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The road to Robocop: Policing in the 21st century With the prospect of robot police officers hitting our streets, it’s worth taking a moment to look at the current state of affairs, where we’re headed, and whether it’s a good idea to give robots guns.
US Army’s TAR head up display to give soldiers a tactical edge Precisely locating the positions of both friends and foes is key for a mission to roll out both smoothly and without avoidable casualties. The US Army has just revealed its latest innovation, a head-up display system for soldiers called “Tactical Augmented Reality,” or TAR.
Scientists have found a way to photograph people through walls using Wi-Fi – ScienceAlert Capturing ‘holograms’ from outside the room.
World’s first autonomous security vehicle with companion drone Surveillance drones and security robots are not new innovations on their own, but Singapore company Otsaw Digital has brought the two together. The O-R3 is the world’s first ground-aerial outdoor security robot that combines an autonomous roving ground vehicle with a surveillance drone.
3D imaging with centimeter precision through walls by using Wifi signals | 3D imaging with centimeter precision through walls by using Wifi signals
Emotion reading technology claims to spot criminals before they act  Emotion reading technology could soon be used by police after a Russian firm created a tool that can identify people in a crowd and tell if they are angry, stressed or nervous.
Will tiny drones become a must-have for soldiers? – May. 9, 2017 A Pentagon supplier releases a new drone that’s small enough to wear on one’s uniform.
The Military is Using Human Brain Waves to Teach Robots How to Shoot – Tech – Without even realizing it, soldiers could soon be training robot sharpshooters to take their jobs.
Hundreds of privacy-invading apps are using ultrasonic sounds to track you | ZDNet Apps are using ad-tracking audio signals that your phone can hear, but you can’t.
China develops advanced ultra-low altitude anti-ship unmanned system | Defence Blog
Russia tests mach 8 hypersonic missile and India works on mach 5 missile | Russia tests mach 8 hypersonic missile and India works on mach 5 missile
Your Computer Might Become an Expert Lip Reader to Keep Your Data Safe Despite being the most common way to protect computers and sensitive data, passwords are a terrible security solution. So scientists at Hong Kong Baptist University are teaching computers to read a user’s lips as a far more secure method of biometric security.
No more “I’m not a robot” with Google’s Invisible reCAPTCHA Ticking the “I’m not a robot” checkbox on an internet form may soon become a thing of the past. Google has officially announced its Invisible reCAPTCHA service, which is able to differentiate humans from bots without additional input from the website user.
Meet ‘Silent Hunter’ – China’s New ‘Armored Vehicle Slicing’ Laser Gun | Zero Hedge While politicians are more than willing to rattle their economic sabres at China, we suspect, after China flaunted a range of high-tech weaponry at the International Defense Exhibition and Conference in Dubai, we suspect Washington will slow its roll a little with any kinetic warmongery…
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The US Navy plans to fire laser weapons off of ships within a year – Business Insider Laser weapons will be developed in a three-phase approach in order to fire the weapon from destroyers at cruise missiles, drones, aircraft, and small boats.
The GM cyborg dragonflies that can spy on you | Daily Mail Online Draper Labs collaborated with the Howard Hughes Medical Institute in Maryland to create the dragonfly cyborgs that can pollinate flowers when commanded and be used in surveillance operations.” name=”description
DARPA develops digital copilot for military aircraft | Fox News ALIAS can fly a military helicopter and then move into another aircraft and fly that too— and ALIAS is not human.
Technological Fixes for Climate Change Climate change is a very real problem; here we explore the various geoengineering solutions currently in development which may help.
The lie-detecting security kiosk of the future When you engage in international travel, you may one day find yourself face-to-face with border security that is polite, bilingual and responsive—and robotic.” name=”Description
Autonomous, unmanned swarmboats secure harbor approaches for US Navy The US Navy’s Office of naval research (ONR) recently showed off the progress it’s making in the area of robotic warfare with a demonstration of how autonomous swarmbots can patrol and secure harbor approaches.
“Invisible” images created with off-the-shelf inkjet printers Researchers at the University of Utah have devised a method to create invisible images embedded within normal-looking images using cheap inkjet printers. The data hidden in these images can then only be revealed using sub-millimeter electromagnetic radiation
THeMIS ADDER weaponized UGV aces first live fire tests After unveiling it in February, Milrem and ST Kinetics have conducted the first live fire tests of their weaponized UGV, the THeMIS ADDER. Armed with a heavy machine gun, the UGV aced the tests, paving the way for robots that may eventually support or even replace ground troops on the battlefield.
