Interwebbed: TGIF Cyber and Crypto Headlines for August 29



Happy Friday! If you are sure you didn’t get hacked this week, two things:

  1. Congratulations
  2. You sure about that?

Read our link roundup and double check! Then you can relax for the weekend.

Should take you about four hours, so you’d better get a six-pack.

Meet Project Secret Identity (EFF)

This should go well: Lawyer Who Represented CIA “Torturers” to Redact Senate Torture Report (BlackBag)

How the CIA partnered with Amazon to spy on you (TopSecretWriters)

Oh, oops, you mean THOSE emails! Justice Department confirms lost IRS emails are stored on backup drives (Intellihub)

You don’t say! St. Louis Police Officer Blows the Whistle on Rampant Corruption Within the Department (TheFreeThoughtProject)

Too little too late: James Foley’s Killing Turns Spotlight On European Jihadists (IBTimes)

Gotcha! Schrödinger’s cat caught on quantum film (NewScientist)

Game over, dude! Gamers’ don’t have to be your audience. ‘Gamers’ are over (Gamasutra)

Robot soldiers coming soon: DARPA Is Developing Implants To Heal Soldiers’ Bodies and Minds (BlacklistedNews)

Um, taking your money? What Makes Bitcoin Exchanges Tick? (Coindesk)

Grannyscammers amok! Online dating scammer targeted elderly victims out of $1.1million (NakedSecurity)

The best battle scenario you’ll hear all day. How NYC Would Respond to an Actual Stay Puft Marshmallow Man Attack (Gizmodo)

Mark my words: Anonymous. 300 oil companies get hacked in massive cyber attack in Norway (Techworm)

Snowden speaks: Snowden: The NSA Caused a Massive Internet Blackout in Syria (NationalJournal)

The Martha Stewart of the End Times lost her computer: Found: The Islamic State’s Terror Laptop of Doom (FP)

You’d think he would have better Opsec. Former HHS cyber security director convicted for child porn (HelpNetSecurity)

Don’t flash me! Plan to slow ‘Flash Boys’ already has some holes (CNBC)

The Crispi Bacon Strike! An innovative new form of attack (HuffPo)

How “Square.” Revolution in Progress: The Networked Economy (MIT)



Featured Image from Michael Coghlan on Flickr

Categories: Bitcoin, CIA, Edward Snowden, Hackers, Jihad, Money, Scams, Wall Street, War

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