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ICANN sets plan to reinforce internet DNS security

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In a few months, the internet will be a more secure place.  That’s because the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) has voted to go ahead with the first-ever changing of the cryptographic key that helps protect the internet’s address book – the Domain Name System (DNS).  [ Now see: The hidden cause of […]

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DIY Gun Activist Cody Wilson Accused of Child Sexual Assault

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Cody Wilson, the founder of Defense Distributed who is best known for making the world’s first fully 3-D-printed gun, has been accused of sexually assaulting a 16-year-old girl. On Wednesday, the District Court in Travis County, Texas, issued an arrest warrant for Wilson on charges of sexual assault, a second-degree felony. According to Commander Troy […]

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John Deere Just Cost Farmers Their Right to Repair

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The fight for our right to repair the stuff we own has suffered a huge setback. As anyone who repairs electronics knows, keeping a device in working order often means fixing both its hardware and software. But a big California farmers’ lobbying group just blithely signed away farmers’ right to access or modify the source […]

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The Collateral Damage of Trump’s Extreme Declassifications

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On Monday evening, the White House released an order instructing the Department of Justice and the Office of the Director of National Intelligence to declassify excerpts from an array of documents related to special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian interference. He has every legal right to do so. But national security analysts and former […]

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The Mirai Botnet Architects Are Now Fighting Crime With the FBI

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The three college-age defendants behind the the Mirai botnet—an online tool that wreaked destruction across the internet in the fall of 2016 with powerful distributed denial of service attacks—will stand in an Alaska courtroom Tuesday and ask for a novel ruling from a federal judge: They hope to be sentenced to work for the FBI. […]