Jonathan Smith

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If The Government Can Access Our Facebook Data, What Happens When We Have Computers On Our Faces?

Wearables will follow a similar path as the smartphone market, Forrester analysts predicted in April 2012. “Wearables will move mainstream,” they said.<p>But will they?<p>Do you believe this?<p>Do I?<p>Maybe?<p>From fitness trackers to smartwatches to computers you wear on your face, this emerging market, enabled …

Watch Live in HD: Solstitial Supermoon Achieves Perigee-Syzygy

As if you needed an excuse to stare at the beautiful full moon, tonight our natural satellite will be closer to Earth than at any other point in the …

Deaf Boy Hears Dad For First Time (+Video)

<b>Deaf boy hears dad: A three year old became the first child in the United States to get a new kind of implant as part of an experimental trial, and</b> …

The wide world of hacking in China

China has been cited as allegedly hacking into U.S. government and corporate networks for years now. Generally, the thinking has been that the government is the only entity in the country actively hacking. But a new report seems to indicate that's not even close to the truth.<p>The News York Times on …

Chinese hackers reportedly accessed designs for advanced US weapons systems

According to the <i>Washington Post</i>, which has seen a confidential section of a report prepared by the Defense Science Board for the Pentagon, the designs for more than two dozen advanced US weapons systems were accessed by Chinese hackers. The public version of the report, titled "Resilient Military …

Passwords on Your Skin and in Your Stomach: Inside Google’s Wild Motorola Research Projects

Asa Mathat | D: All Things Digital Motorola’s Dennis Woodside and Regina Dugan<p>Entering a password is so irritating and clumsy that only about half of …

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It’s not just the US—most countries are spying more on their citizens these days

The revelation that the US National Security Agency seems to be collecting the phone records of millions of Verizon customers is shocking, but it’s actually part of a growing trend in which governments worldwide are relying on widespread, unrestricted surveillance in the name of national security.<p>A …

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Anonymous Just Leaked a Trove of NSA Documents

In the wake of last night’s revelation that everyone in the world has a creepy NSA-shaped stalker, defenders of online liberty and generally angry …

Google patents new facial recognition technology to let users unlock phones with a wink and a smile

Google first implemented face-unlock in ICS, and since then, it's been hard at work improving the feature and acquiring new IP related to it. Last fall, the search giant patented a way for multiple users to use face-unlock on a single device. This week it obtained a new patent for a method that …

Obama ordered cyber attack target list to be created, according to leaked document

President Obama hasn't been shy about engaging the public and other nations on digital issues, and that includes the idea of cyber warfare. While his administration has been pretty aggressive in building up our cyber defenses, our offensive capabilities have remained somewhat more mysterious. …

US assisting Middle Eastern allies against cyber threats from Iran

The US is assisting Middle East allies in building up cyber defences to counter growing attacks from Iran, it was reported on Sunday.<p>The New York …

Spy Whistleblower Comes Forward, Says “NSA Routinely Lies”

The NSA whistleblower who exposed America’s massive spying operation has come out and taken an interview with the leak reporter, <i>The Guardian</i>‘s Glenn Greenwald. “The NSA has built an infrastructure that allows it to intercept almost everything. With this capability, the vast majority of human …

Pressure builds on US over Hong Kong civilian hacking allegations

Political pressure on the United States to address claims that it hacked hundreds of targets in Hong Kong has begun to build in the …

Smile! Hackers Can Silently Access Your Webcam Right Through The Browser (Again)

You know those people who put tape over their laptop’s webcam to keep digital peeping toms at bay? They’re not crazy.<p>A new proof of concept is making the rounds today that demonstrates how a hacker can snap pics off your webcam, right through the browser, with no consent required.<p>Well, technically, …

Insignificant bug keeps encrypted disks unlocked after ejecting in OS X

Apple's CoreStorage disk encryption technology has a small bug that will keep a disk unlocked, even after it has been ejected from the system.<p>In OS X Lion, Apple introduced a drive management technology called CoreStorage. When enabled, CoreStorage will create a "logical volume group" out of one or …

Researchers able to predict iOS-generated hotspot passwords in less than a minute

Anyone who's tried to tether to their iPhone or iPad will recall how iOS manages to craft its own passwords when used as a personal hotspot. The aim is to ensure that anyone sharing a data connection will get some degree of security, regardless of whether or not they tinker with the password …

Facebook security bug exposed 6 million users' personal information (update)

Today, Facebook announced a security bug that compromised the personal account information of six million users. In a post on the Facebook Security page, the site's White Hat team explained that some of the information the site uses to deliver friend recommendations was "inadvertently stored with …

Three Steps You Can Take to Protect Yourself From Online Spying

The recent PRISM scandal has validated both the general public's growing unease with federal law enforcement agencies, and many of the fringe …

You Should Stop Using Your iOS-Generated Hotspot Password Right Now

The ability to turn your iPhone into a Wi-Fi hotspot is a fantastically useful little tool in and of itself. But Apple, being the generous overlord …