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The One Big Question About RSA and Its Relationship With the NSA

Last week, the Internet security world was jolted by a Reuters report detailing a secret $10 million payment to the security company RSA from the …

Information Security

NSA’s backdoor catalog exposed: Targets include Juniper, Cisco, Samsung, Huawei

Advertisement<p>1 Comment<p>Credit: Shutterstock / Blazej Lyjak<p>An internal NSA catalog offers spies backdoors into a wide range of equipment from major …

The NSA Reportedly Has Total Access To The Apple iPhone

As with most good stories, revelations of the NSA spy program will almost certainly keep getting worse before anything gets better.<p>Yesterday we reported on claims—based on leaked NSA documents—that the spy agency was rerouting laptops ordered online to install spyware and malicious hardware on the …

The NSA's elite hackers can hijack your Wi-Fi from 8 miles away

Attendees at the Chaos Communications Congress in Hamburg this weekend got a surprising rundown of the NSA's surveillance capabilities, courtesy of security researcher Jacob Appelbaum. Appelbaum, who co-wrote the <i>Der Spiegel</i> article that first revealed the NSA catalog, went into further detail …

Skype hacked by Syrian Electronic Army, told to “stop surveillance”

Advertisement<p>7 Comments<p>Credit: Thinkstock<p>The Syrian Electronic Army (SEA) has voiced some loud opinions on the social media platforms of its latest …

Why I Lost Faith In Bitcoin As A Money Transfer Protocol

As 2013 came to an end, many reflected on last year’s biggest tech news — and Bitcoin was a serious contender. But the main question remains: why are people interested in Bitcoin?<p>This whole debate reappeared when Charlie Stross stated that “Bitcoin looks like it was designed as a weapon intended to …

The Most In-Demand Tech Skills: Why Java And The Classics Ruled 2013

If you’re a Java developer, chances are you did pretty well for yourself in 2013.<p>At least, that’s according to statistics from Stack Overflow. Thousands of companies use the website’s Careers 2.0 search in order to find job applicants with specific developer skills each year. In 2013 Java took the …

Super-Earths: Planets Likely Have Stable Climate Similar to Earth's

Super-Earths, massive planets that have been discovered both in and outside the Milky Way, have been found to have a climate more like Earth’s than …

Universe

West Coast radiation from Fukushima disaster poses no risk, experts say

Radiation detected off the U.S. West Coast from the<p>Fukushima Daiichinuclear plant in Japan has declined since the 2011 tsunami disaster and never approached levels that could pose a risk to human health, seafood or wildlife, scientists say.<p>Experts have been trying to dispel worries stemming from a …

Fukushima

Coffee may boost brain's ability to store long-term memories, study claims

People who had caffeine after looking at images apparently better at distinguishing them from similar ones the next day<p>A cup or two of coffee could boost the brain's ability to store long-term memories, researchers in the US claim. People who had a shot of caffeine after looking at a series of …

When Astronauts Set Sail Aboard Apollo Command Module 007

The Apollo spacecraft was neither mass produced nor reusable. Of the 36 vehicles built by North American Aviation (and later North American Rockwell), some of which were scrapped before completion, only 19 launched on suborbital or orbital missions. The rest were built for specific types of …

A $100 Worth Of Litecoin A Year Ago Is Worth $30,000 Today

Last month, we subjected readers to a hindsight lament: How you should have spent $100 at the beginning of 2013. Using the Forbes time travel machine, we went back to last January and dropped Benjamins on a slew of investments, including gold, Google and Bitcoin. We thought the best choice was …

Facebook Hit With Another Lawsuit After People Finally Catch On To False Likes

Facebook has been hit with another lawsuit. This one claims the social network uses friends’ Likes—the thumbs-up acknowledgement for posts, comments, and pages—in advertisements for brands they never endorsed.<p>Anthony Ditirro of Colorado filed the complaint against Facebook through the U.S. District …

Almost 60 percent of active Android devices run Jelly Bean, KitKat registers small growth

Google published its Platform Versions statistics for January 2014, reflecting the steady growth of Jelly Bean and the decline of the venerable Gingerbread.<p>The latest version figures from Google show the effect of a wave of updates to Android 4.3 that rolled out in the past month, as well as strong …

Jelly Bean