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Former Google scientist slams ‘unethical’ Chinese search project in letter to senators

Former Google scientist slams ‘unethical’ Chinese search project in letter to senators

Jack Poulson, a former senior research scientist at the company, publicly resigned from Google over concerns about the project, codenamed “Project Dragonfly.” To enter…

FCC fines another robocaller $82 million as it seeks end to caller ID spoofing

FCC fines another robocaller $82 million as it seeks end to caller ID spoofing

The Federal Communications Commission yesterday fined robocaller Philip Roesel and his companies more than $82 million for illegal caller ID spoofing. Roesel made more…

Take a look at the world’s biggest Bird

Take a look at the world’s biggest Bird

It’s the “world’s largest bird,” called Vorombe Titan, according to a new study published Tuesday in the Royal Society Open Science. It is 3…

Security Engineer Hacks Hotel WiFi and Fined for Exposing Admin Password

Security Engineer Hacks Hotel WiFi and Fined for Exposing Admin Password

A security engineer from Chinese multinational company Tencent hacked into the WiFi system of a hotel in Singapore and received a fine for publicly…

New editor-in-chief of WikiLeaks as Assange has no internet connectivity

Ecuador which is housing Assange in asylum said he violated an agreement to, essentially, not to enter into controversy with other countries, so it…

Kayaker blessed by a seal and slapped in the face with an octopus

Kayaker blessed by a seal and slapped in the face with an octopus

A man kayaking off the coast of New Zealand’s South Island was clobbered in the face with an airborne octopus unleashed by a seal….