Tuesday, April 14, 2015
The pursuit of lock picking is as old as the lock, which is itself as old as civilization. - But in the entire history of the world, there was only one brief moment, lasting about 70 years, where you could put something under lock and key—a chest,
Thursday, March 19, 2015
As millions of tons of food are being tossed in the garbage, food waste is increasingly being seen as a serious economic and environmental issue.
Wednesday, March 04, 2015
Security technologist Bruce Schneier, author of “Data and Goliath,” says you should stop feeling guilty about skimming the Terms of Service. Get mad instead.
Thursday, February 12, 2015
Your TV might be listening in on your conversations. Want to change it? Meddle with the technology on the TV, and it could be a felony under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act.
Monday, February 02, 2015
Mattathias Schwartz on the N.S.A.’s metadata program. Stephen Ives's latest film, “The Big Burn.” Elena Gorokhova's new memoir. Experimental agricultural methods that harm livestock.
Wednesday, December 17, 2014
Somewhere hidden in the sleepy suburbs of New Jersey, there is a very small "town" called CyberCity, where the military is training to defend against cyber attacks.
Monday, August 25, 2014
By Stephen Nessen : Reporter, WNYC News
Mayor Bill de Blasio is holding himself and Police Commissioner Bill Bratton responsible for the second breach of security on the Brooklyn Bridge this summer.
Friday, August 15, 2014
The death of Michael Brown and the protests in Ferguson have provoked lots of conversation about the militarization of the police in the United States. France has its own history of racial tensions and riots, and the week's events have reminded some French people of tenser times.
Thursday, August 14, 2014
As demonstrations continue in Ferguson, Missouri, after the shooting of teenager Michael Brown, the city's police have brought out military equipment to tamp down the protests, shocking many Americans. The gear most likely came through programs created after 9/11.
Tuesday, August 05, 2014
Edward Snowden is back in the news. While the former NSA contractor has asked to prolong his stay in Russia, the country is taking steps to expand online surveillance of its own citizens.
Monday, August 04, 2014
The US is hosting its first-ever summit of leaders from across Africa, but the short timeframe and large number of attendees means that meaningful dialogue might be hard to achieve.
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