Information Technology

McAfee bugs out: AntiVirus guru hits rock bottom after fleeing murder charge

McAfee bugs out: AntiVirus guru hits rock bottom after fleeing murder charge

Once the toast of the antivirus software world, John McAfee’s life has spiraled into a world of zombifying drugs, Belizean gangsters, illegal firearms and run-ins with authorities. He’s now on the run after being charged with murdering his neighbor. John McAfee, 67, is thought to be hiding somewhere in Belize as evidence continues to implicate […]

Stuxnet goes out of control: Chevron infected by anti-Iranian virus, others could be next

Stuxnet goes out of control: Chevron infected by anti-Iranian virus, others could be next

America’s cyberwar is already seeing collateral damage, and it’s hitting the country’s own billion-dollar companies. Oil giants Chevron say the Stuxnet computer virus made by the US to target Iran infected their systems as well. California-based Chevron, a Fortune 500 company that’s among the biggest corporations in the world, admits this week that they discovered […]

Cyberwar speeds up: US blames Iran for renewed attacks on American banks

Cyberwar speeds up: US blames Iran for renewed attacks on American banks

Iranian hackers intent on disrupting the United States’ financial sector are once again on the attack, this time with US officials claiming America’s biggest banks have been hit as a cyberwar against the country’s Middle East adversary intensifies. Capital One Financial Corp. and BB&T Corp. are two of the latest targets in a renewed assault […]

Copyright free Europe? EU parliamentary committee calls for ‘sharing without intellectual property rights’

Copyright free Europe? EU parliamentary committee calls for ‘sharing without intellectual property rights’

The ability to make and share content without having intellectual property rights may become reality if the EU parliamentary Committee on International Trade (INTA) continues following the lead of a pirate in its ranks. The document entitled On a Digital Freedom Strategy in EU Foreign Policy was released in September and is the brainchild of MEP Amelia […]

Digital Age overload: ‘Internet addiction’ to be classified as mental illness1“`q1

Digital Age overload: ‘Internet addiction’ to be classified as mental illness1“`q1

Think twice the next time you play a videogame or surf the Net: ‘Internet-use disorder’ is set to be added to the list of mental illnesses in the worldwide psychiatric manual. Kids are identified as being especially at risk. The international mental health encyclopedia known as the ‘Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders’ (DSM-IV) […]

What you need to know about Apple’s iPhone 5

What you need to know about Apple’s iPhone 5

Apple debuted the iPhone 5 at a conference in California Wednesday morning, giving customers around the world a sneak peak at their latest state-of-the-art smart-phone that’s expected to be available in stores later this month. The iPhone 5, the latest incarnation of the hallmark mobile phone product from Silicon Valley giants Apple, won’t be available […]

Big Brother or peeping tom? UK installs CCTV in school bathrooms, changing rooms

Big Brother or peeping tom? UK installs CCTV in school bathrooms, changing rooms

Over 200 UK state schools have installed cameras in bathrooms and changing rooms to monitor students, a recent surveillance survey reported. British parents will likely be shocked by the study’s findings. The survey is based on a freedom of information request conducted by Big Brother Watch, an anti-surveillance activist group. The group said they were […]

Millions of GoDaddy sites taken offline by hackers

Millions of GoDaddy sites taken offline by hackers

GoDaddy.com, the largest domain name registrar on the Web, has been taken offline, and a self-proclaimed member of the Anonymous hacktivism collective is taking responsibility. The administrators of GoDaddy confirmed on Monday that they were suffering from technical issues, which the website TechCrunch reports to be impacting a multitude of websites and their affiliated email […]

FBI begins installation of $1 billion face recognition system across America

FBI begins installation of $1 billion face recognition system across America

Birthmarks, be damned: the FBI has officially started rolling out a state-of-the-art face recognition project that will assist in their effort to accumulate and archive information about each and every American at a cost of a billion dollars. The Federal Bureau of Investigation has reached a milestone in the development of their Next Generation Identification […]

No shooting at protest? Police may block mobile devices via Apple

No shooting at protest? Police may block mobile devices via Apple

Apple has patented a piece of technology which would allow government and police to block transmission of information, including video and photographs, from any public gathering or venue they deem “sensitive”, and “protected from externalities.” In other words, these powers will have control over what can and cannot be documented on wireless devices during any […]