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News, The Snitch You Can Search the Ashley Madison Data Hack But You Probably Shouldn't

You Can Search the Ashley Madison Data Hack But You Probably Shouldn't

Hackers have apparently released 9.7 gigabytes of customer data stolen from AshleyMadison.com, the self-described "world's leading married dating service for discreet encounters."  Although some were initially skeptical of the data's authenticity, security experts now seem to agree that the leaked…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist New on Video: Cyber-Silliness in <i>Hackers</i>

New on Video: Cyber-Silliness in Hackers

Man oh man, the Internet was scary to a lot of people back in the 1990s. Kids these days (kids these days!) who've grown up with it probably can't grasp the fear that the mainstream, particularly the Baby…
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News, The Snitch Here's How Easy it is for a Hacker to Wreck Your Life

Here's How Easy it is for a Hacker to Wreck Your Life

Mat Honan of Wired is a better man than me. In exchange for his promise not to prosecute, he got the hacker who ruined his digital life to talk to him. If it were me, I might have left my…
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News, The Snitch News Website Down After Publishing Mugshots of Anonymous Hackers

News Website Down After Publishing Mugshots of Anonymous Hackers

Bay Area commuters, fresh off yet another BART protest and downtown San Francisco station shutdown last night, might be interested to see some of the faces behind the shadowy hacking group that has helped organize repeated demonstrations against the transit…
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Dining, SFoodie Tonight: Make (and Eat) Corn Dogs for Free!

Tonight: Make (and Eat) Corn Dogs for Free!

Vegan Hacker: Corn Dogs Where: Noisebridge, 2169 Mission (at 18th St.) When: Tuesday, May 31, 7 p.m. Cost: Free, but you might want to bring some veggie dogs and your favorite corn dog condiments. The rundown: Vegan nerds, unite! Vegan…
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News, The Snitch Can Hackers Change the World?

Can Hackers Change the World?

We already know what harm hackers can cause. But what good can they do?San Francisco's Change.org, a online activist platform, is challenging local hackers -- designers, coders, and programmers -- to put their talents to good use and build philanthropic…
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News, The Snitch Updated: Where are Wikileaks' Media Friends?

Updated: Where are Wikileaks' Media Friends?

UPDATED: Read the Full story, "WikiLeaks Betrayed by Amazon, Visa, Mastercard---and Worst of All, the Media." Where are the First Amendment's establishment warriors as government-spooked businesses try to shut down Wikileaks? Hackers with computers, not hacks with press passes, have…
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News, The Snitch Schadenfreude at Woman's Lascivious Facebook Mishap May Be Misplaced -- She Says Hackers are to Blame

Schadenfreude at Woman's Lascivious Facebook Mishap May Be Misplaced -- She Says Hackers are to Blame

Tracy Turkish Brooks became an instant Internet sensation last week when a steamy post that appeared on her Facebook wall went viral. The X-rated missive, followed by a message that made it appear that Brooks accidentally wrote the message in…
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