A U.S. serviceman who recently checked himself into a substance abuse rehabilitation program for alcohol addiction started displaying withdrawal behavior after he was stripped of his Google Glass. After wearing Glass for 18 hours a day for two months, withdrawal symptoms included feeling irritable and lacking focus, among other issues.
Feminist cultural critic Anita Sarkeesian canceled a public speech after Utah State University in Logan, which was scheduled to host the event Wednesday, received threats of violence. Sarkeesian, who has been a target of harassment by gamers, hosts an online video series that challenges female stereotypes in video games.
Tech companies like Facebook and Apple are now paying the expenses for women to have their eggs frozen. While some suggest the approach frees women from biological confines, others question if paying women to delay pregnancy is not intended as a way for tech companies to avoid putting in place family leave and flexible work arrangements.
Google researchers uncovered a bug in SSL encryption standard 3.0 that allows hackers to compromise email, financial and other online accounts. The bug, which is dubbed Poodle for “Padding Oracle On Downgraded Legacy Encryption” is less severe than Heartbleed and Shellshock.
It is being called “malvertising.” And what it means is that hackers load malware into legitimate-looking online advertisements that download automatically when you visit a website displaying the ads. And the frequency of these types of attacks is on the rise.
Just recently, a hawk that took offense when a drone invaded its space charged and brought the intruder down. Drones may well become more prevalent, but they will have to contend with the real rules of the sky – birds.