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Security | The Next Web

All stories in Security<p>Supreme Court rules cops need a warrant to get phone location data<p>In a colossal victory for privacy advocates, the Supreme Court ruled today in favor of requiring law enforcement to have a warrant before accessing mobile phone location data from telecom providers. The …

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WhatsApp vulnerability explained: by the man who discovered it | Tobias Boelter

Facebook denies it is deliberate loophole but Tobias Boelter sets out what the vulnerability is and why it matters<p>There was an outcry when the Guardian published my information regarding a vulnerability within WhatsApp’s implementation of end-to-end encryption, but much of the response misses the …

DARPA develops digital copilot for military aircraft

ALIAS can fly a military helicopter and then move into another aircraft and fly that too— and ALIAS is not human.<p>Driverless cars may have been making headlines of late, but DARPA’s ALIAS program has also been making great strides in the development of “digital pilot” technology.<p>The brainchild of …

The World's Spookiest Weapons

Cyborg animals, psychotropics and flying lasers are just some of the terrifying weapons government labs have cooked up over the years<p>Atom bombs are just the beginning. In the last half-century, the greatest military minds on Earth have developed an arsenal of weapons to make mutually assured …

Our Latest Look at China's New Stealth Fighter

The J-20 gets a new paint job.<p>China's latest fighter, the Chengdu J-20, is sporting a new camouflage scheme. The new "fifth generation" fighter is wearing new "splinter" camouflage in photos spotted on the Chinese internet in early October.<p>The photos show four aircraft: Two wearing a yellow primer …

America's U-2 Spy Plane: Still Spying on America's Enemies (At Almost 60 Years Old)

U-2 spy planes are still flying across the world sixty years after they entered CIA service. Few aircraft can claim to have had such an impact on …

What We Know About Friday's Cyber Attack That Broke The Internet

The massive outages on Friday may be an ominous sign for the future if we all do not make big changes.<p>On Friday, many popular websites and mobile apps experienced repeated outages, the result of a massive hacker attack. Here is what we know so far about:<p>What happened?<p>Someone launched a massive …

Cybersecurity

Keeping Britain safe: how GCHQ's new cyber security agency will protect us from hackers

<i>WIRED Security is a new one-day event from WIRED, curated to explore, explain and predict new trends, threats, and defences in cyber security. To</i> …

Cybersecurity

China's Housing Bubble Is Finally Here -- As Expected

China’s housing market is becoming overheated. Some cities are seeing double-digit year-on-year growth in recent months, as investors search for yet another market in which yield is going up.<p>New home prices rose on average 9.2% year-on-year across China’s 70 major cities, according to the National …

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The growth rate of nominal GDP in the US has fallen to 2.4pc, the lowest level outside recession since the Second World War.<p>It has been sliding relentlessly for almost two years, a warning signal that underlying deflationary forces may be tightening their grip on the US economy.<p>Given this …

Australia’s Economy Is Drifting Towards Disaster While No One Is At The Wheel

With its hands-off approach, the Coalition is charting a course straight for economic disaster, writes <b>Ian McAuley</b>.<p>Most media reaction to Tuesday’s …

Economics

STIGLITZ: Italy could be the 'cataclysmic event' that leads to the fall of the eurozone

In an interview with Business Insider following the launch of his latest book "The Euro: How A Common Currency Threatens the Future of Europe"— which argues that the European single currency will inevitably cease to be at some point in the future unless drastic changes are made — Stiglitz said that …

Germany and Saudi Arabia are facing the same lurking disaster

REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach The global exporters' crisis is intensifying (read my free special report on Germany's inevitable crisis).<p>Germany's largest bank said it is deeply concerned about stagnation in the United States. Separately, Saudi Arabia's central bank gave $4 billion to the country's banks …

Quantitative Easing: Central Banks’ Old Faithful

The day when central-bank balance sheets might shrink looks ever further off<p>For a while, it looked like quantitative easing’s star had faded a little. Negative rates had become the latest central-banking fad. But the Bank of England’s decisions last week mark a break with that trend and a new …

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Why China Can't Solve Its Debt Problem

