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FBI Sony cyber attack impossible to prevent

Senior Officials: US Did Not ‘Hack Back’ North Korea In Retaliation

The U.S. government was not responsible for sustained electronic attacks that crippled North Korea’s Internet infrastructure last month, just after President Barack Obama promised that his administration would respond to the hacker break-in at Sony Pictures Entertainment Inc., two senior U.S. officials told The Associated Press.

01/09/2015

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Sony: PlayStation Back Online After 3-Day Outage

Sony says its PlayStation Network is back online after three days of disruptions that began on Christmas.

12/28/2014

A new holiday themed video released by the Federal Aviation Administration uses a “Do” and “Don’t” premise to instruct children how to “stay off the naughty list” as they play with unmanned aircraft gifts this year. (MARK RALSTON/AFP/Getty Images)

FAA Releases ‘Stay Off The Naughty List’ For Holiday Drone Gifts

A new holiday themed video released by the Federal Aviation Administration uses a “Do” and “Don’t” premise to instruct children how to “stay off the naughty list” as they play with unmanned aircraft gifts this year.

12/22/2014

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Driving While Black? App Developers Aim to Help

Though the developers of the soon-to-be released “Driving While Black” smartphone application want motorists to download their product, there is a time when they definitely don’t want users searching for it.

12/11/2014

A U.S. federal court has renewed the NSA’s warrantless collection of American’s phone records, marking the fourth time that the Justice Department has reauthorized the program since President Obama’s January pledge to reform such mass intelligence tactics.   (FREDERICK FLORIN/AFP/Getty Images)

US Court Extends NSA Warrantless Phone Collection Program With No Changes

A U.S. federal court has renewed the NSA’s warrantless collection of American’s phone records, marking the fourth time that the Justice Department has reauthorized the program since President Obama’s January pledge to reform such mass intelligence tactics.

12/09/2014

Extremely rare but incredibly powerful gamma radiation explosions would be strong enough to wipe out all life on the planet, say researchers.(Photo by NASA/ESAvia Getty Images)

Researchers: Gamma-Ray Burst May Have Triggered Mass Extinction

Extremely rare but incredibly powerful gamma radiation explosions would be strong enough to wipe out all life on the planet, say researchers.

12/08/2014

A secret program called Auroragold allows NSA agents to find and even introduce vulnerabilities into cell phone systems that they can exploit to monitor calls and texts. (Photo by ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)

Report: NSA Able To Hack Into Cell Phone Networks Around The Globe

A secret program called Auroragold allows NSA agents to find and even introduce vulnerabilities into cell phone systems that they can exploit to monitor calls and texts.

12/05/2014

World-renowned British physicist Stephen Hawking warns that increasing development of artificial intelligence could pose a serious threat to the very existence of humanity.    (credit: LEON NEAL/AFP/GettyImages)

Hawking: Artificial Intelligence Could ‘Spell The End Of The Human Race’

World-renowned British physicist Stephen Hawking warns that increasing development of artificial intelligence could pose a serious threat to the very existence of humanity.

12/02/2014

Drone on, the government says.  (Photo by Joern Haufe/Getty Images)

Survey: Most Americans Would Like Drones To Deliver Their Holiday Purchases

CNet poll also finds techies planning to spend $710 on holiday shopping this year, most of that online.

11/28/2014

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Consumer Group Lists ’10 Worst Toys’ for Kids

A light-up bow whose arrows are advertised as flying up to 145 feet and the “Catapencil” — a pencil with a miniature slingshot-style launcher on its end — are on an annual list of unsafe toys released Wednesday by a Massachusetts-based consumer watchdog group.

11/20/2014