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Stephen Hawking

With much sadness we acknowledge the passing of Stephen Hawking, and the loss a a great mind. The like of which is hard to imagine an equal. His death on March 14 or “pi” day seems sadly fitting. March 14 or 3-14 has been taken to refer to the numeric...

Hackers hijack government websites to mine crypto-cash

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) took down its website after a warning that hackers were taking control of visitors’ computers to mine cryptocurrency. Security researcher Scott Helme said more than 4,000 websites, including many government ones, were affected. He said the affected code had now been disabled and visitors were...

Supreme Court considers if your privacy rights include location data

Nathan Ingraham, @nateingraham At issue is whether the Fourth Amendment covers location data wireless carriers collect from your phone. With all the attention focused on the FCC’s upcoming vote to dismantle net neutrality protections, it’s easy to have missed an upcoming hearing that has the potential to reshape electronic-privacy protection....