Cough syrup with GPS tracker helps police nab suspected pharmacy burglars – LA Times No one would have ever known that a nondescript bottle of cough syrup perched on a shelf at a Tustin pharmacy contained something ingenious: a GPS device.
Meet The Gun That Shoots…Pepper Spray Pellets Meet Salt, a pneumatic pistol designed to stop home intruders.
Intelligent humanoid robot ‘Sanbot’ fights crime at airports with facial recognition software – Mirror Online The machines can also provide customer service and help airport passengers with their queries
Battle of the Bots: How AI Is Taking Over the World of Cybersecurity
How Blockchain Will Disrupt Our Election System During this time of unprecedented talk of election rigging, Blockchain could prove to be a completely transparent and secure way to vote. The disrupting power of the Blockchain is not just limited to voting, it also has the potential of making government more transparent and accountable for corruption.
Augmented War: New Combat Helmets Are Equipped With Microsoft’s HoloLens LimpidArmor’s CRS is integrated with cameras outside a tank to give the wearer a 360-degree view of both optical and thermal systems without exposing them to additional risk. From improving military operations to helping NASA prepare to explore Mars, VR/AR tech is being used in an ever-growing number of industries.
NASA’s Scout Space Monitoring System Gave 5 Days Warning of Passing Asteroid Thanks to NASA’s Scout, we received warning of an incoming asteroid five days ahead of it (completely missing the planet). With the ever-lengthening list of near-Earth objects, it is a comfort to know that there are currently systems in place to monitor threats, and they are only getting better.
Laser Mounted Combat Vehicles Are Set to Roll-Out in 2017 Laser weapons haven’t been popularly utilized on the battlefield, but a new joint effort between General Dynamics and the U.S. army may change that. The effort would mount lasers on combat vehicles in order to bring down the thousands of remotely piloted aircraft currently in use.
Airline app lets passengers view luggage location on maps Though some luggage now has integrated location tracking, the vast majority, of course, do not. US airline Delta, however, is making it possible for anyone to track their luggage, no matter how low-tech it may be, using its Fly Delta app.
Real-Life RoboCop: Dubai’s Police Force is Getting Android Reinforcements Next Year This real-life Robocop goes full android and can even shake your hand. This bot is the latest development in automatic policing and with the rapid advancements in AI, there’s plenty more to come.
Military Warns Lenovo Poses Cyber Spy Threat The Pentagon’s Joint Staff recently warned against using equipment made by China’s Lenovo computer manufacturer.
US vs China: Is China In Front of the US in Developing Hypersonic Weapons? – Warrior – Scout The US wants to say in front of China with hypersonic weapons able to travel at five-times the speed of sound and destroy targets with a “kinetic energy” warhead.
Terrifying footage of Russia’s ‘world first’ death-ray weapon that uses microwaves to fry enemy drones – Mirror Online Instead of using rounds of bullets or shells to destroy enemy targets, this new weapon, which can be seen in this video, will use directed microwave energy
Nuclear-armed drones? They may be closer than you think | Asia Times
One Big Question: What goes into making a color-changing tank? New Atlas asks Peter Murphy from the University of South Australia a single question as part of our regular One Big Question series: What goes into making a color-changing military tank?
Use your body, not WiFi, to transmit secure passwords – Futurity Researchers are testing a way to send secure passwords through a person’s body—no WiFi needed—to devices, such as a smart door lock or insulin pump.
Experts Predict: “By 2040 More Crime Will Be Committed by Machines Than by Humans” With the Internet of Things integrating tech into our daily lives more and more, the widespread use of artificial intelligence could bring with it more AI-powered crime. Expert predicts that 35 percent of jobs now done by humans could be replaced by robots in the future, increasing the potential for AI crime.
Quantum teleportation was just achieved over more than 7 km of city fibre – ScienceAlert It’s getting real.
