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Hacking into a plane's controls no easy feat
Aviation has become increasingly automated, but experts say hacking into an aircraft's controls — as a U.S. security consultant recently mused about on Twitter — is still a very difficult thing do.
China Is Said to Use Powerful New Weapon to Censor Internet
Late last month, China began flooding American websites with a barrage of Internet traffic in an apparent effort to take out services that allow China’s Internet users to view websites otherwise blocked in the country.
Initial security reports suggeste
Automakers Say You Don’t Really Own Your Car
EFF is fighting for vehicle owners’ rights to inspect the code that runs their vehicles and to repair and modify their vehicles, or have a mechanic of their choice do the work. At the moment, the anti-circumvention prohibition in the Digital Millennium Co
IBM Uncovers Bank Transfer Cyber Scam
IBM has uncovered a sophisticated fraud scheme run by a well- funded Eastern European gang of cyber criminals that uses a combination of phishing, malware and phone calls that the technology company say...
Cutting the TV cord' Call the anti-cable guy
The cable guy has a new competitor: the anti-cable guy. He helps you cut the cord on traditional television services and hooks you up with alternatives. Most Canadians still watch cable or satellite TV, but cord-cutting is catching. Help is available for
Eureka! 7 easy steps to becoming a genius
Legend has it that the Greek mathematician Archimedes had the first Eureka! moment of inspiration 2,200 years ago. CBC Radio's Ideas explores the neuroscience behind Eureka! moments and provides tips on how to make your own.
Social media: Are we as informed as we think we are'
Upstairs in a Toronto restaurant, a few dozen strangers mingle and drink, laughing and leaning into conversations. They’re talking about everything from terrorism and education to robotics and marriage, and they are escaping the silos imposed by social me
Facebook flags aboriginal names as not 'authentic'
Facebook requires its users to use a profile name that’s the same as the name they use in real life. But some indigenous people say Facebook is rejecting their real names because they don’t conform to their standards.
Bomb-sniffing elephants trained in South Africa
In the South African bush, elephants are being trained in the art of "bio-detection" to see if they can use their exceptional sense of smell to sniff out explosives, landmines and poachers.
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