Our online friends generally reflect our age, race or political views, but some traits, notably gender, have been easier to hide online – until Stanford researchers realized that our friends’ friends give our gender secrets away.
Stanford cybersecurity expert Herb Lin says the Oct. 21 cyberattack that snarled traffic on major websites reveals weaknesses in the Internet of Things that need to be addressed. But stricter security requirements could slow innovation, cost more and be difficult to enforce.
By hacking ISIS, Anonymous could throw a wrench into the terror group's activities, and although this type of vigilante-style hacking is illegal in the United States, it's doubtful that anyone would be punished.
A bipartisan group of Capitol Hill staffers were in Silicon Valley last week to gain an immersion into the complex world of cybersecurity. The range of experts they heard from included tech industry leaders, scholars representing a range of disciplines and former government officials.