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Why We Should Be Unsettled that Germany Is Debating Acquiring Nuclear Weapons

Tornado combat aircraft of the German Air Force on December 2, 2015, in Hamburg, Germany.<p>You can now read in English the article that spoiled many a …

Geopolitics

16-Year-Old Teen Hacked Apple Servers, Stole 90GB of Secure Files

Well, there's something quite embarrassing for Apple fans. Though Apple servers are widely believed to be unhackable, a 16-year-old high school …

Security

Hacker Unlocks 'God Mode' and Shares the 'Key'

At Black Hat USA and DEF CON, researcher Christopher Domas showed how he found backdoors that may exist in many different CPUs.<p>When a room filled …

Information Security

Firefox now supports the newest internet security protocol

Last Friday, the Internet Engineering Task Force released the final version of TLS 1.3. This is a major update to TLS 1.2, the security protocol that secures much of the web by, among other things, providing the layer that handles the encryption of every HTTPS connection.<p>The updated spec promises …

Information Security

Security Flaws On Comcast’s Login Page Exposed Customers’ Personal Information

Joe Raedle / Getty Images<p>Comcast Xfinity inadvertently exposed the partial home addresses and Social Security numbers of more than 26.5 million …

Security

New method makes cracking WPA/WPA2 Wi-Fi network passwords easier and faster

Major password-cracking tool, Hashcat, found a simpler way to hack your WPA/WPA2 enabled Wi-Fi networks. Here's what businesses need to know.<p>A new …

Wi-Fi

Google Is Building a City of the Future in Toronto. Would Anyone Want to Live There?

It could be the coolest new neighborhood on the planet—or a peek into the Orwellian metropolis that knows everything you did last night.<p><b>TORONTO—Even with a chilly mid-May</b> breeze blowing off Lake Ontario, this city’s western waterfront approaches idyllic. The lake laps up against the boardwalk, …

Smart Cities

Alt-Right Troll To Father Killer: The Unraveling Of Lane Davis

<b>Nearly everyone on Samish Island</b> knew Chuck Davis, a bighearted retiree who lived in the handsome gray shingle house with the best view of Samish …

Coast Salish

Earth Overshoot Day: Humans are using Earth's resources faster than ever, group warns

A hummingbird flew into New York’s Times Square Friday, and has been hovering and flitting high over the heads of tourists and workers ever since.<p>Never mind that the bird arrived via jumbo screen — the arresting image was intended to turn attention to humanity's tenuous place in nature. The …

Times Square

The death of truth: how we gave up on facts and ended up with Trump

Trump made 2,140 false or misleading claims during his first year in office – an average of 5.9 a day<p>For decades, objectivity – or even the aim of ascertaining the best available truth – has been falling out of favour<p>Doubt is our product, since it is the best means of competing with the ‘body of …

Fake News

The Worst Cybersecurity Breaches of 2018 So Far

Looking back at the first six months of 2018, there haven't been as many government leaks and global ransomware attacks as there were by this time …

Cybersecurity

It’s No Accident Americans Are Still Broke in a Booming Economy

A new study shows exactly how badly you're getting screwed, and why.<p>Populist appeals to Americans angry at their place in the world powered Donald Trump to the presidency. But even though Trump has spent his time in the White House pushing policies that benefit the monied classes as opposed to …

While everyone was focused on GDPR, the NIS Directive snuck in through the back door

As we’ve seen from recent cyberattacks such as WannaCry and NotPetya — which are generally attributed to North Korea and Russia respectively — attacks on critical infrastructure can have a devastating impact on industrial production and hence on quarterly profits, with global estimated losses in …

Yes, the Splinternet Is a Thing. Here's Why You Should Care

The internet is coming apart. Here's what it means for your business.<p>Right now, most democratic countries see one internet. Not for nothing is it called the World Wide Web, and since its commercialization, its content has been generally accessible to all but those living in authoritarian societies. …

These Are the Idyllic Greek Islands American Tourists Don’t Know About

You probably think you know what the Greek islands look like, and to a certain extent you do. The rocky terraces and blinding-white houses with blue …

European Travel

Harlan Ellison wrote Star Trek’s greatest episode. He hated it.

