Hacker Demonstrates How to Hijack an Airplane Using an Android App

Shawn Knight | A security consultant by the name of Hugo Teso claims he has created an Android app called PlaneSploit that would allow him to remotely attack and hijack commercial aircraft.

CISPA’s Sponsor Can’t Even Keep His Story Straight About NSA Having Access To Your...

Mike Masnick | CISPA's sponsors are doing the same thing they did last year when confronted with serious opposition to a terrible bill: they start lying about it.

CISPA Passes Markup Phase, But It Doesn’t Look Like Much Was Fixed

Leigh Beadon | As expected, CISPA passed the House Intelligence Committee today after a closed markup session.

IRS Claims it Can Read Your E-Mail Without a Warrant

Declan McCullagh | The ACLU has obtained internal IRS documents that say Americans enjoy "generally no privacy" in their e-mail messages, Facebook chats, and other electronic communications.

Denver Airport Whistleblower: ‘Underground Tunnels, Structures and Buried Runways Exist’

Shepard Ambellas | According to a former construction worker who allegedly took part in the construction of an underground section on the Denver International Airport (DIA) in the 1990's named, Stu Webb, a massive 2.5-3 mile long tunnel system exist in and around the DIA complex.

You Hack Me, I Hack You: Israeli Hackers Break Alleged Anonymous Website

RT | Israeli hackers and Anonymous continue their cyber strife.

US Lags Far Behind with Renewable Energy Technologies as Portugal is Now 70% Sustainable

Shepard Ambellas | | The United States used to be known as the greatest nation in the world, now on many fronts it appears to be a failure as simple yet important concepts are being ignored by our nations leaders as they fight to strip our civil rights, surveil us and impose more measures of control over the populace.

Supporters Say All The Wrong Things to Try and Pass CISPA

EFF | Ever since reintroducing CISPA, the so-called "cybersecurity bill," its supporters promote the bill with craftily worded or just plain misleading claims.

Wikipedia Outraged: French Intelligence Orders to Remove ‘Classified’ Content

RT | The company behind the world’s largest online encyclopedia, Wikipedia, claims a French intelligence agency summoned one of its volunteers, forcing him to delete content after the website turned down their request to remove ‘classified’ information.

‘PETMAN’ and ‘BIGDOG’ Robots to Become Legalized Domestic Hunter Seeker Drones

Shepard Ambellas | Boston Dynamics and the Department of Defense has teamed up to give the DOD's chemical and biological program just what they ordered, a life like humanoid robot named the PETMAN.

Creating a Secure Personal Cloud Community

John Light | The research has been done and the results are in: people want to share, but they also want control of their privacy.

Icelandic Politicians Ignore Crowdsourced Constitution; Pirate Party Rejoices

Glyn Moody | Techdirt has been following the fascinating saga of Iceland's crowdsourced constitution for nearly two years. Back in October 2012, we noted that Icelandic citizens gave it a pretty big thumbs up.

DEA Accused Of Leaking Misleading Info Falsely Implying That It Can’t Read Apple iMessages

Mike Masnick | This is an update on yesterday's story about the DEA and encrypted Iphone messaging.

Movie Studios Want Google to Take Down Their Own Takedown Request

Torrent Freak | Google refused to comply with the movie studios requests and the “infringing” DMCA notices remain online. Meanwhile, the number of takedown notices received by Google is nearing 20 million per month.

“Instawallet” Bitcoin Service Hacked, Users Must Now Make Claims

JG Vibes | A service that stores Bitcoin online for people to make transactions has been hacked and is currently offline, but is now promising to honor all accounts.

Are You A Teenager Who Reads News Online? According to the DOJ, You May...

EFF | In the DOJ’s world, this means anyone under 18 who reads a Hearst newspaper online could hypothetically face jail time. But Hearst’s publications aren’t the only ones with overly restrictive usage terms.

Pirate Bay Proxy Owner’s Bank Account Seized by Hollywood Group

Torrent Freak | Following a request from Hollywood-backed anti-piracy group BREIN, a Dutch bailiff has seized the bank account of a Pirate Bay proxy operator.

Congress Planning To Debate CISPA Behind Closed Doors; No Public Scrutiny Allowed

Mike Masnick | Congress is supposed to work for the public, not hide things away from the public. This isn't a situation where they're discussing classified info or plans -- but merely a bill focused on information sharing between the government and private companies. Any markup on CISPA needs to be public.

Boston Police Are Catfishing Locals To Bust Punk Rock Shows

Tech Dirt | A recently passed nuisance control ordinance has spurred a citywide crackdown on house shows—concerts played in private homes, rather than in clubs.

SpamHaus v. CyberBunker: More Than Meets the Eye

Thomas L. Knapp | Media accounts claim that the latest non-government cyber-Armageddon — a Distributed Denial of Service attack on anti-spam service SpamHaus by unidentified attackers alleged by some to be acting on behalf of “pretty much anything goes” web host CyberBunker — reached such proportions that it may have actually slowed down the Internet in general.

3D Printing Guns, Bitcoin Show Power Of Technology to Create Change

Robert Taylor | Meaningful change in the direction of human freedom will not come from violent revolutions or the political process but through the circumvention of state power.

UK Government ‘Wastes’ £200k on New Anti-Piracy Tech

Torrent Freak | In ever-more futile efforts to ‘fix’ piracy, lots of methods have been tried, and it’s doubtful there are very many left, except the obvious one of giving consumers what they want.

“Cyber Security”: Hacks vs. “Hackers” (and vs. You)

Thomas L. Knapp | The Hill reports that “A draft cybersecurity bill circulating among House Judiciary Committee members would stiffen a computer hacking law used to bring charges against Internet activist Aaron Swartz.”

“Piracy Is Progress” Billboard on Times Square Divides Artists

Torrent Freak | The band Ghost Beach is running a controversial billboard campaign in New York’s Times Square. With slogans such as “Piracy is Progress” and “Piracy is Robbery” they are encouraging other artists to speak their mind about copyright infringement.

Climategate Leaker: Civilization Is Being Destroyed By Lying “Science” Elitists

Ron Arnold | Anonymous hero who exposed the global warming emails tells the world why he did it – and releases a huge final trove of secret conversations.

‘Anonymous’ Hacks Mossad Website, Gains Access to Data of 30,000 Spies

Press TV | The Anonymous hacking group says it has hacked into the website of Israel‘s Mossad spy agency, gaining access to top-secret documents.

New App Allows User to See Exactly How Much Money is Wasted by Government

JG Vibes | A new smartphone and Ipad application called "Open the Books" allows for a level of transparency in government spending that was never before possible.

Moscow Envisions National Asteroid-Defense System

RIA Novosti | New rocket launchers and super telescopes will help protect Russia from asteroids and comets, and a new national program to combat extraterrestrial threats could appear in Russia by late 2013. This was the topic of discussion at a roundtable held in Moscow in middle March.

Twitter Sued for $50m After Refusing to Reveal Anti-Semitic Tweeter Identities

Clark Kent | The Union of Jewish French Students (UEJF) has sued Twitter and is pursuing further court action after the social networking site declined to expose names of anti-Semitic tweet authors, despite a French court ruling commanding their identification.

Free Access To Dozens of Anonymous VPNs Via New University Project

Torrent Freak | Whether you’re in Iran or China and blocked from YouTube, Twitter or Facebook, or in the UK desperate to get back on The Pirate Bay, KAT or H33T, a new tool from researchers gives instant access to dozens of VPN services.