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Elon Musk Is Broken, and We Have Broken Him

Of all the striking things about the interview with Elon Musk <i>The New York Times</i> published Thursday night—the tears, the lack of regrets over certain …

Tesla

Nada de Gorilla Glass: Samsung crea pantallas OLED irrompibles

Cuando esperamos impacientes la llegada del primer smartphone plegable, Samsung ha creado pantallas OLED irrompibles flexibles pasando pruebas de …

Equifax's Security Overhaul, a Year After Its Epic Breach

A year ago this week, the credit bureau Equifax saw signs of a problem on its network. A really big problem. Hackers had entered the company’s …

Identity Theft

La habitación china: el experimento que va más allá del Test de Turing

¿Pueden las máquinas pensar o podrán hacerlo en algún momento? La respuesta más allá de la informática y la técnica tiene que ver con la propia …

11 million Ashley Madison passwords revealed

As if having your most private information exposed by hackers wasn't enough ... now millions of Ashley Madison's passwords have been revealed.<p>A group of password-cracking hobbyists, analyzing the data released by the Ashley Madison hackers, have found mistakes in the way the website encrypted about …

Ashley Madison

No death and an enhanced life: Is the future transhuman?

The aims of the transhumanist movement are summed up by Mark O’Connell in his book <i>To Be a Machine,</i> which last week won the Wellcome Book prize. “It is their belief that we can and should eradicate ageing as a cause of death; that we can and should use technology to augment our bodies and our minds; …

Singularity

This Ex-NSA Hacker's App Protects Your Mac From 'Evil Maid' Attacks

Less than an hour into a Tinder date in a Moscow restaurant last year, Patrick Wardle began to wonder about the laptop he'd left in his hotel room. …

Cyberinsurance Tackles the Wildly Unpredictable World of Hacks

In the aftermath of the Equifax data breach last year that exposed personal information of more than 145 million people, analysis firm Property Claim …

Customers

Tesla comienza a instalar sus tejas solares en Estados Unidos

Las tejas generan como máximo 10kW/h en los días más soleados, suficiente para una casa. En España ya se pueden reservar por 930 euros, aunque hay …

DC's Stingray Mess Won't Get Cleaned Up

Last week, the Department of Homeland Security confirmed for the first time that it is aware of unauthorized cell-site simulators, the surveillance …

'Killer robots': AI experts call for boycott over lab at South Korea university

Developing autonomous weapons would make the security situation on the Korean peninsula worse. Toby Walsh, professor at University of New South Wales<p>Artificial intelligence researchers from nearly 30 countries are boycotting a South Korean university over concerns a new lab in partnership with a …

North Korea

Qubes OS, el sistema operativo más seguro del mundo, lanza su...

Qubes OS es un sistema operativo basado en Linux y desarrollado por hackers con un único objetivo en mente: <b>convertirse en uno de los más seguros del</b> …

Emmanuel Macron Talks to WIRED About France's AI Strategy

On Thursday, Emmanuel Macron, the president of France, gave a speech laying out a new national strategy for artificial intelligence in his country. …

Artificial Intelligence

Telepathy is real

How do we transmit information from one person to another?<p>(Inside Science) -- Now, I don’t want to alarm anyone, but telepathy, the act of transferring thoughts into someone else’s head is now real. As in, published-in-academic-papers real. People have now telepathically communicated with each …

Tim Berners-Lee: we must regulate tech firms to prevent 'weaponised' web

Sir Tim Berners-Lee, the inventor of the world wide web, has called for large technology firms to be regulated to prevent the web from being “weaponised at scale”.<p>Berners-Lee, in an open letter to mark the 29th anniversary of his invention, said: “In recent years, we’ve seen conspiracy theories …

Fake News

IoT attacks are getting worse -- and no one's listening

There's a running joke regarding connected gadgets and the internet of things: "The 'S' in IoT stands for security."<p>And yes, I'm aware there's no "S" in IoT.<p>Oleg Šelajev, a lead developer for Oracle Labs, coined the phrase in 2016, and it pops up almost every time researchers find security flaws …

