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Tuesday, August 06, 2013
Wednesday, July 31, 2013
Cybercriminals are scary, but at least the harm they do is just in cyberspace. So they hack your Twitter, or maybe cause a few zeros to disappear (temporarily) from your bank account. They can't hurt you in any real-world way, right?
Brian Krebs' blog offers a great read ...
Friday, July 26, 2013
Typically, police arrive at the scene of a crime after it occurs. But rather than send cops to yesterday's crime, a new trend in law enforcement is using computers to predict where tomorrow's crimes will be — and then try to head them off.
The software uses past statistics to ...
Thursday, July 18, 2013
People tend to remember that the atomic bomb was developed at Los Alamos, N.M., and Oak Ridge, Tenn., but they often forget about a third nuclear production complex — the Hanford Site in Richland, Wash. It's where they built the world's first full-scale nuclear reactor.
The "B Reactor" is a ...
Wednesday, July 17, 2013
License plate scanners are the dark horse of the surveillance world. They've been around for a decade, but people rarely notice. They don't look much different from closed circuit cameras, perched over busy intersections. Or they're just another device mounted on a passing police car.
But they notice you: A ...
Wednesday, July 10, 2013
Utah's oldest Internet service provider, XMission, has refused to give up customer information to law enforcement, reports The Salt Lake Tribune. Specifically, the company says it won't comply with administrative subpoenas.
People tend to confuse these with warrants, but unlike warrants, administrative subpoenas don't require police officials to show ...
Tuesday, July 02, 2013
When Mozilla announced a plan to improve its system for blocking third-party cookies, it didn't seem like the kind of thing that would make waves. But it didn't take long for the Internet advertising industry to react — furiously. The Digital Advertising Alliance called the proposal "draconian," while ...
Wednesday, June 26, 2013
Lawmakers continue to wrangle over a bill that would overhaul the nation's immigration system. One provision in this bill would allow companies to import a lot more skilled workers. The tech industry has lobbied hard for this, despite fears among some American workers about the extra competition.
Illinois Senator Dick ...
Tuesday, June 11, 2013
Saturday, June 08, 2013
On Friday, President Obama defended the two NSA surveillance programs that were leaked to the news media this week.
One program collects the general public's phone records, the other allegedly gives the government backdoor access to Internet services such as Google and Facebook.
Obama said the programs "strike the right ...
Thursday, June 06, 2013
Wednesday, June 05, 2013
Wednesday, May 29, 2013
Friday, May 24, 2013
Friday, May 24, 2013
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
You probably saw this bit of Internet virality earlier this week — showing a woman getting kicked off an American Airlines flight for channeling Whitney Houston.
What caught our attention was the sound of flight attendants repeatedly ordering passengers not to take pictures or (presumably) videos.
Apparently, it's ...