While it has long been theorized that group-traveling animals such as sheep move to the center of their flock during a perceived threat, a recent study using GPS technology has put any doubts to rest.Read More →
In the late 19th century, zeppelins were thought of as the flying machines of the future. Though time and a well-publicized explosion may have quelled those ambitious predictions, blimps and drones are once again poised for their moment in the spotlight, this time as the next wave of domestic surveillance platforms employed by the U.S. government.Read More →
Kathy’s Law Passed – Restraining Orders to be Strengthened with GPS Tracking
San Diego’s state assembly committee has passed a bill that would place GPS tracking devices on domestic violence offenders. The bill is named for Kathy Scharbarth, who was strangled outside her home last year by an ex-boyfriend a few days after she obtained a restraining order against him. Had the restraining order been enforced and monitored via a GPS tracker, Kathy would still be alive today. This bill also orders the tracked offender to pay all GPS service fees.Read More →
In a previous post, we wrote about thieves increasingly targeting smartphone owners — and the unwillingness of cell service providers to address the problem. We’re happy to report that the major carriers have finally agreed to do the right thing and are set to begin blacklisting stolen smartphones later this year.
So what does this mean for the average cell phone user?Read More →
With the government shutdown of the popular file hosting website, Megaupload, cyber scammers have a new trick up their sleeves. It’s been reported that people in Germany have been receiving threatening emails accusing them of copyright infringement. To avoid a lengthy and expensive lawsuit, the victims are urged to pay a fee between 50 and 147 euros.Read More →
Passwords: They’re our main source of security online, but they’re vulnerable to hackers and they’re easy to forget. Through its Chrome web browser, Google is developing a new system of password management that promises to raise the bar for online security and make your life on the web easier to manage.Read More →