What Did Snowden Reveal?

While you’ve likely heard of Edward Snowden and understand that the documents he leaked demonstrated how the US National Security Agency was utilizing worrisome mass surveillance techniques, you may be a little fuzzy on what exactly those techniques were. This article will provide an overview of the most important revelations that the Snowden leaks unearthed. […]


Will Corporations Ever Beat Hackers?

Malicious hackers have¬†plagued corporations and government organizations around the globe for over a decade now, and the constant race between hacking victims and hackers to be the most technologically sophisticated seems never-ending. Just recently, Yahoo announced its investigation of a hacking incident linked to the highly mediatized “mega-breaches” that took place at MySpace and LinkedIn. […]

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Robot Mall Cop Runs Over Toddler

Mall cops aren’t known for being incredibly useful, admirable, or even athletic. Perhaps the engineering behind the robotic mall cops in a Silicon Valley shopping center was actually too accurate. A robotic mall cop recently mowed down a toddler named Harwin Cheng after hitting him in the head and knocking him down. The developer behind […]


Bit Torrent Experiments with Ad Streams

This week, BitTorrent revealed that it would be revamping its Bundle offering as a pilot project called “BitTorrent Now.” The Bundle feature has been heavily used by independent musicians and filmmakers in addition to the BBC and other major media organizations. It will soon accept ads, effectively monetizing its free service even if it causes […]

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Robots Taught to Feel Pain

German researchers are working on developing an artificial nervous system that will function as a way for robots to feel pain. Perhaps in future years, these robots will provide safer ways to blow of steam to a nation infamous for scapegoating. The scientists hope to base the pseudo nervous system on “insights from human pain […]


Let the Data Wars Begin

Facebook has seen a huge increase in the number of data requests from government as their popularity and world wide influence has grown. Interestingly enough about two thirds of these requests of information come with a gagging order. In the latter part of 2015, the Facebook received an astonishing 46,763 requests for user data, which […]


Reddit ‘Warrant Canary’ Removed

Reddit recently removed its so-called ‘warrant canary’ from its latest transparency report. That means anyone conducting illegal activity through the site might want to move their behavior to the dark web. A warrant canary is a statement claiming that a website has not received any classified requests from government or law enforcement regarding the personal […]

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VR Gets Social

This week, Oculus VR launched Oculus Social, a platform for Samsung’s Gear VR viewer. With Oculus Social, Gear VR users can create their own social profiles and seek out friends via real names or handles similar to that of Twitter. Despite the fact that Oculus VR has yet to release its actual virtual reality headset, […]

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Critical Infrastructure; Can it Be Hacked?

Ukraine’s power grid was recently hacked, constituting the second hack of this kind against a country’s critical infrastructure since Struxnet’s attack against Iran’s nuclear program was discovered in 2010. Now the U.S. is thinking about its own critical infrastructure, and whether or not it may be vulnerable to these kinds of attacks from people who […]