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Cyber-Espionage Nightmare - MIT Technology Review

On a wall facing dozens of cubicles at the FBI office in Pittsburgh, five guys from Shanghai stare from “Wanted” posters. Wang Dong, Sun Kailiang, …

Prosecutors suspect man hacked lottery computers to score winning ticket | Ars Technica

Former security director may have tampered with number generator to win $14.3M.<p>Prosecutors say they have evidence indicating the former head of …

Hacking Facebook Account with 'Reconnect' Tool

"<b>Signup or Login with Facebook</b>" ?? You might think twice before doing that next time. A security researcher has discovered a critical flaw that …

The 6 principles of design [infographic]

Making a splash on social media these days is all about the visuals, so more and more people are diving into design of the do-it-yourself …

React - A JavaScript library for building user interfaces

Declarative<p>React makes it painless to create interactive UIs. Design simple views for each state in your application, and React will efficiently …

JavaScript

WIRED

RancherOS

The smallest, easiest way to run Docker in production at scale. Everything in RancherOS is a container managed by Docker. This includes system …

DevOps

Awesomplete

http://leaverou.github.io/awesomplete/<p>Awesomplete is an ultra lightweight, customizable, simple autocomplete widget with zero dependencies, built …

Google releases Cloud-based Web App Vulnerability Scanner and Assessment Tool

Google on Thursday unleashed its own free web application vulnerability scanner tool, which the search engine giant calls <b>Google Cloud Security …

Humanism.sh

These commands attempt to introduce some humanism to POSIX users by providing sensible defaults to basic commands and changing the basic …

Linux

The NSA has reportedly found ways to avoid even the strongest security measures

The U.S. intelligence community has found ways to avoid even the strongest of security measures and practices, a new report from Moscow-based Kaspersky Lab suggests, demonstrating a range of technological accomplishments that place the nation's hackers as among the most sophisticated and well …

Kaspersky Lab

HTTP/2 Finalized

An anonymous reader writes: <i>Mark Nottingham, chair of the IETF HTTP working group, has announced that the HTTP/2 specification is done. It's on its</i> …

6 Reasons Customers Aren't Opening Your Emails (Infographic)

Former West Coast Editor<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Two seconds. That’s all you get to make a good first impression.<p>That’s how long, rather how short, people typically take to size up an email from marketers, should they even open it at all. When they do -- if you …

Marketing

A ring of cyber-crooks used an unusual trick to steal up to $1 billion from banks around the world

The company said it was working with Interpol, Europol and authorities from different countries to try to uncover more details on what it being called an unprecedented robbery.<p>The gang, which Kaspersky dubbed Carbanak, takes the unusual approach of stealing directly from banks, rather than posing …

Cybersecurity

How to Monitor Social Media in 10 Minutes a Day

HubSpot's slide deck explains why you should and how to monitor your social media channels in just 10 minutes each day.

How to Choose the Form of an Infographic: It's All about Context

As a graphics designer, I have a love/hate relationship with circles. The humble form provides a relief from rigid rectangular chart structures that …

Redesigning a circular timeline

Yesterday a student of mine asked how to make an infographic like the one on the right in Adobe Illustrator (<b>source</b>). Click on the image to expand …

Data Visualization

Holding Data Hostage: The Perfect Internet Crime? - MIT Technology Review

Every so often someone invents a new way of making money on the Internet that earns wild profits, attracts countless imitators, and reshapes what it …

Ransomware

Massive malware attack on global banks may be one of the biggest bank robberies ever

In a report from internet security company Kaspersky Lab seen by the <i>New York Times</i>, it is claimed that 100 banks and financial institutions in more than 30 countries have been successfully targeted in the scam.<p>It is believed that the hackers have stolen at least $300 million, though the report …

Cybersecurity

Google relaxes strict bug disclosure rules after Microsoft grievances

Google today relaxed its strict 90-day vulnerability disclosure that put it at odds with rival Microsoft last month, saying it would give vendors a …

Reuse, Repurpose, Refresh: How to Maximize Your Content

If you’re a blogger or content creator of any kind, you know that it takes a good amount of your time to create content. From coming up with your …

Infographics

The 'connected car' is creating a massive new business opportunity for auto, tech, and telecom companies

The connected car is equipped with internet connections and software that allow people to stream music, look up movie times, be alerted of traffic and weather conditions, and even power driving-assistance services such as self-parking.<p>By 2020, BI Intelligence estimates that 75% of cars shipped …

Internet of Things

Meet the 17-year-old who has already made more than $100,000 creating video games

But that's not the case for Lithuanian 17-year-old Laimonas Mileska, or Loleris as many know him.<p>Mileska has been creating video games through a platform called Roblox for about five years under the alias Loleris. And he's already made more than $100,000 doing it, even though Roblox's program for …

Game Development

Comment on Ray Kurzweil’s Mind-Boggling Predictions for the Next 25 Years by Anonymous

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Singularity

Super-Intelligent Humans Are Coming - Issue 18: Genius

Lev Landau, a Nobelist and one of the fathers of a great school of Soviet physics, had a logarithmic scale for ranking theorists, from 1 to 5. A …

Genetics

Rise of the robots: how long do we have until they take our jobs?

Google’s Ray Kurzweil predicts robots will reach human levels of intelligence by 2029 – if they overcome current limitations<p>They have mastered the art of poker, helped write a cookbook and can cope with a basic conversation. The decision by a Japanese bank to staff their frontdesk with a bevy of …

The future of knowledge in the coming era of intelligent machines

Opinion: Futurist Gerd Leonhard says the rise of artificial intelligence means we need to rethink the way we learn<p>Technology is inadvertently making great progress in replacing human workers in pretty much every industry, whether it is in accounting, media, marketing, manufacturing or financial …

Artificial Intelligence

TV white space will connect the internet of things

White spaces in the radio spectrum can now be used for anything from wireless flood defences to city-wide Wi-Fi. Services using the technology could …

What Is The Future Of Machine Learning?

<i>This question originally appeared on Quora: What does David Karger think about the future of machine learning?</i><p><i>Answer by David Karger, Computer Science Professor at MIT, on Quora</i><p>I think that the long-term future of machine learning is very bright (and that we will ultimately solve AI, although …

Machine Learning