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Strangers can talk to your child through 'connected' toys, investigation finds

A consumer group is urging major retailers to withdraw a number of “connected” or “intelligent” toys likely to be popular at Christmas, after finding security failures that it warns could put children’s safety at risk.

Tests carried out by Which? with the German consumer group Stiftung Warentest, and other security research experts, found flaws in Bluetooth and wifi-enabled toys that could enable a stranger to talk to a child.

Post-Equifax Breach, It’s Time for a Digital Universal ID

In the wake of the massive Equifax data breach, once again a spotlight has been shone on the overuse of the not-so-secret number that passes for a national ID in the United States–the Social Security Number (SSN). Perhaps we have become numb to these hacks and data breaches. What, my credit card number was compromised? The credit card company will cancel it and issue another one. My address information? My cell number? Well that’s already out there in many places. My bank account number? Whatever, I’ll change it.

'Cyber Gym', an Israeli hacking school, trains web warriors

Cyber Warriors

THREE hooded hackers hunch over their computer screens in the control room at Israel's new state-of-the-art "Cyber Gym", where IT and infrastructure company employees train to defend against cyber attacks.

MSM covers up massive cyber attack on America; WSJ, NYSE, United Airlines all under attack

Cyber Attack

A pair of "glitches" that occurred in the IT systems of the New York Stock Exchange and United Airlines Wednesday look an awful lot like a cyber attack, according to some experts and observers, though officially, thus far, the glitches are not being described in that manner.

Bloomberg's armed guards accost journalist who asks him to disarm his own security team


You understand, of course, that they are better than you, more valuable to society than you, smarter than you, and that more than anything else, they are above the law and the rules which they apply to you and me, right?
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Court to reconsider legality of California's warrantless DNA collection program in light of new 'junk' DNA research

The United States Courts for the Ninth Circuit will soon hear new arguments in a case that challenges the legitimacy and constitutionality of California's warrantless DNA collection program.