Private lives are exposed as WikiLeaks spills its secrets

Aug 23, 2016

Private lives are exposed as WikiLeaks spills its secrets

WikiLeaks’ global crusade to expose government secrets is causing collateral damage to the privacy of hundreds of innocent people, including survivors of sexual abuse, sick children and the mentally ill, it has been found. In the past year alone, the radical transparency group has ...

Aug 19, 2016

Artificial intelligence can find, map poverty, researchers say

A new technique using artificial intelligence to read satellite images could aid efforts to eradicate global poverty by indicating where help is needed most, a team of U.S. researchers said on Thursday. The method would assist governments and charities trying to fight poverty but ...

Aug 12, 2016

Ad blockers outflank Facebook

Ad blockers on Thursday said they foiled a move by Facebook to sidestep software used to stop marketing messages at social network pages visited on desktop computers. Adblock Plus announced that it is updating its free software with a new filter that will thwart ...

Australia shuts down online census over cyberattacks

Aug 10, 2016

Australia shuts down online census over cyberattacks

Australia’s first attempt to conduct a census online was in disarray after cyberattacks and a hardware failure led to the website being shut down, officials said Wednesday. The Australian Bureau of Statistics shut down the site to protect data on Tuesday night shortly after ...

Aug 9, 2016

Teen who posted weaponized drone videos fights expulsion

A teenager who posted online videos of flying drones shooting a gun and a flamethrower in his backyard appeared in court Monday to fight his expulsion from Central Connecticut State University. Austin Haughwout, 19, is suing university officials in an effort to return to ...