Michael Bradley

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Protesters flood US cities to fight Trump immigration policy

WASHINGTON (AP) — They wore white. They shook their fists in the air. They carried signs reading: "No more children in cages," and "What's next? Concentration Camps?"<p>In major cities and tiny towns, hundreds of thousands of marchers gathered Saturday across America, moved by accounts of children …

Immigration

Why you should switch to LED lightbulbs right now, before the law requires it

When Jason Chroman relocated from San Francisco to the suburbs, he and his family moved into a bigger, newer house. It was all very exciting until their first electric bill arrived. "The house was maybe 30 percent bigger, but the electric bill was something like 200 percent more," Chroman said. So …

Energy Star

After Green Beret Is Sentenced to Night in Jail, Security Camera Catches Judge Going Into Cell

A North Carolina judge sentenced a Green Beret veteran to spend a night in jail. But when he remembered his own story and all he had gone through, he …

The US has reached the last stage before collapse

In <i>The History of the Decline and Fall of The Roman Empire</i>, Edward Gibbon luridly evokes the Rome of 408 A.D., when the armies of the Goths prepared to descend upon the city.<p>The marks of imperial decadence appeared not only in grotesque displays of public opulence and waste, but also in the collapse …

I-DEAS

Serious flaw in WPA2 protocol lets attackers intercept passwords and much more

KRACK attack is especially bad news for Android and Linux users.<p>Researchers have disclosed a serious weakness in the WPA2 protocol that allows …

Industry standards introduced for cyber professionals as Australia braces for ransomware attacks

Companies and governments trying to bolster their defences against cyberattacks will soon be able to hire cybersecurity specialists who have …

Cop who roughly arrested nurse fired from medic job

SALT LAKE CITY — A Utah police officer caught on video roughly arresting a nurse who refused a patient blood draw has been fired from his part-time …

Salt Lake City

Stop pretending you really know what AI is and read this instead

You’ve probably heard the news: AI is going to take your job. Wait, no: It’s going to create a new job for you. AI is going to kill us all! Wait, no it’s not. AI is already totally smarter than us at, like, all the smart things. But that probably doesn’t matter? Neural networks. Machine learning. …

Artificial Intelligence

Hurricane Irma just made a digital walkie-talkie the No. 1 app online

As Hurricane Harvey dropped anchor over Southeast Texas last week, Zello became the go-to app for rescuers working to save thousands of people trapped by floodwaters.<p>Within days of Harvey’s arrival, the app saw a 20-fold increase in usage in Houston, according to Bill Moore, the Austin based …

Walkie-talkies

U.S. officials say Russian government hackers have penetrated energy and nuclear company business networks

Russian government hackers were behind recent cyber-intrusions into the business systems of U.S. nuclear power and other energy companies in what appears to be an effort to assess their networks, according to U.S. government officials.<p>The U.S. officials said there is no evidence the hackers …

Cybersecurity

How I found a crash bug with hyperthreading in Intel's Skylake processors

Instructors of “Introduction to programming” courses know that students are willing to blame the failures of their programs on anything. Sorting routine discards half of the data? “That might be a Windows virus!” Binary search always fails? “The Java compiler is acting funny today!” More …

More than 1,000 income-subsidized housing units in San Francisco are getting free gigabit internet

Not everyone in the tech capital of the world has access to internet.<p>Today, when residents at San Francisco’s Hunters Point East and West low-income, federally subsidized housing complex went online, many had access to free gigabit speed internet for the first time.<p>This isn’t Wi-Fi that’s shared …

Germany warns of potential Russian cyber attack during September election

<b>Berlin:</b> The German domestic security watchdog warned on Tuesday that the country's political system was likely to face cyber attacks from Russia in …

Dark Web 101: Your guide to the badlands of the internet

Hacked login details. Cybersecurity exploits for hire. Drugs, guns and ammo. If there's something shady going on online, chances are it's happening on the dark web.<p>When Target was hacked in 2013, customer card details turned up on dark web marketplaces. Hackers have tried to do the same with Yahoo …

Teenage student 'supplied software behind high profile cyber attacks'

