William Graber

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On the move: VRCade combines free motion with head-mounted virtual reality

Motion tracking cameras let users walk virtual spaces untethered—for a price.<p>I'm standing in a small office in Seattle's Belltown neighborhood, just …

New docs show NSA taps Google, Yahoo data center links

Tapping overseas cables grabs more data than the PRISM court-approved process.<p>Is PRISM just the tip of the iceberg?<p>US intelligence access to the …

LOVEINT: On his first day of work, NSA employee spied on ex-girlfriend

New letter from NSA oversight to senator details 12 instances of obvious abuse.<p>In 2005, a National Security Agency employee was given his first day …

Senators to introduce comprehensive NSA and secret court reform bill

“Secret courts were one of the reasons that we rebelled against the English."<p>Sen. Ron Wyden (D-OR) and three other senators have taken up the charge …

Why The NSA Must Be Reined In -- For Democracy's Sake

In the wake of the continuing leaks about the NSA's activities, most commentators are understandably still trying to get to grips with the enormity …

Surveillance

US bid to name “Science Laureate” hits snag with climate denialists

Conservative lobbying groups freak out, get bipartisan bill pulled.<p>You may not be aware of it, but the US has an official poet. Named by the …

MPAA Gets Its Wish: Court Basically Says It Can File Bogus DMCA Takedowns Without Concern For Fair Use

Well, this is unfortunate. We've been covering a somewhat bizarre, petty legal squabble between two bloggers who have very different views about …

Fair Use

NSA spying disclosures could cost companies billions

The possiblity of the NSA hacking U.S. technology could reduce overseas trust and sales<p>Allan Holmes<p>September 10, 2013 9:35pm (UTC)<p>Sept. 10 (Bloomberg) -- A congressional committee’s effective blacklisting of Huawei Technologies Co.’s products from the U.S. telecommunications market over allegations …

DARPA reinvents peer-to-peer for battlefield with tactical “torrents”

New project lets soldiers share content without syncing to server.<p>The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) recently conducted a field …

NSA: No one “had a full understanding” of 2009 call-checking program

In call prior to FISA Court doc release, top intel officials defend policy.<p>The Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) has released a …

FLYING PIG: The NSA Is Running Man In The Middle Attacks Imitating Google's Servers

Glyn mentioned this in his post yesterday about the NSA leaks showing direct economic espionage, but with so many other important points in that …

Court Says WiFi Isn't Radio Because It's Not Audio; Therefore WiFi Sniffing Can Be Wiretapping

A couple years ago, we were disappointed to see a judge take the technologically wrong stance that data transmitted over WiFi is not a "radio …

Another Reason The NSA Needs To Go: It's Been Doing What It Explicitly Was Told Not To Do

One of the key things that people quickly realized after last week's revelation about the NSA putting backdoors into encryption, was that this was …

Internet Companies Argue A 1st Amendment Right To Correct False Reports On NSA Spying, Despite Gag Orders

A week and a half ago, we noted that the intelligence community and the big internet companies (Google, Microsoft, Yahoo and Facebook) had failed to …

Pavilion coming to PS4 and Vita in spring 2014

Graphic adventure game <i>Pavilion</i> made a quiet appearance Sony Computer Entertainment Japan Asia's pre-Tokyo Game Show press conference this week as part of the indie game lineup coming to PlayStation platforms. According to the game's creators, <i>Pavilion</i> will come to PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita …

Verizon’s bid to kill network neutrality law goes to court Monday

Gutting law would let ISPs block content, applications, services, and devices.<p>In December 2010, the Federal Communications Commission adopted the …

Americans are no longer interested in policing the world, Mr Obama

After 12 years of endless war; after Afghanistan, after Iraq, after Libya, after the drones in Pakistan, Yemen and Somalia, the American people have had enough. There is perhaps no better explanation for the rather remarkable situation unfolding right now in Washington. President Obama has gone to …

Day Zero: How the Oculus Rift dev community is collaborating to change the world

The software development environment for the Oculus Rift is the Wild West, and Teddy Lipowitz is as clever a prospector as they come.<p>Maybe that analogy is a bit off; the violence and competitiveness that characterized the 19th century gold rush doesn't exist among Oculus Rift game developers. …

5 Amazing Looking Indie Video Games Coming To The PS4

<i>Feast your eyes.</i><p>I’ve written previously that the Xbox One has an early edge over the PS4 when it comes to video games. This doesn’t mean Microsoft has <i>more</i> games than Sony, or even necessarily <i>better</i> games.<p>Rather, Microsoft’s early game lineup has more potential blockbusters and system-sellers, …

Fantasia: Music Evolved is a new kind of abstract rhythm game

Conducting simulator could be the best use of motion controls since Dance Central.<p>When motion controls first came into vogue, most people thought we …

Is The Web Dying?

Honest question. I’m worried. Let’s look at the data.<p>If you follow the data on mobile vs desktop sales you’ll notice that not only will the installed …

Wouldn't It Be Something If We Had A President Who Believed In Liberty?

Dan Gillmor has an absolutely fantastic "wishful thinking" speech he'd love to see from a future Presidential candidate, one in which liberty takes a …

Living Rooms

As Expected, TV Networks Win Copyright Ruling Against Alki David's Name-Changing TV Streaming Service

We warned that this was likely: Alki David, the eccentric rich guy who is being sued for an online TV streaming service with some similarities to …

Copyright Law

Apple escapes App Store restrictions in e-book conspiracy punishment

Company barred from fixing book prices, but it could have been worse.<p>After a court ruling stating that Apple led a conspiracy to raise e-book prices …

NSA Defends Encryption Backdoors By Promising It's Only Used To Spy On All Of Us

The Director of National Intelligence has now responded to the unveiling of the fact that the NSA inserted backdoors in various forms of encryption …

Surveillance

The Trustworthy Government Officials Delusion: Eventually Any Program Will Be Abused

I'd been meaning to write up a post like this for a few weeks, and when Pro Publica wrote about why it was publishing details of the latest Ed …

Surveillance

The US government has betrayed the internet. We need to take it back | Bruce Schneier

NSA,Internet,Technology,US news,World news,Surveillance,Data and computer security,Data protection,The NSA files,US national security<p>The NSA has undermined a fundamental social contract. We engineers built the internet – and now we have to fix it

NSA surveillance: how to stay secure | Bruce Schneier

NSA,Surveillance,World news,Data and computer security,Data protection,Technology,Internet,US news,The NSA files<p>The NSA has huge capabilities – and if it wants in to your computer, it's in. With that in mind, here are five ways to stay safe

World Zombination's factions fight with very different strategies

World Zombination's faction-based strategies<p>Proletariat's upcoming faction-based strategy game for iOS and Android tablets, <i>World Zombination</i>, lets players choose to play as the zombie or human factions, both of which utilize very different strategies to win over cities.<p>Set in a …

River City Ransom 2 Kickstarter launches Sept. 9

A Kickstarter for the sequel to '80s fighting game <i>River City Ransom</i> (pictured) is due to launch on Sept. 9.<p>The officially licensed follow-up to Technos NES original is being developed by Conatus Creative, which was previously trading under the name Combit Studios. Founder Daniel Crenna explained to …