UK spies ‘intercepted webcam images of Yahoo users’

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British spy agency GCHQ intercepted webcam images from millions of Yahoo users around the world, according to a report in the GuardianContinue reading

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Video: Could sharks help researchers predict hurricanes?

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During a casual game of golf in 2010, marine biologist Jerry Ault mentioned his latest research project to friend and colleague, Nick Shay. The two are professors at the University of Miami Rosenstiel School of Marine & Atmospheric Science, but their work rarely, if ever, overlaps. Ault tracks the behavior and migratory patterns of marine animals, while Shay studies the waters those animals inhabit.  Continue reading

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Video: Made in America and Forged in TEXAS! American Supercar Takes Title of ‘World’s Fastest’ From Bugatti

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The Hennessey Venom GT has set a speed record for a production car after hitting 270.49 mph on the space shuttle’s landing strip. At that speed, former race driver Brian Smith was covering nearly 400 feet per second while eclipsing the previous record of 268.86 mph held by the Bugatti Veyron Super Sport.  Continue reading

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Bizarre attack infects Linksys routers with self-replicating malware

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Note: This article was published several days ago.  It didn’t make a WIDE pass in the news cycle so should be paid attention to closely as there are many Linksys units out there.

Some 1,000 devices have been hit by the worm, which seeks out others to infect.

Researchers say they have uncovered an ongoing attack that infects home and small-office wireless routers from Linksys with self-replicating malware, most likely by exploiting a code-execution vulnerability in the device firmware.  Continue reading

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Bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox goes offline amid turmoil

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Questions swirled early Tuesday about the future of embattled Bitcoin exchange Mt.Gox after reports that its chief executive had resigned from the board of a key advocacy group and its website appeared to have been disabled.  Continue reading

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Update your iThings: Apple splats scary SSL snooping bug in iOS 6, 7

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Apple has released updates for its mobile operating system iOS to patch a bug that blew apart the integrity of encrypted connections in the right conditions.  Continue reading

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FCC Plans to Overhaul the Rules to Rescue Net Neutrality

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The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is going to bat for an open Internet. The agency plans to rewrite the rules that govern how Internet traffic is delivered from service providers to customers in the wake of a court decision that struck down previous rules protecting net neutralityContinue reading

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US Navy Ready to Deploy Laser for 1st Time

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BATH, Maine – Some of the Navy’s futuristic weapons sound like something out of “Star Wars,” with lasers designed to shoot down aerial drones and electric guns that fire projectiles at hypersonic speeds.  Continue reading

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Wavier jet stream may drive weather shift

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New research suggests that the main system that helps determine the weather over Northern Europe and North America may be changing.  Continue reading

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The Next Big Thing You Missed: A Would-Be Dropbox Meant to Thwart the NSA

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BitTorrent was best known as an internet protocol that let people swap pirated movies and music at the expense of big Hollywood studios and record labels. But then came a Belarusian engineer named Konstantin Lissounov.  Continue reading

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