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Watch the US Navy test its ultra-powerful electromagnetic railgun

March 26th, 2017

Anyone who’s played a futuristic shooter since the dawn of video games knows that when you see something called a “railgun” you’re in for a real treat. Well, the US Navy built a railgun of its very own, and it just showed off its remarkably powerful creation in a new video of its test firing.

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If Donald Trump still uses a Galaxy S3, that’s a big problem

February 3rd, 2017

The President of the United States has access to the most secure mobile technology and latest privacy protections on the planet, and for very obvious reasons. Donald Trump, serial Twitter spammer and social media maven, doesn’t seem to care all that much, and it’s clear that he has no intention of actually giving up the …

'Anonymous' hackers plan to stop CISPA with Operation Defense: Phase 2 [video]

May 1st, 2012

The United States House of Representatives recently voted to pass the controversial Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA). The bill looks to give businesses and the federal government legal protection to share cyber threats with one another in an effort to prevent online attacks. Internet privacy, neutrality advocates and even the Obama Administration feel …

Thousands rally against CISPA cybersecurity bill

April 26th, 2012

The controversial Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA), which is supported by more than 100 members of the House of Representatives, is scheduled to be discussed in Congress on Friday, where it will be the first bill to go to a vote since the collapse of the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) in January. …

Arizona legislature passes Internet censorship bill to make trolling illegal

April 3rd, 2012

The advent of the World Wide Web has delivered instant knowledge to the masses. As the Internet grows, however, danger begins to lurk around every corner. From hackers who steal credit card numbers to cyberbullies, many experts have argued that the Internet has turned into a lawless wasteland where knowledge enters and ignorance exits. The …

BlackBerry dealt another blow as government agency opts for iPhones, Android

February 15th, 2012

Government deployment of BlackBerry smartphones in the United States has been big business for struggling Canadian handset maker Research In Motion, but the tide seems to be turning toward Android and iOS. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said earlier this month that it would be ditching BlackBerry smartphones in favor of Apple’s iPhone, and now the General …

Government agency ditches BlackBerry for iPhone, iPad

February 9th, 2012

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, an agency within the United States Department of Commerce, will stop using BlackBerry phones later this year and instead supply workers with Apple’s mobile devices. In a memo relayed by Loop Insight, NOAA’s Chief Information Officer and Director for High Performance Computing and Communications said that support for BlackBerry phones …

Russian government may ban iPad, adopt PlayBook or Android tablets instead

July 29th, 2011

The Russian government is considering disallowing the use of Apple’s iPad tablet within government agencies due to security concerns, Russian-language business news site RBC Daily reports. Instead, it is investigating various alternative tablet options including RIM’s BlackBerry PlayBook, Android-powered tablets or even a new device created by a Russian agency. Government security experts are reportedly …