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Confirmed: US government spies on federal staffers

Confirmed: US government spies on federal staffers

Several federal agencies have purchased an advanced software application that allows administrators to see every single action, item, mouse click and more performed on their employees’ computers. Some say it’s being implemented to end whistleblowing. In the midst of a witch-hunt that has targeted anyone accused of leaking documents, the US federal government has been […]

The Desert Sun goes digital

The Desert Sun goes digital

On Thursday, The Desert Sun unveiled a suite of new digital products – smartphone apps, an e-Newspaper, a web-based tablet version – to compliment The Desert Sun and mydesert.com. To prepare for greater digital access we reinvested in our content. We launched the iSun investigative reporting team, new print and digital sections called Escape and Innovation and expanded our coverage […]

“the London Booster” (video)

Ahead of London Olympic Games, even the traditional London double decker buses are getting excited. Czech artist David Cerny unveiled his sculpture of a big red double decker bus, nicknamed “the London Booster”, performing push-ups with the help of an engine powering a pair of robotic arms.

Is Microsoft eavesdropping through Skype for the feds?

Is Microsoft eavesdropping through Skype for the feds?

Are your Skype calls safe from the eyes and ears of snooping feds? Microsoft has filed a patent to allow eavesdropping over Skype and other VOIP platforms, but the Silicon Valley giants won’t say whether or not they are already implementing it. Microsoft acquired the popular voice-over-IP program Skype in May 2011 for an astounding […]

The New York Times And Flipboard Launch New York Times On Flipboard For iPad and iPhone

The New York Times And Flipboard Launch New York Times On Flipboard For iPad and iPhone

NEW YORK, The New York Times (www.NYTimes.com) and Flipboard™ (flipboard.com) have collaborated to deliver the latest news and award-winning journalism from The New York Times, designed and formatted for optimal reading on Flipboard for iPad and iPhone. The New York Times on Flipboard will be available starting Thursday, June 28. Today’s announcement marks firsts for […]

DEFCON 4! US spy chief to make splash at hacker conference

DEFCON 4! US spy chief to make splash at hacker conference

Computer geeks planning to attend the world’s largest annual hacking party in Las Vegas next week will have a rare chance to talk to the head of the US National Security Agency – the first such high-ranking official to attend ever. General Keith Alexander, the NSA director who is also in charge of the US […]

Anticipating the Mother’s Day Aftermath

Anticipating the Mother’s Day Aftermath

Chances are you may not read this newsletter until Monday—and probably late Monday as you work to tie up loose ends that may have come undone as you juggled your many Mother’s Day responsibilities. By that time, we should have a pretty good idea of how consumers feel about their Mother’s Day deliveries—or lack thereof. […]

DHS TODAY!!! Social Networking close to Home for Desert Hot Springs and Beyond

DHS TODAY!!! Social Networking close to Home for Desert Hot Springs and Beyond

As the news and communications begin massive changes, so does the way everyday people communicate with one another. In a progressive city like Desert Hot Springs, the time has come for a more localized, friendlier social networking program that unites all of its people, businesses and services together. Here comes DHSToday.com At DHSToday, we provide […]

DHS hires hackers to crack video game consoles

DHS hires hackers to crack video game consoles

The US Department of Homeland Security might soon take the “joy” out of “joystick.” The country’s top counterterrorism unit has awarded a California company $177,235 to hack video game consoles under the guise of cracking down on criminal activity. San Francisco-based Obscure Technologies is the recent recipient of a government contract for $177,235.50. For a […]