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Cybercrime. Insecurity. The Open Web.

This one's all about cybercrime, the internet, how insecure it is, why, and what can be done about it. (Right now, very little. Be careful. It's only going to get worse before it gets better.)

But for now... the news!

Glitchet News

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13 ways hackers will destroy your life

All the ways hackers will try to kill you in the future

The coming internet of things means that every thing is connected to the internet, and every thing can now be hacked.
vigilante detective work

Behind Dark Justice's crusade to bring down pedophiles

The coming internet of things means that every thing is connected to the internet, and every thing can now be hacked.
drugs, money, and implication

The Mob's IT Department

How two technology consultants helped drug traffickers hack the Port of Antwerp.



Mobile Robots and RFID Tags Internet-of-Things-ify the Outdoors

This is seriously useful (and cool) tech. In a nutshell: measure earth quality by cropdusting RFID sensors with drones to figure out where to grow crops to best preserve water. Also, a potentially frightening delivery method for cropdusting other kinds of tiny tech.
a flaw in the design

The Net of Insecurity Part 1: A Flaw In the Design

Fantastic, detailed look at the beginning of the net's infrastructure - and how early, hasty decisions that were meant to be patched later, never were. The world we live in now is a result of those early quasi-decisions.

The Open Web

the stream owns our consciousness

The Web We Have to Save

A rallying cry to the way content propagates through the net now. Not through the web, through hyperlinks, but through social media streams that refuse to share, demand your attention, and lock you into themselves.

This is a difficult problem to solve, the stream. An endless inundation of content. Some quality, some not. Ultimately driven down a funnel, a bubbled existence of information made of images, still and moving. How can we avoid turning the internet into television?

stream grotesque

I Liked Everything I Saw on Facebook for Two Days. Here's What It Did to Me

The short and skinny? The algorithm gives you what you "want". It's terrible.
the awesome web

Norse Attack Map

Visualization of real-time cyber attacks routed through Norse's honeypot network. Which country do you think makes the most attacks? (Hint: it's China.)