Egypt’s naval forces captured three scuba divers who were trying to cut an undersea Internet cable in the Mediterranean on Wednesday, a military spokesman said. Telecommunications executives meanwhile blamed a weeklong Internet slowdown on damage caused to another cable by a ship.
A massively redundant offsite location is one of the safest places to stash your important data. There are lots of services that offer something like this, but they generally cost you tens (or hundreds) of dollars per year for a limited number of gigs. Amazon's new Glacier data vault is slower, but way cheaper, at just one penny per gig.
Companies could be made to give the public greater access to customer data, after a mixed response to government plans for them to do so voluntarily.
"It’s also worth noting that it’s possible to store data in the DNA of living cells — though only for a short time. Storing data in your skin would be a fantastic way of transferring data securely…"
Mozilla, the maker of Firefox, has unveiled a new add-on for the popular web browser that gives web users an instant view of which companies are 'watching' them as they browse.
The Duet is a tiny, thumb-sized vibrator. That alone probably wouldn’t be worth writing about, but this vibrator is also USB-powered, and can be bought with up to 16GB storage. The toy plugs into any free USB port to charge, and when full can give a terrifying four hours of pleasure. It has four different patterns of vibration, five power levels, and runs almost silently. This discretion extends to the design, which doesn’t really look like a sex toy at all.
A pioneering technique beats its own record for data rates, registering 26 terabits per second and using comparatively little power.
You might already be creeped out about what your phone knows. But as The Atlantic points out, iPhone tracking isn't the half of it—there's gear out there so powerful, the ACLU demanded answers from the state of Michigan.
Verizon has conducted a demo in which it pumped nearly a gigabit per second to a remote customer over its existing fiber infrastructure.
"This trial demonstrated that the current architecture has sufficient headroom to allow for a progressive increase in capacity as needed by our residential and business customers on our current GPON platform," the trial's manager, Vincent O'Byrne, said in a company statement.
Two people have been successfully prosecuted for refusing to provide authorities with their encryption keys, resulting in landmark convictions that may have carried jail sentences of up to five years.
nice little piece from gizmodo, a proper one not their standard tiny ones, about the new wireless Data protocols.
basically it currently looks like 4G is going to spank 3Gs arse and call it dirty names whilst riding it like a racehorse