Money Talking

Death, Taxes and Cyberattacks: They're Here to Stay

Friday, March 13, 2015

Companies are looking to protect themselves by taking out insurance plans as cyberspace becomes more vulnerable to attacks.


PRI's The World

A record Internet data heist can't be fixed with a password change

Wednesday, August 06, 2014

A group of Russian friends have stolen private information from 1.2 billion Internet users around the world, but the public doesn't know who was hit. We do know that it's hard to say your password is safe — and changing it probably won't help.


The New Yorker: Poetry

Yusef Komunyakaa reads Marilyn Hacker

Monday, June 23, 2014

Yusef Komunyakaa reads Marilyn Hacker


New Tech City

Internet Troll Weev Sentenced to 41 Months in Prison

Monday, March 18, 2013

Internet troll and hacker Andrew Auernheimer — better known by his web moniker Weev — was sentenced to 41 months in federal prison Monday for gaining access to AT&T's servers and stealing more than 100,000 email addresses of iPad users. 

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Geek Tinkerers Gather in "Hacker Spaces"

Friday, April 10, 2009

by Jennifer Hsu, The Takeaway

The promise of open source can be found in a dull commercial building in downtown Brooklyn. The fruits of this approach -- where people share ideas for others to build on -- are coming out of the laser cutter buzzing away in the corner. Or in the disassembled parts of the robot that automatically served drinks. Or the 3D printer that can build other 3D printers.

The 5th floor office of NYC Resistor is a hacker space, one of scores popping up around the country and hundreds emerging around the world. In Germany, the government subsidizes them. In the U.S., a few people who like to tinker with electronics pool money for a place that lets them keep the circuit boards and soldering irons out of their small apartments. They're creating devices that let you turn off any TV in range of a remote control. They're building giant antennae for ham radio enthusiasts. And then there's the 3D printer.

A 3D printer is exactly what it sounds like. A plain old 2D printer prints letters. This spits out objects you can hold in your hand. Toys, door knobs, jewelry. A couple of these guys have quit their day jobs so they can sell 3D printer kits to people interested in building their own. These people are building objects that build other objects.

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