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Facebook removes its Onavo surveillance VPN app from Google Play  TechCrunch · 5 hours
Facebook will end its unpaid market research programs and proactively take its Onavo VPN app off the Google Play store in the wake of backlash following TechCrunch’s investigation... more
Pentagon to pitch Space Force plan to skeptical lawmakers  SPACE NEWS · 7 hours
Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David Goldfein: "There are a thousand decisions that have to be made."... more
The Division’s 2 endgame trailer focuses on dangerous factions  Windows Central · 12 hours
There's a lot to do once the credits roll. One of Ubisoft's most-anticipated new titles is The Division 2, the sequel to the popular first game that launched back in... more
Anthem loot tiers explained  Windows Central · 12 hours
OK, but when does the loot start getting really good? There's plenty of loot to pick up as you play through the many missions, raids, and Strongholds in Anthem. You'll get better loot as you play and level up, but... more
Hawaii's False Missile Alert Shows Americans Have No Idea What to Do in Nuclear Attack  LIVE SCIENCE · 12 hours
An erroneous alert about a nuclear attack was sent to Hawaii residents. The ensuing confusion and hysteria revealed... more
700,000 submunitions demilitarized by Sandia-designed robotics system  PHYS.ORG · 15 hours
More than 700,000 Multiple Launch Rocket System submunitions have been demilitarized since the Army started using an automated nine-robot system conceptualized, built and programmed by Sandia National Laboratories engineers. more
Report: US company to stop sales of genetic tech in Xinjiang  PHYS.ORG · 24 hours
Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. says it will no longer sell or service genetic sequencers in China's mostly Muslim region of Xinjiang following criticism that they were... more
Report: US company to stop sales of genetic tech in Xinjiang  ABC NEWS · 1 day
Report: Thermo Fisher Scientific says it will stop selling genetic sequencers in China's Muslim region of Xinjiang following criticism its products were used for surveillance more
[Research Articles] Estimating cholera incidence with cross-sectional serology  Science Magazine · 1 day
The development of new approaches to cholera control relies on an accurate understanding of cholera epidemiology. However, most information on cholera incidence lacks laboratory confirmation and instead relies on surveillance systems reporting... more
Yes, That Viking Warrior Buried with Weapons Really Was a Woman  LIVE SCIENCE · 1 day
Researchers answer questions following the explosive finding that a Viking warrior was biologically female. more
Apex Legends gets powerful new weapon (update)  Windows Central · 1 day
Is this a hybrid weapon? Updated February 20, 2019: Respawn revealed the Havoc Energy assault rifle today. You can watch a lengthy trailer of the weapon below. This month, Respawn Entertainment — now owned... more
Scientists Release Controversial Genetically Modified Mosquitoes In High-Security Lab  NPR · 2 days
The insects were created, using CRISPR, to carry a powerful "gene drive." The mosquitoes could provide a potent weapon against malaria, but they raise fears about unpredictable environmental effects. more
Trump signs 'Space Force' directive  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
President Donald Trump signed an order Tuesday outlining his vision for a new "Space Force" that could one day become a separate military branch on an equal footing to the Army and Navy. more
Apex Legends gets powerful new weapon tomorrow  Windows Central · 2 days
Is this a hybrid weapon? This month, Respawn Entertainment — now owned by EA — launched a battle royale experience called Apex Legends. There were rumors that it would be a free-to-play version of... more
Trump orders creation of Space Force, but within Air Force  ABC NEWS · 2 days
Trump has directed the Pentagon to develop plans to create a new Space Force within the Air Force, accepting less than the full-fledged department he'd wanted more
When surveillance meets incompetence  TechCrunch · 2 days
Last week brought an extraordinary demonstration of the dangers of operating a surveillance state — especially a shabby one, as China's apparently is. An unsecured database exposed millions of records of Chinese Muslims being tracked via facial recognition — an... more
Trump moving closer to goal of creating a Space Force  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
President Donald Trump is moving closer toward his goal of creating a Space Force, just not as the separate military department he envisioned. more
Trump says he's in no rush to see North Korea give up nukes  ABC NEWS · 2 days
Trump says he wants to see North Korea eventually give up its nuclear weapons program, but he's in no rush more
Space Force will be a Marines-like branch under Air Force authority  TechCrunch · 2 days
President Trump is expected to sign into creation the Space Force today, as a special branch of the military overseen by the Air Force Department, according... more
