Hackers for hire have targeted thousands of individuals as part of campaigns against environmental advocacy groups, journalists, and others, according to a report produced by Citizen Lab, the University of Toronto’s cybersecurity watchdog group. Citizen Lab dubbed the group behind the campaigns “Dark Basin,” noting that it specifically targeted climate-change organizations who were campaigning against Exxon Mobil. … [Read more...] about Researchers detail huge hack-for-hire campaigns against environmentalists
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In NBC's first video preview of the show (embedded below), we see the detectives explain the concepts of "doxxing" (publishing personal info) and "swatting" (anonymous calls to the police that result in a SWAT team smashing into your home) -- harassment techniques male gamers are using against other gamers and developers who are vocal about sexism in the industry. … [Read more...] about Gamergate is the latest controversial plot in ‘Law & Order: SVU’
The archaeologists who found them now think the artifacts may be early depictions of real people and may have been used for ancestor worship. They also think the figurines could shed light on why portrayals of humans became widespread in the Near East from about 1,000 years earlier. However, experts contacted by Live Science were not entirely convinced that the lumpy stone artifacts were used in ancestor worship rituals, though they don't think it's out of the question. … [Read more...] about Lumpy flint figurines may be some of the earliest depictions of real people
Nuclear fusion of hydrogen is how stars power themselves for billions of years, and the equations that physicists use to understand that process are the exact same ones they use to turn nuclear reactions into usable energy. From the tiniest of atoms to the largest of stars, nuclear physics — a relative newcomer in the world of physics — unites the cosmos in a surprising way. … [Read more...] about What’s the most amazing thing about the universe?