Category Archives: Technology

  • Hacking the hackers: Russian group hijacked Iranian spying operation, officials say

    LONDON (Reuters) – Russian hackers piggy-backed on an Iranian cyber-espionage operation to attack government and industry organizations in dozens of countries while masquerading as attackers from the Islamic Republic, British and U.S. officials said on Monday. FILE PHOTO: A man types on a computer keyboard in Warsaw in this February 28, 2013 illustration file picture. […]

  • 'WhatsApp tax' plan dropped in Lebanon

    Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionLebanon protesters: “We can make a change” Protests raged for a second day in Lebanon despite the government backtracking on plans to tax WhatsApp calls. The government had announced a $0.20 (£0.16) daily charge on voice calls made through WhatsApp and other apps. But it scrapped the […]

  • The best smart locks of 2019 – CNET

    Of all the smart home gadgets out there, smart locks are some of the best problem-solvers when it comes to everyday annoyances. Forget your keys? No problem. Need to unlock the door to let in a friend or service provider? Easy peasy. Forgot to lock the door before heading into bed? Don’t you worry. Smart locks are […]

  • New missile-armed Stryker unveiled by General Dynamics

    General Dynamics’ Stryker A1 IM-SHORAD (General Dynamics) The Army has received its first Hellfire and Stinger Missile-armed Stryker vehicle to bring a new era of air and missile defense to fast-moving attack units by killing enemy drones, helicopters and incoming missiles. The vehicles, in development for quite some time through an Army deal with General […]

  • 'Serious' Linux Sudo Bug's Damage Potential Actually May Be Small

    By Jack M. Germain Oct 16, 2019 10:09 AM PT Developers have patched a vulnerability in Sudo, a core command utility for Linux, that could allow a user to execute commands as a root user even if that root access was specifically disallowed. The patch prevents potential serious consequences within Linux systems. However, the Sudo […]

  • Safari's Safe Browsing Option Raises Privacy Concerns

    By John P. Mello Jr. Oct 15, 2019 3:02 AM PT An option in Apple’s Safari browser that’s supposed to protect Web surfers from malicious sites has raised privacy concerns in some quarters. The option, called “safe browsing,” is turned on by default. Depending on where an Apple device is registered, the browser could be […]

  • Facebook's digital currency dealt another blow

    Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Facebook had said it hoped to launch Libra in 2020 Facebook’s Libra cryptocurrency must not go ahead until the company proves it is safe and secure, according to a report by the world biggest economies. In a blow to the social media giant, the report by the G7 group […]

  • All the hardware you need to play Apple Arcade games – CNET

    This story is part of CNET’s coverage of Apple Arcade, including exclusive first looks we got at some of the service’s high-profile new games. Apple’s game subscription service, Apple Arcade, is here and was announced just last month. At $4.99 (£4.99, AU$7.99) a month after a one-month free trial, you get all-you-can-play access to the […]

  • Army brings AI to electronic warfare

    Army electronic warfare photo illustration. (Photo Credit: U.S. Army photo illustration by Justin Rakowski) Surrounded by enemy fire, trapped in a valley between mountains and unable to use certain sensors, drones, fire-control and radar applications, a forward-positioned Army infantry unit suddenly finds itself with no radio, sensors, electronics… or GPS. Their communications are jammed, disabled […]

  • Austrumi Linux Has Great Potential if You Speak Its Language

    By Jack M. Germain Oct 10, 2019 11:55 AM PT Austrumi Linux is an unusual distribution. With a little more polish, it could be a good tool for running the Linux operating system on any computer you touch without changing anything on the hard drive. Last updated on Oct. 3 to version 4.08, Austrumi Linux […]