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What the massive government breach means for your personal data

One in 14 Americans may have just lost tons of their personal information — everything from their Social Security Number and birthdates to notes on …

Russia is biggest threat to American national security, says US air force chief

Russia is the biggest threat to US national security and America must boost its military presence throughout Europe even as Nato allies face budget challenges and scale back spending, the US air force secretary, Deborah James, said on Wednesday.<p>“I do consider Russia to be the biggest threat,” James …

No One Is Safe: $300 Gadget Steals Encryption Keys out of the Air, and It’s Nearly Unstoppable

Just when you thought you were safe, a new hacking toy comes along and rocks your world. Imagine a tool exists that lets hackers pluck encryption …

New Device Provides Secure and Anonymous Wi-Fi With an Incredible 2.5-mile Range

Next month during the Def Con hacker conference in Las Vegas, security researcher Ben Caudill will unveil a potentially game changing device called a …

The next Cold War is here: China, Russia and the ghosts of Dwight Eisenhower

<b>(RT/YouTube screenshot)</b><p>As America lurches from crisis to crisis, our foreign policy elites can’t even agree on our principal adversary<p>Michael T. Klare<p>July 2, 2015 9:30am (UTC)<p>This piece originally appeared on TomDispatch.<p>America’s grand strategy, its long-term blueprint for advancing national …

The F-35 can't outmaneuver a plane it is meant to replace

According to a brief written by an F-35 pilot and obtained by David Axe at War is Boring, the new jet was "at a distinct energy disadvantage" compared to a rival F-16 during a mock dogfight.<p>During a dogfight, planes make use of kinetic and potential energy to effectively carry out maneuvers — a …

Aviation

The Islamic State One Year Later: Who's Winning the War?

Islamic State's Projection of Territory Under Its Control by 2020<p>June 29 marks the first anniversary of the proclamation of Islamic State (IS). It has been a busy year. After conquering an area covering over 80,000 square miles and including a population of approximately 10 million people, IS has …

Middle East

YC-Backed Cymmetria Uses Virtual Machines To Decoy And Detect Hackers

YC-backed Cymmetria, which is uncloaking from stealth now after around a year working its cyber security startup business, wants to tilt the traditional security odds so it’s hackers who are left feeling vulnerable and on their guard — by giving the businesses whose systems are under attack a ‘home …

Cybersecurity

Think it's cool Facebook can auto-tag you in pics? So does the government | Trevor Timm

Our own government, as well as police and intelligence agencies around the world, will likely mine facial recognition data or create their own databases<p>State-of-the-art facial recognition technology, which had been the stuff of hypothetical privacy nightmares for years, is becoming a startling …

Surveillance

IRS employees can use 'password' as a password? No wonder we get hacked | Trevor Timm

Why should anyone trust what the US government says on cybersecurity when they can’t secure the systems they have full control over?<p>The public is finally starting to learn what security experts have been warning for years: the US government has no idea what it’s doing when it comes to …

Washington D.C.

Fast Track Offer to American Airlines Elite Status - Points Miles & Martinis

American Airlines is offering a targeted <b>fast-track offer to elite status</b>. This means that you can earn either American Gold, Platinum, or even …

11 popular programming languages that can help you land a job

There are thousands of programming languages, but some are far more popular than others. When a company goes out to find new programming talent, they're looking for people familiar with the languages and systems they already use — and they don't always want to experiment with newcomers like Google …

Programming Languages

How not to regret your career, from the head of Silicon Valley's greatest startup factory

Y Combinator President Sam Altman looked onto the room of 3,000 interns at Internapalooza in San Francisco on Thursday night, and delivered good news — to only one person.<p>"Someone in this room I am very confident is going to found a multi-billion dollar company that will change the world in a very …

Silicon Valley

AI: will the machines ever rise up?

Photograph: Allstar/FILM4/Sportsphoto Ltd./Allstar<p>AI robot Ava in the film Ex Machina.<p>276<p>http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2015/6/26/1435336089165/d54bd006-7cc6-4a38-abe8-e7acb3d9c882-460x276.jpeg<p>460<p>Photograph: Allstar/FILM4/Sportsphoto Ltd./Allstar<p>AI robot Ava in the film …

The most common airline fees, and how to avoid them

U.S. airlines are making record profits from extra fees for things like checked bags, seat selections, priority boarding, extra legroom and anything …

The Container Format Wars Are Over--Docker Won. But CoreOS Didn't Necessarily Lose

A year or so ago a schism surfaced in the container ecosystem as CoreOS, once one of the most important Docker ecosystem players, announced is own container standard. At the time, CoreOS’s CEO Alex Polvi talked to the tensions within the ecosystem as the eponymously named commercial Docker entity …

Inside the race to create the next generation of satellite internet

Is the sky big enough for two multi-billion dollar satellite internet projects? In the next two years, we’ll find out if entrepreneurs driven by human betterment—one looking up at the heavens and humanity’s future, the other looking down to the earth’s neediest—can share a shot at creating the next …

Space Travel