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US government formally blames Russia for political hacks of the DNC

US government formally blames Russia for political hacks of the DNC These thefts and disclosures are intended to interfere with the US election process.We believe, based on the scope and sensitivity of these efforts, that only Russia’s senior-most officials could have authorized these activities.

Will Zuckerberg’s third-world internet come to North America?

Will Zuckerberg’s third-world internet come to North America? The crux of the problem many people have with Mark Zuckerberg’s Free Basics is the effect it could have on the poor.Sure, it seems nice to create limited Internet access where none existed before.

DARPA may borrow blockchain tech from Bitcoin to secure military networks

DARPA may borrow blockchain tech from Bitcoin to secure military networks You’ve probably heard about blockchain technology most often in the context of digital cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin, but the blockchain can be much more than that.With Bitcoin, the blockchain is the universal record of all the transactions that take place.

Obama’s Mars shot: sending humans to the Red Planet by the 2030s

Obama’s Mars shot: sending humans to the Red Planet by the 2030s Kennedy’s words galvanized the nation and dropped a money bomb on NASA, which realized his vision in 1969.According to President Obama in his new op-ed for CNN, the next frontier is Mars, and we should make a concerted national effort to put men on Mars “by the 2030s.

Govt offers $1m to engage young Kiwis in digital tech

Govt offers $1m to engage young Kiwis in digital tech The Government has has announced the nine successful applicants to a $1 million contestable fund for projects that will engage students in digital technologies.“We’re funding providers who have innovative and smart projects that will capture teachers’ and students’ imagination and help them get skilled in using and developing digital technologies,” Education Minister Hekia Parata says.

Feds demand fingerprints from all home residents to unlock their phones

Feds demand fingerprints from all home residents to unlock their phones But it offers absolutely no protection against the government, and can be compelled from suspects without raising any Fifth Amendment concerns.This was driven home with a vengeance over the weekend, when a May 2016 warrant application surfaced.

Friend or foe, Education Minister Hekia Parata bows out

Friend or foe, Education Minister Hekia Parata bows out Hekia Parata has announced she is not running in the General Election next year, after nearly 10 years in the politics business.The Education Minister and national List MP says she advised Prime Minister John Key of her decision earlier this year.

Russia unveils its new class of RS-28 'Satan 2' nuclear missiles

Russia unveils its new class of RS-28 'Satan 2' nuclear missiles MIRV-equipped missiles can deliver multiple nuclear weapons to a single target area, or blanket a large area with separate detonations.Historically, MIRVs have been seen as potentially destabilizing because they give a decisive advantage to the country that can strike first and eliminate its opponent’s land-based missile silos.

DARPA tests network of 1,000 handheld radiation detectors in Washington

DARPA tests network of 1,000 handheld radiation detectors in Washington As the first large-scale test of the SIGMA program, DARPA put together a mock kidnapping adventure game.Participants in the exercise were each given a backpack with a small SIGMA radiation detector.

China declares it will stop selling iPhones if Trump imposes tariffs

China declares it will stop selling iPhones if Trump imposes tariffs One of Donald Trump’s major campaign promises was to levy extremely high tariffs against countries he feels are taking advantage of us, like China.If he does list China as a currency manipulator and slap steep tariffs on Chinese imports, China will take countermeasures.

Can artificial intelligence solve America’s crisis of democracy?

Can artificial intelligence solve America’s crisis of democracy? But this same local control makes it difficult to implement the kinds of systems that would help voters better understand issues.Even ballot design is typically controlled locally, and is limited to whatever local officials draw up and their own printers can print.

Govt gives tel industry props for restoration efforts following quakes

Govt gives tel industry props for restoration efforts following quakes In a statement, Communications Minister Amy Adams has thanked the industry for returning services close to pre-quake levels.As a consequence of the quakes, a key fibre backbone running along the Kaikoura coast was disrupted at multiple locations.

nservative Party applauds Israel’s porn block

nservative Party applauds Israel’s porn block The Conservative Party is calling recent legislation in Israel that looks to block all porn in Israel an “excellent move”.The Israeli Ministerial Committee for Legislation has recently unanimously approved a bill that would block all porn in Israel unless people ask to view it.

Govt gives further $1m for wireless technology in schools

Govt gives further $1m for wireless technology in schools The Government has increased funding for the Wireless School Network Upgrade Project (WSNUP).The move will see $1 million provided towards retrofitting wireless technology at 34 state-integrated schools.

The Internet Archive just got a bit more useful - and a lot more political

The Internet Archive just got a bit more useful - and a lot more political The Internet Archive has been making waves lately, and not entirely by choice.The Internet Archive basically has two components: the website archive, called the Wayback Machine, and everything else, including databases of digitized books, music, movies, and more.

NZ leading in digital govt, set to host digital leaders summit

NZ leading in digital govt, set to host digital leaders summit The news comes following Internal Affairs Minister Hon Peter Dunne return from the D5 Summit in South Korea.“I think it is very fitting that New Zealand will be chairing the D5 and hosting the next summit.

How will cars, car tech, and clean air fare under the Trump presidency?

How will cars, car tech, and clean air fare under the Trump presidency? There’s interest in how much the new administration supports self-driving cars, and whether fuel economy limits and clean air initiatives will continue to move forward.Not much is known about how Trump sees self-driving cars and smart highways; he didn’t talk about them during the election campaign.

The government's public evidence falls short of proving Russian involvement in the DNC hack

The government's public evidence falls short of proving Russian involvement in the DNC hack The following terms are used and defined within the ODNI report.None of the assessments in the ODNI report are rated as low confidence.

The F-35 program is once again in trouble, with full flight tests delayed until at least 2018

The F-35 program is once again in trouble, with full flight tests delayed until at least 2018 The Pentagon has released its end-of-year progress report on the F-35, and once again, the news isn’t very good.” The Joint Strike Fighter (F-35) has been in SDD since 2001 and was expected to complete that process this year.