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US Navy admits aircrew drew penis in the sky

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> In case there was any doubt, the US Navy has confirmed that there is "zero training value" in drawing penises in the sky.<p>Navy officials were faced with an unusual controversy after residents of Okanogan County, Washington noticed a sky drawing many said looked like male genitalia …

Military

Malicious code written into DNA infects the computer that reads it

In a mind-boggling world first, a team of biologists and security researchers have successfully infected a computer with a malicious program coded into a strand of DNA.<p>It sounds like science fiction, but I assure you it’s quite real — although you probably don’t have to worry about this particular …

'Are Aligned' turns VR into a party game anyone can enjoy

There's no doubt that VR can be an isolating experience. When you've got a headset and headphones on, you're effectively blocked out from the world. That's something developer Danny Dang wants to fix with <i>Are Aligned</i>, a virtual reality party game he developed during Viacom Next's Music + VR …

US ISPs could soon monitor your ‘secret’ porn viewing habits

When I heard last week that Congress had voted to repeal restrictions that would’ve prohibited internet service providers (ISPs) from monitoring and selling users’ browsing histories, locations, app usage, identifying information, and more to whomever was buying, I wasn’t too bothered by the news. …

Privacy

World's Leading Physicist Says Quantum Computers Are "Tools of Destruction, Not Creation"

by Patrick Caughill August 9, 2017 Robots & Machines 73075<p>Weapon of Mass Disruption<p>Quantum Computers are heralded as the next step in the evolution …

Quantum Computing

Malware Stored in Synthetic DNA Can Take Over a PC, Researchers Find

Discovery of a new hacking method reverberates as DNA data storage becomes more widespread<p>SEATTLE—University of Washington researchers figured out a way to use biology to infect computers with malicious code.<p>In their experiments, the researchers stored malware in synthetic DNA and demonstrated how …

University of Washington

Chinese quantum satellite sends 'unbreakable' code

BEIJING (Reuters) - China has sent an "unbreakable" code from a satellite to the Earth, marking the first time space-to-ground quantum key distribution technology has been realized, state media said on Thursday.<p>China launched the world's first quantum satellite last August, to help establish "hack …

Xi Jinping

Elon Musk Claims Tesla is Producing More Batteries Than Anyone Else in the World

Elon Musk’s Gigafactories are not even complete and they are already making huge waves in the field of energy storage. Sources talking to Fred …

Scientists Hack a Computer Using DNA - MIT Technology Review

In what appears to be the first successful hack of a software program using DNA, researchers say malware they incorporated into a genetic molecule …

University of Washington

Facebook takes on YouTube with Watch, its new episodic video service

We’ve been hearing for months about Facebook’s plans to ramp up its video offerings, and today it’s launched a new service that could help the company steal YouTube and Netflix’s lunch.<p>It’s called Watch, and it comes in the form of a video tab in Facebook’s mobile, desktop and TV apps that surfaces …

Facebook's new 'early bird' spy tool is just the tip of the iceberg

“Move fast and break things,” says the early Facebook ethos. In five words, CEO Mark Zuckerberg shifted the thought pattern of the entire tech world. What was once about quality, was now about pushing updates at break-neck speed, testing them with large segments of a user base (or even site-wide), …

Operation Sanctuary: Police say paying rapist 'was right'

<b>A police chief has said paying a child rapist £10,000 as part of an investigation into a grooming gang was the "right thing".</b><p>Northumbria Police's Steve Ashman said the information provided by the man led to the conviction of 17 men and a woman for abusing girls in Newcastle.<p>Charities have …

Northumbria Police

Things are finally really starting to hurt for the maker of EpiPen

And that punishment didn't come from the Congressional hearings or public shaming of CEO Heather Bresch national media. It came from the market — as ever, unforgiving.<p>On Wednesday, Mylan reported its second-quarter earnings, and they were disastrous.<p>Here's a rundown of some of the uglier …

Florida toddler found dead inside day care van

Ukrainian goes with Bitcoin ATMs to bypass banking system

Ukraine will soon have 150 new ATMs for both buying and selling cryptocurrencies, with around 30 of the machines slated to open by the end of August, The Kiyv Post has learned from Mike Chobanyan, head of the Bitcoin agency in Ukraine.<p>The devices will allow both selling and buying hryvnias, the …

