Lucius Fox

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(Phys.org)—The structure of the universe and the laws that govern its growth may be more similar than previously thought to the structure and growth of the human brain and other complex networks, such as the Internet or a social network of trust…

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Posted at 1:00pm and tagged with: Biology, Neurology, Neuroscience, Cosmology, Internet, Technology, Computing,.

theatlantic:

Why the Internet Is About to Replace TV as the Most Important Source of News

The headline conclusion of Pew’s latest monster survey of the media landscape was the demise of TV news. “There are now signs that television news is increasingly vulnerable,” the authors wrote, “as it may be losing its hold on the next generation of news consumers.”

But the larger story is the rise of the Web, which has surpassed newspapers and radio to become the second most popular source of news for Americans, after TV. 

Read more. [Image: Pew]

Posted at 7:25am and tagged with: Media, News, Charts, Journalism, Tech, Internet,.

theatlantic:

Why the Internet Is About to Replace TV as the Most Important Source of News

The headline conclusion of Pew’s latest monster survey of the media landscape was the demise of TV news. “There are now signs that television news is increasingly vulnerable,” the authors wrote, “as it may be losing its hold on the next generation of news consumers.”
But the larger story is the rise of the Web, which has surpassed newspapers and radio to become the second most popular source of news for Americans, after TV. 

Read more. [Image: Pew]

It only took an hour for Mat Honan’s digital life to be destroyed. First, his Google account was taken over and deleted, then his Twitter feed was used to broadcast a racist and homophobic tirade. Then hackers erased all the data on his iPhone, iPad and MacBook

Posted at 1:32pm and tagged with: Internet, Digital, Cloud Computing, Security, Safety, Identity Theft, Hackers, Data, Privacy,.

The U.S. Department of Justice  seems to be the only thing standing between the $4 billion sale of spectrum from the cable companies’ Spectrum Co. to Verizon Wireless, according to multiple news reports. Both the Washington Post and the Wall Street Journal are reporting that the FCC is in favor of the deal, but the bigger competitive issue remains on the table at the Department of Justice.

Posted at 10:00am and tagged with: Internet, Access, Connectivity, Broadband, Department of Justice, DOJ, Federal Communications Commission, FCC,.

Richard O’Dwyer, an enterprising 24-year-old college student from northern England, has found himself in the middle of a fierce battle between two of America’s great exports: Hollywood and the Internet.

At issue is a Web site he started that helped visitors find American movies and television shows online. Although the site did not serve up pirated content, American authorities say it provided links to sites that did. The Obama administration is seeking to extradite Mr. O’Dwyer from Britain on criminal charges of copyright infringement. The possible punishment: 10 years in a United States prison.

Posted at 10:10am and tagged with: Internet, Cyber Security, Piracy, Intellectual Property,.

If your Yahoo account was hacked earlier today, there’s a chance that your Gmail, Hotmail, Verizon, and other accounts are vulnerable as well.

The New York Times is reporting that among the over 400,000 Yahoo usernames and passwords that were exposed this morning were a number of login credentials for Gmail, Hotmail, Comcast, MSN, Verizon, AOL, SBC Global and Live.com accounts. Security Firm Rapid7 found that the dump contained over 106,000 Gmail account credentials, specifically.

Posted at 12:55pm and tagged with: Google, GOOG, Gmail, Yahoo!, YHOO, Internet, Cyber Security, Technology, Hacking, D33D Company, Microsoft, MSFT, Hotmail, Live.com, MSN, SBC Global, Comcast, Verizon, AOL,.

Yahoo confirmed on Thursday that a bunch of passwords — more than 450,000 of them, to be exact — have been stolen.

The breach of Yahoo’s servers was supposedly the work of a group of hackers that called itself the D33D Company, saying in a post that the action was meant to wake up Yahoo’s computer security team and not for malicious purposes.

Posted at 7:18am and tagged with: Cyber Security, Technology, Internet, Hacking, D33D Company, Yahoo!, YHOO,.

There’s an interesting new fundamental thought emerging among computer security companies. The logic goes like this: First, your digital assets are going to be attacked. Second, no matter what preparations you make to defend those assets, a determined attacker is going to find a hole or a method of penetrating your defenses that you didn’t think of.

Most attacks are relatively cheap to carry out, because they’re not that sophisticated. More often than not, attackers copy the methods they use from each other. Attacks are inexpensive, and most attackers have the luxury of limitless time.

The exception is attacks using so-called “zero day” vulnerabilities, where a previously unknown vulnerability, usually in the operating system, is used to gain access to a system. Most — but not all — of the time, once a zero-day vulnerability is seen and documented, the weaknesses it reveals are patched, making it the type of weapon that can be used only once.

Posted at 9:07am and tagged with: Internet, Security, Stealthy Shape Security, Venture Capital, VC, Funding, Business, Technology,.

Despite the online protests of Web freedom advocacy groups, a new cybersecurity bill known as the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA) has gathered supporters in Congress and the private sector as it heads towards a vote in the House of Representatives this week.

That support makes the bill’s primary sponsor, Rep. Mike Rogers (R-MI), Chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, pretty confident that the bill will be passed by the House, paving its path to become law, if also passed by the Senate and signed by President Obama.

“I feel pretty confident that we’ll close out the bill,” Rogers told TPM in a phone interview. “There is a strong chance that the bill will be passed [by the House this] week.”

That said, the White House on April 17 issued a thinly veiled critique of CISPA, indicating the President may not sign it if it reaches his desk in its current form.

Posted at 5:54pm and tagged with: CISPA, Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act, Law, Internet, Congress, US Senate, US House of Representatives,.

theeconomist:

Daily chart: internet economies. Britain’s internet economy is now bigger than its construction and education sectors. But Europe as a whole punches below its weight, mainly because its internet economy is held back by a lack of a single digital market.

Posted at 9:46am and tagged with: Internet, Economy, Economics, Global Economy, Chart, Data,.

theeconomist:

Daily chart: internet economies. Britain’s internet economy is now bigger than its construction and education sectors. But Europe as a whole punches below its weight, mainly because its internet economy is held back by a lack of a single digital market.