Raphael Satter

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How Russian hackers pried into Clinton campaign's emails

World / Politics Nov 5, 2017

How Russian hackers pried into Clinton campaign's emails

It was just before noon in Moscow on March 10, 2016, when the first volley of malicious messages hit the Hillary Clinton campaign. The first 29 phishing emails were almost all misfires. Addressed to people who worked for Clinton during her first presidential run, the ...

Millions of voiceprints quietly being harvested

World / Social Issues Oct 14, 2014

Millions of voiceprints quietly being harvested

Over the telephone, in jail and online, a new digital bounty is being harvested: the human voice. Businesses and governments around the world increasingly are turning to voice biometrics, or voiceprints, to pay pensions, collect taxes, track criminals and replace passwords. "We sometimes call it the ...

Mt. Gox crash spells trouble for Bitcoin

Business / Financial Markets | ANALYSIS Feb 26, 2014

Mt. Gox crash spells trouble for Bitcoin

The sudden disappearance of one of the largest Bitcoin exchanges only adds to the mystery and mistrust surrounding the virtual currency, which was just beginning to gain legitimacy beyond the technology enthusiasts and adventurous investors who created it. Prominent Bitcoin supporters said the apparent collapse ...

Media accidentally reveal some NSA secrets

World Feb 9, 2014

Media accidentally reveal some NSA secrets

News organizations publishing leaked National Security Agency documents have inadvertently disclosed the names of at least six intelligence workers and other government secrets they never intended to give away, a review has found. The accidental disclosures illustrate the risks attending even well-intentioned, public-interest reporting on ...