Man vs. machine: L.A. sheriff’s deputies use robot to snatch rifle from barricaded suspect, end standoff – LA Times An hours-long standoff in the darkness of the high desert came to a novel end when Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies used a robot to stealthily snatch a rifle from an attempted murder suspect, authorities said Thursday. Officials said the use of the robot to disarm a violent suspect was unprecedented…
The £3BILLION stealth ship described as Starship Enterprise of the seas shows up on enemy radar as a fishing boat – Mirror Online The futuristic American destroyer, named the USS Zumwalt, is the naval version of a stealth bomber and is the deadliest vessel ever built
Security services concerned amateur ‘biohackers’ could create biological weapons, academic says | The Independent The security services are concerned that ‘biohackers’ could develop biological weapons or other potentially dangerous substances.
As Cybersecurity Threat Grows, Space Is the New Frontier | RealClearDefense The recent hacking of the Democratic National Committee may have made for political drama, and even the departure of the committee’s Chairwoman, but it also raised serious concerns about foreign…
More third parties know what you do online – Futurity From 1996 to 2016, third-party web tracking increased four-fold on top sites. “…web tracking should remain an area of concern for privacy advocates.”
Enemy drone swarms are coming for American troops, Army warns Official site of The Week Magazine, offering commentary and analysis of the day’s breaking news and current events as well as arts, entertainment, people and gossip, and political cartoons.” name=”description
Britain looks to robot dragonflies and lasers for future defense Britain’s MoD has provided a glimpse of the future of war by unveiling plans that include the development of robotic dragonflies, laser weapons, and virtual reality helmets as part of a new defense innovation initiative designed to speed the transition of new systems from the lab to the battlefield.
The World’s Police Robots [INFOGRAPHIC] Robo-prison guards. Counter terrorism rovers. Riot control drones. Meet the controversial robots that are muddying the relationship between man and machine.
15 cool new military weapons joining the fight | Washington Examiner Now more than ever, the Defense Department is placing a premium on innovation, launching partnerships with Silicon Valley companies and finding ways for smaller firms to sell their wares to the Pentagon. At the same time, leadership has stressed to traditional defense contractors that they need to invest their own money on research and development if they want to keep the Pentagon as a customer. 
Vladimir Putin Plots a New Fleet of Spies in Space – The Daily Beast Russia is working on new, advanced surveillance satellites. But U.S. spooks are already a step ahead.
The Marines Now Have A Robot That Comes Equipped with a Machine Gun The US Marines are actively testing the Modular Advanced Armed Robotic System, a robot that can provide fire support and drag infantrymen out of harm’s way.
Russian 6th-Gen Fighter Jet To Fly With Swarms of Protector Drones Russian’s sixth-generation fighter jet will operate in conjunction with drone swarms armed with electromagnetic cannons, an official said.
Blockchains: Ukraine’s Solution to Ending Corruption? The Minister of Finance of Ukraine announced big plans of utilizing blockchain systems to carry out certain government activities efficiently, securely, and transparently, starting with selling government property through blockchain-based platform Auction 3.0.
MIT’s Riffle Anonymity Network is Said to Best Tor in Securing Privacy If you’re worried that you’re being watched, using this software developed by researchers from MIT and EPFL will help you keep your online transactions private. This software is way more secure than its predecessors.
China’s Most Ambitious Sci-Tech Projects [Infographic] From the largest radio telescope to the fastest supercomputer, and every world record in between.
A New 400K Distance Record Set in Quantum Cryptography A team from China has refined the measurement-independent quantum cryptography method, sending keys and data faster and farther away than other teams thus far.
Jetpacks are One Step Closer to Becoming Standard for U.S. Soldiers Jetpack Aviation, the company that made the JB 9, has revealed to the Wall Street Journal that they are in talks with the U.S. military to further develop their jetpack technology.
China’s Planning A Massive Sea Lab 10,000 Feet Underwater China is planning to build an enormous underwater lab for research purposes; however, the country notes that “it will carry some military functions.”
New “Iron Man” Special Forces Exoskeleton Stops Bullets With Liquid Armor The U.S. military expects to have advanced combat exoskeleton prototypes with a host of advanced technologies available by 2018.
Air Force Envisions Future Fighter Jet for 2030s – Warrior – Scout The Air Force is beginning conceptual work on a future fighter jet with new computing technology, weapons, electronic warfare systems and sensing applications. The new platform, which is inted to counter future and emerging threats, will be designed to fly well into the 2030s and beyond
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Powerful facial-recognition software can shred your privacy with just 1 photo – MarketWatch Soon anybody with a high-resolution camera and the right software will be able to determine your identity. That it will have serious implications for your privacy.
