Angry mob attacks police officer during Yellow Vest protests in Paris (VIDEO)

A group of violent protesters has attacked a police officer at the Yellow Vest protests in Paris, pinning him to the ground before repeatedly hitting and kicking him. A video shows the mob ganging up on the officer near the Arc de Triomphe in the French capital. He eventually breaks free, with one protester seen […]

Philosopher fight: Slavoj Zizek attacks Jordan Peterson and Steven Pinker at Cambridge Union

In a clash of the world’s most popular philosophers, avowed communist Slavoj Zizek attacked ‘pseudo-scientific’ Jordan Peterson and Steven Pinker, who he described as his “enemy,” during an appearance at the Cambridge Union. Zizek, who appeared at the prestigious university’s union earlier this month, rounded on his fellow philosophers in his typical unique style. Having […]

Sen. Chuck Grassley has some thoughts about Trump’s attacks on federal judges

Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP Republican Sen. Chuck Grassley of Iowa said he had reservations about Chief Justice John Roberts’ response to President Donald Trump’s controversial remarks about a federal judge. In a tweet, Grassley, the Judiciary Committee Chairman, referenced Roberts’ previous interactions with the executive branch during President Barack Obama’s administration. Grassley suggested Roberts was curiously […]

Spectre, Meltdown researchers unveil 7 more speculative execution attacks

Enlarge (credit: Aurich Lawson / Getty Images) Back at the start of the year, a set of attacks that leveraged the speculative execution capabilities of modern high-performance processors was revealed. The attacks were named Meltdown and Spectre. Since then, numerous variants of these attacks have been devised. In tandem, a range of mitigation techniques has […]

IDF soldier shoots 2 neighbors, attacks 3 with ax, after confiscated gun given back by ‘accident’

An Israeli soldier, previously investigated and stripped of his weapon for violent behavior, has shot two people in his hometown and attacked three more with an ax, following a social media brawl over municipal elections. The IDF soldier, whose name was not released but who was on leave after a previous violent incident, engaged in […]

New data shows China has “taken the gloves off” in hacking attacks on US

Enlarge / Well, that whole thing clearly worked out well, didn’t it? (credit: JASON LEE/AFP/Getty Images) Remember the good old days, when the US and China were supposedly working out new norms for the cybers, and China was going to stop all that hacking of US companies to steal intellectual property? It turns out the […]

Two new supply-chain attacks come to light in less than a week

Enlarge (credit: Brian Smithson / Flickr) Most of us don’t think twice about installing software or updates from a trusted developer. We scrutinize the source site carefully to make sure it’s legitimate, and then we let the code run on our computers without much more thought. As developers continue to make software and webpages harder […]

Escaped prisoner attacks Istanbul butcher shop, injures 11 people

An escaped prisoner has stabbed nearly a dozen people in Kadikoy, a neighborhood of Istanbul, Turkey. Ali Kardaş set out to stab two former co-workers and injured at least nine more who tried to intervene before he was caught. The perpetrator entered a butcher’s shop with a knife and stabbed the two employees repeatedly as […]

Report: US weapons systems are highly vulnerable to cyber attacks

The Department of Defense will have to ramp up its cybersecurity efforts now that it’s planning to spend $ 1.66 trillion to develop major weapons systems. According to a new report (PDF) by the Government Accountability Office, nearly all of Pentagon’s weapons systems are vulnerable to cyberattacks. The DoD, the report reads, didn’t make cybersecurity […]