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Two Japanese companies have unveiled a security robot that can be commanded from a mobile phone to hurl a net that traps suspected intruders.

2009-01-22

 Japan security robot
People working with computers often sloppily talk about their system's “random number generator” and the “random numbers” it produces. But numbers calculated by a computer through a deterministic process, cannot, by definition, be random. Given knowledge of the algorithm used to create the numbers and its internal state, you can predict all the numbers returned by subsequent calls to the algorithm, whereas with genuinely random...
 mathematics computer statistics security cryptology random unpredictable radioactive
Freenet is free software which lets you publish and obtain information on the Internet without fear of censorship. To achieve this freedom, the network is entirely decentralized and publishers and consumers of information are anonymous. Without anonymity there can never be true freedom of speech, and without decentralization the network will be vulnerable to attack. Communications by Freenet nodes are encrypted and are routed-through other...
 privacy security Internet freedom open source file sharing
Google has been asked to explain why it is not making its Gmail e-mail service more secure.

2009-06-19

 Gmail privacy security Google
Dozens of holidaymakers returning to Newcastle refused to fly after they were asked to act as human ballast.

2009-06-23

 airplane security
Late last year, it emerged that the Pentagon had paid a private company, the Lincoln Group, to plant hundreds of stories in Iraqi newspapers. The stories - all supportive of US policy - were written by military personnel and then placed in Iraqi publications. And websites that appeared to be information sites on the politics of Africa and the Balkans were found to be run by the Pentagon. But the true extent of the Pentagon's...

2006-01-27

 debunker USA psychology intelligence censorship propaganda terrorism war military security politics psyops media manipulation
People have evolved to be superstitious because it pays to take a "better safe than sorry" approach to life, a new mathematical study suggests...

2008-09-10

 superstition religion security evolution
Publishes and comments on leaked documents alleging government and corporate misconduct.
 politics leak whistleblower activism government security journalism freedom of speech

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