Obama prepares to elevate military cyberoperations, sources say

Aug 6, 2016

Obama prepares to elevate military cyberoperations, sources say

The Obama administration is preparing to elevate the stature of the Pentagon’s Cyber Command, signaling more emphasis on developing tools to deter attacks, punish intruders into U.S. networks and tackle adversaries such as the Islamic State group, current and former officials told Reuters. Under ...

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 ...

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 ...

Jul 15, 2016

U.S. lawmakers introduce bill to criminalize 'revenge porn'

Lawmakers in the U.S. House of Representatives introduced long-stalled legislation on Thursday that would make it a federal crime to share sexually explicit material of a person online without the subject’s consent. The “Intimate Privacy Protection Act” is an effort several years in the ...

Huawei to enter Japan's laptop market

Jul 4, 2016

Huawei to enter Japan's laptop market

The Japanese unit of Chinese telecom giant Huawei Technologies Co. will enter the Japanese laptop market, starting with its hybrid Huawei MateBook laptop on July 15. The domestic personal computer market has been shrinking amid the popularity of smartphones. “We want to bring about ...

Jun 21, 2016

Chinese economic cyberespionage plummets in U.S.: experts

The Chinese government appears to be abiding by its September pledge to stop supporting the hacking of American trade secrets to help companies there compete, private U.S. security executives and government advisers said on Monday. FireEye Inc, the U.S. network security company best known ...

South Korea trains next generation of keyboard warriors

Jun 20, 2016

South Korea trains next generation of keyboard warriors

In one college major at Seoul’s elite Korea University, the courses are known only by number, and students keep their identities a secret from outsiders. The Cyber Defense curriculum, funded by the Defense Ministry, trains young keyboard warriors who get a free education in ...

Need a ride? Your local 3-D printer can build this minibus

Jun 17, 2016

Need a ride? Your local 3-D printer can build this minibus

A new maker of self-driving vehicles burst onto the scene Thursday in partnership with IBM’s supercomputer platform Watson, and it is ready to roll right now. Arizona-based startup Local Motors is offering Olli, an electric minibus capable of carrying 12 people. It says the ...

New smartphones may soon sense everything around you

Jun 9, 2016

New smartphones may soon sense everything around you

Suppose your smartphone is clever enough to grasp your physical surroundings — the room’s size, the location of doors and windows and the presence of other people. What could it do with that info? We are about to get our first look. On Thursday, ...