FTC targets aggravating robocallers again with new public contests

Despite a number of efforts the Federal Trade Commission hasn’t been able to kill off robocalls so it is once again turning to the public with two new challenges to come up with a solution to the scourge.First, the agency is looking...

03/06/15

Cisco gets Computer History Museum haven

The Computer History Museum in Mountain View, Calif., this week said it had created a Cisco Archive that promises to document and preserve the networking giant’s impact on the industry and Internet.

03/05/15

DARPA to target cyber privacy protection tech

DARPA to target cyber privacy protection tech

DARPA said: “The ability to analyze large amounts of aggregated personal data can help businesses optimize online commerce, medical workers address public health issues, and governments interrupt terrorist activities. However,...

03/03/15

FTC: Imposter scams bully into top 3 consumer complaints spot

Imposter scams where rip-off artists impersonate IRS, FBI or other official has moved into third place – its highest placement on the Federal Trade Commission’s annual evaluation of consumer complaints.

02/27/15

Net neutrality: The second two most boring words in the English language says HBO’s John Oliver

HBO’s John Oliver takes apart the net neutrality issue in a piece from his Last Week Tonight with John Oliver HBO show in 2014.

02/26/15

CIA: A world without Google Maps or satellites?

CIA: A world without Google Maps or satellites?

Developed in the late 1950s Corona’s exact role, that of taking pictures of eastern Europe, the USSR and Asia was classified, but Americans knew of its existence as the U.S. Air Force’s Discoverer program, which the government called...

02/26/15

DARPA wants advanced sensors to watch over growing hot spot: The Artic

DARPA wants advanced sensors to watch over growing hot spot: The Artic

Those are the main reasons the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency cites for wanting to build an advanced generation of sensors capable of transmitting data on air, surface and/or undersea activities above the Arctic Circle for...

02/25/15

DARPA aims to breach the human-computer natural language barrier

DARPA aims to breach the human-computer natural language barrier

This week the advanced research agency announced the Communicating with Computers (CwC) program that aims to develop technology to turn computers into good communicators. CWC aims to accelerate progress toward two-way communication...

02/20/15

IBM busts the nasty myths of the millennial employee

IBM’s study, "Myths, Exaggerations and Uncomfortable Truths" found that the central difference between Millennial and older employees is their digital talent, which comes from growing up immersed in a digital world. But, for things...

02/19/15

NASA probing contest for spacecraft that capture, manipulate small orbiting objects

NASA this week began exploring a Centennial Challenge program that would require contestants to build spacecraft capable of catching, capturing, and manipulating small objects in space at high speeds. The idea is such spacecraft...

02/17/15

New satellite will watch for, warn about fierce solar weather

New satellite will watch for, warn about fierce solar weather

According to the National Oceanic and Atomospheric Administration who will operate DSCOVR, data from the spacecraft’s three solar wind instruments, coupled with a new forecast model that is set to come online later this year, will let...

02/12/15

Wireless cyber security in your car stinks

Wireless cyber security in your car stinks

While most experts are quick to point out that no one has hacked a car in the wild, a new report overseen by US Senator Edward Markey (D-Mass.) there is a “clear lack of appropriate security measures to protect drivers against hackers...

02/09/15

DARPA moves closer to inexpensive jet-launched satellite system

DARPA moves closer to inexpensive jet-launched satellite system

The satellite deployment system is being developed under DARPA's Airborne Launch Assist Space Access (ALASA) program which has as a goal to design an aircraft satellite launch system that improves performance, reduces range costs and...

02/06/15

More railguns and lasers, less gunpowder -- the Navy’s future high-tech weaponry

More railguns and lasers, less gunpowder -- the Navy’s future high-tech weaponry

Speaking before nearly 3,000 attendees at the Naval Future Force Science and Technology (S&T) EXPO in Washington, D.C, Admiral Jonathan Greenert Chief of Naval Operations charged his audience to reduce reliance on gunpowder in a...

02/05/15

NASA wants Mars, Jupiter as it begins 2016 budget journey

NASA wants Mars, Jupiter as it begins 2016 budget journey

The space agency’s chief administrator Charles Bolden this week detailed the new budget -- $18.5 billion total – and offered a look at what NAS wants to focus on – a trip to Jupiter’s moon Europa, new space communications technology,...

02/03/15

Robots watch “You Tube” videos, learn to use cooking tools

Robots watch “You Tube” videos, learn to use cooking tools

Researchers at the University of Maryland last week said they developed a system that let robots watch a series of “how to” cooking videos on YouTube and then use the tools shown in those films to perform tasks. “Based on what was...

02/02/15

Feds snatch-up $19.5M in fake NFL gear ahead of Super Bowl

In its “Operation Team Player” fake jerseys, ball caps, t-shirts, jackets and other souvenirs are confiscated by teams of special agents and officers from ICE’s Homeland Security Investigations, CBP, U.S. Postal Inspection Service and...

01/30/15

FAA warns drone owners: Stay away from the Super Bowl

FAA warns drone owners: Stay away from the Super Bowl

In an FAA Notice to Airmen the agency says that anyone violating the rules may be “intercepted, detained and interviewed” by law enforcement or security personnel. Besides possibly landing a violator in jail, flying an unmanned...

01/28/15

IBM to offer research tech that protects user privacy, security

Known as Identity Mixer the technology basically prevents third parties or those looking to steal personal information from ever accessing such data in the first place by revealing only selected data to service providers.

01/28/15

FTC: Best Practices for businesses facing Internet of Things onslaught

FTC: Best Practices for businesses facing Internet of Things onslaught

The Internet of Things universe is expanding quickly, and there are now over 25 billion connected devices in use worldwide, with that number set to rise significantly as consumer goods companies, auto manufacturers, healthcare...

01/27/15

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