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Security News This Week: California Man Stole 620,000 iCloud Photos in Search of Nudes

There’s a lot to worry about in the world today, so apologies in advance for this additional level of existential stress: New research indicates that in the event of a solar superstorm—the kind that hit in 1859—the internet could go down entirely, and take even …

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Watch a Hacker Hijack a Capsule Hotel’s Lights, Fans, and Beds

A travel tip: When staying in a “capsule hotel,” the Japanese style of budget accommodation that packs guests into tiny, adjoining rooms not much bigger than their bodies, be considerate of your neighbors. Especially if the capsule hotel you’re staying in offers digital automation features—and …

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Security News This Week: Porn Showed Upon on Legit News Sites Thanks to Internet Rot

This week, Venmo took a long overdue step toward privacy by eliminating its global social feed in its latest redesign. That’s good! Now you can no longer witness an endless stream of complete strangers sending money to and from one another. But privacy advocates say …

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An Explosive Spyware Report Shows the Limits of iOS Security

The shadowy world of private spyware has long caused alarm in cybersecurity circles, as authoritarian governments have repeatedly been caught targeting the smartphones of activists, journalists, and political rivals with malware purchased from unscrupulous brokers. The surveillance tools these companies provide frequently target iOS and …

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