The U.K. is infamous for its "ring of steel," a large array of closed-circuit television cameras (CCTV) in London designed to offer security to the city by surveilling its streets and alleys 24 hours a day. But a new report indicates that the ever watchful electronic eyes may be having the opposite effect.
Who says military drones only belong in the air? The Navy has gotten into the game, test firing missiles from a 36-foot inflatable hulled, remote-controlled boat. Six anti-armor missiles successfully struck floating targets over two miles away, fired by personnel onshore at the Patuxent River Naval Air Station.
You may not realize it, but you're already being policed by robotic systems; specifically, traffic cams. But unlike dystopian visions of humans simply rolling over and taking it from our electronic overseers, in this case there is a way to fight back, and it's called the noPhoto.
The Copyright Alert System (CAS) aims to identify pirates, notify their ISPs and then use a six-step process to "educate" users about copyright law and legal alternatives to piracy. That doesn't sound so bad on paper; a closer look reveals an intrusive, if polite, new partner in the relationship between consumer and ISP.
The non-profit Honeynet Project's HoneyMap shows a real-time visualization of cyber-attack origin points. The map looks simultaneously intimidating, and like it could make a great addition to your next rave.
Protecting the accounts of users is a huge point of concern across the Internet, but the gaming industry may have just caught a break. The PUFFIN Project (physically unclonable functions found in standard PC components) has brought forward research suggesting that GPU manufacturing processes leave each product with a unique "fingerprint."
As the new iPhone5 has just hit the streets, the New York City Police Department Commissioner Ray Kelly has boldly linked the 40 percent jump in the reported thefts of Apple products as the reason crime did not decline in New York this year.
Japanese device companies have been criticized for their failure to offer competitive alternatives to the latest from Apple and Korean neighbor Samsung, but they're still trying. A new innovation unveiled by KDDI at this week's CEATEC conference in Chiba, Japan could change the way you access your smartphone.
Proving there's nothing wrong with looking good while fighting crime, new woven polyester fabrics containing a network of conductive threads connected to a built-in microcontroller will sound the alarm if cut or penetrated. The smart fabrics will not only alert authorities, but it can provide an exact location of the problem.
Reminding us once again that there is no such thing as security, a group of (anti?) security researchers are making the case that even the brain can be hacked to reveal personal data such as PIN numbers, credit card numbers and places of residence using a $300 brainwave headset.