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Pentagon’s plan to counter China with robotic ships may be impractical or even bluff

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The US Navy is eyeing a large-scale introduction of robotic surface ships of various sizes as a counter to China’s boosted capabilities. The vision, however, relies on not-yet-proven technologies and may even be a bluff. The world’s largest navy feels threatened by Beijing, whose advancements in anti-ship missile technologies and large investments in its own Read More

Illinois says it’s prepared for another election hack

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To most people, the mundane sound of typing on a computer keyboard does not have any special significance. But in the computer server room of the Sangamon County, Ill., Board of Elections, the tapping signals the defense of our democracy. The county’s computers, like those in state and local election offices across the country, are the Read More

TalkTalk hacker Daniel Kelley sentenced to four years

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A man who was involved in a major hack attack of telecoms firm TalkTalk has been sentenced to four years’ detention. Daniel Kelley, 22, from Llanelli, Carmarthenshire, pleaded guilty in 2016 to 11 charges including involvement in the attack where the personal data of more than 150,000 customers was stolen. Kelley will serve his sentence Read More

Google flags U.S. national security risks from Huawei ban: FT

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FILE PHOTO: An illuminated Google logo is seen inside an office building in Zurich, Switzerland December 5, 2018. REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann/File Photo (Reuters) – Alphabet Inc’s Google has warned if the U.S. administration moves ahead with sweeping ban on Huawei Technologies Co Ltd, it risks compromising national security, the Financial Times reported on Thursday. Google’s move Read More

The North Face is sorry for hacking Wikipedia photos to promote brand

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(Credit: VF Corp.) The North Face is apologizing for secretly changing photos on Wikipedia pages to promote the brand’s products. The scheme involved The North Face and its ad agency, Leo Burnett Tailor Made, snapping pictures of people donning company gear at popular locations across the world and then planting the photos on the editable Read More

North Face apologises over Wikipedia ‘hack’

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Clothing firm North Face has apologised for manipulating Wikipedia to make images of its products more prominent in Google results. Its ad agency put images of models wearing North Face gear on Wikipedia pages about remote locations. In a video, the firm boasted that the stunt boosted its search engine ranking and cost “nothing”. It Read More

Navy wants 350 billion social media posts for epic research project

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File photo -Jan. 20, 2019, the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) transits the Strait of Hormuz, while deployed in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations.(U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Joseph Miller/Released) The U.S. Navy wants to amass 350 billion social media posts for a massive data archive Read More

Free pics turned into ads: Wikipedia outraged as North Face brags of site exploit

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Clothes brand North Face has bragged about scoring free ads and top Google rankings by swapping scenic photos on Wikipedia for pictures of their clothes and calling it a “collaboration.” Wikipedia says their site was “defaced.” The outdoor-wear outlet North Face let the world know they had gamed the free internet encyclopedia in an surprisingly Read More