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Recent articles by Jeff:

Check Out Alphabet’s New Tool to Weed Out the ‘Toxic’ Abuse of Online Comments

Researchers at Google-linked team Jigsaw are trying to take back the Internet. → Read More

France Is Training Eagles to Kill Drones

At a base in France, a special army unit has for months been training four golden eagles to spot drones and perform mid-air takedown. → Read More

Tech Groups Warn of Social Media Collection at the Border

The border agents wants you in their social networks. → Read More

Yahoo Faces Main Legal Fallout From Hacks Under Verizon Deal

It will be liable for investor lawsuits and SEC investigation. → Read More

This Tech Site Is Fighting Back Against a Lawsuit from the ‘Inventor of Email’

TechDirt asked a court to throw out the case by the "inventor of email," on the grounds its posts are protected by the First Amendment. → Read More

Winners and Losers at RSA’s Cyber-Security Extravaganza

Beneath the RSA fun lurked the question of when this money merry-go-round will stop, and which cyber winners and losers will emerge. → Read More

VR Sales Numbers Are Wet Blanket on Adoption Hopes

The revolutionary tech isn’t staging a takeover quite yet. → Read More

Trump Must Fix the National Security Council, Says Former Intelligence Chair

Mike Rogers weighs the possibility of a "cyber 9/11," "Flynn turmoil," and growing politicization. → Read More

Secure Messaging: What It Is and How to Use It

Companies that make messaging apps, including Facebook and Apple, are making their apps much more secure than before. → Read More

Twitter’s CEO Says It’s Having an ‘Arab Spring’ Moment in the U.S.

"A lot of the same patterns we've seen during the Iranian green revolution and the Arab spring," said Dorsey on Wednesday in San Francisco. → Read More

Hacker Breached Dozens of Universities and Government Agencies, Report Says

A hacker known as Rasputin, who breached a U.S. election agency, is selling vulnerabilities for government and university websites. → Read More

Here’s Why This Top VC Says Amazon Is Set to Rule the Fintech Game

Alex Rampell of Andreessen Horowitz explains why it's likely to be Amazon that captures the market for Internet payment services. → Read More

Oracle Appeals Google Fair Use Verdict: What You Need to Know

Oracle asked an appeals court to declare Google committed copyright infringement when it used Java APIs to build the Android platform. → Read More

Snowden May Return to U.S. as "Gift" from Russia

U.S. intelligence sources says Russia may extradite Snowden as a "gift" to win favor with new President Donald Trump. → Read More

Vote: 5 Tech Leaders Who Could Take on Trump in 2020

Here are five prominent tech personalities, including Mark Cuban and Mark Zuckerberg, who could challenge Trump to be U.S. President. → Read More

Lawyer Charged for Trying to Sell Secret Tech Whistleblower Case

Jeffrey Wertkin tried to sell a sealed qui tam lawsuit to a cyber-security company, but the buyer turned out to be an FBI agent. → Read More

This $40 Million Investment Shows How ‘Bug Bounties’ Are Becoming Mainstream

HackerOne, whose clients include Uber and Starbucks, announced a $40 M Series C funding round led by Dragoneer Investment Group. → Read More

Super Bowl 2017: Airbnb Ad #WeAccept Is Not What It Seems, Critic Says

A story of Airbnb racing to put together the Super Bowl 2017 ad was "not true," said a critic. → Read More

Donald Trump Immigration Ban: The Supreme Court and What Happens Next

The Supreme Court looms large as the country looks for a final answer if President Donald Trump's order banning refugees is lawful. → Read More

Trump Picks Religious Liberty Defender Gorsuch for Supreme Court

Gorsuch is known for his impeccable academic credentials and as a proponent of originalism → Read More