Kaspersky blew whistle on NSA hacking tool hoarder

Enlarge / NSA got a message from Kaspersky that one of its own was being very, very bad, according to a new Politico report. Harold T. Martin III, a former government contractor, is still facing trial for the alleged theft of massive amounts of National Security Agency data, including documents and tools from the NSA’s […]

This data-driven banking analytics tool is smart, modern, and unbiased

IBM Secure electronic banking, ubiquitous mobile technology, and an overwhelming volume of financial information available in an instant have created a demanding global audience of banking consumers — along with endless opportunities for financial institutions to reshape themselves into lean, customer-centric organizations. But only if they have the analytics they need to make truly data-driven […]

Windows’ built-in antivirus tool can run in a secure sandbox

Antivirus programs, by their nature, introduce a degree of risk. Since they have to scan malicious data to stop attacks (and thus need extensive permissions), a piece of malware that exploits antivirus flaws can typically run with impunity. That could be much more difficult if you’re using Windows 10’s built-in safeguards, though. Microsoft is gradually […]

Algorithms Can Be a Tool For Justice—If Used the Right Way

Companies like Netflix, Facebook, and Uber deploy algorithms in search of greater efficiency. But when used to evaluate the powerful systems that judge us, algorithms can spur social progress in ways nothing else can. https://media.wired.com/photos/5bca4df76d53d208ff9b4d0f/master/pass/Ideas_Art_AlgorithmData-NoamCohen.jpg

The 21-year-old who built a robot lawyer to fight parking tickets has a new tool to help you automatically sue companies who get hacked (FB, TWTR)

Joshua Browder Automated legal tool DoNotPay is trying to help people lock down their online privacy settings and sue companies that get hacked. Created by 21-year-old entrepreneur Joshua Browder, DoNotPay started out by helping users challenge parking tickets. It has since expanded into more than a thousand new areas, from getting flight discounts to assisting […]

Doctors Deploy a Surprisingly Low-Tech Tool Kit Against Opioids

Oregon-based physician Alan Schwartzstein knows urine tests aren’t very popular in America at the moment, thanks in part to reports about hospitals using them to rack up medical bills. But he figures it’s a worthwhile cost to protect his patients from opioid addiction. It couldn’t be less sexy as a tool in the fight against […]