Next week at the 31st Chaos Communication Congress (31C3) in Hamburg, programmer/hacker Trammell Hudson will present research on ways to infect Apple EFI (Extensible Firmware Interface) firmware using the externally accessible Thunderbolt ports.
How many apps on your iPhone or iPad have a built-in browser? Would it surprise you to know that every one of those apps could eavesdrop on your typing? Even when it’s in a secure login screen with a password field?
Zoltan Istvan is a futurist, journalist, and author of the novel The Transhumanist Wager. He writes an occasional column for Motherboard in which he ruminates on the future beyond natural human ability. Over the next decade, we’ll see the rise of lightweight drones that fit in your pocket.
We had been noting, in the wake of the Charlie Hebdo attacks in France, how the country that then held a giant “free speech” rally appeared to be, instead, focusing on cracking down on free speech at every opportunity. And target number one: the internet.
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