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Ban Killer Robots Before They Become Weapons of Mass Destruction
Science & Tech  (tags: world, technology, scientists, science, research, safety, interesting, humans, Gizmos, environment, discovery, computers, killer robots, weapons of mass destruction, autonomous, global, security, war )

- 57 days ago -
We need an international agreement to prevent the development of autonomous weapons before they threaten global security
NSA & FBI Seek New Backdoors Against Advice From Leading Security Experts
Science & Tech  (tags: world, technology, society, safety, research, investigation, humans, computers, NSA, FBA, Backdoors, Security, cryptography, confidential data, communications, infrastructure )

- 86 days ago -
Fourteen of the worldâEUR(TM)s pre-eminent cryptographers, computer scientists and security specialists have issued a paper arguing there is no way to allow the government such access without endangering all confidential data, as well as the broader
An NSA Whistleblower's Guide to Encryption
Science & Tech  (tags: world, technology, safety, performance, internet, interesting, humans, environment, design, computers, NDA, whistleblower, guide, encryption, password, security, Thomas Drake, USA Freedom Act, ersatz, phones, computers )

- 88 days ago -
Thomas Drake, a former senior executive at the NSA turned whistleblower, sat down with the Real News to talk about the USA Freedom Act as ersatz reform and how the public can take matters into their own hands by encrypting their phones and computers
Hate Passwords? Here's What Will Replace Them
Science & Tech  (tags: computers, security, Internet, electronics )

- 97 days ago -
As more and more of our existence has moved online, weâEUR(TM)ve become ever more dependent on that bane of the connected life: passwords.
In the Future, Your Veins Could Replace Your Passwords
Science & Tech  (tags: security, computers, PayPal, passwords, cutting edge, Internet )

- 167 days ago -
Forget having to remember passwords for all of your favorite websites and apps. In the future, PayPal wants the very veins in your body to act as your password.
NSA Can Easily Bug Your Switched-Off IPhone: Here's How You Can Stop Them
Science & Tech  (tags: Hacking, Information Technology, Intelligence, Security, Snowden )

- 478 days ago -
Edward Snowden's recent revelation that the NSA can bug cell phones even when they are turned off left some experts split on whether it is true or not. But a group of hackers claim that at least there is a way to protect your phone from spies' ears.
Internet Explorer Users Risk Having Their Computers Taken Over
Science & Tech  (tags: technology, Hacking, Internet, Security, USA )

- 523 days ago -
A major security flaw affecting several versions of Microsoft's Internet Explorer web browser was discovered over the weekend, and the percentage of computer users that could be compromised by the exploit is absolutely staggering.
Nuclear-Scale Asteroid Blasts in Earth's Atmosphere Up to 10 Times 'More Common' Than Thought
Science & Tech  (tags: Russia, SciTech, Security, Space, USA )

- 529 days ago -
There have been 26 nuclear-scale asteroid explosions in the Earth's atmosphere between 2001 and 2013, according to a new report. The most powerful of the impacts was dozens of times the magnitude of the atom bomb that devastated Hiroshima, Japan in 1945.
IRS Awarded Contract to Surveillance Company That Tracks License Plates
Science & Tech  (tags: Intelligence, Police, SciTech, Security, USA, Vehicles )

- 532 days ago -
A California-based surveillance vendor that sells access to license plate databases and the devices that indiscriminately collect that information has been reportedly cashing checks from the Internal Revenue Service and other federal offices.
There's Really Bad Stuff Buried in Those 'Terms and Conditions' You're Expected Not to Read and Just Click Yes on
Science & Tech  (tags: smart phones, agreements, Terms and Conditions, banks, privacy, security, fascism )

- 588 days ago -
Last month, I had a chance to talk with John McAfee, the founder of the popular McAfee computer security programs. We talked about how people usually don't read the terms and conditions of the smartphone applications that they download onto their phones.
Why the Bad Guys Want Your Email
Science & Tech  (tags: Internet, e-mail, hackers, passwords, security, fraud, malware, ransomware )

- 599 days ago -
Your email just got broken into? Sorry, it's not personal. It's business. That may not console you much when you realize that your email account was "pwned" through malware or deceit. But, really, the hackers who went after it probably had nothing...
Apple Security Expert Finds Apps-Software Bug
Science & Tech  (tags: apple, security, software, bug, hacker, installation, encryption )

- 1425 days ago -
A software flaw in Apple Inc's iPhones and iPads may allow hackers to build apps that secretly install programs to steal data, send text messages or destroy information, according to an expert on Apple device security.
Picture Password to Protect Your Online Account!
Science & Tech  (tags: NewTechnology, security, picture, password, account )

- 1426 days ago -
Find it difficult to remember your password? Here's some good news - researchers claim to have developed picture password for your online account, which will also help protect against hacking.
US Professor Helps Expose Skype Security Flaw
Science & Tech  (tags: US, professor, helps, expose, Skype, security, flaw )

- 1439 days ago -
THERE'S nowhere for Skype users to hide, thanks to a flagrant security flaw in the service. The serious breach in the widely-used, internet video chat program means that any evil computer nerd could easily hunt down users' whereabouts, according to a stu

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