France and new security law

Following the Charlie Hebdo attack, the French Government has been working to draft and vote in a new intelligence law. In many ways, this law is even broader than the Patriot Act, and many media outlets, non-governmental organizations and vocal opponents lobbied against it. And yet, 77 percent of the members of the Assemblée Nationale […] Read more

How a combination lock can be opened in seconds

We have all bought those combination locks you pick up for a few bucks at the office supply or hardware store. Most people don’t realize they are not that secure.  — but recently, they’ve been opened in seconds. Samy Kamkar — the endlessly clever gent behind the USB necklace that’ll hack your computer and the self-title […] Read more