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03.27.15 Liam Mathews

The MTA and NYPD will be fast-tracking new security measures on the city’s bridges, CBS reported Thursday, thanks to ANIMAL’s photos of the Triborough Bridge. Authorities have been on alert over illicit bridge-climbing since last summer, when some artists climbed the Brooklyn Bridge and swapped the American flag at the top for a white one, […]

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03.06.15 Prachi Gupta

While most of the city has bounced back after the 9/11 attack, a four-block strip in Chinatown by One Police Plaza remains barricaded; visitors and residents passing through are required to show ID. Lawmakers, who have repeatedly asked the mayor to reopen the area to traffic, are taking up the issue again. WNYC reports that […]

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12.22.14 Rhett Jones

The most widely used and generally trusted anonymity network on the web, Tor, has issued a warning to users that it has reason to believe there is a possible cyber attack coming against its servers. Tor Project officials did not say whom they suspect, but did say that users would still be hidden. Tor gives its […]

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11.12.14 Prachi Gupta

Here’s a story that involves a two-way mirror, a sneaky bro, and the Illuminati — the the perfect trifecta for, err, something, right? Okay, I’m overselling this. Over at BroBible, writer Chris Illuminati discovered that his friend has a “speak easy side entrance” to his New York apartment that’s actually a two-way mirror. I don’t […]

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10.29.14 Prachi Gupta

Controversial signs banning hoodies from stores, first spotted in Harlem, are now cropping up in shops in Fort Greene, reports DNAinfo. The signs, pictured above, read: “DO NOT ENTER WITH HOODIE OR MASK/IF SO YOU ARE NOW TRESPASSING.” They are intended to deter masked shoplifters or robbers — who are often difficult to identify because […]

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09.13.13 Kyle Petreycik

Seeing as privacy is quickly becoming more of a concern in our daily lives, the simple act of charging your phone or any other USB equipped device in a public place now comes along with a set of risks. In a type of attack known as “juice jacking,” malicious parties can siphon data from your […]

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06.19.13 Andy Cush

On June 5, the Guardian published a report based on a leak from former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden, detailing how the NSA surveils U.S. phone calls, collecting and analyzing cell phone metadata from Verizon. The following day, the Washington Post revealed PRSIM, a program that allowed the NSA to monitor electronic communications like […]

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01.22.13 Andy Cush

When 4chan exposed flaws in certain TRENDnet security systems that allowed hackers to snoop on private camera feeds last year, the whole process felt too wonky to be exploited by your average IRL citizen–unless your neighbor was a /b/tard or redditor, he probably wouldn’t be spying on you. A year later, TRENDnet has issued a […]

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12.27.12 Andy Cush

Japanese security firm Secom has developed a fully automated drone it intends to use as part of its personal home surveillance packages. The quadrocopter-style machine requires no human input to operate, and would spring to life as soon as it detects a home invasion, flying to the scene to record video. It is also capable […]

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12.08.10 Lauri Apple

You’ll no longer be able to crash your car into the terminals at New York’s three local airports after the Port Authority installs new protective barriers. Seriously, why even go to the airport now? The barriers cost $120.4 million–money that comes from passengers’ fees, reports the Mike Bloomberg Plain-Dealer. Has a car ever crashed into […]

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