Josephine Wolff

Josephine Wolff is a Ph.D. candidate at MIT and a fellow at Harvard’s Berkman Center for Internet and Society. Follow her on Twitter.

Future Tense
Oct. 14 2014 8:05 AMHow Companies Should Handle Data BreachesStep 1: Don’t wait until a hack takes place.
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Sept. 10 2014 3:59 PMNATO’s Empty Cybersecurity GestureIts new approach to cyberattacks misses some fundamental points.
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Aug. 12 2014 3:13 PMThe Internet’s Vulnerable BackboneHow cybercriminals hijacked the Web’s architecture to mine bitcoins.
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July 15 2014 5:46 PMYou Should Treat Public Computers Like Public BathroomsWith a little fear.
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June 19 2014 12:02 PMUnto the BreachThe FCC chairman shouldn’t make government regulation of cybersecurity seem like a last resort.
Technology
June 3 2014 1:45 PMTo Catch a CyberthiefHow the FBI foiled the dangerous malwares GameOver Zeus and Cryptolocker.
Future Tense
April 11 2014 12:32 PMThe Good News About HeartbleedIts discovery suggests the Web is getting more, not less, secure.
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Feb. 4 2014 1:15 PMGive Me All Your BitcoinsCredit card companies are one of our best defenses against financial crimes. But cryptocurrencies change everything.
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Dec. 13 2013 3:27 PMThis Rumored Recommendation for NSA Reform Is a Horrible Idea
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Nov. 20 2013 10:45 AMNewly Released Documents Show How Government Inflated the Definition of Metadata
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Oct. 24 2013 9:26 AMIf You Have a High-Profile Job, Do Not Create a Jerky, Anonymous Twitter Account
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Sept. 18 2014 1:24 PMCan the Celebrities Whose Photos Were Stolen Really Sue Apple?It may be harder to prove “harm” than it seems.
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Aug. 28 2014 1:43 PMNetflix vs. Healthcare.govThe two sites demonstrate two very different approaches to cybersecurity.
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July 22 2014 11:14 AMThe Return of the Typewriters?A German politician thinks the old-fashioned tech could thwart U.S. spying. But that’s not a solution.
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June 24 2014 3:48 PMThe Right to Bear Denial-of-Service AttacksDo we need a Second Amendment in the cyber world?
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June 12 2014 3:40 PMThe $10 Million DeductibleWhy the cyberinsurance industry is a mess.
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May 28 2014 12:27 PMThe Golden CybersnitchWhy the feds should be lenient with hackers who become informants.
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March 11 2014 4:42 PMPapers, PleaseHow to make every country check passports to make sure they aren’t stolen.
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Dec. 18 2013 2:56 PMC+ in Online AnonymityHow Harvard tracked down the student who allegedly made bomb threats to get out of an exam.
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Dec. 3 2013 5:08 PMGreat, Now Malware Can Jump the “Air Gap” Between Computers
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Nov. 7 2013 1:58 PMNorth Korea Reportedly Making Progress on Newt Gingrich's Nightmare Weapon
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Oct. 8 2013 12:24 PMGuilty as ChargedThe best way to stop shady mug shot website operators: talk to credit card companies.

TODAY IN SLATE

Politics

Smash and Grab

Will competitive Senate contests in Kansas and South Dakota lead to more late-breaking races in future elections?

I Am 25. I Don’t Work at Facebook. My Doctors Want Me to Freeze My Eggs.

The XX Factor
Oct. 20 2014 6:17 PM I Am 25. I Don’t Work at Facebook. My Doctors Want Me to Freeze My Eggs.

Republicans Want the Government to Listen to the American Public on Ebola. That’s a Horrible Idea.

The Most Ingenious Teaching Device Ever Invented

Tom Hanks Has a Short Story in the New Yorker. It’s Not Good.

Brow Beat

Marvel’s Civil War Is a Far-Right Paranoid Fantasy

It’s also a mess. Can the movies do better?

Watching Netflix in Bed. Hanging Bananas. Is There Anything These Hooks Can’t Solve?

The Procedural Rule That Could Prevent Gay Marriage From Reaching SCOTUS Again

  News & Politics
Politics
Oct. 20 2014 8:14 PM You Should Be Optimistic About Ebola Don’t panic. Here are all the signs that the U.S. is containing the disease.
  Business
Moneybox
Oct. 20 2014 7:23 PM Chipotle’s Magical Burrito Empire Keeps Growing, Might Be Slowing
  Life
Outward
Oct. 20 2014 3:16 PM The Catholic Church Is Changing, and Celibate Gays Are Leading the Way
  Double X
The XX Factor
Oct. 20 2014 6:17 PM I Am 25. I Don't Work at Facebook. My Doctors Want Me to Freeze My Eggs.
  Slate Plus
Tv Club
Oct. 20 2014 7:15 AM The Slate Doctor Who Podcast: Episode 9 A spoiler-filled discussion of "Flatline."
  Arts
Brow Beat
Oct. 20 2014 9:13 PM The Smart, Talented, and Utterly Hilarious Leslie Jones Is SNL’s Newest Cast Member
  Technology
Future Tense
Oct. 20 2014 4:59 PM Canadian Town Cancels Outdoor Halloween Because Polar Bears
  Health & Science
Medical Examiner
Oct. 20 2014 11:46 AM Is Anybody Watching My Do-Gooding? The difference between being a hero and being an altruist.
  Sports
Sports Nut
Oct. 20 2014 5:09 PM Keepaway, on Three. Ready—Break! On his record-breaking touchdown pass, Peyton Manning couldn’t even leave the celebration to chance.