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We live in a 21st century digital world. That means that parents need to watch...
A product that was being marketed as an opiate withdrawal remedy that promised...
From Hanford.gov: "This picture shows a 20-foot by 20-foot hole in the roof of...
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We live in a 21st century digital world. That means that parents need to watch out for what their kids are doing, digitally. The apps of today have taken technology a step further towards the danger zone. Below is......
A product that was being marketed as an opiate withdrawal remedy that promised to ease the associated pains has settled claims brought by the FTC against it. The company that makes Withdrawal Ease and Recovery Ease will...
From Hanford.gov: "This picture shows a 20-foot by 20-foot hole in the roof of a tunnel that is hundreds of feet long. Surveys of the area show no indication of release of contamination as a result of the cave-in."...
For those that drink Bombay Sapphire gin, whether socially, recreationally, or professionally, a recent recall prompted by the company is bound to raise some flummoxed eyebrows. Apparently, one unhappy customer and gin...
(video link) On Thursday, Ars reported on a Pueblo, Colorado police officer who staged body camera footage and ultimately forced prosecutors to dismiss felony drug and weapon-possession against a suspect (PDF)....
With the increased societal reliance on the internet, it is increasingly rare in this day and age to see scammers resort to classic, in person, confidence tricks like the fake driveway paving scam. However, a pair of...
Last week, the Food and Drug Administration issued multiple warning letters to the manufacturers of several unapproved, deceptively advertised, alleged 'cancer treatments.' The warning letters were issued alongside a...
Note: this video contains violence. A white South Carolina police officer accused of the video-taped shooting of a fleeing, unarmed suspect pleaded guilty Tuesday to a single federal civil rights violation. A video of...
An individual or group going by the name "thedarkoverlord" has posted much of the upcoming season of Netflix's series  Orange is the New Black , apparently as punishment for not paying an extortion demand. According...
Ars Live #12, filmed by Chris Schodt and produced by Jennifer Hahn. (video link) On June 13, 2017, Mark Jaffe is set to appear before the 9th US Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco to argue on behalf of his...

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Enlarge (credit: Ed Westcott / American Museum of Science and Energy ) New hope glimmered on Friday for people hit by last week's virulent ransomware worm after researchers showed that a broader range of PCs infected by...
(credit: Aurich / Thinkstock) When Donald Trump won the presidency, his early decisions made it clear that the Federal Communications Commission would become much less strict in regulating Internet service providers....
Enlarge / FCC Commissioner Michael O'Rielly. (credit: Getty Images | Bloomberg ) Federal Communications Commission officials said they apologized to a journalist today after the reporter accused FCC guards of...
Enlarge / President Trump’s executive order on cybersecurity is built on the orders and policies of his predecessor, and is almost entirely apolitical. (credit: Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post via Getty Images )...
Enlarge (credit: Lauren Hurley/PA Images via Getty Images ) Discussions over keeping laptops and large electronics out of more US-bound flight cabins ended yesterday without an agreement to widen the ban. In...
Enlarge (credit: Adrien Guinet ) Owners of some Windows XP computers infected by the WCry ransomware may be able to decrypt their data without making the $300 to $600 payment demand, a researcher said Thursday. Adrien...
Enlarge / Protestors object to FCC Chairman Ajit Pai's plan to eliminate net neutrality rules before Pai's appearance at the American Enterprise Institute in Washington, DC on May 5, 2017. (credit: Getty Images | Chip...
Enlarge (credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images) Facebook has been smacked with a €110 million fine by the antitrust wing of the European Commission for providing incorrect or misleading information about its...
Enlarge / An aerial view of the NSA. (credit: nsa.gov) After learning that one of its most prized hacking tools was stolen by a mysterious group calling itself the Shadow Brokers, National Security Agency officials...
Enlarge / FCC Chairman Ajit Pai speaks during the National Association of Broadcasters conference in Las Vegas on April 25, 2017. (credit: Getty Images | Ethan Miller ) Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit...
Enlarge (credit: Francis Mariani ) Chelsea Manning was released from the Military Corrections Complex at Fort Leavenworth in Kansas on Wednesday—nearly three decades before the Army private's sentence was up for...
Enlarge (credit: David Kravets/Arstechnica) What do a teleprompter, thermos, aspirin, and videotape have in common? They were once trademarked but lost their legally protected status because their names became too...
Enlarge / WASHINGTON, DC - MAY 15: National Security Adviser Army Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster preparing to make a statement to reporters on May 15 regarding President Trump's sharing of intelligence with Russian officials....
Enlarge / Will Mason is UploadVR's co-founder and president, and is one of the parties named in the lawsuit. (credit: eVRydayVR ) A San Francisco-based news startup, UploadVR, has been sued by a former employee, who...
(credit: comedy_nose ) Google's DeepMind AI wing was given access to the personal medical records of 1.6 million NHS patients on an "inappropriate legal basis," the UK's top data protection adviser to the health service...
Enlarge / A cryptocurrency mining farm. (credit: Marco Krohn ) On Friday, Ransomware called WannaCry used leaked hacking tools stolen from the National Security Agency to attack an estimated 200,000 computers in 150...
Enlarge / Identical code found in WCry and 2015 malicious backdoor could be a smoking gun that provides crucial clues about the origin of Friday's ransomware worm. (credit: Jo Christian Oterhals ) A researcher has found...
Enlarge / Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai listens during a Senate Commerce Committee hearing on Wednesday, March 8, 2017. (credit: Getty Images | Bloomberg ) Widespread support for strong net...
Enlarge (credit: Woodys Aeroimages ) United Airlines might have another public relations nightmare on its hands. First came the viral video of a passenger being forcefully removed from a United flight in April. Then...
Enlarge / Pilot models of the Uber self-driving car, at the Uber Advanced Technologies Center in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (credit: ANGELO MERENDINO/AFP/Getty Images) A US federal judge has ordered Uber to bar its top...