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Researchers Find Security Flaws In Backscatter X-ray Scanners

koan He's surprised... (143 comments)

That airport security and personnel are one giant joke, but of course not the kind you laugh at or with.


Kevlar Protects Cables From Sharks, Experts Look For Protection From Shark Week

koan Re:I'm surprised they aren't using rare earth meta (103 comments)

If fiber some how is capable of "leaking electrical" emissions what would a bunch of rare earth magnets do?

about a week ago

Kevlar Protects Cables From Sharks, Experts Look For Protection From Shark Week

koan What am I missing here (103 comments)

emission of electrical currents from the fiber piping

How do you get electrical emissions from fiber optic cabling?

about a week ago

Microsoft Black Tuesday Patches Bring Blue Screens of Death

koan Laugh.. (179 comments)

Someone right now is looking at that error and figuring out how to exploit it.

about a week ago

How to Maintain Lab Safety While Making Viruses Deadlier

koan Re:Huh (213 comments)

As I suspected.

about a week ago

How to Maintain Lab Safety While Making Viruses Deadlier

koan Huh (213 comments)

Link to Chinese lab incidenrt?

about a week ago

DARPA Wants To Kill the Password

koan Passwords are anonymous (383 comments)

I would feel better about the call to stop using them if it wasn't a government organization suggesting it.

about two weeks ago

An Accidental Wikipedia Hoax

koan Propaganda (189 comments)

All the errors whether intentional or not occur in printed media as well.
There seems to be another effort underway to discredit Wikipedia, I'm amused by the claims of errors and inaccuracies and frankly they pale in comparison to some I've seen in printed books.

The nice thing about Wikipedia is you can hop right on there and fix it.

about three weeks ago

How a Solar Storm Two Years Ago Nearly Caused a Catastrophe On Earth

koan Re:Known this forever (212 comments)

If everything we do revolves around how much it cost then I'm done.

Good luck.

about a month ago

How a Solar Storm Two Years Ago Nearly Caused a Catastrophe On Earth

koan Known this forever (212 comments)

And yet nothing changes, there is no hardening of infrastructure, no preparation or planning.

about a month ago

"Intelligent" Avatars Poised To Manage Airline Check-In

koan Help Wanted (102 comments)

Humans need not apply.

about a month ago

Led By Nest, 'Thread' Might Be Most Promising IoT Initiative Yet

koan OK (79 comments)

I'm all for automation and I think it looks promising.
What I don't want to see are solutions that are dependent on outside resources (for example SIRI on the iPhone, it has to use a connected server to do what it does), I prefer to see solutions that are autonomous, inclusive and complete without the need for Internet or an outside server (unless you choose to do so)

about a month ago

The AI Boss That Deploys Hong Kong's Subway Engineers

koan Soon... (162 comments)

You won't even have to train the workers, they will have Google Glass like interface with which instructions sent from the AI tell the "human" what to do.

Humans will become the hands and feet of the AI.

about a month and a half ago

Google and Microsoft Plan Kill Switches On Smartphones

koan Laugh (137 comments)

that a technological solution has the potential to end the victimization of wireless consumers everywhere

Does that include the victimization the phone companies are doling out with their 2 year plans, termination fees, data caps and generally shitty service?

about 2 months ago

Project Un1c0rn Wants To Be the Google For Lazy Security Flaws

koan Well.. (43 comments)

Shodan HQ?

about 2 months ago

Microsoft Fixing Windows 8 Flaws, But Leaving Them In Windows 7

koan Duh (218 comments)

Microsoft doesn't want another Windows XP, I'll wager they are after a 5 year turn around or perhaps even faster.


about 2 months ago

The Ethics Cloud Over Ballmer's $2 Billion B-Ball Buy

koan Re:Laugh (398 comments)

What exactly are you trying to say?

about 2 months ago



The Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act of 2011

koan koan writes  |  more than 2 years ago

koan (80826) writes "The Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act of 2011, introduced by Rep. Mike Rogers and Rep. Dutch Ruppersberger, allows companies or the government free rein to bypass existing laws in order to monitor communications, filter content, or potentially even shut down access to online services for "cybersecurity purposes." Companies are encouraged to share data with the government and with one another, and the government can share data in return. The idea is to facilitate detection of and defense against a serious cyber threat, but the language is so broad it could be used as a blunt instrument to attack websites like The Pirate Bay or WikiLeaks"
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