A teenage student has appeared in court charged with supplying computer software behind a string of high-profile cyber attacks against some of the world’s biggest companies.<p>Jack Chappell, from Stockport, is accused of running a web business supplying software used to attack the websites of firms …

Police seize servers of Ukrainian software firm after cyber attack

KIEV (Reuters) - Ukrainian police on Tuesday seized the servers of an accounting software firm suspected of spreading a malware virus which crippled computer systems at major companies around the world last week, a senior police official said.<p>The head of Ukraine's Cyber Police, Serhiy Demedyuk, …

Maersk, WPP and FedEx still struggling with cyber attack fallout | Financial Times

Global companies ranging from shipping lines to advertising firms are still struggling with the havoc wreaked by the huge cyber attack that last week …

Ukraine police prevent second cyber attack: minister

KIEV (Reuters) - Ukrainian cyber police have blocked the second cyber attack against Ukraine, Ukrainian Interior Minister Arsen Avakov said on Wednesday.<p>FILE PHOTO: A man holds a laptop computer as cyber code is projected on him in this illustration picture taken on May 13, 2017. REUTERS/Kacper …

Cybersecurity

RompHim tweets and male romper memes are the best thing on the internet right now

Each morning we open Twitter with the grim certainty of those condemned to endless suffering. No doubt President Trump did or said something bad, …

The memes that led to Harvard rescinding 10 offer letters are worse than you imagined

Ten students who were slated to attend Harvard this fall had their offers rescinded after the university discovered a secret meme group they were …

Hilarious memes explain each kind of white person to definitely avoid

These days it’s become particularly difficult to know just which white people you can trust.<p>That’s not to say that there aren’t <i>any</i> great white …

Misterb&b raises $8.5 million to build the Airbnb for the LGBTQ community

Is there room for smaller, more focused Airbnb competitors? French startup Misterb&b thinks so as the startup just raised $8.5 million from Project A and Ventech to build an apartment renting platform focused on the LGBTQ community.<p>As the name suggests, Misterb&b started with a focus on gay people, …

Startups

WannaCry Exploit Could Infect Windows 10

The EternalBlue remote kernel exploit used in WannaCry could be used to infect unpatched Windows 10 machines with malware, researchers find.

7 Simple Business Security Tips From Her Majesty's Secret Service

What can businesses on both sides of the Atlantic learn from how British spymasters keep data safe?<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The British Secret Service isn’t quite so secret any more.<p>Spymasters in London are publishing regular advice about how to bolster security …

Cybersecurity

Enigma: Why the fight to break Nazi encryption still matters

It was night when three British sailors and a 16-year-old canteen assistant boarded a sinking U-boat off the coast of Egypt. A spotlight shone on them from the HMS Petard, the Royal Navy destroyer that had hunted down the German submarine and now slowly circled the vessel. The U-boat's commander …

Split Tunnel SMTP Exploit Allows an Attacker to Inject Payloads Into Email Servers

There is a way to inject malicious content into email servers running email encryption appliances, a technique that allows attackers to go around …

A Texas Republican is accused of threatening to ‘put a bullet in one of my colleagues’ heads’

<i>UPDATE: Texas Rep. Cesar Blanco (D) posted audio of a phone call to his Twitter account late Monday night, in which a man is heard making racist remarks and saying he “stands with” Rinaldi.</i><p><i>WARNING: This video contains foul language.</i><p><i>“My office is now receiving these calls. @MattRinaldiTX comments</i> …

Sanctuary Cities

WannaCry, what a wimp? Why security pros are staying chill

The WannaCry ransomware exploded onto the internet two weeks ago, causing havoc on Windows machines across the globe.<p>The initial spread has been stopped and PCs have been patched, but it was a rough stretch for the hospitals, small businesses and others that got shut down. Hundreds of people are …

Amazon's app store compromises Android security

It's dangerous to go alone outside Google's protective walled garden, but it's the price you pay for free software.<p>Ask almost any security expert, …

Scary new malware can take over your Android phone and you won’t even know it

Android malware is a serious problem that can cause you all kinds of trouble if you’re not paying attention to what you install on your device. Even …