The famously cantankerous science-fiction legend died this week. The story of “City on the Edge of Forever” represents his career in miniature.<p>Harlan Ellison, the legendary, legendarily irascible speculative fiction writer who died this week at age 84, wrote the greatest episode of <i>Star Trek</i> ever …

Photos: Soccer Fields Around the World

One of the most appealing aspects of soccer is its simplicity—a ball, some open space, goal markers, and you can play. As the 2018 World Cup kicks off in Russia, with matches held in massive modern arenas, here is a look at the beautiful game in action in some smaller and more unusual venues around …

Rio De Janeiro

Meltdown-Like 'LazyFP' Vulnerability Impacts Intel CPUs

<b>Intel and software vendors have started informing users about a new vulnerability involving side channel speculative execution that could be</b> …

Cyclades

On a quest to find the Greek islands of your dreams? Start, here, in the Cyclades (Κυκλάδες). Rugged, sun-drenched outcrops of rock, anchored in azure seas and liberally peppered with snow-white villages and blue-domed churches, this is Greece straight from central casting, with stellar …

Century-Old Decisions That Impact Children Every Day

Alexandra Lange's interest in school design started in her childhood, when she read <i>Little House on the Prairie,</i> with its indelible depiction of Laura's one-room schoolhouse in Wisconsin.<p>Today, she's an architecture and design critic. Her new book, <i>The Design of Childhood,</i> considers the physical …

Education

The internet was supposed to save democracy. I asked 4 tech optimists what went wrong.

After Cambridge Analytica, social networks look less like a savior than a menace.<p>The internet was supposed to save democracy.<p>The web, and in particular social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter, were supposed to make information easier and freer to share, to advantage the citizen at the …

Atlanta officials reveal worsening effects of cyber attack

(Reuters) - The Atlanta cyber attack has had a more serious impact on the city's ability to deliver basic services than previously understood, a city official said at a public meeting on Wednesday, as she proposed an additional $9.5 million to help pay for recovery costs.<p>Atlanta's administration …

VPNFilter Poses Broader Threat Than First Thought; Endpoints At Risk Too

New research shows the router and NAS system malware affects more vendor devices as well, Cisco Talos says.

Post-quantum<br>Cryptography VPN

Post-quantum Crypto and VPNs Every time you make a secure connection over the internet – to your bank, to Facebook, or nearly anywhere online – …

Who had ICANN suing a German registrar over GDPR and Whois? Congrats, it's happening

Time for plan C, says DNS overlord stuck in a privacy bindA fight over private information and the internet's domain name system is heading to a …

The Next Privacy Battle in Europe Is Over This New Law

The new European data privacy legislation is so stringent that it could kill off data-driven online services and chill innovations like driverless cars, tech industry groups warn.<p>The American Chamber of Commerce to the European Union called the legislation “overly strict.” The Developers Alliance, …

Privacy

Be cautious, free VPNs are selling your data to 3rd parties

It isn’t unusual to find companies using deceptive practices when trying to market and grow their brands. One niche where this is very rife is in the VPN industry. It was recently revealed that contrary to claims on their websites, 26 of the 117 most popular VPN services log user data despite …

“Firesheep,” “Idiocy” Reveal Gaping Privacy Holes in Twitter, Facebook, Foursquare, More

This week, security experts put pressure on companies such as Facebook, Twitter, Foursquare, and Google to close a gaping privacy hole.<p>Many websites you use every day–like Facebook, Twitter, Google, Foursquare–have a big honking security problem that lets a determined snooper on your Wi-Fi hotspot …

The US Military Has Released a Mysterious Report on 'Warp Drives'. Here's What Physicists Think About It

Could we really have faster-than-light travel?<p>Sometime after August 2008, the US Department of Defence contracted dozens of researchers to look into …