Kevin Mitnick: Ghost in the Wires by Charis Tsevis on Flickr
Happy Monday, kittens! I know what you did last weekend: the same thing as millions of other people.
You watched the Puppy Bowl Halftime Show with Katty Furry. Do we know our audience or what? I know, right?
Here’s your first serving of newslinks for the first week of February. Remember, do not swim for half an hour after ingesting. And unplug first.
My Post Cyberpunk Indentured Servitude (Barrett Brown in the DailyBeast)
Hackers tapped into Syrian opposition’s battle plans (ITWorld)
Anonymous takes down Xbox Live, steals a page from Lizard Squad’s playbook (AnonHQ)
Turkey issues fatwa against downloading (TorrentFreak)
Cuban youth build secret computer network despite Wi-Fi ban (AP)
Police in £9m scheme to log ‘domestic extremists’ (Guardian)
Cop pulls a gun on kids having snowball fight (Pix11)
Student suspended for bringing The One Ring to school (Gawker)
Fed Makes $11M Bitcoin Thievery Look Amateur (CoinTelegraph)
Analysis: The Islamic State Beheads Kenji Goto Jogo (Insite)
Use a VPN? Use Windows? Feel safe? We’ve got some bad news for you (DeepDotWeb)
FBI busts Russian Accountant/Spies, next James Bond villain to be way more boring (WarisBoring)
As the Powerful Argue AI Ethics, Might Superintelligence Arise on the Fringes? (SingularityHub)
The Pirate Bay is back, bitches! (TheRegister)
Don’t worry, Redditors: Reddit only sells you out to the American feds, not the Furriners (Reddit)
Facebook Porn and YOU! (SecLists)
Your credit card is tattling on you (Science)
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