A First Look at America’s Supergun – WSJ The Navy’s experimental railgun fires a hardened projectile at staggering velocity—a battlefield meteorite with the power to blow holes in enemy ships and level terrorist camps.
FBI wants to keep secret who’s stored in its massive biometric database | ZDNet
Terrorist? Pedophile? A start-up says it can uncover secrets by analyzing faces – Chicago Tribune An Israeli start-up says it can take one look at a person’s face and realize character traits that are undetectable to the human eye.
Battelle Fielding 100 Drone Zappers To Pentagon, Homeland Security | The military has turned to a directed energy frequency jammer mounted on an assault rifle-type frame to deal with the growing threat of small drones to military
You’ll soon have to hand over your DNA if you want to visit Kuwait – ScienceAlert Nah, I’m good.
Riot Control Robot Can Zap Protesters The robot – which is 1.5m tall and weighs 78kg – has been compared to a Dalek from Dr Who.
Firefighter Helmets Now Have Built In Thermal Imaging A fire protection and security company recently launched a new product called the “Scott Sight,” a face mask that incorporates thermal imaging with a display screen.
The sound of your skull could soon replace your password – seriously – ScienceAlert More secure than "123456".
New Law Requires all Dogs in the UK to be Microchipped As of April 6, 2016, UK law requires all dogs that are eight weeks old or older to have microchip implants. Microchips will address “reckless” ownership, as well as save taxpayers’ cash that would otherwise be used to look after strays.
How to Hack an Election Andrés Sepúlveda rigged elections throughout Latin America for almost a decade. He tells his story for the first time.
Watch DARPA’s New Self-Guided Bullets Turn in Mid-Flight, Following Their Target DARPA has created self-steering bullets which use a real-time optical guidance system to hit both moving and accelerating targets with high accuracy.
Watch how easy it is for someone to hack your iPhone | TechCrunch With all the hoopla surrounding the FBI-Apple controversy, it may surprise you how easy it is to hack into an iPhone. 
This is the Fastest Hydrogen-Powered Car Ever Designed, And it’s Simply Astounding
This Flexible Film Could Be the Key To Making Invisibility Cloaks
Trick an iPhone fingerprint sensor with Play-Doh – Tech Insider All you need is a dental mold and some Play-Doh.
Hypersonic Missiles May Be a Reality in the Next Decade Hypersonic missiles and drones may be coming to a world near you.
US Army will have laser weapons by 2023 as bosses say killer technology is close | Daily Mail Online Mary J. Miller told the House Armed Services Committee’s Subcommittee on Emerging Threats and Capabilities ‘I believe we’re very close’ to laser weapons.
Forget iPhones—The FBI Wants to Unlock Your DNA The contest between Apple and the FBI over privacy echoes a more troubling fight over who can have access to your DNA.
DARPA Unleashes its Autonomous, Submarine-Hunting Drones DARPA has announced that its latest submarine hunting drone, ACTUV, is ready for action – potentially starting a drone revolution in naval warfare.
Metal Storm Gun – 1 Million Rounds/Minute | RealClearDefense The highest rate of fire for a machine gun in service is the M134 Minigun. The weapon was designed in the late 1960s for helicopters and armored vehicles. It fires 7.62 mm calibre rounds at a…
Sheriff’s Department Uses Drone to Help Fight Crime, Keep The Ouachita County Sheriff's Office added a new addition to the force to help them to fight crime and protect the public.
SpaceX And Russia Change The Rules Of The Military Launch Market | TechCrunch It’s been a tough week for United Launch Alliance (ULA). A hearing last Wednesday brought news of a potential ban on Russian made RD-180 engines which ULA..
US tests ‘Exoatmospheric Kill Vehicle’ over California | Daily Mail Online The launch from Vandenberg Air Force Base was testing thrusters on the Exoatmospheric Kill Vehicle, which is designed to crash into enemy missiles and destroy them.
Lily, A Camera Drone That Automatically Follows You, Pulls In A Mountainous $34 Million In Pre-orders | TechCrunch Self-driving drone Lily has had quite the success in sales and it’s not even on the market yet. The startup pulled in a whopping $34 million in pre-orders by..
ISIS Has Its Own Encrypted Chat App | TechCrunch Terrorists are communicating over a new secure Android app after getting kicked off WhatsApp, Telegram, and other messengers. Called “Alrawi”, the encrypted..
