Chris Battle

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Google’s secret NSA alliance: The terrifying deals between Silicon Valley and the security state

<b>Cover detail of "@War" by Shane Harris</b><p>Inside the high-level, complicated deals — and the rise of a virtually unchecked surveillance power<p>Shane Harris<p>November 16, 2014 11:58am (UTC)<p>Excerpted from “@WAR: The Rise of the Military-Internet Complex”<p>In mid-December 2009, engineers at Google’s …

How secure is your favourite messaging app? Today's Open Thread

Have your say on the EFF’s latest research, plus iOS malware, streaming music royalties, Will.i.am’s smartwatch and more<p>The most popular messaging apps have hundreds of millions of users, but how secure are they really? The Electronic Frontier Foundation has been finding out, producing a “secure …

Rocket explosion: Orbital Sciences moves to drop Russian-made engines

Orbital Sciences says it will likely stop using the type of engines that were on its unmanned Antares commercial supply rocket bound for the International Space Station when it exploded moments after liftoff last week.<p>The company says its investigation of the crash is continuing, but preliminary …

Geoengineering: the ethical problems with cleaning the air

Intervening in climate change currently raises more questions than answers when it comes to manipulating the atmosphere<p>Last August, Berlin hosted an international conference on the controversial issue of geoengineering. We ask expert Dr Naomi Vaughan fromthe Tyndall Centre for Climate Change …

Tesla growing pains don't worry Elon Musk

There's no doubt Tesla is hotter than ever, but such rapid success does not come without some growing pains.<p>The company recently announced some improvements to the Model S, including a dual-motor all-wheel-drive system, but the complexity of those launches will hamper Tesla's production speed, CEO …

We Didn't Know We Needed These Gadgets Until Now. Too Bad You Can Only Get Them In Asia.

If your idea of bleeding-edge tech is the iPhone 6, we’re about to blow your mind. While you can get your ingenious gadgets, electronic wizardry and generally out-there inventions in America, any number of Asian countries will probably have us beat.<p>We’ve partnered with the Toyota Prius to highlight …