srussia (884021) writes "Wired reports: Darpa director Regina Dugan will soon be stepping down from her position atop the Pentagon's premiere research shop to take a job with Google. Dugan, whose controversial tenure at the agency lasted just under three years, was 'offered and accepted at senior executive position' with the internet giant, according to Darpa spokesman Eric Mazzacone. She felt she could not say no to such an 'innovative company,' he adds." top
srussia (884021) writes "Scott Charney, corporate vice president of trustworthy computing at Microsoft, urged government and tech industry officials to act collectively to protect citizens and critical infrastructure from growing cyberthreats. He compared unprotected and infected computers to unvaccinated and contagious individuals. Both, he said, can pose a threat to society. According to USAToday, the proposed model would require each PC to, in effect, present a "health certificate" that outlines its security posture before it could connect to the Internet. Enforcement would come from the Internet service provider or some other authority." top
srussia (884021) writes "Bloomberg reports: "A study involving 11,430 people from across the U.K. found the “training” failed to improve overall brain function better than answering general questions on the Internet.
srussia (884021) writes "A partner at a downtown Toronto user-experience design firm, had ordered the gun from the online retailer BrickGun, which sells realistic Lego replicas of firearms. Just how realistic, Jeremy would soon find out in an encounter with the friendly neighbourhood SWAT team, thanks to a tip from an alert neighbor." Link to Original Source top
Excerpt: "Why would the big four music companies agree to let Apple and others distribute their music without using DRM systems to protect it? The simplest answer is because DRMs haven't worked, and may never work, to halt music piracy. Though the big four music companies require that all their music sold online be protected with DRMs, these same music companies continue to sell billions of CDs a year which contain completely unprotected music. That's right! No DRM system was ever developed for the CD, so all the music distributed on CDs can be easily uploaded to the Internet, then (illegally) downloaded and played on any computer or player.""