The ruling is based not on whether the WikiLeaks founder violated the Espionage Act, but on the implications of subjecting him to the US carceral state.
Plus: Dozens of reporters get hit by an iMessage exploit, continued fallout from the SolarWinds hack, and more of the week’s top security news.
Amateur and professional cryptographers, including those at the FBI, had been trying to decode the infamous serial killer’s message to the media for decades.
The platform has gotten better about stamping out extremist content. But researchers say its policies and algorithms are still too opaque.
A deepfake bot has been generating explicit, non-consensual images on the platform. The researchers who found it say their warnings have been ignored.
A criminal complaint alleges that a West Virginia man disguised the plastic components as wall hangers and sold hundreds of them online.
The feature is convenient, but it can also leak sensitive data, consume bandwidth, and drain batteries. And some sites are worse than others.
After a girl reported a suspicious TikTok profile, researchers detected aggressive adware in apps that had been downloaded 2.4 million times.
Mike Postle was on an epic winning streak at a California casino. Veronica Brill thought he had to be playing dirty. Let the chips fall where they may.
A group known as Barium allegedly attacked hundreds of targets around the globe—and manipulated in-game goods and currency.
The US government has detained thousands of wireless earbuds on suspicion of being fake Apple goods—despite crystal clear branding from an established company.