Hackers cause electricity ‘blackout’ in Ukraine (Wired UK) Cyber attack causes lights to go out in Ukraine
Border Patrol Doubles Down on High-Tech Security Although there have been several high profile gaffes, the U.S. Border Enforcement Agency is committed to employing new tech to adapt.” name=”description
Meet Knightscope’s Crime-Fighting Robots | TechCrunch The robots might one day rise up and take over, but a Palo Alto startup called Knightscope has developed a fleet of crime-fighting machinery it hopes to keep..
Inside the Ring: China preps for space warfare – Washington Times Following recent tests of anti-satellite missiles and near-space hypersonic vehicles, China’s military will soon create a new Space Force within the People’s Liberation Army, a sign Beijing is preparing for future space warfare.
The Coolest Military Tech Coming In 2016 | RealClearDefense America’s troops have cool gear coming their way in 2016. Here’s a look at some of it: 1. The first Ford-Class supercarrier will take to the seas Photo: US Navy Mass Communication…
Google Begins Testing Password-Free Logins | TechCrunch Google confirmed this morning it’s now testing a new way to sign into your Google account without having to type in a password. Instead, those who have been..
Star Wars: how future world conflicts will be decided in space – Telegraph The next world conflict will begin in space with superpowers or terrorists blasting communications and spy satellites out of orbit, defence experts predict
Next generation supersonic ‘Air Dominance’ jet to have laser weapons | Daily Mail Online Known internally as NG Air Dominance, the craft features laser weapons and is rumoured to fly at supersonic speeds, although Northrop Grumman say its specs are still classified.
Latest Hack Like “Stealing a Master Key to Get Into Any Government Building” Juniper Networks, a US government subcontractor, has been compromised in a hack that could have exposed countless classified communications over the past three years.
Autonomous Weaponized Robots: Not Just Science Fiction – WSJ Robotics expert Noel Sharkey describes a confluence of developing technologies that could endanger our lives and our rights.
This War On Math Is Bullshit | TechCrunch The smoke had barely begun to clear from the horrific attacks in Paris, in a neighborhood where I used to live, before the usual suspects started trying to..
How honeypot tech tricks hackers into chasing their own tails | ZDNet Trying to prevent hacking attacks is a losing proposition, says Illusive Networks CEO Shlomo Touboul. Keeping them busy with phony data is a much better strategy.
Security officials need ‘big data analytics’ to pinpoint threats: report – The Globe and Mail Details emerge from declassified version of secret draft presentation for Public Safety Canada’s internal policy committee
2015’s scariest data breaches: CVS, Anthem, IRS, and worse | ZDNet Updated: It’s coming up to the end of the year. The leaves are turning, but the hacks keep on coming.
Russia Reveals Secret Nuclear-Armed Drone Sub – Washington Free Beacon
Cyber hackers are GREATER threat to UK security than nuclear weapons | UK | News | Daily Express HACKERS now pose more of a threat to world security than nuclear weapons, one of the country’s top cyber terror experts warned last night.
Inside the Ring: Details of Chinese space weapons revealed – Washington Times A forthcoming report by the congressional U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission provides new details of China’s space-weapons programs, dubbed counterspace arms, that are aimed at destroying or jamming U.S. satellites and limiting American combat operations around the world.
Pentagon calls for drone that drops payloads at night before vanishing | Daily Mail Online Darpa, based in Arlington, Virginia, is funding a new project to develop aircraft (stock image shown) that can ‘fully vanish within four hours of payload delivery or within 30 minutes of morning civil twilight’.
10 things you didn’t know about the Dark Web | ZDNet A basic guide to the Internet’s underbelly — the Dark Web.
Yes, Facebook is stalking you | New York Post
Feds Developed App That Predicts ‘Psychological Status’ of Americans – Washington Free Beacon
Office of Personnel Mgmt: 5.6M estimated to have fingerprints stolen in breach The Office of Personnel Management announced Wednesday that 5.6 million people are now estimated to have had their fingerprint information stolen,
Air Force Delivers New and Innovative Vision of Future Warfare | RealClearDefense It’s 2035, and US Air Force pilots are flying D model Joint Strike Fighters. This afterburning F-35D controls an uninhabited long-range strike bomber in tandem with a team of…
DHS Wants Boeing to Test a Brain Chip in Firm’s Self-Destructing ‘Black’ Spyphone –
Lockheed Unveils ‘TR-X’ As Next-Generation U-2 Lockheed Unveils ‘TR-X’ As Next-Generation U-2    WASHINGTON — Lockheed Martin this week revealed its Skunk Works’ proposal for a next-generation U-2 spy plane, a tactical reconnaissance aircraft called “TR-X.
