Archive for the 'Social Engineering' Category

Next Page »

The Secret on the Ocean Floor

February 19th, 2018

Via: BBC: In the summer of 1974, a large and highly unusual ship set sail from Long Beach in California. It was heading for the middle of the Pacific where its owners boasted it would herald a revolutionary new industry beneath the waves. Equipped with a towering rig and the latest in drilling gear, the […]

Florida High School Shooting

February 15th, 2018

Update: On the Day of the Shooting, Teachers Were Told There Would Soon Be a “Code Red” or “Lockdown” Drill Via: Miami Herald: When the fire alarm rang near the end of the school day on Wednesday at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, teacher Ernest Rospierski assumed it was a “code red” drill. […]

German Court Rules Facebook Use of Personal Data Illegal

February 12th, 2018

Via: Reuters: A German consumer rights group said on Monday that a court had found Facebook’s use of personal data to be illegal because the U.S. social media platform did not adequately secure the informed consent of its users. The verdict, from a Berlin regional court, comes as Big Tech faces increasing scrutiny in Germany […]

Trump Says It Will Be Hard To Unify Country Without A ‘Major Event’

February 2nd, 2018

Via: PBS: Hours before his first State of the Union, President Donald Trump said Tuesday that he wants to unite the country amid “tremendous divisiveness” and hopes he can do so without a traumatic event affecting Americans. Trump spoke about creating a more united country during a lunch with a number of television news anchors. […]

With Teen Mental Health Deteriorating Over Five Years, There’s a Likely Culprit

January 28th, 2018

“All signs point to the screen.” Via: The Conversation: Around 2012, something started going wrong in the lives of teens. In just the five years between 2010 and 2015, the number of U.S. teens who felt useless and joyless – classic symptoms of depression – surged 33 percent in large national surveys. Teen suicide attempts […]

OPod Tube Housing System

January 17th, 2018

At least the “stacks” in Ready Player One featured actual trailers, which would be like mansions compared to this OPod thing! Via: Daily Mail: A Hong Kong architect has invented what he believed to be the solution of overcrowded cities by turning concrete water pipes into tiny homes. The OPod Tube Housing system aims to […]

How China Infiltrated U.S. Classrooms

January 17th, 2018

Via: Politico: Last year, the University of North Carolina at Charlotte made an announcement to great fanfare: The university would soon open a branch of the Confucius Institute, the Chinese government-funded educational institutions that teach Chinese language, culture and history. The Confucius Institute would “help students be better equipped to succeed in an increasingly globalized […]

Hawaii: False Missile Alert Sent to Mobile Phones

January 13th, 2018

Via: Daily Mail: Anger is spreading in Hawaii after a Civil Defense bungle on Saturday morning, when a mistaken alert warning of an inbound ballistic missile sent thousands fleeing for shelter. Panicked Hawaiians ran for their lives and even lowered loved ones through manhole covers after receiving the alert at 8.07am local time. It read: […]

GM Drops the Steering Wheel and Gives Robot Driver Control

January 12th, 2018

Via: Bloomberg: Next year, General Motors Co. will no longer need an engineer in the front seat babysitting the robot brain that controls its self-driving Chevrolet Bolt. The steering wheel and pedals will be gone, giving total control to the machine. When GM starts testing its autonomous electric sedan in San Francisco ride-sharing fleets, it’ll […]

U.S. Government Searches of Travelers’ Phones and Computers Up Sharply

January 6th, 2018

Via: cnet: US Customs and Border Patrol searched more phones and laptops at the border in 2017 — 30,200 devices total. The agency released those numbers Friday along with updated guidelines on how to conduct the searches, which have become a hot button issue under the administration of President Donald Trump. A lawsuit from the […]

Next Page »