Technologists and venture capitalists are betting that the data online learning generates will reshape education.
It was not easy for Hacking Team to buy zero-day exploits to sell to governments.
Some 1.6 billion of them are yours, courtesy of Archive.org.
For me the legal barriers that block living authentically are upsetting. But for others they are downright dangerous.
It would be disingenuous to look at what happened to former Reddit CEO Ellen Pao without factoring in endemic sexism and racism. ‘Free speech’ has to mean a space where everyone is safe to speak.
There are lots of ways that government spies can attack your computer, but a U.S. drone company is scheming to offer them one more. Boeing subsidiary Insitu would like to be able to deliver spyware via drone.
The plan is described in internal emails from the Italian company Hacking Team, which makes off-the-shelf software that can remotely infect a suspect’s computer or smartphone, accessing files and recording calls, chats, emails and more. A hacker attacked the Milan-based firm earlier this month and released hundreds of gigabytes of company information online.
The focus on terror has distorted the debate on encryption
Bahrain, Kazakhstan, Morocco, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Azerbaijan,Turkey. The list is a long one … Team software, too. The UK is a notable absence: leaked emails published on WikiLeaks show our government trialled the kit but the purchase never happened.
A boomtown in the middle of a gold rush, Reddit attracts a reported 163 million monthly users. Like most boomtowns, it’s long been a virtually lawless place. Its official list of rules has always been spare and brief, less a code of law than a hastily scribbled note nailed to a hitching post. But there’s a new sheriff in town, and he’s looking to change things. The trouble is that they may not be changing for the better. To the contrary, they’re probably about get much, much worse.
In what could be the first domino, on-demand housecleaning service Homejoy shuts down after facing a cash shortage and labor lawsuits.
Google needs to do everything it can to convince companies not to think of Amazon first when they need services in the cloud.