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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 […]

Temporary tunes: Bruce Willis to sue Apple over music ownership

Temporary tunes: Bruce Willis to sue Apple over music ownership

Action movie legend Bruce Willis is taking Apple to court over his music collection. The actor wants his daughters to inherit several gigabytes of downloaded music after his death. The actor wants to ensure that Rumer, Scout and Tallulah Willis become the next owners of their father’s music collection after he passes away. But according […]

Germany backs law that would charge Google for linking to news

Germany backs law that would charge Google for linking to news

The German cabinet backed a draft law requiring Google and other news aggregators to pay for summarized information they display before linking to a source – a move that has outraged the Internet giant, politicians and bloggers alike. The move, backed by publishing giants like the Axel Springer group, was originally proposed by the Federation […]

It’s a miracle! World’s first bionic eye gifts blind woman eyesight

It’s a miracle! World’s first bionic eye gifts blind woman eyesight

For the first time ever, scientists have given a previously blind woman sight by way of a bionic eye. The Australian-designed implant, which resembles the model worn by Arnie in The Terminator, is likely to transform the lives of millions worldwide. Dianne Ashworth, who is suffering from the incurable condition retinitis pigmentosa, had lost almost […]

Twitter defies court order to release personal information of Occupy protester

Twitter defies court order to release personal information of Occupy protester

Attorneys for Twitter have filed an appeal on the behalf of one of their users in the latest installment of an ongoing legal battle over some seriously-wanted tweets. Prosecutors have been hounding Twitter for the tweets sent from the account of Malcolm Harris, a 23-year-old writer from Brooklyn, since earlier this year in hopes of […]

Anonymous releases how-to instructions on fooling facial recognition (VIDEO)

Anonymous releases how-to instructions on fooling facial recognition (VIDEO)

Here’s a predicament: you don’t want the government using high-tech face scanning technology to track every inch of your walk to the post office, but you also don’t want to take a sledgehammer to your neighborhood surveillance camera. What do you do? Don’t worry, concerned citizen! Big Brother may indeed be watching, but that doesn’t […]

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 […]