In our excitement over the prospect that our refrigerators will soon be able to order milk for us as soon as they know we’ve run out, we often forget about the darker side of the Internet of Things. Embedded systems promise convenience, but they can be hacked like any other computer, and though it sounds bad if someone can Read More
Since the chances of luring Robert Downey Jr. are slim to none, the U.S. Army is developing its own Iron Man-like armor with “superhuman strength” to supply to the troops. In order to create a battalion full of Tony Stark look-a-likes, the Army is testing suits made of smart materials that are fitted with sensors, Read More
Soldiers in war zones who are using Craigslist’s casual encounters section to hook up might want to figure out an alternative method of relieving stress. Despite warnings from their higher ups, soldiers are still turning to social media and Internet personal ad websites to solicit sex even though it violates military rules. Read More
At least one chapter in the Shakespeare-worthy downfall of former general and CIA director David Petraeus is ending with a whimper. Mr. Petraeus’s biographer and one-time paramour Paula Broadwell will not be charged with cyberstalking–the very accusation that led to her affair with Mr. Petraeus becoming public knowledge.
Ms. Broadwell’s lawyer gave an official letter indicating as much to the media. In the letter, United States Attorney Robert E. O’Neill wrote that “no federal charges will be brought in the Middle District of Florida relating to alleged acts of cyber-stalking.” Read More