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The Daily Stormer comes back online by moving to a Russian domain

The right-wing hate site Daily Stormer has returned to the web with a Russian domain. In the wake of the racial violence by Nazis in Charlottesville last weekend that left one woman dead, GoDaddy booted the site off its service . Daily Stormer attempted to register on Google before that company also blocked it. The…

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Tech companies urge U.S. Supreme Court to boost cellphone privacy

(Reuters) — More than a dozen high technology companies and the biggest wireless operator in the United States, Verizon Communications Inc, have called on the U.S. Supreme Court to make it harder for government officials to access individuals’ sensitive cellphone data. The companies filed a 44-page brief with the court on Monday night in a…

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Another registrar rejects The Daily Stormer as Coinbase blocks transfers

First, GoDaddy kicked the neo-Nazi blog The Daily Stormer from its domain-name registry. Then, right after the site appeared to stage a fake hack by Anonymous, Google did the same. Today, the blog’s problems only got worse. The Daily Stormer reportedly retreated to the dark web, turning the site into a Tor Hidden Service –…

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DreamHost fights government request seeking 1.3 million IP addresses of DisruptJ20 website visitors

Webhosting service DreamHost has said that the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) has requested information on everyone who visited DisruptJ20.org , a website that was set up to organize political protests against the current U.S. administration. The DisruptJ20.org domain, a reference to the president’s inauguration on January 20, was actually registered on DreamHost last October, a few weeks before…

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Building America’s Trust Act would amp up privacy concerns at the border

Enlarge / A U.S. Customs and Border Protection officer checks identifications as people cross into the United States from Mexico on September 23, 2016 in San Ysidro, California. (credit: John Moore / Getty Images News ) If a new Senate Republican border security bill is passed as currently drafted, it would dramatically increase the amount…

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DJI beefs up drone security after U.S. Army ban

(Reuters) — Chinese drone maker SZ DJI Technology Co Ltd is tightening data security on its drones after the U.S. Army ordered its members to stop using DJI drones because of “cyber vulnerabilities,” a company official told Reuters on Monday. The privately held Shenzhen-based company is speeding deployment of a system that allows users to…

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AWS Macie secures sensitive cloud data using AI

Amazon Web Services unveiled a new service today that’s aimed at helping businesses automatically protect data stored in the company’s cloud. Called Macie , the service uses machine learning to classify sensitive information and then analyze access patterns to make sure that it’s staying safe. When users set the system up, they help it classify…