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Samantha Power | Twitter

The US ambassador to the United Nations is someone who actually knows what’s going on instead of just, you know, talking about it. Plus, is there a better handle than @ambassadorpower?

Risky Business | Podcast

The security industry’s most informative podcast, hosted weekly by Australian Patrick Gray, offers a news roundup with the right blend of snark and insight from top infosec pros.

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Swift on Security | Twitter

Taylor Swift may not know anything about computer security, but an anonymous systems administrator tweets about it with sly humor through this parody account, always with an extensive supply of bizarrely spot-on Taylor Swift pics to match every security topic.

Deeplinks | Blog

The Electronic Frontier Foundation’s blog dives into all the latest surveillance and privacy issues, providing accessible summaries of the legal and, in some cases, technical issues.

/r/netsec | Subreddit

This network security forum surfaces the hacking research and technically oriented news that its 135,000-plus subscribers can’t do without.

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Samy Kamkar | YouTube

Hacker Kamkar features a series of brilliant projects on his entertaining channel, like how to 3-D-print a robot that can crack combination locks.

Normative | Twitter

Policy analysts can be boring and wonkish, but Julian Sanchez, a senior fellow at the Cato Institute, has a lively passion for politics, privacy, and security that makes his informed feed a must-read.

The Grugq | Twitter

The pseudonymous Grugq’s tweets offer an insightful look into the mind of a mischievous, funny hacker.

Krebs on Security | Blog

Former WaPo reporter Brian Krebs has made a name for himself by breaking news on big and small breaches—sometimes before victims know they’ve been hacked.

Errata Security | Blog

Whenever big security news breaks, you can count on Robert Graham, CEO of Errata, to write a cogent take that cuts through the media hype and the morass of technical details.

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Mr. Robot | TV

Hollywood has disappointed us before with hacking shows that lack plausibility, but USA’s Mr. Robot understands coders and code, particularly the powerful allure of hacking as a vehicle for righting social wrongs. | Website

Julian Assange may still be trapped in London’s Ecuadorian embassy, but his secret-spilling group is rising again as a source of fresh, unfiltered secrets.

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12 Must-Follow Feeds in the World of Security