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UN report: Encryption backdoors violate the human rights of Web users

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Hacking & Security | Posted: 1 hour, 11 mins ago

Encryption is vital to free speech and government efforts to install backdoors prove to be a violation of human rights against Internet users. The UN report says encryption and Internet anonymity allow for a privacy buffer so they can share their views without the fear of being censored.

 

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There is an effort by the United States, UK and other governments to create backdoors - which could also allow cybercriminals to access information - in an effort to aid law enforcement. If an agency needs to view and monitor encrypted messages, it should only be done on a "case-by-case" basis, and shouldn't be required for the majority of users.

 

The report will be presented in front of the UN Human Rights Council sometime next month.

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New Need for Speed reboot will require Internet connection

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Gaming | Posted: 1 hour, 26 mins ago

Gamers interested in playing the new Need for Speed open-world racing game from Electronic Arts will be required to have an online connection. The game uses multiple overlapping stories so players are able to play how they want to, "gaining reputation on your journey to become the ultimate icon."

 

 

Developed by Ghost Games, which participated in the 2013 Need for Speed: Rivals title, the new Need for Speed title will run on the Frostbite game engine.

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High-profile defector says North Korean cyberattacks could kill

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Hacking & Security | Posted: 4 hours, 50 mins ago

Organized hackers in North Korea have the ability to launch cyberattacks against critical infrastructure and could even potentially lead to casualties, according to a high-profile defector. Professor Kim Heung-Kwang, a former computer science professor at the Hamheung Computer Technology University, helped teach some students that eventually joined the Bureau 121 hacker group.

 

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North Korea has around 6,000 well-trained hackers - suspected of operating inside of China - with an estimated 10 to 20 percent of the nation's military spending directed towards online cyber operations.

 

"The reason North Korea has been harassing other countries is to demonstrate that North Korea has cyber war capacity," Prof. Kim told BBC Click. "Their cyberattacks could have similar impacts as military attacks, killing people and destroying cities."

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Get Lifetime Access to This Node.js Course for $19

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Node.js is gaining popularity in the programming world, quickly becoming a go-to technology for building large-scale web applications. Which means there's never been a better time to learn it-and this course makes it easy, even if only have basic HTML, Javascript, and front-end development knowledge. Valued at $199, now's your chance to get the course for just $19.

 

This course will teach you JavaScript Server programming, Node and NPM modules, and the use of other associated technologies and frameworks through over 86 lectures, 18.5 hours of content, and most importantly, hands-on experience. Throughout the course, you'll build 10 applications with the guidance of your instructors, getting real-world experience creating data-intensive, scalable, and lightweight applications. By the end of your training, you'll have a solid understanding of core concepts and princes as well as a portfolio of examples of your skills to show prospective employers.

 

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We must be ready to regulate possibly lethal autonomous robots

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Science, Space & Robotics | Posted: 6 hours, 35 mins ago

Unmanned drones and other military vehicles aren't new, and it looks like robots and autonomous hardware could be the future. However, there are legal and ethical questions when it comes to weapons systems that are able to identify and engage targets with no human interaction.

 

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The idea that a robot or drone can detect its target and begin firing at the target without a human operator is frightening - but something that more researchers believe is feasible. There is a concern, however, that robots would be unable to accurately identify enemy combatants and civilians. Though there is a counter-argument that robots would cause less collateral damage than humans remotely operating the drones.

 

"Technologies have reached a point at which the deployment of such systems is - practically, if not legally - feasible within years, not decades," said Stuart Russell, an AI researcher at the University of California, Berkeley, in a commentary published in "Nature." The AI weapons "have been described as the third revolution in warfare, after gunpowder and nuclear arms."

NCSoft expanding desktop and mobile games into western world

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Hacking & Security | Posted: 7 hours, 40 mins ago

NCSoft, best known to Western gamers for the Lineage MMORPG, is a major South Korean gaming company with big aspirations for the rest of the world. The studio racked up $756 million in revenue during 2014, and wants to create appealing PC and mobile gamers for consumers across the world.

