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Famed hacker creates new ratings system for software

Aug 7, 2016

Famed hacker creates new ratings system for software

A famed hacker who nearly 20 years ago told Congress he could take down the internet in 30 minutes is now going after the software industry, whose standard practices all but guarantee that most products are vulnerable to cyberattacks. Peiter Zatko, known in the ...

Geeks win millions for teaching computers to battle each other

Aug 5, 2016

Geeks win millions for teaching computers to battle each other

A software program dubbed “Mayhem” was poised to win the final round of a three-year contest to teach computers to launch and defend against cyberattacks, earning a $2 million prize for the team that wrote the winning code. The event, known as the CyberGrand ...

'Pokemon Go' launches in Rio just ahead of Olympics

Aug 4, 2016

'Pokemon Go' launches in Rio just ahead of Olympics

The creators of “Pokemon Go” said the blockbuster mobile game has been released in Brazil just in time for the Rio Olympics, which start on Friday. A spokesman for the game’s publisher Niantic confirmed in an email that “the app is currently rolling out ...

Aug 1, 2016

Game provider DeNA begins driverless bus service in Chiba

Major mobile game provider DeNA Co. on Monday launched a driverless bus service at a park in Chiba Prefecture. The bus service at Toyosuna Park, located next to a shopping mall run by Aeon Mall Co., will run from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. ...

Aug 1, 2016

NHK begins 4K, 8K high-definition test broadcasting

Public broadcaster NHK on Monday started 4K and 8K ultra high-definition test broadcasting on its BS satellite channels, aiming to verify the technology and popularize it ahead of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics. The resolution of 4K broadcasting is roughly four times as ...

Jul 21, 2016

U.S. charges Ukrainian head of top piracy site

A Ukrainian alleged to be the ringleader of the world’s biggest online piracy site, Kickass Torrents, was hit with U.S. criminal charges Wednesday, accused of distributing over $1 billion worth of illegally copied films, music and other content. The Justice Department unveiled a criminal ...