The old playbook isn't working anymore. Here's what might.<p>For a long time, there was a recurring stereotype about China's economy: If growth started to slow significantly, the argument went, prudent technocrats in Beijing could always prop it up with fiscal stimulus and keep the country's financial …

Australia's banks just did something so strange it smelled of panic

On August 2, the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) lowered its target "cash rate" by 25 basis points to 1.50%. And what did the banks do? Something so strange it smelled of panic.<p>Everything is nearly hunky-dory around the globe and in Australia, the RBA said to rationalize the rate cut, but it …

China, Not Brexit, Is the Biggest Problem for the World | Investopedia

On June 24, 2016, massive selling in stock futures sent the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index (S&P 500) contracts into a limit-down trading curb. Amid the …

Economics

THE SUBPRIME U.S. ECONOMY: Disintegrating Due To Subprime Auto, Housing, Bond & Energy Debt

By the <b>SRSrocco Report</b>,The U.S. financial system continues to disintegrate even though most Americans hardly notice. The system is being gutted from …

Why Italy's banking crisis will shake the eurozone to its core

They call them le sofferenze – the suffering. The imagery is striking, the thousands of sofferenze across Italy, unwanted and ignored, a problem unsolved.<p>But despite the emotional name, these are not people. They are loans. Bad debts, draining banks of profits and undermining economic growth.<p>The …

'Italy is on the brink of a full-blown banking crisis'

Bad debts, or "non-performing loans," held by the banking sector total 360 billion euros, which is a remarkable 17 percent of all the outstanding bank loans in Italy and equal to about one-fifth of the annual Italian GDP.<p>It is also many times the level of bad debt held by Italian banks at the peak …

Yen Bucks Trend on Hopes for Japan Stimulus Shot

Japanese yen has fallen nearly 5% against the U.S. dollar this week<p>The Japanese yen fell against the U.S. dollar for the third time in four sessions Thursday, as investors bet the government will push through a chunky stimulus package to revive Japan’s economy.<p>The yen dropped 1.1% to 105.63 against …

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The stock market is acting like everything is great, but there is something lurking in plain sight

Wall Street may have set new record highs this week, but the rally is masking an uncomfortable truth: Corporate America is still in the midst of recession.<p>Companies have begun announcing earnings for the second quarter, and the results are not expected to be pretty over the next few weeks. …

Japanese monetary policy could be about to get really radical

Japanese prime minister Haruhiko Kuroda just had a decisive victory in upper house elections, fought on whether "Abenomics", as it is known, should continue, while former US Federal Reserve chair, Ben Bernanke, met with both the Bank of Japan (BOJ) and the government, fueling expectations that an …

The Guardian view on the Brexit recession: cut rates and scrap austerity to save the economy | Editorial

To mitigate the Brexit slump, the Bank of England must drop rates. But even more importantly Theresa May has to become the anti-austerity PM<p>Economic history is about to be made. We know this because none other than the governor of the Bank of England has told us as much. Speaking a few days ago, …

How a Surprise Upturn in U.S. Growth Could Trigger the Next Recession

Some economists, including a former top IMF official, warn market expectations for weak growth could spark financial turmoil<p>Could the cause of the next U.S. recession be too much growth? That is one risk of an unprecedented environment in which investors are betting heavily on a perpetually weak …

Economics

When Interest Rates Become Negative

Denmark homeowners are now receiving checks each month because their mortgages have negative interest rates. A negative interest rate means the lender is paying the borrower to borrow money from them -- borrowers get paid and savers are penalized.<p>For those of you unfamiliar with the idea of a …

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China has abandoned a solemn pledge to keep its exchange rate stable and is carrying out a systematic devaluation of the yuan, sending a powerful deflationary impulse through a global economy already caught in a 1930s trap.<p>The country’s currency basket has been sliding at an annual pace of 12pc …

China's debt is 250% of GDP and 'could be fatal', says government expert

Defaults in the hugely indebted corporate sector could derail state-owned banks, triggering a systemic crisis, economist says<p>China’s total debt was more than double its gross domestic product in 2015, a government economist has said, warning that debt linkages between the state and industry could …