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Welcome to the Internet of Dangerous Things

March 6th, 2017 at 12:15 pm » Comments Off

Bruce Schneier:  Last year, on October 21, your digital video recorder — or at least a DVR like yours — knocked Twitter off the internet. Someone used your DVR, along with millions of insecure webcams, routers, and other connected devices, to launch an attack that started a chain reaction, resulting in Twitter, Reddit, Netflix, and […]



Drones tested as the home security system of tomorrow

December 6th, 2016 at 2:14 pm » Comments Off

  A future in which homeowners display “Beware of Drone” signs on their property may not be too far off. As CNN reports, Sunflower Labs, a startup based in Silicon Valley and Zurich, Switzerland, plans to beta test their drone-based home security system halfway through 2017.



Russian researchers successfully test 3D printed bullets

November 18th, 2016 at 11:44 am » Comments Off

The Russian Fund for Perspective Research has performed tests on 3D printed bullets. According to the organization, the additive manufactured ammunition performed in a similar manner to traditionally made bullets.



Autonomous Are Microdrones Designed To Spy on Us

October 31st, 2016 at 7:00 am » Comments Off

 Drones are used for a variety of tasks including the delivery of goods, the monitoring of areas, and now with thanks to DARPA they can even search houses. These miniature drones are so small they can be used almost anywhere and are fairly undetectable to an unsuspecting person.



Police face-tracking network covers nearly 50% of US adults

October 25th, 2016 at 7:15 am » Comments Off

Using state driver’s license data, US law enforcement agencies have created a huge network of ID photographs that can be searched using facial-recognition software, raising legal and privacy concerns about its use. Photographs of more than 117 million adult US citizens are now part of the “perpetual line-up,” according to a report by that name […]



Drone reports to UK police soar 352%

August 22nd, 2016 at 7:34 am » Comments Off

Police are having to investigate a fourfold rise in the number of crime reports involving shop bought drones – including allegations they are being used by paedophiles over children’s playgrounds, peeping toms spying through bedroom windows, burglars scoping out people’s properties, and even cash point scammers recording PIN numbers.



Intelligence agencies struggle identifying threats from lone, mentally ill attackers

August 11th, 2016 at 7:01 am » Comments Off

Recent attacks on civilians in the U.S. and Europe have exposed a gap in the intelligence community’s efforts to track suspected extremists and prevent mass killings, a half dozen American, British and French counterterrorism officials told Reuters. The attacks have a common theme of being carried out by actors with an apparent history of mental […]



Ethereum developers are hacking the hacker that hacked it

June 29th, 2016 at 11:25 am » Comments Off

Hacking is most certainly a two way street. The developers behind Ethereum launched an assault on an anonymous hacker that stole at least $89 million through its network.



Lack of online privacy causing people to stay away from the internet

May 19th, 2016 at 12:06 pm » Comments Off

A survey for U.S. Department of commerce shows nearly half of American household refraining from doing business, posting on social media, or buying online. The reason being the constant threat of data breaches, data collection, and surveillance.



Why Gendered Robots Could Be Problematic

April 23rd, 2016 at 7:08 am » Comments Off

A gender designed robot is a deception and can lead to confusion and deception of vulnerable users. Designing robots to resemble men, women, boys or girls is immoral, and breaks one of the five principles of robotics, that robots should not be designed to be deceptive or exploit. Thier machine nature should always be transparent.



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