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Posted By Carl Engelbrecht

"Apart from the insects grown for fishing bait, pollinating crops, and zoos, Turpin has not seen any commercial production of insects and nothing on the scale large enough to feed the world population."

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Posted By Carl Engelbrecht

Shouldn't privacy be a concern and also be provided for?

"Google will help people who build Android apps follow their users around without draining too much battery life."

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Posted By Carl Engelbrecht

"Pulling out your phone in a cinema or a room with flickering lights could be enough to trigger malicious software on your smartphone, researchers have found."

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Posted By Carl Engelbrecht

"A healthcare provider has sued the Internal Revenue Service and 15 of its agents, charging they wrongfully seized 60 million medical records from 10 million Americans."

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Posted By Carl Engelbrecht

"GridCom Technologies says quantum cryptography can work to make the electricity grid control systems secure."

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"A startup that converts conversations to text so it can offer instant information gets financing from Telefónica, Samsung, and Intel."

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Posted By Carl Engelbrecht

"According to researchers at The University of Texas at Austin, invasive 'crazy ants' are slowly displacing fire ants in the southeastern United States. These 'Tawny Crazy Ants' have a peculiar predilection toward electronics as well."

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Posted By Carl Engelbrecht

"The FBI argues that the Net is “going dark”—that they are losing their ability to carry out valid wiretap warrants. In fact, this seems to be a golden age of surveillance—more collectable communications are available than ever before, including whole new categories of information such as detailed location tracking. Regardless, the FBI wants Congress to require that voice, video, and text communication tools be (re-)designed so that lawful wiretap orders can be executed quickly and silently."

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Posted By Carl Engelbrecht

When does the use of big data go too far? Welcome to the matrix!

"A new line of research examines what happens in an office where the positions of the cubicles and walls—even the coffee pot—are all determined by data."

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Posted By Carl Engelbrecht

"The Google co-founder also wants an area tech companies can experiment without worrying about restrictive laws."

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Posted By Carl Engelbrecht

"When the feds came knocking for AP journalists’ call records last year, Verizon apparently turned the data over with no questions asked."

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Posted By Carl Engelbrecht

"David Strickland, Administrator of the USA's National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), has told that nation's Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation that he plans to research the security requirements of automated cars and vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) networks."

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Posted By Carl Engelbrecht

"A new type of mobile app is departing from a long-standing practice in computing. Typically, computers have just dumbly waited for their human operators to ask for help. But now applications based on machine learning software can speak up with timely information even without being directly asked for it. They might automatically pull up a boarding pass for your flight just as you arrive at the airport, or tell you that current traffic conditions require you to leave for your next meeting within 10 minutes."

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Posted By Carl Engelbrecht

"As a result of the intricate details and requirements of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 ('HIPAA'), it comes as no surprise that HIPAA Privacy and Security Rules can cause challenges and confusion for even the most sophisticated providers. With this in mind, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services ('HHS') Office for Civil Rights ('OCR') has recently provided tools meant to educate both consumers and providers on HIPAA."

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