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YouTube's 'RAT,' or webcam slaving problem

wlwt.com — It's never been easier to learn how to hack, according to a new report. Digital Citizens Alliance, a nonprofit advocacy group, has uncovered thousands of YouTube videos teaching wannabe hackers how to gain access to victims' webcams and computers.

YouTube's 'RAT,' or webcam slaving problem

kmbc.com — It's never been easier to learn how to hack, according to a new report. Digital Citizens Alliance, a nonprofit advocacy group, has uncovered thousands of YouTube videos teaching wannabe hackers how to gain access to victims' webcams and computers.

YouTube's 'RAT,' or webcam slaving problem

wlky.com — It's never been easier to learn how to hack, according to a new report. Digital Citizens Alliance, a nonprofit advocacy group, has uncovered thousands of YouTube videos teaching wannabe hackers how to gain access to victims' webcams and computers.

YouTube's 'RAT' problem

wdsu.com — It's never been easier to learn how to hack, according to a new report. Digital Citizens Alliance, a nonprofit advocacy group, has uncovered thousands of YouTube videos teaching wannabe hackers how to gain access to victims' webcams and computers.

YouTube's 'RAT' problem

money.cnn.com — Digital Citizens Alliance, a nonprofit advocacy group, has uncovered thousands of YouTube videos teaching wannabe hackers how to gain access to victims' webcams and computers. One example: A YouTube video plays romantic music and features a woman who has no idea that hackers are staring into her bedroom.
Jul 30, 2015

YouTube's 'RAT' problem - thousands of hacking tutorials available online. I'm on with @klustout at 8:40a w/ details cnnmon.ie/1OPEy98

The secret to winning a presidential campaign

wdsu.com — In politics, the message is everything. But it's not all about the speeches -- even the smallest details on candidates' websites can give them an edge. Are you more likely to hand over your email if you're prompted with "Sign me up?" or "Count me in?"...

The secret to winning a presidential campaign

money.cnn.com — But it's not all about the speeches -- even the smallest details on candidates' websites can give them an edge. Are you more likely to hand over your email if you're prompted with "Sign me up?" or "Count me in?"
Jul 29, 2015

The secret to winning a presidential campaign & how tech is challenging operatives' instincts cnnmon.ie/1U7q9YV via @LaurieSegallCNN

Jul 29, 2015

The secret to winning a presidential campaign -- a look at data + politics via @optimizely @dsiroker cnnmon.ie/1U7q9YV

Jul 29, 2015

RT @LaurieSegallCNN: The secret to winning a presidential campaign -- a look at data + politics via @optimizely @dsiroker cnnmon.ie/1U7q9YV

Jul 29, 2015

RT @LaurieSegallCNN: The secret to winning a presidential campaign -- a look at data + politics via @optimizely @dsiroker cnnmon.ie/1U7q9YV

Former Apple engineers build 'a computer that cooks'

money.cnn.com — Co-founders Matt Van Horn and Nikhil Bhogal created June, a computerized oven that "thinks" like a chef. The oven, which costs $1,495, uses sensors to recognize the type of food you're cooking and instruct you on how to cook it best.

Former Apple engineers build 'a computer that cooks'

wdsu.com — What do you get when you put ten former Apple engineers together in one kitchen? An oven equipped with an iPhone-like interface and built-in camera to help you "optimize" your cooking. Co-founders Matt Van Horn and Nikhil Bhogal created June, a computerized oven that "thinks" like a chef.

Reddit CEO Ellen Pao steps down

wlky.com — The company known as "the front page of the Internet" has a new leader. Reddit's interim CEO Ellen Pao has resigned. Co-founder and former CEO Steve Huffman will replace her. "She did an incredible job," board member and Y Combinator president Sam Altman told CNNMoney. "She stepped into a really messy situation."
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Jul 30, 2015

YouTube's 'RAT' problem - thousands of hacking tutorials available online. I'm on with @klustout at 8:40a w/ details cnnmon.ie/1OPEy98

Jul 30, 2015

@rohan34 of course! Really enjoyed it. Had a great time.

Jul 29, 2015

RT @ericwuNY: 3 things @LaurieSegallCNN thinks today's technologists need to practice: empathy, awareness of depression & its signs, and re…

Jul 29, 2015

RT @hackNY: .@LaurieSegallCNN speaking to the @hackNY Fellows about the influence of the press on technology & culture http://t.co/W2CYSCj6…

Jul 29, 2015

Just finished talking to @hackNY fellows. Awesome group.

Jul 29, 2015

The secret to winning a presidential campaign -- a look at data + politics via @optimizely @dsiroker cnnmon.ie/1U7q9YV

Jul 26, 2015

Dinshaw singing one of my favorites. #brighteyes @ Hudson River Cafe Pier 45 instagram.com/p/5ne2phEezC/

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