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Former FBI Director Predicts Russian Hackers Will Interfere With More Elections

An anonymous reader quotes the New York Times: James B. Comey, the former director of the F.B.I., testified that the Russians had not only intervened in last year’s election, but would try to do it again… Russian hackers did not just breach Democratic email accounts; according to Mr. Comey, they orchestrated a “massive effort” targeting hundreds of — and possibly ... Read More »

Microsoft Unveils The Smallest Xbox Ever — The Xbox One X

An anonymous reader quotes The Verge: After months of speculation, Microsoft is unveiling its “Project Scorpio” games console today, and it’s officially named Xbox One X. Microsoft’s Xbox One X naming comes just days after the company trademarked a mysterious S logo, and started dropping Scorpio hints in its E3 teaser videos. Microsoft is planning to launch the Xbox One ... Read More »

US Government Task Force Urges Cash Incentives For Ditching Insecure Medical Devices

chicksdaddy shares this report from The Security Ledger: The healthcare sector in the U.S. is in critical condition and in dire need of an overhaul to address widespread and systemic information security weakness that puts patient privacy and even safety at risk, a Congressional Task Force has concluded… On the controversial issue of medical device security, the report suggests that ... Read More »

Entrepreneurs Fight Air Pollution With CO2-Reducing ‘CityTrees’

CNN is reporting on “CityTree”, a unique 10-foot tall mobile installation which removes pollutants from the air.” An anonymous reader quotes their report: Berlin-based Green City Solutions claims its invention has the environmental benefit of up to 275 actual trees. But the CityTree isn’t, in fact, a tree at all — it’s a moss culture. “Moss cultures have a much ... Read More »