The Senate’s push to overrule the FCC on net neutrality now has 50 votes, Democrats say

By Brian Fung<p>, Reporter<p>Fifty senators have endorsed a legislative measure to override the Federal Communications Commission's recent decision to deregulate the broadband industry, top Democrats said Monday.<p>The tally leaves supporters just one Republican vote shy of the 51 required to pass a Senate …

Net Neutrality

Meet the People Who Protect America's Critical Infrastructure

A team of workers at the Department of Homeland Security gives companies advice on protecting themselves from attacks.<p>In the byzantine Department of Homeland Security’s organization chart, issues like cyber attacks on the power grid fit under critical infrastructure protection. It’s mostly about …

U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security

The drone race is off and running, with Israel in the lead

Audiences around the globe enjoyed all the action of the 2016 Summer Olympic Games thanks in large part to the drones hovering above the events (or below them), capturing every movement, from every angle. Athletes and spectators didn’t give a second thought to the presence of these drones — which …

SkyBell downsizes the smart doorbell with Trim Plus

Startup SkyBell says its new Trim Plus doorbell is slim enough to fit on even the narrowest of doorframes.<p>Startup SkyBell, makers of the $199 SkyBell HD Wi-Fi Video Doorbell, unveiled a new product at the CEDIA consumer product conference in Dallas this week -- the SkyBell Trim Plus.<p>Similar to the …

Smart home experts hope 'magic' moments will convert nonbelievers

What will it take to convince smart home newbies that the tech is for them?<p>In a panel at CES in Las Vegas on Thursday some of the biggest names in the smart home industry joined CNET Editor in Chief Lindsey Turrentine and Editor at Large Brian Cooley to look at what it will take for the smart home …

Women and young people are hurt the most by internet surveillance — and it's getting worse

This is not just an American concern. States around the world are increasingly policing internet activities. Online surveillance is now common among governments and companies alike.<p>Recently, for instance, my colleagues at the Citizen Lab, located at the University of Toronto's Munk School of Global …

Privacy

The new electronic police state

Matthew Feeney Contributor<p>Matthew Feeney is a policy analyst at the Cato Institute.<p>According to the government, your privacy protections evaporate the moment you set foot in an airport.<p>Although the Fourth Amendment protects us and our “effects” from “unreasonable searches and seizures,” Customs and …

Some apps were listening to you through the smartphone’s mic to track your TV viewing, says report

There may be a reason why that ol’ “Facebook is listening to you talk” conspiracy theory refuses to die – and not just because Facebook’s ad technology has gotten so good, it’s downright creepy. As it turns out, some apps are <i>actually</i> listening. Well, kind of! According to a recent report from The …

Smartphone data tracking is more than creepy: here's why you should be worried

File: Having information at our fingertips is the height of convenience. Photo: Pexels<p>LONDON - Smartphones rule our lives. Having information at our …

US intelligence chiefs don't trust Kaspersky. But why?

The chiefs of the United States's intelligence agencies have publicly stated that they wouldn't feel comfortable running Kaspersky anti-virus …

Kaspersky Lab

Is it safer to use an app or a browser for banking?

Irene wants to know why she should use a banking app instead of logging into her bank accounts with the Edge browser in Windows 10<p>Why should I use a banking app instead of logging into my bank accounts with the relevant passwords via Windows 10 and Edge? Which one would be more secure? <b>Irene</b><p>Over the …

Windows 10

Telegram denies Iran's claim it installed servers there

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's communications and information technology minister was quoted Sunday as saying the widely used Telegram messenger service …

Asia

Apple's Face ID is probably going to cause the death of privacy but we won't mind

Apple is about to drop its facial recognition feature, Face ID, on the world when the iPhone X launches. It’s a machine learning-powered agent that, over time, will become accustomed to your unique face. And just like everything else Apple makes, the technology is going to be everywhere.<p>It seems …

CIA CouchPotato tool ‘captures video stream images remotely’ – WikiLeaks

Dubbed ‘CouchPotato,’ a user guide to the tool uploaded by WikiLeaks says that it utilizes ffmpeg software, which produces libraries and programs for …