White House backs off mandatory cybersecurity standards for companies The White House has backed away from its push for mandatory cybersecurity standards in favor of an approach that would combine voluntary measures with incentives for companies to comply with them. That approach reflects recognition of the political reality of a divided Congress that makes mandated standards difficult to push through, and a belief that an executive order President Obama signed in February could improve companies’ cybersecurity. More
How a phony tweet and computer trades sank stocks For a few surreal minutes, a mere 12 words on Twitter caused the world's mightiest stock market to tremble. No sooner did hackers send a false Associated Press tweet reporting explosions at the White House on Tuesday than investors started dumping stocks - eventually unloading $134 billion worth. More
Suspected LulzSec hacker arrested in Australia Australian police have arrested a man they say is affiliated with international hacking collective Lulz Security on a charge of attacking and defacing a government website, officials said Wednesday. More
Microsoft will let you unlock Windows 10 with your face Google allows its Android phones to be unlocked with facial recognition ... they’ll still be stored on email providers’ servers, which means hackers could potentially still grab them in a cyberattack. The primary way that Passport ensures that you ... 03/18/2015 - 6:48 am | View Link
Microsoft will let you unlock Windows 10 with your face Instead, Microsoft got infrared cameras to do facial recognition for Windows Hello. Facial recognition is possible on a low-grade camera. Google (GOOGL, Tech30) allows its Android ... which means hackers could potentially still grab them in a cyberattack. 03/18/2015 - 6:21 am | View Link
Hackers attack Spokeo, UN Civil Aviation Org in nine-site crime spree The attack and public shaming of Comcast and Al Arabiya is part of NullCrew's campaign to bring pain to media megacorporations; the hackers circled in a hit on government contractor Klas Telecom, where NullCrew pulled off a successful smash and grab of ... 04/20/2014 - 1:00 pm | View Link
Why Heartbleed could be much worse for Android users For starters, Heartbleed only affects one version of Android and that’s the ... to exploit the flaw in OpenSSL to grab data from the phone’s browser, which could include information about part sessions and logins,” according to The Guardian. 04/16/2014 - 7:58 pm | View Link
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The Hacker News: Hacking, Cyber, Internet Security Computer researchers at the University of Cambridge conducted a study on Android devices from 5 different vendors and found that more than 500 Million Android devices ... 05/24/2015 - 3:26 am | View Website
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We'll address an important distinction first. One of these things -- The Witcher 3 -- is a video game. The other -- Game of Thrones -- is a TV show (unless otherwise specified, I'm talking about the show). These two media are different, there's no way around it: one is 
Nigeria's leading cellphone provider said Sunday it urgently needs diesel to prevent shutting down services countrywide — the latest business hit by a months-long fuel crisis in Africa's biggest oil producer. Many aircraft have been grounded with foreign airlines diverting to other African countries to fuel for flights abroad. Some radio stations have been silenced.
While the first HomeKit-compatible accessories finally get ready to ship, developers have had a good bit of time to tinker around with Apple's software tools to support the platform.
There are still a lot of unknowns about how Apple's smart home framework will connect devices and if there could be a Home app to act as a control center on iOS devices.
You’re so focused on unplugging and decompressing over the next few days that an appointment may have slipped your mind. 3pm on Memorial Day, remember? Sure, Memorial Day weekend is when America pretends that summer has started. And if you’re like 80% of us, that’s where the meaning of the three-day holiday 
To remote sensing scientists, peering directly into the eye of a tropical storm is like hitting a hole in one. That’s exactly what NASA’s CloudSat satellite did on May 16th, completing a stunning overpass of Typhoon Dolphin as the category 4 storm churned across the west Pacific. Read more
euronewsAmazon to Stop Funneling European Sales Through Low-Tax HavenNew York TimesIn the continuing battle between European and American tech companies, score one for Europe. In a move that could put pressure on its rivals to follow suit, Amazon will start paying taxes in a number of European countries where it has large operations,