Sunday, April 23, 2017

SECURITY

SECURITY

by Stacey Higginbotham (courtesy gigaOM) photo: Thalmic Labs Summary: The next wave of computing will require new user interfaces, and gesture has proven to be a hot bet. Thalmic Labs, a Canadian startup, just scored $14.5M for its Myo...

by Gene Sperling (courtesy Whitehouse.gov) Our patent system — as enshrined in our Constitution — is meant to encourage innovation and invention. It was designed to reward Americans for their hard work, risk-taking and genius....

U.S. skies are scheduled to officially open to civilian drones by 2015. This has legislators trying to get ahead of the invasion, which has varied implications. Drone makers tout potential positive uses for the unmanned...

Pentagon’s Latest Weapon in Colombian Drug War? Soap Operas by Robert Beckhusen (courtesy wired) http://youtu.be/0rnM_sdVJE8 The U.S. Army is introducing a new weapon in its fight to get Colombia’s guerrillas to put down their guns:...

Photo: Jim Newberry, FreeHammond.com by Kevin Poulsen (courtesy wired) Anonymous Hacktivist Jeremy Hammond Pleads Guilty to Stratfor Attack At a time when the word “hacktivist” is routinely used to describe random brigands and petty vandals, Jeremy Hammond stands...

Hackers have accessed designs for more than two dozen major U.S. weapons systems, according to a devastating classified report from a Pentagon advisor shared with the Washington Post. Although the report from the Defense Science...

In unity with the prison's inmates, the hacking group pledges to disrupt online activities at Guantanamo -- prompting the U.S. military to shut down the base's Wi-Fi. by Dara Kerr After the hacking collective Anonymous launched...

by Patrick McGuire (courtesy motherboard.vice.com) Remember SOPA? Remember how when we the people finally defeated SOPA everyone got so stoked that confetti poured out of their eyeballs and its opponents downloaded films and albums and...

Mobile payments service won't move money to and from Mt. Gox post-court order. by Joe Mullin (courtesy arstechnica) The Department of Homeland Security has apparently shut down a key mobile payments account associated with Mt....

Federal prosecutor Loretta Lynch said the defendants engaged in "a massive 21st century bank heist that reached across the Internet and stretched around the globe." By Chris Isidore  CNN's Kristina Sgueglia contributed (courtesy CNNMoney) Federal prosecutors...

Lack of HTTPS + questionable metrics = don't rely on it. by Dan Goodin (courtesy arstechnica) A new website published by chipmaker Intel asks readers "How Strong is Your Password?" and provides a form for estimating...

The Chinese military has targeted U.S. government computers with intrusions that seek sensitive data, according to a report in which the Pentagon for the first time directly accuses China of a cyber espionage campaign. The...