Trump's 'Space Force' is coming, but not as originally planned - CNET  CNET · 2 days
The president's dream of creating a military branch isn't happening yet, but it is moving forward under an existing wing of the armed forces. more
New legislation bans Russian soldiers from using smartphones  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Russian lawmakers have approved a bill prohibiting military personnel from using smartphones on duty, a move intended to block leaks of sensitive information on social media. more
Trump moving closer to goal of creating a Space Force  ABC NEWS · 3 days
President Donald Trump is moving closer toward his goal of creating a Space Force, but it won't begin as a separate military branch as the president envisioned more
Cassowary’s Distinctive Helmet Acts as Thermal Radiator  SCI-NEWS.COM · 3 days
The cassowary (Casuarius casuarius) is a large, flightless bird that bears a prominent helmet (or casque). The function of the cranial structure... more
Lightsaber dueling recognized as official sport in France  THE VERGE · 3 days
The French Fencing Federation has recognized lightsaber dueling as an official sport, reports the Associated Press. The federation has made... more
Exposed Chinese database shows depth of surveillance state  ABC NEWS · 3 days
Exposed Chinese database with names, birthdates, employers and even last places visited shows depth of surveillance state and expanded use of facial recognition more
Fortnite showed us the future (and the past) of live music  THE VERGE · 4 days
The other day, the electronic musician Marshmello, real name Christopher Comstock — who wears... more
Microsoft's HoloLens and Surface creators are the company's secret weapon  Windows Central · 4 days
Microsoft's Surface and HoloLens creators may be among the company's secret weapons in the war for dominance in personal computing. Microsoft has been pivoting from a Windows PC-centric... more
Your Next Fitness Coach Is . . . Your Boss?  Gadgets 360 · 4 days
Welcome to a rapidly growing phenomenon in the workplace: constant health surveillance. more
These are all the Anthem classes, and how to use them  Windows Central · 5 days
Anthem has four main classes to choose from. Here's a quick guide on what each of them is specialized for, and how to use them appropriately... more
British commandos seen flying the Gravity Suit video - CNET  CNET · 6 days
British Royal Marine commandos were recently observed flying the Iron Man-like Gravity Suit around their assault course in Lympstone, home of the Royal Marines Training Centre. more
It doesn't take much for soldiers to feel cared for  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
Caring texts sent to active-duty military had important findings in reducing suicide. more
Efforts to control cyber weapons ignore the agents who use them  PHYS.ORG · 7 days
Reports of malicious and targeted cyber attacks are becoming increasingly common around the world. In early February, for example, Australia's security agencies revealed there were investigating an attempted... more
Spending bill has $100 million for border surveillance tech - CNET  CNET · 1 week
It'll fund remote surveillance and towers fitted with radar tech and cameras. more
After the reorganization, who’s really in charge of military space?  SPACE NEWS · 1 week
During a recent conversation with a senior defense official about the changes coming to military space,... more
Pentagon to propose a lean Space Force  SPACE NEWS · 1 week
We are starting to get a clearer picture of how the Pentagon plans to fund and organize the Space Force as a... more
Report: Updating the military’s nuclear communications systems a complex and expensive challenge  SPACE NEWS · 1 week
Bill LaPlante, MITRE: The NC3 system “has been studied a lot, its life has been extended as long as we could, and that’s where... more
Tiny satellites reveal water dynamics in thousands of northern lakes  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Using an army of small satellites, researchers have shown that water levels in small lakes across northern Canada and Alaska are far more variable during the summer than... more
Remains of USS Hornet, Storied WWII Aircraft Carrier, Discovered at Bottom of South Pacific  LIVE SCIENCE · 1 week
After a fierce battle in 1942, the USS Hornet succumbed to an onslaught from Japanese dive-bombers, torpedo planes and destroyers,... more
High-speed surveillance in solar cells catches recombination red-handed  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Using synchronized lasers pulses, researchers developed a new method of electrostatic force microscopy that can record movies with frames as fast as 300 nanoseconds. This is fast enough to watch electrons move... more
New heated jacket keeps police, military and others warm in harsh winter temperatures  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
A new line of heated jackets powered by a mobile USB battery bank will protect police officers, military personnel and others while... more
