Cyberculture agenda: “a master list of the 10,000 worst passwords…Amazon’s drones…

Worst passwords

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Mark Burnett, whose work has been featured here before, has used lists of leaked passwords to compile a master list of the 10,000 worst passwords (with accompanying wordcloud, see above); an astonishing 91 percent of all passwords used appear in the top 1000. Here’s the top 100, with their relative frequency:

NSA tracks mobile phone locations worldwide: report

The National Security Agency is collecting some 5 billion records a day on the location of mobile phones around the world, The Washington Post reported Wednesday

Amazon testing delivery with drones, CEO Bezos says Inc is testing delivery packages using drones, CEO Jeff Bezos said Sunday on the CBS television program “60 Minutes.”

The Age of Amazon Air: Will Drones Dominate Delivery?

Snow Crash, Neal Stephenson‘s seminal cyberpunk novel of the near future, published in 1992, opens with what is easily the most memorable pizza delivery scene in world literature. The pizza in question has a ticking clock built into its box, counting down from 30 minutes


Israeli hacking school trains cyber warriors

Three hooded hackers hunch over their computer screens in the control room at Israel’s new state-of-the-art “Cyber Gym”, where IT and infrastructure company employees train to defend against cyber attacks.

We need anonymity to make democracy safe ? Stallman talks Bitcoin


Although enthusiasm for ‘crypto-currency’ Bitcoin is expanding, it is not going to save people’s privacy from US NSA spy agency data mining. A truly anonymous online currency is needed, Richard Stallman, president of the Free Software Foundation told RT.

It’s Not a WikiLeak: Assange-Manning Chat Logs Surface on Army Website

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In March of 2010, WikiLeaks was just weeks away from bursting onto the world stage with the first of its major leaks from intelligence analyst Chelsea (then Bradley) Manning: the “Collateral Murder” video showing a 2007 Apache helicopter attack that killed civilians and wounded children. Julian Assange, in Iceland, was in contact with Manning in online chats, getting more leaks and keeping his source updated on WikiLeaks’ progress. Now we can see how things worked between Assange and Manning.

Bitcoin Anonymously Genius

Bitcoin thefts soar as online criminals target easy payday after currency’s ?


Software activist calls for ‘truly anonymous’ Bitcoins to ‘protect democracy’

Follow. Comments. Free software advocate Richard Stallman has warned Bitcoin owners who believe they are untraceable that it is, in fact, easy for governments to track users, and called for a for ?trulyanonymous? crypto-currency to ?make democracy safe?.

Stallman calls for “truly anonymous” alternative to Bitcoin

Stallman warns about Bitcoin peril

Bitcoin’s $13.50 To $1200 Eleven Month Climb—Now Taxes


Insight On FBI Hacking Ops

New submitter krakman writes “The Washington Post has an interesting story about how the FBI can investigate and collect details from computers over the net, without knowing anything about the computer location. Here’s an example of the FBI’s network investigative techniques:
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