Archive For The “Cyber” Category

U.S. Seeks to Protect Voting System From Cyberattacks – NYTimes.com

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http://mobile.nytimes.com/2016/08/04/us/politics/us-seeks-to-protect-voting-system-against-cyberattacks.html?referer=

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Secret ‘BADASS’ Intelligence Program Spied on Smartphones

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“Programmers frequently embed code from a handful of such companies into their smartphone apps because it helps them answer a variety of questions: How often does a particular user open the app, and at what time of day? Where does the user live? Where does the user work? Where is the user right now? What’s the phone’s unique identifier? What version of Android or iOS is the device running? What’s the user’s IP address? Answers to those questions guide app upgrades and help target advertisements, benefits that help explain why tracking users is not only routine in the tech industry but also considered a best practice.”

https://theintercept.com/2015/01/26/secret-badass-spy-program/

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GCHQ and CSEC Exploiting Mobile Analytics

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https://thetinhat.com/blog/2015/01/27/gchq-csec-exploit-mobile-analytics.html

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Islamic State developing driverless cars to launch bomb attacks without suicide bombers | UK | News | Daily Express

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http://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/665776/Islamic-State-driverless-cars-launch-bomb-attacks-suicide-bombers

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How Hackers Could Get Inside Your Head With ‘Brain Malware’ | Motherboard

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http://motherboard.vice.com/read/how-hackers-could-get-inside-your-head-with-brain-malware

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Human-Animal Chimeras Are Gestating on U.S. Research Farms

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The National Institute of Health originally worried about an animals’ “cognitive state” being altered by human brain cells.  
https://www.technologyreview.com/s/545106/human-animal-chimeras-are-gestating-on-us-research-farms/

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NIH Plans To Lift Ban On Research Funds For Part-Human, Part-Animal Embryos : NPR

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“One issue is that scientists might inadvertently create animals that have partly human brains, endowing them with some semblance of human consciousness or human thinking abilities. Another is that they could develop into animals with human sperm and eggs and breed, producing human embryos or fetuses inside animals or hybrid creatures.”

http://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2016/08/04/488387729/nih-plans-to-lift-ban-on-research-funds-for-part-human-part-animal-embryos?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=science

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BRAIN Initiative | The White House

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https://www.whitehouse.gov/share/brain-initiative

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The Army’s Remote-Controlled Beetle

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https://www.technologyreview.com/s/411814/the-armys-remote-controlled-beetle/

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Bitcoin Sinks After Hackers Steal $65 Million From Exchange – Bloomberg

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http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-08-03/bitcoin-plunges-after-hackers-breach-h-k-exchange-steal-coins

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