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How Phones Can Help Predict Thunderstorms

August 11, 2016 If you have a smartphone, chances are one of the first things you do in the morning is check the weather—but whatever your app of choice, the forecast you see probably is based on information from the government. Most apps use data from the National Weather Service as a baseline,...

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A Video Game That Lets You Torture Iraqi Prisoners

August 2, 2016 Attention grasp. Stress positions. Water dousing. Rectal rehydration. These are some of the government’s sanitized terms for the “enhanced interrogation techniques” that the CIA used on captives held at secret locations overseas during the George W. Bush administration. They mask the brutality that many prisoners faced for months or years...

A Video Game That Lets You Torture Iraqi Prisoners

August 1, 2016 Attention grasp. Stress positions. Water dousing. Rectal rehydration. These are some of the government’s sanitized terms for the “enhanced interrogation techniques” the CIA used on captives held at secret locations overseas during the George W. Bush administration. They mask the brutality many prisoners faced for months or years under the...

Hackers Can Spy on Wireless Keyboards From Hundreds of Feet Away

July 26, 2016 Several popular brands of wireless keyboards have been betraying their owners, broadcasting their keystrokes for savvy hackers to intercept from hundreds of feet away. According to research published Tuesday by Bastille, a cybersecurity company, eight wireless keyboards manufactured by major electronics companies transmit information in a way that makes it...

Trump Doesn’t Understand Cyberwar

July 22, 2016 In late March, Donald Trump sat down with a few reporters from The New York Times for a rare, in-depth interview about his foreign policy ideas. The conversation careened from Middle East alliances to nuclear weapons to trade pacts, touching briefly on the ever-more pressing topic of cyberwar. Trump said...

Donald Trump Doesn’t Understand Cyberwar

July 22, 2016 In late March, Donald Trump sat down with a few reporters from The New York Times for a rare, in-depth interview about his foreign policy ideas. The conversation careened from Middle East alliances to nuclear weapons to trade pacts, touching briefly on the ever-more pressing topic of cyberwar. Trump said...

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Donald Trump Doesn’t Understand Cyberwar

July 22, 2016 In late March, Donald Trump sat down with a few reporters from The New York Times for a rare, in-depth interview about his foreign policy ideas. The conversation careened from Middle East alliances to nuclear weapons to trade pacts, touching briefly on the ever-more pressing topic of cyberwar. Trump said...

America’s Network of Secret Bomb Detectors

July 19, 2016 Stop on the sidewalk on a downtown street in any large American city, and take a look around. Check out the utility poles nearby, the metal boxes planted at the street corners, the cameras dangling from awnings and eaves. Urban infrastructure is made up of thousands upon thousands of moving...

America’s Network of Secret Bomb Detectors Could Be Growing

July 19, 2016 Stop on the sidewalk on a downtown street in any large American city, and take a look around. Check out the utility poles nearby, the metal boxes planted at the street corners, the cameras dangling from awnings and eaves. Urban infrastructure is made up of thousands upon thousands of moving...

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America’s Network of Secret Bomb Detectors

July 19, 2016 Stop on the sidewalk on a downtown street in any large American city, and take a look around. Check out the utility poles nearby, the metal boxes planted at the street corners, the cameras dangling from awnings and eaves. Urban infrastructure is made up of thousands upon thousands of moving...