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Government Must Prepare for When Quantum Computers Can Crack Its Encryption

The agency says the government must develop encryption strong enough to survive a quantum attack.<p>US lawmakers including Senator John McCain and Dianne Feinstein are attempting to undermine technology companies' efforts to encrypt everyone's communications, citing dangers to law enforcement. But …

UCLA open sources image detector that can see what we can't

UCLA has released the source code to powerful image detection software that can see an object's every detail at high speed -- key for applications like fingerprint and iris scanning, or self-driving cars. It starts by identifying an object's edges and then looking for and extracting its other, …

Bernie Sanders' foreign policy judgment is better than Clinton's experience

As Bernie Sanders has risen in the polls, he has been taking increasing heat for some of his apparently vague foreign policy positions and the fact that his campaign does not have a team of establishment foreign policy advisers, unlike typical front-running candidates.<p>Instead of just questioning …

Foreign Policy

Trump Was Once Obama's Punch Line — But Almost No One Is Laughing Now

Twice in those bow-tied comedy dinner routines before a crowd of journalists, President Obama lambasted Donald Trump. He joked in 2011 that Trump, who was hot on the trail of Obama's birth certificate, was a conspiracy theorist waiting to reveal the fake moon landing, then roasted him for making …

Government

Newly Discovered Exploit Makes Every iPhone Remotely Hackable

The government would <i>love</i> to get its hands on a foolproof way to break into the new highly encrypted iPhone. And it looks like some clever hackers …

“My little war-porn addiction”: David Shields on how the New York Times made the Iraq and Afghanistan wars look “really cool, really glamorous, really bloodless”

Salon talks to David Shields about the Times’ “jingoistic flag waving” in its “war is heck” photography<p>The idiosyncratic Seattle-based writer David Shields was startled as he followed the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq through the New York Times’ visual representation. “At least once a week I would …

Obama gets personal in criminal justice push

WASHINGTON (AP) — As President Barack Obama has toured the country in a recent push for a criminal justice overhaul, he's worried publicly about the …

New Jersey

How This Small Business Is Tackling Poverty And Paying Its Employees Twice The Minimum Wage

This Pennsylvania-based business says that the minimum wage in the state is a “poverty wage.” Instead, they’re opting to pay their employees nearly twice that.<p>The Lancaster Food Company was started last year by Charlie Crystle and Craig Lauer, an entrepreneur and a foodie, respectively. They sell …

Entrepreneurship

Some Dumb Questions and Some Smart Answers

The candidates debated each other, the moderators and reality.

Is the NSA trying to warn us that cryptography is dead? - ExtremeTech

<i>For those partners and vendors that have not yet made the transition to Suite B algorithms, we recommend not making a significant expenditure to do</i> …

Why You Should Be Using a VPN (and How to Choose One)

You may know what a VPN, or Virtual Private Network, is; you probably don’t use one. You <i>really should</i> be using a VPN, and even if you don’t think so …

Apple is refusing to unlock an iPhone 5s for US law enforcement

Law enforcement agencies in the US have hit back at Apple for not unlocking an iPhone that could help them solve a criminal investigation they're working on.<p>The US Justice Department wants Apple to bypass the lock screen on an iPhone in compliance with a search warrant but Apple is refusing to …

A riddle wrapped in a curve

If you’re looking for a nice dose of crypto conspiracy theorizing <i>and</i> want to read a paper by some very knowledgeable cryptographers, I have just the …

Mathematics

New attacks on Network Time Protocol can defeat HTTPS and create chaos

Exploits can be used to snoop on encrypted traffic and cause debilitating outages.<p>Serious weaknesses in the Internet's time-synchronization mechanism …

Information Security

Let's Encrypt to issue free HTTPS certificates from next month

Let’s Encrypt has announced that its free security certificates are now trusted by all major browsers, bringing the organization’s mission to offer free HTTPS encryption to all sites one step closer to reality.<p>As an open certificate authority run by the Internet Security Research Group (ISRG) and …

IT security

NY Cops Used 'Stingray' Spy Tool 46 Times Without Warrant

The police department in Erie County, New York fought hard to prevent the New York Civil Liberties Union from obtaining records about its use of a …

How Music Affects Your Productivity

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Music has a way of expressing that which cannot be put into words.<p>It is for this reason (and many more) that music is regarded as one of the triumphs of human creativity-but does music itself help one to create?<p>This is an important …

People sleeping two hours less than in 1960s risking serious health problems

Cancer, heart disease and obesity are all linked to reduced sleep, researchers say, as they reveal we are sleeping between one and two hours less than people in the Sixties<p>People are sleeping between one and two hours less than in the 1960s due to the increased pressure of life and modern …

Sleep

There Is An Epidemic Of Republicans Plagiarizing From Rand Paul

Eight Republican candidates have literally copied and pasted from Rand Paul's "issues" page.<p>Sen. Rand Paul's libertarian vision for the Republican Party future has such broad appeal that a generation of Republican candidates is copying his platform — and in many cases, literally copying and pasting …

Rand Paul

Drones vs. balloons: Zuckerberg explains why wings are better for the internet than helium

Advertisement<p>14 Comments<p>Credit: Facebook<p>When Facebook(s fb) and Internet.org revealed their intentions on Thursday to connect the developing world …

After US squashes no-spy hopes, European leaders discuss ways to protect citizens’ data

Advertisement<p>5 Comments<p>German Chancellor Angela Merkel has thrown her weight behind the idea of keeping European online communications within Europe …