Josephine Wolff

Josephine Wolff is a Ph.D. candidate in the Engineering Systems Division at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology studying cybersecurity and Internet policy.

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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.
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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.
June 3 2014 1:45 PMTo Catch a CyberthiefHow the FBI foiled the dangerous malwares GameOver Zeus and Cryptolocker.
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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



The Democrats’ War at Home

How can the president’s party defend itself from the president’s foreign policy blunders?

Congress’ Public Shaming of the Secret Service Was Political Grandstanding at Its Best

Michigan’s Tradition of Football “Toughness” Needs to Go—Starting With Coach Hoke

A Plentiful, Renewable Resource That America Keeps Overlooking

Animal manure.

Windows 8 Was So Bad That Microsoft Will Skip Straight to Windows 10


Cringing. Ducking. Mumbling.

How GOP candidates react whenever someone brings up reproductive rights or gay marriage.

Building a Better Workplace

You Deserve a Pre-cation

The smartest job perk you’ve never heard of.

Hasbro Is Cracking Down on Scrabble Players Who Turn Its Official Word List Into Popular Apps

The Ludicrous Claims You’ll Hear at This Company’s “Egg Freezing Parties”

  News & Politics
Sept. 30 2014 9:33 PM Political Theater With a Purpose Darrell Issa’s public shaming of the head of the Secret Service was congressional grandstanding at its best.
Oct. 1 2014 8:34 AM Going Private To undertake a massively ambitious energy project, you don’t need the government anymore.
The Eye
Oct. 1 2014 9:26 AM These Lego Masterpieces Capture the Fear and Humor of the “Dark” Side
  Double X
The XX Factor
Sept. 30 2014 12:34 PM Parents, Get Your Teenage Daughters the IUD
  Slate Plus
Behind the Scenes
Sept. 30 2014 3:21 PM Meet Jordan Weissmann Five questions with Slate’s senior business and economics correspondent.
Brow Beat
Oct. 1 2014 8:46 AM The Vintage eBay Find I Wore to My Sentencing
Future Tense
Sept. 30 2014 7:00 PM There’s Going to Be a Live-Action Tetris Movie for Some Reason
  Health & Science
Bad Astronomy
Oct. 1 2014 7:30 AM Say Hello to Our Quasi-Moon, 2014 OL339
Sports Nut
Sept. 30 2014 5:54 PM Goodbye, Tough Guy It’s time for Michigan to fire its toughness-obsessed coach, Brady Hoke.