Category Security

Net Neutrality Petition by Avaaz.org

Net Neutrality Petition by Avaaz.org This related back to my previous post: NET NEUTRALITY – SHOULD WE CARE? I’m not sure I completely approve of the bombastic title (Internet Apocalypse?) and image chosen (see above) for the petition’s page. However, it’s an important petition and Avaaz.org tends to get this done from an activism point of view. I […]

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Google Acquires Artificial Intelligence Startup DeepMind For More Than $500M

Originally posted on TechCrunch:
Google will buy London-based artificial intelligence company DeepMind. The Information reports that the acquisition price was more than $500 million, and that Facebook was also in talks to buy the startup late last year. DeepMind confirmed the acquisition to us, but couldn’t disclose deal terms. The acquisition was originally confirmed by Google…

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Protect Yourself From The NSA With WireOver’s Encrypted File Sharing

Originally posted on TechCrunch:
Nothing is truly NSA-proof or hacker-proof, but WireOver wants to offer you more security than Dropbox, Google Drive, or Skydrive. The Y Combinator startup just emerged from stealth with a desktop app that lets you send files of any size for free. And for $10 a month, your transfers get end-to-end…

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For More Than War: Airware Demos Its Drone Platform By Protecting Rhinos From Poachers

Originally posted on TechCrunch:
Airware wants to prove drones have plenty of uses beyond killing people. Today the unmanned aerial vehicle hardware/software/firmware startup detailed how it’s built and deployed special drones to thwart animal poachers in Kenya, Africa. The demo could build interest for the launch of Airware’s commercial drone platform later this year. Airware…

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Net Neutrality – Should We Care?

 Internet providers can prioritise certain types of web traffic over others, an American court has ruled. Why should Americans care? Moreover, why should the rest of the world care either? This short video from the Washington Post succinctly sums it up. In essence, the way this court has ruled means that certain content can be given […]

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Cyber-Warfare & China

Originally posted on TechCrunch:
An official, shadowy Chinese hacker group is reportedly responsible for more than 100 high-level attacks against major corporations and governments. The group, known as Advanced Persistent Threat” (APT1) was outed today in a 60-page report by security firm Mandiant, which has been tracking the army unit for six years. The company…

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