- Anonymous claims possession of Stuxnet worm
A bizarre intersection of online activism, questions about what qualifies as such, and network security is at the heart of this bit of news that Slashdot links to over at Forbes. The author raises the two simplest and most critical questions: how to verify the claim and if it’s true, what can Anonymous do with this worm?
- The myth and reality of nanotechnology
io9 is establishing a fair bit of editorial credit with their occasional deeper considerations of the fact behind the fiction that is the primary focus of the science fiction news group blog. This piece by Ryan Anderson continues that trend with a nice primer on the state of nanotechnology. It isn’t entirely comprehensive but definitely hits the major developments and areas of interest.
- Ten year old’s Ignite talk on why he loves his 3D printer
What is not to love about this five minute talk to which Cory at BoingBoing links? Well spoken and precocious ten year old presenter, historical touchstones including in particular da Vinci, an accessible explanation of how the technology of 3D printing works and copious amounts of humor. Very motivating to acquire/improve soldering skills to enter the increasing low cost and accessible world of 3D printing.
- White House wants phone records without oversight , Slashdot
- The joys of running a bug bounty system, Slashdot
- Document Freedom Day is March 30th, The H Open
- How to crash a key part of the internet’s infrastructure, Slashdot
- Senate Judiciary names Franken head of new privacy, tech subcommittee, Washington Post