Australia passes new law to thwart strong encryption

Enlarge / The Member for Sydney Tanya Plibersek speaks as the Labor party stay for the end of parliament in the House of Representatives at Parliament House on December 06, 2018, in Canberra, Australia. (credit: Tracey Nearmy/Getty Images) On Thursday, the Australian parliament approved a measure that critics say will weaken encryption in favor of […]

Ted Cruz suggested sending the National Guard to thwart the migrant caravan at the border, calling it a ‘serious threat’

Gary Williams/Getty Images US Sen. Ted Cruz suggested mobilizing the National Guard to the southern border where thousands of Central American migrants are making their way toward the US. Cruz suggested sending the National Guard or amassing more Border Patrol agents, citing former presidents.  A United Nations spokesman said more than 7,000 migrants have joined the caravan. Trump […]

French police thwart terrorist attacks on swingers club & LGBT community

French authorities have foiled five terrorist attacks this year, Interior Minister Gerard Collomb revealed, with local media reporting that, in at least two cases, radicalized suspects had plotted to target gay and swinger groups. Two alleged Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS) radicals, aged 21 and 22, were arrested in the eastern Paris suburb of Seine-et-Marne, […]

Karlsson scores OT winner as Golden Knights thwart Sharks' comeback bid

William Karlsson scored 8:17 into overtime and the Vegas Golden Knights bounced back from a blown lead late in the third period to beat the San Jose Sharks 4-3 on Monday night to take a 2-1 series lead. After Tomas Hertl tied the game with 1:57 left in regulation, the expansion Golden Knights rebounded and won in overtime […]

Deadly superbug just got scarier—it can mysteriously thwart last-resort drug

Enlarge / Medical illustration of carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae. (credit: CDC) For the first time, researchers have discovered strains of a deadly, multidrug-resistant bacterium that uses a cryptic method to also evade colistin, an antibiotic used as a last-resort treatment. That’s according to a study of US patients published this week by Emory University researchers in the […]

Elon Musk: I’ll dub my flamethrower “Not a Flamethrower” to thwart customs

Enlarge (credit: Boring Company) Last weekend, the Boring Company offered 20,000 novelty flamethrowers for sale. By Thursday, all 20,000 had sold out. But now Elon Musk says the company has hit an obstacle. “Some customs agencies are saying they won’t allow shipment of anything called a ‘Flamethrower,’” Musk tweeted on Friday night. “To solve this, […]

Stealthy app could aid illegal border crossings, thwart govt use

The app Bienvenidos allegedly alerts illegal immigrants to cameras, fences and border patrol agents while crossing into the US, but technical details of its functionality are still shrouded in mystery. Bienvenidos’ anonymous creators posted a YouTube video explaining the program’s technology on Monday. But the 72-second clip, which only garnered 59 views, was inexplicably deleted […]

British spies thwart terror plot to ‘blow up & assassinate’ PM May – reports

British intelligence has allegedly foiled a terrorist plot to assassinate Prime Minister Theresa May, one of nine terrorist schemes thwarted so far by UK spies in 2017, local media are reporting. Two men were arrested last week for plotting terrorist atrocities in the UK, British news outlets reported Tuesday. Naa’imur Zakariyah Rahman, 20, from north London, […]

The Departing Consumer-Finance Director Moves to Thwart Trump

It was a move as calculated as it was  stealthy. On Friday, Richard Cordray, the director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) officially appointed Leandra English to the agency’s number-two position, deputy director. By installing an official deputy, Corday, who will officially resign by the close of business on Friday, is providing the agency […]

Security firm claims to thwart iPhone X’s Face ID with a mask

When Apple introduced Face ID security alongside the iPhone X, it boasted that even Hollywood-quality masks couldn’t fool the system. It might not be a question of movie-like authenticity, however — security researchers at Bkav claim to have thwarted Face ID by using a specially-built mask. Rather than strive for absolute realism, the team built […]