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This Drone Is After Your Phone (Video)

Hackers have developed a drone that can pluck the contents of your smartphone—from your location data to your shopping passwords—from the sky.

Posted on Mar 21, 2014 READ MORE


Government Urges Free Wi-Fi Service

Not surprisingly, the idea is being met with resistance by the $178 billion wireless industry, which is actively lobbying policymakers against the proposal.

Posted on Feb 4, 2013 READ MORE

Pirates Beware: The U.K. Is Handing Over Your Loot

The government of the United Kingdom plans to allow copyrighted material to be copied for personal use; Julian Assange gives kudos to Bradley Manning from the balcony of the Ecuadorean Embassy in London; meanwhile, South Africa’s ruling party has called for an official boycott of Israel. These discoveries and more after the jump.

Posted on Dec 24, 2012 READ MORE

American Media, Stay Away From Me

American news media outlets such as Time and Newsweek are keeping the U.S. in the dark about world issues; a Silicon Valley startup has dreamed up a ship for international techies to avoid immigration problems; and Wi-Fi and cellphones are making us sick—or are they? These discoveries and more after the jump.

Posted on Dec 4, 2011 READ MORE

Flickr / Dana Spiegel

Glenn Greenwald on the Growing Surveillance State

Days after two British men were sentenced to four years in prison for using Facebook to incite disorder that never materialized, Glenn Greenwald writes fluently and concisely about the efforts of governments to maintain power and order by controlling the flow of information and communication online.

Posted on Aug 19, 2011 READ MORE

In Defense of NPR

Bill Moyers comes to the defense of NPR, a London university was warned against taking money from the Gadhafi family, and communism’s role in universal Wi-Fi. These discoveries and more after the jump.

Posted on Mar 13, 2011 READ MORE

Flickr / Swerz

Google Under Privacy Investigation Again

Google is back in the privacy hot seat, as Britain’s privacy commission says it will once again investigate the kind and amount of personal information that the Internet search giant gathered from private Wi-Fi networks as its Google Street View cars patrolled.

Posted on Oct 24, 2010 READ MORE

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FCC Rules for Super Wi-Fi

It’s a bird? It’s a plane? No, it’s super Wi-Fi! The FCC has finally approved a proposal to open the unused space between broadcast television channels—dubbed “white space”—for high-speed wireless broadband ... or, in more campy terms, super Wi-Fi.

Posted on Sep 24, 2010 READ MORE

Robert Reineke of Venezuela stands by the Google booth at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Saturday, Jan. 7.
AP / Jae C. Hong

Google to Hand Over Data Collected During Photo-Mapping

Google said it will hand over wireless network data that was collected by fleets of vehicles shooting photographs for the search giant’s Street View mapping service as it tries to resolve a privacy row with European regulators.

Posted on Jun 6, 2010 READ MORE

Flickr / Swerz

Google Admits Data Audit Accusation

In an announcement following a data audit by Germany’s data protection authority, Google has admitted to accidentally sampling payload data from open Wi-Fi networks as its Google Maps mobiles traversed the globe’s streets.

Posted on May 15, 2010 READ MORE

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