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The world reacts to Trump’s proposed ban on Muslims entering the U.S.

NEW DELHI — Donald Trump’s call for a “total and complete” ban on Muslims entering the United States drew widespread condemnation around the world Tuesday, including from British and French leaders and the U.N. refu­gee agency.<p>Citizens, politicians and refu­gee officials alike slammed the …

Donald Trump

Leaked NSA Documents Reveal How To Hide From The NSA

If you want a truly anonymous life, then maybe it's time you learned about Tor, CSpace and ZRTP.<p>These three technologies could help people hide their activities from the National Security Agency, according to NSA documents newly obtained from the archive of former contractor Edward Snowden by the …

Big Data: Cyber Security's Silver Bullet? Intel Makes the Case

Cyber security has been a losing game of whac-a-mole for years as the malefactors manage to pop out of new security holes faster than IT and their software suppliers can plug the last batch. The game has also been a costly one for businesses and end users, which have collectively spent billions of …

Google CEO: Computers Are Going To Take Our Jobs, And 'There's No Way Around That'

Today, Google is much more than a search engine. The company appears to be involved in every type of new technology ranging from self-driving cars to contact lenses that can test for disease.<p>In a recent interview with the Financial Times, CEO Larry Page provided some insight as to why the company …

Artificial Intelligence

'Bigger than Heartbleed': Bash bug could leave IT systems shellshocked

Attackers can potentially take over the operating system, access confidential information, make changes.<p>Tod Beardsley

Heartbleed Bug

This 'Counter-Strike' livestream was interrupted by a real-life SWAT team

A YouTube feed of a Counter-Strike game took an unexpected turn today, when it was interrupted by a very real SWAT team that happened to be sweeping the building. The gamers in the video are part of The Creatures, a group based in Littleton Colorado that publishes videos to YouTube and Twitch, and …

Do quantum computers threaten global encryption systems?

<b>The modern world is a house of cards built upon encryption.</b><p>Special Report: The Technology of Business<p>The world is not enough<p>Keeping the cyber thieves at bay<p>Nollywood finds its global audience online<p>Thwarting Senegal’s cattle rustlers<p>Can drones tackle wildlife poaching?<p>Make a mobile phone call and …

Quantum Computing

IBM Unveils a ‘Brain-Like’ Chip With 4,000 Processor Cores

The human brain is the world's most sophisticated computer, capable of learning new things on the fly, using very little data. It can recognize …

How To Anonymously Tell Your Co-Worker He Smells

You've been in a situation like this before: Someone you work with has stinky breath. You know it, your coworkers know it. Only problem is, he doesn't know it. Everyone would be better off if someone told him about it (including Mr. Egg Salad Sandwich himself, who would no longer be the talk of the …

70 Percent of Internet of Things Devices Are Vulnerable to Hacking, Study Says

Nearly three-quarters of all Internet of Things devices are susceptible to getting hacked or compromised, according to a recent study.<p>The study, …

World-record 43 Tbps data transfer speed set by Danish researchers

Using a new type of optical fiber, researchers at the Technical University of Denmark (DTU) have transmitted data over a single optical fiber at a …

World Records

Goalkeepers 'gambler's fallacy' impacts penalty shoot-outs

<b>Goalkeepers facing penalty shoot-outs make a predictable error that could influence the outcome say researchers.</b><p>Psychologists studied videos from World Cups and European Championships between 1976 and 2012.<p>They found that after three kicks in the same direction, keepers were more likely to dive the …

Looks like Amazon’s CIA cloud is live

The cloud built for the Central Intelligence Agency by Amazon(s amzn) Web Services, is now online, according to a Defenseone report.<p>Citing an unnamed …

Schoolgirl 'beheaded classmate because she wanted to dissect someone'

A 16-year-old Japanese schoolgirl has confessed to decapitating a classmate, police have said, as she reportedly told investigators she "wanted to dissect" someone.<p>The teenager, whose name was not released as she is a minor, was arrested on Sunday on suspicion of murdering her 15-year-old female …

Colorful Pipes In The Dalles

These pipes carry water in and out of Google's The Dalles, Ore., data center. The blue pipes supply cold water and the red pipes return the warm water back to be cooled.

Eastern Oregon

Curse raises $16M in wake of launch of Skype-like gamer voice service

Curse, a popular online gaming services provider, raised $16 million both venture funding and debt in the wake of the launch of its Skype-like voice communications platform form online gamers.<p>The funding came after Curse announced that it got more than a million users in less than a week after the …

Watch Dogs’ scary app puts the power of the NSA in your browser

If you think that the conceit behind Ubisoft’s hacker-themed video game <i>Watch Dogs</i> isn’t real enough, be sure to take a look at this website.<p>Watch_Dogs We Are Data takes real world, publicly-accessible location-based data and parses it into a display ripped directly from the video game of the same …

Hackers Find a New Way Into Your Home

Smart TVs are one of the newest device categories to gain mass adoption. Yet their adoption could cause more harm than it's worth—for Europeans, at …

In A Further Humiliation To Microsoft, Facebook Will Not Honor 'Do Not Track' Signals On Internet Explorer

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg Business Insider/Julie Bort Facebook will not honor the "do not track" signal being sent by Microsoft's Internet Explorer web browser when it rolls out a new ad system across the web, according to Ad Age:<p>A Facebook spokesman said that's "because currently there is no …

Google Buried A Clever Jab At The NSA Inside Its New Encryption Tool

The big tech companies are fighting back against government spying— with legal challenges, advanced encryption, and software updates — and in the case of Google, that also includes a message buried within its source code aimed directly at the National Security Agency, according to PCWorld.<p>Inside …

National Security Agency (NSA)

Verizon slaps Netflix with cease and desist letter over error message (Update: Netflix responds!)

In this digital age, it can be nice to receive a letter. Not so much if you're Netflix, and the letter is a cease and desist from an angry Verizon. The contents of said letter are in relation to claims from Netflix (as published on Quartz) that error messages some customers on Verizon were …

LEAKED: Windows 9 Is Coming Next Year And Will Fix A Lot Of Problems With Windows 8

Tech blog Myce has obtained a leaked internal Microsoft document from a source in China known as FaiKee.<p>The document, first spotted on Myce's website by Windows blog WinBeta, lists both Windows 9 and Windows Phone 9 as scheduled for a release preview between Q2 and Q3 2015.<p>Here's a screenshot of …

Software

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 …

Google and Netflix Are Teaming Up Against Internet Providers

In its heated debate with Comcast over who should pay for the delivery of online content to customers’ homes, Netflix just got a big co-sign from …

Yahoo's former CTO thinks Hadoop's data wizardry works best as a service

Google overtakes Apple as world's most valuable brand

Google has usurped Apple as the most valuable brand in the world after three years at the top, according to a new survey<p><b>Google</b> has been named ahead of <b>Apple</b> as the world's most valuable brand, according to a new survey.<p>Apple's brand value fell by 20pc in the past year to just under $148bn (£88bn), …

List-Worthy

Intel To Release Its First 4GHz Processor

If information uncovered by Chinese website EXPreview is to be believed, Intel's soon-to-be-released replacement for its current Intel Core i7-4770K CPU will be the company’s first that ships with a clock speed of 4GHz.<p>The new CPU is part of a range of refreshed chips due to be launched some time …