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Anti-spam law targets software starting January
Companies will soon have to get consent before installing a program on a person's computer if the software has the ability to covertly send electronic messages or has other functionality outlined in the legislation.
Lockheed says makes breakthrough on fusion energy project
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Lockheed Martin Corp said on Wednesday it had made a technological breakthrough in developing a power source based on nuclear fusion, and the first reactors, small enough to fit on the back of a truck, could be ready for use in a de
FBI blasts Apple, Google for locking police out of phones
FBI Director James B. Comey sharply criticized Apple and Google on Thursday for developing forms of smartphone encryption so secure that law enforcement officials cannot easily gain access to information stored on the devices — even when they have valid s
Maven spacecraft to reach Mars after 10-month journey
This weekend, NASA's Maven spacecraft will reach Mars following a 10-month journey spanning 711 million kilometres. If all goes well, the robotic explorer will hit the brakes and slip into Martian orbit Sunday night.
Hacker publishes tech support phone scammer slammer
Security pro Matthew Weeks has released a Metasploit module that can take over computers running the Ammyy Admin remote control software popular among "Hi this is Microsoft, there's a problem with your computer" tech support scammers. Weeks' day job is di
“Loading” Symbols Take Over Internet In Net Neutrality Protest
If the Internet seems a little slower than usual today, it’s probably not. But it may look that way due to a protest from Net Neutrality advocates around the web. Sites like Netflix, WordPress, and Reddit will be displaying loading symbols on their front
Hitachi developing reactor that burns nuclear waste
The problem with nuclear waste is that it needs to be stored for many thousands of years before it’s safe, which is a tricky commitment for even the most stable civilization. To make this situation a bit more manageable, Hitachi, in partnership with MIT,
Mozilla announces $36 Intex Cloud FX smartphone for India
A smartphone that costs just $36 Cdn and runs Firefox OS has been launched this week in India, a country where smartphone adoption is skyrocketing. The Intex Cloud FX, billed as the country's lowest priced smartphone, was announced by Mountain View, Calif
Tool-wielding grizzly bears smarter than the rest: study
It may no longer be good enough to hang your food in a tree to keep it away from bears when you go camping, according to a first-of-its-kind study at the Washington State University Bear Research Education and Conservation Center.
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