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NSA Director: China Can Damage US Power Grid

NSA Director: China can damage US power grid

Obama Will Likely Enact Panel’s Advice on Blunting Cyber Risks

Obama Will Likely Enact Panel’s Advice on Blunting Cyber Risks  

Uber May Meet a Stop Sign in Toronto

Toronto officials asked a court Tuesday to suspend operations of the Canadian branch of Uber Technologies’ taxi service. Continue reading

FAA Can Regulate Small Drones: NTSB Reverses Judge’s Ruling

Overturning a federal judge’s ruling that the FAA was wrong to fine a man $10,000 for flying a small drone, the NTSB says the agency can regulate such drones as “aircraft.” Continue reading

Researchers Craft A Battery That Can Be Recharged with Waste Heat

Can produce current during heat up and cool down. Continue reading

Gov’t Board: Like A Drone, Your RC Aircraft is Regulated by Law, so Pay up

Man must pay $10,000 fine for using remote-controlled flying wing. Continue reading

NTSB Rules Drones Subject to FAA Rules

The National Transportation Safety Board upheld a Federal Aviation Administration fine against a man for operating a drone recklessly, ruling drones are aircraft and subject to existing FAA rules. Continue reading

Twitter Will Now Let You Search Every Tweet Ever Sent

Twitter is soon making it possible for users to search through every one of the half-trillion tweets sent over the past eight years. Continue reading

Nokia Launches an Android Tablet, with Smartphones Likely to Follow

Nokia N1 has Nokia’s brand, design, and launcher. Everything else is Foxconn. Continue reading

How A Feud Between Two Russian Companies Fueled A ‘Spam Nation’

Brian Krebs’ new book tells the story of how two companies groomed spammers, and then destroyed each other. In the process, Krebs got access to documents that illuminated how cybercriminals operate. Continue reading

Jury: Apple must pay $23.6M for old pager patents

In recent years, Apple is taking more patent cases to trial—with mixed results. Continue reading

Bits Blog: WhatsApp Adds Improved Encryption on Android Phones

The popular messaging platform is getting more secure with technology from Open Whisper Systems. Continue reading

Facebook Spins ‘Groups’ Into Separate App

Facebook, in its continuing effort to unbundle its core features into standalone services, is launching an app dedicated to Groups. Continue reading

WhatsApp Brings Encryption to Masses

WhatsApp, the Facebook-owned messaging service with more than 600 million users world-wide, is now encrypting text messages by Android users. Continue reading

Woman Posts “Love” of ISIS on Facebook, Charged with “Promoting” Terrorism

“Jihad for Allah’s sake” job description earns Facebook a search warrant. Continue reading

F.T.C. Penalizes TRUSTe, a Web Privacy Certification Company

The commission said that TRUSTe deceived consumers about its recertification program and allowed itself to be falsely portrayed as a nonprofit corporation. Continue reading

More Detailed Paleoclimate Records, Brought to You by Lasers

With lasers, ocean cores can now produce records with a four-year resolution. Continue reading

Cue Gets $7.5 Million to Build $199 Home Flu-Testing Device

One of Uber’s earliest investors is betting that millions of consumers will one day test themselves for the flu and other medical conditions. Continue reading

Bill to Curb N.S.A. Faces Uncertainty in Senate

The Senate is scheduled to vote Tuesday night on whether to consider legislation to end a program the collects phone records, but opposition has been mounting. Continue reading

Google Makes Image Recognition Leap

Google scientists claim a breakthrough in the way software can describe the content of pictures. Continue reading