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Google Wants To Make Your Passwords Obsolete

<i>Update to add comment from Google on U2F technology.</i><p>If there’s one thing that decades of computer use have taught security experts, it’s that most of us are really bad at creating good passwords. After the recent data breach involving Adobe’s customer accounts, security researcher Jeremi Gosney …

Hugo Chávez 'voice from the grave' clip dismissed by Venezuela president

Nicolás Maduro accuses rivals of fabricating audio file imitating late leader saying he was betrayed and is being held captive<p>When Hugo Chávez died eight months ago, hundreds of thousands of bereaved Venezuelans flocked past his open coffin to say their final goodbyes. It is no surprise then that a …

US police obtaining military vehicles to aid hunt for criminals

Don’t mess with Texas has assumed a whole new meaning in Dallas.<p>The Dallas County Sheriff’s Office traveled to Fort Hood this month to acquire its own bona fide military vehicle – the International MaxxPro MRAP tactical vehicle -- courtesy of a Department of Defense surplus program.<p>According to The …

The price of creating a connected future

Future generations will live in a world more connected in almost every way, To launch a new series of Building Tomorrow, author Tad Williams asks how this connected world will change both our societies and ourselves as individuals.<p>"<i>The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable</i> …

Hong Kong got lucky and was spared the worst of the strongest storm of 2013

<i>UPDATE 11:07 am ET: Typhoon Usagi has made landfall near Shanwei, China, with the storm’s center effectively missing Hong Kong by about 90 miles (150 km).</i><p><i>A Signal 8 storm warning has been raised in Hong Kong, making Usagi one of the worst typhoons in the last 50 years to affect the city—but short</i> …

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US nearly detonated atomic bomb over North Carolina – secret document

A secret document, published in declassified form for the first time by the Guardian today, reveals that the US Air Force came dramatically close to detonating an atom bomb over North Carolina that would have been 260 times more powerful than the device that devastated Hiroshima.<p>The document, …

Mars One mission starts sifting through 200,000 applicants

Between 24 and 40 people will take a one-way flight to the red planet in 2023 with the private Mars One mission<p>Rose Pastore<p>September 9, 2013 10:18pm (UTC)<p><b>Mars colony</b><p><i>Mars One</i><p>Only a few dozen will be chosen for the 2023 mission to colonize the red planet.<p>Five months after the Netherlands-based …

President Obama will address legality of drone program on Thursday

How will the US government justify targeted killings?<p>The <i>AP</i> reports that President Barack Obama will discuss the legality of his administration's controversial drone program, as well as other counterterrorism measures, during a speech on Thursday. The speech comes after mounting pressure on the …