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Hackers steal 5.6M fingerprint files: What can criminals do with the data?

October 8th, 2015 at 6:11 pm » Comments Off

Cybercriminals stealing our biometric information is very unsettling. Passwords, credit cards and even Social Security numbers can be changed to guard against identify theft and fraud. Fingerprints, however, cannot. At least, not permanently. Perhaps the only silver lining to the U.S. Office of Personnel Management’s announcement last week that criminals had stolen 5.6 million fingerprint […]

White House declares broadband internet a necessity: Report

September 24th, 2015 at 4:19 pm » Comments Off

Percentage of Households with Access to Download Speeds of 25 Megabits per Second or Greater, 2013. The message of a new report that was commissioned by the White House says that Broadband internet access is no longer a luxury but a necessity.

The Future of the Darknet: 9 Critically Important Predictions

September 14th, 2015 at 4:32 pm » Comments Off

Futurist Thomas Frey:  Have you ever run across a situation so frustrating that you wished you could hire a “fixer?” Maybe it has to do with gangs moving into your neighborhood, or the local slumlord not willing to repair a dangerous situation, or a local politician taking bribes, or finding out that your husband is […]

An iPad app that lets you “see” Wi-Fi signals

September 9th, 2015 at 7:33 pm » Comments Off

If you could see the invisible world around us you would see it ripples with information as the radio waves pulse around us and an electromagnetic tide washes over everything.

How much are you worth to these tech giants?

September 3rd, 2015 at 11:53 am » Comments Off

Internet tech companies like Facebook, LinkedIn, Amazon, Yelp, and Twitter only exist because you, the user, patronize them. has broken down what one person using the services of these companies is worth to that company.

Police in China arrest 15,000 people for Internet crimes

September 3rd, 2015 at 11:35 am » Comments Off

The Chinese government has begun to tighten controls on the internet as the police announced in August the arrests of about 15,000 people for crimes that “jeopardized Internet security.”

Security researchers create a drone to find hackable devices

August 20th, 2015 at 5:45 pm » Comments Off

Security researchers have created a flying drone capable of sniffing out devices connecting to the internet has been created by security researchers. Praetorian, a security firm, created the drone using a custom-made tracking tool.

Samsung hopes to provide affordable 5G Internet using low Earth orbit satellites

August 17th, 2015 at 5:54 pm » Comments Off

Thanks to a proposal by Samsung, the Internet might soon become a lot more accessible by lending the world an extra zetabyte of bandwidth every month. The proposal describes a system requiring the deployment of 4,600 Low Earth Orbit satellites, abbreviated LEO.

Has digital technology created a new labor movement?

August 14th, 2015 at 7:09 pm » Comments Off

The labor movement  in the U.S. is finally starting to go online. It was born from the shifting economic environment created by the Industrial Revolution—and we are, once again, at a technological turning point: this time, change is driven across transistors rather than by steam engines. Labor issues are as much in flux as any […]

Hacking for a cause is today’s growing trend in cyber security

August 13th, 2015 at 5:08 pm » Comments Off

What is the overriding theme that all of the following data-breach headlines have in common from the past year? The Sony Pictures hack: Everything we know so far; Anonymous hackers release emails ordering bear cubs be killed; Hackers threaten to release names from adultery website; How Latest Snowden Leak Is Headache for White House; How DID hackers steal celebrities’ private […]

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