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The Future of Cybersecurity Is Being Written in the Israeli Desert

Inside the vast cybersecurity complex being built in the desert city of Beersheba.<p>In its ambition to be the cybersecurity capital of the world, Israel is busy building a vast military-industrial security megacomplex in the working class city of Beersheba, improbably located in the southern Israeli …

Top Six Airline Customer Service Moments of 2015

<i>Editors' Pick: Originally Published Thursday, Dec. 17.</i><p>The airline industry receives a lot of complaints, but a little known fact is that it also …

The new Air Force One kitted out with improved nuclear defenses to fend off heat-seeking missiles and resist nuclear blasts under plans being finalized with Boeing

Six stories tall, with 4,000 square feet of space and the strength to withstand a nuclear blast, it has become a symbol of American power.<p>But even …

Scientists just discovered a key reason why 'jerks' often succeed at work

Most notably, the late Steve Jobs led Apple to become one of the most successful companies in the world, despite being known as someone who shouted and cursed at employees and made derogatory remarks about their work.<p>You might assume that these relatively unlikable people are successful because …

Terrifying moment an Airbus A320 aborted its landing when it was buffeted by strong gales as Storm Clodagh battered Britain

This is the terrifying moment a plane had to abort its landing due to high winds as Storm Clodagh continues to batter Britain with 60mph …

Weather

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Airbus' Removable Cabin Patent Is An Exciting Glimpse Into The Future

Airbus has received a patent for a new feature that could not only revolutionise aeroplane design but would completely eradicate one of flying's …

There are so many Israeli startups in New York that an Israeli founded a startup to serve them

If Israel is a startup nation of 8 million people, its diaspora in New York seems no less keen on entrepreneurship. A year after launching Israeli Startups NYC—the firm helps Israeli tech entrepreneurs with immigration issues, business development, legal paperwork, and the like—founder Lior Vaknin …

Researchers poke hole in custom crypto built for Amazon Web Services

Even when engineers do everything by the book, secure crypto is still hard.<p>Underscoring just how hard it is to design secure cryptographic software, …

Wow! Milky Way Glows Over New Zealand in Stunning Photo

The Milky Way becomes a midnight rainbow across the sky in the stunning panorama.<p>This image was taken by astrophotographer Amit Kamble from the …

Stellar Graveyard Reveals Clues About Milky Way's Ancient Birth

NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has peered far back in time, detecting clues about how the Milky Way galaxy came together, shortly after the universe's …

Universe

How two F/A-18s brought their pilots home after colliding mid-air during air combat training

The risky business of being an adversary pilot.<p>Dissimilar Air Combat Training (DACT) is one of the most important parts in the training of modern …

These Are the Most Annoying Passengers on Your Flight

You know, the ones who kick the back of your seat.<p>With Thanksgiving less than one month away, our excitement for the holidays is growing by the …

Secrets behind the upside-down flight landings of bats revealed

Scientists reveal how bats routinely land upside down on a ceiling<p>It is an aerial maneuver far beyond the capabilities of even the most sophisticated modern aircraft: landing upside down on a ceiling. But it is routine business for bats, and now scientists have learned precisely how they do …

Agencies explore communication used in Paris attacks

Following the terror attacks in Paris that left 129 dead and about 350 others injured, intelligence agencies are exploring the communication methods …

Israel to annex Golan Heights after 'billion barrel' oil find

After a massive oil find in Syria's Golan Heights, occupied by Israel since 1967, Israel is asking President Obama to recognise its annexation of the …

These Are Edward Snowden's Favorite Security Tools (That Anyone Can Use)

In a recent interview, Edward Snowden unveiled his top five security tools that he uses all the time to protect his communications and devices …

Why Apple can’t decrypt your iPhone

Many governments are looking for Apple to give them a way into the iPhone so that law enforcement agencies can access it to retrieve personal data …

Privacy

The Unhackable iPhone Has Been Compromised: "Intelligence Agencies Can Intercept Calls, Messages, & Access Data"

Iphone maker Apple, Inc. claimed last month that their latest iteration of the wildly popular handheld device was <b>unhackable</b>. According to HackRead, …

Apple

An Introduction to Learning and Using DNS Records

What's the difference between an A record and a CNAME? Why does my email need an MX record? Why does Google require a TXT record? We'll tell you why.

UK bill forcing ISPs to store users’ browsing history to be published today

New surveillance laws in the works will require broadband providers to store details of every site citizens visited in the past 12 months, reports the BBC.<p>Set to be published today, the draft Investigatory Powers bill will allow police and security forces to access these records, while councils …

U.K. Users’ Online Activity To Be Logged Under New Surveillance Law

The U.K. government has today published a draft bill setting out new surveillance powers that if passed into law will allow the security and intelligence agencies to more deeply probe Brits’ digital activity by requiring U.K. ISPs keep a log of all the websites visited by Internet users over the …

No Evidence Farting Livestock Caused Emergency Landing, Airline Says

Wake up, sheeple.<p>Singapore Airlines is refuting media reports that a Malaysia-bound flight had to make an emergency landing last week because the gas and manure from a group of sheep set off the plane's smoke alarm.<p>The controversy stemmed from a report in The Aviation Herald, a website that records …

Apple May Have To Stop Selling iPhone In The UK If Surveillance Law Passes

I know, that headline is quite the starting point, but stay with me here, there’s some possibility in this. First, here’s the tweet from Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales which inspired me to write this:<p>Here’s the deal. The UK government is trying to pass legislation that will prevent anyone from using …

Selling

The 27 hottest Israeli startups of 2015

2015 has been a record-breaker for VC funding. The valuations of young companies are skyrocketing and private-equity bankers have arrived in droves, as have Chinese investors.<p>It all adds up to a very healthy tech community, overflowing with innovation.<p>We recently visited Israel and met with many, …

Employment

Why Israel is leading fintech innovation

Over the past couple of decades, Israel has developed a strong fintech ecosystem thanks to continued overseas interest, a local commitment to innovation, and a community that’s dedicated to addressing the emerging needs of this industry.<p>The Israeli fintech industry continues to grow so impressively …

Internet firms to be banned from offering unbreakable encryption under new laws

Companies such as Apple, Google and others will no longer be able to offer encryption so advanced that even they cannot decipher it when asked to under the Investigatory Powers Bill<p>Internet and social media companies will be banned from putting customer communications beyond their own reach under …

Toshiba and BT boast 'unhackable' network security with new quantum cryptography tech

...though Toshiba later concedes technology cannot thwart all types of attack