Protesters and activists these days have flocked to social media and mobile technology to circumvent censorship and blockades that prevent their message from reaching other people. But now the tables might have been turned on them. A new trojan malware called Xsser mRAT that infects iOS as well as Android devices has been discovered to be of Chinese origin and is seemingly targeting Hong Kong's Occupy Central movement.
The Department of Justice has announced that four hackers, part of what is being referred to as an "international computer hacking ring" -- have been charged for stealing data and software related to the Xbox and belonging to the military. Two of the four hackers have plead guilty to the charges.
Apple has introduced a new privacy website detailing the company's stance on government data requests and steps it has taken to protect its customers' information. To kick it off comes a message from Tim Cook, who says, "Security and privacy are fundamental to the design of all our hardware, software, and services."
A whopping 230,000 driverless vehicles could be on the road PER YEAR by the year 2025 according to a recent IHS Automotive study. Audi knows this. That’s why their receiving of the first California-issued Autonomous Driving Permit is very, very good news for them.
Today the White House has named Google’s Megan Smith the United States’ new Chief Technology Officer. President Obama has also named former Twitter lawyer Alexander Macgillivray the new Deputy US CTO.
The US dollar is the currency of choice in Ecuador, something that could eventually be second-best to a digital currency issued by the nation's Central Bank. Ecuador's government says this is a first for cryptocurrencies, and that it will have many benefits, including helping the poor.
In a world full of threats and rampant government monitoring, it isn't surprising that a game called Global Thermonuclear War would raise a red flag at some point. The somewhat comical part is how it happened -- when the developer's unsuspecting landlord entered to do an inspection and was greeted with a white board containing a diagram for blowing up the eastern US.
The White House's cybersecurity coordinator Michael Daniel, tasked with things like heading the development of cybersecurity strategies, doesn't have much in the form of technical know-how, but that's okay, he says. According to Daniel, his lack of "being too down in the weeds at the technical level" is a benefit.
There is another leaker following in the footsteps of Edward Snowden, and the military doesn't like what he or she is revealing. The Intercept has been revealing information believed to be from this leaker, and for this reason the military has ordered its personnel to avoid the website, citing security issues.