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Putin Sets $110,000 Bounty for Cracking Tor as Anonymous Internet Usage in Russia Surges - Bloomberg

From time to time, Edward Snowden's face pops up on video-chat monitors stationed at technology conferences. Broadcasting from Russia where he's …

Google Offers A Free Crash Course In Android Development

Google has teamed up with Udacity to make available a free course in Android development available to all – complete with videos, quizzes, course materials and forums. The course is called “Developing Android Apps: Android Fundamentals,” and it provides everything you need to learn how to make an …

Improving Your Malware Forensics Skills

<i>By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.</i> <i><br>~ Benjamin Franklin</i><p>In many ways preparation is key to success. Look at any sporting event and the …

7 Things You Should Know About Tor

Cached Domain Credentials in Vista/7 (aka why full drive encryption is important)

Recently, I was conducting a security policy audit of a mid-size tech company and asked if they were using any form of disk encryption on their …

Bank-Busting Jihadi Botnet Comes Back To Life. But Who Is Controlling It This Time?

The powerful botnet Brobot spent almost a year attacking American financial institutions before disappearing as quickly as it appeared. For the last 12 months, it looked as if this dangerous cyber-threat had been defeated for good. Now Brobot is back, security experts have revealed, and it looks as …

19 Websites That Will Make You Smarter

Tired of wasting your time watching cat videos or scrolling through your Facebook newsfeed? Want to be more productive next time you go online?<p>Here’s …

Aerofex hoverbike could be yours by 2017

The Aero-X hoverbike from Aerofex is slated for a commercial release in 2017 for just $85,000. Chump change, right?<p>Aerofex's hoverbike made a pretty big splash when the Californian company showed off its working prototype all the way back in 2012, but then it went eerily silent. Now, Aerofex has …

Carbon Fiber

How the NSA can 'turn on' your phone remotely

Even if you power off your cell phone, the U.S. government can turn it back on.<p>That's what ex-spy Edward Snowden revealed in last week's interview with NBC's Brian Williams. It sounds like sorcery. Can someone truly bring your phone back to life without touching it?<p>No. But government spies can get …

Math Nerds Just Figured Out How To Speed Up Your LTE Network

It is a given in human history that no mobile network is fast enough. We always want downloads and uploads to go as fast as possible. The problem is …

eCool Chills Your Beer And Saves Electricity

Beer drinking has officially become a way to save the earth…well sort of. The eCool beer cooler works like none other you have ever seen before. …

Emails showing Google's closeness with the NSA Director really aren't that surprising

Last week, Al-Jazeera caused a minor shitstorm by publishing a short stack of emails between ex-NSA Director Keith Alexander and Google execs Sergey …

Bond producers snag film rights to the Snowden story

A secret meeting in Hong Kong, a stunning revelation and a pulitzer prize-winning news story. Sound exciting enough to grace the silver screen? Sony sure thinks so -- the company's film branch just bought up the rights to Glenn Greenwald's <i>No Place to Hide</i>, the story behind the journalist's fabled …

Latest Snowden leak reveals the NSA intercepted and bugged Cisco routers

As promised, the release of Glenn Greenwald's new book, <i>No Place to Hide</i>, has brought plenty more Snowden leaks, and one document is particularly mind-blowing. The photo above shows an NSA team intercepting and bugging a Cisco router before it's sent to a customer who's been targeted for …

Mind-controlled prosthetic arm from Segway inventor gets FDA approval

Nearly eight years ago, DARPA, the US Defense Department's advanced research agency, set out to find a better solution for amputees than the metal hooks still widely used today. Now, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted its approval to one of the projects that came from that effort: a …

This Smart Lighter Will Help You Quit Smoking

A new Internet-connected lighter called Quitbit will light your cigarette, but wean you off a smoking habit too.<p>A new Kickstarter campaign called …

FCC Confirms Chairman Will Revise Net Neutrality Proposal

The pressure on FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler to save net neutrality seems to be working. Wheeler is revising his own proposal of new net neutrality …

Intel To Release Its First 4GHz Processor

If information uncovered by Chinese website EXPreview is to be believed, Intel's soon-to-be-released replacement for its current Intel Core i7-4770K CPU will be the company’s first that ships with a clock speed of 4GHz.<p>The new CPU is part of a range of refreshed chips due to be launched some time …

FBI: We need wiretap-ready Web sites - now

CNET learns the FBI is quietly pushing its plan to force surveillance backdoors on social networks, VoIP, and Web e-mail providers, and that the bureau is asking Internet companies not to oppose a law making those backdoors mandatory.<p>The FBI is asking Internet companies not to oppose a …

Surveillance

Installing the world's first electronic spine

In <i>The Washington Post</i> this week, reporter Jim Tankersley follows a team of doctors as they install one of the world's first electronic spine replacements, dubbed the Neurobridge. The patient is paralyzed from the chest down, but researchers hope the Neurobridge can restore control of his hands. A …

How I used Heartbleed to steal a site’s private crypto key

Extracting keys from unpatched servers requires skill, but it's eminently doable.<p>By now everyone knows about the OpenSSL Heartbleed vulnerability: a …

Homeland Security Tells Americans To Avoid Using Internet Explorer

The Department of Homeland Security is advising online users against Microsoft’s Internet Explorer browser after researchers discovered a security flaw over the weekend.<p>On Saturday, Milpitas, Calif.-based FireEye Research Labs identified a vulnerability affecting Internet Explorer versions 6 to 11, …

Video of the Day: Watch Two Guys Illegally Scale One of the World's Tallest Buildings (video)

What’s more crazy than a Russian climbing a ridiculously high building in Russia? A Russian (these guys are actually Ukrainian) climbing a …

The Wellograph Tells You Both The Time And Your Exercise Quality

Activity monitors are all the rage, these days. Everybody’s got a Fuelband, or a heart rate tracker, or a sleep band, or some sort of device that …

Don't Believe The Hype: These New Services Won't Protect You From The NSA

On its website, the company Private WiFi sells virtual private networks that it says can resist government snooping. “Don’t want the government to know what you are doing? Then it’s time to get a VPN," the company says.<p>Another such company, HideIPVPN, makes a similar promise.“NSA and FBI are spying …

App Controlled Smart Egg Tray

Do you use a lot of eggs in your home but on an irregular basis? Do you get to the supermarket and rack your brain trying to remember if you needed …

This Company Says Its Software Could Have Prevented Snowden’s NSA Leaks

<b>Government servants are hardly the best paid</b> employees in the world, even if they are spies. But the older ones do have pensions of the sort most …

This $50 Box Will Cover Your Online Tracks—If You Don't Mind Waiting Around

The Safeplug box plugs into your router and reroutes its traffic through Tor, helping users escape detection. But be warned, it takes some time.<p><b>The way most of us surf the web now</b>, traffic takes a pretty direct route. The request you make for a website goes directly from your computer to a server …