Monthly Archives: December 2014

Pew Survey: Tech Increases Productivity, But Also Time Spent Working

An anonymous reader writes: A survey of American workers conducted by the Pew Research Center found that email was their most indispensable tool, topping even broad access to the internet. 46% of workers say their productivity has increased thanks to

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FBI Monitoring Hacking Targets For Retaliation

An anonymous reader writes: As high profile security breaches continue to grab headlines, little is being done visibly by the government to prevent future attacks. This is prompting some victims (and potential victims) to find creative ways to stop the

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Doppler Radar Used By Police To Determine Home Occupancy

schwit1 sends an article by Orin Kerr about a court case where a judge has had to weigh Fourth Amendment protections against law enforcement’s ability to use a Doppler radar device to tell whether people are present within a home.

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War Tech the US, Russia, China and India All Want: Hypersonic Weapons

An anonymous reader writes: They can hit any target in 30 minutes or less. They travel anywhere from Mach 5 to Mach 25. All the major powers want them, and many look at them as a military game changer —

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Peter Diamandis: Technology Is Dissolving National Borders

An anonymous reader writes: Peter Diamandis, creator of the X-PRIZE Foundation, has a thoughtful piece on how technology is wearing away at the barriers between nationalities. He asks, “[W]hat really defines your nationality these days? Is it where you were

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Security Research At the Hague, Netherlands: Mobile Network and Internet Threats

MojoKid writes: The Hague Security Delta (HSD) is the official title of a collaborative effort between Netherlands businesses, their federal government and multiple research institutions, to identify emerging security threats, share best practices, and foster collaboration between industry, governments, and

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Out With the Red-Light Cameras, In With the Speeding Cameras

An anonymous reader writes: Have you enjoyed reading the constant flow of news about how red light cameras are failing? They’ve been installed under the shadow of corruption, they don’t increase safety, and major cities are dropping them. Well, the

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The Open-Office Is Destroying the Workplace

HughPickens.com writes: Lindsey Kaufman reports in the WaPo that despite its obvious problems, the open-office model has continued to encroach on workers across the country, with about 70 percent of U.S. offices having no or low partitions. Silicon Valley has

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Over 78% of All PHP Installs Are Insecure

An anonymous reader writes: Anthony Ferrara, a developer advocate at Google, has published a blog post with some statistics showing the sorry state of affairs for website security involving PHP. After defining a list of secure and supported versions of

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NSA Says They Have VPNs In a ‘Vulcan Death Grip’

An anonymous reader sends this quote from Ars Technica: The National Security Agency’s Office of Target Pursuit (OTP) maintains a team of engineers dedicated to cracking the encrypted traffic of virtual private networks (VPNs) and has developed tools that could

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