“Obama’s cybersecurity plan: Why the government alone can’t protect us” Reply


CBS NEWS

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“Obama recruits Apple, tech giants to reveal new slew of cybersecurity proposals” Reply


CBS NEWS

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“New search engine exposes the “dark web”


CBS NEWS

Memex, a powerful new search tool that goes beyond the realm of Google, Yahoo, and Bing, is launched by DARPA

Memex, a powerful new search tool that goes beyond the realm of Google, Yahoo, and Bing, is launched by DARPA

“Report Sees Weak Security in Cars’ Wireless Systems”


NEW YORK TIMES

WASHINGTON — Serious gaps in security and customer privacy affect nearly every vehicle that uses wireless technology, according to a report set to be released on Monday by a senator’s office.

The report concludes that security measures to prevent hackers from gaining control of a vehicle’s electronics are “inconsistent and haphazard,” and that the majority of automakers do not have systems that can detect breaches or quickly respond to them.

“Drivers have come to rely on these new technologies, but unfortunately the automakers haven’t done their part to protect us from cyberattacks or privacy invasions,” said the senator, Edward J. Markey, Democrat of Massachusetts, whose office published the report after obtaining detailed information from 16 automakers. MORE

“Is reliance on devices rather than pilots causing crashes?”


CBS NEWS

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“Spy drone operator was drinking”


CNN

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“Iran Sanctions Supporters Don’t Want To Improve Nuclear Talks. They Want To Destroy Them.”


HUFFINGTON POST

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“Yellowstone River Oil Spill: Authorities Struggle With Clean-Up As Carcinogen Is Detected In Water”


INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS TIMES

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“Oil pipeline leak blights Montana river (again)”


MADDOW BLOG

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Rachel Maddow reports on clean-up efforts after an oil pipeline burst, dumping tens of thousands of gallons of oil into the Yellowstone River in Montana, the second time the Yellowstone has suffered from a broken oil pipeline.

“Ted Cruz, Longtime Foe Of NASA And Science, Will Oversee NASA And Science In New Congress”


HUFFINGTON POST

Following the ratification of Sen. John Thune (R-S.D.) as chair of the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committtee last week, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) was named chair of the Subcommittee on Space, Science and Competitiveness, where he will oversee NASA and science programs.

Appointed Jan. 8, Cruz is expected to be confirmed to the new role by the end of the month as one of many changes to the new Republican-controlled Congress. But the Republican senator’s words and actions during his time in office have painted him to be a far cry from an advocate for the sciences, leaving many concerned about the future of space and science funding. MORE