High-speed surveillance in solar cells catches recombination red-handed  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
A research team at Osaka University has developed an improved method for producing microscope images that can spot speedy electrons zipping through nanomaterials used in solar panels. By applying laser light to... more
High-speed surveillance in solar cells catches recombination red-handed  nanowerk · 1 week
Researchers introduce a new time-resolved microscopy method that allows them to monitor the trajectories of fast-moving charged particles at unprecedented rates. more
Verbal autopsy interviews capture more accurate data about causes of deaths in Uganda  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
Training community health workers to perform verbal autopsy interviews captured more accurate and complete data about the number and causes of deaths... more
Apex Legends: How to find the best weapons, armor and loot - CNET  CNET · 1 week
While it's technically possible to win Apex Legends without the best gear, knowing where to find high-tier loot is crucial to victory. more
New machine learning method could spare some women from unnecessary breast surgery  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Researchers have developed and evaluated a machine learning approach of using patient core needle biopsy data to identify the risk that atypical ductal hyperplasia... more
Harmonix’s new game Audica looks like Beat Saber with guns  THE VERGE · 1 week
Harmonix has announced a new virtual reality “rhythm shooter” game called Audica, which is launching as... more
DOJ charges former US Air Force officer with spying for Iran  TechCrunch · 1 week
Prosecutors have brought charges against a former Air Force officer for allegedly spying for Iran, the Justice Department confirmed Wednesday. Monica Witt, a former Air Force... more
Apple lets veterans track their health records on the iPhone  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Active members of the military and those who've left the service who receive care through Veteran Health Administration hospitals will be able to view all their personal medical... more
Pentagon outlines its first artificial intelligence strategy  ABC NEWS · 1 week
The U.S. military wants to expand its use of artificial intelligence in warfare but says it will take care to deploy the technology in accordance with the nation's values more
Amid border wall debate, 'smart' tech raises questions too  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
As congressional Democrats counter President Donald Trump's border wall plan with a high-tech solution, the idea of a "smart" security barrier is raising fresh questions over the potential for intrusive... more
Wreckage Of WWII Aircraft Carrier Found In The South Pacific Ocean  NPR · 1 week
The Hornet played a role in several key events in the war – including the Doolittle Raid on Japan and the Battle of Midway. Researches have... more
We've discovered the world's largest drum – and it's in space  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Universities in the US have long wrangled over who owns the world's largest drum. Unsubstantiated claims to the title have included the "Purdue Big Bass Drum"... more
Study finds upsurge in 'active surveillance' for low-risk prostate cancer  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Many men with low-risk prostate cancer who most likely previously would have undergone immediate surgery or radiation are now adopting a more conservative 'active surveillance' strategy, according to... more
How to dismantle an atomic bomb  ABC NEWS · 1 week
Once the tricky political agreements have been reached, how do nations take apart their nuclear weapons? more
Using a health information exchange network to enhance disease surveillance  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
How do public health officials know if there is a disease outbreak and where that outbreak has occurred? more
Sub-brands are the new weapon in China’s smartphone war  TechCrunch · 1 week
One of China’s top smartphone brands Vivo appears to have joined its fellows Oppo, Huawei and Xiaomi in setting up a new sub-brand as a softening market and heightened competition... more
Watchful waiting in prostate cancer becoming more popular  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
In 2010, the US National Comprehensive Cancer Network guidelines suggested that patients with stable and low-risk prostate cancers could be managed with active surveillance or watchful waiting (AS/WW). AS/WW was considered to... more
Apex Legends: Characters, weapons and everything you need to win - CNET  CNET · 1 week
Respawn's new free-to-play battle royale has taken the world by storm, and these tips can help ensue you're not wiped out when your squad... more
Explaining how nuclear weapons are dismantled  ABC NEWS · 1 week
Once the tricky political agreements have been reached, how do nations take apart their nuclear weapons? more
