

yellow strings by Michael Glasgow

TGIF say I, you, the Houmaine Family, and that poor sap at the State Department whose talking points got leaked all over the interwebs yesterday. We know you’re in a rush to get to the cabin, the cottage, or the Facebook page where you will TELL everyone you are going to the cabin or cottage, and then hang out at home in your underwear all weekend. What, you thought your webcam was OFF?

So we’ll cut to the chase and just give you the links to the top cyber and crypto stories for this morning. Do you like that we switched the roundup to mornings? We do. It means we have less to feel guilty about all day long. Crypto Currently moves to the final story of the day instead of the first, but you’re not reading this now, are you? You read-skipper, you!

On the Effectiveness of Aluminium Foil Helmets: An Empirical Study (MIT, no I am NOT kidding)

Did China Steal Iron Dome from Israel? (WarIsBoring the least-accurately-named blog in the world)

Sandwich Chain Jimmy John’s Investigating Breach Claims (Krebs)

RIMPAC 2014: The Evolution of Cohesiveness (NavyLive)

Middle East cyber attacks on the rise (Saudi Gazette)

Selfie-addicted Russian soldier caught in Ukrainian territory by Instagram geo-tagging (TheDrum)

NSA keeps low profile at hacker conventions despite past appearances (Guardian)

Congress Members and Staffers Blocked from Accessing Website for ‘Hackers on Planet Earth’ (#HopeX) Conference (Firedoglake)

How to Spot a Social Bot on Twitter (TechnologyReview)

BitTorrent’s decentralized chat app keeps content, metadata safe (HelpNetSecurity)

Software That Can See Will Change Privacy Forever (MITTechnologyReview)

Newspapers? On the INTERNET? This is madness, I tell you! Madness! Flash back to 1981, when nothing seemed possible, particularly not good interior design.



Featured image by Michael Glasgow on Flickr

Categories: China, Cyberwar, Encryption, File Sharing, Hackers, News, NSA, Politics, Privacy, Russia, Security, Spam, Spies, Ukraine, Weird, White House

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