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US gives up its last bit of control over the internet – but really, it’s just a PR stunt

On Friday, the United States government announced that it would give up the last vestige of control it still exerts over the internet, and would hand over control for DNS maintenance and the assignment of new global domains to ICANN … Continue reading

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Kinect has been evaluated for mass surveillance, GCHQ spy docs reveal

However it’s unclear if spy agency has used the Xbox tech.  The UK intelligence agency GCHQ had previously evaluated the potential of the Xbox 360′s Kinect camera for bulk surveillance purposes, a new report claims.

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US Navy Ready to Deploy Laser for 1st Time

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. 

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N.S.A. Devises Radio Pathway Into Computers

WASHINGTON — The National Security Agency has implanted software in nearly 100,000 computers around the world that allows the United States to conduct surveillance on those machines and can also create a digital highway for launching cyberattacks.

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NASA’s Ironman-like exoskeleton showcased

Marvel Comic’s fictional superhero, Ironman, uses a powered armor suit that allows him superhuman strength. While NASA’s X1 robotic exoskeleton can’t do what you see in the movies, the latest robotic, space technology, spinoff derived from NASA’s Robonaut 2 project … Continue reading

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Associated Press Reporting USPS takes photos of all mail

The Postal Service takes pictures of every piece of mail processed in the United States _ 160 billion last year _ and keeps them on hand for up to a month.

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FBI Admits to surveillance of U.S. with Drones

FBI Director Robert Mueller said today the bureau was surveilling the United States with drones. 

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FCC Chief steps down.

Julius Genachowski isn’t the only member of the Federal Communications Commission who is leaving the FCC. Commissioner Robert McDowell also announced his departure a couple of days ago after serving since 2006. The Republican McDowell and Democrat Genachowski found common … Continue reading

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Worlds Greatest CON man warns Facebook is a Identity thief’s, playground!!

Con air … Leonardo DiCaprio as Frank Abagnale Jr in Steven Spielberg’s Catch Me If You Can. Photograph: Moviestore Collection/Rex Features Frank Abagnale, the man dubbed the world’s greatest conman, has issued a stark warning about the dangers of identity … Continue reading

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Netflix Prepared for Post Office Slowdown

Netflix Prepared for Post Office Slowdown | Forbes. We have been covering the USPS slowdown and closure of some processing centers, in several previous posts.

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