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How Genetics Is Perfecting The Christmas Tree

The Fraser fir is an ideal Christmas tree, but it could always use improvement. One tree scientist is making them stronger and hardier.<p>With just a few days left until Christmas, my tree is barely holding on--to its needles, to its stiffness, and to its dignity. It was an early tree this year, the …

This 9-Year-Old Builds Tiny Houses For The Homeless

Hailey Fort is a pint-size philanthropist<p>When Hailey Fort decided she wanted to build a shelter for a local homeless man named Edward, her parents said she had to draw a blueprint first. So the 9-year-old native of Bremerton, Washington, started by planning the 32-square-foot footprint—and then …

SpaceX Rocket Successfully Lands After Launching Satellites

Commercial spaceflight company SpaceX launched a rocket with a group of communications satellites into orbit. But it was the landing that received most of the attention and made history.<p>The Falcon 9 rocket, which lifted off Monday evening in Florida, was carrying 11 small satellites for …

Space Travel

Japan Says Yes To Giant Robot Duel With America

Let the bot-on-bot action commence<p>Last week, American giant robot makers Megabot challenged Japanese giant robot makers Suidobashi Heavy Industry to a giant robot battle. The video, subtitled in Japanese and filled with waving American flags, coincidentally happened to come out right before a …

Cat Advantage: Expression Reading

I find it easy to read a cat’s facial expression. They are highly communicative with their face.<p>So are we. This is a natural advantage we should …

Kindle

Between Cheap Gas And Carbon Caps, Oil Sands Face Uncertain Fate

Canada has the world's third-largest oil reserve, and it's worth hundreds of billions of dollars. Nearly all of that crude is contained in Alberta's oil sands. Getting the oil from underground and into your car requires an extraordinary mining effort that has significant effects on the environment …

Oil

Google's Latest Renewable Energy Investment Is Its Biggest Ever

Another tech giant is opening its checkbook for renewable energy projects.<p>Google on Thursday announced what it says is the largest-ever renewable …

Watch Adam Sandler's Updated 'Chanukah Song Part 4' Video

Drake, Seth Rogen, Rush's Geddy Lee, Jared from Subway and more are included as comedian revisits holiday favorite for first time in 13 years<p>Much …

Hanukkah

Infographic: The Top Four Cybercrime Trends Are...

Would you seek medical treatment from someone who’s never actually practiced medicine, only studied it? What about take your car to a mechanic who’s …

Cybersecurity

3D printer for kids looks like a helmet, cheaper than an iPhone

While popular among designers, the commercial 3D printer space has, so far, failed to capture much mainstream attention and instead seems to occupy a …

How much is your stolen data worth on the dark web?

A new report reveals how much cyber criminals are willing to pay for stolen data on the dark web<p>Ever wondered how much your stolen data could be worth? A new report reveals the market value of all the most common types of stolen data available for sale to criminals on the dark web.<p>The "Hidden Data …

Security Software Increases Exposure to Attacks: Google Researcher

<b>Security software can considerably increase exposure to targeted attacks, according to Google information security engineer Tavis Ormandy.</b><p>Ormandy and …

Troy’s ultimate list of security links

I’ve got a heap of resources I constantly come back to in talks, workshops and just during the course of my everyday work. Frankly, I have trouble …

Information Security

Why Israel dominates in cyber security

In recent months, and especially since the nuclear deal with Iran, there has been a strain between the U.S. and Israel. Despite this, one area where …

Cybersecurity

A New Global War Front is Taking Shape in Cyberspace

The United States may still be the world's preeminent superpower, based on size and reach of military and intelligence operations, but defending the virtual borders of cyberspace is another matter. Cyberattacks by foreign nations and their agents are on the rise, and this new form of conflict …

Cybersecurity

State official uses Facebook to expose secret photo-hiding app

The good news: Kanye West will "not" be our first millennial president (he's just a young, confused Gen X'er).<p>The bad news: As millennials <i>do</i> rise to …

Apps

How CISOs can beat the information security skills-gap

The information security skills gap may have become a huge issue for Chief Security Offices (CSOs) and Chief Information Security Officers (CISOs), …

Science says your “gut feeling” isn’t a metaphor

The brain’s powers are a little overrated. To keep your body going, you don’t need a functioning brain, but you do need something to provide energy. Enter the gut.<p>We may not give it much thought—because, literally, it happens without conscious thought—but the process of extracting energy from food …

Microbiology

Chinese Hackers Use US Servers In Cyber Attacks

Chinese-government linked hackers are using American computer services companies in conducting cyber attacks against private company networks, …

US power grid vulnerable to cyber attacks

The former Secretary of Defense William Cohen revealed that the US power grid is vulnerable to terror attacks, a major cyber attack was a matter time.<p>…

Top 6 Cyber Security Threats For iOS Devices

<b>Top 6 Cyber Security Threats For iOS Devices.</b><br>A recent study found that one in 1000 devices is infected with mobile surveillance and mobile Remote …

Information Security

Why It's Worth Divorcing Information Security From IT

Back in the 1990s, it made perfect sense for security to be an IT function. Corporate networks had a hard perimeter, firewalls were the foundation of IT Security, Kevin Mitnick was the face of corporate hacking, and corporate owned laptops – and Palm Pilots – were a status symbol. These days, …

Cybersecurity

That'll be 175 quadrillion Zimbabwean dollars, please

Zimbabwe's central bank scraps old currency at the exchange rate of $1 for 35,000,000,000,000,000 old dollars<p>Zimbabweans will start exchanging 'quadrillions' of local dollars for a few US dollars next week, as President Robert Mugabe's government discards its virtually worthless national currency, …

Africa

The silent war between black markets in the deep web

The silent war between black markets in the deep web, Mr Nice Guy hired a blackmailer to hit TheRealDeal and its competitors. TheRealDeal hacked back.<p>…

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Rethinking InfoSec in 'Digital Business' Era

sponsored by<p>Rethinking InfoSec in 'Digital Business' Era Gartner Summit's Fresh Look at Security, Risk Management Eric Chabrow (GovInfoSecurity) • …

Google’s Vint Cerf Warns Against Fragmentation of Internet

Internet pioneer Vinton G. Cerf warned Thursday that political and technological forces threaten universal access and integrity, which he described as the foundation of the Internet’s value.<p>“In my view, fragmentation is destructive of the basic functioning of the Internet. … Fragmentation would be …

Dow Jones

Hiring hackers, how much is it?

In recent years the perception of the role of hackers is completely changed, in the past these high-skilled professionals were viewed as dangerous …

Cybersecurity firm accused of staging data breaches to extort clients

Have you ever heard of a cybersecurity firm called Tiversa? No? Well, you'll likely be hearing about it a lot in the coming weeks, because an ex-employee is accusing it of fraud. Richard Wallace, one of its former investigators, has recently testified against the firm in a Washington DC courtroom. …