British and American surveillance agencies teamed up to develop a system that collected millions of images from the webcams of unsuspecting and innocent internet users, new leaked documents reveal. This “Optic Nerve” program — administered by the UK’s GCHQ with the assistance of the National Security Agency — routinely intercepted and stored those webcam images […]
This image could show marks left in the Martian surface by seasonal water flows. (Image by NASA)
Researchers have unveiled new evidence which they say proves water could be flowing on Mars right now – a claim that could debunk the long-held belief that the Red Planet has been completely dry for billions of years. Lujendra Ojha and a number of his fellow academics at the Georgia Institute of Technology have proposed […]
Guide Dogs of the Desert held its 7th annual Heroes Brunch at the Omni Rancho Las Palmas Resort and Spa on December 7th. The event honored Dusty Wings of the Desert for their long standing support of Guide Dogs. Arriving guests could have their photo taken with one of the many guide dogs that were […]
Oconee Nuclear Station (Photo from wikipedia.org)
A reactor at one of the nation’s largest nuclear power plants has been taken offline due to a radioactive leak within a containment building. “Out of an abundance of caution,” service was temporarily removed from Unit 1 at the Oconee Nuclear Station in western South Carolina early Monday, according to ONS spokeswoman B.J. Gatten. A robot […]
American officials have begun advising US allies that the ongoing National Security Agency disclosures made possible by whistleblower Edward Snowden include files detailing cooperation between their international intelligence services. US officials told The Washington Post that Snowden leaked documents indicating massive intelligence gathering efforts against sometimes hostile countries, including China, Russia and Iran. Those files […]
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe (3RD-L) speaks during a joint-meeting by Nuclear Emergency Response Headquarters and Nuclear Power Disaster Management Council at the prime minister's official residence in Tokyo (AFP Photo)
Many issues of national importance to Japan, probably including the state of the Fukushima power plant, may be designated state secrets under a new draft law. Once signed, it could see whistleblowers jailed for up to 10 years. Japan has relatively lenient penalties for exposing state secrets compared to many other nations, but that may […]
“The Fifth Estate” is a disappointing cyber suspense thriller based on the real life escapades of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange. Unless you’ve been living in a cave for the last five years, Australian Julian Assange is the founder of WikiLeaks, an organization responsible for leaking hundreds of thousands of secret government files and diplomatic cables […]
Following revelations this summer of mass surveillance programs supplied by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden, the agency received almost double the FOIA requests it got in all of 2012 - 1,809.
The number of FOIA requests sent to the NSA increased tenfold in the aftermath of disclosures revealing the agency’s mass surveillance programs, including PRISM, Boundless Informant and others.
Apple today announced the new lower-priced iPhone 5c, replacing the iPhone 5 in Apple’s phone lineup. The new device is available in five different colors — green, yellow, blue, white, and red — in a polycarbonate design. The phone uses the same A6 processor and rear-facing camera as the iPhone 5. Apple has posted a […]
At today’s iPhone media event, Apple CEO Tim Cook once again highlighted iOS 7′s major redesign and the slew of new features the operating system will introduce, including Control Center, a revamped Notification Center, AirDrop, iTunes Radio, and new multitasking capabilities. Cook also announced iOS 7′s public launch date — September 18, which is two […]