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Network-centric: Russia’s new Armata tank ‘to absorb all battlefield intel’
Russian battle armor manufacturers have outfitted their latest vehicles with cutting-edge electronic systems allowing for the gathering and analysis of battlefield data from multiple sources in the blink of an eye, sources claim.

27.04.2015 14:28

‘Source of evil’: Saudi religious police launch Twitter account despite moral doubts
Saudi Arabia’s religious police have joined Twitter, in what is seen as a public relations drive, and have already amassed 66,000 followers. Two years the same police warned against using the microblogging service.

27.04.2015 12:55

NATO trace found behind witch-hunt website in Ukraine
A controversial Ukrainian website publishing personal information about ‘enemies of the state’ appears to have been run by a NATO cyber center in one of the Baltic states. The website went offline on Saturday following public pressure.

26.04.2015 10:31

Declassified: Report on NSA surveillance flares up battle for privacy
In anticipation of the Patriot Act surveillance law’s expiration, the White House has declassified a six-year-old report on NSA practices. Some Republican lawmakers are seeking the prolongation of bulk data collection.

26.04.2015 05:32

Top Google executive killed in Nepal quake, 100s of foreign tourists missing
The head of privacy at the secretive Google X facility was one of the 18 people killed in an avalanche at Mount Everest, triggered by the Nepal earthquake. Hundreds of foreign nationals are also feared dead or are missing.

25.04.2015 23:30

Poor password management put millions of cash registers at risk for decades – report
As major security breaches surface on a routine basis, researchers say millions of point-of-sale systems used around the world are vulnerable because they are protected by a well-documented password that hasn't been changed since 1990.

24.04.2015 19:04

iPhone’s potentially ‘catastrophic’ weakness allows targeted attacks
Every iPhone within a given area can be rendered entirely useless by exploiting a newly discovered vulnerability, according to researchers who say it could even be used to disrupt communications inside government and military facilities.

22.04.2015 19:21

​Google offers $20/month package to give greater mobile internet coverage
Web giant Google will soon offer a new wireless service to mobile phone users in the United States that the company says will improve access to established cellular networks and millions of Wi-Fi hotspots.

22.04.2015 19:28

​Lawmakers look to reform anti-hacking law by reintroducing bill for Aaron Swartz
Legislation named in honor of the late activist Aaron Swartz aimed at fixing a 30-year-old anti-hacking law has been brought back to Capitol Hill after stalling during the last congressional session.

22.04.2015 13:38

Twitter gets tough in tackling internet trolls
Twitter has announced it is initiating new measures to stop users from receiving violent threats and abuse. These will include a new message filter and blocking the accounts of abusive users.

21.04.2015 20:48

Americans disappointed in government transparency - poll
Only five percent of Americans believe the government is doing a good job of sharing data, a new poll reveals. Those who trust the administration are more optimistic about the potential for transparency, but the majority are skeptical or indifferent.

21.04.2015 16:56

​Wi-Fi EYE: Scientists developing 3D-printed eyeballs with filters & camera
Contact lenses, glasses and laser surgery may be soon replaced by synthetic eyeballs. Italian researchers believe in about a decade they may be able to create artificial eyes that can change color perception, recording it and transmitting via Wi-Fi.

21.04.2015 16:50