The booming market for hacking tools known as zero-day exploits has officials at the highest levels in Washington very worried, reports Joe Menn at Reuters, "even as U.S. agencies and defense contractors have become the biggest buyers of such products." White House cybersecurity policy coordinator Michael Daniel says the trend is "very worrisome to us." But as Menn writes in a second piece in this Reuters special report, even as the U.S. government "confronts rival powers over widespread Internet espionage, it has become the biggest buyer in a burgeoning gray market where hackers and security firms sell tools for breaking into computers."
After sailing through New York's legislature, America's first right-to-repair bill may soon head to governor Kathy Hochul for approval. The law obliges technology manufacturers to make tools and parts available to independent repair shops. Spectrum Local News: Supporters of the bill, including [assemblywoman] Fahy, said the bill will allow for economic growth in this sector… READ THE REST
This bartending robot can make your favorite drink and crack jokes with you. It's programmed to take in information about the faces and speech patterns of its customers. Using this information, it tries to determine your mood so that it knows how to interact with you. It wears a little vest and a bowtie to… READ THE REST
Sony's PlayStation 5 game console has been jailbroken, meaning that users may soon be running their own software on it. Marco Cocomello: The most exciting part of the PS5 jailbreak comes at the end of the video where the hacker installs the infamous Silent Hills P.T Demo which was officially delisted from the PlayStation Store… READ THE REST
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We thank our sponsor for making this content possible; it is not written by the editorial staff nor does it necessarily reflect its views. December is supposed to be the most wonderful time of the year for everyone, but it definitely doesn't feel that way, even when you are practicing sufficient self-care. Between the stress of… READ THE REST
We thank our sponsor for making this content possible; it is not written by the editorial staff nor does it necessarily reflect its views. Anyone unsure about getting a tattoo has undoubtedly waffled about precisely what they'll get or if they're even comfortable with having something on their body that'll last a lifetime. Not to mention,… READ THE REST