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1.4 Billion Unencrypted User Credentials Found on the Dark Web

<i>Security experts found a huge database containing over a billion unencrypted user credentials on the dark web.</i><p>Just last week, a massive 41-gigabyte …

Security

Gadget Lab Podcast: Quantum Browsing

Author: Wired Staff. Wired Staff Gear<p>Date of Publication: 12.01.17.<p>Time of Publication: 6:05 pm. 6:05 pm<p>Quantum Browsing<p>We welcome a special guest to …

Solar Power

What 800 Nerds on a Cruise Ship Taught Me About Life

• Author: Adam Rogers. Adam Rogers Culture<br>• Date of Publication: 12.19.14. 12.19.14<br>• Time of Publication: 6:30 am. 6:30 am<p>Advertisement<p>Advertisement<p>Related …

Shepard Fairey

Sneakier, more persistent drive-by cryptomining comes to a browser near you | Ars Technica

Resource-draining code hides in pop-under windows that can remain open indefinitely.<p>Researchers have discovered a new technique that lets hackers and …

Information Security

The Pentagon Opened Up to Hackers—And Fixed Thousands of Bugs

The United States government doesn't get along with hackers. That's just <i>how it is</i>. Hacking protected systems, even to reveal their weaknesses, is …

Security

Yuri Milner and the Fellowship of Silicon Valley Science Influencers

“Who are we?”<p>That impossible question opened the 2015 public letter announcing a well-heeled SETI project called Breakthrough Listen. Dozens of …

Twitter Blames Deactivated Trump Account on Exiting Employee

The fact that U.S. President Donald Trump’s Twitter account was deactivated by a rogue employee has raised questions about how much access and …

Donald Trump

Microsoft Engineer Gives Up On Microsoft Edge Halfway Through Presentation, Installs Chrome

The best way to show off Microsoft's cloud migration capabilities is... not Microsoft's latest browser. (Skip to 37:10).

Robert Scoble Resigns From His Consulting Company In The Wake Of Sexual Harassment Allegations

Scoble's partner Shel Israel announced the move in a Facebook post. "His decision is related to recent revelations that Robert engaged in inappropriate behavior."<p>On Sunday afternoon, Shel Israel — Robert Scoble's partner in the consulting company Transformation Group — announced in a Facebook post …

Robert Scoble

11 New Companies Innovating in the Music Industry - Instrumental

<b>Year founded:</b> 2013 <b><br>Headquarters:</b> London, England <b><br>What they do:</b> Use TalentAI tech to discover, track, and analyze emerging online …

Wozniak stalls on iPhone X, has iPhone 8 which is “the same as” iPhone 6

When a phone nerd like Steve Wozniak holds off on the most transformed iPhone in years, something seems off.<p>The co-founder of Apple told CNBC that …

I'm completely in love with Google's $1,000 Pixelbook

Laptops finally came back in full force this year.<p>Apple's MacBook Pros — I'm not even going to get into the Touch Bar — finally grew into their own …

Laptops

The next most powerful supercomputer in the U.S. is almost complete

Computing for Science<p>Inside one of the rooms of the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) at Tennessee, the next fastest and most powerful …

Artificial intelligence will create new kinds of work

WHEN the first printed books with illustrations started to appear in the 1470s in the German city of Augsburg, wood engravers rose up in protest. …

Who Is Thinking About Security and Privacy for Augmented Reality? - MIT Technology Review

Augmented-reality technologies overlay digitally generated audio, visual, or haptic feedback on a user’s perception of the physical world. A …

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Inside Tesla's Secret Second Floor | Backchannel

<b>While working at Tesla,</b> I always enjoyed talking to people after they finished a factory tour. As much as they raved about the amazing automation, …

YouTube Content ID could become an ACTUAL LAW! | Julia Reda Interview

The World Once Laughed at North Korean Cyberpower. No More.

When North Korean hackers tried to steal $1 billion from the New York Federal Reserve last year, only a spelling error stopped them. They were digitally looting an account of the Bangladesh Central Bank, when bankers grew suspicious about a withdrawal request that had misspelled “foundation” as …

North Korea

Google Adds Barebones Antivirus Protection To Chrome Browser For Windows

Google Chrome might be the most popular web browser in the world, but it has long been criticized for the app bloat that has accumulated over the …

How an inmate hacker hid computers in the ceiling and turned his prison upside down

In the summer of 2015, Stan Transkiy was 16 years into a life sentence, and he had finally found a way to occupy his time. Inside the Marion Correctional Institution, which sits on green farmland off a series of quiet roads in rural Ohio, he had carved out a job running a recycling program, a gig …

Crime

At Last, Humanity Gets a Laser-Shooting, Drone-Slaying Dune Buggy

Here in the U.S., small consumer drones are fairly benign nuisances—buzzing around beaches, filming neighborhoods from 400 feet, and hopefully …

Military

Kaspersky, Russia, and the Antivirus Paradox

So far this week, separate reports have indicated that Russia exploited software from Kaspersky Lab to trawl US systems for classified data—in at …

Franklin Foer, author of 'World Without Mind,' on Controlling the Power of Big Tech

Franklin Foer is the author of <i>World Without Mind</i>, a critique of the power held by the big tech companies, and the way it is used in our lives. He …

Democratic Party

DIY 87-Key Macro Keyboard - Because he has too many keyboard shortcuts!

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Silicon Valley Is Inserting Its Biases Into Nearly Every Technology We Use

A new book argues that algorithmic bias is a result of the insular, mostly white tech industry.<p>In 2015, a Google Photo algorithm auto-tagged two black friends as "gorillas," a result of the program having been under-trained to recognize dark-skinned faces. That same year, a British pediatrician was …

Racism

Israeli spies found Russians using Kaspersky software for hacks: media

((This version of the story corrects to remove name of Kaspersky spokesperson cited by Washington Post in 15th paragraph. The story quoted a company statement).)<p>WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Israeli intelligence officials spying on Russian government hackers found they were using Kaspersky Lab antivirus …