THE COLONY, TX–Many people vent online, but a Facebook post cost one Texan her job. Kaitlyn Walls was excited to find work; however, she was not as excited about her place of employment, which was a daycare center in Texas. Walls says she’s a single mother and was trying to get out on her own.
TALLINN, Estonia (AP) — About 400 computer experts will participate in a major cybersecurity drill in Estonia this week as part of NATO’s efforts to upgrade its capability to counter potentially debilitating hacker attacks.
North Korea’s cyberattack on Sony Pictures exposed a new reality: you don’t have to be a superpower to inflict damage on U.S. corporations The following script is from “The Attack on Sony” which aired on April 12, 2015. Steve Kroft is the correspondent. Graham Messick, producer.
In light of the latest global surveillance leaks on Thursday by former U.S. government contractor Edward Snowden, scanners at U.S. airports that catalog you in full birthday-suit glory seem somewhat tame.
We had been noting, in the wake of the Charlie Hebdo attacks in France, how the country that then held a giant “free speech” rally appeared to be, instead, focusing on cracking down on free speech at every opportunity. And target number one: the internet.
The Ku Klux Klan (KKK) threatened to use lethal force against Ferguson protesters; Anonymous successfully retaliated against the Ku Klux Klan’s Ferguson threats by taking over two primary Twitter accounts, keeping KKK websites offline and outing KKK members.
Dan Abate doesn’t have diabetes nor is he aware of any obvious link to the disease. Try telling that to data miners. The 42-year-old information technology worker’s name recently showed up in a database of millions of people with “diabetes interest” sold by Acxiom Corp.
Zoltan Istvan is a futurist, journalist, and author of the novel The Transhumanist Wager. He writes an occasional column for Motherboard in which he ruminates on the future beyond natural human ability. Over the next decade, we’ll see the rise of lightweight drones that fit in your pocket.
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