Gavin Williamson: Drone 'swarm squadrons' to be deployed by military  BBC · 1 week
The defence secretary says the network enabled aircraft could be used to overwhelm the enemy. more
Do we have an epidemic? Enhancing disease surveillance using a health information exchange  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
While disease surveillance has shifted toward greater use of electronically transmitted information to decrease the reporting burden on physicians, the challenge of... more
Apple will let military veterans access their health records on the iPhone  THE VERGE · 2 weeks
Military veterans treated by the US Department of Veterans Affairs will soon be able to access their medical records on the iPhone Health Records... more
The Division 2 developer possibly leaks open beta  Windows Central · 2 weeks
There may be another one coming. One of Ubisoft's most-anticipated new titles is The Division 2, the sequel to the popular first game that launched back in 2016. The Division 2 is... more
PerimeterX secures $43M to protect web apps from bot attacks  TechCrunch · 2 weeks
We know by now that modern website attacks are typically automated, as armies of bots knock on doors until they inevitably find vulnerabilities and take advantage. PerimeterX, a... more
Norway: GPS jamming during NATO drills in 2018 a big concern  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
The Norwegian Intelligence Service says GPS signal disruption as seen during major NATO drills in Norway last year "is of particular concern" for the military and... more
Norway: GPS jamming during NATO drills in 2018 a big concern  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
The Norwegian Intelligence Service says GPS signal disruption as seen during major NATO drills in Norway last year "is of particular concern" for the military and... more
NRO nominee thrust into Space Force debate  SPACE NEWS · 2 weeks
If confirmed by the Senate, Chris Scolese would be the first NRO director to be nominated as a political appointee. SpaceNews.com more
Privacy is a commons  TechCrunch · 2 weeks
“The commons is the cultural and natural resources accessible to all members of a society,” quoth Wikipedia, “held in common, not owned privately.” We live in an era of surveillance capitalism in a symbiotic relationship with advertising technology, quoth me.... more
Is Europe closing in on an antitrust fix for surveillance technologists?  TechCrunch · 2 weeks
The German Federal Cartel Office’s decision to order Facebook to change how it processes users’ personal data this week is a sign the antitrust tide could at... more
The JLTV is the US military's new Humvee video - CNET  CNET · 2 weeks
The Joint Light Tactical Vehicle, built by OSHKOSH is one of the military's newest combat vehicles. more
Arizona health facility rape spurs video surveillance push  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
Arizona is trying to catch up to 10 states that laws allowing electronic monitoring and other technology aimed at deterring abuse of vulnerable people at long-term care facilities more
The Strange History of Real-World Laser Weapons: Q&A with Author Jeff Hecht  SPACE.COM · 2 weeks
In his latest book, Jeff Hecht details the incredible and incredibly weird history of real-life laser weapons. more
Canada partners with Lockheed Martin on next-gen warships  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Canada announced Friday it had partnered with US weapons maker Lockheed Martin on a Can$815 million project to design 15 warships. more
From the Marines to MIT  MIT · 2 weeks
Brent Minchew has flown presidents and foreign dignitaries on Marine One. Today he studies how ice sheets evolve and respond to changing climate. more
The Latest: Trump at Walter Reed for annual medical checkup  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
President Donald Trump has arrived at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center for his annual medical checkup more
Long-term care rape in Arizona spurs video surveillance push  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
Arizona is trying to catch up to 10 states that laws allowing electronic monitoring and other technology aimed at deterring abuse of vulnerable people at long-term care facilities more
Lightsaber dueling recognized as official sport in France
THE VERGE
We've discovered the world's largest drum – and it's in space
PHYS.ORG
PUBG Mobile Update 0.11.0 Bonus Challenge to Convert BC to UC: Report
Gadgets 360
Google’s second Super Bowl 2019 commercial highlights ‘Job Search for Veterans’
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Ace Combat 7 turns tense dogfights into goofy anime fun
THE VERGE
YouTube wants ‘dislike mobs’ to stop weaponizing the dislike button
THE VERGE
US Military Space Plane Wings Past 500 Days on Latest Mystery Mission
SPACE.COM
India's 1st Rocket Launch of 2019 Sends Military Satellite, Student Cubesat Into Orbit
SPACE.COM
The Doomsday Clock is still two minutes to midnight
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