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Blind People Have Won the Right to Break Ebook DRM—for Now

By Damon Beres
Advocates will once again be granted a DMCA exception to make accessible versions of texts. They argue that it's far past time to make it permanent.
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Dark Web Drug Busts Lead to 150 Arrests

By Brian Barrett
Operation Dark HunTor spanned eight countries—and put the focus on sellers more than marketplaces.

The Best VPNs to Protect Yourself Online

By Scott Gilbertson
It won’t solve all of your privacy problems, but a virtual private network can help make you a less tempting target for hackers.

11 Security Settings You Should Know About in Windows 11

By David Nield
Microsoft has rolled out its most secure operating system yet. Here's how to make the most of it.

International Operation Knocks Notorious REvil Group Offline

By Lily Hay Newman
Plus: Data theft in Argentina, a Sinclair Broadcast Group hack, and more of the week’s top security news.

New Sex Toy Standards Let Some Sensitive Details Slide

By Adam Rogers
The industry now has official guidance on design, materials, and more, but not security and privacy best practices.

How Hackers Hijacked Thousands of YouTube Accounts

By Lily Hay Newman
Google has shed light on a spate of attacks that turned creator channels into cryptocurrency scam livestreams.

Hackers Keep Targeting the US Water Supply

By Brian Barrett
Plus: The biggest Twitch hack, an iOS zero day, and more of the week's top security news.

Missouri Threatens to Sue a Reporter Over a Security Flaw

By Jon Brodkin, Ars Technica
The governor warned that he would take legal action against a journalist who identified a vulnerability that exposed teachers’ Social Security numbers.

A Telegram Bot Told Iranian Hackers When They Got a Hit

By Brian Barrett
APT35 may not be the most dangerous group out there, but they've got a new phishing trick.

Telegram Is Becoming a Cesspool of Anti-Semitic Content

By Gian Volpicelli, Wired UK
A new report shows that channels devoted to anti-Jewish conspiracy theories are growing at an alarming rate. Why won’t the platform take action?

Someone Hacked a US Warship Facebook Account to Stream Games

By Brian Barrett
Plus: Twitch hack fallout, Russian phishing, and more of the week’s top security news.

Cloudflare Isn't Liable for Sites That Hawk Counterfeits

By Jon Brodkin, Ars Technica
A federal judge ruled that the content-delivery service doesn't "contribute" to copyright infringement.

A Devastating Twitch Hack Sends Streamers Reeling

By Cecilia D'Anastasio
The data breach apparently includes source code, gamer payouts, and more.

The Senate Is Mad as Hell at Facebook—Again

By Gilad Edelman
The latest hearing on Instagram and teen mental health was the depressing work of a legislature that can’t legislate.

How Google Geofence Warrants Helped Catch Capitol Rioters

By Mark Harris
A WIRED investigation has found 45 federal criminal cases that cite Google geolocation data to place suspects inside the US Capitol during the January 6 riot.

Hundreds of Scam Apps Hit Over 10 Million Android Devices

By Lily Hay Newman
The so-called GriftHorse campaign used clever techniques to avoid detection in Google Play for nearly a year.

Why James Bond Doesn’t Use an iPhone

By Adam Speight, WIRED UK
The fictional superspy wields Nokia devices in 'No Time To Die.' It’s an odd choice, but Apple's smartphones aren’t ideal, either.

Dune Foresaw—and Influenced—Half a Century of Global Conflict

By Andy Greenberg
From Afghanistan to cyberattacks, Frank Herbert’s novel anticipated and shaped warfare as we know it.