Technological Revolution

AI has arrived and that really worries the world’s brightest minds

Submitted by Freedomman on Wed, 01/21/2015 - 17:02

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (PNN) - January 16, 2015 - On the first Sunday afternoon of 2015, Elon Musk took to the stage at a closed-door conference at a Puerto Rican resort to discuss an intelligence explosion. This slightly scary theoretical term refers to an uncontrolled hyper-leap in the cognitive ability of artificial intelligence (AI) that Musk and physicist Stephen Hawking worry could one day spell doom for the human race.

Surveillance detection for Android phones

Submitted by Freedomman on Wed, 01/21/2015 - 16:59

BERLIN, Germany (PNN) - January 14, 2015 - SnoopSnitch is an app for Android devices that analyses your mobile radio traffic to tell if someone is listening in on your phone conversations or tracking your location. Unlike standard antivirus apps, which are designed to combat software intrusions or steal personal info, SnoopSnitch picks up on things like fake mobile base stations or SS7 exploits. As such, it's probably ideally suited to evading surveillance from local government agencies.

FPSA Navy says new laser weapon works and is ready for action

Submitted by Freedomman on Wed, 01/21/2015 - 16:45

WASHINGTON (PNN) - December 11, 2014 - The Fascist Police States of Amerika Navy says its new laser weapon works and it will use it if necessary.

The Office of Naval Research reported Wednesday that its laser weapons system - dubbed LaWS - had performed flawlessly in tests aboard the amphibious transport dock USS Ponce in the Arabian Gulf from September to November.

Meet KeySweeper, the $10 USB charger that steals MS keyboard strokes

Submitted by Freedomman on Wed, 01/14/2015 - 17:43

LAS VEGAS, Nevada (PNN) - January 14, 2015 - It sounds like the stuff of a James Bond flick or something described in documents leaked by former NSA subcontractor Edward Snowden. In fact, this highly stealthy keystroke logger can be built by someone with only slightly above-average technical skills for as little as $10. Called KeySweeper, it's a device disguised as a functioning USB wall charger that sniffs, decrypts, logs, and transmits all input typed into a Microsoft wireless keyboard.

Top secret Russian sub photographed

Submitted by Freedomman on Wed, 01/14/2015 - 17:36

MOSCOW, Russia - January 12, 2015 - Browsing through military Internet forums, many were surprised to see in the Russian edition of Top Gear automobile magazine a snapshot of a super-secret Russian deep-diving sub.

Protecting yourself from harmful smart meter radiation

Submitted by Freedomman on Wed, 01/14/2015 - 17:32

LAS VEGAS, Nevada ({PNN) - January 10, 2015 - Over the last decade, millions of homes worldwide have been outfitted with smart meters. Power utility companies continue to force smart meters upon the population under the argument that they allow a more accurate and concise measurement of home energy usage, and give the resident and utility provider more visibility of and control over power consumption. Yet, concerns continue to grow about the potential dangers from the electro-magnetic radiation given off by these devices.

How to discover everything Facebook knows about you

Submitted by Freedomman on Wed, 01/07/2015 - 17:33

SILICON VALLEY, Kalifornia (PNN) - January 3, 2015 - There's an unwritten agreement every user makes with Facebook when he or she signs up for the service. Facebook is free and fun to use, but it will track your activity and content to help its advertisers.

Politician’s fingerprint reproduced using photos of her hands

Submitted by Freedomman on Thu, 01/01/2015 - 17:47

HAMBURG, Germany (PNN) - December 30, 2014 - Last week at a Chaos Computer Club (CCC) convention in Hamburg, Germany, German hacker Starbug claimed he reproduced a fingerprint belonging to German Defense Minister Ursula von der Leyen using nothing but some commercially available software and a number of high-resolution photos of her hand.

License plate reader technology looks at faces

Submitted by Freedomman on Thu, 01/01/2015 - 17:45

LIVERMORE, Kalifornia (PNN) - December 29, 2014 - The leading suppler of automated license plate reader technology in the Fascist Police States of Amerika (ALPR, also known as ANPR in Europe) is expanding its offerings to terrorist pig thug cops.

North Korea drops off the Internet in suspected DDoS attack

Submitted by Freedomman on Wed, 12/24/2014 - 18:14

PYONGYANG, North Korea (PNN) - December 23, 2014 - North Korea's negligible Internet connectivity appears to have faltered. First spotted by Internet performance management firm Dyn Research, North Korean routers have been inaccessible, and its scant IP allocation - just 1024 addresses - appears to be offline.

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