First State Legalizes Taser Drones for Cops, Thanks to a Lobbyist – The Daily Beast North Dakota police can now fire everything from stun guns to tear gas from flying robots thanks to a lobbyist from Big Drone.


Web’s random numbers are too weak, researchers warn – BBC News The data scrambling systems used by millions of web servers could be much weaker than they ought to be, say researchers.
San Diego Unified Uses Facial Recognition Software San Diego Unified, which has its own police force, uses facial recognition software, but says so far it’s only been used on adults.
2015’s biggest security breaches: CVS, Anthem, IRS, and worse | ZDNet It’s not just the size of the data breach. It’s how sensitive the data is.
Battery Attributes Can Be Used To Track Web Users | TechCrunch A team of European security researchers has published a paper analyzing how the battery life of mobile devices could be used to track web browsing habits of..
Drawing Lessons From July’s Jeep Hack | TechCrunch If you were anywhere near the internet in late July, you probably read the news: Charlie Miller and Chris Valasek, two security researchers who specialize..
Warning after security experts hack Tesla car – BBC News Security researchers at the Def Con hackers’ conference reveal another car’s vulnerability to attack.
Musk, Hawking warn of ‘inevitable’ killer robot arms race (Wired UK) Stephen Hawking and Elon Musk are among 1,000 academics, researchers and public figures to warn that a global robotic arms race “is virtually inevitable” unless a ban is imposed on autonomous weapons
Chrysler’s Solution To The Jeep Hack Is 1.4 Million USB Drives | TechCrunch You’ve probably read the WIRED story “Hackers Remotely Kill a Jeep on the Highway—With Me in It” by now. Either way, it was scary as hell. Today, the..
Out of Shadows: New tech allows face recognition in utter darkness — RT News
Russians hackers used Twitter, photos to reach U.S. computers: report – Yahoo News From Yahoo News: By Joseph Menn SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Russian government-backed hackers who penetrated high-profile U.S. government and defense industry computers this year used a method combining Twitter with data hidden in seemingly benign photographs, according to experts studying the campaign. 
China-Tied Hackers That Hit U.S. Said to Breach United Airlines – Bloomberg Business ” data-ephemeral=”true
Meet the world’s most secure smartphones (in pictures) | ZDNet For the privacy conscious, these smartphones are said to offer the best in information security.
The impossible war on encryption | ZDNet The government wants to be able to read every message passing over the internet. It’s a wish that, if it came true, could do more harm than good.
FBI chief: Strong encryption lets bad guys ‘communicate with impunity’ | ZDNet It’s time for a proper debate on the use of encryption, says FBI director, but balancing security and privacy will be very hard.
Exoskeletons and weapons that can’t miss revealed as super soldiers of tomorrow | Daily Mail Online Super Soldiers: How Tech Is Transforming The Future Of Warfare is in the latest issue of How It Works Magazine on sale now. A stock image of a soldier is pictured.
Why the next World War will be a cyberwar first, and a shooting war second | ZDNet Opinion: The US already has lost the first battles, and may not have the national will to defend itself in the inevitable global conflict to come. David Gewirtz looks at the geopolitical implications of cyberwarfare.
Russia Tested Hypersonic Glide Vehicle in February | Washington Free Beacon Moscow is developing a new, ultra-high speed strategic attack vehicle similar to China’s hypersonic weapon, according to military analysts.
Security researcher casually drops Adobe Reader, Windows critical vulnerability bomb | ZDNet A Google Project Zero researcher has revealed the existence of 15 vulnerabilities in the software, including critical issues and one exploit which may completely bypass all system defense.
Google removes “always listening” code from Chromium | ZDNet After including closed-source code that enabled Chromium to listen in to a computer’s microphone, Google bowed to backlash and removed it from the open-source browser.
The World’s Weirdest Security Devices | Ellie Widdowson For almost as long as humans have existed we’ve understood the importance of home security. From the caves and clubs of the Stone Age to the moats and castles of the Middle Ages, ensuring our homes remain secure and private has always been a priority.
Hackers steal data using gadget inside pitta bread – BBC News Secret encryption keys can be stolen using a cheap gadget so small it could be concealed inside some pitta bread.
