cyberspace

At Blind, a security lapse revealed private complaints from Silicon Valley employees

Thousands of people trusted Blind, an app-based “anonymous social network,” as a safe way to reveal malfeasance, wrongdoing and improper conduct at their companies. But Blind left one of i

FBI kicks some of the worst ‘DDoS for hire’ sites off the internet

The FBI has seized the domains of 15 high-profile distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) websites after a coordinated effort by law enforcement and several tech companies. Several seizure warrants grant

See you in Vancouver tonight

We’ve finalized the Vancouver micro meetup tonight. We’ll be holding it at Hootsuite HQ on 5, East 8th Ave. at 7pm on October 4. Extra special thanks to the folks at Hootsuite for helping

Adobe’s marketing tools will soon use AI to predict the best times to send emails

Adobe Sensei, the company’s catch-all name for all of its machine learning tools, will soon be put to use to predict the best times to send you a marketing email. This new technology, which came

Anonymous vows to take down Q

A cheerful video released by YourAnonNews suggests that the murky hacker collective called Anonymous is now after the murky deep state collective called Q. Q, to the uninitiated, is a 4Chan poster who

Twitter vows to continue spam fight despite negative impact on user numbers

Twitter has no intention of easing up on its fight against spam users and other factors that jeopardize the “health” of its service, despite the approach costing it three million in &#8216

WhatsApp limits message forwarding in bid to reduce spam and misinformation

In a bid to cut down on the spread of false information and spam, WhatsApp recently added labels that indicate when a message has been forwarded. Now the company is sharpening that strategy by imposin

Angry young men

I used to build bombs in my basement. My friend, a guy who called himself Damage Inc. on the BBSes, also built pipe bombs and made a rocket launcher that shot small Estes rockets tipped with razors. W

How reports from 4chan on the Las Vegas shooting showed up on Google Top Stories

In the early hours of the morning as reports were coming in about the mass shooting in Las Vegas, some of the largest websites in the world were distributing unverified claims about the attack. Google

EU defense ministers take part in first cyber war game

European Union defense ministers have been taking part in a simulated cyber attack exercise today for the first time to practice strategic decision making and crisis-management under pressure of a (mo

Ahoy.ai is a robot that can plan your schedule in Slack

Ahoy, mateys! A Columbus, Ohio-based company called Ahoy.ai aims to schedule yer deck swabbing sessions with just one arrrrrmail or Slack. Ahoy is the brainchild of Jesse Rowe and Alex Ogorek. Rowe is

Geronimo imagines a better outlook for the inbox

It’s a constant refrain. Today’s email is a tragedy and a travesty. There’s no way to sort information in personally relevant ways, few tools that can organize the mass of messages r

Hackers nab $500,000 as Enigma is compromised weeks before its ICO

The ICO hackers are at it again. Enigma, a de-centralized platform that’s preparing to raise money via a crypto token sale, had its website and a number of social accounts compromised with the 

Spammers expose over a billion email addresses after failed backup

At its height, River City Media, run by Alvin Slocombe and Matt Ferris, sent out a billion emails a day, slamming Gmail servers with fragmented traffic in order to ensure all of its email went out on

Russian hacking team The Dukes targeting NGOs and think tanks after Trump victory

According to Internet security team Volexity has detected an active spear-phishing effort by Russian hacker groups including Cozy Bear and the Dukes. The targeted phishing emails feature subject lines

De-escalation Is The Answer To Today’s Growing Cyber Tension

Leading up to Chinese President Xi Jinping’s visit to the United States, media buzzed with talk of an unprecedented cybersecurity agreement on par with previous governance around the creation and ha