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Wikileaks reveals Stratfor emails
27 February 2012 Last updated at 03:24 ET Wikileaks founder Julian Assange said publication of the emails was justified Whistleblowing website Wikileaks has begun publishing the first of more than five million confidential emails from US-based security think tank Stratfor. The group said the documents would reveal Stratfor's "web of informers, pay-off structure, payment-laundering techniques and psychological methods".
Race to the bottom of the ocean
22 February 2012 Last updated at 09:54 ET The race is on to reach the deepest place in the ocean: the Mariana Trench, which plunges 11km (7 miles) down. Fifty years after it was first conquered, four teams are vying to return.
EU court to rule on Acta legality
22 February 2012 Last updated at 08:03 ET By Dave Lee Technology Reporter Protesters assembled across Europe in opposition to the agreement The European Union's highest court has been asked to rule on the legality of a controversial anti-piracy agreement.
PhysOrg Mobile: New 'smart pills' signal your iPhone -- and more from innovative drug company partnerships
Imagine a "smart pill" containing a biodegradable electronic chip that monitors how your body responds to the medicine, broadcasts the information to your iPhone, which then emails the information to your physician.
Swiss to Grab World's Biggest Space Problem by its Junk : Discovery News
In the opening scene of the 1967 James Bond film "You Only Live Twice," two U.S. astronauts are happily orbiting Earth in their space capsule. One of the astronauts decides to carry out a spacewalk which, as it turns out, wasn't a very good idea. Emerging from the dark, an unidentified spacecraft is stalking them.
Can Tesla Survive? - Technology Review
As major automakers turn their attention to electric cars, the startup faces serious challenges. The year 2012 will be an important one for Tesla Motors. Amid growing competition from established automakers, Tesla plans to sell a new Model S luxury sedan in July, and to supply Toyota with batteries, motors, and control systems for a new electric RAV4 SUV.
Social apps 'harvest user data'
15 February 2012 Last updated at 17:25 ET Critics say Apple should not approve apps that copy user data, according to the company's own policies Twitter has admitted copying entire address books from smartphones and storing the data on its servers, often without customers' knowledge.
Twitter's influence in Indonesia
More Indonesian internet users sign up to Twitter compared to users in any other countries in the world.
Challenge to Microsoft Skype deal
15 February 2012 Last updated at 13:23 ET Cisco operates its own video conferencing service, WebEx Cisco has said it will challenge Microsoft's $8.5bn (£5.4m) takeover of Skype at the EU's top court. Cisco said conditions needed to be set to ensure Microsoft would not block other video conferencing services.
From encryption to darknets: As governments snoop, activists fight back
As the Arab Spring hits its first anniversary, tech activists around the globe are continuing their efforts to enable secure communications-especially in areas of the world that are in conflict or transition.
Mormons Baptized Parents of Nazi-Hunter Wiesenthal
By Mary Papenfuss, Newser Staff (NEWSER) - In an effort to win over Florida's wealth of Hispanic voters, Mitt Romney trotted out a little-mentioned piece of family history more than once this week. "My dad was born in Mexico," he often said, expressing sympathy for immigrants.
MIT launches 'automated course'
13 February 2012 Last updated at 11:37 ET By Sean Coughlan BBC News education correspondent MIT is creating an online "MITx", offering courses to students anywhere in the world. Pic: Jon Fildes Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), one of the world's top-rated universities, has announced its first free course which can be studied and assessed completely online.
Canada wants warrantless Internet spying, says critics support child porn
Canada's conservative government has re-introduced an Internet surveillance bill that would allow the government to obtain information about Internet subscribers-without a warrant. The legislation would require service providers to provide law enforcement with IP addresses, e-mail addresses, phone numbers, and other information on demand.
Mobile phones to outnumber people by the end of 2012
Weather: Sydney 19°C - 25°C . Partly cloudy. The report - which examines the growth of mobile internet, video, data and smartphones - predicted that there would be more than 10 billion mobile connected devices by 2016 - more than the estimated global population of 7.3 billion.
Podcast: The Perfect Love Song | PRI's The World
Here's a candidate for the perfect love song: Bravo Charlie by the Danish group Kliché. Released in 1982, Bravo Charlie is heartfelt nonsense, profoundly meaningful and totally meaningless. The first couple of times I heard it, without paying much attention to the lyrics, I thought it was an ode to a woman called Julia.
Data Sharing Aids the Fight Against Malaria - Slashdot
ananyo writes "Two years ago, GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) announced that it would release details of about 13,500 molecules that had already been shown to inhibit the malaria-causing Plasmodium falciparum parasite to some degree. The molecular structures were published in May 2010, along with similar data from Novartis, based in Basel, Switzerland, and the St Jude Children's Research Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee.
Lego builds Lord of the Rings collection • reghardware
Another brick in the Deeping Wall By Caleb Cox • Get more from this author Lego has confirmed it will bring Frodo and co. to its block party this year, with a Lego Lord of the Rings collection set to launch this summer.
The Right to Be Forgotten - Stanford Law Review
At the end of January, the European Commissioner for Justice, Fundamental Rights, and Citizenship, Viviane Reding, announced the European Commission’s proposal to create a sweeping new privacy right—the “right to be forgotten.” The right, which has been hotly debated in Europe for the past few years, has finally been codified as part of a broad new
Tor's latest project helps Iran get back online despite new Internet censorship regime
Last week, the Iranian government apparently started a new censorship program that blocks encrypted Internet traffic. Even Iranians who had taken steps to evade government firewalls were being stymied-and the immediate impact can be seen in usage of the Tor network.