Worldwide WiFi

Forget the Internet – soon there will be the OUTERNET: Company plans to beam free Wi-fi to every person on Earth from space

You might think you have to pay through the nose at the moment to access the Internet. But one ambitious organisation called the Media Development Investment Fund (MDIF) is planning to turn the age of online computing on its head by giving free web access to every person on Earth. Known as Outernet, MDIF plans to…


Report: Holiday Hackers Attacked At Least Three Other Major Retailers

If you thought you dodged a bullet during Target and Neiman Marcus’ holiday data breaches, you might want to sit down. According to a Reuters report published early this morning, at least three other well-known U.S. retailers were hacked, too. Target’s not alone in its credit card hacking woes: this week, high-end retailer Neiman Marcus…


Snowden ‘just an aberration’: Booz Allen CEO

Former security contractor Edward Snowden did not hurt business at the defense contractor where he collected the domestic surveillance secrets he leaked to several media outlets, setting off a global uproar over digital privacy, Booz Allen Hamilton’s CEO told CNBC on Thursday. “Actually it hasn’t been as tough as one might imagine,” CEO Ralph Shrader…

Big Brother

The NSA can hijack your Wi-Fi from 8 miles away

If you’re already hyperventilating over a report published this weekend offering new details on National Security Administration spying, an enlightening presentation by the report’s co-author might put you out cold. Security researcher Jacob Appelbaum elaborated on what he’s learned about NSA spying tactics and tools during a lecture at the Chaos Communications Congress in Hamburg.…