Robots could replace immigration officers under new technology presented in Paris – Telegraph French electrical systems company Thales demonstrates tall robot that waves through passengers after machine scans everything from passports to irises
Science Daily Exponential TechnologiesIris recognition gives smartphone users more security options, expert says — ScienceDaily
DHS secretly videotaping citizens to ‘predict crime’ A Free Press For A Free People Since 1997
Big Data Could be Reason for Large-Scale Nation State Attacks – Infosecurity Magazine Big Data Could be Reason for Large-Scale Nation State Attacks.Sophisticated analytics single out vulnerable individuals to spies, says Context
OPM Hack Far Deeper Than Publicly Acknowledged, Went Undetected For More Than A Year, Sources Say – ABC News Massive Hack Went Undetected For More Than a Year, Sources Say
The U.S. government can’t protect its own data, and doesn’t want you protecting yours either The OPM Building in WashingtonLate Thursday evening, for the second time in less than a year, U.S. government authorities admitted that hackers manag
Brainwaves May Replace Passwords: Cyber-Security Tech A new study sheds light on what may one day replace passwords. The cyber-security study comes from researchers at New York’s Binghamton
Wi-Fi signals can help count people in a crowd | Zee News A Wi-Fi signal can be used to count the number of people in a given space, leading to diverse applications such as energy efficiency to search-and-rescue operations.
US’ big data breaches offer treasure trove for hackers – The Economic Times US officials have said on condition of anonymity they believe the hackers are based in China, but Washington has not publicly blamed Beijing.
ipernity: Authorities Now Using Drones at London Airport for Counter Terrorism Monitoring by Ronda Thao After a review of London Airports safety and security hvac systems and also group by counter terrorism experts the Police are qualified consent to utilize UAV drones for factors of counter terrorism security.The National Counter Terrorism Policing Headquarters took 18 months to choose that drone mod
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Privacy concerns over facial recognition test program – CBS News For 3 months, border agents at a major airport will test technology to try and identify foreigners who have overstayed their welcome
Massive Chinese Divine Eagle drone pictured for first time | Daily Mail Online Named the ‘Divine Eagle’, the drone is a high-altitude UAV that can detect stealth aircraft with radar. It reportedly flew in February, but this is the first time images of the drone have emerged.
Oakville Entrepreneur Develops Wi-Fi Video Doorbell – Canada buzz | By Paul Fitzgerald – Camera Powered Device Provides Comfort and Safety for Homeowners A local entrepreneur in the Town of Oakville is helping play a role in com
Air Force confirms work on terrifying new weapon | Daily Mail Online Champ, or Counter-electronics High-powered microwave Advanced Missile Project, is now an ‘operational system already in our tactical air force’, according to Major General Thomas Masiello.
Could thieves use jamming technology to steal your car? | Technology | The Guardian Theoretical attack becomes real as criminals begin using jammers to block remote locking car keys
FBI Warns ‘Ransomware’ Scams on the Rise There’s an old Internet scam floating around that’s getting some new attention lately. It’s called “ransomware,” and if you’re unlucky, it may have alread…
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 Time to move beyond ‘Medieval’ cyber security approach, expert says

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U.S. Army Develops ‘Lifesaving’ Blast-Proof Wallpaper The U.S. Army have come up with a special type of wallpaper that minimises the impact of exploding buildings. The difference between this potentially lifesaving invention and the boring wallpaper w
Special Operators Are Using Rapid DNA Readers – Defense One Conducting a midnight SEAL raid on a terrorist compound? Positive DNA identification is just 90 minutes away.
Burglars use drone helicopters to target homes – Telegraph Police warn thieves are piloting the mini-helicopters carry out surveillance on homes to burgle
Apple, Google Tell Obama He’s Wrong About Encryption
Sneaky security system fools hackers with fake passwords when cracked | PCWorld ErsatzPasswords, a research project, aims to stop the cracking of password hashes
SiliconBeat – Twistlock, SF startup with Israeli roots, launches new security technology
Hacker made United jet fly sideways, FBI agent told – A computer security expert suspected of hacking into airline flight systems told FBI agents that he once steered a plane sideways, an affidavit states.
Combination locks are no match for this Arduino-powered cracker If you need a reminder not to put your complete trust in standard combination locks, here it is. Samy Kamkar, who once also engineered software that can

Airport Security Advances Clash With Privacy Issues