A long-standing debate within the Obama administration over how to characterize the cyberthreat has complicated the U.S. effort to lay out a government-wide cybersecurity strategy.At issue is whether the nation faces the prospect of cyberwar and needs to prepare for it. The Pentagon says yes.
Intrepid and numb to fatigue, robots have come for human jobs before. Just ask fighter pilots, autoworkers and Wal-Mart checkout clerks.Now, in Asia at least, robots are encroaching on yet another occupation: waiting tables.The trend is official.
There are more than 280 million cellphone subscribers in the U.S., and many of those phones can record video. With so many cameras in pockets and purses, clashes between police and would-be videographers may be inevitable.Consider what happened to Khaliah Fitchette.
Private companies that manage the nation's "critical infrastructure" would be required under a new cybersecurity initiative announced Thursday by the White House to submit detailed plans showing how they can defend themselves against cyberattack.The proposal would apply to companies that provide ele
An old technology is providing new insights into the human brain.The technology is called electrocorticography, or ECoG, and it uses electrodes placed on the surface of the brain to detect electrical signals coming from the brain itself.Doctors have been using ECoG since the 1950s to figure out whic
The insider trading conviction of billionaire investor Raj Rajaratnam on Wednesday has been ringing alarm bells all over Wall Street, but the case is also sending a powerful message to prosecutors: Use more wiretaps to build business fraud cases.Until recently, investigators who put together crimina