We hear a lot about distracted drivers, but little about pedestrians who are preoccupied with cellphones, MP3 players or in conversation with other pedestrians while crossing the street. “For the most part, a pedestrian has the right of way at … Continued
Kim Dotcom has announced that he is the inventor of the so-called two-step authentication system and has a patent to prove it. The Megaupload founder says the security mechanism, which has just been introduced by Twitter, is being used by … Continued
How can organizations aimed at putting an end to child abuse send a message to children without also tipping off adults? It might be as simple as creating an ad that only children can see. A Spanish organization called Fundación ANAR, … Continued
Al Arabiya and Reuters – Growth in Saudi Arabia’s employment market saw a sharp decline in April, data from HSBC show, amid an intensifying crackdown on illegal workers in the Kingdom. Employment growth dropped along with business activity in the … Continued
Two-factor authentication is coming to Twitter, but that’s not your only social media security worry. Here’s how to lock down individual and corporate accounts.
Addressing the shortage of cybersecurity professionals in the workforce, Illinois Governor Pat Quinn announced that the state is teaming up with the non-profit Cyber Aces Foundation on a Cyber Challenge, a statewide competition that will fill new jobs in the … Continued
Cops have always quietly hassled kids for photographing freshly adorned graffiti and street art, the unfair presumption being that they might be the vandal returning to preserve their work. But even in that context, what happened yesterday in Canada is … Continued
A squabble between a group fighting spam and a Dutch company that hosts websites said to be sending spam has escalated into one of the largest computer attacks on the Internet, causing widespread congestion and jamming crucial infrastructure. Millions of … Continued
By Aaron Smith
Guns and ammo are selling briskly these days, and that means weapons makers are hiring. Some manufacturers are scrambling to find enough workers.
Mike Weddle, head of maintenance at Dynamic Research Technologies, an ammunition manufact…
Security researcher Andrew ‘weev’ Auernheimer was today sentenced to 41 months in prison and immediately remanded to custody for his role in Goatse Security’s collection and disclosure of 114,000 AT&T iPad users’ emails in 2010. In November, Auernheimerwas found guilty on … Continued
Defense Distributed, a project for open-sourced 3D-printable guns, obtained a federal license to manufacture and sell firearms. The organization made the announcement on its Facebook page Saturday with a picture of the license and a caption saying, “Th…
By Tim Fernholz, Quartz
Commercial drones, which are expected to be approved for use in the U.S. in 2015, will create 100,000 jobs in 10 years, adding $13.7 billion to the American economy, according to a new study.
The study was published by the Ass…
The move to nullify the armistice follows through on a longstanding threat, and comes as the United States and South Korea are in the midst of joint military drills.
Admiral Samuel J. Locklear III, commander of the U.S. Pacific Command, gave a striking answer when asked about the greatest threat the region faces: climate change. Locklear spoke to the Boston Globe on the topic after spending two days in the Boston-…
Kudos to Google for pushing to reveal as much about these investigations as it can.