Amid protests against the killing of Mahsa Amini, authorities have cut off mobile internet, WhatsApp, and Instagram. The death toll continues to rise.
But as Ukrainians retake ground, some of the firms are erasing their online presence.
Snipers on buildings. Drone no-fly zones. Temporary CCTV. The security plan is even more complex than it was for the London 2012 Olympics.
Exposing wrongdoing is risky on the best of days. Whistleblower Aid cofounder John Tye explains the extensive steps needed to keep people safe.
Plus: Albania cuts ties with Iran, claims of a TikTok data breach that didn’t happen, and much more.
Samizdat Online syndicates banned news sites by hosting them on uncensored domains—allowing people to access independent reporting.
With iOS 16 and macOS Ventura, Apple is introducing passkeys—a more convenient and secure alternative to passwords.
Hackers can use Microsoft’s Power Automate to push out ransomware and key loggers—if they get machine access first.
Plus: An Iranian hacking tool steals inboxes, LastPass gets hacked, and a deepfake scammer targets the crypto world.
An attack on Russian mercenaries shows how militaries are increasingly using open source data—with sometimes deadly consequences.