Stories by Dan Nystedt

WikiLeaks founder praised by Pentagon Papers exposer

Daniel Ellsberg, the man responsible for outing the now famous Pentagon Papers in 1971, and a group of ex-intelligence officers have thrown their weight behind WikiLeaks and its founder, saying the current attempt to label WikiLeaks' leaks as trivial compared to the Pentagon Papers is wrong.

Dan Nystedt | 09 Dec | Read more

Wikileaks plans to make the Web a leakier place

Wikileaks.org, the online clearinghouse for leaked documents, is working on a plan to make the Web leakier by enabling newspapers, human rights organizations, criminal investigators and others to embed an "upload a disclosure to me via Wikileaks" form onto their Web sites.

Dan Nystedt | 09 Oct | Read more

Careless downloading makes BlackBerry users spy targets

IPhone lovers and other smartphone users should take heed: A security researcher showed ways to spy on a BlackBerry user during a presentation Wednesday, including listening to phone conversations, stealing contact lists, reading text messages, taking and viewing photos and figuring out the handset's location via GPS.

Dan Nystedt | 08 Oct | Read more

Microsoft gets hacker feedback on IE7 Beta 2

Microsoft showed off the preliminary work it has done on the second beta version of its popular Internet Explorer, version 7, at the Hack in the Box Security Conference in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, and came away with some good feedback, managers at the company said Thursday.

Dan Nystedt | 30 Sep | Read more

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