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CNN) — I’m going to start with three data points.
One: Some of the Chinese military hackers who were implicated in a broad set of attacks against the U.S. government and corporations were identified because they accessed Facebook from the same network infrastructure they used to carry out their attacks.
Two: Hector Monsegur, one of the leaders of the LulzSac hacker movement, was identified and arrested last year by the FBI. Although he practiced good computer security and used an anonymous relay service to protect his identity, he slipped up.
Bruce SchneierAnd three: Paula Broadwell,who had an affair with CIA director David Petraeus, similarly took extensive precautions to hide her identity. She never logged in to her anonymous e-mail service from her home network. Instead, she used hotel and other public networks when she e-mailed him. The FBI correlated hotel registration data from several different hotels — and hers was the common name.
By Tom Leonard
..They look like something you’d see at a Star Trek convention, perhaps worn with a pair of fake pointy ears.
And that’s entirely fitting, given that these high-tech specs are about to propel us into a sci-fi future few could have envisaged a decade ago.
Google Glass has had the tech world giddy with excitement since it was unveiled nearly a year ago.
Last week, at the South By Southwest technology convention in Austin, Texas, a Google designer gave the first demonstration to a rapt audience.
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Look into the future: But are Google’s glasses a sinister invsion of privacy?
This remarkable new innovation represents the advance guard of what Silicon Valley is banking on being the next great step in our addiction to the internet: ‘wearable computing’.
Apple and Samsung are working on smart watches, Google is developing talking shoes, but nothing compares to these head-mounted ‘glasses’ that can shoot video footage, search the internet or send an email, all at the command of their wearer’s voice.
To look at, they are nothing special, certainly rather nerdy, but put them on and you are immersed in what the experts like to call ‘augmented reality’.
Preserving Hebrew language in today’s climate of globalization, Americanization is not as easy as one may think
Anav Silverman, Tazpit
Israel recently celebrated the 155th birthday of Eliezer Ben Yehuda, considered by many the father of modern day Hebrew.
Google Israel honored Ben Yehuda by creating a special Google “doodle” in memory of the man, who believed that the “Hebrew language can live only if we revive the nation and return it to its fatherland.”
Born into a family of Chabad Hasidim in Lithuania in 1858, Ben Yehuda went on to study at the Sorbonne in Paris and moved to Jerusalem in 1881, where he worked as a teacher, journalist, newspaper publisher, lexicographer, and a coiner for Hebrew words, for which he is most well-known.
Ben Yehuda invented hundreds of Hebrew words including the words for doll, bicycle, towel, ice cream, and dictionary – “milon.” He also compiled the first modern-Hebrew dictionary.