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Information Technology

​Reddit’s first transparency report reveals compliance with 58% of user info requests
Reddit has released its first transparency report, revealing that the social news site complied with 58 percent of user information requests and 31 percent of takedown notices from authorities in 2014.

30.01.2015 17:27

Brain evolution prompted by complex, rich environments – study
US neuroscientists have created a 60,000-generation colony of simple programmed critters keen on varieties of a basic “Tetris” computer game, effectively proving that an artificial brain evolves only when facing complicated tasks.

30.01.2015 09:14

ISIS fundraising in US via bitcoin – report
An Israeli cyber intelligence analyst claims that ISIS is using the dark web and bitcoin for recruitment and fundraising. Unregulated system “gaps” could indeed be exploited by terrorists seeking refuge in the anonymous network, experts say.

30.01.2015 04:08

US business groups alarmed over China's new ‘intrusive’ cybersecurity regulations
US business groups have sounded the alarm over China’s new cybersecurity rules, adopted amid Snowden leaks. They say the rules are intrusive, require tech companies to disclose sensitive intellectual property, and create backdoors for Chinese authorities.

29.01.2015 20:13

​Balls! Thousands give adults a chance to kid around
A ball pit exclusively for adults has opened in West London. It contains 81,000 white plastic balls, and will be free for anyone visiting the creative agency where it has been installed.

29.01.2015 15:05

Bill Gates on AI doomsday: ‘I don’t understand why we aren’t concerned’
Artificial intelligence poses a real threat to humankind, Bill Gates warns, and he “does not understand” those who are not concerned with this notion. But Microsoft’s head of research, Eric Horvitz, says the fears are exaggerated.

29.01.2015 06:11

GMO potato seeks FDA approval, opponents say safety risks remain
A new genetically modified potato is closer than ever to arriving in American grocery stores, but while advocates claim it can actually reduce the risk of cancer, opponents say not nearly enough is known to ensure public safety.

29.01.2015 04:24

Canada's spy agency tracks file-sharing websites worldwide – Snowden docs
Millions of pictures, videos, and other files downloaded online globally are being watched by Canada's electronic spy agency CSE, says the latest mass surveillance report based on documents leaked by Edward Snowden.

28.01.2015 16:32

FTC: Security risks within ‘Internet of Things’ may require new industry regulations
The “Internet of Things” consists of roughly 25 billion objects sending invisible signals to communicate in a way that was unheard of a decade ago. Now, according to a new report, the risks involved are growing rapidly and might warrant new rules.

28.01.2015 15:11

Online army: Ukraine seeks to recruit bloggers for ‘truth-telling’ crusade
Kiev authorities plan to create a coordination center for Ukrainian bloggers to present a united front in social media, said Information Policy Minister, Yury Stets, adding that popular bloggers will become Ukraine’s “truth-telling” online army.

28.01.2015 09:09

Gigantic ring system 200 times larger than Saturn discovered (PHOTOS)
Astronomers have discovered a massive ring system circling the exoplanet or brown dwarf dubbed J1407b. One scientist referred to it as a “super Saturn” due to its size. In fact, it may even be home to a moon the size of Earth.

27.01.2015 22:17

Infamous 'Regin' malware linked to Snowden's NSA files
​Researchers say that a powerful computer program that was discovered last year and is linked to campaigns of espionage waged against global targets is strikingly similar to a piece of malware used by the National Security Agency and its Five Eyes allies.

27.01.2015 20:11