 

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The game studio restructured, and plans to release its paid online game Wildstar as a free-to-play game for the United States. NCSoft also plans to expand with a mobile gaming studio located in Silicon Valley, which could host more than 100 employees.

 

"This is happening after a long period of anticipation, and it's a significant announcement," said John Burns, SVP of publishing at NCSoft West, in a statement to GamesBeat. "We are doubling down on our PC game portfolio and expanding into mobile. The goal for NCSoft West is to become a leader in the game industry."

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Buying a new car? Enjoy Apple CarPlay or Google Android Auto

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Technology in Vehicles | Posted: 7 hours, 50 mins ago

Google Android Auto and Apple CarPlay are pushing in-vehicle connectivity, with almost every vehicle automaker expected to offer the software platforms by the end of the year.

 

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Seven different 2016 Chevrolet models will offer CarPlay or Android Auto, while Hyundai said it will support Android in its Sonata. Supporting connected technology is an estimated effort to help drivers and passengers more easily interact with their smartphones while in the vehicle - and provide automakers with a more universal platform to install.

 

"We just want familiar. We want our content, our services that we already own on our phone," said Tim Bajarin, president of the Creative Strategies tech research firm, in a statement published by the AP. "We just want the car to have the representation of that on demand."

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Hackers finding innovative ways to commit identity theft

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Hacking & Security | Posted: 8 hours, 50 mins ago

Cybercriminals want to victimize people in any way possible, including even collecting unemployment checks directly from the government. As much as $5.6 billion is taken in federal benefits fraud, stemming from identity theft and data breaches.

 

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Individual states and the federal government provide unemployment benefits directly to citizens, but if a person's personal information is purchased on the black market - and the fraudsters are able to file paperwork to collect the benefits. Each state must create their own system to identify - and stop - fraudulent claims, with thousands of suspected false forms submitted.

 

"The fact that this is so easy to commit is something that has been a real challenge to law enforcement because the fraudsters keep evolving, and they always find a new way to steal our identities," said Wifredo Ferrer, US Attorney for the Southern District of Florida, in a statement to CNN. "And all you need sometimes is a name, a date of birth and a Social Security number. And sometimes, you don't even need that to commit this crime."

Verizon wants to be well prepared for the ongoing IoT evolution

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Connectivity & Communications | Posted: 12 hours, 10 mins ago

Verizon Enterprise Solutions doesn't want to miss out on more consumers and hardware manufacturers embracing the Internet of Things (IoT), strategically preparing new partnerships and alliances.

 

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The enterprise IoT market already has more than 1 billion devices, and that number is expected to dramatically grow in the coming years. Also, the consumer market - with end users purchasing more Things - will provide a great opportunity for Verizon and other wireless carriers to provide Internet connectivity to more products.

 

"With limited resources, municipal leaders are being tasked with finding ways to make their communities more efficient," said Dan Feldman, director of IoT Smart Cities for Verizon, in a statement. "Towns and cities can start with projects like energy-efficient smart streetlights, car sharing and smart parking. The cost savings and revenue from those projects can then be used to help fund bigger projects, including tackling pollution and upgrading transit infrastructure."

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PC manufacturers could receive Microsoft Windows 10 starting in July

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Operating Systems | Posted: 12 hours, 50 mins ago

It is possible OEMs will begin receiving Microsoft Windows 10 in July, so they have time to prepare the OS for a summer launch to consumers. Windows 10 has been promised sometime this summer, and an exact release date was never released - but Russian leaker Wzor reportedly said the Windows 10 RTM will begin shipping by the end of July.

 

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RTM is an acronym that points out the release to manufacturing, which is the OS version that PC OEMs use to test their hardware - and to install on PCs, notebooks, and other products that will be sold to consumers. A typical roadmap typically provides a couple of months between the RTM and final consumer release, so any bugs and early issues can be quickly worked out.

 

Here is what Microsoft told CNET: "Microsoft has said Windows 10 will launch this summer. We have nothing additional to share."

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