'Afghan Bruce Lee' high-kicking his way to Internet fame

Dec 10, 2014

'Afghan Bruce Lee' high-kicking his way to Internet fame

From the ruins of a bombed-out palace above Kabul, a young Afghan man bearing a striking resemblance to kung fu legend Bruce Lee is high-kicking his way to Internet fame, aiming to show another side to his war-weary nation. Videos and photos of Abbas ...

Dec 9, 2014

Cyberattacks will get worse in 2015: McAfee researchers

A series of spectacular cyberattacks drew headlines this year, and the situation will only worsen in 2015 as hackers use more advanced techniques to infiltrate networks, security researchers said Tuesday. McAfee Labs’ 2015 Threats Predictions report sees increased cyberwarfare and espionage, along with new ...

Stephen Hawking's AI fears stir scientific debate

Dec 7, 2014

Stephen Hawking's AI fears stir scientific debate

There was the psychotic HAL 9000 computer in “2001: A Space Odyssey.” The humanoids that attacked their flesh-and-blood masters in “I, Robot.” And, of course, “The Terminator,” where a robot is sent into the past to kill a woman whose son will end the ...

Dec 5, 2014

Sony malware may be linked to other damaging attacks

Cybersecurity researchers have uncovered what they say is technical evidence linking the massive breach at Sony Corp.’s Hollywood studio with attacks in South Korea and the Middle East. Moscow-based security software maker Kaspersky Lab said Thursday it uncovered evidence that all three campaigns might ...

Dec 3, 2014

Berlin police mull crime-predicting software

Police in Berlin are considering deploying software that predicts crimes — and have even dubbed the project “Precobs” in a nod to a term used in “Minority Report,” the U.S. science-fiction film based on a similar premise. Developed by a German firm, the software ...

Dec 3, 2014

Hawking warns AI 'could spell end of human race'

British theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking has warned that the development of artificial intelligence could mean the end of humanity. In an interview with the BBC, he said such technology could rapidly evolve and overtake mankind, a scenario like that envisaged in the “Terminator” movies. ...

Dec 2, 2014

FBI investigates hacking of Sony Pictures' computers

The FBI has warned U.S. businesses that hackers have used malicious software to launch a destructive cyberattack in the United States, following a devastating breach last week at Sony Pictures Entertainment. Cybersecurity experts said the malicious software described in the alert appeared to match ...

Nov 28, 2014

Breaking up Google is hard to do, EU says

Break up Google? It is unlikely to happen, no matter what 384 European Union lawmakers say, according to ministers and officials. Members of the EU parliament in Strasbourg, France, voted 384-174 for the European Commission — which is investigating Google for possible antitrust violations ...