International award for the Maldivian ePassport and eGate
    3 months 2 days ago
An international award has been received for the Maldivian ePassport and the eGate currently used in the country. Maldivian Immigration won the prestigious international IAIR Award for the most innovative high security ePassport and eGates. The award was received by the Controller General of
Trump signs NASA bill, ponders sending Congress to space
    3 months 5 days ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump signed legislation Tuesday adding human exploration of Mars to NASA's mission. Could sending Congress into space be next? Flanked at an Oval Office bill-signing ceremony by astronauts and lawmakers, Trump observed that being an astronaut is a "pretty
Apple cuts prices on lower-end iPads, releases red iPhones
    3 months 5 days ago
NEW YORK (AP) — Apple is cutting prices on two iPad models and introducing red iPhones, but the company held back on updating its higher-end iPad Pro tablets. A much-speculated 10.5-inch iPad Pro didn't materialize, nor did new versions of existing sizes in the Pro lineup, which is aimed at
Vintage US nuclear test films declassified and publicized
    3 months 1 weeks ago
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — From the deserts of southern New Mexico and Nevada to islands in the Pacific Ocean, the U.S. government conducted dozens of nuclear weapons tests from the 1940s until the early 1960s. Vintage rolls of film collected from high-security vaults across the country show
WikiLeaks: We'll work with tech firms to defeat CIA hacking
    4 months 2 weeks ago
PARIS (AP) — WikiLeaks will work with technology companies to help defend them against the Central Intelligence Agency's hacking tools, founder Julian Assange said Thursday, an approach which sets up a potential conflict between Silicon Valley firms eager to protect their products and an agency
WikiLeaks publishes trove purportedly taken from CIA
    4 months 3 weeks ago
PARIS (AP) — WikiLeaks on Tuesday published thousands of documents purportedly taken from the Central Intelligence Agency's Center for Cyber Intelligence, a dramatic release that appears to provide an eye-opening look at the intimate details of America's cyberespionage toolkit. The dump of
Ooredoo to showcase new technology at Mobile World Congress
    4 months 4 weeks ago
Qatar’s international communications company, Ooredoo has decided to showcase their latest advancements in technology at the World Mobile Congress 2017 starting in Barcelona, Spain, tomorrow. A press release issued by the Ooredoo Group today said that they would be showcasing five main
Senior manager at cybersecurity firm arrested in Moscow
    5 months 4 weeks ago
MOSCOW (AP) — A manager in charge of investigating hacking attacks at Russia's biggest cybersecurity firm has been arrested, the company said Wednesday. Kaspersky Lab on Wednesday confirmed reports in Russia's respected Kommersant newspaper that Ruslan Stoyanov, head of its computer incidents
French internet censorship rose sharply in 2016
    5 months 19 hours ago
LILLE, France (AP) — France's interior minister says authorities have blocked or ordered search engines to de-list hundreds of websites in 2016, a significant increase over 2015. Bruno Le Roux told a cybersecurity conference in the French city of Lille that his government has requested the
SpaceX launches first rocket since explosion in Florida
    5 months 1 weeks ago
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket blasted off from California on Saturday and placed a constellation of satellites in orbit, marking the company's first launch since a fireball engulfed a similar rocket on a Florida launch pad more than four months ago. The two-stage rocket lifted
Twitter boots ex-pharma exec Martin Shkreli for harassment
    6 months 2 weeks ago
NEW YORK (AP) — Former pharmaceutical executive Martin Shkreli has been suspended from Twitter for harassing a journalist. Lauren Duca is a freelance reporter for Teen Vogue who wrote a piece critical of President-elect Donald Trump. After she defended the story in a testy interview with
How mobile video is changing the way we witness crime
    6 months 3 weeks ago
NEW YORK (AP) — Mobile video is changing the way we witness crime, from live footage of a mentally disabled man tortured by four assailants , to a recording that led to the manslaughter conviction of an Israeli soldier , to the body cameras designed to keep police accountable. We're all still
China plans to land probes on far side of moon, Mars by 2020
    6 months 4 weeks ago
BEIJING (AP) — China vowed Tuesday to speed up the development of its space industry as it set out its plans to become the first country to soft land a probe on the far side of the moon, around 2018, and launch its first Mars probe by 2020. "To explore the vast cosmos, develop the space
In Ukraine, more evidence of a hacking group's Kremlin ties
    6 months 3 days ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — For those searching for stronger evidence of Russia's connection to the hack of the Democratic National Committee, the tale of an infected Ukrainian Android cellphone app may help, according to a cybersecurity firm. A new report released Thursday by CrowdStrike describes how
Yahoo's big breach helps usher in an age of hacker anxiety
    6 months 1 weeks ago
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Yahoo has become the worst-case example of an unnerving but increasingly common phenomenon — massive hacks that steal secrets and other potentially revealing information from our personal digital accounts, or from big organizations that hold sensitive data on our
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