Information Technology

Bush advisor: Hastings crash ‘consistent with a car cyberattack’

Bush advisor: Hastings crash ‘consistent with a car cyberattack’

A former cybersecurity advisor to President George W. Bush says a sophisticated computer hack could have been the cause of the automobile accident that claimed the life of journalist Michael Hastings last week in Los Angeles. Richard Clarke, a State Department official-turned-special advisor to several United States presidents, said the early morning auto crash last […]

Snowden hid copies of secret NSA documents in case something happens to him

Snowden hid copies of secret NSA documents in case something happens to him

A trove of classified documents supplied to The Guardian newspaper by NSA leaker Edward Snowden has been copied and shared with several people around the globe, journalist Glenn Greenwald told The Daily Beast on Tuesday. Greenwald, the Guardian reporter who first began publishing National Security Agency documents earlier this month after meeting with the former […]

World’s largest Bitcoin exchange suspends US withdrawals

World’s largest Bitcoin exchange suspends US withdrawals

For the next two weeks Bitcoin users in the US will be unable to withdraw the virtual currency in dollars. Major exchange Mt. Gox cited an unusually high demand as the reason for the suspension, while customers worried the company has run out of cash. Mt. Gox, based in Tokyo, Japan, handles approximately 80 per […]

Spam no more: ‘Biggest’ cyber-attack in history grips web

Spam no more: ‘Biggest’ cyber-attack in history grips web

The ‘biggest cyber-attack in history’ has caused a worldwide web slowdown as the battle between an anti-spam group and a Dutch web host continues to heat up. The largest known distributed-denial-of-service (DDoS) attack in history was sparked when the non-profit group Spamhaus placed CyberBunker on a real-time blacklist of sites to be blocked for spreading […]

‘Net is closing in on cybercriminals’ – Kaspersky Lab stands by INTERPOL

‘Net is closing in on cybercriminals’ – Kaspersky Lab stands by INTERPOL

With Russia’s leading information security company Kaspersky Lab’s onboard to provide Interpol intelligence on cybercrime worldwide, cyber criminals will likely find it increasingly hard to escape justice. Today the International Criminal Police Organization expects the Russian cyber security company to be a constant reliable consultant in investigating and preventing cybercrime in the global web. Earlier […]

Silicon Valley mulls creation of floating colony in the Pacific

Silicon Valley mulls creation of floating colony in the Pacific

Two American entrepreneurs have made plans to build a floating colony in the Pacific Ocean, where they will bring the world’s most intelligent scientists that are unable to attain a visa to enter the US. The floating colony, which will consist of a large cruise ship parked 12 miles off the Californian coast, will host […]

US plans to allow spy agencies to monitor every citizen’s finances – report

US plans to allow spy agencies to monitor every citizen’s finances – report

Washington is reportedly considering opening all US financial records to national intelligence agencies in order to prevent future crimes. Only the FBI has had unlimited access to such databases; other agencies had to file case-by-case requests. The Obama administration is preparing legislation to enable the country’s numerous security and intelligence agencies to spy on the […]

Facebook knows your secrets: ‘Likes’ reveal users’ personality

Facebook knows your secrets: ‘Likes’ reveal users’ personality

Facebook’s ‘like’ button can reveal more than you realize, a new study has showed. By liking posts and links, you may be revealing personal secrets, like your sexuality or religious and political views. The findings have raised privacy concerns. A study by the National Academy of Sciences examined 58,000 Facebook users in the US, who […]

Spotting ‘fashion fingerprints’: Google Glass app helps locate friends

Spotting ‘fashion fingerprints’: Google Glass app helps locate friends

New Google Glass app InSight takes the experience of spotting your friends to the next level, as it recognizes your peers by their clothes and accessories – matching specific color patterns and textures to the user. This new human recognition software makes it impossible to lose your friends in a packed place, such as an […]

Software that tracks your every move and predicts future behavior draws heat

Software that tracks your every move and predicts future behavior draws heat

US defense giant Raytheon has developed a controversial software that uses social networking sites to track your movements, able to predict where a person will be and their future behavior. The program has drawn criticism from civil rights groups. A video obtained exclusively by The Guardian shows how software developed by the US defense contractor […]