Two recent developments—a plastic processor and printed memory—show that computing doesn't have to rely on inflexible silicon.
Up-to-date with The New York Times? It used to be as simple as keying up nytimes.com. Today though, with a new "paywall" that denies access to new stories to non-subscribers, avid news junkies far and wide are facing an increasingly high price.
A computer scientist discovers a scam that skims such a tiny amount from so many sources that no one has much incentive to shut it down.
You put your username and passwords on a postcard and mail let the world see, so why are you doing it online? Every time you log in to Twitter, Facebook or any other service that uses a plain HTTP connection, that’s essentially what you're doing.
Complexity researchers who study the behavior of stock markets may have identified a signal that precedes crashes.
Top security firm RSA Security revealed on Thursday that it’s been the victim of an “extremely sophisticated” hack.
The White House today proposed sweeping revisions to U.S. copyright law, including making “illegal streaming” of audio or video a federal felony and allowing FBI agents to wiretap suspected infringers.
First we heard that Hosni Mubarak lapsed into a coma immediately after his final speech to the nation, right before power was transferred to his vice-president, as reported by Al Arabiya. Now comes word that the recently-ousted former President of
US General George S. Patton is often credited with saying "No poor bastard ever won a war by dying for his country." Perhaps Patton was correct. But a lot of poor bastards had a significant impact on security policies by blowing themselves up for t
Several news agencies and media outlets report that a Israeli-developed computer virus has threatened to destroy the Bushehr nuclear power plant in Iran. The Russian nuclear corporation Rosatom claims the statements are false, but the so-called rumor
...the facility's role in aggregating and verifying dizzying volumes of data for the intelligence community has already earned it the nickname "Spy Center."
The CIA has recently released the “family jewels” that detail a number of operations in which the Company offended societal norms or actually violated laws. Even then, it appears to be a highly censored gloss on known ancient surreptitious actions. C
New article - Tired of the people who seem to not give a damn if the terrorists walk in and kill you and yours? Read this for a wake up call that will have your fist pumping in agreement. Time to WAKE UP AND SCREAM at these people!
Looks like the CIA created a "honeypot" wikileaks mirror at wikileaks.psytek.net, presumably to see who is downloading the leaks—but they screwed up the anonymization. [updated broken link, spoof story]
If [users] don't know what the programs they are using are even for, they don't stand a chance to use them effectively. They are less likely to become power users than the used.
In a nondescript suite of government offices not far from the Pentagon, nearly 120 intelligence analysts, FBI agents, and others are at work—24 hours a day, seven days a week—on the frontlines of the government’s secret war against WikiLeaks. Dubb
Sidney Harman, who just bought Newsweek magazine, has for years been influential in the area of national security—and not just through his marriage to Rep. Jane Harman.
It’s well-known that Sidney Harman, the electronics mogul who just bought Newsweek, is married to Rep. Jane Harman, one of Washington’s heavyweights on intelligence.
Government and corporate authorities have destroyed most vestiges of privacy for you, while ensuring that they have more and more for themselves. The extent to which you're monitored grows in direct proportion to the secrecy with which they operate.
Under the threat of a veto by President Obama, the committee stripped from the 2010 Intelligence Authorization Act a provision that would have clarified the authority of the Government Accountability Office (GAO) to review U.S. intelligence agencies.
We now have 1,271 agencies employing more than 854,000 payrollers -- makes no sense, until one recognizes that this vast development must be for offensive, not defensive, purposes.
“Top Secret America”—the sprawling, often dysfunctional surveillance-industrial complex that has ballooned into a $75 billion cash cow for private contractors since the 9/11 attacks. It was a disturbing portrait of chaos and inefficiency in the secto
The solutions for the information technology enterprise multiple award, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract has a one-year base period of performance, four one-year options, and a ceiling value of $6.6 billion for all awardees.
Our utter dependence on intelligence contractors–like our failure to close Gitmo–is making us less safe. Are we refusing to do something about contracting for the same reason–that we’re too afraid of being accused of making America less safe to actua
The national organization Veterans for Peace hopes the leak will ignite greater resistance to what it refers to as an "illegal and immoral" war. More than that, Veterans for Peace want the person who leaked the information to get a medal.
Our foreign policy is not only bankrupting us, but actively creating and antagonizing enemies of the US, and compromising our national security. Spending more on programs and initiatives does not improve things for us; it makes them much much worse.
If we empower a massive private industry this way to gorge on unchecked power and huge private profits at the public expense, all derived from Endless War and civil liberties abridgments, why would one expect anything other than Endless War and civil
U.S. spy agencies, the State Department and the White House had a collective panic attack Friday over a new Washington Post exposé on the intelligence-industrial complex. Reporters Dana Priest and William Arkin let it drop Monday morning.
A recent exposé in the Washington Post shows that if you have a security clearance and are comfortable being part of a lucrative “self-licking ice cream cone” then the “war on terror” is definitely for you!
In the spring of 2010, one of the largest instant messaging services in the world, ICQ, was purchased by "Digital Sky Technologies," the largest Internet investment company in Russia. AOL reportedly sold the instant messaging service to Digital Sk