Former NSA contractor sentenced to 9 years for hoarding classified data

Why it matters: Former National Security Agency contractor Harold Martin was sentenced on Friday after what is likely to be the longest running breach of U.S. classified information the country has ever seen. Following 20 years of smuggling out files and information from his job at the NSA, Mr. Martin has been given nine years in […]

WhatsApp spyware could also steal data from your Microsoft, Apple, Google, and Facebook accounts

The big picture: Many of us use our phones without living in constant fear that our personal data could be stolen, but a new report should be a big eye opener for many, including big tech. The claims goes that an authentication technique that is used on almost any big cloud service can easily be bypassed […]