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Hillary Clinton says Donald Trump's White House could be doing 'lasting damage' to US institutions

Hillary Clinton warned on Thursday that President Donald Trump has unleashed a level of hate and vitriol that is "incredibly dangerous."<p>The former Democratic presidential nominee lashed out at the Republican president as she reflected on the 2016 campaign during an appearance at book industry …

Republican state rep: Pay equity and family leave laws make women look like “whiners”

Workplace equality measures “are putting us backwards in time,” according to Minnesota Republican Andrea Kieffer<p>If there is anything the GOP has going for it in its effort to change its image as a party of out-of-touch white men, it's the fact that Republican women can be just as out of touch as …

Scientists warn of global warming's abrupt changes

A group of scientists warned Tuesday that world leaders must act more swiftly to slow greenhouse gas emissions or risk "abrupt, unpredictable and potentially irreversible changes" from climate change.<p>The American Assn. for the Advancement of Science's blunt report contains no new scientific …

'Waves' detected on Titan moon’s lakes

<b>Scientists believe they have detected the first liquid waves on the surface of another world.</b><p>The signature of isolated ripples was observed in a sea called Punga Mare on the surface of Saturn's moon Titan.<p>However, these seas are filled not with water, but with hydrocarbons like methane and …

Astronomy

British spies launched cyberattack on Anonymous, according to leaked documents

Operation 'Rolling Thunder' led to arrests and convictions, but some say the government's tactics went too far<p>The UK's spy agency launched a cyberattack against the hacker collectives Anonymous and LulzSec, according to documents leaked by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden and obtained by NBC …

Republican Party wing creates 18 fake websites for Democrats

If you support Democratic Rep.<p>Ann Kirkpatrick’s bid for reelection, stay away from annkirkpatrick.com. The site might greet visitors with a welcoming photo of the Arizona congresswoman and a screaming “Kirkpatrick forCongress” logo, but that design belies its true agenda.<p>Funded and created by …

Has Facebook’s “Suggested Pages” Spawned a New Haven for Spammers?

Many of us are trusting. We like to believe the best in people – in their honesty, integrity, and good intentions. For society to function, this is an inherently necessity of the majority.<p>But after writing an article describing the loss of organic Facebook reach, I was tuned in to an even more …

Uh-oh, this computer virus can spread via Wi-Fi

Researchers at England's University of Liverpool have created Chameleon, a virus that can proliferate via Wi-Fi as efficiently as the common cold …

Police hid use of cell phone tracking device from judge because of NDA | Ars Technica

Use of a cell phone tracker is kept secret at manufacturer's request.<p>A police department in Florida failed to tell judges about its use of a cell …

Microsoft Received 35,083 Government Requests for User Data

Microsoft today revealed the number of data requests it received from various law enforcement agencies around the world in the second half of 2013: 35,083. Those requests impacted a potential 58,676 accounts, according to the company.<p>The new numbers for the second half of last year are slightly …

Assange Says NSA Holds The Power In The Obama Administration

Wikileaks founder Julian Assange gave a rare talk via video at annual tech mega-conference SXSW, where he came out swinging not only at President Obama but also Google and Facebook. Assange claimed that in the Obama administration, the intelligence agencies “wear the pants” and he called out …

Snowden: Surveillance is 'setting fire' to the internet

Global mass surveillance conducted by the US and other governments is "setting fire to the future of the internet", according to Edward Snowden.<p>The former US National Security Agency contractor was speaking to technology innovators via video link at the South by Southwest Interactive …

Surveillance

The Internet Will Be Everywhere In 2025, For Better Or Worse

We won't think about 'going online' or 'looking on the Internet' for something. We'll just be online, and just look."<p>In 2025, the Internet will enhance our awareness of the world and ourselves while diminishing privacy and allowing abusers to "make life miserable for others," according to a new …

NSA's TURBINE robot can pump 'malware into MILLIONS of PCs'

<b>Updated</b> The latest batch of top-secret intelligence documents from the hoard collected by NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden detail the massive …

U.S. To Relinquish Remaining Control Of The Internet

The United States announced its intention on Friday of relinquishing its remaining control of the Internet.<p>In a statement, the U.S. Commerce Department's National Telecommunications and Information Administration said it wants to relinquish its oversight of the Internet Corporation for Assigned …

NSA Has Been Hijacking the Botnets of Other Hackers

The NSA doesn’t just hack foreign computers. It also piggybacks on the work of professional for-profit hackers, taking over entire networks of …

Who is winning the 'crypto-war'?

<b>In the war over encryption between the NSA and privacy activists, who is winning?</b><p>Ladar Levison sits exhausted, slumped on a sofa with his dog Princess on his lap. He is surrounded by boxes after he moved into a new house in the suburbs of Dallas, Texas, the previous day.<p>He describes his new home as …

Privacy

Twitter trolls spark rise in internet crime for police

The growing menace of “Twitter trolls” has helped fuel a sharp rise in online abuse cases being investigated by police, Scotland Yard has revealed.<p>The country’s largest force is now handling an extra 1,500 crimes a year linked to harassment or bullying over the internet.<p>And Metropolitan Police …

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If Microsoft doesn’t loosen up, Firefox won’t be the last to abandon it

<i>This post has been corrected.</i><p>In an announcement on March 14, Mozilla’s vice president, Johnathan Nightingale, announced that he had pulled the plug on the Windows Modern version of his company’s popular Firefox web browser, citing evidence that nobody is using that version of the product. Mozilla’s …

Software

Amid trillions of metrics, your software is trying to tell you something

Advertisement<p>1 Comment<p>In 2011, Marc Andreessen proclaimed that “software is eating the world.” Several years later, you’d be hard-pressed to find a …

Net transition backers: GOP off base

Supporters of an Obama administration decision to untether the group that manages Internet infrastructure are challenging Republican criticism as misplaced or even politically motivated.<p>The Commerce Department announced Friday that it would give up oversight of the Internet Corporation for Assigned …

Computers That Know What You Need, Before You Ask

We're already giving voice instructions to virtual personal assistants, like Apple's Siri. But artificial intelligence is getting even smarter. The next wave of behavior-changing computing is a technology called anticipatory computing — systems that learn to predict what you need, even before you …

The NSA is currently recording an entire country's phone calls

According to leaked documents obtained by <i>The Washington Post</i>, the NSA currently has the capability to record 100% of a country's phone calls, enabling playback of any individual call for up to 30 days. The voice interception tool, dubbed MYSTIC, was launched in 2009 and became fully operational in …

Facebook's DeepFace aims to see you for who you really are

The social network's artificial intelligence group is digging into sophisticated software for matching faces in photos with human-level accuracy.<p>Facebook is working on artificial intelligence software called DeepFace that is capable of matching faces in images with nearly the same accuracy as …

Artificial Intelligence

Facebook's security chief on a post-Snowden 'silver lining'

People are thinking more about security and that's a good thing, says Joe Sullivan, who also touted the company's encryption policies during a press briefing at headquarters.<p>MENLO PARK, Calif. -- Edward Snowden's disclosures haven't changed much about security for one of the biggest Internet …

Surveillance