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America’s top export in 2011 was… fuel?

America’s top export in 2011 was… fuel?

Fuel is now the top U.S. export. The Associated Press reports that America is on pace to ship out more gasoline, diesel and jet fuel than anything else in 2011. (Aircraft, motor vehicles, vacuum tubes and telecom equipment were next on the list of top exports.) Granted, this is only for refined petroleum products — and those exports are still [...]

Governments turn to hacking techniques for surveillance of citizens

Governments turn to hacking techniques for surveillance of citizens

"It's an open market. You cannot stop the flow of surveillance equipment." -- Jerry Lucas, head of the Intelligence Support Systems conference showcasing technology that corrupt regimes around the world use to spy on, and censor, their citizens. (more…)

Sales pitch from an ATM-skimmer vendor

Brian Krebs tracked down a black-market retailer of mobile-phone-based ATM skimmers that capture your PIN and transmit it to fraudsters over the GSM network. The vendor gave him the whole sales-pitch for the efficiency and safety (for the criminals) of GSM-based skimmers. It's a fascinating read, unless you use ATMs, in which case, it's a [...]

Intel threatens lawsuits against HDCP jailbreakers

Intel threatens lawsuits against HDCP jailbreakers

Last week, the master key for the HDCP DRM scheme -- which prevents people from connecting unapproved monitors, recorders and switches to high-def players, computers and consoles -- leaked. Using this key, it is now possible to make more flexible and cheaper high-def equipment (for example, high-def recorders that save unrestricted [...]