Trump Has Continued With Obama's India Policy: Congressman

President Donald Trump has continued with the India policy of his predecessor Barack Obama and the support for the Indo-US relationship transcends …

'Gene drives' could wipe out whole populations of pests in one fell swoop

The simplest way to construct a gene drive aimed at suppressing a pest population is to identify a gene that is essential for the pest species' …

Sessions says he has 'serious concerns' about legal marijuana. Now states wonder what's next

With thousands of jobs and billions of dollars at stake, it's a burning question: Is Atty. Gen. Jeff Sessions preparing to mess with voter-approved sales of recreational marijuana?<p>It's a question of prime importance in six Western and two New England states that have legalized marijuana use despite …

Cannabis

EFF says border control needs a warrant to search your tech

The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) has submitted a court filing arguing that federal agents at international airports should obtain a warrant before snooping through passenger laptops, phones and other digital devices. Warrantless border searches are currently permissible under an exception …

Google is closer than ever to a quantum computing breakthrough

Its 20-qubit processor is currently undergoing tests, and the company appears to be on schedule to have its working 49-qubit chip ready by the end of 2017 as promised. Until it began trialing the 20-qubit chip, Google's most powerful quantum chip was the 9-qubit effort from 2015.<p>Traditional …

Quantum Computing

Google Announces New API That Can Detect and Identify Objects Using Images

Advancing API<p>Attention all developers, researchers, and enthusiasts: Google has announced that they will be releasing a new . API is, simply put, a …

Microsoft and Accenture develop blockchain ID system for refugees

The blockchain system would provide refugees with the ability to present their IDs via an app on their smartphones when required to access basic …

Chinese scientists have built the first quantum satellite network

‘This proves the feasibility of quantum communications from space’<p>China’s quantum satellite has produced its first successful result. In a paper published today in <i>Science</i>, researchers from the Chinese Academy of Sciences announced the satellite had successfully distributed entangled photons between …

The LHC Just Discovered A New System of Five Particles

A Unique Find<p>The Large Hadron Collider (LHC), the latest addition to CERN’s accelerator complex, is the most powerful particle accelerator ever …

Pakistan asks Facebook to help fight blasphemy

<b>Pakistan says it has asked Facebook to help investigate "blasphemous content" posted on the social network by Pakistanis.</b><p>Facebook has agreed to send a team to Pakistan to address reservations about content on the social media site, according to the interior ministry.<p>Blasphemy is a highly sensitive …

China Is Lashing Out at South Korean Brands; Here's What Marketers Should Know

In a video circulating in China this week, a man attacks an LG washing machine with a sledgehammer until it crumbles and topples over. Next, he moves …

South Korea

Philippines tells EU lawmakers to butt out after criticism of drugs war

MANILA (Reuters) - The Philippines derided the European parliament on Friday for interfering in its affairs after it issued a resolution calling for the release of a top critic of the president’s war on drugs, which it said should target narcotics networks instead of users.<p>Philippine President …

European Parliament

Russia is recruiting the FBI’s most-wanted hackers

Alexsey Belan and Evgeniy Bogachev, both Russian nationals, are on the FBI’s most-wanted list for cyber crimes. Both have been indicted in the US on charges ranging from identity theft to bank fraud. But when the US asked Moscow to detain them, it seems to have recruited them instead.<p>The US Justice …

Japanese government held liable for first time for negligence in Fukushima

Court rules government should have used regulatory powers to force nuclear plant’s operator to take preventive measures<p>A court in Japan has ruled that negligence by the state contributed to the triple meltdown of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in March 2011 and awarded significant …

Who is Andrew Napolitano, legal analyst who first claimed GCHQ was asked to wiretap Trump Towers?

GCHQ, the British intelligence agency, has furiously denied the White House's claims that Barack Obama may have asked UK spies to help wiretap Trump Towers.<p>The furore began when Sean Spicer, the White House press secretary, made the astonishing allegation during a press conference on Thursday, …