As the Apple/FBI case heats up, the surveillance hawks continue to insist that backdoors into the encryption that protects smartphones are necessary to address the threat of terrorists and other dangerous criminals “going dark.” But one of the most respected voices in computer security says that “solution” is more dangerous than the problem it proposes to solve.
The U.S. Army is testing “electricity guns” that would disrupt all “battlefield” electronic communication. These “handheld ray guns” would be attached to existing weapons already carried by soldiers.
Many renowned scientists have criticized the computer models used by the global warming alarming industry, pointing out, for example, that the models omit many of the most important factors in our planet's complex climate system: clouds, water vapor, volcanoes, ocean circulation, solar activity, and more.
The FCC voted yesterday to begin regulating the Internet as a public utility under a plan known as Net Neutrality. Let that sink in. The federal government will regulate the Internet in the same way the agency already regulates the telephone and cable television industries — and it calls that "neutral."
Microsoft is reporting that a recent Windows update is causing serious problems with many computers that have received it as an automatic update.
Saudi Arabia's surprise announcement of a cut in its oil prices to its customers is likely to set off an international oil price war.
The Obama administration’s vows to fight UN efforts for “global governance” of the Internet ring hollow.
The impacts of the fracking revolution are now reaching from gas pumps to foreign affairs.
This new encryption software represents a small but important victory in the privacy wars.