Edward Snowden said the very people who are supposed to be protecting the United States from cyberattacks are the ones making the country more vulnerable.
Snowden called out Gen. Keith Alexander and Michael Hayden, respectively the current and former directors of the National Security Agency (NSA), naming them as two individuals that have done significant damage to national security during a talk he gave via satellite video at South by Southwest on Monday.
London is a big city with a rich history, containing a population of more than 13 million people. I fell in love with it when I worked there as a motorcycle dispatch rider for more than 15 years, and it’s a love affair that continues today.
Even though I haven’t lived in London since the late ’90s, I still know where to go on a big night out. But so do a lot of other people who don’t have the same understanding of the city — all it takes is a smartphone with the right apps.
We’ve all probably heard that ostriches stick their heads in sand when they sense danger. (Obviously, if you ignore something, it goes away, right?)
But this actually a myth—in fact, the propensity to “bury our heads in the sand” in times of trouble or uncertainty is a uniquely human trait.
“The Ostrich Problem,” as coined by English psychologists, is the tendency to avoid really tracking our progress toward a goal. As Christian Jarrett of 99U explains, we’re often afraid that our actual…
It’s an act of brotherly love that rivals Philadelphia’s famous namesake.
Brothers Aaron, 26, and Brandon Rector, 23 were just excited to be chosen for the half-court shootout challenge during Sunday night’s Indiana Pacers game against the Utah Jazz. For all the brothers from Greenwood, Ind. knew, they had a chance at winning some money — not the real prize that was in store.
No, the real prize wasn’t the $300 they had won…
The mountain of trouble that has been piling up for Mt. Gox just got even larger
Once the largest Bitcoin exchange in the world, Mt. Gox shut its digital doors and later filed for bankruptcy this week after losing hundreds of millions of dollars worth of its customers’ bitcoins. Now the Japan-based company and its French CEO, Mark Karpeles, have been hit with a class-action lawsuit.
Chicago-based law firm Edelson PC filed the suit…
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Selfie app CamMe won the “most innovative app” award at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona Tuesday
The award was one of several given out by MWC organizer GSMA, as part of its 2014 Global Mobile Awards.
The iOS app uses gesture controls to help users take selfies from up to 16 feet away — without having to touch their device.
Unlike Snapchat or other photo-taking apps, CamMe relies on gestures to control an iOS device’s shutter. To…
A little more than two weeks after the 2014 Winter Olympics began in Sochi, the games are finally coming to a close. Sunday wasn’t without some last-minute Olympic action, however.
Canada dominated ice hockey once again when the men’s team triumphed over Sweden in a 3-0 shutout victory during the competition’s gold-medal match. Host country Russia came out on top in the four-man bobsleigh competition, beating out second-place Latvia and the Steven Holcomb-led United States, which nabbed…
How time flies! There’s just one day left at the Winter Olympics in Sochi, but don’t tell the competitors that
Day 15 included another round of triumphant victories alongside heartbreaking defeats. The United States men’s hockey team took a pounding from Finland, losing 5-0 in the bronze-medal game after a crushing 1-0 loss on Friday at the hands of Canada. The U.S. team failed to medal after earning silver at the 2010 games in Vancouver, while Finland medaled for the third straight year
Facebook won’t be throwing its advertising weight behind its new acquisition WhatsApp like it did with Instagram. But WhatsApp also won’t be focusing on rolling out the $1 a year subscription fee it currently charges in some countries. Instead, with the financial security Facebook brings, it will dedicate itself to growth.
Monetization was the big topic on today’s analyst call after Facebook announced it acquired WhatsApp for a jawdropping total of $19 billion. Thats $4 billion in cash and…