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J.D. Vance Left His Venmo Public. Here’s What It Shows

Despite his anti-elite stance, Vance’s connections reveal a more complex relationship with establishment figures. At the same time, as the former president distances himself from Project 2025—a right-wing policy roadmap aiming to purge the federal government and reshape the executive branch and turn the US into what critics characterize as a Christian nationalist autocratic state—Vance’s […]

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US Senators Secretly Work to Block Safeguards Against Surveillance Abuse

The source adds that Cornyn claims the new rules threaten to grant foreign nationals greater rights than those of criminal defendants, something that foreign adversaries could exploit. It is unclear, however, by what method Cornyn believes a foreign adversary might gain insight into the court’s proceedings. Information presented in the hearings are among the nation’s

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Spyware Users Exposed in Major Data Breach

But that’s not all. Each week, we round up the security news we didn’t cover in depth ourselves. Click on the headlines to read the full stories. And stay safe out there. For the third time since 2010, spyware vendor mSpy has suffered a substantial data breach, this time exposing millions of customers and prospective

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The Sweeping Danger of the AT&T Phone Records Breach

From targeted wiretaps to bulk surveillance dragnets, phone companies have been at the center of privacy concerns for decades—and their time in the limelight isn’t over yet. On Friday, telecom giant AT&T announced that it recently suffered a data breach impacting call and text messaging records of “nearly all” its customers. The company is in

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Google Is Adding Passkey Support for Its Most Vulnerable Users

The password killers known as “passkeys” are now available to users of Google’s Advanced Protection Program, which works to add an additional layer of account protection for people who fear that they could face targeted digital attacks. The company is more than a year into supporting passkeys for all regular individual accounts and made them

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Hackers Leaking Taylor Swift Tickets? Don’t Get Your Hopes Up

Proton, the company behind Proton Mail, launched an end-to-end encrypted alternative to Google Docs, seeking to compete with the cloud giant on privacy. We broke down how Apple is taking a similar approach with its implementation of AI, using a system it calls Private Cloud Compute in its new Apple Intelligence features. In other news,

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How Apple Intelligence’s Privacy Stacks Up Against Android’s ‘Hybrid AI’

Yet Google and its hardware partners argue privacy and security are a major focus of the Android AI approach. VP Justin Choi, head of the security team, mobile eXperience business at Samsung Electronics, says its hybrid AI offers users “control over their data and uncompromising privacy.” Choi describes how features processed in the cloud are protected by servers

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Proton Is Launching Encrypted Documents to Take On Google Docs

Yen says Proton has been internally using the system for the last month and is now ready to roll it out to consumers. “I feel it is relatively polished,” Yen says. To compete with other online document editors, he says, the team also built in collaboration functionality from the beginning. This includes real-time editing by

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Security News This Week: Google Is Piloting Face Recognition for Office Security

WIRED learned this week that Amazon Web Services investigated claims that the AI search startup Perplexity may have violated the cloud company’s rules by appearing to pull data from websites that have attempted to shield themselves from such scraping. The news comes after WIRED published findings last week about the AI search chatbot’s indiscriminate data-scraping

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Surprise! The Latest ‘Comprehensive’ US Privacy Bill Is Doomed

Dozens of civil rights organizations had been urging Democrats (some of whom had puzzlingly signed off on those changes) to sink the bill, arguing that the changes were both “immensely significant and unacceptable.” The new text, engineered to appease conservative lobbyists representing the interests of big business, omitted, for instance, a key section referencing “civil

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