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Enter the UN’s Data for Climate Action Challenge and save the...

If you're a data scientist or pride yourself on writing perfect database queries, there's a fascinating challenge tailored just for you.For the second year...

UN steps in to end marketing war over what 5G means

With mobile operators’ marketing departments already throwing around claims about their 5G services, the United Nations is weighing in with its definition of what...

Trump team now says request for Energy Dept. staffers’ names “not...

reader comments 14 Share this story On Wednesday, a spokesman for President-Elect Trump’s transition team told Reuters that the team would not...

Energy Department says it won’t give Trump team list of climate...

Department of Energy in Washington, DC.Begemot reader comments 138 Share this story The US Department of Energy said it will not provide a...

Trump’s torture support could mean the end of GCHQ-NSA relationship

Intelligence sharing is at risk if UK is exposed to Trump's torturous activities Comment If comments made on the campaign trail by Donald Trump were...

Israeli Pentagon DDoSers explain their work, get busted by FBI

There's not much more than fine print between stress testing and DDoS-as-a-service Two Israeli men have been arrested for running a distributed-denial-of service-as-a-service site, after...

Why Star Trek’s Prime Directive could never be enforced

Enlarge / Kirk and Spock wear nifty outfits in order to contemplate the concept of the Prime Directive, which was first introduced in the...

Russia, China fight UN effort to extend human rights onto the...

Vote at Human Rights Council to take place Friday Russia and China are fighting an effort at the United Nations (UN) to extend human rights...

0day remote code exec holes in mobile modems can read SMS...

Or that mobile USB dongle could let an attacker take over your PC! Hooray! Nullcon Russian security tester Timur Yunusov has found critical vulnerabilities in...

France votes to penalize companies for refusing to decrypt devices, messages

Richard Ying et Tangui MorlierFrench parliamentarians have adopted an amendment to a penal reform bill that would punish companies like Apple that refuse to...

Assange “arbitrarily detained” claim “changes nothing,” says UK government

(credit: Snapperjack) The UK government has outright rejected claims by a UN panel that Julian Assange has been "arbitrarily...