Kaveh Waddell, The Atlantic

Kaveh Waddell

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Past articles by Kaveh:

Who Is Selling Hacking Subscriptions to Governments?

The same powerful surveillance tools have cropped up in at least two countries—and researchers are looking for the missing link. → Read More

Can Cops Force You to Unlock Your Phone With Your Face?

Apple’s new Face ID technology raises questions about constitutional protections for personal devices. → Read More

How New Technology Is Changing Eid Celebrations

The robust Islamic app economy includes a program for ordering up sacrificial livestock. → Read More

The Internet of Things Needs a Code of Ethics

Technology is evolving faster than the legal and moral frameworks needed to manage it. → Read More

Symantec Report: Hackers Get Back to the Basics

As the costs of complex cyberattacks increase, old-school email tricks are coming back in style. → Read More

A Trick That Hides Censored Websites Inside Cat Videos

The technique uses popular sites as camouflage for banned ones. → Read More

Chatbots Have Entered the Uncanny Valley

When virtual assistants almost pass as human, they only seem more robotic. → Read More

The Dark Side of Slack’s New Emoji Statuses

The cutesy feature could pressure employees into sharing their every move—both on and off the clock. → Read More

Why Airlines Can Get Away With Bad Customer Service

As much as other types of companies might want to ignore their lowest-margin patrons, most don’t have that luxury. → Read More

The Steady Rise of Digital Border Searches

At the current rate, customs agents are on track to increase inspections of travelers’ electronic devices by a third this year. → Read More

An Algorithm That Hides Your Online Tracks With Random Footsteps

Can “polluting” browsing history with fake traffic make it harder for ISPs to spy on you? → Read More

When Apps Secretly Team Up to Steal Your Data

An analysis of the top 100,000 Android apps found tens of thousands of pairings that leak sensitive data. → Read More

How Garadget Avenged a One-Star Review With Digital Sabotage

A dispute over a garage-door opener shows just how much control manufacturers have over your internet-connected things. → Read More

Why Do Walmart and Target Have Their Own Digital Forensics Labs?

Some of the best digital-forensics labs don't belong to the police—they're run by banks, tech companies, and retailers. → Read More

Is Trump Still Tweeting From His Unsecured Android Phone?

If so, he’s extremely vulnerable to being hacked. → Read More

Encryption Won’t Stop Your Internet Provider From Spying on You

Data patterns alone can be enough to give away what video you’re watching on YouTube. → Read More

Is Trump Still Tweeting From His Unsecured Android Phone?

Is Trump Still Tweeting From His Unsecured Android Phone? By Kaveh Waddell March 29, 2017 There are two personalities on display in Donald Trump’s Twitter feed. One Trump generally spells things correctly, tweets flattering news stories and politely thanks visitors for meeting with him. The other Trump is easily provoked, capitalizes random words and lashes out in real time at things that annoy… → Read More

When Fingerprints Are as Easy to Steal as Passwords: The Case for New Biometrics

As hackers learn to imitate the body's unique features, scientists might turn to brainwaves and genomics to verify people's identities. → Read More

How the Rise of Electronics Has Made Smuggling Bombs Easier

New restrictions on flights from the Middle East reflect how just about anything with power can be turned into an explosive. → Read More

U.S. Bans Carried-On Laptops and Tablets on Some Flights from the Middle East

DHS has banned carry-on devices larger than a smartphone on flights from 10 airports across the Middle East. → Read More