Interwebbed: Cyber and Crypto News for March 4

Electronic Detective by Steve Berry on Flickr

Electronic Detective by Steve Berry on Flickr

It’s mid-week and so far an interesting one indeed. While the usual “Company X’s database got spewed all over Pastebin” news seems to have calmed down a bit, giving the news cycle time to concentrate more on Nimoy memorabilia, politicians’ sneaky email habits and the NSA backdooring everything manufactured anywhere on God’s green Earth. We remain unconvinced this is an improvement, but it’s at least a refreshing change.

To the links!

How to end the fear economy: The best response to a terrorist threat? Travel tips and laughter (Macleans)

Edward Snowden ready to return to U.S., lawyer says (Politico)

Largest Child Porn Bust Ever (Vice)

400 copies of Walls of Freedom, a book about the Arab Spring in Egypt, seized in Egypt (Facebook)

Everybody FREAK: A Group ‘Hacked’ the NSA’s Website to Demonstrate a Widespread Bug (Vice)

Tracking the FREAK Attack (FreakAttack)

Drive-by attack relies on hacked GoDaddy accounts (PCWorld)

Marketing Drones Scanned LA for Cellphone Location Data (PopularScience)

Quadriplegic woman flies F-35 with nothing but her thoughts (Spoid)

Live Long and For The Love Of God stop Spocking five-dollar bills! (DangerousMinds)

Inside Chicago’s legacy of police abuse: violence ‘as routine as traffic lights’ (Guardian)

Under pressure from an encryption-hating US government, Paypal nukes the account of Kim Dotcom’s Mega (Shhh-cretly)

Analysis of Pro-IS Media Group’s Threats to Twitter (Insite)

Area Scam Artist Offering Hot Pre-IPO Shares Actually Bought Hot Pre-IPO Shares (And Shouldn’t That Count For Something?) (Dealbreaker)

“To everyone who criticized the Ferguson protesters: they were right, you were wrong” (Vox)

Petraeus Reaches Plea Deal Over Giving Classified Data to His Lover (NYT)

These Cartoonists Have No Idea How Net Neutrality Works (Tumblr)

7 of the most famous spies (ITWorld)

Global experiment exposes the dangers of using Wi-Fi hotspots (HelpNet)

The Open-Source Spies of World War II (WarIsBoring)

Categories: Activism, FBI, Ferguson, Hackers, Net Neutrality, News, NSA, Police, Scams, Security

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