A secret and scrappy court battle that Yahoo launched to resist the NSA’s PRISM spy program came to an end in 2008 because the Feds threatened the internet giant with a massive $250,000 a day fine if it didn’t comply.
CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Sept. 3, 2014 — Akamai Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: AKAM), the leading provider of cloud services for delivering, optimizing and securing online content and business applications, today released, through the company’s Prolexic Security Engineering & Research Team (PLXsert), a new cybersecurity threat advisory. The advisory alerts enterprises to a high-risk threat of IptabLes and IptabLex infections on Linux systems. Malicious actors may use infected Linux systems to launch distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks against the entertainment industry and other verticals. The advisory is available for download from Prolexic (now part of Akamai) at www.prolexic.com/iptablex. (more…)
China has moved a step closer to creating a supersonic submarine that could travel from Shanghai to San Francisco in less than two hours. (more…)
The Pentagon has acquired two high-tech exoskeletons designed to make it much easier for Navy shipyard workers to suspend and hold heavy hand-held tools such as riveters, grinders and sanders. (more…)
If you’re bored this weekend, go ahead and tear apart your old inkjet printer and grab a few pieces of aluminum. Then head over to Yvo de Haas’ website and get cracking. His new project, called Plan B, is an open source 3D printer that lets you print solid plastic objects by binding a thin layer of plastic powder with an old printer head.
Many changes will be coming over the next bit first of all is the newer theme style and missing will be our nice big sliding doors. I’ve loved having the sliding doors theme for years now but it’s starting to show it’s age as well as becoming incompatible with many of the addon’s we have on the site.
So we changed!! I’ll be working on the color and lay out over the next few days. Come back often and check us for our next new look and feel.
Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Argonne National Laboratory have added a new weapon to oncologists’ arsenal of anti-cancer therapies. (more…)