Ernie Magnotti

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Powerful, highly stealthy Linux trojan may have infected victims for years | Ars Technica

Backdoor tied to espionage campaign that has targeted governments in 45 countries.<p>Researchers have uncovered an extremely stealthy trojan for Linux …

Work-life balance is dead

For U.S. residents of the East Coast, Reykjavik can be a shorter flight than going to California, and you'll get hot springs, unique food (fermented shark anyone?), interesting culture and live volcanoes. New movie "Interstellar" even filmed some scenes there.<p>HIDE CAPTION<p>Vacation ideas: Hop a plane …

Submarine Cable Map 2014

FBI investigates alleged Russian cyber attack on Wall Street

Major US financial institutions reportedly targeted by sophisticated high-level cyber-attack amid suspicions that operation was launched in retaliation for sanctions over Ukraine<p>The FBI is investigating whether Russian hackers staged a cyber-attack on major Wall Street businesses this month in …

Interactive map shows you where internet censorship is strongest

If you're reading this, you probably enjoy open internet access as a matter of course. However, other countries aren't quite so liberal. How do you know where you're truly free? IVPN's new interactive censorship map might just answer that question for you. The site lets you click on a given country …

Wanna Build Your Own Google? Visit the App Store for Algorithms

Today's internet is ruled by algorithms. These mathematical creations determine what you see in your Facebook feed, what movies Netflix recommends to …

USB devices can secretly infect computers, researchers say

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/technology/1099000/1099384_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1514561586_bf6455368c17dbda32ed5d7ea9dedeec<p><b>Cyber-security experts have dramatically called into question the safety and security of using USB to connect devices to computers.</b><p>Berlin-based …

Another War in Iraq — Just What U.S. Needs!

<b>Kinetic support: a euphemism for the President’s pre-authorized war</b><p>By the time you read this, America’s next, undeclared war in Iraq may already be …

Middle East

Brilliant Animation Tells The Story Of The Pitcher Who Threw A No-Hitter While Tripping On Acid

Dock Ellis was a former pitcher who played 12 seasons in the big leagues for five teams, including the Pittsburgh Pirates, with whom he won a World Series in 1971.<p>But Ellis is best remembered as the pitcher who threw a no-hitter while tripping on acid. This led to this award-winning animated video …

Baseball

Lockheed Martin Lands $914 Million Space Fence Contract

WASHINGTON — Lockheed Martin will build the U.S. Air Force's next-generation space surveillance system under one of the biggest military …

Space Exploration

Google is building 180 satellites to spread internet access worldwide

Google's plans for satellite-based internet access just got a <i>little</i> more concrete. The <i>Wall Street Journal</i> hears that the search firm is preparing to build 180 "small, high capacity" satellites (not pictured here) that will go into low orbit and provide internet connections to underserved areas. …

10 Lessons I Learned from a Year of Productivity Experiments

Over the last 12 months I have conducted countless productivity experiments on myself, interviewed some of the most productive people in the world, …

Time Management

Breathtaking Photos of the Blue Forest in Belgium

If you love discovering extraordinary travel destinations off the beaten path, do we have a place for you. Though this may look like a scene straight out of a fairy-tale, this blue forest is, in fact, real. Just 30 minutes south of Brussels, in Belgium, is a forest called Hallerbos. During the …

Color Management

George Steinmetz’s Eye From the Sky

What is it like strapping yourself into the equivalent of a leaf blower, getting a running start, then taking off into the air with a camera in your hand?<p>“You have 180-degree horizontal and vertical visibility and you’re going about 27 or 28 miles per hour. You don’t need a plexiglass windscreen in …

Deserts

Government gag orders violate free speech, tech giants contend

Yahoo, Google, Microsoft, Facebook want clearance to disclose what type of national security info requests they get.<p>A group of prominent tech companies argues that US government gag orders that prohibit them from disclosing what type of national security information requests they receive are a …

Pentagon report: scope of intelligence compromised by Snowden 'staggering'

• Classified assessment describes impact of leaks as 'grave' • Report does not include specific detail to support conclusions • 12 of 39 heavily redacted pages released after Foia request<p>• Read the full Defense Intelligence Agency report<p>A top-secret Pentagon report to assess the damage to national …

How can we trust the internet of things?

Advertisement<p>8 Comments<p>Credit: Tatiana Popova/Shutterstock<p>The internet of things (IoT) promises us a world of intelligent fridges that automatically …

Internet of Things

Not to be outdone by AT&T, T-Mobile launches voice-over-LTE in Seattle on 3 smartphones

Advertisement<p>3 Comments<p>Credit: LG<p>After years of languishing, voice-over-LTE (VoLTE) has suddenly become a hot topic. T-Mobile US(s tmus) has launched …

Microsoft wins right to disclose FBI’s demand for info about Office 365 customer

Advertisement<p>5 Comments<p>In a significant victory for transparency and free speech, a federal judge in Seattle granted Microsoft(s msft) permission to …

This working drone was made with a 3D printing pen

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>When I tried the 3Doodler 3D printing pen last year, it was fun but seemed kind of useless. The video below, which was noted …

3D Printing

Apple too late to stop massive iCloud breach, hackers claim

An anonymous hacker who has exploited an iCloud security flaw that lets anyone unlock a lost or stolen iPhone says Apple contacted him about the matter today, but he deleted the email.<p>“They have asked me to contact [them] as quickly as possible, but why now?” the hacker, who goes by AquaXetine, …

Microsoft wins case to block FBI request for customer data

When Microsoft said last year that it's committed to protecting its customers from government data requests, it wasn't messing around. Microsoft general counsel and executive VP Brad Smith recently revealed that the software giant successfully challenged an FBI National Security Letter that tried …

U.S. States Probe eBay Cyberattack as Customers Complain

Breaking News Emails<p>Get breaking news alerts and special reports. The news and stories that matter, delivered weekday mornings.<p>SUBSCRIBE<p>BOSTON/NEW YORK - EBay Inc came under pressure on Thursday over a massive cyberattack as three U.S. states began investigating the e-commerce company's security …

Eric Schneiderman

Prince Fielder to have neck surgery, may miss rest of 2014

Rangers first baseman Prince Fielder has scheduled surgery to repair his neck injury for this coming Tuesday. He's likely to miss the rest of the …

Baseball